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Clemson, head coach Brad Brownell agree to new six-year contract

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In four seasons as the head coach at Clemson, Brad Brownell’s put together a record of 72 wins and 58 losses and his 32 ACC wins during that stretch is a record at the school. Friday morning the school announced that it has come to an agreement with Brownell on a new six-year contract. Larry Williams of Tiger Illustrated reported the how much the buyout would be in the new contract.

“I am thrilled to be the head basketball coach at Clemson and take great pride in the many accomplishments of our players on and off the court,” Brownell said in the release. “I look forward to building on the success of this past season and believe there is a great deal of positive momentum within the program. I would like to thank Dan Radakovich, President Jim Clements and the Board of Trustees for their confidence in my leadership for the future of our basketball program.

“I would also like to thank my coaching staff, as well as our current and former players for their hard work and contributions.”

Last year the Tigers won 23 games, reaching the semifinals of the Postseason NIT after winning just 13 games the season prior. Clemson suffered just one personnel loss from that team but it’s a big one, with wing K.J. McDaniels being the departure. McDaniels, who decided to forego his final season of eligibility, averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game in 2013-14.

McDaniels was a second-team All-ACC selection by the coaches and a first-team selection by the media.

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.