Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

Seton Hall and Rutgers to play on Dec. 12 after missing 2020

Jun. 08, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers and Seton Hall are going to renew their basketball rivalry with a game at the Prudential Center on Dec. 12. The schools announced the game on Tuesday. Last year's annual Garden State Hardwood Classic was not played...

Mike Roth to retire after 24 years as Gonzaga AD

Jun. 07, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said Monday he will retire on Aug. 31, ending a 24-year run during which the Bulldogs had unprecedented success in men's basketball and other sports. Roth has spent a total of 34 years at the private Jesuit...

Sportsbooks' profits in Virginia level off in April

May. 30, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sportsbooks in Virginia saw their growth fall off in April, with no marquee events like February's Super Bowl and March's NCAA basketball tournament to drive revenue. Still, taxpayers made out better than ever, as the sportsbooks generated more tax...

Kansas officially signs 2 of top college hoops transfers

May. 26, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self acknowledged in the aftermath of one of the worst NCAA Tournament losses in program history that the Jayhawks had to get more athletic and more dynamic if they wanted to once again be title contenders. They took a big step...

Gonzaga hires Stephen Gentry as assistant basketball coach

May. 24, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Gonzaga player Stephen Gentry was hired Monday as an assistant basketball coach to replace Tommy Lloyd, who left the Bulldogs to become the head coach at Arizona. Gentry was most recently an assistant coach at Illinois. ...

Texas Tech adds transfer Sardaar Calhoun from Florida State

May. 19, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech is adding transfer Sardaar Calhoun from Florida State in yet another change to the roster for first-year coach Mark Adams. Calhoun averaged 5.3 points while playing all 25 games in his only season with the Seminoles, who reached the...

Detroit tourism seeks rebound after year lost to pandemic

May. 17, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Timothy Tharp has owned businesses in Detroit long enough to remember when parts of downtown resembled a ghost town. He’s also seen its resurgence with new restaurants, hotels and throngs of people since the city's emergence from bankruptcy. Then came...

Sellers named head men's hoops coach at Central Connecticut

May. 10, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Fairfield University assistant coach Patrick Sellers has been hired as the head men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut, his alma mater. Sellers returns to school where he was a team captain as a player in 1991 and began his coaching...

Oral Roberts' Abmas declares for draft, doesn't hire agent

May. 10, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oral Roberts basketball star Max Abmas has declared for the NBA draft but has not hired an agent, making him eligible to return to school if he withdraws. Abmas made the announcement on Twitter. Abmas led the nation with 24.5...

Forward Aundre Hyatt transfers to Rutgers from LSU.

May. 06, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Forward Aundre Hyatt is transferring to Rutgers from LSU. Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell announced the move Thursday, saying the New York City native will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. The Scarlet Knights posted a 16-12 record this...