MORAGA (AP) Saint Mary's held Jackson State without a basket for more than 7 minutes to begin the game and cruised to a 77-53 victory Tuesday night.The Gaels (6-1) raced to a 15-1 lead as the Tigers missed their first seven shots. The lead dipped into single digits just once at 15-6, and Saint Mary's followed with an 8-0 run.Rob Jones registered 18 points and 10 rebounds - his seventh straight double-double - and Clint Steindl added 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting from 3-point range.Southwestern Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year Jenirro Bush scored 23 points to lead the Tigers (1-9), who are on a six-game trip that started in Florida and will end this weekend in Texas. Kelsey Howard added 15 points and seven rebounds.Jackson State has faced four ranked teams this season - Florida, Baylor, Ohio State and Memphis.
BERKELEY — Nevada coach Eric Musselman said Wednesday he has withdrawn his name for consideration for the coaching vacancy at California, committed to continuing to build the Wolf Pack program after the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007 in his second season.
Musselman's team captured the Mountain West Conference regular-season crown and tournament title, a program first. The Wolf Pack lost in the first round of the NCAAs to fifth-seeded Iowa State last week as a No. 12 seed to finish 28-7. While he originally signed a five-year contract through the 2019-20 season, Musselman is working to finalize a new five-year deal that would keep at the school for the long haul.
"My family and I are so excited about Nevada," he said in a text message to The Associated Press. "I love our players and the bond we have created as a team and on campus and in the community."
The 52-year-old Musselman interviewed in Berkeley for the Cal opening to replace Cuonzo Martin, who resigned from the Golden Bears last Wednesday and was named Missouri's new coach the same day. Martin was formally introduced Monday.
Cal is not announcing the names of anyone brought in to interview for the head coaching vacancy.
BERKELEY — California star Ivan Rabb will declare for the NBA draft, a move that has been expected since the season began.
The sophomore star announced his decision Wednesday through the school. He says, "After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided to forego my remaining NCAA eligibility and enter the NBA draft."
While Rabb says the timing is right to turn his attention to a professional career, he plans to finish school eventually — a promise he made to himself and his mother.
The 6-foot-11 sophomore forward was Cal's second-leading scorer at 14.0 points and top rebounder averaging 10.5 boards for the Golden Bears, who lost to Cal State Bakersfield in the first round of the NIT last week without him. Rabb was listed out with a foot injury.
Former coach Cuonzo Martin resigned the next day to become Missouri's new coach.