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  1. 2013-2014 Big West Conference Preview: Long Beach St., UC Irvine among the contenders

    Oct 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Russell Turner, Will Davis II

    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…

  2. Duke heads to West Point for a day (PHOTOS)

    Oct 13, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    @Duke_MBB

    Last week it was reported that the Duke basketball team would embark on a four day trip to New York to visit West Point, the Museum of Modern Art, the Apollo Theatre, the National 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center, as well as take in a Broadway play. Yesterday, the Blue Devils spent the day…

  3. Wichita State’s Lufile hopes to think less, play more

    Oct 12, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

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    Coaching is a tricky business. Striking the proper balance between training players’ bodies and minds is crucial, and difficult to quantify. And, even when focusing just on the mental aspects of the game, there’s still more nuance. Chadrack Lufile found that out recently, when he asked Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall to give him…

  4. Hardcore hill training gets Badgers ready for a long season

    Oct 12, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Championship - Wisconsin v Ohio State

    Bo Ryan has been head coach at Wisconsin since 2001. His Badgers haven’t missed the NCAA tournament once during that time. They’ve never finished lower than fourth in the exceptionally loaded Big Ten. Think on that, and consider the persistence and consistency Ryan imparts to a team that changes in makeup every season. The grit…

  5. Senior McKissic wows Sun Devils in scrimmage

    Oct 12, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Herb Sendek

    My man Rob Dauster laid out the case for Arizona State as a potential Top 25 team earlier this month, while stopping just short of actually assigning them one of the coveted preseason numbers. It’s a reasonable precaution – we’ve seen Herb Sendek do more with less and less with more and we’re all waiting…

  6. Experienced backcourt of Comer and Thompson hope to lead Dunk City back to glory

    Oct 12, 2013, 3:00 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. America is familiar with common Florida destinations like South Beach and Disney, but last March, basketball fans quickly became aware of the brand-new Sunshine State landmark known affectionately by college basketball enthusiasts…

  7. Freshman Deonte Burton wins Marquette Madness dunk contest (VIDEO)

    Oct 12, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    (Marquette Athletics)

    More Midnight Madness action continued on Friday night after a few schools like Kansas and Indiana began their festivities last weekend. This weekend, Marquette was the big program to host their kickoff event as 4,000 fans went to the Al McGuire Center to check out Marquette Madness on Friday night. The event featured a scrimmage…

  8. Florida State guard Aaron Thomas uses Jameis Winston for alley-oop during dunk contest (VIDEO)

    Oct 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Duke v Florida State

    Using props and guests has become the norm during dunk contests and the college game is no exception. Florida State sophomore guard Aaron Thomas used this tactic to his advantage during the Seminoles’ Midnight Madness celebration by incorporating Heisman candidate and wildly popular Seminole starting quarterback Jameis Winston into his dunk during the dunk contest.…

  9. JuCo transfer Danny Lawhorn leaves Washington State

    Oct 12, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Ken Bone

    Washington State took a big blow to start their 2013-14 campaign as the school announced Friday that junior college transfer and junior point guard Danny Lawhorn was leaving the team. The news was first reported by Jacob Thorne of The Spokesman-Review and it means that the Cougars will still be seeking answers at point guard. In a…

  10. Atlantic Sun 2013-14 Preview: Dunk City returns plenty for another run

    Oct 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Bernard Thompson celebrates the Eagles win over the Georgetown Hoyas in their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    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…

  11. Ohio State has multiple options as they address the loss of Deshaun Thomas

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:55 PM EST

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Ross watches his game-winning three-point shot along with Arizona Wildcats' Lyons in the closing seconds of their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    With leading scorer Deshaun Thomas now playing professionally the Ohio State Buckeyes find themselves looking for a player capable of taking the reins offensively. But if anything the 2013-14 season is setting up to be one in which multiple players shoulder the load for Thad Matta’s squad. One of those options is junior forward LaQuinton…

  12. UNLV, Kansas agree to home-and-home series beginning in 2014

    Oct 11, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals Wyoming v UNLV

    It’s never too early to begin setting up non-conference schedules for future seasons, as it was announced on Thursday that UNLV and Kansas have agreed to a home-and-home series beginning with the 2014-15 season. That game will be played in Lawrence, with UNLV hosting the return game at the Thomas & Mack Center at some…

  13. 2013-14 Season Preview: 10 key assistant coaching hires

    Oct 11, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Yanni Hufnagel (Harvard 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. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  14. Duke begins four-day road trip to New York

    Oct 11, 2013, 2:13 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    With NCAA rules giving programs more time in which to practice for the upcoming season, coaches are now faced with the task of figuring out what to do with the extra down time that comes with having 42 days for 30 practices. How’s Duke going to make use of some of its extra time? The…

  15. Steve Pikiell built Stony Brook, now it’s time to reach the NCAA Tournament

    Oct 11, 2013, 1:00 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. When Steve Pikiell became the head coach of Stony Brook in 2005, winning basketball games — something that should have been the primary objective for a new coach — was seemingly secondary at the…

  16. 2014 forward Dominique Uhl verbally commits to Iowa

    Oct 11, 2013, 12:04 PM EST

    247Sports.com

    On Friday morning Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class gained a member, as 6-foot-8 forward Dominique Uhl announced his decision to attend the Big Ten school on SNY.tv. Uhl, who lives in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., is a native of Germany and picked the Hawkeyes over Boston College and Temple. Uhl, who weighs 190 pounds, is a…

  17. 2013-2014 America East Preview: Stony Brook breaks through

    Oct 11, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Dave Coley (AP photo)

    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…

  18. LSU head coach Johnny Jones arrives at ‘Bayou Madness’ in a Delorean

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    LSU Athletics

    There are high hopes for the LSU Tigers in 2013-14. Head coach Johnny Jones’ team may not be discussed in the same realm as Kentucky or Florida when it comes to competing for an SEC title, the Tigers certainly don’t lack for talent. With forward Johnny O’Bryant deciding to return for his junior season and…

  19. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 16 UConn Huskies

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Kevin Ollie, DeAndre Daniels, Tyler Olander

    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…

  20. Kansas reenacted two other movies during ‘Late Night at The Phog’

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:50 PM EST

    Shane Keyser/Kansas City Star

    During “Late Night at The Phog” festivities there were three video skits shown to the fans in attendance at Allen Fieldhouse. There was the clip reenacting a scene from the movie “Old School” with strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy and head coach Bill Self motivating the newcomers and Kansas play-by-play announcer Max Falkenstein. The…