• Cliff Alexander's attorney trying to limit damage of NCAA investigation

    SI.com "The attorney helping Kansas forward Cliff Alexander navigate an NCAA eligibility issue couldn’t offer many specifics about the enigmatic freshman's predicament. Nor could Arthur McAfee shed light on how far along the investigation is. Nor could the former NCAA enforcement representative offer a..." March 01

  • Three-star small forward becomes California’s first 2015 verbal commitment

    College Basketball Talk "With their three best perimeter players in junior Tyrone Wallace and sophomores Jabari Bird and Jordan Mathews having eligibility remaining beyond this season, and Georgetown transfer Stephen Domingo becoming eligible next season, California won’t lack for options in that area in 2015-16. Sunday..." March 01

  • Kansas State gets commitment from point guard Kamau Stokes

    Kansas.com "Kansas State landed a commitment from a point guard Sunday morning. Kamau Stokes, a three-star recruit, orally committed to the Wildcats after attending their 70-69 victory over Iowa State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. He sat behind K-State’s bench dressed head to toe in K-State..." March 01

  • Memphis F Austin Nichols (ankle) could be out for rest of season

    CBSSports.com "Hopes for any sort of postseason run just got tougher for Memphis. Already dealing with inconsistencies on the court, especially following a Saturday's loss to Tulsa, the Tigers might be without forward Austin Nichols for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, accrding to the Commercial Appeal...." March 01

  • Kansas' Cliff Alexander out vs. Texas in potential eligibility issue

    Sporting News - NCAAB "A potential eligibility issue will keep one of Kansas' star freshmen off the floor Saturday night and perhaps an even longer time. Kansas announced Saturday afternoon true freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not play for the No. 8 Jayhawks in their home game against Texas after the NCAA..." March 01

  • Villanova star JayVaughn Pinkston accused of violating probation

    The Times Herald "Villanova Wildcats star JayVaughn Pinkston has been called to the court ― the court of law, that is ― for allegedly violating the terms of a special probationary program he entered nearly two years ago in connection with an alleged 2010 assault in Upper Merion. On Friday, Montgomery County..." March 01

  • Beilein: Walton still bothered by foot in workout

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan sophomore point guard Derrick Walton Jr. got on the floor for a workout Thursday. But the results were disappointing. U-M basketball coach John Beilein had been hoping that there would be progress with his injured foot. "Yesterday's workout was a whole 15 minutes, and he was not..." March 01

  • Polee sidelined after medical setback

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A week after making an emotional return to the court, Dwayne Polee II is sidelined again. The fifth-year senior suffered a medical setback and was not in uniform Saturday for San Diego State’s key Mountain West clash against Boise State at Viejas Arena. Polee had played 13 minutes on the..." March 01

  • Did Gonzaga cost themselves a No. 1 seed with loss to BYU?

    College Basketball Talk "BYU ended all the angst about whether or not No. 3 Gonzaga will get a No. 1 seed earlier than we expected this year. The Zags dug themselves an early hole and never broke out of their funk as they lost to BYU on Senior Night, 73-70. Kyle Collinsworth led the way with 20 points and nine boards..." March 01

  • Tekele Cotton is Wichita State's 'other' guy -- and completely fine with it

    CBSSports.com "Fred VanVleet is a pure point guard with great vision. So he's always scanning the court in search of easy scoring opportunities, which is among the reasons the Wichita State junior is already the school's all-time assists leader. Simply put, he's good at his job. So it was no surprise, late..." March 01

  • Apologetic Kevin Stallings happy to move on

    Tennessean "For part of Saturday afternoon, you couldn't help but wonder who the guy was in the Kevin Stallings mask standing in front of the Vanderbilt bench. He looked like a man who hadn't had any sleep in the past 48 hours, which, come to think of it, might very well have been the case. He seemed..." March 01

  • Badgers seniors have persevered, produced immensely

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The stories of Wisconsin's four-man senior class differ, each one filled with moments of doubt that tested the limits of their basketball convictions. There was Josh Gasser missing an entire season because of a torn ACL, Duje Dukan sitting for a year after complications from mononucleosis, Traevon..." March 01

  • Florida reinstates Dorian Finney-Smith for Saturday vs. Vols

    CBSSports.com "Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith has been suspended the past three games, but on Friday, Gators coach Billy Donovan announced the suspension was over. Which means Finney-Smith will be in uniform for Florida's home game against Tennessee on Saturday. The 13-15 Gators have lost four of six and..." February 28

  • Traevon Jackson not cleared to practice but discards boot

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Less than a week ago, Traevon Jackson insisted he would be ready to return to the Wisconsin lineup Sunday against visiting Michigan State. On Friday, UW officials announced the team’s medical staff hadn’t cleared the senior point guard to return to practice. " February 28

  • UTEP coach Tim Floyd hit with one-game suspension

    CBSSports.com "Conference USA suspended UTEP coach Tim Floyd was one game for failing to leave the court quickly after receiving two quick technical fouls and being ejected in a loss at Louisiana Tech on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. The league said Floyd violated the league's conduct policy,..." February 28

  • No suspension for Kevin Stallings

    ESPN.com "Vanderbilt will handle the matter concerning coach Kevin Stallings berating Commodores player Wade Baldwin IV profanely after Thursday's game internally, the school announced Friday. Stallings will not be suspended, a source told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "I met with Coach Stallings earlier today..." February 28

  • Vandy coach berates player, then apologizes

    ESPN.com "Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for a postgame incident Thursday night in which he was caught on camera berating Commodores player Wade Baldwin IV profanely, at one point saying, "I'm going to f---ing kill you." Stallings told ESPN "he did not mean his words literally" when..." February 27

  • Louisville Coach Rick Pitino Held A Press Conference Regarding Dismissed G Chris Jones, Hasn’t Slept In 48 Hours

    College Spun "Rick Pitino held a press conference this evening, discussing the dismissal of former Louisville senior guard Chris Jones, who is being charged with counts of rape and sodomy. During his brief session with the media, the 62-year-old coach touched on a number of topics, but mostly just expressed..." February 27

  • Chris Jones pleads not guilty to rape, sodomy

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones pleaded not guilty on charges of raping one woman and sodomizing another. Judge Sheila Collins released Jones on home incarceration in lieu of a $25,000 bond. The warrant, signed Wednesday by Jefferson District Judge Katie King,..." February 26

  • USBWA announces finalists for Oscar Robertson Trophy

    College Basketball Talk "The USBWA has announced the 14 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Award, which is the association’s Player of the Year award. The good news? The four names that have to be on the list — Frank Kaminsky, Jahlil Okafor, Jerian Grant, D’Angelo Russell — are. The only notable name not there is..." February 26

  • Duke's Jahlil Okafor (ankle) set to start Wednesday

    CBSSports.com "Duke center Jahlil Okafor will start Wednesday's game against Virginia Tech, the team announced. Okafor was unable to play in Saturday's win over Clemson due to a sprained left ankle. He suffered the injury the previous Wednesday during an overtime win over North Carolina in which he played 41..." February 26

  • FSU's Xavier Rathan-Mayes scores 30 points in less than five minutes

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Xavier Rathan-Mayes has been a steady presence for Florida State as a freshman, but his offensive game was lagging Wednesday night. The Ontario native, a former high school teammate of Andrew Wiggins, had only five points through the first 35 minutes of the Seminoles' game at Miami. But you..." February 26

  • Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones on charges of raping one woman and sodomizing another. The warrant, obtained by University of Louisville police, was signed Wednesday by Jefferson District Judge Katie King. The warrant..." February 26

  • Vandy PG has strong words for rival Tennessee

    College Spun "Thursday evening, the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team will face Tennessee in Knoxville. Commodores’ freshman guard Wade Baldwin appears to be quite pumped up for the game. This afternoon, in a session with the media, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard had some strong words for the Volunteers and,..." February 26

  • Big 12 commissioner Bowlsby calls Kansas State court storm 'inappropriate and unacceptable'

    The Score "The Big 12 has finally spoken up regarding the Kansas State court-storming issue from Monday's 70-63 win over Kansas. Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby reprimanded the Wildcats in a public release on Tuesday, which featured the following: I am grateful for the immediate and professional..." February 26

  • Roy Williams Reprimands UNC Fans, Wants More Energy At Games

    College Spun "North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said he was disappointed in the enthusiasm of his team’s fans following Saturday’s win over Georgia Tech. On his radio show Monday night, Williams went from reprimanding to motivating the Tar Hell faithful, telling them in part to “yell your ass off.”" February 25

  • Report: Former Hokie Joey Van Zegeren headed to Northwestern

    The Score "Former Virginia Tech forward Joey Van Zegeren is expected to transfer to Northwestern, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. A 6-foot-10 forward, Van Zegeren is a graduate transfer, making him immediately eligible to play next season." February 24

  • Washington State lands a Class of 2016 point guard commitment

    College Basketball Talk "Washington State landed its point guard of the future on Monday as California native and three-star guard Milan Acquaah committed to head coach Ernie Kent. The 6-foot-2 lead guard comes from a strong program in Los Angeles at Cathedral High School as teammates and fellow juniors Lucas Siewart..." February 24

  • Iowa guard Trey Dickerson granted transfer release

    SI.com "Iowa sophomore guard Trey Dickerson has decided to transfer and has been granted his release, the school announced on Monday. Dickerson was in his first season with the Hawkeyes after spending last season in junior college at Williston State College in North Dakota. In 15 games this season,..." February 24

  • Break could buy time for Michigan's Derrick Walton

    Detroit News "Five days after falling to Michigan State and losing its fifth straight, Michigan had time to rest before its matchup against Ohio State. The extra time paid off for the Wolverines, who got their biggest win of the season, topping the No. 24 Buckeyes, 64-57 on Sunday. UM (14-13, 7-8 Big Ten)..." February 24

  • Sandy Barbour assures she's behind Patrick Chambers even if Penn State basketball loses out

    The Patriot News "When the world is caving in on you, a boss who sticks in your corner is a heck of an asset. Patrick Chambers has that sort of boss. I asked Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour by text this morning, just to make certain: Was Chambers secure for next season as the PSU basketball coach, no..." February 24

  • Ricky Council commits to Providence

    Big East Coast Bias "Ricky Council had been in the class of 2014 at Northern HS in Durham, NC but the 6'4 guard opted to do a post-graduate year at Moravian Prep and join the class of 2015. He opted to join Providence's 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday. Ed Cooley and his staff had been looking far and wide for..." February 24

  • Nance ready to return for Wyoming

    The Gazette "Senior forward Larry Nance Jr. is probable for Wednesday's home game with Fresno State after missing the last four with mononucleosis. Nance traveled with the team last Tuesday to Nevada, but didn't play. He's been participating in workouts since the team returned to Laramie Thursday, and had a..." February 24

  • West Virginia signs 5-year-old to basketball team for Make-A-Wish

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Nick Wince is only five years old but he's the newest member of the West Virginia basketball team. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, Wince spent much of Tuesday hanging out at the Mountaineers facility. The 5-year-old, who is battling hypoplastic left heart syndrome, got to hang out with coach Bob..." February 24

  • K-State apologizes for court storming

    ESPN.com "Kansas State athletic director John Currie apologized Tuesday for the unruly court-storming incident Monday night at the Bramlage Coliseum, where a sea of students and fans flooded Kansas State's floor following a 70-63 victory over the eighth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. "On behalf of President..." February 24

  • Dismissed L'ville guard sent threatening text

    ESPN.com "Louisville guard Chris Jones, who was dismissed from the program on Sunday, sent a threatening text message to a woman with whom he has had a relationship for much of the past year. University of Louisville campus police released a report that says Jones, shortly after the woman messed up his..." February 24

  • Chaotic court storm mars KSU win over KU

    ESPN.com "After failing to keep an eight-point lead in a loss to their biggest rival, coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks faced an even tougher challenge Monday night. Getting back to the locker room. After a sea of students and fans flooded Kansas State's floor following a 70-63 victory over the..." February 24

  • Three-star guard Anim to sign with Marquette

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Marquette University added a commitment to its 2015 class Monday, as three-star guard Sacar Anim announced he will sign with the Golden Eagles when the late signing period opens on April 15. Anim, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, picked Marquette over..." February 24

  • Florida will be without two starters against Missouri

    College Basketball Talk "Florida head coach Billy Donovan announced on a Monday morning teleconference that Dorian Finney-Smith and Michael Frazier will both be out of the lineup on Tuesday when the Gators take on Missouri. Finney-Smith was suspended by Donovan for a violation of team rules. He has already missed games..." February 23

  • Jones "messed up"; will seek help with anger

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former University of Louisville guard Chris Jones plans to visit ex-NBA player and coach John Lucas in the coming weeks to work on anger management and other issues stemming from an ongoing battle with ADHD, a source close to Jones told The Courier-Journal late Sunday evening. The source would..." February 23

  • London Perrantes day-to-day

    ESPN.com "Virginia Cavaliers starting point guard London Perrantes is day-to-day after suffering a broken nose and a mild concussion during Sunday's 51-41 win against Florida State when he collided with teammate Malcolm Brogdon. Perrantes, who is averaging 5.9 points and 4.4 assists, was bloodied on the..." February 23

  • Miami AD says Tonye Jekiri cleared to play by Louisville doctor

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Miami forward Tonye Jekiri was cleared to play by a Louisville doctor after being hit in the head by a basketball Saturday, Hurricanes athletic director Blake James told The Associated Press on Monday. In the first half of Saturday's game in Louisville, Cardinals forward Montrezl Harrell threw..." February 23

  • Drexel guard Damion Lee to miss rest of season

    Philly.com "Drexel guard Damion Lee will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a fracture in his right hand. The junior, who was averaging 21.4 points a game — fourth in the nation and tops in the Colonial Athletic — suffered the injury in Saturday’s overtime loss at Northeastern. He..." February 23

  • Chris Jones' dismissal further cripples Louisville's offense

    Yahoo! Sports "It took all of 21 words for Louisville to announce it has jettisoned its starting point guard three weeks before Selection Sunday. The school released a terse statement Sunday afternoon that read only "Chris Jones has been dismissed from the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. There..." February 23

  • UH point guard L.J. Rose to miss rest of season

    Houston Chronicle "Houston junior point guard L.J. Rose will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury. Rose suffered the injury in the first half of Saturday’s loss to Cincinnati. He will undergo surgery to repair the right foot, the same he broke and underwent surgery on last summer. " February 23

  • Nebraska coach bans players from their own locker room

    Larry Brown Sports "The Nebraska men’s basketball team was ranked in the top 25 in both the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll before the 2014-2015 season began. It appears the Cornhuskers were extremely overrated. Losers of their last five games, the Huskers have dropped to below .500 (13-14) for the first time..." February 23

  • After bloody collision, Virginia teammates joke about London Perrantes’s busted nose

    Washington Post "After a brutal head-to-head collision with teammate Malcolm Brogdon in the second half of Virginia’s 51-41 win over Florida State on Sunday, guard London Perrantes’s nose looked even uglier than the Cavaliers’ shooting numbers (1 for 11 on three-pointers, 14 for 27 from the free throw line)..." February 23

  • Is Ohio State asking too much of freshman sensation D’Angelo Russell?

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell has been one of the most fun players to track in college basketball this season. Between the highlight-reel passes, the effortless shooting or his flair for making difficult plays through traffic, Russell’s rise in stature has been fun to track. There’s..." February 23

  • Duke's Jahlil Okafor in protective boot, uncertain for Clemson game

    CBSSports.com "Duke center Jahlil Okafor is wearing a protective boot on his injured left foot for precautionary measures leading up to Saturday's clash against Clemson, the school told Andy Katz of ESPN. He will continue to be re-evaluated moving forward, leaving his status uncertain for for the ACC clash at..." February 21

  • Aaron Cosby will transfer from Illinois

    The Champaign Room "Following an indefinite suspension for a violation of team rules, junior shooting guard Aaron Cosby will graduate and transfer out of Illinois this offseason. This was Cosby's second year with the program; he sat out the 2013-14 season after initially transferring from Seton Hall. Statement..." February 21