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  1. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 16 UConn Huskies

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Ollie, DeAndre Daniels, Tyler Olander

    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…

  2. Memphis assistant Robert Kirby donates a kidney to his sister

    Oct 10, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Robert Kirby’s mother died of lupus 17 years ago, so when the Memphis assistant coach was given a chance to save his sister from the disease, he didn’t hesitate. Kirby donated a kidney to his sister on Tuesday, a procedure which likely saved her life. “My mother wouldn’t allow us to donate,” Kirby told Andy…

  3. BYU’s focus this preseason has been on defense, as it should be

    Oct 10, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Tyler Haws, Robert Brown

    BYU will enter the 2013-2014 season with one of the best perimeter attacks on the West Coast. Tyler Haws is a potential all-american, a 6-foot-4 off-guard that averaged 21.7 points despite coming off of a two-year mission to the Phillipines. Matt Carlino may not be the second coming of Jimmer Fredette, but the UCLA transfer…

  4. Duke becomes the first college team to implement SportVU tracking system

    Oct 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Miami v Duke

    SportVU is a player tracking camera system that has revolutionized the way that some data is analyzed by NBA teams. What is SportVU? It’s a system that records the coordinates of the players, the refs and the ball 25 times per second to spit out data on things as simple as the exact number of…

  5. Kelly Oubre Sr.: ‘Coach Self doesn’t kick you out if you are not ready’

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    Kelly Oubre committed to Kansas on Tuesday afternoon, picking the Jayhawks over what many believed to be Kentucky and … well, only Kentucky. A 6-foot-7 wing that can score, defend and really, really shoot the ball, there are some that believe that Oubre could end up being one of the best long-term NBA prospects in…

  6. Malik Pope commits to San Diego State

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    San Diego State landed their third commitment in the Class of 2014, as Malik Pope announced on Wednesday night that he would be an Aztec when he gets to college. Pope has all the physical tools to be a terrific player at the collegiate level. At 6-foot-8, he’s an explosive wing that can run the…

  7. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 17 Wichita State Shockers

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Louisville v Wichita State

    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…

  8. Curtis Malone has bond denied, referred to as ‘large-scale supplier’ of narcotics

    Oct 9, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Curtis Malone, the co-founder of the powerhouse DC Assault AAU program that produced such talents as Nolan Smith and Michael Beasley, had an appeal for bond denied by the U.S. District Court on Wednesday. In the judge’s ruling, Malone was referred to as the “the principle character” and a “large-scale supplier” in a drug ring…

  9. UConn picks up a commitment from JuCo point guard Sam Cassell Jr.

    Oct 9, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    UConn made a nice pickup on Wednesday morning as Sam Cassell Jr. announced that he had committed to Kevin Ollie and the Huskies. “Blessed to say that I have committed to the University of Connecticut,” Cassell tweeted. Cassell is, obviously, the son of former NBA star Sam Cassell. Originally a Maryland-signee, Cassell was a non-qualifier…

  10. Tom Izzo and John Calipari exchange verbal barbs

    Oct 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    November is always a fun time in college basketball as some of the nation’s top teams fly around the country playing in holiday tournaments that put together matchups you’d rarely see otherwise. The best early season event this year? The Champions Classic, which will feature Duke and Jabari Parker against Kansas and Andrew Wiggins as…

  11. Andrew Wiggins makes the cover of Sports Illustrated … in October? (PHOTO)

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    One of the major knocks on college basketball as a sports is that the schedule says that it runs from November through early April, very few folks across the country actually start paying attention to it until February. Until after football is over. Until hoops is the only sport that they can find on their…

  12. Ryan Harrow’s fresh start gives him a shot at redemption

    Oct 9, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Seven times in the past six seasons, John Calipari has recruited and coached a point guard that played for him for one year, either at Memphis or Kentucky, before moving on. That group includes six first round picks, some of whom are among the NBA’s most talented ballhandlers: Derrick Rose. Tyreke Evans. John Wall. Eric…

  13. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 18 VCU Rams

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    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…

  14. Report: Cat Barber still hasn’t returned to practice

    Oct 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Last Tuesday, N.C. State put out a release that freshman point guard Cat Barber had suffered a concussion. He collided with T.J. Warren at practice, and while the bigger Warren was unhurt, Barber was. If there is anything that we’ve learned about concussions over the last couple of years, it’s that they are no longer…

  15. Samford signs Nathaniel ‘Biggie’ Henderson, seven-year old with CLOVES syndrome (VIDEO)

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:47 AM EDT

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    Samford add a new member to their team on Saturday afternoon, as Nathaniel “Biggie” Henderson signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Bulldog. Biggie will be wearing No. 5 and will be joining the team as a their 17th member for the 2012-2013 season despite the fact that he is just seven years…

  16. AD DeLoss Dodds on Texas athletics: ‘I worry more about basketball’

    Oct 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Texas head coach Rick Barnes is on the hot seat. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The Longhorns have struggled mightily in the past two seasons, getting knocked out in the Round of 64 in the 2012 tournament and missing the NCAA tournament all together last season after finishing the year 16-18. Barnes…

  17. Five-star recruit Kelly Oubre commits to Kansas over Kentucky

    Oct 8, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    For the second time in five months, Bill Self and the Kansas basketball program outduel Kentucky for an elite wing prospect. Back in May, the Jayhawks landed a commitment from Andrew Wiggins, who decided to head to Lawrence for his one-year college hoops stopover. And on Tuesday, Kansas earned a commitment from Kelly Oubre, who…

  18. San Jose State’s new floor features characters from ‘300’? (PHOTO)

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

    SJSU's facebook page

    The latest trend in college basketball has been to create a new and unique court designs to garner some attention and get some free publicity for the school and the program. Florida International turned their court into a beach, Central Florida turned their court into a blacktop and George Washington turned their floor into the…

  19. After 49 days in jail, Zay Jackson’s return to Murray State ends in injury

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Zay Jackson’s return to the court this season lasted all of four days. The sophomore guard tore the ACL and the LCL in his right knee in practice on Saturday after coming down awkwardly following a dunk. He is scheduled to have surgery in a couple of weeks, once the swelling in his knee goes…

  20. The biggest recruit in the Class of 2014, Elbert Robinson, commits to LSU

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Johnny Jones continued his strong work on the recruiting trail as the LSU head coach picked up a commitment from Texas native Elbert Robinson, the biggest player in the Class of 2014. Robinson, who is ranked 51st by Rivals, is listed at 7-foot-0 and 320 pounds and he knows how to use that size. He’s…

  21. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    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…

  22. The X-Factors of the 2013-2014 College Basketball Season

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    Keith Appling

    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…

  23. Memphis lands a key commitment in K.J. Lawson, eldest brother from talented family

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    The city of Memphis churns out a ton of hoops talent, and one of the most impressive things that Josh Pastner has done as the head coach of the Tigers is to more-or-less put up a fence around the city. If there is a talented hooper from Memphis that Pastner wants, Pastner usually gets him.…

  24. Hanner Mosquera-Perea dunks two balls at once at Hoosier Hysteria (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    North Dakota State v Indiana

    There are a lot of question marks about the Hoosiers heading into this season, as Tom Crean lost four starters from last season’s Big Ten champs. There is talent on the roster, but how that talent fits together and who slides into what role this season is something that is yet to be determined. Who…

  25. Charles Barkley danced with Mike Epps at Auburn’s Midnight Madness (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

    Auburn Athletics

    Auburn might have set a record for the number of special guests that they had at their Midnight Madness celebration on Friday night. Charles Barkley showed up to take part in the festivities while Ludacris performed and comedian Mike Epps acted as the emcee. “Getting Mike Epps and Ludacris was big just to bring the…