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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.

5hDick Vitale

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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5dEamonn Brennan

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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4dRecruiting Nation

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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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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7dDick Vitale

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.


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

With Tracy Abrams out, look for Illinois to go w/Jaylon Tate -- but John Groce told me while ago he could use frosh F DJ Williams at spot.

Dan Dakich @dandakich

If deflating wasn't important to Brady I'm guessing he wouldn't have done it..musta been important cuz he did it and covered it up