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UF wins preseason opener

By wire services
Published November 2, 2005

GAINESVILLE - Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Lee Humphrey added 15 points and Florida beat Embry-Riddle 86-48 Tuesday night in an exhibition basketball game.

Coach Billy Donovan wants a more inside-out offense, with four experienced big men in Noah, Al Horford, Chris Richard and Adrian Moss.

Florida led 53-17 at halftime, finished with 17 offensive rebounds and had a 50-31 rebounding advantage. Horford had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Richard had five points and 11 rebounds.

The Gators, who had 20 turnovers, were 10-for-26 on 3-pointers, with Humphrey 5-for-9.

MORE BASKETBALL: Tony Jackson, an All-American in 1960 and one of the best players in St. John's history, died of cancer Friday at 65. The forward, coached by Joe Lapchick, led the school to the NIT championship and was the MVP as a sophomore. He averaged 21.1 points and 13 rebounds for his career, and was a first-team AP All-American on a squad that also featured Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Jerry Lucas. ... J.R. Giddens, the former Kansas basketball player who left school after a bar fight, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge. Giddens, who now attends the University of New Mexico, was placed on probation for a year and will take an anger management class. ... Arizona forward Jawann McClellan appealed his academic ineligibility to the NCAA.

Football: Shockley back for Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - Three days after being held out of a loss to Florida with a sprained knee, Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley was back in practice Tuesday, though on a limited basis.

Shockley, wearing a noncontact jersey and a brace on his left knee, did not participate in a scrimmage. He had no soreness from other drills, but said he has struggled to adjust to the brace.

Shockley is expected to start Georgia's next game, against Auburn on Nov. 12. An Auburn victory would help the Gators' hopes of catching SEC East leader Georgia.

CLEMSON: Charlie Whitehurst's sore throwing shoulder could end his 37-game streak as starting quarterback. Coach Tommy Bowden said Whitehurst has had twinges of pain since late September. If Whitehurst can't have significant preparation time for Duke on Saturday, Bowden said backup Will Proctor would become Clemson's first new starter since the second half of the 2002 season.

NOTRE DAME: The Irish, as expected, will play three Big East opponents a season in football starting in the 2011 season. John Heisler, a senior associate athletic director, said because of the agreement Notre Dame would stop playing Boston College after the 2010 season.

UAB 37, MEMPHIS 20: Darrell Hackney threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns, and Corey White ran for a career-high 200 yards for the visiting Blazers (4-4, 2-3 Conference USA). The Tigers are 4-4, 3-3.

Other sports

CROSS COUNTRY: The University of Tampa's Allison Macsas was named female runner of the year and Jarrett Slaven was selected women's coach of the year by the Sunshine State Conference.

GOLF: The USF men's team won the Sam Hill Intercollegiate in Jackson, Miss. and the Bulls' Kevin Tilbury took medalist honors. The Bulls had an 848 total, winning a sudden death playoff with Southern Mississippi. ... Tampa finished seventh in the 12-team Rollins Invitational in Orlando.

STANFORD: Legendary football coach Bill Walsh will become interim athletic director Jan. 1.

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