Miami: Grant to Transfer to Miami

by - Published April 30, 2008 in Newswire



Grant to Transfer to Miami: Guard Malcolm Grant is transferring from Villanova to Miami. Grant, who hit 47 percent of his three-point attempts as a freshman for the Wildcats, will be eligible to play for Miami in 2009-10. [4/29/08]

UAB: UAB’s Davis Gets Two-Year Extension

by - Published April 30, 2008 in Newswire



UAB’s Davis Gets Two-Year Extension: Mike Davis, head coach at Alabama-Birmingham, has signed a two-year extension that will also give him a $25,000 a year raise. His contract now runs through the 2012-13 season and has a base salary of $625,000 a year. Last year, he led the Blazers to a 23-11 record and an NIT appearance.
[4/29/08]

VCU: VCU’s Grant Gets Extension

by - Published April 30, 2008 in Newswire



VCU’s Grant Gets Extension: Virginia Commonwealth coach Anthony Grant has agreed to a contract that will keep him at VCU until 2013-2014. Although the terms of the extension were not released, Grant is receiving a raise. Grant is 52-15 at VCU and has won two Colonial Athletic Association titles.
[4/29/08]

Texas A&M: Texas A&M’s Carter to Enter Draft

by - Published April 29, 2008 in Newswire



Texas A&M’s Carter to Enter Draft: Josh Carter, a junior swingman for Texas A&M, has announced he will enter the NBA Draft. Carter, who led the country in three-point shooting two seasons ago, has not hired an agent. Carter is the second Aggies player, following 7-foot freshman DeAndre Jordan, to test the NBA Draft waters this year.
[4/28/08]

Tennessee: Tennessee’s Tyler Smith Stays in School

by - Published April 29, 2008 in Newswire



Tennessee’s Tyler Smith Stays in School: Tyler Smith, who was projected to be a first-round NBA Draft pick, will stay at Tennessee. The 6-7 small forward averaged 14 points, seven rebounds, and three assists a game last year for the Volunteers.
[4/28/08]

Missouri: Two From Missouri Enter NBA Draft

by - Published April 29, 2008 in Newswire



Two From Missouri Enter NBA Draft: DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons, two starters for Missouri, have both entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent, meaning they could return to school. Lyons led the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 53.1 percent and led the team in scoring with 13 points a game. Carroll averaged 13 points and seven rebounds a game last season. [4/28/08]

Georgetown: Macklin Tires of the Bench

by - Published April 29, 2008 in Newswire



Macklin Tires of the Bench: Georgetown sophomore forward Vernon Macklin is leaving the Hoyas in search of a better opportunity. Macklin played behind Roy Hibbert for the past two years and might be in a similar situation next season with freshman stud Greg Monroe arriving in Washington. Macklin averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game. [4/28/08]

Oklahoma State: Ford Suspends Junior Guard

by - Published April 29, 2008 in Newswire



Ford Suspends Junior Guard: One of new Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford’s first moves is suspending junior guard Terrel Harris. Ford said in a statement that Harris violated a team rule and did not specify a length for the suspension. Harris averaged 10.5 points per game for the Cowboys last season. [4/28/08]

Louisville: Pitino Ready for Life Without Caracter

by - Published April 29, 2008 in Newswire



Pitino Ready for Life Without Caracter: Louisville coach Rick Pitino does not expect sophomore forward Derrick Caracter to return to the Cardinals even though he has not signed with an agent. Caracter declared for the NBA Draft during the NCAA Tournament in hopes that a team would draft him even though he averaged only 8.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He has had weight issues and has been difficult to coach, and Pitino said Caracter must “find out what the real world is like.” Even if Caracter pulls out of the draft, Pitino makes it sound like a return to the Cardinals is unlikely. [4/28/08]

Xavier: Miller Time Lasts Longer at Xavier

by - Published April 29, 2008 in Newswire



Miller Time Lasts Longer at Xavier: Xavier extended the contract of coach Sean Miller, giving him a deal that will keep him in Cincinnati through the 2017-18 season. Miller led the Musketeers to a 30-7 record and Elite Eight appearance. The contract is the longest that any Xavier coach has ever received. [4/28/08]

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We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

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"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

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