Georgia extends Mark Fox’s contract through 2018

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One of the more surprising occurrences in the SEC this season was the performance of Mark Fox’s Georgia Bulldogs, especially in the aftermath of their 6-6 run through non-conference play. Picked to finish 11th in the conference’s preseason poll, the Bulldogs won 12 SEC games and managed to finish in a tie with Kentucky for second place.

While that didn’t result in an NCAA tournament berth, as their performance outside of the league kept Georgia off the bubble, it did help build optimism regarding the status of the program.

Wednesday afternoon the school announced that Fox has been given a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season, and with the Bulldogs losing just one starter there’s optimism that Georgia can take another step forward in 2014-15.

“From Day One, we have worked to establish basketball success within the SEC, academic success in the graduation of our players and developing a culture where we remain consistently successful,” Fox said in the release.  “As we move forward and continue to recruit and develop young men who can compete for championships, this is a great step to aid in the process.”

6-foot-9 forward Donte’ Williams, who averaged 4.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season, is the lone starter departing with guards Charles Mann (13.9 ppg) and Kenny Gaines (13.0 ppg) being the team’s leading returning scorers. Georgia’s top five scorers from the 2013-14 season return, and of those five only forwards Nemanja Djurisic and Marcus Thornton will be seniors in 2014-15.

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.