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Son of Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson arrested for DWI, suspended

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Michael Anderson, Jr., the son of Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson, was booked by Fayetteville police at 8 a.m. Sunday on DWI charges, the Associated Press is reporting.

Anderson, Jr., is a video coordinator with the Razorbacks and has run into trouble with the law in the past. Sunday’s incident was his third alcohol-related arrest and his second while a member of the Razorbacks’ staff.

His last arrest came in January when, according to reports, he registered a blood-alcohol of 0.10, which is 0.02 above the legal driving limit of 0.08.

Anderson, Jr., was released later Sunday on $2,000 bond and suspended from the team indefinitely.

During his collegiate career, Anderson played at UAB before transferring to play for his father while Anderson, Sr., was at Missouri. As a reserve guard, the younger Anderson averaged under five minutes per game with the Tigers.

Arkansas is off to a 3-3 start this season after winning its first three games of 2012-13. The Razorbacks return to the floor Tuesday night against Oklahoma.

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Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

Gonzaga’s NCAA tournament chances take a major blow in loss to No. 16 SMU

SMU guard Nic Moore (11) shoots over Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
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Nic Moore scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half and added 11 assists as No. 16 SMU knocked off Gonzaga in Moody Coliseum on Saturday night, 69-60.

The Zags got 20 points and 16 boards from Domantas Sabonis, but Kyle Wiltjer scored just four points and shot 2-for-17 from the floor.

It wasn’t pretty.

And it may have been the end of Gonzaga’s NCAA tournament hopes.

Entering Saturday, the Zags had an RPI in the mid-60s, enough to keep them in the bubble conversation but not enough to make them anything more than a team that will be projected to end up on the cut-line.

The issue is a complete lack of quality wins on their résumé. Gonzaga beat UConn in the Bahamas. That’s a borderline top 50 win. They beat Washington, another borderline top 50 win. Beyond that? They swept Pepperdine, beat Tennessee and own a win over Montana. None of those are top 100 wins, and that’s why the SMU game was such a big deal. The Mustangs are a top 25 team. This was a road game. This win was the kind of thing that the Zags could pin at the top of their profile.

But Wiltjer didn’t show up, the Zags had no answer for Moore and they’ll head back to Spokane needing, in all likelihood, to win the WCC’s automatic bid if they want to dance.

POSTERIZED: Cal’s Jaylen Brown has his dunk contest entry

California's Jaylen Brown lays up a shot against Oregon State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Cal picked up a big win over Oregon State in Haas Pavilion on Saturday night, and the exclamation point was this emphatic dunk from Jaylen Brown: