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Calhoun officially named DIII coach

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Jim Calhoun has officially been named the head coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut.

The Hall of Famer had already announced he would be taking the job and has been working for a year to establish a men's basketball program at the small Catholic university, which was an all-women's school until this school year.

Calhoun also has continued to serve in an advisory role at UConn, where he served as coach for 26 seasons and led the Huskies to three of their four national titles before retiring in 2012.


George Mason inks AD Edwards through '23

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) George Mason has signed athletic director Brad Edwards to a five-year contract extension.

School President Angel Cabrera on Wednesday announced the extension for Edwards that runs through the 2023 academic year. Edwards has been George Mason's AD since July 2014.


Former Cyclone Bowie stabbed in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition, Romanian authorities said Sunday.

Police said Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, who play for local club ACS Cuza Braila, were attacked Saturday night in the city after a fight broke out with locals.


Iowa's Garza has benign cyst removed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa sophomore Luka Garza had surgery Friday to remove a benign cyst in his abdomen and is out indefinitely.

Coach Fran McCaffery says Garza's procedure "went well." He says the Hawkeyes look forward to him rejoining the team this fall.


Ex-UNC star Hairston facing charges

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Police have filed charges against former NBA and University of North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston, the latest in legal problems dating back to his college career.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports Guilford County Chief Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann said Friday the 25-year-old Hairston is charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication and injury to personal property. Details aren't available because arrest warrants haven't been served.


Vols extend Barnes 3 years through 2024

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes has received a three-year contract extension and raise that will earn him $21 million over the next six years.

Athletic director Phillip Fulmer announced Thursday in a university release that Barnes has received an extension through the 2023-24 season. The extension comes after Barnes led Tennessee to a share of the 2018 Southeastern Conference regular-season title .


Kenny Anderson to coach NAIA Fisk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former NBA all-star guard Kenny Anderson is taking over as the head coach at NAIA program Fisk University.

Fisk announced on its verified Twitter account Monday that Anderson had been hired to coach at the Nashville-based school.


ACC Tournament returning to DC, Brooklyn

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball tournament is heading back to Washington and to New York.

Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday that the tournament will be played in Washington in 2021 and in Brooklyn in 2022.


Cyclones' Lard happy for second chance

AMES, Iowa (AP) Cameron Lard would wake up, meditate and do yoga. That was followed by a trip to the gym, a meal, meetings, another meal and more meetings.

It was a boring but a clean summer for Lard - and far healthier than the self-described "double life" he led at Iowa State a year ago.


Pitino to AP: I think my time has passed

NEW YORK (AP) Rick Pitino knows his coaching days are most likely behind him. He still wants to be involved in basketball, where he's spent a lifetime.

"I think my time has passed, I really do," Pitino said of coaching again on Tuesday from the headquarters of The Associated Press. "I'm young. I'm physically very young and mentally very young. I just think there are a lot of young reporters out there that won't let it go. The moment I'm hired, `Why didn't school X look at this'?"