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Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. likely out for season due to back surgery

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:08:57 -0500

Heralded freshman Michael Porter Jr. is likely out for the season due a back injury suffered in his first game. Porter is expected to be a top pick in the NBA draft


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No. 6 Wichita State beats Marquette 80-66 in Maui semis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:32:21 -0500

No. 6 Wichita State cranks up the defense to beat Marquette 80-66 in Maui Invitational semis


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LaVar Ball adds to public spat with President Trump during CNN interview

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:36:56 -0500

On "CNN Tonight" with Chris Cuomo, the elder Ball fails to thank the president for any assistance in getting son, LiAngelo, released from China.


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Marcus Foster leads Creighton to 100-89 win against No. 23 UCLA

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:34:06 -0500

Foster scores 23 to lead the Bluejays to victory in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Classic.


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No. 24 Baylor blows most of big lead, beats Wisconsin, 70-65

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:35:09 -0500

The Bears held off the Badgers' rally to win in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Classic.


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What to watch for in college basketball's Feast Week

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:22 -0500

Holiday tournaments mark the week in college hoops, including the PK80, the Maui Invitational and the Battle 4 Atlantis.


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Duke remains No. 1 in latest USA TODAY men's basketball poll

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:11:29 -0500

A big win against then-No. 2 Michigan State has bolstered Duke's hold on No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY men's basketball poll.


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Michigan State's Miles Bridges injures ankle in win Sunday, day-to-day

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:34:10 -0500

Bridges twisted his ankle, but combined with Langford, Winston and Ward for 74 points, 21 rebounds and 13 assists in win over Stony Brook


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Oregon signs center Bol Bol, son of the late Manute Bol

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:30:26 -0500

The son of the late Manute Bol has signed a letter of intent to play at Oregon



Donald Trump fires back at LaVar Ball: 'I should have left them in jail!'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:57:57 -0500

The President fired back at LaVar Ball on Sunday after Ball downplayed his role in helping three UCLA basketball players return to the U.S. safely from China.


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Donald Trump takes the bait, and LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand wins again

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:33:33 -0500

LaVar Ball trolled President Trump only to see the President extend the Ball family reach even further.


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LaVar Ball's master NBA plan takes hit with LiAngelo Ball suspension

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:41:04 -0500

LiAngelo Ball wasn't on draft lists before the China shoplifting, but his indefinite suspension at UCLA will make a climb to the pros even harder.


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Duncan, Stockton headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:11:03 -0500

Tim Duncan and John Stockton, who became stars in college and icons in the NBA, headline the 2017 class that was inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame


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UCLA returns home to sparse crowd after week of turmoil in China

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:51:23 -0500

UCLA won an overtime thriller, but the topic of conversation at Pauley Pavilion was focused elsewhere.


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Donald Trump tweets at UCLA basketball players: 'You're welcome'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:51:36 -0500

Donald Trump on Thursday told three UCLA basketball players to "have a great life" after they apologized Wednesday for their actions in China.


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UCLA players need to sit for a good long time and then earn their way back

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:58:13 -0500

UCLA announced indefinite suspensions for LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, and they need to be significant


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UCLA players arrested in China thank Donald Trump for his assistance

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:21:39 -0500

As part of their apologies, the players mentioned Donald Trump, who wondered on Twitter earlier Wednesday whether he would receive their thanks.


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Outlooks for the Top 25 teams in the USA TODAY preseason college basketball poll

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:46:02 -0400

Want to get more information about the Top 25 of the preseason Amway Coaches Poll? Here are outlooks for each of the schools in the rankings.


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College hoops coaches association hopes to overcome perception that everyone is guilty

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:55:47 -0500

The NABC believes the vast majority of its coaches are doing things right and being unfairly lumped in with the coaches who aren't.


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When it's just about basketball, former villain Grayson Allen sure is fun to watch

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:34:43 -0500

It's too early to tell if controversy will find Grayson Allen again. But early returns suggest the talk about maturity is more than lip service.


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Louisville athletics refunded $419K to season-ticket holders after Pitino and Jurich were fired

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:45:12 -0500

Louisville gives money back for 315 seats at KFC Yum Center for this season following leadership changes.


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Negotiations ongoing in FBI college hoops investigation as one defendant is issued a continuance

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:28:38 -0500

Brad Augustine, a former Florida AAU program director charged in the FBI's investigation revolving around the University of Louisville.


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Georgia Tech star Josh Okogie suspended 6 games for NCAA violation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:38:03 -0500

Okogie will serve a six-game suspension, while teammate Tadric Jackson must sit out three games for accepting benefits in violation of NCAA rules.


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Pearl claims to have ‘daily’ communication with Auburn administration on investigation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:16:26 -0500

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl is now claiming he has "daily" communication with Auburn administration regarding the ongoing investigation.


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Michigan State's leader, 'Tum Tum' Nairn, 'maybe the greatest teammate ever'

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:27:42 -0500

The key to another Michigan State national title under Tom Izzo might be 'Tum Tum' Nairn, who energizes teammates and keeps them stable.


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Oklahoma State outlasts Pittsburgh 73-67 behind Carroll

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:43:26 -0500

Jeffrey Carroll scored a game-high 29 points to lead Oklahoma State to a 73-67 win over Pittsburgh in the consolation game of the Legends Classic Monday in New York


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Efianayi leads Gardner-Webb to 93-70 win over Brevard

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:43:02 -0500

David Efianayi scored 28 points, D.J. Laster had a double-double and Gardner-Webb rolled to a 93-70 win over Division III Brevard College



VCU runs away from Cal 83-69 at Maui Invitational

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:14:55 -0500

De'Riante Jenkins had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Virginia Commonwealth rode its attacking defense to a big early lead to beat California 83-69 in the Maui Invitational


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Brewer, Mahoney lead SE Missouri to 74-59 win in Cancun

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:24:12 -0500

Ledarrius Brewer made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Southeast Missouri State beat Cal State Northridge 74-59 at the Cancun Challenge



Aka Gorski scores 16 points, Wyoming heads to final, 70-61

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:58:46 -0500

Alexander Aka Gorski scored 16 points and Wyoming defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 70-61 in the semifinals of the Cayman Islands Classic



Louisville appeal asks to reverse 'excessive' NCAA sanctions

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:43:00 -0500

Louisville appeals NCAA penalties and calls vacation of 2013 championship 'excessive'


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Missouri's Porter Jr. out for season after back surgery

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:35:30 -0500

Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing lower back surgery


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College basketball preview: Five mid-major teams with Cinderella breakout ability

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:49:37 -0500

College basketball allows smaller schools to shine in the NCAA tournament. Five teams, including Missouri State and Oakland, have Cinderella ability.


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Competition, expense bring curtain down on Alaska Shootout

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:13:54 -0500

Fans over the years witnessed the best of college basketball at the Great Alaska Shootout, with Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan State and UCLA winning titles


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