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  1. Conference Preview: MEAC prepares for life after Norfolk State

    Oct 31, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Tahj Tate

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  2. DeShaun Thomas leads the way in Ohio State exhibition win over Walsh

    Oct 31, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Deshaun Thomas celebrates after the Buckeyes recovered a turnover against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    Ohio State will begin the regular season as a top-five team and, in their final tune-up before their season opener, got a double-digit exhibition win over Walsh, 83-71, at Value City Arena in Columbus. Junior forward DeShaun Thomas, expected to be a leader on this year’s Buckeye team after the departure of Jared Sullinger, scored…

  3. Position Rankings: The 20 Best Small Forwards

    Oct 31, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  4. NCAA reportedly clears UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson to play for Bruins

    Oct 31, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

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    UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson has been cleared by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Bruins for the start of the 2012-13 season, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. Anderson, a 6-8 point forward, was under investigation as the NCAA looked for evidence of an alleged connection between Anderson’s father, Kyle Sr.,…

  5. Conference Preview: The MAC is Ohio’s for the taking

    Oct 31, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  6. Kansas’ blowout exhibition win punctuated by big Ben McLemore dunk [Video]

    Oct 31, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Behind 15 points from freshman Perry Ellis, Kansas took care of business Tuesday night with an 88-54 exhibition win over Emporia State at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence. With a nearly even minutes distribution, 12 of the 14 players who saw the floor scored points, including strong outings from freshmen Ben McLemore, who had 11 points,…

  7. MAAC preview: Manhattan, Loyola take the reigns

    Oct 31, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Last season may have been the best year in the history of MAAC hoops, with the normally one-bid conference getting Loyola (Md.) in by way of the conference title and Iona snagging an at-large bid. That was then and this, well, isn’t the 2011-12 season. Gone for the Gaels are Scott Machado, who led the…

  8. Top 25 Countdown: No. 3 Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 31, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here.…

  9. The Morning Mix

    Oct 31, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    The big news of the day was that the NCAA finally adopted new enforcement policies that “creates additional levels of infractions, hastens the investigation process and ratchets up penalties for the most egregious violations”. The two best reactions I’ve read thus far are from Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports and Eamonn Brennan of ESPN -…

  10. Gamecocks nip Kentucky Wesleyan by one point

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

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    If you struggle to beat Kentucky Wesleyan, how will you deal with Kentucky proper? It’s a question Frank Martin may have pondered after he calmed down. The Panthers from Owensboro, KY tormented his nominally more talented SEC squad in Tuesday’s exhibition game, leading for much of the second half. In fact, Wesleyan was ahead by…

  11. NCAA adopts new enforcement policies

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday, the NCAA officially announced a new enforcement structure that takes aim at a number of things the organization has been criticized for in recent years. From the first paragraph of the NCAA’s release: “The Division I Board of Directors today adopted an overhauled enforcement structure that creates additional levels of infractions, hastens the…

  12. Conference Previews: Harvard still the favorite in the Ivy, but barely

    Oct 30, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Ian Hummer, Rob Belcore

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  13. Josh Pastner credits Sean Miller for offensive success

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is in his mid-30′s, but he has paid his dues under a long-line of successful coaches, including Lute Olson, Kevin O’Neill and John Calipari. However when Pastner talked to Arizona Daily Star’s Bruce Pascoe, the fourth-year head coach made sure to credit Arizona head coach Sean Miller with his offensive…

  14. Utah State freshman quits after exhibition game

    Oct 30, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

    Stew Morrill

    Utah State, a regular participant in the NCAA tournament under Stew Morrill, has experienced a bit of a setback in the early going of the 2012-13 season. Per the Deseret News: “Utah State men’s basketball head coach Stew Morrill announced Tuesday that Riley Bradshaw has left the Aggie basketball team for personal reasons and will transfer from the University…

  15. Conference preview: Shining a light on the Horizon

    Oct 30, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  16. Rick Pitino signs contract extension through 2022

    Oct 30, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich announced on Tuesday that the school has agreed to a contract extension with Rick Pitino that would keep the coach under contract through the 2021-2022 season. Pitino is currently in his 11th season with the Cardinals, and his program has probably never been better. He’s coming off of a surprise…

  17. Position Rankings: Ranking the 20 best shooting guards

    Oct 30, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Michael Snaer, Ian Miller

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  18. Great West preview: All of the talent, with none of the perks

    Oct 30, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Jeremy Robinson, Tim Shelton

    How does a conference that doesn’t get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament have so much talent? The Great West has that question to answer this season. North Dakota joined the Big Sky Conference this season trimming the Great West to six teams. Cal State-Bakersfield has an All-Independents team selection in Stephon Carter and…

  19. Brittney Griner unanimous selection for AP preseason All-American

    Oct 30, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

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    Brittney Griner headlined the Associated Press women’s preseason All-American team, announced Tuesday afternoon, following a junior season that ended with a national championship. The second unanimous selection for Griner only adds to her accolades in her impressive career. The Baylor center becomes only the third player in the history of women’s basketball, along with UConn’s…

  20. Duke basketball using iPads at practice

    Oct 30, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

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    In the fall, it was announced that the Duke men’s basketball team would receive iPads. This innovation by Duke brought many advantages to the program, but the iPads aren’t just being used by the players, but now the team managers. According to a press release from the Duke athletics department, managers will tally stats onto…

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