USC's Bennie Boatwright to skip NBA draft, stay in school

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bennie Boatwright has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to Southern California for his junior year.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.

Oklahoma, St. John's to play in Hall of Fame Classic

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oklahoma will play Southern California and St. John's will take on Arizona State in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic this fall. The one-day doubleheader will be played Dec. 8 at Staples Center. Tickets go on sale May 6. Game times and television broadcast information will be announced later.

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NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Celtics thump Bulls to get back in series. UNDATED (AP) -- Homecourt advantage has meant absolutely nothing to the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The top-seeded Celtics have bounced back from consecutive home losses to whip the Bulls, 104-87 and get within two games to one in the series.

UCLA freshman Ike Anigbogu hires agent ahead of NBA draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ike Anigbogu has hired an agent, ensuring the freshman won't return to UCLA's basketball team. The 6-foot-10 forward-center has posted a photo of himself with new agent Jason Glushon on Twitter. Anigbogu had declared for the NBA draft two weeks ago, but didn't immediately sign with an agent, which would have allowed him to return to Westwood.

Former UCLA star Tyus Edney to be assistant under Alford

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tyus Edney has been promoted to assistant under UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford. He replaces Ed Schilling, who was hired at Indiana last week after four years in Westwood. Edney has spent the last seven years as the Bruins' director of operations. He was a guard at UCLA from 1992-95, helping the Bruins win the 1995 national championship. Edney is best known for driving the length of the court in 4.

Chuck O'Bannon Jr., son of former UCLA star, signs at USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After a 20-year absence, there is another O'Bannon in the college basketball ranks. This time at Southern California. Charles O'Bannon Jr., who goes by Chuck, has signed to play for the Trojans starting in the fall. He had 10 points in the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago last month.

Charge me up: Rural electric drivers face 'range anxiety'

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) -- Sunita Halasz has tips for "driving electric" along lonely roads in New York's Adirondack Mountains: know the locations of charging stations, bring activities for the kids during three-hour recharges, turn on the energy-hogging window defroster in just 10-second bursts. And have a backup plan.

Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ann Coulter fired off an angry stream of tweets Wednesday vowing to speak as planned next week at the University of California, Berkeley after campus officials called off the event for security concerns. "I WILL BE SPEAKING NEXT THURSDAY," the right-wing commentator tweeted, calling the move to cancel her planned event on April 27 a ban on free speech.

The Latest: Senator vexed by bad communication at dam crisis

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the crisis at Oroville Dam (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A California state senator is troubled that residents below a damaged California dam knew little about potential risk until ordered to evacuate when a spillway began breaking up. Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen says communication from state managers during the February crisis at Oroville Dam was confusing to the public. On Feb.

Pilot error blamed for fatal California U2 spy plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force says pilot error forced two airmen to eject from a U2 spy plane while on a training mission from a Northern California base in September, killing one of them. The Air Force released findings of its probe of the crash near Sutter, California on Wednesday. Air Force Major A.J.

Jordan Bell latest Oregon player to declare for draft

Oregon forward Jordan Bell has become the latest Ducks player to declare for the NBA Draft. The Long Beach, California, native says he plans to hire an agent, which would end his college eligibility. Bell made his announcement Tuesday on the website The junior joins Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey in declaring since the end of the season. "Oregon has become my home. I've gained lifelong friends and made unforgettable memories here," Bell wrote.

Arizona Wildcats name Romar associate head coach

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Lorenzo Romar has been named associate head coach at Arizona, joining Sean Miller's staff a month after he was fired as head coach at Washington. Romar coached the Huskies for 15 seasons, winning Pac-12 coach of the year honors three times. But Washington went 9-22 last season and hadn't been to the NCAA tournament since 2011. Romar compiled a 298-195 record at Washington, including two Sweet 16 appearances.

Arizona's Trier to return to Tucson for junior season

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona guard Allonzo Trier is returning for his junior season, bolstering what was already going to be a strong team. Trier's decision was first reported by ESPN on Thursday. Trier considered leaving early for the NBA after his freshman season and was suspended the first 19 games in 2016-17 for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Trier ended up being the team's leading scorer at 17.

California point guard Charlie Moore to transfer

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- California point guard Charlie Moore is transferring to play at a school closer to his home in Chicago. Coach Wyking Jones announced the decision Thursday. He said Moore wanted to be closer to his family. Charlie Moore's father, Curtis, had a stroke on Labor Day weekend in 2015 and is still recovering.

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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.

Oregon's Tyler Dorsey declares for the NBA draft

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon sophomore Tyler Dorsey says he will declare for the NBA draft and hire an agent. Dorsey was a key to the Ducks' run to the Final Four this past season. It was the first time Oregon had made it to the national semifinals since they won the first NCAA Tournament in 1939. He made the announcement on Twitter.

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.