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      Martins raise $130,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer


      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin and wife Anya raised nearly $130,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer in a benefit last month.


      Martin and the school announced results of the fundraiser on Friday. Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.


      Martin said there were more than 250 people in attendance at the "B-Ball of the South," a Kentucky Derby-themed ball that featured a live auction. The ball raised $129,470.


      Martin said it was a great night of fun and entertainment and that event committee members did a first-class job in putting on the ball.


      The Martins are longtime supporters of the Coaches vs. Cancer and have attended similar events through the country.

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