Murray State’s Morant ascends to possible NBA lottery pick

Basketball 02/13/19, 03:10

Ja Morant is finding ways to stay grounded following his ascension to the bright lights of college basketball's national stage.The high-flying Murray State point guard is off social media to the dismay of 141,000 followers on his verified Twitter account. He is not listening to lofty projections of being a ...

Vanderbilt ends 2018 with win over UNC Asheville

Basketball 12/31/18, 16:28

Notre Dame transfer Matt Ryan scored a season high with 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Vanderbilt to a 90-59 win over UNC Asheville on Monday.Simi Shittu, projected to go in the first round of June's NBA Draft, scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Commodores, who ...

The name game: A few athletes who figure to emerge in 2019

Football 12/30/18, 12:28

Expect to see a whole lot more of this in 2019: Duke forward Zion Williamson dunking and dominating.The rim-rattling talent of Williamson figures to lead the Blue Devils on a deep NCAA Tournament run and, should he declare, possibly become a top pick in the NBA draft.Williamson is a name ...

Lee leads Vanderbilt to win over Tennessee State

Basketball 12/29/18, 17:13

Saben Lee is starting to become more comfortable in his return to point guard. The Vanderbilt sophomore scored a season-high 23 points, Joe Toye tied a career high with 18 and the Commodores beat Tennessee State 95-76 on Saturday. Lee moved from shooting guard to point after freshman Darius Garland suffered a ...

Meet the 2018-19 Nebraska men’s basketball team

Basketball 11/05/18, 03:03

0, James PalmerG, 6-6, 207The senior from Maryland is a preseason first-team all-Big Ten pick and potential NBA Draft selection. If his jumper improves, he'll be one of the toughest covers in the nation.1, Amir HarrisG, 6-6, 205The freshman from Frederick, Maryland, is an intriguing athlete with the ability to ...

No. 21 UCLA puts hopes for Pac-12 title in Hands, Wilkes

Basketball 10/26/18, 13:14

Getting bounced out of the First Four a year after a Sweet 16 appearance. Losing three players as the result of a shoplifting incident in China. Having the Pac-12 scoring leader leave early as a first-round draft pick.UCLA couldn't hit the reset button fast enough.Even with Aaron Holiday off to ...

Southern California looks to rebound from NCAA tourney snub

Basketball 10/26/18, 13:07

Snubbed by the NCAA Tournament last season, the Southern California Trojans are determined to make it back behind coach Andy Enfield's highest-rated recruiting class.They feature a younger roster but have a seasoned veteran in forward Bennie Boatwright, who toyed with leaving early for the NBA draft.Boatwright went down with a ...

Tyus Battle returning makes Syracuse a stronger team

Basketball 10/26/18, 11:43

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim has a luxury few other coaches around the country have as he prepares for his 43rd season — all five Orange starters who were the top five scorers from last year's Sweet 16 team are back. The roster also has three freshmen, including the Hall of Fame coach's ...

Texas Tech looks to compete again after Elite Eight run

Basketball 10/25/18, 12:38

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard doesn't want his program defined by the success of last year, when the Red Raiders went to the Elite Eight for the first time."We want to be part of the fight again," Beard said. "I think we embraced last season. No one can take that ...

Barkley gets Philadelphia media award, gives take on 76ers

Basketball 10/05/18, 18:49

Charles Barkley is being honored in Philadelphia with a media award.Barkley received the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award at Temple University on Friday.The basketball Hall of Famer and commentator on TNT's "Inside the NBA" told the room full of journalists to "be mad, be frustrated, but don't stop ...

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