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Bracket breakdown: Maui Invitational

With a field that includes Kansas, Indiana and UCLA, the Maui Invitational has compiled yet another solid bracket.

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Vitale: Roundball chatter

The Virginia Cavaliers won the Austin Nichols sweepstakes as the former Memphis forward will play for coach Tony Bennett after sitting out next season.

Duke freshman's crazy vertical (0:18)
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Early look: Sizing up Conference USA

Conference USA was a one-bid league in last season's NCAA tournament. Old Dominion, UAB and UTEP are hoping to change that.

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4dAndy Katz

Orlando Classic could yield Irish vs. Shockers

Notre Dame and Wichita State could meet in a rematch of last March's Sweet 16 game in Cleveland if they advance to the Orlando Classic tournament title game in November.

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Vitale: Roundball chatter

Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. will miss the rest of the summer with a knee injury, and the Orlando Classic matchups have been announced.

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Recruiting confidential: Malik Monk stating case

Malik Monk is the top shooting guard in the ESPN 100 Class of 2016, but he showed on Thursday in Las Vegas that he has the skills to transition to the point guard position if needed.


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LSU coach Johnny Jones hires former NBA assistant Brendan Suhr - who has been with Central Florida program last few years.

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Brutal news for Illinois. Senior PG Tracy Abrams tore his Achilles tendon Monday during practice. Out for season. Missed last year with ACL.

Illini's Tracy Abrams tears Achilles

The senior guard will miss the 2015-16 season. Abrams also missed last season with a torn ACL. Said coach John Groce: "Tracy has the heart of a champion, and I know that he will handle this latest setback with the same courage and resolve in making a full recovery."

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Another tough blow for Tracy Abrams/Illinois. School says he's done for season after tearing left Achilles Monday. Tore ACL last season.