College Basketball NEWS ARCHIVE

» Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Louisville: Player tied to Pitino firing will not play for Cardinals

Louisville announced Wednesday that freshman Brian Bowen, tied to the Rick Pitino firing and one of the players at the center of the FBI probe into corruption in college basketball, will never play for the Cardinals.

Trump calls LaVar Ball an ’ungrateful fool’

President Donald Trump criticized LaVar Ball again for downplaying the president's role in bringing home three UCLA basketball players, including Ball's son, after a recent shoplifting incident in China during a team trip.

Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas sets 3-pointer record

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Third-ranked Kansas set a school record with 19 3-pointers Tuesday night while routing road-weary Texas Southern 114-71 in Allen Fieldhouse.

» Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Missouri F Porter slated to undergo back surgery

Highly touted Missouri prospect Michael Porter Jr. will undergo spinal surgery and is expected to miss the rest of the season, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.

» Monday, November 20, 2017

Another tall order: Bol’s son commits to Oregon

High-profile basketball prospect Bol Bol, son of former 7-foot-7 NBA player Manute Bol, has signed a national letter of intent Monday to attend Oregon.

Duke strengthens No. 1 spot after Michigan State win

Duke strengthened its hold on the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press college basketball poll after beating then-No. 2 Michigan State last week.

» Sunday, November 19, 2017

Michigan State F Bridges leaves game with leg injury

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State star Miles Bridges suffered a leg injury with 8:32 remaining in his team's game against Stony Brook on Sunday at Breslin Center.

Trump responds to LaVar: "I should have left them in jail"

After LaVar Ball downplayed President Donald Trump's involvement in getting his son and two other UCLA teammates released from China for their recent shoplifting arrest, Trump shot back that "I should have left them in jail."

Top 25 roundup: West Virginia wins by 63 points

Daxter Miles poured in a career-high 32 points and No. 24 West Virginia overwhelmed Morgan State 111-48 on Saturday night in Morgantown, W. Va.

» Saturday, November 18, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Duke not sharp, but wins

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke didn't play at the highest level, but the top-ranked Blue Devils were good enough anyway Friday night.

» Friday, November 17, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Bluiett leads No. 15 Xavier past Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. -- Xavier senior forward Trevon Bluiett scored a game-high 25 points -- including a pair of 3-pointers with less than two minutes left in the game -- as the No. 15 Musketeers held off Wisconsin 80-70 in a nonconference game at the Kohl Center on Thursday.

» Thursday, November 16, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Bluiett leads No. 15 Xavier past Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. -- Xavier senior forward Trevon Bluiett scored a game-high 25 points -- including a pair of 3-pointers with less than two minutes left in the game -- as the No. 15 Musketeers held off Wisconsin 80-70 in a nonconference game at the Kohl Center on Thursday.

Missouri’s Porter (leg) to sit out vs. Utah

Missouri highly touted freshman Michael Porter Jr. will sit out his second consecutive game on Thursday due to a leg injury.

No. 8 Florida set to unleash Koulechov on North Florida

Eighth-ranked Florida plays its second game of the season Thursday night, eager to see more of Egor Koulechov.

Top 25 roundup: No. 23 UCLA survives Central Arkansas in OT

LOS ANGELES -- A Wednesday that began with negative headlines for No. 23 UCLA nearly ended with another, but the Bruins rallied in overtime to beat upset-minded Central Arkansas 106-101 at Pauley Pavilion.

» Wednesday, November 15, 2017

UCLA players suspended after shoplifting incident

UCLA freshmen basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were suspended indefinitely by the school on Wednesday after returning from China where they were held last week for shoplifting.

» Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Detained UCLA trio returning to U.S. from China

UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who have been detained in China for the past week on suspicion of shoplifting, are headed back to the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Detained UCLA trio returning to U.S. from China

UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who have been detained in China for the past week on suspicion of shoplifting, are headed back to the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Top 25 roundup: No. 8 Florida swamps Gardner-Webb

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Egor Koulechov scored 23 of his game-high 34 points in the first half as No. 8 Florida opened its season with a 116-74 victory over Gardner-Webb on Monday night in Gainesville, Fla.

Top 25 roundup: No. 8 Florida swamps Gardner-Webb

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Egor Koulechov scored 23 of his game-high 34 points in the first half as No. 8 Florida opened its season with a 116-74 victory over Gardner-Webb on Monday night in Gainesville, Fla.

» Monday, November 13, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 8 Florida swamps Gardner-Webb

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Egor Koulechov scored 23 of his game-high 34 points in the first half as No. 8 Florida opened its season with a 116-74 victory over Gardner-Webb on Monday night in Gainesville, Fla.

Duke remains atop AP Top 25 poll

Preseason favorite Duke remained No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll released Monday after winning its first two games.

Trump asks Chinese president to help in UCLA trio’s cause

President Donald Trump intervened to help the three UCLA men's basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, who were arrested for shoplifting while in China for a tournament last week.

» Saturday, November 11, 2017

UCLA’s Ball, two teammates expected to remain in China

LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, and two of his UCLA men's basketball teammates who were arrested on shoplifting charges are expected to remain in Hangzhou, China, while the team flies back to Los Angeles.

UCLA’s Ball, two teammates expected to remain in China

LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, and two of his UCLA men's basketball teammates who were arrested on shoplifting charges are expected to remain in Hangzhou, China, while the team flies back to Los Angeles.

» Friday, November 10, 2017

Duke nets third straight No. 1 recruit in Barrett

No. 1 Duke continues to ensure its future will be just as bright as the present, as it landed the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018 in small forward R.J. Barrett.

Saint Mary’s locks up Bennett with extension

Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett received a long-term extension through the 2026-27 season, the school announced Friday.

» Wednesday, November 8, 2017

UCLA’s Ball, two teammates out on bail after arrest in China

Freshman LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, and two UCLA men's basketball teammates were released on bail early Wednesday morning in Hangzhou, China, after being arrested the previous day for allegedly shoplifting.

» Tuesday, November 7, 2017

UCLA’s LiAngelo Ball arrested in China

LiAngelo Ball and two of his UCLA teammates were arrested in China for shoplifting, according to multiple reports.

Alabama F Key to undergo knee surgery

Alabama standout forward Braxton Key is slated to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, coach Avery Johnson said.

» Thursday, November 2, 2017

Recruit at center of Louisville scandal might be reinstated

Brian Bowen, whose recruitment resulted in the University of Louisville firing basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich, may get a chance at being reinstated.

Auburn to sit F Purifoy, C Wiley amid FBI investigation

Auburn forward Danjel Purifoy and center Austin Wiley will be sidelined indefinitely due to "potential eligibility issues," the school announced Thursday.

» Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Duke ranked No. 1 in AP preseason poll

Duke was named the preseason No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll on Wednesday for the second consecutive season and ninth time overall.

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