• Report: Isaac Haas wants to play despite fractured elbow

    Larry Brown Sports "Star Purdue center Isaac Haas was ruled out of the NCAA Tournament after fracturing his elbow in Friday’s win, but he’s refusing to accept that diagnosis. According to CBS’s Allie LaForce, Haas practiced Saturday with a brace on his elbow and is pushing for NCAA clearance in order to possibly..." March 17

  • Duke player’s mother involved in incident with Rhode Island fan during game

    Sportsnaut "The Duke Blue Devils are imposing their will against a lesser Rhode Island team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Duke opened up an early double-digit lead and seems to be coasting along. Though, there appears to be an unfortunate backdrop to all of this. According to various..." March 17

  • Isaac Haas injury update: Purdue center practices with brace after being ruled out

    CBS Sports "No. 2 seed Purdue got a bit of good news Saturday: The Boilermakers might not be losing Isaac Haas, their starting center, after all. Purdue advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament by defeating Cal State Fullerton 74-48 Friday, but Haas, a senior, broke his right elbow during the..." March 17

  • Zero perfect NCAA brackets left: These 5 upsets busted the most March Madness entries

    CBS Sports "If you're high-stepping around the living room and showboating about the CBS Sports bracket you claim is still perfectly intact, well, then chances are you're lying. As of Friday evening there was only one perfect bracket remaining, and that bracketeer -- which had to sweat it out after No. 4..." March 17

  • Virginia coach Tony Bennett concedes 'thorough butt-whooping'

    ESPN "Coach Tony Bennett couldn't explain it any better Friday night. His Virginia Cavaliers, who became the first No. 1 seed to fall to a No. 16 in NCAA tournament history, simply were outmatched. "We got our butts whipped," Bennett told CBS after the Cavaliers' 74-54 loss to the UMBC Retrievers...." March 17

  • Purdue basketball's Isaac Haas out for remainder of season with fractured elbow

    Journal & Courier "Purdue announced after Friday's 74-48 victory over Cal State Fullerton that Isaac Haas will miss the remainder of the NCAA Tournament with a fractured right elbow. Haas suffered the injury in the second half but returned to the game. He posted nine points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes." March 16

  • Why Butler Blue III, the adorable bulldog mascot, can't attend NCAA Tournament games

    CBS Sports "The Butler Bulldogs are in their 10th NCAA Tournament in 12 years. It's almost automatic that this proud program out of Indianapolis gets a ticket to the Big Dance. But with that comes an annual lament: one of the most popular live mascots in college sports is shunned from attending the games,..." March 16

  • Eight Pitt basketball players reportedly request transfers after Kevin Stallings firing

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Eight Pitt men’s basketball players have requested their release from the program in order to transfer, according to a report Friday from ESPN. The moves come eight days after coach Kevin Stallings was fired after two seasons. In Stallings’ final season, a team with 11 new players — seven..." March 16

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kansas hopes to have Udoka Azubuike available Saturday

    ESPN "Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday that he hopes to have center Udoka Azubuike available Saturday. Azubuike played just three minutes in the Jayhawks' 76-60 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He missed the three games in the Big 12 tournament with a left knee..." March 15

  • 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

  • Steve Alford is expected to return to UCLA despite poor finish

    Los Angeles Times "Steve Alford does not appear to be in imminent danger of losing his job after guiding UCLA to its earliest exit in NCAA tournament history. Barring a departure of his own choosing, he's expected to return for a sixth season coaching the Bruins after securing another highly touted six-man..." March 15

  • Sources: Pitt holds meeting with Tom Crean

    ESPN "Pittsburgh met with former Indiana coach Tom Crean on Tuesday, sources told ESPN. The Panthers parted with basketball coach Kevin Stallings last week after just two seasons and hired Fogler Consulting to help with the search for Stallings' replacement." March 14

  • Memphis fires Tubby Smith after two seasons. Will Penny Hardaway be his successor?

    USA Today "Tubby Smith said Wednesday he is no longer the men's basketball coach at Memphis. The decision was delivered during an 11:30 a.m. meeting between Smith, university president M. David Rudd and athletic director Tom Bowen on campus. It ended more than a week of speculation about Smith's job..." 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

  • 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

  • USC’s Chimezie Metu sits out NIT to protect his draft status

    Larry Brown Sports "If the USC Trojans are going to make a run in the NIT, they will have to do so without star big man Chimezie Metu. USC announced on Tuesday that Metu is sitting out the NIT in order to protect his health ahead of the NBA Draft." March 14

  • UConn is handling the Kevin Ollie situation all wrong, but Ollie's failures as a coach put him in this position

    New York Daily News "When you really think about it, former Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie did it to himself. Ollie is currently fighting UConn's decision to fire him for "just cause." With an NCAA investigation and a second straight losing season looming over the program, the university decided to..." March 14

  • Pac-12's Larry Scott: Criteria for NCAA tourney needs re-evaluation

    ESPN "Add Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott to the growing chorus of people surprised by the USC Trojans' omission from the NCAA tournament field. "Anyone that watched USC compete at the end of our season and at our [Pac-12] tournament would have no doubt they belong in the NCAA tournament," Scott..." March 13

  • Referee Ted Valentine feels he is being unfairly punished for Joel Berry incident

    Larry Brown Sports "Veteran referee Ted Valentine will not be working any games in this year’s NCAA Tournament, and he feels that it is an injustice. In an interview with ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that was published on Monday, Valentine declared that he was being unfairly punished for an incident in January when he..." March 13

  • 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

  • Nearly all $10B bet on March Madness will be done illegally, study claims

    Michigan Live "The American Gaming Association not only estimates that more than $10 billion will be wagered on March Madness this year, but that 97 percent of bets placed will be done illegally. In a Monday, March 12 news release, a day removed from Selection Sunday, the organization reports that it..." March 12

  • Louisville players voted against NIT, school accepted invitation anyway

    USA Today "Louisville basketball players voted against playing in the NIT but school administrators still accepted an invitation to play in the event, multiple sources with knowledge of the players' decision told Courier Journal. Louisville's players are emotionally exhausted from a trying, tumultuous six..." March 12

  • 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

  • Saint Mary’s tournament snub exposed two of the NCAA’s worst biases

    San Jose Mercury News "Saint Mary’s won 28 games and lost only five this season. And as of Sunday, they were ranked 40th in RPI and 28th in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings — better than Syracuse, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina State, Arizona State, Alabama, Missouri, and Oklahoma. But Saint Mary’s won’t play in the..." March 12

  • NCAA selection chairman denies FBI investigation conspiracy theory

    Larry Brown Sports "Some of the biggest snubs in this year’s NCAA Tournament had one very noteworthy thing in common — they are all part of the FBI’s investigation into corruption across college basketball. Of course, the NCAA insists that is merely a coincidence. After bubble teams USC, Oklahoma State and..." 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

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