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Report: Arizona State gives Herb Sendek a contract extension

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After making the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek has been rewarded with a three-year extension, according to Chris Karpman of ASUDevils.com.

The new contract for Sendek needs to be approved first by the Arizona Board of Regents, but, if approved, his new contract will run through the 2018-19 season while also increasing his annual compensation.

Sendek led the Sun Devils to their second NCAA Tournament appearance during his eight-year tenure last season and owns a 140-119 overall record. Sendek is also 64-80 in the Pac-12 over his eight years at Arizona State.

Under his current deal, Sendek currently makes $1.2 million per year and that deal runs through June 30th of 2016.

Arizona State is coming off of a good season, but without Jahii Carson and Jordan Bachynski they aren’t likely to be nearly as good this season. The Sun Devils have only won one NCAA Tournament game in eight years under Sendek, so this contract extension is a bit of a surprise, considering he had two more years on his contract.

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.