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Report: FBI probe notes player payments

(AP Photo/Al Goldis)

New details of payments to players in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport's basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption.

Bank records and other expense reports that are part of the investigation list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.

The depth of the violations raises questions about the structure of college athletics, a business funded primarily through college football and basketball, including $19.6 billion in TV money for the NCAA Tournament over the past 22 years - a hoops extravaganza for American sports fans known as March Madness.


NCAA rules Arizona's Trier ineligible

Arizona's Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible for the reappearance of a banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season.

The NCAA notified the school on Thursday that the preseason All-America junior guard tested positive for trace amount of the substance late last month.


Drexel makes history with 34-point rally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tramaine Isabell posted a double-double and made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to give Drexel a 34-point comeback win over Delaware Thursday night for the largest come-from-behind win in the history of Division I basketball.

Isabell scored 29 points with 12 rebounds and nine assists in the 85-83 victory. Drexel broke a record that stood since Dec. 30, 1950 when Duke beat Tulane 74-72 after trailing by 32.


Edwards' 40 help Purdue outlast Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Carsen Edwards stepped up when No. 9 Purdue needed a huge performance.

Edwards scored a career-high 40 points and Dakota Mathias added 18 to help the Boilermakers outlast Illinois in a 93-86 victory on Thursday night.


No. 6 Gonzaga earns share of WCC title

SAN DIEGO (AP) Gonzaga coach Mark Few stared at the box score after beating the University of San Diego and shook his head.

"Nothing really jumps out at you," Few said. "It was an even game but we hung with it."


No. 11 Cincy pounds UConn to bounce back

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) The Bearcats had three days to stew, and it showed when they took the court.

Gary Clark scored 10 of his 17 points during Cincinnati's decisive opening spurt, and the 11th-ranked Bearcats shook off consecutive losses by beating short-handed Connecticut 77-52 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win over the Huskies.


Depleted Arizona beats Oregon St. in OT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Headed to the line with Arizona down two points late in the game, Rawle Alkins thought about his mechanics, as he'd uncharacteristically missed half his free throws on the night.

"Those were probably the biggest free throws of my life," Alkins said. "I hit the first one, and I knew the next one was going in."


No. 22 Saint Mary's rolls by Pepperdine

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) The first two shots Saint Mary's guard Jordan Ford took were from 3-point range, and both hit their mark.

Ford had a feeling he was in for a big game.


Memphis gets past No. 23 Houston 91-85

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Houston struggled offensively, and its usual tough defense was missing in the second half.

It looks as if it might be a short stay in the Top 25 for the Cougars.

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