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North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said Friday night it's a "very sad time" at the school after an investigation found widespread academic fraud and adds that his program "thought we were doing the right thing."

Freshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night.

UConn and Georgetown have agreed to renew their basketball rivalry, which ended with the split of the old Big East conference.

A lot of eyebrows lifted when Frank Haith left Missouri and the Southeastern Conference for the University of Tulsa. On the dawn of the Golden Hurricane's first season in the American Athletic Conference, Haith seems at ease and genuinely excited about his decision.

Charlotte 49ers men's basketball coach Alan Major announced that junior guard Shawn Lester has left the team to pursue a professional career.

Friends and colleagues described former Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain as a friend and father figure as he was mourned this past week. A former boss revealed McClain was the glue who held the Illini program together when coach Bill Self left for Kansas in 2003.

The morning after facing up to an investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina that was considerably less than flattering, Tom Ross and Carol Folt sat in a boardroom at The News & Observer and faced the uncomfortable question that underlies this entire mess.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is picked to finish third and Arkansas State fifth in the Sun Belt Conference basketball race.

Iowa State guard Hallice Cooke is having surgery to repair cartilage tears in both hips and will be out 6-8 months.

A Florida basketball prospect has withdrawn his verbal commitment to Wyoming.

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