Sunday, December 10, 2017
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Hurley to coach Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Make room, Mike Krzyzewski: Bobby Hurley's ready to give head coaching a try.

Drawing upon his experience playing for Coach K at Duke, and with a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame coach for a father, Hurley decided he was ready to make a name for himself at the coaching level. That opportunity arrived Tuesday, when the 41-year-old accepted the offer from the University at Buffalo.

"I've seen a lot of success and I understand what it takes," Hurley said. "I just think the wealth of my basketball life has prepared me for this moment. Everything I did as a player — I was blessed to have a chance to play for some of the great coaches in the history of the game — has prepared me to go out on my own."

ARKANSAS: Junior forward Marshawn Powell announced that he would enter the NBA draft. Powell was second on the team with 14.5 points per game.

NORTHWESTERN: Duke assistant Chris Collins has interviewed for the head coaching job, the Associated Press reported. Collins, a native of the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Ill., is the son of 76ers coach Doug Collins.

PACIFIC: Top assistant Ron Verlin was promoted to coach, replacing Bob Thomason, who left after 25 years coaching his alma mater.

TROY: Phil Cunningham, an assistant at Sun Belt rival Western Kentucky, was hired as coach. Cunningham replaces Don Maestri, who retired after 31 seasons and 500 wins.

WAKE FOREST: Jeff Bzdelik will be back for a fourth season as coach, athletic director Ron Wellman said. Bzdelik came under fire after a third straight losing season.

WOMEN: Seton Hall picked Iona's Tony Bozzella to replace Anne Donovan as coach, the AP reported. … Washington coach Kevin McGuff agreed to a contract extension through the 2020 season. … North Carolina State fired coach Kellie Harper after four seasons.

NIT: Alex Len had 15 points and 13 rebounds and had a key block in the final seconds to help second-seeded Maryland (25-12) escape with a 58-57 victory over host Alabama in the quarterfinals.

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