Ware’s injury causes ‘problems’ for Louisville

ATLANTA (AP) — His full-leg cast and crutches aside, Kevin Ware is no different than the rest of his Louisville teammates this week. He’s at team meetings. He’s going to practice. He’s riding the bus. He even put…

Coaches weigh in on attacking the Syracuse zone

ATLANTA (AP) — Some get paid millions to try and solve the riddle facing the Michigan coaching staff at the Final Four this weekend. How do you score against the Syracuse 2-3 zone defense? Lately, there seems to…

Rutgers assistant Martelli resigns amid scandal

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers assistant men’s basketball coach has resigned amid a scandal over the way his former boss treated players. A Rutgers athletic department spokesman confirmed Thursday that assistant coach Jimmy Martelli had left the…

Miami’s Larranaga, Michigan’s Burke win AP awards

ATLANTA (AP) — Jim Larranaga made his mark as a basketball coach years ago at places like Bowling Green and George Mason. This season, with his Miami Hurricanes enjoying unprecedented success, Larranaga showed he has impressive footwork. Minutes…

Guide to the firing of Rutgers’ basketball coach

Rutgers University fired men’s basketball coach Mike Rice this week after the public airing of video showing him berating players. An at-a-glance look at the facts in the case: ___ THE VIDEO The edited clips of practices from…

Michigan’s Burke AP Player of the Year

ATLANTA (AP) — Trey Burke, the sophomore point guard who led Michigan to the Final Four, has been selected The Associated Press’ college basketball player of the year. Burke joins Cazzie Russell in 1966 as the only Michigan…

Miami’s Larranaga AP Coach of the Year

ATLANTA (AP) — Jim Larranaga, who led Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles and a No. 2 ranking, has been selected The Associated Press’ coach of the year. Larranaga received 29 votes Thursday…

Emmert defends record during contentious briefing

ATLANTA (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spent 15 minutes documenting the progress that the organization has made under his leadership, from making sure students go to class to fighting corruption. Then he spent the next half-hour defending…

Varying paths have made Shockers a Final Four team

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 30 years ago, Cliff Levingston was part of a team at Wichita State loaded with future NBA talent that he believes underachieved, falling just short of the Final Four. This year, he’s been…

UConn freshmen lead Huskies’ postseason makeover

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma saw a switch turn on inside freshman Breanna Stewart just before the Big East tournament. In the Huskies final six games of the regular season, last year’s national high school…