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Villanova-Michigan St highlight Gavitt Games in BEast-BTen

Jul. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off a Final Four appearance, Villanova and new coach Kyle Neptune will face Tom Izzo's Michigan State in one of the major attractions of the seventh Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Big East and Big Ten Conferences announced the eight men’s basketball contests on...

Jahari Long following Willard from Seton Hall to Maryland

Jun. 13, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Guard Jahari Long is transferring from Seton Hall to Maryland, following in the footsteps of coach Kevin Willard. The Terrapins hired Willard following the end of last season. They announced the signing of the 6-foot-5 Long on Monday. Long played two...

Former Marquette basketball star George Thompson dies at 74

Jun. 09, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — George Thompson, who played for Marquette from 1967-69 and remains one of the program’s all-time leading scorers, has died. He was 74. Marquette announced Thompson died on Wednesday at his Milwaukee home due to complications from diabetes. Thompson...

Marquette's Justin Lewis staying in NBA draft

Jun. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Justin Lewis has decided to remain in the NBA draft rather than return to Marquette for the 2022-23 season. The 6-foot-7 forward issued a social media post saying, “Thank you Marquette,” on Wednesday, which marked the NCAA deadline for players who had entered...

Evansville hires David Ragland as basketball coach

May. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville has hired David Ragland as its basketball coach, the school said Tuesday. Ragland replaces Todd Lickliter, who was fired earlier this month after going 15-53 in 2 1/2 seasons. Ragland will be introduced Wednesday. He spent last...