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  1. Former UNLV forward Jamal Aytes transfers to BYU

    Dec 13, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

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    It didn’t take very long for former UNLV forward Jamal Aytes to pick a new school, as BYU announced on Friday that the San Diego native has decided to transfer to the WCC program. Aytes originally picked UNLV over BYU in the summer, with the Runnin’ Rebels landing a player whose stock rose during the…

  2. Report: Former North Carolina guard Will Graves arrested on drug charges at home owned by head coach Roy Williams

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

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    On Friday it was reported that former North Carolina guard Will Graves was arrested at his home on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. What adds intrigue to the story is the fact that Graves reportedly lives in a home he rents from North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, according to…

  3. 2015 wing Malachi Richardson verbally commits to Syracuse

    Dec 13, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

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    One of the top wings in the 2015 class, 6-foot-6 Malachi Richardson verbally committed to attend Syracuse on Friday afternoon according to multiple outlets. Richardson, who attends Trenton (N.J.) Catholic, picked the Orange over Indiana, UConn, Rutgers, Arizona and Villanova. He’s the second verbal commitment in Syracuse’s 2015 recruiting class, joining power forward Tyler Lydon.…

  4. NCAA reveals logo for 2015 Final Four in Indianapolis

    Dec 13, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

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    On Friday morning the NCAA unveiled the logo for the 2015 Final Four, which will be played on April 4 and 6, 2015 in Indianapolis. This will be the sixth time that Indianapolis has hosted the event, with the last being in 2010 when Butler was mere centimeters away from knocking off Duke in the…

  5. NCAA files new requests in O’Bannon lawsuit

    Dec 13, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Less than a month after the plaintiffs in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit filed a request for a summary judgement the NCAA filed a request of its own on Thursday night, asking U.S. District Federal Judge Claudia Wilken to not issue an injunction that would prohibit the NCAA and its membership from limiting what scholarship athletes…

  6. Louisville’s Chris Jones dealing with a sprained wrist

    Dec 13, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

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    With Peyton Siva having graduated Louisville needed another guard to step up in a group led by senior Russ Smith, and given his production at Northwest Florida State junior college transfer Chris Jones was expected to be an impact addition. Through nine games Jones is averaging 14.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest…

  7. Weekend Preview: Iowa-Iowa State highlights a rivalry-heavy weekend slate

    Dec 13, 2013, 9:08 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 23 Iowa at No. 17 Iowa State, Fri. 9:30 p.m. (all times eastern) It’s been a while since this in-state rivalry game held as much meaning as it does this season. The Cyclones enter the season as one of the nation’s most surprising teams, a group that Fred Hoiberg has…

  8. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Dec 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    College Basketball’s Top 25 Coaching Gigs (Sports on Earth) It’s a topic that tends to come up just about every spring, with the coaching carousel leading many to wonder which head coaching jobs are the best in the sport. Will Leitch of Sports on Earth put together his list of the 25 best head coaching…

  9. Dez Wells takes over late as Maryland beats Boston College (VIDEO)

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

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    While Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon’s decision to start junior guard/forward Dez Wells at point guard when the season began was made due in part to the fact that Wells was Maryland’s best playmaker, the decision may have done more harm than good in the early going. For some point guards understanding the balance between…

  10. LIU-Brooklyn PG Jason Brickman becomes NEC’s all-time assist leader

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

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    In his three-plus seasons at LIU-Brooklyn, senior point guard Jason Brickman has been one of the more productive point guards in the country. With a career average of 8.6 points per game the San Antonio native isn’t a prolific scorer, but when it comes to setting up his teammates Brickman’s been sensational. On Thursday night…

  11. Assigned Reading: The source of Butler guard Kellen Dunham’s improvement

    Dec 12, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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    With the graduation of Rotnei Clarke and the season-ending injury suffered by Roosevelt Jones before the season even began, the Butler Bulldogs found themselves with some serious adjustments to make in their first season as a member of the Big East. One player asked to step up under first-year head coach Brandon Miller has been…

  12. NCAA releases early numbers on scoring increase in college basketball

    Dec 12, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Now that we’re a month into the college basketball season, it’s a good time to take a look at the impact that the new points of emphasis regarding contact have had on the sport. Of course there have been some foul-fests due to the combination of players and officials working to adjust to the rules…

  13. Tonight’s ACC opener a big deal for struggling Maryland, Boston College

    Dec 12, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

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    With there being just six games on tonight’s schedule due to the majority of schools finishing up finals week, Thursday may qualify as one of the least active days on this season’s college basketball schedule. But that doesn’t mean there are no games of importance, as Maryland visits Boston College in the ACC opener for…

  14. College Basketball Talk’s Ten Most Disappointing Teams

    Dec 12, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Boston College: For my money, Boston College has been the most disappointing team in the country this season. The Eagles have the talent to be a factor in the NCAA tournament discussion with Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson surrounded by a solid group of role players. But they aren’t tough enough and they don’t defend.…

  15. The latest on Gary Harris and Michigan State’s walking wounded

    Dec 12, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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    Another day, another update on just how beat up Michigan State is. According to Joe Rexrode of Freep.com, Matt Costello was not at practice, Gary Harris had his right ankle in a cast, Keith Appling’s wrist and hip were bothering him, and Adreian Payne’s plantar fasciitis was feeling good enough that he could practice. Those…

  16. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Who are the top five teams as of today?

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Friday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. The inaugural installment focuses on the ACC, the now 15-team conference that some stated was the greatest conference ever assembled before a game had been played. Now that we’ve…

  17. Why is Kentucky’s attendance going down? UK writer says Rupp is ‘stale’

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Does Kentucky have an attendance issue? According to John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader, they do. Which is crazy when you think about it. Because this is the same program that brings in crowds for scrimmages and Midnight Madness that would set records at just about any other school  in the country. But Clay’s got…

  18. Sidney Lowe pleads guilty to tax evasion

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

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    The former N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe has pleaded guilty to failing to file his North Carolina state tax returns for three years.  According to the AP, Lowe received a suspended 45-day jail sentence, 36 months of unsupervised probation, and 100 hours of community service. He must pay more than $79,000 in back taxes plus a…

  19. John Henson is not happy about the way the NCAA is handling the P.J. Hairston case

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    John Henson does not appear to be a fan of the NCAA. He’s in the NBA now, making millions as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, which makes it seem like a strange time to lash out like this until you consider the plight of his former teammates, P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. North Carolina’s…

  20. Cincinnati’s Jeremiah Davis to transfer closer to home

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

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    On Thursday morning, the Cincinnati basketball team released a statement announcing that redshirt sophomore Jeremiah Davis will be transferring out of the program at the semester break. Davis’ family was struck with tragedy when their home was ravaged by a fire last month, and he made the decision to leave the Bearcats for a program…