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  1. Georgetown’s versatility best way to counteract youth

    Oct 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Belmont v Georgetown

    Since John Thompson III took over the Georgetown program back in 2004, his most successful teams have had two things in common: a steady, veteran presence in the back court to lead the team and versatile, playmaking big men who can dissect a defense by throwing that backdoor bounce-pass that has become a staple of…

  2. Steve Lavin makes return to St. John’s sideline for good after prostate cancer surgery

    Oct 16, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    JAMAICA, N.Y.–As St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin jogged out of the tunnel during his introduction at the Red Storm’s Midnight Madness festivities Friday night, McFadden & Whitehead’s hit song “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” boomed in the background, fittingly marking Lavin’s first big, public moment with the team in nearly a year. Lavin underwent…

  3. Mountain West Preview 2012-13: San Diego State and UNLV fight it out at the top

    Oct 16, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Jamaal Franklin

    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 Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  4. Saint Louis guard Kwamain Mitchell to miss six weeks after foot surgery

    Oct 16, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

    Kwamain Mitchell

    Saint Louis point guard Kwamain Mitchell will be in a cast and walking boot for up to six weeks after undergoing successful surgery on a fractured left foot Monday, the school announced in a release. “Kwamain is an important part of our team,” Billikens’ interim head coach Jim Crews said in a statement. “There is now an…

  5. Top-50 guard Roddy Peters commits to Mark Turgeon and Maryland

    Oct 16, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    Coach Mark Turgeon might have missed out on the Harrison twins earlier this fall, but he wouldn’t miss twice in a row. Top-50 guard Roddy Peters announced Tuesday that he would be headed to Maryland to play for Turgeon and the Terrapins, choosing the rising ACC school over Kansas, Xavier, and Georgetown. Peters is a…

  6. Top 25 Countdown: No. 14 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

    Oct 16, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Mike Moser, Nate Tomlinson

    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.…

  7. The Morning Mix

    Oct 16, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - Yesterday College Basketball Talk released season preview list of the 15 players with breakout potential in 2012-13. We also published part-2 of the 2012-13 CBT Unified All-Name Team. Trust me, you do not want to go any further until you check it out – In unquestionably the most disgusting piece of news today, the house of…

  8. NCAA passes $500 million in net assets

    Oct 15, 2012, 11:37 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Non-profit, eh? USAToday.com reported Monday that the NCAA has now surpassed $500 million in net assets, including a $260 million endowment fund. The information provided is a result of “an examination of the NCAA’s previous audited financial statements and membership reports, its federal income tax returns and a series of interviews and e-mails with association…

  9. N.C. State tabbed as preseason favorites in the ACC

    Oct 15, 2012, 10:35 PM EDT

    NC State Scrimmage Basketball

    Looks like another Tobacco Road team is picking up the preseason hype in the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina State was tabbed by the conference coaches as the preseason favorite, the ACC released today. The Wolfpack got eight of a possible 12 first-place votes, beating out Duke (three) and and North Carolina (one). That’s some…

  10. Louis Orr’s house tagged with racial graffiti

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:54 PM EDT

    Louis Orr

    Bowling Green head coach Louis Orr woke up to some upsetting vandalism on his house on Sunday. Reportedly,  Orr, who is entering his sixth season as coach of the Falcons, found the words “white power” and a swastika written on the outside of his home in chalk. Bowling Green police are investigating the incident, according to…

  11. Bob Knight to auction off title rings, gold medal

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

    Bob Knight, Archie Griffin

    In one of the more eye-raising events of the day, Bob Knight is selling all three of his national championships rings from his time at Indiana, as well as his gold medal from the 1984 Olympics, various trophies, jackets and other memorabilia. It all started when Knight contacted Steiner Sports, a company that evaluates and auctions…

  12. Sterling Brown commits to SMU

    Oct 15, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kansas Basketball

    Larry Brown, whether he’s at SMU for the rest of his coaching career or not, is starting to bring in an impressive recruiting haul. The Mustangs got a commitment from guard Sterling Brown on Monday, according to ESPN.com. Brown, a consensus Top-100 shooting guard in the class of 2013, committed to SMU over offers from…

  13. Marshall Plumlee out 6-8 weeks with foot injury

    Oct 15, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Pro Am Basketball

    Duke’s post depth took a hit with a report that redshirt freshman forward Marshall Plumlee will be out 6-8 weeks with a stess fracture in his left foot, according to CBSSports.com. The 6-8 Plumlee, who sat out last season because of the Blue Devils’ depth up front, was slated for major minutes this season behind…

  14. Top 25 Countdown: No. 15 Florida Gators

    Oct 15, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Louisville v Florida

    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.…

  15. VIDEO: Murray State’s Zay Jackson runs down couple in Walmart lot

    Oct 15, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

    Zay Jackson

    Before we get to the discussion, the video. Be warned, it’s quite disturbing: The man driving the white car is Murray State guard Zay Jackson. You can read the entire back story here, but the Cliff Notes version is simple: Jackson pushed a shopping cart into a parked car, and when he was confronted by…

  16. Top 20 forward Wayne Selden commits to Kansas

    Oct 15, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Late Night in the Phog worked its magic again. Top 20 recruit Wayne Selden was in attendance on Friday, and as a result, the 6-foot-5 wing pledged to Bill Self and the Jayhawks on Monday afternoon: Selden is a physical wing. He has terrific upper-body strength and is like a freight-train when he’s able to…

  17. College Hoops Preview: The Missouri Valley Conference

    Oct 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott, Jon Ekey

    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 Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  18. Khalil Murphy immediately eligible at LIU-Brooklyn

    Oct 15, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Khalil Murphy has gotten a waiver from the NCAA and will be eligible to play immediately at LIU-Brooklyn, according to Rex Walters, the coach of his former school, San Francisco: Murphy is a 6-foot-7 forward that will provide the Blackbirds with depth in their front court this season. His impact may end up being minimal…

  19. CBT’s Unified College Basketball All-Name Team, Part-2

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:35 AM EDT

    Bak Bak

    Compiled by Eric Angevine and Troy Machir On Friday, the two most powerful forces in college basketball etymology joined forces to provide the CBT Unified College Basketball All-Name Team. For years, Eric and I have honed our craft at Storming the Floor (Eric) and  Ballin’ is a Habit (Myself), and with the both of us at College Basketball Talk,…

  20. College Hoops Preview: 15 Players with Breakout Potential

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    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 Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

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