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  1. Malik Pope commits to San Diego State

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    San Diego State landed their third commitment in the Class of 2014, as Malik Pope announced on Wednesday night that he would be an Aztec when he gets to college. Pope has all the physical tools to be a terrific player at the collegiate level. At 6-foot-8, he’s an explosive wing that can run the…

  2. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 17 Wichita State Shockers

    Oct 10, 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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  3. Creighton begins Big East era with new logos, court design

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Creighton Athletics

    Given some of the outlandish court designs that have been unveiled this offseason, Creighton’s submission isn’t one that will spark widespread panic (or worse). But what the change does represent is a new era, with the school now a member of the Big East Conference. With veterans like Doug McDermott, Grant Gibbs and Jahenns Manigat…

  4. Florida ‘partially reinstates’ senior guard Scottie Wilbekin

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT

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    Indefinite suspensions seem to have become more common in recent years, with the designation allowing college coaches to (in theory) evaluate the suspended player over a length of time in order to make sure that a lesson’s been learned. One player in that position this offseason was Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin, who was suspended by…

  5. NBCSports.com’s 2013-2014 Mid-Major Power Rankings

    Oct 9, 2013, 6:00 PM 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 our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  6. Hip procedure sidelines Texas PG Javan Felix indefinitely

    Oct 9, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

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    With Myck Kabongo sidelined for the first 23 games of the 2012-13 season due to a violation of NCAA rules (and his not being forthcoming when questioned about his acceptance of impermissible benefits), Texas point guard Javan Felix went through a “baptism by fire” of sorts at the point guard position. The New Orleans native…

  7. Curtis Malone has bond denied, referred to as ‘large-scale supplier’ of narcotics

    Oct 9, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Curtis Malone, the co-founder of the powerhouse DC Assault AAU program that produced such talents as Nolan Smith and Michael Beasley, had an appeal for bond denied by the U.S. District Court on Wednesday. In the judge’s ruling, Malone was referred to as the “the principle character” and a “large-scale supplier” in a drug ring…

  8. Daniel Mullings looks to lead New Mexico St. to third straight NCAA appearance

    Oct 9, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Daniel Mullings, Greg Gainey

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. When the latest round of conference realignment came to its conclusion, the Western Athletic Conference looked nothing like the league many had become familiar with. Of the fifteen players to receive All-WAC…

  9. UConn picks up a commitment from JuCo point guard Sam Cassell Jr.

    Oct 9, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    UConn made a nice pickup on Wednesday morning as Sam Cassell Jr. announced that he had committed to Kevin Ollie and the Huskies. “Blessed to say that I have committed to the University of Connecticut,” Cassell tweeted. Cassell is, obviously, the son of former NBA star Sam Cassell. Originally a Maryland-signee, Cassell was a non-qualifier…

  10. Tom Izzo and John Calipari exchange verbal barbs

    Oct 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    November is always a fun time in college basketball as some of the nation’s top teams fly around the country playing in holiday tournaments that put together matchups you’d rarely see otherwise. The best early season event this year? The Champions Classic, which will feature Duke and Jabari Parker against Kansas and Andrew Wiggins as…

  11. 2013-2014 WAC Preview: Changes aplenty, but the favorite remains the same

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Marvin Menzies

    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…

  12. Andrew Wiggins makes the cover of Sports Illustrated … in October? (PHOTO)

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    One of the major knocks on college basketball as a sports is that the schedule says that it runs from November through early April, very few folks across the country actually start paying attention to it until February. Until after football is over. Until hoops is the only sport that they can find on their…

  13. Ryan Harrow’s fresh start gives him a shot at redemption

    Oct 9, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Seven times in the past six seasons, John Calipari has recruited and coached a point guard that played for him for one year, either at Memphis or Kentucky, before moving on. That group includes six first round picks, some of whom are among the NBA’s most talented ballhandlers: Derrick Rose. Tyreke Evans. John Wall. Eric…

  14. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 18 VCU Rams

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  15. Report: Cat Barber still hasn’t returned to practice

    Oct 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Last Tuesday, N.C. State put out a release that freshman point guard Cat Barber had suffered a concussion. He collided with T.J. Warren at practice, and while the bigger Warren was unhurt, Barber was. If there is anything that we’ve learned about concussions over the last couple of years, it’s that they are no longer…

  16. Samford signs Nathaniel ‘Biggie’ Henderson, seven-year old with CLOVES syndrome (VIDEO)

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:47 AM EDT

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    Samford add a new member to their team on Saturday afternoon, as Nathaniel “Biggie” Henderson signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Bulldog. Biggie will be wearing No. 5 and will be joining the team as a their 17th member for the 2012-2013 season despite the fact that he is just seven years…

  17. Ray Giacoletti has high hopes for Drake basketball

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    Ray Giacoletti

    Ray Giacoletti is used to winning. In his previous three head coaching jobs — North Dakota State, Eastern Washington, and Utah — he posted winning records at each school. As an assistant on Mark Few’s at Gonzaga from 2007 – 2013, he won 20+ games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each year. Now,…

  18. Kevin Ollie on playing games in Bridgeport: ‘It’s about more than basketball’

    Oct 8, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    Throughout much of this past summer, officials at the University of Connecticut and at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport have been in talks of bringing both Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball to the city. On Monday morning, a press conference was held at the WBA to announce that a partnership had officially been made…

  19. 20 Impact Transfers in College Hoops for 2013-2014

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Rodney Hood, Raphiael Putney, Sean Carter

    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 our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  20. Newcomers impress in Louisville’s intrasquad scrimmage

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    NWF Athletics

    Despite losing Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, two key pieces from last year’s championship team, Louisville returns a slew of talented players that will have Rick Pitino and Co. challenging for a national championship once again. Player of the Year candidate Russ Smith is back for his senior season, as are Chane Behanan and Luke…