Utah State has dismissed forward Marques Crane from the team for violating team rules and academic reasons.
Crane, a junior reserve, averaged 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 12 games for the Aggies. Coach Stew Morrill announced Crane's dismissal in a release Tuesday but did not elaborate.
Utah State, 21-7 overall and 12-5 in the Big West, closes the regular season Friday at home against Idaho.
Rev. Timothy Lannon, the president of St. Joseph's, accepted the actions of Temple and Coach John Chaney in response to a hard foul that injured a Hawk player, but criticized the school and the Atlantic 10 over the way the situation was handled.... Former Louisiana State women's coach Sue Gunter is hospitalized because of a staph infection.... Kathi Bennett has resigned after five seasons as women's coach at Indiana.... Frank Burlison of the Long Beach Press-Telegram has been elected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame.