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Cliff Ellis Picks Up 800th Win

Four players scored in double digits to lead Coastal Carolina to an 85-73 win over Appalachian State and in the process, Head Coach Cliff Ellis recorded his 800th career win. Jaylen Shaw continues his torrid pace as he led the Chants in scoring with 20 points, including six straight free throws in the final seconds

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Johnson & Wales Head Coach Jamie Benton Wins 200th

Earlier this season, Lasell handed the Johnson & Wales University men’s basketball team its worse loss to a GNAC opponent in over four years. The Wildcats turned the tables Thursday night as they got out to a lead midway through the first half and wouldn’t relinquish it on their way to an 83-69 victory. The

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Chris Downs Wins 300th at St. Lawrence

Five players scored in double figures to lead the St. Lawrence University men’s basketball team to an 88-67 win over Bard, giving Saints head coach Chris Downs his 300th career victory at Annadale-on-Hudson on Friday night. Downs, now in his 20th season at St. Lawrence, has a 300-212 career record. http://saintsathletics.com/news/2017/1/13/mens-basketball-downs-wins-300th-saints-cruise-past-bard.aspx

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Miami Head Coach Jim Larrañaga Wins 600th Career Game

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University of Miami men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga won his 600th career game Saturday afternoon at Pitt, improving to a 600-395 mark in 33 seasons as a head coach. Larrañaga’s 600 wins place him at 47th in all-time NCAA victories and 14th among active coaches. Of those 14, five are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball

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East Carolina Head Coach Jeff Lebo Takes Leave of Absence to Undergo Hip Surgery

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East Carolina Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Lebo will undergo hip surgery on Monday, Jan. 16, and be sidelined indefinitely, director of athletics Jeff Compher announced Friday. Assistant coach Michael Perry will assume head coaching responsibilities during Lebo’s absence, starting with the Pirates’ game at UConn on Jan. 22 in Hartford. “I met with Coach

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1/12 UPDATE – HoopDirt.com Tracker – 2016-17 Coaching Changes

HoopDirt.com’s popular Coaching Changes Tracker returns (yes, already!) to reflect coaching changes made during the 2016-17 season, as we begin to look ahead to the 2017 coaching carousel. Yet again, the HD staff will be tracking head coaching changes at all levels of college basketball (NCAA DI, D2, D3, NAIA and JC). The link to

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Washington Adventist University Head Coach Patrick E. Crarey, II Wins 100th Career Game

The Washington Adventist University men’s basketball team defeated Central State University Tuesday evening by a final score of 74-68. With the win head coach Patrick E. Crarey, II etched his place in the history books with collecting his 100th career win. Crarey is currently the all-time winningest coach in WAU history. The 7th-year head coach

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WEEK 8: HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by The Hoop Group

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 8 HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by The Hoop Group. The coaches are now eligible to receive the HoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award presented by the Hoop Group which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2016-17 college basketball season. Nominations for next week’s award

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Long-time College Assistant Glynn Cyprien Named Interim Head Coach of NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy

The Energy have announced that Head Coach Matt Woodley has been relieved of his head coaching duties, effective immediately. Glynn Cyprien has been named Interim Head Coach of the Energy. Cyprien joined the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2014-15 season as basketball operations assistant/scout, returning to the city where he helped guide the University of Memphis

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Villa Maria College Head Coach Don Silvestri Earns 600th Career Victory

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No other way would be fitting.  A dramatic last-minute comeback secured a 69-66 win for the #13 Villa Maria College Vikings over #3 Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades, and in the process, gave storied head coach Don Silveri his 600th career victory. Coach Silveri, who has been coaching for more than 38 years, was

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