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  1. Akron loses Quincy Diggs for the year

    Oct 2, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

    Quincy Diggs

    We’ve some significant news coming out of the MAC today. The league’s reigning Sixth-Man of the Year, Akron’s Quincy Diggs, was kicked out of school for the rest of the year for a violation of the University’s Student Code of Conduct. Diggs averaged 8.5 points, 3.1 boards, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals coming off the…

  2. Under Armour isn’t the only factor in the Harrison Twins’ decision, but it’s a big one

    Oct 2, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

    Harrison Twins

    Likely the most closely followed recruitment of the 2013 class will come to an end Thursday, when Aaron and Andrew Harrison, “The Harrison Twins,” will reveal the school to which they will pledge their names. It’s down to Kentucky and Maryland, one option the defending national champion and the undisputed recruiting heavyweight champion of the…

  3. Top 25 Countdown: No. 24 St. Joseph’s

    Oct 2, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    C.J. Aiken, Micheal Eric

    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.…

  4. Atlantic 10 reaches television deal with NBC Sports, ESPN, CBS

    Oct 2, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT

    Atlantic 10 logo A-10 A 10

    The Atlantic-10 has reached a media and television rights agreement with NBC Sports, CBS Sports, and ESPN, an eight-year deal that is set to begin at the start of the 2013-14 season, the conference announced Tuesday. “Our commitment to basketball at the highest level has allowed us to leverage our national exposure in the best…

  5. Austin Torres, teammate of Notre Dame commit Demetrius Jackson, pledges to Irish

    Oct 2, 2012, 10:46 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Xavier v Notre Dame

    Within days, 2013 forward Austin Torres went from a mid-major prospect to a high-major commit, rescinding his pledge to Central Michigan and following AAU teammate Demetrius Jackson to Notre Dame. Torres, a 6-7, 210-pound forward, held no Division-I offers prior to last summer, according to the South Bend Tribune, and was considering other offers from…

  6. Which college basketball coaches are on the hot seat in 2012-13?

    Oct 2, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Herb Sendek

    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…

  7. Sindarius Thornwell commits to South Carolina

    Oct 1, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    USC hires Frank Martin

    Frank Martin locked in his another big recruit of the 2013 season Monday when he got a commitment out of 6-4 wing Sidarius Thornwell, according to multiple outlets. Thornwell, a consensus Top-40 prospect, is the second commitment of 2013 for South Carolina. “He chose South Carolina,” said Thornwell’s uncle DaJuan, to Brian Snow of Scout.com.…

  8. Why Lance Thomas will speak to the NCAA

    Oct 1, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Luke Babbitt, Lance Thomas

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve been inundated with reports concerning former Duke guard Lance Thomas and his recently-settled suit with Rafaello and Company over his $67,800 worth of unpaid debt towards a jewelry purchase. Dave Wiseman of the Durham Sun-Herald spoke to Thomas on Monday, with Thomas revealing very little, other than he doesn’t…

  9. Cooperation not necessarily needed from Thomas, jewelry store, Emmert says

    Oct 1, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    NCAA Announces Corrective and Punitive Measures for Penn State

    Turns out that the NCAA might not need any help from Lance Thomas or the jewelry store he owed to punish Duke. NCAA President Mark Emmert told Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com that the association doesn’t necessarily need the cooperation of the former Duke guard, the jewelry store he owed, which is owned by Rafaello and…

  10. Report: Harrison twins to decide Thursday

    Oct 1, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

    Dominican coach, John Calipari, gives in

    Recruiting’s most popular duo could be near a college decision. CBSSports.com’s Jeff Borzello reported Monday evening that the Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron, could be set to decide where they will play college ball on Thursday. “Thursday will be the toughest decision I ever had to make but I’m looking forward to it,” Andrew Harrison…

  11. Ikenna Iroegbu commits to Washington State

    Oct 1, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - Oregon State v Washington State

    After losing his senior point guard to dismissal, Ken Bone when right back onto the recruiting trail and nabbed his point guard of the future. Ikenna Iroegbu, who is finishing his prep career at Oak Hill (Va.) Academy, has committed to the Cougars over offers from Memphis and Virginia Tech. Iroegbu took to Twitter to…

  12. Utah’s David Foster to have surgery, college career over

    Oct 1, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT

    David Foster

    In more news from the Twitter world, Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune tweeted out that Utah center David Foster will have surgery on his foot and as a result, his season and his college career are over. The tweet went out as so. More bad news for Utah basketball center David Foster. He…

  13. UTEP lands JuCo guard Jacob Thomas

    Oct 1, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Tim Floyd

    CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman sent out a tweet Monday afternoon that UTEP has landed junior college guard Jacob Thomas as part of their 2013 recruiting class. Howard, who will have two seasons remaining after his sophomore campaign at Howard (Texas) Junior College this year, averaged 14 points per game for Howard as a freshman. For coach…

  14. Is there such a thing as anti-momentum?

    Oct 1, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

    US President Barack Obama (2nd R) and Br

    Last week, Ken Pomeroy put together a post detailing the 17 most impressive comebacks according to his win-probability statistic. On Sunday, Kenpom took a look at the 18th most-unlikely comeback, the play-in game in which Mississippi State blew a 16 point lead to Western Kentucky in the final five minutes of the game. (Ironically, that…

  15. Well-traveled JuCo star Chris Thomas decommits from Xavier

    Oct 1, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Xavier v Baylor

    As if things weren’t bad enough for Chris Mack and the Xavier Musketeers, the future of his program took a hit over the weekend. Chris Thomas, who is one of the most talented wings in the Class of 2013, decommitted from the Musketeers on Sunday, according to Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com. The report says that…

  16. Top 25 Countdown: No. 25 UCLA Bruins

    Oct 1, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona - Quarterfinals

    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.…

  17. When will Bill Self start getting more pub as an all-time great?

    Oct 1, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

    350x-4

    How long will it be until Bill Self is thrust into the conversation as not only one of the best coaches in the country, but one of the best coaches of all-time? That’s a question that deserves serious consideration now that Self has been given a new contract from Kansas that could be worth as…

  18. Top 25 Countdown: Others receiving votes

    Oct 1, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    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.…

  19. Twenty-five must-see non-conference games in 2012-13

    Oct 1, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    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…

  20. The Morning Mix

    Oct 1, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - Ken Pomeroy once again provides the #ReadoftheDay. The grandmaster advanced statistician took a long hard look at the 18th most improbable comeback from last season. You should vaguely remember it too. NCAA Tournament Opening Round: Western Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State -Boston College head coach Steve Donahue believes that there is not another conference in the…

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