Houston guard Kyler Edwards celebrates after scoring during the second half of a college basketball game against Arizona in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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FILE - Ohio State gathers before an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama in Miami Gardens, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. In 2019, California became the first state to pass a law allowing athletes to earn money on endorsements, autograph signings and other activities, and by July 2021, the NCAA lifted its decades-old ban. Football players earn the most, followed by women’s and men’s basketball players, according to Opendorse. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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Villanova NCAA college basketball coach Kyle Neptune speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Villanova, Pa., Friday, April 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Five-star prospect Elijah Fisher from Canada has signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech and decided to reclassify to the Class of 2022 so he can join

FILE - University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Bob Ball appears to get a ball full in the face as he struggles to gain possession against University of Kentucky's Reggie Warford during first half of their NCAA college basketball NIT playoff game at New York's Madison Square Garden, March 21, 1976. Warford, Kentucky’s second Black men’s basketball player and first Black player at the school to graduate, died Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Pittsburgh. He was 67. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine, File)

Reggie Warford, Kentucky's first Black 4-year player, dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Reggie Warford, who was Kentucky’s second Black men’s basketball player and first Black basketball player to graduate, has died. He was 67.

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Evansville hires David Ragland as basketball coach

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville has hired David Ragland as its basketball coach, the school said Tuesday.