College Basketball

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell questions a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday, April 18, 2019, announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and Hatchell" after 28 interviews of current players and program personnel. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
April 19, 2019 - 2:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her...
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April 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has formalized an agreement to bring in Scott Woodward as the university's next athletic director. Woodward, whose hiring was announced Thursday morning, has been Texas A&M's athletic director since 2016 and held the same post at Washington for eight years before...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, Stanford head coach David Shaw speaks at the Pac-12 Conference NCAA college football Media Day in Los Angeles. The NCAA’s Division I Council meets this week in Indianapolis, and it is expected to vote by Friday, April 19, 2019, on an amendment to the rules regarding graduate transfers and financial aid. If passed the proposal would require a grad transfer to count against a team’s scholarship total for two years no matter how much eligibility the player has remaining. Shaw, whose program routinely operates below the major-college maximum of 85 scholarship players, said he would not hesitate to bring in a star-level player as a grad transfer even if it meant having an vacant scholarship the next season. But teams could be less inclined to take that hit with a lesser player. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 16, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Football and basketball coaches may be less likely to add graduate transfers to their teams under a change being considered by the NCAA. The NCAA Division I Council is expected to vote by Friday on an amendment that would require a grad transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Tennessee's Evina Westbrook (2) shoots in front of LSU's Jalaysha Thomas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference women's tournament, in Greenville, S.C. Westbrook is transferring from Tennessee after sharing the team lead in scoring this season. New Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper said in a statement Tuesday, April 16, 2019, that "Evina and I met to discuss her future, and she shared with me that she has decided to transfer." Harper added that "we wish her well."(AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
April 16, 2019 - 12:37 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Evina Westbrook is transferring from Tennessee after sharing the team lead in scoring this season. New Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper said in a statement Tuesday that "Evina and I met to discuss her future, and she shared with me that she has decided to transfer." Harper...
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Mick Cronin, right, and athletic director Dan Guerrero pose as Cronin is introduced as UCLA's new head basketball coach at a news conference on the campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Cronin was hired as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, ending a bumpy, months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university said Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 10, 2019 - 6:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin lay in bed and watched UCLA basketball games for years, pondering how he would coach the Bruins if he ever got the chance. He just did, and acknowledged being a bit overwhelmed to be in charge of the House That Wooden Built. "But trust me, I'm prepared," he told a...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, Duke forward RJ Barrett (5) drives to the basket past Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) and guard Ahmed Hill (13) during the second half of an NCAA men's East Regional semifinal college basketball game, in Washington. Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Barrett announced his decision Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in a video posted on social media. He calls playing at Duke a dream and adds that “it’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there.”(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Barrett announced his decision Wednesday in a video posted on social media . He said playing at Duke is a dream but added that "it's also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there." School...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Iowa forward Megan Gustafson poses for a photo during the NCAA women's college basketball team's media day, in Iowa City, Iowa. Gustafson was named The Associated Press Player of the Year, Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)
April 10, 2019 - 3:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hey everyone! I just wrapped up the WNBA draft orientation day, also (officially. ok not officially) known as, Crazy-Busy, Information Overload Whirlwind Day! We got to wear business clothes, which, by the way, is a nice alternative to my normal everyday athletic gear/sweats! We...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019,file photo, St. John's head coach Chris Mullin in action during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Butler in Indianapolis. Chris Mullin has "stepped down" as basketball coach at St. John's. Athletic Mike Cragg director announced the decision, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 saying in a statement the team "progressed well" during Mullin's four years. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 10, 2019 - 1:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For a second time in the storied history of St. John's basketball, the Chris Mullin era is over. The school's greatest player resigned as coach Tuesday after four years on the job, citing a "personal loss." And while the program progressed under Mullin during his time on the...
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Ty Jerome and other members of the Virginia basketball team are welcomed by fans as they return home after their win of the championship in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Texas Tech, in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 09, 2019 - 9:16 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home national men's college basketball champion University of Virginia. Charlottesville was in full party mood...
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Missouri State head coach Kellie Harper smiles as he directs her team during the second half of a regional semifinal game against the Stanford in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 09, 2019 - 5:17 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kellie Harper is returning to Tennessee with hopes of rejuvenating one of the biggest brand names in women's college basketball, two decades after playing on three consecutive Lady Vols national championship teams. Tennessee announced Tuesday it has hired Harper as coach...
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