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Tennessee hires UCF's White as new AD

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Tennessee has hired UCF athletic director Danny White as the Volunteers' new athletic director just three days after the firing of football coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer's retirement.

Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the hiring Thursday, noting Tennessee handled this search with urgency. She said officials had enough interest in the position to be able to move quickly.

"Danny White is an innovative leader in college athletics with a strong track record in recruiting and developing leaders," Plowman said in the release. "He brings the combination of winning attitude, competitive drive, and dedication to integrity and academics that we are looking for."

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USC-Stanford postponed for COVID issue

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Pac-12 Commissioner Scott to step down

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is stepping down at the end of June, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure.

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday night that the 56-year-old Scott and university presidents who make up the league's executive committee mutually agreed that he would not seek a new contract.

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Houston rips Tulsa to avenge lone loss

HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Sasser scored 26 points, Quentin Grimes added 18 points and seven rebounds and No. 8 Houston avenged its only loss with an 86-59 win over Tulsa on Wednesday night.

Sasser, who scored 18 points in the first half, finished 8 of 15 from the field, including 6 of 12 on 3-pointers. Tramon Mark had 11 points and six rebounds for the Cougars.

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Providence holds off No. 11 Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Nate Watson let himself down with his performance the first time Providence played Creighton this season.

The big man was better than ever Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 29 points to lead the Friars past the 11th-ranked Bluejays 74-70.

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Ga Tech routs No. 20 Clemson in return

ATLANTA (AP) Josh Pastner wondered how his Georgia Tech team would respond after a 17-day layoff.

Not to worry.

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Badgers pull away to beat Northwestern

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said his team was better defensively in the second half. That was a bit of an understatement.

Tyler Wahl paced a balanced attack with a career-high 14 points and the 10th-ranked Badgers pulled away in the second half for a 68-52 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.

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Winthrop has team-record 20th win in row

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Chandler Vaudrin had a season-high 20 points and Winthrop set a program record with its 20th straight victory dating to last season after beating Presbyterian 78-66 on Wednesday.

Winthrop (15-0, 12-0 Big South Conference) topped its previous record of 19 straight wins set by the 2006-07 team. The Eagles have a two-game advantage on No. 1 Gonzaga for the longest active winning streak.

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UGa ends 14-game skid to UK on late hoop

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Andrew Garcia scored 16 points, P.J. Horne a made a go-ahead layup with 1.3 seconds left, and Georgia snapped a 14-game losing streak against Kentucky with a 63-62 victory on Wednesday night.

After a timeout with 3.6 seconds left, Horne got past his defender for an inbounds pass in the lane, bobbled it and curled in a layup. A heave by Keion Brooks Jr. did not hit the rim as time expired.

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Boise State rolls to 13th straight win

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Derrick Alston Jr. had 21 points as Boise State won its 13th consecutive game, easily defeating Fresno State 73-51 on Wednesday night.

Marcus Shaver Jr. had 17 points and six rebounds for Boise State (13-1, 9-0 Mountain West Conference). Abu Kigab added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Mladen Armus had eight rebounds.

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