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Ellis' double-double leads No. 9 KU over KSU
No. 9 Kansas drops Kansas State 68-57

No. 4 Duke dismisses junior guard Sulaimon
In a stunning announcement, Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the program on Thursday. The Houston native had not previously been disciplined, at least publicly, all season.

St. John's guard sorry for offensive tweet
St. John's guard Rysheed Jordan has issued an apology after using a homophobic slur in a tweet earlier this week.

McCain: Time to talk legalizing sports betting
Sen. John McCain says Congress needs to hold hearings to discuss legalizing sports betting.

Two Southern Miss players ruled ineligible
Southern Mississippi junior guard Rasham Suarez and senior forward Jeremiah Eason have been ruled ineligible.

Missouri AD grateful, regretful in stepping down
An emotional Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said Friday he has reached "the perfect time" to step down after 17 years.

Big 12/SEC Challenge to be single-day event
The Big 12/SEC Challenge is moving to one day at the end of January in an attempt to create more exposure for the annual event.

Guard Lyle commits to Ohio State, sources say
Fresh off its big win over Maryland on Thursday, Ohio State landed a commitment from talented guard JaQuan Lyle, sources told ESPN.com.

Bradley's top scorer arrested at strip club
Bradley basketball player Warren Jones has been arrested at a strip club on misdemeanor charges of obstruction of identification and criminal trespass.

Spartans get $3M gift for facilities upgrades
A $3 million gift to Michigan State athletics, one of the largest in school history, will be used to enhance athletic facilities and the men's basketball offices, according to a Thursday release by the university.

McDonald's All American rosters unveiled
The rosters for the 38th annual McDonald's All American game were unveiled Wednesday night on ESPNU.

UW dismisses Upshaw for violating team rules
Washington Huskies junior 7-footer Robert Upshaw has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, the school announced.

Unbeatens Kentucky, Virginia still atop AP poll
Kentucky stays in its season-long perch atop the AP Top 25 and has taken back one of its lost first-place votes from No. 2 Virginia.

Hoosiers' Crean: Davis won't play this season
Indiana coach Tom Crean says forward Devin Davis will not play this season.

Wichita St. guard arrested on suspicion of DUI
Authorities say Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp has been arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Sources: Transfer Iverson enrolls at URI
Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson has enrolled at Rhode Island and will suit up for the Rams next season, sources told ESPN.com.

Sources: 6-foot-9 Wynyard commits to UK
Tai Wynyard has committed to Kentucky, sources told ESPN.com.

Coach K to Uncle Sam: Plumlee to join Army
After he graduates from Duke, Marshall Plumlee will go from playing for Coach K to working for Uncle Sam.

Injury-plagued Illini give manager roster spot
The injury situation at Illinois has come to this: Coach John Groce has added team manager Ryan Schmidt to the roster.

Injury-riddled Heels lose Pinson indefinitely
North Carolina freshman forward Theo Pinson suffered a broken left foot against Wake Forest and is out indefinitely, the school announced Friday.

Creighton again loses Zierden to knee injury
Creighton guard Isaiah Zierden has sustained a season-ending knee injury for the second straight year.

Fan shoves NC State player; Miami apologizes
University of Miami officials apologized to North Carolina State after a fan shoved a Wolfpack player Thursday night in the final seconds of the Hurricanes' 65-60 victory.

Iowa's McCaffery asks for Dakich apology
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery wants ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich to apologize to Hawkeyes center Adam Woodbury for calling him "gutless" and "cowardly" during the broadcast an 82-50 loss to Wisconsin.

Hall of Fame announces 4-team Miami event
Kentucky will play South Florida and Ohio State will meet Memphis on Nov. 27, in the inaugural Hoophall Miami Invitational presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Louisville's Pitino strips Harrell of captaincy
All-American forward Montrezl Harrell is no longer a team captain for the No. 10 Louisville Cardinals, coach Rick Pitino told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday.

Southern Miss self-imposes postseason ban
Southern Mississippi has decided to self-impose a postseason ban for this season due to an NCAA investigation involving former head coach Donnie Tyndall.

Aircraft shortage may stretch NCAA stays
College basketball coaches heading to the NCAA tournament this year might want to pack their Fodor's Guides along with their whiteboards.

Larranaga called dying former Miami player
Jim Larranaga took a break from preparing for what became Miami's win over Duke and spent a few minutes on the phone with Jim Palma, a former Hurricanes player who was dying from pancreatic cancer.

Michigan top scorer LeVert done for season
Michigan star junior Caris LeVert will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left foot injury in Saturday's victory over Northwestern.

Power 5 OK cost of attendance on historic day
The power players in collegiate athletics enacted change at the NCAA convention, passing the first package of autonomous legislation, headlined by a full cost-of-attendance measure that will supplement student-athletes' scholarships.

Sources: SMU hoops accused of improprieties
SMU has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes accusations of academic improprieties within Larry Brown's men's basketball program, multiple sources told ESPN.

UConn reports second consecutive perfect APR
Connecticut's national champion men's basketball team has submitted its second consecutive perfect academic progress rate score to the NCAA since being forced to sit out the 2013 postseason under academic sanctions.

Former USC basketball coach Boyd dies at 84
Bob Boyd, the Southern California basketball coach who led the Trojans to four postseason appearances in the 1960s and `70s, died Wednesday. He was 84.

Wooden watch: Five freshmen vie for award
The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, which was released Wednesday, features a diverse group of elite college basketball players.

Court upholds $1.2M ruling vs. ex-Kent St. coach
An Ohio appeals court has upheld a $1.2 million judgment against former Kent State men's basketball coach Geno Ford over his 2011 departure to become coach at Bradley.

Wisconsin PG Jackson to have foot surgery
Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson will have surgery on his injured right foot this week, depriving the seventh-ranked Badgers of their veteran point guard in Big Ten play.

Trustee donates $1M to Miami's athletic dept.
Miami trustee and alumnus Bob Mann has donated $1 million to the school's athletic department, earmarked to support the football, basketball and baseball programs.

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