KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) By now, the story of how longtime LSU coach Dale Brown discovered Shaquille O'Neal has been told many times: Brown happened upon a massive 13-year-old at an army base in Germany, stayed in touch with him and eventually became like a second father.
What is often forgotten is just how far fate stretched for it to happen.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) After a subpar shooting effort in a loss at Creighton, Oklahoma's Isaiah Cousins wanted to quickly move into attack mode Sunday against Northwestern State.
He did just that, scoring 15 of his 20 points in the first half as No. 18 Oklahoma (2-1) rolled to a 90-68 win in the Sooners' final preparation game before heading to Nassau, Bahamas, to play in the Battle 4 Atlantis, where they'll matchup with UCLA on Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Miami had a big week capped by the Charleston Classic title. Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga hopes it leads to even bigger things this season.
Sheldon McClellan had 19 points and Manu Lecomte had 15 as Miami cruised to a 77-58 victory over Charlotte to win their second Charleston title in five years. The week began with the Hurricanes ending No. 8 Florida's 33-game home win streak, 69-67.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Akron's Keith Dambrot has had plenty of good teams in his 11 years as coach. None of them achieved what the Zips did at the Charleston Classic.
The Zips (3-1) outlasted South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference 68-63 on Sunday to take third place in the eight-team event - defeating their second Power Five conference opponent in the span of four days after opening with a 66-46 win over Southern Cal of the Pac-12 Conference.