Saint Mary's rolls Kennesaw State 74-41

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Saint Mary's rolls Kennesaw State 74-41

BOX SCOREMORAGA -- Stephen Holt scored a season-high 15 points and Brad Waldow had 13 as Saint Mary's won its seventh straight game, beating Kennesaw State 74-51 in a second-round game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.
Matthew Dellavedova added nine points and eight assists for the Gaels (9-1), while Rob Jones had 11 rebounds.Kennesaw State, which lost its sixth straight, got 12 points from Delbert Love and 10 points and 11 rebounds from Aaron Anderson.The Gaels pulled away for good with a 17-1 run that gave them a 31-14 lead with 3:38 left in the first half. Kennesaw State was held without a field goal for more than seven minutes during the stretch.Saint Mary's led 35-18 at the break and increased that margin to as many as 25 points in the second half.Holt's eclipsed his previous season high of 14, which he scored Nov. 27 against San Francisco State.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ex-Warriors, Kings coach withdrawns from consideration for Cal job

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Ex-Warriors, Kings coach withdrawns from consideration for Cal job

BERKELEY — Nevada coach Eric Musselman said Wednesday he has withdrawn his name for consideration for the coaching vacancy at California, committed to continuing to build the Wolf Pack program after the school's first NCAA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.

Cal's Ivan Rabb declares for NBA Draft, plans to finish education

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Cal's Ivan Rabb declares for NBA Draft, plans to finish education

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.