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ISU G Bubu Palo mulling hardship waiver (Yahoo Sports)
Iowa State senior guard Bubu Palo says he might petition the NCAA for a hardship waiver that would allow him to transfer to another school and play one more season. Palo missed much of 2013-14 after being dismissed from the team following sexual assault charges that were later dropped. Palo was reinstated by a district court judge in January, but he hasn't played this season. Palo says he and coach Fred Hoiberg have discussed the possibility of a waiver, adding that he might sit out Saturday's home finale against Oklahoma State to aid those efforts.
No. 2 Wichita State 32-0 after beating Evansville (Yahoo Sports)
No. 2 Wichita State is still perfect. The top-seeded Shockers stayed unbeaten with an 80-58 romp over Evansville in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley tournament Friday. ''I love how this team goes about their business, their approach and how resolute they are,'' coach Gregg Marshall said. ''Fantastic to see what they're doing,'' Evansville guard D.J. Balentine said after scoring 31 points.
Harvard beats Yale 70-58 to earn NCAA berth (Yahoo Sports)
Harvard became the first team to reach the NCAA tournament, and the Crimson did it on rival Yale's court. ''You couldn't ask for much better,'' said senior guard Brandyn Curry, who had 14 points in in the 70-58 win over the Bulldogs on Friday night that secured the outright Ivy League championship. ''It means a lot to come back after everything and win here, in this place.'' Curry was on this same floor three years ago, when Harvard lost to Princeton on a buzzer-beater in a conference playoff game. That was the last time someone other than Harvard represented the Ivy League in the NCAA tournament.
UCSB fan arrested after confronting rival coach (Yahoo Sports)
A UC Santa Barbara fan who went on court and confronted Hawaii coach Gib Arnold during a game has been arrested. UCSB athletic department spokesman Bill Mahoney said Friday the man was arrested after the incident in the first half of Thursday night's game. Gauchos basketball coach Bob Williams apologized to Arnold for the incident in which the fan confronted Arnold while the coach was arguing a call that went against Hawaii.
New Mexico-San Diego St. Preview (Yahoo Sports)
Xavier Thames and the 10th-ranked San Diego State Aztecs will have home court advantage in raucous Viejas Arena. The No. 21 New Mexico Lobos will have the Cameron Bairstow advantage. On Saturday night, the Aztecs (26-3, 15-2) and Lobos (24-5, 15-2) meet for the outright Mountain West Conference title, two weeks after Bairstow scored 26 points in the Lobos' 14-point victory against the Aztecs in Albuquerque. SDSU coach Steve Fisher said he originally wondered why the teams played twice in two weeks.