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- On a team in transition after DeAngelo Russell left for the NBA and Shannon Scott as well as Sam Thompson departed, Kam Williams is providing a spark off the bench for the Buckeyes, who play No. 3 Maryland on Saturday in College Park. In five Big Ten games, Williams is averaging 11.4 points in just over 23 minutes per game. Williams sees the similarities between his high school career at Mount Saint Joseph in Baltimore and his college career at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.
- Minnesota selected Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the first of three straight freshmen chosen before New York chose Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis, triggering loud, long boos from their fans inside Barclays Center.