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  1. Cal looking like the new Pac-12 favorite

    Diamond Leung

    BERKELEY, Calif. -- Cal guard Brandon Smith said his teammates felt slighted when the media failed to pick the Bears as the Pac-12 preseason favorites, using whatever scrap of disrespect they could find as motivation. The Bears finished second in ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  2. Iona has high expectations

    Diamond Leung

    Iona was declared the preseason favorite to win the MAAC last week and likely would have been the popular pick even if Arizona transfer Lamont "MoMo" Jones had not at that point already have been declared immediately eligible. Jones certainly give...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  3. Harrison Barnes just got his driver's license

    Diamond Leung

    For all the expectations and honors bestowed upon North Carolina star Harrison Barnes -- top overall recruit of the 2010 class, ACC Rookie of the Year, conference preseason player of the year, future first-round NBA draft pick -- there is a reminder ...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  4. Nevada draws 'Fab Five' comparison

    Diamond Leung

    Nevada Tuesday was named the popular pick among WAC coaches to unseat perennial conference champion Utah State this season, as the Wolf Pack topped the preseason poll. Reigning WAC freshman of the year Deonte Burton was selected as preseason playe...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  5. 'The Blind Side' kid commits to Loyola

    Diamond Leung

    Remember Sean Tuohy Jr., the adopted brother of eventual first-round Baltimore Ravens draft pick Michael Oher? It was Tuohy -- aka S.J. -- who was the cute kid in the Michael Lewis book "The Blind Side" and subsequent feature film that depicted him p...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  6. Portland on a roll with developing pros

    Diamond Leung

    When Portland visits Rupp Arena on Nov. 26, it will go up against a Kentucky program that under John Calipari has produced nine NBA draft picks (counting Enes Kanter) in the past two years. But did you know the Pilots also have an impressive track...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Tennessee's Twitter tips for athletes

    Diamond Leung

    Like it or not, Twitter is the preferred mode of communication today among many athletes, including college basketball players experiencing celebrity for the first time. Many have fun with it and pick up loads of followers, while others can't control...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  10. BYU reverting to run-and-gun style

    Diamond Leung

    The up-and-down style of play that BYU coach Dave Rose had used over the years got very much Jimmer Fredette-centric this past season, as the future lottery pick was able to shoot his way to national player of the year honors and lead the Cougars to ...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  11. Roberto Nelson breaks backboard, bloodied

    Diamond Leung

    Before Oregon State guard Roberto Nelson begins an important sophomore season, the former top-100 recruit went on a service trip to Macedonia with some teammates and decided to have some fun while they were out there during a pick-up game. Who kne...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  12. San Diego State thanks Kawhi Leonard

    Diamond Leung

    It's not often an NBA draft pick does his farewell news conference in college after the big day, but it worked out well that way for Kawhi Leonard and San Diego State. Leonard helped take the Aztecs to unprecedented heights and the Sweet 16 before an...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  13. What will the NBA draft picks be wearing?

    Diamond Leung

    The NBA draft has become known as an event where players make fashion statements, stepping onto the runway while meeting commissioner David Stern. Being the best dressed or worst dressed Thursday night has no bearing on the court, but can create a c...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  14. Kyrie Irving plans on degree in five years

    Diamond Leung

    Kyrie Irving left Duke after his freshman season and could very well be the top overall pick in the NBA draft, but he still plans on getting his degree as soon as possible. According to the Fayetteville Observer, Irving told reporters today at the...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  15. NCAA tournament: West Region breakdown

    Diamond Leung

    Diamond Leung breaks down the West Region, identifying the matchups and players to watch as well as possible upset picks.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  16. Air Force's Jeff Reynolds to return next year

    Diamond Leung

    Air Force has gone from preseason last-place pick to a team that's expressing interest in postseason tournaments while currently hanging on to a 15-13 record. The Falcons have six wins in the Mountain West Conference this season after only one lea...

    Blog | March 03, 2011