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HORNETS-BUCKS Bucks brush past Hornets for 89-79 win MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Tony Snell scored 16 points, Jason Terry had season highs of 15 points and five 3-pointers, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 89-79 on Monday night. Center Greg Monroe provided punch in the paint with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks, who clinched at least the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with the win.

Second recruit opts to play at Missouri, not Washington

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A second high school prospect who initially committed to Washington before the Huskies' coach was fired last month says he will instead play basketball at Missouri. Blake Harris, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina, announced Sunday on Twitter that he will play for the Tigers under new coach Cuonzo Martin. Harris, who signed last November with Washington, joins Michael Porter Jr.

Washington hires Dave Rice as assistant basketball coach

SEATTLE (AP) -- New Washington coach Mike Hopkins has rounded out his coaching staff by hiring former UNLV coach Dave Rice as an assistant coach. Washington announced Rice's hiring Tuesday. Rice spent last season as an assistant at Nevada after being fired midway through the 2015-16 season at UNLV.

UNC's title defense, Zags' follow-up top 2017-18 story lines

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The 2016-17 season is over, with North Carolina holding off Gonzaga to win the national championship for the program's sixth NCAA title. The win for the Tar Heels wrapped up the season's biggest story line: How North Carolina would bounce back from a buzzer-beating loss in last year's finale. Let's take an early look at some of the threads to watch leading into next season.