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Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Embiid’s Dominance & More

While many people debated whether Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, or Julius Randle would be college basketball’s elite freshman this season, Joel Embiid is leaving all of those guys behind in the dust.

01/20/2014

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Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Pinkston’s Time & More

The 6-5 Pinkston is undersized but plays bigger than his height. After averaging 13.3 points and 5.0 rebounds last year as a sophomore, it’s time for Pinkston to emerge as one of the better players in the Big East as a junior.

10/24/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s NCAA Tournament Storylines, Picks & More

Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.

03/22/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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AP: Catholic 7 Get ‘Big East’ Name, Football Schools Keep $100M In Split

The basketball schools will receive $10 million, the Big East name and the right to play their conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.

03/05/2013

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Rothstein: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops; Ole Miss’ Chances & Other Notes

By Jon Rothstein » More Columns SAINT LOUIS AT BUTLER Just how good are the Billikens? Good enough to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Saint Louis has a group of tough […]

02/22/2013

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Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Gators, Jay Wright & More

This may be the best coaching job Jay Wright has done at Villanova. And it will only be enhanced if the Wildcats reach the NCAA Tournament.

02/18/2013

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Rothstein: Colorado And 4 More Teams With Pivotal Weeks Ahead In College Basketball

The Buffaloes are the sleeper team in the PAC 12 and have a real chance to help their NCAA chances with games at home against Arizona and Arizona State.

02/12/2013

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Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

We’re officially buying stock in the Sun Devils. Arizona State made a statement on Saturday with their convincing win over UCLA.

01/28/2013

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Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops Plus Other Notes

Michigan State has won six games in a row while posting an overall record of 17-3 and yet, no one is talking about the Spartans.

01/25/2013

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Big East’s Non-FBS Schools To Discuss Leaving On Saturday

Officials from the seven schools planning to break off from the Big East will hold a conference call Saturday to discuss leaving the league.

12/14/2012

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Big East, Basketball Schools Headed Toward Complicated Split

The Big East is headed for another break up. This time, the seven prominent basketball schools that don’t play FBS football are planning to cut ties with the ever-changing conference.

12/14/2012

Steve Lavin

Big East Expected To Split As Basketball-Only Schools Plan Shakeup

The struggling Big East could soon announce a big, big change.

12/13/2012

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Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

I believed in Colorado. I had already seen the Buffaloes about a half-dozen times this season and thought they had what it took to push Kansas in Lawrence on Saturday. Boy was I wrong.

12/10/2012

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Rothstein Files: Five Observations From Villanova

Villanova has a slew of players that could eventually turn into decent contributors at the Big East level — but most of them are unproven.

09/19/2012

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