We're a month into the college basketball season, and as expected, it has brought chaos with five top 10 teams falling to unranked opponents last week. Arizona State's win over Kansas on Sunday was the most impressive win by anyone this season, catapulting the Sun Devils into the top five this week. That has turned head coach Bobby Hurley into a top candidate for several head coaching jobs, and we have the latest on that, as well as a few other top stories from around the country. Here are all the latest news & rumors you need to know:
Bobby Hurley not interested in Louisville job
Louisville is the most high-profile coaching job available with Dave Padgett only serving as the interim coach for the season following Rick Pitino's firing in the wake of the FBI scandal, and as such, Hurley is starting to get mentioned as a possible candidate for the position long-term.
However, Hurley said that he has no interest in leaving Arizona State.
During our radio interview, Bobby Hurley discounted any chances he'd leave ASU for Louisville: "I know this is where I want to be. I have no issues saying that, 100 percent."— Dan Bickley (@danbickley) December 12, 2017
Hurley is in his third season as ASU's head coach, posting a 39-35 overall record. Prior to that, he went 42-20 in two years at Buffalo.
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UCLA forced LiAngelo Ball to apologize to Trump
Former UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball apologized to President Donald Trump for his role in returning Ball and two of his teammates to the country following their shoplifting arrest in China. However, now that he has been pulled out of school by his father, Ball revealed that the school forced him to make that apology.
“They wanted to hear that. And he tweeted about it before my speech, so I had to add him in there right before I gave it,” Ball told The Breakfast Club. “I wrote my original speech and then I had to put his part in there right before. My school wanted to hear it. Before I went up there they were like, ‘You’ve gotta thank him.’ I just threw him in there real quick before I gave my speech.
“If they didn’t tell me to do it, it wouldn’t have been in there, to be honest."
Ball and his brother, LaMelo, signed with Lithuanian pro club Vytautus Prienai earlier this week.
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Latest on Moritz Wagner's ankle injury
Star Michigan big man Moritz Wagner suffered an ankle injury in last night's 59-52 win over Texas when he stepped on a defenders foot late in the second half and missed the rest of the game.
The injury has since been diagnosed with a slight ankle sprain and has Wagner listed as "day-to-day." He is expected to play in Michigan's next game against Detroit Mercy on Saturday.
Wagner is averaging 18.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game this season, leading the Wolverines in both categories.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed