ATLANTA (AP) Jonas Hayes, who as interim coach led Xavier to its first NIT championship in 64 years, was hired as Georgia State's coach on Wednesday. Hayes, an Atlanta native and University of Georgia alumnus, replaces Rob Lanier, who left Georgia State to head SMU's program.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) La Salle hired former Penn and Temple coach Fran Dunphy on Tuesday to take over the sagging men's basketball program that he led to some of its greatest seasons as a guard in the 1960s. The 73-year-old Dunphy went 580-325 as head coach and led his teams to 17 NCAA Tournaments. Dunphy is ingrained in the Philly hoops fabric like few in the city's storied history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Oscar Tshiebwe of Kentucky won the John R. Wooden Award as the men's college basketball player of the year. Tshiebwe led the nation with 515 total rebounds and 15.1 rebounds per game. Kentucky was beat in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by St. Peter's.
CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland State is hiring longtime Iowa State assistant Daniyal Robinson as its next coach - its fourth in five years. Robinson, who spent seven seasons over two stints with the Cyclones, will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday on Cleveland State's campus. Robinson replaces Dennis Gates, who turned Cleveland State around in three seasons before leaving last month to take over Missouri's floundering program.