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  1. Rodney Hood’s development as a redshirt spurred by every other team’s best player?

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Rodney Hood did not want to sit out last season. No athlete ever wants to put their playing career on hold, but the frustration was two-fold for Hood. The former five-star recruit left Mississippi State after one forgettable season playing for Rick Stansbury, alongside the likes of Renardo Sidney and Dee Bost. Hood was good-but-not-great…

  2. Top 150 recruit Dante Buford commits to Oklahoma

    Nov 7, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

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    Oklahoma picked up a commitment from Dante Buford on Thursday morning. “I am now committed to the University of Oklahoma,” he posted on his twitter account. Buford is the a 6-foot-7 combo-forward out of Arlington Country Day in Florida. Hes ranked as the No. 128 player in the Class of 2014 by Rivals. Buford is…

  3. Report: Washington’s Desmond Simmons out for 6-8 weeks

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Washington has lost a key piece in their front court for up to two months. Desmond Simmons, who started 14 games last season and averaged 4.9 points and 6.5 boards, will be out for six-to-eight weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to a report from Jon Rothstein. Simmons was going to be counted…

  4. Report: Bryce Dejean-Jones will miss UNLV’s season-opener

    Nov 7, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Bryce Dejean-Jones will miss UNLV’s opener on Friday night, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Dejean-Jones injured his hamstring in an exhibition loss to Dixie State last week. He sat out UNLV’s second exhibition as well. Dejean-Jones averaged 10.3 points last season. Rothstein had a couple of other notes as well, saying…

  5. Champions Classic renewed for three more seasons

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

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    There are some terrific matchups in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Syracuse’s invasion of Tobacco Road will be must-see TV. Oklahoma State and Kansas locking horns twice this year will be the highlight of conference season. But there is nothing during this year’s regular season that will be looked forward too more than the Champions Classic.…

  6. Oregon makes it official: Dominic Artis and Ben Carter will miss nine games

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Oregon has made it official: point guard Dominic Artis and big man Ben Carter, both of whom could have started for the Ducks in Friday’s season kickoff against Georgetown in South Korea, will be suspended for nine games. The pair will be allowed to play on Dec. 17th, when the Ducks host UC Irvine. That…

  7. Oregon and Georgetown get new jerseys for Armed Forces Classic (PHOTO)

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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    The jerseys that Georgetown and Oregon will be wearing for Friday’s Armed Forces Classic out at Camp Humphreys in South Korea have been released, and they’re sick. Seriously. I couldn’t love them anymore. But I hope all of you guys see the irony here. For those that don’t know, Nike bigwig Phil Knight loves Oregon,…

  8. Mitch McGary won’t play in Michigan’s season opener (back)

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

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    The mysterious back injury that’s currently plaguing Michigan’s All-American center Mitch McGary will cost him at least the first game of the season. Head coach John Beilein announced as much on Thursday morning. Asked if he’ll play on Friday night, when the Wolverines host UMass-Lowell, Beilein told WTKA 1050 AM, simply, “No, he won’t.” McGary…

  9. Final Four MOP Luke Hancock to miss season-opener, has yet to practice

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Luke Hancock shot 40% from three last season and averaged 8.1 points, which are more than respectable numbers. But Hancock also spent much of the early part of the season battling a shoulder injury. We saw what he was capable of when fully healthy at the Final Four, when he won Most Outstanding Player by…

  10. 2013-2014 ACC Preview: Notre Dame, Syracuse invade Tobacco Road, but watch for Virginia

    Nov 7, 2013, 9:58 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…

  11. What does Spike Albrecht, Michigan’s almost-hero, do for an encore this season?

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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    For one hour last March, Spike Albrecht was a sensation. He wasn’t just the biggest story in sports, he was the only story in sports that mattered. The tiny freshman point guard put together arguably the most memorable half of basketball you’ll ever see, coming out of nowhere to score 17 first half points in…

  12. Report: Miami’s DeAndre Burnett will redshirt after hurting wrist

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Coming off of a season where they won both the ACC regular season and tournament titles, it’s shocking to think that Miami head coach Jim Larranaga will essentially be starting this season from scratch. Six of his top seven scorers from last season are gone, including all-american Shane Larkin. Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan transferred…

  13. Did Magic Johnson originally commit to Michigan?

    Nov 6, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

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    Shannon Smith is a 5-foot-7 junior that plays for Michigan’s women’s team. She took a roundabout way getting into the program, originally enrolling at North Carolina before spending a JuCo year down in Texas, but she’s there now, which puts the Smith family in an awkward position. Her father, Kevin, played at Michigan State. He’s…

  14. Travis Bader’s nickname is McLovin?

    Nov 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Travis Bader is a favorite of the folks that write here at College Basketball Talk. We ranked him the No. 69 player in the country. We slotted him as the No. 16 off-guard in the country. He was a second-team mid-major all-american, mostly because of the strength of the mid-major guards across the country this…

  15. Providence freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock suspended indefinitely

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    @cantguard1

    A promising season for Providence has gotten off to a bad start. A couple of days after Kris Dunn reinjured the shoulder that slowed him as a freshman, head coach Ed Cooley announced that two of his freshman, Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock, will be suspended indefinitely. “We hold our student-athletes to very high standards,” Cooley said…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

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

    Nov 5, 2013, 10:45 AM 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. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…