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Jon Rothstein

Kendall Williams (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Mountain West Offseason Notebook

Last season was a breakout year for the conference with five teams advancing to the field of 68, but it’s hard to see that many schools from the Mountain West being in the bracket next March.

08/26/2013

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Rothstein Files: Mudiay’s Commitment To SMU Elevates The AAC

This commitment ensures what many once deemed unfathomable —  programs in the AAC can now recruit any player in America.

08/24/2013

Sean Miller (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Arizona coach Sean Miller may very well have the best defensive team he’s ever coached, but either Mayes or York is going to have to emerge as a legitimate outside threat for the Wildcats to get to a Final Four.

08/23/2013

Olivier Hanlan (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Hanlan, Arkansas’ Big Guys & More

Several ACC coaches have told me this summer that Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan will be next year’s Shane Larkin.

08/16/2013

Willie Cauley-Stein of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s SEC Offseason Notebook

Who will lead Kentucky? It’s going to be one of the major questions surrounding this team, and it will be one of the keys to the Wildcats potentially winning their second national title in three seasons.

08/12/2013

Coach K talks to Amile Jefferson of the Duke Blue Devils. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Duke’s Unsung Presence & More

Amile Jefferson will be Duke’s unsung presence next season. The 6-8 forward will likely start at center for the Blue Devils and should benefit from playing at a faster pace.

08/09/2013

Shabazz Napier (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s American Athletic Conference Offseason Notebook

The advantage that the American has over leagues like the Atlantic 10 and the Big East is that this conference has three teams — Louisville, Memphis, and UConn — that all should be ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the season.

08/05/2013

Steve Lavin

Rothstein: Steve Lavin Targeting Saint Louis’ Whitesell

Steve Lavin is targeting Saint Louis associate head coach Jim Whitesell to fill the vacant position on the St. John’s staff, multiple sources confirmed on Wednesday.

07/31/2013

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s Big Ten Offseason Notebook

On any given night, any team in the Big Ten has a chance to beat its opponent. You can’t say that about most leagues in college basketball.

07/29/2013

Wayne Selden (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Kansas’ Most Consistent Player & More

Wayne Selden doesn’t enter next season with the cache of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid, but he’s more than capable of having a big time first year in Lawrence.

07/26/2013

Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s ACC Offseason Notebook

With the additions of Pitt, Syracuse and Notre Dame, the ACC will officially become the old Big East when it comes to the NCAA selection process in 2014.

07/22/2013

Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s PAC-12 Offseason Notebook

After years of struggling as a whole nationally, the conference is set to have its best overall season in a very long time.

07/15/2013

Xavier Johnson (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; VCU, Xavier Johnson & More

No list of breakout players for next season can omit Colorado’s Xavier Johnson.

07/12/2013

Doug McDermott (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Big East Offseason Notebook; Questions, Rankings And More

It’s safe to say this league will have at least five teams in the NCAA Tournament, but anything more than that depends on what happens elsewhere.

07/08/2013

Gilvydas Biruta runs up court against the Syracuse Orange. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Five Observations From Rhode Island

Danny Hurley has done a tremendous job upgrading the Rhode Island roster, and now has a legitimate 10-man rotation.

07/05/2013

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