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  1. Loyola (MD) promotes assistant G.G. Smith to head coach

    Apr 12, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    Loyola University

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here Following the departure of Jimmy Patsos to fill the vacant head coaching position at Siena, the powers that be at Loyola (MD) had an important decision to make in regards to who would lead the program into the Patriot League. Patsos took over a program that…

  2. Duke commit Jabari Parker hopes to change perception of Chicago (VIDEO)

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune

    6-8 forward Jabari Parker has won many awards, including a Gatorade National Player of the Year award (2012), the 2013 Morgan Wootten Award and a spot in the 2013 McDonald’s All America Game. Parker, who will attend Duke next year, will play in tomorrow’s Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn and his hopes for the future…

  3. Saint Louis removes head coach Jim Crews’ interim tag

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    Oregon v Saint Louis

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The wait is finally over at Saint Louis. The school has officially removed the interim tag of Jim Crews, making him the head coach after Crews led the Billikens to a 28-7 record (13-3 Atlantic 10) and the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament titles. Crews…

  4. San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin to enter NBA Draft (UPDATED)

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    San Diego State Aztecs' Franklin reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles during the first half in their third round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Just days after close friend Tony Snell announced that he would leave New Mexico after his junior season to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin formally announced his intention to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. The…

  5. Texas point guard Myck Kabongo to enter NBA Draft

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

    CBI Texas Houston Basketball

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo was suspended 23 games at the start of the season due to a violation of NCAA rules and the Texas Longhorns struggled in his absence. Freshman Javan Felix was asked to shoulder more of the load…

  6. Ranking the top buzzer-beaters of the 2012-13 season (VIDEO)

    Apr 12, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    Bucknell v Butler

    Buzzfeed took the time three weeks ago to rank the top 27 buzzer-beaters of the 2012-13 season, with Butler taking the top two spots on the list. Roosevelt Jones’ steal and game-winning runner against Gonzaga claimed the top spot, followed by Rotnei Clarke’s three-pointer to beat Marquette in the Maui Invitational. Which buzzer-beater was your…

  7. Rider guard Nurideen Lindsey to pursue professional opportunities

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT


    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) When he surprisingly transferred from St. John’s after just nine games during the 2011-12 season, guard Nurideen Lindsey cited the desire to be closer to his native Philadelphia in order to tend to his ill mother. With that in mind Lindsey,…

  8. Report: Dan Hurley, Rhode Island agree to contract extension

    Apr 11, 2013, 11:21 PM EDT

    Dan Hurley

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The first name that came up in many circles when the Rutgers head coaching job opened up was that of Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley. Son of St. Anthony head coach Bob Hurley Sr. and younger brother of Bobby Hurley (who’s now the head coach…

  9. Report: Green Bay investigating behavior of head coach Brian Wardle

    Apr 11, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

    Brian Wardle

    One week after Rutgers head coach Mike Rice lost his job due to his verbal and physical abuse of players in practices, another Division I head coach is under investigation in regards to his treatment of a former player. According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay head coach Brian Wardle is being investigated…

  10. Report: UMass guard Jesse Morgan may not return next season

    Apr 11, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

    Jesse Morgan, Sidiki Johnson, Brice Kofane

    UMass had the look of a team capable of challenging for a bid to the NCAA tournament until January 10, when junior guard Jesse Morgan was lost for the season after suffering a torn ACL in a road loss to Saint Louis. According to Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette that may be the…

  11. Senior guard Andre Dawkins will return to Duke program next season

    Apr 11, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT


    While there was doubt in some circles that 6-4 shooting guard Andre Dawkins would ever play another game in a Duke uniform after redshirting this season, the senior will return to the court for the Blue Devils in 2013-14. Dawkins tweeted the decision Thursday afternoon, also noting that he will switch his jersey number from…

  12. Steve Alford issues statement regarding handling of Pierre Pierce case

    Apr 11, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    UCLA’s hiring of former New Mexico head coach Steve Alford was a move that was met with mixed reviews, with many fans hoping that athletic director Dan Guerrero would hire a coach willing to bring back the uptempo style favored by the great John Wooden. To say the least playing fast isn’t something that Alford’s…

  13. Former Boise State forward Kenny Buckner arrested on theft charge

    Apr 11, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    La Salle v Boise State

    It’s safe to say that life following the end of his college career isn’t off the best start for former Boise State forward Kenny Buckner. Just over three weeks after his career ended in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a loss to La Salle, Buckner was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor…

  14. Russ Smith: perfect example of why NCAA’s early entry deadline sucks

    Apr 11, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    On Monday night, Russ Smith won a national title. He didn’t play his best game — in fact, he played one of his worst — but thanks to Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock, Smith got a ring. By the time that Smith had finished meeting with the media and celebrating with his team, it was…

  15. Excessive phone calls becoming a headache for Iowa State

    Apr 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    Two former men’s basketball staff members are at the heart of an investigation into the men’s basketball program that could cause a headache for new head coach Fred Hoiberg. What happened was that Hoiberg walked into an AAU tournament to watch his son play and saw former graduate assistant Keith “Lefty” Moore in the stands.…

  16. PHOTO: FIU’s beach court is almost done, and it’s awesome

    Apr 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT


    This is what FIU’s new basketball court looks like. Awesome, right? Here are some details, courtesy of Matt Norlander: FIU and then-coach Richard Pitino, who is now at Minnesota, floated out the idea of radically redesigning the school’s home court about three weeks ago. The vote was made in late March, the re-paint project began on…

  17. Purdue’s Sandi Marcius to graduate, transfer

    Apr 11, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

    Brandon Ubel, Sandi Marcius

    Purdue’s backup center Sandi Marcius has been granted his release and will be allowed to transfer out of the program. Marcius was a redshirt junior this past season, meaning that the big man is on schedule to graduate in May and will allowed to transfer without sitting out a season. “We have invested four years…

  18. Sean Kilpatrick announces his intention to return to Cincinnati

    Apr 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Sean Kilpatrick, Jamil Wilson

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Sean Kilpatrick will not be entering his name into the NBA Draft this season. He announced as much on Wednesday night, as the Bearcats were getting ready to have their team banquet at Montgomery Inn. “It’s been tough the last couple…

  19. Pitino says Russ Smith now ’50-50′ to return

    Apr 11, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT


    Russ Smith may not be heading to the NBA after all. If you remember — and if you’re a Louisville fan, how could you forget — Russ Smith’s father told a reporter after the national title game that Russ wouldn’t be returning to school for his senior season. And frankly, it makes sense. He’s already…