Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas coach Rick Barnes suspends Martez Walker after assault charge

    Statesman "Texas men's basketball coach Rick Barnes has suspended guard Martez Walker after the sophomore was charged with Class A misdemeanor assault with injury by campus police. The suspension was announced just before 2 a.m. Friday. Details about the incident were not immediately known. “We are..." September 14

  • Esa Ahmad commits to play basketball at West Virginia

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "West Virginia has landed one of Northeast Ohio's biggest prizes. On Wednesday, Shaker Heights senior Esa Ahmad announced that he has committed to play basketball for the Mountaineers. In Ahmad, who is ranked No. 41 in the Class of 2015 by ESPN.com, West Virginia will be getting a 6-foot-8,..." September 10

  • Five-star 2015 small forward cuts list to six schools

    College Basketball Talk "6-foot-8 small forward Brandon Ingram has developed into one of the nation’s top prospects, with the Kinston, North Carolina native ranked 18th nationally by Rivals.com. With the production has come the attention of some of the best college basketball programs in the country, and on Sunday Ingram..." September 02

  • Kansas State lands sleeper, their second commitment in 2015 class

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas State picked up their second commitment in the Class of 2015 on Wednesday night as Barry Brown, a 6-foot-2 combo-guard from Florida, pledged to Bruce Weber and the Wildcats. “My recruitment is over I have officially committed to Kansas State,” Brown tweeted. Brown picked Kansas State..." August 28

  • 2015 PG Jake Lindsey reportedly commits to Baylor

    Our Daily Bears "B/R's Jason King is reporting that Baylor swung the commitment of Salt Lake City PG Jake Lindsey this morning. Lindsey is the son of Utah Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey, a former BU player. Every now and then, something happens that completely catches people off-guard, especially in recruiting. Such..." August 25

  • Tyler Davis commits to Texas A&M

    ESPN.com "Texas A&M landed a major commitment on Friday morning from Tyler Davis, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound center from nearby Plano, Texas, and Plano West High School. Davis is ranked as the 21st overall prospect and sixth-best center in the current ESPN 100. Davis, who was thought to be favoring Kansas at..." August 22

  • Rick Barnes earns extension through 2019

    CBSSports.com "Multiple reports have Texas agreeing to extend Rick Barnes' contract through 2019. That's a two-year addition to his previous agreement. Barnes, 60, went 24-11 last season and reached the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament with his seventh-seeded Longhorns. Coming into last season, there was..." August 22

  • Report: Maryland transfer target Andrew White picks Nebraska

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland transfer target Andrew White has committed to Nebraska, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. White had been considering a host of schools that included Maryland after announcing his intention to transfer away from Kansas in May. White played two seasons in Lawrence, Kan., and..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Battle 4 Atlantis highlights pairings

    ESPN.com "The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlights eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Other tournament pairings..." August 05

  • Wheeling Central’s Harler commits to WVU for 2016

    Metro News "Chase Harler, who last March carried Wheeling Central to the Class A state championship as a sophomore, became West Virginia’s first 2016 basketball commitment on Sunday. The 6-foot-3 guard’s pledge was first reported by Rivals writer Keenan Cummings of WVSports.com, and Harler subsequently..." August 05

  • Marcus Foster still hasn’t forgotten, or forgiven, those pulled scholarships

    College Basketball Talk "Marcus Foster was one of the great stories of the 2013-2014 college basketball season. In a season that was dubbed the Year of the Freshmen before Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker even stepped foot on the floor of the United Center in Chicago for the Champions Classic, one of the..." July 29

  • Isaiah Austin's NBA Job Offer -- Work Lined Up ... AFTER He Finishes His Degree

    TMZ.com "Isaiah Austin -- the projected 1st rounder who's dream to play in the NBA was dashed when he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome -- tells TMZ Sports he's got an NBA job lined up ... just as soon as he gets his college degree. The 20-year-old former college superstar was in D.C. yesterday and..." July 22

  • NCAA denies Jameel McKay's waiver; redshirt junior stays ineligible until Dec. 20

    Iowa State Daily "ISU basketball player Jameel McKay's waiver request for immediate eligibility has been denied by the NCAA, an ISU athletic department spokesperson confirmed. McKay, a two-time NJCAA Division I All-American while at Indian Hills Community College, transferred to Iowa State from Marquette before..." July 22

  • Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield confident Sooners can once again exceed expectations

    College Basketball Talk "Prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the Oklahoma Sooners were expected to be a team firmly entrenched in the middle of the pack in the Big 12. While head coach Lon Kruger did return key players such as Cameron Clark and Buddy Hield from a group that won 20 games and reached the NCAA..." July 18

  • Iowa St.'s Hoiberg has pacemaker replaced

    ESPN.com "Iowa State men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg had surgery Tuesday to replace his pacemaker, he said in a statement Tuesday. "The surgery performed this morning at the Mayo Clinic to replace my pacemaker was successful," Hoiberg said. "The plan is for me to be discharged and allowed to return..." July 15

  • Kansas transfer Andrew White III did not visit Florida State this weekend

    College Basketball Talk "Andrew White III averaged only 5.5 minutes per game in his 43 appearances with Kansas, but that hasn’t stopped him from receiving interest from multiple high-major programs. Since announcing he would be leaving leaving the KU program back in early May, White had visited Nebraska and Notre Dame...." July 14

  • Ex-Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe to turn pro instead of transfer

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "The final image of Naadir Tharpe's up-and-down college career apparently will be him dejectedly walking off the floor following a nightmarish performance in Kansas' stunning NCAA tournament loss to Stanford this past March. Tharpe told CBSSports.com on Wednesday he will forgo his final year of..." July 10

  • Kansas Transfer White to Visit Notre Dame

    Zagsblog "Kansas transfer Andrew White III will visit Notre Dame today (Wednesday) and Thursday, he told SNY.tv. The 6-foot-6 White also visited Nebraska last week. “Great visit,” he said. “I met with a lot of people, saw a lot of places around campus, hooped with the guys and had a good time being..." July 02

  • Former Kansas guard Andrew White III to visit Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "After playing an average of 5.5 minutes per game in two seasons at Kansas, 6-foot-6 guard Andrew White III made the decision to leave the program with an eye towards earning more playing time at his new school. Wednesday afternoon White tweeted where he’ll be taking his first visit, with Nebraska..." June 26

  • Raleigh native Terry Henderson transferring to N.C. State from West Virginia

    Fay Observer "West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson committed to N.C. State on Tuesday night, picking the Wolfpack over Maryland and Richmond. Henderson, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard, will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-15 season. He started 11 games as a West Virginia..." June 25

  • Ex-Baylor C Austin has $1M insurance policy

    ESPN.com "Former Baylor Bears center Isaiah Austin, who saw his dreams of playing in the NBA abruptly come to a halt this week, has an insurance policy worth at least $1 million, his agent, Dwon Clifton, confirmed to ESPN.com. "We will get through this week, and then we'll file the claim and get the ball..." June 24

  • Cajuns Hoops Officially Adds OSU Transfer Brian Williams

    KATC.com "Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball coach Bob Marlin announced on Wednesday that Baton Rouge native Brian Williams has transferred to play for the Ragin' Cajuns after spending the past three seasons at Big 12 Conference member Oklahoma State. Williams, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound forward, will..." June 19

  • Report: Stevie Clark signs with Indian Hills CC

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma State point guard Stevie Clark has reportedly signed with Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, IA). Clark, who was dismissed from OSU in February, averaged 5.3 points and 2.7 assists per game for the Cowboys as a freshman. The former Douglass High School standout will suit..." June 17

  • Former LSU guard Anthony Hickey is eligible to play at Oklahoma State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU point guard Anthony Hickey will be immediately eligible to play for Oklahoma State for the 2014-15 season, according to the school. LSU coach Johnny Jones confirmed last week that LSU signed off to make that possible. The former LSU point guard was told last month that he would not..." June 16

  • Sooners get commitment from 7-footer Akolda Manyang

    The Oklahoman "Even with all of the inside talent added in the 2014 signing class, Oklahoma made 7-foot center Akolda Manyang its top target for 2015. Sunday, the Sooners got their man, when Manyang committed to OU, becoming the Sooners' first commit for 2015. Manyang, from Indian Hills (Iowa) Community..." June 16

  • Iowa State guard Matt Thomas arrested for OWI, suspended indefinitely

    Des Moines Register "A second Iowa State men's basketball player has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested for driving while intoxicated. Matt Thomas, 19, was charged with first offense OWI Saturday morning, according to a report filed by Ames police. An athletic department spokesperson said that coach..." June 16

  • Oakland lands Iowa State transfer Percy Gibson

    College Basketball Talk "Oakland landed another high-major transfer late this week when former Iowa State big man Percy Gibson opted to transfer to the Grizzlies, according to his Twitter. A native of Detroit, Gibson is moving closer to home as the rising-senior played in 14 games in 2013-14 and averaged 1.2 points and..." June 14

  • Report: LSU transfer Anthony Hickey likely heading to Oklahoma State

    CBSSports.com "Led by its deep and talented perimeter group, Oklahoma State went to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. However, with the early departure of Marcus Smart, the graduation of Markel Brown and the dismissal of Stevie Clark, coach Travis Ford needs reinforcements. And Ford might have found what he..." June 12

  • Former Iowa State guard Bubu Palo transferring to CSU

    Coloradoan "CSU basketball earned a commitment Wednesday from former Iowa State guard Bubu Palo. Palo, who announced his decision to the Ames Tribune, was dismissed from the Cyclones' program at the end of the 2012-13 season when he was found to have violated ISU's Student Code of Conduct. He was accused..." June 12

  • Brother of Serge Ibaka to play for Oklahoma State

    Tulsa World "The younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka is transferring to Oklahoma State, according to JucoJunction.com. The website reports Igor Ibaka, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, will sit out the upcoming season and will become eligible in 2015." June 12

  • Welcome to the U, Kamari Murphy

    State of the U "It's been a long and at times frustrating offseason for Coach L and staff in their pursuit of a big. Well today the hard work finally payed some dividends as UM picked up a commit from Oklahoma State transfer Kamari Murphy. The Brooklyn, NY native averaged 6.1 ppg, while hauling in 6.3..." June 11

  • Baylor, Texas A&M schedule home-and-home series

    Our Daily Bears "The somewhat peaceful calm of the last two years sans-Aggie will be but a dream, as Baylor and Texas A&M have agreed to a home-and-home series in men's basketball starting this year. Well, it was only a matter of time, in all likelihood, before we saw one of our major men's sports schedule the..." June 10

  • Iowa State promotes Charlie Henry to assistant coach

    College Basketball Talk "After losing assistant coach Doc Sadler to the head coaching position at Southern Miss in April, head coach Fred Hoiberg needed to fill that additional spot on his staff. Hoiberg found Sadler’s replacement on Monday as the team promoted director of player development Charlie Henry to assistant..." June 10

  • Eron Harris transfers to Michigan St.

    ESPN.com "Michigan State has added West Virginia transfer Eron Harris. The 6-foot-3 sophomore wing and Indianapolis native, who averaged 17.2 points this past season for Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers, chose the Spartans over Michigan and Purdue. Harris was slated to visit Michigan this past..." June 09

  • Kansas forward Hunter Mickelson ready to contribute after year off

    Kansas City Star "The decision came April 30 in a gymnasium in Euless, Texas. Myles Turner, the most coveted remaining big-man prospect in the country, sat at a long table after narrowing his list of schools to a small group that included Kansas and in-state favorite Texas. Turner, a skilled 6-foot-11 center..." June 06

  • Self, Calipari: No NBA calls, and that's OK

    ESPN.com "Kentucky's John Calipari and Kansas' Bill Self told ESPN on Monday that it'd be extremely difficult for either to leave their current high-profile college jobs for an NBA opening, and both added that they haven't been contacted during this latest coaching carousel. "They haven't talked to me..." June 04

  • Isaiah Cousins, Oklahoma Guard, Shot and Wounded in Mount Vernon

    The Journal News "Isaiah Cousins, a former Mount Vernon basketball standout and current guard with the University of Oklahoma Sooners, was wounded Tuesday night when an errant bullet from one of two warring street gangs struck him in the back of the shoulder, police said. Cousins is expected to recover without..." May 29

  • Report: Oklahoma's Isaiah Cousins wounded by errant bullet

    CBSSports.com "Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins was wounded by an errant bullet that hit him in the shoulder, according to a report in the Lower Hudson Journal News. Cousins was back home in his native Mount Vernon, N.Y., on Tuesday night, when he was caught in the middle of two rival street gangs that had been..." May 28

  • Providence, UMass interested in Kansas transfer Naadir Tharpe

    College Basketball Talk "More than three weeks after announcing his transfer from Kansas, two potential suitors have reportedly expressed interest in the rising senior point guard Naadir Tharpe. Providence and UMass are both pursuing Tharpe, according to a report from Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports on Tuesday afternoon...." May 27

  • Kansas State finally releases Leticia Romero

    CBSSports.com "One of the biggest stories in college basketball over the past month has been the saga of Leticia Romero, a star guard for Kansas State's women's basketball team. Romero requested a release from the Wildcats after the school fired head coach Deb Patterson, who had recruited her from Spain to..." May 27

  • Report: West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson to visit Maryland

    CSN Baltimore "In the wake of a list of departures from the Maryland program that has now reached five names, the Terrapins are in need of replacements to backfill those scholarship spots on the roster. Head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff have now zeroed in on, among others, West Virginia transfer Terry..." May 26

  • Nebraska a leader for Kansas transfer Andrew White

    College Basketball Talk "Andrew White was a top 50 recruit coming out of high school in the Class of 2012, but he just so happened to wind up at Kansas at the same time as a string of talented wing players. As a freshman, it was top ten pick Ben McLemore and seniors Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford that played the..." May 26

  • Kansas adds Ukrainian star Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

    CBSSports.com "Kansas has added Ukrainian star Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, as first reported by DraftExpress.com. Mykhailiuk is a 6-foot-6 shooting guard who plays for Cherkassy and is just 16 years old. He will turn 17 in June, and is expected to attend Kansas in the fall. One NBA scout who saw Mykhailiuk..." May 22

  • Oregon State transfer Hallice Cooke commits to Iowa State

    College Basketball Talk "Ames, Iowa becomes a destination for yet another transfer. Hallice Cooke, who spent a year at Oregon State before deciding to leave the program on April 21, is the latest transfer to commit to Iowa State. He made the announcement through his Instagram page on Monday night. Cooke averaged 8.2..." May 20

  • Former UH basketball player Thomas heading to Oklahoma

    Houston Chronicle "Former University of Houston forward TaShawn Thomas said Sunday he plans to transfer to Oklahoma. Thomas was granted his conditional release from UH program in April following the hiring of coach Kelvin Sampson. He picked the Sooners over Miami (Fla.). "It was a tough choice," Thomas..." May 19

  • Golden State Warriors had informal discussions with Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has been a hot name in the NBA coaching carousel for quite some time, with his experience as both a player and executive at the professional level being one of the reasons why. With that being the case, it’s understandable if some Iowa State fans get a bit..." May 17

  • Top prospect Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk to visit Kansas

    The Shiver "2014 SG Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (we'll call him Slav) should be visiting Kansas this coming weekend before heading east to visit Virginia next week. The 6'6" Mykhailiuk is from the Ukraine and burst onto the scene at the Nike Hoops Summit." May 16

  • 7-foot-1 Greek center commits to ISU

    Ames Tribune "Greek national Girogos Tsalmpouris has commited to Iowa State and will join its 2014 recruiting class, a source tells the Ames Tribune. Tsalmpouris is a 7-foot-1 center that will play for the Greek national team this summer before coming stateside to join the Cyclones this summer. He’ll..." May 12

  • Andrew White III leaving KU basketball team

    Kansas City Star "Before Andrew White White had already sat down with Kansas coach Bill Self, and reality had been spelled out in the form of a roster filled with talented guards and wings. White, a 6-foot-6 sophomore guard, was happy at Kansas. And Self was happy to keep White. But if he stayed, he risked..." May 09

  • Kamari Murphy's transfer is a blow to sinking Oklahoma State

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "When Marcus Smart announced he was returning to Oklahoma State last spring instead of entering the NBA draft, it appeared the Cowboys were well positioned to make a deep NCAA tournament run this past season and contend in the Big 12 for years to come. Oh, how quickly things change. Not only..." May 08

  • Report: Michigan courting West Virginia transfer Eron Harris

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball coach John Beilein this week refused to say that next season’s roster is complete and mentioned that there is one scholarship still available. Apparently, he knew what was coming. West Virginia transfer Eron Harris is on U-M’s radar, according to a tweet from espn.com’s..." May 07

  • Point guard Devonte Graham commits to Kansas

    CBSSports.com "One day after losing last season's starting point guard, Kansas has found his replacement. Devonte Graham, the best point guard remaining in the class of 2014, has chosen the Jayhawks over North Carolina State. The 6-foot-1 senior had once signed with Appalachian State, but after a long..." May 03

  • Oklahoma adds junior college guard Dinjiyl Walker

    College Basketball Talk "With guards Buddy Hield, Isaiah Cousins and Jordan Woodard all due back on campus next season, Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger has a talented core of perimeter players to work with as he looks to lead the Sooners to another NCAA tournament appearance. However with the departure of Je’lon Hornbeak,..." May 02

  • Report: Naadir Tharpe Expected To Transfer From Kansas

    College Spun "Kansas has lost a number of big players this off-season, with Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid declaring for the NBA Draft. One that fans didn’t think there was much risk of losing a few months ago? Junior point guard Naadir Tharpe. However, it now appears that he will be leaving the Jayhawks..." May 01

  • UT lands elite basketball recruit Myles Turner

    Houston Chronicle "Last season, Texas proved it was on its way to being a national power on the basketball court again. Wednesday, the Longhorns showed they’re back to being a formidable recruiting force, too. Euless Trinity center Myles Turner, the nation’s consensus No. 2 recruit, will attend UT next season, he..." May 01

  • Iowa State assistant Doc Sadler leaves for Southern Mississippi

    Des Moines Register "Add Doc Sadler to college basketball's one-and-done fraternity. The one-season Fred Hoiberg assistant will be announced at noon Thursday as Southern Mississippi's new men's basketball head coach. "We've hired one of the great coaches, and a perfect match for Southern Miss," Golden Eagles..." May 01

  • Oklahoma State player Le’Bryan Nash arrested Monday for oustanding speeding ticket

    Tulsa World "Oklahoma State basketball player Le’Bryan Nash was arrested Monday morning following a routine traffic stop by campus police, the Stillwater Police Department confirmed Tuesday. OSU police officers pulled Nash over for speeding around 9:45 a.m. Monday, and called Stillwater police officers..." April 30

  • King McClure of Triple A Academy announces commitment to Baylor

    Dallas Morning News "King McClure, one of the top point guards in the class of 2015, announced his commitment to Baylor during a ceremony at Triple A Academy on April 29. McClure averaged 21.6 points and 5 rebounds per game his junior year." April 29

  • Kentucky has best odds to win the 2014-2015 Men’s Basketball National Title

    College Basketball Talk "As you might have expected, after losing just two players to the NBA Draft, Kentucky has become the favorite to win the national title at 5/1 odds. Duke (9/1) and Wisconsin (16/1) round out the top three, but the most interesting bet here seems to be Arizona, who is getting 16/1 odds. After..." April 28

  • Report: Oklahoma gets JUCO point guard to offset loss of Je’lon Hornbeak

    College Basketball Talk "Oklahoma lost sophomore guard Je’lon Hornbeak to transfer a few weeks ago, but the Sooners have already picked up a new guard to help offset the loss of their former backup guard. According to a report from Bob Pryzbylo of Sooners Illustrated, Oklahoma landed a commitment from Westchester..." April 26

  • Four-star G Jared Terrell receives release from Oklahoma State

    CBSSports.com "Oklahoma State signee Jared Terrell has received a release from his letter of intent with the Cowboys, his AAU coach told CBSSports.com. "Not a good fit at this time," Expressions Elite coach Ty Boswell said in a text message. Terrell, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Brewster Academy (N.H.),..." April 25

  • Former Terps center Shaquille Cleare transferring to Texas

    Washington Post "Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare has signed his paperwork to transfer to the University of Texas, according to a post on his Facebook page. “First of all I would like to thank god for opening another door for me and giving me another opportunity to fulfill my dream at another division 1..." April 25

  • Maryland soph Shaq Cleare transfers to Texas

    CBSSports.com "Texas is still waiting on a decision from elite uncommitted senior Myles Turner, but the Longhorns continue to add bodies to their frontcourt. Maryland sophomore Shaq Cleare transferred to Texas on Thursday. >p>"Our staff and players are excited to welcome Shaq to our basketball family,”..." April 24

  • Baylor center Isaiah Austin enters NBA draft

    Dallas Morning News "Isaiah Austin, Baylor’s 7-foot center and perennial shot blocker, announced that he is entering the 2014 NBA draft earlier this afternoon. The decision comes exactly a week later after Austin took to Twitter to dispel rumors that he had made his decision to enter the draft. Whenever Austin..." April 22

  • Cliff Alexander trying to bring five-star recruit Myles Turner to Kansas

    SB Nation "Turner is expected to make his college announcement on April 30. On Friday, he joined Kansas commits Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre at the Jordan Brand Classic. As the No. 2 recruit in the country according to ESPN, Myles Turner has a big decision ahead of him. Turner is one of just four..." April 21

  • Cyclones add UNLV's leading scorer, JUCO standout

    Covers.com "The Iowa State Cyclones added some needed help in the backcourt Sunday when former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones announced he would transfer to Ames. The 6-foot-5 guard led the Rebels in scoring last season (13.6 PPG) while also averaging 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He will be eligible..." April 14

  • Former Texas Tech guard Dusty Hannahs announces decision to transfer to Arkansas

    College Basketball Talk "After playing two seasons at Texas Tech with a change in coaches from Chris Walker (interim) to Tubby Smith occurring after his freshman campaign, sophomore guard Dusty Hannahs announced his decision to transfer in late March. Wednesday evening Hannahs revealed his destination via Twitter, with..." April 10

  • Joel Embiid entering NBA draft

    ESPN.com "Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft. The Jayhawks big man averaged 11.2 points on 63 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game as a freshman. The 7-foot, 250-pound Embiid, 20, is widely regarded as one of the top..." April 09

  • Arizona favored to win next year's college hoops title

    Covers.com "The nets at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are just freshly cut down by national champions Connecticut, but that doesn't mean we cant start looking ahead to futures for the winner of next year's Big Dance. The Arizona Wildcats and head coach Sean Miller, were oh so close to this year's Final Four and..." April 09

  • Report: Joel Embiid declaring for NBA draft today

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft. Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision. But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog: Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter..." April 09

  • Iowa State basketball player Percy Gibson to transfer

    Des Moines Register "What many people close to the Iowa State men's basketball program figured would happen before the school year ended became reality Monday -- Percy Gibson is leaving the program. In a statement Monday, the little-used Gibson said: "I'd like to thank coach (Fred) Hoiberg and the rest of the..." April 07

  • St. John’s running out of players as Chris Obekpa transfers

    New York Post "Thus far, St John’s regular season was a smashing success compared to its offseason. Following a disappointing one-and-done NIT appearance, the deep and talented roster has fractured. Chris Obekpa, the shot-blocking sophomore dynamo, has received his release to transfer, which is a major blow..." April 04

  • Texas Tech forward Jordan Tolbert transferring to SMU

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech forward Jordan Tolbert is transferring to SMU, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. Tolbert was Texas Tech’s second leading scorer this season and one of the Red Raiders’ mainstays the past three years as the program has had four coaches in as many years. The 6-foot-7, 225-pounder..." April 03

  • Kelly Oubre stands out among KU's latest crop of recruits April 2

    Kansas City Star "At some point, the swelling afro became too mainstream, too conformist. Kelly Oubre had grown out his hair for months, and now he needed something new, something that would make him stand out. He needed something, Oubre said, that could capture his “brand.” “I’ve never been a person to..." April 03

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBSSports.com "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Andrew Wiggins says he will declare for NBA Draft

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self, as he often does, provided the best walk-off line. Andrew Wiggins’ farewell announcement was winding down, and he was asked for about the third time if he’d have had any regrets choosing Lawrence to spend his one season in college before entering the NBA Draft. “I’m grateful I..." April 01

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Why Travis Ford's contract has been a burden for him and OSU

    The Oklahoman "Mike Holder admits he made a mistake. Admits that giving Travis Ford a 10-year contract hasn’t worked out. Such largesse rarely does. “Ten years is a long time,” said Holder, OSU’s athletic director. In September 2009, OSU announced a contract extension for its basketball coach that in..." March 31

  • UConn Tops Iowa State, 81-76

    Hartford Courant "As boisterous UConn fans turned Madison Square Garden into their home arena, the Huskies rewarded their followers in the NCAA East Regional semifinal game Friday night. The Huskies seized control early and maintained a strong grip on Iowa State, holding on for an 81-76 Sweet 16 victory before a..." March 29

  • Wisconsin dominates Baylor with confidence, mental toughness

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "A standard narrative has hovered over Wisconsin's basketball program for years based, in part, on worn ideas about overachieving while being under-athletic. So it wasn't a surprise that such talk once again permeated through the Honda Center before the Badgers' Sweet 16 matchup Thursday night..." March 28

  • NCAA East Regional betting news and notes: Izzo knows Bennett well

    Covers.com "The final four teams in the East Regional do battle for a spot in the Elite Eight. Before you bet on Friday's games, brush up on these East Region betting news and notes: No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 4 Michigan State Spartans (-1.5, 127) The Virginia Cavaliers’ pack-line defense,..." March 28

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBSSports.com "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Iowa State's DeAndre Kane meets his match in UConn's Shabazz Napier

    USA Today "Go ahead and break down Iowa State vs. Connecticut until you run out breath. Analyze the analytics, ditto the comparisons. Then hit the delete button, because Friday night's first game at Madison Square Garden to determine an Elite Eight berth is all about one thing. DeAndre Kane vs. Shabazz..." March 28

  • Wisconsin mauls Baylor 69-52 to advance to Elite Eight

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Unlike last week at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Wisconsin didn't have 18,000 red-clad backers roaring in support every move made by Bo Ryan's players. UW, which had won big games away from home all season, didn't need the home-court feel. The No. 2-seeded Badgers turned the Honda Center..." March 28

  • NCAA tournament breakdown: Previewing Thursday's Sweet 16 games

    USA Today "WEST REGIONAL (ANAHEIM) Stanford (23-12) vs. Dayton (25-10) | Time, TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, CBS Why Dayton will win: Rolling in the deep. The Flyers' rotation includes 11 players averaging double-digit minutes. "There's not much difference between No. 3 and No. 8," coach Archie Miller said...." March 27

  • Sources say Kansas star Joel Embiid will enter NBA Draft

    Kansas City Star "Joel Embiid, the Kansas Jayhawks’ 7-foot freshman center from Cameroon, has made his decision, according to Yahoo. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting this morning that sources say the possible No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft will leave Lawrence after one injury-shortened season. In declaring for..." March 27

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