• UNC's Garrison Brooks enters transfer portal

    The Athletic "North Carolina center Garrison Brooks has entered the transfer portal, The Athletic confirmed Friday evening. Brooks (6-foot-10, 240 pounds), an All-ACC selection as a junior and the preseason player of the year in the conference in 2020-21, averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4..." April 10

  • Cincinnati fires coach John Brannen after just two seasons after university review of basketball program

    CBS Sports "Cincinnati is firing men's basketball coach John Brannen less than a week after placing him on paid administrative leave amid a university review of the program, the school announced Friday. The school first announced its review of allegations involving the program late last..." April 09

  • Referee Bert Smith's fall in men's NCAA Tournament game didn't kill him. It saved his life.

    USA Today "Bert Smith hasn’t seen the moment that made him famous. His wife has seen it once, and she’ll never watch it again. If you saw it, you understand. Smith is the college basketball official who passed out during the men's NCAA Tournament regional final..." April 09

  • Texas Tech transfer Nimari Burnett chooses Alabama basketball

    Tuscaloosa News "Nimari Burnett, a five-star prospect in the Class of 2020, announced Thursday that he would transfer from Texas Tech, where he had an up-and-down freshman season, and join the Alabama basketball program.  Burnett, a McDonald’s All-American and five-star prospect from..." April 08

  • UCLA coach Mick Cronin signs two-year extension after Final Four run

    ESPN "After leading the Bruins to their first Final Four appearance since 2008, UCLA men's basketball coach Mick Cronin has signed a two-year extension worth $4 million per year, athletic director Martin Jarmond announced Thursday. Cronin, who is now signed through the 2026-27..." April 08

  • Miami Hurricanes transfer Earl Timberlake commits to Memphis Tigers

    Bleacher Report "Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers landed a significant addition from the transfer portal. Guard Earl Timberlake told Jonathan Givony of ESPN that he is transferring from Miami to Memphis to play for the Tigers during the 2021-22 season. "I felt like I can..." April 08

  • Arizona fires Sean Miller, but it would have made more sense for everybody if this had been done much sooner

    CBS Sports "Arizona firing Sean Miller is hardly a shocking development given the scandal the staff he employed put the program through in recent years. Academic fraud. Impermissible benefits. Bribery. You name it, it probably happened on Miller's watch. So, again, it's unsurprising that..." April 08

  • Vanderbilt lands commitments from 5-star center Lee Dort and 4-star guard Noah Shelby

    247 Sports "Throughout the recruitment process, 5-star center Lee Dort and 4-star guard Noah Shelby didn't lack quality options. With a plan in place for the pair to commit early in the summer, multiple high-major schools battled for what projects to be one of the better inside-out..." April 08

  • It may not have been intentional, but Kansas giving Bill Self a 'lifetime contract' sends a message to NCAA

    CBS Sports "There was always the feeling that no matter what the NCAA had in store for Kansas basketball, Bill Self was going to be around to see the future. Even if there was a  postseason ban, scholarship reductions, even a suspension of the Hall of Fame coach, KU was all in fighting the..." April 08

  • Mac McClung 'Considering' Returning to Texas Tech, Forgoing NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Mac McClung's time with the Texas Tech Red Raiders may not be done just yet. "He's considering coming back," Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams told the College Hoops Today podcast. "I'm going to meet with Mac and his family soon. I want the best for..." April 07

  • Here is what Sean Miller is expected to do next after being fired by Arizona

    Larry Brown Sports "Sean Miller on Wednesday was fired after 12 seasons as the head coach of the Arizona Wildcats. Miller was able to hold onto his job for a few more years past when many thought he would be fired, but he is finally out. So what will Miller do next? ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says..." April 07

  • Candidates to replace Sean Miller at Arizona

    CBS Sports "Arizona is on the hunt for its next coach after Wednesday's news that the Wildcats and Sean Miller are parting ways. Though an NCAA investigation has scuffed up the program's reputation a bit in recent years, the Arizona gig is still an elite college basketball job. Below,..." April 07

  • Arizona basketball fires coach Sean Miller

    AZ Central "The University of Arizona has fired coach Sean Miller, according to a report from Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Miller's contract hadn't been extended since 2017, when the FBI announced its investigation into college basketball, of which Arizona played a prominent part. " April 07

  • Hurricanes basketball transfer Chris Lykes commits to Arkansas Razorbacks

    ESPN "Miami transfer Chris Lykes announced his commitment to the Arkansas basketball program on Wednesday, becoming the Razorbacks' second transfer pickup this spring. Lykes chose Arkansas over USC. A 5-foot-7 guard from Maryland, Lykes played just two..." April 07

  • Tar Heels pin their hopes on Hubert Davis to replicate success of his mentors

    The Athletic "It was so small — barely the size of a quarter. And subtle, too. So subtle that, were you not attuned to a certain suit’s left lapel, you easily could’ve missed it. But why, after all, would you have fixated on any suit in the first place? Dozens of former North..." April 07

  • Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd top candidate for Arizona head coach job?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Wildcats are in the market for a new head basketball coach, and one name is being repeatedly mentioned as an initial candidate. Arizona fired Sean Miller on Wednesday, opening up speculation on who will replace him. Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd has been receiving buzz as..." April 07

  • Help could be on the way for Gonzaga: Unicorn 7-footer Chet Holmgren

    247 Sports "Gonzaga got killed on the glass Monday night as the Bulldogs were no match for Baylor’s length and athleticism. The good news is that help is on the way — in short order.  Seven-footer Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2021’s 247Sports..." April 07

  • For Drew Valentine and Loyola Chicago, the prognosis was clear all along

    The Athletic "He sat in the front of his dad’s car with a tear in his eye, the weight of the decision ahead of him — and the reality that came with the obvious choice — almost too much to bear as he exited the specialist’s office and had a heart-to-heart with his..." April 07

  • UCLA F Jalen Hill retires from basketball due to anxiety, depression

    Larry Brown Sports "Former UCLA forward Jalen Hill announced on Instagram Tuesday that he is retiring from basketball. Hill played in 15 games this season but left the team in February due to personal reasons. In an Instagram video he posted on Tuesday, Hill shared what he has been going through that led..." April 06

  • Iowa's Luka Garza wins Wooden Award, consensus National Player of the Year

    Yahoo! Sports "Iowa center Luka Garza was named the John R. Wooden Award winner on Tuesday, securing his status as the consensus National Player of the Year.  The Hawkeyes senior previously secured the Naismith Award and Oscar Robertson Trophy and was named National Player of the Year by The..." April 06

  • What's next for Baylor basketball after capturing program's first national title?

    USA Today "The first men's basketball national title is in the trophy case for Baylor. Now what can the Bears do for an encore?  Asking for a repeat of a remarkable season that saw them finish 28-2 and run through both Houston and Gonzaga in the Final Four will be difficult...." April 06

  • Roy Williams sends wonderful message about Hubert Davis taking over UNC

    Yardbarker "Roy Williams shared a wonderful message on Tuesday as Hubert Davis was introduced as the new head coach at North Carolina. Davis, a former Tar Heels player, served on Williams’ staff as an assistant coach since 2012. Williams is delighted to pass the program along to..." April 06

  • Iowa's Luka Garza to become first college athlete to sell NFT

    Fox Business "Iowa hoops star Luka Garza has gone from the college player of the year to groundbreaking digital pioneer. Garza will become the first college athlete to auction a limited edition NFT or non-fungible token. It became available Tuesday night at OpenSea at 6 p.m...." April 06

  • What's next for Gonzaga men's basketball after title run fell short?

    USA Today "The sting of losing in the men's NCAA Tournament championship game for a second time in five years will last in Spokane, Washington, longer than March Madness. In the long term, it's not a matter of whether Gonzaga will get another opportunity to cut the nets in April...." April 06

  • Top Five Big Man Charles Bediako Commits to Tide Hoops

    Roll Bama Roll "Another April, another big recruiting month for Nate Oats and the Alabama Crimson Tide. It turns out that playing (and winning) with an up-tempo scheme that prioritizes attacking the rim and running teams out of the gym with a barrage of three-point shots is quite appealing to college and..." April 06

  • Baylor Fans Throw Wild Street Party After Winning Title, Couch Burning & Fireworks!

    TMZ "Baylor fans partied HARD after their men's basketball team blew out Gonzaga ... setting couches on fire in the streets and letting off fireworks -- and video from the scene is WILD!!! Just minutes after the Bears took down the Zags, 86-70, to win the NCAA Tournament in..." April 06

  • Baylor's Davion Mitchell 'cemented himself as a top-10 pick' with championship performance

    Yardbarker "Baylor guard Davion Mitchell wrapped up a breakout season with another stellar performance in the Bears' championship win over Gonzaga, finishing the game with 15 points, six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.  And his impressive run may have helped his stock in..." April 06

  • Baylor defeats Gonzaga, earns first men’s basketball national title

    Washington Post "Baylor, which spent the early part of the century as a men’s basketball hellscape crawling with skulduggery and worse, spent Monday night as a brilliant, kinetic credit to its sport. It became the 37th different college to win a national championship, and it carved out a starring presence..." April 06

  • Drew Valentine named the new Loyola men’s basketball coach

    Chicago Tribune "Loyola officially named Drew Valentine its new men’s basketball coach Monday night, replacing Porter Moser, who left last week for Oklahoma. Valentine, 29, was a four-year assistant under Moser and is believed to be the youngest head coach in Division I..." April 06

  • Scott Drew never let others change his story, path or program, and that's how he led Baylor to its first title

    CBS Sports "The red glare coming off the scorer's table couldn't match the one coming from Davion Mitchell's eyes minutes before Baylor throttled Gonzaga and ended the Bulldogs' undefeated dream season. Baylor had just gone through its team..." April 06

  • Baylor's Jared Butler Named 2021 NCAA Men's Tournament's Most Outstanding Player

    Bleacher Report "Baylor's Jared Butler was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament as the Bears won the first national title in program history. Scott Drew's squad blitzed Gonzaga early and didn't look back en route to an 86-70 victory..." April 06

  • Kentucky Wildcats freshman Devin Askew, a former highly touted recruit, hits transfer portal

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats freshman Devin Askew, a former five-star basketball recruit, has entered the transfer portal, the school announced Monday. Askew, a 6-foot-3 point guard from California, started 20 games during his first season in Lexington. He averaged 6.5 points and 2.9..." April 06

  • Gonzaga still a team for all time despite not capping off undefeated season with a national championship

    CBS Sports "It was set up to be a storybook finish for Gonzaga. A season finale for the preseason No. 1 Bulldogs facing preseason No. 2 Baylor, with the championship on the line. Monday night was supposed to be one last showcase en route to becoming the first undefeated men's title winner..." April 06

  • Texas Tech promotes assistant Mark Adams to fill HC vacancy

    The Score "Texas Tech is promoting top assistant Mark Adams to fill its head coaching vacancy after previous head man Chris Beard took the job at Texas, sources told Jeff Goodmanof Stadium. " April 05

  • Mike Woodson convinces key Indiana star to remain with Hoosiers

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Woodson’s hire as Indiana basketball coach was greeted with initial skepticism, but he now has one big success to his name already. Former five-star recruit Khristian Lander, who had announced last week that he would enter the transfer portal after one year at Indiana,..." April 05

  • Jalen Suggs’ football career: Gonzaga hero was star QB in high school

    Sporting News "Jalen Suggs: Final Four hero, impending NBA draft lottery pick and ... former football star? Yes indeed. The phenomenal Bulldogs freshman is not only a terrific basketball talent, but also a former standout on the gridiron — one who saw plenty of recruiting interest as he..." April 05

  • North Carolina hires Hubert Davis as new basketball coach

    ESPN "North Carolina has promoted longtime assistant Hubert Davis to replace Roy Williams as the Tar Heels' new head basketball coach, the school announced Monday. Davis has been an assistant coach under Williams for the past nine seasons in Chapel Hill and was one of the favorites..." April 05

  • Title-game tale of the tape: Gonzaga vs. Baylor

    The Score "After one of the wildest NCAA Tournaments ever, the two best teams in the country for almost the entire season will play for the national championship Monday. Gonzaga enters with the chance for the first undefeated season since 1976, while Bayloris looking for the first..." April 05