Basketball

Mark Prosser hired as head coach of Winthrop men’s basketball

Winthrop University has hired Mark Prosser as head coach of their men’s basketball team.

  Sports fans happy to be enjoying March Madness again, one year after COVID-19 pandemic shuttered NCAA tournament

  Fans flock to bars, restaurants for March Madness Friday afternoon

  App State fans revel in opportunity to watch March Madness together

101-year-old Sister Jean, beloved Loyola Chicago fan, is vaccinated and cleared to go to NCAA Tournament

Winthrop, App. State among teams in Carolinas to find spot in NCAA Tournament

Duke pulls out of ACC Tournament, NCAA streak in jeopardy

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  ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is a go with fans year after start of pandemic

Appalachian State and UNC Greensboro are heading to the NCAA tournament

  BACK TO THE DANCE! Winthrop wins Big South tournament and secures NCAA bid

Bacot, Love and Walton score 18 each, UNC beats Duke 91-73

ACC tournaments begin in Greensboro with (limited) fans

  ‘I still can’t believe it’: Gamecock hoops legend Wilson in awe of statue

AP source: Duke women end basketball season amid virus

The person says the men’s program planned to keep playing. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not publicly announced the decision.

Season-opening games canceled for Charlotte men’s basketball due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of season-opening games for Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball against Tennessee and VCU in the Volunteer Classic.

Maui Invitational moving to North Carolina during pandemic

Dates for the tournament have yet to be finalized.

Gamecock legend Wilson named WNBA Most Valuable Player

Wilson received 43 of 47 first-place votes and accrued 458 total points from a panel of national sportswriters and broadcasters to earn the award.

ACC, led by Mike Krzyzewski, to propose every Division I college basketball team make the 2021 NCAA Tournament

Charlotte Hornets postpone uniform launch

2020 ACC Baseball Championship canceled, was set to take place in Charlotte

ACC suspends all athletic-related activities due to coronavirus fears

Governor Roy Cooper, sports fans weigh in on coronavirus potentially impacting sporting events

NCAA BOUND! Winthrop wins Big South Tournament to earn coveted postseason bid

  As CIAA heads to Baltimore, Charlotte city leaders wonder what will replace it

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament is headed to Baltimore, and has left Charlotte city leaders wondering what could take its place.

  Despite impending location change, CIAA fans excited for start of 2020 tournament

The 2020 CIAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments officially kicked off at Bojangles Coliseum Tuesday.

  Charlotte businesses aim to ‘make the most’ of last year hosting CIAA

In 2018, the event made a $50.5 million economic impact on the city. In 2019, the event had a total economic impact of $43.7 million.

South Carolina’s Couisnard beats #10 UK with three at buzzer

Gamecocks win 81-78

Ex-UNC women’s basketball coach Hatchell cited after 89-year-old woman dies in Durham crash

The former longtime University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill women’s basketball coach was cited with a misdemeanor after she was involved with a fatal pedestrian-involved collision on Monday, Durham police said.

Robinson leads Tar Heels as Williams gets win No. 879

Brandon Robinson scored a career-high 20 points and Roy Williams tied his mentor on the all-time wins list as North Carolina beat Yale 70-67.

  Davidson’s Bob McKillop a first-time Basketball Hall of Fame nominee

Bob McKillop, the iconic Davidson coach who installed Stephen Curry as a college star, has been nominated for inclusion in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Brooks, Michigan upset No. 6 UNC 73-64 in Battle 4 Atlantis

Eli Brooks matched his career high with 24 points and Michigan ran off 19 unanswered points in the second half to score a big upset, beating sixth-ranked North Carolina 73-64 to reach the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game

Donations pouring in for SFA senior, his family after his game-winning shot vs Duke

In the wake of Stephen F. Austin State University’s amazing buzzer-beating win over No. 1 ranked Duke, the college’s Office of Compliance set up a Go Fund Me Account for Nathan Bain’s family, which lost almost everything when Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas.

Stephen F. Austin stuns No. 1 Duke, 85-83 in OT

Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer and Stephen F. Austin knocked off No. 1 Duke 85-83 on Tuesday night.

  ‘Big’ basketball tournament headed to Charlotte in 2021

Tuesday, the Big South conference, which is headquartered in Charlotte, announced it would be bringing its tournaments to Charlotte from 2021 to 2023, at a press conference at Bojangles Coliseum.

No. 22 LSU basketball takes on Bowling Green

The No. 22 LSU men’s basketball team begins its 2019-2020 season in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against the Bowling Green Falcons.

Zion Williamson entering NBA draft after 1 year at Duke

Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after 1 high-flying season to enter the NBA draft

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Suspended LSU basketball head coach Will Wade met with university and NCAA officials Friday.

Duke looking into allegation against Zion Williamson

Though he faces federal extortion charges for his interactions with Nike, attorney Michael Avenatti isn’t backing down with his allegations the shoe company bribed college athletes.

Auburn downs Kentucky, advances to first Final Four in school history

For the first time in school history, the Auburn is headed to the Final Four after taking down Kentucky 77-71 in overtime.

Michigan State knocks off Duke 68-67 to make Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four.

Michigan State meets Duke in Elite Eight

Michigan State is set to face off against Duke in a NCAA Elite Eight matchup

Zion, Duke avoid upset, edge Virginia Tech 75-73 in NCAAs

Williamson scored 23 points, RJ Barrett had 18 and a career-high 11 assists, and Tre Jones added 22 points and eight assists, helping No. 1 overall seed Duke avoid an NCAA Tournament upset and edge No. 4-seeded Virginia Tech 75-73

Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80

Auburn earned its second trip to the Elite Eight by coasting to a 97-80 victory over the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region on Friday night.

  Former NC State Football player, sports agent pleads guilty to bribing college athletes

Eric Leak, a former football player at North Carolina State University in the late 1990′s and early 2000′s, pleaded guilty Friday to bribing college athletes to hire him as their professional sports agent.

Duke overcomes first half nerves, defeats NDSU 85-62 to advance to Round 2

Duke defeats NDSU to advance to Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia defeats Gardner-Webb 71-56 in first round of NCAA Tournament

It had been a surreal week for Gardner-Webb after winning the Big South Conference tournament on March 10 to punch their ticket to their first ever NCAA Tournament.

  Gardner-Webb students, fans excited on eve of school’s first NCAA Tournament game

Gardner-Webb students and fans are excited on eve of school’s first NCAA Tournament game.

Duke Prepares to go dancing, faces North Dakota State in round 1 of NCAA Tournament

The Duke Blue Devils are gearing up to play No. 16 seed North Dakota State in their NCAA Tournament Round 1 matchup, and while Duke is an experienced program known for making deep runs in the tournament, this year four of Coach K’s five starters are dancing for the first time.

North Dakota State holds off NC Central 78-74 in First Four

Tyson Ward scored 23 points and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game

Duke defeats Florida State 73-63 for ACC Championship

The Duke Blue Devils met the Florida State Seminoles in the ACC Championship game at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte Saturday night.

Duke defeats UNC 74-73 in thriller to advance to ACC Championship game

This will be the third matchup in less than a month for the longtime in-state college basketball rivals.

  Fans welcome team home after Gardner-Webb clinches historic trip to NCAA tournament

A historic moment for the Gardner-Webb men’s basketball team, now that they’re going to the NCAA tournament for the first time ever.

Duke’s Zion Williamson day to day with mild knee sprain

No. 1 Duke says freshman star Zion Williamson is day to day with mild right knee sprain

  Davidson defeats Cleveland State 83-63 in season opener

Davidson hosted Cleveland State in their season opener, defeating the Vikings 83-63.

  Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore Commits to Duke

Wendell Moore commits to Duke

Defense is the key for Charlotte 49ers basketball in 2018-19

Tuesday was the first official day for college basketball and a new era for the Charlotte 49ers as Ron Sanchez takes over as head coach.

Charlotte submits bid for 2021-2023 CIAA Basketball Tournaments

Charlotte’s contract ends in 2020 and CIAA wants to find a host city for the 2021-2023 games.

Duke says guard Alex O'Connell out with broken facial bone

Duke says guard Alex O'Connell will miss the remaining two games of the team's Canada tour with a broken bone in his face.

Canadian star Barrett has 34 points in Duke exhibition debut

Canadian star R.J. Barrett scored 34 points in his first exhibition game for Duke, helping the Blue Devils rout Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night.

Allen leads No. 18 Duke past No. 8 UNC, 86-78

By JOEDY McCREARY, Associated Press Grayson Allen scored seemingly at will. Freshman Jayson Tatum put on a second-half show at the rim and on the boards. And all of a sudden, No. 18 Duke looked more like the team that began the season as a national title favorite. Allen scored 25 points, Tatum added all 19 of his in the second half and the Blue Devils beat No. 8 North Carolina 86-78 on Thursday night. Luke Kennard added 20 points and Tatum had a team-best nine rebounds to hel...