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UNC basketball lives by its recruiting prowess, and that means keeping a close eye on events such as the 2014 Nike Peach Jam. The championships of the Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) played out in South Carolina last weekend, and a healthy supply of the stars who were on hand are on the radar o…
25 July 2014 | 12:45 am

North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks had a solid first year playing center for Roy Williams' Tar Heels. He started half of UNC's 34 games, averaging 7.6 PPG and 6.1 RPG while logging only 16.3 minutes per game.  The 6'9" center was selected for the All-ACC Freshmen Team. However, Meeks' best basketba…
24 July 2014 | 4:48 am

The Syracuse basketball team may only have two recruits in the 2014 class, but head coach Jim Boeheim is building a powerful 2015 group. Syracuse already has four commits in the 2015 class. Boeheim has, per ESPN's ratings, one 5-star recruit and three 4-star prospects. Malachi Richardson is the priz…
24 July 2014 | 1:07 am

The idea of being "successful" is a relative concept, regardless of the situation. It's hard to really put a barometer on what it takes for someone or something to be considered a success, certainly not without clearly defined benchmarks and expectations. Yet in the world of sports, success is one o…
23 July 2014 | 3:52 am

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest has added Greek forward Konstantinos Mitoglou to its basketball roster.
22 July 2014 | 2:36 pm

It's never too early to start looking ahead to what North Carolina is set to face in terms of competition during the 2014-15 season, even if it's not set in stone yet. While we know who the Tar Heels will face during ACC play—but not when, or in what order—we're still waiting for an offi…
21 July 2014 | 3:55 am

Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina - play defense. The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels' need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC's defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last se…
18 July 2014 | 8:23 pm

17 July 2014 | 2:42 pm

Rick Pitino's game plan doesn't include retirement any time soon. The 61-year-old Louisville men's basketball coach said Wednesday when asked how long he plans to continue coaching ''for a long time'' thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes. Pitino said during a ne…
9 July 2014 | 9:10 pm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes will renew their rivalry in men's basketball with a home-and-home series to begin in Gainesville on Monday, Nov. 17.
1 July 2014 | 9:49 pm

The move culminates a power play by a conference once considered both genteel and non-threatening to the national pecking order.
30 June 2014 | 11:37 pm

North Carolina State freshman forward Caleb Martin is recovering from surgery to repair a broken right foot. The school says Martin underwent surgery to repair a fracture in the fifth metatarsal in Martin's right foot over the weekend. Martin is expected to recover in 8-12 weeks, which should have…
30 June 2014 | 12:39 am

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Forward Joe Thomas is transferring from Niagara to play for the Miami Hurricanes in 2014-15, and he will have one year of eligibility.
27 June 2014 | 11:57 pm

Former Louisville guard Kevin Ware has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately for Georgia State after transferring to the school this spring for family reasons. The school announced Thursday that the NCAA had granted the waiver. Ware is best known for the inspiration he provided the Cardinals…
20 June 2014 | 4:18 am

There was a school of thought entering the spring that Colorado State had a chance to improve enough to emerge as the top challenger to defending regular season champ San Diego State in the Mountain West next season. Not anymore. With Louisville transfer Chane Behanan opting to turn pro instead…
18 June 2014 | 2:21 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon has hired UMass assistant Marlon Williamson for the same position with the Panthers.
17 June 2014 | 9:48 pm

When Ohio State's incoming freshman basketball players began taking summer courses on Monday, the most highly touted member of the class did not join the rest of the quartet. Guard D'Angelo Russell, a McDonald's All-American expected to contend for a starting job as a freshman, has not received cl…
17 June 2014 | 5:03 pm

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The Georgetown-Syracuse basketball rivalry is back.
10 June 2014 | 3:39 pm

North Carolina coach Roy Williams and players from the 2005 national championship team deny they were involved with academic wrongdoing alleged by former teammate Rashad McCants. In an interview with ESPN's ''Outside the Lines,'' McCants - the team's second-leading scorer - said tutors wrote papers…
7 June 2014 | 12:38 am

Sixteen players from North Carolina's 2005 national championship team issued the following statement Friday to The Associated Press responding to former teammate Rashad McCants' allegations of academic misconduct: ''We are proud of our accomplishments both on and off the floor at UNC. We also want…
6 June 2014 | 11:52 pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's basketball team has signed Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter, Jr.
6 June 2014 | 10:33 pm

Virginia wants to keep men's basketball coach Tony Bennett in Charlottesville for many more years. Coming off the program's best season in decades, the school announced Tuesday that Bennett has signed a new seven-year contract that will keep him courtside with the Cavaliers through the 2020-21 seas…
3 June 2014 | 11:44 pm

Virginia reached agreement Tuesday with coach Tony Bennett on a new seven-year contract with annual compensation of $1.924 million. The Cavaliers won both the ACC regular-season and tournament titles in 2014 for the first time in school history. Virginia received the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournam…
3 June 2014 | 11:10 pm

Any lingering concern Syracuse could be without one of its top recruits next season vanished Thursday when Chris McCullough received the test score he had been working toward. The 6-foot-10 forward learned he had scored high enough on his most recent ACT test to ensure freshman eligibility, the Sy…
30 May 2014 | 2:38 pm

Nearly two months to the day since being introduced as the new coach at Marquette, Steve Wojciechowski has yet to conduct a formal practice or prepare a game plan. For now, Wojciechowski is still getting acclimated to his new job and, more importantly, his new team. NCAA rules allow coaches eight…
29 May 2014 | 10:37 pm

Notre Dame pitcher Pat Connaughton is telling major league teams interested in drafting him that he plans to return to campus to play basketball and earn his business degree. The 6-foot-5 swingman who was third on the basketball team in scoring last season at 13.8 points a game said the ideal scena…
28 May 2014 | 10:04 pm