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  1. Coach K will remain at Duke until at least 2016

    May 23, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski

    Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made it official on Thursday afternoon: he’ll be coaching Team USA basketball through at least the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. That’s been known for almost a week now. The interesting bit of news that came out of his press conference on Thursday afternoon had nothing to do with…

  2. Bill Self, redshirts, and the Power of Andrew Wiggins

    May 23, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

    Travis Releford, Bill Self

    I’m not sure there is a coach in the country that is better at developing players in his program than Bill Self at Kansas. Over the years, the best players that have come through Lawrence during his tenure have been moderately recruited — i.e. somewhere around the top 40 or top 50 of most lists…

  3. Bringing in ex-Gator Cody Larson worth the risk South Dakota State

    May 23, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Cody Larson’s basketball career never got off the ground in Florida. After redshirting as a freshman, Larson was involved in a bizarre incident along with a team manager and Erik Murphy where he tried to break into a car after sneaking into a bar after closing time to inquire about a lost wallet. After being…

  4. The Best Dunks of 2012-2013 (VIDEO)

    May 23, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    Eddie Murray, Chase Fieler, Brett Comer

    It’s late May, it’s Thursday, and you don’t want to be paying attention at work when it’s nice out. So take 10 minutes and watch some dunks.

  5. Vanderbilt hires Harvard assistant Yanni Hufnagel

    May 23, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Princeton basketball vs. Harvard

    Vanderbilt has made a change to their coaching staff, as Kevin Stallings went out and plucked Yanni Hufnagel off of Tommy Amaker’s staff at Harvard. “I couldn’t be more excited to join Coach Stallings and the rest of his outstanding staff here at Vanderbilt,” said Hufnagel.  “Coach Stallings is not only recognized as one of…

  6. Michigan resolves issues with Adidas

    May 23, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

    Michigan Media Day Basketball

    Michigan has no plans to part ways with Adidas at any point in the near future, according to a report from MLive.com. There had been some speculation in the last month that the Wolverines would end their contract with the apparel company because of the way that Adidas had handled a worker’s rights issue at…

  7. Will Yeguete out four months after another surgery on right knee

    May 22, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Will Yeguete just cannot get healthy. The Florida forward missed the final nine games of his sophomore season with a broken foot and then had to sit out much of February after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee as a junior. He returned to play the final six games of the season. Yeguete underwent more…

  8. Is Antonio Barton the answer for any of the four schools chasing him?

    May 22, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

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    On Monday afternoon, former Memphis big man Tarik Black announced that he would transferring to Kansas where he’ll team up with Andrew Wiggins, Wayne Selden and Joel Embiid to give Bill Self the nation’s best non-Kentucky recruiting class and a shot at a national title. Black, who will be eligible immediately, may never end up…

  9. USA Basketball releases 24-man roster for U19 tryouts

    May 22, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

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    USA Basketball has released a list of 24 players that will be attending training camp in Colorado Springs from June 14th-19th to try and earn a spot on Team USA for the U19 championships, which take place in Prague from June 27th-July 7th. While there is some solid talent on that roster, it’s not necessarily…

  10. Coach K will be returning to coach Team USA after all

    May 22, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    It’s all-but official now: Mike Krzyzewski will be returning to coach Team USA in the 2014 World Championships in Madrid and the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. That’s according to a report from Pete Thamel of SI, who reported over the weekend that Coach K was strongly considering returning to head up the stars…

  11. Five-Star NC native Theo Pinson commits to North Carolina

    May 22, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday afternoon, five-star small forward Theo Pinson officially announced his intentions to stay in-state and attend North Carolina. The Greensboro, NC, native picked the Tar Heels over Indiana, Louisville, Georgetown and Duke. A 6-foot-6 athlete on the wing, Pinson is known for his ability to get up and down the floor and finish around…

  12. FBI: San Diego point-shaving scandal netted ‘more than $120,000′

    May 22, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Back in March, former San Diego Torero Brandon Johnson, the school’s all-time leader in points and assists, was sentenced to six months in federal prison for his role in a point-shaving scheme during the 2009-2010 season back in March. Johnson was lucky; the state wanted to give him a year. He’ll begin serving his sentence…

  13. Memphis emerging as the leader to host the AAC tournament?

    May 22, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT

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    The last that we had heard about the AAC tournament, Mohegan Sun was planning on cobbling together an offer to get bring the ‘old Big East’ to Connecticut to play out their league championship. That does not look like it’s going to end up happening, however. According to a report from the Memphis Commercial-Appeal’s Kyle…

  14. Enosch Wolf’s suspension lifted, but no scholarship available at UConn

    May 22, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

    Enosch Wolf, Ryan Smyth

    Enosch Wolf’s suspension from the UConn basketball team has officially been lifted, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the 7-foot-1 German will be returning to Storrs next season. Wolf was suspended back in February as a result of a domestic dispute where he refused to leave a women’s apartment, pushed her and knocked her glasses…

  15. Pittsburgh headlines a weak field for the Legends Classic

    May 21, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Wichita State

    The field for the Legends Classic has been announced. Pittsburgh highlights the field and will be joined by Stanford, Houston and Texas Tech. Each of the four teams will host a pair on games on campus prior to going to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the semifinals and the finals. The final two rounds…

  16. Washington transfer Martin Breunig heading to Montana

    May 21, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Montana announced on Tuesday that Washington transfer Martin Breunig would be transferring into the program. “We are very excited about signing Martin Breunig at the University of Montana,” head coach Wayne Tinkle said in a statement. “He’s a strong, athletic post player, and he really adds good size and strength to our front line.” “We…

  17. Report: Kevin Stallings blocks Sheldon Jeter’s transfer to Pitt

    May 21, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Kevin Stallings isn’t too happy about Sheldon Jeter’s decision to transfer. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Vanderbilt head coach has blocked his former player from transferring to Pitt next season. Jeter is a graduate of Beaver Falls HS and announced over the weekend that he would be leaving the Commodores to…

  18. Another day, another Jim Boeheim rant. This time, it’s about the Knicks

    May 21, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Jim Boeheim is a curmudgeon. He’s a grumpy old man that couldn’t possibly care any less about what anyone thinks of him, whether it be a media member, an opposing coach or an NBA team. He will, quite literally, say whatever he wants about whoever he wants whenever he wants. And I love it. In…

  19. Steven Pearl, BBQ jokes and a Tennessee radio ad

    May 21, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Bruce Pearl

    Around two years ago, Bruce Pearl was fired as the University of Tennessee’s head coach stemming from lies that he told NCAA investigators that were looking into relatively minor infractions. Pearl had hosted Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft at his house for a barbecue during a recruiting visit and a picture of him was…

  20. Pressure mounting on Texas head coach Rick Barnes?

    May 21, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    Rick Barnes

    There are not many coaches out there that have it as good as Rick Barnes. He’s the head coach of the men’s basketball team for the most recognizable university in the state of Texas which just so happens to have one of the richest athletic departments in the country. And that athletic department also doesn’t…

  21. The bond between Rick Byrd and Casey Alexander crosses rivalry lines

    May 20, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    There may not be a rivalry in all of college basketball more unique than the Battle of the Boulevard, which pits Belmont against Lipscomb, two schools that are located all of 2.7 miles apart on Belmont Boulevard in Nashville, TN. It dates back to 1953, and over the course of the last 60 years, the two…

  22. 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…

  23. 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 PowerMizzou.com. “I have decided to play for Mizzou,” Bello told DeArmond. “We played them three times while I was at Baylor. I…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…