ATLANTA (AP) — Gregg Marshall sat in his office on the campus of Wichita State on a cold January morning, his familiar eye glasses set aside, and gazed at the championship nets nailed to the wall.Every one of them represents a league title he won at Winthrop. Seven in all. Read More
WASHINGTON — It took winning a national title for Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim to get over a late-shot loss to Indiana the last time the schools faced off in the NCAA Tournament.
This meeting, 26 years later, was never close enough to come down to the final seconds, thanks mostly to Boeheim’s trademark 2-3 zone defense. Now he has the Orange one victory from getting back to the Final Four. Read More
For Joslyn Tinkle, basketball is an everyday part of life, like eating, sleeping and breathing. She grew up in a hoops house — her father is a coach and her mother is a Hall of Fame player — and now her family is converging in the Bay Area for March Madness.
Wayne Tinkle isn’t traveling far to see his daughter and the Stanford women’s basketball team (31-2) take on Tulsa (17-16) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Maples Pavilion today. Read More
The sports world’s biggest crapshoot, the NCAA Tournament, starts this month, so we can expect the usual media outpouring about brackets.
I use the word crapshoot both literally and symbolically. The NCAA Tournament first became big because its counterpart, the NIT, was caught up in a point-shaving scandal and it has since thrived on gambling, both professional and amateur. And, as a way to determine the best team in the country, it is hopelessly flawed. Read More
Andre Young had 19 points off three 3-pointers to lift Clemson to its second straight win in a 71-60 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Devin Booker scored 16 points and Tanner Smith added 13 for the Tigers (11-9, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who shook off an awful start to send Wake Forest to its fifth loss in five games. Read More
Joe Paterno's family along with former players and assistant coaches made their way Wednesday to a campus spiritual center for the revered coach's funeral service, a moment of private mourning during a week in which thousands from Penn State were saying goodbye. Read More
Darius Miller came off the bench to score 19 points and Kentucky cruised in its first game since returning to No. 1 in the rankings, beating Georgia 57-44 on Tuesday night.
Miller, who had started eight of the previous nine games for the Wildcats (20-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), returned to the sixth-man role he had played earlier in the season. It didn't really matter. The senior made 7 of 8 shots, including all four from 3-point range. Read More
Zane Johnson scored 18 of his season-high 29 points in the first half as Hawaii defeated New Mexico State 91-87 on Saturday night.
Johnson, a senior, shot 7 of 13 from 3-point range and was 10 of 17 from the field to help the Rainbow Warriors (11-8, 3-2 WAC) snap a two-game losing streak.
Bandja Sy had 17 points and Hamidu Rahman 16 to lead the Aggies (14-6, 4-1), who had won their last six and nine of their previous 10 games. Read More
Colt Ryan scored 20 points and Evansville turned two big first-half runs into a 79-71 victory over Illinois State on Saturday night.
The Purple Aces (10-9, 5-4 Missouri Valley) had runs of 15-2 and 15-5 to go on top 42-27 at halftime, and increased the lead to 23 points early in the second half. Read More
Jordan Clarkson paced Tulsa with 14 points in a rout over Rice 70-46 Saturday night.
Tim Peete and Steven Idlet scored 10 points apiece for Tulsa (11-9, 4-2 Conference USA), which shot 53.1 percent from the floor. Read More