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UT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next seasonAUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas will stick with coach Shaka Smart next season after the Longhorns won five of their final six games and were fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament before it was canceled amid the coronavirus...
AP Basketball WriterNo Alpha emerges in men’s hoops, opens door for more upsetsBy AARON BEARDDURHAM, N.C. (AP) After a handful of college basketball games, several teams have ascended to the mountaintop only to be knocked off the throne.So far, a different team has sat atop The Associated Press...
Seton Hall says center Ike Obiagu transferring from FloridaSOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Seton Hall is getting a shot-blocking center for its basketball team.Coach Kevin Willard announced Thursday that Ike Obiagu will transfer from Florida State and continue his education and basketball career with the Pirates. The 7-footer must...
Vitale to receive Sports Emmys lifetime achievement awardNEW YORK (AP) ESPN college basketball commentator Dick Vitale will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports during this year's Sports Emmy Awards ceremony.Vitale joined ESPN shortly after its launch in 1979. He called the network's first significant college basketball game...
AP Sports WriterUndersized Jared Harper point man in Auburn's Final Four runBy JOHN ZENORAUBURN, Ala. (AP) Jared Harper might just epitomize this Auburn basketball team: overlooked, undersized and playing about as well as anybody.The Tigers' 5-foot-11 point guard has been a driving force in their surprising run to...
The early reviews on 6-foot-11 Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere has gone something like this: He doesn't like physical contact. Plays too straight up. Won't play near the basket.Some or all of those observations have been evident at one time or another during a four-game slump in which Labissiere has...
NCAA Latest: Kentucky builds 35-30 halftime lead vs. AuburnBy The Associated PressThe Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):3:15 p.m.Kentucky is 20 minutes away from its 18th trip to the Final Four.PJ Washington has come off the bench to score 15 points in just...
Jarrett, Griffin lead Jackson State over UAPB 49-45PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Tristan Jarrett scored 15 points, Roland Griffin added 13 and Jackson State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 49-45 on Monday night for its third straight win.Jonas James' go-ahead jumper put Jackson State up 45-43 with 36 seconds to play...
Auburn's Brown, Wiley to return after exploring NBA draftAUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn center Austin Wiley and All-Southeastern Conference guard Bryce Brown are returning to school after exploring their NBA draft prospects.Both announced their decisions Tuesday, a day before the deadline for underclassmen who haven't hired an agent to...
AP Sports WriterUConn gets 2 years of probation for NCAA hoops violationsBy PAT EATON-ROBBHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.The NCAA Committee on...
AP Sports WriterGeorgetown guard Mac McClung transferring to another schoolBy HOWARD FENDRICHWASHINGTON (AP) Georgetown guard Mac McClung plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal so he can switch schools after taking his name out of consideration for the NBA draft.''Mac was an integral piece of our program, and...
Florida hires Texas Tech's Pinkins as associate head coachGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has hired former Texas Tech assistant Al Pinkins as associate head coach.Pinkins brings 15 years of collegiate coaching experience to Gainesville, including five in the Southeastern Conference.Pinkins replaces Armon Gates, who accepted a job at Nebraska...

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