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  1. Is Josh Smith turning the corner at Georgetown?

    Aug 8, 2013, 3:35 PM EST

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgia

    There is no doubting the talent that Georgetown center Josh Smith possesses. The transfer from UCLA battled weight issues and a lack of work ethic in his two-plus seasons with the Bruins, but he appears to be turning it around as ESPN’s Andy Katz broke down his weight loss and new approach to working off…

  2. Washington announces non-conference schedule

    Aug 8, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Lorenzo Romar

    The Washington Huskies and head coach Lorenzo Romar announced their non-conference schedule on Wednesday and it includes the 2K Sports Classic and the potential to meet UConn twice in the same non-conference slate. The (first) battle of the Huskies is scheduled for Sunday, December 22nd as UConn travels out west to Alaska Airlines Arena to face Washington,…

  3. College hoops double header set for MSG on eve of the Super Bowl?

    Aug 8, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Tom Izzo

    Could there be a college hoops double header at Madison Square Garden scheduled for the day before the Super Bowl? According to Diamond Leung at MLive.com, that is certainly looking like a possibility as he’s reporting that a Big East conference clash between St. John’s and Marquette will be followed by an intriguing mid-conference-season non-conference clash…

  4. Montana State rounds out coaching staff with addition of Chris Haslam

    Aug 8, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Brad Huse

    Montana State added a big man to their program on Wednesday morning, but it didn’t come in the form of a commitment or new player being added to their roster. The Bobcats added Chris Haslam to their coaching staff as an assistant coach and the 6’11” Haslam will be one of the taller coaches strolling the…

  5. UCF enters Wednesday commitment frenzy by nabbing local point guard

    Aug 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Donnie Jones

    Central Florida got into Wednesday’s commitment frenzy as they nabbed a pledge from local point guard B.J. Taylor. Taylor announced his commitment via Twitter yesterday and becomes the second member of the 2014 class to commit to the Knights as Ocala native and small forward Javonte Douglas committed to Central Florida in May. A scoring…

  6. DePaul basketball spends a day at the beach (VIDEO)

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:10 AM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    Everyone needs a fun day at the beach once in a while, right? That’s what DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell must have thought as he gave his guys the day off from their normal summer conditioning program in order to have some fun with a beach volleyball tournament earlier this week. While DePaul strength and…

  7. One school in common as teammates Abdul-Malik Abu, Jared Terrell cut lists

    Aug 7, 2013, 9:51 PM EST

    Ed Cooley

    One of the bigger questions in recruiting circles this spring/summer was how likely it is that Expressions Elite (Mass.) teammates Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell end up attending the same school. With Terrell (who attends Brewster Academy) being a 6-2 guard and Abu (who attends Kimball Union Academy) a 6-9 power forward, the tandem would…

  8. Myles Turner down to eight schools, will visit Kansas

    Aug 7, 2013, 9:17 PM EST

    Facebook/adidas Nations

    A few weeks ago Trinity High (Texas) 2014 center cut his list to 25 teams. Believe or not he’ll have to continuing gutting that list in order to make a decision. Turner, a 6-foot-11 five-star center, told Rivals National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Eric Bossi that he would begin the process of re-trimming is list once he…

  9. Freshman Jordan Neff leaves FGCU to attend school closer to Georgia home

    Aug 7, 2013, 8:42 PM EST

    NewHC_Dooley

    A few months before the FGCU Eagles went on their NCAA tournament run that captivated fans throughout the country, 6-7 forward Jordan Neff signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Atlantic Sun school. Having led North Cobb (Ga.) High School to a 26-5 record, the Kennesaw native was a newcomer many were…

  10. Will Indiana, Louisville meet during 2014-15 season? (UPDATED)

    Aug 7, 2013, 7:47 PM EST

    Indiana v Michigan

    Indiana may not have plans to play Kentucky any time soon, but if a report from the Indianapolis Star proves to be true the Hoosiers will play the Wildcats’ biggest rival on a neutral court next season. According to Mark Alesia of the Star, Indiana has a contract to play Louisville on December 9, 2014…

  11. Four ‘Big Monday’ appearances apiece for Kansas, Oklahoma State

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:35 PM EST

    Marcus Smart

    Another piece of the puzzle that is the 2013-14 college basketball schedule was added to the board Wednesday, as ESPN announced its lineup of games for “Big Monday,” which begins on January 13. The schedule will require some adjusting from college basketball fans, with many of us used to seeing the Big East occupying the…

  12. Iona senior Mike Poole granted immediate eligibility by NCAA

    Aug 7, 2013, 5:11 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round

    One of the four players to make the decision to leave Rutgers in the aftermath of the Mike Rice controversy was 6-6 guard/forward Mike Poole, who played three seasons at the school prior to Rice being fired. Ultimately the Rosedale, N.Y. native made the decision to transfer to Iona, with the hope that he would…

  13. 2014 shooting guard Troy Holston a much-needed commitment for USF

    Aug 7, 2013, 4:03 PM EST

    Stan Heath

    After reaching the NCAA tournament (and nearly advancing to the Sweet 16) in 2012, Stan Heath’s USF Bulls struggled mightily in 2012-13. The Bulls finished the season with a 12-19 record (3-15 Big East), with their sputtering offense being one of the big reasons why. USF managed to score an average of just 58.8 points…

  14. Colorado State extends contract of head coach Larry Eustachy

    Aug 7, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Larry Eustachy

    Following an NCAA Tournament bid, Colorado State has opted to give head coach Larry Eustachy a contract extension through the 2017-18 season, according to the Denver Post. In Eustachy’s first season with the Rams, he led the program to a school-record 26 wins and a second round victory over Missouri before falling in the Round…

  15. Pepperdine unveils new court (VIDEO)

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Pepperdine

    The Pepperdine Waves unveiled a YouTube video this week on the school’s athletics website chronicling the building of the new floor in the Firestone Fieldhouse. The 90-second video shows work done from June 25th to July 27th and also includes some uplifting music as workers zoom around in the sped-up clip that shows the entire…

  16. Report: 2014 top-50 guard Ja’Quan Newton commits to Miami

    Aug 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

    The Miami Hurricanes continued their momentum on the recruiting trail as Philadelphia native Ja’Quan Newton committed to Miami on Wednesday afternoon The news — first reported by ESPN’s Dave Telep — is another big grab for the Hurricanes after they scored a commitment from guard James Palmer over the weekend. In-state guard Adonys Henriquez is also…

  17. Passenger in P.J. Hairston’s vehicle gets unsupervised probation

    Aug 7, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    The tumultuous summer of North Carolina junior P.J. Hairston finally appears to be slowing down and coming to a close as the cases against his passengers are now heading towards a resolution. Although charges were dropped against Hairston for a June 5th traffic stop in which he was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving…

  18. Former Indiana guard Devan Dumes facing more legal issues

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    (James Brosher/Indiana Daily Student)

    Former Indiana guard Devan Dumes is in more legal hot water following a July 24th traffic stop in which he possessed illegal drugs, an unlicensed firearm and also attempted to flee police, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report. The charges have led to a Thursday hearing in which Dumes will face a judge…

  19. Kevin Kruger joins his father Lon’s staff at Oklahoma

    Aug 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Oklahoma Sooners head coach Kruger gestures toward players while playing against San Diego State Aztecs during NCAA basketball game in Philadelphia

    The last time Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger and his son Kevin Kruger were together in the same program, it led to a Sweet 16 appearance. Now the Krugers are hoping to re-capture some of that magic as Kevin will join his father on Oklahoma’s staff as the new graduate assistant, according to Kevin’s Twitter…

  20. College of Charleston’s new basketball court design (VIDEO)

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Charleston

    The College of Charleston is set to join the Colonial Athletic Association this fall, and the school decided to redesign it’s basketball court. It took eight months to develop a new logo that appears on center court. However, it only took 72 hours to revamp TD Arena floor. The new floor will got to great…