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Ex-Mount St. Mary's coach Phelan dies

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EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) Jim Phelan, the bow-tied basketball coach who won 830 games during nearly a half-century at Mount St. Mary's, has died. He was 92.

The athletic department at Mount St. Mary's said Wednesday that Phelan died overnight at his home in Emmitsburg.

Phelan spent his entire 49-season career at Mount St. Mary's. He took the Mountaineers to 14 NCAA Division II tournaments, including five trips to the Final Four and a national championship in 1962.

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Fired UConn strength coach sues school

A former strength coach for UConn's men's basketball team has sued the school, claiming his contract wasn't renewed after he refused demands from coach Dan Hurley that he violate NCAA guidelines and school COVID-19 protocols.

A hearing was held Thursday in Rockville Superior Court on a motion by the school to dismiss the lawsuit filed by former strength coach Sal Alosi seeking unspecified monetary damages.

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Oklahoma signs EIU transfer G Johnson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma signed Eastern Illinois transfer Marvin Johnson on Wednesday, adding a 6-foot-6 guard who averaged 15.3 points, 4.7 assists and 1.9 steals last season.

Johnson was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection last year. The Ardmore, Oklahoma, native was a member of Edmond North High School's 2017 Oklahoma Class 6A state title team. He will have one year of eligibility for the Sooners.

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Monmouth adds Seton Hall, UNC transfers

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Guard Shavar Reynolds of Seton Hall and North Carolina forward Walker Miller are joining Monmouth University as graduate transfers.

Coach King Rice announced the moves Thursday, adding that guard Sam Fagan from nearby Neptune High School will be joining the team.

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Auburn adds Georgia transfer G Johnson

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Former Georgia guard K.D. Johnson is transferring to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn.

Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Monday that Johnson has signed an Athletics Financial Aid Agreement to play for Auburn next season.

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UTEP's Williams transfers to Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech added another transfer Monday in Bryson Williams, who is set to play for his third college in his fifth and final season.

Williams spent the past two years at UTEP after starting his career at Fresno State. He joined the Miners after Rodney Terry left Fresno State to become UTEP's coach.

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Tide F Rojas has surgery to repair ACL

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama forward James Rojas had surgery to repair a torn ACL.

Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said the reserve had surgery on his left knee Tuesday, but that he expects Rojas to be back during Southeastern Conference play.

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Ex-Big East commish Marinatto dies at 64

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64.

Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday. The cause was not disclosed.

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Appling denied bond in murder case

DETROIT (AP) A former Michigan State University basketball star was ordered to remain in jail during his first court appearance on murder and other charges in Detroit.

Defense attorney Andrew Abood asked for a bond, saying Keith Appling had always appeared in court in previous cases. But a magistrate denied bond Thursday, noting the first-degree murder charge.

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Wake Forest adds Ole Miss transfer Sy

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest is adding graduate transfer Khadim Sy from Mississippi.

The school announced Sy's signing Friday to bolster the Demon Deacons' frontcourt. The 6-foot-10, 238-pound Sy started 31 of his 45 games over the past two seasons at Ole Miss, averaging 7.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in that time.

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