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Kansas coach Bill Self says default title would have asterisk

The NCAA tournament has been canceled amid the coronavirus crisis, and that means college basketball won’t have a national champion for the first time since 1938.Unless the NCAA makes the decision to crown a champion based on the regular...

Networks get through first weekend with taped programming

Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.”Instead, Van Pelt was figuring out how to fill most of the hour with the sports world on hold...

Niagara beats Marist 56-54, advances to MAAC quarterfinals

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Raheem Solomon scored the game-winning layup with 3 seconds left and sixth-seeded Niagara beat No. 11 Marist 56-54 in Tuesday night's first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.The Purple Eagles (12-20) play...

After coronavirus canceled tournament, Portland State coach got married

Like everyone else in the college basketball world, Portland State assistant Jase Coburn was simply sitting around sad after learning that the Big Sky tournament had been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Rather of sulking for...

Rick Pitino returns to college basketball as Iona coach

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Hall of Famer Rick Pitino was named basketball coach at Iona College on Saturday.Pitino coached at Louisville from 2001-17 before being fired in a pay-for-play scandal and had been coaching in Greece. He replaces...

Kansas Jayhawks depth issues

10:03 AM ETJohn GasawayESPN Insider CloseESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street JournalThe incredible streak of 13 consecutive regular-season Big 12 titles that Kansas has put together...

UIC fires basketball coach Steve McClain after 5 seasons

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois-Chicago fired coach Steve McClain on Friday after five seasons.McClain went 76-93 with the Flames, including a 42-48 record in the Horizon League.UIC was 18-17 this season and reached the Horizon League Tournament final, but lost...

Seldom-used Florida forward Bassett enters transfer portal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida forward Dontay Bassett is looking to transfer after playing in just 17 games this season.School officials said Monday that Bassett has entered the NCAA transfer portal and will have immediate eligibility elsewhere next season...

Inside NCAA’s attempt to save March Madness

As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one...

No. 17 Virginia rolling ahead of matchup with Irish

No. 17 Virginia is back in top form as it heads into the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.The second-seeded Cavaliers (23-7, 15-5 ACC) have won eight consecutive games and 11 of their past 12 entering a Thursday night quarterfinal clash...

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