The Morning Mix

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I’d like to apologize for the lack of depth in today’s Morning Mix.  I stayed up roughly three overtime periods too many.

– Mike DeCourcy ranks the top point guards and small forwards for next season. Our very own Rob Dauster isn’t too high on the top backcourt talent

– Doesn’t it seem like ACC teams are always replacing coaches? John Gasaway explains why

– With Butler leaving for the Atlantic-10, Oakland might be the best replacement the Horizon League could find

Luke Winn on Butler’s move to the A-10: If they continue to be Butler, they will be fine

– Dick Vitale has chimed in on the transfer-blocking debate, and he wants to see some changes

– Stanford athletic director Bobby Bowlsby has been offered the position as Commissioner of the Big-12 Conference

– ESPN analyst Hubert Davis, will leave to broadcast booth in order to return to his Alma Mater to join Roy Williams’ coaching staff

– North Carolina State is going to be very good next year, but they will do so without Tyler Harris, who has decided to transfer. Backing the Pack detailed some of the more bizarre things Harris’ father had to say about the decision

– If the WAC is in fact on its deathbed, a bevy of future foreign recruits will need to find a new landing spot. The WAC has become a haven for a wide variety of foreign basketball players. The 2011-2012 First Team All-WAC alone included players from both Angola and Poland

– I told you all to watch out for the Sun  Belt: New Mexico State is being targeted as a potential invitee to the ever-expanding conference

– Old Dominion could make a decision on their conference affiliation as soon as Friday

– Arizona State’s Trent Lockett will graduate this week, but his decision to use his final year of eligibility at ASU is still up in the air

– What if Kentucky Derby horses had Louisville Cardinal-themed names? “Behanimal Kingdom” is my favorite

– I’ve always liked Donnie Tyndall. Watch the new Southern Miss head coach bid farewell to Morehead State

WATCH LIVE: James Madison battles UNC-Wilmington on NBCSN

James Madison guard Shakir Brown, left, drives past Hofstra forward Denton Koon (12) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Harrisonburg, Va., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Two of the top teams in the CAA battle on Saturday afternoon as James Madison travels to UNC-Wilmington. You can catch this matchup live on NBCSN at 3 p.m. EST.

UNC-Wilmington (19-5, 11-2) is currently the class of the conference as they hold a two-game lead over James Madison, William & Mary and Hofstra. The Seahawks have won 10 consecutive games and they’re led by guard Chris Flemmings, who is averaging 16.6 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game.

James Madison (19-7, 9-4) has won three consecutive games as they try to make up ground on UNC-Wilmington. Guard Ron Curry leads the Dukes in points (16.8 ppg) and assists (3.9 apg) as he’s having a very solid season.

These two teams played on Jan. 28 with UNC-Wilmington winning 78-73 on the road.

CLICK HERE to watch these games on NBC Sports Live Extra Saturday afternoon.

VIDEO: Winthrop’s Keon Johnson goes coast-to-coast for buzzer-beater

Winthrop's Keon Johnson (5) shoots a layup while defended by Coastal Carolina's Warren Gillis during the first half of the Big South Conference Championship college basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Conway, S.C. Coastal Carolina won 81-70. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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Winthop earned a Big South road win at Radford on Saturday afternoon as junior guard Keon Johnson raced coast-to-coast and buried the game-winner at the buzzer.

The 5-foot-7 Johnson erupted for 32 points in the win and he’s been one of the most potent mid-major scorers in the country this season. The win moves Winthrop to 18-7 on the season and their 10-4 mark in the Big South ties them with UNC Asheville atop the conference standings.

(H/T: LiveonASN)