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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas DC Todd Orlando said nickelback P.J. Locke had the "most impressive" tape of any Texas defender in 2016. Orlando had a lot of praise for Locke, DeShon Elliott and the Longhorns' safeties tonight.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nerlens Noel is in the Mavs' starting lineup. Yogi Ferrell is not. Seth Curry slides over to point guard.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban: "I think Adam [Silver] was right in sending the memo in that, if you're going to rest somebody don't do it on a national TV game. You've got options. It's not like this is the only day you can rest and your science and doctors say this is the game that you have to rest them. There are any number of choices. … [Steve Kerr] has obviously got a point, but if you know that you're in a long, grueling road trip and you know you're playing a nationally televised game – it's not like they just sprung it on you that that game's going to be televised – somebody in the organization has got to pay attention to the business side of it. Say, ‘OK, Steve,' or me to Rick [Carlisle] if we're a primary team that's on TV all the time, ‘let's rest our guys game three so we're fresh playing on TV game five.'"

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2nd ex-Baylor player arrested over '13 incident

Former Baylor running back Shamycheal Chatman, 23, was arrested in Houston on a warrant related to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in Waco, Texas, in 2013.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers on Dirk Nowitzki: "He's his own bird, is what I love about him. There's not been a Dirk. Ever. There's been a lot of great players in our league, but the great, great players are the ones where you say well there's never been one of those. To me that's Dirk. I don't know, who would you say was a Dirk before Dirk? No one. Now, there's a lot of guys trying to be it and probably ruining their careers trying to do it. Same thing happened with Magic. I thought Magic, in the middle of his career, there was a bunch of 7-footers trying to be guards, none of them made it. They wanted to be like Magic. And I think that's the same thing with Dirk. A lot of guys are – it's growing, the shooting with the bigs is all over the league, but Dirk is a rare bird."

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59mJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Hoyas should take swing at Shaka Smart

The Texas coach would be a headline hire for Georgetown. He knows the area well after having led VCU to five straight NCAA tournaments and the 2011 Final Four.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Undertaker checked out Texas practice today. The pro wrestling legend and Austin resident told the team he bleeds burnt orange.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban: "I volunteer that everybody can rest their guys against the Mavericks."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a second former Baylor football player on Thursday on a warrant related to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in Waco, Texas, in 2013. Former Bears running back Shamycheal Chatman, 23, was arrested in Houston on Thursday and was being transported to the McLennan County Jail in Waco, sources told ESPN. Chatman's arrest comes a day after former Baylor tight end Tre'Von Armstead was arrested in Port Arthur, Texas. A grand jury in Waco indicted Armstead on three second-degree felony charges of sexual assault for an alleged incident that occurred in 2013. The indictment was sealed until his arrest on Wednesday.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Gary Patterson said Kenny Hill lost a little bit of confidence late in the year, some of it due to play around him: "He's got to get his swagger back."

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU coach Gary Patterson, on what he's seeing out of QB Kenny Hill this spring going into his second season as the starter:

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Motley making late Wooden push

Baylor's Johnathan Motley posted double-doubles in both of his NCAA tournament games. He makes our list of top-5 Wooden Award contenders.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal OT grad transfer Aaron Cochran says he's down to three schools: Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Auburn. Cochran visited Stillwater three weeks ago, is visiting Auburn this weekend, and Tech the weekend of April 8. Expects to have a decision soon after that. Cochran started 16 games for Cal.

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In losing Brandon Carr to the Ravens in free agency, the Cowboys lose last season's leader in snaps by a defensive back. Barry Church, who signed with the Jaguars earlier this month, also ranked fourth.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Villanova and Duke were "supposed" to be here at Madison Square Garden. Absent those two teams with big New York fan bases, not exactly packed at the open practices.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Baylor is dabbing through its free throws.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup quarterback Kellen Moore did not receive a signing bonus but he had $100,000 of his base salary guaranteed in his one-year deal with the Cowboys. Interestingly that is more guaranteed money than what Darren McFadden received ($80,000) in his one-year deal with the Cowboys.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Scott Drew on the unlikely regional here in NY, with Baylor, South Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin talked about the parity of the game with transfers and one and dones. He then added, "with the NCAA Tournament, its who plays best in those 40 minutes. It's not best four of seven, the best team doesn't always win."

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Ishmail Wainwright said Baylor watched three hours of film on Sindarius Thornwell alone and that the "whole team" will have to defend him.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Sweet 16 "seed scores" (coach's record of advancing in tourney relative to seed, since 2002): Greg Gard (1.50), John Beilein (1.35), Chris Mack (1.19), Frank Martin (1.18), Chris Holtmann (1.17), Sean Miller (1.12), John Calipari (1.06), Matt Painter (1.06), Roy Williams (1.03), Dana Altman (1.00), Scott Drew (1.00), Mike White (1.00), Mark Few (0.90), Steve Alford (0.84), Bob Huggins (0.84), Bill Self (0.79).

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech announced a two-game home series against Abilene Christian of the FCS, scheduled to open the Red Raiders' seasons in 2024 and 2026. The west Texas schools have not played since 1949. Abilene Christian moved up to the FCS in 2014.