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  1. The 68 reasons we’re looking forward to the 2013-2014 season

    Oct 29, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

    AP photo

    The college hoops season officially kicks off in 10 days, which means that all those long, lonely nights since Luke Hancock beat Spike Albrecht in a three-point shooting contest last April are about to be a thing of the past. We’re hyped for the season, and to help get you into the mood, the CBT…

  2. Kevin Ware could return to practice this week for Louisville

    Oct 29, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Colorado State v Louisville

    Kevin Ware has had a promising month of October. Earlier in the month, he was cleared to participate in basketball workouts, followed by Louisville head coach Rick Pitino saying his junior guard would suit up for the Cardinals’ regular season opener against the College of Charleston on Nov. 9. Pitino did not specify if Ware would…

  3. Wichita State isn’t ready to settle for just one Final Four run

    Oct 29, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    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. Things changed quickly for Wichita State. One year ago at this time, Gregg Marshall’s club wasn’t looked at as much more than a good mid-major program, a hodgepodge of castaways and the overlooked that,…

  4. Trey Freeman denied waiver to play immediately at Old Dominion

    Oct 29, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    Trey Freeman

    Last week, we told you about Trey Freeman and the situation that he had found himself in at Old Dominion. The Campbell transfer had applied for a waiver, and while the NCAA had made a ruling on the matter, ODU hadn’t announced whether or not a decision had been made. Until today. Freeman, who averaged 14.3…

  5. Of 47 early entrants in 2013 NBA Draft, 20 didn’t make an NBA roster

    Oct 29, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

    Grant Jerrett

    The NBA season kicks off on Tuesday night, which means that you should, by now, have Pro Basketball Talk in your daily rotation of internet reading. It also means that we can now go back and take a look at some of the players that made good — and bad — decisions leaving school to…

  6. Report: Providence lands commitment from 2015 shooter Ryan Fazekas

    Oct 29, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    Ed Cooley struck again on the recruiting trail, this time kicking off his 2015 recruiting class. Ryan Fazekas, a 6-foot-7 sharpshooter from Michigan City, IN, committed to the Friars on Tuesday morning. The news was first reported by Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal. Fazekas played his AAU ball with Meanstreets, a Nike affiliated program…

  7. Report: Minnesota adds JuCo recruit to 2014 class

    Oct 29, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    Carlos Morris

    Minnesota added a third member to their 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday as the Gophers picked up a commitment from Carlos “Squirrel” Morris. Morris is a 6-foot-4 scoring guard from Florida. He finished his high school career at Arlington Country Day, but had to go the JuCo route instead of enrolling at the Division I…

  8. 2013-2014 Missouri Valley Preview: Wichita State’s favored, but they will be tested

    Oct 29, 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…

  9. Aaron Gordon strains his groin, limited in Arizona’s exhibition

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Arizona Athletics

    Arizona had their first exhibition game of the season on Monday night, and as you might expect, the Wildcats smoked Division II Augustana 84-52. New point guard T.J. McConnell finished with 12 points, eight assists and five steals and Nick Johnson and Gabe York chipped in with 14 points apiece. But that’s not the big…

  10. Marshall Henderson suspended for three games and an exhibition

    Oct 29, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson will start his season a bit late. The fiery scoring guard will be suspended for an exhibition, the first game of the regular season and the first two games of SEC play, the school announced on Tuesday. That means that he’ll sit out Friday when the Rebels host South Carolina-Aiken,…

  11. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 4 Arizona Wildcats

    Oct 29, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Sean Miller

    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. Travis Wear diagnosed with appendicitis

    Oct 29, 2013, 8:16 AM EDT

    Travis Wear

    Travis Wear’s season did not get off to an ideal start, as UCLA’s senior big man was hospitalized on Monday with appendicitis. Wear started for the Bruins last season, averaging 10.9 points and 5.2 boards. The timetable for his return is unknown. UCLA’s season begins on November 8th when they host Drexel at Pauley Pavilion,…

  13. Michigan’s McGary to miss exhibition opener with back injury

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Mitch McGary

    Mitch McGary is officially out for Michigan’s exhibition opener against Concordia University on Tuesday night as the All-American candidate continues to miss significant time this preseason with a back injury. The 6-foot-10 sophomore forward is being held out according to a story Monday night from MLive with what Michigan head coach John Beilein said is…

  14. Loyola Marymount loses two players indefinitely after car accident

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Max Good

    Loyola Marymount had some scary news happen to its program during the week as they announced that seniors Godwin Okonji and Ayodeji Egbeyemi will be out indefinitely while recovering from the effects of a car accident. Okonji, a 6-foot-8 forward and Egbeyemi, a 6-foot-4 guard were involved in an accident on October 20th on the way…

  15. Oakland’s Travis Bader shoots for J.J. Redick’s NCAA career three-point record

    Oct 28, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Greg Kampe, Travis Bader

    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. Travis Bader isn’t a household name, but pretty soon the Oakland senior shooting guard’s accomplishments will be heard across the country as he closes in on J.J. Redick’s career three-point field goal…

  16. Defense, rebounding the keys as San Diego looks to climb the WCC mountain

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Johnny Dee, Jito Kok

    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. Being in a conference that many tend to associate with a couple powerful programs can be a bit of a double-edged sword for the other members. On one hand, the national attention…

  17. Report: JuCo guard Kadeem Allen commits to Arizona

    Oct 28, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    Arizona added a third member to their 2014 recruiting class on Monday as Kadeem Allen committed to the program after taking a weekend visit. Allen is a 6-foot-3 combo-guard that plays for Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. After averaging 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists for one of the best JuCo programs in the country,…

  18. Tyler Haws looks to lead BYU to the top of the WCC

    Oct 28, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Tyler Haws

    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. The BYU basketball program went through some changes in the two years that junior guard Tyler Haws spent away from the program, serving his two-year LDS mission in the Philippines. During his…

  19. Who should be the Preseason Player of the Year: Marcus Smart or Andrew Wiggins?

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Angel Rodriguez, Nino Williams, Le'Bryan Nash

    Earlier today, we released the NBCSports.com All-American teams, which also included our pick for Preseason National Player of the Year: Marcus Smart. We gave Smart the nod after a long argument because Raphielle Johnson and myself, and I figured that the back-and-forth was worth posting here. It’s been cleaned up a bit to make it…

  20. Report: JuCo transfer Josh Gray decommits from Florida State

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Josh Gray

    Florida State lost a key member of their 2014 recruiting class on Monday, as JuCo transfer Josh Gray decommitted from the program. The news was first reported by Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com. Gray spent his freshman season at Texas Tech in 2012-2013, but he left the team after a 11-20 campaign that saw three different…