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Tang, K-State agree to deal through 2030

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Kansas State and Jerome Tang agreed to a new seven-year contract Monday after the men's basketball coach took a program that had just two returning players and was picked last in the Big 12 to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season.

The contract replaces the six-year deal that Tang signed last year, when the longtime Baylor assistant was picked to replace the fired Bruce Weber in Manhattan. Tang will be paid $3 million for the upcoming season with $100,000 raises each year, finishing with $3.6 million for the 2029-30 season. He also will earn $200,000 retention bonuses after the next four seasons.

“What Coach Tang and his staff did in their first year here was phenomenal,” said Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor, who was responsible for hiring him. “The run to the Elite Eight was remarkable, but what separates Coach Tang is his pure love of his players and the relationships he builds with everyone that he encounters.”


Memphis' Williams barred from hoops

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) Star recruit Mikey Williams is enrolled in online classes at Memphis and remains on the roster but will not have access to team facilities or activities until his court case on six felony gun charges is completed, the basketball program announced Wednesday.

Williams' status with the team will be determined then, according to a statement from the program.


Vols extend Barnes through 2027-28

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has extended coach Rick Barnes' contract through the 2027-28 season, which should help ensure he finishes his career with the Volunteers.

Athletic director Danny White on Tuesday announced the extension that adds a year onto Barnes' contract with no change in his supplemental pay of $5.75 million for each of the final two seasons. White said it was a thrill to keep building the program that Barnes has developed.


Former Rutgers star Seller dies at 69

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Phil Sellers, who led Rutgers to the school's only Final Four appearance and remains the Scarlet Knights' career leader in points and rebounds, has died, the school announced. He was 69.

Rutgers said in a statement Wednesday that Sellers died Tuesday night but did not provide details.


Michigan coach Howard has heart surgery

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan coach Juwan Howard underwent heart surgery Friday but is expected to make a complete recovery.

School officials said Dr. Himanshu Patel successfully removed an aortic aneurysm and repaired Howard’s aortic valve. Patel said Howard is expected to fully recover in six to 12 weeks and could return to the program in four to six weeks.


'23 Maui Invitational moved to Honolulu

The Maui Invitational will be held in Honolulu this year because of the wildfires that devastated Lahaina, where the tournament usually is played.

Games will be played at the Stan Sheriff Center on Hawaii's campus on Nov. 20-22 and the tournament will again feature a loaded field that includes potential top-10 teams Kansas, Purdue, Gonzaga, Tennessee and Marquette. Syracuse, Chaminade and UCLA round out the field.


Kansas G Morris takes plea deal

DENTON, Texas (AP) Kansas guard Arterio Morris entered a plea deal to end a misdemeanor assault case against him in Texas, canceling a trial scheduled for October, his attorney said Thursday.

Morris was originally charged with a Class A misdemeanor on allegations he assaulted an ex-girlfriend in the Dallas area in June 2022, shortly before he enrolled at the University of Texas. Morris transferred to Kansas after the 2022-2023 season.


McCaffery's son guilty in fatal crash

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The teenage son of University of Iowa men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery was found guilty Tuesday of failure to yield to a pedestrian who later died from injuries suffered in the crash.

A judge found Jonathan McCaffery, 17, guilty of the simple misdemeanor in the crash, which injured Corey J. Hite, 45, of Cedar Rapids. Hite died about two weeks after the crash.


SJU, Rutgers to play charity exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) St. John’s and Rutgers will play an exhibition game for charity in October to benefit the Dick Vitale Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at the V Foundation.

Just more than two weeks before the college basketball regular season tips off, new coach Rick Pitino and the revamped Red Storm will host the Scarlet Knights on Oct. 21 at Carnesecca Arena on their Queens campus.


Longtime Wofford AD Johnson retiring

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Wofford athletic director Richard Johnson is retiring after more than two decades of leading the Southern Conference school.

The school said in a statement Wednesday that Johnson would leave after it concluded a search for his replacement, which will start later this month.

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