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  1. Terrence Ross the key for Washington

    Diamond Leung

    Resident bracketologist Joe Lunardi today selected a 4-4 Washington team to be one of his First Four Out of the early-season look at the projected NCAA tournament field, but take one look at the video above and it's clear the Huskies still have room ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  2. Steve Fisher: Aztecs best in the West

    Diamond Leung

    San Diego State coach Steve Fisher not only believes his team should be ranked, but also made a bolder statement that shows just how far the Aztecs think they've come after winning their first NCAA tournament games in March. "I will say this, and ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  3. UC Santa Barbara's tale of two offseasons

    Diamond Leung

    Following UC Santa Barbara's second straight opening-round loss in the NCAA tournament, Orlando Johnson went back to work. The Gauchos' star guard worked out for NBA teams before deciding to withdraw his name from the draft, attended skills academ...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  4. NCAA tourney bans could come this season

    Diamond Leung

    College basketball teams that don't carry an Academic Progress Rate of at least 900 could face a ban from the NCAA tournament as soon as this season, NCAA president Mark Emmert said today, and according to Bloomberg, he noted that Connecticut would h...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  5. CAA standouts recovering from surgery

    Diamond Leung

    The CAA is a conference to watch this season, with VCU coming off a Final Four appearance and George Mason primed to make another NCAA tournament run. But a new crop of players will have to step up, as the entire All-CAA first team completed its e...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  6. 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
  7. North Texas adds Grambling State star

    Diamond Leung

    As a solid mid-major program, North Texas is expected to be in the hunt for its third NCAA tournament bid in the past six seasons. Coach Johnny Jones plans on having former top-25 recruit Tony Mitchell in December after he enrolled in school last ...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  8. New APR cutline changes recruiting game

    Diamond Leung

    When the NCAA announced in August that it was raising the bar with a new Academic Progress Rate requirement for postseason play, it was said that programs would have at least a few years to "ratchet up" their academics before NCAA tournament bans wou...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  9. Marc Trasolini wants to leave SCU on top

    Diamond Leung

    Santa Clara hangs a banner in the Leavey Center to honor Steve Nash, who was the man on campus the last time the Broncos consistently went to the NCAA tournament. Coach Kerry Keating refers to another Canadian as the current "poster child" for the...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. New Mexico needs wins away from The Pit

    Diamond Leung

    New Mexico is one of the favorites in the Mountain West Conference, and if the Lobos want to reach the NCAA tournament with an at-large bid, they had better perform well away from The Pit. On the road is where they can find signature wins. That...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  13. Non-conference SOS is a key criterion

    Diamond Leung

    The way the NCAA tournament selection committee operates is still misunderstood. So much so that the committee annually conducts a mock selection for media and other officials to try to make the process more transparent. Memphis coach Josh Pastner...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  14. NCAA to study shifting of women's tourney

    Diamond Leung

    Could pushing back the women's NCAA tournament by a week bring better exposure to the sport since it would have less overlap with the men's tournament? On Thursday, that's what the NCAA Division I women's basketball committee announced it would st...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  15. Pro prospect dislikes 'Little Jimmer' tag

    Diamond Leung

    Devon Beitzel had a fine career at Northern Colorado, capping it off by being named Big Sky player of the year and making an NCAA tournament appearance. Along the way, people began calling him "Little Jimmer." That the Bears' opening-round opponen...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  16. Tad Boyle holds steady at Colorado

    Diamond Leung

    Colorado hired Tad Boyle a year ago to take over a struggling program, and he managed to take the Buffaloes to a record-setting season for wins and nearly lead them into the NCAA tournament. It was a good season that generated some buzz for the Bu...

    Blog | May 16, 2011