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UMass to unveil statues of school's basketball icons

Jun. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has announced plans to unveil statues of two of the best men's basketball players as well as two of the best basketball coaches in school history outside the team's Amherst arena. The statues of Julius “Dr. J”...

Madison couple gives Ole Miss $10M, arena named after them

Jun. 19, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple is giving $10 million to the University of Mississippi's athletics foundation, and the school’s basketball and event arena has been named for them. The arena, which opened in January 2016, is now called “The Sandy and John...

UConn coach says refusal to violate protocols led to ouster

Jun. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

A former strength coach for UConn's men's basketball team has sued the school, claiming his contract wasn't renewed after he refused demands from coach Dan Hurley that he violate NCAA guidelines and school COVID-19 protocols. A hearing was held Thursday in Rockville...

Monmouth getting 2 grad transfers, including Hall's Reynolds

Jun. 17, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Guard Shavar Reynolds of Seton Hall and North Carolina forward Walker Miller are joining Monmouth University as graduate transfers. Coach King Rice announced the moves Thursday, adding that guard Sam Fagan from nearby Neptune High School...

Longtime Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan dies at age 92

Jun. 16, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Jim Phelan, the bow-tied basketball coach who won 830 games during nearly a half-century at Mount St. Mary's, has died. He was 92. The athletic department at Mount St. Mary's said Wednesday that Phelan died overnight at his home in Emmitsburg. ...

Oklahoma signs Eastern Illinois transfer Marvin Johnson

Jun. 16, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma signed Eastern Illinois transfer Marvin Johnson on Wednesday, adding a 6-foot-6 guard who averaged 15.3 points, 4.7 assists and 1.9 steals last season. Johnson was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection last year. The Ardmore,...

Detroit Mercy names Gilbert as interim women's hoops coach

Jun. 15, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy has named LaTanya Collins as it's interim women’s basketball coach to replace AnnMarie Gilbert. The school made the announcement Tuesday night, saying Gilbert has left the school. Two months ago, Detroit Mercy retained...

Alabama forward Rojas has surgery to repair torn ACL

Jun. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama forward James Rojas had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said the reserve had surgery on his left knee Tuesday, but that he expects Rojas to be back during Southeastern Conference play. Rojas...

John Marinatto, ran Big East in time of tumult, dies at 64

Jun. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64. Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday. The...

Texas Tech adds another transfer in UTEP's Bryson Williams

Jun. 14, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech added another transfer Monday in Bryson Williams, who is set to play for his third college in his fifth and final season. Williams spent the past two years at UTEP after starting his career at Fresno State. He joined the Miners after...