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Abdul-Jabbar writing book about UCLA coach John Wooden

NEW YORK (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's next book will be a fond look back at his long friendship with John Wooden, the celebrated basketball coach at UCLA.

"Coach Wooden and Me" will be published next June and will combine personal memories and lessons learned from his friend and mentor, Grand Central Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Wooden, who died in 2010, coached 10 NCAA championship teams at UCLA. Three titles were won while Abdul-Jabbar, then called Lew Alcindor, was the Bruins' star center.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Mar 14
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas (63)30-41,6231
2Michigan State (2)29-51,5522
3North Carolina28-61,4887
4Virginia26-71,3844
5Oregon28-61,3718
6Villanova29-51,2833
7Oklahoma25-71,2156
8West Virginia26-81,1939
9Xavier27-51,1275
10Miami (FL)25-792011
10Kentucky26-892016
12Purdue26-887313
13Utah26-887012
14Indiana25-782810
15Texas A&M26-868217
16Louisville23-858514
17Arizona25-855915
18Maryland25-848918
19Duke23-1038319
20Seton Hall25-837429
21Baylor22-1134722
22Iowa State21-1131721
23California23-1027024
24SMU25-58425
25Iowa21-108220

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Xavier suspends Myles Davis after charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier men's basketball coach Chris Mack announced Thursday that senior guard Myles Davis has been suspended from the team indefinitely, the result of misdemeanor criminal damaging charges filed over incidents with his former girlfriend.

Davis averaged 10.8 points last season for the Musketeers, who finished ninth in The Associated Press' final poll. He averaged 4.1 assists and was second in the conference with an 85.4 percent free throw mark. He shot 38.1 percent from 3-point range, averaging 1.9 3s per game.