Latest Conference USA men's basketball News

Brian Reese rejoins Monmouth coaching staff under King Rice

May. 17, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Brian Reese is returning to Monmouth University for a second stint as an assistant coach under fellow North Carolina alum King Rice. The Hawks, who are moving from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association in July,...

Former Purdue, Charlotte, USF coach Lee Rose dies at 85

Apr. 05, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lee Rose, who led Purdue and Charlotte to the men's Final Four, has died. He was 85. UNC Charlotte said Rose died Tuesday in Charlotte. The school did not provide a cause of death. Rose led the 49ers to the 1976 NIT championship game and to the...

UNC Wilmington beats Middle Tennessee for CBI championship

Mar. 23, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mike Okauru scored 11 of his 28 points in the two overtime periods, Jaylen Sims also finished with 28 points and UNC Wilmington beat Middle Tennessee 96-90 on Wednesday night in the College Basketball Invitational championship game. Jaylen Fornes added 19...

Sims carries Middle Tennessee past Abilene Christian in CBI

Mar. 23, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Sims had 17 points as Middle Tennessee got past Abilene Christian 85-69 in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Tuesday night. Eli Lawrence had 17 points for Middle Tennessee (26-10). DeAndre Dishman added 11 points and and...

Southern Utah gets past UTEP 82-69 in The Basketball Classic

Mar. 22, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Nick Fleming had 18 points to lead five Southern Utah players in double figures as the Thunderbirds beat UTEP 82-69 in the second round of The Basketball Classic on Tuesday night. Dre Marin added 17 points for the Thunderbirds (22-11). Jason Spurgin chipped...

Lenard leads Middle Tennessee over Boston U. in CBI quarters

Mar. 21, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teafale Lenard had 14 points as Middle Tennessee routed Boston University 76-46 in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday night. Donovan Sims had 13 points for Middle Tennessee (25-10). DeAndre Dishman and Elias King each had...

Franklin leads Virginia to OT win over North Texas in NIT

Mar. 20, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Armaan Franklin sank three 3-pointers in overtime and scored 17, sparking Virginia to a 71-69 victory over North Texas in NIT second-round action on Sunday. Franklin's three 3s came in the first 2:10 of the extra period and gave the Cavaliers (21-13) a 64-58...

Late layup by Knecht carries N. Colorado over FAU at CBI

Mar. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dalton Knecht made a layup with 2:23 left to give Northern Colorado the lead en route to a 74-71 win over Florida Atlantic in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Sunday. Daylen Kountz had 23 points to lead the Bears. Kur...

Sears lifts Ohio past Rice on late shot

Mar. 19, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mark Sears made a layup with four seconds remaining to lead Ohio to a 65-64 win over Rice in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Saturday night. The Owls were unable to get off a shot on their next possession. Jason Carter...

Middle Tennessee beats Cal Baptist 64-58 in 1st round of CBI

Mar. 19, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — DeAndre Dishman registered 17 points as Middle Tennessee topped California Baptist 64-58 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Saturday. Donovan Sims, Camryn Weston and Elias King added nine points apiece for Middle Tennessee (24-10). ...