College Basketball

8:00 AM ET This weekend’s 2020 GEICO Top Flight Invite, held at Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona, is an early preseason tournament featuring eight elite club basketball teams — and an abundance of ESPN ranked prospects, led by top 2021 recruit Chet Holmgren. The three-day tournament will be featured on the national stage on
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7:17 PM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Five-star junior Skyy Clark committed
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7:00 AM ET John GasawayESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Last week the NCAA announced all athletes who participate in winter sports in 2020-21 will be granted an extra year of eligibility. The move was widely
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8:13 PM ET Kentucky‘s Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin have been granted waivers and are eligible immediately for the Wildcats this season. Sarr, a transfer from Wake Forest, was arguably the nation’s best transfer last spring, and Toppin, a transfer from Rhode Island, is the younger brother of former Dayton star and projected lottery pick
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3:54 PM ET Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama freshman forward Alex Tchikou will miss the upcoming basketball season after suffering a torn right Achilles. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said Tchikou had surgery Wednesday in Birmingham and is expected to make a full recovery. The 6-foot-11, 225-pounder was a four-star prospect who several recruiting
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5:24 PM ET ESPN News Services MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday. He was 100. Hartman, whose first newspaper column was published in 1945,
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1:08 PM ET Associated Press The NCAA is stripping Massachusetts of victories in men’s basketball and women’s tennis for overpaying 12 athletes about $9,100 in financial aid over three years. The NCAA announced Friday the Committee on Infractions had imposed a two-year probation on UMass that will end October 2022 in addition to vacating results
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4:31 PM ET Associated Press The Purdue men’s basketball team will hold its first official practice Thursday after workouts were paused briefly this week following two questionable COVID-19 tests. Athletic department officials issued a statement acknowledging one test was considered inconclusive, while the other was determined invalid. As a result, workouts were shut down. When
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2:30 PM ET Top-25 senior Franck Kepnang announced his commitment to Oregon on Saturday, giving Dana Altman his third ESPN 100 pledge in the past month. Kepnang chose the Ducks over several schools, although Texas A&M and Ohio State were heavily involved down the stretch of his recruitment. A 6-foot-11 center who attended Westtown School
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5:28 PM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Top-five senior Jabari Smith committed
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11:09 PM ET Wichita State is conducting an internal investigation into men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall’s behavior, Marshall told The Athletic on Thursday. The Athletic reported that school officials have interviewed former and current players. “I’m aware the university conducted interviews and I fully participated in the process,” Marshall told the website in a text
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12:29 PM ET Top-50 prospect Bryce McGowens decommitted from Florida State on Thursday, sources told ESPN, in a hit to the Seminoles’ top-ranked 2021 recruiting class. McGowens had already heard from Arizona, Georgia, Nebraska and Virginia Tech within minutes of his decommitment, sources told ESPN. Florida State remains an option. McGowens’ older brother, Trey, transferred
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