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Detroit hires Texas Southern coach Davis

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DETROIT (AP) Detroit Mercy has hired basketball coach Mike Davis away from Texas Southern.

The Horizon League school in the Motor City announced the move Thursday, adding a coach with a 352-241 career record in college.

Davis led Texas Southern for the previous six seasons, leading the Southwest Athletic Conference program to the NCAA Tournament four times. He coached at Indiana for six seasons, helping the Hoosiers reach the 2002 Final Four in one of four trips to the NCAA Tournament and win a Big Ten title. Davis also led Alabama-Birmingham.

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Hardaway adds Mitchell to Memphis staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Penny Hardaway has finalized his coaching staff at Memphis by hiring veteran NBA coach Sam Mitchell.

Hardaway said in a statement Thursday that Mitchell is a veteran who has coached at the game's highest levels.

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Gophers lose Stockman as grad transfer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota center Matz Stockman will leave the program without playing in a game.

Coach Richard Pitino announced Thursday night that Stockman will graduate early this summer and forgo the upcoming season with the Gophers.

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Ex-W. Michigan player cleared of murder

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) A jury has acquitted a former Western Michigan basketball player of murder in the shooting death of a fellow student but convicted him of armed robbery and a weapons charge.

The Kalamazoo County jury deliberated two days before returning the verdict for Joeviair Kennedy. He faces a possible life sentence when he's sentenced July 16.

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GW names former Duke G Paulus assistant

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Duke guard Greg Paulus has been hired as an assistant basketball coach at George Washington.

Paulus' addition to head coach Maurice Joseph's staff was announced by GW on Wednesday.

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Texas G Jones enrolls, hopes to return

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been approved for online-based coursework for summer school and will move into a dorm, big steps toward an eventual return to the program as he continues treatment for leukemia.

Longhorns coach Shaka Smart announced the move Thursday. Jones was diagnosed in January and he spent weeks in Houston for treatment. He eventually started posting on social media videos of himself shooting baskets.

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Beilein not leaving Michigan for Pistons

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) John Beilein is staying at Michigan after exploring the possibility of coaching the Detroit Pistons.

"I love the University of Michigan and I am excited about coaching our Men's Basketball Team next season and in the years to come!" Beilein tweeted Wednesday. "Let's go hang some more banners at "THE GREATEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD.""

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Illinois to renovate practice facility

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois says it will spend $30 million on renovations to its 20-year-old basketball practice facility.

The school said Monday the project will more than double the building's square footage and benefit both the men's and women's teams. Among the improvements: Added court space, improved sports medicine facilities and upgraded strength and conditioning areas.

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Bama has scholarship in Newton's honor

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama has established a basketball scholarship in honor of the late C.M. Newton.

The C.M. Newton Memorial Scholarship, announced Monday, will benefit a men's basketball player. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer led Alabama's basketball program from 1968-80. He died June 4 at the age of 88.

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Tennessee signs freshman F Burns

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has added incoming freshman forward D.J. Burns to its veteran-laden roster.

The Volunteers announced Wednesday that they've signed Burns, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound recruit from Rock Hill, South Carolina. Burns will enroll this week and will be eligible to play in the 2018-19 season.

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