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  1. Ohio State’s non-conference schedule isn’t all that impressive

    Jul 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Ohio State has released their non-conference schedule. And, well, it’s not exactly awe-inspiring. Take a look: Nov. 9 Morgan State Nov. 12 Ohio University Nov. 16 @ Marquette Nov. 20 American University Nov. 25 Wyoming Nov. 29 North Florida Dec. 4 Maryland Dec. 7 Central Connecticut State Dec. 11 Bryant Dec. 14 North Dakota State…

  2. Kyle Wiltjer could end up staying at Kentucky, redshirting

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Kyle Wiltjer, Mike McFadden

    Kyle Wiltjer doesn’t want to leave Kentucky, it seems. The 6-foot-9 forward received a release last month to look into transferring and has already taken a visit to Gonzaga to check out the facilities and the program. But just because Wiltjer is doing his due diligence and looking into his options doesn’t mean that he’s…

  3. A complete breakdown of conference realignment for 2013-2014

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    You know all that talk about conference realignment and schools joining new conferences and new conferences appearing out of thin air? Remember how the Big 12 almost died and the original Big East did die before spawning a pair of shiny new conferences? Well, quite a bit of that takes effect today, July 1st, 2013.…

  4. Looking Back: The 1999 Recruiting Class

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Joe Johnson

    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  5. Looking Back: An Introduction

    Jul 1, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Oladipo from the UNLV greets NBA Commissioner Stern on stage after being selected by the Magic as the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft in Brooklyn

    Starting on July 10th, the first of three five-day live-recruiting periods kicks off. What that means is that from July 10th-14th, the 17th-21st and the 24th-28th, anywhere that a high school-level basketball event is taking place, Division I head coaches are allowed to be in attendance scouting. Since all the coaches are allowed to be…

  6. Davell Roby becomes Saint Louis’ first 2014 commitment

    Jun 30, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

    Oregon v Saint Louis

    With guards Jordair Jett and Mike McCall Jr. being seniors this coming season, Saint Louis head coach Jim Crews has some work to do on the recruiting trail in regards to filling those roster spots for the future. Saint Louis received its first verbal commitment in the 2014 class Sunday evening, when it was reported…

  7. Alabama State’s postseason ban rescinded by NCAA

    Jun 30, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

    Josh Freelove, Lewis Jackson

    Earlier this spring it was announced by the NCAA that Alabama State was one of six men’s basketball programs to be banned from postseason play in 2013-14 due to low Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers. On Friday, Alabama State announced that after the NCAA’s evaluation of additional data submitted by the athletic department the Hornets…

  8. Morehead State transfer DeMario Mayfield charged with armed robbery

    Jun 30, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

    DeMario Mayfield

    In late February Charlotte head coach Alan Major dismissed leading scorer DeMario Mayfield for what was described as a violation of team policy. Through 18 games the one-time Georgia Bulldog was averaging 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for the 49ers, who ultimately finished the season with a 21-12 record. Mayfield has since agreed…

  9. Former Louisville center Zach Price lands at Missouri

    Jun 30, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Missouri-Kansas City v Louisville

    In two years at Louisville, 6-10 center Zach Price didn’t see a high amount of playing time. Price played in just 35 games over two seasons, averaging 5.9 minutes per game. For his career at Louisville, Price posted averages of 0.9 points and 1.1 rebounds per contest, so it came as no surprise that he…

  10. Hutchinson CC guard Rozell Nunn headed to SIU-Edwardsville

    Jun 30, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    Hutchinson Athletics

    On Sunday the SIU-Edwardsville program added yet another upperclassman to its roster, as it was announced that Hutchinson (Kan.) CC guard Rozell Nunn has decided to spend his final two years of eligibility at the Ohio Valley Conference school. Nunn, a 6-3 guard from Kansas City, started 33 of the 34 games in which he…

  11. Matt Henry hired as assistant at St. Peter’s

    Jun 30, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Former Georgetown assistant Matt Henry has been hired as an assistant at St. Peter’s, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Henry spent five seasons with the Hoyas and also recently served as interim head coach at Mt. St. Mary’s. He’ll now take a spot on eighth-year coach Matt Dunne’s staff. The Peacocks finished last season…

  12. John Calipari doesn’t get to drive the pace car

    Jun 30, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    After getting lessons in taking the left turns at Kentucky Speedway from Kurt Busch, Kentucky coach John Calipari was supposed to ride shotgun in the pace car for the Quaker State 400 in Sparta, Ky. on Saturday. Then he got the news that he’d be driving the pace car, cruising at a manageable 45 mph…

  13. SMU transfer Brian Bernardi to visit Hofstra, Dayton

    Jun 30, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

    Wyoming SMU Basketball

    Former SMU guard Brian Bernardi will visit Hofstra over the July 4, according to the New York Post’s Zach Braziller. Bernardi, who will have three seasons of eligibility remaining when he settles on a school and redshirts, is also set to visit Dayton. George Washington, which was a possible destination, is no longer in the…

  14. Okafor, Winslow fill stat sheet at FIBA U19 World Championships

    Jun 30, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

    Beach Ball Classic Basketball

    Currently, the U.S. is competing in the FIBA U19 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. They’ve won (no, dominated) their first three games, outscoring opponents a combined 316-133. On Saturday evening against Russia, the U.S. team led by players like Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Duke’s Rasheed Suliamon to name a few,…

  15. Former Longwood point guard Nik Brown headed to junior college

    Jun 30, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

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    After one season at Longwood, point guard Nik Brown decided he was looking for a change. Especially with the resignation of coach Mike Gillian after an 8-25 season in 2012-13 and the subsequent transfer of fellow freshman star Michael Kessens to Alabama. Brown has decided to take a slightly different route. Longwood PG Nik Brown…

  16. Gonzaga might be the leader for Kyle Wiltjer’s services

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Kyle Wiltjer, Mike McFadden

    One of the biggest stories off the college basketball offseason recently has been the late transfer of Kyle Wiltjer. Now there are reports that his new destination could already be decided. Wiltjer, who averaged 10.2 points and 4.2 rebounds for Kentucky last season, is a Pacific Northwest kid for Portland, and he may make his…

  17. Former Georgetown and NBA guard Chris Wright holds MS charity game

    Jun 30, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

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    Former Georgetown guard Chris Wright, the first player known to play in the NBA with multiple sclerosis, held a charity game Saturday to benefit MS research. Attendees included Greg Monroe, Jeff Green, and others.

  18. How ya gonna keep ‘em down in Detroit, now they’ve seen Ames, Iowa?

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    Percy Gibson, Kevin Noreen

    Will Clyburn, Detroit Percy Gibson, Detroit Dominique Butler, Detroit How do they get all these city guys to come to Iowa State? Hard to say. But the pipeline from Michigan to Ames, Iowa – which includes Michigan State transfers who didn’t grow up in the state – has been in full effect for some time.…

  19. How Iowa plans to end seven-year tourney drought

    Jun 29, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT

    Mike Gesell, Anthony Clemmons, Josh Oglesby

    The Big Ten was the toughest league in the country last season. It’s only going to get tougher, thanks to realignment. Despite all that, Year Four of the Fran McCaffery experience in Iowa City is generating some buzz and some genuine optimism. The former Siena coach took over one of the most bone-grindingly slow teams…