• Kansas suspends Bragg Jr. following arrest

    USA Today "Carlton Bragg Jr. was benched at least through Saturday’s game against Nebraska after the Kansas forward was charged with misdemeanor battery, Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced on Friday. “Carlton and I have spoken,” Self said in a news release sent to USA TODAY Sports and other outlets. “He..." December 10

  • Oklahoma State bolsters backcourt with 4-star Amauri Hardy commit

    Scout "Oklahoma State knows that they are going to have to replace firepower in the backcourt. With Phil Forte set to expire his eligibility and the potential that star sophomore Jawun Evans leaves for the NBA, Brad Underwood and his staff put a lot of focus on landing athletic and fast backcourt..." December 10

  • KU's Carlton Bragg, an NBA prospect, arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

    Kansas City Star "Kansas sophomore basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged with misdemeanor battery after he was alleged to have struck his girlfriend and pushed her down stairs during an argument, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. According to prosecutors, Lawrence police..." December 09

  • CSUN penalized by NCAA for academic fraud

    Los Angeles Times "The NCAA found that a former Cal State Northridge director of basketball operations committed academic fraud involving 10 men’s team players, announcing Wednesday that it had placed CSUN on three years of probation, ordered it to vacate team records involving the players and imposed a five-year..." December 08

  • Mississippi State’s Xavian Stapleton aiming for Dec. 22 return

    Fanrag Sports "Mississippi State Bulldogs talent Xavian Stapleton (knee) is aiming to return to action on Dec. 22 against Morehead State, Ben Howland told FanRag Sports. Stapleton, who is recovering from a torn ACL, is Louisiana Tech commit to transfer. Due to the transfer, per NCAA bylaws, the guard had to..." December 08

  • Terps' Damonte Dodd out at least 3 games with knee injury

    Baltimore Sun "The Maryland men’s basketball team will be without senior center Damonte Dodd for at least the next three games because of a knee injury, a team spokesman said. A few hours before the Terps were to play Howard at Xfinity Center, it was announced that Dodd suffered an MCL sprain in his left..." December 08

  • Runnin' Utes head coach Krystkowiak reveals he was treated for cancer in the spring

    The Deseret News "University of Utah men's basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak revealed Monday night that he had surgery in the spring to remove his thyroid, which had cancer in it. Speaking to ESPN700's Bill Riley on his first coach's show of the season, Krystkowiak noted that he has gained weight, which he said..." December 07

  • Cal’s Jabari Bird receives clearance, could play tonight

    Fanrag Sports "A back injury has limited California’s Jabari Bird to just one game this season. He could be in line to double that on Tuesday night in Hawaii. The Cal senior guard received medical clearance to play, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein, making tonight potentially the first time he will..." December 07

  • Coach K says he hopes Duke star freshman Harry Giles debuts 'before Christmas'

    CBS Sports "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday night that he hopes coveted freshman big man Harry Giles will make his debut for the Blue Devils before Christmas. "Harry's participating," Krzyzewski said of Giles' workouts and practice habits, "he hasn't had as much contact yet. We're hoping before..." December 07

  • Drake men's basketball coach Ray Giacoletti resigns

    Des Moines Register "Ray Giacoletti is officially out as the Drake men’s basketball coach. The school announced Giacoletti's resignation during a Tuesday afternoon press conference. Assistant coach Jeff Rutter will take over the program. Giacoletti, in his fourth season, struggled since taking the reins of the..." December 06

  • Rhode Island forward Hassan Martin out indefinitely with quad injury

    Providence Journal "For the second time in as many seasons, Hassan Martin could be facing an extended stretch on the sidelines. The University of Rhode Island forward will miss Tuesday night's game against Old Dominion and is sidelined indefinitely, The Journal has learned. Martin suffered an undisclosed right leg..." December 06

  • EKU’s Babb-Harrison arrested on charge of first-degree rape

    The Eastern Progress "First reported by LEX 18, Jaylen Babb-Harrison, a starter on the EKU men’s basketball team, was booked into Madison County Detention Center Sunday morning on a first-degree rape charge. The arrest came as the Richmond Police responded to a report of sexual assault at the Baptist Health ER...." December 06

  • Arizona loses point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright to high ankle sprain

    Arizona Sports "Arizona point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright left the Wildcats’ game against Texas Southern on Wednesday with a leg injury. The starter for coach Sean Miller left with 12:27 remaining in the first half after a collision while attempting to move across a screen. Miller said in his postgame..." December 06

  • South Carolina G Sindarius Thornwell suspended for policy violation

    ESPN "South Carolina Gamecocks guard Sindarius Thornwell has been suspended indefinitely. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said in a statement Sunday that Thornwell was suspended for violating an athletic department policy; he did not disclose the policy in question. Thornwell, a 6-foot-5 senior, is..." December 06

  • Sex assault charges against Mateen Cleaves dismissed

    Detroit Free Press "A Flint district court judge dismissed sexual assault charges Monday against former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves. Prosecutors accused Cleaves, 39, of Grand Blanc, of sexually assaulting a woman at a Flint area motel in September 2015. He was facing two counts of..." December 06

  • Villanova the new No. 1, UCLA vaults to No. 2 in coaches poll

    USA Today "The Wildcats are still No. 1 in college basketball. This week, however, it’s a different group of Wildcats. The Wildcats are still No. 1 in college basketball. This week, however, it’s a different group of Wildcats. Defending NCAA tournament champ Villanova replaces Kentucky atop the USA..." December 05