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Seton Hall adds 3 transfers

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Two guards and a forward have transferred to Seton Hall.

Coach Kevin Willard announced the transfer of forward Brawden Anderson, shooting guard Derrick Gordon and point guard Jevin Thomas on Thursday.

Anderson earned a degree at Fresno State and will be eligible next season while attending law school.


Badgers' Ryan retiring after next season

(AP) -- Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights.

After 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year's national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him.


Nike becomes Vols' main apparel provider

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport.

Nike took over as Tennessee's main apparel provider Wednesday as part of an eight-year contract worth about $35 million in money and gear. Tennessee had been an Adidas school since 1997.


Duquesne coach Ferry receives extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) Duquesne men's basketball coach Jim Ferry signed a contract extension on Tuesday as his rebuilding project with the Dukes continues.

Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Ferry is 33-58 in three seasons at Duquesne, including a 12-19 mark in 2014-15. The Dukes went 6-12 in the Atlantic 10 last winter and won an opening round game in the Atlantic 10 tournament for just the third time in the last 20 years. Ferry came to Duquesne in 2012 following a decade at Long Island, which he led to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012.


Vols' Barnes: 'No legs' to Texas probe

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he doesn't have reason to be concerned about a Texas investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in its men's basketball program.

Texas hired an outside investigator following a Chronicle of Higher Education report that mentioned potential allegations involving three former men's basketball players dating back to 2006. Barnes had coached Texas the last 17 seasons before getting fired in March.


Krzyzewski to receive Lapchick Award

NEW YORK (AP) More honors for a couple of Coach Ks.

Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke to five national championships and is the only Division I men's coach with 1,000 victories, and women's basketball pioneer Lucille Kyvallos of Queens College have won the Lapchick Character Award for 2015.


Calipari backs Confederate flag removal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari believes Confederate flags should be taken down.

During a Southeastern Conference coaches conference call Monday, Calipari said that "obviously, it offends a portion of our society, so people are deciding to take them down. That's how I feel. It may offend, so I'd say do it."


New coaches, freshmen has SEC excited

(AP) -- Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are confident their league won't take a step back in the post-Billy Donovan era.

Donovan left for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder in April after leading Florida to two national titles and four Final Four appearances in his 19-year tenure. Donovan was replaced by Louisiana Tech's Michael White, one of four new coaches in the league.


Ex-coach Henson to start chemotherapy

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Former Illinois and New Mexico State basketball coach Lou Henson has been released from a Texas hospital and is scheduled to soon begin chemotherapy treatments, according to his wife.

Henson's wife, Mary Henson, told The News-Gazette in Champaign ( ) on Friday that the 83-year-old retired coach is staying with family in Houston.


Moore to lead Vols through transition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee forward Armani Moore's college career has offered him lessons on the importance of adapting to change and responding to adversity.

As the Volunteers' top returning player in nearly every major statistical category, Moore is ready to spend his senior year applying what he's learned from all the upheaval. Moore and his teammates are adjusting to their third coaching staff in as many seasons.

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