Men’s College Basketball

Florida State clinches 1st ACC regular-season title

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Balsa Koprivica scored 15 points, and No. 7 Florida State won its first Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in school history with an 80-62 victory over Boston College on Saturday. Dominik Olejniczak added a season-high 14 points as the Seminoles (26-5, 16-4) had a banner ready to celebrate their accomplishment, which was secured with Virginia’s victory over No. 10 Louisville. FSU will be the No. 1 seed

KU disputes NCAA allegations against hoops team

The University of Kansas is disputing all allegations of wrongdoing by its basketball program that have been levied by the NCAA, the school said Thursday. The NCAA served Kansas in September with a notice of allegations stemming from the college basketball bribery scandal that led to the prosecution of several former Adidas employees. The notice included five Level I violations. Among the most serious charges were lack of institutional control

How to get your Sweet 16 picks right when you fill out your bracket

Ernest Hemingway was a Nobel Prize-winning writer, but I am convinced he also would have been a brilliant college basketball bracketologist, a March Madness maven, a pioneer in the art of prediction, because of this quote: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Hemingway implies we need to trust what we see. He’s speaking in generalities, but in our application, we have

Predictions for all 32 college basketball conference tournaments

Thirty-two NCAA Division I men’s basketball conferences will crown champions over a nine-day stretch that begins with the Mountain West and Ohio Valley Conference tournaments on Saturday and comes to an end with the Big Ten final in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 15. Who will earn the automatic bid in each conference? ESPN.com’s team of college basketball experts issued their picks below, with leagues listed in the order that tickets

Chicago State cancels hoops games due to virus

CHICAGO — The Chicago State University men’s basketball team will not travel for two regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference games this week, and its women’s team will not host two games, the school said late Tuesday, citing the spread of the coronavirus. The school said in a statement it was making the move with the “health and well-being of the campus community in mind.” The cancellations are believed to be

Calipari says Kentucky 'got manhandled' by Vols

Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn’t in a mood to mince words after the host Wildcats were on the wrong end of a 17-point, second-half collapse in a 81-73 loss to Tennessee on Tuesday. “We got manhandled. I got manhandled,” Calipari said. “This is one that I know I gotta watch the tape.” The Wildcats (24-6, 14-3 Southeastern Conference) appeared in control while leading 51-34 early in the second half. Then