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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has a sudden wealth of depth (Yahoo Sports)

Last season, the Syracuse Orange had to sweat out Selection Sunday, then shocked the college basketball world by advancing to the Final Four. This season, despite Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim’s attempt to tamp down expectations at his team’s media day Friday, going that far in the NCAA Tournament wouldn’t be that big of a shock.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 11:54 pm

Florida freshman Bassett to miss season with stress fracture (Yahoo Sports)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida freshman Dontay Bassett will miss the season because of a stress fracture in his right foot.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 10:21 pm

Defending champion Oregon picked to repeat as Pac-12 winner (Yahoo Sports)

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, left, visits with Stanford forward Reid Travis, right, during NCAA college basketball Pac-12 media day Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Coaches in the deep-as-ever Pac-12 Conference are determined to continue some serious momentum in men’s basketball that was built up during a special March. A conference-record seven teams reached the 2016 NCAA Tournament. ”The biggest key for us as a league is we all have to take care of business and have great Novembers and Decembers, given our schedules,” Colorado coach Tad Boyle said at Pac-12 media day Friday.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 9:02 pm

UNC: Pinson out indefinitely with broken bone in right foot (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, North Carolina's Theo Pinson (1) drives to the basket as Davidson's Oskar Michelsen (15) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C. The school said Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, that Pinson is out indefinitely with a broken right foot. UNC opens the season at Tulane on Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina junior swingman Theo Pinson is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right foot.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 6:31 pm

NCAA accuses Louisville, Pitino of violations in escort case (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino listens to a question during a press conference, in Louisville Ky. The NCAA accuses Louisville of providing impermissible benefits and breaches of conduct as a result of its investigation into an escort's book allegations that former men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers for sex parties with Cardinals recruits and players. The NCAA sent its' Notice of Official Allegations to the school and released it on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. The governing body considers the breaches of conduct Level 1 infractions. The letter does not mention a lack of institutional control, considered the most serious violation, but says that Cardinals coach Rick Pitino failed to monitor McGee. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

The NCAA accused Louisville of four serious violations and criticized coach Rick Pitino for failing to monitor a former basketball staffer who hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players. The NCAA’s letter is the first step in a process that could extend into next spring. Louisville has 90 days to respond.

Posted on 21 October 2016 @ 12:27 am

Izzo isn’t sure what to expect from new-look Michigan State (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talks about the upcoming season during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Tom Izzo insists he has no idea what to expect from his team this season. Michigan State’s coach, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last month, has not had his program turn over as much as it has in 15 years. The last time Izzo had that many departures was 2001, when the Spartans went to a third straight Final Four and also had to replace seven players.

Posted on 20 October 2016 @ 10:54 pm

Two conferences to experiment with restricted arc appeals (Yahoo Sports)

NCAA has approved an experimental rule allowing the Big Ten and Mid-American conferences to use instant replay on certain plays within the restricted arc for the 2016-17 season. The rule will be the first that allows coaches to initiate instant replay in college basketball. The rule, which will only be allowed in conference play, can be used when an official believes an incorrect call was made in the restricted or when a coach appeals for a review.

Posted on 20 October 2016 @ 8:34 pm

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RB James dislocates elbow in Oregon win

LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field with a dislocated elbow, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.

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RB James injures right arm in Oregon win

LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field after injuring his right arm, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.

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Lavin undergoes prostate cancer surgery

St. Johns coach Steve Lavin has had successful surgery to treat prostate cancer. The 47-year-old Lavin underwent the surgery Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. According to Lavins physicians, the surgery went as planned and there were no complications. Lavin is expected to return to his full-time coaching responsibilities after a recovery period.

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Calhoun: UConn talent better for 2011-12

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he has more talent this season than he had on the team that won the national championship in April. Calhoun made the comment before a dinner at which the 2010-11 Huskies received their national championship rings. The coach said having a more talented team doesnt mean they are going to win another title, but he thinks they can.

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Duke set to visit MSG twice this season

Mike Krzyzewski is bringing Duke to Madison Square Garden twice this upcoming season, according to the schedule announced Thursday. The Blue Devils will face Michigan State, and Kentucky will play Kansas in the second game of the Champions Classic on Nov. 15. Duke will return to take on Washington on Dec.

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Colorado suspends 5 defensive players

Colorado coach Jon Embree has suspended five defensive players indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules. The suspended players include defensive backs Josh Moten, Ayodeji Olatoye, Parker Orms and Paul Vigo, along with linebacker Liloa Nobriga. Orms was the only starter among the group, but didnt play last weekend due to a leg injury.

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Big 12 moves to add Big East-bound TCU

Leaders of the Big 12 Conference cleared the way Thursday to add TCU, a move that would bring in a rising program and potentially shore up a league that seemed ready to fall apart just a few weeks ago. The Big 12s presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to authorize negotiations with the Horned Frogs, who play in Fort Worth, Texas, and boast the defending Rose Bowl champion.

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