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Marshall Thundering Herd behind 27 points from Jon Elmore Shock the Wichita State Shockers.

Marshall’s Jon Elmore shoots over Wichita State during the Thundering Herd’s NCAA tournament upset of the Shockers. (Getty)

Larry Lage writes from the AP Edwards scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half and the rusty Boilermakers pulled away to rout Cal State Fullerton 74-48 Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Second-seeded Purdue pulls away, tops Cal St Fullerton 74-48
Purdue center Isaac Haas reacts to a basket against Cal State Fullerton during the second half of an NCAA men’s college basketball tournament first-round game in Detroit, Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Aaron Beard, Ap Basketball Writer, Tyler Davis had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Robert Williams added his own double-double to help Texas A&M beat Providence 73-69, sending the Aggies on to the second round of the West Region.


Texas A&M’s Tyler Davis (34) grabs a rebound against Providence’s Rodney Bullock (5) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. Photo: Gerry Broome AP

Jarron Cumberland had 27 points and 11 rebounds to set career highs in both categories Friday as Cincinnati recovered after blowing a 10-point lead in the second half to beat pesky Georgia State 68-53 in the NCAA Tournament. USA Today

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A grand jury subpoena received by North Carolina State seeks communication records between school officials and its former coaching staff and ex-Wolfpack guard Dennis Smith Jr. now Dallas Maverick and his representatives.

McNeese State named Heath Schroyer its next head basketball coach after a search that lasted less than two weeks.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider writes talented freshman Parker Stewart, seven other Pittsburgh Panther basketball players have asked for — and are expected to receive — their release on Friday to explore transfer options.

 

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