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  1. Xavier lands fifth 2014 commitment in Top 50 wing Trevon Bluiett

    Nov 1, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Xavier’s 2014 recruiting haul grew to five on Friday, as Top 50 small forward Trevon Bluiett verbally committed to the Big East school. Bluiett, who verbally committed to UCLA this summer, sent out his decision via his Twitter account. I will be playing my college ball for the next few years at Xavier University. #musketeernation…

  2. 2013-14 Season Preview: The nation’s most important players

    Nov 1, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    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…

  3. Arkansas suspends junior guard Rashad Madden for rules violation

    Nov 1, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament: Arkansas v Vanderbilt

    With Arkansas losing their top two scorers from a season ago in guard B.J. Young and forward Marshawn Powell, there are some questions head coach Mike Anderson has to answer entering the 2013-14 season. Who will his feature offensive options be? Forward Coty Clarke (7.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and guard Mardracus Wade (6.5 ppg) are…

  4. Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson looks to go out in style

    Nov 1, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Jahii Carson

    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. Prior to the start of the 2012-13 season Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek said on multiple occasions that his team would play faster. And many snickered, pointing out that the team’s…

  5. Rhode Island sophomore forward Jordan Hare takes leave of absence from team

    Nov 1, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

    Rhode Island v Butler

    A number of people expect the Rhode Island Rams to make a sizable leap forward in 2013-14, with head coach Dan Hurley entering his second season and newcomers such as Gilvydas Biruta and freshmen E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin having the skills needed to make an immediate impact. But the Rams will likely begin that…

  6. Ankle injury to sideline N.C. State center Jordan Vandenberg 4-6 weeks

    Nov 1, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

    Jordan Vandenberg

    While the N.C. State Wolfpack don’t lack for talent in their front court entering the 2013-14 season, they don’t have a great deal of experience. 6-foot-8 sophomore T.J. Warren is expected to be one of the ACC’s best after posting averages of 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a freshman (Warren led the…

  7. Stanford enters season with high hopes of ending their NCAA tournament drought

    Nov 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Dwight Powell, Johnny Dawkins

    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. “Next year, there’s no reason why we can’t get to where we want to be and have the opportunity to make a run in this thing. Coach is in his sixth year.…

  8. Assigned Reading: Andre Dawkins returns to the court

    Nov 1, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Duke Photography

    Andre Dawkins’ college career got off to a great start. Enrolling at Duke a year earlier than expected, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard proved to be a valuable role player on a team that won the national title in 2010. But was doing this while dealing with tragedy. On December 5, 2009 his sister lost her…

  9. 2013-2014 Pac-12 Conference Preview: League’s on the way back after rough three-year stretch

    Nov 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Arizona v Ohio State

    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…

  10. Murray State sophomore guard Zay Jackson to transfer

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Guard Zay Jackson was a player many expected to eventually help the Murray State basketball program account for the graduation of prolific point guard Isaiah Canaan. After playing 18.4 minutes per game as a freshman, the 2012-13 season was supposed to represent one more season of playing alongside Canaan while having a larger role in…

  11. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 1 Michigan State Spartans

    Nov 1, 2013, 9:18 AM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    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…

  12. Top 50 2014 guard James Blackmon Jr. commits to Indiana

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

    After being committed to attend Indiana since 2010, 2014 shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. reopened his recruitment in August, and once that happened things ramped up in a big way for the Marion, Ind. native. But on Thursday night the Top 50 prospect announced his decision on national television to re-commit to Indiana, becoming the…

  13. Baylor forward Royce O’Neale granted immediate eligibility

    Oct 31, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

    Royce O'Neale, D.J. Cooper

    Back in May 6-foot-5 forward Royce O’Neale requested to be released from his scholarship by Denver University, with the health of a relative back in Texas (O’Neale hails from Killeen) being the reason cited as to why. The school granted his request and O’Neale ultimately landed at Baylor, where he joined one of the nation’s…

  14. ‘Thriller’ dance by Longwood hoops teams highlights ‘Lancer Madness’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 31, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

    Tristan Carey, Nate Lubick

    Longwood University held its preseason event at a later date than most Division I teams, holding “Lancer Madness” on Wednesday night. Given the proximity to Halloween, the men’s and women’s basketball teams came together to put forth their best version of the dance scenes in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. There seemed to be a little…

  15. NBC Sports Network announces 2013-14 college basketball schedule

    Oct 31, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

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    With the start of the season just over a week away, the NBC Sports Network released its broadcast schedule for the 2013-14 campaign. The schedule tips off on November 14 when Temple visits CAA preseason favorite Towson, and the first month of the season will be headlined by the Battle 4 Atlantis event. Teams taking…

  16. Who will wear the glass slipper? 11 potential ‘Cinderellas’ in 2013-2014

    Oct 31, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    R.J. Hunter (Georgia State athletics)

    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. UCLA guard Isaac Hamilton’s final appeal denied, will sit out this season

    Oct 31, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

    Maxpreps

    In news that didn’t come as much of a surprise, UCLA freshman guard Isaac Hamilton’s final appeal to have the National Letter of Intent he signed after committing to UTEP nullified was denied on Thursday. With that being the case Hamilton, a McDonald’s All-American from Los Angeles, will sit out this season and lose a…

  18. Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Ohio State

    Iowa State lost a key player to a fairly serious injury on Thursday as the school announced that Melvin Ejim will miss at least a month. Ejim hyperextended his left knee during practice on Wednesday and suffered a bone bruise as well. Already thin in the front court, that means that Fred Hoiberg’s club will…

  19. 2014 shooting guard Devin Booker picks Kentucky

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Recruiting is a never-ending process, with the carousel never seeming to stop because of the need for talent that can help programs either remain on top or build towards reaching that point. Kentucky’s one school where annual recruiting classes have taken on even greater importance, as John Calipari’s ability to land the nation’s best prospects…

  20. Montrezl Harrell transitions into a leader at Louisville

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell

    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. It’s been a whirlwind year-and-a-half for Louisville sophomore Montrezl Harrell, and Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino has noticed plenty of changes in his 6-foot-8 forward since he stepped on Louisville’s campus last…