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The Morning Mix

Apr 26, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

Dana O’Neil provides your must-read of the day on the college basketball story of the year

– Luke Winn handed out his coaching awards for the season. John Calipari was more efficient than you think, and Fred Hoiberg was a lot better than you expected

Ryan Greene ranks the best teams in the west headed into the 2012-2013

– Transfer-blocking stinks. But blocking a transfer because their grades aren’t where the school wants them isn’t all that bad

– Will 72-year old Larry Brown be able to make a wave on the recruiting trail? The former-NBA head coach believes his pro experience will help. Speaking of Larry Brown, he took some shots at his former-boss, Michael Jordan

– Who will Virginia Tech hire to replace Seth Greenberg. If it follows the trend of ACC hires, it is likely to be a current college head coach. John Feinstein provides an interesting take on the school’s decision to fire the head coach

– Just because a school is in a BCS-conference doesn’t mean it’s a “great-job”. Don;t believe me? Just ask Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens and Gregg Marshall and Mark Few. All four “mid-major” head coaches have turned down multiple BCS-conference jobs. Speaking of which, exactly how good is the Virginia Tech head coaching job?

– Drake’s Rayvonte Rice is transferring to Illinois. Jeff Eisenberg wonders what Rice will do about his “Drake” tattoos

– UCLA-bound Kyle Anderson had an MRI on his injured hand and the results were not good

– Middle Tennessee head coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a five-year extension after leading the Blue Raiders to a school record 27 wins in 2012

– To Indiana head coach Tom Crean, this past season was just the  beginning. He is going to push his team to achieve greatness

– Wake Forest legend Randolph Childress has joined the Demon Deacons as the new director of player development

– John Templon put together a good offseason-read on the NYC “Bracket of Champions”

A good-read on Oakland coach Greg Kampe, who has spurned many a job offer in order to stay at the Summit League power-house

I’m glad to hear this is happening. I was in East Rutherford when the tragedy struck

– VCU’s Bradford Burgess, the NCAA’s all-time consecutive starts leader, threw out the first pitch at the VCU-Virginia game

– An update on what Michigan plans to do with their Fab-5 banner

Kentucky has been killing it in the YouTube department

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    Dukes averaged 2.1 points in 7.2 minutes of action per game.

  2. Josh Jackson, No. 1 player in Class of 2016, cuts his list to nine schools

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  3. Virginia Tech’s leading scorer Adam Smith to transfer, will be eligible immediately

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    Adam Smith averaged a team-high 13.4 points per game as a redshirt junior.

  4. Tip times, channel guide for the 2015 Sweet 16

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  5. Reports: NCAA meets with Donnie Tyndall second time, investigation nears end

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  7. Tradition of success through change raises expectations at Xavier

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  8. Reports: Michael Frazier II will declare for the NBA Draft

    Mar 26, 2015, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Frazier is projected as a second round pick.

  9. West Virginia releases hype video for game vs. Kentucky

    Mar 26, 2015, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Did they really call Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless college basketball experts?

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    Mar 26, 2015, 11:01 AM EDT

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    Ross has led Delaware to the best stretch in program history.

  11. Trey Freeman’s banked-in three sends Old Dominion to NIT semifinals (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2015, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Freeman’s shot came just a couple seconds after Murray State’s Jarvis Moss tied things up at 69 apiece.

  12. Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes has another encounter with an NCAA tournament stenographer (VIDEO)

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  13. Status of North Carolina forward remains uncertain ahead of Thursday’s game against No. 1 Wisconsin

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  14. Wisconsin point guard expects to return from foot injury Thursday night

    Mar 25, 2015, 7:06 PM EDT

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    Traevon Jackson hasn’t played since late January, and how much he’ll be able to play against No. 4 North Carolina remains to be seen.

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