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  1. UAB’s Jerod Haase arrives at ‘Hoops on the Haasephalt’ via helicopter (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:47 PM EST

    Southern Mississippi UAB Basketball

    While the majority of head coach entrances at “Midnight Madness” events tend to be routine, there are a few outliers as well. New Mexico head coach Craig Neal rode to “The Pit” on his Harley-Davidson, and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim took a short ride to the Carrier Dome floor in a New York City taxi in two…

  2. Semi Ojeleye wins Duke’s dunk contest but Jabari Parker steals the show (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:35 PM EST

    Duke Athletics

    Duke’s slam dunk contest on Friday night ended up being a battle of the freshmen, with Jabari Parker and Semi Ojeleye squaring off in the final round. The winner: Ojeleye, who seems to be a bit of a “forgotten man” in some parts due to the presence of Parker and Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood…

  3. Rhode Island freshman Hassan Martin channels his inner ‘Jason Richardson’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:57 PM EST

    Rhode Island Athletics

    Earlier this week our own Rob Dauster put together a list of some of the nation’s best dunkers entering the 2013-14 season. A good list for sure, but Rhode Island freshman forward Hassan Martin threw down a dunk during URI’s preseason event on Thursday night that merits mention. Martin did fall to Rutgers transfer Gilvydas…

  4. Former Auburn guard Varez Ward may avoid going to trial in point-shaving case

    Oct 18, 2013, 7:40 PM EST

    Varez Ward

    Just over four months after being indicted on charges of bribery and conspiracy in connection with a point-shaving scandal, it looks as if there’s a chance that former Auburn guard Varez Ward could avoid being tried. According to the Associated Press, Ward’s attorneys have requested that Ward be entered into a pre-trial diversion program and…

  5. Forward Savon Goodman decides to leave UNLV program

    Oct 18, 2013, 6:18 PM EST

    Savon Goodman, Brandon Spearman

    In late August it was announced by UNLV head coach that while sophomore forward Savon Goodman would remain a member of the UNLV program, he would sit out the entire 2013-14 season in order to properly address off-court issues. Chief among the concerns was an arrest on charges including first degree burglary and grand larceny,…

  6. Santa Clara announces multi-year extension for head coach Kerry Keating

    Oct 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

    Kerry Keating

    Entering his seventh season as the head coach at Santa Clara, Kerry Keating has won 100 games and ranks behind only Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Saint Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett on the list of the most successful coaches in the WCC in the last decade. In two of the last three seasons Keating’s Broncos…

  7. Assigned Reading: What’s going on at Grambling?

    Oct 18, 2013, 4:09 PM EST

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    One aspect of college basketball that has drawn the ire of some fans over the years is the presence of “guarantee games,” contests in which a school pays the visiting school to play a contest that in most cases is little more than a glorified exhibition. Programs struggling to balance their accounts send teams on…

  8. 2013-14 Season Preview: The Nation’s Best Frontcourts

    Oct 18, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Indiana v Syracuse

    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…

  9. Billy Baron is motivated now more than ever to lead Canisius

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    GoGriffs.com

    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. Billy Baron wasn’t supposed to play at Canisius. Near the end of his post-graduate year at Worcester Academy in 2010 and after much deliberation of whether to play for his father, Jim, at the…

  10. Nura Zanna injury makes LIU Brooklyn’s front court rotation even thinner

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

    LIU Brooklyn Athletics

    When news broke last month that LIU Brooklyn senior forward Julian Boyd re-tore his ACL, the prevailing thought was that Jack Perri’s Blackbirds had enough options remaining in the front court to make a run at their fourth straight trip to the NCAA tournament. The best case scenario for Boyd would be to return to…

  11. 2013-2014 MAAC Preview: Manhattan, Canisius, Iona at the top

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Steve Masiello

    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 our previews for the…

  12. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys

    Oct 18, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Oklahoma St Players Return Basketball

    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…

  13. 2014 forward Marial Shayok verbally commits to Marquette

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    Buzz Williams

    Just hours after junior college transfer Jameel McKay announced his decision to transfer, Marquette received a verbal commitment from 2014 forward Marial Shayok. Shayok, a 6-foot-6 native of Ottawa, Ontario, attends Blair Academy in New Jersey where he announced his decision. According to many recruiting analysts Marquette and Providence were believed to be Shayok’s top…

  14. That reported shoe endorsement offer for Andrew Wiggins was a hoax

    Oct 17, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

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    Well, it seems as if quite a few people have been had when it comes to the potential shoe endorsement money that Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins could make when he makes the move to the NBA. On Tuesday it was reported by Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report that Wiggins was in line to receive a…

  15. Report: Minnesota forward Joey King eligible to play immediately

    Oct 17, 2013, 8:14 PM EST

    Minnesota Athletics

    With the NCAA denying Rakeem Buckles’ request for an immediate eligibility waiver (Buckles thus returned to FIU), Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino found himself in need of some additional size entering his first season at the Big Ten school. On Thursday the Golden Gophers received some good news from the NCAA, as Drake transfer Joey…

  16. Valley fever sidelines Arizona State’s Jermaine Marshall

    Oct 17, 2013, 6:55 PM EST

    Dave Dulberg/Arizona Sports

    With Tim Frazier sidelined due to a ruptured Achilles tendon, Jermaine Marshall saw his role change during his junior season at Penn State. With Frazier, considered to be one of the Big Ten’s best guards, out of the lineup Marshall was asked to do even more offensively for head coach Patrick Chambers. Marshall posted averages…

  17. College Basketball’s Top 15 Perimeter Attacks For 2013-2014

    Oct 17, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    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 for the…

  18. Broken left hand to sideline Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste 4-6 weeks

    Oct 17, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    With Jack Cooley having graduated after leading the team in both scoring (13.1 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg), Notre Dame has a sizable hole to fill in its front court this season. One player expected to figure prominently in the Fighting Irish’s plans is sophomore Zach Auguste, who averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in…

  19. Rick Byrd, Belmont looking to continue streak of NCAA tournament appearances

    Oct 17, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    AP

    Only three programs have earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament in six out of the last eight seasons — Kansas, Memphis and the Bruins. The Belmont Bruins. The latest trip to the Big Dance this past March almost didn’t happen. Belmont head coach Rick Byrd needed two clutch shots, including the game-winner, from senior…

  20. JuCo transfer Jameel McKay leaves the Marquette program

    Oct 17, 2013, 3:39 PM EST

    Marquette v Miami

    Jameel McKay has left the Marquette basketball program before ever suiting up for them in a game. “After long talk with family I will be transferring from MU great place and program now I’m looking forward to searching for a new Home,” McKay wrote on twitter. “I appreciate coaching staff and fans no hard feelings…