Willie Cauley-Stein was named a First-Team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Monday.
The 7-foot junior has averaged 9.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game through Kentucky's 34-0 start, leads UK in steals and is second on the team in blocked shots.
Joining Cauley-Stein as First-Team selections were: Jerian Grant, Notre Dame; Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin; Jahlil Okafor, Duke; and D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State.
Former Kentucky standout Kyle Wiltjer, now a star at Gonzaga, was named to the USBWA's Second Team, as was Arkansas' Bobby Portis.
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Cauley-Stein was named an All-American by the Sporting News last week. The NCAA recognizes the Sporting News, Associated Press, National Association of Basketball Coaches and USBWA All-America teams in considering consensus All-Americans.
Georgia coach Landers retires after 36 years
Andy Landers has ended a run of longevity that is rare in major college sports, retiring after 36 seasons as the only full-time coach in the history of the Georgia women's program.
He built the program into a national power from the ground up.
Under Landers Georgia became a constant in the NCAA Tournament, including five Final Four appearances. He never led Georgia to a national championship, but was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
He was 862-299 at Georgia and took teams to the postseason in all but three of his 36 seasons.
NKU, Bezold part ways
Northern Kentucky Athletics Director Ken Bothof announced that Dave Bezold will not be back next season as head coach of the men's basketball team.
Bezold, a former Covington Holy Cross standout, led the Norse to a 194-133 record in 11 seasons. However, he was 33-54 in the three years since NKU moved up from Division II to Division I.
"This is difficult given Dave's role in our university and our community," Bothof said. "Dave is a good man and has given much of himself to the development of the young men in our basketball program. I am grateful for his service and wish him and his family well."
Alabama picks interim coach
Alabama associate head coach John Brannen will lead the team through the NIT after the firing of Anthony Grant. The Crimson Tide opens the NIT on Tuesday night against Illinois at Coleman Coliseum, just two days after Grant's firing.
Brannen worked under Grant the past nine years at Alabama and VCU and is a 16-year coaching veteran. The Newport Catholic graduate, who played at Morehead State and Marshall, was an assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky from 2000-03.