After averaging 20 points and 15 rebounds a game in a 2-0 week for the Kentucky Wildcats, Bam Adebayo was named the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman of the Week for the first time this season.
The Panthers have applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive tackle Kawann Short and re-signed defensive end Wes Horton to a two-year contract.
North Carolina moved from eighth to fifth.
Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk is transferring for his sixth year of eligibility.
Trey Benton struck out a career-high 10 batters over five scoreless innings, while Eric Tyler collected a pair of hits and drove in three as No. 11 East Carolina completed the weekend series sweep over La Salle 12-1 Sunday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.