• UNC's Brice Johnson still working to meet Williams' demands

    Brice Johnson can chuckle about it now. North Carolina's lean 6-foot-10 senior has come out of so many games feeling good about how he snagged rebounds in traffic, ran the floor and showed off that oh-so-soft shooting touch in the paint - only to have coach Roy Williams break down film showing the…

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  • Legends of Coaching award to be given to Tubby Smith

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Texas Tech's Tubby Smith will receive the John R. Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor in April.

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  • Huskies' season-opening trip to China includes class work

    An argument is brewing in the Washington team room. It started with bickering, and voices are now rising, college basketball players going back and forth. Except this disagreement had nothing to do with anything on the basketball court.

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  • Coach Pitino on allegations: 'We will get through this'

    Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino remains defiant that his program will survive the allegations in a book by an escort claiming that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. The coach told a packed room at a tipoff…

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  • Cardinals assistant Willard takes medical leave of absence

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville says assistant coach Ralph Willard will take an indefinite medical leave of absence from the program to address an unspecified health issue.

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  • Tennessee tries to succeed without natural point guard again

    Tennessee is in a familiar situation without a pure point guard. Tennessee's lack of a proven point guard last season forced Josh Richardson into that role, and he responded by earning first-team all-Southeastern Conference honors in his senior year. Now the Volunteers are relying on seniors Kevin…

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  • Weak non-conference schedules could mean fines for MWC teams

    Mountain West basketball teams could one day face fines for not scheduling strong non-conference games, Commissioner Craig Thompson said Tuesday. ''Scheduling is really and truly the lifeblood,'' Thompson said Tuesday during the league's media days in Las Vegas. Since sending five teams to the NCAA…

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  • Notre Dame looks to try to build on last season's NCAA run

    Notre Dame coach Mike Brey wants the Fighting Irish approaching the season as though they are coming off a losing season, not that they're the defending Atlantic Coast Conference tournament champions. ''One of our themes has been to be poor again, to be hungry,'' Brey said at media day Tuesday.…

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  • Talented freshmen infused into preseason mix at Marquette

    There are so many fresh faces at Marquette that it might seem like Steve Wojciechowski is going through a second rookie year as a head coach. Wojciechowski's first recruiting class has arrived, a five-member gem considered one of the best in the country. After a 13-19 season in his first year as…

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