If You Aren't Up On Ben Simmons Yet, It's Time To Change That

LSU freshman forward Ben Simmons played in his first nationally televised game last night, hanging a dominant 21-20-7 line in a one-point loss to Marquette. If you haven’t seen Simmons play, you might look at those 20 rebounds and seven assists and assume that he’s a big, overpowering forward who’s just really good at… »Tuesday 11:39am11/24/15 11:39am

LIU Brooklyn Tops Loyola On A Frenzied Buzzer-Beating Banked Three

LIU Brooklyn opened their season in exhilarating fashion Monday night, beating Loyola (Md.) in a game that saw a crazy final five seconds. With it all tied up 68-68, Loyola inbounded from under their own basket. They looked to have a good layup or dunk attempt, but Jerome Frink sent the shot packing. Martin… »11/17/15 12:18am11/17/15 12:18am

College Basketball Game In Japan Cancelled After Wet Floor Causes Injuries

Pittsburgh and #9-ranked Gonzaga began their seasons yesterday at Foster Field House in the Marine Corps base on Okinawa, Japan, or at least they tried to. A slippery floor surface caused all manner of slips and falls, including the particularly gnarly one below, and the game was called off at halftime. »11/14/15 1:50pm11/14/15 1:50pm

Penn State has never been a good basketball school, but under coach Pat Chambers that’s changing.

Penn State has never been a good basketball school, but under coach Pat Chambers that’s changing. The school just signed a top-ten recruiting class, and Penn Live has a good story about how Chambers slowly built a recruiting pipeline into Philadelphia and the entire I-95 corridor. [Penn Live] »11/11/15 7:49pm11/11/15 7:49pm

Chris Webber Does NOT Want To Talk About Jalen Rose

Fab Five teammates Chris Webber and Jalen Rose have a famously frosty relationship. When ESPN produced a Jalen Rose-spearheaded 30 for 30 documentary about the 1991-92 and 1992-93 Michigan Wolverines, Webber was the only member of the five not to participate, and he and Rose later had a war of words over the doc. The… »10/22/15 8:39pm10/22/15 8:39pm

Former Louisville Players Describe School Using Strippers, Prostitutes In Recruiting

The Louisville basketball program was thrown into the spotlight earlier this month, following the publication of a book written by self-described madame Katina Powell, who claims to have supplied escorts to former members of the Louisville basketball team. ESPN’s Outside the Lines has since gotten in touch with a… »10/20/15 11:37am10/20/15 11:37am

Book Claims Louisville Provided Basketball Players And Recruits With Escorts

Pat Forde at Yahoo Sports has gotten his hands on a copy of a book written by self-described madame Katina Powell and journalist Dick Cady. The book, which has not yet been published, is called Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen, and is all about Powell’s alleged involvement in supplying women to… »10/02/15 5:21pm10/02/15 5:21pm

SMU Basketball Banned From Postseason, Head Coach Larry Brown Suspended Nine Games

The NCAA just hit the Southern Methodist University men’s basketball program with some heavy sanctions, including a one-year postseason ban, scholarship reductions, vacation of wins, and a nine-game suspension for head coach Larry Brown. This is all happening because an NCAA investigation revealed that a former… »9/29/15 11:50am9/29/15 11:50am

Memphis Undoes Decision To Honor John Calipari After Fans Whine

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend for a career that has, over nearly 30 years, seen his teams advance to six Final Fours (two of them vacated) and win an NCAA title. Before Calipari coached Kentucky, however, he spent nine seasons at the University… »9/10/15 8:13pm9/10/15 8:13pm