Basketball

Kentucky Wildcats fans react in the stands after being defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Season Of The Near-Miss In College Basketball

Maybe it was fitting that nobody — not even Kentucky — escaped this year unscathed.

04/06/2015

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5 Things To Watch In The NCAA Title Game

Perhaps no two college basketball players singularly define their teams this season quite like Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky.

04/06/2015

NCAA

UConn & Notre Dame In Woman’s Title Game

All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women’s national championship. It wasn’t as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame.

04/06/2015

Head coach Avery Johnson of the Dallas Mavericks watches the action against the New Orleans Hornets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center on April 27, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Roanld Martinez/Getty Images)

Alabama Offers Job To Avery Johnson

Alabama has offered its men’s basketball job to former NBA player and head coach Avery Johnson, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday.

04/06/2015

Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Dallas Mavericks on March 11, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Beat Mavs 123-110 For Home Court, 12th Straight Win

The Splash Brothers had a little help from the big guys, and the Golden State Warriors had a little present for record-setting coach Steve Kerr.

04/05/2015

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Shaka Smart Introduced As Texas Longhorns Basketball Coach

Smart replaced Rick Barnes, who was fired last week after 17 seasons at Texas. Barnes already has a new head coaching job at Tennessee.

04/03/2015

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Texas To Meet With VCU Coach Smart

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is reportedly scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with VCU coach Shaka Smart in order to make an offer to coach the Longhorns.

04/02/2015

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Final Four Teams Have Different Drug Test Rules

Players at Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke operated under the same rules on their road to the Final Four this season — except when it came to the frequency of their doping tests and the penalties they faced for failing.

04/02/2015

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Ford Will Remain As OSU Hoops Coach

Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement Tuesday that Travis Ford will remain Oklahoma State’s head basketball coach, despite reports and rumors saying Ford’s job is in jeopardy.

04/01/2015

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Decisions For NCAA Family Travel Program

Getting to the Final Four won’t be as costly for the parents of players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel.

04/01/2015

Head coach Rick Barnes of the Texas Longhorns reacts in the second half against the Butler Bulldogs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Vols Hire Former Texas Coach Barnes

Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee. They announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an “elite basketball coach in every respect.”

03/31/2015

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4 Top Seeds In NCAA Women’s Final Four

UConn, Notre Dame, Maryland and South Carolina are in the NCAA woman’s Final Four. This is just the third time in history that all four of the top seeds made it this far.

03/31/2015

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