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  1. Cliff Alexander commits to Kansas

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Kansas missed out on Jalil Okafor and Tyus Jones on Friday afternoon, but the Jayhawks landed themselves a pretty solid consolation prize: Cliff Alexander. Alexander is the No. 4 player in the Class of 2014. A 6-foot-8 power forward, Alexander is athletic, a strong and powerful kid with long arms that physically abuses the rim…

  2. Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones commit to Duke

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    The single biggest recruiting haul in the Class of 2014 finally made the decision about where they are headed to play their college ball. Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones are headed to Duke. The story of the friendship between Jones and Okafor has been told over and over again. They met playing for Team USA’s…

  3. Report: Oakland’s Duke Mondy, Dante Williams not charged with rape (UPDATED)

    Nov 15, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

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    The Oakland Golden Grizzlies’ road trip to California looked to have taken a turn for the worse just hours before they play at California, as two players were reportedly arrested on charges of felony rape. Duke Mondy and Dante Williams were reportedly being held on $100,000 bond, with Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com receiving confirmation from…

  4. Deville Smith sidelined with a knee injury as UNLV searches for continuity

    Nov 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels aren’t off to the best of starts, with a lack of continuity coming as a result of so many new pieces working to mesh together and some key personnel issues. Leading returning scorer Bryce Dejean-Jones’ return from a hamstring injury didn’t help UNLV against UCSB on Tuesday night, with the Gauchos…

  5. 2014 point guard Quentin Snider flips back to Louisville

    Nov 15, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

    Montgomery County Ballard Basketball

    For those who follow recruiting, the recruitment of point guard Quentin Snider’s been an interesting saga to follow over the last 24 hours or so. Originally a verbal commitment to Louisville, the Ballard HS product de-committed from his hometown school in late-July and less than two months later committed to attend Illinois. At the time…

  6. Weekend Preview: Ohio State takes on Marquette and Marshall Henderson returns

    Nov 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 10 Ohio State at No. 17 Marquette, 1:00 p.m. ET Sat. (FOX Sports 1) One of the more interesting matchups of the non-conference season. Even with Jameel McKay’s decision to leave the program, Marquette is absolutely loaded up front. Davante Gardner, Chris Otule, Jamil Wilson, Steve Taylor. But Buzz Williams’…

  7. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Nov 15, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Michigan State tops Luke Winn’s power rankings (Sports Illustrated) Luke Winn’s weekly power rankings are an entertaining and informative read, with statistical analysis of the teams proving to be quite valuable. A top his rankings this week is Michigan State, thanks to their win over Kentucky, and the Spartan’s ability to get out and run…

  8. Late Night Snacks: No. 6 Arizona survives a tough road trip

    Nov 15, 2013, 2:30 AM EDT

    Arizona v San Diego State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 6 Arizona 69, San Diego State 60 Aaron Gordon finished with 16 points, eight boards, three blocks and two steals and had a couple of highlight reel plays in the process. He shot threes with the confidence of Jerry West, and there was one move in the second half crossed…

  9. Saint Mary’s lands third straight solid win by beating North Dakota State

    Nov 15, 2013, 2:02 AM EDT

    Saint Mary's College takes on Brigham Young University in Moraga

    Every year, we expect Saint Mary’s to finally drop off, to come back down to earth. I mean, there’s only so many times that a team can lose their star — their most important player, the guy that the entire team is built around — before the program eventually has to enter rebuilding mode. It…

  10. UC Irvine pastes Washington, but it’s the Huskies who will advance to NYC

    Nov 15, 2013, 1:58 AM EDT

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    The semifinalists in the 2K Sports Classic have been known for months now, with UConn and Boston College meeting in one semifinal and Washington taking on Indiana in the other. But this is still a “tournament,” and on Thursday the UC Irvine Anteaters (and earlier Thursday the Toledo Rockets) displayed why that word should be…

  11. No. 6 Arizona passes a difficult test at San Diego State

    Nov 15, 2013, 12:56 AM EDT

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    After controlling the run of play for much of the night, No. 6 Arizona found itself in need of a big play with San Diego State mounting a charge at Viejas Arena. With “The Show” roaring and the Aztecs within four points thanks to a Xavier Thames layup, the Wildcats were confronted with a baseline…

  12. Towson moves to 3-0 with a win over Temple (VIDEO)

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

    Jerrelle Benimon, Nate Lubick

    For the first time in more than four decades, the Towson Tigers have started the season 3-0. The Tigers got 32 points and 10 boards from Jerrelle Benimon and as a team corralled 22 offensive rebounds to knock off Temple 75-69. That comes on the heels of wins over Navy and Morgan State, and while…

  13. Preseason MAC favorite Toledo wins at Boston College

    Nov 14, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

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    The East Division’s run of dominance in the Mid-American Conference has been well-documented, with programs such as Akron, Ohio and Kent State having a firm grip on the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The last time a team from the West earned that bid was in 2004, when Western Michigan won the conference…

  14. Is the ‘Mitch McGary Injury Watch’ close to ending?

    Nov 14, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    On the heels of a breakout NCAA tournament, Michigan sophomore center Mitch McGary is a player many expect to be in the conversation for All-America honors while also making the Wolverines one of the biggest threats to preseason favorite Michigan State in the Big Ten. Only one problem, however: McGary’s yet to play this season…

  15. Gary Payton II, aka ‘The Mitten’, is headed to his dad’s alma mater

    Nov 14, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

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    Oregon State has struggled in recent years, and the beginning of this season has been no different. The Beavers lost to Coppin State in their opener and struggled to deal with Portland last night. But the program reached back to their glory years on Thursday, as the Beavers earned a commitment from Gary Payton II.…

  16. Junior guard Ronald Ross leaves Middle Tennessee program

    Nov 14, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

    Middle Tennessee Athletics

    After playing just one game at Middle Tennessee, junior guard Ronald Ross has decided to leave the program according to Adam Sparks of the Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Daily News Journal. Ross, who averaged 15.8 points per game in two seasons at Indian Hills JC, played five minutes in the Blue Raiders’ season-opening win over Southern. Ross,…

  17. North Carolina will be without P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald on Friday

    Nov 14, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

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    North Carolina won’t be back to full strength on Friday when Holy Cross comes to town, as both P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald will miss their season straight game. “It’s what it is,” head coach Roy Williams said. “Everyone is trying to do their best and we’re trying to move along. We just do the…

  18. Ryan Harrow’s season off to a good start at Georgia State

    Nov 14, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    The big names transfers this season are guys like Rodney Hood, T.J. McConnell, Michael Dixon and Jordan Clarkson. Even Josh Smith, Joseph Young and Mike Moser have gotten plenty of attention early on this season. They are potential all-league players at schools with a chance to win their league and make some noise in the…

  19. Assigned Reading: Andre Dawkins’ battle with depression

    Nov 14, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Duke’s Andre Dawkins was expected to be a star. A former five-star recruit, Dawkins enrolled at school a year early and became a key member of the Blue Devil’s 2010 national title winning team. The future was bright for the sharpshooting Dawkins, but he never lived up to that potential. You see, his sister died…

  20. Can Melvin Ejim be back for Michigan’s visit to Iowa State Sunday?

    Nov 14, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Ohio State

    Melvin Ejim, Iowa State’s versatile four-man that averged 11.3 points and 9.3 boards for the Cyclones a season ago, hurt his knee in late October. The injury was expected to keep him out until December at the earliest, but according to a report from the Iowa State Daily, there’s a slight chance Ejim will be…