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Charlotte 49ers junior shooting guard Shawn Lester is leaving the basketball program to pursue a career in professional basketball, the school is announcing Thursday.

South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin wants sophomore guard Sindarius Thornwell to become more of a leader this season. Thornwell said he’s ready to embrace the role.

Answering questions about the Wainstein Report released Wednesday at UNC.

As the NCAA digests the Wainstein report and continues its investigation, UNC AD Bubba Cunningham said the school won’t add any self-sanctions.

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams, according to the report, said he didn't know that the paper classes included no actual guidance from a professor, or that Deborah Crowder, a former administrative assistant in the AFAM department, was grading papers on her own.

Notre Dame didn’t lose a single conference game in its first season in the ACC, and if prognosticators at the conference women’s basketball media day are right, there aren’t going to be many losses this time either.

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