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TCU announces addition of former A&M guard Alex Robinson

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TCU announced on Wednesday morning the addition of former Texas A&M point guard Alex Robinson.

“Alex is an explosive point guard,” said head coach Trent Johnson. “He plays with good speed and is capable of making plays for himself as well as his teammates. He was one of the top players in the country his senior year in high school. We are very fortunate to be able to add a player with his talent to our roster at this time of year.”

Robinson was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. As a freshman with the Aggies, he averaged 5.2 points and 2.6 assists and seemed to have a promising future. But head coach Billy Kennedy brought in graduate transfer Anthony Collins this summer which left Robinson in a reserve role.

Former top 150 recruit Sedrick Barefield to transfer from SMU

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Sedrick Barefield is transferring out of the SMU basketball program, a source told NBCSports.com.

Barefield is a freshman point guard from California. He was ranked No. 128 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals and was expected to be the future of the Mustang back court.

But this season has not exactly gone as planned. Barefield has dealt with three bouts of bronchitis in his first semester and has managed all of 16 minutes in the five games that he has played. He has missed SMU’s last four games.

The Mustangs are currently ranked 18th in the country, but they have been banned from the NCAA tournament for this season following an investigation into classes that Keith Frazier took to get eligible for his freshman season. The athletic department declined to appeal the postseason ban.

SMU is undefeated this season.

NEW PODCAST: Virginia’s slow starts, Iowa State’s big win, Mountain West concerns

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It’s Wednesday, so we’re back with another episode of the NBC Sports College Basketball Talk podcast.

Today, Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips join me again to chat about a wild night in college basketball. Among the topics we discuss:

  • Why Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine missing time is a good thing.
  • Should we be worried about Virginia’s slow starts?
  • Iowa State’s big win.
  • Is the Mountain West a one-bid league?
  • Xavier’s reign atop the Big East.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by clicking on this link. And we’re now on Stitcher as well, so if that’s your app of choice you can subscribe here.