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USF assistant Kohn quits after four games

Former USF star Reggie Kohn abruptly resigned Sunday as the Bulls' director of basketball operations after just four games on Robert McCullum's coaching staff.

No reason was given for the decision, and Kohn did not return messages seeking comment.

"We regret that Reggie has decided to terminate his employment," McCullum said. "We respect the personal reasons for which the decision was made. It's always more difficult when you lose one of your own."

The Bulls' all-time assists leader, Kohn had been hired by USF in May after reaching the state semifinals three years in a row as head coach at Lake Howell High in Winter Park. It's unknown whether McCullum will fill Kohn's position during the season or continue with his three assistants.

The Bulls are off to a 4-0 start and finish a season-opening homestand at 7 tonight against Richmond at the Sun Dome.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

ACC HONORS: Miami's Jack McClinton was chosen as the conference's player of the week, and North Carolina's Wayne Ellington was selected as rookie of the week. McClinton, the ACC's leading scorer, averaged 26 points, two assists and 1.5 rebounds in a loss to Northwestern and a victory over Georgia Tech. Ellington averaged 18 points in wins over Ohio State and Kentucky.

TRANSFER: Former Georgia starter Channing Toney will transfer to UAB. The shooting guard will not be eligible until December 2007 under NCAA transfer rules. He decided to transfer in November after being suspended from the opener for academic reasons. Toney, son of former NBA player Andrew Toney, started 51 of 56 games for Georgia.

Top 25

NO. 11 WISCONSIN 82, WINTHROP 79 (OT): Michael Flowers and Alando Tucker each scored 21 for the host Badgers (8-1), who led by as much as 13 in the second half but couldn't shake the Eagles. Torrell Martin scored 31 to lead the Eagles, who were 15-of-25 from 3-point range.

NO. 12 KANSAS 72, USC 62: Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush had 13 points each for the Jayhawks (7-2), who won despite shooting 38 percent from the field. Sherron Collins and Darnell Jackson added 11 points each for the Jayhawks.

NO. 16 MEMPHIS 78, MARSHALL 59: Robert Dozier scored 16 and Chris Douglas-Roberts added 14 for the host Tigers (6-1), who held the Thundering Herd to 33 percent shooting. Tre Whitted led Marshall with 14 points.

Big East

PROVIDENCE 67, FAIRFIELD 50: Dwain Williams scored a career-high 19, including five 3-pointers, to spark the host Friars (6-1) to their fifth straight win. Herbert Hill added 18 for the Friars.

SETON HALL 83, MONMOUTH 49: Stan Gaines and Carl Marshall led the host Pirates (5-1) on a 15-3 spurt after coach Bobby Gonzalez was hit with a technical foul. Gaines had two 3-pointers in the run, and Marshall added a 3-pointer and a fastbreak layup.


NO. 1 MARYLAND 93, SIENA 54: Marissa Coleman had 19 points and 12 assists to help the Terrapins (10-0) rally from a sluggish start. The Terrapins pulled away with a late first-half run and then outscored the Saints 48-20 in the second half.

"I thought Siena played really scrappy," Terrapins coach Brenda Frese said. "I didn't like our (early) intensity. The second half we did a much better job. I'm proud of how we responded in the second half, being much more focused and ready to play."

NO. 4 DUKE 85, NO. 19 RUTGERS 45: Abby Waner scored 21 and Lindsey Harding added 19 for the visiting Blue Devils (7-0) in the Jimmy V Women's Basketball Classic.

Matee Ajavon, making her season debut after recovering from surgery for a stress fracture in her left leg, scored 14 to lead the Scarlet Knights (2-3), who suffered their biggest home loss under coach Vivian Stringer.

"I was not pleased with anything we did," Stringer said. "It gives us a great spot to start. What's most disappointing is the way that we lost. We became unraveled."

NO. 7 UCONN 83, HOLY CROSS 64: Charde Houston scored 22 and Renee Montgomery added 16 for the Huskies (8-0). The Crusaders made seven 3-pointers in the first half and surprisingly grabbed command of the game early with an 11-0 run before the Huskies recovered.

NO. 12 BAYLOR 117, SAM HOUSTON ST. 50: Danielle Wilson came off the bench to score 22 for the host Bears (9-1). Jessica Morrow added 15 points, and Bernice Mosby and Angela Tisdale had 13 apiece. The Bears hit their first seven shots and took a 30-2 lead.