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  1. Report: Lakers might talk to Larry Brown about coaching vacancy

    Jun 3, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

    AP

    Could Larry Brown be on the move, again?

  2. Report: Los Angeles Lakers interested in North Carolina head coach Roy Williams

    May 5, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly interested in speaking with North Carolina head coach Roy Williams.

  3. Kentucky coach John Calipari on Lakers rumors: ‘I have the best job in the country’

    Apr 8, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    John Calpari comments on rumors he’s leaving Kentucky.

  4. 2013 forward Nigel Hayes verbally commits to Wisconsin

    Nov 11, 2012, 9:50 PM EDT

    Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan ecourages his team against the Syracuse Orange during the first half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    Wisconsin picked up a fifth verbal commitment in its 2013 class on Sunday night, as 6-7 forward Nigel Hayes (Toledo, OH/Whitmer HS) has decided to play for Bo Ryan. The news was first reported by Reggie Rankin of ESPN.com, and Hayes picked the Badgers over Ohio State and Stanford. Hayes joins a class headlined by…

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

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    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…

  6. The Morning Mix

    Nov 7, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States. This is a special day for me not because of any political affiliation but because I got my start in college hoops this very week in 2008. Here’s to four more years of entertaining hoops insight. For the record, I voted for the  trio of…

  7. Buzz Williams: ‘I better relate to guys who have had a rough start’

    Nov 6, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

    BuzzWilliams

    There are few coaches in the country that are a better quote than Marquette’s Buzz Williams. It’s one of the few rules I learned when covering my first Big East tournament: when Williams is talking, you better get to listening, because he’ll give you a quote worth publishing. He’s logical, he’s smart, he’s honest and…

  8. The Morning Mix

    Nov 6, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    We’re only just 72 hours away from the beginning of college basketball season. The anticipation is palpable.   #ReadoftheDay: ESPN’s Jason King on the landscape of college hoops in 2012 and how it looks similar to the landscape in the 1980s. Read it. (ESPN)   Top Stories: What top-25 team will miss the NCAA Tournament?:…

  9. Oakland expects big things from former Friar Mondy

    Nov 3, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

    orena-12

    Oakland has been on a bit of a tear recently. For four seasons straight, the Golden Grizzlies have won 20 or more games, and they’ve produced some strong players and some upset wins along the way. They may get lost in the wake of Wolters-mania this season, but the Golden Griz have as good a…

  10. Buzz Williams, housing markets, and Marquette’s new look

    Nov 1, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Buzz Williams

    Marquette is going to have their work cut out for them this season. And it’s not because they have a lack of talent on their roster. Quite the opposite, actually; Buzz Williams has a myriad of perimeter weapons and a pair of big-bodied centers at his disposal. Where Marquette could run into some trouble, however,…

  11. The Morning Mix

    Oct 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - Only somebody like Jeff Goodman  has the contacts needed in order to put together a comprehensive list of all the “secret” scrimmages taking place across the country – Only Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz would sustain a major cut while diving for a loose ball in practice. The Badgers senior detailed his bizarre practice injury…

  12. Top 25 Countdown: No. 9 Michigan Wolverines

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr.

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

    Oct 23, 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 Top 25, click here. For a…

  14. The Morning Mix

    Oct 22, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - Utah’s basketball team may not be very good. But that doesn’t mean the Utes can’t inspire.  In your #ReadoftheDay, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune details the remarkible journeyUtes’ guard Glen Dean went through last December when he was forced to undergo emergency brain surgery. Dean will be back on the court when…

  15. Los Angeles court dismisses Reeves Nelson’s defamation suit against Sports Illustrated

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    ReevesNelson

    Reeves Nelson’s defamation suit against Sports Illustrated and writer George Dohrmann has been dismissed by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, a press release announced this week. “We have stood behind the reporting of our Pulitzer Prize winning writer since day one,” Sports Illustrated said in a statement. “We are pleased that after reviewing the…

  16. WCC Preview: Gonzaga’s at the head of the class

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Elias Harris, Cole Dickerson

    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.…

  17. College Hoops Preview: 15 Players with Breakout Potential

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    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…

  18. Top 25 Countdown: No. 19 Gonzaga Bulldogs

    Oct 9, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Virginia v Gonzaga

    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. How Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak can avoid an NCAA violation

    Oct 8, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Larry Krystkowiak

    I’m going to have to go ahead and stand up for Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak. I don’t think he committed an NCAA violation. Let me explain. Last night, as I was trying to wrap my head around the latest episode of Homeland, this tweet from, Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune, popped up…

  20. Marquette point guard Junior Cadougan is singing again (VIDEO)

    Oct 4, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

    Patric Young, Junior Cadougan

    As part of last season’s Marquette Madness there was an epic karaoke showdown between head coach Buzz Williams and starting point guard Junior Cadougan. While the point guard sang Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” the coach went with “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond, and who won the contest…well I don’t really know who won…

  21. 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.…

  22. 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.…

  23. Kentucky player verifies Gillispie’s tough practice habits

    Sep 8, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

    Billy Gillispie

    By now, you know all about what Billy Gillispie is accused of. Details have come out about all-day practices at Texas Tech, as well as less-than-sound treatment of injured players – the last thing Texas Tech needs in the wake of the Mike Leach/Craig James football kerfuffle. There are many surprising things about what’s going…

  24. UCLA forward Adria Gasol will not make trip to China with team

    Aug 21, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT

    Washington State v UCLA

    Adria Gasol, the younger brother of NBA All-Stars Marc and Pau Gasol, will not be joining UCLA on its trip to China when the Bruins leave Wednesday, Aug. 22. Gasol joined the team as a walk-on this summer, but not in time to enroll in summer classes. “You have to have been here and passed…