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  1. UCLA struggles to justify national ranking

    Diamond Leung

    The "overrated" chant is overdone, but for the Loyola Marymount fans who taunted UCLA with it in the waning moments of the Bruins' season-opening 11-point loss Friday, they were merely speaking the truth. The Bruins were overrated in September whe...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  2. Elias Harris cut out 'American eating habits'

    Diamond Leung

    Gonzaga forward Elias Harris went through a sophomore slump and knew he had to get in better shape heading into this season. Now the German national is no longer eating hot dogs. Telling The Spokesman-Review he eliminated his "American eating habi...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  3. John Calipari hints at negative recruiting

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has released a "National Signing Day" message on his website, and it appears he's calling out the negative recruiting against Kentucky. "Before we get to National Signing Day, and as players wind down their decision p...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  4. Terrence Jones goes off for 52 points

    Diamond Leung

    National player of the year awards are not won in the preseason, let alone in an intrasquad scrimmage. But Kentucky forward Terrence Jones managed to provide a reminder to those who may have overlooked him in the preseason discussion by scoring 52 po...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  5. The legend of Jeremy Lamb grows

    Diamond Leung

    The national perception of Jeremy Lamb as a silent assassin developed while he helped Connecticut win a national title and was furthered after the season when in the East Room of the White House, President Obama noted that the freshman was "quiet." ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  6. Brad Stevens reveals pyramid to success

    Diamond Leung

    Brad Stevens has established himself as one of the nation's top young coaches, and having back-to-back national title-game appearances on his list of achievements is proof of that. The success has made him desirable on the speaking circuit, with peop...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Washington State cleans up team culture

    Diamond Leung

    Washington State filled its news section this offseason with stories of community service. The Cougars helped one woman build a house with Habitat for Humanity, encouraged academics with kids at a basketball clinic, walked in the National Lentil Fest...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  9. 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
  10. Don't sleep on Utah State

    Diamond Leung

    Utah State forward Brady Jardine earned his way onto SportsCenter last season with a ferocious dunk that helped the Aggies beat Saint Mary's on national television and provided a signature moment for their NCAA tournament team. The Aggies have domina...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Jimmer and friends resurrect hoops tonight

    Diamond Leung

    There's a basketball game on national television tonight, and Jimmer is playing in it. For fans lulled to sleep by the NBA lockout and the lengthy college offseason, the Jimmer's All-Stars event on the BYU campus will feature the professional debu...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  13. 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
  14. North Dakota duo goes 'Hillbilly Handfishin'

    Diamond Leung

    North Dakota has received some national attention for the school's controversial usage of the Fighting Sioux nickname, but two players were recently able to represent the program by making an appearance on the reality fishing show "Hillbilly Handfish...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  15. Anthony Hubbard lands at Morgan State

    Diamond Leung

    Anthony Hubbard will get his second chance from a coach who knows all about second chances. Iowa had taken a chance on signing Hubbard before abruptly releasing the junior college transfer and 26-year-old ex-felon from his national letter of inten...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  16. Michigan has national title aspirations

    Diamond Leung

    Michigan fell just short of upsetting Duke in the NCAA tournament and advancing to the Sweet 16. But out of the loss came a belief that the Wolverines could go very far this coming season. As guard Tim Hardaway Jr. told me earlier this summer, "Yo...

    Blog | August 30, 2011