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  1. Good news for Memphis: Antonio Barton’s hand is not broken

    Oct 24, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Antonio Barton

    X-rays came back negative on Wednesday for Memphis guard Antonio Barton, one day after the junior guard injured his left hand in practice, the Commercial Appeal is reporting. Barton, who averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game last season, was feared to have broken the hand, but reports say Memphis coach Josh Pastner has…

  2. 2012-13 Preview: Top 15 Backcourts

    Oct 24, 2012, 12:00 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…

  3. UCLA’s David Wear aiming for return to practice next week after injury

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    UCLA junior David Wear could return to practice as early as Monday after spraining his right ankle on Sunday. X-rays on his ankle were negative, leading a team spokesman to remain “hopeful Wear will be ready by [Monday],” according to the Associated Press. Wear returns to the Bruins for the 2012-13 season after averaging 10.2…

  4. Top 25 Countdown: No. 8 NC State

    Oct 24, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Mark Gottfried

    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. The Morning Mix

    Oct 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - Only somebody like Jeff Goodman  has the contacts needed in order to put together a comprehensive list of all the “secret” scrimmages taking place across the country – Only Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz would sustain a major cut while diving for a loose ball in practice. The Badgers senior detailed his bizarre practice injury…

  6. Big Ten beat writers like Indiana

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    Big Ten media members have voted, and they’ve picked Indiana as the favorite to win the conference in a landslide. Two beat writers from each of the twelve teams in the league voted, and the Hoosiers received 21 of the 24 first-place votes. The other three voters picked Michigan to win the league with Indiana…

  7. Judge in Zay Jackson case recuses himself

    Oct 23, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

    Zay Jackson

    The Zay Jackson saga took a curious turn on Monday, as the judge presiding over the case decided to recuse himself on the day that Jackson’s sentence was supposed to be finalized. “I got to thinking about it.  There are times when the court has no choice but to recuse in a matter,” Chief Circuit…

  8. Is Wisconsin underrated again?

    Oct 23, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT

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    There isn’t a team in the country that is consistently underrated the way that Wisconsin is consistently underrated. It’s almost a rite of passage for the program: you don’t become a true Badger until the pundits decide you’re the reason that Wisconsin will struggle. Jared Berggren couldn’t replace Jon Leuer? Please. Jordan Taylor couldn’t replace…

  9. UNC can leave early for their game at LBSU after all

    Oct 23, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    Remember Roy Williams’ rant from last week? When he skewered the NCAA for not allowing his team to leave a couple hours early for a trip to play at Long Beach State and in the Maui Invitational? He had a point. NCAA rules mandate that a team cannot leave more than 48 hours before a…

  10. New coach Kevin Ollie is Connecticut’s Optimist-in-Chief during the program’s trying times

    Oct 23, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    NEW YORK, N.Y.—When Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright received a text from teammate DeAndre Daniels telling him that the longtime coach of their program, Jim Calhoun, had decided to retire, Boatright was in disbelief. “I thought he was kidding. We were just shocked,” Boatright recalled to NBCSports.com at Big East media day. “Since he hurt his…

  11. Recruitment picking up for former Indiana signee Ron Patterson, Syracuse visit planned

    Oct 23, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    Ron Patterson

    Former Indiana signee and current Brewster Academy (N.H.) guard Ron Patterson has a decision to make. After being cleared academically by the NCAA but not qualifying at Indiana, Patterson returned for a prep year at Brewster and his recruitment is now picking up. Patterson was offered by Syracuse last week and, according to the Indianapolis…

  12. Top 25 Countdown: No. 9 Michigan Wolverines

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr.

    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.…

  13. Seton Hall’s Aaron Cosby out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    Aaron Cosby

    Seton Hall, already thin at point guard with the graduation of Jordan Theodore, got more bad news Monday when news broke that sophomore Aaron Cosby would be out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. Cosby reportedly sprained the PCL in his right knee during practice but will be able to avoid surgery, according to Brendan…

  14. Conference Preview: Louisville is the favorite in Big East after run to Final Four

    Oct 23, 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. For a…

  15. The Morning Mix

    Oct 23, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn provides today’s #ReadoftheDay, and it’s a beauty. I’m not going to waste your time explaining it, just read it. You will thank me later – Hell yes, a “Best Of” list for the Atlantic-10. “Best Table Setter”, “Best Fantasy Player” and “Best Place to Watch a Game” are among the best categories…

  16. Idaho to join Big Sky Conference in 2014

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:16 AM EDT

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    Just when we thought it was safe to focus on the games. The Big Sky Conference announced that Idaho will join the league in 2014, giving it 14 basketball-playing members. The Vandals will leave the WAC — well, kind of, since the WAC is pretty much dissolving — for the Big Sky in all sports…

  17. The Mountain West is a two-team race, in everything

    Oct 22, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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    The Mountain West Conference released a preseason media poll of their own on Monday. In all honesty, it was a formality. Only two teams truly matter in the conference race. San Diego State was picked to finish first, receiving 10 first place votes, with UNLV getting the other eight. San Diego State squeaked out the…

  18. Kentucky picked to win SEC, Phil Pressey tabbed preseason POY

    Oct 22, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Ah, the glorious days that are the preseason, where everyone fawns over media and coaches polls. Preseason all-conference teams and players of the year. Today, the Southeastern Conference released their preseason media poll. And in the biggest non-shocker of the day, Kentucky was tabbed to repeat as regular season champions. The Wildcats received 17 of…

  19. Geno Auriemma wants the rims lowered in women’s college hoops

    Oct 22, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Geno Auriemma has never been short on opinions. We all remember the famous press conference after his UConn women’s team passed the UCLA men’s teams of the 70s for the consecutive wins title. This time, the seven-time national champion head coach spoke out in an article by the Hartford Courant about rules changes. The one…

  20. Reggie Johnson, three-point threat?

    Oct 22, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

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    Apparently, Miami’s big man has been getting up some shots in the offseason for Jim Larranaga’s Hurricane squad. The info comes from this story by The Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan who wrote about how Larranaga’s message of continuity has spread, and it may be one of the keys that determines where Miami finishes this season…

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