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  1. Conference Previews: The Sun Belt is Tony Mitchell’s playground

    Nov 2, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Tony Mitchell, George Fant

    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.…

  2. Washington State looks to overcome the lack of a true point guard

    Nov 2, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    DaVonte Lacy, Nick Johnson

    When the decision was made to dismiss senior point guard Reggie Moore from the program, Washington State head coach Ken Bone had an important question to answer. Who will run the point for the Cougars? For a team that didn’t have a true point guard besides Moore on the roster, and their overall lack of…

  3. Position Rankings: The Top 20 Centers

    Nov 2, 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 Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  4. Discount he didn’t know about cost New Mexico’s Jamal Fenton three games

    Nov 2, 2012, 11:07 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - New Mexico v Louisville

    When it was announced at the beginning of the week that New Mexico point guard Jamal Fenton was suspended for three games for a violation of NCAA rules, the school did not provide any details as to why Fenton was disciplined. Thanks to the Albuquerque Journal we now know what happened. According to the paper…

  5. Conference Previews: Oral Roberts takes the Southland by storm

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Scott Sutton

    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.…

  6. Indiana freshmen Peter Jurkin and Hanner Mosquera-Perea still awaiting full clearance

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

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    While Thursday night was a good one for the Indiana Hoosiers in regards to the return of guard Maurice Creek to the floor (his first game action since January 2011), there are also two eligibility questions that have yet to be answered. Freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin have still yet to be fully cleared…

  7. Top 25 Countdown: No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers

    Nov 2, 2012, 9:00 AM 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.…

  8. The Morning MIx

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    A bunch of teams held preseason tune-up exhibition games last night. Not too many stories to come out of the games, so will skip over the recaps and reports. Actually there is one story. The Toilet Paper game took place last night. But that’s about it. (Somewhere Matt Norlander is getting all giddy about writing…

  9. Maurice Creek returns to Assembly Hall to a standing ovation

    Nov 2, 2012, 3:29 AM EDT

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    No one would wish what happened to Maurice Creek on anyone. Not their worst enemy, not their most bitter rival, not anyone. Just 12 games into a promising freshman season — one where Creek was averaging 16.4 points and all of 16 days removed from putting 31 points up on then-No. 4 Kentucky — Creek…

  10. Buzz Williams, housing markets, and Marquette’s new look

    Nov 1, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Buzz Williams

    Marquette is going to have their work cut out for them this season. And it’s not because they have a lack of talent on their roster. Quite the opposite, actually; Buzz Williams has a myriad of perimeter weapons and a pair of big-bodied centers at his disposal. Where Marquette could run into some trouble, however,…

  11. Stan Van Gundy to call Navy-Marine Corps Classic on NBC Sports Net

    Nov 1, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT

    Stan Van Gundy

    NBC Sports has added an interesting piece to their coverage of the Navy-Marine Corps Classic: Stan Van Gundy. The game, which will be played at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9th, on an aircraft carrier in Jacksonville, pits Georgetown against Florida and will be the first game shown on the NBC Sports Network this season.…

  12. Fresno State’s Robert Upshaw to miss up to four weeks

    Nov 1, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Rodney Terry

    Fresno State’s star recruit Robert Upshaw, a former Kansas State signee and a top 50 talent in the Class of 2012, will miss another 2-4 weeks has be battles a lower leg injury, according to CBSSports.com. Upshaw injured the leg last month and may not be ready to return until December, which would be a…

  13. Conference Preview: Its Nate Wolters or bust in The Summit League

    Nov 1, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Nate Wolters

    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…

  14. Conference Preview: Youth vs. Experience in the SoCon

    Nov 1, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Wes Miller

    Throughout the month of October (and part of November), 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…

  15. Iowa State guard Chris Babb suspended three games for violation of team rules

    Nov 1, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Iowa State's Babb rejects a shot by Texas' Brown during the quarterfinals of the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City

    With Royce White now in the NBA, Iowa State needs veterans such as senior guard Chris Babb to step if the Cyclones are to return to the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately for Babb his senior campaign isn’t off to the best start, as the school announced that head coach Fred Hoiberg has suspended for three games…

  16. Position Rankings: The Top 20 Power Forwards

    Nov 1, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Creighton v North Carolina

    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…

  17. 2013 power forward Jarell Martin verbally commits to LSU

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    Johnny Jones

    The hiring of LSU alum Johnny Jones has proven to be a fruitful one of the Tigers on the recruiting trail, and the haul became even better on Thursday as power forward Jarell Martin verbally committed to attend the school. Martin, whose list included Alabama, Louisville, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, Texas A&M and UCLA, announced…

  18. Conference Preview: Lehigh and Bucknell top the Patriot League

    Nov 1, 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…

  19. Baylor lands another talented big as Dominic Woodson commits

    Nov 1, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    One thing that Scott Drew’s Baylor program hasn’t lacked in recent years is front court depth, and that’s the case this season despite the departure of four key contributors. And things look good for the future of the Baylor program as well, as 2013 center Dominic Woodson verbally committed to attend the school on Thursday…

  20. Arizona, UCLA lead the way in the Pac-12 preseason media poll

    Nov 1, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

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    With the recruiting hauls pulled in by both Arizona and UCLA, many expect these two proud programs to give the Pac-12 a noticeable boost in 2012-13. That includes the media who cover the conference apparently, as they’ve pegged the Wildcats and Bruins as the top two teams in the Pac-12 preseason media poll. Arizona was…

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