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Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

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Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer. More>>

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

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By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. More>>

Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

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Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro. More>>

Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. More>>

Michigan losing Stauskas and Robinson to NBA

Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft and chase a dream they've had since they were kids. More>>

CBS wins the week with basketball and hit series

Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. More>>

Duke's Parker to decide Wednesday on going pro

Jabari Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. More>>

Over 200,000 cheer UConn champion basketball teams

Nothing like a big win to draw big crowds. But back-to-back victories bring out the biggest. More>>

Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released... More>>

Iowa St bumps Hoiberg's salary to $2.6 million

Iowa State has given coach Fred Hoiberg a $600,000 a year raise, bumping his average annual salary to $2.6 million in an effort to keep "The Mayor" in Ames for life. More>>

Haith kicks Price off Missouri team

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team Thursday, ending the forward's career with the Tigers before it began. More>>

UMass basketball player announces he's gay

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. More>>

UConn hoping to capitalize on championships

Campus celebrations are winding down after two nights of championship parties, yet the off-court excitement could be just beginning at the University of Connecticut. More>>

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles. More>>

UConn celebrates again as women's team wins title

UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan on Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles. More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship - they stand alone. More>>

Huskies again star in the underdog role

The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. More>>

5 things to know about UConn-Notre Dame title game

Connecticut and Notre Dame may have spent too much time together in the Big East - and it apparently got annoying. More>>

Historic title game boost for women's basketball

Women's college basketball has been looking for that watershed moment when a player or game could transcend the sport. More>>

Napier brings it home for UConn Video included

Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. More>>

Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. More>>

NBA decisions loom for several Kentucky players

One by one, players in the Kentucky locker room said essentially the same thing: They had not given the NBA a second thought, much less a first, during their stirring Final Four run. More>>

Ollie wins it all with UConn Video included

It's not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It's just that he looked a lot more comfortable in a defensive stance exhorting the Huskies in the national... More>>

FINALS WATCH: Father-son routine steals show

"Big Rob" and his son, Trey, gave fans at AT&T Stadium one shining moment long before the confetti dropped at the national championship game. More>>

Calipari not going to 'dignify' Lakers rumors

Kentucky coach John Calipari refused to "dignify that stuff" when he was asked after Monday night's championship game about his rumored interest in coaching the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Bad blood between UConn, Notre Dame runs deep

Sports needs rivalries and the best are when talented teams legitimately don't care for one another. More>>

Masiello on unpaid leave until he gets degree

Steve Masiello will be reinstated as the head coach at Manhattan College as soon as he receives his degree from the University of Kentucky. More>>

NCAA finalists illustrate many ways to make a run

Kentucky reached the brink of an NCAA title with five freshman starters, including the cool right hand of Aaron Harrison and his decisive 3-pointers in three straight games. More>>

Notre Dame guard has final chance at missed title

Notre Dame All-American Kayla McBride and the Irish have come full circle. More>>

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma were well aware of the talk. There has been a buzz throughout women's basketball all season about the potential showdown between their undefeated teams. More>>

Mourning, Richardson, Williams make Hall of Fame

Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world. More>>

UConn, Notre Dame advance to historic title game

Women's basketball came away a winner Sunday night. After a season-long buildup, the NCAA tournament will be decided by the perfect championship game. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw has deflected talk of a perfect season and a potential showdown with rival Connecticut all year long. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

Connecticut's latest national championship game will be very different from the previous eight the Huskies have played - and won. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Celebrities aplenty, as usual

The Kentucky Wildcats had Drake celebrating with them after a victory, and Dwight Howard was doing the "Gator chomp" in the Florida student section. More>>

Springsteen closes out Final Four music festival

Bruce Springsteen took the stage holding basketball on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four. More>>

UConn back in title game, beats Stanford 75-56

The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship. More>>

Notre Dame women keep rolling, beat Maryland 87-61

Kayla McBride seemingly did whatever she wanted, and enjoyed herself while she did it. More>>

Kentucky brings up memories of Fab Five

The Fab Five came onto the national basketball landscape like a thunder dunk. You had to notice the five baggy-shorts-wearing freshmen starters from Michigan who made their way to the national championship game. More>>

Kentucky's slow progression meets end of road

Losses are no easier to stomach in November than in March, Kentucky coach John Calipari makes clear, but they are somewhat easier to accept if they are the byproduct of progress. More>>

NCAA officials adamantly opposed to one-and-done

NCAA officials and Kentucky coach John Calipari at least agree on something: The one-and-done rule in college basketball needs to be revised. More>>

UConn and Kentucky for national title Video included

Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's. More>>

Emmert: Unionization "grossly inappropriate"

The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship. More>>

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein out for title game

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will miss Monday night's national title game against Connecticut because of a lingering ankle injury, while forward Alex Poythress plans to play after tweaking his knee during the... More>>

Kentucky freshmen against UConn comeback players

All those Kentucky freshmen against a Connecticut team already with a few championship rings. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Of all the celebrities and athletes in attendance at the Final Four, Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball had to have the most unique outfit. More>>

Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title

No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching. More>>

UConn on to national championship game

Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger. More>>

Wisconsin falls short, loses 74-73 to Kentucky

Wisconsin did almost everything it needed to do Saturday night to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw. More>>

Young proves to be unsung hero in Kentucky win

The headlines will go to those unflappable Harrison twins, Andrew who passed to his brother Aaron for the 3-pointer that lifted Kentucky into yet another national championship game. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Sights and sounds from North Texas

Jim Calhoun won three national championships with Connecticut in four trips to the NCAA Final Four. More>>

Guards flounder, Florida falls in Final Four

Florida played its worst game of the season on college basketball's biggest stage. More>>

Role players key UConn's 63-53 win over Florida

Connecticut will not ride a one-man gang into the national championship game this time. More>>

Daniels sparks UConn to 63-53 upset of Florida

DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to help UConn snap Florida's 30-game win streak with a 63-53 upset of the Gators at the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Howard backs teammate's Gators

Dwight Howard showed some love for the alma mater of Houston Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons. More>>

Kentucky's Cauley-Stein appears out for semifinal

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein was not dressed out as his teammates warmed up for their national semifinal against Wisconsin on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More>>

Stanford looks to end UConn's run at perfection

All the talk of Stanford feeling like a junior varsity team crashing the Final Four or being an extra at the beauty pageant is just rhetoric to UConn coach Geno Auriemma. Motivational chatter he says no team here needs... More>>

Stewart and McGraw are AP Player, Coach of Year

Breanna Stewart picked up right where she left off as a freshman. Connecticut's versatile star has had a stellar sophomore year. More>>

Final Four Dallas concerts feature Springsteen

The Boss will close out three days of performances around the Final Four in Dallas that are part of a music festival that has evolved into a blockbuster event. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Calhoun not big on 'cheering' thing

Jim Calhoun is watching the Connecticut Huskies at this Final Four, not coaching them. That's a little bit of a problem. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Florida with fast start this time

The Florida Gators got off to a much better start in the NCAA Final Four than they did in a regional final in the same building last year. More>>

Florida, UConn to start familiar lineups

Florida and Connecticut were starting plenty of familiar faces in their national semifinal on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More>>

Maryland women try to ruin Irish's unbeaten season

Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins feel like uninvited guests at the Final Four. More>>

FINALS WATCH: Robertson weighs in on 'One & Done'

Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson doesn't see what the fuss is about over "One and Done" players. More>>

It's UConn-Florida, not Napier-Wilbekin

Mention Connecticut basketball and Shabazz Napier is the first name to come up. More>>

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