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.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Archie Miller's new coaching staff at Indiana will have a distinctively Dayton flavor. Miller has hired Bill Comar, the Flyers' former director of basketball operations, as assistant athletic director for basketball administration. Ben Sander, a former graduate assistant at Dayton, has been hired for a yet-to-be-announced administrative job. Last week, Miller hired Tom Ostrom, James "Bruiser" Flint and Ed Schilling as assistant coaches. Ostrom also worked for Miller at Dayton.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico looked to its own backyard for a new men's basketball coach by hiring New Mexico State head coach Paul Weir to lead the Lobos. "There's going to be a lot of questions about me. I totally get it," Weir said at his introductory news conference Tuesday. "I was a one-year head coach. I'm coming from New Mexico State.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA starting center Thomas Welsh and top reserve Aaron Holiday have entered their names in the NBA draft, putting the Bruins' lineup for next season in major flux. A team spokesman said Monday that neither will hire an agent, which would allow them to retain their right to return to school next season. They have until May 24 to withdraw from the draft, which is June 22. Welsh averaged 10.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ike Anigbogu (EE-kay ah-nee-BOH-goo) is leaving UCLA for the NBA draft, joining fellow freshmen Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf in departing after one season. Anigbogu announced Wednesday on his social media accounts that he is declaring for the draft but won't hire an agent. The 6-foot-10 forward-center from Corona, California, averaged 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds. He averaged 13 minutes while playing in 29 games without starting.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico is looking to fill its men's basketball head coaching vacancy as soon as possible but Lobos athletic director Paul Krebs is not providing any names of potential candidates or a specific hiring timeline. "I know there are probably a lot of names," Krebs said of a replacement for Craig Neal, who was fired late Friday night after four years at the school.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- After four years as head coach and 10 overall with New Mexico, Craig Neal and the Lobos have parted ways. "He's a good man and a winning coach, but the time has come to move Lobo Basketball in a new direction," athletic director Paul Krebs said in a statement late Friday from the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona. He said a search for a successor begins immediately.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- TJ Leaf is leaving UCLA for the NBA draft, joining fellow freshman Lonzo Ball in departing after one stellar season in Westwood. Leaf plans to hire an agent. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward from El Cajon, California, is projected to be a lottery pick in the June 22 draft. He averaged a team-leading 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 62 percent from the field and 68 percent from the free-throw line.