No. 18 Rhode Island wins first outright Atlantic-10 title

Rhode Island's Jared Terrell reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Dayton in South Kingstown, R.I., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

KINGSTON, Rhode Island (AP) — At the end of the celebration, Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley was the last one to cut down the net at the basket in front of his team’s bench.

College basketball takes second big hit with new allegations

FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, LSU's Tim Quarterman watches the final moments of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. A balance sheet said Tim Quarterman, now playing for the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League, received at least $16,000 while a junior at LSU. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

The first blow to college basketball came in August, when a federal investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits.

Collette scores 21, Utah edges UCLA 84-78

UCLA forward Alex Olesinski (0) fouls Utah forward David Collette during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Beating the shot clock with a critical basket is a scenario Parker Van Dyke has practiced many times. Van Dyke has done silent countdowns in his head and fired up shots in the gym on many occasions to prepare for such a moment.



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