North Carolina coach Roy Williams apologized to Louisville's Rick Pitino after the Cardinals coach had a heated verbal exchange with a fan as he came off the court for halftime during Wednesday night's game. UNC team spokesman Matt Bowers said the fan was ejected after the incident.
Could Jim Boeheim be riding off into the sunset this spring? The Syracuse coach hinted that’s a possibility the day after the team’s biggest win of the year, an upset of No. 10 Duke on John Gillon’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer off the glass. There was a recent Sports Illustrated report that suggested the opposite, stating Boeheim was going to attempt to stay past next season, and was taken aback by the school announcing in 2015 the plan — that Boeheim would retire and longtime assistant Mike Hopkins would take over. In the past, Boeheim has said his philosophy has been the only reason you stop coaching is that you’ve stopped winning.
Ole Miss confirmed Wednesday that it has received an updated Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA. As a result, the school announced via a 20-minute video that it has been charged with lack of institutional control and will impose a one-year postseason ban on top of the sanctions it imposed on itself in May 2016. As part of that postseason ban, athletic director Ross Bjork said the school “must forfeit,” per SEC rules, its annual portion of SEC postseason football revenue for next year.