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Report: Charlotte transfer Denzel Ingram transfers to UNC Wilmington

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UNC Wilmington picked up a key transfer on Friday evening as new head coach Kevin Keatts and the Seahawks landed former Charlotte guard Denzel Ingram.

The news was first reported by Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoops Report.

Ingram averaged at least 24 minutes a game in his two seasons at Charlotte and the 6-foot guard improved his shooting percentages significantly as a sophomore.

During the 2013-14 season, Ingram averaged 8.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for the 49ers while shooting 43 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range.

As a freshman, Ingram only shot 37 percent from the field and 27 percent from three-point territory.

As the new head coach at UNC-Wilmington, Keatts has done a nice job of rebuilding the program’s backcourt depth in a matter of months. Keatts added 2014 point guard commitments from Malik Pugh and Jordan Talley and also added Jacksonville transfer Jarvis Haywood this offseason.

Haywood and Ingram will both sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but both should have a big impact on the program when they’re available the following season.

VIDEO: Monmouth hits a game-winner, Bench Mob member tries to disrobe

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Monmouth used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to beat Rider on Friday night, a win that will keep the Hawks within striking distance of the kind of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament should they fall in the MAAC tourney.

The run was capped by star point guard Justin Robinson, who buried this three with three seconds left to put Monmouth up for good, 79-78:

No. 17 Arizona erases double-digit deficit to beat UCLA

Arizona coach Sean Miller reacts to a foul call during the first half of Arizona's NCAA college basketball game against UCLA, Friday, Feb 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored 16 points in his second career start as No. 17 Arizona knocked off UCLA, 81-75, in Tucson on Friday night.

UCLA was up by as much as 11 points in the first half and took a ten point lead into half time, but in the second half, the Bruins were eventually done in by foul trouble and the stronger front line of the Wildcats.

Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Tarczewski were dominant down the stretch. The duo combined to score 12 of the last 23 point for the Wildcats, including the bucket that put the Wildcats ahead for the first time since early in the first half. Off of a missed free throw, UCLA’s Thomas Welsh battled with Tarczewski for the rebound, but when Welsh finally seemed to gain control of the loose ball, Anderson knocked it out of his hands and bullied through Jonah Bolden for a layup.

All told, those two combined for 20 points and 27 boards, seven of which were offensive. They also managed to foul out both Welsh and Tony Parker, although some of the calls that went against UCLA down the stretch were questionable.

The win keeps Arizona within a game of first place Oregon in the Pac-12 standings and tied for second with No. 23 USC, who will be visiting the McKale Center on Sunday night.