How NCAA Tournament South Region No. 5 seed Kentucky (26-10) and No. 9 seed Kansas State (24-11) match up at each position for their round-of-16 contest Thursday at the Philips Arena in Atlanta -- with a game prediction:
--Kentucky's Kevin Knox (15.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg) led UK with 25 points on 8-of-16 field-goal shooting in the ...Read more
John Beilein's always done things his own way. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.
Thursday night in Los Angeles, Michigan will battle a Texas A&M squad that features two massive post players. This is something Beilein's dealt with for years in the Big Ten, though not as much lately as modern basketball has become more about skill and ...Read more
Previews for Thursday's Sweet 16 men's basketball games in the NCAA Tournament:
No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 11 Loyola
6:07 p.m., CBS
What to watch: Nevada is one of the nation's top offensive teams, averaging 83 points per game. Top scorers, twins Caleb and Cody Martin who transferred from North Carolina State, combine to ...Read more
Louisville interim head coach David Padgett confirmed in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that he would not be retained by the university and will be seeking a coaching position elsewhere.
"I've got to focus on what's next for me," Padgett said. "Right now, I don't have an answer for that."
Padgett, 33, had served on former head coach...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was unrelenting in his scathing criticism of his group after their disheartened 123-109 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night at the Target Center before 16,351 fans.
"I just thought Minnesota came out and turned the heat up, and we just couldn't handle the heat, really," Rivers...Read more
PHOENIX -- Yes, the Detroit Pistons had some fun.
The Pistons (32-39) opened the second half on a 25-10 run on the way to a 115-88 thumping of the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, the team's second-straight victory.
There were smiles all around with the return of point guard Reggie Jackson to the starting lineup after missing 37 games with a ...Read more
There were a lot of happy people in Kansas State's locker room after the Wildcats clinched a spot in the Sweet 16, but no one had a bigger smile than Dean Wade.
Turns out not playing in victories over Creighton and Maryland-Baltimore County because of a foot injury made the 6-foot-10 junior forward appreciate the success more than being in the ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers threw in the proverbial towel on Tuesday's 123-109 loss to the Timberwolves and just maybe on his team's chances to threaten the Wolves for one of the West's final playoff spots, too.
Rivers sent his reserves into the game with the Wolves leading by 17 points with nearly 71/2 minutes ...Read more
The Windsor Diaries Book One: Victorian ScoundrelStephanie Burkhart
It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her cousin, Prince Edmund of Wales back to the past and 1851 for Britain's Great ...
The "sensational six" has become the "fantastic five" following the news Tuesday that Wichita State's top 2018 recruit, Alex Lomax, requested and has been granted a full release from his letter of intent.
Lomax is a four-star point guard who just led Memphis East to its third straight state championship and was recently chosen Tennessee's Mr. ...Read more
Dan Hurley returned to the Rhode Island campus on Tuesday to discuss his future with his team, his staff and athletic director Thorr Bjorn.
Hurley spoke with UConn and Pittsburgh officials about their head coaching positions on Monday, and discussed those offers with Bjorn, a source said, who was also pushing to keep his coach. Hurley then ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Once again, Kevin Love's magnitude seemed to be minimized.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue's decision to take a leave of absence to address health issues superseded Monday's return of the five-time All-Star, who missed seven weeks with a fractured left hand.
During a 124-117 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena, ...Read more
Kansas basketball's big men sat near each other while fielding questions from media members in a cramped locker room last week at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan.
Udoka Azubuike, Mitch Lightfoot, Silvio De Sousa, James Sosinski and Clay Young eavesdropped on conversations, and even interjected comments during mandatory interview sessions, ...Read more
Kansas sophomore center Udoka Azubuike played 22 minutes in the Jayhawks' second-round NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional victory over Seton Hall on Saturday after toiling 3 minutes in Thursday's first-round clash versus Penn.
So how many minutes will the 7-footer, who sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee March 6, work Friday ...Read more
The Detroit Pistons denied a report by New York Times writer Marc Stein that the team has expressed interest in bringing in former star guard Chauncey Billups to work with team vice chairman Arn Tellem in a "revamped front office."
Mark Barnhill, spokesman for the Pistons and Platinum Equity, the private equity firm owned by Pistons owner Tom ...Read more
Mo Bamba has never disguised the fact he would spend one season at Texas and then turn pro.
Coaches knew that when he was being recruited. Everyone, including Texas' Shaka Smart, knew his time in Austin would be short. Bamba relished every minute, though, and is happy to call himself a Longhorn.
Still, the school announced Tuesday that Bamba ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Detroit Pistons received a temporary reprieve from their road woes on Monday night.
And Blake Griffin was the catalyst.
Griffin's 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists led the Pistons (31-39) to a 106-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. It's the Pistons' first road win since defeating ...Read more
SAN ANTONIO -- Within a week, the Golden State Warriors went from a team loaded with All-Stars to a team that has none.
Therefore, it seemed inevitable the Warriors would lose, 89-75 to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, a matchup that featured an injury-ravaged team against one fighting for its postseason life.
The Warriors have always put ...Read more
Throughout their winning weekend, Kansas State players insisted their rugged Big 12 schedule helped prepare them for the NCAA Tournament.
"I keep telling a lot of people we probably have the best conference in the nation top to bottom," Wildcats guard Barry Brown said. "What did we have, seven teams in? Seventy percent of our league."
INDIANAPOLIS -- This time the Los Angeles Lakers couldn't do enough to overcome their mistakes against the Indiana Pacers.
After leading by 12 points in the first half, the Lakers fell to the Pacers in a double-digit loss that wasn't as close as the final score.
The Pacers beat the Lakers 110-100, handing the Lakers their 39th loss while ...Read more
MIAMI -- It's as if this is the only way the Miami Heat know how to play.
If it's not close, apparently why bother?
So there they were again, playing to the decisive final ticks, and then another set of decisive final tickets, and then another set of decisive final ticks Monday night against a Denver Nuggets teams playing for its playoff life....Read more
- Dan Hurley weighing coaching options with UConn 'still in play'
- Kevin Love's return overshadowed, but impact of five-time All-Star unmistakable
- Kansas' big men bring much to the table: 'We should challenge each other to compete'
- NCAA Tournament is sweet for Big 12 with four teams still dancing
- Wichita State's top 2018 recruit granted release from letter of intent