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  1. Conference Preview: Long Beach St. still Big West favorite

    Oct 30, 2012, 10:30 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. For a…

  2. 2013 Hoophall Classic Schedule released

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    Monday morning, the official schedule was released for the 2013 Hoophall Classic, one of the premier high school showcases in the country. In the five-day event, from Jan. 17-21, the Hoophall Classic will once again feature some of the best players in all of high school basketball. The two top players in the Class of…

  3. The Morning Mix

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    We here at College Basketball Talk hope all of you battling through Hurricane Sandy are safe and sound. Many of you are without power, so we are keeping it light today with Tuesday’s Morning Mix. Stay Safe. – Mike DeCourcy updates us on the affect Hurricane Sandy is having on east coast programs like Hofstra,…

  4. Top 25 Countdown: No. 4 Syracuse Orange

    Oct 30, 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.…

  5. Evansville adds second commitment in one day

    Oct 30, 2012, 1:05 AM EDT

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    Ok, now Marty Simmons is just showing off. After not having a 2013 recruit that wasn’t related to him, the Evansville head coach snagged his second commitment of the day on Monday in guard Jaylon Brown. Jonathan Lintner of the Evansville Courier-Press had the story. The Fishers, Ind. star is rated a three-star prospect by…

  6. New Mexico’s Jamal Fenton suspended first three games

    Oct 29, 2012, 11:52 PM EDT

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    New Mexico will be without guard Jamal Fenton for the first three regular season games after he was suspended by the NCAA for minor rules violations. Fenton reportedly violated NCAA rules due to accepting some impermissible benefits. The 5-11, 170-pound senior averaged 6.5 points per game in 2011-12. The Houston native didn’t play a ton last…

  7. Idaho State’s Sherrod Baldwin ineligible for fall semester

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

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    What looks to be a rough season for Idaho State just got rougher. Idaho State guard Sherrod Baldwin is academically ineligible for the fall semester, according to Jeff Landers. BigSkyBBall.com has a story on the situation as well.  Baldwin averaged 4.8 points and 1.3 rebound and 1.0 assists per game for the Bengals in 16.6…

  8. Brand new Mizzou cast gets 91-58 exhibition win

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

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    It’s exhibition season in college basketball. The first few weeks full of games that don’t count and a time when teams work out the kinks in their respective systems. There might not be another major college basketball program that needs this time more that Missouri. With 11 new players, they’ll need as much time together…

  9. Kansas’ Naadir Tharpe finds motivation in newborn daughter

    Oct 29, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

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    I’m not a parent, but I’ve heard a lot of parents I know say that a child gives you more motivation to do better in life. Mainly because you’re no long living for just yourself or other adults. According to an article by Gary Bedore of KUSports.com, sophomore Naadir Tharpe is taking that approach when…

  10. Conference Preview: Camels top Big South

    Oct 29, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Gaylord

    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…

  11. No surprise: Creighton picked to win Missouri Valley

    Oct 29, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

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    In the least surprising news of the day, Creighton was picked to win the Missouri Valley Conference at the league’s media day on Monday. The Bluejays picked up 38 of a possible 40 votes, the other two going to Illinois State, who were picked to finish second. In order, Northern Iowa, Wichita State, Evansville, Drake,…

  12. Evansville adds 2013 commitment in Duane Gibson

    Oct 29, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Evansville is expected to have one of its best seasons in school history in 2012-13, and coach Marty Simmons has starting building towards the future with the commitment of point guard Duane Gibson. The 6-3, 190-pound Cleveland native currently plays at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School and is a member of the 2013 class and…

  13. How could Hurricane Sandy affect the start of the season?

    Oct 29, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

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    The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy wrote a piece on how the Hurricane Sandy is affecting some of the college basketball programs on the east coast. Among the big-time and big-conference teams, he writes Penn State, VCU and Villanova are preparing for some harsh times. Hofstra as well. But thinking further, could the storm greatly affect…

  14. Conference Preview: Montana aims for Big Sky repeat

    Oct 29, 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…

  15. So who didn’t vote Cody Zeller a preseason all-american?

    Oct 29, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The AP released their Preseason All-American team on Monday, and none of the names on the list should come as a surprise to you. Indiana’s Cody Zeller was the leading vote-getter, which shouldn’t come as a surprise as he is generally thought of as the consensus Preseason Player of the Year. Here’s the team in…

  16. Conference Preview: Atlantic Sun starts its post-Belmont era

    Oct 29, 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…

  17. Position Rankings: Who are nation’s 20 best point guards?

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    IsaiahCanaan

    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. Dan Hanner’s rankings released

    Oct 29, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    Dan Hanner, one of college basketball’s leading stat gurus, released his complete rankings for the 2012-2013 basketball season over at Basketball Prospectus today. Seriously. 1-345. He ranked every team in the country. That’s impressive. I do have come quibbles, however, although Hanner addressed a number of them while discussing the rankings in the link above.…

  19. Conference Preview: The America East’s talent drain

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:30 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 Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  20. Top 25 Countdown: No. 5 Missouri Tigers

    Oct 29, 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.…

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