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3-Point Shot: Conf. meetings, Mick back

Andy Katz provides the latest news from Big 12 and American Athletic Conference meetings. And Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin is back on the sidelines after missing some of last season with health concerns.

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Goodman: Early top 25 ballot (and 25 more)

Jeff Goodman offers a look at what his Top 25 ballot would like if he was submitting it right now, and ID's 25 more top teams to be considered.

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Looking ahead: Colorado Buffaloes

There is not just an expectation of success at Colorado now, but an expectation that the work needed to succeed will be done.

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Looking ahead: Oregon State Beavers

Led by Gary Payton II, the Oregon State Beavers could be heading toward an NCAA tournament bid.

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Looking Ahead: Arizona State Sun Devils

Can new coach Bobby Hurley, with his impressive basketball pedigree, turn around an Arizona State Sun Devils program stuck in mediocrity?

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Brown: Looking ahead at the UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

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Brennan: Looking ahead at the Utah Utes

Utah might be missing one piece with Delon Wright gone, but the Utes kept a big piece of their ever-building puzzle with the return of center Jakob Poeltl.

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Looking Ahead: Oregon Ducks

A talented recruiting class should help the Oregon Ducks compete in the Pac-12, a league that doesn't appear to have a clear favorite.

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Looking ahead: Colorado

In the case of the Buffs, potential is a compliment. There is the potential here for a quick turnaround to what ailed Colorado. The potential is there for a good season. The challenge? Realizing it. Expectation of success

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

In A-town with a fitted cap. I'm so hot, I think I need a thermostat. I gotta go to work.

ESPN @espn

A new Mayor of Chicago? The Bulls are reportedly close to hiring Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. Here's the latest: es.pn/1FJDfF6

Hoiberg to the Windy City?

The Chicago Bulls are quietly confident that Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg will accept an offer to become the next head coach of the team, multiple league sources tell Nick Friedell. Story

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Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Kentucky commit Tai Wynyard said he hasn't decided when he will come over to the United States. Earliest would likely be December.

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When Jalek Felton's shot is falling, he's extremely difficult to contain. Handles, acceleration, tough to stay in front of.

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

About to watch the 3 on 3 scrimmage between USA and New Zealand. Kentucky commit Tai Wynyard and Washington commit Samuel Timmins on NZ.

Storm warning: Fines rise for celebration

SEC commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday at the conference's spring meetings that its schools will be subject to larger fines for fans storming the court or field, reaching up to $250,000. 'Sending a message'

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Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Love the pick up of Moritz Wagner, Michigan's 6-9 German prospect. Athletic combo forward. John Beilein will be his "shot doctor." Perfect!

Minority coaches at odds with NCAA rule

NAFCED (National Association for Coaching Equity and Development) criticized new NCAA eligibility standards taking effect next year for incoming freshmen. John Thompson III is among the coaches saying it will deny too many athletes the opportunity to go to college. Unintended consequence

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