Men's college basketball

Vanderbilt basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse answers questions at a news conference Monday, April 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Stackhouse was hired to replace Bryce Drew as head. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 08, 2019 - 1:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Stackhouse was preparing to interview for NBA jobs, not take over the struggling Vanderbilt men's basketball program. He had a couple of interviews for NBA head coaching jobs lined up, but then he got a call from the Commodores' new athletic director. The mutual...
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New Virginia Tech men's NCAA college basketball head coach Mike Young speaks at an introductory press conference in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 8, 2019. (Michael Shroyer/The Roanoke Times via AP)
April 08, 2019 - 1:10 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Mike Young looked around Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum and said he's "so thrilled to be home." "My love for ball originated in this building many years ago," Young said Monday at a news conference introducing him as Virginia Tech's new basketball coach. Rattling off a list...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) takes a shot during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against the Michigan State, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images via AP, Pool)
April 07, 2019 - 11:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Tournament will take an ugly turn in its final or, depending on your perspective, be a masterpiece in defensive basketball. The national title game Monday night pits Virginia (34-3), the standard-bearer in lockdown basketball, against the new kids on the defensive block...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Wofford coach Mike Young yells to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Chattanooga in Chattanooga, Tenn. Virginia Tech has hired Young to replace Buzz Williams. The school announced the decision Sunday night, April 7. Young is scheduled to be formally introduced during a news conference Monday morning. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:55 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has hired former Wofford men's basketball coach Mike Young to replace Buzz Williams. The school announced the decision Sunday night , just four days after Williams left to take the same job at Texas A&M. Young, a native of Radford, Virginia, about 10 miles...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, left, and Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard talk as they arrive at an interview for CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk" show before the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been this close to a title,...
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Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney reacts to fans after a semifinal round game against Michigan State in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much like his vagabond coach, Texas Tech's Matt Mooney has undergone a college basketball journey unlike almost any other, from mid-major to out-of-the-way outpost to the rough-and-tumble Big 12. Now, under the searing spotlight of the Final Four, Mooney has been simply money...
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Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter (12) drives to the basket past Auburn center Austin Wiley, right, during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand every element of his game. De'Andre Hunter needed a little longer to do the same at Virginia, even by...
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April 07, 2019 - 2:09 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police say fans celebrating Texas Tech's Final Four win near the school's Lubbock campus caused damage that included flipping a car and setting several scooters on fire. Lubbock police said Sunday that they're investigating several incidents of property damage following the...
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FILE- In this March 16, 2018, file photo, Virginia's Isaiah Wilkins, left, walks off the court after the team's 74-54 loss to UMBC in a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C. Virginia's basketball program, which gave us one of the sport's greatest players in Ralph Sampson and its two biggest upsets, by Division II Chaminade and the world's most famous 16 seed in UMBC, is now on the verge of writing a new chapter _ one that would not be appreciated by nearly as many people were it not for the huge platform Virginia hoops helped create. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 07, 2019 - 2:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It is not Duke, North Carolina or UCLA. Yet when sorting through all the games, personalities and events that helped shape college basketball into the billion-dollar colossus it is today, it's hard to look past the name "Virginia." It's the program that gave us one of the sport's...
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April 07, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Arkansas has hired Nevada's Eric Musselman as its next men's basketball coach. The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournament in four years after a nine-year absence. Nevada reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, but lost in the first round to...
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