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North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said Friday night it's a ''very sad time'' at the school after an investigation found widespread academic fraud and adds that his program ''thought we were doing the right thing.'' After his team's exhibition victory, Williams spoke for the first time in…
25 October 2014 | 3:37 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Freshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night.
25 October 2014 | 1:45 am
The beauty of the college basketball regular season—as opposed to its football counterpart—for the top teams is that an early loss or two does not ruin their long-term goals. That means powerhouses like North Carolina are incentivized to schedule marquee nonconference games to prepare fo…
23 October 2014 | 9:43 pm
Midnight Madness produces some memorable moments each year, so The Dagger is chronicling the best ones from this October's lineup. If you spot something we missed, let us know here or here . An Auburn professor received an assist from basketball Bruce Pearl this week while lecturing his class abou…
23 October 2014 | 4:11 pm
The 2016 season is shaping to be a banner year for the Virginia Cavaliers on the recruiting trail. Just this week, the Hoos landed a big commitment when Kyle Guy, a 6'2" sharpshooting point guard from Indiana, per ESPN, pledged to Virginia. Guy, a 4-star recruit, joins fellow 4-star Ty Jerome…
23 October 2014 | 1:31 am
The 2014-15 Syracuse basketball season hasn't even started yet, but there is already buzz about the potential of the 2015-16 Orange team. Over the summer, head coach Jim Boeheim said his 2015 recruiting class is his best ever. Boeheim already has four commits in the ESPN 100, and Boeheim said, "We'r…
23 October 2014 | 12:53 am
BOSTON (AP) -- Six Boston-area college basketball teams are coming back to the TD Garden for the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader.
22 October 2014 | 8:37 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Louisville Cardinals star Montrezl Harrell is no stranger to discipline. "Going to a military school, you were on the military lifestyle," Harrell told Bleacher Report at the Cards' annual media day, discussing the postgraduate year he spent at Hargrave Military Academy before…
22 October 2014 | 3:46 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- When his Wake Forest players couldn't get a defensive drill quite right, new coach Danny Manning made them do it again - and again.
22 October 2014 | 1:07 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's highest court on Tuesday reinstated the slander lawsuit filed by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.
21 October 2014 | 4:08 pm
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is like most great college basketball coaches: He has never been timid about testing his teams with a challenging slate of contests. On an annual basis, Williams puts his squads through a gauntlet of grueling nonconference games before beginning their alwa…
21 October 2014 | 3:30 am
The 2013-14 season will be remembered as the year the Virginia Cavaliers returned to national relevance in college basketball. The Cavs won the regular-season ACC title and the ACC Tournament, and they received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. UVa defeated Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse an…
21 October 2014 | 2:38 am
Two of the No. 1 overall candidates for the 2015 NBA draft happen to be big fellas this year. Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky's Karl Towns, each of whom fit the profile of your traditional one-and-done freshman, should quickly find themselves in the top-prospect debate once the season gets underwa…
20 October 2014 | 11:23 pm
Loading style="line-height: 32px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; padding: 0; text-align: center;"> View on Instagram Midnight Madness produces some memorable moments each year, so The Dagger is chronicling the best ones from this October's lineup. If you spot something we missed, le…
20 October 2014 | 7:22 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Starting over has created an urgency that Louisville coach Rick Pitino hasn't experienced in a few years.
19 October 2014 | 9:43 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Media day for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim as he gets set for his 39th year at his alma mater didn't start the way it normally does.
17 October 2014 | 11:07 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Now that junior transfer Angel Rodriguez plays point guard for the Miami Hurricanes instead of Kansas State, he does his grocery shopping unrecognized.
16 October 2014 | 10:52 pm
NEW YORK — As Manhattan coach Steve Masiello sits in his office on a recent Monday afternoon, he looks much different than he did the last time the nation saw him. He has traded in his tailored suit for a pair of gym shorts and a long-sleeved Under Armour shirt. He has spent the summer…
14 October 2014 | 9:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino would like to eliminate the influence of athletic shoe companies in the recruiting process.
9 October 2014 | 11:19 pm
Our 2014-15 season preview begins with the Dagger's Preseason Top 25 complete with best-case and worst-case scenarios for each team. Check back every day for the next six weeks for more college hoops preview content.
6 October 2014 | 5:29 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Freshman Justin Jackson scored 17 points in North Carolina's intrasquad scrimmage to kick off preseason practices Friday night.
4 October 2014 | 2:47 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Durand Johnson was ready to make the leap from erratic role player to budding star last winter when it disappeared with one awkward step.
2 October 2014 | 10:48 pm
25 September 2014 | 8:31 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Hurricanes basketball newcomer Ivan Cruz Uceda will be ineligible for the first half of the season due to an NCAA rule requiring enrollment one year after high school graduation.
24 September 2014 | 9:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Former Maryland forward Charles Mitchell will be able to play for Georgia Tech this season.
23 September 2014 | 11:22 pm
19 September 2014 | 3:59 pm
Antonio Blakeney's commitment to Louisville lasted only 11 days. The five-star guard quickly got a case of cold feet, announcing Monday night that he is backing out of his commitment to Louisville and reopening his recruitment . It's unusual for a top prospect to renege on his initial commitment t…
16 September 2014 | 12:44 pm
Since most of next season's non-conference schedules have finally been released, it's a good time to assess whose slates are the most daunting and who didn't challenge themselves enough. The Dagger will go league-by-league the next two weeks. Up next: The SEC. Toughest non-league schedule: Florida…
12 September 2014 | 3:31 pm
In the course of a week, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk went from playing against some of his biggest heroes on the U.S. Mykhailiuk may be the most tantalizing enigma in college basketball this season. ''His skill level, knowledge and aptitude for the game are way beyond his years,'' Kansas coach Bill Self…
11 September 2014 | 9:44 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest has added the younger brother of NFL receiver Michael Crabtree to its basketball team.
9 September 2014 | 10:19 pm
Two former Syracuse University ball boys urged the state's highest court Tuesday to reinstate their slander lawsuit against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim. Bobby Davis and Mike Lang claim Boeheim slandered them in 2011 by calling them liars out for money when they accused his longtime assistant…
9 September 2014 | 9:19 pm
Since most of next season's non-conference schedules have finally been released, it's a good time to assess whose slates are the most daunting and who didn't challenge themselves enough. The Dagger will go league-by-league the next two weeks. Up next: The Big East. Toughest non-league schedule: Ge…
9 September 2014 | 2:13 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami sophomore guard Davon Reed is expected to miss four to six months after surgery.
5 September 2014 | 6:01 pm
Notre Dame basketball player Jerian Grant says he appreciates his teammates more after being suspended from school and missing the second half of last season for what he calls an academic mistake.
5 September 2014 | 12:16 am
Since most of next season's non-conference schedules have finally been released, it's a good time to assess whose slates are the most daunting and who didn't challenge themselves enough. The Dagger will go league-by-league the next two weeks. Up next: The Atlantic 10. Toughest non-league schedule:…
4 September 2014 | 10:54 pm