Texas Tech, MSU, Auburn, Virginia arrive at Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Auburn, Virginia, Michigan State and Texas Tech have arrived in Minneapolis for the Final Four. Teams will practice on Thursday and hold open-to-the-public workouts on Friday. The national semifinals are on Saturday, when Auburn faces Virginia and Michigan State takes on Texas Tech. The championship game is on Monday.

Hook 'em! Texas tops Lipscomb to win NIT championship

NEW YORK (AP) - Texas can hook its horns to an NIT championship. Dylan Osetkowski had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to the NIT championship with an 81-66 win over Lipscomb on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. "It's great to win a championship," coach Shaka Smart said. The Longhorns (21-16) beat South Dakota State, Xavier, Colorado and TCU to reach the final, and...

TCU coach Dixon honors late sister before NIT semifinal

TCU has a date in Madison Square Garden and a championship it's trying to win. But first, coach Jamie Dixon had to make a travel stop closer to his heart before he took the Horned Frogs to New York City for an NIT semifinal game against Texas.

Osetkowski scores 15 to lift Texas by Colorado 68-55 in NIT quarterfinals

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Dylan Osetkowski registered 15 points as Texas got past Colorado 68-55 in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Texas advanced to play No. 1 seed TCU on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Lipscomb and Wichita State will play in the other semifinal game. Kerwin Roach II had 14 points and six rebounds for Texas (19-16). Courtney Ramey and Matt Coleman III each had 11...

Noi scores 25 to lead TCU over Creighton 71-58 in NIT quarterfinals

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kouat Noi had 25 points with six 3-pointers as TCU beat Creighton 71-58 in the NIT quarterfinals on Tuesday night. TCU advanced to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden in New York for the second time in three seasons. JD Miller had 15 points for TCU (23-13). Alex Robinson added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Samuel had four blocks for the hosts.

Troy hires TCU assistant Scott Cross as basketball coach

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Troy has hired TCU assistant and former UT-Arlington head coach Scott Cross to lead the basketball program. Cross spent last season with TCU after 12 years as UT-Arlington's head coach. He led the Mavericks to the 2008 NCAA Tournament and averaged 19 wins in 12 seasons before the school fired him in March 2018. Jeremy McClain, senior vice chancellor for athletics,...

Bane scores 30, TCU beats Nebraska 88-72 in NIT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Desmond Bane had 30 points as TCU defeated Nebraska 88-72 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday night. Bane shot 6 for 9 from deep. He added eight rebounds. JD Miller had 15 points and seven rebounds for TCU (22-13). Kendric Davis added 12 points. Kouat Noi had 12 points for the hosts.

Roach scores 21 to lead Texas past Xavier 78-76 in OT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Kerwin Roach II had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Texas narrowly beat Xavier 78-76 in overtime in the second round of the NIT on Sunday. Roach was fouled on a drive with 20.2 seconds left in overtime and hit 1 of 2 free throws before getting two more attempts after an offensive rebound. He missed both at 16.8 and Xavier had three good looks at tying it but...

Miller leads TCU past Sam Houston St. 82-69 in NIT tourney

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - JD Miller had 15 points to lead six TCU players in double figures as the Horned Frogs beat Sam Houston State 82-69 in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night. Desmond Bane and Alex Robinson added 13 points apiece for the Horned Frogs. RJ Nembhard chipped in 12 points, and Kevin Samuel had 11. Bane also had nine rebounds for the Horned Frogs, while Robinson posted...

UNCG, Indiana, Bama and TCU earn top seeds in NIT

UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller and his Spartans were dealt a double dose of disappointment this past week, losing to Wofford in the championship game of the Southern Conference Tournament and missing out on the NCAA Tournament. Now it's on to the NIT. "We talked all week there was no guarantee we were going to be in the NCAA Tournament," Miller said Sunday night. "We...

No. 24 Cincinnati beats SMU in American quarterfinals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - When it came to the final minutes of a close game, No. 24 Cincinnati had enough energy to finally pull away and advance to the American Athletic Conference semifinals Jarron Cumberland had two late three-point plays and finished with 26 points to help the Bearcats beat SMU 82-74 on Friday night. Cincinnati (26-6) will face the Temple-Wichita State winner in the semifinals.

McMurray scores 27, SMU beats Tulsa 74-65 in AAC tourney

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jahmal McMurray had 27 points as SMU defeated Tulsa 74-65 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday night. McMurray made 9 of 11 foul shots. Ethan Chargois had 12 points for SMU (15-16). Jarrey Foster added 10 points and eight rebounds. Feron Hunt had seven rebounds for SMU. Jeriah Horne had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Golden...

No. 15 K-State beats TCU 70-61 in Big 12 quarterfinals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kamau Stokes had just been hammered by TCU on the way to the basket, and Kansas State's senior guard was still lying face-down on the floor when a scratchy voice rang out inside Sprint Center. "Make your free throws!" Wildcats coach Bruce Weber yelled. So much for sympathy.

Horton-Tucker leads Iowa State past Baylor 83-66 in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Talen Horton-Tucker hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points and Iowa State beat Baylor 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. The Cyclones (21-11) also had key contributions from Marial Shayok who had 18 with four 3-pointers, Lindell Wigginton with 16 points and Tyrese Haliburton with 13. Iowa State faces top-seeded Kansas State or eighth-seeded TCU in the...

TCU holds off Oklahoma State 73-70 in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After blowing a 21-point lead in the second half, Desmond Bane hit a 3-pointer from the corner in the closing seconds to give TCU a 73-70 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. The Horned Frogs fought off a late comeback by the Cowboys, who outscored TCU 41-28 in the second half. Oklahoma State led by one with one minute...

Chargois, Hunt carry SMU past S Florida in 77-71 victory

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Ethan Chargois had 19 points to lead five SMU players in double figures as the Mustangs defeated South Florida 77-71 on Sunday. Feron Hunt added 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Mustangs (14-16, 6-12 American Athletic Conference), Jimmy Whitt Jr. scored 14, Jahmal McMurray 13 with six assists and Isiaha Mike scored 11.

Bane scores 34 to lead TCU over Texas 69-56

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - TCU's depleted roster only uses a seven-man rotation. Desmond Bane was about all the Horned Frogs needed to beat Texas. Desmond Bane made six 3-pointers and scored 34 points as the Horned Frogs rolled over the Longhorns 69-56 Saturday, handing Texas a critical loss that could be a big blow to its NCAA Tournament hopes.