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Knee issues force UConn forward Diarra to end playing career

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Chronic knee problems have forced UConn forward Mamadou Diarra to end his playing career.

The school says the 6-foot-8 junior has been granted a medical disqualification. He'll remain with the program during the upcoming season as a student assistant coach.

Coach Dan Hurley says the staff decided it couldn't ask Diarra to attempt to play again "knowing it could severely impact him later in life."

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Leaders
Points: J. Adams16.9
Rebounds: J. Carlton6.2
Assists: T. Smith2.4
FG%: J. Adams48.7%
FT%: C. Vital81.3%
3P%: C. Vital40.9%
Steals: C. Vital1.6
Blocks: J. Carlton1.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia35-3
2 Texas Tech31-7
3 Michigan State32-7
4 Duke32-6
5 Auburn30-10
6 Gonzaga33-4
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Purdue26-10
9 North Carolina29-7
10 Tennessee31-6
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
11 Houston 16-2 33-4
22 Cincinnati 14-4 28-7
UCF 13-5 24-9
Temple 13-5 23-10
Memphis 11-7 22-14
Wichita State 10-8 22-15
South Florida 8-10 24-14
Tulsa 8-10 18-14
Connecticut 6-12 16-17
SMU 6-12 15-17
East Carolina 3-15 10-21
Tulane 0-18 4-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.8 (132)
Rebounds: 11.5 (72)
Assists: 12.8 (221)
FG%: 44.6% (165)
FT%: 68.0% (273)
3P%: 34.4% (174)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.3 (176)
Rebounds: 23.9 (279)
Assists: 13.0 (176)
FG%: 43.9% (192)
FT%: 73.2% (312)
3P%: 33.5% (133)
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