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Texas G Jones with leukemia practicing

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis with leukemia, coach Shaka Smart said Monday.

Although Jones would probably like to play this season, Smart wasn't ready to say if he will be able to get on the court in a game. Jones is a full-time student.

"It's been great having him back. It's terrific seeing him back on the court and doing what he loves to do," Smart said. "He's participated in our workouts some. There's sometimes where he gets pulled out. The team doctor and the trainers want to make sure we're building back his strength before he gets thrown out there full time."

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NC State looks to transfers for help

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Devon Daniels, C.J. Bryce and Blake Harris spent the better part of last season leading North Carolina State's practice team and working on their games - along with their ability to stay patient - while sitting out as transfers.

The Wolfpack's success this season could depend on how successful they were in turning that time into sharpened skillsets, particularly with so many new faces on the roster for coach Kevin Keatts' second season.

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UNCW to practice at UNC due to Florence

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.

The school announced the move for both the men's and women's teams on Saturday. The Seahawks men's program will have a brief workout Monday in Chapel Hill before holding the first official practice Tuesday in the practice gym at the Smith Center.

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Hurricanes dismiss G Wilson from team

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.

Wilson transferred from Mount St. Mary's a year ago and was expected to see significant playing time as a sophomore this season. He averaged 11.8 points and 3.9 rebounds as a freshman before leaving Mount St. Mary's.

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Calhoun officially named DIII coach

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Jim Calhoun has officially been named the head coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut.

The Hall of Famer had already announced he would be taking the job and has been working for a year to establish a men's basketball program at the small Catholic university, which was an all-women's school until this school year.

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George Mason inks AD Edwards through '23

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) George Mason has signed athletic director Brad Edwards to a five-year contract extension.

School President Angel Cabrera on Wednesday announced the extension for Edwards that runs through the 2023 academic year. Edwards has been George Mason's AD since July 2014.

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Former Cyclone Bowie stabbed in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition, Romanian authorities said Sunday.

Police said Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, who play for local club ACS Cuza Braila, were attacked Saturday night in the city after a fight broke out with locals.

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Iowa's Garza has benign cyst removed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa sophomore Luka Garza had surgery Friday to remove a benign cyst in his abdomen and is out indefinitely.

Coach Fran McCaffery says Garza's procedure "went well." He says the Hawkeyes look forward to him rejoining the team this fall.

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Ex-UNC star Hairston facing charges

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Police have filed charges against former NBA and University of North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston, the latest in legal problems dating back to his college career.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports Guilford County Chief Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann said Friday the 25-year-old Hairston is charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication and injury to personal property. Details aren't available because arrest warrants haven't been served.

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Vols extend Barnes 3 years through 2024

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes has received a three-year contract extension and raise that will earn him $21 million over the next six years.

Athletic director Phillip Fulmer announced Thursday in a university release that Barnes has received an extension through the 2023-24 season. The extension comes after Barnes led Tennessee to a share of the 2018 Southeastern Conference regular-season title .

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