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Arizona recruit decommits over scandal

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Top high school recruit Jahvon Quinerly has retracted his commitment to Arizona less than a month after a Wildcats assistant coach was arrested in a federal probe.

Quinerly said through his Twitter account Friday that he and his family determined it was in his best interest to withdraw his verbal commitment to Arizona.

Last month, Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson was among 10 people arrested for allegedly taking bribes and using money to influence recruits.


Fans pack Mich. St. for Midnight Madness

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State's basketball team drew so many fans to Midnight Madness that some of them had to settle for seats without much of a view for part of the show.

The Breslin Center has 14,759 seats and each seemed to be filled with fired-up fans, some of whom had an obstructed view because of a video screen that was set up behind a baseline.


Louisville's Padgett promotes Evans

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville interim coach David Padgett has promoted R.J. Evans to acting assistant coach to "unofficially round out our staff."

The announcement of Evans' promotion Friday comes a day after Padgett introduced Greg Paulus as an assistant coach. Evans worked under Rick Pitino, who was fired earlier this week. Evans was given on-court responsibilities after assistants Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair were placed on paid administrative leave.


Boeheim excited over young Orange team

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim admitted that the beginning of his 42nd year as head coach at his alma mater feels a little different, and it has nothing to do with his age.

Longtime assistant Mike Hopkins is no longer there to lean on. After 22 years on the bench alongside his mentor, Hopkins jumped at the chance to become head coach at Washington in March, passing up the opportunity to take over for Boeheim as planned.


Delany not shocked by FBI investigation

NEW YORK (AP) Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he wasn't shocked by the FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement intersecting with the sport.

At Big Ten media day on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, Delany said the conference has had no contact with the FBI about the investigation.


Big Ten to pad league slate to 20 games

NEW YORK (AP) Big Ten basketball came to the Big Apple on Thursday for media day and a look at Madison Square Garden, where the conference will hold its tournament in March.

"This is the mecca of basketball," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "It always has been. And I think it always will be."


Louisville trustees fire AD Jurich

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Tom Jurich was loyal to the coaches he hired at Louisville almost to a fault, supporting them through good and bad times during 20 years as the Cardinals athletic director.

None more than men's basketball coach Rick Pitino.

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