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  1. Memphis to host the first AAC tournament

    Jun 11, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

    @American_MBB

    It’s official: the inaugural tournament for the American Athletic Conference — the AAC for short, also known as the ‘old Big East’ — will be held in Memphis at the FedExForum. The conference’s twitter feed, in a stellar example of how to properly use social media, posted this at Noon ET: “We are very excited…

  2. Fresno State transfer Kevin Olekaibe to walk-on at UNLV, apply for hardship waiver

    Jun 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EST

    Kevin Olekaibe, Anthony Drm

    One of the reasons that Katin Reinhardt made the decision to transfer out of UNLV last month was that head coach Dave Rice was going to be playing him primarily off the ball if he returned. That’s what happens when the Rebels have four other options at the point guard spot. They may have added…

  3. Report: Seton Hall’s Kevin Johnson to transfer, possibly back to west coast

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:50 AM EST

    Jamil Wilson, Kevin Johnson

    Seton Hall’s front court took a hit on Monday, as Kevin Johnson will reportedly be leaving the program to transfer. According to ZagsBlog, Cal St. Northridge and San Diego State are two schools that could end up landing the Compton, CA, native. Johnson averaged just 2.5 points and 2.0 boards with the Pirates this past…

  4. Akron point guard Alex Abreu pleads guilty to felony drug charges

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Alex Abreu

    The legal saga for Akron point guard Alex Abreu has just about come to an end. He pleaded guilty to trafficking in marijuana, a third-degree felony. Abreu was given a two-year suspended sentence, 18 months of probation and a $5,000 fine that was waived as he signed a poverty affidavit. In short, Abreu got fairly…

  5. Can Isaiah Canaan make a splash in the NBA?

    Jun 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Isaiah Canaan is a household name for college basketball fans. Murray State and the Ohio Valley Conference doesn’t typically generate household names in the powerhouse-dominated college basketball landscape, but if you take a cursory glance at Canaan’s four-year career as a Racer, you will quickly see how he broke the mold to become an unlikely…

  6. Purdue forward Jacob Lawson transfers to Appalachian State

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:47 PM EST

    Indiana v Purdue

    Jacob Lawson is returning home for his final two seasons of college. The Reidsville, N.C. native is headed to play at Appalachian State, according to Fox Sports. He announced he would leave Purdue in April. In his two seasons with the Boilermakers, Lawson was used sparingly, averaging just over two points and two rebounds per…

  7. Carolina Hurricanes G.M. says scheduling dispute isn’t between them and N.C. State

    Jun 10, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

    Temple v North Carolina State

    Recently, the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and North Carolina State have been in a bit of a situation recently regarding the  sharing of their home arena, PNC Arena. The two teams are in a dispute over scheduling conflicts, and to most in the media, it seemed like it was the two sides refusing to back down.…

  8. Gary Williams talks Dion Wiley, Pe’Shon Howard transfer (VIDEO)

    Jun 10, 2013, 9:02 PM EST

    Gary Williams

    Former Maryland coach Gary Williams talks about the commitment of local guard Dion Wiley, as well as the transfer of guard Pe’Shon Howard. Howard is hoping for a waiver to play immediately at USC and the 6-4 Wiley is one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2014. Follow David Harten on Twitter…

  9. Pac-12, Mountain West to form officiating alliance

    Jun 10, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Sean Miler

    There were a few incidents involving officials over the last few months, both in the season and offseason, and as a result, it’s a made college basketball take notice. While the NCAA has its own dean of officials (John Adams), conferences handle their own referees as well, which is why the Mountain West and the…

  10. Joe Jones signs contract extension with Boston University

    Jun 10, 2013, 6:28 PM EST

    NCAA College Basketball - Boston University at Rutgers

    Boston decided that two seasons and a 33-29 record were enough to sign Joe Jones to a contract extension, this one going through the 2017-18 season. In his second season with the Terriers, Jones led the team to a 17-13 season, 11-5 in conference. Despite not being eligible for the America East Conference tournament, Boston…

  11. SEC hires Dr. Jake Bell as coordinator of men’s basketball officials

    Jun 10, 2013, 5:41 PM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Ole Miss v Florida

    The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that they’ve hired Dr. Robert “Jake” Bell as the new coordinator of officials for men’s basketball. Bell, who previously worked in the same capacity in the Atlantic Sun Conference, replaces Gerald Boudreaux, whose contract was not renewed. “We are pleased to have someone of Jake’s experience and background to lead…

  12. Meet Greg Oden’s half-brother, 13-year-old Joe Jones III

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

    Greg Oden

    All college basketball aficionados/pundits/fans, and especially recruiting gurus, are looking for the next big thing. Here’s another subject presented for evidence. Meet Joe Jones III. The Buffalo native is 6-6 at 13 years old, and his basketball pedigree runs deep. His dad, Joe Jr., was a player at Fairmont State, though that doesn’t compare to…

  13. You could have applied to be a Georgetown assistant coach

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

    John Thompson III

    Earlier today, we talked about the changing of the guard on John Thompson III’s staff at Georgetown. Mike Brennan (head coach at American), Kenya Hunter (associate head coach at Nebraska) and Scott Greenman (assistant coach at American) have all left the program. In their stead, Tavaras Hardy and Kevin Sutton have been hired as assistants,…

  14. Matt Derenbecker leaving Dayton, transferring closer to home

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

    Matt Derenbecker

    Matt Derenbecker has decided to leave Dayton to transfer to a school closer to his Louisiana home. He began his college career at LSU. “I greatly appreciated my time in Dayton with coach Miller and the basketball staff,” Derenbecker said in a release provided by the school.  “They are genuinely interested in what is best…

  15. Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears leaves Auburn

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:19 PM EST

    Jerome Seagears, Mikael Hopkins

    It’s been a rough spring for Jerome Seagears. First, video of Mike Rice, his then-head coach at Rutgers, found its way onto ESPN’s Outside The Lines, which resulted in Rice and his AD Tim Pernetti being fired by the University. As a result, Seagears made the decision to transfer out of the program, eventually settling…

  16. Nebraska hires Kenya Hunter away from Georgetown

    Jun 10, 2013, 1:31 PM EST

    Huskers.com

    Nebraska has hired Kenya Hunter as associate head coach, according to a release from the school. Hunter had previously been an assistant coach at Georgetown under John Thompson III. “I’m really excited to add Kenya Hunter to our staff. He brings a wealth of experience in many areas which will help the Huskers reach our…

  17. Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin suspended again

    Jun 10, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    On Monday afternoon, Florida announced that Scottie Wilbekin would be suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. No further details about the reason for the suspension were made available, but it is concerning as it’s the second time that Wilbekin has been suspended. He missed the first three games of last season as well.…

  18. The Class of 2016 has some athletes … oh my (VIDEO)

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

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    That’s a pretty solid dunk video, isn’t it? Now think about this: every single one of the kids in that video has just finished their freshman year in high school. Crazy, right? Most of them can’t even get a drivers license, yet they are throwing down 360s and Eastbays with ease after finishing up one…

  19. PHOTO: Charlie Coles on one of college basketball’s greatest staffs

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:18 AM EST

    Miami (Ohio) athletics

    Charlie Coles, the former head coach at Central Michigan and Miami (Ohio), passed away on Friday. Coles was one of college basketball’s legendary characters, a man known more for press conferences like the one that he gave after his Redhawks lost at Rupp on a John Wall buzzer-beater than coaching the likes of Dan Majerle and…

  20. Planning for early departures begins well before April deadlines

    Jun 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    The days following the end of the college basketball season are important ones when it comes to the future of a program. Decisions have to be made by players with the potential to move on to the professional ranks, whether it’s to enter the NBA Draft or return to school for another season. With the…