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Travis Wear #24 of the UCLA Bruins and Arsalan Kazemi #14 of the Oregon Ducks fight for a rebound in the second half during the Pac-12 Championship game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 16, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Wear’s Return & More

UCLA’s Travis Wear could return for the Bruins’ third game of the year on November 18 against Sacramento State, according to UCLA coach Steve Alford.

11/07/2013

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Memphis’ Chemistry & More

The NCAA’s decision to grant Missouri transfer Michael Dixon a waiver to play immediately without sitting out a season instantly makes Memphis better — on paper.

09/06/2013

Kyle Anderson (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Kyle Anderson Ready To Lead UCLA In 2013-14

If you want him to score, he’ll score. If you want him to rebound, he’ll rebound. And if you want him to run your team, he’ll do it with precision at 6-foot-9. But what about Anderson’s ability to lead?

06/12/2013

Otto Porter (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Rothstein: St. Joe’s, Porter And 5 Questions Heading Into Busy Night In College Hoops

The Hawks have the most talented roster in the Atlantic 10, and could turn around their season with a road win over the Billikens. The problem is that Saint Louis is playing as well as anyone in the country right now.

02/27/2013