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Barrett shines again as Duke caps tour

Duke's R.J. Barrett (5) goes up for two points as McGill Redmen's Noah Daoust defends during third quarter exhibition basketball action in Laval, Quebec, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) R.J. Barrett had 23 points and 11 assists to help Duke beat McGill University 103-58 on Sunday night in the Blue Devils' third and final game on a Canadian exhibition tour.

Duke opened the tour with two games in Barrett's hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, beating Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night and the University of Toronto 96-60 on Friday night. Barrett scored 34 points against Ryerson and 35 against Toronto.

Barrett had 10 assists against McGill, with the Redmen trying to limit his scoring.

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UConn greats expect program resurgence

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program.

Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by the NCAA, and has accused former coach Kevin Ollie of recruiting violations, prompting his firing in March and sparking at $10 million contract dispute.

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Pitino's lawsuit vs. Adidas dismissed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court.

Pitino sued Adidas last October in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging that the Oregon-based company deliberately ruined his reputation. Adidas had terminated its personal services contract with Pitino hours after Louisville's Athletic Association fired him for cause following the school's acknowledgement of its involvement in a federal bribery investigation of college basketball. Pitino was not named in the federal complaint.

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Wake places accused coach on leave

NEW YORK (AP) Wake Forest University has placed an assistant basketball coach on leave after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died.

Athletic director Ron Wellman said in a statement Friday that he spoke with assistant Jamill Jones and the coach agreed that the decision was appropriate under the circumstances.

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Coach K: No plan of execution for reform

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated.

Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on Friday said he approves the intent behind the changes but added that "they don't have a plan of execution."

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Assistant coach says Beilein doing well

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan assistant basketball coach Saddi Washington says coach John Beilein is doing well in his recovery from a double-bypass heart procedure.

"Coach is doing great," Washington said. "Been getting some updates from the family. I think everybody's really excited about coach's speedy recovery. We wouldn't expect anything less of coach."

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NCAA: Players can return if undrafted

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal.

The Indianapolis-based governing body for college sports announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors had adopted a "series of significant policy and legislative changes" as part of an effort to "fundamentally" change the NCAA's structure. Some are immediate, while others first require action from other agencies - such as the NBA changing the age limit for draft-eligible players that has fueled the wave of "one and done" at the college level.

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Murphy, NAU seeking turnaround

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Northern Arizona set a record for losses last season and is in the midst of its worst three-year stretch in 27 years.

Lumberjacks coach Jack Murphy said something needs to change.

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Ex-Wake star Paul donates $2.5M to team

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons' basketball team.

The donation announced Tuesday is the school's largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player.

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