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  1. Top Charleston recruit cleared by NCAA

    Diamond Leung

    Charleston freshman Adjehi Baru, the 6-foot-9 native of the Ivory Coast who is ESPNU's No. 59 recruit in the 2011 class, has been cleared to play by the NCAA, the school announced Thursday. Baru's academic record had come under scrutiny and left h...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  2. Illinois, West Virginia entertain the troops

    Diamond Leung

    Thanks to Illinois and West Virginia putting together an exhibition scrimmage at Aviano Air Base in Italy during their preseason tours, we have our first glimpse of what college basketball in 2011-12 will look like. This wasn't a pick-up game or a...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  3. UK's Michael Gilchrist adds to his name

    Diamond Leung

    The arrival of Kentucky freshman Michael Gilchrist to the college basketball scene is something that many fans have eagerly awaited, as ESPNU's third-ranked recruit of the 2011 class helps the Wildcats form one of the top teams in the country. Whe...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  4. Butler shoots itself in the foot

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Shawn Vanzant hung his head exiting the locker room, still unable to believe what a mess of a shooting night it was for Butler in the national championship game. "Twelve-for-64," the senior kept muttering as his teammates tried to conso...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  5. Shabazz Napier had help along the way

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Shabazz Napier called it one of the scariest moments of his life when he stepped to the free throw line with an opportunity to put away Kentucky and send Connecticut to the national championship game. "When I made the second one, I just...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  6. Disappointed Wildcats fall just short

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- DeAndre Liggins sat in his chair, alternating between rubbing his eyes and burying his face in his hands. Terrence Jones barely spoke above a whisper, needing time to compose himself while discussing what it felt like to fall short of t...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  7. Mistakes against Butler too costly for VCU

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Rodney the Ram, the school mascot, stood in front of the student section flexing as the last of VCU's players trudged off the floor. Jamie Skeen lagged behind with a towel draped over his neck as he high-fived fans on his way toward the tu...

    Blog | April 02, 2011
  8. Kentucky picked the right time to peak

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe have been getting teased this week. That's what Kentucky coach John Calipari has heard from his one-and-done players from last season who came close, but missed out on the Final Four -- unlik...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  9. DeAndre Liggins keeps late brother close

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Kentucky guard DeAndre Liggins is plenty motivated going into his rematch with Connecticut's Kemba Walker in the national semifinal. He has reason to be. The last time the two met in November, Walker torched the Wildcats for 29 point...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  10. Connecticut's remarkable run continues

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The brim of the Final Four hat was pulled down over Kemba Walker's tired eyes, but he perked up at one particular question. Was it a motivating factor this year that the Big East coaches had picked Connecticut to finish ninth in...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Connecticut 65, Arizona 63

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Connecticut advanced to the Final Four after hanging onto a 65-63 win that went down to the final possession, with Derrick Williams and Jamelle Horne missing 3-point attempts in the final seconds. The Huskies were led by Kemba Walk...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  12. Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Connecticut

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A look at the Huskies-Wildcats matchup at the Honda Center in Anaheim: No. 5 seed Arizona (30-7) vs. No. 3 seed Connecticut (29-9), 7:05 p.m. ET (CBS) How they got here: Behind a huge 36-point performance from Kemba Walker, U...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  13. Will Arizona pair be Kemba's kryptonite?

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kemba Walker furrowed his brow a little and slowly shook his head as he smiled. The Connecticut star wasn't buying the idea that Arizona had what it took to stop him -- a scouting report with a unique perspective. Arizona assist...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  14. Anderson embodies team of giant-killers

    Diamond Leung

    Kevin Anderson's now famous, high-arcing floater was seemingly an act of defiance. In order to hit the shot heard 'round Richmond -- the basket that helped the Spiders upset Vanderbilt on their road to the Sweet 16 -- Anderson first had to outfox ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  15. Duke no match for underdog Arizona

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Derrick Williams had sensed the disrespect. In his mind, not many thought Arizona could actually upset defending national champion Duke. But with Williams, the Wildcats have a game-changer unlike any other. By the time he got do...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Arizona 93, Duke 77

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Arizona stunned defending national champion Duke 93-77, as the Wildcats head to the Elite Eight after outscoring the Blue Devils 55-33 in the second half. Derrick Williams had 32 points and 13 rebounds in a dominating performance t...

    Blog | March 25, 2011