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  1. John Brown University holds annual Toilet Paper Game (VIDEO)

    Nov 3, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

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    Max Hopfgartner didn’t just give John Brown University, an NAIA school in Siloam Springs, Ark., a 3-0 lead early in the home opener against Crowley’s Ridge College on Saturday night. He also gave the Golden Eagles a technical foul. After the first bucket, during the home opener each season, the JBU fans throw rolls of toilet…

  2. Ole Miss struggles in exhibition, looking for leaders without Marshall Henderson

    Nov 3, 2013, 1:43 PM EST

    Marshall Henderson

    On Friday night, Ole Miss needed overtime to knock off University of South Carolina-Aiken, a Division II program, 75-70 in the Rebels’ final exhibition game before beginning the regular season this Friday. Obviously there was a notable absence on the Ole Miss roster. Senior guard Marshall Henderson did not play, part of a suspension that…

  3. Oklahoma State not talking about championships this season

    Nov 3, 2013, 12:24 PM EST

    Johnathan Loyd, Marcus Smart

    The Oklahoma State men’s basketball program has made six Final Fours. The current Cowboys team can probably tell you a little bit about each of them because that’s what they were assigned to do by head coach Travis Ford. The Cowboys enter the 2013-2014 season ranked No. 8 in the AP poll, and with the…

  4. Kris Dunn leaves Providence’s exhibition game with shoulder injury

    Nov 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Karvel Anderson, Kris Dunn

    Kris Dunn joined Providence as a McDonald’s All-American, and was suppose to share a back court with Ricky Ledo last season. Unfortunately for Ed Cooley and his Friars that never happened. Ledo didn’t play a single game in a PC uniform, and even before Ledo was ruled ineligible, Dunn was sidelined with a shoulder injury…

  5. POSTERIZED: College of Charleston’s Johnathan Burroughs-Cook skies over defender (VIDEO)

    Nov 3, 2013, 9:34 AM EST

    Johnathan Burroughs-Cook

    College of Charleston freshman guard Johnathan Burroughs-Cook played nine minutes, scoring six points in the Cougars 102-87 exhibition win over Division II opponent Newberry College on Saturday. With under a minute to go, one of his two buckets became the highlight of the night. The 6-foot-1 guard blew by his defender, then posterized the 6-foot-7…

  6. Mathieu likely to claim Gophers’ point guard spot

    Nov 2, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

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    If you were looking forward to a backcourt of Hollins & Hollins at Minnesota this season, it’s starting to look unlikely. According to Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5-foot-9 juco transfer Deandre Mathieu has claimed a starting slot for the Gophers. “Deandre Mathieu should be the Gophers’ starting point guard,” Rayno wrote. “After a…

  7. UConn’s Daniels is prepping for a breakout season

    Nov 2, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

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    It’s easy to imagine that all athletes are extroverts who enjoy the limelight, but it’s not always a fair assumption. Take UConn’s DeAndre Daniels, for instance. According to a recent article in the Hartford Courant, the junior forward’s struggle to assert himself on the court mirrors his reluctance to stand out in his personal life.…

  8. Hey, Linus! Marcus Lee is the Great Pumpkin! (PHOTO)

    Nov 2, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    Halloween is over, but I’m not quite ready to let go yet. The Sporting News published some awesome photos of current DI players in their childhood Halloween costumes this week, and one in particular tickled my funny bone for some reason. There were photos of young Sam Dekker as a cowboy, Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble…

  9. Rhody’s Hurley: “I don’t know what a foul is” under new rules

    Nov 2, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    When a veteran coach like Dan Hurley doesn’t know how to adapt to a rule change, you can bet we’re in for a bumpy ride as the season opens. Randy Peterson of USA Today put it succinctly when he wrote “College basketball officials are supposed to call hand-checking a foul as they transition the sport…

  10. UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones injured in loss to Dixie State

    Nov 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    (Sam Morris/Las Vegas Sun)

    UNLV losing to Division II Dixie State is bad news, but the hamstring injury to Bryce Dejean-Jones is even worse news for the Runnin’ Rebels as the junior guard and returning leading scorer left during the first half of the loss with an apparent injury to his right hamstring. Dixie State pulled off the 71-70…

  11. Kentucky cruises past Translyvania in exhibition

    Nov 2, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

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    Kentucky cruised to a 76-42 victory over Division III Translyvania on Friday night, but it wasn’t all positive coming out of the Wildcat locker room. The most talented team in the country only led 41-30 at the half and allowed six three-pointers in the first half before they made a run in the second half…

  12. Depleted North Carolina wins exhibition contest

    Nov 2, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

    Roy Williams

    Despite missing a couple of starting guards, North Carolina cruised to an 82-63 win over North Carolina Pembroke as they used a lot of unique lineups. The status for starting guards P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald remains uncertain going forward according to Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com and sophomore guard J.P. Tokoto was suspended for the…

  13. Rhode Island forward Gilvydas Biruta hurt in exhibition win

    Nov 2, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Dan Hurley

    Rhode Island came up with a 93-77 win over Division II Southern Connecticut on Friday night in an exhibition contest, but after losing sophomore forward Jordan Hare to a leave of absence earlier in the day, the team is hoping for the best as another one of their big men went down. Junior forward Gilvydas…

  14. Maryland’s Dez Wells grabs the reins in Seth Allen’s absence

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

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    When it was announced earlier this week that Maryland sophomore point guard Seth Allen would miss eight to ten weeks after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, many wondered where head coach Mark Turgeon would turn in his search for a replacement. The general expectation was that highly regarded freshman Roddy Peters was…

  15. Xavier lands fifth 2014 commitment in Top 50 wing Trevon Bluiett

    Nov 1, 2013, 7:01 PM EST

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    Xavier’s 2014 recruiting haul grew to five on Friday, as Top 50 small forward Trevon Bluiett verbally committed to the Big East school. Bluiett, who verbally committed to UCLA this summer, sent out his decision via his Twitter account. I will be playing my college ball for the next few years at Xavier University. #musketeernation…

  16. 2013-14 Season Preview: The nation’s most important players

    Nov 1, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Marcus Smart

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  17. Arkansas suspends junior guard Rashad Madden for rules violation

    Nov 1, 2013, 4:23 PM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament: Arkansas v Vanderbilt

    With Arkansas losing their top two scorers from a season ago in guard B.J. Young and forward Marshawn Powell, there are some questions head coach Mike Anderson has to answer entering the 2013-14 season. Who will his feature offensive options be? Forward Coty Clarke (7.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and guard Mardracus Wade (6.5 ppg) are…

  18. Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson looks to go out in style

    Nov 1, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Jahii Carson

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Prior to the start of the 2012-13 season Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek said on multiple occasions that his team would play faster. And many snickered, pointing out that the team’s…

  19. Rhode Island sophomore forward Jordan Hare takes leave of absence from team

    Nov 1, 2013, 2:41 PM EST

    Rhode Island v Butler

    A number of people expect the Rhode Island Rams to make a sizable leap forward in 2013-14, with head coach Dan Hurley entering his second season and newcomers such as Gilvydas Biruta and freshmen E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin having the skills needed to make an immediate impact. But the Rams will likely begin that…

  20. Ankle injury to sideline N.C. State center Jordan Vandenberg 4-6 weeks

    Nov 1, 2013, 2:11 PM EST

    Jordan Vandenberg

    While the N.C. State Wolfpack don’t lack for talent in their front court entering the 2013-14 season, they don’t have a great deal of experience. 6-foot-8 sophomore T.J. Warren is expected to be one of the ACC’s best after posting averages of 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a freshman (Warren led the…