A Villanova basketball player charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana will enter a first-time-offender program, and his record will be expunged if he stays out of trouble for a year.
Reggie Redding, who helped lead the team to an NCAA Final Four berth last season, appeared before a Delaware County judge yesterday and was placed in Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. He also was ordered to perform 16 hours of community service and pay all court costs.
The senior guard was arrested in July. Police, investigating a report that a car had hit a pedestrian-crosswalk sign near campus, found a clear bag containing the drug in a parked vehicle owned by Redding.
He was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. The latter charge was later dismissed.
Redding missed 10 games for violating university policy. He started practicing with the team Monday and is eligible to play Saturday against Fordham University.
- Mari A. Schaefer
Texas 104, Texas-Pan American 42 -
Avery Bradley scored a season-high 18 points and had five assists to lead the No. 2 Longhorns (9-0) to an overpowering victory over the visiting Broncs (1-10) in Austin, Texas.
Bradley, who averaged 16.0 points on 13-of-26 shooting in the last two games, led the Longhorns offensively, going 8 of 15 from the field while passing effectively as well.
Elsewhere: Jon Scheyer scored 24 of his career-high 36 points in the first half to lead No. 7 Duke past Gardner-Webb, 113-68, in Durham, N.C. . . . Scotty Hopson scored 14 points to help No. 9 Tennessee pull away from Wyoming for a 77-58 win in Knoxville, Tenn. . . . James Beatty scored a career-high 21 points and Rutgers held Rider without a point in overtime to take an 80-70 victory in Piscataway, N.J.
LSU 93, Houston Baptist 31 -
Latear Eason and Taylor Turnbow had 12 points each to lead five players in double figures, and the No. 5 Tigers (8-0) routed the Huskies (2-8) in Baton Rouge, La., in the first round of the inaugural Sue Gunter Classic.
Elsewhere: Brittany Johnson scored 14 points, including 10 straight in a 15-3 first-half run, to lead No. 8 Ohio State past visiting Wright State, 84-47, in Columbus, Ohio. . . . Immaculata beat host Arcadia, 71-59, in Glenside, Pa.