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  1. Markel Starks is out to prove people wrong for overlooking him, Georgetown this year

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

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    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. WASHINGTON, D.C. — McDonough Memorial Gymnasium is a relic, a 2,500 seat “arena” that was built on Georgetown’s campus back in the early 1950s. Complete with bleacher seating and a row of doors 20…

  2. How accurate are preseason mock drafts?

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    People love rankings. Whether it be top 100 recruiting lists, preseason top 25s, mock draft, best point guards, or simply a list of the best Vince Vaughn movies since 2000 — he’s never come close to replicating the success of Wedding Crashers. Rankings let us argue the pointless and speculate about the future. For those…

  3. Report: Texas gets a commitment from JuCo PF Obinna Oleka

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Texas picked up their second commitment in the class of 2014 on Monday morning as Obinna Oleka, a 6-foot-7 power forward originally from the DC area, announced that he will be playing his college ball for the Longhorns. The news was first reported by Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com. Oleka played his JuCo ball at State…

  4. 2013-2014 Big East Preview: Marquette’s favored, but the Big East could send seven to tourney

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  5. POSTERIZED: JuCo recruit Javonte Douglas tip-dunk over three players (VIDEO)

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Javonte Douglas is a 6-foot-8 forward from Charlotte, NC. Originally a member of the Class of 2012, Douglas decided to forego a year of prep school coming out of high school and instead went the JuCo route. He spent the 2012-2013 season putting up all-american caliber numbers at Hill College in Texas before transferring to…

  6. Report: Kevin Ware to be in uniform, could play in Louisville’s opener

    Nov 4, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    It’s hard to believe, but Louisville guard Kevin Ware will be back in uniform when the Cardinals kick off their season on Saturday. Ware suffered one of the most gruesome injuries that you’ll ever see on a college basketball court during last year’s Elite 8, when he landed wrong on his right leg and snapped…

  7. NBCSports.com’s Top 100 Players: The Countdown

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The college basketball season officially kicks off on Friday, and at this point, we’ve given you just about all the season preview content that you can handle. We’ve counted down our Top 25 teams, we’ve released our Preseason All-Americans, we’ve ranked players at each position and we’re five leagues away from releasing previews for every…

  8. Health issues clearing up for Ohio State as season approaches

    Nov 3, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    LaQuinton Ross, Lucas Strouble

    With Deshaun Thomas gone from last season’s Elite Eight team, the Ohio State Buckeyes have a question to answer as they approach the start of the 2013-14 campaign: how will they account for the 19.8 points per game that Thomas provided? If their 93-63 exhibition victory over Walsh University offered any insight when it comes…

  9. Illinois guard Tracy Abrams misses final exhibition with mild hamstring strain

    Nov 3, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

    Illinois v Miami

    Illinois played its second exhibition game on Sunday afternoon against Northwood (Mich.) and the Fighting Illini struggled in stretches, trailing 48-47 with 13:31 to go before taking control of the contest. The 21-7 run was enough to push Illinois to an 83-67 victory, with Drake transfer Rayvonte Rice scoring a team-high 16 points. In total…

  10. Anthony Clemmons sits out Iowa’s exhibition victory with ankle injury

    Nov 3, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

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    In their lone exhibition game before opening the season against UNC Wilmington on Friday night the Iowa Hawkeyes coasted past Augustana (Ill.) by the final score of 87-65. Zach McCabe and Aaron White led the way offensively for Fran McCaffery’s team with 16 points apiece and sophomore center Adam Woodbury posted a double-double, accounting for…

  11. Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim exercising patience with rehab process

    Nov 3, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

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    With the amount of personnel that the Iowa State Cyclones lost from last season’s NCAA tournament team, most programs would not be considered to once again be in line for a trip to the Big Dance. With some talented additions, led by Marshall transfer DeAndre Kane, joining Fred Hoiberg’s returnees, Iowa State is expected to…

  12. POSTERIZED: The return of George Washington’s Kethan Savage

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT

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    The college basketball season has yet to officially get underway, with regular season play beginning on Friday, and yet George Washington guard Kethan Savage already has two #POSTERIZED appearances to his credit. In mid-October the victim was a teammate, with the 6-foot-3 Savage lifting off during a drill. In the above video, Savage dunked on…

  13. Fractured finger sidelines George Washington wing Patricio Garino

    Nov 3, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

    Rotnei Clarke, Patricio Garino

    With all five starters back from last season’s team, Mike Lonergan’s George Washington Colonials are a squad hopeful of making a move up the Atlantic 10 standings in 2013-14. One of the players expected to factor into the equation is 6-foot-6 sophomore wing Patricio Garino, who started all 30 games averaged 8.8 points and 3.4…

  14. John Brown University holds annual Toilet Paper Game (VIDEO)

    Nov 3, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Max Hopfgartner didn’t just give John Brown University, an NAIA school in Siloam Springs, Ark., a 3-0 lead early in the home opener against Crowley’s Ridge College on Saturday night. He also gave the Golden Eagles a technical foul. After the first bucket, during the home opener each season, the JBU fans throw rolls of toilet…

  15. Ole Miss struggles in exhibition, looking for leaders without Marshall Henderson

    Nov 3, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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    On Friday night, Ole Miss needed overtime to knock off University of South Carolina-Aiken, a Division II program, 75-70 in the Rebels’ final exhibition game before beginning the regular season this Friday. Obviously there was a notable absence on the Ole Miss roster. Senior guard Marshall Henderson did not play, part of a suspension that…

  16. Oklahoma State not talking about championships this season

    Nov 3, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Johnathan Loyd, Marcus Smart

    The Oklahoma State men’s basketball program has made six Final Fours. The current Cowboys team can probably tell you a little bit about each of them because that’s what they were assigned to do by head coach Travis Ford. The Cowboys enter the 2013-2014 season ranked No. 8 in the AP poll, and with the…

  17. Kris Dunn leaves Providence’s exhibition game with shoulder injury

    Nov 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Kris Dunn joined Providence as a McDonald’s All-American, and was suppose to share a back court with Ricky Ledo last season. Unfortunately for Ed Cooley and his Friars that never happened. Ledo didn’t play a single game in a PC uniform, and even before Ledo was ruled ineligible, Dunn was sidelined with a shoulder injury…

  18. POSTERIZED: College of Charleston’s Johnathan Burroughs-Cook skies over defender (VIDEO)

    Nov 3, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

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    College of Charleston freshman guard Johnathan Burroughs-Cook played nine minutes, scoring six points in the Cougars 102-87 exhibition win over Division II opponent Newberry College on Saturday. With under a minute to go, one of his two buckets became the highlight of the night. The 6-foot-1 guard blew by his defender, then posterized the 6-foot-7…

  19. Mathieu likely to claim Gophers’ point guard spot

    Nov 2, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    If you were looking forward to a backcourt of Hollins & Hollins at Minnesota this season, it’s starting to look unlikely. According to Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5-foot-9 juco transfer Deandre Mathieu has claimed a starting slot for the Gophers. “Deandre Mathieu should be the Gophers’ starting point guard,” Rayno wrote. “After a…

  20. UConn’s Daniels is prepping for a breakout season

    Nov 2, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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    It’s easy to imagine that all athletes are extroverts who enjoy the limelight, but it’s not always a fair assumption. Take UConn’s DeAndre Daniels, for instance. According to a recent article in the Hartford Courant, the junior forward’s struggle to assert himself on the court mirrors his reluctance to stand out in his personal life.…