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O'Neil: Looking ahead at the Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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SMU's Moore to play in World University Games

SMU guard Nic Moore will join the Kansas basketball program to represent the U.S. as the World University Games in South Korea later this summer.

Jay Bilas

Bilas: Committee's rules proposals are a start

Jay Bilas reacts to the changes proposed Friday by the men's basketball rules committee. Bilas says they're a start, but a move toward adopting FIBA rules would have been a better move.

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17hDan Dakich

Dakich: Hiring the right, wrong type of coach

Dan Dakich reflects on the hiring season by grouping the coaches into different categories. Coaches with no meaningful experience -- like Chris Mullin -- will have a tough road, says Dakich.

Hashtag Game (1:19)
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2015 class rankings

Caleb Swanigan's commitment to Purdue and Tevin Mack's decision to follow Shaka Smart to Texas shook up the 2015 landscape.

Andy Katz's Three-Point Shot (1:40)
John Calipari happy at Kentucky (2:26)
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ESPNU CBB Podcast: Welcome To The Neighborhood

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg talk with Arizona State's Bobby Hurley, Mississippi State's Ben Howland and Florida's Mike White about their new teams & the 30 second shot clock.

3-Point Shot: Tasks for new coaches (3:04)
3-Point Shot: Delayed draft deadline? (3:03)
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6dMyron Medcalf

Looking Ahead: Michigan Wolverines

Michigan was plagued by injuries and couldn't get it going last season. John Beilein and the Wolverines will start fresh with a healthy Caris LeVert.

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7dPaul Biancardi

Names to know in the Class of 2016

The focus has shifted to the Class of 2016, and the ESPN 60 will soon expand to 100. Which lesser-known players do coaches have their eyes on?


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

BYU’s Isaac Nielson is transferring to Utah Valley and will play for former BYU assistant Mark Pope, source told ESPN.

John Calipari @UKCoachCalipari

The knowledge & experience Tony brought to our staff last year was invaluable. To have him a part of our staff is a blessing for all of us.

Looking ahead: Arizona

The real definition of elite, especially in this era of turnover, is what happens to a team when its roster is depleted by early defections and graduations. Does it crumble or reload? Arizona is reloading. O'Neil: Solid recruiting class

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Notable Kentucky non-conference games

Kentucky men's basketball announced its 2015-16 non-conference schedule, and it's a doozy.

  • Nov. 17: Duke, neutral court
  • Dec. 3: at UCLA
  • Dec. 19: Ohio St, neutral court
  • Dec. 26: vs. Louisville
  • Jan. 30: at Kansas

Kentucky to play Duke, Kansas in 2015-16

The Wildcats' schedule includes six programs that played in the 2015 NCAA tournament. Said UK coach John Calipari of the star-packed schedule: "Putting a schedule together, especially one like this, is fun. Having to play those games is a different story. To understate it, this will obviously be a challenging schedule for a young team like ours."

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

They your enemy, that's just my philosophy. All these swagger jackers owe you an apology. I gotta go to work.

Miles Simon @milessimon

Dwight had the ball with a WIDE OPEN lane w/ 3 sec and didn't drive it to try to finish at the rim. Yes they would've fouled but try to win