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  1. Rick Barnes on his job security: ‘I don’t want to disappoint you, but I’m not’ worried

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    There has been no one that has spent more time on preseason hot seat lists than Texas head coach Rick Barnes. Football school or not, that’s what happens when you make 14 straight NCAA tournaments before standing by as your program falls apart. Texas missed the NCAA tournament last season. After the departures of Myck…

  2. 2013-2014 Big Ten Preview: The power resides in Michigan

    Nov 6, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  3. Nate Lubick on guarding Josh Smith in practice: ‘Ugh. It’s miserable.’

    Nov 5, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Nate Lubick is a senior at Georgetown. He’s spent three years grinding it out in the Big East, battling in the paint against the likes of Louisville and Syracuse and UConn on a nightly basis. He’s as veteran as a veteran can get, which is why you can trust his opinion on what it’s like trying…

  4. Report: Zach Peters to be cleared to for full-contact

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Good news for Arizona transfer Zach Peters today. According to a report from the Arizona Star, Peters is expected to be fully cleared for practice and games today. He had been held out of full-contact drills previously, as Peters was undergoing further testing as a result of five concussions that he has suffered over the…

  5. Top ten recruit Trey Lyles commits to Kentucky over Louisville

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Trey Lyles did the best he could to put up a smokescreen in the hours leading up to his announcement, but once the Arsenal Tech HS product made his decision on ESPNU on Tuesday afternoon, the decision was what we all expected from the beginning. “Next year, I will be playing for the University of…

  6. Alabama needs OT to dispatch of D-II team in exhibition

    Nov 5, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

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    Alabama’s season hasn’t exactly gotten off to an ideal start, as the Crimson Tide needed overtime to dispatch of Division II West Georgia in an exhibition game on Monday night. Trevor Releford, who finished the game with 27 points but just a single assist, hit two free throws with a couple of seconds left on…

  7. Illinois lands a commitment from 2015 four-star D.J. Williams

    Nov 5, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Illinois landed another commitment from a top player in the city of Chicago on Tuesday morning, as D.J. Williams pledged to John Groce and the Illini. Williams is the No. 45 player in the Class of 2015, according to Rivals. A 6-foot-7, 200 pound wing forward, Williams is a competent scorer on the wing and…

  8. Doug McDermott returned to school to take on the challenge of a new league

    Nov 5, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Creighton Bluejays Doug McDermott drives on the Cincinnati Bearcats Justin Jackson during the second half of their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Doug McDermott is living college basketball’s version of the American Dream. He’s spent his life in places like Cedar Falls, Ames and Omaha. He’s either undersized or not quite athletic enough, depending on what…

  9. Markel Starks is out to prove people wrong for overlooking him, Georgetown this year

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C. — McDonough Memorial Gymnasium is a relic, a 2,500 seat “arena” that was built on Georgetown’s campus back in the early 1950s. Complete with bleacher seating and a row of doors 20…

  10. How accurate are preseason mock drafts?

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    People love rankings. Whether it be top 100 recruiting lists, preseason top 25s, mock draft, best point guards, or simply a list of the best Vince Vaughn movies since 2000 — he’s never come close to replicating the success of Wedding Crashers. Rankings let us argue the pointless and speculate about the future. For those…

  11. Report: Texas gets a commitment from JuCo PF Obinna Oleka

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Texas picked up their second commitment in the class of 2014 on Monday morning as Obinna Oleka, a 6-foot-7 power forward originally from the DC area, announced that he will be playing his college ball for the Longhorns. The news was first reported by Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com. Oleka played his JuCo ball at State…

  12. 2013-2014 Big East Preview: Marquette’s favored, but the Big East could send seven to tourney

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Creighton Bluejays Doug McDermott drives on the Cincinnati Bearcats Justin Jackson during the second half of their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  13. POSTERIZED: JuCo recruit Javonte Douglas tip-dunk over three players (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Javonte Douglas is a 6-foot-8 forward from Charlotte, NC. Originally a member of the Class of 2012, Douglas decided to forego a year of prep school coming out of high school and instead went the JuCo route. He spent the 2012-2013 season putting up all-american caliber numbers at Hill College in Texas before transferring to…

  14. Report: Kevin Ware to be in uniform, could play in Louisville’s opener

    Nov 4, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    It’s hard to believe, but Louisville guard Kevin Ware will be back in uniform when the Cardinals kick off their season on Saturday. Ware suffered one of the most gruesome injuries that you’ll ever see on a college basketball court during last year’s Elite 8, when he landed wrong on his right leg and snapped…

  15. NBCSports.com’s Top 100 Players: The Countdown

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The college basketball season officially kicks off on Friday, and at this point, we’ve given you just about all the season preview content that you can handle. We’ve counted down our Top 25 teams, we’ve released our Preseason All-Americans, we’ve ranked players at each position and we’re five leagues away from releasing previews for every…

  16. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 1 Michigan State Spartans

    Nov 1, 2013, 9:18 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  17. Who will wear the glass slipper? 11 potential ‘Cinderellas’ in 2013-2014

    Oct 31, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    R.J. Hunter (Georgia State athletics)

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  18. Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Iowa State lost a key player to a fairly serious injury on Thursday as the school announced that Melvin Ejim will miss at least a month. Ejim hyperextended his left knee during practice on Wednesday and suffered a bone bruise as well. Already thin in the front court, that means that Fred Hoiberg’s club will…

  19. Preseason AP Top 25 poll released, Kentucky ranked No. 1

    Oct 31, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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    The AP poll is finally out, and as you probably figured, Kentucky is ranked No. 1 in the country as they received 27 of a possible 65 first place votes. Michigan State is slotted in at No. 2 with Louisville sliding in behind the Spartans at No. 3. The only other team to get a…

  20. Top 15 recruit Kevon Looney commits to UCLA

    Oct 31, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

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    UCLA kicked off a major day in the recruiting world by landing Kevon Looney, the No. 13 player in the Class of 2014, per Rivals. Looney’s final six schools also included Duke, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan State and Wisconsin. Most believed the Blue Devils and the Gators to be frontrunners, but in the days and hours…

  21. Florida down to five scholarship players after Damontre Harris, Dorian Finney-Smith suspended

    Oct 31, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Florida basketball took yet another hit on Thursday morning as head coach Billy Donovan announced that Damontre Harris and Dorian Finney-Smith have joined Scottie Wilbekin on the suspended indefinitely list. Harris and Finney-Smith will not play in Florida’s exhibition game and they will both miss at least one regular season game. That’s problematic for the…

  22. Coaches to lose one recruiting weekend in the spring of 2014

    Oct 31, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    The spring recruiting period will look a bit different than usual in 2014. Thanks to some complicated scheduling quirks, the NCAA has announced that there will only be one weekend in April — the 25th-27th — that will be a live period instead of two. That means that the time that coaches will be allowed…

  23. Stanford lands a commitment from top 75 big man Michael Humphrey

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Stanford made another quality front court pick up on Wednesday evening as the Cardinal landed a commitment from Michael Humphrey. Humphrey is a lanky, 6-foot-10 forward from Arizona that currently is ranked 74th by Rivals in the Class of 2014. Eric Bossi’s scouting report on him: “Thin big man is very mobile and is improving…

  24. Trust me, you want to watch Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis in a dunk contest (VIDEO)

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

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    When we released our list of top dunker back in September, No. 5 on our list was Marcus Lewis, a high-flyer from Eastern Kentucky. On Wednesday night, the Colonels held their Hoopfest which just so happened to include a dunk contest, and Lewis certainly didn’t disappoint. Fast forward to the :20 second mark for his first…

  25. Who should be the Preseason No. 1 team in the country?

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

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    A month ago, as we tried to hash out our Preseason Top 25 rankings, Raphielle Johnson, Scott Phillips and myself had an fairly intense email discussion regarding where we wanted to place Kentucky in comparison to Michigan State and Louisville. I wanted the Wildcats to be No. 1. Raph and Scott did not, and as…