Los Angeles Times

Self out of hospital, plans to coach Kansas in tournament


Kansas coach Bill Self was discharged from a Kansas City-area hospital Sunday, where he had been recovering after a procedure to treat blocked arteries in his heart, and the Hall of Famer plans to rejoin the No. 3 Jayhawks as they begin defense of their NCAA championsh­ip this week.

Self went to the emergency room Wednesday night, shortly after watching his team in a final shootaroun­d ahead of the Big 12 tournament, and was complainin­g of chest tightness and concerns with his balance.

Dr. Mark Wiley, the chief of cardiovasc­ular medicine at the University of Kansas Health System, said Self underwent a standard heart catheteriz­ation and had two stents placed to help treat the blocked arteries.

“Coach Self responded well to the procedure and is expected to make a full recovery,” Wiley said.

The Jayhawks were coached in the Big 12 tournament by Norm Roberts, who also served as acting coach earlier in the season while Self was serving a school-imposed four-game suspension. They beat West Virginia and Iowa State before getting blown out 76-56 by seventh-ranked Texas in Saturday night’s title game.

Hopkins returning

Washington men’s coach Mike Hopkins will return for his seventh season in charge of the Huskies despite four straight years without an NCAA tournament appearance, athletic director Jen Cohen said in a statement.

Tournament finals

Memphis 76, No. 1 Houston 65: Kendric Davis scored 31 points, including 14 in a big run before halftime, and the Tigers (26-8) beat the shorthande­d Cougars (31-1) in the American Athletic Conference tournament championsh­ip. Houston was without AAC player of the year Marcus Sasser, who strained his groin in the first half of Saturday’s semifinal.

No. 4 Alabama 82, No. 18 Texas A&M 63: Brandon Miller scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Crimson Tide (29-5) smothered the Aggies (25-9) for its second Southeaste­rn Conference tournament championsh­ip in three seasons.

No. 5 Purdue 67, Penn State 65: Zach Edey scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Boilermake­rs (29-5) held on to defeat the Nittany Lions (22-13) in the Big Ten tournament championsh­ip game.

Virginia Commonweal­th 68, Dayton 56: Jalen DeLoach had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Rams (27-7) beat the Flyers (22-12) to win the Atlantic 10 tournament for the first time in eight years.

Princeton 74, Yale 65: Tosan Evbuomwan scored 21 points, Caden Pierce had a double-double and the Tigers (21-8) beat the Bulldogs (21-8) to win the Ivy League tournament and the automatic NCAA bid.


Oregon, which lost to UCLA in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament last week, received a No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament.

After the NCAA tournament field announced its field, the 32-team NIT put its bracket together.

In addition to Oregon, the other top seeds are Oklahoma State, Rutgers and Clemson. North Carolina, which lost in last season’s NCAA championsh­ip game but did not make this year’s field, declined an NIT bid.

Oregon (19-14) will play host to UC Irvine on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Irvine was the top seed in the Big West Conference tournament but the Anteaters lost to Cal State Fullerton in the semifinals.

Other teams of note in the NIT field are Washington State, Colorado and Santa Clara.

 ?? LM OTERO Associated Press ?? ELIJAH McCADDEN, right, of Memphis is grabbed by Houston’s Terrance Arceneaux during the final of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
LM OTERO Associated Press ELIJAH McCADDEN, right, of Memphis is grabbed by Houston’s Terrance Arceneaux during the final of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

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