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  1. Who will wear the glass slipper? 11 potential ‘Cinderellas’ in 2013-2014

    Oct 31, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    R.J. Hunter (Georgia State athletics)

    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…

  2. UCLA guard Isaac Hamilton’s final appeal denied, will sit out this season

    Oct 31, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

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    In news that didn’t come as much of a surprise, UCLA freshman guard Isaac Hamilton’s final appeal to have the National Letter of Intent he signed after committing to UTEP nullified was denied on Thursday. With that being the case Hamilton, a McDonald’s All-American from Los Angeles, will sit out this season and lose a…

  3. Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Ohio State

    Iowa State lost a key player to a fairly serious injury on Thursday as the school announced that Melvin Ejim will miss at least a month. Ejim hyperextended his left knee during practice on Wednesday and suffered a bone bruise as well. Already thin in the front court, that means that Fred Hoiberg’s club will…

  4. 2014 shooting guard Devin Booker picks Kentucky

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Recruiting is a never-ending process, with the carousel never seeming to stop because of the need for talent that can help programs either remain on top or build towards reaching that point. Kentucky’s one school where annual recruiting classes have taken on even greater importance, as John Calipari’s ability to land the nation’s best prospects…

  5. Montrezl Harrell transitions into a leader at Louisville

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell

    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. It’s been a whirlwind year-and-a-half for Louisville sophomore Montrezl Harrell, and Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino has noticed plenty of changes in his 6-foot-8 forward since he stepped on Louisville’s campus last…

  6. Preseason AP Top 25 poll released, Kentucky ranked No. 1

    Oct 31, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    The AP poll is finally out, and as you probably figured, Kentucky is ranked No. 1 in the country as they received 27 of a possible 65 first place votes. Michigan State is slotted in at No. 2 with Louisville sliding in behind the Spartans at No. 3. The only other team to get a…

  7. Top 15 recruit Kevon Looney commits to UCLA

    Oct 31, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    UCLA kicked off a major day in the recruiting world by landing Kevon Looney, the No. 13 player in the Class of 2014, per Rivals. Looney’s final six schools also included Duke, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan State and Wisconsin. Most believed the Blue Devils and the Gators to be frontrunners, but in the days and hours…

  8. Florida down to five scholarship players after Damontre Harris, Dorian Finney-Smith suspended

    Oct 31, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    Florida basketball took yet another hit on Thursday morning as head coach Billy Donovan announced that Damontre Harris and Dorian Finney-Smith have joined Scottie Wilbekin on the suspended indefinitely list. Harris and Finney-Smith will not play in Florida’s exhibition game and they will both miss at least one regular season game. That’s problematic for the…

  9. Coaches to lose one recruiting weekend in the spring of 2014

    Oct 31, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    The spring recruiting period will look a bit different than usual in 2014. Thanks to some complicated scheduling quirks, the NCAA has announced that there will only be one weekend in April — the 25th-27th — that will be a live period instead of two. That means that the time that coaches will be allowed…

  10. Joe Jackson hopes to add to his legend at Memphis during senior season

    Oct 31, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Joe Jackson, Chane Behanan, Russ Smith

    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. Basketball means just a little bit more in the city of Memphis. Tiger basketball faithful pack the FedEx Forum with 18,000-plus fans a night whether its Memphis Madness or a rivalry game…

  11. Stanford lands a commitment from top 75 big man Michael Humphrey

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Stanford made another quality front court pick up on Wednesday evening as the Cardinal landed a commitment from Michael Humphrey. Humphrey is a lanky, 6-foot-10 forward from Arizona that currently is ranked 74th by Rivals in the Class of 2014. Eric Bossi’s scouting report on him: “Thin big man is very mobile and is improving…

  12. American Athletic Conference 2013-14 Preview: Louisville comes back strong

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    AP photo

    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…

  13. Trust me, you want to watch Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis in a dunk contest (VIDEO)

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

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    When we released our list of top dunker back in September, No. 5 on our list was Marcus Lewis, a high-flyer from Eastern Kentucky. On Wednesday night, the Colonels held their Hoopfest which just so happened to include a dunk contest, and Lewis certainly didn’t disappoint. Fast forward to the :20 second mark for his first…

  14. Who should be the Preseason No. 1 team in the country?

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

    AP photo

    A month ago, as we tried to hash out our Preseason Top 25 rankings, Raphielle Johnson, Scott Phillips and myself had an fairly intense email discussion regarding where we wanted to place Kentucky in comparison to Michigan State and Louisville. I wanted the Wildcats to be No. 1. Raph and Scott did not, and as…

  15. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    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…

  16. Texas A&M suspends sophomore guard J-Mychal Reese

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    Phil Pressey, J'Mychal Reese

    Less than a week after losing forward Kourtney Roberson after he underwent a procedure to address a rapid heart rate issue that became an issue during a practice, Texas A&M finds itself without another key piece as the start of the 2013-14 season approaches. Prior to the Aggies’ exhibition game against UT-Permian Basin, the school…

  17. POSTERIZED: Dunker shuts down contest at Adams State (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Dunk contests across the country have churned out some impressive finishes during preseason events, and that was certainly the case at Division II Adams State just three days ago. According to Kelly Hillick, the young woman who filmed the above video and confirmed via email by Adams State SID Nik Schmidt, the dunker is Josh…

  18. UNLV unveils statue honoring former coach Jerry Tarkanian (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    Sam Morris/Las Vegas Sun

    The day that UNLV fans have been waiting for finally arrived, as on Wednesday the school unveiled the bronze statue built in honor for Jerry Tarkanian, one of the most successful coaches in basketball history. In 19 seasons at UNLV, “Tark the Shark” won 509 games and led the Runnin’ Rebels to their lone national…

  19. Combo guard Jon Davis becomes DePaul’s second 2014 commitment

    Oct 30, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

    247Sports.com

    With their leading scorer and assist man from last season, guard Brandon Young (16.7 ppg, 4.6 apg), entering his senior season the DePaul Blue Demons were looking for some additional depth on the perimeter. On Wednesday that mission was accomplished, as 6-foot-2 combo guard Jon Davis verbally committed to attend the Big East school. The…

  20. Former Fresno State player Paul George sells out team’s home opener

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

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    When Fresno State opens the home portion of its schedule against Cal State Northridge, Rodney Terry’s team should be playing in front of a good-sized crowd. Why? Because tickets to the game are free, thanks to Indiana Pacer Paul George. George, fresh off of signing a five-year extension that guarantees him anywhere from $80 million…