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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

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

    Jun 30, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    Longwood Creighton Basketball

    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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.…

  7. 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…

  8. Top prospect copped big-time buzz from coaches

    Jun 29, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

    Class 5A Boys Championship Basketball

    When you’re going to be out of the country, it’s a perfect time to unplug – just let friends and family leave messages – you’ll get back to them later. If you’re the No. 1 guard prospect in the class of 2015, and you’re hitting Uruguay with the U.S. U16 team, it’s an even better…

  9. UT releases design for Pat Summitt Plaza

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

    Photo: patsummittplaza.com

    A couple months back, we learned that the University of Tennessee planned to dedicate a statue to legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt. This week, the school revealed an artist’s rendering of a proposed Pat Summitt Plaza, which will welcome visitors to Thompson-Boling Arena, potentially as soon as this fall. “I’m hoping this fall at some…

  10. D-ficiencies hurt Wolfpack players in the NBA draft

    Jun 29, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    Temple Owls guard Wyatt takes the ball past North Carolina State Wolfpack defenders Leslie and Brown during first half of their second round NCAA tournament basketball game in Dayton

    Eye-popping athletic talent and an ability to show up on the highlight reel will get you a long look in the NBA draft. Many times, offensive skills will get you into the lottery. In the case of UNLV’s Anthony Bennett, a surprise No. 1 pick was the result. But ability to “score the ball” isn’t…

  11. Jarrod Uthoff finally set to begin college basketball career at Iowa

    Jun 29, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    (Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG)

    The transfer saga of Iowa forward Jarrod Uthoff was long and drawn-out. If you may recall, the former Wisconsin forward was prevented from transferring to a long list of schools by Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, which led to media backlash and finally Ryan easing things up on Uthoff. Although Uthoff was a class of 2011…

  12. Former Oregon star Luke Jackson prepares for NAIA head coaching job

    Jun 29, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    (Northwest Christian University)

    Former Oregon Ducks swingman Luke Jackson was one of the more productive players in college basketball for the early part of last decade, accumulating over 1,900 career points and 700 rebounds on his way to multiple All-Pac 10 teams and even some All-American honors his senior season. But after an up-and-down pro career that saw…

  13. McDonald’s All-American Demetrius Jackson starts career at Notre Dame

    Jun 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    (South Bend Tribune)

    Local product and McDonald’s All-American guard Demetrius Jackson is enrolled in summer school classes at Notre Dame and expectations are high for the 6’1 guard from Mishawaka, Indiana. Being Notre Dame’s first Burger Boy since 2005 and also being from the area, Jackson will likely shoulder heavy expectations from Irish fans as Jackson could see…

  14. Illinois State freshman Paris Lee ready for expanded role

    Jun 29, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Paris Lee

    Second-year Illinois State head coach Dan Muller has an uphill battle this season as his Redbirds squad welcomes eight new players and returns no starters from last season’s team. This week, with the dismissal of senior guard Bryant Allen, the Redbirds are really lacking in experience as Allen was dismissed after being charged with possession…

  15. Louisville’s Rick Pitino to release a new book

    Jun 29, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    Between winning a National Championship, being deep in the horse-racing world, and getting his first tattoo, it’s already been a memorable 2013 for Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. Thankfully, Pitino will document Louisville’s championship run in his newest book due out in October, which is tentatively titled, “The One-Day Contract: How to Add Value to Every…

  16. Duke’s Rodney Hood receives official diagnosis from Duke medical staff

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

    Duke Photography

    It was initially feared that Rodney Hood’s Achilles’ tendon might be torn after injuring it at the USA Basketball tryouts for the World University Games, but the Duke University medical staff on Friday released their diagnosis and Hood will only miss 4-to-6 weeks of action because of a strain in the soft tissue of his…

  17. Report: Murray State lands Utah transfer Justin Seymour

    Jun 28, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Chasson Randle, Justin Seymour

    After a freshman season in which he played 11.6 minutes per game and posted averages of 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest, 6-3 freshman guard Justin Seymour and Utah head coach Larry Krystowiak mutually decided that transferring may be in his best interest. On Friday it was reported by OnTheRadarHoops.com that Seymour has decided…

  18. N.C. State, Tennessee agree to home and home series

    Jun 28, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

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    Tennessee has moved one step closer to finalizing its non-conference schedule for the upcoming season, as it was reported by Brendan F. Quinn of the Knoxville News Sentinel that the Volunteers have agreed to play a home-and-home series with N.C. State. Cuonzo Martin’s Volunteers will host the first meeting during the 2013-14 season, with the…

  19. 2014 guard Chris Sandifer verbally commits to Missouri

    Jun 28, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    247Sports.com

    Missouri head coach Frank Haith landed his first commitment in the Class of 2014 Friday, as 6-4 shooting guard Chris Sandifer (Gardena, Ca.) verbally committed to attend the SEC school while on a visit. Sandifer confirmed the news via his Twitter account. Really excited to be at Missouri tiger! — Chris Sandifer (@_3sandy) June 28,…

  20. Judge dismisses part of Maryland’s suit against the ACC

    Jun 28, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

    John Swofford

    One aspect of conference realignment that tends to get overlooked is what happens in the courtroom. More often than not such moves result in dueling lawsuits with the two parties eventually coming to some kind of resolution. When Maryland announced its decision to leave the ACC for the Big Ten, the ACC responded by filing…