Talented Memphis eager to end NCAA Tournament drought

Memphis has landed plenty of elite recruits yet still hasn’t earned an NCAA Tournament bid during Penny Hardaway’s coaching tenure. Perhaps this is the year that changes. Memphis returns three of its top five scorers from...

UCLA, USC basketball eager to help prove Pac-12 really is the Conference of Champions

UCLA guard Tyger Campbell, right, celebrates with teammate Jaime Jaquez Jr. (4) and others after an Elite 8 win over Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 31. (Darron Cummings / Associated Press) Bill Walton asked...

USC and UCLA basketball are eager to ring in new season

USC coach Andy Enfield talks to guard Tahj Eaddy during a game last season.. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press) The festivities couldn’t start without the ringbearers. Speaking first before a gathering of Southern California college...