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College basketball roundup: Rutgers names interim AD

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Rutgers announced Monday that Carl Kirschner will take over as interim athletic director.

Kirschner, former dean of Rutgers, was interim AD in 2009 after Bob Mulcahy was fired.

Tim Pernetti stepped down as AD last week in the wake of a scandal involving fired men's basketball coach Mike Rice.

Rice was initially suspended for three games after ESPN aired video footage of him kicking and shoving players, throwing basketballs at players and taunting them with homophobic language during practice.

After public outcry, Rutgers fired Rice and Pernetti stepped down.

Kirschner will remain in the AD role while the school searches for a permanent replacement.

---CBS averaged a 9.4 fast-national Nielsen rating and 15.7 million viewers for the Final Four doubleheader Saturday, USA Today reported Monday.

The rating was the highest since the 2005 Final Four.

The games between Louisville-Wichita State and Michigan-Syracuse were up four percent and three percent, respectively, from an overall 9.0 rating and 15.3 million viewers last year.

---New Mexico junior guard Tony Snell will forgo his senior season of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft, the school announced.

Snell, a 6-7, 200-pound junior, averaged 12.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

---Forward Patric Young will return to Florida next season instead of entering the NBA draft, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com reported.

---Baylor's Brittney Griner won her second consecutive Naismith Women's Player of the Year Award, according to a release Monday afternoon.

Griner averaged 23.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.1 blocks for the 34-2 Bears, who were upset by Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.
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