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  1. 2014 point guard Tyler Ulis verbally commits to attend Kentucky

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:33 PM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    Another top point guard in the 2014 class is off the board, as Marian Catholic (Ill.) product Tyler Ulis announced Friday evening that he will be attending the University of Kentucky. The 5-8 Ulis picked the Wildcats over Michigan State and Iowa, leaving the two Big Ten programs to seek other options at the position.…

  2. Rutgers wing Kerwin Okoro cleared to play immediately

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:04 PM EST

    Rutgers Athletics

    This offseason the way in which transfer eligibility waivers are handed out came under some fire, as many wanted more transparency (and even consistency) from the NCAA in dealing with such issues. While some players would have their requests granted due to a family hardship, other had no such luck. One of those players was…

  3. Louisiana Tech among eight teams participating in new in-season event

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:54 PM EST

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    There’s another in-season tournament on the college basketball landscape, as it was announced on Friday that the Gulf Coast Showcase will be played in Estero, Fla. in late November. There will be two eight-team tournaments, one for men’s teams (November 25-27) and one for women’s teams (November 29-December 1) with Louisiana Tech being the highest-profile…

  4. Judge reschedules North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston’s appearance date

    Sep 13, 2013, 4:05 PM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    With his status for the upcoming season (meaning how many games, if any, will he miss) yet to be announced by the powers that be at North Carolina, junior guard P.J. Hairston still has a speeding ticket to deal with. Due to appear in court on Friday, Hairston was not in attendance and his appearance…

  5. Report: Former UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton enrolls at UCLA

    Sep 13, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

    2013 McDonald's All American Games

    In the aftermath of their missing out on point guards Jordan McLaughlin and Quentin Snider, the question has been asked in many circles what the next step would be for the UCLA basketball program. This year’s roster doesn’t have a concrete answer at the position, and it’s something that becomes even more problematic when looking…

  6. Understated new floor the canvas of a resurgence at SMU? (VIDEO)

    Sep 13, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

    SMU Athletics

    Many programs across the country have unveiled new courts this offseason, with the designs ranging from simple to in some cases outrageous. SMU has joined the ranks, unveiling a new court that coincides with the renovation of Moody Coliseum that greatly improves the home of SMU basketball. The court is simple to say the least,…

  7. UConn PG Shabazz Napier considered transferring following Jim Calhoun’s retirement

    Sep 13, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

    Shabazz Napier, Kevin Ollie

    Last September former UConn head coach Jim Calhoun announced his decision to retire, handing over a program he built into one of the nation’s best over to Kevin Ollie. And starting point guard Shabazz Napier was none too thrilled with the move, as the man he regarded as a “father figure” would no longer be…

  8. Scheduling improvements won’t occur overnight for the SEC

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

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    Last season was not a particularly good one for the Southeastern Conference on the basketball court. The conference went through one of its worst seasons in recent history, managing to place just three teams in the NCAA tournament field. While the struggles of the league’s premier program (Kentucky) didn’t help matters, the true culprit for…

  9. Addition of 2014 center Steve McElvene gives Dayton needed size

    Sep 13, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Beth Stauffer/New Haven Bulletin

    With just three players taller than 6-6 who have eligibility past the 2013-14 season on the roster, the Dayton Flyers could use some additional size in its 2014 recruiting class. And that’s exactly what head coach Archie Miller has gained, as 6-11 center Steve McElvene announced his decision to verbally commit to the Atlantic 10…

  10. Guard Marcus Bartley becomes Saint Louis’ third 2014 commitment

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EST

    Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals - St. Louis v Butler

    With Jordair Jett and Mike McCall Jr. entering their senior season the Saint Louis Billikens could use some additional depth on the perimeter. First head coach Jim Crews and his staff reeled in Memphis native Davell Roby, and on Thursday night it was reported by multiple outlets that Decatur, Ill. native Marcus Bartley has verbally…

  11. Wichita State guard D.J. Bowles undergoes surgical procedure

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:40 PM EST

    D.J. Bowles

    Just over a week ago Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles was rushed to the hospital after collapsing during a preseason practice. After being sent home five days later Bowles was then reportedly headed to the Mayo Clinic for another round of testing. However, according to a report by Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com Bowles underwent…

  12. After two tough days, what’s next for UCLA at the point?

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:16 PM EST

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    On Wednesday 5-11 point guard Jordan McLaughlin verbally committed to attend USC, picking the Trojans over crosstown rival UCLA. And if that wasn’t enough for UCLA head coach Steve Alford, Quentin Snider picked Illinois on Thursday evening. The question: how much of a bind does this put the Bruins in when it comes to the…

  13. 2014 point guard Quentin Snider commits to Illinois

    Sep 12, 2013, 7:13 PM EST

    Montgomery County Ballard Basketball

    When he made the decision to de-commit from hometown school Louisville, 2014 point guard Quentin Snider became one of the most highly sought-after lead guards in the country. And on Thursday the Ballard High School product verbally committed to attend Illinois, picking the Fighting Illini over UCLA. Snider becomes Illinois’ third verbal commitment in the…

  14. Montverde Academy guard Justin Bibbs commits to Virginia Tech

    Sep 12, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    James Johnson

    While most college basketball fans are awaiting the decisions of 2014 guards Quentin Snider (expected to announce his decision at 7 p.m. EST) and Tyler Ulis (expected to announce Friday), another 2014 guard announced his decision Thursday afternoon. 6-5 guard Justin Bibbs, a native of Dayton, Ohio who attends Montverde Academy in Florida, announced his…

  15. Don’t expect Duke to schedule Maryland in the near future

    Sep 12, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    We’ve seen it happen before in this current era of conference realignment. A school announces its decision to switch conferences, and the reactions from their current conference range from sadness and disappointment to outright anger. What those moves also do is open the door for programs to re-evaluate their relationships, and such is the case…

  16. Billy Donovan: for athletes, lack of compensation ‘difficult to swallow’

    Sep 12, 2013, 3:23 PM EST

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    While the focus of the latest scandals in college sports have all been football — Johnny Manziel’s autographs, Sports Illustrated’s Oklahoma State exposé, Yahoo’s story on a former Alabama player turned runner for an agent — the crux of the discussion that’s been generated is very much pertinent to college basketball as well. Should collegiate…

  17. Baylor releases pictures of their new uniforms (PHOTOS)

    Sep 12, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

    @BaylorMBB

    Earlier this week, Kansas released their new uniform design in a video of Andrew Wiggins at a GQ photo shoot. Baylor wasn’t quite as extravagant in their announcement, as the official men’s basketball twitter feed posted two pictures on Wednesday night of this season’s uniforms: And the shorts: I like it. It seems like Adidas…

  18. Elfrid Payton’s massive summer made possible by a Chris Paul camp snub

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

    Elfrid Payton (USA Basketball)

    Elfrid Payton had a really, really good sophomore season, one that saw him average 15.9 points, 5.6 boards, 5.5 assists and 2.4 steals while playing more than 35 minutes a night. Those are massive numbers, regardless of what level of basketball you play. The problem, however, was that Payton played for Louisiana, a team that…

  19. UMKC’s Municipal Auditorium to get a $5 million upgrade

    Sep 12, 2013, 12:31 PM EST

    Kareem Richardson

    UMKC’s basketball program is entering a new era. They’ve hired a new head coach, former Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson, whom they hope will turn around the trend of five losing seasons in their last six years. They’re heading into the WAC after spending the last six years in the Summit League. And now the school…

  20. Top five recruit Stephen Zimmermann gets a lot of mail (PHOTO)

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

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    Those are all the letters that Stephen Zimmermann, a seven-footer and top five recruit in the Class of 2015, got in the mail yesterday. There are some pretty big names there — Kansas, Baylor, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina — but what’s most notable is the fact that UNLV sent 86 letters to Zimmermann. 86! In…