Kennesaw State announces departure of head coach Lewis Preston

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After spending three seasons as the head coach at Kennesaw State, head coach Lewis Preston will not return to lead the program in 2014-15 with the school announcing the decision Wednesday evening. According to the school, the two sides mutually agreed to go their separate ways.

“I want to personally thank Lewis for his hard work and dedication as head men’s basketball coach during the last three years,” KSU AD Vaughn Williams said in the release.  “There were several challenges upon Lewis’ arrival. Priority number one was to greatly improve the academic and social culture of the program and I am very appreciative of the magnificent job that Lewis did in accomplishing this goal and the foundation he has put in place.”

Prior to his hiring in the spring of 2011 Preston was an assistant on Ed DeChellis’ staff at Penn State. He took a leave of absence for medical reasons in early January, and towards the end of that month the school announced that Preston would return at the end of the season.

In Preston’s absence associate head coach Jimmy Lallathin served as interim head coach. Kennesaw State’s top four scorers from this season, led by junior guard Delbert Love (12.6 ppg, 2.5 apg), all have eligibility remaining. The Owls finished the season with a 6-25 record, going 3-15 in Atlantic Sun play.

UNLV dismisses guard Daquan Cook from team

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LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team.

Interim coach Todd Simon made the announcement on Friday, though no reason was given.

Cook was suspended for 13 games by previous coach Dave Rice in November after being arrested and charged with DUI.

Cook appeared in two games this season after being reinstated, scoring three points in four minutes. He missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his right ACL and played 28 games as a sophomore.

VIDEO: Seton Hall players have their 80s hip hop knowledge tested

Seton Hall guard Isaiah Whitehead, left, sits next to head coach Kevin Willard during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Creighton, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Creighton won 81-65. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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If you grew up during the 1980’s, get ready to feel old.

Seton Hall, which has won it’s last three games, hosts Georgetown Saturday on what is also “80’s Night.” Of course we’re at the point where athletes playing in these games were born after that decade passed, which makes quizzing them on the 80’s that much more entertaining.

Friday John Fanta of the Pirate Sports Network quizzed Isaiah Whitehead, Derrick Gordon, Khadeen Carrington and Ish Sanogo on their knowledge of 80’s hip hop, and outside of a couple correct guesses it did not go too well. Best part of the video: Whitehead asking “is this Run DMC?” after each song.

It’s just a matter of time until we’re old enough to watch college basketball players struggle to identify some of the songs of the 1990’s.