Thursday, March 28, 2002

UC's King wins award

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        Cincinnati's Valerie King and Wright State's Cain Doliboa (Springboro High) will receive the Steitz Award as the nation's best collegiate 3-point shooters, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced.

        King, a sophomore, made 43 percent of her 3-point attempts, 101 of 235 in 32 games.

        Doliboa, a senior transfer from Dayton, made 47.9 percent of his 3-point attempts, sank 104 of 217 in 28 games.

        To be eligible for the award, players must average at least three 3-point goals a game. during the season.

        BUSY LOGAN: Cincinnati senior Steve Logan will participate in two events during Final Four weekend. Today he takes part in a 3-point shooting contest that will air at 2p.m. Saturday on ESPN. And at 7:30p.m. Friday, he'll lead the National Association of Basketball Coaches all-star team against the Harlem Globetrotters in an exhibition game at Georgia Tech.

        DUKE: Coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent hip replacement surgery Wednesday and was in good condition after the two-hour operation.

        The 55-year-old coach had the joint of his right hip replaced at Duke University Hospital. He had the same surgery on his left hip in 1999.

        NEW MEXICO: The school has permission to talk with Oregon State coach Ritchie McKay about the Lobos' vacant job, Oregon State athletic director Mitch Barnhart said.

        McKay, 36, is 22-37 in two seasons at Oregon State, including 12-17 this past season.

        McKay, who was 24-29 at Portland State and 37-22 at Colorado State before going to Oregon State, signed a five-year, $1.45 million contract in June.

        ARMY: Jim Crews will take over as coach of the Black Knights. Crews, who has spent the last 16 years at Evansville, will replace Pat Harris, who has been Army's coach since 1997 and was 12-16 last season.


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