• Vanderbilt fires Bryce Drew as men's basketball coach

    Sporting News "Vanderbilt has fired third-year men's basketball coach Bryce Drew, the school announced on Friday. "Vanderbilt is committed to competing at the highest levels on and off the court. After careful consideration, we've decided to make a change to the leadership of our..." March 22

  • Avery Johnson, Alabama negotiating buyout

    Alabama "The Avery Johnson era appears to be nearing an end at the University of Alabama. The school and Johnson are currently negotiating a buyout for what would be a mutually agreed upon parting of ways, AL.com learned Thursday night. The discussions remain active a day after the..." March 22

  • Tom Izzo Had To Be Restrained By His Players While He Screamed At Freshman Forward Aaron Henry

    Uproxx "Tensions run high during the NCAA Tournament, especially when a team with national title aspirations is at risk of getting bounced in the first or second round. That exact thing was happening in the second half of Michigan State’s first round game against Bradley, and in response, Spartan..." March 22

  • Oregon was in danger of missing the NCAA tournament. An 'accident' changed everything

    USA Today " An accident is partly responsible for the 12th-seeded Oregon Ducks riding an eight-game winning streak into its matchup against the fifth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It might look like an act of genius that Oregon coach Dana..." March 22

  • FSU's Cofer told after game his father died

    ESPN "Florida State senior Phil Cofer found out following the Seminoles' 76-69 victory over Vermont that his father died. "He got a phone call in the locker room after the game that his dad had died," Florida State spokesman Chuck Walsh told ESPN. Cofer's father..." March 21

  • Kobe Bryant to Duke star Zion Williamson: 'Focus on the game. Everything else is secondary'

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant has some advice for Zion Williamson. The Duke freshman has arguably been the best college basketball player of the last decade and is widely projected to be the top pick in the 2019 draft. Bryant, the former Lakers star, discussed Williamson’s potential during a..." March 21

  • Kentucky star PJ Washington to miss NCAA Tournament first-round game

    CBS Sports "Kentucky forward PJ Washington has been ruled out of the Wildcats' first-round game against No. 15 seed Abilene Christian due to a sprained foot, coach John Calipari announced on Thursday. Washington was listed as probable to play on Wednesday ahead of the game, but a trip to see..." March 21

  • John Calipari seemingly responds to report linking him to UCLA

    Larry Brown Sports "John Calipari took to social media to seemingly respond to a report linking him with the UCLA head coaching job. A report surfaced on Wednesday that Calipari was showing interest in coaching the UCLA Bruins. Later that day, the Kentucky Wildcats coach took to his Twitter account to..." March 21

  • The doubters were right: St. John’s didn’t belong

    New York Post "So the skeptics were spot-on. The doubters had their day. There were plenty of voices whispering — some screaming — that St. John’s didn’t deserve to be anywhere near the NCAA Tournament, not as the 68th pick, not as the 168th pick. Then the Johnnies went out..." March 21

  • Frank Howard Suspended From NCAA Tournament Indefinitely for 'Violation of Policy'

    SI "Syracuse point guard Frank Howard will not play in the NCAA tournament for an indefinite period of time due to "a violation of athletic department policy," the school announced on Wednesday. Details regarding the nature of Howard's suspension were not shared in the..." March 20

  • Gophers' Pitino: Facing L'ville not a distraction

    ESPN "Minnesota coach Richard Pitino had the predictable thought when he saw the Gophers would play against Louisville in the first round of the NCAA tournament. "When you see Louisville pop up, you're more about, 'What am I going to say to the media? How am I going to lie to..." March 20

  • 3 reasons Duke won't win national title, spoiling March Madness brackets everywhere

    USA Today "What's the best Duke team of all-time?  The Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley and Grant Hill teams of the early 1990s?  The Jay Williams, Shane Battier and Mike Dunleavy version of the early 2000s? The Danny Ferry mid-'80s team? The Elton Brand..." March 20

  • Warren Buffett offers $1 million for life for perfect Sweet 16 field

    CBS Sports "March Madness is the annual event that unites the nation. Brackets around the globe are filled out, office pools are created and employees of non Warren Buffett-ran entities sit back and wish the famous billionaire was signing off on their pay stubs. As is the case every year, Buffett..." March 20

  • Romeo Langford Will Not Play In Indiana’s NIT Opener Against St. Francis

    Dime Magazine "Indiana might have been the most fascinating team on the 2019 NCAA Tournament bubble. The Hoosiers had a laundry list of great wins — including a pair of victories over Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan State — but sat at an underwhelming 17-15. Ultimately, the committee left..." March 20

  • Shaka Smart acknowledges he is on hot seat at Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "It has been nearly four years since Texas hired Shaka Smart in hopes of returning the program to the level of success it enjoyed early in the Rick Barnes era, but that simply has not happened. With the Longhorns having missed the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years, Smart seems..." March 20

  • John Calipari provides promising news on PJ Washington

    CBS Sports "Troubling news came down Tuesday that PJ Washington, Kentucky's leading scorer and rebounder, has been in a walking boot since Sunday. But the precautionary move, as it was determined, seems to be of muted concern for the No. 2 seed Wildcats. UK coach John Calipari provided an..." March 20

  • PJ Washington in a walking boot for precautionary reasons

    A Sea of Blue "Rumors started swirling earlier today that PJ Washington had suffered a lower leg injury during the SEC Tournament. Turns out, there is some truth to Washington having a minor foot injury, but it doesn’t sound serious. According to UK, “PJ has been..." March 19

  • KU coach Bill Self addresses NBA rumors: ‘I look forward to being here for a long time’

    Kansas City Star "You’ve probably heard the rumor. It goes like this: Bill Self will leave Kansas for the Chicago Bulls. Many KU fans are talking about it. Even people who don’t care or don’t like Kansas are talking about it. The rumor is hot among some KU donors, particularly after a..." March 19

  • Saint Joseph’s University Fires Head Men’s Basketball Coach Phil Martelli

    CBS Philly "Saint Joseph’s University has fired head men’s basketball coach Phil Martelli after 24 seasons. The university made the announcement on Tuesday morning. “Today, Saint Joseph’s University announced its decision to make a leadership change in its men’s..." March 19

  • Tom Izzo not happy with Michigan State’s draw in NCAA Tournament

    Michigan Live "Tom Izzo was mostly jubilant in the minutes after Michigan State took home a Big Ten tournament title by beating rival Michigan on Sunday afternoon here at the United Center. But he couldn't deny being a little upset about his team's draw in the NCAA Tournament, announced soon..." March 18

  • Fred Hoiberg Is Reportedly The ‘Frontrunner’ To Take Over At Nebraska If It Fires Tim Miles

    Uproxx "When the Chicago Bulls elected to part ways with Fred Hoiberg in December, many believed it wouldn’t take long for the 46-year-old to return to the bench in some capacity. Hoiberg reportedly wanted to stay in the NBA mix but, given his previous success as the head coach at Iowa..." March 18

  • Winning is nothing new for Duke's RJ Barrett, even if the role he's playing is

    Sporting News "As the blue and white confetti poured onto the court of the Spectrum Center, signalling Duke’s 21st ACC Tournament championship, RJ Barrett searched for someone to embrace.  Antonio Vrankovic was the first set of arms he found. Barrett and his teammates then converged at..." March 18

  • Hokies star Robinson to return for NCAA tourney

    ESPN "Virginia Tech doesn't know its seed for the NCAA tournament yet, but the Hokies already received good news on Selection Sunday. Star point guard Justin Robinson, who has missed the past 12 games with an injured foot, will return for the NCAA tournament. Robinson suffered..." March 17

  • Michigan State's Kyle Ahrens suffers lower leg injury in Big Ten title game

    CBS Sports "Michigan State guard Kyle Ahrens sustained a lower leg injury on Sunday in the first half of the Big Ten Tournament championship game against Michigan. With 4:34 remaining in the first half, the junior guard came down awkwardly in the fight for a loose ball and his ankle appeared to..." March 17

  • Zion Williamson is a total mama's boy: 'I lean on her'

    Sporting News "It's been an eventful month for Zion Williamson. The Duke star blew through his shoe less than a minute into the most anticipated game of the season — a matchup with rival North Carolina on Feb. 20 — and missed five games after spraining his knee as..." March 17

  • After Year of Zion Williamson, why is everyone in rush to end one-and-done rule?

    USA Today "At some point around 11 p.m. Central time on April 8, confetti will fall from the rafters at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, a national championship trophy will be lifted and “One Shining Moment” will play on the scoreboard, just as it always does.  But no matter..." March 17

  • Another White Woman Tries to Expose Zion Williamson on Facetime

    Black Sports Online "Zion Williamson needs to be more careful about the women he is facetiming with. Another woman posted a video of him calling her beautiful for some odd reason. Zion seems like a nice guy, but he has to be very careful playing in the snow with no coat. Zion is going to be the..." March 17

  • Art Briles opens up about coaching in Italy, Baylor scandal

    Sporting News "Art Briles' new reality is anything but standard. The former Baylor coach now lives in Florence, Italy, where he is the head coach of American football team Guelfi Firenze. It's a far cry from the huge crowd Briles used to coach in front of, but it's a head..." March 17

  • Thad Matta is ‘overwhelming favorite’ for UNLV job

    Larry Brown Sports "Thad Matta may be ready to get back into coaching. According to Aaron Torres of The Athletic, Matta is regarded as the “overwhelming favorite” for the UNLV job that came available after the firing of Marvin Menzies. Rick Pitino, who has denied interest in the job..." March 17

  • Kansas State coach Bruce Weber: Dean Wade’s status for NCAA Tournament remains uncertain

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kansas State forward Dean Wade’s status for the NCAA Tournament remains uncertain. The senior missed the Big 12 Tournament with a foot injury and coach Bruce Weber told reporters the team is taking a “wait and see” approach about his availability moving..." March 16

  • Tulane and Mike Dunleavy Sr. to part after 3 losing seasons

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In the weeks since Mike Dunleavy Sr. received a public show of support from his boss, the Tulane men’s basketball team extended its losing streak another nine games. That proved to be the final stretch of games for Dunleavy as coach because the school and Dunleavy have decided..." March 16