BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - UAB's Bill Clark faces the challenge of leading a new team through spring practice for the second straight year. The Blazers coach holds his first spring practice starting Wednesday after one season at Jacksonville State.
ATLANTA (AP) - For No. 1 Florida, it's nothing more than a warm-up for the bigger games to come. For struggling Kentucky, it's a chance to regain a little swagger. For everyone else, the Southeastern Conference tournament looks like the last chance to earn a spot in the NCAAs. The Gators roll into Atlanta as a huge favorite.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - No. 1 Florida nearly swept the coaches' Southeastern Conference individual awards. The league announced Tuesday that Florida's Billy Donovan is coach of the year and Gators point guard Scottie Wilbekin is player of the year. Coaches also selected Florida's Patric Young as the top defensive player and scholar-athlete.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Aundrea Gamble of Sun Belt Conference women's champion Arkansas State has been named the conference women's Player of the Year. Gamble finished the regular season second in the conference in scoring at 18.7 points per game, second in assists at 4.2 per game and third in steals at 2.2 per game.
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