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Frank Haith likes his new digs at Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A lot of eyebrows lifted when Frank Haith left Missouri and the Southeastern Conference for the University of Tulsa. On the dawn of the Golden Hurricane’s first season in the American Athletic Conference, Haith seems at ease and genuinely excited about his decision.

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Charlotte guard Lester leaves basketball team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach Alan Major announced that junior guard Shawn Lester has left the team to pursue a professional career.

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Guenther: McClain held Illini together

CORRECTS MCCLAIN'S AGE TO 60 - A  July 19, 2013, photo shows former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain at his home in Champaign, Ill. McClain, who was an assistant coach at Illinois from 2002 through 2012 and current Champaign Central High School head basketball coach, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at a local hospital after an unspecified illness. He was 60. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Robin Scholz) MANDATORY CREDIT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Friends and colleagues described former Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain as a friend and father figure as he was mourned this past week. A former boss revealed McClain was the glue who held the Illini program together when coach Bill Self left for Kansas in 2003.

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Arizona near-unanimous pick by media to win Pac-12

Arizona head coach Sean Miller, right, laughs as he speaks next to forward Brandon Ashley during NCAA college basketball Pac-12 media day in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Just about everybody agrees — except for one person, apparently — that Arizona is the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 again this season.

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Suns rookie Warren out with broken thumb

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns rookie forward T.J. Warren has a small crack in a bone in his left thumb.

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