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Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:31 pm
Edited on: May 10, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Updated Top 25 (and one)

I've updated the Top 25 (and one).

Here's how it looks ...
  1. North Carolina
  2. Kentucky
  3. Syracuse
  4. Ohio State
  5. Vanderbilt
  6. Duke
  7. Louisville
  8. Memphis
  9. Connecticut
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Kansas
  12. Pittsburgh
  13. Florida
  14. Baylor
  15. Arizona
  16. Butler
  17. Cincinnati
  18. Xavier
  19. Missouri
  20. Michigan
  21. Alabama
  22. Gonzaga
  23. Marquette
  24. Texas A&M
  25. UCLA
  26. Florida State
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: May 9, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Source: Maryland targeting Turgeon

Maryland's coaching search has turned to Texas A&M's Mark Turgeon.

A source told CBSSports.com that Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson has -- after being rebuffed by Villanova's Jay Wright, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon and Arizona's Sean Miller -- targeted Turgeon to succeed Gary Williams, and that Turgeon is currently deciding whether to make the move to the ACC. Turgeon has spent the past four seasons at Texas A&M and made four consecutive NCAA tournaments.

Williams abruptly retired from Maryland last Thursday after 22 seasons.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: May 8, 2011 4:29 pm
Edited on: May 8, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Brey out at Maryland, too

Notre Dame's Mike Brey is the latest candidate to remove his name from Maryland's coaching search, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Consequently, one of the nation's best jobs will remain open until at least Monday. Where the search will turn next is unclear.

"I don’t believe it’s going to be a long process,” Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson told the paper on Sunday. “We’re doing our due diligence, making sure we’re going to hire the right person. ... We’re just not going to panic and pick somebody who might not be the best fit for Maryland. We’re going to look at the whole person. Here’s what I’m looking for: Someone with most, if not all, of the qualities Gary Williams possessed."

Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, Villanova's Jay Wright and Arizona's Sean Miller have also removed their names from consideration, meaning four men who were obvious candidates have essentially passed on the opportunity to succeed Gary Williams -- the legendary coach who retired last Thursday after 22 seasons at the school. Maryland has also reportedly reached out to Butler's Brad Stevens in an informal manner. Stevens, though, rejected the overture, leaving Anderson as the latest in a long line of athletic directors to have trouble filling a high-profile basketball opening.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: May 8, 2011 11:19 am
Edited on: May 8, 2011 11:22 am
 

Butler's Mack remaining in NBA Draft

Shelvin Mack has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and remain in the NBA Draft.

The news was first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Mack helped the Bulldogs make the past two Final Fours. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 16 points per game last season. He's projected by most to be selected late in the first round or early in the second round of next month's draft.

The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the draft is tonight.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: May 8, 2011 10:23 am
 

Sources: Capel to return to Duke as assistant

Jeff Capel won't be unemployed for long.

The recently fired Oklahoma coach will, barring a change of plans, join Mike Krzyzewski's staff at Duke as a full-time assistant in time for next season, multiple sources have told CBSSports.com. One of the sources added that current Blue Devil assistant Nate James is expected to be reassigned, meaning Krzyzewski's staff will consist of Chris Collins, Steve Wojciechowski and Capel.

Capel is a former Duke player who coached Oklahoma the past five seasons. The 36 year-old North Carolina native is responsible for luring Blake Griffin into the OU program and taking the Sooners to the Elite Eight in 2009. He was fired after last season when OU finished 5-11 in the Big 12.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: May 7, 2011 4:14 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Jones returning to Kentucky

Kentucky's Terrence Jones announced via Twitter on Saturday that he's withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to school for his sophomore season.

"I've been enjoying being a college player and plan on striving to reach my goal of winning [UK's eighth national title]," Jones Tweeted.. "I can't leave the [Big Blue Nation] just yet.

Jones averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds last season while helping the Wildcats make the Final Four. The 6-foot-8 forward was a projected lottery pick but decided to return and play with Darius Miller and a star-studded recruiting class that should have Kentucky ranked no lower than second in every preseason college basketball poll, No. 1 in some.

Underclassmen who have declared for the NBA Draft have until Sunday to withdraw.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: May 7, 2011 2:58 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Source: Maryland likely to offer Arizona's Miller

Sean Miller is expected to meet with Maryland officials later today and, formally or informally, be offered the opportunity to succeed Gary Williams as the Terrapins' basketball coach, a source has told CBSSports.com. The source added that any report suggesting Miller has already accepted the Maryland job is "premature."

Miller just finished his second season at Arizona by winning the Pac-10 and taking the Wildcats to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. He's losing Derrick Williams from that roster but would still have a team talented enough to be ranked in the preseason Top 25 if he stayed at Arizona. Still, the Maryland job is too good to ignore -- especially for a Pittsburgh native and former ACC assistant whose family reportedly wouldn't mind returning East. So that's why Miller agreed to meet with Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, and it's why most believe he's leaning toward accepting the job before the end of the weekend barring an unexpected development. In that case, Arizona would be looking for its fifth coach in sixth years and the usual candidates -- among them Memphis' Josh Pastner, an Arizona graduate -- would probably at least be approached in some form.

Williams retired from Maryland after 22 seasons last Thursday.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: May 6, 2011 4:50 pm
Edited on: May 6, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Report: Maryland AD to meet with Arizona's Miller

Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson is expected to soon meet with Arizona's Sean Miller about succeeding Gary Williams as the Terrapins' basketball coach, the Washington Post reported Friday. The paper added that there is "mutual interest" between the two sides.

Miller just finished his second season at Arizona by winning the Pac-10 and taking the Wildcats to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. He's losing Derrick Williams from that roster but should still have a team talented enough to be ranked in the preseason Top 25, which might make it tough to leave now. Still, the Maryland job is too good to ignore -- especially for a Pittsburgh native and former ACC assistant. So Miller will listen and consider coaching at a third school in a span of four years. He was at Xavier before moving to Arizona.

Notre Dame's Mike Brey is another serious candidate for the Maryland job.

According to sources, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon and Villanova's Jay Wright are likely uninterested.

Williams retired Thursday after 22 seasons at the school.

He led Maryland to 14 NCAA tournaments and the 2002 national championship.
 
 
 
 
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