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  1. 2014-2015 Season Preview: Which new coaching hires will succeed?

    Oct 20, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Steve Wojciechowski

    Five new hires that should thrive, and five who may end up struggling.

  2. No longer supplementary pieces, two Texans will lead the way at Weber State

    Oct 20, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Randy Rahe

    After riding the coattails of a pair of Californians, Weber State’s focus on recruiting the state of Texas will pay off this season.

  3. 2014-2015 Season Preview: Weber State won’t lack for challengers in Big Sky

    Oct 20, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Weber State's Joel Bolomboy (AP Photo)

    Weber State will be the preseason favorites, but Northern Arizona, Sacramento State and Eastern Washington will lead a group of challengers capable of pushing the reigning champs.

  4. Highlights from San Francisco’s ‘Hilltop Hoopsfest’ event (VIDEO)

    Oct 19, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT

    Rex Walters

    Junior forward Mark Tollefsen may be one of the best dunkers in America.

  5. Louisville takes next step in season preparations with their annual Red-White Scrimmage

    Oct 19, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT

    Chris Jones, Dillon Avare

    Chris Jones’ three-pointer in the final seconds gave the White team a 75-72 win over the Red.

  6. Fractured foot to sideline Maryland forward 4-6 weeks

    Oct 19, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

    Evan Smotrycz

    Evan Smotrycz was re-evaluated Saturday after suffering the injury at the end of practice Friday.

  7. Durand Johnson returns in Pittsburgh’s Blue-Gold Scrimmage

    Oct 19, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

    Durand Johnson, Zach Gordon

    Johnson last played in live action on January 11, when he suffered a torn ACL in the Panthers’ loss to Virginia.

  8. 6-foot-10 center verbally commits to Colorado State

    Oct 19, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

    Larry Eustachy

    With three of their five seniors being front court players, Colorado State needs to add depth ahead of the 2015-16 season. Sunday’s commitment will help in this area.

  9. Led by senior forward Alan Williams, UCSB capable of earning first NCAA tournament bid since 2011

    Oct 19, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    UCSB's Alan Williams (AP Photo)

    Alan Williams gets most of the attention nationally, but he won’t be alone as the Gauchos look to rebound from last year’s disappointing finish.

  10. 2014-15 Big West Preview: UC Irvine, UCSB lead highly competitive race

    Oct 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner (AP Photo)

    An entertaining regular season was followed by a wild conference tournament in 2013-14. Will that once again be the case?

  11. Three-star guard/forward becomes Texas Tech’s second 2015 commitment

    Oct 19, 2014, 1:10 AM EDT

    Texas Tech Texas Basketball

    With Texas Tech’s top two guards being upperclassmen, C.J. Williamson’s commitment is an important one for the program.

  12. Highlights from Arizona’s annual Red-Blue Game (VIDEO)

    Oct 19, 2014, 12:25 AM EDT

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the victorious Red team with 13 points, and Stanley Johnson scored a game-high 17 to lead the Blue team.

  13. Chris Hawkins wins dunk contest at Memphis Madness (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2014, 10:59 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Southwest Tennessee CC transfer Chris Hawkins showed off his jumping ability in winning the dunk contest at Memphis Madness.

  14. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo discusses possibility of a game at The Palestra

    Oct 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    AP

    Michigan State’s played in many different places throughout Izzo tenure, but they’ve yet to visit The Palestra.

  15. UConn unveils championship banners at ‘First Night’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT

    Geno Auriemma, Kevin Ollie

    UConn showed off its new trophies while also paying homage to some former greats during their annual preseason event Friday night.

  16. Indian Hills CC big man to announce college choice Monday

    Oct 18, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

    Indian Hills Community College

    Arkansas, Iowa State, Rutgers and Washington remain in contention for 6-foot-9 Malik Dime.

  17. Columbia loses two players, including guard who was expected to factor into their rotation

    Oct 18, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    Columbia University Athletics

    Meiko Lyles’ departure means that one of Columbia’s other supplementary pieces will need to step forward.

  18. New Mexico’s Craig Neal cuts hair for ‘Locks of Love’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2014, 12:06 AM EDT

    Craig Neal, Hugh Greenwood

    The head coach and his son followed the lead of senior guard Hugh Greenwood, whose mother is fighting breast cancer for the second time.

  19. Tubby Smith crashes motorcycle at Texas Tech’s ‘Showtime’ event (VIDEO)

    Oct 17, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

    Tubby Smith

    “Who is the man, who would risk his neck for his brother man?” Tubby, can you dig it?

  20. Drake joins layup line at Kentucky’s ‘Big Blue Madness’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 17, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

    Drake

    When it comes to shooting, the line “last name: ever, first name: greatest” does not apply to Drake.

  21. Maryland senior forward suffers sprained ankle

    Oct 17, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

    Evan Smotrycz

    Evan Smotrycz, Maryland’s leading returning rebounder, won’t participate in the team’s Midnight Madness scrimmage and will be re-evaluated Saturday.

  22. Loyola (Chicago) loses leading scorer to shoulder injury

    Oct 17, 2014, 6:39 PM EDT

    Loyola-Chicago v Wichita State

    Milton Doyle won Missouri Valley Freshman and Newcomer of the Year honors last season.

  23. UConn officially dedicates new practice facility

    Oct 17, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie, Warde Manuel, Geno Auriemma

    The reigning men’s and women’s national champions have new practice digs, with the full cost ($39 million) to be covered by private donors.

  24. Syracuse officials to meet NCAA Committee on Infractions later this month

    Oct 17, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    The NCAA’s lengthy investigation of the program is approaching its conclusion, based upon Friday’s development.

  25. Auburn to host ‘The Pearl Jam’ on October 30

    Oct 16, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Auburn will hold a students-only preseason event October 30.