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SEC basketball seeking respect in series vs. Big 12

KNOXVILLE — This weekend’s Big 12/SEC Challenge offers a midseason opportunity for both leagues: The Southeastern Conference has a chance to improve its national perception, while the Big 12 seeks to solidify its status as the nation’s top basketball conference. 754 more words

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SEC seeking respect as it prepares to match up with Big 12

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This weekend’s Big 12/SEC Challenge offers a midseason opportunity for both leagues: The Southeastern Conference has a chance to improve its national perception, while the Big 12 seeks to solidify its status as the nation’s top basketball conference. 1,069 more words

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Texas Tech loses starting big man Odiase for up to 6 weeks

Texas Tech took a huge blow to its interior depth this week as head coach Tubby Smith confirmed on his radio show that starting big man Norense Odiase is expected to miss the next six weeks with a broken bone in his foot. 153 more words

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Minority coaches push for NCAA to adopt a Rooney Rule

A group representing minority coaches is pushing the NCAA to adopt a rule that would require member institutions to interview a candidate of color for all head coaching and leadership vacancies. 585 more words

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Gophers lose to Tubby Smith's Red Raiders 81-68 in Puerto Rico

Texas Tech 81

Minnesota Gophers 68

The Gopher men’s basketball team lost to Texas Tech 81-68 in their final game in the Puerto Rico Tipoff Tournament Sunday afternoon. 249 more words

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Gophers Fall 81-68 To Texas Tech At Puerto Rico Tip-Off

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Devaugntah Williams scored 21 points to help Texas Tech beat Minnesota 81-68 in Sunday’s fifth-place game at the Puerto Rico Tipoff. 367 more words

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Mississippi State hopes to avoid three-straight losses

Mississippi State (1-2) vs. Texas Tech (1-1)

Time: 4 p.m.

TV: ESPNU

Where: Coliseo Roberto Clemente; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mississippi State starters

G I.J. Ready (14.3 ppg, 5.0 apg) 246 more words

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