RALEIGH, N.C. — It was all there, primed and ready, an arena full of people looking for any excuse to explode. Facing elimination, tied through two periods. Only the season hanging in the balance, that’s all.
DALLAS (AP) — Transfer players Isiah Jasey, Tyson Jolly and Darius McNeill have signed with SMU and will join the program next season.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says it's too early to tell for sure if the transfer portal is a net positive for college athletics.
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury was selected Monday to hear evidence in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business prospects with amateur basketball players.
Duke put the full-court press on California guard Cassius Stanley and it worked.
Kansas junior center Udoka Azubuike, who played just nine games this past season because of injury, has decided to return to KU for his senior season.
CHICAGO — Former Chicago Morgan Park point guard Charlie Moore, the 2016 Mr. Basketball winner in Illinois, is on the move again in college — and this time he’s apparently coming home.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech center James Banks is entering the NBA draft.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he hoped to build his offense around last season.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have fined PokerStars $10,000 for taking bets on New Jersey college basketball teams in violation of the state's sports betting law.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin felt in his heart it was time to leave St. John's.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia shot-blocking specialist Sagaba Konate, who missed most of this past season with a knee injury, has declared for the NBA draft.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will test the NBA waters.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. will test the NBA waters.
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Valley State has hired former NBA player and coach Lindsey Hunter as basketball coach.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn sophomore forward Chuma Okeke is entering the NBA draft.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nicolas Claxton, the 6-foot-11 slender forward who led Georgia in scoring, rebounding and blocks, has declared for the NBA draft.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest forward Jaylen Hoard says he is staying in the NBA draft and won't return to school for his sophomore year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week's federal basketball corruption trial.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Guard Ethan Anderson has signed to play for Southern California, joining the Trojans' previously announced recruiting class.
NEW YORK (AP) — After a meandering search, St. John's finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Robin Harmony has left Lamar to become the women's basketball coach at College of Charleston.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All-America guard Cassius Winston wants to accomplish more at Michigan State. He is coming back for his senior season.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Coming off a Final Four run and Big Ten title, Mateen Cleaves announced he would return to Michigan State for his senior season on May 6, 1999. Eleven months later, he led the Spartans to Tom Izzo’s only NCAA title.
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball.
A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.
NEW YORK — Mike Anderson was named the next head coach for the St. John’s men’s basketball team, the school said Friday in a news release.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has hired Josh Heird as deputy athletic director, returning him to the department where he worked from 2007 to 2016 before spending the past three years at Villanova.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has added former St. Joseph's point guard Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble to its roster as a graduate transfer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has hired Adam Mazarei to his coaching staff, adding an assistant who spent the past six seasons with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.
“Larry Nassar! Larry Nassar! Larry Nassar!” a Texas Tech University fan shouted in response to Michigan State University students’ cheers of “Go, Green! Go, White!”
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.
LOS ANGELES — Dressed in flowing black slacks and a shimmery black shirt, she danced, clapping and bouncing to the beat. She clasped hands with people in the seats above her, compelling them to join in as “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake blared overhead.
NEW YORK — St. John’s long search for a new head basketball coach to replace Chris Mullin appeared to finally be ending on Thursday night, its 10th day. Former Arkansas coach Mike Anderson emerged as the front-runner to fill the vacancy, sources told Newsday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi has hired Jay Ladner as its basketball coach.
After Iowa ousted Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, ensuring the Illini would miss the NCAA Tournament for a sixth straight season, freshman Ayo Dosunmu sat glumly in a United Center locker room.
PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon has hired former UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies as an assistant coach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darren Savino is joining UCLA coach Mick Cronin in Westwood as the Bruins' associate head coach.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Xavier guard Keonte Kennedy has signed with TCU.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver declared for the NBA draft Thursday after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders on the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history.
NEW YORK — Iona men’s basketball coach Tim Cluess withdrew his name from consideration for the vacancy at St. John’s on Thursday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has signed forward Keion Brooks to a national letter of intent after adding former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has added longtime Pac-12 assistant David Grace to his staff as associate head coach.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky announced the addition of graduate transfer Nate Sestina on Thursday, officially welcoming the veteran post player to the Wildcats basketball program on the second day of the spring signing period.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Australian guard Jessie Rennie has become the first player to sign with Tennessee since Kellie Harper took over as coach of the Lady Vols.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has officially appealed the NCAA's two-year suspension of forward Silvio De Sousa that resulted from an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Assistant coach Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga after nine seasons, the first change on the basketball coaching staff since 2013.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has signed former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer for next season.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference and American Athletic Conference have formed a scheduling alliance that will take effect in the 2019-20 season.
ATLANTA (AP) — Kennesaw State has hired Georgia assistant Amir Abdur-Rahim as the Owls' men's basketball coach.