Nick Johnson scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and No. 4 Arizona beat No. 6 Duke 72-66 on Friday night in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Illinois coach John Groce scored his second major commitment in as many weeks Thursday night when No. 28 senior recruit Quentin Snider (Louisville, Ky./Ballard) chose the Fighting Illini over UCLA.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Olander started 26 games last season and averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. The Huskies, under first-year coach Kevin Ollie, won 20 games but were ineligible for the NCAA tournament because of poor past academic performance.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Real estate magnate and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has donated $200 million to the University of Michigan for its business school and athletics programs.
Blue II, the English bulldog mascot who gained national fame during the Butler Bulldog’s run to the men’s basketball championship games in 2010 and 2011, has died.
Although the Southeastern Conference hasn’t released its complete 2013-14 schedule, Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed Tuesday that the Volunteers would face Kentucky only once and that it would be at Rupp Arena. Tennessee’s 247 Sports site earlier reported the news.
For the eighth straight year, the University of Texas collected the most royalties of any college or university represented by the Collegiate Licensing Company, whose clients include all the major schools except Ohio State, Michigan State, University of Southern California and Oregon.
Webster, a 6-foot-4 guard from New Zealand, will be a major part of Tim Miles’ efforts to get the Cornhuskers to the NCAA tournament. Webster will almost certainly start at point guard for Nebraska this season and is likely the team’s most talented player.
It marked the latest off-court misstep for Hairston, who had been cited twice in the span of a month while driving a rental vehicle linked to a convicted felon. Authorities dropped one set of those charges last week.
Pilipovich just completed his first full season at the helm after replacing Jeff Reynolds on an interim basis on Feb. 8, 2012, and being given the permanent tag on March 3, 2012.