Missouri point guard Pressey enters NBA draft

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri point guard Phil Pressey is skipping his senior season to enter the NBA draft. The decision was announced in a statement from the school on Wednesday. Players who declare for the draft have…

Pressey declares for NBA draft

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri point guard Phil Pressey is skipping his senior season to enter the NBA draft. The decision was announced in a statement from the school on Wednesday. Players who declare for the draft have…

UConn women win 8th title in rout of Louisville

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — His eighth national championship in hand, Geno Auriemma wanted to savor the moment and not talk about a dynasty just yet. He had just tied Pat Summitt for the most titles in in NCAA…

Amherst beats Mary Hardin-Baylor for D-3 title

ATLANTA (AP) — At the beginning of the season, Amherst coach David Hixon passed out a form that his players were supposed to fill out, with questions meant to make them think about who they were deep down…

FINALS WATCH: ‘Russdiculous,’ Michael Jordan

ATLANTA (AP) — Around the Final Four and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of everything surrounding the games. ___ BIG FANS Russ Smith has a reputation for being a…

Louisville will play Michigan for NCAA title

ATLANTA (AP) — Start studying, Louisville. Michigan spoiled what would have been one heck of a going-away party for the Big East on Saturday night, beating Syracuse 61-56 to earn a spot in Monday night’s championship game against…

AP PHOTOS: Scenes from the NCAA Final Four

Michigan advances to play Louisville in the NCAA championship game after beating Syracuse 61-56 in the Final Four. Earlier, Louisville beat Wichita State, 72-68. Here are some images from both games.…

FINALS WATCH: Michigan wins, Louisville up next

ATLANTA (AP) — Around the Final Four and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of everything surrounding the games. ___ LOUISVILLE-MICHIGAN FINAL Move over Fab Five, there’s a new bunch…

Griner, McGraw are AP player and coach of the year

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brittney Griner has had no equal in her stellar career at Baylor. Now she’s part of a very select group. The 6-foot-8 senior star earned The Associated Press player of the year award for…

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw is AP Coach of the Year

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw is The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball Coach of the Year. McGraw has guided her team to 30 straight victories and has the Fighting Irish back in the Final Four…

Baylor’s Griner is AP Player of the Year

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brittney Griner of Baylor is The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season. Griner is only the third player to win the award in consecutive seasons, joining…

Contrasting styles on display in Syracuse-Michigan

ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan brushes off any comparisons to the Fab Five. Besides, the Wolverines have a chance to do something that group never did. Win a national championship. Michigan, making its first Final Four appearance since the…

Final Four: It’s Louisville and The Other Guys

ATLANTA (AP) — Tip-off time is nearing. Time to see if Louisville can live up to the hype or one of those other guys can turn the Final Four into their party. The Cardinals are not only the…

Rutgers scandal grows, even as AD Pernetti resigns

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The burgeoning basketball scandal has cost Rutgers more than a popular, young athletic director, an interim general counsel, two coaches and a lot of embarrassment. The state university of New Jersey is in…

East beats West 87-81 in college all-star game

ATLANTA (AP) — Rodney McGruder stepped to the line in the cavernous Georgia Dome, took a couple of quick breaths, and knocked down four straight foul shots to finish off his career a winner. Kansas State’s guard finished…

Pitino promises fun, fast game at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Pitino might not have been the first choice by Minnesota to replace Tubby Smith, and questions about favoritism could follow him the rest of his career. But neither the Gophers nor Pitino are about…
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Rutgers basketball scandal brings down AD Pernetti

Rutgers' coaching scandal spiraled deeper Friday, bringing down the popular athletic director and a school vice president while donors threatened to cut off their contributions to New Jersey's largest public university.…

Emmert defends record during contentious briefing

ATLANTA (AP) — He sparred with reporters. He defended his record. He brushed off criticism as part of the job. NCAA President Mark Emmert was downright defiant with anyone who questioned whether he’s leading the organization in the…

As Rutgers sets to repair image, AD’s job in limbo

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It seemed a perfect fit when Tim Pernetti was hired as athletic director at Rutgers in April 2009. A New Jersey native who played tight end for the Scarlet Knights, the 42-year-old Pernetti had…

Baylor wins its first NIT title, over Iowa

NEW YORK (AP) — Pierre Jackson made the National Invitation Tournament his own. The Baylor senior finished his college career in style with his fourth straight double-double, putting up 17 points and 10 assists to lead the Bears…

Ware chats with Letterman, does Top 10 List

ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Ware might have a future as a comedian. The Louisville guard was at ease as he presented the Top 10 List on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday night, even tossing in…

Ex-Pac-12 ref: I was trying to ‘lighten the mood’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Pac-12 Conference coordinator of officials Ed Rush says he was just trying to “lighten the mood” in a tense locker room when he “jokingly” made offers of $5,000 or a trip to Mexico…