Grant Hill, who stepped up his already spectacular game another notch this season in leading Duke to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, headed the Associated Press all-ACC team.
The Duke standout was joined on the first team by Wake Forest guard Randolph Childress, ACC scoring leader Bob Sura of Florida State, power forward James Forrest of Georgia Tech and freshman sensation Joe Smith of Maryland. Sura leads the ACC in scoring at 21.1 points per game.
Bizarre bets probed
TEMPE, Ariz. _ Arizona State coach Bill Frieder defended his program while Nevada officials investigated unusual betting on ASU's Saturday game against Washington.
"Some group of guys bet a lot of money on Washington, and we covered," Frieder said. "Do you think I'd be alive today if we had agreed to throw a game and then ran away with it?"
Officials of the Nevada Gaming Control Board studied hours of surveillance of two college-age men who lost about $250,000 on Arizona State's 73-55 home victory. The pair raised suspicions through repeat trips to sports books on the Las Vegas Strip to place big bets on Washington.
Kentucky assistant Billy Donovan was named Marshall's new coach, making him the youngest coach in Division I. Donovan, 28, replaces Dwight Freeman, who resigned. New Mexico gave Dave Bliss a four-year contract extension the same day he was named Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
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