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Arkansas State players end walkout after 2 days

Arkansas State University basketball players who went to the schoolpresident with complaints about coach Nelson Catalina returned to practice Wednesday and cited promises that school officials will deal with their grievances.

None of the players showed up for practice Monday and seven boycotted practice Tuesday. At that point, ASU athletic director Charley Thornton said any players who did not return to practice on Wednesday would be tossed off the team. All players were at Wednesday's practice.

Tulsa coach on probation for criticizing officials

ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Valley Conference on Wednesday placed Tulsa basketball coach J.D. Barnett on probation for the remainder of the season for publicly criticizing officials following a Feb. 12 game against Illinois State in Normal, Ill.