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FSU hosts Gophers in hoops

BRISTOL, Conn. — Florida State will host Minnesota and North Carolina visits Indiana in a high-profile showcase for the resurgent Hoosiers during next season's ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

North Carolina State visits Michigan Nov. 27, and Ohio State will play at Duke the next day during the 14th annual event.

FSU, which went 25-9 and won the ACC tournament for the first time last season, hosts the Golden Gophers on Nov. 27.

That same night Indiana, coming off its first appearance in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 in a decade, faces the Tar Heels.

Among five games on Nov. 28, Miami will play host to Michigan State.

RICHARDSON III DIES: Police in Tulsa, Okla., say Nolan Richardson III — the son of former Arkansas and Tulsa coach Nolan Richardson — was found dead in his home on Sunday. A cause of death was not released; Officer Jason Willingham said the 47-year-old's death appears to be due to natural causes. Richardson III served as an assistant to his father at Arkansas and later as coach at Tennessee State.

JURISPRUDENCE: A jury convicted the roommate of Middle Tennessee women's player Tina Stewart of second-degree murder in the athlete's stabbing death. Jurors took about two hours to reach a verdict against Shanterrica Madden, 19, in the stabbing on March 2, 2011. Madden could face 15 to 60 years in prison at sentencing, scheduled July 16.

CONFERENCE MOVEMENT: CBSSports.com reported that VCU is joining the Atlantic 10 in 2013. Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Tom Yeager said he had not been contacted by the school or the A-10 with any news of a switch, though VCU has acknowledged considering a change in conference affiliation.

MORE BASKETBALL: Sean Woods was introduced as the coach of Morehead State after a four-year stint at Mississippi Valley State. … Point guard Sterling Gibbs transferred from Texas to Seton Hall, returning home where he was a star at Seton Hall Prep. … Louisville women's players Monique Reid and Tia Gibbs regained a year of eligibility after the Big East granted them medical hardship waivers.

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