Frazier will transfer from No. 10 SMU
Southern Methodist junior guard Keith Frazier, the former Dallas high school star whose name was prominent in an NCAA investigation that led to a postseason ban for the undefeated Mustangs, has decided to transfer.
Coach Larry Brown said Friday that the 2013 McDonald's All-America "wanted a fresh start" after taking time away from the program to consider his future.
Frazier's online course work before he enrolled at SMU was part of an NCAA investigation that led to sanctions, including Brown's nine-game suspension.
At 16-0, the No. 10 Mustangs are the only remaining unbeaten Division I team, more than halfway through a schedule that can't go beyond the regular season.
• BEMIDJI STATE 75, MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO 74 (OT): Calvin Harrington hit a driving layup with 5 seconds left in overtime and the Beavers (8-7, 5-6 NSIC) beat the host Mavericks (11-5, 6-4). Jalen Pendleton missed two free throws with 17.8 seconds left for Minnesota State, and after Harrington's layup, Jon Fuqua fumbled a Pendleton pass out of bounds under the Bemidji State basket.
• WAYNE STATE (NEB.) 93, MINNESOTA DULUTH 85: Adam Moon and Jordan Cornelius combined for 46 points as the host Wildcats (4-12, 2-9 NSIC) ended the six-game winning streak of the Bulldogs (13-4, 9-2).
• AUGUSTANA 102, ST. CLOUD STATE 63: Daniel Jansen scored 28 points on 10-for-12 shooting and as the host Vikings (14-1, 11-0 NSIC) extended their winning streak to 14 games by routing the Huskies (7-10, 4-7).
• WINONA STATE 64, MARY 54: Kyle Bauman had 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Warriors (7-8, 6-5 NSIC) beat the host Marauders (13-4, 8-3).
• CONCORDIA (ST. PAUL) 80, MINNESOTA CROOKSTON 73: Anna Schmitt scored 29 points, Mishayla Jones had 24 and the host Golden Bears (6-10, 2-8 NSIC) beat the Golden Eagles (11-4, 8-3), giving interim coach Amanda Behnke her first victory. Kyrah Fredenburg pulled down 21 rebounds to match Behnke's Division II-era Concordia record from March 2007. Behnke, a two-time NSIC Player of the Year with Concordia, took over when Paul Fessler stepped down Dec. 26, 11 games into his 15th season as coach.
• ST. CLOUD STATE 81, AUGUSTANA 71: Cheslsea Nooker scored 23 points, Betsy MacDonald had 22 and the Huskies (9-6, 8-3 NSIC) overcame a dreadful first quarter to beat the host Vikings (13-4, 7-4). Augustana led 17-3 after a quarter and 37-21 at halftime, but St. Cloud State shot 62.5 percent (20-for-32) from the floor after the break in outscoring Augustana 60-34.
• MINNESOTA STATE MOORHEAD 53, SIOUX FALLS 52: Morgan Banasik hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:35 to play and the host Dragons (11-3, 8-3 NSIC) defeated the Cougars (13-4, 7-4).
• MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO 82, BEMIDJI STATE 71: Claire Ziegler had 20 points and 22 rebounds, shooting 9-for-13 from the floor as the host Mavericks (5-9, 4-6 NSIC) beat the Beavers (6-9, 2-9).
• MARY 83, WINONA STATE 80: Brittney Dietz had 26 points and the host Marauders (9-10, 3-8 NSIC) handed the Warriors (16-2, 9-2) their second loss.