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RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- UC Riverside director of athletics Stan Morrison has withdrawn as a candidate for the head coaching job at Cal State Fullerton.

Morrison has been the director of athletics at UC Riverside since August 1999. Previously, he was the head coach at Southern California, Pacific and San Jose State and the director of athletics at UC Santa Barbara.

Morrison informed Fullerton athletics director Brian Quinn of his decision Wednesday.

"I have made the decision to continue building what we have started here at UC Riverside," the 63-year-old Morrison said. "I am grateful to Brian for his consideration, but feel Riverside is the best place for me."

Southeastern Lousiana picks Banks as assistant
HAMMOND, La. -- Roman Banks, a former assistant basketball coach at Southern University, has been named an assistant coach at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Banks' hiring is pending approval from the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System.

Banks spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Southern, where he helped guide the Jaguars to a pair of appearances in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament championship game.

Former Duquesne playing suing over medical treatment
PITTSBURGH -- Former Duquesne basketball player Courtney Wallace is suing the school and doctors, claiming they failed to properly treat medical problems that have since caused kidney failure.

Wallace, 23, said doctors and the university knew he suffered from hypertension before he graduated two years ago, but didn't treat him. As a result, he is awaiting a kidney transplant -- the first of four that doctors have told him to expect throughout his life.

The university and doctors at Allegheny General Hospital, Wallace's health care provider when he was a student, declined comment on the suit Wednesday. The complaint was filed Tuesday in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

Wallace's attorney, Tom McClain, wouldn't say what damages he is seeking. But the suit claims Wallace's illness cut short his dreams of a pro career.

In March 2002, Wallace returned to the Pittsburgh area after playing professional basketball in South America and was diagnosed with kidney failure by doctors at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

McClain contended the university and Wallace's doctors knew, or should have known, of the risks because, he said, Wallace was found to have hypertension while in college.

Wallace ranks 12th on Duquesne's scoring list with 1,394 points.

Mother of Cincinnati coach Huggins dies
CINCINNATI -- Norma Mae Huggins, the mother of Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins, died at 68.

She died Saturday at Altman Hospital in Canton from colon cancer.

She worked as a cook for 30 years at the basketball camp founded in Sherrodsville by husband Charlie Huggins, a former high school coach.

Bob Huggins has a record of 517-184 in 22 seasons, the last 14 at Cincinnati. He had a massive heart attack in September while on a recruiting trip but returned for the team's first exhibition game.

Besides her husband, Norma Mae Huggins is survived by seven children and 15 grandchildren.

Former coach Massimino has stroke
Former Cleveland State men's basketball head coach Rollie Massimino is recovering in Florida after recently suffering a mild stroke.

Massimino, who resigned as Vikings head coach in March, is undergoing therapy sessions in Florida. In seven seasons at CSU, Massimino had a 90-113 record, but he has 515 career coaching wins.

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