Tennessee beats North Carolina 89-72 in Tip-Off tournament

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Tennessee turned to its two freshmen guards to bounce back from its first loss of the season and win the consolation game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament. Zakai Zeigler scored 18...

Ole Miss, Boise State out to finish strong in Charleston tournament

Ole Miss and Boise State both hope to leave the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic at Charleston, S.C., on a two-game winning streak when they meet in the fifth-place game on Sunday. The Rebels (3-1) and Broncos...

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...

College basketball odds: Breaking down the teams that can legitimately win the 2022 NCAA Tournament into tiers

As players rolled back to campus across the country in August, I ranked the top college basketball contenders and separated them into tiers to help sort which teams are good — and perhaps not so good —...

Oklahoma State banned from 2022 NCAA Tournament after losing appeal of case tied to FBI bribery investigation

The NCAA rejected Oklahoma State’s appeal of a postseason-ban ruling from 2021 and upheld the initial punishment, sources told CBS Sports. The Cowboys men’s basketball program will not be eligible to compete in the 2022 postseason....

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...

Keatts, Wolfpack again looking for NCAA Tournament trip

Kevin Keatts has had North Carolina State routinely pushing for 20-win seasons in his first four years, though he has just one NCAA Tournament berth – partly through bad luck – to show for it. The...

Pac-12 aiming to build on 2021 NCAA Tournament run

The Pac-12 had been an afterthought in the NCAA Tournament in recent years, the number of teams getting in dwindling, the deep runs into the bracket rare. The conference took a big turn last season with...

Dribble Handoff: 2021 NCAA Tournament teams poised to miss out on return trip to Big Dance

With historic powers like Kentucky and Duke missing out on the 2021 NCAA Tournament and others such as Michigan State, UCLA, Syracuse and North Carolina barely making it in, last season was a reminder that a...

NCAA to start using ‘March Madness’ for women’s tournament

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament will start using “March Madness” in marketing and branding beginning this season. Using the phrase, which has been associated with the men’s tournament for years, was one of the recommendations stemming...