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UNC's Williams has right knee surgery

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee replacement surgery.

In an email Friday, athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner says Williams is "resting comfortably" after the procedure on his right knee performed by Dr. Walt Beaver in Charlotte. Kirschner says there's no exact recovery timetable but Williams is expected to be on the road for July recruiting "as usual."

The 65-year-old Williams had procedures on both knees last year but experienced discomfort during the season as the Tar Heels won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles before losing in the NCAA title game on a last-second shot to Villanova.

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Canisius hires Witherspoon as coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Reggie Witherspoon is returning home to Buffalo to coach the Canisius College basketball team.

He signed a five-year contract and replaces Jim Baron, who retired May 20. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday.

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Utah, BYU to end 'cooling off period'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah will play rival BYU in basketball again in 2017 in a game that will end a "cooling off period" Utah demanded due to events at recent games.

Utah said in a news release Thursday that the two schools have agreed to play in 2017 at BYU. The school's athletic directors are talking about scheduling future games.

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Clemson adds former Valparaiso F Skara

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson has added former Valparaiso forward David Skara to its roster.

Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced the signing on Thursday. Skara, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, played the past two seasons at Valparaiso. He will have two years of eligibility at Clemson after sitting out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.

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Terps' Trimble to return for junior year

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NBA Draft and will return for his junior season.

The Terrapins reached the Sweet 16 last season behind Trimble, who led the team in scoring, assists and steals.

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UK G Briscoe to return, Lee to transfer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season with the Wildcats.

Wildcats coach John Calipari said in a release Wednesday that the 6-foot-9 junior wants to transfer to a school out west to be closer to his family. Lee participated in the NBA draft combine but was given an outside chance at being selected. He'll have one season of eligibility remaining and says, "I'm trying to do what's right for me and my family."

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Louisville's Onuaku will remain in draft

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville center/forward Chinanu Onuaku will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility to stay in the NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-10 sophomore announced his decision Wednesday evening, just over a week after undergoing a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the NBA Draft combine. Projected as a possible first-round selection, Onuaku said in a release that he talked with family and friends and is "excited" to remain in the draft and pursue an NBA career.

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Purdue F Swanigan will return to school

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for his sophomore season.

The Boilermakers made the announcement before Tuesday's deadline.

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Clemson F Blossomgame pulls out of draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.

The 6-foot-7 all-Atlantic Coast Conference forward had until midnight Wednesday to take his name out consideration. Blossomgame announced his decision on campus after returning from a workout with the Phoenix Suns.

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Huskers' White removes name from draft

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Andrew White III will return to Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.

Coach Tim Miles said Wednesday night that White has decided to play his senior season with the Cornhuskers. White submitted his name for the draft on April 21 and didn't withdraw until hours before the deadline for underclassmen.

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