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Mullin agrees to coach St. John's

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NEW YORK (AP) St. John's has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past.

Chris Mullin, St. John's all-time leading scorer and still the face of its basketball program three decades after his career ended, has agreed to coach the Red Storm, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no formal announcement.

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Kaminsky, Okafor top AP All-America team

(AP) -- Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common - both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press' 2014-15 All-America team.

Kaminsky, the 7-foot senior from Wisconsin, was a unanimous choice Monday. Okafor, the 6-11 freshman from Duke, received all but one first-team vote.

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Georgia St. G Hunter to enter NBA draft

ATLANTA (AP) R.J. Hunter ensured his legacy at Georgia State by hitting one of the most memorable shots in the NCAA tournament.

His next shot will be in the NBA.

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Cincy coach Cronin cleared to return

CINCINNATI (AP) Bearcats coach Mick Cronin was cleared to resume coaching on Monday after missing most of the season because of a problem with a blood vessel in the back of his brain.

The 43-year-old wasn't permitted to coach games or practices after the problem was detected in December. Assistant Larry Davis took over and led the Bearcats to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Kentucky in their second game.

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Texas star freshman Turner going pro

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas freshman Myles Turner says he's leaving the Longhorns after one season to enter the NBA draft.

Turner announced the move Monday in a video posted on YouTube. The 6-foot-11 forward has long been projected as a potential lottery pick in the draft. The announcement came two days after Texas coach Rick Barnes was fired after 17 seasons.

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Butler extends Holtmann through 2020-21

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler coach Chris Holtmann has a new contract that could keep him with the Bulldogs through the 2020-21 season.

The school announced the deal on Monday.

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Loyola-Chicago wins opener of CBI finals

CHICAGO (AP) Trailing by two points at halftime, Loyola of Chicago picked up its intensity in the second half to overcome a Louisiana-Monroe team with a noticeable height advantage.

Earl Peterson scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense as the scrappy Ramblers beat the Warhawks 65-58 Monday night in the opener of the College Basketball Invitational championship series.

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Xavier sophomore G Randolph transferring

CINCINNATI (AP) Sophomore point guard Brandon Randolph is transferring from Xavier after his playing time diminished during the Musketeers' Sweet 16 season.

Randolph made six starts during his two seasons at Xavier, averaging 2.4 points and 1.2 assists. He had a career-high 12 points during a win over Gardner-Webb during his freshman season.

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George Mason hires Paulsen from Bucknell

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) George Mason has hired Dave Paulsen as its men's basketball coach.

Paulsen was a three-time Patriot League coach of the year at Bucknell, taking the Bison to the NCAA Tournament twice.

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Utah State promotes Duryea to coach

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah State has hired Tim Duryea as it new men's basketball coach.

Athletic director Scott Barnes announced the promotion for the longtime assistant coach on Monday.

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