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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota scoring leader Amir Coffey will skip his senior season and stay in the NBA draft pool. Coffey’s agent, Javon Phillips, confirmed the decision at the deadline for players to withdraw from the draft and return to their schools. The 6-foot-8 Coffey was the primary point guard for the Gophers after playing on the wing his first two years. He averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a junior in 2018-19 and was a third team All-Big Ten selection.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. will return for his senior season after entering his name in the NBA draft. Cowan led the Terrapins in scoring last season and is a three-year starter. A second-team All-Big Ten selection last year, Cowan averaged 15.6 points and 4.4 assists and helped Maryland reach the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Penn State basketball transfer Rasir Bolton has signed with Iowa State. The Cyclones announced that Bolton, who averaged 11.6 points a game as a freshman last season, will join the team this summer. Bolton will have three years of eligibility with the Cyclones, and he might even apply for a waiver to play next season for Iowa State instead of sitting it out per NCAA rules.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Minnesota broke through to reach the Women’s College World Series for the first time in school history this season. The Golden Gophers will play UCLA on Thursday. In other opening day matchups, No. 1 seed Oklahoma will play Alabama, Oklahoma State will play Florida State, and Washington will face Arizona.

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