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  1. Four players receive scholarship releases from South Carolina

    Apr 26, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

    Frank Martin

    On the day that South Carolina announced the addition of seven newcomers (including midyear transfer Tyrone Johnson) the school also announced that four players had their requests to be released from their scholarships granted. Guards Damien Leonard, Brian Richardson and Eric Smith, and forward RJ Slawson all asked for their releases and received them according…

  2. UConn point guard Shabazz Napier to return for senior season

    Apr 26, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Kevin Ollie

    UConn received some good news Friday morning, as point guard Shabazz Napier notified coaches of his intentions to return for his senior campaign. And with guard Ryan Boatright and forward DeAndre Daniels deciding the same the Huskies should be a contender in the American Athletic Conference next season, with Louisville and Memphis being the likely…

  3. Report: UNC Asheville to promote associate head coach Nick McDevitt

    Apr 26, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    UNC Asheville Athletics

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. According to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, UNC Asheville will introduce associate head coach Nick McDevitt as the program’s new head coach Friday afternoon. McDevitt took over as interim head coach after Eddie Biedenbach stepped down to join Buzz Peterson’s staff at UNC Wilmington.…

  4. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shows off new tattoo

    Apr 26, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

    Kenny Klein/Louisville Athletics

    In the aftermath of Louisville’s national title victory over Michigan, head coach Rick Pitino made public his promise to the team that he would get a tattoo if they won the school’s third championship. With the mission accomplished the Hall of Fame head coach proved to be a man of his word, with Louisville senior…

  5. Former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps diagnosed with bladder cancer

    Apr 25, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Dick Vitale, Richard Phelps

    The college basketball world learned some bad news late Thursday, as ESPN announced that current analyst and former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Phelps has undergone surgery and will begin treatment near his home in South Bend, Ind. next week, according to the report. In a brief statement,…

  6. Report: UNLV to build statue in honor of Jerry Tarkanian

    Apr 25, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

    Jerry Tarkanian

    On April 8 former UNLV head coach received the honor that many felt was overdue, as he was officially named a member of the 2013 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame class. And it looks as if “Tark the Shark” will be the recipient of another honor in the near future. According to a report from…

  7. La Salle, head coach Dr. John Giannini agree to contract extension

    Apr 25, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

    La Salle v Kansas State

    After leading the La Salle basketball program to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1955, head coach Dr. John Giannini was in line to receive a reward from the school in the form of a contract extension. On Thursday the school announced that an agreement has been reached on a multi-year extension. Since receiving his…

  8. Stars returning to school means the ’13-’14 season is shaping up to be unreal

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    College basketball fans have become accustomed to the month of April consistently disappointing them. Over the course of the month, we’ve learned, player after player will announce their intentions to forgo the rest of their collegiate eligibility and enter their name into the NBA Draft. All those hopes and dreams you had about your favorite…

  9. Baylor power forward Cory Jefferson to return for senior season

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Cory Jefferson, Marcus Smart

    Creighton wasn’t the only basketball program to receive good news on Thursday. Baylor power forward Cory Jefferson, who emerged as one of the most improved players in the Big 12 this past season, announced his decision to return to school for his senior season in a press conference Thursday afternoon. Cory Jefferson WILL return to…

  10. Eastern Michigan suspends forward Glenn Bryant following arrest

    Apr 25, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    Eastern Michigan forward Glenn Bryant was arraigned on charges of assault by strangulation and aggravated domestic violence after being accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument between the two on Monday. The assault by strangulation charge is a felony, while the domestic violence charge is a misdemeanor. The 19-year-old woman called police and met…

  11. Report: Former Arkansas center Hunter Mickelson transferring to Kansas

    Apr 25, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Hunter Mickelson, Andrew Young

    Kansas has reportedly added a body to its stable of front court players, as JayhawkSlant.com reported on Thursday that 6-10 center Hunter Mickelson will be transferring to the school. Mickelson arrives in Lawrence after playing two seasons at Arkansas, where he averaged 5.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per contest. Last Wednesday Mickelson…

  12. Doug McDermott returning to Creighton for his senior year

    Apr 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Another year of Dougie McBuckets! Creighton star Doug McDermott announced on Thursday that he would be returning to school for his senior season. Coming off of a first-team all-american season in 2012-2013, McDermott will immediately vault to the top of the National Player of the Year contender list and makes the Bluejays a threat to…

  13. Andre Roberson to announce his NBA Draft decision on Friday

    Apr 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Andre Roberson

    Colorado will find out just how high their ceiling is next season on Friday morning. Andre Roberson, the nation’s second-leading rebounder and the Buffaloes’ most versatile defender, will be announcing whether or not he enters the NBA Draft at a press conference at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. Most believe the decision to be a coin-flip:…

  14. Report: Ricky Moore promoted to assistant coach at UConn

    Apr 25, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Ryan Boatright, Ricky Moore, Kevin Freeman,

    Former UConn star Ricky Moore has been promoted, according to a report from Kevin Duffy. After spending one year as the director of basketball operations, Moore has been promoted to assistant coach, which means that he will be allowed to participate in practices, games, and recruiting. “I have a lot of faith in Ricky as…

  15. It’s not a coincidence that scoring and fouling are at historically low levels

    Apr 25, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

    ncaalogolg

    The general consensus this season was that while the best college hoops games this season were thrilling, overall it was an ugly year for the sport. No one seemed to be able to score and every game looked more like a rugby match than it did a basketball game. Now that the season is over…

  16. Report: Jabarie Hinds to transfer to UMass

    Apr 25, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Texas Tech's Robinson tries to steal the ball from West Virginia's Hinds during the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    West Virginia transfer Jabarie Hinds has found a landing spot, according to a report from ZagsBlog.com. The 5-foot-11 point guard and former top 100 recruit is headed to UMass, where he will have to sit out the 2013-2014 season before finishing up his final two seasons of eligibility. “I gained a good relationship with coach[Derek]…

  17. Memphis transfer Tarik Black is in demand, but be wary

    Apr 25, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Tarik Black

    Outside of Andrew Wiggins, there may not be a more sought-after player in the country right now than Tarik Black. How do I know that? Well, on Tuesday night, Duke reportedly put the “full court press” on Black, trying to lure him to spend his final season of eligibility as a Blue Devil. That was…

  18. MAC Freshman of the Year Darius Paul transferring from Western Michigan

    Apr 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    CBI N Dakota St W Michigan Basketball

    Western Michigan coaches got quite a shock on Tuesday when Darius Paul, a 6-foot-8 freshman that averaged 10.4 points and 5.7 boards en route to the MAC Freshman of the Year award, told the staff that he was transferring out of the program. “I had no idea this was coming. Darius came to me (Monday)…

  19. VIDEO: Nik Stauskas makes 46 straight threes

    Apr 25, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

    Nik Stauskas

    Nik Stauskas, on his first day back in Canada from Michigan, stepped outside in the rain to show off his shooting ability, and he proceeded to hit 70 of the 76 threes he got up. That’s 92.1%. Most people dream of being able to shoot that well from the free throw line. Stauskas did it…

  20. 2014 shooting guard Grayson Allen commits to Duke

    Apr 24, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Duke head coach Krzyzewski signals to his team against the Michigan State Spartans during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    Duke landed its first commitment in the 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday, as 6-4 shooting guard Grayson Allen (Jacksonville, Fla.) announced his decision to attend the school via his Twitter account. Committed!!! pic.twitter.com/7FwEPM9QQD — Grayson James Allen (@GraysonJAllen) April 24, 2013 Allen, who attends Providence School, averaged 19.3 points per game and led his team…