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Report: Penn freshman Tony Bagtas arrested for string of burglaries

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Tony Bagtas, who played 20 games for the Penn basketball team as a freshman this past season, has been charged with 10 burglaries that occurred on the Penn campus, according to a report from the Daily Pennsylvanian.

Bagtas was initially charged with one count of burglary back on March 24th stemming from an incident two days earlier where eight students in two different dorms reported items stolen from them. According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, the students in the dorms left their rooms unlocked and had electronics, laptops and cash taken.

Bagtas was charged in the other seven thefts, as well as incidents that occurred in September and January, on April 11th.

According to the report, Bagtas was kicked off the team before his March 24th arrest.

Clemson lands 2017 guard

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Clemson landed a quality commitment on Tuesday as Class of 2017 guard A.J. Oliver committed to the Tigers. The son of Clemson women’s head coach Audra Smith, Oliver is regarded as a three-star prospect, according to Rivals, although some others view him as a top-100 caliber player.

The 6-foot-4 Oliver attends nearby Daniel High School and should have some time to get acclimated with the players and coaches before he sets foot on campus. A versatile guard who plays hard, Oliver showed that he can make plays with the ball in his hands this summer with the Upward Stars.

Oliver is Clemson’s first commitment in the Class of 2017 and it’s a strong start for head coach Brad Brownell.

Arizona’s Tarczewski out 4-to-6 weeks

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Arizona will be without senior center Kaleb Tarczewski for 4-to-6 weeks, the school announced on Tuesday. The 7-foot Tarczewski suffered a stress reaction and strained muscle to his left foot and he’ll have some time to heal before the main portion of the Pac-12 conference schedule.

The experienced Tarczewski was averaging 8.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game before going down with injury. Without the senior in the lineup, Arizona fell to Providence in the Wooden Legacy last week. Without Tarczewski in the lineup, the Wildcats could turn to center Dusan Ristic while forward Ryan Anderson has had some solid outings this season.

Missing Tarczewski for the rest of non-conference play will hurt but he’ll get to rest and recover for the stretch run while the Wildcats can mix in some new frontcourt pieces.