The Morning Mix


– Mic Cronin got reprimanded by the NCAA for disparaging remarks he made to officials during the Bearcats NCAA tournament loss to Ohio State. Seriously? Don’t all coaches curse at officials? What am I missing?

– The Eye on CBball fellas continue to roll out their coaching survey results. How much influence does “World Wide Wes” have? They got your answers

– Trey Lyles decommitted from Indiana. It might not seem like a big deal now, but Indiana’s 2014 recruiting class isn’t looking as hot as it once was

Robbie Hummel is headed to Europe. This is strange because unlike most Europe-bound hoopsters, Robbie Hummel actually got drafted

– Former Virginia Tech guard Allen Chaney will take his talents to High Point

– This is the most in-depth view you will ever see of what Kentucky’s Olympic roster would look like

Having finished rehabilitation for an ACL tear, Marshawn Powell is ready to return to the court for Alabama

– Having made a 7,000-mile road trip across the country, I can attest that a six-hour trek is a “driveable” away game

– ESPN released their schedule of GameDay games and Rush The Court decided to rank them

Marquette reported a self-violation to the NCAA yesterday on behalf of the men’s basketball program

– UConn got a bit of good news on Thursday, as highly regarded  2013 recruit Kentan Facey committed to the University

– While UNLV head coach Dave Rose was hauling in big-time recruits this off-season, returning big-men Carlos Lopez and Quintrell Thomas were putting in hard work on the hardwood

– LIU-Brooklyn’s best player, reigning NEC PoY Julian Boyd, is a Texas native. The team’s top guard, Jason Brickman, is also a Texas native. In fact, a good portion of the Blackbirds’ squad calls Texas “home”, including freshman D.J. Griggs and E.J. Reed

– Kansas’ sophomore Ben McLemore is poised for a huge season, but a nagging groin injury is currently keeping him out of the Jayhawks exhibition games in  Switzerland

– I will pay $50 to anyone who can point me towards a direct source of this t-shirt


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Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.