South Carolina's athletic department is reporting two secondary NCAA violations from the program of new women's basketball coach Dawn Staley, the former Temple coach and Murrell Dobbins Tech star.
The violations were among 11 secondary violations in the past 6 months.
The school said yesterday that a women's basketball coach improperly text-messaged a prospect and a coach incorrectly publicized an informal practice scrimmage. The name of the coach wasn't included in the report. All violations are considered low-level infractions of NCAA rules, and no players' eligibility was lost as a result.
Staley was hired as the school's new women's basketball coach in May. She joined the school after eight seasons at Temple, where she led the Owls to four Atlantic 10 Tournament titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances.
The text-message violation took place Oct. 1 and was classified as Level I, meaning it is submitted to the NCAA enforcement staff through the Southeastern Conference office.
The violation for publicizing the scrimmage occurred in November and was considered Level II, which means the SEC office collects such infractions and submits a report to the NCAA at the end of the academic year.
The school releases such violations twice a year because of regular open-records requests by news organizations.
* North Carolina State guard Trevor Ferguson will miss 3 to 6 weeks after breaking the ring finger on his left hand.
In games yesterday:
* At Gonzaga, Jeremiah Domin-guez scored 25 points and Portland State (9-3) upset the No. 7 Bulldogs (8-3), 77-70.
* At Xavier, Matt Howard and Gordon Hayward both scored 19 points, and Butler (10-1) beat the No. 14 Musketeers (9-2), 74-65.
* At Wisconsin, A.J. Abrams had 21 points to lead No. 9 Texas (10-2) to a 74-69 victory.
* At UCLA, Michael Roll scored a career-high 25 points, and the No. 13 Bruins (9-2) rolled over Wyoming, 113-62.
* At Georgetown, Austin Freeman scored 17 points to lead the No. 12 Hoyas (9-1) past Florida International, 76-38.
* At Arizona State, Rihards Kuksiks made five of the Sun Devils' school-record 17 three-pointers and No. 20 ASU (10-1) routed Idaho State, 90-55. James Harden led ASU with 18 points.
* At St. Louis, Trent Meacham had 23 points Demetri McCamey scored all but two of his 20 points in an almost perfect first half, helping Illinois (11-1) manhandle No. 25 Missouri, 75-59, for its ninth straight victory in the annual Braggin' Rights game. Leo Lyons had 22 points for the Tigers (9-2).
* At Minnesota, Blake Hoffarber and Lawrence Westbrook scored 15 points each to lift the No. 23 Gophers (11-0), 80-71, over Southeastern Louisiana.
* At Boston College, Corey Raji went 12-for-12 from the floor and scored a career-high 26 points to lead the Eagles (10-2) to their seventh straight win, 99-61, over Maine. *