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The Morning Mix

- With both Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross leaving school for the NBA, what will the Washington Huskies be left with?

- Awesome-read from Dana O’Neil on the influence that the late Skip Prosser had on new Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey

- The CAA is one of the best mid-major conferences in the country and provides some of the best games every year. But we won’t be seeing any CAA teams take part in the mid-major showcase, otherwise known as Bracketbusters

- What are five rule changes that should be made in order to help fix college basketball? (Alas, the four-point halfcourt shot missed the cut)

- This season'[s draft class is woefully thin at the guard position, which probably explains why so many guards are making foolish decisions to enter the draft

- UConn’s appeal of NCAA sanctions stemming from a low APR score have been rejected. What does this all mean? The Huskies won’t be elligible for post-season play in 2013. Jim Calhoun told ESPN’s Andy Katz that he is coming back to coach next year. Is it a good choice, probably not, but are you going to say that to Calhoun’s face? Didn’t think so

- I’m no math wiz, but according to this scatter-plot, the 2012 Kentucky team was pretty damn good

- The Mtn. Network, home of the Mountain West Conference will be shutting down at the end of May. This will leave a massive gap in TV coverage of college athletics in the West. Plus, it was the only place you could find the great New Mexico/SDSU/UNLV battles that took place this year

- Former Southern Illinois head coach Chris Lowery will rejoin Bruce Weber at Kansas State. Lowery spent eight years at the helm of SIU, and served under Weber when he was the head coach there. Speaking of K-State, Bring On The Cats wrote a fabulous piece about the tempo and pace of play of Bruce Weber-coached teams

- So maybe Keith Dambrot isn’t leaving Akron. Yesterday morning we mentioned that he turned down a multi-year deal and was thought to be a candidate for the Duquesne job, but as of now it seems as though he will return to the Zips’ sidelines next season

- Miami (OH) seems to be getting close to hiring a new head coach

- Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith says that a contract extension with the school is close to being finished. His team struggled in Big-Ten play this season, but had a successful post-season run, losing in the N.I.T. Championship game to Stanford

- Murray State’s sensational shooting guard Isaiah Canaan has decided to return to school for his senior year. This is good for Murray State, the OVC and the sport of college basketball. You can’t not love this kid

- Evan Manning the son of former Jayhawk player and coach Danny Manning will follow in his fathers footsteps and attend Kansas

- North Carolina is going to have a lot of turnover this off-season. Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall are all going pro. Tyler Zeller is graduating and will join them in the NBA. But luckily for the Tar Heels, James Michael McAdoo has announced the he will return for his sophomore year. The forward is a physical specimen but didn’t see a lot of minutes early in the season since he was buried behind Barnes and Henson. But come October, you will see his name on all sorts of “Breakout Players in 2012-2013" lists

- Florida guard Kenny Boynton has announced that he plans on returning to school for his junior season

- Syracuse center Fab Melo,. who was suspended twice during the season of academic ineligibility reasons, has officially declared for the draft. He is thought to be a late first or early second round pick

- Drake guard Rayvonte Rice has decided to transfer from school. The sophomore was the Bulldogs leading scorer, averaging 16.5ppg

- Boston College guard Matt Humphrey has decided to transfer and will be able to play immediately next season. Where ever he lands, it will be his third college. He began his career at Oregon, but transferred to BC after two years in Eugene

- Western Kentucky guard Derrick Gordon has announced that he’s transferring from school in order to be closer to home in New Jersey. He was the team’s leading scorer and played an important role in the Hilltoppers monumental comeback against Mississippi Valley State in the Opening Round game of the NCAA tournament

- Rutgers-transfer Gilvydas Biruta is reportedly close to announcing his decision to attend Rhode Island. The sophomore center played high school basketball for Danny Hurley, who was named as Rhode Island’s new head coach two weeks ago

- Jeff Borzello isn’t a great writer, but at least he’s smart enough to know that “The Kyle O’Quinn Show” was one of, if not, the best moments of the 2012 NCAA tournament

- Jim Boeheim with a smile on his face? Now I’ve seen everything