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  • Coach K expects one-and-done rule to stay

    Andy Katz
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski expects the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association to continue the one-and-done draft rule because he isn't convinced the players' union would be in favor of moving the draft rule to two years out of high school whe
  • Golden Gophers dismiss junior guard Lofton

    Myron Medcalf
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Minnesota junior Zach Lofton, a transfer from Illinois State, was dismissed by the program for "failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team."
  • Monson, Long Beach St. agree to extension

    Associated Press
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Long Beach State basketball coach Dan Monson has agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
  • UNC's Williams 'worried sick' about probe

    Dana O'Neil
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    North Carolina coach Roy Williams said Wednesday that he is "worried sick" about the pending NCAA investigation into the school's academic scandal, and included in his worries are concerns about his own reputation.
  • Boeheim: Upcoming hearing not a distraction

    Dana O'Neil
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim refused to comment Wednesday on his program's upcoming meeting with the Committee on Infractions but said the pending hearing has not taken away from his focus on his team.
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    Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News

  • Ball State's Davis out 8 to 10 weeks with injury (Yahoo Sports)

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Ball state guard Jeremiah Davis will miss eight to 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right foot, coach James Whitford said Wednesday.
  • Lofton dismissed from Minnesota basketball team (Yahoo Sports)

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Junior guard Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the Minnesota basketball program.
  • Monson, Long Beach State agree to extension (Yahoo Sports)

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Long Beach State basketball coach Dan Monson has agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
  • Duke picked as ACC preseason favorite (Yahoo Sports)

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils received 41 of 65 first-place votes from media members at Wednesday's league media day, outdistancing North Carolina, ACC newcomer Louisville and reigning champion Virginia atop the standings. Duke returns upperclassmen Quinn Cook, Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon while adding a stellar recruiting class led by big man Jahlil Okafor, the preseason pick for rookie of the year.
  • Retooled Jayhawks set sights on national title (Yahoo Sports)

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Kansas had two of the first three players taken in the NBA draft last year, yet coach Bill Self believes the Jayhawks could be even better than the team led by Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid. ''We are pretty deep and pretty skilled at most of the positions,'' Self said, ''and whether or not that translates to better teams, because a lot of teams, they give me two studs and three average guys and we'll go play anybody, and I'm not sure we're quite like that.
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  • Girlfriend of College Basketball Player Denies Beating - NECN

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    NECNGirlfriend of College Basketball Player Denies BeatingNECNThe girlfriend of a Central Connecticut State University basketball star suspended after his arrest on domestic violence charges said that she lied about the incident and is asking the school and team to take him back. Kyle Vinales was arrested after and more »
  • Nichols: Football program in disarray, SMU a rising college basketball power - Dallas Morning News

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Dallas Morning NewsNichols: Football program in disarray, SMU a rising college basketball powerDallas Morning NewsBen Emelogu was familiar with SMU basketball simply because the school was close to his Grand Prairie home. But as a freshman at Virginia Tech last year, his view of SMU on television looked much different. “I watched the crowd and how they interacted ...and more »
  • 2014-15 College basketball preview: 20 under-the-radar freshmen -

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    CBSSports.com2014-15 College basketball preview: 20 under-the-radar freshmenCBSSports.comBaylor lost one of the best power forward/center combinations in college basketball with the departures of Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin but Scott Drew has always had big men in waiting. At 6-9, Motley has the size and length to contribute immediately.
  • Embattled ACC leaders on the defensive at college basketball media day - Yahoo Sports

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    The Post-Standard - syracuse.comEmbattled ACC leaders on the defensive at college basketball media dayYahoo SportsThen the winningest coach in college basketball history – who considers himself something of a guardian of the game – basically bailed on the subject like a rookie coach in a mid-major conference. “It's not my place,” said the author of several books Trevor Cooney on Syracuse basketball point guard Kaleb Joseph: 'He's a little The Post-Standard - syracuse.comall 18 news articles »
  • College basketball countdown: No. 8 Virginia - USA TODAY

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    USA TODAYCollege basketball countdown: No. 8 VirginiaUSA TODAYTHE FIRST WORD: What a difference a year makes. Last preseason, Virginia was a tournament-hungry program with top-25 potential and a projected middle-of-the-pack placing in the ACC. This preseason, the Cavaliers are a top-10 team coming off a ...College Basketball Conference Rankings: Top 10 For 2014-15FanSidedUVA picked to finish 4th, Virginia Tech last in ACC basketball pollWDBJ7all 52 news articles »
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    Yardbarker: College Basketball

  • Hoosier Hysteria shows hope for the future for Indiana

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:53 pm
    This past Saturday, the Hoosiers had their annual Hoosier Hysteria.  Hoosier Hysteria is a pep rally that introduces the players and they participate in a slam dunk contest, three-point contest, and a 20-minute scrimmage against each other. New candy-stripe pants tradition Nine of the 15 players on the team have never participated in this event before and the team started a new tradition.  One of the most iconic college traditions are the candy-stripe pants that the Hoosiers wear. The tradition started back in the 1971-72 season and has continued for the past 40 years.  At Hoosier Hysteria…
  • VCU Basketball: Rams Black and Gold game review

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    RICHMOND, Va.–  VCU basketball hosted its 2nd ever Black and Gold inter-squad scrimmage on Oct. 28.  The gold team, led by Jaquan Lewis and Briante Weber, won the game 73-63.  Ranked 17th in the nation, the VCU Rams look to be a stronger team with the seniority Graham and Weber bring to the court.  With a big group of young raw talent for the VCU Rams, it’s a possibility that this VCU basketball team could surprise the NCAA this year just as UVA did last season.  Beginning the year ranked 17th is a big statement for a VCU Rams team that moved from the CAA to the A10 conference just…
  • Duke picked ACC preseason favorite; Paige, Okafor claim honors

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (– Duke will enter the 2014-15 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s annual “Operation Basketball.” The Blue Devils, who return guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon, along with starting forward Amile Jefferson from last year’s team that finished 26-9 and tied for third place in the final ACC regular-season standings, received 41 of 65 first-place votes in Wednesday’s preseason poll. In addition to the solid group of veterans, the Blue Devils boast a talented cast of newcomers that…
  • Michigan State Basketball: It’s all about leadership

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Michigan State basketball team is getting ready to tip off another season, the 20th under Coach Tom Izzo. At this time last year the goals and expectations were well known; get back to the Final Four and win another national championship. Unfortunately the team fell short of both of those goals, losing in the Elite Eight to the eventual champs, UConn. This year’s team has a much different feel, and many are wondering what to expect from a team that lost almost 60 percent of its scoring from a season ago. Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Gary Harris are gone, with Harris and Payne both…
  • Syracuse's media guide features a hilarious picture of Jim Boeheim

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim is one of the most emotional men in all of college hoops. If you watch an Orange game, you can see Boeheim on the sidelines expressing a bunch of different emotions based on what happens on the court. Today, Syracuse basketball unveiled its 2014-15 media guide, which features a hilarious picture of Boeheim with a scowl on his face. Check it out: Best media guide cover ever. #ACCMediaDay — David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) October 29, 2014 Boeheim’s Orange will kick off the upcoming season on Nov. 2, when the squad hosts Carleton…
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    Big Ten Women's Basketball news

  • Field Hockey Weekend Central

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    Michigan State plays at No. 12 Michigan on Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN. No. 2 Maryland will also take on No. 19 Indiana at 3 p.m.
  • Maryland Tabbed Preseason Favorite

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Maryland was selected as the preseason conference favorite in the Terrapins' inaugural Big Ten women's basketball season by the coaches and media, the conference office announced on Thursday. Minnesota's Rachel Banham garnered Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year accolades.
  • Basketball Media Day Central

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Men's and women's coaches and student-athletes from across the conference gathered in Chicago for Big Ten Basketball Media Day.
  • Big Ten Basketball Tournament Tickets

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Tickets for the 2015 Big Ten Women's and Men's Basketball Tournaments on Sale Monday, Oct. 20
  • Basketball Media Day Coverage Announced

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Big Ten basketball fans will have several ways to follow their favorite teams, players and coaches as they participate in the annual Big Ten Basketball Media Day on Thursday, Oct. 16.
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    Big 12 Men's Basketball Headline News

  • Four Teams Ranked In Preseason Top 25

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Coming off a season in which a nation's-best seven Big 12 men's basketball teams earned NCAA bids, four league squads are ranked in the 2014-15 USA Today coaches' preseason poll.
  • Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day Roundup

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    A compilation of news, notes and links that updates what went on at Wednesday's Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
  • Men's Basketball Media Day Coverage

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Big 12 basketball season is about to begin and fans of the Conference will be able to access ample coverage from the league media day at Sprint Center in Kansas City on Wednesday, October 15.
  • KU Narrow Choice To Win Men’s Basketball Title

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The preseason coaches' selections have been tallied and Kansas is once again the choice to win the Big 12 men's basketball regular season championship.
  • Staten Leads Preseason Men’s Basketball Honors

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    For the first time in Big 12 history, a West Virginia student-athlete has been named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, as guard Juwan Staten was chosen in a vote of the league's head coaches.
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    MAAC Men's Basketball Headline News

  • MAAC Honor Roll Inductees - Rider

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    On November 1, the MAAC will recognize 23 significant men's and women's basketball players at the fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • MAAC Honor Roll Inductees - Quinnipiac

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    On November 1, the MAAC will recognize 23 significant men's and women's basketball players at the fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • MAAC Ranks High in NCAA Graduation Success Rate

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The NCAA recently released its conference "Graduation Success Rate" (GSR) report which tracks conference graduation trends in the sports of basketball, football and baseball, over a four year time period (2004-2007). The report reflects data from all 32 conferences except the Ivy League.
  • 2014-2015 Men's Basketball Weekly Award Winners

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    2014-2015 Men's Basketball Weekly Award Winners
  • MAAC Honor Roll Inductees - Niagara

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    On November 1, the MAAC will recognize 23 significant men's and women's basketball players at the fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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    MAAC Women's Basketball Headline News

  • MAAC Honor Roll Inductees - Rider

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    On November 1, the MAAC will recognize 23 significant men's and women's basketball players at the fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • MAAC Honor Roll Inductees - Quinnipiac

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    On November 1, the MAAC will recognize 23 significant men's and women's basketball players at the fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • 2014-2015 Women's Basketball Weekly Award Winners

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    2014-2015 Women's Basketball Weekly Award Winners
  • MAAC Ranks High in NCAA Graduation Success Rate

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The NCAA recently released its conference "Graduation Success Rate" (GSR) report which tracks conference graduation trends in the sports of basketball, football and baseball, over a four year time period (2004-2007). The report reflects data from all 32 conferences except the Ivy League.
  • MAAC Honor Roll Inductees - Niagara

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    On November 1, the MAAC will recognize 23 significant men's and women's basketball players at the fourth annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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    The Dagger - NCAAB - Yahoo Sports

  • Best of Midnight Madness: Georgia State guard leaps over three teammates

    Jeff Eisenberg
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Midnight Madness produces some memorable moments each year, so The Dagger is chronicling the best ones from this October's lineup. If you spot something we missed, let us know here or here. Since he had already proven at last year's Midnight Madness event that he can leap 6-foot-10 forward Curtis Washington and dunk, Georgia State's Isaiah Dennis opted to increase the degree of difficulty this year. The sophomore guard generously listed at 6 feet not only leapt over Washington but also two of his other Panthers teammates. Where does Dennis get his athleticism? Probably from his parents. His…
  • St. John's declares potential starting forward academically ineligible

    Jeff Eisenberg
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    With only shot-blocking center Chris Obekpa returning from last season's frontcourt rotation, St. John's is counting on incoming players to help make up for the departure of forwards JaKarr Sampson and Orlando Sanchez. That strategy took a hit Wednesday, however, when the Johnnies learned they won't have the services of one of those newcomers. Highly touted forward Keith Thomas has been ruled academically ineligible to play for St. John’s this season because of issues stemming from a grade-forging scandal at his former junior college. The Westchester County Journal News reported last week…
  • SEC preview: League's reputation will only improve when its second tier does

    Jeff Eisenberg
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Yahoo Sports will break down the top 10 leagues for the upcoming college basketball season working backward from No. 10 to No. 1. Here's a look at our No. 5 league, the Southeastern Conference. Moments after all three teams from the SEC advanced to the NCAA tournament's second weekend last season, Mississippi State coach Rick Ray gloated with a tweet dripping in sarcasm. "7-0 in NCAA tournament and 3 out of 3 teams make it into the Sweet 16," he wrote. "Yep, SEC Conference is a bad and weak league." Sending three teams to the Sweet 16, two to the Final Four and one to the national title game…
  • Siena athletic trainer recovers rings stolen from him 23 years ago

    Jeff Eisenberg
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    When someone from Siena College's human resources department told Greg Dashnaw an anonymous man had dropped off an old championship ring he found in his basement, the longtime athletic trainer assumed the call came to him since he had the best chance of identifying its owner. Only after the voice at the other end of the line began describing the ring did Dashnaw consider the unlikely possibility it could be one of the two stolen from him more than two decades ago. The ring Dashnaw received as head trainer for Siena's 1988 league championship basketball team left out the "n" in his last name.
  • Newcomer-heavy Gonzaga hopes off-court chemistry leads to on-court success

    Jeff Eisenberg
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — At the same time most teams were hard at work in practice just over a week ago, Gonzaga players spent two days far away from a basketball court.  They piled into a cabin about 45 miles outside Spokane for an overnight retreat designed to build trust and give the Zags a chance to get to know one-another better. No access to cell phones, TV or wireless Internet meant players had to devote most of their time to chatting, cooking meals for each other or participating in team-building exercises that forced them to work together to solve puzzles or tackle other challenges.
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  • San Beda Wins 5th Straight NCAA Crown

    Toons Errotlas
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    San Beda Red Lions make history by winning their 19th NCAA championship.
  • Season Preview: The ACC

    David Harten
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    We’re taking a look at some of the nations most popular college basketball conferences this se
  • W&M hoops picked to finish second in the CAA

    Brian Parsons
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    [anvplayer video="366204" /] BALTIMORE, Md. (WAVY) – The William and Mary men’s basketball team was picked to finish in second place in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll released on Tuesday. Coach Tony Shaver, entering his 12th season as Tribe head coach, led William and Mary to a 20-win season last year. The Tribe lost to Delaware in the conference championship game. Northeastern was picked to finish first. William and Mary senior guard Marcus Thornton was voted the preseason conference player of the year, and sophomore guard Omar Prewitt was named to the All-CAA…
  • Going Forward: Badgers Must Win Now

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    This season is championship or bust for the Wisconsin Badgers. National championship. Big Dumb Idiot
  • After O’Bannon Ruling, Figuring Out What’s Next

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    As the O’Bannon case heads to appeal, the N.C.A.A., athletic directors and university presidents are wrestling with what change is O.K. and what change isn’t. via NYT > College Basketball
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    Cracked Sidewalks

  • Finally, the season is almost here

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    We are less than two weeks away from the start of the season, if you count an exhibition game as the start of the season(we all know the selection committee counts them). Since we are so close, and neither of us will be around for the month of November, we decided it was time to review the schedule and predict every result. Neither of us are particularly optimistic but we aren't paid to predict anything so our opinions probably don't count for much. After we go through the schedule top to bottom, we transition to discussing the starting line-up and some of the distribution of minutes that…
  • Projections for 2016 NCAA Includes Ellenson-led MU

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    MUs best recruit in decades projects to land MU back in the NCAA tournament in 2016. Henry Ellenson steps on the court projected to be the 189th best Value Add player in the country even as a freshman. A look at MU’s projected roster for 2016 indicates three more players projected to be among the top 10% in the country – enough to propel MU to fourth in the Big East behind Georgetown, Xavier and Villanova (see updated google doc here).The full database is at, but it is not updated currently. The ceiling for MU is higher due to players whose projections were held…
  • Embrace the Madness (and tall gentlemen from Rice Lake)

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    We start out with the obvious, welcoming MU's newest recruit(and most important in the last 20 years), Henry Ellenson. We try to temper expectations but can't help ourselves. We then transition to some interesting observations from Jon Rothstein who was at practice on the 8th. We discuss what his observations mean and if they make sense. Lastly, we turn to Marquette Madness and discuss whether it tells us almost nothing or absolutely nothing. Download this episode (right click and save)
  • Gardner signs in France after one of greatest Value Add runs at MU

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Davante Gardner, who was the 55th best Value Add player in the country his junior season and still in the top 4% of all players his senior season, has signed a pro contract in France.Gardner's sophomore year was the 32nd best of any Marquette player. Only four Marquette players matched three years at that level - Travis Diener, Lazar Hayward, Dominic James (now Dominic Wright) and Wesley Matthews.Dwyane Wade's 2003 was the best of any player, when he had the 7th best season in the 12-year history of the Value Add database. Travis Diener had three of Marquette's top 10 seasons, and Jimmy…
  • Unexpectedly busy Tuesday

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The pod signal went up, so here we are. Once of sounds like he's calling on a Campbell soup can, but hopefully you'll survive because we have a lot to talk about. It was a hectic Tuesday, with the new AD announced and then the complete schedule rolled out. We are barely qualified to talk about basketball so we certainly aren't qualified to vet an AD hire....doesn't mean we don't try. While not a complete, in-depth analysis of the schedule, we spend a little time talking about our overall impressions. We also decided to put our "optimism" hats on(surprised we could find them) to discuss what…
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    The Seattle Times: Husky Men's Basketball Blog

  • Pac-12 announces major reforms

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Scholarships for athletes in all Pac-12 Conference sports will be guaranteed for four years under major reforms announced Monday. Previously, scholarships were guaranteed for one year and renewable after each year. Among other changes approved by presidents and chancellors of the conference’s 12 schools: Student-athletes who leave school before graduating will be able to use the remainder of their educational expenses later to earn their degrees. Medical expenses for student-athletes who are injured during their college athletic careers will be covered for up to four years after a…
  • Eight former Washington players on NBA rosters

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The NBA season-opener tips off tonight and Washington has eight former players on opening-day rosters, which is the third most in the Pac-12 behind UCLA (14) a and Arizona (12). Perhaps the biggest surprise is former UW defensive standout Justin Holiday, who beat out four rookies and a veteran in training camp to snag the 15th and final spot with the Golden State Warriors. This season he'll earn the NBA minimum $816,482 for players with one year of experience. Here's a list of UW players on NBA rosters. Spencer Hawes, LA Clippers Justin Holiday, Golden State Quincy Pondexter, Memphis Nate…
  • Jermaine Haley de-commits from Washington

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    The recruiting news has been positive for Washington lately, however, the Huskies received their first setback in awhile when Canadian standout Jermaine Haley announced he's re-opening his recruitment after committing to Washington in July. The 6-7 guard from Burnaby, British Columbia had been the first member of UW's 2016 recruiting class. Haley, a four-star prospect by and, will finish the 2014-15 school year at Burnaby South in British Columbia before attending a prep school next year. Before committing to Washington, Haley was considering Memphis, Gonzaga, Louisville,…
  • Pac-12 media day live updates

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    We'll have live updates starting at 9 a.m. Thursday for the 2014 edition of Pac-12 men's basketball media day. [do action="scribblelive" chatid="897814" template="21025"/]
  • Huskies links: Nigel Williams-Goss likes UW's forecast

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Lots to digest from Thursday's Pac-12 media day. Over the next few days, we'll give you what we learned from one-on-one interviews with players and coaches. For now, here's a few links starting with our story on about Washington being picked to finish sixth in the Pac-12 race and a notebook  leading with Washington State coach Ernie Kent, who is trying to restore the Cougars' battered psyche. FRIDAY AFTERNOON LINKS: --- Here's the transcript from Romar and Williams-Goss during their on-stage portion interviews at media day. --- Here's a Q&A with Williams-Goss by the Arizona Daily Star. ---…
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    Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis

  • Hoosiers transitioning from practice to ‘game shape’ (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Whether Indiana’s 2014-2015 squad is ready or not, the season is fast approaching. The Hoosiers’ first exhibition against Northwood University is now just a week from today, and the season opener against Mississippi Valley State is only two weeks from Friday. With that time-crunch, Indiana coach Tom Crean said he faces the annual challenge of getting the team […] The post Hoosiers transitioning from practice to ‘game shape’ appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Around the Hall: Ferrell among nation’s best (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall staff. · Yogi Ferrell is the 37th best player in college basketball according to and James Blackmon Jr. is listed among “50 more who just missed” the top 100. · Nike announced Charlotte Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh is one of three rookies to recently join […] The post Around the Hall: Ferrell among nation’s best appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Michael Jordan on Vonleh: “We never thought we’d have an opportunity to get him” (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    After a one-year stop in Bloomington, Noah Vonleh is set to begin his NBA career as a Charlotte Hornet on Wednesday night against Milwaukee. Like Cody Zeller, another former IU player drafted by Charlotte, Vonleh enters a unique situation as a rookie selected high in the NBA draft. Most lottery picks are thrown into the mix […] The post Michael Jordan on Vonleh: “We never thought we’d have an opportunity to get him” appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Indiana schedules Haunted Hall of Hoops for Nov. 1 (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Indiana announced on Monday it will hold its annual Haunted Hall of Hoops this Saturday, Nov. 1, at Assembly Hall. The event, which will start at 12 p.m., is free of charge and will include a practice and scrimmage open to the public. During the practice, games and candy will be available in the south […] The post Indiana schedules Haunted Hall of Hoops for Nov. 1 appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Five takeaways from Hoosier Hysteria (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    Indiana’s season opening showcase, Hoosier Hysteria, took place Saturday night in Assembly Hall and included player introductions, a 3-point shootout, dunk contest and a 20-minute scrimmage. Here’s a look at five takeaways from what we saw on Branch McCracken Court: · Indiana’s offense should be significantly better: Yes, the sample size (five games in Montreal and […] The post Five takeaways from Hoosier Hysteria appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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    NetScouts Basketball

  • Ten Big Ten NBA Prospects To Watch

    Carl Berman
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Here’s our list of ten NBA prospects to watch in the Big Ten. Branden Dawson, Michigan State: The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 11.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game last season and will be the Spartans primary offensive threat this year. He was not seen as a major scorer, but shot 61.3% from the field last season and had a breakthrough in postseason play. Dawson averaged 15.7 points per game during the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament and will hope to ride the momentum into his senior season. He’s a tough, physical rebounder who scores most of his points around the basket. Dawson has the…
  • College Basketball: Big Ten Conference Preview

    Carl Berman
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    NetScouts Basketball continues our college basketball previews with the Big Ten conference. 1. Wisconsin: The clear favorite in the conference and a candidate to make another Final Four run, Wisconsin loses only one major contributor from last year’s squad in Ben Brust. Frank Kaminsky is one of the biggest mismatches in the country as a 7-footer who can step out to the three-point line while Sam Dekker is a physically imposing wing. Traevon Jackson and Josh Gasser started every game last season alongside Kaminsky and Dekker and should remain steady backcourt players. Sophomore Nigel Hayes…
  • Ten American Athletic Conference Prospects to Watch

    Carl Berman
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    As NetScouts Basketball continues our college basketball previews, here’s our list of ten prospects to watch from the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Ryan Boatright, Connecticut: The ultra quick guard was a nice compliment to Shabazz Napier in the backcourt last season, but will see an expanded role as a senior. Boatright is a fierce competitor who compensates for his 6-foot size with a fearless attitude. He’s an effective defender who can force turnovers while locking down the perimeter. Boatright is a solid shooter who can play in the pick-and-roll, but it will be interesting to…
  • College Basketball: American Athletic Conference Preview

    Carl Berman
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    We continue our series of college basketball conference previews with our overview of the American Athletic Conference (AAC). 1. SMU: This team looked like a national title contender when elite five-star combo guard Emmanuel Mudiay committed to the Mustangs, but he announced this summer that he would instead play overseas in China. Nonetheless, this will be a talented and deep squad that enters as slight favorites to win the AAC. Last year’s inside-out duo of point guard Nic Moore and Markus Kennedy return as the leading scorer and rebounder from last season’s team, respectively. Former…
  • Ten NBA Prospects to Watch in the SEC

    Carl Berman
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky: Athletic, 7-foot shot blockers are tough to find, but Cauley-Stein certainly fits the description. He was expected to be a first round pick last season, but returned for his junior year and could potentially become a lottery candidate. Cauley-Stein runs the floor with ease and can protect the rim due to his size, length, and bounce. This year, he’ll look to add some low post moves to compliment his raw athleticism. As a true testament to his athleticism, Cauley-Stein was a wide receiver in high school. Aaron Harrison, Kentucky: Harrison had multiple clutch…
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    HoopSkills: Latest News

  • The Secret to Consistent Shooting

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The secret to shooting consistently is simply consistent shooting! (You didn't really think there was a "secret" did you?) Actually, that's not entirely true. I should say the secret to consistently shooting WELL is consistent shooting. If you want to shoot consistently BAD then there isn't really anything you need to do! I hear players complain all the time about how they just can't put the ball in the basket, that their release doesn't feel right, how they have absolutely no control of the ball and how their shot is completely broke. So what do many of them do? They go to the gym and shoot…
  • How to Handle Cutting Players During Tryouts

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Of all the unpleasant tasks that basketball coach's face, telling a player that he has been cut from the squad is perhaps the toughest. Many coaches have become pretty creative over the years while looking for a way to break the news as gently as possible while others still post a list on the locker room bulletin board and call it good. I don't know which is the best way to break the news to a young man who has his heart set on making the team, but I do have four suggestions to make the whole process a little less painful. 1. Prepare players and parents beforehand Before you start your tryout…
  • 9 Ways to Impress Your Coach & Make the Team

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    I'm assuming you already have at least a little bit of talent and that you work hard. However, whether you are a role player looking to get more minutes, an established "star" looking to get to the next level, or just looking to impress the coach during tryouts, here are 9 things you can do to help accomplish your goal. 1. Play with Passion Most basketball coaches love the game (that's why they coach!) and they want to be around players who love it too. Enthusiasm, attitude, and competitiveness are all contagious. Encourage everyone on the court - even those who are going after your spot. Do…
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  • Vick Chooses SMU

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    by Jason Pratt The city of Memphis is one of the top five hot beds for basketball in the country, and college recruiters from all over the country come to recruit looking for the best players in the South.  Future150 Camp alum and 2015 shooting guard LaGerald Vick is one the top players in the city and has been under the radar way too long.  Today, Future150 has exclusively learned that Vick has verbally committed to SMU and Coach Larry Brown. “I feel like SMU and Coach Larry Brown can help me achieve my dreams in basketball,” Vick said of his commitment. “Coach…
  • Future150 National Top 20 Camp: Wings (Part 2)

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    by Jason Pratt The Future150 Camp series came to a close this past weekend with players from 17 states descended upon Nashville to compete at the National Top 20 camp.  These players were complied from the 7 regional camps who made the Top 20 respecitively.  This was one of the best overall groups we had at the national camp from top to bottom. Let's take a look at who played well over the course of the camp and made the Top 20 All-Star Game.  Here are the guards and forwards evaluations. Group 2  Eric Lovett- 2016, SG (GA) is a big bodied guard who loves to attack his…
  • Future150 National Top 20 Camp: Guards (Part 1)

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    by Jason Pratt The Future150 Camp series came to a close this past weekend with players from 17 different states coming to compete at the National Top 20 Camp in Nashville, TN.  This was the 7th year of Future150 National Camp and it was definitley one of the best.  In all our years, we have never seen a group play this well from start to finish.   The Top 20 All-Star game featured some new and old faces from the regional camps.  There were tons of young players in the game as well. Let's see who they were and how they faired over the weekend. PART 1: Brandon Thomas-…
  • 2016 Rankings Update: Giles Reclaims Top Spot

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    by Brian Flinn In a class that has a lot of star power and a lot of depth, ranking the 2016 class was no easy task. With a number of new players joining the rankings, as well as some making significant jumps, it is clear to see that these rankings are far from finished. After having a strong summer showing coming off an injury, Harry Giles has taken back his spot at the top of the rankings. Following Giles is talented forward Thon Maker, and a trio of wings in Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, and Malik Monk.  All five players…
  • Future150 Birmingham Camp: Top 40 All-Stars

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    by Eric Hampford The Future150 Birmingham Camp Top 40 All-Star game proved to have some young firepower, with several young prospects taking center stage. Here is a look at twenty of the most talented prospects from the entire camp. Kedrick Simmons, 2016 PF, Robert E. Lee (AL): One thing the Robert E. Lee (AL) product has that many others don't, is size. At 6-foot-8, the power forward is long and has good shot-blocking ability. It will be interesting to see if his offensive game comes around. Devon Benson, 2016 PF, Laurel (MS): At 6-foot-6 and strong as a bull, the Laurel (MS)…
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  • Basketball Nutrition And Dairy Products: An Alternative Take

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    The Surprising Effects of Dairy on Your Daily Basketball Nutrition  I am a former college basketball player and during my freshmen season I had been struggling with severe digestive issues.  It was so bad that any time our team went out to the track or had a longer workout or practice; I began to dread it instantly, knowing that my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) was going to flare up forcing me to have to embarrassingly ask to excuse myself once again.  It also made it difficult for me to perform with the level of intensity I needed to in order to keep up with the rest of the team, which…
  • Basketball Food Journal – Keep One & Get Ahead In The Game!

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Basketball Food Journal – What is That? A basketball food journal, also known as a food log or food diary, is a daily form that serious players in basketball training use to track your nutrition intake over a set period of time. I believe that all basketball players should keep a daily food journal for at least 2 weeks out of every month, if not just making it an ongoing part of their basketball nutrition strategy. Keeping a food journal is fairly simple, yet does require an increased commitment to logging everything that you eat and drink for a set period of time.  You can choose to…
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  • Life Lessons From the Basketball Court

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Basketball Life Lessons Basketball, as is the case with many other team sports, provides lessons that are universal and relatable to all walks of life.  The lessons that can be learned through organized basketball translate to essential life lessons. Working With Others in a Group or Team Setting: THE KEYS TO TEAM SUCCESS The best basketball teams are the ones that have extremely cohesive parts, players, and coaches.  They are close-knit, work well together, feed off each other’s energy, and listen to each other.  This group cohesiveness allows them to better respond to adversity and…
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