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USC can't get out of its own way when it comes to NCAA scandals

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:59:42 GMT

"We just became aware of this new information through media sources, and we take these allegations very seriously,'' read USC's official statement on the matter. "USC Athletics places the highest priority on athletic compliance and, as we have demonstrated, we do not tolerate violations



Allen, No. 5 Duke aim to fend off Syracuse

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:43:51 GMT

Grayson Allen has become Duke's headline player again as the fifth-ranked Blue Devils continue to pick up steam. In the second-to-last home game of his career, the senior guard is bound to be a focal point when Duke takes on visiting Syracuse on Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Second-place



Michigan State's reputation takes ding; FBI probe names Miles Bridges' mom

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:40:59 GMT

Miles Bridges and Tom Izzo and Michigan State's coaching staff might not have known. In the meantime, Friday's revelations by Yahoo Sports are a blow to an MSU basketball program and Hall of Fame coach that are already under siege. A year-long federal investigation into corruption in college



Florida running out of time to improve NCAA tourney resume

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:40:10 GMT

Florida's postseason resume is about as shaky as the team's shooting right now. The Gators (17-11, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) have lost three in a row and six of eight in league play. Little has gone right since early January, leaving coach Mike White's team in danger of missing the NCAA



'You can make millions off of one kid': Here's why the NCAA can't stop this corruption

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:19:07 GMT

With revelations from Yahoo Sports hitting the internet on Friday morning, Kentucky coach John Calipari's press conference was heavily attended with many wanting to know more answers. Feb. 23, 2017 Christian Dawkins had it right. You can make millions of dollars off of one kid. Siphon off a small



UPDATE 3-NCAAB Results

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:04:35 GMT

Feb 24 (OPTA) - Results from the NCAAB games on Friday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST) IUPUI JAGUARS 66 Wright State Raiders 56 Mercer Bears 83 CITADEL BULLDOGS 70 TOLEDO ROCKETS at Central Michigan Chippewas in play EAST TENNESSEE STATE at Wofford Terriers in play BUCCANEERS WESTERN CAROLINA



Bruce Pearl named semifinalist for National Coach of the Year

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:22:27 GMT

ATLANTA (Auburn Athletics) – Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl has been selected as a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday. Pearl is one of 10 coaches in contention for the annual award and is joined by Rick Barnes of Tennessee



There's only one way to eliminate college basketball's thriving black market

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:19:27 GMT

Yahoo Sports laid bare on Friday how the sport's underground economy works. Now the NCAA must show it's open to meaningful change.



UMass looks to tweak its defense to build momentum down homestretch

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:09:16 GMT

AMHERST — UMass men's basketball coach Matt McCall knows his team is short and short-handed. But despite all the absences, his team has played almost well enough, especially offensively, to win several Atlantic 10 games that it has come up on the short end of. So, with three regular season games



Oklahoma basketball: Sooners trying to have fun again, looking toward future

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:08:00 GMT

Sitting courtside at Oklahoma's practice Friday afternoon was a large group of sixth graders from Monroe Middle School in Tulsa. They watched in awe, cheering louder and louder with each dunk and made 3-pointer. During one of the drills, I leaned over to a few of them and asked who their favorite



UCLA's Aaron Holiday needs some help if the Bruins hope to reach the NCAA tournament

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:06:10 GMT

Holiday almost brought the Bruins all the way back from the 14-point deficit they faced early in the second half. He made two floaters, a three-pointer and split two defenders for a driving layup that shaved UCLA's deficit to 62-59. He later missed a step-back three-pointer that could have tied the



The making of Purdue's P.J. Thompson, and what he gave up to win

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:46:27 GMT

The Boilermaker senior on how he and his classmates must lead the solution to a three-game losing streak. To understand LaSalle Thompson IV — or P.J., as he's better known — look at the people who made him. There's LaSalle Jr., (grandpa) in his black sweatsuit with a tiny notepad for keeping



BUBBLE WATCH: Oklahoma's NCAA Tournament chances are waning

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:44:00 GMT

Oklahoma took college basketball by Sooner storm over the season's first two months, winning with a freewheeling style and Trae Young's nightly one-man show. Once the calendar flipped to 2018, the Sooners hit a Big 12 roadblock. College basketball's toughest conference has taken a toll on



Lonzo Ball calls for college athletes to be paid: Everyone's doing it

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:37:11 GMT

If everybody's breaking the rules, it's time for the rule itself to change. Lonzo Ball shared that message with the Los Angeles media Friday, hours after more high-profile college basketball programs, such as Duke and Kentucky, found themselves in the crosshairs of the NCAA corruption scandal



NCAA Corruption Report Ignites Reaction from Coaches, NBA Players, More

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:11:50 GMT

Following the release of a report detailing corruption in college basketball Friday, many players, coaches and observers in the college and professional ranks have weighed in.      Pat Forde and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported federal documents linked programs and players to the issuing and receiving



A different kind of senior day on tap for Mark Turgeon and Maryland basketball

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:10:00 GMT

Ever since Maryland joined the Big Ten in 2014-15, the last home game has been both a celebration for the careers of some of the program's most accomplished players as well as for the collective success of that year's team. Saturday's noon game against No. 17 Michigan at Xfinity Center will



Jay Bilas talks NCAA basketball investigation

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:10:03 GMT

On Friday, ABC11 spoke with ESPN's college basketball analyst Jay Bilas about the recent reports regarding the NCAA basketball investigation.






Duke says Wendell Carter's eligibility not impacted by Yahoo report

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:16:01 GMT

Duke released a statement Friday indicating the school does not believe the eligibility of freshman Wendell Carter Jr. will be impacted by the Yahoo Sports report that alleged impermissible benefits were given to current and former college basketball players and their families. Carter was named in the



March Madness 365 podcast: Tim Miles says Nebraska aiming for top four Big Ten seed; Self, Hurley discuss wide-open tournament

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:58:43 GMT

Nebraska coach Tim Miles is banking on a top four seed in the Big Ten tournament next week at Madison Square Garden to give the Huskers a chance to win an automatic bid and squelch any stress over earning an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament. Miles, who was a guest on this week's March Madness



Takeaways from Cincinnati Bearcats' 77-52 win over UConn

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:57:38 GMT

Unhappy Cronin reviews UC's win over UConn/ Beating a team by 25 points generally is a good thing, but University of Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin mostly saw negatives in a 77-52 home win over Connecticut on Thursday. No. 11-ranked UC (24-4, 13-2 American Athletic Conference) overwhelmed



Bracketology update: Gonzaga and Saint Mary's put NCAA committee in tough spot

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:56:00 GMT

There are no changes to the top line of the bracket Friday morning, but some re-evaluation has been done throughout, so there may be some team movements that seem counter-intuitive to this particular week's results. That might be true at other times also because seeding is relative. That means that



Marquette's Sam Hauser one of nation's most efficient offensive players

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:54:49 GMT

The popular image of Marquette's offense this season is Markus Howard and Andrew Rowsey bombing three-pointers without conscience. While there is an element of truth to that line of thinking, it also overlooks the contributions of Sam Hauser. The sophomore wing is quietly putting together one of



Texas, SDSU to sit down players amid inquiries

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:29:17 GMT

ESPN Texas and San Diego State have both decided to hold out players tied to the FBI's investigation into corruption in men's college basketball. Longhorns guard Eric Davis Jr. and Aztecs forward Malik Pope were both mentioned in the investigation, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. In the



San Diego St. to keep Pope out amid inquiry

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:29:17 GMT

ESPN San Diego State's Malik Pope will be held out of games while the school investigates an alleged loan made to the senior forward, coach Brian Dutcher announced Friday. Pope's name appears in documents related to the FBI investigation into corruption in men's college basketball that were



Paul Daugherty: Xavier collateral damage in FBI's NCAA basketball probe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:22:33 GMT

A report from Yahoo Sports details an FBI probe into some of the top players and schools in college basketball for allegedly taking money from an NBA agency - a revelation that could have drastic ramifications on college basketball. The slime currently covering quasi-amateur basketball has oozed its



Everything you need to know about the college basketball scandal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:20:35 GMT

When Yahoo! Sports published documents from the FBI's investigation into corruption in college basketball on Friday, it showed that players from more than 20 of the nation's top programs were implicated in possibly breaking NCAA rules. It's a complicated case with a lot of layers, so here



Vols basketball: Jordan Bone starting to pressure opposing defenses more

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:16:51 GMT

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes previews UT vs. Ole Miss Tennessee basketball had been practicing for more than an hour-and-a-half Tuesday when Rick Barnes told his players the end of practice was up to Jordan Bone. The Vols challenged the sophomore point guard to show how aggressive he can be driving the



SEC Basketball Preview: Tennessee v. Ole Miss

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:09:54 GMT

Unranked Ole Miss hosts no. 19 Tennessee Saturday as SEC play starts to dwindle down.  Ole Miss is struggling to compete in the conference- the team only has five wins.  Tennessee, on the other hand, is sitting in second place and continues to dominate in the conference. Tennessee's Strong Season



Kentucky basketball: John Calipari says Kevin Knox likely to play against Missouri

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:02:00 GMT

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kevin Knox will likely play Saturday against Missouri, Kentucky coach John Calipari said during a press conference Friday.  Knox and two former Wildcats, Bam Adebayo and Nerlens Noel, surfaced Friday in a report published by Yahoo Sports showing potential financial improprieties involving



Report adds names, including Markelle Fultz, to federal basketball corruption probe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:52:55 GMT

Documents seized from a leading basketball agent by federal investigators looking into corruption across the basketball landscape include notations of loans to current and former college stars, including to Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz and former Big Five players, according to a report in Yahoo Sports



Names of players with Indiana ties surface in FBI probe of NCAA basketball

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:46:22 GMT

Yahoo Sports dropped a bombshell Friday when it released documents connecting at least 20 universities and more than 25 players to former NBA agent Andy Miller and his agency, ASM Sports.  According to documents including an ASM balance sheet that is part of an FBI investigation, the players and even



Dick Vitale: NCAA Corruption Can Be Fixed, 'Pay the Players!!'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:36:00 GMT

Dick Vitale says he's heartbroken by the bombshell report uncovering alleged corruption in the NCAA ... but tells TMZ Sports he knows what the org. can do to fix the huge problem. PAY THE PLAYERS, ALREADY! We spoke with the college basketball legend about the FBI documents obtained by Yahoo! Sports



Rhode Island vs. Dayton odds: Picks from Vegas legend on 25-14 college basketball run

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:28:32 GMT

Atlantic 10 positioning is on the line at 7 p.m. ET on Friday when the Rhode Island Rams host the Dayton Flyers. Rhode Island is favored by 13 points, up one from the opening line. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 144.5, down one from the open. Before picking



Tulsa On the Road to Face No. 11 Cincinnati on Sunday

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:22:00 GMT

The University of Tulsa men's basketball team will look to extend its six-game winning streak when it takes to the road for an 11 a.m. matchup at No. 11 Cincinnati on Sunday, Feb. 25 at BB&T Arena. The Golden Hurricane (17-10, 10-5) retained sole possession of fourth place with a 70-61 win over UCF



Old vision for NCAA isn't sustainable — it's time to pay players

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:20:54 GMT

Every time there is another bad story out of college sports, and the one on Friday from Yahoo Sports about corruption in college basketball uncovered by the FBI might be as bad as it gets, I think about the famous scene at the end of the Al Pacino movie “And Justice For All,” when Pacino's lawyer



Players tied to the latest college basketball scandal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:19:44 GMT

LSU's Tim Quarterman (55) passes the ball as he goes out of bounds during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Mark Humphrey, AP



3 things to watch Saturday as Louisville looks for a key win at Virginia Tech

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:09:31 GMT

Louisville dropped its fifth loss in seven games with an 82-56 defeat Duke. The Louisville men's basketball team (18-10, 8-7 ACC) has entered must-win territory as the regular season draws to a close with three pivotal games, including Saturday's 1 p.m. matchup at Virginia Tech (20-8, 9-6). The



SEC Hoops Preview: Kentucky Hosts Missouri

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:06:48 GMT

After what seemed like a long four-game losing streak, the Kentucky Wildcats have won their previous two games, in hopes of extending it to three as they host the Missouri Tigers tomorrow. Both teams are tied in the SEC, among four others, with an 8-7 record in the conference. Kentucky Being such a freshman-heavy



Allegations of payments to college basketball players set stage for crazy NCAA tournament

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:04:18 GMT

A report from Yahoo Sports details an FBI probe into some of the top players and schools in college basketball for allegedly taking money from an NBA agency - a revelation that could have drastic ramifications on college basketball. Are you ready for one of the craziest, weirdest NCAA tournaments ever



Under Larry Eustachy, Colorado State has lost 3.2 players per season to transfers. But is it really that bad?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:40:37 GMT

College basketball's non-power conferences are stocked with transfers. Of those, 24 landed on Mountain West rosters this season, and all but three teams in the conference — Air Force, San Jose State and Utah State (none) — have at least one transfer. Easy as it is to point fingers at the high level



Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:40:18 GMT

Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players



Drexel sets NCAA record with 34-point comeback win against Delaware

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:27:00 GMT

With 2 minutes 30 seconds left in the first half Thursday night in Philadelphia, the Delaware men's basketball team led Drexel by 34 points. At halftime, the Blue Hens' lead was 27. They had made 10 of 16 three-point attempts by the break and gone on runs of 18-0 and 11-4. Any sane person would



ACC Bracketology: One Key Stat to Know, the ubiquitous Theo Pinson, UVA's post defense and the emergence of Ebuka Izundu

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:26:07 GMT

To say it's been a tenuous day for the sport of big-time college basketball is a bit of an understatement. The next few weeks, and beyond, will be a verity interesting time for hoops. Until we learn more information, though, the ACC Analytics tab's weekly Bracketology feature will continue —



The Skip Report: Wisconsin In Review

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:23:00 GMT

The game is long over. There has been ample time to shower, and to freshen up, and to throw on some civilian clothes. The wing Scottie Lindsey proves this just minutes later when he appears for his post-game presser in neat slacks and his letterman's jacket. But that is not the case with Bryant McIntosh



John Calipari responds to Yahoo story implicating current, former Kentucky players

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:01:36 GMT

SportsPulse: College hoop insider Scott Gleeson says Trae Young and Oklahoma are still safe to make it to March Madness ... for now. Kentucky coach John Calipari issued a statement on Friday denying any wrongdoing in response to new documents -- obtained and revealed by Yahoo! Sports -- that connected



USC's Bennie Boatwright, Chimezie Metu named in FBI college basketball probe, per Yahoo report

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:52:00 GMT

The FBI's investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball continues to envelop USC. Junior forwards Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu are the latest focus of the probe, several months after Trojans associate head coach Tony Bland was arrested and subsequently fired and guard De&



Report: FBI documents list a range of payments to top college basketball players

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:29:23 GMT

Some of the players mentioned in the documents obtained by Yahoo have local ties. Reports show Lakers star Kyle Kuzma received at least $9,500 while attending Utah, current USC player Bennie Boatwright and/or his father, Bennie Boatwright Sr., received $2,000 and Trojans teammate Chimezie Metu and/or



Season defining week awaits Florida Gators basketball

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:16:45 GMT

This Florida Gators basketball team is at a crossroads. It can either go in the tank and let these last three games slip away or take advantage of the opportunities they present. It's been almost two weeks since the Gators last won a game, and while fans and others around the program may have lost



SEC Hoops Preview: Arkansas at Alabama

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:09:23 GMT

In another SEC match-up this weekend, the Arkansas Razorbacks will travel and face the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday evening. The teams' last match-up was a little over a year ago when Arkansas came out on top. They defeated Alabama at home 87-68. In fact, the last time Alabama beat Arkansas was