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  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Purdue suspends A.J. Hammons for season opener

    Oct 28, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    A.J. Hammons

    Purdue center A.J. Hammons has a chance to be one of the best big men in the Big Ten this season, but his year will get off to a late start. Hammons was suspended for a violation of team rules on Monday. “A.J. has been suspended for the first three games of this season for…

  11. 2013-2014 WCC Preview: Can anyone challenge Gonzaga?

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    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…

  12. NBCSports.com 2013-2014 College Basketball Preseason All-American Team

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:00 AM 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 for the…

  13. Report: Gyorgy Goloman commits to UCLA

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    Over the weekend, UCLA landed their first commitment in the class of 2014 when Gyorgy Goloman committed to the Bruins. The news was first reported by Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Goloman is a 6-foot-9 native of Hungary, but he’s playing his senior season at a high school in Florida. Scout rates Goloman as a three-star…

  14. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 5 Duke Blue Devils

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    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…

  15. Forward Max Hoetzel becomes Indiana’s second 2014 commitment

    Oct 27, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

    hoetzel

    Turns out that Indiana will add a Wilbraham and Monson Academy product to the program next season after all. After missing out on big man Goodluck Okonoboh earlier this month the Hoosiers received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-8 forward Max Hoetzel on Sunday evening. The news was first reported by Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com and…

  16. Former Cincinnati forward Octavius Ellis commits to Arizona State

    Oct 27, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Herb Sendek, Jordan Bachynski

    After being dismissed from the Cincinnati basketball program in May 2012 for off-court issues, 6-foot-10 forward Octavius Ellis made the move to Trinity Valley CC in Texas in hopes of getting his career back on track. Ellis’ time at Cincinnati wasn’t particularly smooth, with a hand injury and a six-game suspension ultimately leading to his…

  17. POSTERIZED: Jabari Parker dunks on two Bowie State defenders (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker, Brian Freeman, Carlos Smith

    Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker never seemed to get back to full strength during his senior season at Simeon HS in Chicago after suffering a foot injury in the summer of 2012. But Parker’s got a clean bill of health now, and the result thus far has been a few meetings at the rim in…

  18. Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown sings national anthem at Red/White Scrimmage (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Wisconsin Athletics

    With the loss of Jared Berggren, Mike Bruesewitz, Ryan Evans from last season’s 23-win squad, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan will rely on returnees such as guards Ben Brust and Josh Gasser and wing Sam Dekker to lead the way in 2013-14. Also of importance for Wisconsin is the arrival of a talented five-man freshman…

  19. Latest BYU lip-sync video features Matt Carlino and a classic Skee-Lo tune (VIDEO)

    Oct 27, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    NIT Washington BYU Basketball

    Just a few days ago a video featuring BYU’s Tyler Haws, Luke Worthington and Skyler Halford lip-syncing Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration” hit the internet, with the Cougars using such videos to have some fun while also promoting upcoming contests. The latest submission comes from junior guard Matt Carlino, who lip-syncs the classic tune “I Wish”…

  20. 2014 combo guard Tre Harris commits to Kansas State

    Oct 27, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    La Salle v Kansas State

    With Will Spradling, Omari Lawrence and Shane Southwell all being seniors this season, the Kansas State Wildcats can use some additional backcourt depth in 2014. On Saturday night the program received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-5 combo guard Tre Harris, a native of Edwardsville, Ill. who currently attends Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia. Harris is…