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  • Minnesota hires Xavier assistant Ben Johnson as next basketball coach to replace Richard Pitino

    CBS Sports "Minnesota announced Monday that it is hiring Xavier assistant Ben Johnson, a former Gophers player and assistant, to replace Richard Pitino as the program's basketball coach. Johnson joined the Xavier staff in 2018 after working as an assistant for Pitino from 2013-18.  CBS..." March 23

  • College basketball games affected by COVID-19

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's basketball program is resuming practice on Monday and breaking its temporary COVID-inflicted postponement after being forced to postpone its SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup Saturday with Texas. The Wildcats' schedule has changed a bit because of the pause, with its SEC matchup..." February 01

  • Xavier's Adam Kunkel buries stepback 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Musketeers over Marquette

    CBS Sports "Xavier escaped with a home win over Marquette on Sunday after guard Adam Kunkel, a transfer from Belmont who entered the day averaging just 3.0 points per game, hit an incredible stepback 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Musketeers over the Golden Eagles..." December 20

  • Top 10 transfers declared eligible

    CBS Sports "After months of waiting, Wednesday's decision by the NCAA Division I Council to approve a blanket waiver for immediate eligibility to transfers freed dozens of college basketball players stuck in limbo. While many high-profile transfers like Kentucky's Olivier..." December 16

  • NCAA denies waiver request for Xavier forward Ben Stanley, who sought in-person classes

    USA Today "Xavier University's men's basketball program had high hopes for transfer Ben Stanley and what he could bring to the Musketeers this season, but those hopes will have to wait a year after Xavier announced Friday that Stanley's waiver was denied by the NCAA, making the 6-foot-6..." November 20