Men's Basketball

Mitchell's big night lifts Louisiana State

Tasmin Mitchell scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds as LSU defeated Southeastern Louisiana 77-60 on Monday night.

Mitchell made nine of his 18 field goal attempts and five of his six foul shots. Bo Spencer added 21 points and five assists for the Tigers (6-2). Spencer made three of LSU's season-best seven three-pointers.

Storm Warren had his sixth double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds for LSU. Warren made six of his nine field goal attempts. The Tigers matched their season high by shooting 47.3 percent from the field (26-for-55).

No. 22 Georgia Tech 95, Chattanooga 64: Gani Lawal scored 29 points to lead the Yellow Jackets to a victory in their first true road game of the season. Derrick Favors had 14 points, Glen Rice added 11 and Mfon Udofia and Maurice Miller had 10 each for Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets shot 60.8 percent from the field, including 43.8 percent from 3-point range, and finished with a 35-29 rebound advantage.

Penn fires head coach

Pennsylvania fired Glen Miller on Monday after the Quakers dropped their first seven games, a rare early-season college basketball coaching change for a program that not long ago was a regular in the NCAA Tournament.

"This is not simply about the performance of the team this year," Athletics Director Steve Bilsky said. "This really is about a sense of direction and leadership. Where we were at this point indicated it was time to make a change and this was the time to do it."

The Quakers replaced Miller on an interim basis with former school great Jerome Allen, who served under Miller as an assistant coach.

Miller was 45-52 overall since being hired in 2006 to replace the departed Fran Dunphy. In his first season, Miller led the Quakers to a 22-9 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance, but Penn has declined steadily since.

"I know he really wanted to come here and make a mark, and I know he's disappointed," Bilsky said.

After seven seasons at rival Brown, Miller replaced Dunphy when he left to take over at Temple for retired Hall of Fame coach John Chaney.

Horn gets extension

South Carolina Coach Darrin Horn agreed to a two-year contract extension that will increase his salary to $1.1 million per year.

The university's Board of Trustees approved the new contract Monday. It runs through March 2015.

The former Western Kentucky coach finished 21-10 in first season with the Gamecocks, winning a share of the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title. South Carolina is 6-2 this season.

Along with a $300,000 bump in salary, the new deal also raises the buyout if Horn leaves this season from $1.5 million to $2.5 million.

Freshman leaves Marquette

Freshman forward Jeronne Maymon has left the Marquette basketball team, leaving Buzz Williams without his first recruit as head coach.

Maymon, the two-time AP Wisconsin high school player of the year, got off to a rough start during fall conditioning drills and later hurt his hip.

He averaged 4.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in nine games as a reserve for Marquette, missing a Dec. 5 loss to North Carolina State with a hip pointer.

Women's highlights

Morehead State 78, Kentucky Christian 44: Chynna Bozeman scored 19 points and had five steals for Morehead, which went 7-for-31 from three-point range a day after hitting a school record 16 threes in a win over Detroit. Bozeman was 4-for-11 from long range.

Michigan 72, No. 12 Xavier 71: Freshman Dayeesha Hollins scored 22 points, including a layup with 17 seconds left that rallied Michigan to a road victory.

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