Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kentucky and Nike joined at the hip for the next decade

    Sporting News "Not content to just win on the basketball court, Kentucky has also scored a long-term equipment deal. The school has signed an eight-year contract extension with Nike, keeping the relationship intact through Aug. 31, 2025, according to the Portland Business Journal. The deal was originally..." March 05

  • The entire Arkansas basketball team showed up to watch 5-star recruit Malik Monk

    SB Nation "Malik Monk is one of the super prospects sitting near the top of the class of 2016 basketball rankings. The 6'3 guard from Arkansas is known as one of the most explosive athletes in the country. You only need to watch one mixtape to find out why. Monk is the sort of player who attracts..." March 03

  • Alabama starting forward Shannon Hale to miss rest of season "Alabama sophomore forward Shannon Hale will miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury he suffered against South Carolina last week, coach Anthony Grant announced Monday. Hale will undergo surgery Friday. The injury further depletes an Alabama team already playing without starting..." March 03

  • Apologetic Kevin Stallings happy to move on

    Tennessean "For part of Saturday afternoon, you couldn't help but wonder who the guy was in the Kevin Stallings mask standing in front of the Vanderbilt bench. He looked like a man who hadn't had any sleep in the past 48 hours, which, come to think of it, might very well have been the case. He seemed..." March 01

  • Florida reinstates Dorian Finney-Smith for Saturday vs. Vols "Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith has been suspended the past three games, but on Friday, Gators coach Billy Donovan announced the suspension was over. Which means Finney-Smith will be in uniform for Florida's home game against Tennessee on Saturday. The 13-15 Gators have lost four of six and..." February 28

  • No suspension for Kevin Stallings "Vanderbilt will handle the matter concerning coach Kevin Stallings berating Commodores player Wade Baldwin IV profanely after Thursday's game internally, the school announced Friday. Stallings will not be suspended, a source told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "I met with Coach Stallings earlier today..." February 28

  • Vandy coach berates player, then apologizes "Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for a postgame incident Thursday night in which he was caught on camera berating Commodores player Wade Baldwin IV profanely, at one point saying, "I'm going to f---ing kill you." Stallings told ESPN "he did not mean his words literally" when..." February 27

  • Vandy PG has strong words for rival Tennessee

    College Spun "Thursday evening, the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team will face Tennessee in Knoxville. Commodores’ freshman guard Wade Baldwin appears to be quite pumped up for the game. This afternoon, in a session with the media, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard had some strong words for the Volunteers and,..." February 26

  • Florida will be without two starters against Missouri

    College Basketball Talk "Florida head coach Billy Donovan announced on a Monday morning teleconference that Dorian Finney-Smith and Michael Frazier will both be out of the lineup on Tuesday when the Gators take on Missouri. Finney-Smith was suspended by Donovan for a violation of team rules. He has already missed games..." February 23

  • Georgia guard J.J. Frazier to play against Alabama on Saturday "Georgia's J.J. Frazier will play Saturday at Alabama, coach Mark Fox said. Frazier, a 5-foot-10 sophomore averaging 10.3 points, missed the Bulldogs' last game due to concussion-like symptoms." February 21

  • Tennessee's Jabari McGhee out for rest of season

    CBS Sports - NCAAB "Tennessee freshman forward Jabari McGhee suffered a fractured foot on Dec. 17 and hasn't played since. The team announced on Friday that McGhee wouldn't return to the floor this season. " February 21

  • Florida Gators F Dorian Finney-Smith suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules

    Only Gators "The Florida Gators announced just over one hour before tip-off on Wednesday that redshirt junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith, a starter for the team, has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Finney-Smith will sit out Wednesday night’s contest against the Vanderbilt..." February 18

  • Top recruit Thon Maker says he's 'on track' to graduate, reclassification likely

    USA Today "Basketball phenom and Kentucky and Indiana recruiting target Thon Maker, a top player in the Class of 2016, appears set to make official what has seemed inevitable, tweeting Wednesday that he is on track to graduate this year. It positions him to move to the 2015 class and play college basketball..." February 18

  • Porn Star Lisa Ann Wants To Have A Threesome With The Harrison Twins

    College Spun "If you are a college athlete at a big name program, there is a good chance that you may be on Lisa Ann’s radar. The famous 42-year old porn star made headlines when she posted photos from an apparent tryst with Notre Dame football player Justin Brent during the fall. Now, she has her mind set on..." February 18

  • South Carolina suspends Henry, Sheppard for remainder of season "South Carolina coach Frank Martin announced Tuesday sophomore forward Demetrius Henry and freshman guard/forward Shamiek Sheppard will be suspended for the remainder of the season for "conduct detrimental to the team." "Our program is based on helping young people grow as individuals and..." February 18

  • Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen to miss remainder of season "Auburn sophomore guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen will miss the remainder of the season due to two dislocated shoulders, the school announced on Friday. Shamsid-Deen, who will undergo surgery on both shoulders, has battled through the injuries since early in the season. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said..." February 17

  • Bulldogs shaken up after plane scare "Mississippi State's chartered Embraer 145 twin engine jet had to make an emergency landing in St. Louis after losing power in its right engine, 20 minutes after takeoff from Columbia, Missouri, sports information director Gregg Ellis told ESPN by phone from St. Louis on Saturday night. The..." February 15

  • Missouri reinstates Montaque Gill-Caesar, Namon Wright "Missouri announced before Saturday's game against Mississippi State that freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar and Namon Wright have been reinstated from suspension. The Tigers fell to the Bulldogs 77-74 Saturday, marking the 11th straight loss for Missouri. Both players' suspensions, which came due..." February 15

  • Anthony Davis on '15 Kentucky vs. '12 title team: 'We'd destroy them'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Anthony Davis is proud to be a Kentucky Wildcat. He's proud of the job that this season's Kentucky team has done, too, but that doesn't mean he's ready to concede defeat to the currently undefeated Wildcats. When Davis was asked Saturday at All-Star Weekend festivities who would win between..." February 15

  • Alabama expected to get one key guard back for Vanderbilt game "Alabama head coach Anthony Grant did have some good news on Friday. Grant said he thinks junior guard Retin Obasohan, who missed the last two games with a hand injury, will be available for Saturday's 7 p.m. home game against Vanderbilt. It's likely that junior Ricky Tarrant, Alabama's..." February 14

  • Anthony Mason's son away from Auburn indefinitely; Tigers' starting PG out for season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Auburn guard Antoine Mason is away from the team indefinitely to be with his ailing father, former Knicks star Anthony Mason, who recently suffered a heart attack. "It's been a difficult time for Antoine and his family. We just have them in our prayers," Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Friday...." February 13

  • Ted Kapita chooses Arkansas "Ted Kapita has committed to Arkansas, his high school coach told ESPN. Kapita, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Huntington Prep (W.Va.), is ranked No. 40 in the ESPN 100. He was one of the top prospects still remaining in the 2015 class. "He chose them because of their style of play and he hit it..." February 13

  • Missouri guard Wes Clark suffers dislocated elbow Tuesday "Missouri guard Wes Clark suffered a dislocated elbow in Tuesday's 65-60 loss to South Carolina. Clark, who played 26 minutes before suffering the injury and scored 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting. "Heart goes out to Wes Clark. It's moments like that, as a coach, makes you sick," South Carolina..." February 11

  • Roster turnover among things causing Florida's season-long struggles "Billy Donovan climbed onto a stage late Saturday, sat behind a table draped in blue, gripped a bottle of water with one hand, shuffled some papers with the other and waited for the first question of his press conference following a close loss to top-ranked Kentucky. The question was..." February 10

  • Banged up Alabama could be without three players for Tuesday’s game

    College Basketball Talk "When Alabama travels to Mississippi State on Tuesday night, the Crimson Tide could have an especially depleted lineup as three players could be out for the SEC game. An AP report said on Monday that guard Ricky Tarrant will miss his fourth consecutive game with a right leg injury. Also doubtful..." February 10

  • Gators G Michael Frazier out indefinitely with sprained ankle

    Tampa Bay Times "Junior G Michael Frazier is expected to miss Thursday night's game against Ole Miss with a sprained ankle. Frazier suffered the injury in the first half of this past Saturday night's game against Kentucky. He attempted to return in the second half, but wasn't able to play. "I would say right..." February 10

  • Short-handed Mizzou suspends pair "Missouri freshmen Montaque Gill-Caesar and Namon Wright were suspended for the team's 83-61 loss Saturday to Texas A&M for a violation of team rules. The school issued a statement before tipoff saying the players' status would be re-evaluated at a later point." February 08

  • Marcus Thornton won't play Tuesday against Kentucky

    Dawg Sports "Georgia's injury situation isn't getting any better with Marcus Thornton expected to miss Tuesday's game against Kentucky. The Georgia Bulldogs are expected to be without senior center Marcus Thornton for the second straight game on Tuesday when they face the No. 1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats at..." February 03

  • Missouri guard Tramaine Isabell suspended again

    Kansas City Star "Missouri freshman point guard Tramaine Isabell was suspended Saturday for the Tigers’ 67-47 loss against Mississippi at Mizzou Arena. He was not on the Tigers’ bench. “Before we start, I know some of you probably want to ask about Tramaine, so I’ll make this statement right now then I don’t..." February 02

  • UK's Lyles likely out Tuesday, maybe longer

    Louisville Courier-Journal "University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari expects to be without freshman Trey Lyles again Tuesday night when the top-ranked Wildcats host Georgia – and maybe beyond. Lyles, a 6-10 small forward, missed Saturday's win over Alabama due to an undisclosed illness. The former McDonald's..." February 02

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Tai Wynyard to join Wildcats "Tai Wynyard has committed to Kentucky, sources told Wynyard is a New Zealand native who also visited Villanova and Texas during a trip to the United States earlier this month. The 6-foot-9 post player is currently a member of the 2016 class, but there is a chance he reclassifies..." January 26

  • Georgia starter Parker likely to miss more games

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Juwan Parker tried to miss only one game with an achilles injury, and it backfired. Now Georgia's starting small forward may miss even more time. Parker, who started the team's first 14 games this season, will not play Tuesday against Ole Miss "barring a miracle," head coach Mark Fox said..." January 22

  • Florida big man Chris Walker dealing with big -- sometimes unreasonable -- expectations

    Fox Sports Florida "Chris Walker doesn't talk to the media very much. Florida's soft-spoken 6-foot-10 1/2 sophomore center, calling it like it is, hasn't had much to talk about lately. But there Walker was Monday morning, standing at a podium, bending over to speak into the microphone, when asked about the..." January 20

  • Kentucky's Bahamas trip came at hefty cost

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Last spring, the University of Kentucky men's basketball team began aggressively seeking a destination for a foreign exhibition tour. The Wildcats were coming off a national title game appearance, and there was urgency to get their NBA-ready roster prepared for a potentially historic season. The..." January 16

  • Georgia's Yante Maten hit by car, out with concussion "Georgia forward Yante Maten suffered a concussion after being hit by a car on Sunday night and will miss Wednesday's game against Vanderbilt, Bulldogs coach Mark Fox announced. Maten, a freshman, was struck while using a crosswalk on campus. The school has not provided a timetable for his..." January 13

  • UK to stick with PG Andrew Harrison after close call "Despite a strong showing by Tyler Ulis on Saturday, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari said Monday that he will continue to start Andrew Harrison at point guard. Ulis finished with zero turnovers in 28 minutes and hit a crucial 3-pointer in the second overtime of No. 1 Kentucky's 70-64 win..." January 12

  • Donnie Tyndall surprises Vols walk-on with scholarship

    Tennessean "Donnie Tyndall, in his first year as coach of the Tennessee men's basketball team, has had only four scholarship returnees at his disposal this season. Now, he technically has five. Tyndall surprised walk-on Galen Campbell, a Knoxville native, with a scholarship on Friday. " January 12

  • Craig Victor transferring to LSU "Arizona transfer Craig Victor is headed home to LSU, his AAU coach, Gregg Holmes, told Oklahoma State was the other finalist for Victor, who announced his transfer from the Wildcats on Tuesday. Victor, a 6-foot-9 power forward, is a New Orleans native. He considered LSU coming out..." January 11

  • Bulldogs lose Kenny Paul Geno with injured wrist

    Athens Banner-Herald "The Bulldogs received bad news in the wake of Tuesday’s 79-75 loss to Arkansas. Sophomore Kenny Paul Geno is out indefinitely after breaking his left wrist in the first half of the Bulldogs conference-opener, coach Mark Fox announced via statement. A 6-foot-6 guard from Booneville, Miss.,..." January 08

  • Horford, Hodskins suspended for Florida's game vs. South Carolina "Florida has suspended two players for its important game against South Carolina tonight, including one starter. Senior forward Jon Horford and freshman guard Zach Hodskins will miss tonight's game due to what coach Billy Donovan is calling conduct detrimental to the team. “This is totally a..." January 07

  • Vols pick up commitment from 2016 forward Romello White

    Tennessean "Tennessee received a verbal commitment from power forward Romello White for the 2016 class, he announced on Twitter on Monday. White, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound junior at IMG Academy in Bradenton Fla., is rated four stars." January 06

  • Arkansas extends Mike Anderson's contract through 2019-2020 season "In the midst of an 11-2 season, the second straight 11-2 start Mike Anderson's had, Arkansas announced Tuesday morning that it's extended the contract terms with its coach. This means the new deal runs through March of 2020 for Anderson, who has a 70-41 record with the Razorbacks since becoming..." January 06

  • Tennessee guard Ian Chiles will have season-ending surgery; Braxton Bonds' NCAA wavier denied

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Ian Chiles’ short career as a Tennessee basketball player is likely over. The graduate transfer guard will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, Vols coach Donnie Tyndall announced Monday. Chiles tried to play through the lingering injury, but it became too painful, Tyndall said...." January 06

  • Three-star prep point guard Terrence Phillips commits to Missouri

    Kansas City Star "Wrapping up his official visit, Oak Hill (Va.) Academy point guard Terrence Phillips committed to Missouri on Saturday evening. Phillips, the younger brother of Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings, is a Rivals three-star prospect and the third known commitment in the Tigers’ 2015 recruiting..." January 05

  • Gonzaga adding Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan to roster on Thursday "Gonzaga's already deep perimeter is getting another quality addition. Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan, who led the Commodores in scoring last year through 12 games (14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists in 2013-14) will become eligible for the Bulldogs' (14-1) WCC home opener on Thursday..." January 05

  • Bello suspended indefinitely, Gant enters starting five for Mizzou basketball

    Columbia Missourian "The Missouri basketball team had one fewer reserve Tuesday against Oklahoma State. Coach Kim Anderson suspended guard Deuce Bello indefinitely. Bello's absence didn't seem to derail Missouri (5-7), which narrowly fell 74-72 in overtime to Oklahoma State (10-2) at the Sprint Center in Kansas..." January 03

  • Antonio Blakeney commits to LSU over Kentucky, giving the Tigers a potentially loaded roster next season

    SB Nation "Antonio Blakeney finally tied up one of college basketball's most fascinating recruitments by committing to LSU on Friday afternoon. Blakeney, a 6'4 shooting guard, chose the Tigers over Kentucky and Missouri. Blakeney is the No. 14 player and No. 2 shooting guard in the class of 2015, according..." January 02

  • Kentucky is even money to win the NCAA Tournament

    The Score "That one person in the USA Today Coaches Poll who doesn't think Kentucky is the best college basketball team in the country is probably very, very lonely. Every other voter - on that poll and the AP Top 25 - has identified the 13-0 Wildcats as the top team in the nation, and it's really no..." January 02

  • Five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney will announce his decision Friday

    USA Today "Ridge (Orlando, Fla.) shooting guard Antonio Blakeney will announce his college decision Friday at 4:30 p.m. EST on ESPNU. He’ll decide between LSU, Missouri and Kentucky. When asked if he’s ready to make his collegiate decision, Blakeney simply said, “Yessir!” Blakeney, a five-star recruit..." December 30

  • South Carolina freshman cleared for practice, could play in 2014-15

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina freshman forward Shamiek Sheppard tore the ACL in his right knee over the summer and was expected to redshirt during the 2014-15 season, but the New York native has been cleared to return to practice early. According to a report from the AP, Sheppard is practicing ahead of..." December 29

  • Former Gators commit, Stanford C Schuyler Rimmer, to transfer to Florida as walk-on

    Only Gators "One-time Florida Gators 2013 commitment Schuyler Rimmer never wound up playing for the team out of high school, deciding six weeks after initially pledging to the program that he would reopen his recruitment. It appears as if Rimmer has found a way to suit up for the Gators after all as he..." December 29

  • Charles Barkley would give a recruit $100,000 to get them to Auburn

    Awful Announcing "Charles Barkley’s honesty and outspokenness makes him a treasure in the sports media. In an interview with Seth Davis at Campus Insiders, Barkley tells it like it is with the NCAA. He says he would give a kid coming out of high school $100,000 to get them to Auburn. In addition, he talks about..." December 24

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • Jabari McGhee's foot injury the latest challenge for Tennessee frontcourt

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Donnie Tyndall tried to take it in stride. His Tennessee basketball team had just lost to North Carolina State 83-72 in a game that sorely lacked production from the Vols’ frontcourt. And the first-year UT coach had been informed the right foot injury of forward Jabari McGhee was more serious..." December 19

  • Did Vanderbilt Try To Kill An Ex-Hoops Player's Tell-All Book? "They were supposed to celebrate that night. It was mid-August, and Kyle Fuller, Eric Schulman, and Jerry Castro were all together in Nashville. The Tennessean had posted an article about their book project, a Kickstarter-funded look at Fuller's life as a Vanderbilt basketball player and student..." December 16

  • LSU guard Josh Gray receiving ‘aggressive treatment’ for ankle injury

    The New Orleans Advocate "LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones said Monday that junior point guard Josh Gray was receiving aggressive treatment for an ankle injury he suffered in Saturday night’s 76-67 win against Sam Houston State. Jones said there were no updates on the exact nature or severity of the ankle injury, which..." December 16

  • Auburn adds center Trayvon Reed to roster; big man immediately eligible "Auburn has added some much-needed size to the roster with the addition of center Trayvon Reed. The four-star prospect was cleared Friday morning and is eligible to practice Saturday and participate in games starting Sunday. Auburn (3-4) travels to Clemson on Sunday (3 p.m.). Auburn coach Bruce..." December 13

  • Vols' Dominic Woodson to transfer

    Tennessean "Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall announced Friday sophomore forward Dominic Woodson is no longer with the program and plans to transfer. "Dominic has informed me that he wants to transfer to a school where he can have a larger role on the basketball court," Tyndall said in a statement...." December 13

  • JaKeenan Gant eligible to play "Missouri heralded freshman JaKeenan Gant has been reinstated and will be eligible to play Saturday against Xavier. The 6-foot-8 freshman power forward was held out thus far due to questions concerning impermissible benefits. He missed the first nine games while the school investigated the..." December 13

  • UK's Alex Poythress tears ACL "Alex Poythress tore the ACL in his left knee during Thursday's practice and will miss the rest of the season for top-ranked Kentucky, the school announced Friday morning. "When you're coaching other people's children and these children have high aspirations and unlimited potential -- not only..." December 12

  • Contract lets UT fire Tyndall with cause if allegations true

    Tennessean "The University of Tennessee would have cause to fire men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall if he is found to have committed a Level I or Level II violation by the NCAA. The NCAA is currently investigating Southern Miss, where Tyndall coached before accepting the Tennessee job last spring...." December 11

  • Vols forward Dominic Woodson to miss another week of practice for academic reasons

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee sophomore forward Dominic Woodson will miss his second straight week of practice in order to focus on academics, UT basketball coach Donnie Tyndall announced before practice at Pratt Pavilion on Tuesday. "He finishes up finals I believe on Thursday," Tyndall said. "And then we will..." December 09

  • Kenny Gaines out indefinitely with shoulder injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia basketball guard Kenny Gaines went to the hospital after injuring his shoulder during Georgia’s 64-57 victory against Colorado on Sunday afternoon. Gaines confirmed that he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder after chasing down a ball at the 11:59 mark of the second half. A..." December 09

  • Kentucky signee Labissiere’s guardian responds to criticism

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Gerald Hamilton, the oft scrutinized guardian of University of Kentucky basketball signee Skal Labissiere, told reporters Friday night that he believes nothing in the way he’s handled Labissiere’s schooling or recruiment will jeopardize the player’s college eligibility. Hamilton does, however,..." December 08

  • Georgia guard reaches out to Perkins to apologize for broken jaw

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Georgia guard Kenny Gaines wanted to apologize for an on-court accident that left Gonzaga forward Josh Perkins sidelined indefinitely with a broken jaw in last Thursday's game in New York City. Turns out Gaines and Perkins have a mutual friend in Georgia's Dusan Langura, who passed Perkins'..." December 06

  • Ref OK after strike to face in Vandy-La Salle

    Daily Mail "This is the moment a referee was stretched off the court shortly after being knocked out when he was struck in the face. Referee Rick Crawford was officiating the consolation game between LaSalle and Vanderbilt at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday. Shortly after the..." November 30

  • Missouri transfer Cameron Biedscheid commits to Iona "Missouri transfer and former Notre Dame guard Cameron Biedscheid has committed to Iona, sources told He will have 2 1/2 years of eligibility remaining. The Gaels are expected to file a hardship waiver with the NCAA with the hopes that Biedscheid will be eligible for the second..." November 27

  • Bruins, Wildcats line up matchups "UCLA is close to finalizing a deal for a home-and-home series with Kentucky that would start in 2015 in Westwood, Bruins coach Steve Alford told ESPN on Wednesday. The game would add to a loaded nonconference schedule next season for the Bruins, who then would face the Wildcats at Rupp Arena in..." November 26

  • Tennessee assistant coach resigns amid NCAA probe

    College Basketball Talk "Tennessee assistant coach Adam Howard has resigned from his position, effective immediately, for “personal reasons,” according to the school’s sports information department. Howard, a first-year Tennessee assistant, has worked with new Volunteers head coach Donnie Tyndall for five years with..." November 25

  • Ole Miss offers eighth-grade star point guard scholarship

    USA Today "Christ Presbyterian Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) point guard Tyger Campbell may not be enrolling in college until 2019, but that didn’t stop Ole Miss from extending a scholarship offer recently, according to Lions head coach Drew Maddux, who tweeted the news Sunday." November 25

  • Danuel House makes debut for Texas A&M with emphatic dunk

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Highly regarded Houston transfer Danuel House made his season debut for Texas A&M on Sunday after been deemed immediately eligible to participate by the NCAA late last week." November 24

  • NCAA clears Texas A&M's Trocha-Morelos "The NCAA has cleared Texas A&M's Tonny Trocha-Morelos, sources told on Friday night. The Aggies also received a waiver Friday rendering Houston transfer Danuel House immediately eligible to play this season." November 22

  • Darius Hicks commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Two days after Mississippi State men's basketball added the first member to its 2016 recruiting class, Rick Ray strikes again. Quitman's Darius Hicks committed to the Bulldogs Friday morning, joining three-star shooting guard D'Marcus Simonds from Georgia as Mississippi State's two 2016..." November 21

  • NCAA clears Danuel House to play for Aggies this season

    Houston Chronicle "Transfer Danuel House has been cleared by the NCAA to play basketball this season for Texas A&M, according to House via a since deleted Twitter post. House, who transferred from Houston, averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game over the past two years for the Cougars. The 6-foot-7 guard, a..." November 21

  • Tennessee forward Dominic Woodson out against Texas Southern

    Knoxblogs "Tennessee basketball’s biggest big man will be sidelined for the Vols’ home opener against Texas Southern tonight. Sophomore forward Dominic Woodson, who injured his left hand during Sunday’s practice, is not not dressed out for the game. Woodson did not start in UT’s season opener against..." November 21

  • Eric Bledsoe says Kentucky would beat 76ers in 7-game series

    SB Nation "Could Kentucky beat the 76ers in a seven-game series? At least one former Wildcat and current NBA player thinks so. The Philadelphia 76ers are the worst team in the NBA, a lifeless group that's lost its first 10 games of the 2014-15 season. The Kentucky Wildcats are the best team in college..." November 20

  • UGA adds 3rd signee for basketball

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "UGA got another basketball recruit before the end of the early signing period. Derek Ogbeide, a 6-foot-8 center from Pebblebrook High School, picked UGA over Houston and Memphis on Wednesday. Ogbeide is rated as a 3-star and the state’s No. 14 overall prospect. “He was looking for the best..." November 20

  • Florida G Dillon Graham decides to transfer

    Only Gators "Buried on the depth chart and unlikely to get a significant opportunity to play for the Florida Gators this season, redshirt sophomore guard Dillon Graham has decided to transfer from the program at the conclusion of the fall semester. Graham, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard who saw a total of 92..." November 18

  • Florida F Dorian Finney-Smith has hairline fracture in non-shooting hand "Coach Billy Donovan received some bad news on Saturday, as Gator forward Dorian Finney-Smith has a hairline fracture in his non-shooting left hand, according to the Associated Press. The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprained wrist, and Finney-Smith returned to the game. It's unknown at..." November 16

  • One-handed Zach Hodskins plays first minutes for Florida

    College Basketball Talk "One of the coolest stories in all of college basketball this season will be Zach Hodskins, a 6-foot-4 preferred walk-on that will spend the season as Florida’s “Victory Formation”. What makes Hodskins so special is that he’s playing basketball at one of the nation’s premiere programs despite..." November 16

  • Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen suffers shoulder injury

    Montgomery Advertiser "It wasn't all good news for Auburn in Bruce Pearl's debut. Tigers guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen suffered a dislocated shoulder after diving for a loose ball during the second half of Auburn's 83-73 win over Milwaukee on Friday night. Shamsid-Deen, a sophomore, scored just two points in a..." November 16

  • Three-star guard becomes Auburn’s fourth official signee

    College Basketball Talk "Auburn has just four seniors on its roster this season, and all are guards with K.T. Harrell, Antoine Mason, K.C. Ross-Miller and Malcolm Canada all factoring into the team’s perimeter rotation. With that being the case one of the tasks that head coach Bruce Pearl and his staff were faced with..." November 15

  • Kentucky Adds Five-Star Center Labissiere "In the span of one hour, Kentucky quickly emerged as the big winner of the early signing period -- as five-star prospects Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe committed to the Wildcats on Thursday night. And now, John Calipari's program has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to..." November 15

  • Skal Labissiere commits to Kentucky "Skal Labissiere, a 6-foot-11 forward and consensus top-10 national recruit, verbally committed to Kentucky on Thursday night live on national television. "Since my freshman year, I always wanted to go there," Labissiere said on television. "I watched Coach Cal on TV." Labissiere's commitment..." November 14

  • SMU coach Larry Brown: UK has nation's top two teams "SMU coach Larry Brown is convinced that the Kentucky Wildcats can go undefeated this season -- with either one of John Calipari's two top-ranked teams. "If you take their first and second teams and split them up, they'd probably have the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the nation," Brown told USA..." November 13

  • Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall reportedly to meet with NCAA next week "Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall is expected to meet with the NCAA next week to discuss potential violations that took place during his tenure at Southern Miss, according to a report Thursday by After Bleacher Report reported last week that the NCAA was looking into Tyndall's..." November 13

  • Kentucky have unparalleled depth and talent

    SB Nation "The circumstances surrounding the onset of another incredibly hyped season at Kentucky could have been so different if not for an exceptional run in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. It's easy to forget now after the Wildcats made it all the way to the national title game before finally falling to..." November 12

  • South Carolina lands key in-state, four-star guard

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina picked up a commitment on Wednesday afternoon from P.J. Dozier, a four-star guard from Columbia, South Carolina. Dozier had also considered Louisville and Georgetown, among others. There were many that considered the Cardinals the favorites as recently as Tuesday..." November 12

  • John Calipari says Kentucky would get 'buried' by NBA foes, and he's right

    Yahoo! Sports "Not long after his team endured a humbling 121-52 beatdown on Sunday night at Rupp Arena, Georgetown College coach Scott Briggs suggested Kentucky had enough size and talent to beat the NBA's worst teams this season. John Calipari made it clear Monday morning he isn't buying it. Briggs'..." November 11

  • Mississippi F Aaron Jones suspended for violation of team rules "Mississippi suspended senior forward Aaron Jones for three games on Friday night following a violation of team rules. Senior Aaron Jones has been suspended for 3 games for a violation of team rules, Andy Kennedy announces. Can return 11/20 vs. Southern. Jones' suspension includes..." November 08

  • Tennessee is going to a new starting point guard

    College Basketball Talk "Coming into its first season under head coach Donnie Tyndall, Tennessee had big questions about the starting point guard position. The team lost of all their lead guards from last season and Tyndall wasn’t able to land a natural floor leader in the spring. There were thoughts that junior..." November 05

  • Florida center John Egbunu denied immediate eligibility "Florida Gators center John Egbunu will not be eligible to play this season, Gators coach Billy Donovan announced Thursday. Egbunu transfered from South Florida in May after one season there. Florida had sought an immediate eligibility waiver, but Egbunu will have to sit out the 2014-15 season..." November 01

  • LSU extends Johnny Jones' contract, grants him a $400,000 per year raise

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two years into his dream job, LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones has gotten the program headed in the right direction. The LSU Board of Supervisors made sure he will have a chance to keep pushing things forward on Friday. In a regularly monthly meeting, the BOS approved a two-year extension..." October 28

  • South Carolina freshman TeMarcus Blanton, Austin Constable done for the year

    Garnet and Black Attack "The Gamecocks find themselves down to just 10 players before the season even starts thanks to their second and third season-ending injuries. College basketball gives schools thirteen scholarships to dole out among their players, and also permits walk-ons to help fill out the bench to the extent..." October 27