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9hEamonn Brennan

Brennan: Rules changes, Kentucky 'stinks' and more as hoops season approaches

The season starts in exactly one month? Really? Yes, really. So does Kentucky actually "stink"? Is Maryland ready for the spotlight? And all these off-court issues? It's time to sort this out.

Your one-month college basketball warning (7:39)
3-Point Shot: UNLV's future pros (1:12)
3-Point Shot: Media day hot topics (1:07)
Bill Self signs $10K check for KU student (0:52)
3-Point Shot: Takeaways from the Louisville case (1:44)
Around the Horn on Louisville scandal: Someone is lying, someone is telling the truth (2:09)
Is Calipari posturing by saying Wildcats stink? (3:00)
3-Point Shot: New season, new Hoosiers offense (1:27)
KU welcomes 4 top-20 recruits to campus (2:43)
3-Point Shot: Marksmen in Cuse (1:11)
6dJeff Borzello

Gary Trent Jr. brings new dimension to name

Gary Trent Jr.'s game is different from that of his former NBA-playing dad, but the No. 9 player in the 2017 class says much of his repertoire, and formative workout habits, came from his father.

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11hAdam Finkelstein

How Wichita St. stars escaped bigger programs

A look at how Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker, as well as a couple of other non-power conference stars, stayed under the radar of CBB's top programs.

3-Point Shot: Prince of Baylor (1:03)
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ESPNU CBB Podcast: Kris Dunn is back!

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg weigh in on cases of academic impropriety at both SMU and UNC. Plus, Providence PG Kris Dunn and Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall join the show.

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3-Point Shot: Luck of the Fighting Irish (0:57)


Eamonn Brennan @eamonnbrennan

“Who does Bernie Sanders kind of look like?“ Eamonn asked himself for months, before just now realizing the answer: Jim Boeheim.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

NBA teams want to see LSU's Antonio Blakeney handle ball because he has PG size for league. That likely won't be possible on this LSU team.

keithlaw @keithlaw

To exorcise their playoff demons, before their next home game the Cubs will sacrifice a live Dusty Baker on the field.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

BYU's Kyle Collinsworth had six triple-doubles last year, career NCAA record. LSU's Ben Simmons will put that record in jeopardy this year.