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Johnson adds 2 assistants with state ties to Minnesota staff

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has hired his first two assistants, both with ties to the state — including his former high school coach, Dave Thorson. The university announced Friday that Thorson and Jason Kemp have been added to...

Nolley 27 points, Memphis 14 3s over Colorado St in NIT semi

Mar. 27, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Memphis is playing for a championship in Penny Hardaway's third season coaching his alma mater. Landers Nolley II scored a career-high 27 points with seven of the Tigers' season-high 14 made 3-pointers, and they advanced to their first NIT...

Back-up plan: NCAA tourney standbys not expecting a call

Mar. 18, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Cardinals coach Chris Mack isn’t holding his breath waiting for the call for his team to replace another unable to play in the NCAA Tournament because of COVID issues. Mindful that a school simply needs five healthy players to remain...