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The Morning Mix

May 7, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

- Xavier guard Mark Lyons has decided to transfer to Arizona to play for former-Xavier coach Sean Miller. With the addition of a top-tier backcourt player, the Wildcats could be considered one of the early favorites to make the Final Four next season

- Derrick Gordon, the standout guard for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, has decided to transfer to UMass

- A look at some of the best potential value picks in the NBA Draft

- After getting worn out at Illinois, Bruce Weber feels re-energized at Kansas State

- The University of Kentucky held graduation over the weekend, and Darius Miller’s name was misspelled in the program. It’s not like his name doesn’t get printed on university programs, promotional fliers, stat sheets or anything else…..

- Does anybody know if Jim Calhoun is coming back or not? The UConn coach said he’d announce his career status over a month ago, and has yet to say anything

- The UCLA Bruins will finally be able to play their home games back in Pauley Pavilion. This past season the famous arenas was undergoing some much-needed renovations, which forced the Bruins to play their home games at the UCLA Sports Arena. With a stellar recruiting class coming in, there may not be a better time to reopen the Pavilion to fans and players. Speaking of the Bruins, Ben Howland is taking his team to China for their exhibition trip. After what happened to Georgetown on their trip to China, we should all be thankful that Reeves Nelson is no longer part of the Bruins program

- Arizona State forward Trent Lockett will transfer to Marquette in order to be closer to his family

- Highly touted recruit Anthony Bennett has narrowed down his list to just Oregon and UNLV

- Illinois State lost their head coach two weeks ago when Tim Jankovich left for SMU to become the “coach-in-waiting”. But the Redbirds could name a new head coach by the end of the day

- Former-Kansa forward Marcus Morris has entered into a diversion agreement with prosecutors following his arrest on battery charges stemming from an altercation at a Lawrence nightclub in February

- Michigan’s Zack Novak isn’t just a deadly 3-point shooter. Apparently he’s also pretty good at kicking field goals

- UT-San Antonio and North Texas are officially moving to Conference-USA

- Villanova had a dreadful season, but a pair of incoming recruits give the Wildcats some hope for the future

- In case you missed it from Friday, the Kentucky Wildcats visited President Obama at the White House and gave the President a championship ring. Plus, Anthony Davis gave the Lincoln Memorial a pair of “3-goggles”

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  1. UMass rewards Derek Kellogg with contract extension through 2018-19 season

    Oct 24, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Kellogg’s led his alma mater to 21 wins or more in each of the last three seasons.

  2. Former Big East foes announce home-and-home series

    Oct 24, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

    John Thompson III AP

    Georgetown holds a 35-29 lead in their all-time series with UConn.

  3. Top 25 Countdown: No. 11 Villanova Wildcats

    Oct 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Villanova went 29-5 last season and return essentially the same lineup. Why aren’t more people talking about them?

  4. Four-star shooting guard verbally commits to Texas

    Oct 24, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

    Rick Barnes AP

    Texas now has two four-star commitments, with Kerwin Roach joining Eric Davis on Friday.

  5. Three-star guard becomes Baylor’s fifth 2015 commitment

    Oct 24, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Scott Drew AP

    Of Baylor’s five verbal commitments in the Class of 2015 four are guards, including their latest commit.

  6. Syracuse, NCAA Committee on Infractions meeting set for October 30-31

    Oct 24, 2014, 12:06 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim AP

    Syracuse’s men’s basketball and football programs are under investigation, with the stakes being higher for Jim Boeheim’s program.

  7. Georgetown’s senior center looking to rebound from ‘embarrassing’ 2013-14 season

    Oct 23, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Joshua Smith averaged 11.5 points per game before being ruled academically ineligible last season.

  8. Cameron Payne didn’t expect to fill Isaiah Canaan’s void at Murray State, but he did

    Oct 23, 2014, 10:49 PM EDT

    Cameron Payne (AP Photo) Cameron Payne (AP Photo)

    Cam Payne became the star of Murray State as a freshman, but he wouldn’t have gotten there if he had a back up. Why?

  9. VCU announces addition of 17-year old Morgan Vega to basketball program (VIDEO)

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

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    The preseason favorites to win the Atlantic 10 added a new teammate Thursday.

  10. Junior guard decides to leave Charlotte program

    Oct 23, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

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    Shawn Lester averaged 11.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in the sixth man role last season.

  11. Iowa State guard to undergo surgery on both hips

    Oct 23, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Hallice Cooke AP

    Hallice Cooke will have one hip operated on Monday, with the second surgery coming four weeks later.

  12. Three-star small forward becomes Oklahoma’s third 2015 commitment

    Oct 23, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

    Lon Kruger AP

    Christian James joins Rashard Odomes and Akolda Manyang in Oklahoma’s 2015 haul.

  13. 2014-15 Season Preview: The Top 20 Perimeter Attacks

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson AP

    Who are the top 20 perimeters in the country this season?

  14. UNC AD Bubba Cunningham joins Dan Patrick to discuss the academic scandal (VIDEO)

    Oct 23, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

    (AP Photo) (AP Photo)

    This scandal will be a stain on North Carolina’s sports and academic programs for a long time.

  15. Throwback Thursday: Dahntay Jones dunks, does pushups on defender (VIDEO)

    Oct 23, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

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    This is about as embarrassing as being POSTERIZED can get.

  16. Top 25 Countdown: No. 12 Wichita State

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT

    Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet, Cleanthony Early

    The Shockers went to the Final Four in 2013 and undefeated in 2014. What is next for them?

  17. South Dakota State’s Cody Larson thrives despite return home amidst unmet expectations

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

    Cody Larson (AP Photo) Cody Larson (AP Photo)

    Cody Larson was South Dakotas Next Big Thing. He returned in infamy, but that has not stopped him from succeeding.