Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

Luka Garza's monster start propels surging Hawkeyes

Dec. 5, 2019 5:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After losing multiple contributors from last season's NCAA Tournament team, Iowa planned to lean on junior center Luka Garza more than ever in 2019-20. Garza has responded with an All America-type start to the season. The 6-foot-11 Garza enters Friday's Big Ten opener at No. 4...

Kennell has 22, Bradley tops K-State 72-60 for third

Nov. 27, 2019 9:04 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Nate Kennell scored 22 points and Bradley beat Kansas State 73-60 as the 2019 NCAA Tournament teams met in the third-place game of the second annual Fort Myers Tip-Off on Wednesday night. Kennell made 6 of 8 3-pointers for the Braves (5-2) and Darrell Brown, who made 4 of 8 behind...

Michigan State, Kansas headline strong Maui field

Nov. 24, 2019 9:40 PM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Michigan State opened the season with a loss to Kentucky at Madison Square Garden. Kansas had a similar start on the same bill, losing to Duke. Three weeks later, the third-ranked Spartans and fourth-ranked Jayhawks are in paradise, headlining another strong Maui Invitational field...

Evans, No. 21 VCU roll over Florida Gulf Coast 78-48

Nov. 23, 2019 10:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Five consecutive days without a game left No. 21 VCU’s players eager to get back to doing what they do best. They took it out on Florida Gulf Coast in their return Saturday night, forcing 27 turnovers in a wear-them-down 78-48 runaway. “That’s what our style is...

Jones leads No. 18 Xavier to 73-51 victory over Towson

Nov. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — No. 18 Xavier came down to the Charleston Classic with something to prove. The Musketeers took the first step toward that goal Thursday night. Tyrique Jones had 12 and 12 rebounds as Xavier put away Towson 73-51 to start the eight-team tournament. The Musketeers have heard the...

No. 12 Seton Hall placed on 3 years’ probation by NCAA

Nov. 15, 2019 5:41 PM EST

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — The NCAA has placed the men’s basketball program at Seton Hall on probation for three years, taken away a scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year and limited recruiting in each of the next two seasons as part of a negotiated resolution of a transfer tampering case started...

UMBC catches Florida Gulf Coast late, 65-61

Nov. 9, 2019 6:07 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — L.J. Owens knocked down a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to lift UMBC to a 65-61 win over Florida Gulf Coast in a battle of former NCAA tournament Cinderellas on Saturday. The Eagles, the 2013 tournament Cinderella that upset Georgetown and San Diego State before falling to Florida...

Jones excels in his return, leading Texas to a 69-45 victory

Nov. 5, 2019 11:04 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones didn't just return to basketball competition Tuesday after a long absence. He took a star turn. Jones, absent for nearly two years while receiving treatment for leukemia, rejoined the Texas rotation and scored a career-best 20 points in 29 minutes as the Longhorns defeated...

Northeastern kicks off 100th season with 72-67 win over BU

Nov. 5, 2019 9:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Bolden Brace knocked down a catch-and-release 3-pointer with 35 seconds left and Jordan Roland hit four free throws in the closing seconds to lift Northeastern to a 72-67 win over cross-town rival Boston University to kick off its 100th season of men's college basketball Tuesday night. The...

No. 5 Louisville rebounds after scandals, expectations soar

Nov. 4, 2019 12:45 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville is back in the national championship conversation after the basketball program was knocked on its heels amid the fallout of embarrassing scandals, including the schools' involvement in a federal investigation into college basketball and escorts performing in the players'...