LSU assistant coach David Patrick will become the top assistant for new TCU men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon, numerous media outlets reported on Friday.
LSU coach Johnny Jones confirmed to The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., that Patrick, 40, is leaving to take a job on Dixon’s staff.
Citing a source, ESPN first reported on Friday afternoon the news of Patrick’s departure from LSU after four seasons. Dixon left Pittsburgh to take over at TCU after Trent Johnson, a former LSU coach, was fired.
In other TCU sports:
Track and field: The 4x400-meter relay team posted the fastest time in the prelims at the Texas Relays in Austin, clocking a 3:09.35. On that team were Joshua Washington, Ronnie Baker, Sam Watts and Kevin McClanahan.
The 4x100-meter relay had the fifth-best qualifying time of 40.39.
Men’s tennis: No. 2 TCU (17-2) won a pair of men’s dual matches, beating Rice 4-1 and UT Arlington 4-0, running its home winning streak to 24.
Trevor Johnson picked up a doubles win and victory No. 18 on the season in singles against Rice. No. 3 Cameron Norrie and No. 15 Alex Rybakov had straight-set wins.
Against the Mavericks (14-8), Norrie and Reese Stalder each put together two wins in doubles and singles.
Women’s tennis: No. 35 TCU (10-2, 2-0 Big 12) upset No. 30 Kansas 4-1 for its eighth straight win and second consecutive Big 12 upset.
Track and field: The men’s 4x400-meter relay team advanced to the finals by finishing eighth with a time of 3:12.84 at the Texas Relays.
On that team were Erik Martinsson, De’Vion Simpson, Brenden Wallace and Styron Williams.
Baseball: Friday’s game at Georgia State was postponed because of rain. The teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. today.
Kentucky basketball: Guard Jamal Murray will enter the NBA Draft, becoming the first of several Wildcats who could follow him to the pros. The 6-foot-4 Murray was the Wildcats’ top scorer at 20 points per game.
Portland basketball: Terry Porter, the former coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns and 17-year NBA veteran, agreed to coach the Pilots, ESPN reported.
Stanford basketball: Forward Rosco Allen declared for the NBA Draft but will not sign with an agent. Allen led Stanford in scoring with 15.6 points per game.
UAB basketball: Houston Rockets veteran guard Jason Terry interviewed for the Blazers job, ESPN reported.