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Coaches Roundtable: Who has the hardest job this season?

Every season is different for college basketball coaches. So which ones have the toughest tasks ahead of them this season?

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)
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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.

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.

Pitino responds to claims made in book (0:52)
3-Point Shot: Bearcats' coach back in action (1:04)
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Scout's Take: Top-25 prospect Gabriel picks Kentucky

Wenyen Gabriel, who announced his decision on ESPN.com Thursday, should be an immediate impact defender for John Calipari's program. His skill set is similar to that of NBA forward Luol Deng.

3-Point Shot: Luck of the Fighting Irish (0:57)
3-Point Shot: SEC's sleeper pick (1:07)


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SMU: won't appeal postseason ban or Larry Brown's nine-game suspension. Will fight duration of scholarship +rec restrictions, vacated wins.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

SMU has decided not to appeal the postseason ban or the suspension to Larry Brown, the school announced.

Under Armour signs 10-year deal with Wisconsin

The agreement is worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received. "To have the privilege to have the team run out in our gear in front of 82,000 rooting for us is a whole different proposition than any other category," said Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank. Story