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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has named Mark Whitworth to the newly created position of associate commissioner for men's basketball. The SEC announced the appointment on Wednesday for Whitworth, who has worked for the league for 25 years.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has suspended guard Marshall Henderson indefinitely for a "violation of team rules." The university sent out a release Wednesday announcing the suspension but it did not provide any details why Henderson was suspended. The 6-foot-2 senior from Hurst, Texas, averaged 20.1 points per game last season. He helped the Rebels win the SEC tournament championship and advance to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will represent their teams at Southeastern Conference media days. The league on Wednesday released the roster of players attending the three-day event in Hoover starting next Tuesday.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Leland Mitchell, a former Mississippi State basketball star who played in the renowned MSU-Loyola game in 1963, has died at the age of 72. Mitchell died Saturday in Starkville. Officials with Welch Funeral Home in Starkville say services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.



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