Twenty-four basketball players, including two current high school juniors, have accepted invitations to USA Basketball's 2013 Men's U19 World Championship Team training camp that will be held June 14-19 as the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Alabama forward Nick Jacobs woke up on Friday with back spams, while Florida forward Erik Murphy has dealt with a swollen knee over the past three days. Despite the injuries, both were instrumental in their team's victories in the SEC quarterfinals. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide will look to bolster their NCAA tournament at-large hopes with a win over the Gators.
Even with an early loss at this week's SEC Tournament, University of Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin believes his team deserves a spot in the NCAA tournament. The Volunteers are riding a hot streak, after winning eight of their final nine regular season games. Tennessee went on a similar run in 2012, but fell off the bubble after a loss to Ole Miss in the SEC quarterfinals.