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  1. Assigned Reading: Andy Enfield looks to rejuvenate USC basketball

    Nov 22, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT

    USC Introduces New Basketball Coach Andy Enfield

    First-year USC head coach Andy Enfield used an entertaining brand of basketball to lead FGCU to an Atlantic Sun tournament crown and a trip to the Sweet 16 last season, resulting in his move to Los Angeles. And he’s got quite the task in front of him, as USC AD Pat Haden hired Enfield with…

  2. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Glenn Braica

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise from CollegeBasketballTalk caught up with St. Francis Brooklyn head coach Glenn Braica. The Terriers are 2-2 with wins against Miami and Florida Atlantic. CBT: Preseason you were picked 7th out of 10 in the NEC Coaches Poll. How big of a concern was your early non-conference slate? Braica: I was definitely worried about…

  3. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Big day for the Big Ten

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 14 Michigan vs. Florida State, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2)  Florida State may have put forth the performance of the day on Thursday, beating No. 10 VCU 85-67 in a game they by as much as 30 in the second half. The Seminoles are likely to meet more resistance in the half…

  4. BYU freshman forward Erick Mika diagnosed with right eye abrasion

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT


    With 3:28 remaining in Wednesday night’s matchup with No. 21 Iowa State, BYU freshman forward Eric Mika was injured when DeAndre Kane swiped at the basketball and ended up striking Mika in the face. Due to the force of the blow Kane was called for a flagrant two foul, resulting in his ejection, but the…

  5. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Nov 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    FIU pulls Raymond Taylor from game over NBA Draft rule (ESPN) FIU head coach Anthony Evans was without a starter on Thursday night, as guard Raymond Taylor was forced to sit as the school investigates his withdrawal from the 2012 NBA Draft. Yep, 2012. The school and NCAA are checking to see whether or not…

  6. Late Night Snacks: A wild, wild day in the November tournaments

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:08 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: New Mexico 97, UAB 94 2OT The Lobos needed a miraculous, 30-foot runner from Kendall Williams at the buzzer to force overtime. They then needed a three from Alex Kirk to force a second overtime before finally subduing a scrappy UAB team. Our Raphielle Johnson wrote all about it here, and…

  7. Five Thoughts on Indiana after their 102-84 win over Washington

    Nov 22, 2013, 1:09 AM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — I had questions about Indiana entering the season. A lot of them, actually. Losing two of the top four picks in the NBA draft…

  8. The Bazz ‘n’ Boat Show gets the publicity, but Deandre Daniels is UConn’s difference-maker

    Nov 21, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

    2K Sports Classic

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — Boston College has two of the best players in the ACC this season in Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson, but they entered Thursday night’s…

  9. USC senior guard J.T. Terrell ruled academically ineligible

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT


    After beginning the Andy Enfield era with a loss at Utah State the USC Trojans have won three straight entering Thursday night’s game against West Alabama, with a trip to the Bahamas to play in the Battle 4 Atlantis on the horizon. Unfortunately for the Trojans they’ll be without the services of senior guard J.T.…

  10. Florida State makes an emphatic statement against No. 10 VCU

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT


    Entering the Puerto Rico Tip-Off there were some who wondered just how good the Florida State Seminoles were. With a 3-0 record and the best victory coming at UCF, No. 10 VCU represented a significant challenge for Leonard Hamilton’s team. Or so we thought. Despite turning the ball over 25 times Florida State controlled play for…

  11. No. 18 UConn knocks off Boston College, Eagles losing margin for error for at-large

    Nov 21, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT


    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — Deandre Daniels finished with 23 points and Shabazz Napier added 19, 11 of which came in the second half, as No 18 UConn…

  12. No. 19 New Mexico escapes but will need to be better defending dribble penetration against UMass (VIDEO)

    Nov 21, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT


    Entering this weekend’s Charleston Classic as the lone ranked team in the event, the New Mexico Lobos are the team many expect to leave with the trophy on Sunday evening. But the Lobos ran into trouble in the form of the UAB Blazers, whose ability to attack the basket off the dribble in the second…

  13. Five-star small forward Justise Winslow commits to Duke

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

    USA Basketball

    Less than a week ago Duke received commitments from point guard Tyus Jones and center Jahlil Okafor, and on Thursday afternoon Mike Krzyzewski’s recruiting haul got even better as 2014 five-star forward Justise Winslow followed suit. Winslow, who attends the St. John’s School in Houston, Texas, joins the aforementioned duo and shooting guard Grayson Allen…

  14. Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard issues statement regarding Melvin Ejim’s obscene gesture

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT


    After fouling out of No. 21 Iowa State’s 90-88 win at BYU on Wednesday night, senior forward Melvin Ejim directed an obscene gesture towards the crowd in response to some heckling from the student section. Ejim, realizing the error of his ways, apologized for his actions after the game when addressing the media. “I apologize…

  15. Georgetown’s horrendous second half dooms them against Northeastern

    Nov 21, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Scott Eatherton, Mikael Hopkins

    Northeastern’s starting front line of Scott Eatherton and Reggie Spencer combined for 30 points and 19 boards as the Huskies knocked off Georgetown 63-56 in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off down in San Juan on Thursday. It really was an ugly performance from Georgetown, particularly in the second half. Northeastern threw a…

  16. Georgia Tech loses freshman guard Travis Jorgenson to a torn ACL

    Nov 21, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT


    Georgia Tech’s 82-72 loss to Dayton proved to be even more costly for Brian Gregory’s Yellow Jackets, as they lost a key contributor for the remainder of the season. Freshman point guard Travis Jorgenson went down in the second half with a knee injury, and on Thursday the school announced that Jorgenson tore the ACL…

  17. Larry Eustachy on new foul enforcement: ‘It’s about the money’

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

    Larry Eustachy

    One of the great parts about having so many great individual players and such a wealth of great teams across the country this season is that we only made it about a week until the topic of the increased enforcement of foul rules has become secondary. I don’t know about you guys, but I have…

  18. Naismith Trophy’s 50 Watch List announced

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT


    The Naismith Trophy announced the 50 players on their watch list for the Player of the Year award on Thursday. If you’re curious, here are our Player of the Year Power Rankings: Jordan Adams, UCLA Kyle Anderson, UCLA Isaiah Austin, Baylor Jerrelle Benimon, Towson Jahii Carson, Arizona State Semaj Christon, Xavier Aaron Craft, Ohio State…

  19. John Calipari to the Knicks? The rumor mill is getting warmed up again

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT


    It seems like every year, there is some rumor that pops up regarding John Calipari and a return to the NBA. On Thursday morning, Ken Berger of set off the latest flurry of scuttlebutt with this column, where he lays out a pretty decent argument for how Coach Cal could end up in Manhattan…

  20. North Carolina won’t have Leslie McDonald, P.J. Hairston this weekend

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT


    We don’t know when North Carolina will be blessed with the services of Leslie McDonald and P.J. Hairston this season, but what we do know is that they two won’t be in Connecticut this weekend. The Tar Heels head up to Mohegan Sun this weekend for the Hall of Fame Tip-Off when they will face…