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  1. Theo Pinson, Trey Lyles lead USA Blue to adidas Nations title

    Aug 6, 2013, 9:23 AM EST

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    The USA 2014 Blue team trailed by six, 38-32 at half to USA 2014 Red in the championship game of the 2013 adidas Nations. However, it all turned around in the second half, as USA Blue captured the adidas Nations title with an 81-77 win on Monday night at the Hall of Champions Gym on…

  2. Tulsa, Oklahoma renewing in-state series for 2013-14 season

    Aug 5, 2013, 10:46 PM EST

    Oklahoma Sooners head coach Kruger gestures toward players while playing against San Diego State Aztecs during NCAA basketball game in Philadelphia

    Games between well-known in-state opponents are always a good thing. Since 2008, Oklahoma and Tulsa hadn’t played. That’ll change this season. The Sooners released their non-conference slate on Monday afternoon, with a contest at home against the Golden Hurricane being one of the highlights. The two will showdown December 14 in Norman. The last time…

  3. Miami gets commitment from 2014 guard James Palmer

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:40 PM EST

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    Miami coach Jim Larranaga has a lot of talent to replace off his 2012-13 roster. Including NBA Draft first round pick Shane Larkin, Durand Scott and Kenny Kadji. Larranaga and his staff have put the finishing touches on the 2013 class — the one immediately responsible for keeping the momentum going for the Hurricanes —…

  4. Villanova alums team up for Pro-Am victory

    Aug 5, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    Villanova Wildcats head coach Wright yells at officials during NCAA men's basketball tournament against North Carolina Tar Heels in Kansas City

    Reggie Redding and Antonio Pena’s collegiate careers have ended, but the former Villanova players got together at least one more time, this time for a victory in the Delco Pro-Am. Pena, who averaged 9.8 points in 2010-11 for the Wildcats, dropped 25 points in the final playing for Omega Medical, a 91-72 victory over Radano…

  5. Presidential connections now abundant at Oregon State

    Aug 5, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Being that Craig Robinson’s brother-in-law is President Barack Obama, it’s a safe assessment to call the Oregon State head man the “First Coach.” Well, now Robinson has someone on staff that he can talk “White House” with. Oregon State announced the addition of Joe Kennedy on Monday. Along with spending time on staff at Northwestern,…

  6. Wichita State gets a recruiting bump after Final Four appearance

    Aug 5, 2013, 6:40 PM EST

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    Gregg Marshall has made a solid living in his time at Wichita State out of developing talent that was under-recruited or under-valued at some point in the players’ career. Marshall made a habit of scouring the junior college ranks, getting some of the best talent out of that pipeline — Carl Hall and Cleanthony Early…

  7. Michigan commit Austin Hatch moves to California for final prep year

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

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    Austin Hatch has had a rough high school career. And almost all of his trials have come off the court. The 6-6 forward, who has stuck with his commitment to Michigan since his sophomore year (and they to him), survived not one, but two plane crashes, the first killing his mother and two siblings, another…

  8. Welcome to 624, Wyoming’s most exclusive nightclub

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:35 PM EST

    Wyoming UNLV Men's Basketball

    One of the ugliest in-season, off-court headlines of last year came when Wyoming’s Luke Martinez was charged with felony aggravated assault and battery stemming from a bar fight on Dec. 30 that put one man in the hospital with serious facial injuries. That incident, along with others the Cowboys have seen with other programs, has…

  9. Justise Winslow posterizes defender at adidas Nations (VIDEO)

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

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    St. John’s High School (Texas) 2014 guard/forward Justise Winslow is one of the top players in the Class of 2014, and the video above is proof as to why. The 6-foot-4 Winslow is threw this vicious left-handed slam on a defender, who ended up in the way between Winslow and the rim. But what really…

  10. Former Arizona, Providence forward Sidiki Johnson commits to Wabash Valley College

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    For the third time in as many years, former four-star recruit Sidiki Johnson will enroll at a new school. After stops in Tuscon and Providence, the Brooklyn native is on his way to Mt. Carmel, Ill., committing to Wabash Valley College on Monday morning, the school announced. The 6-foot-10 power forward, ranked No. 86 overall in…

  11. Quinn Cook wants to be Duke’s leader, will he be? (VIDEO)

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

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    Duke graduated Seth Curry, Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, also known as the Blue Devils top three scorers, and in the case of Plumlee and Kelly, Duke’s leading rebounders. So safe to say means Coach K will rely on the likes of Rasheed Sulaimon, Rodney Hood, Jabari Parker, Tyler Thornton, Amile Jefferson and rising junior…

  12. Indiana’s Will Sheehey latest injured play at adidas Nations

    Aug 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    James Madison v Indiana

    While participating in adidas Nations Indiana rising junior forward Will Sheehey collided with Kansas incoming freshman center Joel Embiid, which caused Sheehey to be helped off the floor by two people. According to Jeff Rabjohns of Rivals’ Peegs.com, Sheehey suffered a moderate sprained ankle. Sheehey later spoke with Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com, and said he…

  13. Top-100 forward Riley Norris verbally commits to Alabama

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:38 AM EST

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    Make it two top-100 commits for Alabama’s Class of 2014. Wenonah High (Ala.) point guard Justin Coleman became the first member of the Crimson Tide’s 2014 class last Wednesday. On Monday morning he was joined by fellow in-state top-100 prospect Riley Norris of Albertville High. The 6-foot-6 small forward had offers from the likes of…

  14. BYU gets a 2015 commitment from small forward Zac Seljaas

    Aug 5, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

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    Dave Rose landed his first commit for the Class of 2015 after receving a phone call from Bountiful High (Utah) small forward Zac Seljaas on Sunday night. The 6-foot-7 shooter is the first Cougar commit in that recruiting class, picking Provo over other destinations such as Utah State and San Francisco. Greg Wrubell of KSL.com reported Seljaas’…

  15. Anthony Davis, John Wall return to Kentucky this fall for preseason NBA game

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:35 AM EST

    Anthony Davis, John Wall, Garrett Temple

    Following the night after Big Blue Nation, Kentucky’s Rupp Arena will play host to three former Wildcats. On Oct. 19, Anthony Davis, Darius Miller and the New Orleans Pelicans will go head-to-head with John Wall and his Washington Wizards. The  Bluegrass Sports Commission and Global Sports Management announced the scheduled preseason NBA this past Wednesday. “This…

  16. Knee injury ends adidas Nations camp for Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:06 AM EST

    Montrezl Harrell

    In addition to welcoming some of the country’s best prep talent, the adidas Nations camp in Los Angeles also brings together some of the better college basketball players who serve as counselors for the event. One of those counselors was none other than Louisville sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell, who with the departure of big man…

  17. Forward D.J. McCall becomes IUPUI’s first 2014 commitment

    Aug 4, 2013, 9:33 PM EST

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    With two of his four seniors for the 2013-14 season being perimeter players, IUPUI head coach Todd Howard could use some good fortune on the recruiting trail when it comes to accounting for those departures. On Sunday coach Howard and his staff received the good news they’d been hoping for, as 6-5 small forward D.J.…

  18. Wisconsin draws strength from team manager who’s beaten cancer

    Aug 4, 2013, 8:11 PM EST

    Wisconsin Badgers head coach Ryan watches as his team scores a three-point basket during the second half of their NCAA men's college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines in Chicago, Illinois

    While the average college basketball fan doesn’t tend to pay a great deal of attention to team managers, the fact of the matter is that those students play an integral role in the success of a program. More than simply the undergrad who hands out towels and sports drinks to fatigued players, student managers have…

  19. Oklahoma State to face Louisiana Tech in Oklahoma City on December 14

    Aug 4, 2013, 7:05 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

    Normally the annual All-College Classic in Oklahoma City features Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball teams taking on non-conference opposition. This season’s event however will be an all-Cowboy affair that will make history, with the men’s and women’s programs taking the Chesapeake Energy Arena floor on Saturday, December 14. This is the first time that…

  20. N.C. State freshman ‘Cat’ Barber an important newcomer for Mark Gottfried

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:06 PM EST

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    With five players with starting experience gone from last season’s NCAA tournament team, the recruiting class brought in by N.C. State head coach Mark Gottfried will need to be ready to contribute if the Wolfpack are to reach the Big Dance for the third consecutive season. One of those newcomers is 6-2 guard Anthony “Cat”…