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  1. Andrew Wiggins to Kansas was the best option for college hoops fans

    May 14, 2013, 2:23 PM EST

    Big 12 Media Day Basketball

    Last month, after Russ Smith, Doug McDermott and CJ Fair announced their intentions to return to school for their senior seasons, I penned a column about just how great the 2013-2014 college basketball season is shaping up to be. You can read it here. Everything that I wrote in that post remains true today with…

  2. Leonard Hamilton had a rough Tuesday

    May 14, 2013, 1:43 PM EST

    Leonard Hamilton

    The most disappointed guy in all of college basketball right now? Leonard Hamilton, the head coach of Florida State’s basketball team. Why? Well, let’s start with the obvious. He had seemingly hit the lottery. The best basketball prospect since Kevin Durant was the son of two former Florida State athletes, his father a former first…

  3. Updated Preseason Top 25, post Andrew Wiggins

    May 14, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    1. KENTUCKY Record: 21-12, lost in 1st round of NIT Who do they lose?: Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Julius Mays, Ryan Harrow Who comes back?: Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer, Willie Cauley-Stein Newcomers?: Julius Randle, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee Outlook: Even with Andrew Wiggins is heading to Kansas, Kentucky’s recruiting…

  4. What about the teams that whiffed on Andrew Wiggins?

    May 14, 2013, 12:15 PM EST

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    We all know that Kansas has instantaneously become a national title contender now that Andrew Wiggins has made it official and committed to become a Jayhawk. But what about the three schools that finished as runners-up in Wiggins Sweepstakes? What’s the outlook for them in 2013-2014? Kentucky: The Wildcats are going to be just fine.…

  5. Andrew Wiggins picks Kansas, makes Jayhawks a title contender

    May 14, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Remember all that talk about how this could end up being the year that Kansas ends their streak of winning at least a share of nine straight Big 12 regular season title? Remember how we all thought that Marcus Smart and Le’Bryan Nash — and maybe Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson — returning to school…

  6. Brown’s Joseph Sharkey critically injured in Sunday morning attack (UPDATED)

    May 14, 2013, 10:34 AM EST

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    A Brown University basketball player is in critical condition after being attacked early Sunday morning in Providence. According to reports, Joseph Sharkey, a sophomore guard, was talking to a group of girls when he was punched in the head, unprovoked, by a man, knocking him down. Police responded, but the attacker got away. It’s unclear…

  7. Wondering why Andrew Wiggins is so hyped up? Watch these videos

    May 14, 2013, 9:53 AM EST

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    I’ve had the privilege of seeing Andrew Wiggins play a number of times, but for those of you that don’t spend your weekend summers sitting in high school gyms watching AAU tournaments, that may not be the case. Are you wondering why this kid is so hyped up? Watch these mixtapes. You’ll get it. Wiggins,…

  8. Wisconsin and St. John’s to square-off … in Sioux Falls?

    May 14, 2013, 8:56 AM EST

    Bo Ryan

    Every year, the college hoops season kicks off with games played in random and exotic locales. There are tournaments in the tropics and games played on aircraft carriers. Last season, UConn and Michigan State traveled all the way to Germany to play an exhibition. On Monday night, Wisconsin and St. John’s announced that they would…

  9. Chicago mayor expected to announce plans for $300 million DePaul arena

    May 13, 2013, 9:35 PM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    Sometimes, it’s amazing that DePaul has struggled as mightily as it has recently. It’s far and away has the greatest college basketball tradition of any school in the state of Illinois, short of the Illini themselves and rivals Northwestern in terms of dominating the Chicago-land collegiate landscape, athletically. But nonetheless, the last decade has been…

  10. Report: Former Florida guard Braxton Ogbueze to transfer home to Charlotte

    May 13, 2013, 8:48 PM EST

    Vanderbilt v Florida

    Charlotte has reportedly picked up a commitment from former Florida guard Braxton Ogbueze. The 6-0, 182-pounder freshman averaged 0.8 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.3 assists for the Gators last season, leaving to find more playing time. He found it right at home, as Ogbueze is a Charlotte native and a product of United Faith Christian…

  11. Report: Deuce Bello to transfer from Baylor

    May 13, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

    Deuce Bello, Bryce Cotton

    Despite the loss of stalwarts like guards Pierre Jackson and A.J. Walton, Baylor’s 2013-14 roster was looking primed for a better showing with players like Isaiah Austin, Corey Jefferson and Brady Heslip coming back for another season. Things may have just gotten a bit harder for the Bears, as ESPN.com’s Jason King is reporting that…

  12. Former West Virginia forward Volodymyr Gerun will transfer to Portland

    May 13, 2013, 6:44 PM EST

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    The third of a trio of players to transfer out of West Virginia has found a new home, with Volodymyr Gerun heading to Portland, according to CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman. West Virginia transfer Volo Gerun is headed to Portland and will be eligible immediately, source told CBSSports. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) May 13, 2013 In his…

  13. LIU-Brooklyn to host Temple at Barclays Center

    May 13, 2013, 5:21 PM EST

    Barclays Center Classic - Morehead State v LIU Brooklyn

    A number of teams opened regular season play last year with games at the then-newly-opened Barclays Center. LIU-Brooklyn was one of those teams, playing in the Barclays Center Classic against Morehead State. Now they’ll take another trip down the street to the arena, as the school announced they’ll host Temple in the Barclays Center on…

  14. DeVon Walker changes his mind, staying at Florida

    May 13, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    DeVon Walker

    Looks like DeVon Walker had a change of heart. The Florida wing announced last week that he would be transferring out of the Gators’ program, presumably in search of more playing time. But now it turns out Walker will stay in Gainesville. “Florida is such a great place, and the more I thought about it,…

  15. Report: Deng Deng to transfer to Cal St. Bakersfield

    May 13, 2013, 2:23 PM EST

    Long Beach State v Ohio State

    Last week, reports leaked out that Keala King, Tony Freeland and Deng Deng would be dismissed from the Long Beach State program at the end of the semester. And while LBSU has yet to make the news official, at least one of those players has apparently made the decision to take his future into his…

  16. Kyle Vinales backs off his commitment to Toledo

    May 13, 2013, 12:44 PM EST

    Victor Oladipo, Kyle Vinales

    Former Central Connecticut State guard Kyle Vinales looks like he has changed his mind about heading to Toledo. After tweeting his commitment to the school last night, Vinales backed off on Monday morning, deleting any mention of Toledo from his twitter account and sending out the following update: After praying and talkin to the people…

  17. Tennessee-Chattanooga to hire VCU assistant Will Wade

    May 13, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

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    Chattanooga has finally found the answer in their coaching search, as the Mocassins announced on Monday afternoon that they would be hiring VCU assistant coach Will Wade. “After an extensive search, Will Wade distanced himself from a strong group of candidates as the clear choice to lead our men’s basketball program,” UTC AD David Blackburn…

  18. Who benefits the most by landing Andrew Wiggins?

    May 13, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    In less than 24 hours, we will all finally know the answer to the elephant in the room in every college hoops conversation since Louisville won the 2013 national title: Where will Andrew Wiggins go to college? On Sunday evening, Wiggins officially announced that he would be making his decision public at 12:15 p.m. ET…

  19. Xavier lands a commitment from a kid named ‘Skinny’

    May 13, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

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    Xavier landed a commitment from Edmond Sumner on Sunday night, a three-star point guard out of Detroit that currently ranks 111th in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. At 6-foot-2, Sumner has earned the nickname ‘Skinny’ because, well, he’s skinny, checking in at 160 pounds. But that doesn’t mean that he can’t play. Sumner…

  20. It’s not Andrew Wiggins fault you want to know everything about Andrew Wiggins

    May 13, 2013, 9:59 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    At 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, one head coach will receive an early christmas present, as Andrew Wiggins will be announcing where he will spend his one year on campus. The choice is down to Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina, and it’s a decision that absolutely no one — not any of the…