Dukeís Henderson, Thomas undergo surgery
From wire reports
DURHAM ó Duke players Gerald Henderson and Lance Thomas have undergone hand surgeries at a school hospital.
Hendersonís operation was to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist, an injury that bothered him during the final month of the season. He will be out for two to three months.
Thomas, who had a torn tendon repaired on the pinky finger of his right hand, is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks.
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó New South Carolina basketball coach Darrin Horn said he intends to win the SEC.
South Carolina, which finished 14-18, has made the NCAA tournament just once this decade. It won its only regular season SEC title in 1997.
iWeíre here to compete and to win big and to win championships in the SEC and to be relevant nationally,î said Horn, who took Western Kentucky to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season.
Horn, 35, could make more than $1.3 million a year at South Carolina, a substantial raise from the $157,000 a year he made at Western Kentucky.
STILLWATER, Okla. ó Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton has resigned under pressure after two seasons.
The resignation comes almost two weeks after the Cowboys finished the season with a 17-16 record. Athletic director Mike Holder said Sutton knew the expectations for a program that reached the Final Four twice with Sutton on his fatherís staff.
iI think Sean was probably a victim of those expectations,î Holder said. iHe was put in a tough situation. Itís hard enough to follow a legend. But when that legend is your father, thatís probably tough to the third power.î
Two prominent coaches with connections to the state, Bill Self of Kansas and Billy Gillispie of Kentucky, have indicated they would not leave their current jobs.
iI do care deeply about my alma mater,î Self said Tuesday. iI spent 11 years of my life at OSU and everything, but nobody there has contacted me from there. If they were to ask me what they should do, I would suggest they move in a different direction.î
PROVIDENCE, R.I. ó George Masonís Jim Larranaga has emerged as the favorite to become Providenceís next coach.
TUCSON, Ariz. ó Arizonaís Lute Olson said he had his playersí interests in mind when he took a personal leave of absence last season.
iThe reason that I took the leave was that I didnít feel that I could be fair to the kids,î Olson said. iAnd despite what maybe some of you think, the main thing that I have, in my 50 or 51 years (in coaching), has been the concern of the kids.î
Beyond that, a combative Olson declined to discuss the reasons behind his leave during a televised 48-minute news conference at McKale Center.
Olson also said assistant coach Kevin OíNeill will not remain on his staff. He led the Wildcats for the season and had previously been named as Olsonís successor when he retires.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia ó Former Kentucky and Louisville basketball player Marvin Stone has died after collapsing during halftime of a game in Saudi Arabia. He was 26.
Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein says Stone died of an apparent heart attack.
PORTLAND, Ore. ó Two Portland State players have been detained in Mexico after an incident in Cabo San Lucas, according to the university.
The Oregonian newspaper reported on its Web site that guard Jeremiah Dominguez and center Scott Morrison were arrested outside a nightclub Sunday. The newspaper reported 23-year-old Kyle Meagher of Michigan, a student at Lansing Community College, suffered a broken jaw Saturday.