Latest Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball News

Austin Peay names ex-Duke associate James to coach Governors

Apr. 02, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay has named former Duke associate coach Nate James to his first head coaching job with the Governors. The school announced James’ hiring on its web site Friday and will formally introduce him on Tuesday. James, 43, has spent much of...

NC State's Beverly transferring to Eastern Kentucky

Mar. 30, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State guard Braxton Beverly plans to transfer as a graduate to Eastern Kentucky in his home state. Beverly announced his decision in a social-media post Tuesday. The 6-foot guard averaged 8.4 points while...

UT Martin hires Ryan Ridder as new men's basketball coach

Mar. 30, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — UT Martin has hired Ryan Ridder as the Skyhawks' new men's basketball coach. Athletic director Kurt McGuffin announced the hiring Tuesday, and Ridder will be introduced next week on campus. Ridder, 36, spent the past four...

McBride, West Virginia beat Morehead State 84-67 in NCAAs

Mar. 20, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Miles McBride knocked down shots from the start while West Virginia managed to convert turnovers into baskets in a defensive effort that satisfied coach Bob Huggins. It was enough to help the Mountaineers advance in the NCAA Tournament while giving Huggins a milestone...

Boeheim pours in 30, No. 11 seed Orange rout Aztecs 78-62

Mar. 20, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The decades-old zone defense of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim claimed another frustrated victim Friday night. One of the best 3-point shooting teams in the country, too. The No. 11 seed Orange held sixth-seeded San Diego State...

Morehead St seeks another NCAA upset after 10-year absence

Mar. 19, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Preston Spradlin didn’t fret when Morehead State stumbled out of the gate, and he’s making sure the Eagles aren’t comfortable despite their red-hot roll. After all, there’s so much to achieve in their long-awaited return to the NCAA...