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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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Big 12 keeps men's tourney in KC, women in OKC

The Big 12 is keeping its men's basketball tournament in Kansas City through at least 2020, with plans for baseball and women's basketball in Oklahoma City for multiple years.

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13hJeff Goodman

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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17hEamonn Brennan

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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15hMyron Medcalf

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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6dMyron Medcalf

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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Andy Katz's Three-Point Shot (3:18)
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7dDan 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.

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Hashtag Game (1:19)

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