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  • Evansville beats UT Martin 79-66 to advance to CIT final

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — D.J. Balentine scored 28 points to lead Evansville past UT Martin 79-66 on Tuesday night to advance to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship. Adam Wing had 16 points and Blake Simmons added…

  • Oklahoma State AD: Ford will remain hoops coach

    Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement Tuesday that Travis Ford will remain Oklahoma State’s head basketball coach, despite reports and rumors saying Ford’s job is in jeopardy. Ford has a 143-91…

  • Jacks head to CIT final with 68-61 win over NJIT

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Quinton Upshur scored 23 points, Aaseem Dixon added 19 and Northern Arizona earned a spot in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship game with a 68-61 victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology…

  • Tarin Smith becomes 2nd player in 2 days to leave Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska guard Tarin Smith has announced he’s transferring, making him the second player to leave the program in two days. Coach Tim Miles said Tuesday night he’s disappointed in Smith’s decision.…

  • San Diego hires Lamont Smith as new head coach

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lamont Smith is returning to San Diego to be the new Toreros head coach after playing for the school in the late 1990s. Smith’s hiring was announced by the school on…

  • Short-handed Miami rallies to beat Temple 60-57 in NIT semis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Already short-handed, Miami lost its starting center to a concussion just over six minutes into its NIT semifinal. Leading scorer Sheldon McClellan was still on the court, though, and he and…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended free agent minor league LHP Jose Mijares 50 games, following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the…

  • UConn forward Rakim Lubin to transfer

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut forward Rakim Lubin has announced plans to transfer at the end of the spring semester. The 6-foot-8, 260-pound freshman played sparingly for the Huskies, who finished a disappointing…

  • Michigan State title would be worth $1 million to Vegas man

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Stevens didn’t need to fill out a bracket to become a big winner in the NCAA Tournament. He’s got a $1 million payout waiting if Michigan State keeps defying the…

  • UConn’s Ollie won’t travel to Final Four because of new law

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut’s governor because of Indiana’s new religious-objections law,…

  • ‘Tum Tum’ gives energetic boost to Final Four-bound Spartans

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lourawls Nairn Jr. has always been a team player. In fact, that’s part of the reason the Michigan State freshman took up basketball in the first place. “I ran track,…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended free agent minor league LHP Jose Mijares 50 games, following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the…

  • Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Rick Barnes gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he’d be coaching again “quicker than you probably think.” It turns out Barnes already…

  • St. John’s confirms Chris Mullin will be new coach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin is coming home to St. John’s. The Red Storm confirmed Tuesday that their career scoring leader and the player who led them to the 1985 Final Four is returning…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Released RHP Felipe Paulino. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Released INF Rafael Furcal. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Nick Tropeano to Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned…