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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five basketball team has agreed to a five-year deal to coach the Wolverines. Michigan is giving the Miami Heat assistant coach his first shot at being a head coach, other than during the NBA's summer league. He replaces John Beilein, who left to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cole McDonald allowed five hits and struck out nine in eight innings and bottom seed Iowa knocked off regular-season champion Indiana 4-2 in the Big Ten Tournament. The Hawkeyes were swept by Indiana in a three-game series in March and had lost five straight entering the tournament. They play Nebraska on Thursday night. Indiana meets Minnesota in an elimination game.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Spencer Schwellenbach's bases-loaded double highlighted Nebraska's five-run third inning and the fifth-seeded Cornhuskers went on to beat No. 4 seed Minnesota 8-2 in the Big Ten Tournament. Matt Waldron scattered six singles, walked none and struck out nine in 7 1/3 innings as the Cornhuskers won for the fifth time in six games. They'll play Iowa on Thursday night. Minnesota meets top-seeded Indiana in an elimination game.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dillon Dingler broke open a tie game with an RBI single in the eighth inning and Ohio State beat Michigan 2-1 in the Big Ten Tournament. Three pitchers combined to toss a one-hitter for the Buckeyes (32-24).

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Maxwell Costes and Justin Vought each hit two-run homers in the eighth inning and Maryland beat third-seeded Illinois 6-2 in the opener of the Big Ten Tournament. Michael Massey pulled the Fighting Illini into a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning before Maryland took the lead in the eighth.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey says the NCAA is granting too many waivers that allow players who transfer to compete immediately. He calls the requirement that players sit out a year a useful "deterrent" to players switching schools. Brey made his comments at a meeting of the Knight Commission, a nonprofit that pushes for reform in college sports. He says the ease of getting a waiver is making players more eager to transfer.

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