UNDATED (AP) — Brandon Murray has chosen to transfer to Georgetown. The former LSU guard picked Georgetown over Tennessee and Illinois. Murray is a Baltimore native who was named to the SEC’s all-freshman team. He could have a role right away at Georgetown after leading scorer Aminu Mohammed declared for the NBA draft. Murray was considered one of the top players in the NCAA transfer portal. He started 32 games for LSU last season and averaged 10 points a game.
UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Tennessee is the first SEC team to open 12-0 in league play after taking three games from Missouri over the weekend. The Volunteers have won 23 games in a row and 81 of their last 100. The Vols are not lacking for confidence. Their home run celebrations have made them a target for critics the past year. Luc Lipcius says he and his teammates don’t care. Miami is the consensus No. 2 team in the rankings following its sweep of Virginia. Oregon State posted its first-ever road sweep of Southern California.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida big man Colin Castleton is returning for a fifth season. It’s a huge boost for new coach Todd Golden. Castleton led the Gators in scoring and rebounding last season. The 6-foot-11 forward from nearby DeLand averaged 16.2 points and 9.0 rebounds despite playing nearly the final dozen games with a torn labrum that will require surgery. He also finished second in the Southeastern Conference with 62 blocked shots. He thanked “everyone who helped me make this decision” and added: “Everyone’s process is different, and I’m adding another chapter to mine.”
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