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Associated PressIllinois competed, struggled during Underwood's first seasonBy JAMES BOYDCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois opened its season on a six-game winning streak for the first time in four years. The Illini only won eight more games the rest of the season and were knocked out in the first round...
Wake Forest adds grad transfer Ikenna Smart from BuffaloWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added forward Ikenna Smart as a graduate transfer from Buffalo to its men's basketball program.Coach Danny Manning announced the addition of Smart on Wednesday.Smart expects to graduate from Buffalo this spring after starting 25...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has returned to The Associated Press rankings for the first time in nearly four years. The Gophers debuted in the AP poll on Monday at No. 24, their first appearance in the Top 25 under coach Richard Pitino. They were last ranked the week of Feb. 4,...
URI promotes assistant Cox as successor to Dan HurleyKINGSTON, R.I. (AP) The University of Rhode Island has promoted David Cox to men's basketball coach.Cox served as associate head coach for the last four years under Dan Hurley, who left last month to become head coach at UConn.Cox helped...
South Carolina adds grad transfer Campbell from GeorgetownCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina has landed some needed help at point guard with the addition of graduate transfer Tre Campbell of Georgetown.Campbell announced his addition Tuesday on Twitter, posing in a South Carolina uniform while visiting campus.The 6-foot-2 Campbell left...
Florida freshman Bassett to miss season with stress fractureGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida freshman Dontay Bassett will miss the season because of a stress fracture in his right foot.Bassett will have surgery, and with a recovery that is expected to take between four and six months, the Gators decided...
Pitt, No. 17 West Virginia renew Backyard BrawlPITTSBURGH (AP) The ''Backyard Brawl'' memories are well worn and familiar to Bob Huggins. They stretch back decades, the highs and the lows of West Virginia's longtime rivalry with Pittsburgh coming back to him in a rush.How could he not want...
Jefferson, Johnson combine for 35, Nicholls gets 88-63 winTHIBODAUX, La. (AP) Jeremiah Jefferson and Kevin Johnson combined for 35 points as Nicholls prepared for Southland Conference play by dominating Campbellsville-Harrodsburg 88-63 on Saturday afternoon.Jefferson drained 4 of 8 from distance to total 18 points. Johnson was 3 of...
AP Sports WriterVirginia Tech extends Williams' contract through 2022-23By HANK KURZ Jr.Virginia Tech has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Buzz Williams through the 2022-23 season.Athletic director Whit Babcock announced the extension Wednesday.Williams has coached the Hokies for two seasons, and last year produced once of the best...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise.The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director. Pitino, who finished his second year as coach...
Parents of man killed by punch say condolences 'too late'NEW YORK (AP) The parents of a Florida man who died after he was punched by an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University say they don't accept the coach's condolences.Bob and Donna Kent tell NBC's ''Today'' show that...
Marquette star Hauser transferring to VirginiaCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Marquette star Sam Hauser is transferring to national champion Virginia.Coach Tony Bennett made the announcement Friday. Hauser will practice with the Cavaliers in the coming year, but won't use his final year of eligibility until the 2020-21 season.The 6-foot-8 Hauser...

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