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2013 five-star guard Isaac Hamilton commits to UTEP

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Friday was a big day in the future of UTEP basketball, as 2013 shooting guard Isaac Hamilton (Los Angeles, CA/St. John Bosco HS) announced his decision to attend the Conference USA school next season. The move surprised many as Hamilton, who made the announcement on ESPNU, was dressed in a powder blue sweater and yellow [more]

We have a new Florida State this year, but will they be improved?

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BROOKLYN – Florida State’s venture into ACC relevancy the last four seasons has centered around their front court. Big bodies; athletic shot-blockers; tough, physical, grind-you-down defense. You should know the names: Solomon Alabi. Chris Singleton. Ryan Reid. Most recently, Bernard James, a 27 year old veteran who was, quite literally, a man amongst boys. For [more]

College Hoops Week in Review: Player of the Week – Ahmad Starks

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Player of the Week: Ahmad Starks, Oregon State The Beavers got off to a terrific start in the post-Jared Cunningham era, knocking off Niagara and New Mexico State the season’s opening weekend. There was no bigger star for the Beavers than junior point guard Ahmad Starks. After hitting six threes in the opener, Starks exploded [more]

Marquette/Ohio State preview: Season kickoff in the Carrier Classic

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It’s finally here, folks. The first full day of college basketball games (that actually count) is upon us, with one of the feature games being Marquette versus No. 4 Ohio State in the Carrier Classic at 7 p.m. EST on the NBC Sports Network. The two teams will get down to business aboard the flight [more]

The Morning Mix

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Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States. This is a special day for me not because of any political affiliation but because I got my start in college hoops this very week in 2008. Here’s to four more years of entertaining hoops insight. For the record, I voted for the ¬†trio of [more]

Buzz Williams: ‘I better relate to guys who have had a rough start’

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There are few coaches in the country that are a better quote than Marquette’s Buzz Williams. It’s one of the few rules I learned when covering my first Big East tournament: when Williams is talking, you better get to listening, because he’ll give you a quote worth publishing. He’s logical, he’s smart, he’s honest and [more]