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  1. Junior college PG Jeff Newberry commits to Oklahoma State

    Sep 22, 2013, 10:04 AM EST

    Travis Ford

    At the end of the 2012-13 season Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart surprised many who follow college basketball with his decision to return to school for his sophomore season. After winning Big 12 Rookie of the Year honors, Smart had the look of a surefire lottery pick according to many NBA scouts. However that…

  2. A-10 turns to Richmond Coliseum for women’s hoops tourney

    Sep 21, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    photo courtesy Atlantic 10 Conference

    For years, the annual choice to hold the Colonial Athletic Association’s men’s basketball tournament at Richmond Coliseum came under fire from fans of schools outside the borders of Virginia, who felt the location essentially gave teams like VCU, Old Dominion and George Mason a home court advantage. Anecdotal evidence would seem to have borne that…

  3. Hofstra unveils new uniforms (PHOTO)

    Sep 21, 2013, 8:47 PM EST

    photo courtesy Hofstra Athletics

    Hofstra hasn’t made much noise on the court since Charles Jenkins graduated in 2011. With former Niagara head man Joe Mihalich hoping to kick off a new era for the frequent CAA also-rans, something has to change, and fast. The Pride are starting with their uniforms. From the front, the new Nike uniforms don’t look…

  4. Cal’s Cobbs pain-free, expects to be “100 percent” by November

    Sep 21, 2013, 7:40 PM EST

    California v Syracuse

    The hype over Arizona’s upcoming season is warranted, but the Cal Bears won’t surrender the Pac-12 without a fight this season. Things looked bad a few weeks ago, when Cal’s senior point guard Justin Cobbs went down with a foot injury, but Cobbs spoke with writer Jeff Faraudo of the Bear Talk blog and declared…

  5. Butler entertains former Miami commit Henriquez this weekend

    Sep 21, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Butler Big East Basketball

    Butler rose to the top echelon of college basketball by recruiting solid midwestern kids, for the most part. It was a tent pole for the Butler Way, and it worked. Which isn’t to say that the school will turn down a bit of flash, having grown from the Horizon to the A-10 to the Big…

  6. Elite 2014 recruit Cliff Alexander shows improved jumper (VIDEO)

    Sep 21, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    If you’re bored over the weekend and need a hoops fix, you probably look at YouTube for basketball mixtapes and old game footage to pass the time like I do. Thankfully, since I live in Chicago, there is a lot of local high school basketball talent, including top-5 2014 power forward Cliff Alexander, to keep…

  7. Transfer Tarik Black praises Jayhawk freshmen after boot camp

    Sep 21, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Memphis Tigers Goodwin and Black during the second half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against the Michigan State Spartans in Auburn Hills

    “Boot Camp” is a popular term for tough pre-season workouts. Frank Haith actually had his Missouri players work out with the National Guard, and VCU’s Shaka Smart has had his squad train with a former Navy Seal. Bill Self’s workouts at Kansas don’t have any actual military component, but they are known to be intense.…

  8. Could this be the design for the new DePaul basketball arena? (PHOTO)

    Sep 21, 2013, 12:40 PM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    DePaul’s new basketball arena in the city of Chicago appears to have a design going forward, according to a report Saturday morning from the Chicago Tribune. The Tribune released seven photos of artist rendered designs from the architecture firm of Pelli Clarke Pelli and the new design is expected to be recommended on Monday to…

  9. Villanova loses assistant coach Billy Lange to NBA

    Sep 21, 2013, 11:45 AM EST

    Villanova Wildcats head coach Wright yells at officials during NCAA men's basketball tournament against North Carolina Tar Heels in Kansas City

    Villanova has lost associate head coach Billy Lange to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to a report from CSN Philly’s Dei Lynam. The 41-year-old Lange served as associate head coach under head coach Jay Wright for two seasons after spending seven years as the head coach at Navy. Lange will serve as assistant of player development…

  10. East Carolina opens new basketball practice facility

    Sep 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    CIT E Carolna Weber St Basketball

    East Carolina opened a new $17 million basketball facility this week and the brand-new, state-of-the-art, Williams-Smith Center will give the Pirates’ program the ability to compete with high-major programs in the area. With the move to the American coming soon, East Carolina is playing with the big boys now and this new facility gives them…

  11. Violation of team rules costs Georgia Tech’s Chris Bolden three games

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:10 PM EST

    Boston College Eagles forward Eddie Odio reaches for the ball against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Chris Bolden during the second half of their ACC Championship college basketball game in Greensboro

    With four starters back from a team that finished the 2012-13 season with a 16-15 record (6-12 ACC), the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are expected to be an improved team this year. One of the key players for head coach Brian Gregory is sophomore guard Chris Bolden, who averaged 7.3 points per game as a…

  12. Brayden Carr Foundation coaches clinic raises more than $100,000

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:33 PM EST

    Brayden Carr Foundation/NJ.com

    The Brayden Carr Foundation coaches clinic is a special event for many connected to the game of basketball. The event, which was held for the third time on Friday at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J., attracts some of the game’s best minds with coaches speaking for a fee but rather for a good cause. All…

  13. Does Cal have the Pac-12’s ‘most exciting’ backcourt? (VIDEO)

    Sep 20, 2013, 7:53 PM EST

    California v UNLV

    With Allen Crabbe making the decision this past spring to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, the Cal Golden Bears needed to figure out how they’d account for the 18.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game the Pac-12 Player of the Year provided. However despite this key personnel loss the Golden Bears are one of the…

  14. Wichita State denies D.J. Bowles medical clearance due to cardiac condition

    Sep 20, 2013, 6:44 PM EST

    D.J. Bowles

    With doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota implanting a implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles’ heart last week, the conversation transitioned to when he’d be back to full strength and whether or not he would be able to return to the basketball court. On Friday afternoon Wichita State announced that…

  15. Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga is now a member of the school’s faculty

    Sep 20, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

    Jim Larranaga

    After leading the Miami Hurricanes to their first-ever ACC title, head coach Jim Larrañaga has added another title to his resume: professor. On Friday the school announced that Larrañaga was named Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, marking the second time in his coaching career that he’s been a faculty member while also serving as…

  16. 2014 combo guard Robert Johnson commits to Indiana

    Sep 20, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    After many Indiana fans lamented the fact that their program had yet to land a recruit in the 2014 class, the Hoosier faithful can breathe a little easier. 6-foot-3 four-star guard Robert Johnson verbally committed to attend the Big Ten school on Friday afternoon, announcing his decision during a press conference at Benedictine College Prep…

  17. Former Western Michigan basketball player aims to make history

    Sep 20, 2013, 2:45 PM EST

    Rick Chyme/mlive.com

    In four seasons as a member of the Western Michigan basketball program, Pat Cleland played in 41 games and averaged less than a point per contest after originally joining the program as a manager. His name likely won’t be found on too many of the pages in the school’s record book, but Cleland may find…

  18. Hawai’i takes to the water for its offseason workouts (VIDEO)

    Sep 20, 2013, 12:54 PM EST

    Gib Arnold

    With the offseason being what it is, the usual training regimen college basketball players go through has the potential to become stale at some point in the summer. To combat this many programs will switch things up, with the goal not only being to reinvigorate the players but to also force them to adjust to…

  19. Are the masses sleeping on Ed Cooley’s Providence Friars?

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Ed Cooley

    When Providence College hired Ed Cooley back in 2011, the hope of many was that the Providence native was the right man to rebuild a proud program that had fallen on hard times. Lacking discipline both on and off the court, the Friars had a tough enough time fighting their way out of the bottom…

  20. Luke Fischer’s offseason development key for Indiana in 2013-14

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Joe Koshollek/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    There’s no denying the fact that Cody Zeller was one of the best players in college basketball last season, as the 7-footer averaged 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game on an Indiana squad that won the Big Ten regular season title and reached the Sweet 16. But he’s gone now, as are Victor Oladipo,…