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  1. Roscoe Smith of UNLV Rebels to enter NBA draft

    UNLV forward Roscoe Smith, the Mountain West Conference's leading rebounder last season, will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  2. Jerry Tarkanian: His coaching tree

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  3. Count 'Em Down: Teams poised for a leap

    Jason King

    Only in today's age of one-and-done -- and, perhaps, only at Kentucky -- could a team go from losing to Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT to winning the NCAA title the following season. But that will be the expectation in Lexington. A...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. Count 'Em Down: Tumbling Teams

    Myron Medcalf

    The following teams could tumble in 2013-14. Just so we're clear: That potential "tumble" is based on last season's position for every team listed. It doesn't mean these squads will finish at the bottom of the standings, but I think they'll fall in c...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  5. Path to the Draft: Top 10 from MWC schools

    Jason King

    Coaches of Mountain West Conference schools have a recruiting tool that isn't very common at other programs from non-BCS leagues. NBA tradition. UNLV's Dave Rice can sell prospects on the possibility of becoming the next Larry Johnson or Shawn ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  6. Planning for the NBA always risky

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Sunday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that rising UNLV sophomore Katin Reinhardt would leave the Rebels in favor of a transfer, possibly to play for USC. This decision drew an immediate wave of criticism. It didn't help that Reinhardt r...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: Rules changes coming

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA men's basketball rules committee meets next month and there will likely be be a significant development with replay. Chair John Dunne of St. Peter's fully expects the committee to adopt a rule that would allow officials to go to the monit...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  8. Louisville continues 'impressive' roll

    Andy Katz

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Something happened in that halftime locker room last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Sure, there were words of encouragement from Louisville coach Rick Pitino as well as demands to play the way Louisville was cap...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: UConn players' decision easy

    Andy Katz

    1. Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright have decisions to make in a month. The UConn season will end without a postseason on March 9 after the Providence game due to the Academic Progress Rate penalty. Napier was asked about this following UConn's win a...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  10. Observations from Saturday night's games

    Myron Medcalf

    A few observations from another exciting Saturday evening in college basketball ... Let's talk about Alex Len: The 7-foot-1 sophomore from Ukraine got paid Saturday. Settle down, NCAA. No runners were involved. But the young man clearly elevated h...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  11. A primer for the Mountain West season -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    With the conference season set to get under way, Andy Katz takes a look at what's in store for the ultracompetitive Mountain West.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  12. Wooden Watch: Jason King's POY ballot

    Jason King

    Indiana's Cody Zeller entered the 2012-13 season with loads of expectations heaped upon his broad shoulders. Along with being the leader of the top-ranked Hoosiers, Zeller also had been pegged as a potential No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft -- and, a...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. Alford looks forward to coaching sons

    Jason King

    LAS VEGAS -- He doesn't have a lofty recruiting rating next to his name, and no one has tagged him as an NBA prospect. At least not yet. Still, when Bryce Alford took the court for the Danny Granger D-I Ambassadors in Las Vegas last week, a high-p...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  14. Kurt Snibbe's Page 2 cartoon caption contest winner

    Kurt Snibbe

    Earlier today, we posted a blank cartoon and readers offered their captions. Our favorite was by commenter Sethyates. Thanks for participating. Check back tomorrow for another cartoon....

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  15. Utah Utes fires Jim Boylen as coach after second straight losing ...

    Utah coach Jim Boylen was fired on Saturday, two days after the Utes ended a second straight losing season with a loss to San Diego State in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  16. MWC reprimands San Diego St. coach Steve Fisher for comments

    Diamond Leung

    The Mountain West Conference has reprimanded San Diego State coach Steve Fisher for his remarks made earlier Monday that were critical of the firing of Wyoming coach Heath Schroyer last week and violated the league's sportsmanship rule.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2011