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  1. Derrick Williams leaves Richmond for family reasons

    Feb 4, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    On Monday evening, Richmond announced that Derrick Williams has left the program. “We thank Derrick for his contributions to the program and wish him luck in his future endeavors,” Richmond head coach Chris Mooney said in a press release on Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, John O’Connor the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Williams’ departure was a result…

  2. Josh Pastner will be more than just a recruiter. Give him time.

    Sep 26, 2012, 10:41 PM EDT

    University of Memphis head coach Pastner reacts to a call against Saint Louis University during their men's NCAA college basketball game in Columbus

    It’s official: Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is an elite recruiter. Not that there was much doubt heading into this summer. His first recruiting class (the Class of 2010) with the Tigers included three five-star recruits and two four-star recruits. He landed three kids from Memphis (Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford and Tarik Black), a top…

  3. Under Armour Elite 24 features some must-see stars

    Aug 23, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT

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    The newly re-branded Elite 24 all-star game tips at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday (ESPNU) and is sponsored by Under Armour, having taken the game’s reins from Boost Mobile. The contest is unique in that August is usually a quiet month for high school stars, having been put through a grueling July evaluation period. The…

  4. Former Memphis Tiger Will Barton signs endorsement deal with Under Armour

    Aug 2, 2012, 10:41 AM EDT

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    Former Memphis Tiger Will Barton has signed a lucrative endorsement deal with Under Armour, he announced via his Twitter page Wednesday. Barton, who averaged 18 points and 8.0 rebounds per game this past season for the Tigers on his way to winning Conference USA Player of the Year, was drafted 40th overall by the Portland…

  5. Marquette fans looking forward to two Taylors

    May 19, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Buzz Williams reacts in the second half against the Florida Gators during the NCAA men's West Regional basketball tournament in Phoenix

    Marquette fans are rightfully looking forward to the Trent Lockett era in Milwaukee. The former Arizona State Sun Devil is moving eastward to be near his ailing mother, who lives in Minnesota, and should bring an experienced scoring threat to a team learning to live without Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder. The Golden Eagles are…

  6. Parrom’s injury might just sink the rest of Arizona’s season

    Feb 1, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

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    Arizona’s luck had to turn at some point. But I didn’t realize it would encompass most of the season. The Wildcats were among the game’s “luckiest” teams when it made its run to the Elite Eight last season (having Derrick Williams and shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc also didn’t hurt). This season, only…

  7. Pac-12 sure could use some of its 50 NBA players right now

    Dec 28, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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    The Pac-12 is hurtin’. It’s seventh in kenpom.com standings, ninth in the RPI, hasn’t beaten any Top 25 teams and has racked up so many bad losses, Rob had trouble recounting them all last week. UCLA is in freefall, Arizona and Washington are enduring growing pains, and Cal and Stanford have fattened up on soft…

  8. Arizona’s ‘best basketball is ahead’? Yeah, I’d buy that

    Dec 26, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Next time, Arizona might just stick with the 2010-11 non-conference schedule. That slate – filled with home games and just two stern tests against Kansas and BYU – had Wildcats coach Sean Miller worrying if a fast start would crumble when conference play rolled around. (I said no. Yay me!) It didn’t, mostly because Derrick…

  9. Christmas wish list: What does Arizona want and need?

    Dec 22, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

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    From now until Christmas, Beyond the Arc will detail what some teams need. Hey, we’re in a giving mood. Arizona began its holiday break with an ideal win – 100-60 over Bryant – that allowed Sean Miller’s team to continue working out the kinks from an up-and-down non-conference run and build some more confidence entering…

  10. Seniors rule our preseason All-America team

    Oct 21, 2010, 7:31 AM EDT

    Who says everyone jumps early to the NBA? Our 2010-11 college basketball preseason All-America team is filled with upperclassmen. Among the five teams (25 spots), there are 10 seniors – four of whom are on the first team – and eight juniors. What can I say? I’m a believer in experienced players. Who on it?…