Indiana is among 33 unbeaten teams and needed three comebacks to keep its record unblemished. Coming off a nightmarish 10-loss season, a quick start is exactly what Indiana needed but staying unbeaten may prove difficult Saturday when the Hoosiers visit Cincinnati for their final nonconference game. "Our guys are excited about that," Indiana coach Tom Allen said of facing a 2021 playoff team.
ATLANTA (AP) Jonas Hayes, who as interim coach led Xavier to its first NIT championship in 64 years, was hired as Georgia State's coach on Wednesday. Hayes, an Atlanta native and University of Georgia alumnus, replaces Rob Lanier, who left Georgia State to head SMU's program.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) La Salle hired former Penn and Temple coach Fran Dunphy on Tuesday to take over the sagging men's basketball program that he led to some of its greatest seasons as a guard in the 1960s. The 73-year-old Dunphy went 580-325 as head coach and led his teams to 17 NCAA Tournaments. Dunphy is ingrained in the Philly hoops fabric like few in the city's storied history.