Is Houston a lock? Candidates are in "limbo" and no one knows if a vote will even happen. For Big 12 expansion, according to many insiders, anything is possible.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/13W 85-54
- 11/16L 66-65
- 11/20ADSTW 97-56
- 11/25W 75-68
- 11/28W 95-81
- 12/2L 83-75
- 12/5W 73-68
- 12/9W 80-68
- 12/12L 92-83
- 12/18W 98-85
- 12/22L 85-82
- 12/23W 96-66
- 12/25W 84-76
- 12/31L 85-74
- 1/2W 81-67
- 1/7W 97-61
- 1/9W 102-92
- 1/1425W 69-68
- 1/16L 84-81
- 1/21W 91-80
- 1/23L 71-65
- 1/28W 87-62
- 1/30W 88-77
- 2/4W 70-59
- 2/6L 77-72
- 2/11W 114-89
- 2/13W 96-62
- 2/18W 69-67
- 2/20W 91-33
- 2/25W 99-81
- 2/27L 71-68
- 3/5W 72-60
- 3/7L 88-84
- 3/167W 97-79
- 3/183W 80-77
- 3/224W 88-82
- 3/291L 72-70
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Sources told ESPN the Big 12 has cut its list of candidates to at least 12 schools: Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado State, UConn, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU, Temple and Tulane.
It's clear that football drives Big 12 expansion, but basketball cannot be ignored. Which schools should the conference be looking at if it wants to raise its profile on the court?
The West Coast Conference's top newcomers include a pair of Gonzaga transfers. Nigel Williams-Goss, who came from Washington, will bring stability to the Bulldogs' backcourt.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.
Now that the most difficult venues from each conference have been determined, it's time to settle the final score. Will Duke, Kansas or Indiana win it?
Gonzaga is tough to beat in Spokane. Is "The Kennel" the WCC's toughest place to win? Cast your vote.
It's hard to be a road team at Saint Mary's or BYU. But going to play at Gonzaga's McCarthey Athletic Center -- aka 'The Kennel' -- is nearly impossible, as our WCC venue rankings show.
Former Houston guard L.J. Rose has decided to transfer to BYU and will be eligible to play as a graduate-transfer senior during the upcoming season.
Some schools show excitement, some play it casual, and some are simply hoping to be taken seriuously.
Report: Mavs sign undrafted Cougar
According to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune, Dallas and Kyle Collinsworth agreed to a two-year partially guaranteed deal. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 15.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists during his senior season at BYU. The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah and BYU will renew their rivalry in the Beehive Classic and play at alternating home sites in 2017 and 2019 when they don't play in the event.
The Big 12 is on the hunt for new members. There are legitimate contenders, such as BYU and Cincinnati, and there are hopefuls, wild cards and even a potential Power 5 defector.
Mark Few is secure as he has taken the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament in all 17 of his seasons. How patient will other WCC schools be as four first-year coaches prepare to join the league?
Big 12 set to get bigger
The Big 12 Conference announced on Tuesday that it will begin the process of reviewing expansion candidates. Multiple American Athletic Conference schools, along with BYU and Colorado State, have expressed interest in joining the conference so far. Expansion details
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
Some potential scheduling for early-season tournaments: Coaches have confirmed the Hall of Fame matchups Nov. 19-20 at the Mohegan Sun: Duke-Penn State, Cincinnati-URI; CBE Nov. 21-22 in Kansas City with Kansas-UAB, GW-Georgia; The Legends Classic isn't official yet but at least one coach expects it to be Notre Dame-Colorado, Texas-Northwestern Nov. 21-22 in Brooklyn; The 2K Classic in NYC hasn't been announced yet either but the matchups being discussed most were Marquette-Michigan, SMU-Pitt for the Nov. 17-18 games at MSG; The Men Who Speak Up Main Event in Las Vegas Nov. 21-23 has found its fourth team as Saint Louis coach Travis Ford confirmed the Billikens replaced Minnesota to join BYU, Alabama and Valparaiso. The matchups aren't available yet. And Maui Invitational organizer Dave Odom said the Maui bracket will be announced on July 19.
David Skara sank the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 20 seconds left and Valparaiso held off BYU 72-70 on Tuesday night to reach the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament.
Late 3 sends Valpo to NIT final
David Skara knocked down a 3-pointer with under 20 seconds left to break a 68-68 tie in Valparaiso's eventual 72-70 win over BYU. The Crusaders will play the winner of San Diego State-George Washington.
Hammink throwing down in tight game
Valpo's Shane Hammink has dropped a pair of nasty dunks in this NIT semi vs. BYU, and his second gave the Crusaders a late lead. Catch the finish on ESPN/WatchESPN.
Powerful putbacks giving BYU a chance
Corbin Kaufusi helped the Cougars, who were down 14 at halftime, trim Valparaiso's NIT semifinal lead to 7 with this impressive jam. (Live on ESPN)
Valpo ends half with big statement
Valparaiso leads this NIT semifinal vs. BYU 44-30 and Shane Hammink provided a big highlight just before the break. (Game is on ESPN)