Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jim Valvano’s title-winning N.C. State team to finally get White House visit

    College Basketball Talk "The N.C. State men’s basketball team never got invited to the White House after they won the 1983 National Title. It wasn’t a tradition in those days. They spoke with President Ronald Reagan, but they did so from the confines of a television studio in Raleigh. It’s commonplace now to see title..." April 28

  • UNC received another notice from the NCAA

    CBS Sports "After an initial report from Aaron Beard, of the Associated Press, the University of North Carolina confirmed that it received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday. The NCAA's case against North Carolina has been multi-pronged and extended for more than six years, covering..." April 25

  • Nicholls State expected to name Clemson's Richie Riley head coach

    The Score "Nicholls State is expected to name Clemson assistant Richie Riley its new head coach, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Riley has spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the Tigers, and worked two years on the UAB staff prior to that." April 25

  • Grayson Allen out 4 weeks after hernia surgery

    The Score "Duke guard Grayson Allen underwent surgery to repair a hernia and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks, the team announced Friday. It's unknown when Allen sustained the injury, but it didn't stop him from enjoying a standout second year with Duke. The polarizing star guard averaged a..." April 22

  • Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks submit names for NBA draft, will not hire agents

    Daily Tar Heel "North Carolina men's basketball players Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks will enter the NBA draft, but neither player will hire an agent at this time, UNC announced on Friday. Players have until April 24 to declare for the NBA draft, and the deadline for them to withdraw their names from the..." April 22

  • Amile Jefferson officially eligible for 2016-17

    ACC Sports "The Atlantic Coast Conference has approved a medical hardship waiver for Duke senior Amile Jefferson, making him eligible to compete for the Blue Devils in 2016-17. Duke sought the waiver on Jefferson’s behalf after he missed all but nine games in 2015-16 due to a right foot fracture sustained..." April 22

  • Duke and Kentucky are fighting for 5-star center Marques Bolden. Who will he pick?

    SB Nation "Spring grassroots season is officially upon us, which means the college basketball coaches of America are already out on the road recruiting for the class of 2017. That does not mean the class of 2016 is entirely tied up. In Marques Bolden and Jarrett Allen, there are still two five-star big men..." April 21

  • Cuse legend Pearl Washington loses battle with brain tumor, dies at 52

    CBS Sports "One of the most famous players in Big East history, and perhaps the most well-known, beloved Syracuse player ever -- Dwayne "Pearl" Washington -- died on Wednesday, according to his family. He was 52. Washington battled a brain tumor since last summer, when he was first diagnosed with the..." April 20

  • Wake to add graduate transfers Matt Williams, Austin Arians

    Fay Observer "Wake Forest has received commitments from graduate transfer candidates Matt Williams of Central Florida and Austin Arians of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the last two days. They are expected to be eligible to play in 2016-17. Williams, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard, averaged 8.1 points with 18 starts..." April 19

  • Report: Duke Point Guard Transfer Derryck Thornton Met With Kansas Coach Bill Self Today

    College Spun "Derryck Thornton may be going from one blue blood program to another. The former five-star guard is transferring from Duke after an up-and-down freshman season, and according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, spoke with Kansas’ Bill Self today." April 19

  • Malachi Richardson entering name in the NBA Draft, not signing with agent

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse basketball freshman Malachi Richardson will enter his name in the NBA draft but is not signing with an agent, the school announced on Monday. Richardson, a 6-7 wing, averaged 13.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as a freshman. He started all 37 games for the Orange. Richardson..." April 19

  • Milwaukee transfer Austin Arians bound for Wake Forest

    The Score "A former Milwaukee Panther is reportedly now a Wake Forest Demon Deacon. Austin Arians, a 6-foot-6 forward who averaged 11.4 points per game for Milwaukee this year, will transfer as a graduate student to Wake Forest and be eligible to play next season, according to multiple reports." April 18

  • Josh Pastner: Assistant coaches who golf 'can't work for me'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "New Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is not much for idle time. As a walk-on at Arizona, he graduated in 2 ½ years without AP credit or summer school, he said. He took 33 credit hours in his fifth semester to complete his degree before going on to earn his master’s by the end of his first semester..." April 15

  • Dikembe Mutombo's nephew to play basketball for Florida State

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State’s latest addition to the 2016 signing class has some impressive bloodlines. Small forward Mfiondu Kabengele, the nephew of former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo, signed a national letter of intent with the Seminoles Wednesday. At 6-foot-9, Kabengele is not as tall as his 7-foot-2..." April 14

  • UNC’s Roy Williams on national title game loss: ‘I don't think you ever get over it’

    Raleigh News & Observer "The recovery, if it can be called such a thing, hasn’t started yet. Not for Roy Williams, anyway. Eight days have passed since North Carolina’s 77-74 defeat against Villanova in the national championship game on April 4, and Williams hasn’t quite found a way to put the loss behind him. He’s not..." April 14

  • Pitino: NCAA investigation 'pretty much over'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The NCAA's investigation into the University of Louisville's men's basketball program is "pretty much over," head coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday on Bob Valvano's afternoon show on ESPN 680. "I think it's behind us," Pitino said. Pitino would not reveal if he has been interviewed yet by the..." April 13

  • Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem to enter NBA draft

    Chicago Tribune "One good turn in the tournament deserves another for Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem. The junior forward announced Tuesday he will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent. Beachem averaged 17.5 points and four rebounds per game and was named to the East Regional all-tournament team while..." April 12

  • FGCU head coach considering joining NC State staff as an assistant

    CBS Sports "Florida Gulf Coast's Joe Dooley is considering resigning his position as head coach of the Eagles to join Mark Gottfried's staff at North Carolina State, sources told CBS Sports. A decision could come by the end of the week. It's obviously rare for a head coach to resign to be an assistant..." April 12

  • Duke's split with Derryck Thornton isn't pretty, but don't assume it's petty

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The web site for Vanguard Elite Sports identifies Mark Edwards as the founder and head of development for the organization, which is “committed to reforming the face of youth and adolescent basketball into a higher skill level.” Through his Twitter account, Mark Edwards identifies himself as..." April 12

  • Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, according to AAU coach

    Syracuse.com "Former Syracuse point guard Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, his former AAU coach Vin Pastore said in a text message. The Bluejays, who play in the Big East Conference, serve as a strong landing spot for Joseph, who went from full-time starter to benched during his sophomore..." April 11

  • Duke's Derryck Thornton to transfer

    The Score "The writing was on the wall for Derryck Thornton. With an impressive recruiting class on its way in, and fellow guards Matt Jones and Grayson Allen returning, the Duke freshman announced he's transferring out of the program. "I have loved my time at Duke, but I want to pursue the opportunity..." April 11

  • North Carolina fan starts petition to get national championship game overturned

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA Tournament national championship game may have taken place on Monday, but North Carolina fans still are not over the loss days later. In fact, one started a petition to try getting the championship game overturned on account of the referees. Here is the mission for the petition, which..." April 09

  • Georgia Tech makes Josh Pastner hire official

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech has made its hire of Memphis coach Josh Pastner official, introducing him to local media Friday afternoon. The hire was reported Friday morning by the AJC." April 09

  • Dwayne Sutton transfers to Louisville

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former Manual High star guard Dwayne Sutton is heading home. The 6-foot-5 freshman, who transferred from UNC Asheville, committed to Louisville on Friday evening, accepting a spot on the roster as a preferred walk-on. He will have to sit out the 2016-17 season, but he still has three years of..." April 09

  • Reports: Georgia Tech nearing deal with Memphis’s Josh Pastner

    SI "Georgia Tech is nearing a deal with Memphis head coach Josh Pastner to fill its head coaching vacancy, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports. CBS Sports’s Gary Parrish reports Pastner is in the process of negotiating a buyout with Memphis. The Yellow Jackets parted ways with Brian Gregory after five..." April 08

  • Jalen Hudson becomes latest Virginia Tech player to exit

    The Roanoke Times "For the second time in as many days, a Virginia Tech men’s basketball player exited the Hokies on Wednesday. Virginia Tech announced Wednesday night that guard Jalen Hudson, who started 24 games as a sophomore this year, asked for his release Wednesday. He was granted the release. Another..." April 07

  • Vegas tabs Duke as early 2017 favorite

    The Score "The college basketball season may have only just ended, but it's already time to start looking ahead to next season. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released its latest odds for the 2017 season, and despite a loss to Oregon in the Sweet 16, Duke was installed as the 9-2 favorites to claim next..." April 06

  • Louisville imposes more sanctions on basketball team in wake of escort scandal

    Yahoo! Sports "Louisville is self-imposing more sanctions on its men's basketball team. The school will announce Wednesday that it is stripping itself of two scholarships and two official visits in the coming years. The scholarship reductions, from the NCAA maximum of 13, will be one apiece for 2017-18 and..." April 06

  • Grayson Allen to Return to Duke for Junior Season

    GoDuke.com "Sophomore All-American Grayson Allen will return to Duke University for his junior season in 2016-17, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday. In 71 games in a Duke uniform, Allen has averaged 13.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 40.3 percent from outside the arc..." April 06

  • North Carolina's Joel Berry II suffered foot injury in title game

    The Score "North Carolina guard Joel Berry II returned to campus Tuesday with crutches and a walking boot over his left foot, according to Aaron Beard of The Associated Press. The extent of Berry's injury hasn't been confirmed, though the Tar Heels acknowledged that it looks to be a foot sprain." April 05

  • Villanova rides buzzer-beater to national title

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It might be April, but March Madness prevailed to the very last second of the NCAA Tournament. Villanova junior guard Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Wildcats to a thrilling 77-74 victory over North Carolina in the national championship game Monday night at..." April 04

  • Duke’s Brandon Ingram declares for NBA Draft

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke freshman Brandon Ingram announced Monday on The Players’ Tribune website that he plans to declare for the NBA Draft. Ingram averaged 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 34.6 minutes per game this season. He was second-team All-ACC and the ACC Freshman of the Year. He scored 634..." April 04

  • Mike Krzyzewski has knee replacement surgery

    ESPN "Duke and United States Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent knee replacement surgery on Sunday morning and said he will be ready for the Rio Games starting Aug. 5. Krzyzewski told ESPN's Andy Katz that the surgery went well and he planned to start rehabilitation Sunday afternoon. "The..." April 03

  • UNC opens as 2-point favorite vs. Villanova at multiple sportsbooks

    ESPN "North Carolina opened as a small favorite over Villanova in Monday's national championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Tar Heels were installed as consensus two-point favorites over the Wildcats at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks. Sportsbook operator CG Technology opened North Carolina..." April 03

  • One gambler can reap $100K if Syracuse wins it all

    USA Today "Few have more at stake on the outcome of Final Four than the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. In mid-January, a unidentified bettor wagered $100 at 1,000-to-1 odds that Syracuse would win national college basketball championship, said Jay Kornegay, vice president of Westgate’s race and sports..." April 02

  • Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech both targeting Valpo's Bryce Drew

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech have both contacted Valparaiso's Bryce Drew about their coaching vacancies, a source told CBS Sports on Friday. Valparaiso's season ended Thursday night with a loss in the NIT title game. Drew, 41, has been Valpo's coach for each of the past five years. He's won..." April 01

  • Final Four runs by UNC and Syracuse worth at least $12.8 million to ACC

    CBS Sports "The ACC's dominant run in this NCAA Tournament will earn the conference about an extra $3.6 million in next year's payout. Over the next six years, the Final Four runs by North Carolina and Syracuse will be worth at least $12.8 million to the ACC. Meanwhile, the SEC and Pac-12 now annually trail..." April 01

  • Boeheim still miffed by 'cheating' link with Cuse

    ESPN "One word still doesn't sit well with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim when it comes to the sanctions levied by the NCAA on his Orange program: cheating. Asked about the penalties Syracuse endured this season en route to its trip to this weekend's Final Four, Boeheim said there's a difference between..." April 01

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim reaffirms his plans to retire after 2 more seasons

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim reiterated that he plans to retire after the next two basketball seasons and disputed the the idea that he'd been ambiguous about it during recent interviews. Boeheim, speaking during a press conference in advance of Saturday's Final Four game against North..." March 31

  • North Carolina's Williams hoping to coach 10 more years

    The Score "Roy Williams has no plans to retire any time soon. The 65-year-old North Carolina head coach said Wednesday on The Dan Patrick Show that he could see himself coaching for another decade. "I'm aiming toward 75, is what I'd like to get to, as long as I feel well," he said. "Because I love it...." March 30

  • Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson declares for NBA draft

    Chicago Tribune "Demetrius Jackson didn’t stray far from his family’s Mishawaka , Ind., home when the former McDonald’s All-American chose to play college basketball for Notre Dame. But it appears Jackson’s days of playing for the Irish have come to an end. The junior announced Tuesday night he would declare..." March 30

  • Georgia Tech reaches out to Jeff Capel, Jay Larranaga

    ESPN "Georgia Tech has reached out to both Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel and Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, but remains in the initial stages to replace Brian Gregory, multiple sources told ESPN. Capel has yet to be interviewed by Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski, sources told..." March 29

  • Final Four sets up clash of styles, storylines

    SI "This week, the NCAA will punish North Carolina and Syracuse for scandals by asking them to miss at least two more days of class to focus on basketball. Not playing basketball. Promoting basketball. There are open practices to hold, and of course there are press conferences to conduct, during..." March 28

  • North Carolina advances to Final Four

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- North Carolina's players and coach knew they were the last of the big dogs remaining. Shortly before the top-seeded Tar Heels took the court for their Elite Eight game against Notre Dame, they were watching another No. 1 seed, Virginia, give up a double-digit second-half lead..." March 28

  • Syracuse storms back to beat Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jim Boeheim could not remember a better comeback in Syracuse history. If anyone would know, it is Boeheim. At 71 years old, he is in his 40th year coaching the program. Yet even Boeheim was surprised by the Orange's wild rally for a 68-62 win over the Virginia Cavaliers on..." March 27

  • Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski apologizes for scolding Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, says he ‘reacted incorrectly’

    New York Daily News "Mike Krzyzewski is a legendary coach, but a lousy liar. And now the winner of five national titles at Duke is offering up an apology. Coach K got caught up in a lie after Duke got bounced from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, claiming in his postgame press conference that he did not..." March 27

  • Mark Price not interested in Georgia Tech vacancy

    ESPN "Mark Price, who just completed his first season as coach of the Charlotte 49ers, issued a statement Saturday saying he's not interested in the vacancy at Georgia Tech." March 27

  • Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings in mix for Pittsburgh job

    ESPN "Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings is in the mix for the Pittsburgh job, multiple sources told ESPN. Former Vanderbilt athletic director Todd Turner, who hired Stallings, now runs a search firm called Collegiate Sports Associates that has been retained by Pittsburgh to help with..." March 27

  • Marcus Paige in favor of paying players: 'The system is a little bit antiquated'

    USA Today "Marcus Paige is one of the most thoughtful speakers in all of college athletics. When he talks, people listen. So when the North Carolina senior guard was asked Saturday his thoughts on the idea of college athletes being paid, it was worth hearing. "It's hard to answer that because there are..." March 27

  • Irish's Mike Brey suffers calf injury on sideline of Sweet 16 win

    ESPN "Coach Mike Brey suffered a calf injury early in the second half of Notre Dame's Sweet 16 win over Wisconsin. The Fighting Irish coach required treatment after the game, including an ice wrap he was seen wearing as he hobbled through the stadium tunnel." March 26

  • UNC uses size to advance past Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- There's a reason that North Carolina was the No. 1 team in all the preseason polls. Six regular-season losses--by a grand total of 22 points--had many doubting Roy Williams' Tar Heels entering the postseason, but those doubters are quieted now. Once again, they look..." March 26

  • Brian Gregory fired as head coach after 5 seasons at Georgia Tech

    ESPN "Georgia Tech has parted ways with head coach Brian Gregory, the school announced Friday. Gregory, 49, replaced Paul Hewitt in 2011, and the Yellow Jackets did not make the NCAA tournament during his tenure. He was 55-71 entering the season and 19-51 in ACC play." March 26

  • Oregon's Altman: 'I told (Brooks) to shoot it' at end of Duke game

    The Score "Oregon head coach Dana Altman says Dillon Brooks was just following orders when he took the 3-point shot that resulted in an apparent scolding from Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. "That was my fault," Altman said Friday on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd. "I told him to shoot it." The play in question..." March 26

  • Jackson steals show, lifts Notre Dame to victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With a foul to give and less than 20 seconds remaining, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey told his team to play aggressive defense and see what happened. As soon as Wisconsin inbounded the ball, Fighting Irish junior Demetrius Jackson and sophomore forward Bonzie Colson surrounded..." March 25

  • Virginia's strong start knocks out Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon peered into the stands before the opening tipoff on Friday and noticed that the bulk of the crowd consisted of Iowa State fans. "It's something you take notice of," Brogdon said. "It was like a home game for them more than anything. But that's..." March 25

  • Coach K denies telling Oregon's Dillon Brooks to stop showing off

    Syracuse.com "An incident with a player and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in a handshake line? This all sounds so familiar to Syracuse fans. Oregon's Dillon Brooks said that Coach K mentioned his showboating in the handshake line after he scored 22 points, adding six assists and five rebounds, in the Ducks'..." March 25

  • Oregon knocks off defending champions Duke

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the ninth straight season, there will be no repeat NCAA champion. Oregon forward Dillon Brooks scored 22 points and forward Elgin Cook had 16 as the top-seeded Ducks eliminated defending NCAA champion Duke with an 82-68 decision Thursday in a West Region semifinal at..." March 25

  • Villanova uses hot shooting to advance past Miami

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- So how does one explain a team shooting nearly 20 percent above its norm from 3-point range in its most pressurized games of the season? Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono has a reason. "I think we're taking better shots," he said. "We're taking what the defense gives..." March 24

  • Florida State Basketball's Dwayne Bacon to explore 2016 NBA Draft; will not hire agent

    Tomahawk Nation "Florida State Basketball guard Dwayne Bacon has expressed his desire to enter the 2016 NBA Draft, but he will not hire an agent. Under the new rules, he'll be eligible to return to FSU (if he desires), since he is not officially hiring an agent. " March 24

  • Caleb, Cody Martin to leave NC State

    Raleigh News & Observer "LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY One of the constants in a difficult season for N.C. State was the effort of twins Caleb and Cody Martin. The Wolfpack will have to improve next season without them. The sophomore twins announced their decision to leave..." March 24

  • San Diego State 72, Georgia Tech 56

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Trey Kell made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to help San Diego State knock off Georgia Tech 72-56 on Wednesday in San Diego to advance to the NIT Final Four for the second time in school history. Senior forward Winston Shepard added 12 points and sophomore forward..." March 24

  • Archie Miller ‘never interested’ in Pitt job, source says

    Dayton Daily News "Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller was “never interested” in the Pittsburgh job, according to a source, and multiple other sources said they would have been surprised if he had been. That news was also reported by media in Pittsburgh on Tuesday after Arizona coach Sean Miller, Archie’s older..." March 23

  • Christian Laettner says of attacks on Grayson Allen: 'Not nice ... and it’s a little unfair'

    USA Today "As Grayson Allen and the rest of the Duke basketball team prepare to play Oregon in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, Christian Laettner thinks he can be an example. Of what not to do. Laettner, the former Duke star, told USA TODAY Sports he cringed this year when TV cameras caught Allen tripping an..." March 23

  • Cat Barber To Enter Draft

    Hoops Rumors "North Carolina State junior point guard Cat Barber will test the waters for the NBA draft, a source told Evan Daniels of Scout.com. That means he’ll enter the draft but won’t immediately hire an agent, retaining his college eligibility in case he decides to withdraw before the May 25th deadline..." March 23

  • FSU’s Malik Beasley to enter NBA Draft

    Tallahassee Democrat "Wearing a long-sleeve Florida State shirt and attending a NBA basketball game close to home in Atlanta, Malik Beasley could not wait to make his intentions known. An All-ACC freshman season and several weeks of consideration turned a childhood dream to a plausible reality. Beasley..." March 22

  • Arizona's Sean Miller shoots down coaching at Pitt

    The Score "Sean Miller is staying put. Shortly after a report surfaced about Pittsburgh reaching out to Arizona's coach to fill its coaching vacancy, Miller denied the rumor, confirming his loyalty to the program. Miller took to Twitter to oust the fire. I have a tremendous amount of respect and..." March 22

  • Georgia Tech 83, South Carolina 66

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Adam Smith made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to help Georgia Tech rout South Carolina 83-66 on Monday in Columbia, S.C., to reach the NIT quarterfinals. Senior guard Marcus Georges-Hunt added 14 points and eight assists and senior forward Charles Mitchell had 12 points..." March 22

  • TCU to hire former player Jamie Dixon to lead basketball team

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "TCU, reaching into its past for a new basketball coach, will hire Jamie Dixon out of Pitt, according to ESPN, CBS and sources at the Fort Worth university. The former TCU player led Pitt to 11 appearances in the NCAA tournament in 13 seasons as head coach. Dixon, 50, was TCU’s No. 1 candidate..." March 21

  • Pitt coach Jamie Dixon considering TCU job offer

    CBS Sports "TCU officials have zeroed in on Jamie Dixon to fill its coaching vacancy, and the Pittsburgh coach is now considering what amounts to an offer, a source told CBS Sports. Dixon has a lucrative and longterm contract with Pittsburgh. But, a source said, TCU is willing to "make the money right" in..." March 21

  • Syracuse sends Middle Tennessee packing

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The roll call of No. 15 seeds that reached the Sweet 16 remains at one. However, the list of Atlantic Coast Conference teams in this year's NCAA Tournament regional semifinals expanded to a record six. In an unlikely second-round matchup of No. 10 and No. 15 seeds,..." March 20

  • Last-second tip lifts Notre Dame into Sweet 16

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Rex Pflueger was hoping for a chance at redemption ever since missing a game-winning shot in high school. On Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament's East Region, the Notre Dame freshman got his chance, tipping in the winning basket with 1.5 seconds to play, lifting..." March 20

  • 2016 Naismith Trophy: Full List of Finalists Announced

    Bleacher Report "The four finalists for the 2016 Naismith Trophy, given to the top player in men's college basketball, were announced Sunday, courtesy of NCAA.com's Brian Mull. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon were selected out of a..." March 20

  • North Carolina rolls past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina turned tough again when it counted. The Tar Heels were steady down the stretch in a strong second half in advancing in the NCAA Tournament. Forward Brice Johnson scored 21 points and North Carolina clamped down on foul-plagued Providence to run away with..." March 20

  • Virginia goes on offensive, downs Butler

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Virginia's offense can carry the Cavaliers, too. That's how it turned out when Virginia used stunningly efficient offense in a hot-shooting second half to overcome Butler 77-69 on Saturday night in an NCAA Tournament second-round game at PNC Arena. Virginia, which has..." March 20

  • Duke survives Yale again

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Duke already knew what Yale was capable of before Saturday's game. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs stormed into Cameron Indoor Stadium and put up a fight against the Blue Devils before coming up short. It was more of the same this time around. Yale fell..." March 19

  • Rodriguez scores 28 as Miami bounces Wichita State

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Angel Rodriguez, Miami's 5-foot-11 redshirt senior guard, put on a show Saturday. "I told the TV audience that they should rename the Dunkin Donuts Center the Angel Rodriguez Park. He just owned the place," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said after Rodriguez scored a..." March 19

  • Beachem sparks Notre Dame past Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A year ago Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem hardly played in the Fighting Irish's deep run in the NCAA Tournament. On Friday in the second round of the East Region at the Barclays Center, Beachem was the key contributor in Notre Dame's 70-63 win over Michigan. The junior forward..." March 19

  • BYU 80, Virginia Tech 77

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Chase Fischer scored 24 points, leading second-seeded BYU to an 80-77 victory over third-seeded Virginia Tech in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Friday night at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. Kyle Collinsworth had 18 points and 10 rebounds for BYU..." March 19

  • Wisconsin gets past Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Wisconsin found just enough offense in the nick of time. Vitto Brown's 3-pointer with 2:34 left gave the Badgers the lead for good as they held off Pittsburgh 47-43 Friday in a first-round matchup of the NCAA Tournament's East Region at Scottrade Center. Both teams are..." March 18

  • Syracuse makes statement in rout of Dayton

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Why is Syracuse in the field? How does a team lose five of its last six and still make it? What was the selection committee thinking? The Orange answered everyone's questions Friday with a dominant second half in a first round Midwest Region beatdown of Dayton. Freshman..." March 18

  • After poor half, North Carolina pulls away

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Players for top-seeded North Carolina knew they had to make the second half count Thursday. They did so in what became a sterling second-half stretch against Florida Gulf Coast. The Tar Heels went on a riveting run to begin the second half, and they dismissed thoughts..." March 17

  • Valparaiso 81, Florida State 69

    The Sports Xchange "Alec Peters poured in 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Valparaiso rolled to a 81-69 win over Florida State in the second round of the NIT on Thursday in Valparaiso, Ind. The top-seeded Crusaders (28-6) raced out to a 39-29 halftime and never relented on their home floor, where they..." March 17

  • Rodriguez, McClellan lift Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Jim Larranaga's leaders stepped up when Miami needed it most Thursday. Angel Rodriguez tallied a season-high 24 points -- one off his career high -- and Sheldon McClellan added 20 to lead the third-seeded Hurricanes past 14th-seeded Buffalo 79-72 in the first round of the..." March 17

  • Virginia Coach Tony Bennett Collapsed on the Sideline

    The Big Lead "Virginia coach Tony Bennett fell to the floor shortly before halftime during the Cavaliers game against Hampton. Bennett was bent at the waist and clutched his knees before collapsing. He received medical attention and was able to walk to the locker room under his own power. " March 17

  • Georgia Tech 81, Houston 62

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guards Marcus Georges-Hunt and Adam Smith combined for 39 points to lift Georgia Tech to an 81-62 win over Houston in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday in Atlanta. The fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets advance to a second-round matchup at top-seeded South Carolina. Smith scored..." March 17

  • Virginia Tech 86, Princeton 81 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Zach LeDay had a career-high 29 points and 11 rebounds, helping Virginia Tech beat visiting Princeton 86-81 in overtime Wednesday in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. Jalen Hudson had 28 points and eight rebounds for third-seeded..." March 16

  • Clemson star Jaron Blossomgame files paperwork for NBA Draft

    GoUpstate "Clemson redshirt junior Jaron Blossomgame will at least flirt with an early departure to the NBA, but whether it becomes a full-blown commitment remains to be determined. The school announced Wednesday the All-ACC First-Team forward has sent in the required paperwork to become available for the..." March 16

  • Pitino thought he had people in place to look out for players

    The Score "Louisville coach Rick Pitino is still scratching his head about how his program became involved in a scandal that cost his team a shot at playing in March Madness. In the midst of a solid season, the Cardinals self-imposed a postseason ban due to accusations that former graduate assistant Andre..." March 16

  • Florida State 84, Davidson 74

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State opened the first round of the NIT with an 84-74 win over Davidson on Tuesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Florida State (20-13) advanced to face Valparaiso or Texas Southern in the second round at a yet to be determined time and place. The..." March 15

  • Wake Forest's Rondale Watson, Andre Washington to transfer

    The Score "Wake Forest guard Rondale Watson and center Andre Washington are transferring out of the Demon Deacons program, head coach Danny Manning confirmed Tuesday. The Deacs finished second last in the ACC with an 11-20 record, ahead of only lowly Boston College," March 15

  • Rick Pitino defends Louisville program before meeting with NCAA

    ESPN "Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino said he had people in place to ensure that players and recruits avoided trouble, but it is one of those people who has been accused of organizing sex parties for recruits in a school dormitory. "You have your dorm security people, who are being..." March 15

  • Kansas, UNC, Virginia, Oregon claim No. 1 seeds

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