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Miami G Walker set to return vs. LaSalle

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) The Miami Hurricanes say freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV has undergone further evaluation on his sore left ankle and likely will be able to play Wednesday against La Salle in his hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Walker twisted his ankle in Thursday's victory over Florida A&M and sat out the second half. The school said Friday he had no swelling overnight.

When the Hurricanes recruited the highly touted Walker, they pledged to play a game in his hometown if he opted for Miami. The Hurricanes will be the home team against La Salle.


Guy's 29 lead Virginia past VCU 76-67

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Kyle Guy was never hesitant when Virginia needed a basket, and because he wasn't, the Cavaliers were able to hold off VCU, 76-67 on Friday.

Guy scored a career-best 29 points and hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes after the Rams closed to within three, bringing roars from a soldout crowd at the Seigel Center. The first 3-pointer gave the Cavaliers a 66-60 lead, and the next one pushed it to 74-67 with just 41 seconds remaining.


North Carolina AD signs 6-year contract

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham has signed a new six-year contract.

UNC announced the deal Friday. Cunningham will earn a base $740,440 salary through June 2023.


Hutchison's 19 and 18 lead Boise State

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Chandler Hutchison had 19 points and a career-high 18 rebounds Friday as Boise State beat Illinois State 82-64 to reach the championship game of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

The Broncos (4-0) dominated from the start and led by 25 in the first half. That came a day after they rallied from nine down in the final 3 1/2 minutes and needed Hutchison's late three-point play to beat UTEP.


Temple tops Auburn, reaches title game

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Obi Enechionyia felt Temple was itching to get going at the Charleston Classic. That been evident in its run to the tournament finals.

Enechionyia had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Owls into the tournament title game with an 88-74 victory over the Tigers. Temple's season-opening game was a win over Old Dominion here Thursday as they eased into a long starting stretch that doesn't see them play a home game until Wisconsin on Dec. 6.


Gamecocks bounce back, roll past UTEP

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Frank Martin is quick to say he has to sort out what kind of team he has after last year's surprise Final Four run.

Take Friday's 80-56 win against UTEP in the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off, coming a day after the Gamecocks' struggle-filled loss to Illinois State in the tournament opener.


Isabell leads Drexel past Houston 84-80

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Tramaine Isabell scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Sammy Mojica hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds to go as Drexel edged Houston 84-80 on Friday in the relocated Paradise Jam.

It was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in Lynchburg due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.


Tulane eases by Colorado St. in Jamaica

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) Cameron Reynolds scored 25 points, Melvin Frazier had 23 and Tulane used a dominant first half to defeat Colorado State 80-53 on Friday at the Jamaica Classic.

The Green Wave (3-0) hit 8 of 15 3-pointers in the first half and shot 50 percent overall to build a 37-14 lead as Frazier and Reynolds combined for 25 points. The Rams (2-1) missed all eight of their shots behind the arc before halftime and shot 22 percent.


Vermont edges Bradley in Bahamas opener

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Trae Bell-Haynes made a go-ahead free throw with 2.6 seconds left as Vermont beat Bradley 65-64 on Friday in the first game of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase.

Bell-Haynes, a senior guard, drove to his right and was fouled as he went up for a layup. He made the first free throw but hit the front rim on the second. Bradley's Donte Thomas caught a full-court pass but his shot hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.


ODU runs by Indiana State in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Ahmad Caver had 22 points and six assists to lead Old Dominion to a 62-44 victory over Indiana State at the Charleston Classic on Friday.

Caver, last year's top scorer, shook off a poor 1-of-9 shooting performance against Temple here in the opening game to send the Monarchs (3-1) into the tournament's fifth-place game Sunday.

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