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  1. Former N.C. State guard Rodney Purvis transfers to UConn

    Apr 5, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    T.J. DiLeo, Rodney Purvis

    While the decision of N.C. State guard Rodney Purvis to transfer came as a surprise to some, his destination is no surprise at all. As first reported by Joe Giglio of the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, Purvis has decided to transfer to UConn. Purvis, who averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in…

  2. Final Four coaches offer thoughts on match-ups, Mike Rice controversy (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

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  3. Michigan point guard Trey Burke receives two more national honors

    Apr 5, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke celebrates after they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    It’s been quite the weekend for Michigan point guard Trey Burke, and the Wolverines haven’t even played their Final Four matchup against Syracuse yet. One day after being named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press the sophomore from Columbus, Ohio received two more individual honors. Burke was announced the winner of both…

  4. Texas-Pan American hires Dan Hipsher to lead program

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. When Texas-Pan American athletic director Chris King announced his decision to not renew the contract of head coach Ryan Marks in mid-March he stated that his expectations for the future played a role in the decision. With UTPA moving from the Great West Conference to the…

  5. Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers athletic director

    Apr 5, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Tim Pernetti

    In mid-November Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti seemed to have taken the final step in transforming the athletic department, as it was announced that the school would join the Big Ten. But the original punishment handed to men’s basketball coach Mike Rice the following month in regards to Rice’s abusive behavior at practices would ultimately…

  6. Louisville guard Kevin Ware appears on David Letterman (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

    Kevin Ware, Rick Pitino

    The last five days have been a whirlwind for Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who suffered a horrific leg injury during the Cardinals’ regional final win over Duke on Sunday. Ware, who was released from the hospital on Tuesday, made the trip to the Final Four in Atlanta with his teammates. Thursday night Ware appeared on…

  7. Why Wichita State benefits from the absence of Kevin Ware

    Apr 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Wichita State

    ATLANTA — What does Wichita State need to do to be able to beat Louisville? I’ve been asked that question upwards of 20 times heading into Final Four weekend, and the answer is alarmingly simple: protect the basketball. You see, what Louisville does better than anyone is to use their press to force turnovers, converting…

  8. Baylor too much for Iowa in comfortable NIT title game victory

    Apr 4, 2013, 11:41 PM EDT

    Pierre Jackson

    For some teams a trip to the Postseason NIT is viewed as a punishment of sorts, and those teams tend to see their seasons end in quick fashion. For others the 32-team tournament offers a second chance of sorts, an opportunity to play more games with an eye towards next season while also chasing a…

  9. Old Dominion hires Jeff Jones to lead program

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Jeff Jones

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. With a move to Conference USA on the horizon Old Dominion filled its head coaching vacancy on Thursday, introducing former American head coach Jeff Jones as the new leader of the program. Jones, who led American to two NCAA tournament appearances (three postseason appearances in all)…

  10. Detroit’s Doug Anderson wins college slam dunk competition (VIDEO)

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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    Four dunks. Four perfect scores. Detroit small forward Doug Anderson entered Thursday’s State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships with quite the reputation when it comes to finishing above the rim, and he certainly did not disappoint at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. Anderson received a perfect score on each of his dunks, the last…

  11. Pac-12 coordinator of basketball officials Ed Rush resigns

    Apr 4, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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    The story of Pac-12 coordinator of officials Ed Rush allegedly placing a “bounty” on Arizona head coach Sean Miller was one that slipped into the background after initial outrage on Monday due in large part to the happenings at Rutgers. But there’s no doubt that this situation, in which Rush was reported to have offered…

  12. T.J. Brown, former San Diego assistant, sentenced for role in game-fixing scandal

    Apr 4, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

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    T.J. Brown, a former assistant coach at San Diego who acted as a middleman in a game-fixing scandal that included former USD point guard Brandon Johnson, was sentenced to 12 months in prison Thursday afternoon. Brown’s lawyers argued that their client should only receive probation while federal prosecutors wanted him to serve 30 months behind…

  13. Rutgers assistant coach Jimmy Martelli resigns

    Apr 4, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Rutgers head coach Mike Rice wasn’t the only member of the coaching staff to leave the program on Wednesday. According to multiple reports assistant coach Jimmy Martelli resigned, leaving interim head coach David Cox and assistant Van Macon as the only members of the coaching staff at present time. While clips of his behavior in…

  14. NCAA President Mark Emmert’s press conference opens him up to more criticism

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

    NCAA Announces Corrective and Punitive Measures for Penn State

    ATLANTA — Mark Emmert stepped in front of the media at the Final Four on Thursday afternoon, a proverbial State of the NCAA address and a chance to respond to a healthy dose of criticism that he has received over the way that his organization has handled recent investigations. And instead of inspiring a sense…

  15. Villanova guard Achraf Yacoubou decides to transfer

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Chane Behanan, Achraf Yacoubou

    With playing time being scarce this season and that likely to be the case next season as well with Rice transfer Dylan Ennis becoming eligible, Villanova sophomore guard Achraf Yacoubou has decided to transfer. The news was first reported by Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. A native of the Bronx, Yacoubou averaged 2.9 points and 2.6…

  16. CBT Podcast: The Final Four and more

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

    The CBT Podcast is here to finish off the 2012-2013 NCAA college basketball season in style. Raphielle Johnson joins Troy Machir (Me) to discuss a busy week of news and notes from the college basketball world. The release of the video tapes documenting Mike Rice’s disturbing practice behavior and his subsequent firing from Rutgers is…

  17. The AP got the Player/Coach of the Year awards right

    Apr 4, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    The AP announced their annual awards on Thursday afternoon. Michigan point guard Trey Burke was named National Player of the Year after averaging 18.8 points and 6.8 assists while leading a Wolverines team loaded with freshmen to the Final Four. Jim Larranaga was named National Coach of the Year, and it’s difficult to argue with…

  18. UCF junior guard Isaiah Sykes declares for NBA Draft but won’t hire agent

    Apr 4, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Isaiah Sykes, Chris Crawford

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) With Keith Clanton graduating the UCF program had one major hole to address in the off-season before it begins play in the American Athletic Conference next season. But with the school announcing on Thursday that junior guard Isaiah Sykes has decided…

  19. Final Four coaches react to the Mike Rice video

    Apr 4, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

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    The NCAA held press conferences with the head coaches from the four Final Four teams on Thursday afternoon, and each one was asked about their reaction to the video of former Rutgers head coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players. To a man, they said that they did not believe it to be…

  20. How Jim Boeheim helped launch the careers of Rick Pitino and John Beilein

    Apr 4, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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    ATLANTA — On Saturday afternoon, John Beilein’s Michigan Wolverines will take the floor against Jim Boeheim’s Syracuse Orange in one of the more intriguing and unexpected Final Four matchups in recent memory. Syracuse lost seven of their last 12 regular season games. Michigan lost five of their last 10. Both programs were written off by…