NCAA men's basketball teams are allowed to go on a foreign trip every four years but rarely have so many high-major programs gone to the same location within a few weeks of each other like what will occur in August in the Bahamas.
Kentucky coach John Calipari is close to completing another type of Champions Classic with three of the more iconic programs -- North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State -- to match the current one the Wildcats are in with Duke, Kansas and Michigan State.
The NCAA men's basketball rules committee couldn't get enough support to even vote on reducing the 35-second shot clock but introduced more replay at the end of regulation and overtime for out-of-bounds and shot-clock violation calls.
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis told ESPN.com that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament event in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.
Ohio State sophomore and two-time all-American Jared Sullinger will watch the NBA draft in Columbus at a restaurant instead of in the green room in Newark's Prudential Center after the NBA declined to invite him to Thursday's draft.