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Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

They let me out of the bunker! NIT semifinals coming up at the top of the hour...

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame sophomore Matt Ryan has received his release to explore his transfer options, per the school.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Purdue president Mitch Daniels told us on Capital Games that he would like to see schools keep open scholarships if a player leaves after one year. That would mean a school couldn't replace him until he would have finished his eligibility. Would be a tough sell for schools like Kentucky and Duke: http://es.pn/2nxRv2m

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 guard Jemarl Baker received his release this morning from California, per his coach. No. 65 in 2017.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Connecticut freshman Vance Jackson is leaving the program. Jackson was an ESPN 100 prospect coming out of high school, and averaged 8.1 points as a freshman. West coast native, could head back that way.

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ESPN's BPI gives Gonzaga better than a 50-50 shot to win it all in Phoenix, thanks largely to drawing seventh-seeded South Carolina in the semifinals. North Carolina-Oregon is a tighter matchup by BPI's measure, hurting each team's title odds.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina coach Roy Williams said if the national semifinal game against Oregon was today that point guard Joel Berry II would not play because of his pair of sprained ankles, "But we don't have to play today." As he said on Monday, Berry will not practice today.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Kerem Kanter, the younger brother of NBA big man Enes Kanter, told ESPN he has received his release from Green Bay. However, will declare for NBA Draft. "My priority is the NBA Draft," Kanter told ESPN. "If that doesn't work out this summer, I want to choose the best place to be able to get there next year." Will graduate and be eligible next season.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

NBA executives have Giles all over the place. Some feel he could still go middle of first, most feel he will go late first, some say they won't take him in first. Two torn ACL's, another knee surgery prior to season.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Duke freshman Harry Giles is headed to the NBA, school announces.

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Some regulars, some less familiar make up the Final Four quartet. But will the outcome be same old, same old? es.pn/2ndJKLy

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Uncommitted five-star Kevin Knox to ESPN on recent Missouri interest: "Mike [Porter Jr.] hit me up right before he committed. He wanted me to come play with him. He's been in my ear a little bit. Coach [Cuonzo] Martin hit up my dad to try and get me on a visit. I'm listening to what they're saying." Knox said he's still at his four schools (Duke, UNC, Florida State, Kentucky), but he has one official left and it could be to Missouri.