Sports briefs: Kasnas' Ben McClemore, Indiana's Victory Oadipo headed for NBA Draft
basketball • Ben McLemore is one and done at Kansas. Ricky Ledo is none and done with Providence. McLemore, Kansas' talented freshman guard, was among several underclassmen who wasted little time in declaring for the NBA Draft Tuesday, the day after the college season ended. Ledo, Providence, R.I., native, practiced with the Friars this season but never played because he failed to qualify academically.
Indiana All-American Victor Oladipo announced he was giving up his senior season to enter the June 27 draft. New Mexico's Tony Snell also announced he was going pro.
Louisville junior Russ Smith, who helped the Cardinals win a national title by beating Michigan on Monday night, also will enter the draft, his father said.
Indiana is awaiting word on whether sophomore center Cody Zeller will return or head to the NBA.
Pac-12 plans review of hoops officiating
BASKETBALL • The Pac-12 announced plans Tuesday to commission an independent review of officiating during the league tournament after comments by the conference's coordinator of officials raised questions about its integrity. The review will be done by "experts who are entirely independent of the Pac-12 Conference," the league said. The investigation is expected to be completed by June. Ed Rush resigned as the conference's coordinator of officials last week. He told The Associated Press he was just trying to "lighten the mood" in a tense locker room when he "jokingly" made offers of $5,000 or a trip to Mexico for any referee who disciplined Arizona coach Sean Miller during the league tournament.
U.S. women beat Netherlands 3-1
Soccer • Christen Press scored twice and the U.S. women's team beat the Netherlands 3-1 in an exhibition Tuesday night in the Hague that extended the Americans' unbeaten streak to 31 games. Tobin Heath put the Olympic champions ahead in the 36th minute. Press added goals in the 45th and 60th minutes.
Outshot 19-5, the Dutch got a goal in the 81st minute when Manon Melis lobbed the ball over U.S. goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris.
From wire reports
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