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Thursday / December 12.
  • In response to multiple reports that Georgia Tech has offered Dayton’s Brian Gregory the head coaching job, the school has issued a statement.

    Georgia Tech associate AD Wayne Hogan said:

    The search for the next men’s basketball coach at Georgia Tech has not concluded and is still ongoing, contrary to a number of published internet reports on Friday. As is our policy, we do not comment on ongoing searches. However, due to these erroneous reports we felt compelled to clarify the status of the search process.

    By ALEX KLINE

    When Kelvin Amayo entered high school at NIA Prep in New Jersey, he was under the radar.

    Throughout his career, he has played with some of the top tier talent in the area and always taken a backseat. Now, as one of the top unsigned seniors in the country, Amayo is a star.

    It didn’t come easy, though. The 6-foot-4 guard/forward had to work at it.

    “It took me hard work in the gym to be even brought up with the best in my class and nobody knows that this was my true drive to be great,” he said.

    NEWARK — Onions.

    Cojones.

    Chutzpah.

    Whatever you call it, Brandon Knight has it.

    Despite struggling from the field all night against Ohio State, Knight didn’t hesitate when the game — and the season — was on the line.

    After a Jon Diebler 3-pointer tied the game at 60 with 21.2 seconds left, Knight drove on Aaron Craft, pulled up and buried the game-winning jumper with 5.4 seconds left to give the Wildcats a 62-60 victory over the Buckeyes, the overall No. 1 seed in the tournament, at The Prudential Center.

    NEWARK —  Jared Sullinger says he will return to Ohio State for his sophomore season.

    “I’m going to be an Ohio State Buckeye next year,” the 6-foot-9, 280-pound Sullinger told reporters in the Ohio State locker room following the Buckeyes’ 62-60 loss to Kentucky, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

    “Winning is that important to me. I don’t like losing. This is not what I came here to do. This is not what I came here for, to sit here and see my seniors crying. I came here to win a national championship, to see them celebrate. I wanted to [celebrate] tears of joy with these guys.”

    NEWARK –– It’s never a good idea to ask a coach after an NCAA Tournament loss if he plans on leaving for another job.

    It’s certainly never a good idea to ask him publicly. You know, in a room full of reporters. When he’s in front of a microphone.

    At least not if you want a shred of truth in the answer.

    Why, just last week an intrepid reporter ask then-Missouri coach Mike Anderson after his team lost to Cincinnati in the first round if he wanted to address rumors linking him to the Arkansas job.