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  1. No ‘Princeton offense’ at Georgetown according to John Thompson III

    Oct 23, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

    John Thompson III

    Ever since John Thompson III took over as the head coach at Georgetown, a program lifted to national prominence by his father, more than a few people have taken to calling his offensive system the “Princeton offense.” JTIII played his college basketball at Princeton under the famed Pete Carril, and that fact along with some…

  2. UCLA transfer Joshua Smith eligible to play immediately at Georgetown

    Oct 23, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgia

    With the start of the regular season inching closer the Georgetown Hoyas had a significant question that needed answering: when would UCLA transfer Joshua Smith be eligible to play in games? Smith transferred to the Big East school in January after playing six games for the Bruins last season, and it was unknown how long…

  3. 2013-2014 Season Preview: The Top 20 Wing Forwards

    Oct 23, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (R) drives to the net on Marquette Golden Eagles guard Trent Lockett during the first half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    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 our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  4. UTEP, Kentucky hope to commemorate 50th anniversary of 1966 title game in 2016

    Oct 23, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    El Paso Times

    After returning to Cole Field House for the program’s midnight madness-style event on Friday night, Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon discussed the possibility of the Terrapins playing a regular season game at their old home. Now playing their home game at the Comcast Center, Maryland called Cole home from 1955 to 2002. Who knows if…

  5. Tyler Haws, BYU lip-sync to Chicago’s ‘You’re the Inspiration’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 23, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Tyler Haws, Robert Brown

    The BYU basketball team put out a video on Wednesday of Tyler Haws leading Luke Worthington and Skyler Halford in a chorus of You’re the Inspiration, a song from the ’80s recorded by Chicago that I had to google because I’ve obviously never listened to that nonsense before. That said, I don’t think I could…

  6. Javon McCrea, Bobby Hurley aim to make ‘one-year run’ a successful one

    Oct 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Buffalo Athletics

    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. At the end of the 2011-12 season the Buffalo Bulls lost a sizable chunk of their offensive production, with MAC Player of the Year Mitchell Watt and guard Zach Filzen among the…

  7. Disassociated booster responsible for C.J. Leslie suspension banned from N.C. State campus

    Oct 23, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    North Carolina State Wolfpack forward C.J. Leslie shoots pver Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson in the first half of their men's NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in St. Louis

    There’s an interesting story coming out of Raleigh today, as Eric Prisbell of USA Today is reporting that Eric Leak, a former N.C. State football player who doubles as a disassociated booster, has been issued a “no trespass” letter by the university. The letter stems from the fact that Leak’s wife’s car received campus parking…

  8. Michigan State’s Travis Trice speaks about last summer’s mystery brain infection

    Oct 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Memphis v Michigan State

    Travis Trice had a bit of a disappointing season as a sophomore, as he spent much of the year battling a pair of concussions that he suffered in games. He averaged 4.9 points and 1.9 assists while shooting 40.3% from three in about 18 minutes per game, numbers that were essentially identical to what he…

  9. Kyrie Irving on if Aaron Craft is an NBA player: ‘Oh yeah. I believe so’

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Matta talks with guard Craft in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    Believe it or not, Aaron Craft will head into this season as one of the nation’s most polarizing players. He embodies every single one of the clichés that sportswriters love to use — heady, gritty, tough, team-first, winner, etc., etc., etc. — but his individual numbers are far less impressive that the win-loss record of Ohio…

  10. 2013-2014 MAC Preview: Toledo, West Division looks to narrow the gap

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Javon McCrea, Darren Goodson

    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…

  11. Florida-Gulf Coast earns a commitment from three-star guard

    Oct 23, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

    HoopSeen.com

    Head coach Joe Dooley made his first big splash on the recruiting trail on Monday, as the new Florida-Gulf Coast picked up a commitment from Miami native Zach Johnson. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 combo-guard that played his AAU ball for Team Breakdown, is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals. He’s athletic enough to finish above the…

  12. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 8 Florida Gators

    Oct 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Missouri Tigers v Florida Gators

    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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  13. Maryland returning to Cole Field House for future games?

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    baltimoresun.com

    In an offseason that saw dozens of programs revamp the surface of their home floors with unique styles and colors, Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon would like to see his team return to Cole Field House, one of the most historically-filled gyms in the country. No, not permanently, but for a special game each season.…

  14. Cornell’s First Team All-Ivy forward Shonn Miller sidelined with shoulder injury

    Oct 22, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    cornellbasketball.blogspot.com

    Shonn Miller missed the final four games of the 2012-13 season with a shoulder injury. Despite having the summer months to get healthy, the same shoulder continues to nag Miller, and there’s a strong chance he will miss the entire 2013-14 season. From Cornell’s preseason prospectus which was released last week: “…[R]eturning first-team All-Ivy League…

  15. Northwestern’s James Montgomery III awarded a scholarship (VIDEO)

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    nusports.com

    James Montgomery has made an impression on first-year Northwestern coach Chris Collins. The long-time Duke assistant accepted the head coaching job at Northwestern in March. He ostensibly knew of Northwestern’s top players from afar, but not on a personal level. Collins almost certainly did not know of James Montgomery prior to coming to Northwestern. Calling…

  16. 2013-2014 Season Preview: The Top 20 Off-Guards

    Oct 22, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Gary Harris

    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 our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  17. Missouri coach Frank Haith will not appeal NCAA’s suspension: “It’s time for closure”

    Oct 22, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Practice Round - Omaha

    Earlier today, it was revealed that former Miami (FL) coach and current Missouri coach Frank Haith was suspended for the first five regular season games of the 2013-14 season for his role in a scandal at Miami (FL) involving notorious booster Nevin Shapiro, the NCAA announced. Haith coached at Miami (FL) from 2004-11, and is…

  18. Maryland assistant Dalonte Hill arrested for DUI, to take leave of absence effective immediately

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    csnbaltimore.com

    Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill was arrested this past Sunday for driving under the influence, along with four other charges. This is not the first time or the second time Hill has been arrested for driving under the influence. As a member of the staff at Kansas State in 2008, and earlier in his time…

  19. Bob Cousy Award watch list released

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Minnesota v UCLA

    The Bob Cousy Award watch list was released on Tuesday morning and it runs 45 players deep. The Cousy Award is given every year to the nation’s best point guard. The part three winners have been Kemba Walker, Kendall Marshall and Trey Burke.  Three players on our list of top 20 lead guards — Jerian…

  20. Maurice Creek exemplifies everything that’s right about the grad transfer rule

    Oct 22, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

    Coppin State v Indiana

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spurred on by the Summer of Johnny Football and the ongoing lawsuit filed by Ed O’Bannon, the tide is seemingly beginning to turn against the NCAA as they remain a bastion of the fallacy of amateurism. A constant barrage of heavy media criticism will do that, and we’ve reached a point where…