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Gone are Xavier, Butler, Temple and Charlotte — the first two to the Big East, the Owls to the American Athletic Conference and the 49ers to Conference USA. George Mason moves in from the Colonial Athletic Association and Davidson will join for 2014-15 from the Southern Conference.
A Rutgers assistant men's basketball coach has resigned amid a scandal over the way his former boss treated players.
Jim Calhoun witnessed basketball practices all over the country in nearly half a century of coaching _ including Bob Knight's sessions _ and said he never saw the likes of the video that emerged this week of Rutgers' Mike Rice.
VCU (25-7) made 11 of its first 21 3-point attempts to go up by 17 with just over eight minutes left. Then the second-seeded Rams kept taking 3-pointers early in the shot clock and missed their last seven.
Langston Galloway scored 18 points and keyed a decisive 21-2 first half run as Saint Joseph's held on for a 73-66 win over George Washington on Saturday.
Saint Joseph's basketball coach Phil Martelli usually begins his team's work day with a video clip of the Hawks' next opponent.
PHILADELPHIA _ Temple coach Fran Dunphy swears there's no deal with The Donald. No superstitious visits to Mack & Manco's on the boardwalk. He hasn't buried a secret formula deep in the sandy beaches that he digs out every March.
Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli on Wednesday will take the court with the most inspirational walk-on of his career.
There is a tradition at Saint Joseph's for fans to cheer "The Hawk Will Never Die!"
"I compliment my team. We asked them to play 40 minutes, and they played a full 40 minutes," coach Phil Martelli said. "But you get a scholarship to play hard. You have to play well, and I don't think we played particularly well for long stretches of this game."
"It wasn't a one-man show; it wasn't a guy kind of carrying us home on his back," said Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli following his team's fourth conference road win. "Across the board we got contributions,"