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Bobcats acquire Mohammed from Pistons

CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Bobcats' search for a big man ended Friday when they acquired center Nazr Mohammed from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for center Primoz Brezec and forward Walter Herrmann.

Mohammed, averaging 3.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in 21 games for the Pistons, will provide the Bobcats depth they've been missing since Sean May underwent season-ending knee surgery during training camp.

The Bobcats have gotten very little from Brezec, who has been starting but averaging only 1.9 points and 2.2 rebounds a game.

Herrmann had failed to crack the Charlotte rotation under new coach Sam Vincent. But both Brezec and Herrmann will provide the Pistons with outside shooting.

The 6-foot-10 Mohammed, in his ninth season from Kentucky, has averaged 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds a game.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Arkansas has a new pair of sibling coaches.

Paul Petrino will be the Razorbacks' offensive coordinator next season under his older brother Bobby Petrino, who was hired as Arkansas' coach Tuesday after leaving the Atlanta Falcons.

Paul Petrino worked with his brother during Bobby Petrino's 13-game stint as Atlanta's coach. The younger Petrino was the Falcons' receivers coach.

• Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe was hired by Duke as its football coach, The Associated Press has learned.

Cutcliffe will be introduced during a news conference Saturday, a person familiar with the decision said on condition of anonymity Friday night because the announcement hadn't yet been made.

The former Mississippi coach emerged during the past week as Duke's top choice for the difficult task of building the Blue Devils into winners after the program lost all but 22 games during the past 13 seasons.

• COLLEGE SOCCER -- Marcus Tracy led Wake Forest to the championship game in the NCAA Men's College Cup, scoring twice in the second half in the Demon Deacons' 2-0 victory semifinal victory over ACC rival Virginia Tech.

Tracy scored on a leaping header in the 51st minute and completed the scoring in the 82nd minute to send Wake Forest to the NCAA championship game for the first time in school history. The Demon Deacons (21-2-2) will play for the national title Sunday against the winner of the second semifinal between Atlantic-10 champion Massachusetts (17-7-1) and Big Ten winner Ohio State (16-3-5).

• BASKETBALL -- A 23-year-old model has filed a lawsuit accusing New Jersey Nets star Jason Kidd of groping and threatening her at a Manhattan nightclub two months ago.

A spokesman for Kidd denied the allegations as a "false" and "defamatory" attempt to get money from the player who earns almost $20 million a year.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, said Kidd "battered and assaulted" the woman in the Lower West Side club Tenjune on Oct. 10 when he "grabbed her buttocks and crotch on multiple occasions."

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