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Mike Krzyzewski Comments on North Carolina's Transgender Legislation

Following Albany's decision to pull out of a scheduled game against Duke during the upcoming college basketball season due to New York state's stance against a North Carolina law impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,...Show More Summary

NCAA Basketball Teams Who Will Be Over-Reliant on One Player in 2016-17

Dedric Lawson wears No. 1 for the Memphis Tigers, and considering how much that team lost this offseason due to graduations and transfers, it will often feel like Lawson is their one and only option in 2016-17. Memphis is just one of several teams that figures to be putting all of its hopes and dreams into one player for the upcoming season. Show More Summary

USF Men's Basketball Team Reportedly Under Investigation for Academic Fraud

The NCAA is reportedly investigating the South Florida men's basketball program for possible academic fraud, according to's Jeff Goodman. Goodman reported Wednesday that Oliver Antigua, a South Florida assistant coach and the...Show More Summary

CBB Recruits with the Most to Prove at Las Vegas Events

With the final week of the July live evaluation period beginning on Wednesday, Las Vegas takes center stage as multiple events featuring top-tier players are going on for the next five days. The unique thing about the final week of July is all of the incredible showcase matchups, many of which will be played in Sin City. Show More Summary

Predicting the Most Improved College Basketball Teams in the 2016-17 Season

College basketball's cyclical nature makes it so even the most downtrodden teams one season have as good a chance as any to be competitive the following year. And there are plenty of different ways to achieve this improvement. Freshmen...Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Wildcats Fans in 2016-17

Kentucky basketball fans are used to cheering for a winner, but the 2016-17 season won't always be smooth sailing. The Wildcats received an infusion of new talent in the form of one of the top recruiting classes in the country, a group that ranked second in 247Sports' composite rankings. Show More Summary

Top Storylines to Follow at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship

The FIBA U18 Americas tips off in Valdivia, Chile this week as eight teams compete for four spots in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships. Not only is the event a chance to represent your country and compete for a gold medal, but it is also a big chance to make a name for yourself on an international stage. Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Whose Stock Has Risen the Most in 2016 Offseason

Though there sadly hasn't been a college basketball game played in more than three months, roster changes have led to higher expectations and hopes for players like USC's Chimezie Metu, Indiana's OG Anunoby and Syracuse transfer John...Show More Summary

NCAA Tournament's No. 1 Overall Seed Will Get to Pick 1st-, 2nd-Round Host Site

The NCAA announced that the top overall seed in the NCAA basketball tournament will now get to pick its first- and second-round host site, according to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports. "Preferences would be communicated by teams in contention for the overall No. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Best Small-Ball Lineups in NCAA Basketball for 2016-17

Villanova won the 2016 NCAA basketball national championship playing small ball, and the Wildcats are just as much a threat to win it all in 2017 with the same style. The conventional big man is a dying breed in basketball. Stretch 4s...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Blue Devils Fans in 2016-17

Duke might have the most talented team in college basketball next season, but nothing is guaranteed in sports. Sure, the Blue Devils are adding the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports, while returning a handful of key players from last year's squad. Show More Summary

Michael Porter Jr. to Washington: Huskies Land 5-Star SF Prospect

Class of 2017 5-star recruit Michael Porter Jr. announced on Friday that he has committed to play college basketball for the Washington Huskies: Porter is the No. 2-ranked prospect and top-ranked small forward in the 2017 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite rankings. Coming out of Columbia, Missouri, Porter is also the No. Show More Summary

Predicting the Best Scorers at Each Position for the 2016-17 CBB Season

Basketball is a beautiful game full of amazing feats of athleticism. But stripped down to its bare bones, it really comes down to which players and teams are most capable of getting the ball into the basket. College basketball never disappoints when it comes to big-time scorers. Show More Summary

College Basketball Assistants Who'll Be Head Coaches Soon

Timing, regional proximity and personal relationships have a lot to do with how a college head coach is selected. Certain coaches are right for certain head coaching jobs and not others. However, a few assistant coaches seem to be in...Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the Best Point Guards in Wildcats History

When you have the type of history Kentucky does, narrowing down the best at any position is never easy. However, when it comes to listing the top point guards at the school, there are a few that stand above the rest. From the days of...Show More Summary

Pat Summitt Celebrated at Funeral, Public Memorial in Tennessee

Family, friends and former players honored and celebrated former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt on Thursday night in Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Summitt died at 64 years old on June 28. She had been...Show More Summary

Duke vs. Albany Basketball Game Canceled Due to North Carolina LGBT Law

The Duke men's basketball team's Nov. 12 Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament game against Albany has been canceled due to New York State's opposition to a North Carolina law focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. According to, Albany backed out of the game because New York Gov. Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Poised for Bounce-Back Years in 2016-17

If Melo Trimble and Nigel Hayes can remember how to shoot three-pointers like they did two years ago, the Big Ten will be home to two of the biggest bounce-back players of the 2016-17 college basketball season. To qualify as a bounce-back candidate, a player must first meet these two conditions: Played at least 20 games in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Show More Summary

Nike Peach Jam 2016 Notebook: Trae Young Dominating with a Chip on His Shoulder

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Trae Young was motivated heading into Peach Jam. The 6'2" point guard from Norman, Oklahoma, had been considered a 5-star prospect in the class of 2017 since bursting on the national scene in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League ( EYBL ) last spring. Show More Summary

Former Clemson Basketball Player Demontez Stitt Dies at Age 27

Former Clemson Tigers guard Demontez Stitt died at the age of 27 Wednesday, according to David Hood of The school released the following statement on Twitter with regard to Stitt's death: Stitt played four seasons at Clemson from 2007-08 through 2010-11, appearing in four consecutive NCAA tournaments. Show More Summary

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