Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season, are the top two teams in the AP college basketball poll for the third straight week.
Kansas coach Bill Self told ESPN that despite Joel Embiid's trip Monday to Los Angeles to see a back specialist, he's "100 percent confident" that his freshman center will play in the postseason.
Florida coach Billy Donovan is renewing his long-standing argument that teams playing in conference title games on "Selection Sunday" should not have to return to the court in the NCAA tournament until Friday.
South Carolina freshman Sindarius Thornwell says those complaining about Frank Martin's sideline behavior don't understand the coach. He adds the players wouldn't have anyone else leading the Gamecocks.
Appalachian State has parted ways with coach Jason Capel, sources told ESPN.
Future Duke teammates Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1 overall player in the ESPN 100 rankings, and Tyus Jones, the No. 4 overall player, highlight the 2014 Jordan Brand All-American Game rosters, which were announced Monday.
Iowa State senior Melvin Ejim was chosen as Big 12 Player of the Year, in a vote taken by the league's coaches.
IUPUI has parted ways with Todd Howard, firing the coach after just three seasons.
Iowa State students teased Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart on Saturday by doing a "mass flop" in the stands at Hilton Coliseum when the Cowboys' star was introduced by the public address announcer before the game.