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The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

Feb 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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Mike Poole has become a leader for Iona hoops (LoHud Insider)
One-year transfers have an interesting challenge in front of them in many cases, with their short-term stay in a program requiring greater effort in order to incorporate themselves into the program. One such transfer is Iona’s Mike Poole, who arrived at the school after spending three seasons at Rutgers. And he’s done well at his new home, even earning the role of captain for a team that clinched a share of the MAAC regular season title on Sunday.

Jim Boeheim’s act isn’t funny; just imagine if a player acted that way (CBS Sports)
In the aftermath of Jim Boeheim’s ejection with 10.4 seconds remaining in Syracuse’s loss at Duke on Saturday night, many had fun with the situation. Whether it was laughing at the post game press conference or the many memes developed as a result of Boeheim removing his blazer in anger, the moment certainly didn’t lack for entertainment. But not everyone found the situation funny.

CAA setting up for wide-open tournament (City of Basketball Love)
Drexel knocked off Delaware in Newark on Sunday afternoon, resulting in the Blue Hens’ lead atop the CAA shrinking to just one game in the standings. Monte Ross has been without two starters in Jarvis Threatt and Marvin King-Davis for close to a month due to suspension, but his team still managed to post a 12-2 record. And the tight nature of the CAA standings could be a harbinger of what’s to come in the conference tournament.

The “Big Dog” still feeling the Purdue love (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
Thursday night may not have gone well for Purdue on the court as they lost to No. 13 Michigan State, but the fans did get to welcome back a hero from the past. Glenn Robinson, the “Big Dog” was back in town, and to commemorate the occasion the school gave away bobble head dolls of one of the school’s greatest players.

Despite foot injuries, Sparrow helps Spiders step forward (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
When Richmond’s Cedrick Lindsay was lost for the rest of the season after tearing the meniscus in both knees, the Spiders’ prospects for the remainder of the season did not look good. But Chris Mooney’s team has remained among the top teams in the Atlantic 10, and one reason why is the play of Wayne Sparrow.

Coaches talk a good game to boost bid (Boston Herald)
It’s something that happens every year around this time and only intensifies as we get closer to Selection Sunday: coaches becoming salesmen in hopes of convincing the committee that their team should be in the NCAA tournament field. Whether it’s to sell their team or their conference, more than a few coaches will make their cases in the next three weeks.

Wisconsin badgering way into conversation for No. 1 seed (The Sporting News)
Saturday afternoon saw No. 16 Wisconsin add yet another quality win to its resume, with Bo Ryan’s Badgers winning at Iowa. As a result of their many quality wins the Badgers may have a case for a one-seed in the NCAA tournament should they run the table, something few expected when they were struggling in late-January.

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  1. Maryland guard will return for one more season

    Apr 25, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Maryland returns another reserve guard for next season.

  2. EYBL Day 1: Jayson Tatum vs. Michael Porter Jr.; De’Aaron Fox, Jarred Vanderbilt go for big outings

    Apr 25, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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    The opening night of the EYBL had some high-level matchups and a great performance from the Houston Hoops duo of De’Aaron Fox and Jarred Vanderbilt.

  3. POSTERIZED: Class of 2017 four-star guard M.J. Walker throws down on a defender

    Apr 25, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Get out of the way if M.J. Walker is sizing you up for a dunk.

  4. Report: Mark Tollefson transfers to Arizona, eligible immediately

    Apr 24, 2015, 8:51 PM EDT

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    Kaleb Tarczewski decided to return to Arizona earlier in the day.

  5. Duke raises 2015 national championship banner (VIDEO)

    Apr 24, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

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    The fifth banner is now hanging in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

  6. DePaul loses junior guard, incoming recruit

    Apr 24, 2015, 6:56 PM EDT

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    DePaul lost a junior guard and a three-star forward (for the second time) on Friday evening.

  7. Georgia Tech lands Virginia Tech graduate transfer

    Apr 24, 2015, 6:00 PM EDT

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    He’ll be able to play immediately.

  8. Shannon Evans transfers to Arizona State, reunites with Bobby Hurley

    Apr 24, 2015, 4:21 PM EDT

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    The second team All-MAC guard will have two years of eligibility left.

  9. Florida forward Chris Walker officially entering NBA Draft

    Apr 24, 2015, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Walker’s career didn’t pan out the way anyone expected, but he’s headed to the pro game after two seasons.

  10. 2015 College Basketball Updated Early Entry List

    Apr 24, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Who’s going pro? Who’s returning to school? Who are we still waiting to hear from?

  11. Providence announces return of point guard Kris Dunn for 2015-16 season

    Apr 24, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT

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    A roster that will be both young and talented returns its leader as Dunn will be back for another season.

  12. Five-star guard Malik Newman commits to Mississippi State

    Apr 24, 2015, 1:14 PM EDT

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    It was reported earlier this week that Newman would be headed to Starkville, and he made it official Friday afternoon.

  13. Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski announces return for senior season

    Apr 24, 2015, 12:55 PM EDT

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    The return of “Zeus” means that Arizona will have one returning starter from last year’s 34-4 team.

  14. UPDATED: 2015-2016 College Basketball Way-Too-Early Preseason Rankings

    Apr 24, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT

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    The return of Buddy Hield pushes previously unranked Oklahoma into our way too early rankings.

  15. Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield returning for senior season

    Apr 24, 2015, 11:34 AM EDT

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    The reigning Big 12 Player of the Year has some unfinished business to attend to next season.

  16. Kentucky forward Alex Poythress returning for senior season

    Apr 24, 2015, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Poythress played in eight games before suffering a torn ACL in practice.

  17. Former Coppin State guard headed to Pittsburgh for final season

    Apr 24, 2015, 9:35 AM EDT

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    Sterling Smith averaged 13.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game at Coppin State last season.

  18. Louisiana forward Shawn Long to return for senior season

    Apr 23, 2015, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Long averaged a double-double for the third consecutive season in 2014-15. He’ll hang around to make a run at a fourth.

  19. Arizona forward Stanley Johnson enters 2015 NBA Draft

    Apr 23, 2015, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Johnson led the Wildcats in scoring last season while also averaging 6.5 rebounds per contest.