Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Beatty becomes third South Carolina men's basketball player to leave since end of season

    The Post and Courier "The attrition from South Carolina’s basketball team continues. On Monday, freshman guard David Beatty became the third player to transfer since the season ended. “We want to thank David for everything he did for our program during his time with us, and we wish him the best on and off the court..." April 17

  • Mizzou adds Chicago point guard, continues to pursue Ramey

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri has officially made a much-needed addition to its backcourt. Chicago point guard Xavier Pinson, committed to the Tigers since February, signed his national letter of intent Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA’s spring signing period. The three-star point guard from Simeon Career..." April 12

  • Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans commits to Kentucky

    247 Sports "Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans made his college decision on Tuesday morning, he informed 247Sports. “I committed to Kentucky,” Hagans said. “It’s my dream school and I feel like I can get the job done there.” Hagans, a standout at Covington (Ga.) Newton, originally committed to Georgia,..." April 10

  • ‘Rocking Kentucky blue.’ Five-star forward E.J. Montgomery commits to Kentucky

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Five-star forward E.J. Montgomery gave his verbal commitment Monday to the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team. Montgomery picked the Wildcats over Duke, North Carolina and a slew of teams that were interested in the services of the 6-foot-11 prospect from Marietta, Ga. 24/7 Sports..." April 09

  • Former five-star recruit Sacha Killeya-Jones announces he's transferring from Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Hours after Kentucky landed a commitment from five-star Class of 2018 power forward E.J. Montgomery, another former five-star in its projected frontcourt for next season, UK sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, announced he will request his release and seek opportunities to continue his career..." April 09

  • Jalen Brunson, A’ja Wilson take home John R. Wooden Award

    CBS Sports "Villanova hardly broke a sweat en route to its second national title in three seasons, defeating each NCAA Tournament foe by no fewer than 12 points. Loaded with talent at every position, the Wildcats were represented as well as any program in Friday night's announcement of the 2017-18..." April 07

  • Way too early odds and picks to win the 2019 college hoops national championship

    Covers.com "March Madness is over and the Villanova Wildcats are the new reigning college basketball national champions. We’re seven, long months away from the start of a new season, but that doesn’t mean the betting windows are closed. Thankfully, sportsbooks have already posted their odds to win the 2019..." April 03

  • Top college basketball recruit Romeo Langford's dad rips John Calipari for U-19 debacle

    CBS Sports "Romeo Langford is one of the last big unknowns in the 2018 recruiting cycle. The 6-5 guard ranked No. 5 in the country will soon decide between Vanderbilt, Indiana and Kansas, after receiving offers and interest from the likes of Kentucky and North Carolina. Langford, who just scored 19..." April 02

  • Daniel Gafford, possible lottery pick, returning to Arkansas

    Pro Basketball Talk "Arkansas center Daniel Gafford is often compared to Texas A&M’s Robert Williams as an NBA draft prospect. Now, Gafford is taking the same course Williams – who declared for this year’s draft – charted last year: returning to an SEC team for his sophomore season despite being recognized as a..." March 30

  • Love of college atmosphere, BBN could keep Kevin Knox at UK, father says

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Freshman Kevin Knox led Kentucky in scoring. Conclusion: Kevin Knox will be a one-and-done player. Not so fast, Knox’s father said Monday. Kevin Knox Sr. said his son has expressed an interest in returning to UK for a sophomore season. “‘Daddy, to be honest with you, I loved the whole..." March 27

  • Arkansas center Daniel Gafford returning for sophomore season

    SEC Country "Arkansas center Daniel Gafford will not be one-and-done with the Razorbacks. Gafford announced Monday afternoon he will return to Arkansas for his sophomore season rather than enter the NBA draft. He was widely projected to be a first-round pick this June had he opted to leave school for the..." March 27

  • Kentucky's John Calipari: 'No disrespect' for lack of handshakes

    ESPN "Kansas State players said they were upset after Kentucky's players and coaches left the court before taking part in a postgame handshake following Kansas State's NCAA tournament win on Thursday. Kentucky coach John Calipari said there was no disrespect meant by his team. "They didn't shake..." March 23

  • Kentucky's Calipari warns team to not 'drink the poison'

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari is warning his players "don't drink that poison" by reading and watching comments about the team's path to the Final Four. "The poison being we have an easy road," Calipari said. "If they drink the poison, we'll be done on Thursday." Calipari isn't buying the..." March 21

  • Bruce Pearl on his future: ‘I want to stay at Auburn’

    USA Today "Bruce Pearl laid out the way for him to easily remain the head men’s basketball coach at Auburn University. Following 84-53 loss to Clemson in NCAA Tournament second round game Sunday, Auburn’s head coach stated his desire and ‘anticipation’ to be back as Auburn’s head coach for his fifth..." March 19

  • Kentucky's streak of 1,047 games with a 3-pointer is over

    CBS Sports "The Kentucky Wildcats advanced into the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 78-73 win over No. 12 seed Davidson on Thursday afternoon, but they lost their grip on one of the more remarkable streaks in all of NCAA. The Wildcats went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc against Davidson, which..." March 16

  • Ole Miss hires Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis to replace Andy Kennedy

    CBS Sports "Kermit Davis -- who has won 81 games (and counting) the past three seasons at Middle Tennessee -- has reached an agreement to succeed Andy Kennedy as Ole Miss' men's basketball coach, the school announced early Thursday. Davis, a Mississippi State alumnus, will continue to coach Middle..." March 15

  • It's official: Tom Crean is UGA's men's basketball coach

    247 Sports "Tom Crean is officially the new men's basketball coach at Georgia. The veteran coach was approved by Georgia's athletic board on Thursday evening, a meeting that was held via phone with UGA President Jere Moorhead and J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity working from a car at the Ben..." March 15

  • Report: Ole Miss to announce hiring of Middle Tennessee basketball coach Kermit Davis

    SEC Country "Kermit Davis is reportedly going to be the next basketball coach at Ole Miss, and it’s just a matter of time. The Rebels are expected to announce the hiring of the Middle Tennessee coach as their replacement for Andy Kennedy in the coming days, according to a Wednesday morning report from..." March 14

  • Report: Thad Matta will not take Georgia basketball job

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A day after receiving an offer to fill the Georgia basketball coaching vacancy, former Ohio State coach Thad Matta has decided not to accept the job, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. After spending a second straight day in Athens, Thad Matta is back home in Indianapolis contemplating a..." March 14

  • Barnett suspended for Mizzou's first NCAA tourney game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri will be without second-leading scorer Jordan Barnett in Friday's NCAA Tournament opener against Florida State, but should the Tigers win, he'll be available for Sunday's second-round game, Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said Sunday. Martin confirmed Barnett is serving a suspension after..." March 12

  • 5-star 2019 SF DJ Jeffries commits to Kentucky

    Fanrag Sports "SHARE TWEET With three players having committed to join the Kentucky basketball program this summer, John Calipari and his staff got an early start on the 2019 class Monday night. Five-star small forward D.J. Jeffries, who attends White Station HS in Memphis, announced that he will be a..." March 12

  • Thad Matta a reported candidate at Georgia, and the fine print in his Ohio State buyout

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thad Matta's name has come up in another college basketball coaching search. First, the former Ohio State coach reportedly met with Ole Miss officials about that job. Matta's name was a popular one on the list of candidates to potentially replace the recently-fired Kevin Stallings at Pitt. Now,..." March 11

  • Mizzou's Jordan Barnett arrested for DWI

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri senior guard Jordan Barnett was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by Columbia police around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, MU police major Brian Weimer said. Barnett, the Tigers’ second-leading scorer, was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested at 3:26 a.m. on suspicion..." March 10

  • Georgia, head coach Mark Fox expected to part ways

    College Basketball Talk "Georgia is expected to part ways with head coach Mark Fox. Fox has been the head coach at Georgia for nine seasons, but he has reached just two NCAA tournaments in those nine seasons. He’s 163-133 in his Bulldog tenure with a losing record (77-79) in SEC play." March 10

  • Tom Crean will be interested in Georgia job, SN sources say

    Sporting News "With the University of Georgia searching for a new coach following its dismissal Saturday of veteran Mark Fox, there’s a good chance the Bulldogs will look no farther for a replacement than the end of their remotes. Tom Crean, currently working as a studio and game analyst for ESPN, will be..." March 10

  • Nick Weatherspoon leaves Mississippi State's game against Tennessee with neck injury

    Clarion Ledger "Nick Weatherspoon left Mississippi State's SEC tournament game against Tennessee on Friday after suffering an apparent neck injury and was taken to a nearby hospital, the school announced. Weatherspoon fell hard on the ground after going up for a layup in the first 30 seconds of the second..." March 09

  • Michael Porter Jr. will play for Mizzou in SEC Tournament

    Kansas City Star "Michael Porter Jr. is back. The star Mizzou freshman will return to the basketball court Thursday when the Tigers open the SEC Tournament "Yes. He's prepared to play," Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said Wednesday. He said Porter will not start but will play. "We'll play like he's part of..." March 07

  • Arkansas basketball dismisses senior from team ahead of SEC Tournament

    SEC Country "Arkansas coach Mike Anderson announced Monday he has dismissed senior forward Dustin Thomas from the team for a violation of team rules. “It is a privilege to represent the University of Arkansas as a student-athlete,” Anderson said in a statement released by the university. “We will continue..." March 05

  • Michael Porter Jr. out for Mizzou's regular-season finale; eyes return for SEC tourney

    CBS Sports "Michael Porter Jr. will not play in Missouri's home finale, the school announced Saturday morning. Missouri hosts Arkansas at 6 p.m. ET. Porter has missed all but two minutes of this season after injuring his back in the Tigers' opener in early November. He was recently medically cleared to..." March 03

  • Former Ohio State coach Thad Matta meets with Ole Miss about coaching vacancy

    SEC Country "Ole Miss officials reportedly spoke with former Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta recently. Matta met with Ole Miss officials on Friday in Oxford, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Per Goodman’s report, Matta “is interested in returning to coaching,” after the former..." March 03

  • Missouri's Cuonzo Martin: Michael Porter Jr. will play Saturday 'if he feels good'

    CBS Sports "Missouri forward Michael Porter, Jr., who has appeared in just one game this season after going down with a back injury in the Tigers' season-opener vs. Iowa State, appears to be trending towards a return as early as Saturday after being cleared for activities last week. Tigers coach Cuonzo..." March 01

  • Kentucky's John Calipari: College players should make money off their likeness

    CBS Sports "Kentucky coach John Calipari said Tuesday that that he believes college players should have the opportunity to profit from their likeness and signature, and he urged the NCAA to work in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association to shore up some of the corruption that has taken..." February 28

  • Five-star guard Ashton Hagans decommits from Georgia

    247 Sports "Five-star junior point guard Ashton Hagans just decommitted from Georgia, according to Game Elite coach Chris Williams. "He's opening up his recruitment, but he's also considering Georgia in the future," Williams said. Hagans verbally committed to Mark Fox on Dec. 21 over the likes of..." February 26

  • Kevin Knox on FBI investigation: 'I'm not here to talk about that'

    ESPN "After being cleared to play Saturday morning, Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox declined to answer questions about his relationship with Christian Dawkins, the central figure of the FBI's probe into college basketball recruiting. According to a Yahoo! Sports report on Friday morning, Knox was one of..." February 25

  • Kentucky finds 'no eligibility issues' after internal review for potential violations

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Kentucky determined "there were no eligibility issues" after an internal review following a report of potential violations of NCAA regulations in college basketball. "The University of Kentucky immediately reviewed the matter and, based on the available information,..." February 24

  • John Calipari releases statement amid NCAA scandal

    Fanrag Sports "The NCAA appears to be the subject of an “underground recruiting operation” that could potentially create issues for more than 20 programs, according to Pete Thamel and Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports. There is no shortage of reputable programs involved, including the Kentucky Wildcats and head..." February 23

  • Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. cleared for all basketball activities

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Citing an anonymous source, CBSSports college basketball writer and radio personality Jon Rothstein tweeted that Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. "has been fully cleared for all basketball activities." Asked about the report, Missouri team spokesman Patrick Crawford texted, "Coach Martin..." February 22

  • Terrence Phillips no longer part of Mizzou basketball program

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before he set foot on Mizzou’s campus in 2015, Terrence Phillips was greeted as the new leader of the men’s basketball program. His charismatic, engaging personality was seen as a refreshing addition to the team as coach Kim Anderson attempted to remake a roster that was constantly turning over..." February 21

  • Kennedy steps down as Ole Miss coach

    Clarion Ledger "Saturday night figured to be just Andy Kennedy's final game against Mississippi State. It turns out it was Kennedy's final game at Ole Miss period. Kennedy announced he would step down at the end of the season on Monday. A day after the Rebels lost 79-62 to in-state rival Mississippi State,..." February 18

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