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Five-star 2018 recruit Anfernee Simons could test NBA Draft process
Five-star 2018 recruit Anfernee Simons, a former Louisville commit, could test the 2018 NBA Draft waters.
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LaVar Ball on Trump’s involvement in bringing son home: ‘Who?’
The war of words none of us wanted is now upon us. LaVar Ball downplayed the impact that Donald Trump had in ensuring that his son, LiAngelo, along with two other UCLA players were released from custody and...
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Bridges perfect from 3, No. 5 Villanova blows out Lafayette
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Mikal Bridges set a school record by hitting all six of his 3-point shots and scored a career-high 24 points in No. 5 Villanova’s 104-57 rout of Lafayette on Friday night. Jalen...
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Mykhailiuk helps No. 4 Kansas rout South Dakota State, 98-64
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Svi Mykhailiuk scored a career-high 27 points, Lagerald Vick finished with 22 and fourth-ranked Kansas routed Summit League favorite South Dakota State 98-64 on Friday night. Udoka...
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No. 18 Louisville hangs on over Omaha 87-78
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ray Spalding had a career-high 19 points and 11 rebounds, Deng Adel had a game-high 21 points and Anas Mahmoud had eight of his team’s 15 blocked shots as No. 18 Louisville...
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No. 7 Kentucky cruises past East Tennessee State, 78-61
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Quade Green scored a career-high 21 points, Kevin Knox had 17 points with 10 rebounds and No. 7 Kentucky overcame an early deficit to run away from East Tennessee State 78-61 on...
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Wendell Carter Jr. scores 20, No. 1 Duke beats Southern 78-61
DURHAM, N.C. — No. 1 Duke proved this week it’s talented enough to beat the best team on its schedule — but not so dominant that it can take one of the worst for granted. The Blue Devils...
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Albany suspends coaches 1 game for recruiting violation
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — University at Albany men’s basketball coach Will Brown and associate head coach John Iati have been suspended for one game for an NCAA recruiting violation. The school said Iati...
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VIDEO: Colorado’s McKinley Wright gets a friendly bounce with buzzer-beater to beat Quinnipiac
The iron was kind to Colorado’s McKinley Wright, as he was able to get a game-winning three at the buzzer to drop as the Buffaloes avoided an embarrassing loss to Quinnipiac in the opener of the...
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Guy’s 29 lead Virginia past VCU, 76-67
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy was never hesitant when Virginia needed a basket, and because he wasn’t, the Cavaliers were able to hold off VCU, 76-67 on Friday. Guy scored a career-best 29 points and...
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Pro golfer, Wisconsin fan Steve Stricker does not like J.P. Macura
Wisconsin resident, Badger fan and pro golfer Steve Stricker was not happy after UW lost to Xavier on Thursday night. For starters, his team lost. That sucks. Then J.P. Macura went and rubbed it in everyone...
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Lonnie Walker hurt as No. 11 Hurricanes beat A&M 90-59
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Highly touted freshman Lonnie Walker IV twisted his left ankle Thursday night, and coach Jim Larranaga was sore himself after the latest lopsided win by the 11th-ranked Miami...
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Trump urges UCLA players to thank China leader for release
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged three suspended UCLA basketball players on Thursday to thank China’s president for their freedom after they shoplifted in China. The president’s...
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Michael Porter Jr. injury grows more concerning
The injury to Michael Porter Jr., Missouri's star freshman and a potential No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, seems to be a little more concerning that many initially believed.
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Thomas’ career-high 24 leads Creighton over No. 20 Northwestern
Khyri Thomas goes for 24 points, 11 rebounds and five assists
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Berry struggles in return, but North Carolina tops Bucknell
Senior guard went 1 of 11 from the floor
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Kansas beats out Texas for five-star Quentin Grimes
Kansas added a fourth member to their 2018 recruiting class, as five-star guard Quentin Grimes committed on Wednesday night. Ultimately, Grimes picked the Jayhawks over Texas, although he also considered...
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Michigan State's loss to Duke fallout
The way we view this loss depends on what you think the narrative of the Michigan State will be.
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Steve Alford on suspending UCLA players
UCLA head coach Steve Alford indefinitely suspends three players, including LiAngelo Ball, for shoplifting in China.
LiAngelo Ball apologizes for shoplifting
LiAngelo Ball and his UCLA teammates apologize for shoplifting in China.
UCLA indefinitely suspends three players
UCLA has indefinitely suspended three players who were involved in a Chinese shoplifting incident.
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Duval answers Duke’s point guard conundrum
Duke freshman point guard Trevon Duval made an impact on both ends of the floor against Michigan State.
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Trump wants thank you from UCLA players on China
President Donald Trump says on Twitter that he wants a thank you from the UCLA players returning from China.
Should UCLA players be suspended for season?
The UCLA players returned from China after shoplifting and now Steve Alford must make a decision about what to do with them.
Four things we learned from No. 3 Kansas knocking off No. 7 Kentucky
Kansas and Kentucky played an ugly game during the Champions Classic but there was still plenty to learn from it.
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Five things we learned from No. 1 Duke’s win over No. 2 Michigan State
We learned a lot about both teams in this game.
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No. 3 Kansas outlasts No. 7 Kentucky in ugly Champions Classic game
No. 3 Kansas was able to outlast No. 7 Kentucky in an ugly Champions Classic game.
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George Washingtons Terry Nolan, Jr. throws down on Florida State
Six-foot-2 freshman dunks on Seminoles' 6-foot-9 forward
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Grayson Allen, Trevon Duval lead No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State
Michigan State won the battle of the front courts. Duke won the game. They have Grayson Allen to thank for that.
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Kansas frosh Billy Preston held out due to ‘single-vehicle incident’
CHICAGO – Kansas announced at halftime of the first game of the Champions Classic that star freshman Billy Preston will be held out of the game due to what the school is calling a ‘single-...
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Duke’s Marvin Bagley III exits Michigan State showdown with right eye injury
Duke freshman big man Marvin Bagley Jr. left the Champions Classic showdown against Michigan State after getting poked in the eye.
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Texas’ Bamba out with concussion
Freshman undergoing "concussion protocol"
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NCAA declares NC State’s Beverly eligible
NCAA reverses course on Ohio State transfer
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Tyler Herro commits to Kentucky
Six-foot-5 guard de-committed from Wisconsin last month
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Rhode Island’s E.C. Matthews to miss 4-to-6 weeks
Senior suffered a broken wrist
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UCF’s injury woes continue as B.J. Taylor will miss 4-6 weeks
No team in America has had to deal with the injury bug the way that UCF has this season. Aubrey Dawkins is done for the year after undergoing surgery on his shoulder. Tacko Fall is dealing with a hip issue...
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Report: LiAngelo Ball, UCLA players detained in China are returning to Los Angeles
Just hours after Donald Trump reportedly enlisted the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping to end the legal process that three UCLA players are going through, the trio of Bruins are set to fly home....
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Champions Classic Preview: Breaking down Duke-Michigan State and Kansas-Kentucky
Everything you need to know about the best night in college hoops this season.
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When is it time to talk about whether Wichita State is the best team in college basketball?
There is going to come a point in time where we, as college basketball fans and members of the college basketball media, need to sit down and have a real discussion about whether or not Wichita State is the...
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Rice transfer Egor Koulechov shines in debut with No. 8 Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Former Rice standout Egor Koulechov had no expectations for his Florida debut. He has some going forward — from everyone around him. Koulechov scored 34 points, hitting six 3...
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No. 6 Wichita State overpowers College of Charleston 81-63
WICHITA, Kan. — Senior center Shaquille Morris had 18 points and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes to lead No. 6 Wichita State past College of Charleston 81-63 on Monday night. Morris was 7 of 11 from...
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Baylor F Nuni Omot serves up vicious poster dunk
The college basketball season isn't even a week old and there's already been a dunk that will likely make all of the end-of-season highlight reels come April.
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No 14 Minnesota makes early statement at Providence
After struggling some during the latter stages of the first half, No. 14 Minnesota rebounded to pick up a big win at Providence Monday night.
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Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr to miss Monday’s game
The official collegiate debut for Missouri freshman phenom Michael Porter Jr. was a short one, as he played just two minutes in Friday’s 74-59 win over Iowa State after aggravating a leg injury during...
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UConn PG Jalen Adams reinstated following 1-game suspension
UConn will have a key cog in its attack available for Tuesday’s game against Stony Brook, as head coach Kevin Ollie announced Monday that point guard Jalen Adams has been reinstated after being...
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Vanderbilt lands commitment from 5-star PG Darrius Garland
Monday was a big day for the Vanderbilt basketball program, as head coach Bryce Drew received a verbal commitment from one of the best point guards in the Class of 2018. Darrius Garland, a 5-star prospect...
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Auburn places two support staff members on leave
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Two members of the Auburn basketball support staff have been placed on administrative leave because of an internal investigation into the program. The school released a statement on...
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College Basketball AP Poll: Duke is No. 1, Michigan State No. 2
Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ first regular-season poll of 2017-18. The Blue Devils were No. 1 in the preseason poll and received 34 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in the...
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Five things we learned from college basketball’s opening weekend
From Kentucky to Texas, the Aggies to the Mountaineers, the talented freshmen and the face-off coming in Chicago tomorrow night.
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Ewing wants Georgetown to be an offensive force
Patrick Ewing hopes that Georgetown can become a high-tempo team and believes it all comes down to the players he's able to recruit.
Team of the Week: Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies put together a thoroughly dominating performance in Germany on Friday.
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Player of the Week: Allonzo Trier, Arizona
Trier was terrific in the first weekend of the season.
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Report: Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to resolve case of UCLA players
During President Trump’s two-day visit to Beijing he asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of the three UCLA players that were arrested for shoplifting during the team’s...
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College Basketball Power Rankings: Where should Kentucky, Louisville, West Virginia be ranked?
Everything you need to know about this weeks top 25.
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No. 5 Kentucky holds off Vermont 73-69
This was not an easy win for the Wildcats.
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Edwards helps No. 20 Purdue rout Chicago State 111-42
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 25 points, Vince Edwards added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 20 Purdue routed Chicago State 111-42 on Sunday. After defeating Southern...
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Powell’s 18 leads No. 23 Seton Hall past Monmouth, 75-65
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Myles Powell scored 18 points and Angel Delgado added 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading No. 23 Seton Hall to an easy 75-65 victory over Monmouth in the NIT Tip-Off matchup...
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Ewing coaches Georgetown past Jacksonville 73-57 in debut
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Ewing led Georgetown to the pinnacle of college basketball, then had a Hall of Fame career in the NBA. His first game back at his alma mater as coach, though, provided him an...
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David Padgett survives first game as head coach for No. 16 Louisville
The Cardinals really needed to get this win.
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David Padgett nervous as he makes debut for embattled Cardinals
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — David Padgett insists his nervousness debuting as Louisville’s acting coach is about wins and losses. It’s not that simple. Padgett has had to deal with much more than...
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Kentucky lands commitment from five-star Keldon Johnson
One day after missing out on the top recruit in the Class of 2018, Kentucky landed a five-star prospect of their own. Keldon Johnson, a 6-foot-6 wing that is spending his senior season at Oak Hill Academy,...
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No. 14 Notre Dame uses red-hot second-half shooting to run past DePaul
No. 14 Notre Dame used red-hot shooting in the second-half to run past DePaul.
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Missouri looks impressive in win over Iowa State despite injury to star freshman Michael Porter Jr.
Star freshman Michael Porter Jr. only played two minutes but Missouri was still able to run past Iowa State.
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Stanford freshman Kezie Okpala to sit out due to academics
Stanford freshman forward Kezie Okpala will have to sit out due to academics but it is unclear how long he will be out.
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VIDEO: UC Irvine women’s team banks in half court buzzer-beater to win season opener
The UC Irvine women's basketball team won its season opener in thrilling fashion as a half-court buzzer-beater decided the game.
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Report: UCLA players accused of shoplifting at three stores, will stay in China when team flies home
Three UCLA players accused of shoplifting will reportedly be forced to stay in China while the Bruins fly home.
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VIDEO: Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle nails 3/4 court buzzer-beater
Oregon State sophomore forward Tres Tinkle nailed a three-quarters court shot at the buzzer to end the first half against Southern Utah.
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Vick leads No. 4 Kansas to 92-56 win over Tennessee State
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lagerald Vick scored 23 points, Svi Mykhailiuk added 15 and fourth-ranked Kansas routed Tennessee State 92-56 on Friday night in its lone tuneup before facing No. 5 Kentucky in the...
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VIDEO: Dayton’s Josh Cunningham notches the first buzzer-beater of the season
Coming off of a pretty gnarly injury, Josh Cunningham scored on a layup with 0.1 seconds left to lift Dayton to a 78-77 win over Ball State in the first game of the Anthony Grant era: Josh Cunningham's...
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No. 7 Wichita State blows past Missouri-Kansas City 109-57.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Senior Darral Willis scored 19 points to lead No. 7 Wichita State past Missouri-Kansas City 109-57 in its season opener Friday night. Landry Shamet had 17 points, Shaquille Morris...
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No. 2 Michigan State tops North Florida, next up No. 1 Duke
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges started his sophomore season strong with 20 points and 10 rebounds, helping No. 2 Michigan State beat North Florida 98-66 on Friday night in a tuneup for a highly...
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Paschall, Brunson lead No. 6 Villanova past Columbia 75-60
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eric Paschall scored 15 points and Jalen Brunson had 14 to lead No. 6 Villanova to a 75-60 victory over Columbia on Friday night. Villanova, the 2016 national champions, won their 15th...
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Trier scores career-high 32, Ayton posts 19 and 12 as No. 3 Arizona opens with rout
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Allonzo Trier scored a career-high 32 points and third-ranked Arizona opened its season with a 101-67 rout of Northern Arizona on Friday night. Deandre Ayton, Arizona’s acclaimed...
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USC holds De’Anthony Melton out of games over eligibility concerns
USC made official the worst secret in college basketball: That De’Anthony Melton is thought to be one of the players mentioned in the FBI complaint. Prior to the program’s game against Cal....
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VIDEO: Hamidou Diallo throws down in-game windmill dunk
This is not going to be the last time that we talk about the dunks that Hamidou Diallo throws down this season. Kentucky beat Utah Valley, 73-63, despite a slow, ugly start to the game.
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Indiana State makes 17 threes to ruin Archie Miller’s debut at Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Brenton Scott scored 24 points and Indiana State made 17 3-pointers to blow out Indiana 90-69 Friday night in Archie Miller’s first regular-season game as coach of the...
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Desi Rodriguez leads No. 23 Seton Hall past FDU 90-68
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Desi Rodriguez scored 17 points, 13 in the first half, leading No. 23 Seton Hall to an easy 90-68 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in the NIT Season Tip-Off first-round game on Friday...
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Luke Maye helps No. 9 UNC beat Northern Iowa 86-69 in opener
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Luke Maye had a career-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds in No. 9 North Carolina’s season-opening 86-69 win against Northern Iowa on Friday night. Freshman Garrison Brooks...
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Marvin Bagley, Grayson Allen lead No. 1 Duke past Elon, 97-68
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Grayson Allen put on a show in his final season opener for No. 1 Duke. So did Marvin Bagley in his first — and perhaps only — one. Bagley had 25 points and 10 rebounds in his college...
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Trevon Bluiett leads No. 17 Xavier over Morehead State 101-49
CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett scored 21 of his 25 points during Xavier’s blistering first half on Friday night, and the 17th-ranked Musketeers dominated from the opening tip-off for a 101-49...
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Revamped Wisconsin opens with 85-50 win over SC State
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Wisconsin opened a season of transition with an 85-50 win on Friday night over South Carolina State. Andy Van Vliet added 18 points for the...
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No. 5 Kentucky survives slow start, beats Utah Valley
It wasn’t pretty for No. 5 Kentucky, but they got the job done. The Wildcats put together a listless, ugly first half, digging themselves a 37-25 hole at home against Utah Valley while shooting a...
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No. 25 Texas A&M romps No. 11 West Virginia despite four suspensions
This will be the most impressive performance of the weekend, without question.
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Yale expecting to be without Makai Mason, Jordan Bruner indefinitely
Yale’s star point guard Makai Mason could miss up to two months with a stress fracture in his right foot, the same foot that caused him to miss the entire 2016-17 season, sources told NBC Sports. The...
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BYU star Nick Emery withdraws from school
BYU head coach Dave Rose announced on Friday night that Nick Emery has withdrawn from school and will not be playing for the Cougars this semester. “I have decided to withdraw from BYU today,”...
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No. 1 prospect R.J. Barrett commits to Duke
Over the course of the last six months, Duke has become the single-greatest recruiting force in the basketball world. For the fourth time since August and the fifth time since May, the Blue Devils have...
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No. 12 Cincinnati routs Savannah State 107-77
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — The Bearcats made their new digs feel just like the old ones in the most important way: They kept up that home-court winning streak. Cane Broome scored 17 points during his...
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Lecomte 22 points, No. 24 Baylor wins opener 107-66 over UCA
WACO, Texas (AP) — Manu Lecomte scored 22 points, including six of Baylor’s 12 3-pointers, leading six players in double figures as the No. 24 Bears opened the season with a 107-66 win over Central...
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Oklahoma State’s Jeffrey Carroll to be held out of competition due to FBI probe
Oklahoma State announced on Friday that they will be holding Jeffrey Carroll out of competition pending a review of the program. Carroll averaged 17.5 points last season and was one of the lone bright spots...
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Arizona assistant coach, player suspended
Arizona announced on Friday afternoon that assistant coach Mark Phelps and senior Keanu Pinder will be suspended from the program. Phelps has been suspended for five days without pay for a violation of NCAA...
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Jim Boeheim to face son Jimmy in home opener vs. Cornell
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim has pretty much experienced everything during his long coaching tenure at Syracuse — Big East titles, Final Fours, a national championship, NCAA investigations and Hall of...
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UConn guard Adams charged with evading following scooter crash
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard Jalen Adams has been charged with a misdemeanor after police say he left the scene of a crash involving a scooter he was operating. Police say the 21-year-old junior was...
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Top 2018 big man considering early enrollment at Kansas
The talk of the offseason in Lawrence has been the Kansas front court depth. The Jayhawks don’t have a guy that can play the four in a small-ball lineup the way Josh Jackson did last season. They also...
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Kentucky freshman PG Green making push to be the starter
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Quade Green downplays talk of being Kentucky’s starting point guard despite making a strong case for the job. The 6-foot freshman pushed the fast pace that coach John Calipari...
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Preview: College basketball is back
The big games of the weekend are marred by scandal.
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Alabama freshman Collin Sexton suspended one game for violation of NCAA rules
Alabama five-star freshman Collin Sexton will only miss one game due to a violation of NCAA rules.
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Alabama hit with the injury bug right before the season tips off
Alabama is missing plenty of pieces heading into its regular-season opener with Memphis.
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UConn’s Jalen Adams charged after crashing during on-campus motorized scooter race
UConn junior guard Jalen Adams was charged after crashing during an on-campus motorized scooter race.
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Rick Pitino’s lawyer refutes report that he knew about payment made to recruit
Rick Pitino's lawyer has responded to claims that the former Louisville coach knew about potential payments being made to recruits.
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VIDEO: Ohio State hilariously announces key signing day additions
Let me put it kindly: If the Ohio State coaching staff was not able to get their kids to sign with the program, they probably should have the job that they have: Excitement is building with National Signing...
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Report: LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates face house arrest
It looks like the UCLA players will get off without any jail time.
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VIDEO: Jeff Van Gundy sounds off of NCAA, amateurism in mid-game rant
Jeff Van Gundy has somehow grown into one of the best on-air analysts on NBA broadcasts. He may be the single-best in the business, although Doris Burke will give him a run for his money. During the end of...
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68 things we can't wait to see this season
Get fired up for the start of the college basketball season.
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50 names for the Naismith Award watch list released
The 50 candidates on the Naismith Award Watch List have been released. Here they are: Jaylen Adams Sr. G St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 Deng Adel Jr. F Louisville ACC Rawle Alkins So. G Arizona Pac-12 Grayson...
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What craziness should you expect this season?
It is time to get BOLD.
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NC State guard Braxton Beverly hires attorney to challenge NCAA ruling
The case of NC State freshman guard Braxton Beverly has been an interesting one to follow, as it has left many infuriated with the NCAA and the way it handles eligibility cases. Beverly enrolled at Ohio...
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Indictment document alleges Rick Pitino knew about payment to recruit
With eight of the ten men arrested in late September in relation to an ongoing FBI investigation into corruption and bribery in college basketball officially being indicted this week, the files associated...
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Scandal hangs over college basketball headed in 2017-18
College basketball is better than ever on the floor. Scoring is up, stars players fill every corner of the country and fan support is sky high. Off the floor, it has an image problem. A federal probe this...
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Brad Augustine and Munish Sood not indicted in FBI case
After more than a month had passed since ten people, including four Division I assistant coaches, were arrested in connection with an FBI investigation into corruption and fraud, indictments were handed out...
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Report: Bruce Pearl not cooperating with Auburn’s internal investigation
Beginning the season with hopes of earning an NCAA tournament berth for the first time since 2003, things have not gone as planned for the Auburn Tigers during the preseason. The Auburn program was hit hard...
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ACC trio headlines list of top seniors across country
Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson’s deliberation over whether to turn pro or return for his senior year was never much of a debate. “It was like a five-minute discussion,” Notre Dame coach...
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UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growing
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tacko Fall can never hide. The tallest man in college basketball was walking from the University of Central Florida student union to his dormitory one recent morning, waiting for the...
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Mid-majors ready to crash the dance
The Cinderellas-to-be.
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Under The Radar Stars You Need To Know
Take a look at some players who are floating under the radar heading into the 2017-18 season.
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Ball could be in serious trouble for shoplifting
LiAngelo Ball and the two other UCLA players who were caught shoplifting in China could be looking at years in prison, if charges are filed.
Report: LiAngelo Ball, UCLA teammates released on bail
This has been an interesting trip for the two teams involved.
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PHOTO: UNLV unveils new court design featuring Las Vegas skyline
UNLV has a new court design that features many of the most iconic places on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Report: Arrested UCLA players in China could face prison time
Three UCLA freshmen, including LiAngelo Ball, could face stiff penalties if they are found to be guilty of shoplifting in China.
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Four college basketball assistant coaches indicted on federal charges
Four college basketball assistant coaches were indicted on multiple federal charges on Tuesday stemming from the corruption scandal that has rocked the sport.
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Bob Knight makes controversial comments on Indiana and John Wooden
Hall of Fame coach Bobby Knight made more controversial statements about his tenure at Indiana, while taking shots at John Wooden and UCLA, during a televised interview with Joe Buck.
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Report: LiAngelo Ball among three UCLA freshmen arrested in China
Three UCLA freshmen, including freshmen LiAngelo Ball, have reportedly been arrested for shoplifting in China.
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Alabama forward Braxton Key scheduled for knee surgery
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama forward Braxton Key will have surgery on his left knee. Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said after Monday night’s exhibition game with Alabama-Huntsville that Key will...
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Rhode Island’s Robinson faces charges in arena disturbance
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A University of Rhode Island men’s basketball player is facing charges in connection with a September disturbance at an arena that led to the arrest of the team’s...
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Big East Conference Preview
Everything you need to know about the Big East.
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Josh Pastner, Georgia Tech accused of NCAA violations
Keep your friends close, your enemies closer and your bag men happy.
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Iowa’s Nicholas Baer out 3-4 weeks with broken finger
Junior forward led Iowa in rebounding
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NCAA has not yet cleared Alabama freshman Collin Sexton
Sexton is believed to be referenced in FBI probe
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Huggins inks extension with West Virginia
West Virginia announced an agreement with Bob Huggins on a contract extension though the 2021-22 season.
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Storylines that will determine national title
Before things officially kick off, let’s take a closer look at the eight things will could end up deciding how the season plays out.
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Michigan State’s Bridges tops AP preseason All-America team
Michigan State’s Miles Bridges has everyone’s attention. The 6-foot-7 sophomore headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team as the leading vote-getter by a wide margin for the five...
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Arizona, Duke headline preseason bracket
It's never too early for a preseason bracket.
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Duke will sit three freshmen during exhibition for academic reasons
Duke will be without three freshmen during its final exhibition game.
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Illinois coach Brad Underwood disappointed in team’s effort after ugly exhibition loss
Illinois head coach Brad Underwood was disappointed in his team's effort during an ugly exhibition loss to Eastern Illinois.
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Shannon Evans II drops 50 in Arizona State’s exhibition win
Arizona State senior guard Shannon Evans II dropped 50 points to close out the exhibition schedule for the Sun Devils.
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Oklahoma lands four-star 2019 guard De’Vion Harmon
Oklahoma added an important guard for the future as four-star Class of 2019 floor general De'Vion Harmon committed to the Sooners.
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Duke PG Trevon Duval suspended for exhibition finale
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says freshman point guard Trevon Duval is suspended for the top-ranked Blue Devils’ final preseason game because he violated undisclosed team standards. Team spokesman Jon...
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Three Texas A&M players suspended for two games
Texas A&M has suspended three starting players for the first two games of the regular season for violating athletic department policy. Admon Gilder, D.J. Hogg and potential lottery pick Robert Williams...
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Florida’s Chiozza sprains shoulder, could return for opener
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Chris Chiozza could be back in time for the season opener. Chiozza sprained his left shoulder in the team’s exhibition game at Jacksonville on Thursday...
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CCSU coach Donyell Marshall subject of school investigation
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Central Connecticut men’s basketball coach Donyell Marshall is the subject of a school investigation, but officials there will not say what is being investigated. Marshall...
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College Basketballs Breakout Stars
Here are the 15 players that will be household names by the end of the season.
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Report: FBI gives Louisville go-ahead to do its own Bowen investigation
Bowen could be on path toward reinstatement
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Georgia Tech suspends two for NCAA rules violations
Tadric Jackson and Josh Okogie await ruling from NCAA
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Duke’s Marvin Bagley III drops rap single
And it's actually pretty good
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College Basketball’s Impact Freshmen
These are all the freshman you need to know about.
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Auburn sit Wiley, Purifoy amid FBI investigation
Auburn announced on Thursday that two of their three best players will be sitting out at the start of the season due to the FBI's investigation.
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Coaches on the Hot Seat
Which coaches are under pressure to win this season?
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Report | Cheating coaches encouraged to come forward by Bill Self and NABC
With college basketball still dealing with the impact of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into corruption and bribery in basketball, with four Division I assistants among the ten people arrested last...
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Purdue PG Nojel Eastern delivers vicious two-handed dunk
Purdue, which was ranked 20th in the preseason AP Top 25 poll that was released on Wednesday, does not lack for talented veterans with seniors including forward Vince Edwards and center Isaac Haas back on...
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Violation of sports agent laws tough for states to prosecute
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The complex schemes to get first dibs on teenage athletes with pro potential can resemble the drug trade. There are sophisticated mazes of runners acting as go-betweens separating...
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From Grease to greatness: Bonzie Colson’s transformation into an All-American
Bonzie Colson has developed into one of the best players in college basketball.
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Duke tops preseason AP Top 25 poll
Duke was in good position to be ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll before landing Marvin Bagley III. Once the nation’s top recruit decided to reclassify for this season, the Blue Devils became...
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Key Assistant Coaching Hires
There were plenty of assistant coaches of note that were hired throughout college basketball this offseason.
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Kentucky, Calipari have very young roster with 8 freshmen
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari can’t recall coaching a Kentucky team so young. That’s a major statement considering the Wildcats’ run of “one-and-done” players since he...
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Texas lands commitment from Kamaka Hepa
Texas has landed a commitment from Kamaka Hepa, a top 50 prospect in the Class of 2018. Hepa is the fourth commitment in the class for Shaka Smart, all of whom are forwards. Hepa can hit threes – he...
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Gonzaga taking steps to ensure Final Four not one-time event
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Both inside and outside “The Kennel,” Gonzaga is undergoing an upgrade. New locker room. New practice facility. New fancy center-hung scoreboard in the arena. All the...
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SEC Preview: Kentucky, Florida and Texas A&M look primed to battle for a title
Everything you need to know about the SEC heading into this season.
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UCF’s Aubrey Dawkins to miss season
Junior reportedly underwent shoulder surgery
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2017-18 Mid-Major Preseason All-Americans
As is the case with your standard All-America teams, putting together squads of the best players at mid-major schools is a tough thing to do. Narrowing down the lists of available high-scoring guards and...
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Pearl: Not absolutely certain which 2 players named in case
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl says he doesn’t “know with absolute certainty” which two players were named in a federal complaint against associate head coach Chuck Person....
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2017-18 NBC Sports Mid-Major Preseason Power Rankings
The question of what programs qualify as “high-majors” and which are “mid-majors” has been one that’s been up for argument since the late-1990’s (a gift given to us by...
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NCAA has no business deciding academic ability
The NCAA needs to stop pretending like they can handle the academic side of things.
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N.C. State loses NCAA appeal for Beverly’s eligibility
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has upheld its decision that North Carolina State freshman Braxton Beverly is ineligible to play this season. Coach Kevin Keatts said Monday that N.C. State’s appeal for...
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How Trae Young can get Oklahoma back on track
Trae Young finds himself in the position of trying to be the hometown hero for a program that needs a star to build around.
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College Basketball Preseason Top 25
This was harder than expected to put together.
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Duke lands first 2019 commitment
Duke has landed a commitment from their first recruit in the Class of 2019. Joey Baker, a five-star wing from Florida, announced on Sunday night that he has committed to play his college ball for the Blue...
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Miller’s strong voice resonates with Indiana players, fans
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Archie Miller speaks Indiana’s language. He expects the Hoosiers to work hard, play hard and, above all else, focus on defense. It’s a simple philosophy that resonates...
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After embarrassing season, Texas looks to Bamba to help
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Last season was an embarrassment for Texas, for coach Shaka Smart, the players and the entire program. There are few other ways to describe a season in which the Longhorns finished last...
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Defending Big Ten champs still have plenty of options
Matt Painter spent August getting a sneak peek at his new team. No, Purdue hasn’t changed much. The Boilermakers have four starters and four seniors returning and still have enough size and...
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Josh Okogie suffers fracture in finger in Georgia Tech’s exhibition loss
Talented Georgia Tech sophomore guard Josh Okogie could miss time after suffering a finger fracture
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Northwestern looks to build on first run to NCAA tournament
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Finally free of that NCAA Tournament albatross, Northwestern comes into the season with something else hovering over the team. That would be high expectations. “It’s...
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Differing views on national anthem protests causes NAIA to relocate 2018 title game of out Branson
The NAIA will relocate the Division II Men's Basketball Championships out of Branson, Missouri after differing opinions on national anthem protests divided members of the organization.
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Beilein’s Wolverines a work in progress for now
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein is prepared for some growing pains this season. “I hope I’m not being a Debbie Downer here with this thing,” the Michigan coach said. “Our early...
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Lawyer denies report three defendants in FBI probe discussing taking a deal from prosecutors
When these people start talking is when this case gets really interesting.
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PHOTOS: Duke wear ‘EQUALITY’ shirts during warmups of exhibition
The Duke basketball team wore t-shirts that read ‘EQUALITY’ during warm-ups against reigning Division II national champions Northwest Missouri State: Duke players wearing black and white shirts...
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Michael Porter Jr. wants to revive Missouri, leave legacy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. has yet to play his first college game, and he’s already making it clear he has very high expectations both for himself and the Tigers. It...
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Huggins: ‘Press Virginia’ may not get used all the time
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia opponents, take note. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins isn’t sure whether his tenacious pressure defense will be on full display this season. The Mountaineers...
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Sun Belt Conference Preview: Are you on UT Arlington or Georgia Southern?
Beginning in September and running up through November 10th, the first day of the regular season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2017-2018 NBCSports.com college hoops preview package. Today,...
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N.C. State’s Abdul-Malik Abu sprains knee ligament
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s Abdul-Malik Abu has suffered a sprained knee ligament. The team announced the senior forward’s injury on its official Twitter account Thursday. Abu...
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Top 100 Players Countdown
Starting on Monday morning and continuing throughout the week, we will be counting down the top 100 players in college basketball.
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Grayson Allen didn’t ask Coach K permission to dunk over cheerleaders (video)
Senior goes for forgiveness-over-permission tactic
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Iowa State adds to 2018 class with Horton-Tucker commitment
Four-star guard makes four top-150 players for Cyclones
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Summit League Preview: Daum returns to lead Jackrabbits
South Dakota State the favorite to earn repeat NCAA tournament bid
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Western Athletic Conference Preview: Grand Canyon leads the way
Everything you could possibly need to know about the WAC.
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College Basketball’s Best Wing Forwards
These are the best wings in college hoops.
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College Basketball’s Best Big Men
The big man spot is loaded this season.
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Clemson adds 6-foot-11 forward to 2018 class
Trey Jemison is a three-star recruit from Alabama
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College Basketball’s Best Lead Guards
The top three on this list is loaded.
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Joel Berry breaks hand playing video games
North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry is out because he broke his hand.
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SWAC Preview: Texas Southern is again the favorite
Mike Davis' squad the pick again in the SWAC
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College Basketball’s Top Off Guards
The off-guards position is not all that inspiring this year.
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Stress reaction sidelines Richmond guard Khwan Fore
The task of accounting for the loss of last season’s Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in T.J. Cline became a bit more difficult for the Richmond Spiders, as it was announced on Tuesday that redshirt...
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College Basketball’s Best Frontcourts
The most difficult thing to do when putting together a list of the nation’s best front courts if figuring out who, exactly, belongs listed as a member of the front court.  Take Miles Bridges, for example....
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9-year old Nicholas Hickey joins Houston basketball program
On Friday the Houston men’s basketball program announced a new addition to its roster, with 9-year old Nicholas Hickey signing a Letter of Intent. Hickey joined Kelvin Sampson’s program through...
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College Basketball’s Best Backcourts
This list is the best groups of guards in college basketball this season.
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USC lands four-star 2018 guard Elijah Weaver
USC landed an important four-star guard for its future in 2018 guard Elijah Weaver.
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Jim Larranaga believes he’s ‘Coach-3’ in FBI investigation
Despite losing key contributors Davon Reed and Kamari Murphy from last season’s NCAA tournament team, the Miami Hurricanes are expected to be a player both within the ACC and nationally this season....
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Miles Bridges discusses being offered money during recruiting process
With the FBI launching an investigation into corruption and fraud in college basketball last month, the entire sport has found itself under the microscope. Ten people, including four Division I assistant...
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Broken hand sidelines North Carolina PG Joel Berry II
North Carolina’s defense of its national title will likely begin without its most important player, as it was announced on Monday that senior point guard Joel Berry II will miss approximately four...
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