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  1. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens visits former Butler forward Andrew Smith

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

    Brad Stevens

    Once a @butleru Bulldog, always a Bulldog. Thanks for flying in, @BCCoachStevens! pic.twitter.com/ttdWGvlDMM — Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) February 11, 2014 In one of the more surprising moves of the summer, Brad Stevens left his post at Butler University to take the Boston Celtics coaching vacancy. Andrew Smith played four years for Stevens, helping the Bulldogs…

  2. Assigned Reading: An inside look at Brad Stevens’ decision to leave Butler

    Oct 25, 2013, 6:33 PM EST

    Butler v Marquette

    One of the moments this offseason that startled the college basketball world was Brad Stevens’ decision on July 3 to leave Butler for the Boston Celtics, taking over for Doc Rivers as the leader of one of sports’ most storied franchises. But for all the attention that head coaching moves garner, rarely do we get…

  3. Markel Starks, Otto Porter lead Georgetown past No. 11 UCLA

    Nov 19, 2012, 11:24 PM EST

    Markel Starks, John Thompson III

    BROOKLYN – This game was supposed to be about Shabazz Muhammad and UCLA. With the nation’s most talented freshman finally getting declared eligible by the NCAA this past Friday, Monday night’s game against Georgetown in the semifinals of the Legends Classic was supposed to be his debutante ball. We’ve all seen the mixtapes. We’ve all…

  4. The key to Ohio State’s season? Finding that third scorer

    Nov 18, 2012, 7:36 PM EST

    Thad Matta,  LaQuinton Ross, Evan Ravenel

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – When Deshaun Thomas gets into rhythm, there aren’t many players in the country that can score like him. After averaging 15.9 points as a sophomore, Thomas entered Sunday afternoon’s matchup with Washington in the final of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off averaging 22.0 points early on this season. The 6-foot-7 lefty did…

  5. Preview: Syracuse meets San Diego State in Battle on the Midway carrier game

    Nov 11, 2012, 12:36 PM EST

    Steve Fisher, Jim Boeheim

    Condensation was the spoiler Friday night, stopping two aircraft carrier games before their completion, having effectively halted Ohio State-Marquette before it could get started and forcing a halftime cancellation of Georgetown-Florida. Third time’s the charm, right? Syracuse and San Diego State hope the West Coast is friendlier than the East when they tip off at…

  6. Weekend Preview: Syracuse-SDSU highlights a strong weekend slate

    Nov 9, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Steve Fisher, Jim Boeheim

    Game of the Weekend: Sunday, 4:00 p.m. No. 9 Syracuse at No. 20 San Diego State (Fox Sports) Syracuse flies out to sunny Southern California to take on the Aztecs in a game that was postponed from Friday evening due to a rainout. Seriously. With wet weather settling in over San Diego and the Battle…

  7. Marquette/Ohio State preview: Season kickoff in the Carrier Classic

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Final Four - Ohio State v Kansas

    It’s finally here, folks. The first full day of college basketball games (that actually count) is upon us, with one of the feature games being Marquette versus No. 4 Ohio State in the Carrier Classic at 7 p.m. EST on the NBC Sports Network. The two teams will get down to business aboard the flight…

  8. DeShaun Thomas leads the way in Ohio State exhibition win over Walsh

    Oct 31, 2012, 4:13 PM EST

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Deshaun Thomas celebrates after the Buckeyes recovered a turnover against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    Ohio State will begin the regular season as a top-five team and, in their final tune-up before their season opener, got a double-digit exhibition win over Walsh, 83-71, at Value City Arena in Columbus. Junior forward DeShaun Thomas, expected to be a leader on this year’s Buckeye team after the departure of Jared Sullinger, scored…

  9. Position Rankings: The 20 Best Small Forwards

    Oct 31, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

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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…

  10. 2013 Hoophall Classic Schedule released

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:43 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Monday morning, the official schedule was released for the 2013 Hoophall Classic, one of the premier high school showcases in the country. In the five-day event, from Jan. 17-21, the Hoophall Classic will once again feature some of the best players in all of high school basketball. The two top players in the Class of…

  11. Top 25 Countdown: No. 4 Syracuse Orange

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

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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. Top 25 Countdown: No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes

    Oct 25, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Final Four - Ohio State v Kansas

    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. Big Ten Preview: Wisconsin and Iowa are better than you think

    Oct 24, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Final Four - Ohio State v Kansas

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

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

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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. Georgetown’s versatility best way to counteract youth

    Oct 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    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…

  16. College Hoops Preview: 15 Players with Breakout Potential

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    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…

  17. Syracuse-San Diego State Battle of the Midway tickets start at $150

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:31 AM EST

    Steve Fisher Jim Boeheim Carrier game

    As San Diego State and Syracuse ready themselves for their November match-up aboard the USS Midway, more news about the ticket prices was released to the public. Want to attend? We already know that sideline seats will cost you $1,000. Baseline seats will cost you $500. So how much is it to get in the…

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

    Oct 1, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    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…

  19. Coach Cal uses Jay-Z concert as a photo op

    Sep 29, 2012, 9:01 PM EST

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    If there’s such a thing as Zen recruiting, John Calipari is the master of it. Coach Cal has a way of showing up in the right places and knowing the right people. Even when he’s not phoning a high school kid or visiting a prep school game, he’s putting forth the image of a winner,…

  20. Rick Pitino breaks out the FAQ on his blog

    Sep 29, 2012, 6:28 PM EST

    Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino directs his team during the first half of the men's NCAA Final Four semi-final college basketball game against the Kentucky Jayhawks in New Orleans

    Most coaches hate bloggers. The really visionary ones realize the power of the medium and become bloggers. Rick Pitino is one of those guys. He doesn’t blog often, but when he does, he gives some quality updates. This week, Pitino shared the five questions he is most often asked, and provided his standard answers, as…

  21. Temple and Syracuse highlight finalized field for Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:38 AM EST

    JimBoeheim

    Syracuse and Temple headline the inaugural Gotham Classic, an event that includes five teams and culminates with a meeting between the Orange and the Owls on Dec. 22 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Joining Temple and Syracuse will be Alcorn State, Canisius, and an NCAA tournament participant from last season, Detroit. The…

  22. Debate!: Who you got? Lute Olson or Jim Calhoun

    Sep 14, 2012, 11:05 AM EST

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    In 2008, Lute Olson retired from coaching at the ripe old age of 74, having spent the past 25 years taking Arizona from a West Coast afterthought and turning them into a national championship program that was a mainstay in the top 25 through the majority of his tenure. Just four years later, Jim Calhoun…

  23. Findlay Prep (Nev.) head coach Mike Peck hired as coach of NBADL’s Idaho Stampede

    Sep 12, 2012, 9:38 AM EST

    Idaho Stampede logo

    Mike Peck, coach of powerhouse Findlay Prep (Nev.), has accepted a position as the head coach with the NBA Developmental League’s Idaho Stampede, the team announced Tuesday. The Stampede organization is the D-League affiliate of the Portland Trailblazers. “This is a great opportunity with a wonderful organization,” Peck said in a statement. “I’m looking forward…

  24. Rapper Drake to coach at Kentucky NBA Alumni Game

    Sep 9, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Drake

    There were mixed reactions earlier this summer when rapper Drake shared a photo of his customized Kentucky championship ring via Instagram. Some called coach John Calipari a marketing genius, willing to give Drake a ring while knowing he would flaunt it. Make Kentucky “cool” to recruits, as if it weren’t already. Others panned the move,…

  25. Big East releases conference schedule

    Sep 5, 2012, 1:05 PM EST

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    The Big East, now led by new commissioner Mike Aresco, announced its conference schedule Wednesday. “BIG EAST men’s basketball and unparalleled national media exposure have always been synonymous,” Aresco said in a statement. “The 2012-13 schedule is unmatched in the scope of national, regional and local telecasts.  Our coaches and student-athletes are committed to excellence…