College Sports

1-on-1 with Murray State's Ja Morant

After yesterday's historic triple-double in the NCAA Tournament, Murray State's Ja Morant has been the talk of the college basketball world today. After his news conference with the national…

SIU hires Mullins to lead mens basketball program

PADUCAH, KY -- Southern Illinois announced on Wednesday afternoon that they had hired former Saluki great Bryan Mullins as the next head men's basketball coach. Mullins has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at Loyola-Chicago, and was…

Murray State preview special: "Racing to the Tournament"

Murray State will play Marquette in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut. Before the Racers and Golden Eagles hook it up, here is our 30-minute preview special, "Racing to the Tournament." [gtxvideo vid="As83h5th" playlist=""…

Kentucky's Washington in walking boot ahead of NCAA tourney

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky says scoring and rebounding leader PJ Washington is wearing a walking boot "as a precaution" before the No. 2 seed Wildcats open Midwest Region play in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky basketball spokesman Eric Lindsey said…

No. 22 Auburn routs 8th-ranked Tennessee 84-64 for SEC title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bryce Brown scored 19 points in the first half, and the Auburn Tigers won their first Southeastern Conference Tournament championship since 1985 by routing eighth-ranked Tennessee 84-64 on Sunday. No. 22 Auburn (26-9) hadn't played in…

Green lifts Old Dominion over WKU 62-56 for CUSA title

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Xavier Green scored 14 of his game-high 16 points in the second half to lead Old Dominion to a 62-56 victory over Western Kentucky in the Conference USA Tournament championship game on Saturday night. Top-seeded Old…

No. 8 Tennessee rallies past No. 4 Kentucky 82-78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lamonte' Turner ended a shooting slump by sinking a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left as No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal thriller Saturday. Tennessee (29-4)…

No. 4 Kentucky easily beats Alabama 73-55 at SEC Tournament

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tyler Herro scored 20 points and the fourth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats started their quest for a fifth straight Southeastern Conference Tournament title by beating Alabama 73-55 Friday night in the quarterfinals. With a heavy contingent of Big…

Texas A&M fires basketball coach Kennedy after 14-18 season

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas A&M has fired basketball coach Billy Kennedy. The school announced the move Friday, a day after the Aggies finished the season 14-18. Kennedy was 151-116 in eight seasons at the school after coaching Murray State for…

Bassey leads WKU over Southern Miss 70-59 in CUSA

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Charles Bassey had 10 points and 14 rebounds to lift Western Kentucky to a 70-59 win over Southern Miss in the Conference USA Conference tournament semifinals on Friday. Josh Anderson had 18 points and eight rebounds…

Murray State's Morant named All-American again

For the fifth time this week, Murray State's Ja Morant has grabbed All-American honors, as Sports Illustrated named Morant First Team All-American Monday. That's now five All-American honors for…

No. 3 North Carolina beats Louisville 83-70 in ACC quarters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Luke Maye had 19 points and nine rebounds, Coby White added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists and No. 3 North Carolina beat Louisville 83-70 on Thursday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals. Cameron…

Nwora scores 24, Louisville tops Notre Dame 75-53

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jordan Nwora had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Louisville notched its 20th win of the season defeating Notre Dame 75-53 on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament. Ryan McMahon added 12 points…

No. 4 Irish women beat No. 3 Louisville to win ACC tourney

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Jessica Shepard had a season-high 30 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 4 Notre Dame claimed its fifth Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title in six years by routing No. 3 Louisville 99-79 on Sunday. Jackie Young…

Barry Hinson steps down at Southern Illinois

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Shortly after Southern Illinois lost its men's basketball game to Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday, 16-year league veteran coach Barry Hinson announced during a press conference that he would "step away" as…

UT Martin beats Eastern Illinois, advances at OVC Tournament

UT Martin had five players in double-figures, led by Jailen Gill's 17 points, as the Skyhawks beat Eastern Illinois 78-71 in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Evansville. UT Martin now faces 3-seed Jacksonville State on…

Green leads Morehead State over SIUE 72-68

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Malek Green had a career-high 23 points as Morehead State narrowly beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 72-68 in the Ohio Valley Conference Tourney first round on Wednesday night. Green made 10 of 12 shots. He added eight rebounds.…

No. 6 Kentucky earns hard-fought 80-76 win over Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Keldon Johnson scored 22 points, Tyler Herro added 20 and No. 6 Kentucky earned a hard-fought 80-76 win over Mississippi on Tuesday night. Kentucky (25-5, 14-3 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from its 71-52 loss at No.…

Schofield shines as No. 5 Tennessee rips Mississippi State 71-54

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Admiral Schofield scored 18 points in his final home game, and No. 5 Tennessee beat Mississippi State 71-54 on Tuesday night for its 26th straight home victory. Tennessee (27-3, 15-2 Southeastern Conference) moved into sole possession…

Murray State's Morant named OVC Player of the Year

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Murray State sophomore guard Ja Morant was named the 2018-19 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year after leading the Racers to a 16-2 league record and a share of OVC regular season championship. His…

Murray State preparing for OVC Tournament

As the celebration from Saturday's win over Austin Peay has subsided, Murray State's coaches and players got back to work Monday as they prepare for this week's Ohio Valley…

3/3 Racer Rewind

PADUCAH, KY -- The Murray State Racers capped off a busy week with a 94-83 win over Austin Peay on Saturday night as they clinched their 26th OVC regular season championship. The…

Louisville tops Notre Dame 75-61 to end 3-game losing streak

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jordan Nwora scored 20 points, Malik Williams added 16 and matched a career-high with 13 rebounds, and Louisville topped Notre Dame 75-61 on Sunday to end a three-game losing streak. After shooting a combined 30 percent…

Dove's late block secures UT Martin's 91-86 victory

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Quinton Dove blocked a shot in the final seconds to secure UT Martin's 91-86 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both teams. UT Martin (11-18, 6-12 Ohio Valley Conference) was…

Fletcher carries Southern Illinois over Evansville 98-91

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Armon Fletcher matched his career high with 34 points as Southern Illinois topped Evansville 98-91 on Wednesday night. Sean Lloyd Jr. had 19 points for Southern Illinois (16-14, 9-8 Missouri Valley Conference). Eric McGill added 15…

Williams' bucket lifts No. 7 Tennessee over Ole Miss 73-71

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Grant Williams scored 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with four seconds left, to lift No. 7 Tennessee over Mississippi 73-71 on Wednesday night. Tennessee (25-3, 13-2 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from a tough loss to…