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SJSU's Oliver named to Lute Olson All-America team

SJSU's Oliver named to Lute Olson All-America team

March 25, 2011SJSU PAGE

San Jose -- The honors continue to roll in for Adrian Oliver of the San Jose State University mens basketball team. The 6-foot-4 senior from Modesto, Calif., is one of 22 players named to the 2011 Lute Olson All-America team. Oliver finished the season averaging 24.0 points a game. He became the first San Jose State player to lead the Western Athletic Conference in single-season scoring and currently ranks fourth nationally in scoring average. Oliver was the focal player in the Spartans 17-16 win-loss record the first winning season since 1994. San Jose State competed in post-season action for the first time since 1996 as one of 16 teams invited to the 2011 College Basketball Invitational presented by ZebraPen. This month, the number-two scorer in school history with 1,750 points was named first-team All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC), one of five players named to the WAC All-Tournament team, and was a National Association of Basketball Coaches District VI first-team choice.Rather selecting a first, second, third team and honorable mentions; the Lute Olson All-America squad is just one team.The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nations top Division I player who played at least two seasons with his respective team. Freshmen and first-year transfers can be named to the All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honors.The 2011 Lute Olson Player of the Year will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on April 1 in Houston, site of the mens basketball championship.The award is named in honor of Lute Olson, who won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997s.Courtesy San Jose State University media services

Nuggets head coach Michael Malone suspended for game against Kings

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Nuggets head coach Michael Malone suspended for game against Kings

Michael Malone won't be on the sideline when his Nuggets take on his former team on Monday night.

The NBA announced Monday afternoon that Malone has been suspended without pay for the game against the Kings.

The suspension stems from Malone "entering the court, halting play and making contact with a game official" during Denver's game against the Lakers on Sunday. The incident occurred midway through the second quarter.

Malone was hired as head coach of the Kings prior to the 2013-14 season. He was fired just 24 games into the 2014-15 season.

Coverage of the Nuggets and Kings gets underway at 6:30pm on NBC Sports California and streaming on the NBC Sports App.

49ers claim former Jaguars defensive lineman off waivers

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49ers claim former Jaguars defensive lineman off waivers

The San Francisco 49ers' defensive line will have a new member coming off of the bye week.

The 49ers claimed defensive lineman Sheldon Day of waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday. The Jaguars waived Day on Saturday in order to make room for the return of rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook off of injured reserve. 

Day, a 2016 fourth round pick, posted 11 tackles and two tackles in 22 games over the last two seasons with Jacksonville. He played fewer than 30 snaps in all seven games with the Jaguars this season. 

Defensive lineman Arik Armstead, defensive tackle Tank Carradine, and defensive tackle Chris Jones are all on injured reserve, while defensive lineman Aaron Lynch missed the 49ers' last game in Week 10.

San Francisco ranks 22nd in the league in sacks, 23rd in pass defense, and 31st in rush defense.