College notes: Longhorns add three guards

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Texas signed three guards to basketball scholarships Thursday, with two of them ranked among the nation’s top 107 prospects by Rivals.com. The list includes shooting guard Demarcus Croaker (No. 105), combo guard Kendall Yancy (No. 107) and point guard Isaiah Taylor.

Croaker, from Orlando, Fla., is a two-time Florida all-state selection who averaged 23.9 points per game as a senior. Yancy, who played at Richardson Berkner, took his team to the Class 5A state semifinals as a senior while averaging 12.2 points, 7.8 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game. Taylor played last season at The Village School in Houston, where he averaged 17.6 points and 10.0 assists per game.

Texas lost its top two scorers from last season’s 16-18 team when point guard Myck Kabongo opted to enter the NBA Draft and shooting guard Sheldon McClellan announced plans to transfer to another school.

— Jimmy Burch

TCU falls

The TCU Hunt Seat squad battled South Dakota State to a 2-2 draw inside, but lost to the Jackrabbits by an overall raw score of 1,107-1,015 on the opening day of the NCEA National Championship in Waco. TCU ends the year 9-6.

In Equitation on the Flat, Demi Stiegler continued her winning ways, downing Marielle Golden, 147-125. The first-team All-America honoree and Big 12 Rider of the Year closed her sophomore season with a 12-1-2 record.

Briefly

• Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Kickoff is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Dec. 30 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN and will feature a team from the Mountain West Conference against Navy, pending bowl eligibility.

• Rutgers basketball: School president Robert Barchi told a New Jersey Assembly budget panel he hasn't signed a settlement with recently fired coach Mike Rice. Barchi also said he hasn't finalized severance packages for the school's athletic director and university lawyer, both of whom resigned during the coaching scandal. Rice was fired after a video of him throwing basketballs at players and uttering gay slurs was shown on ESPN.

• Nebraska basketball: A former player convicted of lying to police about being attacked in her home by masked men who carved anti-gay slurs into her skin was sentenced to a week in jail and two years’ probation. Charlie Rogers, who maintains that the attack last July did happen, cried and hugged family and friends as she left the courtroom.

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