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Vanderbilt gets commitment from 2014 guard Riley LaChance

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On Monday night, Brookfield Central High (Wisc.) Riley LaChance became the the third Vanderbilt commit in the last month. He announced his decision via Twitter:

The 6-foot-2 point guard picked the Commodores over Creighton, Minnesota and Iowa, who last week landed a commitment from his Ray Allen Select teammate, Brady Ellingson. This past season at Brookfield Central, he averaged 20.9 points, three assists and two steals per game

“I couldn’t be more excited and happy to play for a guy like coach (Kevin) Stallings,” LaChance told Mark Stewart of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday night. “I feel extremely honored to get this opportunity. I couldn’t be more excited. I’m almost speechless right now.”

He joins a pair of four-start commits in Vanderbilt’s Class of 2014. St. Joseph High (N.J.) shooting guard Wade Baldwin became the first on Sept. 1, followed by Charlotte Christian School (N.C.) guard Matthew Fisher-Davis. LaChance is a three-star point guard, ranked No. 147 overall in the Class of 2014 by Rivals.

VIDEO: North Carolina head coach Roy Williams collapses on sideline

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North Carolina head coach Roy Williams collapsed during the second half of No. 2 North Carolina’s visit to Boston College on Tuesday night:

Roy Williams has dealt with vertigo in the past; it’s not abnormal for him to collapse on the sideline during games, and given that his team is currently losing to Boston College, it’s understandable that he may have screamed himself dizzy.

He had to be helped off the floor:

It does appear that this isn’t something serious, according to a North Carolina release, that said Williams is “doing OK”.

VIDEO: Wild sequence helps No. 12 Miami survive Pitt at home

Miami's Angel Rodriguez (13) dribbles to the basket against Pittsburgh's James Robinson (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
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Angel Rodriguez finished with 17 points and eight assists for No. 12 Miami, but it was lone offensive rebound of the night that earned the Hurricanes the win.

After center Tonye Jekiri missed two free throws allowing Pitt’s James Robinson a chance to tie the game with a three with 30 seconds left, Rodriguez was able to sneak in between three Panther players to tip-in a missed Davon Reed layup with 1.4 seconds left:

There was a bit of controversy on the final possession. Rodriguez, for some reason, tried to take a charge on Robinson when he caught the ball 70 feet from the rim. Pitt wasn’t in the bonus, so the no-call didn’t necessarily cost Pitt potentially game-tying free throws, but it could have given them another shot to draw up a play 30 feet further up the floor.

It also could have resulted in a foul being called as Robinson was shooting, which would have given Pitt three free throws.

That would have been bad.

But luckily for the Hurricanes, there was no whistle.