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Texas Tech denies report that Tubby Smith has agreed to be new coach

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According to a report from the AP, Tubby Smith has agreed to terms with Texas Tech to become the next head coach at the school:

But according to Texas Tech, this report is not true:

Smith would be quite a culture change at Tech. After hiring Bobby Knight, his son Pat Knight and then Billy Gillispie, Texas Tech received more bad publicity when it came out that Chris Walker, the interim head coach that took over after Gillispie’s disastrous tenure, had royally screwed over a player named Trency Jackson. If you’ve forgotten, an oversight by Tech’s academic staff led to Jackson being ruled ineligible, and Walker didn’t inform Jackson he was ineligible until after he played him during the second semester.

That’s just wrong.

But Chris Walker is also in a position to land a McDonald’s all-american named Keith Frazier.

Smith was fired by Minnesota after missing the NCAA tournament in three of his six seasons at the school. He won a game in the 2013 NCAA tournament. He also won a national title when he was at Kentucky.

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POSTERIZED: 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye dunks on defender without jumping

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Mamadou Ndiaye is one of the most unique players in college basketball.

Because he’s 7-foot-6.

Guys like that don’t come around often, and when they do, they do things like this: posterizing an opponent without having to jump.


[PHOTO: Ndiaye vs. 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall]

Ex-Duke guard, Marshall assistant Chris Duhon suspended after arrest

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Marshall assistant coach Chris Duhon has been suspended by the university after he was arrested on a charge of aggravateddrunken driving early Monday morning.

Duhon, who is currently in his second season at Marshall, was booked into the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, West Virginia, at 4:15 a.m. on Monday, according to the Herald-Dispatch.

The athletic department released a statement saying that Duhon had been suspended later on Monday.

Duhon was a member of Duke’s 2001 National Title team. He played for the Blue Devils from 2000-2004 and spent nine years in the NBA with the Bulls, Knicks, Magic and Lakers.