PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The BYU basketball program is parting ways with Jamal Aytes, Steven Beo and Davin Guin. Coach Dave Rose said Friday Aytes and Beo will transfer while Guinn is leaving basketball to focus on law school. Aytes will graduate in spring and be eligible to play as a graduate transfer next season. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds in 28 games as a junior.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bennie Boatwright has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to Southern California for his junior year. He averaged a team-leading 15.1 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Trojans last season despite missing 17 games because of injuries. Boatwright said Thursday he's decided to return to school "to further my education and work on developing my basketball skills.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- It didn't take long for Brad Underwood to set the foundation at Illinois. Thirty-nine days to be exact. The new Illini coach made his first splash when Illinois Mr. Basketball Mark Smith announced his commitment Wednesday night.
Marvin Menzies' UNLV rebuilding project has its foundation. A year after scrambling to pull together his first recruiting class, Menzies put together a strong one for his second season in the desert with a six-player class that includes heralded big man Brandon McCoy and the nation's top-rated junior college player.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Seton Hall center Angel Delgado, who led the nation in rebounding and was second in double-doubles, on Wednesday night won the Haggerty Award, given to the top Division I player in the New York metropolitan area. The award is presented annually by the Met Basketball Writers Association. It was the second consecutive year a player from Seton Hall won the award, following Isaiah Whitehead in 2016.
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) -- Stanislaus State basketball coach Larry Reynolds announced Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease and will remain with the Division II team as co-head coach with Paul Trevor.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Major League home run leader Eric Thames scored twice before leaving with an injury and Orlando Arcia homered and had three RBIs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds today to complete a three-game sweep.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse has signed Canadian high school star forward Oshae Brissett to a national letter of intent to play for the Orange next season. The 6-foot-8, 195-pound Brissett, of Mississauga, Ontario, played for Athlete Institute Prep this past winter. Brissett, who verbally committed to Syracuse in November, is rated as a three-star recruit in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- New North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts is getting to know the players he inherited and pursuing recruits who can thrive in his style of play. He's prepared to wait, too, instead of loading up the roster with recruits or transfers who aren't the right fit just to add numbers. "I think it's the long haul," Keatts said in an interview with The Associated Press.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have closed out a five-game series win against Oklahoma City, while the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz have taken 3-2 leads in the first round of the NBA playoffs. James Harden scored 34 points and the Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's 47 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to beat Oklahoma City, 105-99.
NEW YORK (AP) -- You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public. Trump's frequent tweets ricochet well beyond his 28 million Twitter followers. Anything he tweets can serve as fodder for social media, TV news shows and, often, late-night comedy.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State freshman Ted Kapita has made himself eligible for the NBA draft but isn't hiring an agent. The NBA released its official list of early draft entrants on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 Kapita appeared on the list, though school athletic spokesman Fred Demarest said Kapita hasn't hired an agent.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina point guard and Final Four most outstanding player Joel Berry II is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season. The school announced Monday that Berry would join teammates Tony Bradley and Theo Pinson in declaring for the draft but wouldn't hire an agent to maintain his college eligibility.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- It took a trip to the pristine beaches of Grand Cayman nearly two weeks the Final Four for South Carolina coach Frank Martin to soak in the Gamecocks' accomplishment. Now he's wants more. Martin is determined the Final Four appearance won't be a one-time thing. He faces an uphill challenge, losing his core leaders and starting point guard off that squad.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Archie Miller left the Assembly Hall suite Tuesday, walked down a few steps and immediately started snapping cellphone photos of the empty arena. It gave Indiana's coach a clear perspective on his new job. Directly across from Miller were five NCAA championship banners hanging from the rafters. When he returned to the suite, he was surrounded by reminders from the Hoosiers' 1975-76 undefeated championship team.
DETROIT (AP) -- Little Caesars Arena is set for its college basketball debut, starting with Michigan facing Detroit followed by Michigan State playing Oakland on Dec. 16. The doubleheader in downtown Detroit, at the new home of the Red Wings and Pistons, was announced Tuesday. And, it might become an annual event.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Guard Thomas Allen of Brewster Academy in New Hampshire and graduate transfer center Duby Okeke (DOO'-bee OKAY'-Kay) of Winthrop have signed basketball letters of intent with Nebraska. Coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday that both would join the program next season. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Allen was a top-100 recruit by ESPN, Scout and Rivals, which all listed him as a four-star prospect.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky freshman Bam Adebayo will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft. He is the fifth Wildcat to leave school for the June draft. The 6-foot-10 forward had left open the possibility of returning for his sophomore season. He had announced on April 5 he would not hire an agent, but on Tuesday said in a statement it's in his "best interest to remain in the draft.