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South Carolina’s Eric Cobb, right, fouls St. John’s Kassoum Yakwe, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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2 South Carolina players arrested over BB gun shooting

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina freshman basketball player Eric Cobb was charged with assault for shooting a BB pellet gun at an occupied car.

He and teammate Jamall Gregory also were arrested Thursday for property damage in connection with the shootings. Police said no one was injured. All the charges are misdemeanors.

The two were taken into custody by the Columbia Police Department and booked into a Richland County jail Thursday. They were released on bond.

Cobb and Gregory were among five players indefinitely suspended Tuesday, less than two hours before the Gamecocks’ 88-66 win over High Point in the NIT. The others suspended were guards Marcus Stroman and TeMarcus Blanton, and forward Chris Silva.

South Carolina will host Georgia Tech on Monday.

South Carolina coach Frank did not detail the reason for the suspensions, calling it a “conduct issue” in a statement. When asked about the suspension following the High Point win, Martin would not discuss the matter. When asked if the suspended players would be able to return to the team, he answered “I have no idea.”

Cobb, 19, s a 6-foot-9 first-year player. He was charged with one count of malicious injury to private property along with third-degree assault and battery. Police said that on March 7 he shot the BB pellet gun at a car, causing damage to the right rear passenger door.

Gregory, 21, is a 6-2 guard. He is charged with three counts of malicious injury to person property and one of count of malicious injury to real property. He is alleged to have used a BB gun to damage three cars March 9. Police say two of the cars sustained damage to windows while a third had damage to its door. Gregory also used the gun to damage the side of a building a few days earlier, police said.

Rob Jeter out as Milwaukee coach after 11 seasons

Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter reacts to a call during first half of a second-round game against Villanova in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick LoVerde)
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MILWAUKEE (AP) The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is parting ways with men’s basketball coach Rob Jeter.

Athletic director Amanda Braun made the announcement Thursday, saying a change in leadership was needed to consistently be a top program in the Horizon League.

Jeter has been the Panthers coach for 11 seasons, compiling a 185-170 overall record. He has one year left on his contract.

Braun says the search process will begin for a new head coach who has “a proven record of continued success.”

Green Bay knocked Milwaukee out of the Horizon League tournament in the second round last week. The Panthers ended the season 20-13.

VIDEO: Baby picks his first bracket

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Yup.

That’s my six-month old son making his bracket picks. He went with two No. 16 seeds winning and advancing to the Sweet 16. He’ll probably still beat me.

Thursday’s NCAA Tournament tip times and schedule

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Thursday Afternoon, March 17

12:15 p.m., CBS, Providence
No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 UNCW (Ian Eagle, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Evan Washburn)

12:40 p.m., truTV, Raleigh
No. 8 Texas Tech vs. No. 9 Butler (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Lewis Johnson)

1:30 p.m., TNT, Des Moines
No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Connecticut (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)

2:00 p.m., TBS, Denver
No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 13 Iona (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Eradhl)

2:45 p.m., CBS, Providence
No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 Yale (Ian Eagle, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Evan Washburn)

3:10 p.m., truTV, Raleigh
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Hampton (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Lewis Johnson)

4:00 p.m., TNT, Des Moines
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Austin Peay (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)

4:30 p.m., TBS, Denver
No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Eradhl)

Thursday Evening, March 17

6:50 p.m., TNT, Providence
No. 3 Miami vs. No. 14 Buffalo (Ian Eagle, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Evan Washburn)

7:10 p.m., CBS, Des Moines
No. 5 Indiana vs. No. 12 Chattanooga (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)

7:20 p.m., TBS, Raleigh
No. 1 North Carolina vs. Florida Gulf Coast-Fairleigh Dickinson winner (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Lewis Johnson)

7:27 p.m., truTV, Denver
No. 3 Utah vs. No. 14 Fresno State (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Eradhl)

9:20 p.m., TNT, Providence
No. 6 Arizona vs. Vanderbilt-Wichita State winner (Ian Eagle, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Evan Washburn)

9:40 p.m., CBS, Des Moines
No. 4 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Stony Brook (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson)

9:50 p.m., TBS, Raleigh
No. 8 USC vs. No. 9 Providence (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Lewis Johnson)

9:57 p.m., truTV, Denver
No. 6 Seton Hall vs. No. 11 Gonzaga (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Eradhl)

Cal point guard Tyrone Wallace injures hand in practice

California guard Tyrone Wallace (3) scores past Coppin State guard Lucian Brownlee during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. California won 84-51. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) California point guard Tyrone Wallace injured his right hand in practice two days before the Golden Bears were set to open play in the NCAA Tournament.

A Cal spokesman said Wednesday night that Wallace is being evaluated and that more information will be available Thursday. The 23rd-ranked Bears (23-10) take on Hawaii in the first round of the tournament on Friday in Spokane.

Wallace is averaging a team-high 15.3 points and 4.4 assists per game, along with 5.4 rebounds. The senior missed five games earlier this season with a broken right hand.

Wallace is coming off one of his best games of the season when he scored 26 points in a loss to Utah in the Pac-12 semifinals last week.

Michigan advances into the field of 64 with win over Tulsa

Michigan's Zak Irvin (21) shoots over Tulsa's Pat Birt (11) during the second half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Dayton, Ohio. Michigan won 67-62. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Zak Irvin and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led the way with 16 points a piece while Duncan Robinson chipped in with 13 points, 11 boards and four assists as the Wolverines advanced into the Field of 64 with a 67-62 win over Tulsa in the First Four.

Irvin hit the biggest shot of the night, drilling a three with 52.5 seconds left that put the Wolverines ahead, 62-60. Tulsa’s Pat Birt would miss a driving layup on the ensuing possession and the Wolverines would ice the game from the free throw line.

No. 11 seed Michigan advances to take on No. 6 Notre Dame in the official first round of the tournament, and if there is anything that you are going to take out of this game, from Michigan’s stand point, it’s the emergence of Moritz Wagner in the front court. Wagner had eight boards and four blocks on Wednesday night, both of which are career-highs for the freshman. The 22 minutes he played was the most he’s seen in a game since December. In fact, during the last month of the season, Wagner played a total of just 19 minutes.

But he’s seen a bigger role since the start of the Big Ten tournament as head coach John Beilein continues to search for some kind of consistent post production. Who knows if it will be Wagner, but we’ve seen freshman bigs go bonkers during a deep tournament run for Beilein before — Mitch McGary, anyone? He’s going to see someone to step up, because dealing with Zach Auguste and Bonzie Colson is not an easy task.

And just a quick pro-tip: I think that we all recognized that Tulsa didn’t belong in the NCAA tournament. Their inclusion was baffling. But please, don’e be the guy that says this loss proves Tulsa didn’t belong. If Birt’s layup drops in instead of bouncing out of the rim, then Tulsa would have been getting the last shot of regulation.

Tulsa very much had a chance to win this thing.

And if they had won, it would not have proved that they deserved to get in.

It doesn’t work that way.

Tulsa proved they didn’t deserve to be in the tournament by the way they played for the last four months, regardless of what the committee pulled.