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April 23, 2009

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Tennessee forward declares

Knoxville, Tenn. — Tennessee forward Tyler Smith has declared for the 2009 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. Smith, who played at Iowa as a freshman, has averaged 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists in his two seasons at Tennessee.

Title-game rematch set

East Lansing, Mich. — Michigan State will travel to North Carolina for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The matchups for the 11th annual men’s basketball event were announced Wednesday. The two teams in the NCAA title game will meet again Dec. 1. North Carolina defeated Michigan State, 89-72, in the NCAA championship earlier this month.

Curry to announce Thursday

After weeks of uncertainty, Davidson guard Stephen Curry will announce Thursday morning if he’s staying in school for his senior season or entering the NBA Draft. But if the nation’s top scorer had made up his mind late Wednesday night, he hadn’t told his coach

“I’m not sure if he knows yet,” Wildcats coach Bob McKillop said.

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