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Wednesday / February 8.
  • West Virginia coach Bob Huggins and the Mountaineer faithful got some good news Wednesday when incoming point guard Jabarie Hinds of Mount Vernon High was declared academically eligible by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

    Hinds was unable to make the team’s trip to Europe while he was making up coursework.

    “We thought we knew that it was kind of a foregone conclusion (that he would qualify), it was just a matter of time,” Huggins told MetroNews Statewide Sportsline.  “This time of the year you’ve got football in full swing and (the NCAA) is trying to get football guys on the field, they’re trying to get soccer players on the field and cross country.  So, it’s a busy, busy time for them.”

    Serena Williams was reportedly tearing up the dance floor over the weekend at the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries wedding.

    And she could be tearing up the women’s draw at the U.S. Open next week, too.

    Serena, a three-time Open champ and 13-time Major winner, was seeded No. 28 on Tuesday.

    When the draw comes out on Thursday, one unlucky woman among the top eight seeds could be looking at a third-round match against Serena.

    Kris Dunn will take an unofficial visit to Providence Wednesday and is expected to announce at 1 p.m. for the Friars, a source with knowledge told SNY.tv.

    “A commitment from a top point guard in the class will speak volumes about [the Providence] program,” the source said.

    The 6-foot-3 Dunn is the No. 4 point guard in the Class of 2012, per Rivals.

    Dunn had reportedly narrowed his list to Providence and UConn, but a source close to the Huskies staff said head coach Jim Calhoun had not been in recent contact with Dunn and that UConn was instead focusing on bigs like Andre Drummond, Jarnell Stokes, Anthony Bennett and Chris Obekpa.