Latest Men's college basketball News

UCLA basketball lands 6-7 Abramo Canka of Italy

Aug. 03, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA has added 6-foot-7 Abramo Canka of Italy to its basketball roster for the upcoming season. Canka (ZAHN-kuh) signed a grant-in-aid and will enroll as a freshman this fall, the school said Wednesday. The NCAA cleared Canka to join UCLA after he...

More rain, more bodies in flooded Kentucky mountain towns

Aug. 02, 2022 05:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another round of rainstorms hit flooded Kentucky mountain communities Monday as more bodies emerged from the sodden landscape, and the governor warned that high winds could bring another threat — falling trees and utility poles. Gov. Andy Beshear said the...

Minnesota's Ihnen has 2nd straight season-ending knee injury

Aug. 01, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota junior forward Isaiah Ihnen will miss the upcoming season after reinjuring the surgically repaired left knee that sidelined him last year. The Gophers revealed the news on Monday, 382 days after making the same announcement about Ihnen after he was hurt...

Arkansas to open against Louisville in Maui Invitational

Aug. 01, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Arkansas will face Louisville in the opening round of a loaded 2022 Maui Invitational bracket. The eight-team bracket announced Monday for the November event will include six teams that went to the 2022 NCAA Tournament, including three that reached the Sweet...

Massachusetts lawmakers reach compromise on sports betting

Aug. 01, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers reached a deal early Monday on a bill that would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sports, joining more than 30 other states, including several neighbors. The House and Senate versions of the bill differed on collegiate sports...

Charge dropped against Banchero tied to teammate's DWI stop

Jul. 29, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against former Duke player and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Paolo Banchero tied to an impaired-driving incident involving a teammate and grandson of now-retired Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. The News and...

Comeback: Warren rebounds from rocky start leading Big Ten

Jul. 27, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Warren introduced Ohio State's Ryan Day at Big Ten media day, the final coach to take the stage at the two-day event, and the two men exchanged a hearty hug and smiles before posing for a photo. “I want to congratulate Commissioner Warren on a great...

South Carolina, new coach Paris sign 5-star F Jackson

Jul. 25, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First-year South Carolina coach Lamont Paris has signed five-star recruit and one-time North Carolina commitment, Gregory “GG” Jackson. The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Jackson was considered one of the top prospects for the 2023 recruiting class. But the school...

Minnesota adds freshman forward Betts after reclassification

Jul. 25, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman forward Kadyn Betts will join Minnesota for the upcoming basketball season, after he moved up his high school graduation. The Gophers announced Betts' reclassification on Monday. The 6-foot-8 product of Pueblo, Colorado, was originally a 2023 recruit....

Veteran sports writer J.P. Pelzman dies at 57

Jul. 21, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

LYNBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — J.P. Pelzman, the sports writer who worked for Newsday, The Record, Asbury Park Press, Forbes and Rivals, has died. He was 57. The Lynbrook police department confirmed Pelzman's death Thursday. There was no information available about a cause of his death. ...