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  1. Report: Rick Pitino, Jerry Tarkanian, Guy Lewis selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame

    Apr 5, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    AP Photo

    Rick Pitino’s roller coaster week continued on Friday, when sources confirmed that the Louisville head coach will be a part of the next class inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Ian O’Connor of ESPNNewYork.com initially reported the news, followed by followed by Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com who also confirmed it. The official announcement…

  2. The Hype: Who is to blame at Rutgers? (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 6:02 PM EST

    Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi And Board Of Governors Chair Ralph Izzo Press Conference

    Rutgers Director of Athletics Tim Pernetti resigned on Friday, two days after Mike Rice was fired as the head basketball coach. Rutgers President Robert Barchi held a press conference on Friday to discussing the events that have occurred since tape of Rice verbally and physically abusing players in practiced surfaced on Tuesday. Friday’s press conference…

  3. Report: Adidas has stopped selling Kevin Ware T-shirts

    Apr 5, 2013, 4:58 PM EST

    Kevin Ware shirt

    In the wake of Kevin Ware’s a gruesome injury in Sunday’s Elite Eight win against Duke, adidas began selling T-shirts paying tribute to the Louisville sophomore. That plan has now been stopped after public backlash, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today. “The shirt is not currently for sale,” Madeline Breskin, an adidas spokesperson said in an…

  4. Brandon Triche: ‘We think we’ve got mismatches at every position’

    Apr 5, 2013, 4:47 PM EST

    Syracuse v Marquette

    ATLANTA — Media days are usually chock full of trite generalities and coached responses repeated over and over again, with athletes spending their Q-and-A sessions concerned with their quotes avoiding the headlines. Not so much for Syracuse guard Brandon Triche, who lit a fire under Michigan on Friday afternoon. “We think we’ve got mismatches at…

  5. NCAA forgot about a legend with its 75th anniversary team

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:58 PM EST

    Courtesy NC State Athletics Communications

    ATLANTA — So the NCAA quietly released their “All-Time March Madness Players” on Friday. I don’t think they meant to release it quietly, but that’s the NCAA for you. When it comes to embarrassing a player for collecting an unwarranted fries and Coke, they can make a whole lot of noise. When it comes to…

  6. Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi acknowledges ‘failure of process’ (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:28 PM EST

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Just a couple hours after athletic director Tim Pernetti stepped down as a result of his handling of former head basketball coach Mike Rice’s behavior during practices, Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi met the press to offer his own explanation of the situation. According to Barchi, who has received a public vote of confidence from…

  7. Report: Mike Moser close to transferring to Washington

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:28 PM EST

    California v UNLV

    Mike Moser is on to the next one. The 6-foot-8 forward is reportedly heading to Washington next season. Moser is on track to graduate this summer which means that he would be able to enroll at U-Dub and play immediately without sitting out a season thanks to the graduate transfer rule. Moser spent the last…

  8. Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas to enter 2013 NBA Draft

    Apr 5, 2013, 2:29 PM EST

    Deshaun Thomas

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Ohio State announced on Friday afternoon that junior forward Deshaun Thomas has elected to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2013 NBA Draft. A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Thomas averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest…

  9. Gregg Marshall and his Merry Band of Misfits

    Apr 5, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Wichita State Shockers' Baker celebrates while cutting down part of the net after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes in their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    ATLANTA — Sitting on a chair in his locker in the far corner of Wichita State’s locker room, Ron Baker must have been thankful that he wasn’t claustrophobic. He was surrounded by reporters — print, TV, internet — from across the country, blockaded by a swarm of video cameras, bright lights, recorders and iPhones that…

  10. Rutgers releases Tim Pernetti’s letter of resignation

    Apr 5, 2013, 1:51 PM EST

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Hours after it was announced that Tim Pernetti was no longer the athletic director at Rutgers as a result of the scandal involving head coach Mike Rice, the school released the letter of resignation Pernetti sent to school president Robert L. Barchi. Dear Dr. Barchi: I write in confirmation of our conversation earlier today during…

  11. Former N.C. State guard Rodney Purvis transfers to UConn

    Apr 5, 2013, 1:11 PM EST

    T.J. DiLeo, Rodney Purvis

    While the decision of N.C. State guard Rodney Purvis to transfer came as a surprise to some, his destination is no surprise at all. As first reported by Joe Giglio of the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, Purvis has decided to transfer to UConn. Purvis, who averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in…

  12. Final Four coaches offer thoughts on match-ups, Mike Rice controversy (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 12:50 PM EST

    NCAA final four

    Raphielle also writes for the NBE Basketball Report and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

  13. Michigan point guard Trey Burke receives two more national honors

    Apr 5, 2013, 12:24 PM EST

    Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke celebrates after they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    It’s been quite the weekend for Michigan point guard Trey Burke, and the Wolverines haven’t even played their Final Four matchup against Syracuse yet. One day after being named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press the sophomore from Columbus, Ohio received two more individual honors. Burke was announced the winner of both…

  14. Texas-Pan American hires Dan Hipsher to lead program

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:23 AM EST

    MBB

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. When Texas-Pan American athletic director Chris King announced his decision to not renew the contract of head coach Ryan Marks in mid-March he stated that his expectations for the future played a role in the decision. With UTPA moving from the Great West Conference to the…

  15. Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers athletic director

    Apr 5, 2013, 10:31 AM EST

    Tim Pernetti

    In mid-November Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti seemed to have taken the final step in transforming the athletic department, as it was announced that the school would join the Big Ten. But the original punishment handed to men’s basketball coach Mike Rice the following month in regards to Rice’s abusive behavior at practices would ultimately…

  16. Louisville guard Kevin Ware appears on David Letterman (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 9:36 AM EST

    Kevin Ware, Rick Pitino

    The last five days have been a whirlwind for Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who suffered a horrific leg injury during the Cardinals’ regional final win over Duke on Sunday. Ware, who was released from the hospital on Tuesday, made the trip to the Final Four in Atlanta with his teammates. Thursday night Ware appeared on…

  17. Why Wichita State benefits from the absence of Kevin Ware

    Apr 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Wichita State

    ATLANTA — What does Wichita State need to do to be able to beat Louisville? I’ve been asked that question upwards of 20 times heading into Final Four weekend, and the answer is alarmingly simple: protect the basketball. You see, what Louisville does better than anyone is to use their press to force turnovers, converting…

  18. Baylor too much for Iowa in comfortable NIT title game victory

    Apr 4, 2013, 11:41 PM EST

    Pierre Jackson

    For some teams a trip to the Postseason NIT is viewed as a punishment of sorts, and those teams tend to see their seasons end in quick fashion. For others the 32-team tournament offers a second chance of sorts, an opportunity to play more games with an eye towards next season while also chasing a…

  19. Old Dominion hires Jeff Jones to lead program

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:25 PM EST

    Jeff Jones

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. With a move to Conference USA on the horizon Old Dominion filled its head coaching vacancy on Thursday, introducing former American head coach Jeff Jones as the new leader of the program. Jones, who led American to two NCAA tournament appearances (three postseason appearances in all)…

  20. Detroit’s Doug Anderson wins college slam dunk competition (VIDEO)

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:43 PM EST

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    Four dunks. Four perfect scores. Detroit small forward Doug Anderson entered Thursday’s State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships with quite the reputation when it comes to finishing above the rim, and he certainly did not disappoint at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. Anderson received a perfect score on each of his dunks, the last…