Moses Malone, Jr., who has not played in a game this season for Texas Tech, has asked for and been granted his release from the school, Coach James Dickey said. Malone, a transfer from Houston, averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds a game last season for the Red Raiders. . . . Drake player Martha Chaput has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will miss the rest of the season. . . . Delaware, Towson, Drexel and Hofstra will leave the America East Conference for the Colonial Athletic Assn. The moves do not take effect until the 2003-2004 school year and will leave the CAA with 10 schools and America East with six. . . . The NCAA Division I men's committee recommended a switch of tournament sites in 2002 and 2003 between Dallas and Oklahoma City.