Men's Basketball

Haydn Patrick 'Fats' Thomas, felon connected to North Carolina's P.J. Hairston, receives 36-month supervised probation

A felon linked to rental cars driven by North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston received 36 months of supervised probation as part of a plea deal.

Haydn Patrick "Fats" Thomas accepted the deal Wednesday in a Durham County courtroom.

He pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, drug possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia from a December 2012 arrest. A fourth charge of maintaining a dwelling to distribute was dismissed.

Thomas received a suspended sentence of 23 to 47 months in jail and must complete 100 hours of community service within the first 12 months of his probation term. Thomas' name or address appeared on rental records for vehicles driven by Hairston during traffic stops in May and June.

Men's highlights

No. 20 Baylor 69, Charleston Southern 64: Cory Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double already this season and Isaiah Austin also scored 16 points as the Bears (4-0) edged the Buccaneers (2-3).

N.C. Central 82, N.C. State 72 (OT): Jeremy Ingram scored 11 of his 29 points in overtime and the Eagles (3-1) earned their first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference school.

It was the first win by a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference over an ACC school since 2009.

The Wolfpack (2-2) never led after the first half, but forced overtime on walk-on Patrick Wallace's three-pointer with 2.7 seconds left. They then missed their first five shots in the extra period.

State women

Youngstown St. 67, Northern Ky. 53: The Penguins (1-2) entered the game having made only 11.1 percent of their three-point attempts, but went 11-for-19 against the Norse (2-2), including an 8-for-9 stretch that spurred a 27-6 run early in the first half. That flurry turned a 5-3 deficit into a 30-11 lead from which Northern Kentucky couldn't recover.

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