CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Noah Fernandes scored 22 points, freshman RJ Luis added 18 points and UMass beat Colorado 66-63 on Thursday in the opening round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
Colorado's full-court pressure forced a turnover with 1:07 remaining, the 18th of the game for UMass, and Tristan da Silva made a baseline jumper at the other end to get within 65-63.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First-year South Carolina coach Lamont Paris has signed five-star recruit and one-time North Carolina commitment, Gregory “GG” Jackson.
The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Jackson was considered one of the top prospects for the 2023 recruiting class.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Lamont Paris has added UNLV assistant Tim Buckley to complete his men's basketball staff.
Buckley's one-year contract worth $350,000 was approved by the school's Board of Trustees on Thursday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New South Carolina men's basketball coach Lamont Paris has brought two of his assistants from Chattanooga to the Gamecocks.
On Friday, the school's board of trustees approved the hiring of Tanner Bronson, who was Paris' top assistant at Chattanooga and worked there from 2017-22.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — UMass has found a new leader for its basketball program, hiring Frank Martin as its coach Friday.
Martin, 56, takes over the Minutemen program from Matt McCall, who was fired this month after going 58-81 over five seasons in Amherst.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's leading scorer Jermaine Couisnard has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a day after the Gamecocks hired Lamont Paris as the team's new men's basketball coach.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina and Chattanooga's Lamont Paris have reached a five-year deal for him to become the next men's basketball coach, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has fired coach Frank Martin after 10 seasons with just one appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Athletic director Ray Tanner announced the move Monday, saying the change came after a “thorough evaluation of our men's basketball program.”