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Ohio State hoops adds California transfer Justin Sueing

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State basketball program is adding California's leading scorer Justin Sueing to the team. The 6-foot-7 forward from Honolulu, Hawaii, will have to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. Ohio State said Wednesday he'll have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in...

Iowa hires Billy Taylor as assistant basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery's staff. Taylor, who spent three years as the director of basketball operations in Iowa City from 2014-16, will replace Andrew Francis, now with California. Taylor led Lehigh from...

Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

May. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James...

Lowry has 25, Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even East finals

May. 22, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. Lowry scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference...

Michigan's Brazdeikis staying in draft

May. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Iggy Brazdeikis is staying in the NBA draft. The basketball program announced his decision Tuesday. The school announced last month that Brazdeikis, Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole were declaring for the draft. All three could have changed their minds and come back, but...

Ex-Louisville coach Denny Crum hospitalized with a stroke

May. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An official with Denny Crum's foundation says the former Louisville coach has been hospitalized after recently suffering a stroke. Jonathan Israel, who is the principal fundraiser for the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, provided the information in a Twitter post attributed to the...

Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett leaving for NBA

May. 21, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft and won't return for his junior year. Brissett made the announcement Tuesday night on Twitter . He said he decided to leave school after getting feedback from NBA teams and speaking with family and friends....

Clemson forward Baehre tears knee ligament

May. 21, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson forward Jonathan Baehre is out indefinitely after tearing a knee ligament. The school says the injury occurred during practice Monday. There is no timetable for his return. Baehre is a 6-foot-10 junior transfer from UNC Asheville who sat out last season. With four senior...

Trail Blazers' cohesiveness helped them to conference finals

May. 21, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers faced a number of challenges on the journey to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years. But there was one they couldn't overcome: The Golden State Warriors. Portland's run in the playoffs, which captured fans' imaginations after Damian Lillard's...

Sam Mitchell leaves Memphis coach Penny Hardaway's staff

May. 21, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway says former NBA coach of the year Sam Mitchell is no longer part of his staff. Mitchell worked as an assistant coach for Memphis in 2018-19 during Hardaway's debut season. Hardaway said Tuesday at a news conference that Mitchell has "decided to go in...