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  1. After two tough days, what’s next for UCLA at the point?

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:16 PM EST

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    On Wednesday 5-11 point guard Jordan McLaughlin verbally committed to attend USC, picking the Trojans over crosstown rival UCLA. And if that wasn’t enough for UCLA head coach Steve Alford, Quentin Snider picked Illinois on Thursday evening. The question: how much of a bind does this put the Bruins in when it comes to the…

  2. 2014 point guard Quentin Snider commits to Illinois

    Sep 12, 2013, 7:13 PM EST

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    When he made the decision to de-commit from hometown school Louisville, 2014 point guard Quentin Snider became one of the most highly sought-after lead guards in the country. And on Thursday the Ballard High School product verbally committed to attend Illinois, picking the Fighting Illini over UCLA. Snider becomes Illinois’ third verbal commitment in the…

  3. Montverde Academy guard Justin Bibbs commits to Virginia Tech

    Sep 12, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    James Johnson

    While most college basketball fans are awaiting the decisions of 2014 guards Quentin Snider (expected to announce his decision at 7 p.m. EST) and Tyler Ulis (expected to announce Friday), another 2014 guard announced his decision Thursday afternoon. 6-5 guard Justin Bibbs, a native of Dayton, Ohio who attends Montverde Academy in Florida, announced his…

  4. Don’t expect Duke to schedule Maryland in the near future

    Sep 12, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    We’ve seen it happen before in this current era of conference realignment. A school announces its decision to switch conferences, and the reactions from their current conference range from sadness and disappointment to outright anger. What those moves also do is open the door for programs to re-evaluate their relationships, and such is the case…

  5. Billy Donovan: for athletes, lack of compensation ‘difficult to swallow’

    Sep 12, 2013, 3:23 PM EST

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    While the focus of the latest scandals in college sports have all been football — Johnny Manziel’s autographs, Sports Illustrated’s Oklahoma State exposé, Yahoo’s story on a former Alabama player turned runner for an agent — the crux of the discussion that’s been generated is very much pertinent to college basketball as well. Should collegiate…

  6. Baylor releases pictures of their new uniforms (PHOTOS)

    Sep 12, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

    @BaylorMBB

    Earlier this week, Kansas released their new uniform design in a video of Andrew Wiggins at a GQ photo shoot. Baylor wasn’t quite as extravagant in their announcement, as the official men’s basketball twitter feed posted two pictures on Wednesday night of this season’s uniforms: And the shorts: I like it. It seems like Adidas…

  7. Elfrid Payton’s massive summer made possible by a Chris Paul camp snub

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

    Elfrid Payton (USA Basketball)

    Elfrid Payton had a really, really good sophomore season, one that saw him average 15.9 points, 5.6 boards, 5.5 assists and 2.4 steals while playing more than 35 minutes a night. Those are massive numbers, regardless of what level of basketball you play. The problem, however, was that Payton played for Louisiana, a team that…

  8. UMKC’s Municipal Auditorium to get a $5 million upgrade

    Sep 12, 2013, 12:31 PM EST

    Kareem Richardson

    UMKC’s basketball program is entering a new era. They’ve hired a new head coach, former Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson, whom they hope will turn around the trend of five losing seasons in their last six years. They’re heading into the WAC after spending the last six years in the Summit League. And now the school…

  9. Top five recruit Stephen Zimmermann gets a lot of mail (PHOTO)

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

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    Those are all the letters that Stephen Zimmermann, a seven-footer and top five recruit in the Class of 2015, got in the mail yesterday. There are some pretty big names there — Kansas, Baylor, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina — but what’s most notable is the fact that UNLV sent 86 letters to Zimmermann. 86! In…

  10. Wichita State’s DJ Bowles to undergo more testing at Mayo Clinic

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

    D.J. Bowles

    Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles is currently at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota receiving more tests, according to a report from Kansas.com. Bowles collapsed during a practice last Tuesday, blacking out and losing consciousness. He was rushed to a hospital where he spent five days undergoing tests, finally getting released on Sunday. Doctors are still…

  11. Syracuse, Georgetown close to renewing acquaintances?

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:28 PM EST

    Big East Conference

    Many likely remember the drama surrounding the meetings between old rivals Georgetown and Syracuse this past season, with all the dramatics surrounding it being “the last time these two will play” as members of the Big East. Well it seems as if the two programs are close to agreeing to a ten-year contract, with Syracuse…

  12. 2014 shooting guard Khadeen Carrington commits to Seton Hall

    Sep 11, 2013, 8:42 PM EST

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    After missing on some high-level recruits in recent years, it seems as if the luck is changing for the Seton Hall basketball program. Having already received verbal commitments from forwards Angel Delgado and Ismael Sanogo, 2014 shooting guard Khadeen Carrington became Seton Hall’s third commit in the 2014 class on Wednesday. The Brooklyn native announced…

  13. ‘Battle of the Boulevard’ coaches share ride to see the same recruit

    Sep 11, 2013, 8:04 PM EST

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    Monday marked the beginning of the first recruiting period of the 2013-14 NCAA calendar, meaning that college basketball coaches are allowed to travel the country to evaluate recruiting targets until November 10th. With the travel requirements (not to mention costs for rental cars and gas), saving a few dollars where you can is something most…

  14. 2014 PG Jordan McLaughlin a big commitment for USC

    Sep 11, 2013, 6:23 PM EST

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    When Andy Enfield took over as head coach at USC the question was how long would the process of turning the Trojans into a factor in the Pac-12 take. On Wednesday the head coach received an important verbal commitment, as Etiwanda (Calif.) point guard Jordan McLaughlin announced his decision to attend USC (subscription required). The 5-11…

  15. Coaches pick Manhattan to win MAAC regular season title

    Sep 11, 2013, 5:13 PM EST

    Steve Masiello

    The latest sign that college basketball season is right around the corner (finally!): the unveiling of preseason coaches’ polls. Wednesday the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference unveiled its’ preseason poll as voted on by the conference’s 11 head coaches, and the Manhattan Jaspers are the pick to win the title. Steve Masiello’s talented squad sitting atop…

  16. Are changes coming to the current transfer model?

    Sep 11, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    In recent years transfers have become a topic of conversation in college basketball, primarily due to the increased number of players who have received waivers that allow them to play immediately. But also of importance is the way in which players choose a new school, as many need their options to be cleared by the…

  17. Kentucky, Michigan State target Tyler Ulis will commit to a school Friday (UPDATED)

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:41 PM EST

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    One of the country’s most interesting recruitments could be coming to a close as early as this week. Tyler Ulis, a 5-foot-8 point guard out of Chicago, finished up his final official visit on Monday night, attending Kentucky’s Alumni Game down in Lexington. His father told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Tyler will be making a…

  18. Jabari Parker’s summer league mixape (VIDEO)

    Sep 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

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    There’s only so much that you can take out of a mixtape, regardless of how good the player looks. In this case, Jabari Parker is playing in a summer league where defense is, shall we say, lacking and he’s probably the best player on the floor by a good margin every time he steps on…

  19. Frank Martin one of many coaches revealing 9/11 memories on twitter

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:44 PM EST

    Frank Martin

    One of the things that we often forget when watching celebrities and sports stars on TV is that once the camera shuts off and the final buzzer sounds, those people revert back to being, well, regular people. Moms and dads. Sons and daughters. Friends and Frienemies. Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks,…

  20. Buffalo lands ‘top five steal’ in Class of ’14 in Lamonte Bearden

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

    Bobby Hurley

    Bobby Hurley’s career as a head coach in the MAC will get off to a good start given that Javon McCrea, one of the nation’s most underrated players, will anchor the roster in his first year. But to continue to build the program in a conference that includes perennial title contenders Akron and Ohio, Hurley…