Latest Men's college basketball News

Dismissed Arkansas forward Osabuohien transfers to WVU

Aug. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Arkansas forward Gabe Osabuohien has transferred to West Virginia. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer of Osabuohien (Oh-sah-BOY-en) on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Arkansas coach Eric Musselman dismissed Osabuohien from the...

Lego celebrates Loyola's Sister Jean with look-a-like statue

Aug. 21, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lego is honoring Loyola University's Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt for her 100th birthday with a statue made of more than 10,000 plastic bricks. Loyola's men's basketball team chaplain will celebrate her centennial year Wednesday. Greg Nuse, a model builder at Legoland Discovery Center, says...

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...

Jury acquits former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault

Aug. 20, 2019 4:44 PM EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Jury acquits former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault.

Middle Tennessee's Dishman to miss season due to knee injury

Aug. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee forward DeAndre Dishman will miss the 2019-20 season after tearing ligaments in his left knee during the Blue Raiders' exhibition tour of Costa Rica last week. Blue Raiders coach Nick McDevitt announced the severity of Dishman's injury Monday. The 6-foot-6 junior...

With Villanova and USA Basketball, Jay Wright on double-duty

Aug. 19, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

Jay Wright immediately accepted a chance to be an assistant coach with USA Basketball for this year's World Cup. And then he checked his calendar. Villanova students are headed back to school this week — while the Villanova men's basketball coach will be halfway around the world for the next month or so....

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...

Arkansas dismisses forward Gabe Osabuohien

Aug. 15, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has dismissed forward Gabe Osabuohien from the men's basketball program. Coach Eric Musselman announced the move Thursday without disclosing the reason. "We have set a level of expectations for our student-athletes on and off the court," Musselman said. "After discussions...

Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

Aug. 13, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie has ruled that the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must meet in proving his firing was justified. The collective bargaining agreement between the school and...