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  1. Michigan State’s Keith Appling improving shooting, decision making; Gary Harris has ‘captain material’

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

    Memphis v Michigan State

    Following a successful 2012-2013 campaign, Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans are eyeing a return to the Final Four this April. The  expectations for Michigan State will be high this season, and the play of guard Keith Appling and Gary Harris will help dictate how far the Spartans go this season. Entering August, the…

  2. Virginia Tech’s Erick Green agrees to play in Italy

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:27 PM EST

    Virginia Tech v Duke

    Erick Green ended his career with Virginia Tech as the ACC Player of the Year. Even though he was selected in last month’s NBA Draft and played in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Denver Nuggets, Green will play in Europe next season. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported on Tuesday that Green had…

  3. Top-5 2014 recruit Trey Lyles wishes North Carolina had recruited him

    Jul 30, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    The Indianapolis Star

    Trey Lyles is down to only four schools — Butler, Florida, Kentucky and Louisville — but on Tuesday afternoon sent out a tweet (since deleted), making a recruiting pitch of his own to one of the teams on Tobacco Road. I still wish UNC would have recruited me!! — Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) July 30, 2013 It’s…

  4. Report: Former UMass guard Jesse Morgan denied appeal to play at Temple this season

    Jul 30, 2013, 4:09 PM EST

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    Jesse Morgan had his season ended with a torn ACL back in January. Despite rehabbing his knee, Morgan’s college basketball career may have come to an end on Monday after meeting with NCAA officials. Morgan, who was forced to withdraw from the University of Massachusetts in April, had enrolled in Temple with the hopes that…

  5. Georgetown, Oregon to kick off the season on November 8th in South Korea

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

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    For the first time in more than 30 years, a regular season college basketball game will be played in Asia. On November 8th, Georgetown and Oregon will be kicking off the season with a trip to Camp Humphreys, an Army base 45 miles south of Seoul, South Korea. “It will be a privilege to perform…

  6. Oregon State’s Eric Moreland, Devon Collier suspended indefinitely

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:38 PM EST

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    Oregon State forwards Devon Collier and Eric Moreland were suspended indefinitely by head coach Craig Robinson on Tuesday afternoon, the school announced. The punishment stems from a violation of team rules. “They will be allowed to participate with the team in summer workouts and strength/conditioning activities while attending summer school classes,” the school said in…

  7. Top 100 recruit Phil Booth commits to Villanova

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:14 PM EST

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    Jay Wright has added a second commitment in the Class of 2014, as Phil Booth committed to the Wildcats on Tuesday afternoon. “I am committed to be a student-athlete at the University of Villanova,” Booth tweeted. (We’re just going to go ahead and ignore the whole wrongly-named school thing.) Booth is a good get for…

  8. The 2013 College Basketball Hall of Fame class announced

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:28 PM EST

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    The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013 has been announced, and it includes five players, two coaches, two contributors and one team. The list of players is headlined by ‘The Big E’, Elvin Hayes. Houston’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder, Hayes led the Cougars to Final Fours in 1967 and 1968 and…

  9. Tony Barbee’s charity golf event gives to scholarship fund for Korvotney Barber’s kids

    Jul 30, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Tony Barbee

    Former Auburn star Korvotney Barber tragically passed away last week when he drowned in the waters off of Panama City’s beaches. Barber played for the Tigers from 2005-2009, having graduated prior to current head coach Tony Barbee’s arrival, but that hasn’t stopped Barbee from reaching out to the family to try and help. Barber has…

  10. Larry Bird to get a statue outside Indiana State’s Hulman Center

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:40 AM EST

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    The most famous basketball player in the history of Indiana will be getting a statue placed outside the basketball arena at his alma mater, Indiana State. Larry Bird, who led the Sycamores to the 1979 national title games where he was outdueled by Michigan State’s Magic Johnson, will be back in Terre Haute on November…

  11. NC State hires alum Dereck Whittenburg to staff

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:27 AM EST

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    North Carolina State brought a legend back into the program on Monday afternoon, as head coach Mark Gottfried officially hired Dereck Whittenburg as Senior Assistant to the Head Coach and Director of Player Development. Whittenburg is a 26-year veteran of the coaching ranks, having bounced around the country as an assistant before becoming head coach at…

  12. Emphatic dunk just one of Rex Pflueger’s highlights in Las Vegas

    Jul 30, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – 2015 shooting guard Rex Plfueger (Mater Dei HS) has been a productive member of the Compton Magic program for quite some time now, and his improvement has caught the attention of many high-major programs on the west coast. But there wasn’t as much national attention during the spring, when Pflueger and…

  13. Bomb blast puts Georgia walk-on out for season

    Jul 29, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    Head Shots of incoming Basketball Freshmen

    Some offseason injuries are just flat-out unbelievable. Then there’s the one Dusan Langura suffered while home in his native Switzerland. Langura, who was primed to enroll at Georgia this fall as a preferred walk-on, tore his ACL when a bomb went off while he was serving his military commitment in his home country. Yup, a…

  14. Dayton basketball getting a piece of $6 million athletic facilities upgrade

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:55 PM EST

    Archie Miller

    When I think Dayton, I think of one of the best possible places for the NCAA Tournament’s First Four. UD Arena presents a great atmosphere, at least half the teams in the pod seem to be within driving (or reasonable flying) distance of the city and there always are a few games with some memorable…

  15. Matt Derenbecker headed back to Louisiana, transferring to New Orleans

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:10 PM EST

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    Matt Derenbecker is headed home. Again The former LSU and Dayton forward will reportedly transfer to New Orleans, weeks after announcing he was leaving the Flyers’ program. He will apply for a waiver to be eligible immediately. Derenbecker’s college career has logged him a lot of miles. The Metairie, La. native started 16 games as…

  16. Brekkott Chapman commits to Utah

    Jul 29, 2013, 6:27 PM EST

    2013 UA All-Star Weekend

    Larry Krystkowiak has had one of the tougher rebuilding jobs on his hands since he took over Utah three seasons ago. He’s made headway in his two seasons, after a 6-25 maiden campaign, the Utes improved to 15-18 last season. Now, top recruits are starting to take notice, apparently, with the Utes getting their first…

  17. Patriot League unveils new digital network

    Jul 29, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

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    Move over SEC Network, it’s….the Patriot League? The conference announced Monday afternoon it will be partnering with Campus Insiders to create the Patriot League Network, an all-new digital platform to help the conference grow it’s video and online exploits. The multi-year agreement will allow the league to live stream hundreds of athletic events, including a…

  18. Kedren Johnson suspended for the year at Vanderbilt

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

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    Today hasn’t been kind to Kevin Stallings. On the same day that it was made public that sophomore-to-be Kevin Bright would head back to his native Germany to play professionally, the Vanderbilt coach also had bad news about Kedren Johnson come to light. Vanderbilt announced Monday it has suspended Johnson for the season. As of…

  19. The travel isn’t the only stressful part of the recruiting process for elite high schoolers

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — There has been plenty of discussion this July about just how exhausting the three week live recruiting period can be for players and the coaches, when they are either playing or evaluating at events across the country for 15 days in a 19-day span. The things players will do to earn a…

  20. Archie Goodwin on Kentucky’s new team: ‘just a matter of them meshing’

    Jul 29, 2013, 2:19 PM EST

    Archie Goodwin, Alex Oriakhi, Keion Bell

    Three players that were members of Kentucky’s 2012-2013 team, which found its way out of the NIT in a first round loss at Robert Morris, were back in Lexington on Monday. Kyle Tucker, writing for USA Today, caught up with Julius Mays, Nerlens Noel and Archie Goodwin, asking them about advice they would give to…