Latest Southeastern Conference men's basketball News

John Calipari: Comparing Kentucky to others was "my bad"

Aug. 13, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari says he made a mistake comparing Kentucky's athletic department to others and wants to make clear he will keep supporting the Wildcats' football team. Calipari wrote on social media Saturday that he heard what Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops...

Calipari calls Kentucky a 'basketball school,' riling Stoops

Aug. 11, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

John Calipari's push for upgraded practice facilities for his Kentucky basketball team drew a sharp jab from Wildcats football coach Mark Stoops on Twitter after the Hall of Fame coach referred to the university as a “basketball school” in an interview. Before the Wildcats’...

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...

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...

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...

Celtics look to future, draft Alabama's Davison at No. 53

Jun. 24, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics looked toward the future by selecting former Alabama guard JD Davison in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night. Davison was an SEC All-Freshman Team selection this past season for the Crimson Tide, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3...

Houston takes Auburn's Jabari Smith with third overall pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After falling to the third overall pick by the Houston Rockets after most projected him to go No. 1 in the NBA draft, Jabari Smith Jr. wasn't worried about the two teams that didn't pick him. He was looking ahead to how he'll help the one that did. “Ultimately I...

Former Kentucky basketball player, analyst Mike Pratt dies

Jun. 17, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Athletics Hall of Famer Mike Pratt, who helped lead the Wildcats to three SEC championships and two Elite Eight appearances, has died. He was 73. Pratt, a UK Sports Network men’s basketball radio color analyst since 2001, died Thursday, a statement...

Kentucky adds longtime assistant Turner to Wildcats staff

Jun. 08, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has hired longtime basketball assistant coach K.T. Turner to round out head coach John Calipari’s staff. Turner fills the opening created when Jai Lucas left to become an assistant at Duke. The nearly 20-year veteran spent last season as associate...

SEC approves future schedules for basketball, not football

Jun. 03, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference approved future regular-season schedules and postseason formats for six sports — just not football — to conclude its annual league meetings Friday. SEC presidents and chancellors reached an agreement on schedules for men’s...