Texas men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes confirmed Tuesday that Ioannis Papapetrou has signed to play for a professional team in Greece.The 6-foot-8 forward from Athens, who would have been the team’s top returning scorer next season, signed a five-year deal worth approximately $2 million with Olympiacos BC.Papapetrou played in all 34 games for Texas last season, including 25 starts. He averaged 8.3 points a game.“We need to be happy for Papi and his family, and all of us wish him the best,” Barnes said in a statement. “There’s no question that Papi wanted to be here at the University of Texas, and it was going to take something very significant for him not to be here. And that’s exactly what happened.”Briefly Oklahoma football: KFOR TV reported that coach Bob Stoops is expected to announce that Trevor Knight has won the Sooners’ quarterback competition over Blake Bell and will start when OU opens the season against Louisiana-Monroe on Aug. 31. Bell was Landry Jones’ backup the past two seasons. • Alabama football: Coach Nick Saban has suspended cornerback Geno Smith for the season opener against Virginia Tech after Smith’s drunken driving arrest Sunday morning. • C-USA football: The conference has reached agreements with six bowl games that will guarantee the league four postseason spots each year for the 2014-19 seasons. The bowls include the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, the Heart of Dallas Bowl, The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, the New Mexico Bowl and the Hawaii Bowl. Conference USA will send teams to three of the five games each year. One league team will play in one of the Texas bowls each season. C-USA also has a longstanding agreement with the New Orleans Bowl.