• Texas seeks Shaka Smart to replace Barnes

    ESPN.com "Texas has zeroed in on VCU coach Shaka Smart to fill its head-coaching vacancy, multiple sources told ESPN. Smart, 37, has spurned several programs over the past few years, but sources told ESPN that he has significant interest in heading to Austin and replacing Rick Barnes -- who was fired..." April 01

  • Texas asks about Jay Wright; Wright not interested

    Philly.com "With all the open head coaching jobs open in college basketball, one would think a school might reach out to Villanova’s Jay Wright, who has been mentioned in connection with one job or another seemingly every year. And it happened again this year according to a report. On Tuesday, Seth..." April 01

  • Eastern Washington's Tyler Harvey to turn pro, has not hired agent

    CBSSports.com "Eastern Washington's Tyler Harvey , the nation's leading scorer this season, will explore his draft options this season by declaring for the NBA Draft. He has not signed with an agent, meaning he can pull out if he does not get the information that he wants. However, in a release by Eastern..." April 01

  • Badgers' Hayes at odds with NCAA in its biggest money-making event

    CBSSports.com "Tucked into a corner of a Staples Center locker room is massive basketball history. "Oh yeah, obviously it's Kobe's locker," said Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes. The Badgers' forward referenced his surroundings last week at the West Regional in LA. What a seating assignment. Hayes just knew..." April 01

  • UConn Says Ollie, Assistants Won't Travel To Indy For Final Four

    Hartford Courant "Kevin Ollie and UConn's assistant coaches will not be traveling to Indiana for the Final Four, or related activities this week. UConn President Susan Herbst announced the decision on Tuesday night, in response to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the travel ban for..." April 01

  • Roy Williams Says He Expects All Of His Underclassmen To Return To UNC Next Season

    College Spun "North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has a couple of players – junior forward Brice Johnson, junior forward J.P. Tokoto and junior guard Marcus Paige – who could, potentially, leave school early for the NBA. Roy Williams doesn’t expect that to happen, though. On his radio show Monday..." April 01

  • Melo Trimble will return to Maryland for sophomore year

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland point guard Melo Trimble will return for his sophomore year, Terps coach Mark Turgeon announced Wednesday. Trimble, who was named first team all-Big Ten by the media and was selected this week as a freshman first-team All-American by CBS Sports, had spent the past week assessing his..." April 01

  • Ranking the starters in the Final Four from No. 1 to No. 20

    CBSSports.com "We ranked the starters in the Sweet 16 from No. 80 to No. 1, and noted that many of the nation's stars were still in play with 15 games remaining in the tournament. Well, that's still the case in the Final Four. The nation's four best big men are still playing (no coincidence on that), along..." April 01

  • Houston's Jherrod Stiggers to turn pro, has hired agent

    CBSSports.com "University of Houston junior guard Jherrod Stiggers has decided to turn professional, and has hired an agent, according to a release from the team. “I appreciate the support from all my coaches and teammates during the last four years, especially Coach Sampson. He has been a mentor and father..." April 01

  • North Carolina's Justin Jackson to return for sophomore season

    CBSSports.com "North Carolina wing Justin Jackson is returning to Chapel Hill for his sophomore season. If that's still a bit ambiguous to you, Jackson's family confirmed the decision to Inside Carolina. Jackson was the No. 38 player on my board, which would have put him in the realm of being a late first..." April 01

  • Report: Kansas' Kelly Oubre expected to enter NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Kansas fans are hoping the report about Kelly Oubre going pro is an April Fool's joke, but they'll have to face reality. According to Scout.com, the freshman forward is planning on entering the NBA Draft. Multiple experts project Oubre as a lottery pick. During his only season in Lawrence,..." April 01

  • Oklahoma State AD Mike Holder publicly commits to Travis Ford

    CBSSports.com "Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder released a statement Tuesday designed to end speculation that Travis Ford might not return as the school's men's basketball coach. "Travis Ford is our head coach ...," Holder said. "He will be our head coach moving forward." Holder's statement..." April 01

  • Ohio State lands a top 50 Class of 2016 commitment

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State picked up a commitment on Wednesday morning as four-star, Class of 2016 forward Derek Funderburk Jr. committed to the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Funderburk announced his decision on Twitter. Funderburk is from Lakewood, Ohio and plays for the King James Shooting Stars..." April 01

  • Xavier's Chris Mack gets one-year contract extension

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier University announced that head coach Chris Mack's contract has been extended by one year through the 2020-21 season. In January, the largest donation ever made to Xavier's men's basketball program, a gift from Tom and Genny Sedler, endowed the head coaching position held now by..." April 01

  • Sources: Murray State guard Cameron Payne leaning toward entering draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Murray State sophomore guard Cameron Payne is leaning toward entering the 2015 NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Although Payne has yet to formalize his decision, indications are strong that he’s played his final game in college, sources said. Payne, 20, and his family are hosting..." April 01

  • San Diego hires Lamont Smith as coach

    Macon Telegraph "The University of San Diego has hired Lamont Smith as its new head men's basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday evening. Smith, 39, spent the past two years as the associate head coach at New Mexico under Craig Neal. He was a member of the San Diego basketball team from 1994-99,..." April 01

  • Iowa State star Long to undergo hip surgery

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State guard Naz Long will have surgery on his left hip Wednesday "to alleviate chronic pain that worsened throughout his junior season," according to a Tuesday night press release from the athletic department. The surgery will be performed at Ames' Mary Greeley Hospital by Dr. Bryan Warme...." April 01

  • Report: Ben Jacobson signs new 10-year deal with Northern Iowa

    Sporting News - NCAAB "One of college basketball's top mid-major programs expect its leader to be around for a long time. Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson signed a 10-year contract with the Panthers, according to ESPN's Andy Katz and Jeff Goodman. "It's the perfect fit,'' Jacobson told ESPN. "We continue to move..." April 01

  • Washington State losing three players to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Washington State is losing three first-year players as the school announced that junior forward Aaron Cheatum and freshmen guards Jackie Davis and Trevor Dunbar will transfer. “We appreciate the contributions Aaron, Jackie and Trevor have made to the program over the last year,” head coach..." April 01

  • Man could win $1M if MSU wins it all

    ESPN.com "Almost every day, Derek Stevens likes to stop at the sportsbook at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, located between the two properties he owns, to plunk down a bet. On Dec. 5, Stevens walked in and told sportsbook director Tony Miller that he wanted to make a bet on Michigan State to win it..." March 31

  • Keith Olbermann tells NCAA to pull Final Four out of Indiana

    SI.com "Keith Olbermann spent an large segment of the Monday edition of his show discussing Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act and calling on the NCAA and NFL to cease doing business in the state. Olbermann points out that the NFL was quick to take action when Arizona sought to enact a..." March 31

  • Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera to declare for the NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Georgetown junior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera has decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, the school announced Monday. "D'Vauntes has decided to enter the NBA Draft," head coach John Thompson III said in a release. "He has given a great deal to this program and..." March 31

  • LSU sophomore Jordan Mickey says he'll enter NBA draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two years was long enough for Jordan Mickey to make a memorabble splash for the LSU basketball program. It was also long enough, he decided, to prepare for pro basketball. The 6-foot-9 sophomore forward announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons with the Tigers and enter his..." March 31

  • Kentucky Fan Arrested for Allegedly Giving Beer and Rum to 1-Year-Old Nephew During Elite Eight Party

    Complex "We don't blame Kentucky fan Angie Spoonamore for downing a few beers and drinking a little bit of rum during the Kentucky/Notre Dame Elite Eight game on Saturday night. It was one of the most intense games of the entire NCAA Tournament. So if she needed to sip on something to take the edge off,..." March 31

  • Tennessee hires Rick Barnes

    ESPN.com "Tennessee has hired former Texas coach Rick Barnes to be the Volunteers' new basketball coach, a sources told ESPN on Tuesday. A news conference is expected later Tuesday. Barnes, 60, was fired by Texas athletic director Steve Patterson over the weekend despite going to 16 NCAA tournaments..." March 31

  • Towson transfer McGlynn commits to URI

    Providence Journal "The University of Rhode Island added another key piece on Tuesday to a potential NCAA Tournament run in the 2015-16 season. Towson transfer Four McGlynn committed to the Rams after taking an unofficial visit over the weekend. The fifth-year senior will be immediately eligible for his final..." March 31

  • Brandon Randolph to transfer from Xavier

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Four days after saying his future was up in the air, sophomore Brandon Randolph will transfer from Xavier. Online rumors in recent weeks fueled the idea that the 6-foot-2 guard would leave the Musketeers after this season. Randolph said he needed to talk to coach Chris Mack about his future..." March 31

  • Sources say OSU considering buyout of men's basketball coach Travis Ford

    The Oklahoman "Always a source of discussion and debate outside the program, Travis Ford’s job status has become an issue inside at Oklahoma State. Multiple sources have told The Oklahoman that OSU is considering a buyout of the basketball coach’s rich contract. Key word: considering. The cost of firing..." March 31

  • NU's Walter Pitchford to forego his senior season but stay in school

    Omaha World-Herald "Nebraska forward Walter Pitchford announced Monday that he is giving up his final season of eligibility with the Husker basketball program. Pitchford will remain at Nebraska and finish his undergraduate degree in ethnic studies. “I thank Coach Miles for giving me the opportunity when I..." March 31

  • Sources: Johnathan Williams III expected to transfer from Missouri

    College Basketball Talk "Johnathan Williams III is expected to announce he is transferring from Missouri, sources told NBCSports.com. Williams was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Tigers this season, as the 6-foot-8 sophomore averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 boards. A Memphis native, Williams was ranked No. 42..." March 31

  • Cleveland State's Trey Lewis exploring transfer options

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "For the second straight year, Cleveland State's leading scorer is testing the transfer waters. Trey Lewis, who averaged 16.3 points and set the school record for 3-pointers with 93, has been given permission by the Vikings and coach Gary Waters to explore his options. This comes one year after..." March 31

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    Seth Davis @SethDavisHoops

    A knowledgeable source informs me that as of this morning there have been no direct talks b/t Texas and Shaka Smart. Not sensing momentum.

  • Southern Illinois coach struggling with rash of transfers from program

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Barry Hinson has been known to wear his emotions on his sleeve, and he couldn't hide his disappointment after learning two more players would be transferring from Southern Illinois. Freshmen Deion Lavender and Jordan Caroline let Hinson know Monday that they decided to leave the program,..." March 31

  • NCAA, UNC want dismissal of lawsuit over fake classes

    CBSSports.com "The NCAA and University of North Carolina filed a motion Monday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit related to North Carolina's academic scandal involving fraudulent classes for athletes. In January, former North Carolina women's basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player Devon..." March 31

  • Monday was a good day in Alabama's serious pursuit of Gregg Marshall

    Alabama.com "Gregg Marshall may wake up Tuesday morning and decide that he simply can't leave the good thing he has going at Wichita State for the good thing he could build at Alabama. Unless and until he reaches that conclusion and announces it to the world, Alabama has reason to believe it's still in the..." March 31

  • Arizona's Sean Miller to critics: 'Go cheer for ASU!'

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Wildcats saw their season come to an end in the Elite Eight against Wisconsin for the second consecutive year. But head coach Sean Miller won't stand for people calling his season a failure. During the postgame press conference on Saturday, Miller said that he was proud of what his..." March 31

  • Mark Emmert: Waiting on clarification

    ESPN.com "NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday that the organization is "surprised and disappointed" about a new Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians, adding that the NCAA is keeping a close eye on possible changes -- if not a total repeal -- before it is..." March 31

  • Report: VCU coach Shaka Smart in discussions with Texas

    SI.com "VCU men's basketball coach Shaka Smart is in discussions with Texas about its head coach opening, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Texas announced Sunday that it had mutually parted ways with head coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons. Smart was hired as coach of the Rams in 2009. He has..." March 31

  • Chris Mullin to become St. John’s coach, former Red Storm star will be 20th coach in program history

    New York Daily News "Chris Mullin is finally coming home. The St. John's celebrated star and basketball Hall of Famer has accepted the job and will become the Red Storm's 20th head coach. “He’s in,” a source close to Mullin told the Daily News, adding that he’s on his way to New York. The administration,..." March 30

  • Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor highlights AP All-American team

    CBSSports.com "The Associated Press released its 2014-15 All-America team Monday with Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky the lone player to receive a unanimous selection. Kaminsky helped lead the Badgers to their second straight Final Four appearance and led the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game. Duke..." March 30

  • Cards' Harrell and Rozier going pro, per Pitino

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and sophomore guard Terry Rozier have each decided to leave school early and declare for the NBA draft, Cards coach Rick Pitino said Monday. "They're both leaving, yes, 100 percent," Pitino told reporters. "And it's the right thing to do for both of..." March 30

  • Report: Tennessee moving quickly to hire Rick Barnes; sides finalizing deal

    The Score "Tennessee has made hiring Rick Barnes as the program's next head basketball coach a priority, and it seems they're acting quickly. According to multiple reports, Tennessee is finalizing a deal with the former Texas bench boss, who would replace Donnie Tyndall. An announcement is expected..." March 30

  • Texas freshman Myles Turner declares for the NBA Draft

    College Basketball Talk "Texas freshman Myles Turner will be entering his name in the 2015 NBA Draft. “My name is Myles Turner, UT alum, and I’ve decided to forgo my education and enter my name in the 2015 NBA Draft,” Turner announced in a video posted on youtube on Monday morning. Turner was the No. 9 player in the..." March 30

  • Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to enter NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter will enter the 2015 NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Hunter finalized a decision with his family, including his father, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, over the weekend, sources said. Hunter elevated his national status with a spectacular..." March 30

  • Reports: EKU hoops coach hired by Fordham

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Last week, Eastern Kentucky University successfully replaced its athletic director, hiring Steve Lochmueller in place of Mark Sandy, who recently left for Ball State. Now the Colonels will ready for another major search. Head men's basketball coach Jeff Neubauer has reportedly accepted the..." March 30

  • UC Irvine coach Russell Turner turns down George Mason job offer

    Orange County Register "Russell Turner, who coached UC Irvine to its first NCAA Tournament appearance, turned down a job offer from George Mason University and has decided to stay at Irvine. Several news outlets reported that Turner was in talks with officials from the Virginia school, and a Washington Post reporter..." March 30

  • St. Bonaventure guard commits to Butler

    Indianapolis Star "Jordan Gathers didn't want his college career to end when he missed this season at St. Bonaventure due to a hip injury. A trip to Indianapolis convinced him Butler is the place to continue it. "It's just a great school," said Gathers, who was in attendance during the Bulldogs' game against..." March 30

  • Cincinnati's Mick Cronin cleared to coach again

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Mick Cronin is back. The Cincinnati coach has been cleared to resume all duties with no restrictions, the school announced Monday. Cronin had been sitting out most of the season due to a vascular condition known as arterial dissection. He sat out as a precaution and the condition is..." March 30

  • Report: Drexel star Damion Lee set to transfer

    CSN Philly "And the hits just keep on coming for head coach Bruiser Flint and the Drexel men’s basketball team. After two straight seasons of decimating injuries, the Dragons will lose their best player in 2015-16 as Damion Lee has opted to transfer, per ESPN and other reports. Lee, who was fourth in..." March 30

  • 5-Star SF Admits He Likely Would Have Committed To UNC Already If Not For NCAA Sanction Questions

    College Spun "The uncertainty regarding the NCAA’s investigation into North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has prevented the Tar Heels from gaining a five-star commitment. Brandon Ingram, a five-star small forward in the 2015 class, admitted Monday he probably would have committed to UNC in the fall if..." March 30