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Preseason top 25 power rankings for 2022-23 season

Preseason top 25 power rankings for 2022-23 season

NCAA Basketball Xavier Musketeers forward Jack Nunge Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports We’re finally in the month of September and around 60 days until the start of the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season. And that means that it’s fully time to start previewing both teams and conferences. That includes looking at the sport in its entirety, with …

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Senior guard, teammates look to boost Auburn's 3-point shooting

Senior guard, teammates look to boost Auburn’s 3-point shooting

AUBURN, Alabama–The 2021-22 Auburn basketball team finished first in the SEC regular season standings, but was in the middle of the pack when it came to three-point percentage. One of the team’s returning players predicts that the Tigers will do a better job with their long-range shooting this season. Zep Jasper noted that …

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Kentucky, Kansas, UNC, Syracuse lead basketball schools whose football teams have been fun to watch

Kentucky, Kansas, UNC, Syracuse lead basketball schools whose football teams have been fun to watch

Duke and Kansas are playing Saturday in a nonconference showdown between unbeaten teams that is drawing national attention. No, basketball season didn’t sneak up on you. The Champions Classic showdown between the Blue Devils and Jayhawks on the hardwood isn’t coming until Nov. 15. This is football, and Saturday’s game between the two is emblematic …

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Would the lowering of the NBA Draft age and ending the one-and-done era help or hurt college basketball?

Would the lowering of the NBA Draft age and ending the one-and-done era help or hurt college basketball?

College basketball is already in an era of transition, as loosened transfer restrictions and the arrival of the name, image and likeness era have changed the calculus in roster construction. Now, another monumental change might be in the works that could have a significant impact on the top of each recruiting class. The NBA and …

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Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer is already winning with players

Jon Scheyer is a rarity among college head coaches. Only three of the 68 head coaches who made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last season were McDonald’s All-Americans as players. A 2006 McDonald’s All-American and four-year player at Duke, Scheyer’s ability to relate to the players he recruits and coaches helps him on the job. …

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Arkansas set to host top targets Fall, Diop on official visits

Arkansas set to host top targets Fall, Diop on official visits

Arkansas is set to welcome priority 2023 targets Baye Fall and Assane Diop to campus for official visits. The 6-10 tandem makes their long-awaited return arrivals to campus Friday afternoon on the heels of a visit to Seton Hall, and will be on hand for the weekend, including Saturday’s football game against Alabama. …

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Mike Brey believes he has the oldest roster of Notre Dame tenure

Mike Brey believes he has the oldest roster of Notre Dame tenure

mike brey, the purveyor of assembling rosters with the goal of getting old and staying old, has stretched that philosophy further than ever before. Brey begins his 23rd season as Notre Dame head coach with half his team comprised of grad students. The clear-cut top seven includes five fifth-year seniors. Of all his rosters at …

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Xavier head coach Sean Miller addresses his team on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the first official practice of the 2022-23 season.

Xavier basketball new season and second Sean Miller era begin

The first week of fall practice is in the books for Xavier’s men’s basketball team. It started with an unexpected wrinkle on the first day of practice when senior forward Zach Freemantle was suspended from all team activities indefinitely. Sources said the suspension is something Freemantle will have the chance to work his way back …

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