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Can Penny Hardaway beat Kentucky for No. 1 player in 2019?

The new Memphis coach is going head-to-head with John Calipari over the No. 1 player, James Wiseman.

Five-star Mobley brothers make USC a recruiting force

The Trojans are a surprise force on the recruiting trail thanks to the hire of assistant coach Eric Mobley, whose sons Isaiah and Evan are five-star prospects in the 2019 and 2020 classes, respectively.

Ex-Mizzou tutor plans to make more fraud claims

Yolanda Kumar, the former Missouri tutor who admitted to providing improper academic assistance to multiple athletes in 2016, said she's been named in a new notice of allegations attached to the school's ongoing NCAA academic fraud case.

Ex-WMU player sentenced in student's slaying

Former Western Michigan player Joeviair Kennedy has been sentenced to at least 17 years in prison.

Houston, Phoenix among '23-26 Final Four sites

Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis were selected as host cities for the NCAA men's basketball Final Four from 2023-26.

PG Carton chooses Ohio St. over IU, Michigan

Point guard D.J. Carton, ranked No. 28 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Ohio State, choosing the Buckeyes over Big Ten rivals Michigan and Indiana.

Ex-Wake great, NBA All-Star Len Chappell dies

Len Chappell, who led Wake Forest to its only Final Four trip in 1962 and was an NBA All-Star with the Knicks, has died at 77.

Knight arrested in June on molestation charges

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight, who was found dead on a Phoenix roadway early Sunday, was arrested in June and charged with six felonies, including two counts of molestation of a child.

Duke's White to chair selection committee

Duke athletic director Kevin White will serve as the chairman of the NCAA tournament selection committee in 2020.

Ultimate guide to early-season tournaments

From the Champions Classic to the Jimmy V Classic, keep track of where your team will be playing in the 2018-19 season's early tournaments.

Pick your five: Lineup possibilities for Duke, Kansas and Kentucky

The Blue Devils, Wildcats and Jayhawks are far and away the most talented teams in 2018-19 and they each have intriguing possibilities with their personnel.

Biggest recruiting need in 2019 for each Top 25 team

The top programs are looking ahead to their expected recruiting needs for 2019. Here's what they're targeting.

Welcome to college basketball's recruiting extravaganza

The next wave of one-and-done NBA prospects will be identified this July.

Say hello to basketball's up-and-coming stars

Get to know the next generation of elite college basketball and NBA talent.

Teams on the outside looking in at Way-Too-Early Top 25

We're just not sold on UCLA or Indiana yet. Need to see more from Maryland and Cincinnati. They're among the men's basketball teams that didn't make the cut for the 2018-19 top 25.

Spiker, Drexel agree to multiyear extension

Drexel has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with men's basketball coach Zach Spiker, the school announced Thursday. Spiker is 22-43 in two seasons as the Dragons' coach.

'Papa' John out as chairman, Louisville trustee

Papa John's founder and Louisville booster John Schnatter resigned from the school's board of trustees after it was reported that he used a racial slur during a conference call.

Harry Kane joins Brady, LeBron on 'brilliant in defeat' team

Harry Kane had an epic performance in the World Cup, but it did not lead to a championship for England. We look at other outstanding individual efforts over the past year that didn't end in victory.

Ex-Louisville players sue NCAA over 2013 title

A group of former Louisville men's basketball players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization's vacation of the Cardinals' 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four appearance.