With the coaching carousel finally at rest (we think), here's the toughest task for each of the 59 new Division I bosses.
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The fields for 13 early-season college basketball tournaments were announced Thursday. Here's your handy guide to all 13 ESPN-aired events.
- Vols-Huskies to highlight Naismith tripleheader
- Bama gets good news: Lewis to return next year
- Buffalo promotes top assistant to replace Oats
- Alabama hires Buffalo's Oats as head coach
Toronto will host a college basketball tripleheader featuring three teams that reached the NCAA Tournament this past season.
Alabama guard Kira Lewis Jr., the SEC All-Freshman who entered the NCAA transfer portal following the departure of coach Avery Johnson two weeks ago, announced on Monday that he'll return to Tuscaloosa for his sophomore season.
Jim Whitesell, the top assistant under Nate Oats as Buffalo made the NCAA tournament three times over the past four seasons, will take over as the new coach of the program.
Alabama has hired Nate Oats as its next coach, replacing Avery Johnson. Oats led Buffalo to the second round of the 2018 and 2019 NCAA tournaments.
Texas Tech dominated on defense once again and, boosted by Jarrett Culver's 16 points and 10 rebounds, shut down Buffalo 78-58 Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
We started with 68 on Tuesday night. Now we're down to 32. Here's how we rank them heading into Saturday.
Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
Jeremy Harris scored 31 points, C.J. Massinburg added 17 and No. 18 Buffalo won its fourth Mid-American Conference title in five years -- and further stamped itself as a team to fear in the NCAA Tournament -- by beating Bowling Green 87-73 on Saturday...
C.J. Massinburg dropped a spinning layup and made four free throws in the final 32 seconds as No. 18 Buffalo moved into the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game with an 85-81 win over Central Michigan in the semifinals on Friday night.
Buffalo head coach Nate Oats has agreed to a new five-year contract that keeps him signed with the Bulls through the 2024 season.
Jeremy Harris scored 23 points and Dontay Caruthers added 12 as No. 18 Buffalo impressively opened the postseason with an 82-46 win over Akron in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Thursday.
Buffalo swept the Mid-American Conference's top regular-season awards with guard C.J. Massinburg tabbed as the best player and Nate Oats recognized as coach of the year.