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  1. CBT’s Unified College Basketball All-Name Team

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Compiled by Eric Angevine and Troy Machir If pitchers and catchers reporting is a rite of spring, the college hoops All-Name Team is the definitive rite of autumn. For years, Troy and I toiled separately, each producing our own All-Name lists in our own styles; him for Ballin’ is a Habit, me for Storming the…

  2. Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson admits to paying Myck Kabongo’s expenses

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:15 AM EDT

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    The big news on Wednesday night was that the NCAA was investigating Texas point guard Myck Kabongo for the possible receipt of impermissible benefits. But while the focus of the NCAA was reported to be the relationship between Kabongo and sports agent Rich Paul, Kabongo’s long-time friend and former teammate Tristan Thompson says that it…

  3. Kansas big man Zach Peters to miss a month

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT

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    Zach Peters wasn’t expected to be Thomas Robinson‘s replacement this season. With Jeff Withey (who has made some preseason all-american teams), Perry Ellis, Kevin Young and Landen Lucas on the roster, playing time isn’t exactly guaranteed for Peters, a 6-foot-9 forward from Plano, TX. But Peters does provide depth. And, more importantly, even a season’s…

  4. Steve Fisher: “Right now, it’s not the best team we’ve had”

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

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    The last time Steve Fisher coached a team with this much hype he was 20 years younger in Ann Arbor and his starting lineup consisted of the Fab Five. Not even in 2010-2011, when his Aztec team went 34-3 and produced two NBA Draft picks, including Kawhi Leonard, has Fisher had a team that entered…

  5. Andrew Wiggins reclassifying? “Unlikely at this stage”

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

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    As we noted earlier, highly-touted wing James Young — a Michigan native that never even made a visit to Michigan State — joined the Harrison twins in John Calipari’s 2013 recruiting class. This didn’t get as much pub as the Harrisons’ commitment did (hey, Young is only one guy, you know?), but it is a…

  6. NCAA clarifies the “Instagram rule”

    Oct 11, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, we talked about the fact that the NCAA had implemented a rule banning Instagram from being used on the recruiting trail. Today, the NCAA clarified things for us in a statement: “Schools can and do use Instagram in all sorts of ways: to promote events, post game highlights and give a sense of what…

  7. Highly-touted 2013 shooting guard James Young commits to Kentucky

    Oct 11, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

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    6-6 shooting guard James Young made the news that many expected to hear official, as he verbally committed on ESPNU to attend Kentucky next fall. “I will be heading to the University of Kentucky,” said Young on the telecast while holding up a Kentucky t-shirt. Young is the fourth member of Kentucky’s 2013 class, joining…

  8. 2012-13 College Basketball Preview: Mid-Major All-Americans

    Oct 11, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Lehigh Mountain Hawks guard McCollum reacts after making a basket against the Duke Blue Devils during a college basketball game in Greensboro

    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…

  9. Kansas the coaches’ unanimous choice to win the Big 12

    Oct 11, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

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    Kansas has won eight straight Big 12 regular season titles, and even with the loss of Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor Big 12 coaches expect the Jayhawks to extend the streak to nine. The Big 12 released its preseason coaches’ poll on Thursday, and Kansas was the unanimous choice to win the conference. Since coaches…

  10. Report: Northwestern’s JerShon Cobb was suspended for academic reasons

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

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    Less than a month ago Northwestern announced that junior guard JerShon Cobb was suspended for the year for what was termed a violation of team policy. There is now official clarity on the reason for Cobb’s suspension, with Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reporting that Cobb’s struggles in the classroom are what prompted the…

  11. Top 25 Countdown: No. 17 Arizona Wildcats

    Oct 11, 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.…

  12. Kansas head coach Bill Self to receive John R. Wooden ‘Legends of Coaching’ award

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    On the heels of leading Kansas to 32 wins and an appearance in the national title game, Kansas head coach Bill Self received multiple national coach of the year awards and a contract extension through the 2021-22 season. On Wednesday it was announced that Self would receive another honor, as he was named the John…

  13. Conference USA preview: Can anyone dethrone Memphis?

    Oct 11, 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 Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  14. The Morning Mix

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    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…

  15. NCAA investigating Texas point guard Myck Kabongo for possible impermissible benefits

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

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    As reported by Yahoo! Sports, the NCAA is investigating Texas point guard Myck Kabongo for the possible receipt of impermissible benefits. Kabongo, who hails from Toronto, has been interviewed multiple times by the NCAA in regards to his summer workouts in Akron, Ohio with former Texas teammate and close friend Tristan Thompson. One of the…

  16. Top 35 twins Cody and Caleb Martin pledge to NC State

    Oct 10, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

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    The Harrisons aren’t the only pair of nationally ranked twins in high school, and after Wednesday night, they aren’t the only pair of nationally ranked twins that have decided on where they want to go to college. Mark Gottfried kicked off his 2014 recruiting class in a big way, as the Martin twins — Cody…

  17. The NCAA: Coaches can’t use Instagram to recruit

    Oct 10, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT

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    We all love to joke about the ridiculous rules that the NCAA has included in their rulebook, but this one may take the cake: Question: May a coach take a photo and use software (e.g., Instagram, Photoshop, Camera Awesome, Camera+,) to enhance the content of the photo (e.g., changed color of photo to sepia tones…

  18. Mike Bruesewitz out 4-6 weeks after a grisly leg injury

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT

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    If you’re squeamish, you might want to stop reading right now. Because while we don’t have a picture of the gash suffered by Wisconsin senior starter, reading the upcoming blockquote is pretty gnarly. According to a Madison.com source, Bruesewitz ran into a sharp edge of a weight on the back the basket support. The resulting…

  19. 2013 wing Josh Hart commits to Villanova

    Oct 10, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

    Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright reacts to a foul call as they play the South Florida Bulls during their NCAA men's championship basketball game at the Big East Tournament in New York

    Villanova has added a second member to their 2013 recruiting class, as 6-foot-4 wing Josh Hart from Washington DC committed to the Wildcats on Wednesday afternoon. Hart picked Jay Wright’s program over Rutgers and Penn State. He joins Kris Jenkins in Villanova’s class. Jay Wright’s two commitments aren’t flashy. Both are borderline top 100 recruits,…

  20. Two days before practice starts, UMBC coach Randy Monroe resigns

    Oct 10, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

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    Just two days away from the start of team practices to begin the 2012-13 season, UMBC coach Randy Monroe has resigned. “We appreciate all that Coach Monroe did for our basketball program and our community during his long tenure at UMBC,” UMBC athletic director Charles Brown said in a statement. “We wish him nothing but…

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