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  1. Kevin Ollie on playing games in Bridgeport: ‘It’s about more than basketball’

    Oct 8, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Kevin Ollie

    Throughout much of this past summer, officials at the University of Connecticut and at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport have been in talks of bringing both Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball to the city. On Monday morning, a press conference was held at the WBA to announce that a partnership had officially been made…

  2. 20 Impact Transfers in College Hoops for 2013-2014

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Rodney Hood, Raphiael Putney, Sean Carter

    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…

  3. Newcomers impress in Louisville’s intrasquad scrimmage

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    NWF Athletics

    Despite losing Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, two key pieces from last year’s championship team, Louisville returns a slew of talented players that will have Rick Pitino and Co. challenging for a national championship once again. Player of the Year candidate Russ Smith is back for his senior season, as are Chane Behanan and Luke…

  4. AD DeLoss Dodds on Texas athletics: ‘I worry more about basketball’

    Oct 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    CBI Texas Houston Basketball

    Texas head coach Rick Barnes is on the hot seat. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The Longhorns have struggled mightily in the past two seasons, getting knocked out in the Round of 64 in the 2012 tournament and missing the NCAA tournament all together last season after finishing the year 16-18. Barnes…

  5. Golden Eagles look for giant-killing mojo in the Southland

    Oct 8, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    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. During a three-year run atop the Summit League, Scott Sutton racked up some pretty impressive wins. He’s not about to let anyone, least of all his young Oral Roberts basketball squad, forget about it.…

  6. Five-star recruit Kelly Oubre commits to Kansas over Kentucky

    Oct 8, 2013, 2:06 PM EST

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    For the second time in five months, Bill Self and the Kansas basketball program outduel Kentucky for an elite wing prospect. Back in May, the Jayhawks landed a commitment from Andrew Wiggins, who decided to head to Lawrence for his one-year college hoops stopover. And on Tuesday, Kansas earned a commitment from Kelly Oubre, who…

  7. San Jose State’s new floor features characters from ‘300’? (PHOTO)

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:41 PM EST

    SJSU's facebook page

    The latest trend in college basketball has been to create a new and unique court designs to garner some attention and get some free publicity for the school and the program. Florida International turned their court into a beach, Central Florida turned their court into a blacktop and George Washington turned their floor into the…

  8. 2013-14 Southland Preview: Realignment brings plenty of unfamiliar faces

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Oklahoma Oral Roberts 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. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  9. After 49 days in jail, Zay Jackson’s return to Murray State ends in injury

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:34 AM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Zay Jackson’s return to the court this season lasted all of four days. The sophomore guard tore the ACL and the LCL in his right knee in practice on Saturday after coming down awkwardly following a dunk. He is scheduled to have surgery in a couple of weeks, once the swelling in his knee goes…

  10. The biggest recruit in the Class of 2014, Elbert Robinson, commits to LSU

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    Johnny Jones continued his strong work on the recruiting trail as the LSU head coach picked up a commitment from Texas native Elbert Robinson, the biggest player in the Class of 2014. Robinson, who is ranked 51st by Rivals, is listed at 7-foot-0 and 320 pounds and he knows how to use that size. He’s…

  11. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    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…

  12. Michigan’s Mitch McGary still sidelined with back injury

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:05 PM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    Mitch McGary is a key fixture in a Michigan team that will have to replace consensus player of the year Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, another first round pick from this summer’s draft. However, the sophomore forward has been sidelined day-to-day with a lower back issue since late September. The 6-foot-10 McGary told ESPN College…

  13. Butler lands commitment from 2014 forward Kelan Martin

    Oct 7, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Kelan Martin

    Butler grabbed its second commit for its Class of 2014 on Monday evening when Ballard High (Ky.) forward Kelan Martin announced through his Twitter account that he was the newest member of the Bulldogs. I’m going to be a Butler Bulldog……. #blessed — Kelannieee (@kelan30_) October 7, 2013 The 6-foot-6 Martin is the No. 143…

  14. Kansas parodies Old School at Late Night in the Phog (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    Kansas

    Is Andrew Wiggins even old enough to get this reference? During Late Night in the Phog this past weekend the newcomers to the Kansas Jayhawks — and there’s a lot of them — parodied the initiation scene from the comedy Old School, a movie that was released in theaters two days before Wiggins turned 8-years-old. It’s…

  15. UCLA’s Tony Parker is down 20-25 pounds says Steve Alford

    Oct 7, 2013, 7:30 PM EST

    Prairie View A&M v UCLA

    Last season Tony Parker was a member of one of the nation’s top recruiting classes. Though, the 6-foot-9 forward averaged just 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. Now a sophomore, the former McDonald’s All-American could be on his way to making up for a disappointing freshman season, his new head coach Steve Alford…

  16. The X-Factors of the 2013-2014 College Basketball Season

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:33 PM EST

    Keith Appling

    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…

  17. Memphis lands a key commitment in K.J. Lawson, eldest brother from talented family

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    Josh Pastner

    The city of Memphis churns out a ton of hoops talent, and one of the most impressive things that Josh Pastner has done as the head coach of the Tigers is to more-or-less put up a fence around the city. If there is a talented hooper from Memphis that Pastner wants, Pastner usually gets him.…

  18. Robert Morris capitalizing on NIT win over Kentucky

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:32 PM EST

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    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. It was one of the more memorable and heartbreaking games of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Robert Morris, coached then by Mike Rice, had No. 2 seed Villanova on the ropes that Thursday afternoon in…

  19. Hanner Mosquera-Perea dunks two balls at once at Hoosier Hysteria (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    North Dakota State v Indiana

    There are a lot of question marks about the Hoosiers heading into this season, as Tom Crean lost four starters from last season’s Big Ten champs. There is talent on the roster, but how that talent fits together and who slides into what role this season is something that is yet to be determined. Who…

  20. Charles Barkley danced with Mike Epps at Auburn’s Midnight Madness (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2013, 12:56 PM EST

    Auburn Athletics

    Auburn might have set a record for the number of special guests that they had at their Midnight Madness celebration on Friday night. Charles Barkley showed up to take part in the festivities while Ludacris performed and comedian Mike Epps acted as the emcee. “Getting Mike Epps and Ludacris was big just to bring the…