Arizona penalizes itself for violations

Arizona placed its men's basketball program on probation for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons for violations by former coach Lute Olson related to an offseason AAU tournament in 2008.

The school also announced Friday that the program will relinquish one scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year, and that recruiting days, campus visits and off-campus recruiting will be trimmed.

First-year coach Sean Miller had talked about the sanctions Thursday night, saying, "I'm very confident that our university and our athletic department is handling it the way it should be handled."

men's highlights

NATION

• CORNELL 90, YALE 71: The Big Red (19-3, 5-0 Ivy League) made 13 of 27 three-point shots in a victory over the Bulldogs (8-14, 2-3) in Ithaca, N.Y. Eden Prairie's Ryan Wittman scored 15 points, with four three-pointers, for Cornell.

NSIC

• CONCORDIA (ST. PAUL) 78, BEMIDJI STATE 73: The visiting Golden Bears held off the Beavers behind Mike Cunningham's 30 points.

women's highlights

NSIC

• CONCORDIA (ST. PAUL) 80, BEMIDJI STATE 62: Maurika Hickman scored 22 points and Jamie Jones added 19, leading the visiting Golden Bears to victory.

•  MINNESOTA DULUTH 79, ST. CLOUD STATE 51: Jheri Booker's 24 points led the host Bulldogs past the Huskies. Booker scored 18 in the first half.

• MSU MANKATO 76, MINN.-CROOKSTON 68: Liz Trauger scored 28 points and Lauren Barber scored 20 as the host Mavericks outlasted the Golden Eagles. Brittani Wiese scored 22 points for Crookston.

notes

• Kansas' Danielle McCray, the preseason Big 12 women's player of the year, will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury. Coach Bonnie Henrickson said McCray tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in practice Thursday. She's the second starter Kansas has lost for the year to a knee injury, joining point guard Angel Goodrich.

• Sherron Collins of No. 1 Kansas and star freshman John Wall of No. 4 Kentucky are among 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard. Also among the finalists were Trevon Hughes of Wisconsin and Kalin Lucas of Michigan State.

• Former Indiana player Todd Leary, accused in connection with an ex-business partner's multimillion-dollar fraud scheme, threatened to disclose the partner's embezzlement to get money to hide his own activities, prosecutors say. Leary, 39, was arrested at Assembly Hall in Bloomington just minutes before he was scheduled to work as an announcer for Thursday's Indiana-Purdue game. He faces 17 felony charges.

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