NCAA BASKETBALL: Warren to enter NBA draft
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State sophomore T.J. Warren is taking his high-scoring game to the NBA.
In a statement released by the school, the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year said he had “a fun ride” but was ready to enter the NBA draft.
“Playing in the NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine, and playing at N.C. State has prepared me well to achieve my dream,” Warren said.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest is hoping Danny Manning can turn around its slumping basketball team. No miracles needed.
The former Kansas star is taking over the project of rebuilding the Demon Deacons, and he thinks his new team is closer than recent results might indicate.
“We have aspirations of being a championship team,” Manning said during his formal on-campus introduction. “We want to cut down nets, and we have to put forth the work. ... I'm willing to roll up my sleeves, and let's go get it.”
The centerpiece of the Jayhawks’ “Danny and the Miracles” 1988 national title team was hired last week to replace Jeff Bzdelik, who resigned under intense public pressure three weeks ago following four mostly unremarkable seasons.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has hired Kelly Graves of Gonzaga as the new Ducks women's basketball coach.
Graves has led Gonzaga to the NCAA tournament for the past six seasons, and the Bulldogs advanced to the Elite Eight in 2011. The team was a No. 6 seed this past season, the highest seeding in school history, before losing to James Madison in the opening game and finishing at 29-5.