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Sports in brief: Whits headed to North Carolina

College men: Whitworth is headed to Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., for the sectional round of the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament.

The fourth-ranked Pirates (26-2) will play 10-ranked Eastern Mennonite (24-4) on Friday. Third-ranked Guilford (28-2) plays 17th-ranked Wooster in the other sectional semifinal. Game times have not been determined.

Two Vandals feted by WAC

College men: Two Idaho Vandals were honored by the Western Athletic Conference in its postseason awards.

Senior guard Mac Hopson was chosen to the all-WAC honorable mention team, and senior Marvin Jefferson was chosen for the all-defensive team.

Hopson was a first-team all-WAC honoree last season. Jefferson earned his first career postseason conference honor.

Nevada’s Luke Babbitt was chosen WAC player of the year.

The seventh-seeded Vandals open the WAC tournament Thursday against host Nevada, the No. 2 seed, at 6 p.m. The Wolf Pack swept Idaho this season.

WAC honors Idaho’s Kloke

College women: Idaho’s Rachele Kloke was selected to the all-Western Athletic Conference second team as the conference announced its postseason awards.

Kloke, a junior, earned her first career all-WAC selection by averaging 17 points per game in conference play, fourth in the WAC.

Shanavia Dowdell of Louisiana Tech was selected as WAC player of the year.

The Vandals, seeded fourth, open the WAC tournament against fifth-seeded New Mexico State on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Reno, Nev. Idaho was 2-0 against the Aggies this season.

Stuckey misses Sunday’s game

NBA: Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey missed Sunday’s game against the Houston Rockets, two days after collapsing during a game in Cleveland.

Pistons coach John Kuester said Stuckey, a former Eastern Washington standout, is continuing to undergo tests in Detroit. He was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Saturday after being kept overnight for observation.

Stuckey passed out on the Pistons bench during a timeout, and was taken from the arena in an ambulance. He missed two games last season after experiencing dizziness at halftime of a game.

Associated Press