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  1. Should new Memphis Tiger Michael Dixon be allowed to play next season?

    Jun 6, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Dez Wells was expelled from Xavier in August of last year, right before the start of what would have been his sophomore year, because he was accused of sexual assault by a fellow student. He was never charged with a crime. Michael Dixon was initially suspended and then kicked off the Missouri team in November…

  2. Varez Ward enters not guilty plea

    Jun 6, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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    Varez Ward pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he shaved points during at least one Auburn basketball games during the 2011-2012 season. Ward was indicted on Tuesday on two different counts. His trial is scheduled to begin on July 22nd, and he faces up to five years in prison on each charge. This isn’t…

  3. Report: North Carolina’s PJ Hairston arrested on Wednesday night

    Jun 6, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

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    North Carolina’s leading scorer PJ Hairston was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with possession of marijuana and driving without a license. Hairston was stopped at a license checkpoint in a car with two other men. He was stopped near downtown Durham, according to the report, just about a mile from Duke’s campus. Hairston is…

  4. Jim Boeheim cops to ‘thinking’ about retiring (VIDEO)

    Jun 6, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski say down with the ACC Digital Network to discuss their future together in the new ACC and how it will affect their friendship and what restaurants they go to eat at. It’s all cheerful and funny until Boeheim drops a bomb at the 1:50 mark. “He’s not even thinking of…

  5. Georgetown fills out their coaching staff

    Jun 6, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Georgetown made a splash in the coaching world on Wednesday as John Thompson III went out and completed his staff by hiring Northwestern’s Tavaras Hardy and George Washington’s Kevin Sutton. Hardy is a Joliet, IL, native, played for the Wildcats from 1998-2002 and has been on staff for the past eight years. He coached AAU…

  6. The Armed Forces Classic participants announced

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Oregon and Georgetown have both committed to playing in the Armed Forces Classic on November 8th, according to ESPN’s Andy Katz. The Armed Forces Classic is currently in the second year of a five-year deal in which college basketball will play a game on the opening night of the season on an American military base…

  7. Report: Memphis close to being named home of first AAC tournament

    Jun 6, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

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    For a while now, it has been speculated that Memphis was the favorite to host the American Athletic Conference tournament next season. Now comes this dispatch from Memphis native Gary Parrish: American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco visited FedExForum on Wednesday and will, barring a major change of plans, announce “sooner rather than later” that…

  8. Purdue adds Seattle transfer Sterling Carter

    Jun 5, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

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    Purdue has added a piece in their back court, as Seattle transfer Sterling Carter announced his decision to play for the Boilermakers next season. “People kind of know me as a 3-point shooter, but I really think my strength is defense,” Carter told the Indy Star. “I really like coach Painter’s honesty. And I like…

  9. We’re guaranteed at least one good game in the Jimmy V Classic

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    The Jimmy V Classic has been announced, and it sets us up with a pair of entertaining matchups. Cincinnati and Pitt will square in a battle of former Big East rivals. Pitt left the Big East, along with Syracuse and Notre Dame, and made their way down into the ACC. The Bearcats are one of…

  10. Former Michigan State center now an anti-bullying spokesman

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Former Michigan State big man Anthony Ianni was diagnosed with autism as a kid and spent much of his time in middle and high school being bullied. Now that he’s officially a former Spartan, Ianni’s new role is as the Anti-Bullying Public Awareness Advocate for the Autism Alliance of Michigan. His message? Not only is…

  11. Kentucky adds a walk-on for this season

    Jun 5, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Kentucky added another piece to their 2013 recruiting class, as EJ Floreal committed to the school. Well, committed may not be the correct term here. Floreal will be walking on. He’s the son of UK track coach Edrick Floreal. Floreal played out in California for three seasons before transferring to Dunbar HS in Lexington for his…

  12. Marvin Bagley III is a seventh grader with scholarship offers, and that’s a problem

    Jun 5, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

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    Marvin Bagley III, a 6-foot-8 forward that hails from Phoenix, just picked up a scholarship offer from Arizona State, according to reports. It’s the second scholarship offer that Bagley has, as another in-state program, Northern Arizona, reportedly offered him as well. Let’s sidestep the whole ‘Are those really scholarship offers?‘ issue for a second and…

  13. Michigan State couldn’t have picked a better time for their ‘best summer ever’

    Jun 5, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

    Valparaiso v Michigan State

    Michigan State had a pretty good year in 2012-2013. They won 27 games and finished tied for second in a loaded Big Ten despite losing four of their last five games against the five ranked teams in their league. And while Tom Izzo has cultivated a program where expectations run high year-in and year-out, the…

  14. It appears as if Zach Price is transferring from Louisville

    Jun 4, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Zach Price, a 6-foot-10 center that averaged 1.4 points and 1.3 boards for Louisville as a sophomore, appears to be transferring out of the program. After Price posted, and promptly deleted, a couple of ominous tweets on Friday night, head coach Rick Pitino was asked about them on Tuesday at a press conference for his…

  15. Dante Exum highlights the list of notable names at 2013 Adidas Eurocamp

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    The rosters have been released for the 2013 Adidas Eurocamp, which is more-or-less an NBA Draft camp for some of Europe’s top basketball prospects. This year’s event — which, as always, is being held in Treviso, Italy, and will be covered by our blogging brethren Pro Basketball Talk — features four names that will be…

  16. PHOTO: Rick Pitino gets his Maker’s Mark bottle

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Rick Pitino’s specialty Maker’s Mark bottle has arrived: Commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle featuring UofL Coach Rick Pitino will benefit UofL’s Academic Center of Excellence twitter.com/KKcards/status… — Kenny Klein (@KKcards) June 4, 2013 12,600 of these bottles will be made, with the Kentucky-based bourbon producer giving $500,000 to Louisville’s academic center. You can find Rob on…

  17. Former Auburn guard Varez Ward indicted in point-shaving scandal

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Former Auburn guard Varez Ward has been indicted on two counts in federal court for conspiracy to defraud and bribery in a sports contest. Translation: Ward was indicted for shaving points while a member of the Tigers. (You can read the indictment here) Ward was suspended along with then-teammate Chris Denson on February 25th, 2012,…

  18. Joe Glynn, forward for D-II’s Bentley, dies during men’s league game

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Tragic news coming out of Boston today, as Joey Glynn, a 6-foot-6 freshman forward for Bentley, has passed away after collapsing on the court during a game. He was playing in a Watertown Men’s League game on Monday night at Saltonstall Park when he collapsed. “There was no physical contact at all,” teammate Michael Crotty Jr.…

  19. Report: Missouri transfer Michael Dixon commits to Memphis

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon has found a landing spot at Memphis, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Dixon averaged 13.5 points as a junior during the 2011-2012 season, but was suspended in October prior to the 2012-2013 season. Eventually, news came out that Dixon had twice been accused of sexual assault…

  20. Larry Brown’s impressive coaching tree at Kansas

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT

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    As much as we like to rate coaches based on the wins and the losses that they accumulate over the course of their careers, perhaps the best way to truly evaluate a coach’s ability as a teacher is to look at his coaching tree. A coaching tree is an awful lot like a family tree,…

  21. Two months later and Kevin Ware is healthy enough to shoot?

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

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    I know it seems like forever ago, but it has only been 64 days since Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome, compound fracture against Duke during Louisville’s run to the 2013 national title. Do the math. That’s just a shade over two months since Ware lay on his back with the bone sticking out of the…

  22. Patric Young, Will Yeguete befriend three-year old cancer patient

    Jun 3, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    University of Florida center Patric Young and University of Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe battle for the ball during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    Florida forwards Patric Young and Will Yeguete have both spent time in the hospital this offseason. Young underwent ankle surgery while Yeguete had another procedure done on his knee. I’m sure that their time there was anything but pleasant, but it almost certainly was better than Kaedyn Ballew’s hospital visits. Ballew is a three-year old, Ocala,…

  23. USA Basketball announces training camp roster for World University Games

    Jun 3, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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    USA Basketball has released the training camp roster for the World University Games. A total of 29 college hoopers — all of whom, except for Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Purdue’s AJ Hammons, are heading into their junior or senior season — will be trying out for the 12 spots on the USA roster. The tryouts…

  24. Assigned Reading: Brad Wolverton on Elwyn McRoy’s coaching journey

    Jun 3, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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    The life of a basketball coach seems like it’s glamourous. And at times it is, particularly if you’re coaching at a level where you travel on private jets, network with millionaire boosters and play every game on ESPN. But for the majority of coaches in college basketball, that’s not the case. Most spend their days…

  25. Karl Towns Jr., the next … Randy Johnson?

    Jun 3, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

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    If you’re a college basketball coach, I can’t imagine there is much out there that is more disconcerting that finding out that one of your star recruits is considering picking up another sport for his senior season. When you’re John Calipari and that recruit just so happens to be Karl Towns Jr., one of the…