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  1. Saint Mary’s and Randy Bennett lose appeal to NCAA

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Randy Bennett

    Saint Mary’s and head coach Randy Bennett have lost an appeal to the NCAA to have their sanctions dropped according to John Infante of the Bylaw Blog. Bennett will serve a five-game this season during WCC games and the program will lose two scholarships in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, for what the NCAA deemed…

  2. Season Preview: Winners and Losers of 2013’s Coaching Carousel

    Oct 14, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    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…

  3. Former McDonald’s All-American Devonta Pollard enrolls at junior college

    Oct 14, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    NIT Northeastern Alabama

    Former Alabama forward Devonta Pollard — a McDonald’s All-American in 2012 — will enroll at East Mississippi Community College, according to a report from CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish. East Mississippi Community College is the only NJCAA school in the country to reach the national tournament four consecutive seasons and will have Pollard for a season after…

  4. Assigned Reading: Seton Hall’s Tom Maayan went from athlete to soldier and back

    Oct 14, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Anthony Collins, Tom Maayan

    There may not have been a player in the country that had a more difficult offseason than Tom Maayan of Seton Hall. He nearly went to war. Literally. You see, Maayan is an Israeli national, which means that he is subject to the mandatory three-year term of service in the Israeli Defense Force. Just days…

  5. Kareem Jamar finally gets a shot at being the star as Montana shoots for a three-peat in the Big Sky

    Oct 14, 2013, 3:42 PM EST

    Kareem Jamar (Getty Images)

    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. Kareem Jamar is a native of Southern California. He’s from Venice. He was raised on palm trees and smog and impossible traffic jams. Warm weather is in his blood. Jamar also played for two…

  6. Report: Nashville to host nine straight SEC tournaments

    Oct 14, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    SEClogo

    The SEC tournament will be held in Nashville for the foreseeable future. On Monday, the SEC sent out a press release for a “historic announcement” on Tuesday. According to a report from The Tennessean, the announcement will be that, beginning with next season’s SEC tournament, the event will be held in Nashville for nine straights…

  7. Tarik Black hits over-the-head half court shot (VIDEO)

    Oct 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Memphis Tigers Goodwin and Black during the second half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against the Michigan State Spartans in Auburn Hills

    Pretty impressive work here from the Memphis transfer, although it’s not exactly unexpected coming from a member of the Kansas team. Remember this? Follow @robdauster

  8. 2013-2014 Big Sky Preview: Can Weber State vanquish their second place curse?

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Davion Berry defends Troy Huff (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…

  9. Report: Ben Simmons, No. 6 is the Class of 2015, commits to LSU

    Oct 14, 2013, 11:26 AM EST

    Ball is Life

    St. Mary’s is the most notable program to tap into what is becoming a more and more fertile Australian hoops pipeline, but they certainly won’t be the last school to head to Oceania to find themselves a basketball star. The Gaels brought in Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova. Pitt plucked Steven Adams out of New…

  10. P.J. Hairston pays fine for last unresolved traffic violation

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:13 AM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    P.J. Hairston’s legal issues are now officially resolved. Three times this summer, Hairston found himself cited for a traffic violation, the last of which was settled on Friday. Hairston was pulled over for driving 54 mph in a 45 mph zone in May in a Chevy Camaro rented by an associate of convicted felon Fats…

  11. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 15 Gonzaga Bulldogs

    Oct 14, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    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…

  12. Montana sophomore forward Jake Wiley leaves program

    Oct 13, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    Montana v Syracuse

    Montana’s front court stable took a hit on Sunday afternoon, as it was announced that 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Jake Wiley has decided to leave the program. Wiley, a native of Newport, Wash., played 20 games as a freshman (3.0 mpg) and posted averages of 0.9 points and 0.6 rebounds per game. “Jake has decided not…

  13. 2014 combo guard Corey Henderson Jr. commits to Wichita State

    Oct 13, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Wichita State Shockers head coach Marshall takes part in practice for the NCAA men's basketball Final Four in Atlanta

    With a heart condition ending the career of freshman guard D.J. Bowles, Wichita State was in a position where they needed to add a guard to the program in their 2014 recruiting class. On Sunday the Shockers landed a verbal commitment from 6-foot-3 shooting guard Corey Henderson Jr., who made his decision after officially visiting…

  14. 2014 guard Jalyn Patterson becomes LSU’s third verbal commitment

    Oct 13, 2013, 4:25 PM EST

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    Just five days after four-star big man Elbert Robinson announced that he would be an LSU Tiger head coach Johnny Jones received a fourth verbal commitment in the 2014 class, this one coming from 5-foot-11 point guard Jalyn Patterson according to multiple outlets. Patterson, a native of Alpharetta, Ga., joins Robinson and power forward/center Aaron…

  15. UC Irvine aiming for first NCAA tournament appearance as a Division I member

    Oct 13, 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. In the first two seasons of Russell Turner’s tenure at UC Irvine the Anteaters took their lumps, winning a total of 25 games and finishing no better than sixth in the Big…

  16. South Carolina unveils “digi-camo” uniforms

    Oct 13, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

    @GamecockMBB

    The offseason has seemingly brought forth a new court design or unique uniform every week. With South Carolina’s unveiling of their new “digi-camo” uniforms, another new uniform can be added to the list. In early August, Under Armour designed new uniforms for the South Carolina football team. The goal of the football uniforms was to…

  17. 2014 combo guard Ahmed Hill commits to Marquette

    Oct 13, 2013, 12:15 PM EST

    @MedHill_14

    Buzz Williams picked up a big commitment in his 2014 recruiting class when Ahmed Hill, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Augusta, GA, pledged a verbal commitment to Marquette on Saturday. Hill was courted by a slew of schools such as Indiana, where he visited two weekends ago, and Missouri where he was slated to visit…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…