Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • Clinton Christian forward Develle Phillips chooses DePaul

    Washington Post "Clinton Christian’s Develle Phillips committed to play basketball at DePaul on Sunday, capping his first official visit with a pledge to Blue Demons Coach Oliver Purnell. The 6-foot-8 senior forward also held strong interest from Clemson, Cincinnati, Georgia, Kansas State, South Carolina,..." September 16

  • Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova

    The Champaign Room "Jalen Brunson, the top Point Guard in the class of 2015, has given a verbal commitment to Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats. Jalen Brunson, the top Point Guard in the class of 2015, has given a verbal commitment to Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats. As a junior at Stevenson high..." September 10

  • Roy Hibbert donates $1 million to Georgetown for new athletics center

    Washington Post "On John Thompson Jr.’s 73rd birthday, former Georgetown star center Roy Hibbert announced Tuesday he would be contributing $1 million toward the construction of the on-campus facility bearing the name of the legendary retired Hoyas coach. Hibbert’s gift to help fund the John Thompson Jr...." September 04

  • DePaul’s Purnell loses fifth recruit that signed letter of intent

    College Basketball Talk "Raymond Doby will not be attending DePaul this year, NBCSports.com has confirmed through a source. The 6-foot-7 forward and three-star recruit that spent this past season playing at Montrose Christian (Md.) will instead be reclassifying and heading to prep school at St. John’s Northwestern..." August 28

  • Patrick Ewing, David Falk donate $3.3 million toward Georgetown facility

    Washington Post "As the most recognized player in Georgetown basketball history, Patrick Ewing frequently has said he owes his development on and off the court to former Hoyas coach John Thompson Jr. Ewing showed his financial appreciation in that regard Monday afternoon by joining with longtime sports agent..." August 26

  • St. John's signs Amar Alibegovic from Bosnia

    Newsday "St. John's men's basketball is thinking big three. Recruits, that is. The Red Storm announced the signing of 6-9 Bosnian forward Amar Alibegovic on Wednesday. He is the third big man added this summer after 6-11 center Adonis Delarosa (Christ The King) and 6-8 forward Keith Thomas (Mount..." August 14

  • Former Butler player Andrew Smith leaves hospital

    Indianapolis Star "For so many, prayers were answered Monday. Andrew Smith came home. The former Butler basketball player had spent the previous 12 days in ICU as he continues to battle non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the cancer diagnosis that first stunned Smith and his wife, Samantha, last winter. They had moved to..." August 12

  • Providence lands commitment from top 100 big man from Florida

    College Basketball Talk "Providence head coach Ed Cooley has landed a commitment from Alex Owens, a 6-foot-8 forward from Florida. Owens announced the commitment on twitter on Monday afternoon after leaving Providence elite camp this weekend. Owens, who is the No. 108 recruit in the Class of 2015, is the second..." August 11

  • 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

  • Two-sport star Amir Garrett gives up college hoops for pro baseball

    CBSSports.com "Blessed with the ability to play hoops and throw a wicked slider, Amir Garrett has lived an up-in-the-air life over the past three years. He was initially facing eligibility concerns at St. John's, back in the fall of 2011. But he stayed with the program and continued on with his hoops career the..." 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

  • Friars’ Dunn confident he’ll be ready when needed

    Providence Journal "He hears the questions too often, even daily, but perhaps more than any college basketball player in the nation, Kris Dunn has learned to roll with the punches. Dunn knows the questions aren’t going away, but at this point it doesn’t really bother him anymore. He’s just excited about getting..." August 05

  • Todd Mayo leaves Marquette to pursue professional career

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Guard Todd Mayo's sporadic, occasionally troubled career at Marquette came to a close Wednesday. Mayo, who would have been a senior this season, left the team to pursue a professional basketball career. The timing of Mayo's departure leaves an already depth-shy, poor-shooting team in a bind...." July 31

  • Todd Mayo is leaving Marquette to pursue a professional career

    CBSSports.com "Marquette senior Todd Mayo is leaving the Big East program to pursue a professional career, the school announced late Wednesday. "We wish Todd nothing but the best and appreciate his contributions to the program -- not only since I arrived at Marquette, but during his entire career," said..." July 30

  • Creighton guard Austin Chatman to have thumb surgery

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton men's basketball's Austin Chatman will undergo surgery Tuesday as doctors reattach the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. The senior guard's activity will be limited to some conditioning and drills while wearing a cast, which is expected to be needed for two..." July 22

  • R.I. grand jury declines to indict two Providence college basketball players in sexual-assault case

    Providence Journal "A statewide grand jury has concluded there is insufficient evidence to bring charges against two college basketball players accused of sexually assaulting a female student on the Providence College campus last November. The players, Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin, PC teammates at the time,..." July 17

  • Foot surgery sidelines Butler forward Austin Etherington

    College Basketball Talk "After playing sparingly during his three seasons at Indiana (redshirting as a sophomore), Austin Etherington will have the opportunity to earn immediate playing time as a graduate transfer at Butler. Unfortunately for the 6-foot-6 forward and head coach Brandon Miller, the process of working..." July 12

  • Neenah's Matt Heldt commits to Marquette

    Post-Crescent "A short time ago Matt Heldt was in Davidson, N.C., wrapping up his official visit over dinner with Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop and his son Matt. Heldt really liked the McKillops and Davidson. A lot. "The comment he made to me was, 'If coach Wojo (Steve Wojciechowski)..." July 02

  • Wally Ellenson transfers to Marquette; will his brother follow?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Minnesota forward Wally Ellenson of Rice Lake has transferred to Marquette and will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this season. Which raises the question: Will Wally's brother, Henry, follow him to Marquette? Henry Ellenson is a 6-foot-9 power forward going into..." July 02

  • Former Providence guard Josh Fortune will transfer to Colorado

    CBSSports.com "Providence transfer Josh Fortune has committed to Colorado, his mother Angela Fortune told CBSSports.com. Fortune will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-15 season. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 8.4 points last year for the Friars and shot 35 percent..." July 02

  • Four-star big Noah Dickerson decommits from Georgetown

    CBSSports.com "Less than two months after committing to Georgetown, four-star big man Noah Dickerson is back on the market. Dickerson, a 6-foot-8 post player from Montverde Academy (Fla.), announced his decision to decommit from the Hoyas on Monday night. Three days after Dickerson committed in May,..." July 02

  • Red Storm’s Sampson feels strongly he’ll be drafted

    New York Post "He isn’t projected to be selected in many mock drafts and he’s ranked low in top 100 lists, but JaKarr Sampson enters Thursday’s NBA Draft with the same confidence the St. John’s product emitted when he made the surprising move to declare following his sophomore season. “I feel like I’m going..." June 25

  • St. John's no longer pursuing Dominic Artis

    Sporting News - NCAAB "St. John's is no longer pursuing former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis following an internal review of the situation, SNY's Adam Zagoria reported. Artis was one of three Oregon players named in a rape investigation that took place in April. While ultimately no charges were filed in the..." June 24

  • Report: Providence transfer Josh Fortune visits LSU; Colorado, Minnesota in the mix

    College Basketball Talk "The initial reports suggested Josh Fortune transferred out of Providence to be closer to his home in Hampton, Virginia. Based on his recent travel schedule, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Since announcing his departure from Providence, Fortune has heard from plenty of schools, and has..." June 24

  • Oregon transfer Dominic Artis to visit St. John’s this weekend

    New York Daily News "Oregon transfer Dominic Artis will visit St. John's this weekend, a source told the Daily News. The point guard was a part of two NCAA Tournament teams with the Ducks and would need to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules before having two years of eligibility left. Artis was dismissed..." June 20

  • Creighton gets 2015 commitment from center Justin Patton

    College Basketball Talk "Creighton received a verbal commitment from Justin Patton, a 6-foot-10 2015 center from Omaha North High (Nebraska). This was first reported by Nebraska High School Hoops on Tuesday evening, followed by multiple reports that confirmed the commitment. “I really worked on my game since last..." June 18

  • Marquette lands Loyola Marymount transfer Levin

    Fox Sports "Loyola Marymount's Gabe Levin appears to be transferring to Marquette, as both Levin and his former high school tweeted the 6-foot-7 forward will join the Golden Eagles. Levin will have to sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules but will still have three years of eligibility..." June 17

  • Travis Diener returns to Marquette as player personnel director

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Former Marquette star Travis Diener is returning to the program as the director of player personnel, head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Wednesday. Diener, who played for the Golden Eagles from 2001-05, recently retired after playing nine seasons of professional basketball. "Travis has..." June 11

  • Georgetown-Cuse rivalry to resume

    ESPN.com "A longstanding rivalry put on hold for a few years will make a return in the 2015-16 season, as Georgetown and Syracuse announced Tuesday that they will play a four-year home-and-home series. "We're excited to announce the renewal of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry," Georgetown athletic..." June 10

  • Former Butler guard Devontae Morgan transfers to James Madison

    College Basketball Talk "As a sophomore at Butler, 6-foot-4 guard Devontae Morgan played in just 14 games last season and posted averages of 1.8 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. With his playing just over six minutes per game last season Morgan made the decision to transfer, and Thursday he announced via his Twitter..." June 06

  • SMU lands Xavier basketball transfer Justin Martin

    Dallas Morning News "Xavier transfer Justin Martin has committed to play for Larry Brown and the SMU Mustangs, per his personal Twitter account. As a graduate student, Martin will be eligible to play immediately on the Hilltop. At 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds, Martin averaged 11.7 points, which was good for second on..." June 04

  • Auburn scores visit from nation's top returning scorer Niagara transfer Antoine Mason

    Alabama.com "Bruce Pearl is at it again. Auburn's new men's basketball coach has the Tigers in the running to land the services of the nation's top returning scorer. Niagara transfer guard Antoine Mason, who averaged 25.6 points per game as a junior this past season, is set to visit Auburn this..." June 02

  • Bulldogs add Class of 2015 recruit Nate Fowler

    The Butler Collegian "The Butler men’s basketball team added another piece to the future of the program Tuesday night, as junior Nate Fowler of Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, verbally committed to the university. Moeller, a center, is listed as 6-foot-8 and 225 pounds. He had also received offers from..." 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

  • Xavier, Wake Forest agree on new Skip Prosser Classic format

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Skip Prosser Classic has undergone a scheduling facelift. What started as a 10-year series between Xavier and Wake Forest basketball programs coached by the late Prosser has become a four-year scheduling loop with two years on and two years off starting in the 2015-16 season. Instead of..." May 22

  • Creighton’s Doug McDermott had his doubts about ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover idea

    College Basketball Talk "During the 2013-14 season, one of the biggest attention-grabbers in college basketball was the Sports Illustrated cover featuring Creighton’s Doug McDermott that was a recreation of the cover that featured Larry Bird back in 1979. While Bird played well enough at Indiana State to eventually have..." May 18

  • Syracuse recruiting target Jessie Govan picks Georgetown

    Syracuse.com "A Syracuse recruiting target from the Class of 2015 has decided to attend Georgetown. Jessie Govan, a 6-foot-10 center out of Wings Academy, announced on Tuesday that he had picked Georgetown. Govan also had offers from Syracuse, Connecticut, Louisville and Seton Hall among others. Syracuse..." May 13

  • Cal basketball gets transfer from Georgetown

    Times-Herald Sports "Georgetown sophomore Stephen Domingo announced he will return home to the Bay Area and continue his basketball career at Cal. Domingo, who starred at St. Ignatius High in San Francisco, totaled 29 points in 39 games over two seasons at Georgetown. Scout.com rated Domingo as a four-star (out of..." May 07

  • Xavier's Matt Stainbrook doesn't need surgery

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier center Matt Stainbrook has big plans this summer. He's taking four graduate level classes plus the course associated with the basketball team's August trip to Brazil. He also plans to work the Musketeers' basketball camps, shed about 20 pounds, and become a stronger offensive presence by..." May 01

  • Tennessee basketball agrees to home-and-home with Butler

    The Daily Times "Tennessee announced Tuesday that the Volunteers men’s basketball program has signed a two-game, home-and-home contract with Butler University. The series begins next season in Knoxville. The Vols will host the Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena on Dec. 14, and the teams will play at Butler’s..." April 29

  • Guard Darian Harris plans to transfer from Creighton

    Omaha "Darian Harris’ decision to leave the Creighton basketball program gives the Bluejays a much-needed scholarship as they attempt to upgrade their talent. Creighton coach Greg McDermott confirmed Saturday that Harris, a 6-foot-6 guard, has decided to transfer. The freshman from Springdale, Ark.,..." April 28

  • Butler lands commitment from 6-8 Jackson Davis

    Indianapolis Star "When Jackson Davis called Butler head coach Brandon Miller on Thursday to let him know of his future plans, Miller responded with one word. "Yes!" he shouted. It was good news for Miller, and good news for Butler, which welcomes the Lexington, Ky. native out of Lafayette High School to its..." April 28

  • BYU guard Matt Carlino transfers to Marquette

    College Basketball Talk "Marquette and new head coach Steve Wojciechowski picked up a big commitment on Friday as BYU transfer Matt Carlino will finish his career as a Golden Eagle, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The news was first reported by ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-2 Carlino will be eligible to play..." April 25

  • Dez Wells, Xavier settle lawsuit

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A former Xavier University basketball player who was expelled over what he says was a false rape allegation has settled his lawsuit against the Cincinnati school over its handling of the case. Federal Judge John Arthur dismissed Dez Wells' lawsuit, which had claimed that Xavier and its..." April 25

  • Former Georgetown forward Moses Ayegba will transfer to Nebraska

    College Basketball Talk "While the exploits of players such as Terran Petteway, Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields was enough to get Nebraska to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998, one thing the Huskers lacked in 2013-14 was interior depth. Shields, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, was Nebraska’s leading..." April 24

  • Georgetown expects to have Josh Smith for 2014-15

    CBSSports.com "John Thompson III is making plans for next season. And those plans include Josh Smith. Georgetown's veteran coach told CBSSports.com on Tuesday that he fully expects Smith to be a part of the Hoyas' program next fall and winter. The 6-10, 350 pound big man only played 13 games last season..." April 22

  • Chris Obekpa has change of heart, will return to St. John's

    CBSSports.com "Earlier this month, St. John's was dealt a tough blow when sophomore center Chris Obekpa requested a release from the Red Storm in order to transfer elsewhere. After a couple weeks of back-and-forth, though, Obekpa decided to return to St. John's for his junior campaign. “I've had good..." April 19

  • Sources: Obekpa may stay at St. John’s

    New York Post "Chris Obekpa’s departure isn’t the sure thing it was seen as weeks ago, when the Nigerian forward received his release to transfer. There is a chance the 6-foot-9 sophomore shot-blocking specialist could remain at St. John’s, sources said. If fences are able to be mended after Obekpa’s initial..." April 14

  • Former St. John’s guard/forward Max Hooper transfers to Oakland

    College Basketball Talk "After stops at Harvard and St. John’s, Max Hooper has found a new home, committing to Oakland according to a report from John Rothstein of CBS Sports. St. John’s announced Hooper’s intention to transfer on March 26. He sat out the 2012-2013 year, and averaged only saw nine minutes of action a..." April 14

  • Xavier's Justin Martin plans to graduate, then transfer

    CBSSports.com "With rumors swirling around the future of head coach Chris Mack at Xavier, the Musketeers are taking another personnel hit. Redshirt junior forward Justin Martin will play his final season of eligiblity elsewhere, planning to take advantage of the graduate transfer rule this spring. He will be..." April 11

  • California has targeted Xavier's Chris Mack as next head coach

    CBSSports.com "Xavier coach Chris Mack has emerged as a top target in California's ongoing search to replace Mike Montgomery, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday. There is at least one report suggesting Mack has been offered the job. That's untrue, a source told CBSSports.com. But informal..." April 10

  • St. John’s lands Christ the King’s Delarosa for next season

    New York Post "St. John’s and Steve Lavin are on the board in 2014. The Red Storm received a dose of much-needed good news when Christ the King senior center Adonis Delarosa picked the Johnnies over Pittsburgh, Miami, South Carolina and Alabama at a press conference at the Queens school Wednesday, giving..." April 10

  • Senior forward Malek Harris decommits from Marquette

    College Basketball Talk "After not playing during the high school season and losing Marquette head coach Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech, Sandburg High School senior Malek Harris, a 6-foot-7 forward has opted to decommit from the Golden Eagles. The news was reported by Joe Henricksen of the City/Suburban Hoops Report...." April 07

  • Doug McDermott Earns Naismith Trophy

    GoCreighton.com "After two consecutive seasons of being an award finalist, the third time was a charm for Creighton University senior Doug McDermott, as he was named winner of the 2014 Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T. The Atlanta Tipoff Club made the announcement earlier..." April 07

  • Doug McDermott Named Winner of Wooden Award as Nation's Best Player

    GoCreighton.com "The John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s, the preeminent men’s collegiate basketball player of the year honor, was awarded today in Fort Worth, Texas, on ESPN’s SportsCenter by Coach John Wooden’s grandson, Greg Wooden, on behalf of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, to Creighton University..." April 05

  • Doug McDermott Wins 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy

    GoCreighton.com "The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott as the winner of the 2013-14 Oscar Robertson Trophy, annually presented to the National Player of the Year. The announcement was made at a news conference today at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, site of..." April 04

  • Creighton’s Doug McDermott named USBWA Player of the Year

    College Basketball Talk "With more than 3,000 points and player of the year awards in two different conferences (Missouri Valley and Big East) during his career, Creighton’s Doug McDermott will go down as one of the all-time greats. As for this season the forward has managed to collect multiple national Player of the Year..." April 04

  • 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

  • McDermott, Marshall honored by AP

    ESPN.com "Creighton's Doug McDermott and Wichita State's Gregg Marshall have been selected as The Associated Press' player and coach of the year, respectively. McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, was a near-unanimous selection as player of the..." April 03

  • Marquette commit Nick Noskowiak re-opens recruitment after hiring of Steve Wojciechowski

    Wisconsin State Journal "A phone conversation with new Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski only reaffirmed what Sun Prairie point guard Nick Noskowiak had heard about him. Noskowiak, who committed to Marquette last April, loves that Wojciechowski played the same position as him, and that he gives point guards more..." April 02

  • Marquette hires Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as coach

    CBSSports.com "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Marquette, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected soon. CBSSports.com previously reported that Wojciechowski interviewed with Marquette..." April 01

  • 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

  • Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski to interview for Marquette job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski will interview with Marquette, according to the Durham Herald Sun. He has been with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for 19 years, four as a decorated point guard and 15 as an assistant. Coach Wojo, as he is known, would be a good hire based on his..." April 01

  • Xavier's Semaj Christon departing for NBA draft

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sophomore guard Semaj Christon is leaving Xavier to enter the NBA draft. Ten days after losing to NC State in an NCAA tournament First Round game in Dayton, the Musketeers' 6-foot-3 scoring leader confirmed plans to forego his last two years of eligibility in favor of a run at professional..." March 29

  • Xavier announces Richards will transfer

    Fox Sports Ohio "Freshman Kamall Richards will transfer from Xavier, the school announced Friday. Richards, a 6-6 forward from Brooklyn, played in seven games for the Musketeers this season before tearing the ACL in his left knee. Richards will have to sit out a year before he is eligible to play but he's going..." 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

  • VCU's Smart not going to Marquette

    CBSSports.com "VCU's Shaka Smart will not, despite recent speculation to the contrary, be the next head coach at Marquette, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday. Consequently, Marquette's search for Buzz Williams' replacement has now completely moved on to other targets. Among the possible candidates at..." March 28

  • St. John’s sophomore guard/forward Max Hooper to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "After playing one season at St. John’s after transferring in from Harvard, redshirt sophomore guard/forward Max Hooper is being allowed to explore possible transfer options. The program reported the news via its official Twitter account Wednesday evening. Hooper, whose perimeter shooting..." March 27

  • Xavier's Chris Mack emerges as legitimate target at Wake Forest

    CBSSports.com "Xavier coach Chris Mack has emerged as a legitimate candidate to replace Jeff Bzdelik at Wake Forest, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Monday. Mack has made four NCAA Tournaments in five seasons at Xavier, including two Sweet 16s. He was previously an assistant under Skip Prosser at Wake..." March 25

  • St. John's forward JaKarr Sampson to enter the NBA draft

    CBSSports.com "St. John's sophomore forward JaKarr Sampson intends to enter the NBA draft, the school announced on Monday evening. “It has been my lifelong dream to play in the NBA, and I am excited and ready to begin that journey. I am grateful to my teammates and coaches at St. John's. I would like to thank..." March 24

  • Nova didn't save best for last

    Philly.com "Standing in a hallway outside a morose Villanova locker room well past midnight Saturday, coach Jay Wright referenced the two most important stretches of the game that ended his team's season. First, there was the 11 1/2-minute span when Villanova failed to make a field goal, despite a pair of..." March 24

  • Time for Marquette to take a big shot with coaching search

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Marquette isn't going to hire a provost or an athletics director until it hires a president. But it must hire a basketball coach before it hires the other three because recruiting won't wait. Priorities aside, the pecking order seems about right. The men's basketball coach typically has..." March 24

  • Baylor blows out Creighton 85-55, advances to Sweet 16

    Dallas Morning News "The Baylor Bears completed their transformation from all-but-done to Anaheim-bound on Sunday in an 85-55 victory in which they crushed No. 3 seed Creighton from the tip. The Bears, on the NCAA Tournament bubble not long ago, advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five seasons. No. 2..." March 24

  • UConn Tops Villanova, 77-65

    Hartford Courant "Throughout the season, the Huskies have shown mental toughness. At times, they've shown physical toughness. But it's March now and the UConn men's basketball team is showing the most important kind of mettle — tournament toughness. The Huskies, after a staggering start, dominated Villanova —..." March 23

  • Cohen decommits from Marquette after Buzz Williams' departure

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The first domino of Buzz Williams' departure to Virginia Tech fell Saturday night for Marquette, as four-star 2014 commit Sandy Cohen tweeted he's been released from his letter of intent and free to sign with any other school. Cohen, who committed to Marquette in July, signed with the Golden..." March 23

  • UNC survives Cotton, Providence 79-77 to advance in NCAA tournament

    Charlotte Observer "North Carolina survived a game for the ages from Providence guard Bryce Cotton, and when the Tar Heels needed it most they made shots from the free throw line in the final seconds of a 79-77 victory on Friday night in the NCAA tournament. UNC has been one of the worst free throw shooting teams..." March 22

  • Creighton Advances with 76-66 Win over Louisiana-Lafayette

    GoCreighton.com "Doug McDermott scored in bunches and Ethan Wragge delivered the critical 3-pointers. Together they kept Creighton marching on, right back where they'd promised they'd be. McDermott scored 30 points and Wragge made three huge momentum-changing shots in the second half, sending No. 3 seed..." March 21

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  • 'Nova starts slowly, pulls past Wis-Milwaukee in second half for 73-53 win

    Philly.com "Villa came out for its first game in the 2014 NCAA tournament with the type of ragged offense that promised to make its contest against 15th-seeded Wisconsin-Milwaukee a far more dramatic event that the Wildcats would like. But the No. 2 seed Wildcats showed a better shooting eye Thursday night..." March 21

  • Defending Creighton's Doug McDermott will be tough for UL-Lafayette

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "University of Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin was in on the ground floor of Creighton sharpshooter Doug McDermott. In November of 2010, Marlin took his Ragin' Cajuns on the road to Creighton to face the Bluejays and McDermott, then just a freshman with no name recognition in his only his..." March 20

  • Creighton Earns No. 3 Seed in 2014 NCAA Tournament

    GoCreighton.com "The Creighton Men's Basketball team earned a No. 3 seed, as an at-large team, in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, facing Louisiana in the Second Round on Friday, March 21 in San Antonio, Texas. The Bluejays are making their 19th appearance in the NCAA Tournament (overall record of 11-19), including..." March 20

  • Villanova's Bell not worried about shooting slump

    Philly.com "JAMES BELL, Villanova's only 4-year senior, is the place where it all starts. On a team that gets leadership from many sources, he is the unquestioned man. But scoring has never defined him. He won't allow it. Neither will the rest of the Wildcats. The last six games, as he approached his..." March 19

  • Sex assault allegation shadows PC on trip to NCAA tournament

    Providence Journal "The Providence Friars’ first journey to the NCAA Tournament in 10 years began Wednesday morning with a major distraction as they climbed aboard their charter flight to San Antonio. The Friars will play Friday against the North Carolina Tar Heels at 7:20 p.m. But as they prepare, they must deal..." March 19

  • Harvard’s Tommy Amaker is BC’s leading candidate

    Boston Globe "Tommy Amaker appears to be at the top of a very short list of candidates to replace Steve Donahue as BC basketball coach. Some others: A look at him and some others who could be on BC’s list: Tommy Amaker, Harvard - Would bring an ACC pedigree. He played for and coached alongside Hall of..." March 19

  • Providence Police Investigating Players for Sexual Assault

    The Wall Street Journal "Police in Providence, R.I., are investigating a claim by a student at Providence College who alleges she was sexually assaulted in November by two members of the school's men's basketball team. Major David Lapatin of the Providence Police confirmed Tuesday that the alleged victim made the..." March 19

  • N.C. State 74, Xavier 59

    ProSportsDaily "T.J. Warren overcame early foul trouble and scored 16 of his 25 points after the break while becoming the school's all-time single-season scoring leader as the Wolfpack downed the Musketeers in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Ralston Turner added 17 points for North..." March 19

  • Georgetown 77, West Virginia 65

    ProSportsDaily "D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 23 of his season-high 32 points in the second half as the host Hoyas downed their former Big East rival in the first round of the NIT. Smith-Rivera shot 7-for-10 from the field after halftime following a 2-for-7 start, sparking Georgetown (18-14) on a pair of big..." March 19

  • Robert Morris 89, St. John's 78

    ProSportsDaily "Karvel Anderson scored a career-high 38 points, including a school-record nine 3-pointers, as the visiting Colonials upset the Red Storm in the first round of the NIT. Lucky Jones added 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Robert Morris (22-13), which matched a program record with 16..." March 19

  • NC State handles Xavier, could be trendy upset pick over Saint Louis

    CBSSports.com "Mark Gottfried's North Carolina State team was the last at-large squad in the 2014 NCAA Tournament field. We know this because the NCAA releases its 1-68 official seed list, and the last at-large name identified is the Wolfpack. But barely getting in the field doesn't matter -- once it's..." March 19

  • XU needs to 'rely on identity' to survive NC State

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Welcome Wagon arrived early for Xavier's men's basketball team. As the 12th-seeded Musketeers participated in their open practice at UD Arena Monday night, a trio of red-clad Flyers fans hunkered down for some pre-NCAA tournament needling of their program's archrival. But Xavier's..." March 18

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