In the NBA, LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their 18th victory in 20 games, 110-99 over Golden State and it was Phoenix over Oklahoma City in overtime 117-113.
A committee appointed to find a new president for the University of Massachusetts is scheduled to meet for the first time Friday.
The 21-member committee, at a meeting in Boston, is expected to vote to hire a search firm to recruit and recommend candidates for the top job in the five campus UMass system. UMass spokesman Robert Connolly said the search committee is operating with a sense of urgency.
" The timeframe is going to be an ambitious one. The hope is to have a new president selected by July 1st.," said Connolly.
Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against state and school officials blaming them for his departure, saying the legal fight's cost was too great.
The Republican of Springfield reports that Dobelle and defendants filed a motion in federal court Thursday saying they agreed to dismiss the lawsuit.