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FILE- In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today.  (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)

Texas Tech AD apologizes to team after firing Stollings

Aug. 7, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt publicly apologized Friday to players on the women's basketball team for what they experienced under fired coach Marlene Stollings. Stollings was fired Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her...

In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, CSKA Moscow's Kyle Hines, right, tries to score as Red Star's Michael Ojo block him during their Euroleague basketball match in Belgrade, Serbia. Former Florida State center Michael Ojo has died after collapsing during training in Serbia. Serbian Media and his former teammates say the 27-year-old Nigerian-born basketball player was on Friday taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to revive him. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Basketball player dies during training in Serbia

Aug. 7, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Florida State University center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his former team Red Star Belgrade said. He was 27. The Nigerian-born basketball player was taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to resuscitate him,...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)

Texas Tech women's coach fired one day after report of abuse

Aug. 7, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the firing in a one-sentence statement while adding that he planned to address the...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Texas Tech head coach Marlene Stollings reacts to a play in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco Texas. Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in USA Today. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte, File)

Report: Texas Tech women's staff fostered culture of abuse

Aug. 5, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech women's basketball players have accused coach Marlene Stollings and her staff of fostering a culture of abuse that led to an exodus from the program, according to a report published Wednesday. Players dreaded a heart monitoring system they said was misused in punitive ways,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Colorado's McKinley Wright IV (25) drives up the court against Washington State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament in Las Vegas. Wright has decided to return for his senior season after testing out the NBA draft process. He was a member of the All-Pac-12 first team and all-defensive team in a season that was shut down just before the NCAA tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Wright direction: Standout senior guard returns to Colorado

Aug. 5, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

McKinley Wright IV will be back for season No. 4 with the Colorado Buffaloes. The point guard tested the NBA draft process before announcing a return for his senior year. It’s a big boost for a Buffaloes team that's coming off a 21-11 mark in 2019-20 and was potentially looking at an NCAA Tournament bid...

Alabama guard John Petty Jr. (23) works around LSU guard Skylar Mays (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Alabama's Petty announces his return for senior season

Aug. 5, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama guard John Petty Jr. is staying in school instead of entering the NBA draft. The Crimson Tide junior announced his decision to return for his senior season Monday on Twitter, proclaiming: “I'm back.” Petty, the Tide's top 3-point shooter, averaged 14.5 points...

Candles melt in the sun at an impromptu memorial for Fedonta

Document sheds light on shooting death of basketball recruit

Aug. 5, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — College basketball recruit Fedonta White pleaded with friends to help him survive after being shot in an altercation at a house party on the outskirts of Santa Fe. He also named the person who shot him before departing for a hospital where he would die, according to a summary of...

Candles melt in the sun at an impromptu memorial for Fedonta

Prosecutor wants to try juvenile as adult in athlete's death

Aug. 3, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek adult criminal sanctions against a 16-year-old defendant in the killing of a standout high school basketball player in New Mexico, Santa Fe-based District Attorney Marco Serna said Monday. Serna said the district attorney's office filed a petition in juvenile...

No NBA draft yet as forward Yves Pons returns to Tennessee

Aug. 3, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Yves Pons has informed Tennessee he is returning for his senior season with the Volunteers rather than try his luck with the NBA draft. “I'm back,” Pons announced Monday on Twitter. Pons was the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year after tying...

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...