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  • Naismith Coach of The Year Award winners to be announced Thursday on CBS Sports HQ

    CBS Sports "The finalists for the 2020 Naismith Men's and Women's Coach of The Year Awards will soon learn who will win the prestigious awards given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The winners will be announced live Thursday at noon ET on CBS Sports HQ. Each of the..." April 01

  • NCAA won't grant winter sports athletes extra year of eligibility

    The Score "The NCAA decided not to grant athletes from winter sports - including basketball - an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the committee announcedMonday. "Winter sports were not included in the decision," the statement read.  " March 30

  • New HBO doc provides audio of Will Wade, Sean Miller talking about pay-for-play schemes in college basketball

    CBS Sports "Near the end of "The Scheme," an HBO-produced documentary that will air March 31, convicted felon Christian Dawkins looks into the camera and says, "I want to be very clear with this: Any coach who offers to play a player, in my opinion, is a good guy." The moment..." March 19

  • Dark Horse Contenders for Every Power 5 Conference Tournament

    12 Up "The end of the college basketball regular season is right on our doorstep, and conference tournaments are almost ready to begin. The Power 5 conference tournaments will be on everyone's radar as we enter the madness that is March college basketball. For these conferences, we..." March 02

  • From basketball to Beethoven, Zeke Nnaji is hitting all the right notes for Arizona

    CBS Sports "The sounds thumped a mother's soul with the resonance of a two-ton kick drum.  Janel Nnaji could not believe what she was hearing come from downstairs. Zeke? Is that really you? She'd just returned home after a weeklong work trip and was unpacking as her only..." February 22

  • College Basketball Powerhouses That Won’t Make it Past First Weekend of NCAA Tournament

    12 Up "This college basketball season is already among the most chaotic in recent memory, as Kansas and Louisville are the only traditional major conference powers in the top five of the AP Poll. In a season where the mightiest teams have struggled to string together wins, the NCAA Tournament is..." February 11

  • Hoyas' James Akinjo transferring to Arizona

    The Score "Former starting Georgetown guard James Akinjo rang in the new year by announcing his commitment to Arizona on social media. The 6-foot sophomore entered the transfer portal last month after just seven games this season. Akinjo was leading the Hoyas in assists (4.4..." January 01

  • Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey is Freshman of the Week; Pac-12 places four in Frosh Watch

    CBS Sports "TYRESE MAXEY, KENTUCKY: A simple choice to close out 2019, given Maxey was outstanding and crucial in Kentucky's home victory over then-No. 3 Louisville on Saturday. The Wildcats' 78-70 overtime win was witness to Maxey's career high, a 27-point showing --..." January 01

  • Undefeated DI men's college basketball teams in 2019-20

    NCAA "Each college basketball season begins with a clean slate for all 353 teams. Through Nov. 30, there are 20 undefeated DI men's college basketball teams. We'll continue to track them all season to see if anyone can keep that slate clean for an entire campaign. No team has..." December 01

  • Arizona Freshman Nico Mannion Is a Lot Of Fun

    The Big Lead "Nico Mannion was just showing off Thursday night. The Arizona freshman had several highlight-reel plays that showed why he was so highly-recruited. During Arizona's 71-64 win over South Dakota State, Mannion scored 14 points, grabbed three rebounds, dished out four assists and had..." November 22

  • Arizona transfer Jemarl Baker receives waiver, eligible immediately

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Arizona announced on Thursday that Kentucky transfer Jemarl Baker has received a waiver and will be eligible immediately for the Wildcats. According to the announcement, Kentucky supported Baker’s bid for immediate eligibility. " October 31

  • Tip Ins: Tigers, Buffs, Wildcats all likely tourney hopefuls

    The Score "Memphis coach Penny Hardaway went 22-14 and led the Tigers to an NIT berth in his debut season. His biggest wins came on the recruiting trail. Hardaway added the nation's No. 1 recruiting class by signing five top-60 prospects and seven top-115 players as measured by composite..." October 31

  • Ranking the 10 best college basketball freshmen ready to make an impact in 2019-20 season

    CBS Sports "We're currently enjoying an exciting era of college basketball. An era in which 18 and 19-year-old freshmen, many of whom are just months removed from attending prom and counting basket weaving as a course credit, can become the face of the sport in a matter of months. Last year, it..." October 23