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Winningest coach ever goes out with loss

BERDEEN, S.D. — Northern State coach Don Meyer, the winningest men's coach in NCAA history, ended his career with a 56-51 loss to Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday night.

The 65-year-old Meyer finished his career with a record of 923-324, his final victory coming Wednesday over Minnesota State-Moorhead.

Meyer announced his retirement last Monday, saying he no longer has the physical or mental energy to run the basketball program at its "highest possible level."

In September 2008, Meyer was injured in a car accident that later resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee. Doctors then discovered he had an inoperable form of cancer.

Meyer continued to coach despite his health problems, and in January 2009, he broke Bob Knight's record of 902 wins, coaching from the sidelines in a wheelchair.

Tsunami threat cancels BYU volleyball

HONOLULU — The Hawaii-BYU men's volleyball game against at Maui's War Memorial Gym tonight was cancelled.

—Deseret News wire reports