Sunday, April 22, 2018
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UMass storms back on Drexel, ex-coach

PHILADELPHIA — Chaz Williams had 20 points, and UMass rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat Drexel and former Minutemen coach Bruiser Flint 72-70 in an NIT quarterfinal game on Tuesday.

Terrell Vinson had 14 of his 18 points after halftime and Jesse Morgan added 13 points for the Minutemen (25-11), who advanced to Tuesday's semifinals at Madison Square Garden against the winner of tonight's Stanford-Nevada game.

Dartaye Ruffin scored all of his 17 in the first half to lead Drexel (29-7), which had an 18-game home winning streak snapped.

Flint coached UMass from 1996 to 2001.

WASH. 90, OREGON 86: Terrence Ross scored 24, Tony Wroten added 22 and the host Huskies (24-10) held off a late rally by the Pac-12 rival Ducks (24-10).

NAIA: Tommy Granado scored 16 and Donnell Phifer 14 to lead Concordia (Calif.) University to a 72-69 victory over Oklahoma Baptist in the NAIA Division championship game in Kansas City, Mo.

Around the nation

TARK RECOVERING: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian was hospitalized and recovering from a mild heart attack. Tarkanian's daughter, Jodie Diamant, told the newspaper that her father, 81, was alert and joking after being moved into intensive care.

DUKE: Forward Ryan Kelly will be out for 6-8 weeks after having surgery on his right foot. Kelly sprained his foot March 6 during a practice before the ACC tournament and missed the Blue Devils' three postseason games.

NEBRASKA: The father of Oral Roberts coach Scott Sutton said his son interviewed for the Cornhuskers' vacancy with the hope of achieving his goal of coaching in a power conference. Eddie Sutton said Scott Sutton interviewed in Atlanta on Monday.

RHODE ISLAND: Dan Hurley, who has spent the past two years at Wagner, agreed to a six-year deal to rebuild the struggling Atlantic 10 program. Hurley, 39, was a star guard at Seton Hall and is the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Hurley.

SOUTHERN MISS: The school revoked the scholarships of five members of its pep band who took part in the heckling of a Kansas State player at Thursday's NCAA Tournament game.

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