College Basketball

Murray State’s Morant named OVC Male Athlete of the Year

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Murray State sophomore basketball guard Ja Morant has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Male Athlete of the Year for 2018-19 in voting by the league’s athletics directors and communications directors. Morant will receive his award…

Williams, 2-time SEC player of year, staying in NBA draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Grant Williams, the two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year, says he's staying in the NBA draft rather than returning for his senior season at Tennessee. Williams shared his decision Friday with the Stadium sports network at…

UConn women add grad transfer Adebayo from Murray State

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The UConn women's basketball team has added Evelyn Adebayo, a graduate transfer from Murray State, to its roster for next season. The 6-foot-1 forward becomes the third member of the 2019 recruiting class, joining wing Aubrey…

Murray State honored for championship season

The Murray State basketball team had one last honor bestowed upon them after yet another championship season. The City of Murray, Calloway County, and the Kentucky state legislatures all…

Vols' Barnes to earn $26 million over next 5 seasons

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes will make $26 million over the next five seasons as part of a hefty raise he will receive after speaking with UCLA about its coaching vacancy earlier this month. Contract details…

St. Joseph's guard Kimble joins Louisville as grad transfer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has added former St. Joseph's point guard Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble to its roster as a graduate transfer. A two-year starter and only three-time captain for the Hawks, the 6-foot, 180-pound Kimble totaled 908 points with…

Kentucky signs Keion Brooks, graduate transfer Nate Sestina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has signed forward Keion Brooks to a national letter of intent after adding former Bucknell forward Nate Sestina as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound Brooks is the Wildcats' first signee of the spring period…

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro will remain in NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school. The 6-foot-5 freshman announced his decision in a news release Tuesday. Last week,…

Barnes says buyout likely kept him from taking UCLA job

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he'd be coaching UCLA's men's basketball team right now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down. Barnes' contract required Tennessee to receive $5 million if he had left for another job before…

Northern Kentucky's Brannen takes Cincinnati coaching job

CINCINNATI (AP) - John Brannen has been hired as Cincinnati's coach after leading Northern Kentucky to two NCAA Tournament appearances in the last three years. The Bearcats announced Brannen's hiring Sunday and said he would be introduced Monday at Fifth…

Kentucky's Herro enters NBA Draft to consider his prospects

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Herro will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent but leave open the possibility of returning to school. Herro is the third Wildcats underclassman to enter the draft, joining forward…

Tennessee's Grant Williams enters draft to 'test the waters'

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee forward Grant Williams says he is entering the NBA draft to "test the waters," but the consensus All-America selection hasn't ruled out the possibility of returning for his senior season. Williams' decision allows him to…

Kentucky's PJ Washington to enter NBA draft, hire agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward PJ Washington will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent, ending his collegiate career after leading the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore. The 6-foot-8 Dallas native averaged 15.2 points…

Virginia beats Texas Tech to win 1st NCAA title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Virginia has won the first men's basketball championship in school history, getting a career-high 27 points from De'Andre Hunter and clutch play from Kyle Guy to beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime. The first No. 1 seed…

Tennessee announces Barnes will be back next season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Rick Barnes will be back with the Volunteers next season. Volunteers athletic director Phillip Fulmer issued a statement Monday night saying "I'm thrilled that (Barnes) will remain a part of our Tennessee Athletics family."…

Texas Tech beats Michigan State to reach final

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Texas Tech has earned a trip to Monday night's championship game to face Virginia. The Red Raiders beat Michigan State 61-51 in Saturday night's second national semifinal. Matt Mooney scored 22 points to lead Texas Tech, which…

Guy hits 3 FTs with 0.6 left, Virginia shocks Auburn 63-62

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Guy made three free throws with 0.6 seconds left and Virginia pulled off its second small miracle of the NCAA Tournament, beating Auburn 63-62 Saturday to advance to the national championship game for the first time…

McMahon receives new 4-year contract at Murray State

PADUCAH, KY -- Murray State men's basketball coach Matt McMahon has received and brand new 4-year contract that was approved by the Murray State Board of Regents on Friday afternoon. The new contract will keep McMahon at Murray State through…