Latest College basketball News

Idaho fires coach Don Verlin following investigation

Jun. 14, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has fired basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave following a consultant's report that found potential NCAA violations. Idaho announced the firing Friday. Verlin was placed on administrative leave May 28. The school said the decision was made after...

Arizona signs women's coach Adia Barnes through 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has signed women's basketball coach Adia Barnes to a contract extension through 2024. The school announced Barnes' extension Friday after the contract was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. The leading scorer in Arizona history, Barnes returned to coach her alma mater in...

Calipari signs $86 million, 10-year extension with Kentucky

Jun. 13, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year contract extension through 2029 worth $86 million that includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special assistant to the athletic director or university representative. The 60-year-old Calipari and the school...

At least 6 men's hoops programs to face NCAA allegations

Jun. 13, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A key NCAA official says six schools are going to be facing allegations of Level I violations as early as next month, the latest fallout in the college basketball corruption scandal. Stan Wilcox, vice president for regulatory affairs for the NCAA, tells CBS Sports two high-profile...

Courtney hired as basketball assistant by Miami Hurricanes

Jun. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bill Courtney has been hired as assistant basketball coach at the University of Miami, where he'll be reunited with coach Jim Larranaga. Courtney also worked on Larranaga's staff at Bowling Green in 1996-97 and at George Mason in 1997-2005. Courtney spent the past two seasons as...

New-look Virginia back to work after winning NCAA title

Jun. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

Tony Bennett's first offseason as a national champion coach has come with benefits on the recruiting trail. His first season at Virginia after winning the title, however, will bring challenges. Five players who helped Virginia beat Texas Tech to capture the first basketball title in school history are gone, and...

Kansas lands Jalen Wilson, last remaining top-50 recruit

Jun. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has landed small forward Jalen Wilson, the last remaining top-50 prospect, to polish off a recruiting class that will finish among the top 20 in the country. The 6-foot-8 Wilson was a longtime commit to Michigan, but he reopened his recruitment when coach John Beilein left the...

Knee issues force UConn forward Diarra to end playing career

Jun. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Chronic knee problems have forced UConn forward Mamadou Diarra to end his playing career. The school says the 6-foot-8 junior has been granted a medical disqualification. He'll remain with the program during the upcoming season as a student assistant coach. Coach Dan Hurley says the...

Bohannon's hip surgery headlines Iowa's chaotic offseason

Jun. 11, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery's tradition of quiet offseasons was shattered this spring. It does not mean the Hawkeyes are in trouble next season. Iowa (23-12, second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19) lost star Tyler Cook to the NBA draft, Isaiah Moss as a surprise graduate...

Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. transfers to Tennessee

Jun. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. has transferred to Tennessee and will play for the Volunteers in the 2020-21 season. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes announced Tuesday that Bailey will enroll in summer school. Bailey will sit out the 2019-20 season because of NCAA transfer rules....