Lexington, KY Billy Gillispie says he’s positive Kentucky is close to becoming a “great” team. Whether the embattled second-year coach gets a chance to find out is anybody’s guess.
A day after Kentucky’s season ended with a loss to Notre Dame in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals, Gillispie remained committed to his job even though he can’t even say for sure whether he will be back.
ISU guard to transfer
Ames, Iowa — Iowa State guard Wes Eikmeier says he will transfer. Eikmeier says in a statement released by Iowa State on Thursday that he wants to find a school where he can have a more prominent role and make an immediate impact.
Indiana guard leaving
Bloomington, Ind. — Indiana guard Malik Story will transfer at the end of the semester to a school closer to his home in Los Angeles.
Oregon hires Westhead
Eugene, Ore. — Paul Westhead, who has won titles in the NBA and WNBA, was hired as the women’s head coach at Oregon on Thursday. The 70-year-old Westhead replaces Bev Smith, who was let go last week after the Ducks went 9-21.