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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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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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Duke fantasy camp player hits buzzer-beater (0:23)
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Looking ahead: Colorado Buffaloes

There is not just an expectation of success at Colorado now, but an expectation that the work needed to succeed will be done.

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Jimmy V free throw challenge (1:59)
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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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2dMyron 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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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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Jimmy V free throw challenge

Kentucky's John Calipari and Alabama's Avery Johnson lead the SEC coaching fraternity in the Jimmy V free throw challenge. One was lucky enough to make his first try.

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John Calipari @UKCoachCalipari

On of my early captains from Memphis, Arthur Barclay, is recovering from surgery. A city councilman from Camden, N.J., doing good work!

Factor in Fred Hoiberg-to-Bulls timeline

The Bulls, according to sources, are giving extra consideration to the time frame to hire the current Iowa State coach because he underwent open-heart surgery to replace his aortic valve last month.

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Buzzer-beater at Duke fantasy camp

A Duke fantasy camp player made a buzzer-beater in OT during the three-day Coach K Academy camp at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Is a scholarship offer on the way?

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'Crying Piccolo Girl' gets bobblehead

You may remember Roxanne Chalifoux's brush with viral fame when the Villanova "Piccolo Girl" was caught crying during March Madness. Now you can honor the memory with a bobblehead. Take a look