USF falls to Holy Cross, 73-63

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USF falls to Holy Cross, 73-63

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Dave Dudzinski had 31 points and seven rebounds to lead Holy Cross to a 73-63 victory against San Francisco on Tuesday night.

Justin Burrell added 15 points for the Crusaders (7-4), who have won the last four meetings between the schools, dating to 2008.

Dudzinski shot 11 of 16 from the field and made two 3-pointers.

Cody Doolin scored 18 points and Cole Dickerson 17 for the Dons (5-4), who lost their third straight. It was the second of six games USF is playing in a 12-day span.

After shooting a season-low 34.0 percent against Nevada on Saturday, San Francisco was 23 of 61 (37.7 percent) from the field.

The Dons trailed 52-46 with 14:30 remaining, but Burrell hit a 3-pointer and Dudzinski added five consecutive points to build the lead to 14. San Francisco got no closer than seven afterward.

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BERKELEY — Nevada coach Eric Musselman said Wednesday he has withdrawn his name for consideration for the coaching vacancy at California, committed to continuing to build the Wolf Pack program after the school's first NCAA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