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Canisius hires Reggie Witherspoon as basketball coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Reggie Witherspoon is returning home to Buffalo to coach the Canisius College basketball team.

He signed a five-year contract and replaces Jim Baron, who retired May 20. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday.

"Reggie brings with him a proven track record of building strong basketball teams and developing young men," athletic director Bill Maher said Saturday.

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University of Dayton center Steve McElvene dies

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Dayton says a member of its basketball team has died.

UD says in a statement that 20-year-old center Steve McElvene died Thursday in his hometown of New Haven, Indiana. No other information about his death was made available.

Flyers coach Archie Miller says "it's hard to put into words how painful this is."