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  1. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    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…

  2. Texas A&M suspends sophomore guard J-Mychal Reese

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    Phil Pressey, J'Mychal Reese

    Less than a week after losing forward Kourtney Roberson after he underwent a procedure to address a rapid heart rate issue that became an issue during a practice, Texas A&M finds itself without another key piece as the start of the 2013-14 season approaches. Prior to the Aggies’ exhibition game against UT-Permian Basin, the school…

  3. POSTERIZED: Dunker shuts down contest at Adams State (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

    adams

    Dunk contests across the country have churned out some impressive finishes during preseason events, and that was certainly the case at Division II Adams State just three days ago. According to Kelly Hillick, the young woman who filmed the above video and confirmed via email by Adams State SID Nik Schmidt, the dunker is Josh…

  4. UNLV unveils statue honoring former coach Jerry Tarkanian (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    Sam Morris/Las Vegas Sun

    The day that UNLV fans have been waiting for finally arrived, as on Wednesday the school unveiled the bronze statue built in honor for Jerry Tarkanian, one of the most successful coaches in basketball history. In 19 seasons at UNLV, “Tark the Shark” won 509 games and led the Runnin’ Rebels to their lone national…

  5. Combo guard Jon Davis becomes DePaul’s second 2014 commitment

    Oct 30, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

    247Sports.com

    With their leading scorer and assist man from last season, guard Brandon Young (16.7 ppg, 4.6 apg), entering his senior season the DePaul Blue Demons were looking for some additional depth on the perimeter. On Wednesday that mission was accomplished, as 6-foot-2 combo guard Jon Davis verbally committed to attend the Big East school. The…

  6. Former Fresno State player Paul George sells out team’s home opener

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

    Ric Tapia/Icon SMI

    When Fresno State opens the home portion of its schedule against Cal State Northridge, Rodney Terry’s team should be playing in front of a good-sized crowd. Why? Because tickets to the game are free, thanks to Indiana Pacer Paul George. George, fresh off of signing a five-year extension that guarantees him anywhere from $80 million…

  7. Memphis freshman Kuran Iverson suspended one game by NCAA

    Oct 30, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

    Kuran Iverson

    In one of the rules that tends to rankle more than a few feathers, college basketball players are allowed to play in just one officially sanctioned summer league. Memphis freshman Kuran Iverson became the latest to run afoul of that rule, and as a result he will miss the Tigers’ regular season opener against Austin…

  8. Top 20 recruit Devin Robinson commits to play for Florida

    Oct 30, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    Florida landed their third recruit in the Class of 2014 on Wednesday afternoon, as 6-foot-8 forward Devin Robinson committed to play for Billy Donovan and the Gators. Robinson is ranked as the No. 20 recruit in the class, according to Rivals. A late-bloomer thanks to a growth spurt as a junior in high school, Robinson…

  9. Nevada’s Deonte Burton deserves national respect but needs wins to get it

    Oct 30, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Deonte Burton

    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. Their first season as a Mountain West member was a tough one for the Nevada Wolf Pack. Lacking depth in the front court, David Carter’s team took more than its fair share…

  10. Oklahoma State’s front court concerns on display in exhibition

    Oct 30, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Oklahoma State coach Ford reacts to a call during the Cowboys last minute win over Baylor during the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    Oklahoma State will enter the 2013-2014 college basketball season with quite a bit of hype. They’re considered by just about ever prognosticator out there as the clear favorite to end Kansas’ nine-year run of Big 12 regular season titles. Marcus Smart is a consensus preseason all-american and was NBCSports.com’s pick as the preseason Player of…

  11. New Mexico is hoping a change in leadership yields a change in postseason success

    Oct 30, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    AP photo

    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. In 2012-13, the New Mexico Lobos put together one of the best seasons in the history of the program, winning 29 games and earning both the Mountain West regular season and tournament…

  12. Maryland loses starting guard Seth Allen to a broken foot

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Seth Allen

    Maryland has lost Seth Allen for the next 8-to-10 weeks after the 6-foot guard suffered a fractured foot in practice on Tuesday. The injury is a fracture to the fifth metatarsel in Allen’s left foot. “We are devastated for Seth,” said Maryland head coach Turgeon in a release. “He was playing at a very high level…

  13. 2013-2014 Mountain West Preview: Strong, will they perform better in March?

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    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…

  14. Behind the scenes documentary on Nik Stauskas (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Nik Stauskas

    Nik Stauskas is a guy a lot of people are expecting to have a big season for a Michigan team that can compete for a national title. With Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. in the NBA, Stauskas is going to be counted on to carry a bigger scoring load and create more opportunities for…

  15. Florida’s Michael Frazier diagnosed with mono

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Michael Frazier II

    Florida announced on Wednesday morning that shooting guard Michael Frazier has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will be out indefinitely. Frazier will definitely be out of Friday’s scrimmage against Florida Southern, but it’s unclear how much longer he’ll be out of action. “Maybe more than that,” UF trainer David “Duke” Werner said. “We’ll have to…

  16. Good news for Kentucky: Andrew Harrison’s knee injury not serious

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Andrew Harrison

    Kentucky held their Blue-White scrimmage on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena, and while there was plenty for UK fans to get excited about — dunks galore, James young’s 26 points, the play of Derek Willis — there was once major concern: point guard Andrew Harrison didn’t play in the second half due to a right…

  17. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 3 Louisville Cardinals

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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

  18. Naadir Tharpe suspended for Kansas’ season-opener after playing in a summer league game

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Howard v Kansas

    The Kansas Jayhawks have plenty of talent and potential, but also a good amount of questions this season. One of the concerns for KU — as it was last year — is the point guard position. After splitting time with Elijah Johnson as a sophomore, Naadir Tharpe was expected to take on the role as…

  19. Andrew Wiggins scores 16, dunks in Kansas debut (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:37 AM EDT

    Screen grab from ESPN

    Andrew Wiggins kicked off his freshman season at Kansas on Tuesday night, as the Jayhawks took on Pittsburg State, a Division II school in Pittsburg, KS, at Phog Allen Fieldhouse in the first of two exhibition games. (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) Wiggins finished with 16 points in a blowout win, but…

  20. POSTERIZED: Kentucky walk-on E.J. Floreal dunks on Julius Randle (VIDEO)

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

    AP photo

    Kentucky had their Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday night, a game that gave the nation their first real taste of the Wildcats this season. And while James Young went for 26 points and Julius Randle threw down a couple mammoths dunks, the two people that stood out the most were freshmen that enter the season…