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Duke sophomore Rodney Hood entering NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)

Duke's Rodney Hood reacts following a basket against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Duke won 93-81. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft. Hood said in a statement Friday that playing for the Blue Devils and Mike Krzyzewski ''helped me grow and develop as a player and a person'' to prepare him for the NBA. ''Now it is time to move on to the next level and chase my dream of becoming an NBA player,'' Hood said. The 6-foot-8 Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists after sitting out last year following his transfer from Mississippi State.


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Men's Basketball Polls - Final (Apr. 8)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Florida
  • 2. Wichita State
  • 3. Virginia
  • 4. Arizona
  • 5. Louisville
  • 6. Villanova
  • 7. Michigan
  • 8. Duke
  • 9. Iowa State
  • 10. Kansas
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Connecticut
  • 2. Kentucky
  • 3. Florida
  • 4. Wisconsin
  • 5. Arizona
  • 6. Michigan
  • 7. Wichita State
  • 8. Michigan State
  • 9. Louisville
  • 10. Virginia

Tarkanian released from Las Vegas hospital (Yahoo Sports)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.

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Baylor C Isaiah Austin entering NBA draft early (Yahoo Sports)

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor sophomore center Isaiah Austin has decided to forgo the remainder of his collegiate eligibility to enter the NBA draft.

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Men's Basketball RPI
  • Team RPI
  • 1. Florida
  • 2. Arizona
  • 3. Wisconsin
  • 4. Kansas
  • 5. Connecticut
  • 6. Wichita State
  • 7. Kentucky
  • 8. Villanova
  • 9. Iowa State
  • 10. Virginia
  • Conference RPI
  • 1. Big Ten
  • 2. Big 12
  • 3. Pac 12
  • 4. Big East
  • 5. ACC
  • 6. Atlantic 10
  • 7. SEC
  • 8. American Athletic
  • 9. West Coast
  • 10. Mountain West

Illinois basketball player Paul arrested (Yahoo Sports)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

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Texas Tech F Jordan Tolbert transferring to SMU (Yahoo Sports)

Forward Jordan Tolbert is transferring from Texas Tech to SMU, with the Mustangs hoping he will be eligible to play next season. Tolbert averaged 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in three seasons as a starter. He led Texas Tech at 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith released Tolbert from his scholarship, and SMU is seeking a waiver that would make him eligible next season.

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