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A bad start for Duke in NCAA regional. Troy beats Blue Devils 6-0.

Duke dug itself an early hole Friday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Athens Regional, one it never could find its way out of in a 6-0 loss to Troy. Duke will next face a losers’ bracket elimination game at 4 p.m. Saturday against the loser of Saturday’s noon game between top-seeded Georgia and Campbell. Troy sent nine batters to the plate in the third inning.

76ers' investigation into claims that Bryan Colangelo had fake Twitter accounts is surreal

A story filed on The Ringer pieced together a puzzle of five Twitter accounts allegedly tied to Bryan Colangelo, the Philadelphia 76ers’ president of basketball operations. Some of the accounts were used to defend Colangelo, to disclose medical information about players, to complain about others on the roster and to discredit former and current NBA executives.

Report: Michigan's John Beilein Interviewed for Detroit Pistons Coaching Job

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein interviewed for the Detroit Pistons' coaching job on Thursday, NBA sources told ESPN on Friday. Beilein, who twice led the Wolverines to the national championship game, has long harbored intrigue with the NBA, sources said. Sources told ESPN that Beilein and former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey met Thursday with Pistons officials.

NC State baseball heads to elimination bracket after losing regional opener to Army, 5-1

NC State had one of the country's best offenses all season, but it was nowhere to be found Friday in Raleigh as the Wolfpack dropped their regional opener 5-1 to Army. The top-seeded Wolfpack lost four of five entering NCAA Tournament play, and those struggles continued against the Black Knights. The Raleigh Regional hosts now find themselves in the elimination bracket.

As Hurricanes miss NCAA Tournament, coach Jim Morris' career at Miami ends

Jim Morris had hoped, until the end, that he wouldn’t have to address his Hurricanes for the final time on this cloudy, dreary day. But after the 64-team NCAA Tournament field was announced just after noon on Monday and the Hurricanes did not hear their name called for a second straight year, the reality set in — Miami’s season was over. So, too, was Morris’ storied 25-year run as Hurricanes coach. It was a moment that proved emotional for both the coach and his players.

Clemson's Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell withdraw from NBA Draft, will return to Tigers

Clemson's starting five for next season got a little clearer Wednesday. After going through the pre-draft process, guards Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell have both decided to return to Clemson for their final seasons, the team announced. Both had previously declared themselves eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft, but did not hire an agent.

Washington to return to Kentucky; Gabriel, Vanderbilt to stay in NBA Draft

After exploring the option of being a one-and-done player, PJ Washington decided to return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Meanwhile, Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt tweeted that they would remain in this year's NBA Draft. Washington will join Nick Richards and Quade Green in giving Kentucky a veteran presence that was largely missing this past season.

Why Tyus Battle's decision to withdraw from the NBA Draft was absolutely crucial for Syracuse

Syracuse is coming off a Sweet 16 appearance pulled out of a hat after many pundits believed the Orange were NIT-bound following a 20-13 season that ended with a tie for 10th in the ACC. Instead, Jim Boeheim's team got an at-large bid and broke through to the second weekend for the second time in three years. Tyus Battle was the centerpiece of Syracuse's success last season.

Ky Bowman withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to Boston College

The Boston College men’s basketball team received a bit of good news Thursday when guard Ky Bowman announced that he was withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to the Eagles for his junior season. “It was a positive experience to go through the NBA Draft process, work out for teams, and receive valuable feedback,” Bowman said in a statement.

Nick Ward’s return cements Michigan State as early Big Ten favorite

Michigan State’s hopes of defending as Big Ten regular season champions and playing deeper into the NCAA tournament in 2019 received a boost Tuesday, as it was announced that power forward Nick Ward will withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return for his junior season. Ward was a key part of the Spartans’ front court this past season.

South Carolina's Brian Bowen Will Remain in NBA Draft

The NCAA has informed the University of South Carolina that Brian Bowen will be ineligible for the 2018-19 college basketball season based on alleged benefits received by the Bowen family at his former institution. After taking time to assess the information provided by the NCAA, Bowen has decided to remain in the 2018 NBA draft, he announced on Wednesday.

Kansas' Udoka Azubuike withdraws from NBA Draft

Kansas sophomore center Udoka Azubuike, who spent the past month testing his status with the NBA, decided Wednesday that he would return to the Jayhawks for his junior season. As a sophomore, Azubuike led the nation in field goal percentage, making 211 of 274 attempts for a 77 percent mark. More than 100 of those 211 field goals were dunks.

Villanova’s Omari Spellman to remain in NBA draft

Villanova big man Omari Spellman will sign with an agent and remain in the NBA draft, forgoing his final three seasons of eligibility with the Wildcats. Spellman made the announcement on his Instagram page on Wednesday afternoon. Spellman is a 6-foot-9, 245 pound stretch five that is expected to be taken in the late first or early second round.

Maryland's Kevin Huerter will remain in the NBA Draft

Maryland sophomore Kevin Huerter has decided to remain in the 2018 NBA Draft. An official announcement is expected soon. Huerter averaged 14.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 34.4 minutes per game last season while shooting 41.7 percent from 3-point range. The 6-foot-7 guard is considered a borderline first-round pick in next month's NBA Draft.

Power forward Reid Travis to transfer from Stanford

Stanford's Reid Travis is transferring from the program. Travis, a 6-foot-8 power forward originally out of Minnesota, averaged 19.5 points and 8.7 rebounds last season and immediately becomes the best transfer on the market. Travis would be eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer, and multiple sources told 247Sports that Kentucky is the strong favorite to land Travis.

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