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Looking ahead: Illini face make-or-break season

Illinois, led by Malcolm Hill, Leron Black and Mike Thorne, looks to make it back to the NCAA tourney after missing out for three consecutive seasons.

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How C.M. Newton changed the face of the SEC

No one provided athletic opportunities for African-Americans in the South like Charles Martin Newton. At every stop of his career, he made unprecedented and controversial moves related to race.

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College basketball's biggest underachievers

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program, but Kentucky leads the way among schools that have signed impressive classes only to see them fail to live up to expectations.

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3-Point Shot: Coach Krzyzewski pondering retirement? (1:10)
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Ohio State's growing pains should be over

Despite departures that will hurt frontcourt depth, the Buckeyes return their top six scorers and will have experience in the starting lineup.

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How will the ACC race play out in 2016-17?

Next season's ACC will likely be defined by one team: Duke. The league will be deep -- it always is, isn't it? But the Blue Devils are loaded and likely will start the season as the No. 1 team.

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With or without Hayes, things looking up for Wisconsin

After a tumultuous season that saw a surprise coaching change and inconsistent play, the 2016-17 Badgers -- even while awaiting Nigel Hayes' decision -- will have everything going for them.

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Former Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste 17 team workouts scheduled. Will likely get to 20-plus. Wonder what the record is?

Add this to Simmons' scouting report

From soccer to basketball, NBA prospect Ben Simmons does it all.

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Huge ticket cashed this morning at a William Hill sports book. One of the biggest beneficiaries of Villanova's NCAA Tournament title

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Four-star senior Justin Jackson has committed to Maryland, source confirmed to ESPN. Huge pickup this late in the process.

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IMaryland guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, announced Wednesday night that he will return to College Park for his junior campaign after testing the NBA draft waters. 📷:GettyImages

Source: Peters withdraws from draft

Per Jeff Goodman, Valparaiso's Alec Peters has withdrawn from the NBA draft. Peters, who led the Crusaders in scoring and rebounding en route to 30 wins and the NIT final, will reveal his decision to the public on Thursday.

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Trimble made Terps fans wait all night

Melo Trimble made a deadline decision late Wednesday night to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Maryland for his junior year. He was expected to be a second-round pick.

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How C.M. Newton broke barriers

You might never have known Newton was the head basketball coach at Alabama. Until he recruited a black ballplayer -- and a Klansman set a cross on fire in his front yard. Changing the face of the SEC

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Malik Pope returning to Aztecs

The forward has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to San Diego State for his junior season. Pope played a key role in the Aztecs' 28-10 campaign last season.

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Caleb Swanigan will return to Purdue

The former McDonald's All-American announced he will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Purdue for his sophomore season. Swanigan led the Boilermakers in rebounding last season.

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Villanova's Josh Hart will return for his senior season and try to get the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats back to the Final Four.