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  1. You want Kentucky throwing down slo-mo dunks? You got it (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 2:34 PM EST

    Alex Poythress

    While I am going to guarantee right now that these dunks will be nowhere near the best dunks that this season’s Kentucky team throws down, this is still a pretty cool video. Like, for example, at the :25 second mark, when the camera angles used make it look like a soaring James Young jumped off…

  2. UTEP latest school to update their basketball court design (PHOTO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 1:37 PM EST

    @Miner_Nation

    UTEP joined the long list of schools that have updated the basketball court in their home arena to add a unique element easily identifiable with the school. For the Miners, the addition is a pair of the mining picks that make up the ‘T’ in UTEP’s logo. It looks good. There’s a lot going on…

  3. Wichita State player collapses at practice, brings back awful memories for Gregg Marshall

    Sep 5, 2013, 12:27 PM EST

    Getty Images

    In a situation that’s become all too common in sports these days, Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles collapsed during practice on Tuesday. “He blacked out, he lost consciousness and we’re at the hospital right now trying to determine what his situation is,” Gregg Marshall told NBCSports.com on Thursday morning. He was admitted on Tuesday…

  4. Jim Larrañaga gets contract extension through 2022

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    We had all assumed as much, but Miami did their best to ensure that Jim Larrañaga will be ending his coaching career as a Hurricane on Thursday, as they locked the 63 year old head coach through the 2022 season. “Since Jim and Liz’s arrival at the University of Miami in 2011, they have had a…

  5. Syracuse freshman Tyler Roberson cleared to play this season

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

    NBPA Top 100 Camp

    Good news hit upstate New York this morning as the NCAA informed Syracuse that incoming freshman Tyler Roberson has been cleared to play immediately. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein. Sources told NBCSports.com that he was on campus this morning. According to Syracuse.com, Roberson will be attending class for the first time today.…

  6. Billboard on a Vegas highway uses picture of wrong UNLV coach (PHOTO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:20 AM EST

    Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Notice anything wrong with that billboard? That photo, of a billboard on I-215 in Las Vegas, was taken by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday. Lon Kruger, the guy you see up there in a suit, as been at Oklahoma since April … of 2011. UNLV’s head coach for the past two seasons has been…

  7. 2014 PG Robert Cartwright an important commitment for Stanford

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:39 PM EST

    Johnny Dawkins

    On Wednesday night the Stanford basketball program received an important verbal commitment, one that shores up the backcourt for head coach Johnny Dawkins with starting point guard Aaron Bright entering his senior season. According to Josh Gershon of Scout.com, 2014 point guard Robert Cartwright has verbally committed to attend the Pac-12 school (subscription required). The…

  8. Former USC point guard Maurice Jones looking for a fresh start

    Sep 4, 2013, 10:02 PM EST

    Maurice Jones, Josh Huestis

    Just a few days into the fall semester last year, it was announced that USC point guard Maurice Jones was academically ineligible to play in 2012-13. Coming off of a season in which he averaged 13.0 points and 3.5 assists per game, Jones would have seen his role change some due to the addition of…

  9. Assistant coach Ben Johnson leaves Washington State program

    Sep 4, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Washington State Athletics

    Washington State head coach Ken Bone has a vacancy to fill on his coaching staff, as it was announced by the school on Tuesday that assistant coach Ben Johnson has decided to leave the program. Johnson spent the last nine seasons in Pullman, beginning in 2004 as an assistant under then-head coach Dick Bennett. With…

  10. San Diego forward John Sinis signs professional contract

    Sep 4, 2013, 6:57 PM EST

    John Sinis, Matthew Dellavedova

    In two seasons at the University of San Diego, 6-9 forward John Sinis averaged 4.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for a program that has the look of a team primed to make a move in the WCC this season. Sinis won’t be around to see if a team led by guard Christopher Anderson…

  11. Another ACL tear to sideline LIU Brooklyn’s Julian Boyd until at least January

    Sep 4, 2013, 5:41 PM EST

    Barclays Center Classic - Morehead State v LIU Brooklyn

    The collegiate career of LIU Brooklyn sixth-year senior forward Julian Boyd has hit another bump, as it was reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports that Boyd re-tore the ACL in his right knee this summer. According to the report the earliest that the one-time NEC Player of the Year would be able to return…

  12. Junior guard Gelaun Wheelwright leaves Weber State program

    Sep 4, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    CIT Oral Roberts Weber St Basketball

    After spending two seasons as a solid reserve at Weber State it looked as if guard Gelaun Wheelwright would be in position to earn starter’s minutes in 2013-14 due to the graduation of Scott Bamforth, who averaged 14.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game on a team that won 30 games last season. Alas that…

  13. Report: Rakeem Buckles to be a scholarship player at FIU

    Sep 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    It may have taken four years to get here, but there is finally a bit of good news for Rakeem Buckles’ college basketball career. His head coach at Florida International told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com that the fifth-year senior will, in fact, be on scholarship heading into the 2013-2014 season. When Buckles’ waiver for a…

  14. Report: Missouri transfer Mike Dixon eligible to play this season at Memphis

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

    Memphis v Xavier

    Missouri transfer Michael Dixon has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at Memphis this season. The news was first reported by Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Dixon was suspended from Missouri for all of the 2012-2013 season, eventually being dismissed from the program and leaving school in November, after he was accused of sexual…

  15. Duke introduces Jabari Parker in their latest Summer Grind (VIDEO)

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

    Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune

    Yesterday, a video of Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon draped in boa constrictors and working his way through rehab with a spoken word version of Johnny Cash playing in the background made the rounds on the internet because, well, that’s so ridiculous it’s awesome. On Tuesday, Duke also released the latest in their preseason Summer Grind series,…

  16. Rivals releases their post-live period Class of 2014 rankings

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EST

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    On Wednesday afternoon, Rivals released the latest installment of their Top 150 rankings for the Class of 2014, and it should really come as no surprise to anyone that 6-foot-11, 270 pound center Jahlil Okafor is the No. 1 recruit in the class. Big men that are that size, that nimble, and that enjoy playing…

  17. Wichita State won’t take part in Tip-Off Showcase event in Dallas

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

    Getty Images

    It’s official: Wichita State will not be taking part in the Tip-Off Showcase in Dallas on November 8th, the first day of games this season. The event was originally supposed to be a quadruple-header at the American Airlines Center, a way to tie the start of the year to the city where the season will…

  18. Florida-Gulf Coast, #DunkCity to be on ESPN’s Midnight Madness

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

    Eddie Murray, Chase Fieler, Brett Comer

    Andy Enfield may be out in LA coaching USC now, but the legacy that he managed to build in one weekend in Philly still lives on. Florida-Gulf Coast ran through and dunked over Georgetown and San Diego State in the span of three days in last season’s NCAA tournament, becoming the first No. 15 seed…

  19. Rick Barry’s son plays at Charleston, shoots free throws underhand (VIDEO)

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:53 AM EST

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    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rick Barry, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, breeds hoopers. His four oldest sons all eventually became professionals, with Brent and Jon carving out extensive NBA careers for themselves. Barry has another kid in the basketball pipeline right now as well: Canyon Barry. Canyon is a…

  20. Eastern Michigan faces another daunting non-conference schedule

    Sep 3, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Eastern Michigan v Purdue

    In Rob Murphy’s first two years as head coach of Eastern Michigan, the Eagles have seriously upped the rigor of their non-conference schedule. According to KenPom.com, Eastern Michigan’s non-conference strength of schedule was 276 in 2009-10 and 224 in 2010-11, but when Murphy arrived the strength of schedule was 106 in 2011-12 and 108 in…