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How Saint Mary's Australian pipeline got started

Saint Mary's has had at least one Australian (including two current NBA players) every season since coach Randy Bennett arrived in 2001. But how did it all begin? And how long will it keep going?

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Big Ten, MAC to experiment with instant replay

The NCAA will allow the Big Ten and Mid-American conferences to use instant replay on certain plays within the restricted arc for the 2016-17 season.

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Scout's Take: ESPN 100's Wigginton to Iowa St.

Oak Hill Academy guard Lindell Wigginton made a verbal commitment to Iowa State >on Friday, providing head coach Steve Prohm with his second ESPN 100 pledge in the class of 2017.

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Louisville accepts facts, blames McGee (2:15)
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Commissioner explains why Big 12 staying at 10 schools (0:48)
Arizona's Alkins slams ferocious dunk with help from coach (0:28)
Shaq joins Late Night Madness... at Providence (0:53)
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How good can Cal star Ivan Rabb be?

Ivan Rabb put off the NBA to stay at Cal, where he'll get the touches and freedom -- as the only returning starter -- to show what he can really do.


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Isaiah Stokes, Jarnell's not-so-little brother, is visiting TCU this weekend. Would be a huge get for Jamie Dixon & Co.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 media picked defending champion Oregon as the preseason favorite to win the league for the first time in the 28-year history of the conference's preseason poll. The Ducks received 23 of 27 first place votes with Arizona claiming the remaining four.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt tells ESPN he will visit Kentucky this weekend.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 No. 69 Ira Lee announces he has committed to Arizona.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

American Athletic Conference secret scrimmages:

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Colorado State announces a one-year extension for Larry Eustachy through the 2020-21 season. Eustachy just 11 shy of 500 Division I career wins.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Secret Scrimmages get going this weekend: Here's a few of the top ones: Cal at Saint Mary's, Baylor at Vandy, Rutgers at Monmouth, Towson at Richmond, North Texas at TCU.

Matthew Berry @MatthewBerryTMR

As of now, Montgomery only qualifies at WR, tho he could potentially get "RB" added to his eligibility. Jackson/Davis both fliers but...

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The 20 watch list candidates for the Karl Malone Award, given to the nation's best power forward:

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville has wrapped up its media briefing addressing the NCAA notice of allegations. School officials pledged to fight the failure to monitor charge against Rick Pitino, and NCAA consultant Chuck Smrt said he didn't think vacating wins would be an "appropriate" punishment. Cardinals fans are giddy about lack of serious allegations like lack of institutional control. One local sports radio station played Michael Jackson's "Beat It" to celebrate beating the rap from the NCAA.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville coach Rick Pitino said, "I'm not guilty of failing to monitor my staff. I'm guilty of trusting someone." Mentions his extensive coaching tree and how he has always believed in and trusted his assistant coaches.