Category: NCAA Basketball

NCAA Basketball News.

Jun 08

Ohio State's poorly timed search continues after Greg McDermott says no (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State has all the attributes of an elite college basketball job, yet its athletic director appears to be struggling to find a successor to Thad Matta.

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Jun 08

ACC-Big Ten Challenge slate appears to lack a can't-miss matchup (Yahoo Sports)

ACC-Big Ten Challenge slate appears to lack a can't-miss matchup

Big Ten power Michigan State drew Notre Dame instead of one of the ACC’s preseason favorites. When the ACC-Big Ten Challenge slate is released each year, there’s usually a can’t-miss matchup enticing enough to generate interest among casual fans. ACC co-favorite Duke visiting Indiana is a marquee matchup in name only with the Hoosiers likely headed for a rebuilding year in Archie Miller’s debut.

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Jun 08

Late-blooming big man attempts to make the leap from Division III to Baylor (Yahoo Sports)

Late-blooming big man attempts to make the leap from Division III to Baylor

Six-foot-9 Freddie Gillespie is leaving a prestigious liberal arts college in Minnesota to find out if he’s good enough to play in the Big 12.

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Jun 07

Dwight Howard says he's going to become a 3-point shooter. He's probably wrong. (Yahoo Sports)

Dwight Howard says he's going to become a 3-point shooter. He's probably wrong.

Dwight Howard says that he’s been working on his 3-point stroke. He made just 21 of his 92 jump shots this past season.

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Jun 06

Cam Johnson picks North Carolina, but will he win the right to play next season? (Yahoo Sports)

Pittsburgh has needlessly placed restrictions on Johnson preventing the grad transfer from playing next season if he transfers to a fellow ACC school.

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Jun 06

Thad Matta's downfall began with a top-five recruiting class that didn't deliver (Yahoo Sports)

In just two years, all five members of a decorated top-five Ohio State class departed without making a meaningful contribution. Thad Matta never recovered.

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Jun 05

Thad Matta's Ohio State exit means there's a major job opening, but timing could hurt Buckeyes (Yahoo Sports)

Thad Matta's Ohio State exit means there's a major job opening, but timing could hurt Buckeyes

Suddenly, jarringly, there is a big-time job opening in college basketball. And it’s all because OSU athletic director Gene Smith didn’t see the writing on the wall at the end of the season.

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Jun 05

Ohio State parts ways with men's basketball coach Thad Matta (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State announced on Monday Thad Matta “will no longer be the head men’s basketball coach.”

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Jun 03

Out of nowhere, Louisville lands five-star Brian Bowen (Yahoo Sports)

Out of nowhere, Louisville lands five-star Brian Bowen

Brian Bowen will announce his college destination on Saturday, and suddenly all signs appear to point to a school that wasn’t in the running until recently.

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May 31

Brackets unveiled for November's loaded 16-team event honoring Phil Knight (Yahoo Sports)

Potential title game clashes between Michigan State-North Carolina and Duke-Gonzaga were among the highlights of the PK80 brackets.

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May 31

College basketball's lone seventh-year senior fights to jumpstart stalled career (Yahoo Sports)

College basketball's lone seventh-year senior fights to jumpstart stalled career

He lost two straight seasons to ACL tears. He jokes that his teammates are going to buy him a rocking chair for his next birthday. But Northwestern State’s Jalan West won’t give up on basketball without a fight.

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May 27

Authorities identify seven people who threatened referee after Kentucky's NCAA tourney loss (Yahoo Sports)

Authorities identify seven people who threatened referee after Kentucky's NCAA tourney loss

John Calipari argues with referee John Higgins over a call during Kentucky’s 75-73 loss to North Carolina. A two-month investigation by a Nebraska prosecutor has identified seven people who threatened referee John Higgins after Kentucky’s 75-73 NCAA tournament loss to North Carolina last March.

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May 27

North Carolina’s response to the NCAA strongly disputes the most serious allegations (Yahoo Sports)

UNC has responded to the NCAA’s third notice of allegations.

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Apr 24

Hamidou Diallo declares for draft before playing his first game for Kentucky (Yahoo Sports)

Hamidou Diallo enrolled at Kentucky at the start of the spring semester. Kentucky may have produced its first none-and-done. Heralded shooting guard Hamidou Diallo announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he is declaring for the NBA draft without …

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Apr 20

Did Memphis really lose a recruit to Division II Ouachita Baptist? (Yahoo Sports)

Did Memphis really lose a recruit to Division II Ouachita Baptist?

Six of Memphis’ eight leading scorers have transferred since Tubby Smith’s debut season ended (AP). The late scholarship offer from such a prominent program was a surprise to Bridges because Stanley hadn’t received much interest from other Division I programs. Miami (Ohio), SIU Edwardsville and a handful of other small-conference schools had all kept tabs on the skilled 6-foot-8 stretch forward, but Stanley committed to Division II Ouachita Baptist earlier this year because none of the Division I programs pulled the trigger with a scholarship offer.

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Apr 19

Shareef O'Neal, the heralded son of Shaquille O'Neal, commits to Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

Shareef O'Neal, the heralded son of Shaquille O'Neal, commits to Arizona

The son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal won’t star at LSU like his father did.

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