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Hamilton expects newcomers to sustain Florida State success

Oct. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Leonard Hamilton begins his 20th season at Florida State, he has elevated the program from one of the worst in the Atlantic Coast Conference to one of the league's top men's basketball teams. Florida State is one of just three teams, joining...

Hawkeyes taking committee approach to replacing their stars

Oct. 20, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fran McCaffery goes into this season without two players who combined to average nearly 40 points and 15 rebounds per game last season. Both were NBA draft picks, one was national player of the year. Yes, Iowa's 12th-year coach has his work cut...

Georgia Tech still seeking respect even after ACC title

Oct. 20, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech is still searching for respect, even after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Coming off their first ACC Tournament title since 1993, and first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 11 years, the Yellow Jackets are projected...

No. 6 Michigan shoots for national title under Juwan Howard

Oct. 20, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is shooting to win a national championship, an achievement that has eluded him as a coach and player at Michigan. Entering Howard's third season as coach, the former member of the Fab Five is not afraid to say he and his players have...

Pistons rule out Cade Cunningham for opener against Bulls

Oct. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham has been ruled out of the team's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls due to a sprained right ankle. Detroit will host the Bulls on Wednesday night without Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft....

Pelicans pick up options on recent 1st-rounders, add Petty

Oct. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans exercised options on four former first-round draft choices, including star forward Zion Williamson, and added undrafted rookie guard John Petty Jr. to their roster. The Pelicans picked up fourth-year options on 2019...

Youth is served: Rockets to rely on 4 teen 1st round picks

Oct. 12, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — If this Houston Rockets season was a movie, it would likely be called: Young and Younger. With James Harden and P.J. Tucker both long gone, the Rockets are rebuilding from the ground up with an extraordinarily young roster. After...

18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

Oct. 07, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eighteen former NBA players were charged Thursday with pocketing about $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan in a scam that authorities said involved claiming fictitious medical and dental expenses. “The...

Mavericks sign free agent Ntilikina, top-10 pick in 2017

Sep. 16, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picked one spot before their selection of Dennis Smith Jr. in the top 10 of the 2017 draft. Ntilikina spent four years with the New York Knicks, who drafted him eighth...

Tall task: Cape Verde aims high in AfroBasket semifinals

Sep. 03, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

Tiny Cape Verde has one big advantage as it tries to become African basketball champion for the first time: 7-foot-3 former NBA draft pick Walter “Edy” Tavares. The Real Madrid center has led his squad into the AfroBasket semifinals to face defending champion Tunisia...