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How will SEC college hoops race play out in 2016-17?

Kentucky began last season as the SEC favorite, but Texas A&M stole the spotlight. Can the Aggies repeat as conference champs?

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College basketball's biggest underachievers

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program, but Kentucky leads the way among schools that have signed impressive classes only to see them fail to live up to expectations.

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Villanova's Hart to return for senior season

Villanova guard Josh Hart, who was the leading scorer of the Wildcats' national championship team, announced he will return for his senior season.

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Ohio State's growing pains should be over

Despite departures that will hurt frontcourt depth, the Buckeyes return their top six scorers and will have experience in the starting lineup.

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How will the ACC race play out in 2016-17?

Next season's ACC will likely be defined by one team: Duke. The league will be deep -- it always is, isn't it? But the Blue Devils are loaded and likely will start the season as the No. 1 team.

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Depleted Maryland needs Melo Trimble

Maryland had an eventful offseason thanks to internet dance crazes, but the Terrapins face months of questions if Melo Trimble goes to the NBA.

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With or without Hayes, things looking up for Wisconsin

After a tumultuous season that saw a surprise coaching change and inconsistent play, the 2016-17 Badgers -- even while awaiting Nigel Hayes' decision -- will have everything going for them.

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What draft decisions mean for Purdue

If Vince Edwards and Caleb Swanigan return, Purdue could be great next season. If they don't, the Boilermakers should still be very good.

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Fresh off learning Caleb Swanigan and Melo Trimble are back, Purdue's Matt Painter and Maryland's Mark Turgeon join CBB podcast Thursday.

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The early entry portion of the college hoops offseason is now complete (except for Alec Peters tomorrow).

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Last one standing is Valpo's Alec Peters — will announce tomorrow whether withdrawing from draft. Then he has decision if wants to transfer.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

So, now down to Melo Trimble (Maryland) and Alec Peters (Valpo) -- both huge for their respective programs. Peters will disclose tomorrow.

Malik Pope returning to Aztecs

The forward has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to San Diego State for his junior season. Pope played a key role in the Aztecs' 28-10 campaign last season.

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Caleb Swanigan will return to Purdue

The former McDonald's All-American announced he will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Purdue for his sophomore season. Swanigan led the Boilermakers in rebounding last season.

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We are now down to Melo Trimble, Andrew White and Alec Peters — and Peters won't be announcing his decision until tomorrow.

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Caleb Swanigan said in a text: "I'm going back to school. I feel I'm only a 2nd round pick and I can do better than that. I love Purdue.''

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Villanova's Josh Hart will return for his senior season and try to get the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats back to the Final Four.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

OK, so we've got Melo Trimble, Chinanu Onuaku, Caleb Swanigan, Alec Peters and Andrew White left on the board.

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Crushing blow for Andy Enfield and USC to lose Julian Jacobs and Nikola Jovanovic early to NBA. Could have been Top 15-20 team.