North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach, Roy Williams, scheduled a game at Northern Iowa so that senior Marcus Paige could play a game near his hometown of Marion, Iowa. But a preseason injury means Paige won't be healthy enough to play -- though he might be recognized in some creative way.
The John R. Wooden Award is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. Kentucky and Indiana both have three players on the preseason Top 50 list. Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky won the award last season.
From Friday's openers to when the last strand of the net is cut down in Houston, site of this season's the Final Four, Gary Parrish has 68 things that has him excited about the upcoming college basketball season.
CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein sat down with Smart to discuss the Longhorns' potential style of play, Isaiah Taylor, and how the Big 12 will differ compared to the other leagues that Smart has already coached in.
People will soon know about Texas A&M freshman D.J. Hogg, Shaka Smart's first year at Texas could be similar to Steve Alford's first year at UCLA and many more news and notes from around the nation from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.