Latest College Basketball News

sportFlorida, Arkansas basketball will open with the best in 2017
Arkansas and Florida will get quite the early-season test next basketball season. Both teams will take part in the 2017 PK80: Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Portland, Ore., a 16-team mega-event featuring some of the top programs in the nation.

ETBU men to tip off Curran era at home on Nov. 15 vs. Centenary
A new era will begin for the East Texas Baptist University men’s basketball team in 2016-17 as Brandon Curran takes over for Bert West, who retired after last season. The 2016-17 season features 11 home games starting with the season opener on Nov. 15.

Twin Cities freshman basketball player gets offer from Gophers
Jalen Suggs isn’t old enough to have a driver’s license yet, but he’s already got offers on the table to play college basketball. Suggs, is a 6-foot-4, 170-pound, future five-star college basketball prospect. The Minnehaha Academy freshman already …
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Every Major College Basketball School’s Greatest NBA Player of All-Time

sportEvery Major College Basketball School’s Greatest NBA Player of All-Time
He wasn’t the most athletic player by any means, but Dan Issel is the best center to ever play for the Nuggets. Issel pulled down 6,630 rebounds in his 10 seasons with Denver, which is 1,369 more than Beck’s second-place ranking. Issel also ranks …

Mark Cuban Made A Poor Attempt To Defend The Dallas Mavericks’ Sexist ‘NBA 101’ Night
Once upon a time, someone who works for the Dallas Mavericks had a bad idea. See, the Mavs are holding what they call NBA 101 Basketball For Women. On September 13, for the low, low price of $ 125 ($ 100 if you’re a season ticket holder), women are invited …
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Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan Formed One Of NBA’s Most Underrated Rivalries
After the season was over and the major moves had been made in free agency, Duncan announced his retirement from basketball, leaving a 19-year career behind him that will one day land him a spot in the Hall of Fame. Related Story: NBA Finals History …
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Latest College Basketball News

sportNSU, ULM to meet in Bossier City
Northwestern State will meet ULM and Centenary will entertain Millsaps College on Dec. 17 at Bossier City’s CenturyLink Center in what could end up being a tripleheader of college basketball action for area fans to enjoy. Louisiana Tech has agreed to …
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Purdue awards former walk-on Grady Eifert with scholarship
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WANE) – Former walk-on Grady Eifert will be on …
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National Preparatory Association Announced as Canadian Partner for The Grind Session
The National Preparatory Association is proud to announce an official partnership with The Grind Session. The Grind Session is an American International circuit, where the world’s top basketball programs and prospects compete all over the United States …


Latest College Basketball News

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Indiana Basketball: In Ananoby and Bryant we trust
Indiana Hoosiers forward OG Anunoby (3) dunks the ball. Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports Indiana Basketball finished the 2016 season at the hands of the strong North Carolina Tar Heels, and will look to improve upon that campaign behind the strong …
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Marquette Basketball Recruiting: Class Of 2017 Forward Terrence Lewis Set To Announce His College Choice
Things are moving fast for the second best player in the state of Wisconsin since MU offered him a scholarship in mid-July. According to Mark Stewart of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee native Terrence Lewis will announce which college he will …
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Rutgers-bound: Baker-Occeus now plenty big enough
DERRY — Sometime during the 2017-18 basketball season, the University of Wisconsin’s Jordan Hill likely will square off with an old high school rival. Pardon the Badger point guard, though, if he doesn’t recognize his old prep school foe. You see …
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Latest College Basketball News

sportTeam USA notes: Final U17 squad includes several UK targets; 2018 star plans UK visit
A few quick notes out of Tuesday morning’s session from Team USA U17 training camp … The final cuts were made after Tuesday morning’s practice, and the 12 players that will represent Team USA at the FIBA U17 world championships in Spain later …

Michigan transfer Spike Albrecht reports to Purdue men’s basketball team
Wearing a white T-shirt with black-and-gray lettering and black shorts featuring gold lettering, Spike Albrecht felt perfectly comfortable in Purdue gear. “It’s nice. I like Nike too, so I’m happy about it,” he said with a laugh Tuesday at Mackey Arena.
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Wake Forest Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Released
The Wake Forest basketball program officially released its non-conference schedule on Tuesday. How challenging is the schedule? Let’s take a look at who the Demon Deacons will be taking on in Danny Manning’s third season on the sidelines in Winston-Salem.
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Latest Women’s Basketball News

sportClose leaves OSU women’s basketball program
CORVALLIS – Oregon State women’s assistant basketball coach Mandy Close will leave the program this week, head coach Scott Rueck announced Friday. Buy Photo Mandy Close (right) spent the past three years as an assistant basketball coach for the OSU women’s …
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Chris Day Announces Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff
BURLINGTON, Vt. – University of Vermont head women’s basketball coach Chris Day announced Friday that Alisa Kresge will serve as associate head coach for his first season in Burlington. Brian Donoghue and Caroline Coyer have also joined his staff as …

Women’s basketball coach Anita Howard leaves Livingstone
Livingstone is looking for a new women’s basketball coach. Anita Howard resigned Friday to take over the women’s program at Columbus State in Georgia. Howard, who coached Livingstone for two seasons, went 41-14 and reached the CIAA tournament semi …


Buddy Hield is the Final Four star college basketball deserves

sportBuddy Hield is the Final Four star college basketball deserves
In the one-and-done era — which is about to turn one decade old — only three first-team Associated Press All-Americans (Tyler Hansbrough, Jared Sullinger and Doug McDermott) have returned to college basketball for another season after receiving their …
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No, UConn’s Dominance Isn’t Killing Women’s College Basketball
Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, left, and Morgan Tuck celebrate with the trophy and teammates after winning 86-65 over Texas in a college basketball game in the regional final of the women’s NCAA Tournament, Monday, March 28, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn.
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Denzel Valentine decides college basketball’s Vine of the Year
ESPN’s College Basketball Awards air on Friday night to officially wrap up another year of college hoops. The show is set to honor the top player from all five position groups and will end with the presentation of the Wooden Award, the sport’s most …
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sportPreviewing the top 10 college basketball games this weekend
Setting up the top 10 games this weekend in order of watchability. All times Eastern. No. 1) No. 10 Miami at No. 4 North Carolina. Saturday, 1 p.m., CBS. About the Hurricane (21-4, 10-3): It might be a surprise to some that Miami is near the top of the …
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College basketball postseason: Room for 164 teams this season
College football famously offers a bowl game to 62.5% of its teams — 40 bowl games, meaning 80 slots for 128 teams. College basketball is edging that way as well. With the debut this year of the Vegas 16 (announced in November), 164 of 346 D-I schools …
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Duke and Kentucky might be taking control of another college basketball season
Last college basketball season ended with Duke snipping nets, and it will be remembered most for Kentucky’s pursuit of a perfect record. Those two programs defined the year, as happens a lot of years in college basketball. For most of this season, it …
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Latest Women’s Pro Basketball News

sportFrom the Bottom to the Top: The Russell Westbrook Story
The only way a scholarship would become available was if Farmar went pro. If he didn’t, Keating’s efforts would go up in … He would go to track meets and softball games and, of course, scarcely missed a women’s basketball game. Bruins football games …
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Michigan State Adding Basketball History Wing At Arena
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State’s basketball arena is getting a $ 50 million upgrade, which will include an addition to promote the history of the men’s and women’s teams. A strength-and-conditioning center named for former MSU star Draymond …
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Women’s Teams Still Struggle for Fans
The women’s sports landscape is littered with leagues that have tried, and failed. The Woman’s Professional Basketball League was formed in 1978 and lasted for three seasons. The American Basketball League was formed in 1996 but folded shortly after …
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Latest NBA Basketball News

sportHow the D-League may shape the future of basketball
It has been a pretty terrific 10 years for the NBA’s D-League … against all odds. The league has evolved from a fringe minor league that saw teams constantly on the edge of folding to seeing stability and a role only growing larger in the NBA as both …

Arizona basketball: Trier, Ristic rated UA’s top NBA prospects
Arizona Wildcats fans weary of early NBA departures in recent years may not have much to worry about next spring, at least according to Draft Express’ latest projections. The scouting-oriented website does not list any Wildcat in its newly updated mock …
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Mike D’Antoni Q&A: Nash-Curry, small ball and the future of NBA basketball
As the NBA shifts full-throttle into the small ball era, the coach many consider to be the godfather of pace and space, Mike D’Antoni, is sitting on the sidelines, rather than barking instructions from them. D’Antoni, 64, has been absent from a head …
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