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Mark Pope introduced as Kentucky's coach, affirms expectation that 'We are here to win banners'

Apr. 14, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — One of the last players to exit a bus full of Kentucky greats on the Rupp Arena floor, Mark Pope held the 1996 NCAA championship trophy aloft and basked in the cheers during his introduction as the Wildcats’ new men’s basketball coach. Pope then ratcheted...

Dawn Staley and her NCAA champion South Carolina Gamecocks celebrated with parade and rally

Apr. 14, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley and her national championship Gamecocks celebrated with a jam-packed, downtown parade and rally at the Statehouse a week after completing their undefeated season. Staley and her players rode some seven...

Back to back! UConn fans gather to celebrate another basketball championship

Apr. 13, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown Hartford on Saturday to fete the UConn men's basketball team following its second straight NCAA championship, its sixth in the past 25 years. The players and coaches paraded on a double-decker bus with an...

Don Donoher, the winningest basketball coach at Dayton, dies at 92

Apr. 13, 2024 00:33 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Don Donoher, the winningest basketball coach at Dayton and a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. He was 92. The university announced Donoher's death on Friday night. No cause of death was given. Donoher went...

Paurova becomes eighth Oregon State player to enter the portal

Apr. 12, 2024 22:18 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Freshman guard Dominika Paurova became the eighth Oregon State player to enter the transfer portal after the Beavers' run to the Elite Eight at the NCAA Tournament. Paurova, a 6-foot-1 guard from Czech Republic, averaged 5.5 points this past season and...

Dan Monson hired by Eastern Washington after leading Long Beach State to NCAA Tournament

Apr. 12, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

Eastern Washington hired Dan Monson on Friday, the coach who led Long Beach State to the NCAA Tournament after the school told him he would be fired at the end of the season. Monson, who also coached at Gonzaga and Minnesota, will take over an Eagles program that has won the last two...

Donovan Clingan is leaving UConn for the NBA after two seasons, two national titles

Apr. 12, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Donovan Clingan is leaving UConn after two seasons and entering the NBA draft, the 7-foot-2 center announced Friday, four days after he helped lead the Huskies to a second straight national title. Clingan, a sophomore from Bristol, Connecticut, posted his...

Clemson coach Shawn Poppie adds Mississippi's Chris Ayers as associate head coach

Apr. 12, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Shawn Poppie is adding Mississippi women's basketball coach Chris Ayers to his staff. Poppie said Friday that Ayers, who spent the past six years with the Rebels, would be his associate head coach. Ayers helped Mississippi to the...

Duke's top two scorers in C Filipowski, G McCain declare for NBA draft

Apr. 12, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

DURHAM, N .C. (AP) — Kyle Filipowski and Jared McCain, Duke's top two scorers, are both off the NBA. The two announced their decisions on social media Friday. Filipowski, a 7-foot sophomore from Westtown, N.Y., was named a second-team AP All-American after...

Adem Bona leaving UCLA after 2 seasons to enter NBA draft

Apr. 12, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adem Bona is leaving UCLA after two years to enter the NBA draft. The sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria, announced his plans Friday on his Instagram account. Bona averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks while starting 65 of 66 games over his...