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State hoops roundup (Dec. 3): Jones helps lift Loyola Maryland men over Mount St. Mary's, 64-57

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:06:00 PST

Jarred Jones (John Carroll) scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead host Loyola Maryland to a 64-57 win over Mount St. Mary's on Saturday.

Jones was 6-for-11 from the field and made all three of his free throws for the Greyhounds (4-4), who were 23-for-27 from the foul line.

Andre Walker...


No. 11 UCLA knocks off the top-ranked Wildcats in Kentucky

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:10:00 PST

Long after Rupp Arena had emptied, fans streaming through corridors in quiet resignation, Bryce Alford lingered in a corner of the 40-year-old building with his immediate and extended family.

There were hugs, handshakes and smiles all around. Alford accepted congratulations from UCLA boosters and...


Navy's cold shooting leads to loss at Furman

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 16:55:00 PST

The Navy men's basketball team (3-6) suffered a 79-46 loss at Furman (4-4) on Saturday in Timmons Arena. Furman led wire-to-wire in the contest and was ahead by 36 points late in the second half.

Navy had a very cold night shooting, going just 18-of-49 (37 percent) from the floor, 5-of-21 (24 percent)...


College basketball: No. 25 West Virginia upends No. 6 Virginia

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:05:00 PST

Esa Ahmad made a tiebreaking three-pointer with 1:28 remaining Saturday and No. 25 West Virginia, which scored 11 of the game’s final 13 points, ended No. 6 Virginia's home winning streak at 24 with a 66-57 victory at Charlottesville, Va. 

Jevon Carter led West Virginia (6-1) with 11 points and...


College basketball: No. 13 Indiana cruises to sixth victory

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:25:00 PST

Juwan Morgan scored a career-high 18 points and finished with 10 rebounds, De’Ron Davis scored 14 points and No. 13 Indiana rolled to an 83-60 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Friday night. 

Indiana’s bench out-scored SIU Edwardsville’s, 34-12, and the Hoosiers dominated the glass,...


State hoops roundup (Nov. 30): Walker gives Loyola men 71-70 win over Stony Brook

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:19:00 PST

Andre Walker scored 24 points, including the winning layup with 0.5 of a second remaining, to give Loyola Maryland a 71-70 victory over host Stony Brook in men's basketball Wednesday night.(image)

Digest: Georgetown hammers winless Coppin State, 96-44

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:34:00 PST

The Georgetown men's basketball team removed any potential drama down the stretch against a second straight winless opponent from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, overwhelming Coppin State early for a 96-44 victory Wednesday night.

The Hoyas (4-4) never trailed in winning back-to-back games...


No. 13 Indiana holds on to upset No. 3 North Carolina 76-67

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:27:00 PST

OG Anunoby scored 16 points, James Blackmon Jr. had 14 and Robert Johnson added 11 Wednesday night, leading No. 13 Indiana past No. 3 North Carolina 76-67 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

The Hoosiers (5-1) have won two straight since last week's stunning loss to little-known Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.


No. 1 Notre Dame women top Iowa 73-58 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:46:00 PST

Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 14 points and No. 1 Notre Dame held off Iowa 73-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Iowa City.

Lindsay Allen added 11 points for the Irish (7-0). They had 42 points in the paint and scored 21 points off 23 Hawkeyes turnovers.


Grayson Allen leads No. 5 Duke past Michigan State 78-69

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:19:00 PST

Grayson Allen scored 24 points, Luke Kennard added 20 and No. 5 Duke beat Michigan State 78-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Amile Jefferson had 17 points and 13 rebounds while freshman Frank Jackson finished with 11 points and keyed a timely 11-0 run for the Blue Devils (7-1).


Bryant player dribbles out the clock and celebrates before realizing his team lost [Video]

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:25:00 PST

Bryant University freshman Ikenna Ndugba dribbled out the final seconds of the Bulldogs’ game against rival Brown on Monday night, then tossed the ball in the air and looked for a high five from teammate Adam Grant.

He didn’t get one. Turns out there was no reason for the Bryant players to celebrate.


Bonzie Colson's 24 points lead Notre Dame to 92-78 win over Iowa

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:28:00 PST

Bonzie Colson had season-high 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Steve Vasturia tied a career-high with 22 points and Notre Dame overcame squandering a 15-point lead in the first half to beat Iowa 92-78 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Colson made all 12 of his free throws and...


Illinois pulls away in 2nd half for romp over North Carolina State

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:30:00 PST

After three straight losses, Illinois used its practice time to the fullest heading into Tuesday night's Big Ten-ACC Challenge game.

But it wasn't all spent on the court the previous two days, coach John Groce said.

"(We had) individual meetings, team meetings, players (had their) own meeting,"...


College basketball roundup: It's eight straight losses for the 49ers

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:10:00 PST

Lagerald Vick scored a career-high 23 points on near-perfect shooting, Svi Mykhailiuk had 14 and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 91-61 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night in Lawrence, Kan. 

Josh Jackson added 13 points for the Jayhawks (6-1), who doubled up the 49ers (1-8) at 50-25...


State hoops roundup (Nov. 28): Coppin St. men drop 8th in a row, 76-73 to D-II Chestnut Hill

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:31:00 PST

Demetrius Isaac scored 18 points and the Division II Chestnut Hill men's basketball team sidestepped Coppin State's second-half comeback bid for a 76-73 win on Monday night.

It was the eighth consecutive loss to open the season for the Eagles.

Dakpe Yiljep added 17 points and nine rebounds, and...


College basketball: Baylor jumps, Indiana drops in Top 25 rankings

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:24:00 PST

The top two stayed the same, but a lot of the Top 25 was shaken up like a shaken snow globe.

Upsets and classic showdowns have already defined the early weeks of the college basketball season. And it has caused some major shifts in how I voted in this week’s Associated Press rankings.

Here’s how...


Digest: Towson women's basketball edges George Mason for best start since '08-09

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:05:00 PST

Sianni Martin, Raven Bankston and Jordyn Smith combined for 57 points Sunday to lead the Towson women's basketball team to a 79-75 win over George Mason (3-4) to improve to 5-0.

Martin finished with a game-high 20 points, Bankston had 19 and Smith added a career-high 18 for the host Tigers, who...


College basketball: No. 11 Gonzaga edges No. 21 Iowa State, 73-71

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:10:00 PST

No. 11 Gonzaga dominated the first half and overcame significant struggles in the final 20 minutes to beat No. 21 Iowa State, 73-71, on Sunday in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

Gonzaga nearly blew an 18-point second-half lead. 

“I definitely think we got...


Look for ACC to have edge in this week's Challenge with Big Ten

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:05:00 PST

This season's Big Ten-ACC Challenge offers some matchups worthy of the NCAA tournament.

Fourteen teams from the last season's tournament, including Final Four teams Syracuse and North Carolina, will be showcased. Top 25 opponents Syracuse and Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke, Purdue and Louisville,...


UCLA finishes strong to beat Texas A&M for the Wooden Legacy title

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:40:00 PST

It won’t always be Showtime for this incarnation of the UCLA Bruins. Not all fastbreaks and deft passes.

There will be days like Sunday, when the game is more a struggle and the opponent has little interest in letting the Bruins run wild to some flashy highlight reel.

Still, these Bruins showed...


State hoops roundup (Nov. 26): Robert Morris rallies from 11 down, nips Towson men, 67-66

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:05:00 PST

Isaiah Still scored 16 points and Billy Giles' jumper with 1:35 remaining gave Robert Morris the lead for good, completing the Colonials' second-half comeback in a 67-66 victory over Towson on Saturday night.(image)

Roundup: Grayson Allen is hurt in Blue Devils' win

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:55:00 PST

Grayson Allen showed what he’s capable of when healthy — and then went down with the latest in a run of injuries for No. 6 Duke. 

Allen scored all 21 of his points in the first half, then injured a toe late in Duke’s 93-58 rout of Appalachian State on Saturday at Durham, N.C. 

Allen, who has been...


State hoops roundup (Nov. 25): 32-2 first-half spurt carries Towson men

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Mike Morsell scored 21 points and host Towson used a 32-2 first-half run to pull away from Stony Brook, 88-63, in men's basketball Friday in the Barclays Center Classic.(image)

College basketball: Baylor will play Louisville in Battle 4 Atlantis final; Arizona holds off Santa Clara

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:00:00 PST

Johnathan Motley scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half to lead No. 20 Baylor to a 73-58 victory over No. 24 Michigan State on Thursday to reach the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game at Paradise Island, Bahamas. 

Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. added 14 points and eight rebounds — nearly all in the second...


Reserves step up for short-handed Navy in 78-66 victory over UMBC

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:50:14 PST

Dulin and Pearson shine in starting roles, Kiernan contributes off the bench(image)

Reserves step up as Navy routs UMBC, 78-66; Pearson and Dulin shine after being thrust into the starting lineup

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:38:00 PST

   Navy was a bit short-handed going into Wednesday night’s men’s basketball meeting with UMBC. The Midshipmen were without two starters and a key reserve.

   It was announced beforehand that senior guard Tim Abruzzo would miss a third straight game with a knee injury. Also, junior swingman and...


State hoops roundup (Nov. 21): Coppin State men fall to Ball State late, lose sixth in a row

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Tayler Persons scored 19 points, including the game-winning three-point play, and had 10 assists to help the Ball State men's basketball team defeat Coppin State, 79-77, in Las Vegas on Monday.

Keith Shivers' basket with 43 seconds left gave Coppin State (0-6) its only lead of the game at 77-76...


Women’s Basketball: Aussie-born Storer enjoying first taste of America through McDaniel

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:18:00 PST

Green Terror freshman 10,000 miles from home but finding her way with new "family."(image)

College basketball: No. 25 Michigan is upset while UNC pulls rank on Wisconsin

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:30:00 PST

Sindarius Thornwell had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead South Carolina past cold-shooting and 25th-ranked Michigan, 61-46, on Wednesday night at Columbia, S.C.

The Gamecocks improved to 5-0 for a second straight season and knocked off their first ranked opponent since an 81-78 win at No. 8 Texas...


Fort Wayne shocks No. 3 Indiana with 71-68 upset in OT

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:14:00 PST

Bryson Scott scored 18 points and John Konchar made the go-ahead free throw with 1:19 left in overtime to give Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne a stunning 71-68 upset over No. 3 Indiana on Tuesday night.

DeAngelo Stewart made two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to make it a three-point lead, and Konchar...


Notre Dame women win after switching arenas mid-game

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:58:00 PST

In one of the most bizarre scenarios imaginable at a major sporting event, top-ranked Notre Dame and Louisiana-Lafayette switched venues in the middle of their game due to a power outage.

Even with the switch in venue and the delay, the Irish were too much for the Ragin' Cajuns, winning 91-51 in...


Men's Basketball: McDaniel can't handle Johns Hopkins in Centennial opener

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:27:00 PST

Johns Hopkins opened up a 22-point halftime advantage en route to an 84-52 victory over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference men's basketball opener for both teams on Tuesday in Baltimore.

Josh McWilliams led the Green Terror (2-1, 0-1) with a career-best 17 points.

Ryan Curran keyed a 56.9 percent...


Women's Basketball: Johns Hopkins hangs loss on Green Terror

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:27:00 PST

Johns Hopkins scored the first five points of the game and never trailed en route to a 70-53 victory over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference women's basketball opener for both teams on Tuesday.

Jasmine Smith paced the Green Terror (1-3, 0-1) with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists.



Northwestern upsets No. 22 Texas 77-58

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:46:00 PST

Northwestern came into the Legends Classic off a last-second loss to Butler.

It didn't seem to bother the Wildcats as they beat No. 22 Texas 77-58 on Monday night.

"I'm really proud of my guys tonight. We had a very tough loss Wednesday in Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler," Northwestern coach Chris...


Kentucky takes over No. 1 spot from Duke in basketball poll

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:10:04 PST

Kentucky moves into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, replacing Duke, which dropped to sixth following its final-seconds loss to Kansas in the Champions Classic. The Wildcats (4-0), who also beat then-No. 13 Michigan State in the Champions Classic, received 42 first-place...(image)

Depleted Duke Beats URI 75-65 In Hall Of Fame Tip-Off Championship

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:09:44 PST

Rhode Island came into Sunday's game hungry and hyped for an opportunity to knock off the nation's team in Duke.

The Rams left the Hall of Fame Tip-Off championship game at Mohegan Sun Arena with no victory, only a learning experience as they headed back to South Kingstown.

"To play the program,...


State hoops roundup (Nov. 19): UMBC men rally to beat Kennesaw St.

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:55:00 PST

Jarius Lyles scored 29 points on 11-for-19 shooting and sparked a late run that helped host UMBC rally to beat Kennesaw State, 93-85, on Saturday.(image)

Top-ranked Duke beats Penn State in Tip-Off tournament

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:17:00 PST

Freshman Frank Jackson led five players in double figures with 17 points and top-ranked Duke defeated Penn State 78-68 Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Uncasville, Conn.

Amile Jefferson added 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Blue Devils (3-1), who lost forward Chase Jeter to...


State hoops roundup (Nov. 18): Mount St. Mary's edges George Mason

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:36:00 PST

Chris Wray had 21 points and 10 rebounds and his dunk with a second left in overtime lifted Mount St. Mary's over host George Mason, 78-76, on Friday night.(image)

A long road to a four-year college for Laurel's Kondeh

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

The first time that Laurel resident Alie Kondeh stepped inside of what was then the Xfinity Center on the campus of the University of Maryland was in 2008 to watch the Laurel High boys basketball team lose in the state Class 4A semifinals against Springbrook of Montgomery County.

Kondeh, a Laurel...


State hoops roundup (Nov. 17): Morgan State men post first win, 88-73 over D-II Wilmington

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:33:00 PST

Phillip Carr scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds and Morgan State cruised to an 88-73 win over Division II Wilmington on Thursday night.

It was the first win for the host Bears, who had lost their first two games of the season.

Carr finished an efficient 8-for-11 from the field. David...


Mt. Zion Prep's Jarvis Doles (Hammond) commits to Drexel

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:39:00 PST

When the 2015 fall signing period rolled around, Jarvis Doles had nowhere to go. Then a senior at Hammond High, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward saw several other Baltimore-area basketball players sign letters of intent to Division I schools, but he was faced with “a lot of anxiety” as the scholarship...


No. 6 Indiana blows out UMass Lowell, Notre Dame routs Seattle

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:52:00 PST

James Blackmon Jr. made five 3-pointers, scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Robert Johnson added 16 points, as No. 6 Indiana sailed to a 100-78 victory over UMass Lowell on Wednesday night.

Blackmon made four 3-pointers and scored 20 of his 23 points in the first half of Indiana's...


No. 7 Kansas topples No. 1 Duke, Illinois overpowers Division II McKendree

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:37:00 PST

Frank Mason III hit a short jumper with 1.3 seconds to play to give No. 7 Kansas a 77-75 victory over No. 1 Duke on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic.

The Jayhawks (1-1) beat a top-ranked team for the eighth time and this one looked a lot easier with 8 minutes to play and Kansas...


Women’s Basketball: McDaniel’s team unity still a work in progress

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:31:00 PST

Green Terror have their moments, but York finishes strong in season opener(image)

Guard Johnnie Vassar sues NCAA, alleges 'harassment' at Northwestern

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:43:00 PST

When Johnnie Vassar selected Northwestern as his college basketball destination shortly before Christmas in 2013, his great-grandmother let out a scream, thanked God and asked him: "When are you coming home?"

Vassar had attended four high schools, but his childhood home was on Chicago's South Side.


Shannon Ryan's college basketball Top 25: Duke stays No. 1, Indiana climbs

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:21:00 PST

The first week of college basketball tipped off with mostly what we expected but did have a few noteworthy bangs.

Indiana cracked the top five after beating Kansas in an overtime thriller. Arizona proved its worth with a notable victory against Michigan State.

This is just the start of what promises...


UConn Women Challenged By Florida State In Season-Opening Win

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:51:00 PST

Geno Auriemma has been preaching it to anyone who will listen, from the players in his locker room to the reporters with microphones in front of him.

This year's UConn team will will enter a world of retribution. This team, young and inexperienced and without a formed identity, will pay for the...


Navy men shoot past Washington College

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 19:30:00 PST

Sunday afternoon's men's college basketball game between host Navy and Washington College proved to be a win for both squads.

For the Midshipmen, it was a chance to bounce back from Friday's 10-point loss to Ohio State in a commanding way, dispensing with the Division III Shoremen, 74-47, to record...


Men’s Basketball: Green Terror ready to tip off new season

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:17:00 PST

Preseason practice over as new-look McDaniel hosts Wilson(image)

Women's Basketball: McDaniel searching for its new identity

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:17:00 PST

Green Terror have plenty of new faces, holes to fill(image)

State hoops roundup (Nov. 13): UMBC men hold off UMES, 77-73

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Will Darley (Dulaney) scored 24 points and made 5 of 6 3-pointers, Jarius Lyles scored 23 points and had six assists, and the UMBC men's basketball team held off host UMES, 77-73, on Sunday.

Leading 35-32 at halftime, the Retrievers led by as many as nine points in the second half before the Hawks...


Buckeyes too much for Mids at Veterans Classic

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:20:00 PST

Navy falls to Ohio State in season opener, 78-68(image)

State hoops roundup (Nov. 11): UMBC men tie team record with 17 3-pointers in rout

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Jairus Lyles scored 18 points and the host Retrievers tied a school record with 17 3-pointers in a 92-61 win over the Blazers (0-1) in coach Ryan Odom's debut Friday night.

Will Darley (Dulaney) and Ben Grace (Gilman) each had four 3-pointers as Darley scored 14 points and Grace and Joe Sherburne...


Wagner Stuns UConn 67-58 In Season-Opener

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:54:00 PST

There were any number of shocking sights and sounds at Gampel Pavilion on Friday night, but the most shocking sound was silence, the most shocking sight was of fans streaming to the exits with a couple of minutes to play.

The UConn men's basketball season, with such promise in its buildup and excitement...


No. 11 Indiana tops No. 3 Kansas 103-99 in overtime

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:10:00 PST

James Blackmon, Jr. scored 22 of his 26 points after halftime to lift No. 11 Indiana to a season-opening 103-99 overtime victory over No. 3 Kansas on Friday night in the Armed Forces Classic.

The Hoosiers had four players score in double figures with Thomas Bryant notching a double-double with...


What to expect from Baltimore area men's basketball teams

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:40:00 PST

Morgan State

Coach: Todd Bozeman (11th season, 159-162)

2015-16 record: 9-22, 6-10 (t-ninth in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)

Tournament result: Lost to No. 1 seed Hampton, 83-81, in MEAC quarterfinals

Preseason poll: Ninth in MEAC

Key nonconference games: at Houston (Nov. 11), vs. Towson (Nov....


Villanova's quest to repeat among college basketball's top 2016-17 storylines

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:01:00 PST

The last time we saw two college basketball teams compete, it was one of the most epic championship games ever played.

The last time a player took a shot that counted, it was the ball slipping off Kris Jenkins' fingertips in Houston to deliver a 3-pointer that beat the buzzer and North Carolina...


College basketball preview: Players, teams, games to watch

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:03:00 PST

Preseason All-America

Josh Hart, Villanova, 6-5 senior F: NCAA champs' top scorer (15.5 ppg) and No. 2 rebounder (6.8).

Grayson Allen, Duke, 6-5 junior G: Blue Devils' catalyst averaged 21.6 points last season.

Markelle Fultz, Washington, 6-4 freshman G: Projected top-three pick can score, rebound...


It's homecoming week for Severna Park's Wojciechowski

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:24:00 PST

During his summers in high school, Severna Park native Steve Wojciechowski spent a lot of time honing his basketball skills at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Wojciechowski, now the head coach at Marquette, would sometimes grab a couple of his buddies and head over to the academy to keep their games sharp...


Navy basketball faces stiff challenge in season opener

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:42:00 PST

Deep, talented Ohio State team headlines Veterans Classic doubleheader(image)

Towson coach Pat Skerry's new rule for Tigers: All players must register to vote

Sat, 5 Nov 2016 11:53:00 PDT

Pat Skerry told his 13 players that the program had a new requirement. They had to register to vote. They were expected to fulfill their civic duty as informed, engaged citizens. There were polls more important than the Associated Press Top 25.(image)

Baltimore natives on 2016-17 Division I men's basketball rosters

Thu, 3 Nov 2016 06:39:00 PDT

Last year, 88 Baltimore-area natives suited up for Division I men's college basketball programs. This season, that number has fallen to 73, but there are still plenty of interesting players and storylines to track. Seventeen players from this region - defined here as natives of Anne Arundel County,...(image)

Sweet 16: Baltimore's best college basketball players for 2016-17

Thu, 3 Nov 2016 04:42:00 PDT

The Sun's annual Sweet 16 list highlights the best men's college basketball players from the Baltimore area, plus four honorable mention picks. The selections were based on prior accomplishments and season projections. Freshmen were not considered for the list. 


Morris Taft, who helped UCLA win its first NCAA basketball tournament game, dies at 84

Sun, 6 Nov 2016 17:40:00 PST

Morris Taft, a guard under UCLA basketball coach John Wooden from 1954 to 1956 who helped the Bruins win their first NCAA Tournament game, has died. He was 84.

The school said Taft died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness.

He helped lead the Bruins to a 61-18 record during...


List of potential impact transfers includes Rick Barry's son

Fri, 4 Nov 2016 16:38:00 PDT

Last week, we put together a list of six schools that are relying on multiple newcomers who began their college careers at other Division I schools. Now we're focusing on six individual transfers who are starting over at their new schools.

CANYON BARRY, FLORIDA (Former school: College of Charleston)


Navy basketball unveils revamped roster after graduating three starters

Wed, 2 Nov 2016 16:06:00 PDT

Midshipmen open against Ohio State in the Veterans Classic(image)

Mids looking to move on -- and fast

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 15:18:00 PST

Navy lacks size but team is balanced, athletic(image)

Mids have opening at power forward

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 17:26:00 PDT

Expected starter Hogan transferred to Jacksonville(image)

Maryland No. 25 in AP preseason men's college basketball poll

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:21:00 PDT

A week after being voted No. 21 in the USA Today coaches’ Top 25 poll, the Maryland men’s basketball team was selected No. 25 in the Associated Press preseason media poll.

Duke is the No. 1 team in the AP poll for the eighth time. The Blue Devils, who return three starters and have one of the top...


NCAA accuses Louisville over escort allegations

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:05:00 PDT

The NCAA accused Louisville of four violations stemming from its investigation into allegations that a former basketball staffer hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players.

The governing body's report Thursday does not mention a lack of institutional control — the most...


Baltimore native, Army veteran Isaiah Brock cleared to play basketball at Oakland

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:33:00 PDT

Oakland men's basketball player and Baltimore native Isaiah Brock, an Army veteran who had been deemed ineligible this season because of poor high school grades, was cleared to play by the NCAA on Monday.

Oakland appealed the NCAA's ruling Thursday, which was based on Brock's academic profile when...


Fred Slaughter, who helped lead UCLA to its first NCAA basketball title, dies

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:30:00 PDT

Fred Slaughter, who helped UCLA win its first NCAA basketball championship as a senior under coach John Wooden in 1964, has died. He was 74.

The school announced Saturday that Slaughter died Oct. 6 at his home in Santa Monica. No cause of death was given.

He was the Bruins' starting center from...


UConn Women's Insider: Huskies' 75-Game Winning Streak Will Be Tested Early

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 09:33:00 PDT

The winning streak has spanned nearly two calendar years, a 75-game journey that includes two NCAA titles.

The four-time defending champion UConn women's basketball team hasn't lost a game since falling to Stanford in overtime way back on Nov. 17, 2014. It was the second game of the season and...


Supreme Court rejects NCAA appeal of Ed O'Bannon case

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:50:00 PDT

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the NCAA's appeal of the Ed O'Bannon case, leaving in place lower court rulings that found amateurism rules for big-time college basketball and football players violated federal antitrust law.

The justices on Monday rejected the appeal in a class-action lawsuit...


Southern Conference decides to keep championships in North Carolina, bucking boycott trend

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:25:00 PDT

The Southern Conference reportedly has chosen to keep four upcoming league championships in North Carolina despite a controversial state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

Southern Conference officials announced Friday they will not join the NBA, NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference, all...


Georgetown proposes fans say 'Yes' during basketball games

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:34:00 PDT

Georgetown University might have found a basketball promotion more pressure packed than trying to make a shot from halfcourt.

The school is offering a marriage proposal package for its 17 home games this season that includes a money-back guarantee in the event that someone's significant other says...


Bowie native Lonergan out as GW basketball coach

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:14:23 PDT

Bowie native Mike Lonergan, who coached the George Washington University men's basketball team to the National Invitation Tournament championship last season, has been fired, the school announced on Saturday.

The move to remove Lonergan came six weeks after The Washington Post reported several former...


NCAA turns up pressure on state of North Carolina over bathroom law

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:53:00 PDT

The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people.

Unlike the recent one-time cancellations by the NBA and various rock stars, the move by college sports' governing...


Central Florida eyes NCAA championship events lost by North Carolina

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:47:00 PDT

The Central Florida Sports Commission will pursue six of the seven national championships that the NCAA plans to relocate from North Carolina because of that state’s controversial bathroom law.The NCAA has not announced how it plans to determine new host sites. The commission is interested in the...


NCAA pulls championship events from North Carolina over transgender bathroom law

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:45:00 PDT

The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games, for the coming year because of a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people.

In a news release Monday, the NCAA said the decision by its board...


Kent Baker, longtime Baltimore Sun sportswriter, dies

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:34:00 PDT

Kent Baker, a former Baltimore Sun sports reporter whose byline was familiar to readers for more than four decades, died Sunday of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 73.

"Kent was a very personable guy and always a pleasure to work with," said Seymour Smith, a retired Sun sportswriter...


Illini land top-flight basketball recruit Trent Frazier

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:29:00 PDT

Illinois’ recruiting class continues to grow stronger.

Four-star point guard Trent Frazier orally committed to the Illini on Sunday, according to recruiting web sites. 

Frazier, who is from West Palm Beach, Fla., ranks as the 20th best point guard in the nation, according to the composite...


Former Butler basketball star Joel Cornette dies at age 35

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:35:00 PDT

Joel Cornette, who helped Butler make the transition from a traditional mid-major program into a surprising power in college basketball, died Tuesday in a Chicago apartment. He was 35.

The Cook County coroner said Cornette was found dead in the apartment at 1:02 a.m. An autopsy was scheduled for...


Digest: DeWayne Burroughs named Coppin's women's basketball coach

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:04:00 PDT

Coppin State hired alumnus DeWayne Burroughs as women's basketball coach.

Last season, his first as head coach at the University of the District of Columbia, he led the Division II Firebirds to a 21-9 record; he'd been on UDC's staff since 2011.

Burroughs previously coached at Chesapeake College,...


Dundalk grad Malik Winston commits to Morehead State

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:02:00 PDT

For months, Malik Winston’s post-grad plan was to attend prep school. The former Dundalk star, who graduated this spring, had the grades to attend college immediately. But the level of basketball interest just wasn’t quite where he thought it should be.

That all changed “about a week or so ago”...


North Carolina says academic fraud doesn't fall under NCAA jurisdiction

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 19:56:00 PDT

North Carolina is challenging the NCAA's jurisdiction to pursue charges in the school's long-running academic fraud scandal and is holding off on self-imposed penalties. 

The school on Tuesday publicly released its response to five potentially top-level NCAA charges, which include lack of institutional...


Oklahoma State officials: Tyrek Coger died after 40-minute outdoor workout

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:13:00 PDT

Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, university officials said Friday.

Coger, a 22-year-old forward who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to be struggling during Thursday's workout at Boone...


GW to bring in 'outside counsel' to assist in probe of Mike Lonergan allegations

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:51:00 PDT

George Washington University said Thursday it was bringing in "outside" counsel to assist in the investigation of allegations by basketball players against men's Coach Mike Lonergan, in reaction to a Post article published earlier in the day. The university said that it "will not tolerate retaliation"...


Edmondson grad Kani Coles commits to Central Florida

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:55:00 PDT

Kani Coles knew he was headed to junior college. So did Kevin Norris. But that realization never stopped “Coach Stink” – a Lake Clifton graduate and then-Southern Cal assistant – from keeping tabs on Coles as he approached graduation last year from Edmondson.

“I knew that he wouldn’t forget about...


Digest: Shadae Swan named coach of Bowie State's women's basketball team

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:19:00 PDT

Bowie State named Shadae Swan women's basketball coach Wednesday.

Swan (St. Frances) took over leadership of the Bulldogs in January 2015 and coached the team the 2015-16 season on an interim basis, going 11-17 overall and 3-13 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

"After a very...


Summitt's Legacy Shines In The Fight Against Alzheimer's

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:29:00 PDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt's fight against Alzheimer's disease continues, and has even gained momentum since her death.

The former Tennessee women's basketball coach made sure of that through her efforts the last five years. As soon as she announced her diagnosis in 2011, Summitt vowed to take...


LGBT law creates hole in Duke's basketball schedule

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:59:00 PDT

Duke has an opening on its men's basketball schedule because of the state law that impacts LGBT people.

The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but there's no opponent listed on that day in Duke's schedule that was released Wednesday.


As in NBA, Duncan was reluctant, unassuming star at Wake Forest

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:59:00 PDT

Here’s how understated Tim Duncan was and is: Mike Krzyzewski and I forgot about him.

This was two seasons ago, and Krzyzewski asked me to appear on his satellite radio show to talk about ACC basketball. Coach K arrived at Duke in 1980, and I began covering the league two years later, so our conversation...


Larry Brown resigning after 4 seasons as SMU's coach

Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:54:00 PDT

Larry Brown is leaving SMU after turning down a contract extension, ending a four-year run during which the Mustangs made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and then were banned from postseason play last season.

SMU athletic director Rick Hart said Friday that Brown had been offered...


Sheryl Swoopes 'disappointed' in firing by Loyola but feels 'vindicated'

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 04:05:00 PDT

Two days after Loyola fired her as its women's basketball coach, Sheryl Swoopes released a statement Tuesday expressing her disappointment in the university's decision.

The statement did not specifically address allegations of mistreatment levied against her by former players, but it hinted that...


Former St. Frances forward Josh Ayeni headed to St. Bonaventure

Fri, 1 Jul 2016 12:30:00 PDT

After a post-grad year, Josh Ayeni (St. Frances) will suit up for St. Bonaventure, joining another former Baltimore Catholic League star in Jaylen Adams.(image)

Loyola fires Sheryl Swoopes after investigating claims of player mistreatment

Mon, 4 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Loyola's lengthy investigation into allegations of player mistreatment by women's basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes ended Sunday evening with a three-sentence statement announcing Swoopes has been fired.

Swoopes, a Hall of Fame player regarded as one of the greatest to play the sport, had been under...


Pat Summitt remembered as trailblazer, intense competitor

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:51:00 PDT

On Jan. 26, 2012, the Tennessee women's basketball team came to Tuscaloosa, Ala., one more Southeastern Conference stop on what Briana Hutchen called Pat Summitt's "farewell tour."

It's an apt description of the longtime Lady Vols coach's final season on the sideline, if a bittersweet one, because...


Bill Plaschke: I regret marginalizing Pat Summitt's greatness

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:50:00 PDT

It was a battle of unbeatens, the Sparks hosting the Minnesota Lynx, one of the biggest regular-season games in WNBA history, the story of the season.

Sadly, for me, it wasn’t even the story of the day.

Last week I planned to visit Staples Center to write about what could have been a very nice...