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UCLA's Jalen Hill withdraws name from NBA draftLOS ANGELES (AP) Jalen Hill is staying at UCLA for his redshirt junior season.A team spokesman says Hill has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft.Hill started 25 of 30 games for the Bruins under first-year coach Mick Cronin last season,...
AP Sports WriterSyracuse's Battle will not play vs. Pitt in ACC TournamentBy STEVE REEDCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Syracuse's leading scorer Tyus Battle will not play in the Orange's second round ACC Tournament game against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.Battle was in sweat suit and watched as the Orange went through...
AP Basketball WriterAuburn's Bruce Pearl has sheen of sweat, slime and successBy DAVE SKRETTAMINNEAPOLIS (AP) There is a sheen that always seems to glisten on Auburn coach Bruce Pearl.You see, he sweats. A lot.He mostly keeps his suit jacket on during games, but Pearl peeled it off in...
Gardner-Webb has hot hand, beats SC Upstate 87-66BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Liam O'Reilly and DJ Laster combined for 37 points as Gardner-Webb took an early lead and thumped South Carolina Upstate 87-66 to halt a three-game skid on Saturday afternoon.O'Reilly drilled 4 of 6 from beyond the arc...
Arizona's Smith injures leg in exhibition openerTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona redshirt freshman Ray Smith, who tore both ACLs the previous two seasons, suffered what appeared to be a serious leg injury in the 10th-ranked Wildcats' 86-35 exhibition victory over College of Idaho on Tuesday night.Smith returned after being...
Feds: Basketball coach bribed by indicted Florida manMIAMI (AP) Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university.Prosecutors allege the payments were intended to help...
AP Sports WriterCoach Capel, Pitt have new direction in Year 2By WILL GRAVESPITTSBURGH (AP) Jeff Capel doesn't need to glance down at his phone to find his way around anymore. The Pittsburgh coach would drive around last fall and occasionally his navigation app would freeze.''I had a bunch...
Shabazz efficiently leads Appalachian State to 95-57 winBOONE, N.C. (AP) Ronshad Shabazz scored 25 points in 28 minutes and Appalachian State beat Bridgewater 95-57 on Sunday.The Mountaineers led from the opening seconds after Griffin Kinney's 3-point play. Shabazz made two 3-pointers and scored eight points in a 16-3...
AP College Sports WriterOnly essential staff and limited family at NCAA tournamentsBy RALPH D. RUSSOThe buzzer-beaters, upsets and all the other shining moments of this year’s NCAA tournaments will be played in mostly empty arenas.Trying to avoid spreading the deadly coronavirus that has become a global pandemic, the NCAA...
UNC: Pinson out for No. 9 Tar Heels' game Saturday at MiamiCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Ninth-ranked North Carolina won't have swingman Theo Pinson for Saturday's game at Miami because of an ankle injury.The school announced Friday that the versatile junior won't play after rolling his right ankle during...
Alabama trustees formally approve Nate Oats' 5-year dealTUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) New Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats' contract includes hefty buyouts if he leaves for another job or is fired.University of Alabama trustees Wednesday formally approved Oats' 5-year deal worth $2.45 million annually, though the university had earlier released...
AP Sports WriterBack at Georgetown, Ewing wouldn't mind some 'Hoya Paranoia'By HOWARD FENDRICHWASHINGTON (AP) Now that he's the team's coach, Patrick Ewing wants to figure out a way to return Georgetown basketball to the good ol' days.All of that winning. All of that reputation.'''Hoya Paranoia' was great,'' Ewing...

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