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First batch of sentences scheduled in Detroit court in University of Toledo point-shaving case

  • In this Octocer 2004 photo is University of Toledo basketball player Sammy Villegas in Toledo, Ohio. Villegas, who accepted at least $3,000 from a gambler to miss shots and make other mistakes, was sentenced to probation Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in a decade-old point-shaving scandal.  (AP Photo/The Blade, Lisa Dutton) MANDATORY CREDIT  MAGS OUT NO SALES  TV OUT  BOWLING GREEN SENTINEL-TRIBUNE OUT  THE MONROE EVENING NEWS OUT  TOLEDO FREE PRESS OUT

    In this Octocer 2004 photo is University of Toledo basketball player Sammy Villegas in Toledo, Ohio. Villegas, who accepted at least $3,000 from a gambler to miss shots and make other mistakes, was sentenced to probation Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in a decade-old point-shaving scandal. (AP Photo/The Blade, Lisa Dutton) MANDATORY CREDIT MAGS OUT NO SALES TV OUT BOWLING GREEN SENTINEL-TRIBUNE OUT THE MONROE EVENING NEWS OUT TOLEDO FREE PRESS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Jan. 18, 2004 photo, University of Toledo basketball player Sammy Villegas pumps his fist during an NCAA basketball game in Toledo, Ohio. Villegas, who accepted at least $3,000 from a gambler to miss shots and make other mistakes, was sentenced to probation Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in a decade-old point-shaving scandal. (AP Photo/The Blade, Andy Morrison) MANDATORY CREDIT  MAGS OUT NO SALES  TV OUT  BOWLING GREEN SENTINEL-TRIBUNE OUT  THE MONROE EVENING NEWS OUT  TOLEDO FREE PRESS OUT

    In this Jan. 18, 2004 photo, University of Toledo basketball player Sammy Villegas pumps his fist during an NCAA basketball game in Toledo, Ohio. Villegas, who accepted at least $3,000 from a gambler to miss shots and make other mistakes, was sentenced to probation Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in a decade-old point-shaving scandal. (AP Photo/The Blade, Andy Morrison) MANDATORY CREDIT MAGS OUT NO SALES TV OUT BOWLING GREEN SENTINEL-TRIBUNE OUT THE MONROE EVENING NEWS OUT TOLEDO FREE PRESS OUT  (The Associated Press)

A judge will order the first sentences in a decade-old point-shaving scandal at the University of Toledo.

Former basketball players Anton Currie and Sammy Villegas are due on Tuesday in Detroit federal court. They pleaded guilty to conspiracy and admitted accepting cash and other incentives to alter their performance.

Currie says he received between $1,000 and $2,000 in cash and groceries from Detroit-area gambler Ghazi Manni during the 2005-06 season. Villegas says he accepted $3,000 to $4,000 from 2004 through 2006.

Villegas says he missed shots and committed turnovers to control the score.

Currie and Villegas are asking a judge to keep them out of prison. Manni, another gambler and five more former Rockets also have pleaded guilty, including three who played football.