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  1. WCC preview: Enter 'monster' BYU

    Diamond Leung

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- BYU coach Dave Rose said he doesn't think much about realignment, but he does know that the Cougars' entry into the West Coast Conference won't be easy -- not with Gonzaga having won the last 11 regular-season championships. ...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  2. Sean Miller: Arizona not the Pac-12 favorite

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona won a Pac-10 championship and made an Elite Eight appearance last season under Sean Miller, and the respect level for what the coach has accomplished has many believing the Wildcats will be back on top this season despite losing Derrick Willi...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  3. Obama likes outlook for Duke and UNC

    Diamond Leung

    President Obama correctly picked North Carolina to win the national championship in 2009, and like most college basketball observers, he thinks the Tar Heels will do well again this season. But Obama was very much politically correct in discussing...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  4. Butler monitoring the realignment winds

    Diamond Leung

    Following back-to-back national championship game appearances, Butler has built itself into one of the best college basketball brands in the country. Given changes in the collegiate landscape, might that mean the Bulldogs could be on the move out of ...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  5. Getting cut motivated Shabazz Napier

    Diamond Leung

    The heir apparent to Kemba Walker was stunningly cut from a basketball team this offseason. Shabazz Napier, whose role at UConn grew during the team's national championship run and is expected to continue to blossom with Walker having left for the...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  6. An offseason look around the ACC

    Diamond Leung

    The battle between North Carolina and Duke for ACC supremacy isn't just the talk of Tobacco Road. Soon enough, the rivalry will be renewed, and no hype machine will be needed for the nation to know the conference presents national championship possib...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  7. Maryland court naming up for discussion

    Diamond Leung

    Hall of Fame coaches such as John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski and Lute Olson are among those who were honored by having courts named after them in the arenas where they led championship teams. Maryland officials want the court at the Comcast Center na...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  8. Casper Ware captures MVPs, NBA attention

    Diamond Leung

    Long Beach State has reached the championship game of the Big West tournament for the past two seasons. They lost both times and fell short of the NCAA tournament. Still, Casper Ware isn't looking back. "I can't cry about it or be sad about it," s...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  9. A look around the new-look Mountain West

    Diamond Leung

    Jimmermania has come to an end. Kawhi has said his goodbyes. So who's got next in the Mountain West? That's the biggest question for a conference that saw first-round draft picks and championship-winning programs depart this offseason. Following a...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  10. Oregon gets a designer mid-court line

    Diamond Leung

    When Oregon captured the CBI championship by beating Creighton at Matthew Knight Arena, the Ducks did so by taking the game-winning shot off a turnover. The assist came courtesy of their home floor, as Creighton was whistled for an controversial o...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  11. Bracket reveal: 76 Classic

    Diamond Leung

    Tournament bracket for the 76 Classic When and where: Nov. 24-25, 27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Initial thoughts: Lon Kruger gets an opportunity to win a 76 Classic championship for a second straight year, but it'll be ...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  12. Larry Johnson bitter about coaching snub

    Diamond Leung

    UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian brought in two junior college transfers for the 1989-90 season that resulted in a national championship. One of those players was Larry Johnson, the former McDonald's All-American who helped lead the Rebels to the title....

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  13. Ronald Nored wants job with Brad Stevens

    Diamond Leung

    Butler guard Ronald Nored will be the veteran on this year's Bulldogs team as the senior gets one final shot at a title after playing in back-to-back national championship games. On the sideline this summer, he is also taking on a leadership role ...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  14. New Mexico's incoming Australian shines

    Diamond Leung

    New Mexico signee Hugh Greenwood will be one of the top incoming players in the American college game next season, and his arrival in Albuquerque will be highly anticipated after his strong performance in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships. Aus...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  15. It's Jeremy Lamb's time to shine at UConn

    Diamond Leung

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Jeremy Lamb is confident Jim Calhoun won't retire just yet. It's not that the freshman with a national championship under his belt necessarily has inside information on what the Hall of Fame coach is going to do. He and ...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  16. USA Under-19 team has much to learn

    Diamond Leung

    The folks at FIBA were so impressed by Florida's Patric Young that they compiled a highlight reel of all his dunks at the Under-19 world championship in Latvia. Unfortunately for Team USA, that display of athleticism won't be rewarded with a medal. ...

    Blog | July 08, 2011