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  1. Broken foot to sideline Iowa’s Josh Oglesby four to six weeks

    Nov 8, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Josh Oglesby, Devyn Marble

    Iowa’s going to be without one of their perimeter options when they open the regular season Friday, as junior guard Josh Oglesby is expected to be out anywhere from four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in practice on Wednesday. Oglesby averaged 4.5 points per game in 37 contests last…

  2. Kentucky needs super glue to avoid another letdown

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    He doesn’t stand on tables and make speeches. He’s no lock to make a start or even see much in the way of minutes on an uber-talented roster, but Jarrod Polson will be a crucial part of Kentucky’s projected success this season. How does a former walk-on matter so much to a team full of…

  3. Vegas sportsbook installs Kentucky as favorite to win national title

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    Even if it’s “for entertainment purposes only” one of the more entertaining aspects of the preseason is taking a look at how the folks in Las Vegas see things shaking out. The Bovada sportsbook released its odds, and they’ve got Kentucky as the early favorite to cut down the nets in Texas next spring. John…

  4. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Solid slate for College Hoops’ Opening NIght

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Spencer Dinwiddie, Cory Jefferson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Colorado vs. No. 25 Baylor, 10:00 p.m. (FOX Sports SW) The nightcap of the Tip-Off Classic at the American Airlines Center in Dallas should end up being the best game of college basketball’s opening night, and while that doesn’t sound like much — the No. 25 team in the country against an…

  5. Rodney Hood’s development as a redshirt spurred by every other team’s best player?

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Rodney Hood did not want to sit out last season. No athlete ever wants to put their playing career on hold, but the frustration was two-fold for Hood. The former five-star recruit left Mississippi State after one forgettable season playing for Rick Stansbury, alongside the likes of Renardo Sidney and Dee Bost. Hood was good-but-not-great…

  6. 2013-14 SEC Preview: Can anyone catch Kentucky?

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:00 AM 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 our previews…

  7. NCAA tournament projections: Louisville tops NBCSports.com’s 2013-14 preseason edition

    Nov 8, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    The Road to the Final Four is about to begin, and a host of familiar names sit atop our preseason bracket projection. Reigning NCAA champion Louisville opens as the top overall seed in the Midwest Region, which again goes through nearby Indianapolis. The Cardinals are followed by Michigan State (East), Kentucky (South), and Kansas (West)…

  8. Kansas’ Brannen Greene expected to play Friday after suffering injury on Thursday

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    Brannen Greene

    Kansas freshman wing Brannen Greene had a health scare on Thursday, as a hit to his lower abdomen during practice resulted in a trip to the hospital. Greene was evaluated and then released, and according to the Associated Press Kansas head coach Bill Self expects the freshman to be available when Kansas hosts UL-Monroe on…

  9. 2014 big man Payton Dastrup commits to Ohio State

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    Thad Matta

    One of the top remaining big men in the class of 2014, 6-foot-9 power forward/center Payton Dastrup was a prospect more than a few recruiting analysts expected to wind up at BYU. But in the end Ohio State won out, landing a verbal commitment (subscription required) from a player who won’t don the scarlet and gray…

  10. UC Irvine, head coach Russell Turner agree to five-year extension

    Nov 7, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Russell Turner, Will Davis II

    After making their first Big West tournament final appearance since 2008 this past spring, the UC Irvine Anteaters enter the 2013-14 season as the preseason favorite to win the conference and make their first NCAA tournament appearance as a Division I member. Armed with key returnees such as forward Will Davis II and guard Alex…

  11. Assigned Reading: Orlando Antigua’s career journey to Lexington

    Nov 7, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Given the amount of talent that’s made its way to Lexington, Kentucky, it comes as no surprise that the Kentucky Wildcats are one of the biggest stories in college basketball with the start of the season less than 24 hours away. The nation’s top-ranked recruiting class, which includes six McDonald’s All-Americans, is expected to get…

  12. Illinois State reinstates junior guard Daishon Knight

    Nov 7, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT

    Illinois State Athletics

    In mid-September the Illinois State basketball program announced that junior guard Daishon Knight was suspended indefinitely following an arrest on charges of aggravated battery in a public place and resisting arrest. With Knight having averaged 19.4 points per game at Odessa (Texas) JC last season and the Redbirds needing to replace their top five scorers,…

  13. Knee surgery to sideline Memphis forward David Pellom five weeks

    Nov 7, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT

    Memphis Athletics

    While the Memphis Tigers have a high amount of talent in their front court entering the 2013-14 season, Josh Pastner’s team isn’t the most experienced in the paint. One of the options at his disposal is senior forward David Pellom, who despite playing three seasons at George Washington has yet to play a game as…

  14. NCAA reverses decision on status of Colgate’s Nathan Harries

    Nov 7, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Colgate Athletics

    After much of the internet was up in arms regarding the status of Colgate freshman Nathan Harries, the NCAA has reversed its original decision to strip Harries of a season of eligibility. Harries was originally expected to lose that year based on the fact that following his two-year LDS mission he played three games in…

  15. Top 150 recruit Dante Buford commits to Oklahoma

    Nov 7, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

    NBPA Top 100 Camp

    Oklahoma picked up a commitment from Dante Buford on Thursday morning. “I am now committed to the University of Oklahoma,” he posted on his twitter account. Buford is the a 6-foot-7 combo-forward out of Arlington Country Day in Florida. Hes ranked as the No. 128 player in the Class of 2014 by Rivals. Buford is…

  16. Report: Washington’s Desmond Simmons out for 6-8 weeks

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Washington has lost a key piece in their front court for up to two months. Desmond Simmons, who started 14 games last season and averaged 4.9 points and 6.5 boards, will be out for six-to-eight weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to a report from Jon Rothstein. Simmons was going to be counted…

  17. Report: Bryce Dejean-Jones will miss UNLV’s season-opener

    Nov 7, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Bryce Dejean-Jones will miss UNLV’s opener on Friday night, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Dejean-Jones injured his hamstring in an exhibition loss to Dixie State last week. He sat out UNLV’s second exhibition as well. Dejean-Jones averaged 10.3 points last season. Rothstein had a couple of other notes as well, saying…

  18. Champions Classic renewed for three more seasons

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

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    There are some terrific matchups in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Syracuse’s invasion of Tobacco Road will be must-see TV. Oklahoma State and Kansas locking horns twice this year will be the highlight of conference season. But there is nothing during this year’s regular season that will be looked forward too more than the Champions Classic.…

  19. Oregon makes it official: Dominic Artis and Ben Carter will miss nine games

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    Oregon's Artis and Louisville's Smith fight for a loose ball during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    Oregon has made it official: point guard Dominic Artis and big man Ben Carter, both of whom could have started for the Ducks in Friday’s season kickoff against Georgetown in South Korea, will be suspended for nine games. The pair will be allowed to play on Dec. 17th, when the Ducks host UC Irvine. That…

  20. Oregon and Georgetown get new jerseys for Armed Forces Classic (PHOTO)

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    @DarrenRovell

    The jerseys that Georgetown and Oregon will be wearing for Friday’s Armed Forces Classic out at Camp Humphreys in South Korea have been released, and they’re sick. Seriously. I couldn’t love them anymore. But I hope all of you guys see the irony here. For those that don’t know, Nike bigwig Phil Knight loves Oregon,…