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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. Rashad Muhammad transferring from San Jose State

    May 23, 2015, 9:18 AM EDT

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    He is the younger brother of former UCLA Bruin Shabazz Muhammad.

  2. Nevada lands transfer forward from the Ivy League

    May 22, 2015, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Nevada landed an impact transfer that could help at guard after next season.

  3. Arizona announces 2015-16 non-conference schedule

    May 22, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Arizona will have some intriguing home-and-home games to go along with an in-season tournament.

  4. Report: Cliff Alexander opens up on his suspension at Kansas

    May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Cliff Alexander might have returned for his sophomore season if the NCAA had not been involved.

  5. Kentucky promotes former Auburn coach to assistant coach

    May 22, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Kentucky promoted a familiar face for the open assistant spot.

  6. Class of 2016 forward decommits from Nebraska

    May 22, 2015, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Nebraska loses a commitment who could be headed elsewhere soon.

  7. Georgia, Mark Fox agree to contract extension through 2020

    May 22, 2015, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Fox has led the Bulldogs to two NCAA tournament appearances in his six years as head coach, including last season’s 21-win team.

  8. Former Bradley guard to complete eligibility at Rutgers

    May 22, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT

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    The Rutgers perimeter rotation may be crowded, but there’s plenty of room for contributions as the team won just ten games last season.

  9. North Carolina announces receipt of Notice of Allegations from NCAA

    May 22, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    UNC now has 90 days to craft a response to the NCAA’s allegations.

  10. Four-star 2016 power forward commits to UConn

    May 22, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT

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    This isn’t the only addition UConn hopes to make to the 2016 class in the very near future.

  11. Duke, Louisville and Kansas among Kentucky’s non-conference opponents

    May 22, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

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    The Wildcats will also take on Arizona State, UCLA and Ohio State in non-conference play.

  12. VCU hopes to regain year of eligibility for junior college transfer

    May 22, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT

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    Mohamed and Bakersfield big man Aly Ahmed argued in 2013 that bad advice led to them being ruled ineligible that season at Houston and Bakersfield, respectively.

  13. 6-foot-10 power forward becomes Virginia’s fourth 2016 commitment

    May 21, 2015, 10:40 PM EDT

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    The slender forward joins Sacha Killeya-Jones, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy in Virginia’s 2016 haul.

  14. Power forward becomes Texas Tech’s fourth 2015 commitment

    May 21, 2015, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Davis joins grassroots teammate C.J. Williamson Jr. in Texas Tech’s 2015 recruiting haul.

  15. North Carolina’s Roy Williams discusses impact of NCAA investigation on recruiting

    May 21, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT

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    UNC fell short in the race for Brandon Ingram, and the investigation was a big reason why.

  16. Matchups for Basketball Hall of Fame Classic announced

    May 21, 2015, 7:30 PM EDT

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    John Calipari will coach against former assistant Orlando Antigua November 27 in Miami.

  17. Georgia Tech lands second graduate student in former UALR forward

    May 21, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT

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    The Jonesboro, Georgia native averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game as a redshirt junior at UALR.

  18. Sports book lists Maryland as early favorite to win national title

    May 21, 2015, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Last spring Mark Turgeon was seen by some as being on the “hot seat.” This spring, one sports book believes he’s got the early favorite to win the national title in 2016.

  19. John Calipari is selling his program when he says national title isn’t a goal

    May 21, 2015, 2:09 PM EDT

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    Cal is always selling his program, and his latest viral quote is no different.