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  1. NAIA allows Cameron Rodriguez to keep $20K after hitting half-court shot at Oklahoma City Thunder game

    Dec 10, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Southwestern College

    On November 18, Cameron Rodriguez hit a half-court shot during a break in the Denver Nuggets-Oklahoma City Thunder game, with the award being $20,000 dollars. However there was a question if Rodriguez, a student-athlete on the Southwestern College basketball team, could accept the payment. Southwestern College is an NAIA program in Winfield, Kans. The NAIA…

  2. Kentucky out of Top 25 for first time under Calipari

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Yes, Big Blue Nation, it finally happened. A Calipari-coached Kentucky team will play their next game without a ranking next to their name. For the first time since Cal took over prior to the 2009-10 season, the Wildcats aren’t ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. It’s a product of back-to-back losses to Notre…

  3. Naismith Award watch list stretches from A(nderson) to Z(eller)

    Nov 13, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Kyle Anderson, Devonte Brown

    The Naismith Men’s Player of the Year Award early season watch list has been published, and it’s loaded with the usual suspects. The state of Kentucky fared well, with Louisville and Kentucky landing three players apiece on the list. Chane Behanan, Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng were the Cardinals honored. The Wildcats, unsurprisingly, were represented…

  4. Georgetown/Florida preview: More basketball, more aircraft carriers

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v Georgetown

    The best part about the few week or so is the teams that realize non-conference games are for great games, not blowouts, so they make sure to put one or two on the schedule. Florida and Georgetown knew that, and they did it. Forget that, the best part about the first opening games is the…

  5. Howland clarifies UCLA point guard picture

    Nov 3, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    Larry Drew

    The UCLA Bruins have had many problems over the past couple-three years, many of them materializing off-court. One problem that has persisted on-court is the lack of a strong point guard presence. Not since the days of Russell Westbrook and Darren Collison has the ball really seemed to be in good hands the majority of…

  6. Arizona State fans have high hopes for point guard Jahii Carson

    Nov 2, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT

    carson

    The 2011-12 season was a bad one for Arizona State, as the Sun Devils won just 10 games and finished tenth in the Pac-12. A major issue for Herb Sendek was the fact that one of his two most talented players wasn’t cleared to play. That would be point guard Jahii Carson, who did not…

  7. 2012-2013 Preview: Top 15 Frontcourts

    Oct 26, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    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…

  8. Big 12 Preview: Death, taxes and Kansas winning the league?

    Oct 25, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    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.…

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

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    spt-120403-louisville-siva

    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. Top 25 Countdown: No. 10 Baylor Bears

    Oct 22, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Baylor Bears' Jackson and Heslip sit on the bench during the second half of their men's NCAA South Regional basketball game against the Kentucky Wildcats in Atlanta

    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.…

  11. Report: 2013 small forward Ishmail Wainright commits to Baylor

    Oct 19, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Baylor University's coach Drew celebrates beating Colorado University in NCAA game in Albuquerque

    Baylor picked up its second commitment in the 2013 class at small forward Ishmail Wainright verbally committed to the school (subscription required) as first reported by Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop. Wainright, a native of Kansas City who plays at Montrose Christian School (MD), chose the Bears over schools such as Ohio State, St.…

  12. Preseason Big East Player of the Year: the gift and the curse?

    Oct 18, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

    peyton siva

    At Big East media day on Wednesday it was announced that the coaches selected Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva as their preseason Player of the Year. That’s quite the honor for Siva, who is coming off of a season in which he struggled with health early but once at full strength helped lead the…

  13. Georgetown’s versatility best way to counteract youth

    Oct 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    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…

  14. Big 12 coaches name Baylor’s Pierre Jackson preseason player of the year

    Oct 4, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Xavier v Baylor

    With practices just over a week away conferences are beginning to release their coaches and media polls for the upcoming season. The Big 12 picked its preseason Player of the Year on Thursday, and for the second consecutive season the choice is a Baylor Bear. Senior point guard Pierre Jackson, who was a second team…

  15. The impact freshman of the 2012-13 season

    Oct 3, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Alex Poythress, Cameron Ridley, Marcus Smart

    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…

  16. Memphis native Leron Black commits to Scott Drew and Baylor

    Sep 18, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT

    Scott Drew

    Scott Drew grabbed his first commitment from the Class of 2014 Monday, as Memphis native Leron Black pledged his named to Baylor, according to John Martin of the Commercial Appeal. Black, a Top-25 prospect, continues Drew’s recent recruiting successes, which include a 2012 class that features Isaiah Austin, Ricardo Gathers, and LJ Rose. “At first…

  17. The latest on the NCAA’s investigation of UCLA

    Sep 4, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

    ucla

    The most intriguing story line heading into the 2012-2013 season is the investigation surrounding the loaded recruiting class currently enrolled at UCLA. Many expect the Bruins to make a return to national prominence this season, thanks in large part to the additions of Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson, Tony Parker and Jordan Adams. Muhammad and Anderson…

  18. Arizona State assistant Scott Pera reportedly leaving to join staff at Penn

    Aug 23, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT

    Scott Pera

    Arizona State assistant Scott Pera is leaving the Sun Devils to become the top assistant at the University of Pennsylvania, Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic is reporting. Pera has been with Arizona State for six years, but now accepts a position closer to his hometown and family in Hershey, Penn. “It’s been an emotional…

  19. No shortage of stars in the 2014 high school class

    Aug 17, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    adidas Nations

    After every July evaluation period, college basketball recruiting junkies put an eye towards their favorite school’s current recruiting class. It’s hard not to take an early look out a little bit further, though, and dig into the underclassmen stars who will be making an impact as college freshmen. There already is significant excitement in the…

  20. Is Florida commit Chris Walker really ‘a sick mix of Kevin Garnett and Perry Jones III’?

    Aug 15, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Chris Walker 2

    Let’s make a quick list of the things 2013 Florida commit Chris Walker has going for him: 1) Size and athleticism At 6-10, Walker is long, lanky, and athletic player who can block shots and run the floor. Need proof? Check out this video. 2) The sidekick Walker, in choosing Florida, pairs up with the…

  21. Coach K wins gold medal in final game with Team USA

    Aug 12, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

    Coach K USA

    After a driving layup by Chris Paul that all but sealed a victory with 51 seconds remaining in Team USA’s gold medal game against Spain Sunday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave a display of emotion that we don’t typically see from the stoic and legendary college coach. He jumped up in celebration as Team USA…

  22. The Morning Mix

    Aug 3, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    If I didn’t know better, I’d think Team USA is out there trying to prove to Magic and M.J. that 2012 is better than 1992. When did the Dream Team ever win by 85? When did the Dream Team ever score 156 points in one game? Nigeria never had a chance. But former-George Mason star…

  23. Washington will need a big season from C.J. Wilcox to return to the Big Dance

    Jul 22, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

    C.J. Wilcox; Maurice Jones

    While the Washington Huskies aren’t being mentioned with the likes of Arizona, Stanford and UCLA when it comes to favorites to win the Pac-12, Lorenzo Romar’s team has the capability of being a factor. With Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten Jr. both moving on to the NBA however, redshirt junior shooting guard C.J. Wilcox will…

  24. Naadir Tharpe ‘didn’t do anything spectacular last year at all’

    Jul 18, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Howard v Kansas

    One thing that the Bill Self’s Kansas program has proven is that if you’re willing to bide your time and accept a role on the bench, you’ll eventually end up reaping the benefits. Sherron Collins went from seventh man to first-team all-american at the same time that Cole Aldrich went from “is that big guy…

  25. Forward C.J. Fair preparing to take the next step for Syracuse

    Jul 8, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Louisville

    Syracuse won 34 games and a regular season Big East title last season, but it fell short of the Final Four with a loss to Ohio State in the Elite 8. With three of their top four scorers (not to mention center Fab Melo) moving on, the Orange will need some players to make the…