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  1. Brown guard Joe Sharkey recovering well after summer assault

    Aug 29, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

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    One of the scarier moments of the college hoops offseason took place in Providence on a night in mid-May when Joe Sharkey, a sophomore guard on Brown’s basketball team, was put in the hospital after an altercation at 2 a.m. on the street in Providence. There are differing accounts as to what happened that night,…

  2. Minnesota guard wins high-jump gold at Pan-American games

    Aug 29, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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    One of the most important skills that a college basketball player can have is the ability to jump, so, theoretically, it would make sense guys that there would be some college hoopers that also happen to excel in the high jump. Wilt Chamberlain was a dominant high-jumper in his day, but off the top of…

  3. Report: Georgia Southern’s Eric Ferguson to redshirt

    Aug 29, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

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    After averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 boards as a sophomore at Georgia Southern, Eric Ferguson was looked at by many as one of the best mid-major players in the country. But those numbers dipped during his junior campaign, particularly late in the season, as Ferguson battled through a knee injury that he said left him…

  4. Are we overlooking Kansas this preseason?

    Aug 29, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

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    Unless you write for Lindy’s, the general consensus seems to be that Kentucky should be the nation’s No. 1 team in the preseason. And that’s fair, considering the fact that they are bringing in one of the best recruiting classes of all-time, they have eight guys that could one day be picked in the first…

  5. VCU big man Jarred Guest out two months with dislocated ankle

    Aug 29, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    VCU’s front court depth took a hit on Tuesday morning, as junior big man Jarred Guest dislocated his ankle. Guest will be out for six-to-eight weeks, which means that he should be cleared — if not in shape — for the start of games. Guest, who averaged around 10 minutes per game as a sophomore,…

  6. Al Skinner returns to the bench as Tim O’Shea’s assistant at Bryant

    Aug 29, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

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    Al Skinner will return to the sidelines for the 2013-2014 season. On Thursday morning, Bryant announced that the former Rhode Island and Boston College head coach will be joining Tim O’Shea’s Bulldog staff as an assistant coach. O’Shea was an assistant for Skinner at both schools, working under him from 1988-2001. “It’s a bittersweet time…

  7. Missouri to return to Hearnes Center for October exhibition

    Aug 28, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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    When the 2013-14 season commences the Missouri Tigers will begin their tenth season at Mizzou Arena, making the move to the newer confines from the old Hearnes Center. The Tigers enjoyed some great moments at Hearnes, compiling a record of 401-72 in 31 seasons. In recent weeks there have been questions in regards to the…

  8. Illinois State will spend Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco

    Aug 28, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

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    Originally scheduled to play in a tournament that included a pair of games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico over Thanksgiving weekend, the Illinois State basketball program needed to adjust their plans due to the tournament organizer’s inability to fill out the event. On Wednesday the school announced that they’d found a new event to play in…

  9. Anrio Adams’ Ohio career ends before it begins (CORRECTION)

    Aug 28, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Guard Anrio Adams didn’t see much playing time in his one season at Kansas, playing an average of just over three minutes per contest for the Big 12 champions. That led to his decision to transfer, and the Seattle native ultimately decided to transfer to Ohio. Unfortunately for Adams he’s now in search of another…

  10. Report: Academic issues end career of USC forward Ari Stewart

    Aug 28, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

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    Just days after finding out that VCU transfer D.J. Haley is eligible to play immediately, USC’s front court rotation took a hit. According to Galen Central, 6-7 senior forward Ari Stewart’s collegiate career has come to an end for academic reasons. With Stewart sitting out the 2011-12 season after transferring to the Pac-12 school from…

  11. Former Monmouth forward Marcus Ware joins Niagara program

    Aug 28, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Just over two months ago it was reported that former Monmouth forward Marcus Ware, who completed his undergraduate studies at the school, would be transferring to Iona. Turns out that Ware will remain in the MAAC, but he’ll be doing so at another school. Ware has transferred to Niagara to play for first-year head coach…

  12. 2014 point guard Dante Exum won’t be a mid-season enrollee

    Aug 28, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Australian point guard Dante Exum is one of the most highly sought-after players in the 2014 class. There’s his skill level, as Exum possesses the size and versatility that few players in his class currently have. And there was also the fact that, since he’s scheduled to complete his high school studies in October, Exum…

  13. Justise Winslow posterizes defender (VIDEO)

    Aug 28, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

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    Justise Winslow is the No. 16 player in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. And as you can see from the video above, he’s pretty athletic. The guy he’s dunking on? A 6-foot-9 center named Chiekhna Dembele. Follow @robdauster

  14. Report: ETSU transfer Ron Giplaye has open-heart surgery

    Aug 28, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Ron Giplaye, a forward at East Tennessee State, will be out indefinitely after undergoing open heart surgery, according to a report. Giplaye needed the surgery to correct a “congenital cardiac abnormality”. Giplaye played two seasons at Providence, averaging 1.3 points as a sophomore, before transferring out. He sat out the 2012-2013 season as a redshirt. ETSU…

  15. Siena’s Evan Hymes breaks hand, out six weeks

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Siena will be without Evan Hymes for up to six weeks after the 5-foot-8 junior guard broke his hand during the team’s trip to Canada this week. The injury came as the Saints lost to McGill. If Hymes is out for the full six weeks, he’ll be ready to return in mid-October, a good three…

  16. Report: Rakeem Buckles denied waiver at Minnesota; will appeal

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    Rakeem Buckles may not be able to play for Richard Pitino at Minnesota after all. On Wednesday, the NCAA denied Buckles a waiver to be eligible to play for the Gophers immediately. Buckles played for Louisville for three seasons, suffering through a myriad of injuries — two major knee surgeries, a broken finger, a concussion…

  17. Watch Nebraska’s new arena get built (VIDEO)

    Aug 28, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

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    Nebraska will have a new home entering the 2013-2014 season: the brand-new Pinnacle Bank Arena. Construction was completed on the building — which can be seen in the time-lapse video above — earlier this year, and play will begin on Nov. 8th in a double-header where the women’s team will host UCLA followed by the…

  18. Aaron and Andrew Harrison, James Young officially enrolled at Kentucky

    Aug 28, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Fans in Lexington can breathe a bit easier today, as the three missing McDonald’s All-Americans — James Young and the Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron — have officially enrolled in classes at Kentucky. This season, John Calipari brings in one of the best recruiting classes of all-time, but with half of that class attending summer…

  19. Hall of Famer George Raveling has Dr. King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech

    Aug 28, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

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    George Raveling was an All-American basketball player at Villanova. When he playing career came to an end, Raveling went into coaching, which took him to the head jobs at Washington State, Iowa and USC. When he retired, he took over as Nike’s Director of International Basketball. All of that earned him the John W. Bunn…

  20. America East content with nine teams in its league

    Aug 27, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    When the dust settled, for the time being, with teams jumping around from one conference to another during conference realignment, the America East lost Boston University to the Patriot League, but picked up Massachusetts Lowell, formerly a Division II school from the Northeast 10. One would think that the America East would have sought to…