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  1. Minnesota’s Saul Smith will return to the team in November

    Oct 26, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Saul Smith, son of head coach Tubby Smith, will not be fired as an assistant coach following a drunken-driving arrest earlier this week and will return to the Golden Gopher sideline Nov. 13. Smith spent the last five days on unpaid leave. Since then, he has been put back on the payroll by the university…

  2. USC guard Maurice Jones transfers to Iowa State

    Oct 26, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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    The Iowa State Cyclones have added a point guard on Friday afternoon, as USC sophomore guard Maurice Jones has decided to transfer ISU. “I am really excited to start over and be a part of a program on the rise like Iowa State,” Jones said in a release from the school. “I watched Iowa State…

  3. Former Indiana coach, Mike Davis signs four-year deal with Texas Southern

    Oct 26, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Ten years ago, Mike Davis was the head coach at Indiana University, leading the Hoosiers to the program’s most recent Final Four appearance in 2002. IU ended falling to Maryland in the national championship. Fast forward a decade and Tom Crean and Indiana sit a top the AP poll as the No. 1 team in…

  4. Missouri suspends Michael Dixon and Dominique Bull indefinitely

    Oct 26, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Friday afternoon, Missouri head coach Frank Haith announced that senior guard Michael Dixon and freshman guard Dominique Bull have been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports was the first to report on the suspensions. Dixon was projected to make up a strong backcourt in the SEC, playing alongside Phil…

  5. Cody Larson leaves Florida basketball

    Oct 26, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

    Cody Larson

    Friday afternoon, redshirt sophomore forward, Cody Larson announced that he has left the Florida men’s basketball team. “After a lot of careful thought, I have decided that I need to place my focus on my personal life and my academics,” said Larson in a press release from the University of Florida. “I really appreciate Coach…

  6. Kansas forward Kevin Young out up to two weeks with a broken bone in his hand

    Oct 26, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Kansas returns three starters from last year’s national runner-up team, but one of the returnees expected to compete for one of the other two spots will likely miss the beginning of the regular season. Senior forward Kevin Young is expected to miss up to two weeks due to a broken bone in his hand, a…

  7. NCAA denies Maryland wing Dez Wells’ eligibility waiver request

    Oct 26, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

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    While there weren’t many people who expected the NCAA to grant Maryland guard/forward Dex Wells immediate eligibility, there was some hope amongst the Terrapin fan base that the former Xavier Musketeer would be allowed to play this season. Those hopes were shot down however, as it’s been reported that the NCAA has denied the request…

  8. SEC preview: Embrace the change

    Oct 26, 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…

  9. DePaul freshman forward DeJuan Marrero to miss season after tearing his ACL

    Oct 26, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT

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    DePaul, despite their struggles in recent years, had some reasons for optimism entering the 2012-13 season with juniors Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young leading the way. While the Big East coaches may have picked the Blue Demons to finish 13th in the conference at the league’s media day, there is some hope that Oliver Purnell…

  10. Indiana gets the top spot in the preseason AP poll

    Oct 26, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

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    The preseason Associated Press poll was released today, and it should come as no surprise that Tom Crean’s Indiana Hoosiers lead the way. Indiana received 43 of the 65 first-place votes, with No. 2 Louisville (20) and No. 3 Kentucky (2) accounting for the others. The Big Ten claimed three spots in the Top 5,…

  11. Top 25 Countdown: No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks

    Oct 26, 2012, 12:00 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.…

  12. 2013 point guard Travis Jorgenson decommits from Missouri

    Oct 26, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    With the fall signing period less than a month away the Missouri Tigers looked to be in good shape with four players verbally committed to attend the school. While Frank Haith’s program is still in a good place they’re down a commitment, as it was reported by Eric Bossi of Rivals.com that point guard Travis…

  13. NCAA denies Manhattan forward Ashton Pankey’s waiver request

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

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    While Iona received the good news that Iowa State transfer Tavon Sledge would be eligible immediately on Thursday, another MAAC contender wasn’t as fortunate. The NCAA ruled that Ashton Pankey’s eligibility waiver was not granted, meaning that the Manhattan forward would have to sit out the 2012-13 season after transferring in from Maryland. In 32…

  14. 2012-2013 Preview: Top 15 Frontcourts

    Oct 26, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    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 Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  15. New NCAA rules put blame for violations on head coaches

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Head coaches can no longer pass the buck when their program gets caught cheating. That’s according to this document, which was dug up by the good folks over at USA Today. You can read the entire thing at the link above, but the gist of it: ignorance is no longer a defense for head football…

  16. Shabazz Muhammad’s shoulder injury not serious, but a big deal

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, twitter was abuzz when news leaked that the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, had injured his shoulder at UCLA’s practice. How bad was it? Now we know: not a huge issue. According to CBSSports.com, Muhammad will be out for 2-to-4 weeks, but they aren’t quite sure. “It will probably be a few weeks,”…

  17. UConn’s latest graduation success rate? 11%. Yuck

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    You know how UConn won’t be playing in the Big East tournament this season? And how there is no chance that they’ll make a trip to the NCAA tournament this year? And how Alex Oriakhi is at Missouri this season? Well, all of that can be traced by to UConn’s APR scores. Now, the APR…

  18. Louisville, not Michigan, got Rick Pitino because of a game of squash

    Oct 25, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT

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    Rick Pitino went on SiriusXM Radio this week and told a terrific story about how he ended up at Louisville. James Jahnke of the Detroit Free Press did the heavy-lifting of transcribing the interview: “The day that I committed to Louisville (in 2001), I signed an agreement to be the next head coach of Michigan,…

  19. Tavon Sledge cleared to play this season for Iona

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Iona got some big news on Thursday afternoon, as Iowa State transfer Tavon Sledge was cleared to play immediately: Sledge didn’t see much time with the Cyclones, playing in just eight games a season ago. But the Long Island native should be a major factor at the point guard spot for an Iona team looking…

  20. Andrew Wiggins makes the move many expected, reclassifies to 2013

    Oct 25, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

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    The question of whether or not highly talented wing Andrew Wiggins would remain in the 2014 class or reclassify to 2013 is one that’s hung over the recruiting world for quite some time. We’ve got our answer, as it’s been reported by multiple outlets that the Huntington Prep star has made the move back to…

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