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  1. Nevada’s Deonte Burton deserves national respect but needs wins to get it

    Oct 30, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Deonte Burton

    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. Their first season as a Mountain West member was a tough one for the Nevada Wolf Pack. Lacking depth in the front court, David Carter’s team took more than its fair share…

  2. Oklahoma State’s front court concerns on display in exhibition

    Oct 30, 2013, 2:45 PM EST

    Oklahoma State coach Ford reacts to a call during the Cowboys last minute win over Baylor during the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    Oklahoma State will enter the 2013-2014 college basketball season with quite a bit of hype. They’re considered by just about ever prognosticator out there as the clear favorite to end Kansas’ nine-year run of Big 12 regular season titles. Marcus Smart is a consensus preseason all-american and was NBCSports.com’s pick as the preseason Player of…

  3. New Mexico is hoping a change in leadership yields a change in postseason success

    Oct 30, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    AP photo

    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. In 2012-13, the New Mexico Lobos put together one of the best seasons in the history of the program, winning 29 games and earning both the Mountain West regular season and tournament…

  4. Maryland loses starting guard Seth Allen to a broken foot

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:43 PM EST

    Seth Allen

    Maryland has lost Seth Allen for the next 8-to-10 weeks after the 6-foot guard suffered a fractured foot in practice on Tuesday. The injury is a fracture to the fifth metatarsel in Allen’s left foot. “We are devastated for Seth,” said Maryland head coach Turgeon in a release. “He was playing at a very high level…

  5. 2013-2014 Mountain West Preview: Strong, will they perform better in March?

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    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 the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  6. Behind the scenes documentary on Nik Stauskas (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:13 AM EST

    Nik Stauskas

    Nik Stauskas is a guy a lot of people are expecting to have a big season for a Michigan team that can compete for a national title. With Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. in the NBA, Stauskas is going to be counted on to carry a bigger scoring load and create more opportunities for…

  7. Florida’s Michael Frazier diagnosed with mono

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Michael Frazier II

    Florida announced on Wednesday morning that shooting guard Michael Frazier has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will be out indefinitely. Frazier will definitely be out of Friday’s scrimmage against Florida Southern, but it’s unclear how much longer he’ll be out of action. “Maybe more than that,” UF trainer David “Duke” Werner said. “We’ll have to…

  8. Good news for Kentucky: Andrew Harrison’s knee injury not serious

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Andrew Harrison

    Kentucky held their Blue-White scrimmage on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena, and while there was plenty for UK fans to get excited about — dunks galore, James young’s 26 points, the play of Derek Willis — there was once major concern: point guard Andrew Harrison didn’t play in the second half due to a right…

  9. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 3 Louisville Cardinals

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Kenny Klein/Louisville Athletics

    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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  10. Naadir Tharpe suspended for Kansas’ season-opener after playing in a summer league game

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Howard v Kansas

    The Kansas Jayhawks have plenty of talent and potential, but also a good amount of questions this season. One of the concerns for KU — as it was last year — is the point guard position. After splitting time with Elijah Johnson as a sophomore, Naadir Tharpe was expected to take on the role as…

  11. Andrew Wiggins scores 16, dunks in Kansas debut (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:37 AM EST

    Screen grab from ESPN

    Andrew Wiggins kicked off his freshman season at Kansas on Tuesday night, as the Jayhawks took on Pittsburg State, a Division II school in Pittsburg, KS, at Phog Allen Fieldhouse in the first of two exhibition games. (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) Wiggins finished with 16 points in a blowout win, but…

  12. POSTERIZED: Kentucky walk-on E.J. Floreal dunks on Julius Randle (VIDEO)

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:39 PM EST

    AP photo

    Kentucky had their Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday night, a game that gave the nation their first real taste of the Wildcats this season. And while James Young went for 26 points and Julius Randle threw down a couple mammoths dunks, the two people that stood out the most were freshmen that enter the season…

  13. Oregon adds JuCo center Michael Chandler

    Oct 29, 2013, 10:23 PM EST

    Oregon Ducks coach Altman yells out to his team against Louisville during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    After visiting Oregon this past weekend, the Ducks became the fourth Division I program Michael Chandler has committed to. Brad Winton of JuCoRecruiting.com tweeted the news on Tuesday night, after the Northwest Florida State center, who drew interest from Arizona and Memphis among programs, picked Dana Altman’s team. The Indianapolis, Ind. native previously made pledges to Louisville,…

  14. Kansas will look for Andrew Wiggins to score in the post

    Oct 29, 2013, 9:01 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins, Niko Roberts

    Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden will form an athletic duo for Kansas that will show no pity on rims and backboards this season, as both are more than capable of powerful dunks. Bill Self even altered his game plan against Texas Tech during Wiggins’ official visit to show the nation’s top prospect how many alley-oops…

  15. POSTERIZED: Rysheed Jordan jumps over God’sgift Achiuwa at St. John’s Red Storm Tip-Off (VIDEO)

    Oct 29, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Rysheed Jordan, Mitch Holmberg

    St. John’s 2013 Red Storm Tip-Off took place inside Carnesecca Arena on Friday night, with the dunk contest following the team’s full-court scrimmage. Sophomore forward Christian Jones defeated reigning team champion JaKarr Sampson to take home the dunk contest title. However, Jones didn’t even have the dunk of the night. Freshman guard Rysheed Jordan, the Big East’s…

  16. The 68 reasons we’re looking forward to the 2013-2014 season

    Oct 29, 2013, 6:19 PM EST

    AP photo

    The college hoops season officially kicks off in 10 days, which means that all those long, lonely nights since Luke Hancock beat Spike Albrecht in a three-point shooting contest last April are about to be a thing of the past. We’re hyped for the season, and to help get you into the mood, the CBT…

  17. Kevin Ware could return to practice this week for Louisville

    Oct 29, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    Colorado State v Louisville

    Kevin Ware has had a promising month of October. Earlier in the month, he was cleared to participate in basketball workouts, followed by Louisville head coach Rick Pitino saying his junior guard would suit up for the Cardinals’ regular season opener against the College of Charleston on Nov. 9. Pitino did not specify if Ware would…

  18. Wichita State isn’t ready to settle for just one Final Four run

    Oct 29, 2013, 4:07 PM EST

    Getty Images

    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. Things changed quickly for Wichita State. One year ago at this time, Gregg Marshall’s club wasn’t looked at as much more than a good mid-major program, a hodgepodge of castaways and the overlooked that,…

  19. Trey Freeman denied waiver to play immediately at Old Dominion

    Oct 29, 2013, 3:17 PM EST

    Trey Freeman

    Last week, we told you about Trey Freeman and the situation that he had found himself in at Old Dominion. The Campbell transfer had applied for a waiver, and while the NCAA had made a ruling on the matter, ODU hadn’t announced whether or not a decision had been made. Until today. Freeman, who averaged 14.3…

  20. Of 47 early entrants in 2013 NBA Draft, 20 didn’t make an NBA roster

    Oct 29, 2013, 1:53 PM EST

    Grant Jerrett

    The NBA season kicks off on Tuesday night, which means that you should, by now, have Pro Basketball Talk in your daily rotation of internet reading. It also means that we can now go back and take a look at some of the players that made good — and bad — decisions leaving school to…