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Follow live: Michigan attempts to end Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella run

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 16:07
The Ramblers attempt to become the first team seeded 9 or lower to reach the national championship game.

Xavier promotes assistant Steele to head coach

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 14:52
Xavier has promoted longtime assistant Travis Steele to replace Chris Mack as the Musketeers' head coach. Steele, 36, has been at Xavier for 10 seasons, including the last two as associate head coach.

Kidd, Nash, Allen headline hoops HOF class

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 13:11
Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Ray Allen and Grant Hill headline the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. Other inductees include Maurice Cheeks, longtime coach Lefty Driesell and women's basketball standouts Katie Smith and Tina Thompson.

Loyola-Chicago most popular bet for NCAA title

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:26
The upstart Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are the most popular bet in Las Vegas to win the NCAA tournament.

Fixing The Machine: How Malik Newman found his perfect fit

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:50
As the best high school player in Mississippi, Malik Newman devised his perfect plan to shun the blue-blood programs, ball out for one year in the SEC and leave for the NBA. His plan fell apart, and he's glad it did.

Everything you need to know for Saturday's national semifinals

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:39
This year's Final Four features familiar faces (Villanova and Kansas), a team on a hot streak (Michigan's 13 straight wins) and a Cinderella (Loyola-Chicago). And don't forget about Sister Jean. It's time to get you set for the actual games.

Maten leads West past East in All-Star game

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 20:30
The West survived the East in Friday's Reese's College All-Star game, which featured big performances by Georgia's Yante Maten, Seton Hall's Desi Rodriguez and Colorado's George King.

Reports: Temple set to replace Dunphy in 2019

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 19:25
Temple's Fran Dunphy is set to coach one more season and then step aside for assistant and former Philadelphia 76ers star Aaron McKie to succeed him in 2019, according to multiple reports.

Sister Jean: Ramblers 'humble' in tourney run

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 13:42
Loyola-Chicago chaplain Sister Jean held a news conference at the Final Four on Good Friday that was so packed, officials had to clear a path for her to enter.

College hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:04
We went from 68 teams to Villanova as the NCAA tournament champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Presenting your first look at the best of the best for the 2018-19 season.

How Omari Spellman became the perfect final piece in Villanova's Final Four puzzle

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 09:58
Villanova is used to having good shooters but none quite as big and mobile as Spellman. After sitting out his freshman season, the former blue-chip recruit is realizing his potential in a potent Wildcats offense.

ESPN predictions for the Final Four: Who will play for the title?

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 09:55
Our experts were mixed when it came to Loyola-Chicago against Michigan. Some think the Ramblers' ride continues. Some say it's over. They were less divided when it came to Villanova and Kansas.

Can Loyola-Chicago be the No. 11 seed that wins it all?

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 09:53
Three others have gotten this far. For LSU, George Mason and VCU, the Final Four was the end of the road. Can Loyola be the one that takes the next step and wins the whole thing?

Believe the hype! PSU tops Utah for NIT title

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 23:27
Shep Garner hit the 3-pointer that brought cousin Flavor Flav to his feet and helped send Penn State on its way to an NIT championship in an 82-66 victory over Utah on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

NCAA prez: Option to go pro 'needs to be there'

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 20:59
NCAA president Mark Emmert said the NBA should create a way for basketball players to pursue professional opportunities after high school, but he expects amateurism to remain in college sports.

You've heard of sports nuts; now meet the sports nuns

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 18:06
March Madness has become Sister Jean's coming out party, but she is just the latest in a long line of men and women of the cloth who love sports.

Sources: Kidd, Nash, Hill to enter hoops HOF

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 18:06
Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Maurice Cheeks have been notified of their inductions into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Villanova's Brunson named AP player of year

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 18:05
Villanova guard Jalen Brunson is The Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year.

Syracuse loses top recruit Bazley to G League

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:47
Top-10 prospect Darius Bazley is skipping college and plans to play in the NBA G League, he told Yahoo Sports on Thursday afternoon.

Mom to see KU's Azubuike play for first time

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:34
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike's mother, Florence, is scheduled to travel from Nigeria to see her son for the first time since he left to play basketball in the United States in ninth grade.

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