College basketball: Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter is sidelined for the NCAA tournament

Virginia forward De'Andre Hunter, the Atlantic Coast Conference's sixth man of the year, will sit out the NCAA tournament because of a broken left wrist.

The school said Hunter suffered the injury during the ACC tournament. He will have surgery Monday.


Hunter, a redshirt freshman, averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 33 games.

The Cavaliers, the top seed in the tournament, open play Friday night against Maryland Baltimore County in Charlotte, N.C.

Miami’s Brown isn’t ready to play

Miami guard Bruce Brown Jr.'s injured left foot is healing faster than expected, but coach Jim Larranaga said the sophomore won't play Thursday against Loyola of Chicago.

Brown sat out 11 games before receiving medical clearance Monday to remove his walking boot and rejoin practice. He underwent surgery Feb. 1.

Big East extends commissioner

The Big East Conference extended the contract of Commissioner Val Ackerman through June 2021.

The three-year extension was announced three days after the conference played its men's basketball tournament at New York's Madison Square Garden for the 36th consecutive year. Six of the 10 teams received bids to the NCAA tournament.

Villanova, a current No. 1 seed, won the NCAA title in 2016.

Four Big East teams received bids to the women's tournament.