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18hJohn Gasaway

Gasaway: Which first-year coaches can win now?

Which first-year coaches inherited talent that will allow them to win right away? Steve Prohm's senior-laden roster at Iowa State leads the way.

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16hAndy Katz

ESPN survey: NCAA COA can be recruiting edge

The additional money that men's basketball players will receive due to the newly NCAA-allowed cost of attendance will be a recruiting advantage for some, according to an ESPN survey.

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3-Point Shot: Simmons staying focused (1:49)
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ESPNU College Basketball Podcast

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg welcome LSU's Johnny Jones, Cal's Cuonzo Martin and Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy to discuss their recent trips with their respective clubs and more.

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3-Point Shot: Jaylen Brown impresses (1:38)
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3-Point Shot: Impactful Aggies abroad (1:42)
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6dNick Pietruszkiewicz

Full Big 12-SEC Challenge schedule released

Kentucky's visit to Kansas will highlight the Big 12-SEC Challenge, which released its full schedule and has three games in which top 25 teams meet.

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3-Point Shot: Coastal Carolina makes history (2:14)
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3-Point Shot: Cyclones in Spain (1:24)
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3-Point Shot: Kentucky ready to roll (2:38)
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Ex-Kentucky standout Tsioropoulos dies at 84

Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten `53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84.

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3-Point Shot: Rivalries rekindled (1:28)
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Freshman makes up for missed free throw (0:20)
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3-Point Shot: A-10 powerhouse (2:33)
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The Returnees: Welcome back, Buddy Hield

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield is one of the best players in America, and he's the captain of an Oklahoma program that could enter the season as a top-10 team.

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3-Point Shot: Pre-season POY favorite? (1:49)
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The Returnees: Welcome back, Anthony Gill

Virginia's Anthony Gill is one of the country's most important returning veterans and the 2015 offseason's least heralded All-American candidate.

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Paul Biancardi @PaulBiancardi

Coaches:Good recruiters always ask for the commitment. GR8 recruiters know when to ask.The best recruiters hardly ever talk about basketball

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

At worst, Huertas gives D'Angelo Russell & Jordan Clarkson a great mentor in pick-&-roll game. Watch 1st half of Brazil-USA in DC in 2012.