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  1. Dominic Woodson, top 100 center in 2013, decommits from Baylor

    May 20, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    Scott Drew

    Dominic Woodson no longer plans to attend Baylor in the fall, according to multiple reports. Woodson was rated as the No. 80 recruit in the country, and the No. 9 center in the Class of 2013, by Rivals. But with Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson both opting to return to school, and with Rico Gathers…

  2. Missouri lands Baylor transfer Deuce Bello

    May 20, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Deuce Bello, Bryce Cotton

    Frank Haith has added yet another transfer to his program, as former Baylor wing Deuce Bello will finish up his playing career at Missouri. The news was first reported by Gabe DeArmond of “I have decided to play for Mizzou,” Bello told DeArmond. “We played them three times while I was at Baylor. I…

  3. Long Beach State’s roster turnover result of issues with transfers

    May 20, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Tony Freeland, Chris McMealy

    We’ve known that Long Beach State was heading towards some roster upheaval for a few weeks now, but the news will soon become official: five players from last year’s team will not be on the roster next season. The three biggest names: Keala King, Tony Freeland and Deng Deng. They’re 49er careers are caput. A…

  4. Steve Alford’s tenure at UCLA is not off to a rousing start

    May 20, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    When Steve Alford was hired at UCLA almost two months ago, my initial reaction was one of optimism. Alford had turned New Mexico into the dominant program in a very good Mountain West. Regardless of the post season flameouts that he’s had — he hasn’t made it out of the first weekend of the NCAA…

  5. How did Bill Self learn about Andrew Wiggins’ commitment? Twitter

    May 20, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Last Tuesday, Andrew Wiggins ended one of the most intriguing recruitments that college hoops has ever seen. Let’s get past the fact that Wiggins is the kind of talent that can change the course of a team’s season. We’re talking about a guy that’s talented enough to do what Kevin Durant did for Texas in…

  6. Zay Jackson set to return to Murray State

    May 20, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

    Zay Jackson

    It’s official now: Zay Jackson will be returning to the Murray State basketball team next season. That’s according to Andy Katz, who reported on Monday morning that Jackson had practiced with the Racers and earned a 2.75 GPA after spending 49 days in jail. If you’ve forgotten, Jackson was locked up for an incident in…

  7. Coach K on returning to Team USA: ‘There’s a chance’

    May 18, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski

    Since he led Team USA to a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics in London, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has maintained that it would, in fact, be his last run at the head of the USA Basketball program. That may be changing, however. According to a report from Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, Coach…

  8. Adreian Payne, Lacey Holsworth attended Dick Vitale’s gala on Friday

    May 18, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT


    Adreian Payne was a special guest at Dick Vitale’s celebrity gala on Friday night, but he wasn’t the star of the show. Lacey Holsworth was. If you haven’t heard the story by now, watch the video above. In short, Payne has befriended a seven-year girl, Lacey, who has been battling cancer for much of her…

  9. Report: Lipscomb hires a former Belmont player as head coach

    May 18, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT


    Lipscomb has finally replaced long time head coach Scott Sanderson, as they hired Stetson head coach Casey Alexander, according to a report. Alexander led the Hatters to a 15-16 record last season, as they finished 11-7 in the Atlantic Sun. Both records were the best for the program since the 2008-2009 season. But here’s where…

  10. The Big Ten is setting records for their revenue

    May 16, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT


    The Big Ten’s tax returns are in, and it’s safe to say that, as we all suspected, the league is loaded: The Big Ten’s return showed the conference with more than $315 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The Big Ten, which increased its annual revenue by more than $50…

  11. John Calipari: ‘We’re chasing perfection’

    May 16, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    John Calipari missed out on the best prospect that has come through the high school ranks since he’s been at Kentucky, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Wildcats will enter this season as the No. 1 team in the country. And it doesn’t change the fact that they are the favorite to win…

  12. Tennessee: ‘We’re playing Memphis!’; Memphis: ‘No, you’re not!’

    May 16, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    Louisville v Memphis

    There is no program in the country that has more drama in putting together their schedule than Memphis. It feels like the negotiation process for every single one of their home-and-home series would be well-documented on an episode of Jerry Springer. Josh Pastner didn’t want to play Ole Miss in a basketball series. His boss…

  13. Malcolm Duvivier to reclassify, sign with Oregon State for 2013

    May 16, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

    Malcolm Duvivier

    Oregon State may have found themselves a replacement for Ahmad Starks, as Malcolm Duvivier has decided to reclassify to the Class of 2013 and enroll at Oregon State. The news was first reported by’s Scott Phillips. Duvivier is a 6-foot-2 point guard out of Toronto. He was ranked the No. 116 prospect in the…

  14. Report: UMass-Lowell to hire Northeastern’s Pat Duquette

    May 16, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT


    The number of Division I school without a head coach was dropped to one on Thursday, as UMass-Lowell has hired former Northeastern assistant Pat Duquette, according to reports. Duquette has spent the past four seasons under Bill Coen at Northeastern after working on the Boston College staff for 13 years. Duquette will be in an…

  15. Baylor reportedly lands Denver transfer Royce O’Neale

    May 16, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Royce O'Neale, D.J. Cooper

    Baylor has lost a pair of guards to transfer in the last couple of weeks, but the Bears may have found a way to fill that void. Royce O’Neale is expected to commit to the Bears today, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of O’Neale is a 6-foot-5 wing from Killeen, TX, that…

  16. Josh Davis commits to play his senior season at San Diego State

    May 15, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Josh Davis, D.J. Stephens

    San Diego State landed a huge commitment on Wednesday afternoon as Tulane transfer Josh Davis decided that he will play his final collegiate season as an Aztec. Davis began his career at NC State, transferring to Tulane and sitting out the 2010-2011 season. As a redshirt junior, he averaged 17.6 points and 10.9 boards with…

  17. Jermaine Marshall to leave Penn State, pursue professional career

    May 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - First Round -  Penn State v Michigan

    Penn State seemed poised to make a jump next season with Tim Frazier returning from injury and Jermaine Marshall and DJ Newbill back for another year, but those hopes took a hit on Wednesday afternoon when the school announced that Marshall would be leaving the program upon completing his degree. Marshall will graduate with a…

  18. Report: Purdue adds Cornell transfer Errick Peck

    May 15, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT


    Purdue has added a piece that could bolster their front court next season as Cornell transfer Errick Peck committed to play his final season as a collegian with the Boilermakers. Peck, a 6-foot-6 forward and Indianapolis native, averaged 11.0 points as a sophomore in 2010-2011, but missed all of the 2011-2012 season with a knee…

  19. Rutgers to hire new AD, Julie Hermann, in wake of Mike Rice scandal

    May 15, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT


    On Wednesday, Rutgers will finally fill the void at athletic director, as they have hired Julie Hermann, who was most recently the second in command in the athletic department at Louisville, as their new AD. Hermann becomes just the third female athletic director at a BCS school, joining NC State’s Debbie Yow and Cal’s Sandy…

  20. Minnesota loses Joe Coleman, but adds FIU transfer Malik Smith

    May 15, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT


    Minnesota got some bad news on late on Tuesday night as Joe Coleman, a starting guard for the Gophers, asked for his release to transfer out of the program. With Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams graduating, Coleman, who averaged 8.7 points as a sophomore, is the third starter that played for Tubby Smith last season…

  21. Evan Gordon is transferring to Indiana

    May 15, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    NIT Detroit Arizona St Basketball

    Evan Gordon will become the second member of his family to play for Indiana for one season. The younger brother of current NBA star Eric Gordon announced on Tuesday morning that he would be transferring to Indiana to play his fifth and final season in college. “There’s nothing like an Indiana kid playing for IU,”…

  22. Andrew Wiggins to Kansas was the best option for college hoops fans

    May 14, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

    Big 12 Media Day Basketball

    Last month, after Russ Smith, Doug McDermott and CJ Fair announced their intentions to return to school for their senior seasons, I penned a column about just how great the 2013-2014 college basketball season is shaping up to be. You can read it here. Everything that I wrote in that post remains true today with…

  23. Leonard Hamilton had a rough Tuesday

    May 14, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    The most disappointed guy in all of college basketball right now? Leonard Hamilton, the head coach of Florida State’s basketball team. Why? Well, let’s start with the obvious. He had seemingly hit the lottery. The best basketball prospect since Kevin Durant was the son of two former Florida State athletes, his father a former first…

  24. Updated Preseason Top 25, post Andrew Wiggins

    May 14, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    1. KENTUCKY Record: 21-12, lost in 1st round of NIT Who do they lose?: Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Julius Mays, Ryan Harrow Who comes back?: Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer, Willie Cauley-Stein Newcomers?: Julius Randle, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee Outlook: Even with Andrew Wiggins is heading to Kansas, Kentucky’s recruiting…

  25. What about the teams that whiffed on Andrew Wiggins?

    May 14, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT


    We all know that Kansas has instantaneously become a national title contender now that Andrew Wiggins has made it official and committed to become a Jayhawk. But what about the three schools that finished as runners-up in Wiggins Sweepstakes? What’s the outlook for them in 2013-2014? Kentucky: The Wildcats are going to be just fine.…