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NCAA rules Harris eligible for NC State

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says the NCAA is allowing Missouri transfer Blake Harris to play for the Wolfpack this season.

Coach Kevin Keatts said Tuesday that the NCAA approved Harris' request to be immediately eligible. The point guard from Chapel Hill started nine of the 14 games he played last season for the Tigers before announcing in January that he would transfer.

When N.C. State announced his addition later that month, the school said he would be eligible in the spring semester of the upcoming school year.


Miami transfer G Mack eligible to play

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes transfer Anthony Mack has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to compete during the 2018-19 season.

A 6-foot-6 shooting guard, Mack was a freshman at Wyoming last season and didn't play in any official games because of an injury. He will have four years of eligibility left.


Former KSU G pleads guilty in road rage

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) Former Kansas State basketball player Amaad Wainright has pleaded guilty to felony charges related to a road-rage shooting.

Wainwright pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony obstructing apprehension and aiding a felon. A charge of fleeing from law enforcement was dropped.


Arizona sophomore F Lee cited for DUI

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona sophomore forward Ira Lee was cited for driving under the influence over the weekend.

Lee was cited on Saturday and the incident has been referred to the Arizona dean of students, the school said Tuesday in a release.


Sister Jean celebrates 99th birthday

CHICAGO (AP) Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four.

The university held a campus party with students and school staffers Tuesday for Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The Catholic nun became a celebrity last March for her fandom and for praying before each game for her Ramblers - and for their opponents.


Barrett shines again as Duke caps tour

MONTREAL (AP) R.J. Barrett had 23 points and 11 assists to help Duke beat McGill University 103-58 on Sunday night in the Blue Devils' third and final game on a Canadian exhibition tour.

Duke opened the tour with two games in Barrett's hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, beating Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night and the University of Toronto 96-60 on Friday night. Barrett scored 34 points against Ryerson and 35 against Toronto.


FSU AD Wilcox leaving for role with NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox is leaving for the NCAA, filling the job vacated when Oliver Luck left to run the new XFL.

The NCAA announced Monday that Wilcox will serves as executive vice president of regulatory affairs. Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director, filled that role for four years before stepping down in June.


UConn greats expect program resurgence

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program.

Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by the NCAA, and has accused former coach Kevin Ollie of recruiting violations, prompting his firing in March and sparking at $10 million contract dispute.


Pitino's lawsuit vs. Adidas dismissed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court.

Pitino sued Adidas last October in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging that the Oregon-based company deliberately ruined his reputation. Adidas had terminated its personal services contract with Pitino hours after Louisville's Athletic Association fired him for cause following the school's acknowledgement of its involvement in a federal bribery investigation of college basketball. Pitino was not named in the federal complaint.


Wake places accused coach on leave

NEW YORK (AP) Wake Forest University has placed an assistant basketball coach on leave after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died.

Athletic director Ron Wellman said in a statement Friday that he spoke with assistant Jamill Jones and the coach agreed that the decision was appropriate under the circumstances.

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