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  1. Tom Izzo and John Calipari exchange verbal barbs

    Oct 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    November is always a fun time in college basketball as some of the nation’s top teams fly around the country playing in holiday tournaments that put together matchups you’d rarely see otherwise. The best early season event this year? The Champions Classic, which will feature Duke and Jabari Parker against Kansas and Andrew Wiggins as…

  2. 2013-2014 WAC Preview: Changes aplenty, but the favorite remains the same

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:00 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 the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  3. Andrew Wiggins makes the cover of Sports Illustrated … in October? (PHOTO)

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    One of the major knocks on college basketball as a sports is that the schedule says that it runs from November through early April, very few folks across the country actually start paying attention to it until February. Until after football is over. Until hoops is the only sport that they can find on their…

  4. Ryan Harrow’s fresh start gives him a shot at redemption

    Oct 9, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    Seven times in the past six seasons, John Calipari has recruited and coached a point guard that played for him for one year, either at Memphis or Kentucky, before moving on. That group includes six first round picks, some of whom are among the NBA’s most talented ballhandlers: Derrick Rose. Tyreke Evans. John Wall. Eric…

  5. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 18 VCU Rams

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    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…

  6. Report: Cat Barber still hasn’t returned to practice

    Oct 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

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    Last Tuesday, N.C. State put out a release that freshman point guard Cat Barber had suffered a concussion. He collided with T.J. Warren at practice, and while the bigger Warren was unhurt, Barber was. If there is anything that we’ve learned about concussions over the last couple of years, it’s that they are no longer…

  7. Samford signs Nathaniel ‘Biggie’ Henderson, seven-year old with CLOVES syndrome (VIDEO)

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:47 AM EST

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    Samford add a new member to their team on Saturday afternoon, as Nathaniel “Biggie” Henderson signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Bulldog. Biggie will be wearing No. 5 and will be joining the team as a their 17th member for the 2012-2013 season despite the fact that he is just seven years…

  8. Ray Giacoletti has high hopes for Drake basketball

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

    Ray Giacoletti

    Ray Giacoletti is used to winning. In his previous three head coaching jobs — North Dakota State, Eastern Washington, and Utah — he posted winning records at each school. As an assistant on Mark Few’s at Gonzaga from 2007 – 2013, he won 20+ games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each year. Now,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Newcomers impress in Louisville’s intrasquad scrimmage

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Oct 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    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…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

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

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:41 PM EST

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    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…

  16. 2013-14 Southland Preview: Realignment brings plenty of unfamiliar faces

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:00 AM 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 the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

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

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:00 AM 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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

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

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:05 PM EST

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    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…