College basketball rankings: Illinois upset by Marquette in final game before Kofi Cockburn’s suspension ends

USATSI When it was announced that All-American center Kofi Cockburn would start this season by serving a three-game suspension for selling apparel and memorabilia back in June in violation of NCAA rules, it was obvious that...

Duke pushes past Kentucky to kick off Coach K’s final season

Coach K’s send off tour got off to the perfect start on Tuesday night. Mike Krzyzewski and No. 9 Duke mounted a big second half run to power past No. 10 Kentucky on Tuesday night 79-71...

Reliving the wild final minute of Grizzlies-Timberwolves, which featured a finish you have to see to believe

The NBA regular season is ridiculously long, and there are times when the constant stream of games can make each singular one feel meaningless. But even among the deluge, there are certain games that manage to...

College basketball predictions: Expert picks for 2022 Final Four and NCAA Tournament champion

It’s been two years since college basketball had a normal opening day. But we are finally back. Hallelujah, praise be to Bill Raftery. A sport that has waited 20 months to hold games under mostly normal...

After Final Four run, No. 15 Houston debuts new look vs. Hofstra

Speedy Claxton’s career at Hofstra University ended with a loss to an Elite Eight-bound team in the 2000 NCAA Tournament. Twenty-one years later, Claxton’s tenure as Hofstra’s head coach will begin with a similarly challenging opponent...

Fan pays $1 million for four tickets to Coach K’s final Duke-Carolina game

When Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski faces off against archrival North Carolina for the final time in his hall of fame career, you can bet it will be a tough ticket. How tough? Try $1...

Fan spends $1M on tickets to final Duke-UNC game of Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching career

/ Getty Images There is perhaps no event more culturally pervasive in the state of North Carolina than the annual renewal of the Tobacco Road rivalry, when the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils square...

NCAA is ‘exploring’ possibility of holding men’s and women’s Final Fours in same city

USATSI The NCAA announced Thursday that the Division I men’s and women’s basketball committees have “begun exploring” the possibility of hosting both the men’s and women’s Final Fours in the same city after a third-party gender...

NCAA to look into holding both Final Fours in same city

The NCAA is exploring holding a joint Final Four with the men and women’s basketball tournaments holding their semifinals and title games in the same city on the same weekend, though it would not happen until...