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  1. Memphis transfer Tarik Black is in demand, but be wary

    Apr 25, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

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    Outside of Andrew Wiggins, there may not be a more sought-after player in the country right now than Tarik Black. How do I know that? Well, on Tuesday night, Duke reportedly put the “full court press” on Black, trying to lure him to spend his final season of eligibility as a Blue Devil. That was…

  2. MAC Freshman of the Year Darius Paul transferring from Western Michigan

    Apr 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Western Michigan coaches got quite a shock on Tuesday when Darius Paul, a 6-foot-8 freshman that averaged 10.4 points and 5.7 boards en route to the MAC Freshman of the Year award, told the staff that he was transferring out of the program. “I had no idea this was coming. Darius came to me (Monday)…

  3. VIDEO: Nik Stauskas makes 46 straight threes

    Apr 25, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

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    Nik Stauskas, on his first day back in Canada from Michigan, stepped outside in the rain to show off his shooting ability, and he proceeded to hit 70 of the 76 threes he got up. That’s 92.1%. Most people dream of being able to shoot that well from the free throw line. Stauskas did it…

  4. UConn’s Enosch Wolf has charges against him dropped

    Apr 24, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Charges against 7-foot-1 UConn center Enosch Wolf stemming from an incident in February have been dropped. According to the police report, he entered the apartment of a girl that he was dating and “refused to leave the apartment when he was asked to and grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head. Wolf…

  5. Penn State’s Tim Frazier receives a fifth-year of eligibility

    Apr 24, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Penn State got great news on Wednesday afternoon, as the NCAA granted star guard Tim Frazier a fifth-year of eligibility. Frazier suffered a torn Achilles tendon on November 18th, PSU’s fourth game of the season. He missed the rest of the year. “Tim has shown tremendous will, perseverance and leadership as he continues his rehabilitation…

  6. Wyoming adds North Florida transfer Jerron Granberry

    Apr 24, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Wyoming made a nice pickup on Tuesday afternoon, as they added North Florida transfer Jerron Granberry. Granberry is a 6-foot-5 wing from Miami that never averaged less than 9.0 points for the Ospreys. He was a four-year starter and the program’s first 1,000 point scorer since making the move to Division I. But he was…

  7. Report: Fairleigh Dickinson to hire UMass-Lowell’s Greg Herenda

    Apr 24, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    After going two months without a head coach, Fairleigh Dickinson has finally made a hire. According to reports, FDU will be hiring UMass-Lowell head coach Greg Herenda. Herenda has spent five seasons as UMass-Lowell, getting them to the Division II NCAA tournament his first four seasons on campus. To follow along with the 2013 Coaching…

  8. The ACC announced their conference matchups

    Apr 24, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday, news started to leak out that the ACC had announced who and where each of the league’s 15 teams will be playing their 18 games next season. Each team will be playing four home-and-home series while playing the other 10 teams in the league once each, five at home and five on the…

  9. It’s official: Russ Smith is returning to Louisville for his senior season

    Apr 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

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    Louisville will be Russdiculous for one more season, as Russ Smith officially announced that he will be returning to campus to play his senior season for the Cardinals. Smith and his father originally said after the national title game that he would be entering the NBA Draft, but in the weeks since then, the younger…

  10. Why is Gary Harris wearing a Michigan t-shirt? He lost a bet

    Apr 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Two weeks ago, just a couple of days after Michigan lost to Louisville in the national title game, this picture started to make it’s way around twitter: Yes, that is Gary Harris, starting two guard for Michigan State, wearing a ‘Maize Rage’ t-shirt which, quite obviously, is from Michigan. Sparty’s rivals. Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com…

  11. South Carolina gets a commitment from Demetrius Henry

    Apr 24, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Frank Martin made a key pickup on Wednesday morning, as Demetrius Henry announced that he would be enrolling at South Carolina this fall. Henry, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Brandon, FL, that ranks as the No. 100 recruit in Rivals’ Class of 2013, picked the Gamecocks over Miami. Martin loses LaShay Page and Lakeem Jackson…

  12. VIDEO: Trailer for the movie on Lenny Cooke’s life

    Apr 24, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Lenny Cooke was supposed to be LeBron James before LeBron came along. A can’t-miss streetball legend, Cooke had all the talent in the world, but for a number of different reasons, he never lived up to the talent. Cooke entered the 2002 NBA Draft, but he wasn’t picked. The money that he took while in…

  13. UCLA loses top 100 guard Allerik Freeman as he reopens recruitment

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

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    UCLA’s recruiting class suffered a blow last night when Allerik Freeman announced that he will be seeking a release from his letter of intent and reopen his recruitment.  The No. 81 recruit in the Class of 2013, per Rivals, Freeman is a strong, 6-foot-4 scoring guard known for his ability to get to the rim…

  14. Doug McDermott still debating whether to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 24, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT

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    There is an argument to be made that the most important NBA Draft early entry decision will be that of Creighton’s Doug McDermott. McDermott is a first-team all-american, which is something that doesn’t often come through the Bluejay’s Omaha campus. With him on the roster, Creighton is going to be a tournament team with a…

  15. Trevor Lacey, Alabama’s second-leading scorer, to transfer

    Apr 23, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Anthony Grant was dealt a massive blow on Tuesday afternoon it was announced that Trevor Lacey would be transferring out of the Alabama program. “It was a family decision to pursue other opportunities,” Lacey said in a statement. “This definitely was not an easy decision to make. It’s been great at Alabama during my two…

  16. Report: Maine to lose second-leading scorer Alasdair Fraser

    Apr 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Maine’s basketball program took another hit on Tuesday, as it appears that they will be losing second-leading scorer Alasdair Fraser. Justin Edwards, the leading scorer in the America East, transferred earlier this month. Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting that Fraser will be leaving and looking for another Division I program to transfer into, but…

  17. Luke Hancock to shave his beard to raise money for cancer research

    Apr 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Luke Hancock, the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player after leading Louisville to a national title three weeks ago, will finally be shaving off the postseason beard that he grew. On Wednesday afternoon, Hancock will be shaving it all off, right after Russ Smith announces whether or not he will be entering the NBA Draft this…

  18. Report: No one seems to have a clue about CJ Fair’s draft status

    Apr 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    CJ Fair is one of the ten guys that I wrote about on Friday that could alter the course of the 2013-2014 with his decision of whether or not to enter the NBA Draft. And, quite frankly, there are a lot of people anxiously waiting to find out whether or not Fair will be donning…

  19. Report: Kansas State’s Angel Rodriguez eyeing transfer to Miami

    Apr 23, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Kansas State suffered a big blow on Monday when Angel Rodriguez announced that he would be transferring out of the program. It’s not terribly surprising that Rodriguez left the Wildcats; he was recruited to the school by former head coach Frank Martin. But Rodriguez stuck around after Martin left and actually had quite a successful…

  20. Sandi Marcius, Matt Painter and an ugly transfer

    Apr 23, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Sandi Marcius is probably wishing that he thought his decision to try and earn a graduate transfer waiver through a bit more. After Purdue’s season ended, Marcius announced that he would be leaving the Purdue basketball program in search of greener pastures. The 6-foot-11 redshirt junior had an up-and-down career in West Lafayette, but he…

  21. Kevin Ware has no doubt he’ll play next season

    Apr 23, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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    The most iconic moment from this year’s NCAA tournament, and possibly this entire college basketball season, was the photo of Kevin Ware laying on his back, the training staff working on his broken leg as he held his teammate’s hands and told them to win the game and not worry about him. At that point,…

  22. Anton Beard commits to Arkansas

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Mike Anderson made a nice pickup on Monday evening, as Anton Beard pledged to the Razorbacks. Beard announced the news himself on twitter: I just committed to the university of Arkansas!!” 🙌👏 — Anton Beard3⃣3⃣ (@yolo_Ton33) April 22, 2013 Beard is a four-star recruit in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, and ranked No.…

  23. VIDEO: Miami’s basketball team cannot throw a baseball

    Apr 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Seriously, fellas? Shane Larkin’s dad is hall of famer Barry Larkin. And this is the best that he can muster?: (h/t Norlander and Eisenberg) You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  24. The college basketball preseason could be getting longer

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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    College basketball’s season may be getting just a bit longer. The way the rules are currently structured, college basketball teams are allowed to start practicing at 5 p.m. on the Friday closest to October 15th. But this weekend, John Infante of the Bylaw Blog passed along this bit of news from the NCAA: practices could…

  25. Why major conference realignment may be over for the foreseeable future

    Apr 22, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

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    The ACC has reportedly agreed to a 15-team grant of media rights deal that will extend through the 2026-2027 season. The news was first reported by David Glenn but has since been confirmed by multiple outlets. If this report turns out to be true and this agreement is signed by the schools in the ACC,…

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