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UNDATED (AP) — Baylor has hired LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as its new football coach. The move was finalized three days after LSU beat Clemson for the national championship. He replaces Matt Rhule, who last week became head coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. Aranda takes over a Big 12 team on the rise. The Bears went from 11 losses in 2017 to 11 wins this season, when they played in the Big 12 championship game and the Sugar Bowl. The 43-year-old Aranda was at LSU the last four seasons after three years as Wisconsin's defensive coordinator.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's opponents won't get much satisfaction out of knowing the Mountaineers have abandoned their full-court press. It's been replaced by a half-court defense that is among the best in the country. Coach Bob Huggins says the switch was the best path to basketball wins for West Virginia. The 12th-ranked Mountaineers have held five straight opponents to 60 points or less. They are second in Division I in field-goal percentage defense at 35%. The defense is anchored by the Big 12's top two rebounders, 6-foot-10 sophomore Derek Culver and 6-9 freshman Oscar Tshiebwe. The Mountaineers play at Kansas State on Saturday.
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