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Nolan Richardson: I'm not angry anymore

Former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson admits it now. "I was pissed most of the time." Now, years after he exited college basketball, he insists he has changed and even mellowed.

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ESPNU CBB Podcast: Kris Dunn is back!

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg weigh in on cases of academic impropriety at both SMU and UNC. Plus, Providence PG Kris Dunn and Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall join the show.

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Scout's Take: Top-25 prospect Gabriel picks Kentucky

Wenyen Gabriel, who announced his decision on ESPN.com Thursday, should be an immediate impact defender for John Calipari's program. His skill set is similar to that of NBA forward Luol Deng.

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7dJohn Gasaway

Gasaway: Hey you, stop shooting so much!

Some players approach the game with a shoot-first, pass-second approach. Here's five guys who might want to consider making the extra pass a little more often.

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8dDana O'Neil

Is the 15-year Big Ten title drought about to end?

The Big Ten hasn't won a national title since Mateen Cleaves and Michigan State won it all in 2000. Is this the year the conference's drought ends?

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Four-star point guard Bryce Aiken tells ESPN he will announce his decision tomorrow. Finalists are Miami, Seton Hall and Harvard.

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Eddie Ekiyor is the third four-star prospect to commit to Xavier in the past three months, joining ESPN 100s Quentin Goodin & Tyrique Jones.

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Four-star center Eddie Ekiyor has committed to Xavier. Will enroll at the school in December, per sources. Athletic, motor, finishes.

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Jahlil Okafor’s first preseason game last night: 12 points, 2 rebounds and 4 fouls in 17 minutes.

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Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson had impressive first preseason game: 26 points. Was 8-17 from the field, including 3-6 from deep. 7-9 FT.

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Joe Young had 18 points coming off the bench for the Pacers last night — in just 22 minutes. Loved that pickup late in the draft for Indiana