American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cincinnati pulls out OT victory over No. 19 Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "Visiting Cincinnati put the brakes on Iowa State's high-powered offense on Thursday. The Bearcats held the No. 19 Cyclones to 36.7 percent overall shooting and just 2 of-8 from the field in overtime in a 55-54 come-from-behind victory at Hilton Coliseum. Cincinnati's Jacob Evans hit..." December 02

  • St. John's hits 16 3-pointers in rout of Tulane

    The Sports Xchange "Marcus LoVett scored 18 points and St. John's tied a school record for made 3-pointers as the Red Storm ran away from Tulane for a 95-75 win Friday night on the road at Avron B. Fogelman Arena. St. John's (3-5) snapped a five-game losing streak and hit 16 of its 25 3-point attempts -..." December 02

  • UConn freshman Alterique Gilbert out the rest of 2016-17

    Fanrag Sports "The Connecticut Men’s basketball team received the worst possible news it could Tuesday afternoon. The university released a statement on Tuesday afternoon stating that freshman point guard Alterique Gilbert will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum and will miss the rest of the 2016-17..." November 29

  • Providence slows down Memphis in 60-51 win

    The Sports Xchange "Memphis came into Friday night's game averaging more than 91 points per game. Providence was giving up only 58 points per game. Something had to give and the Friars ruled, holding the Tigers to 34.5 percent shooting from the field in a 60-51 win in the third round of the Emerald Coast..." November 26

  • Dedric Lawson's big day propels Memphis over Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "Dedric Lawson scored 35 points and four other Tigers reached double figures as Memphis and its high-octane offense defeated Iowa 100-92 in the third-place game of the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla. A day after Memphis (5-1) dropped a 60-51 decision to Providence in a game that saw..." November 26

  • Okogie lifts Georgia Tech with record 38 points

    The Sports Xchange "Josh Okogie set a school freshman scoring record with 38 points and Georgia Tech beat Tulane 82-68 on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. Okogie broke the record of 33 set by Mark Price in 1982 and Dion Glover in 1998 as the Yellow Jackets improved to 4-1 under first-year coach Josh..." November 26

  • Trojans beat Mustangs to stay unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "Bennie Boatwright scored 17 points to help USC remain unbeaten with a 78-73 victory over visiting Southern Methodist on Friday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. De'Anthony Melton came off the bench to post 15 points, six rebounds and five assists for USC (5-0), which matched its best..." November 25

  • Temple withstands comeback, sinks No. 19 West Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "West Virginia coach Bob Huggins took little solace in the fact that his team erased a 20-point deficit before falling to Temple in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game on Friday. Obi Enechionyia scored 22 points, including a 3-pointer with five minutes to play, as the Owls regrouped..." November 25

  • Temple rallies to beat No. 25 Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "Temple guard Shizz Alston Jr. has officially thawed, Owls' fans. Thanks in part to surprising hot long-range shooting by Alston, Temple was able to storm back from 18 points down in the second half on Thursday to upset No. 25 Florida State 89-86 in the semifinal game of the NIT Season..." November 24

  • Tulsa bumps off Beavers

    The Sports Xchange "Junior Etou scored 17 points and Jaleel Wheeler added 16 as Tulsa claimed a 75-64 nonconference victory over Oregon State on Tuesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla. The Golden Hurricane (2-2) beat back a second-half challenge from the Beavers, who got a game-high 19 points..." November 23

  • No. 13 Oregon beats UConn in Maui consolation final

    The Sports Xchange "LAHAINA, Hawaii -- After a disappointing loss sent Oregon into the consolation bracket at the Maui Invitational, the 13th-ranked Ducks left the island on a two-game winning streak. Senior center Chris Boucher scored 21 points, including five three-pointers, to lead Oregon to a 79-69 win over..." November 23

  • PG Evans leads Oklahoma State past UConn in Maui

    The Sports Xchange "MAUI, Hawaii -- Oklahoma State found out how difficult life can be without point guard Jawun Evans a year ago. Life is good, again, with Evans healthy and having himself some kind of start to the season. Evans fueled a surge from the start for the Cowboys Monday night, finishing with..." November 22

  • UConn holds off Chaminade in Maui tournament

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Jalen Adams flirted with a triple-double, and Connecticut survived a 3-point barrage by Chaminade in a 93-82 win over the Silverswords on Tuesday at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii. Adams finished with 25 points, 11 assists and nine..." November 22

  • No. 3 Villanova beats UCF to capture Charleston Classic

    The Sports Xchange "For the fourth consecutive year, the Villanova Wildcats were able to celebrate a regular-season tournament championship. Tournament Most Valuable Player Josh Hart scored 15 points, Donte DiVincenzo added a career-high 13 points, and third-ranked Villanova captured the Gildan Charleston..." November 21

  • Missouri tops Tulane with second-half comeback

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard K.J. Walton scored a career-high 20 points and Missouri overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Tulane 67-62 on Sunday in the final round of the consolation bracket at the Tire Pros Invitational at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Tigers (2-2)..." November 20

  • Cincinnati rebounds to top Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- What a difference a day made for Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin. Saturday, when his No. 24 Bearcats had dropped a 76-71 decision to No. 21 Rhode Island, Cronin was snippy after the game, making it clear he wasn't happy with the way his team had played -- and with at least..." November 20

  • No. 21 Rhode Island rallies by No. 24 Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley made no attempt to hide his enthusiasm over his No. 21 Rams getting the chance to play No. 1 Duke Sunday in the championship game of the Naismith Hall of Fame Tipoff. "I was coaching high school games seven years ago and driving vans around. Now we're nationally..." November 19

  • UConn's Alterique Gilbert suffers dislocated shoulder

    New Haven Register "UConn’s long-overdue first victory of the season might have also been a Pyrrhic one. It was hard-fought, even a bit gutsy. But the Huskies’ 65-62 win over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion Thursday night came with a price. With less than a minute left in the first half, point guard..." November 18

  • Arizona State wins consolation game over Tulane

    The Sports Xchange "Arizona State guard Torian Graham had 22 points and guard Shannon Evans II had 21 points in the Sun Devils' 80-71 victory over Tulane in the consolation round of the Tire Pros Invitational at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Friday. Freshman guard Sam Cunliffe had a..." November 18

  • Fall leads Central Florida past Mississippi State

    The Sports Xchange "Central Florida 7-foot-6 sophomore center Tacko Fall scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading the Knights to a dominating 86-61 win over Mississippi State on Thursday in the Gildan Charleston Classic at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. Central Florida took command early. On the Knights'..." November 17

  • Oklahoma routs Tulane in Tire Pros Invitational

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan Woodard scored a game-high 22 points as Oklahoma shook off Tulane in the second half on its way to an 89-70 victory Thursday night in the Tire Pros Invitational at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Woodard led the perimeter attack for the Sooners (2-0), making..." November 17

  • SMU tops Pitt to advance to 2K Classic title game

    The Sports Xchange "Semi Ojeleye scored 24 to lead SMU past Pittsburgh 76-67 Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Mustangs (3-0) will face either Marquette or Michigan in the championship game Friday. Ojeleye had 20..." November 17

  • Big second half helps Cincinnati beat Albany

    The Sports Xchange "Jacob Evans scored 19 points, and Cincinnati pulled away from Albany in the second half of a 74-51 win Monday in a Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off game at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati. The Bearcats, who moved up to No. 24 in this week's Associated Press rankings, forced 22..." November 14

  • Wagner stuns No. 18 Connecticut

    The Sports Xchange "Wagner coach Bashir Mason had no problem with people calling his team's win over No. 18 Connecticut on Friday night an upset. "Absolutely it IS an upset," Mason said after the Seahawks of the Northeast Conference stunned the Huskies 67-58 in Storrs, Conn. "Probably nobody in the world..." November 12

  • Jackson, No. 6 UNC top Tulane by 20

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- No. 6 North Carolina's 95-75 season-opening victory over Tulane on Friday night -- sparked by Justin Jackson's career-high 27 points and Joel Berry's career-high 23 -- was a nearly perfect tuneup for what coach Roy Williams hopes will be a magical season. The game also marked..." November 12

  • Cincinnati overpowers Brown 84-55

    The Sports Xchange "Jacob Evans and Kyle Washington provided the first-half sparks and veterans Troy Caupain and Gary Clark closed the deal in the second half as Cincinnati crushed Brown 84-55 on Friday in the first round of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-off tournament in Cincinnati. Evans scored 13..." November 11

  • Power forward Enoh commits to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Victor Enoh, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Greensforest McCalep Christian in Decatur, Georgia, is expected to become the third University of Memphis basketball commitment for first-year Tiger coach Tubby Smith. According to CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, Enoh cancelled an..." October 07

  • UC basketball lands New York recruit

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Shooting guard/wing Keith Williams of Brooklyn, New York gave an oral commitment to the University of Cincinnati men's basketball program Tuesday night. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Williams is rated a three-star recruit by and the No. 169 player overall in composite ratings of the..." October 05