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FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski, rear, reaches for the ball against Seton Hall's Sandro Mamukelashvili (23), during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb. Mamukelashvili has opted out of the NBA draft and is returning to Seton Hall for his senior year.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Mamukelashvili opts out of NBA draft, returns to Seton Hall

Aug. 3, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Forward Sandro Mamukelashvili has opted out of the NBA draft and is returning to Seton Hall for his senior year. Mamukelashvili announced his decision over the weekend after thinking about the draft for months. The native of Tbilisi, Georgia, averaged 11.9 points and 6 rebounds in...

Michigan State's Tillman staying in NBA draft

Aug. 2, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's Xavier Tillman is skipping his senior season and staying in the NBA draft. Tillman announced Sunday that he would remain in the draft and plans to hire an agent. He'd announced in March that he would test the waters before making a final decision....

Damien Jefferson, Denzel Mahoney are returning to Creighton

Aug. 1, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney and Damien Jefferson announced they are withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to Creighton for their senior seasons. "Both Damien and Denzel went through the draft process, evaluated the info they received, and felt like it was in their best interest to...

Former Kansas State guard Patrick transfers to DePaul

Jun. 23, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Kansas State guard Brian Patrick is headed to DePaul as a graduate transfer, the Blue Demons announced on Tuesday. Patrick will be eligible to play immediately after spending two years at Kansas State and last season at Purdue Fort Wayne. He played in 49 games as a backup at Kansas...

Pitt, WVU extend basketball 'Backyard Brawl' 2 more seasons

Jun. 18, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The basketball version of the “Backyard Brawl” rivalry between West Virginia and Pittsburgh has been extended through the 2022-23 season. The colleges separated by 75 miles have played 187 times since first meeting in 1906, with West Virginia holding a 99-88 advantage. The...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Ohio State guard D.J. Carton dribbles up court against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md. Marquette says the NCAA has granted guard D.J. Carton a waiver that will enable the Ohio State transfer to play for his new team in the upcoming season. Marquette announced the addition of Carton on April 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NCAA rules D.J. Carton can play for Marquette right away

Jun. 17, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette says the NCAA has granted guard D.J. Carton a waiver that will enable the Ohio State transfer to play for his new team in the upcoming season. Carton otherwise wouldn’t have been able to make his Marquette debut until the 2021-22 season. The 6-foot-2 guard has three...