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College basketball awards: Obi Toppin, Luka Garza, Saddiq Bey, Myles Powell, Payton Pritchard earn honors

College basketball awards: Obi Toppin, Luka Garza, Saddiq Bey, Myles Powell, Payton Pritchard earn honorsThe accolades continue pouring in for Dayton's Obi Toppin Obi Toppin's raid of this season's college basketball awards continued Tuesday when the Dayton forward won the John R. Wooden Award, which goes to the nation's best player. He was also among elite company as the Basketball Hall of Fame handed out its top honors to players at each position. Oregon's Payton Pritchard won the The Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year after leading the Ducks to a 24-7 record and Pac-12 title while averaging 20.5 points and 5.5 assists. Seton Hall's Myles Powell won the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year for after averaging 21 points as the Pirates won a share of the Big East title. Villanova's Saddiq Bey won the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year for emerging as a star for the Wildcats during his sophomore season. Iowa's Luka Garza won the Kareem Abd..

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2020 NBA Draft: Duke wing Cassius Stanley, a potential first-round pick, declares for draft

2020 NBA Draft: Duke wing Cassius Stanley, a potential first-round pick, declares for draftStanley is an athletic freak who could be a 3-and-D steal for a team in the late first or early second round Duke wing Cassius Stanley became the second Blue Devils player this offseason to enter the 2020 NBA Draft, announcing on Tuesday his intentions to leave college after just one season in Durham. "The past several weeks have given me a lot of time to think," he said. "Although the ending to our season was disappointing, I feel blessed to have worn the Duke jersey ... As much as I feel a burning desire to make another run at the Final Four, I feel compelled to make the best decision for my professional success. In evaluating players, the NBA values youth. Therefore, I have decided to enter the 2020 NBA Draft." Stanley, a 6-foot-6 wing, played in 29 games for Duke, averaging 12.6 points, 4.9 boards and shooting 36.0% from 3-point range. He joins Duke guard Tre Jones among offseason NBA defec..

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Shining moments: The top memories from the 2019-20 college basketball season

Shining moments: The top memories from the 2019-20 college basketball seasonEach member of our staff selected 'one shining moment' they'll remember from the season It's time to finally, officially tie a bow on the 2019-20 season, once and for all. We've handed out the hardware and announced the player, coach, freshman and defensive player of year. We provided Simulation Sunday, and congrats to Dayton for winning the national championship there. More Top 101 NCAA Tournament gamesDayton wins NCAA Tournament simulationWithout an official "One Shining Moment" to wrap up the festivities, we did want to provide you with a look back at the season and the moment we'll remember most. In lieu of what March Madness provides, these are the games and achievements that will substitute in as the shining moments. For example, one amazing thing not listed below but we'll remind you of right now: Vermont's Josh Speidel scoring the only basket of his career ..

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NCAA Tournament simulation: Dayton wins first title as SportsLine simulates entire Big Dance

NCAA Tournament simulation: Dayton wins first title as SportsLine simulates entire Big DanceSportsLine simulated every game in a projected 2020 NCAA Tournament, and what a tournament it would have been We won't have a winner of the 2020 NCAA Tournament after it was canceled due to the threat of spreading the deadly coronavirus. But after such a wild and thrilling season, we still want to know who would win the Big Dance, don't we? More Possible shining momentsMarch would have been MadnessDayton's path to the titleBracketology: A look at final bracketOf course we do, and even though that's impossible, SportsLine simulations can project the winners of each game and the national champion. And they did just that. The SportsLine simulation is just as unpredictable as the real March Madness might have been by projecting the Dayton Flyers as the winner of the 2020 NCAA Tournament. Take a look at how March Madness would have played out, according to SportsLine simu..

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NCAA Tournament Rewind: Watch CBS Sports Network rebroadcasts of classic tourney games

NCAA Tournament Rewind: Watch CBS Sports Network rebroadcasts of classic tourney gamesCBS and CBS Sports Network will air classic NCAA Tournament games from the past The 2020 NCAA Tournament may be canceled, but consequential college hoops games from year's past will help us get our basketball fix. CBS and CBS Sports Network will air plenty of classic NCAA Tournament games. You can watch those games on the CBS Sports Network cable channel or stream it on the CBS Sports app or CBSSports.com with authentication. CBS Sports Network will present more than 40 memorable NCAA Tournament games and a total of over 200 hours of Tournament coverage, including notable games for every round through the National Championship. Here is the upcoming CBS Sports Network schedule: Monday, April 6 7 p.m. -- 2019 National Semifinal: Auburn vs. Virginia 9 p.m. -- 2019 National Championship: Texas Tech vs. Virginia 11 p.m. -- 2019 National Semifinal: Texas Tech vs. Michigan St 1 a.m. -- 2019 Na..

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With uncertainty swirling around the NBA Draft, Scottie Lewis is making a smart move by returning to Florida

With uncertainty swirling around the NBA Draft, Scottie Lewis is making a smart move by returning to FloridaLewis' decision to return to the Gators could work out well for him in many ways When you're a McDonald's All-American and projected lottery pick coming out of high school, the last thing you ever expect to be is a sophomore in college. So Scottie Lewis, quite reasonably, always assumed he'd enter the 2020 NBA Draft, presumably after a terrific freshman season for a great college team. But he didn't have a terrific freshman season. And his team wasn't great. (Those two things were connected, by the way.) So the one-time projected lottery pick turned into a likely second-round pick. And when you combine that fact with the uncertainty surrounding this draft, Scottie Lewis, on Monday, did a sensible thing: he announced he's returning to Florida for a sophomore year he didn't previously plan to play. IM BACKKKKKKK @GatorsMBK pic.twitter.com..

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Patrick Tape recommits to Duke after first committing then withdrawing commitment from Blue Devils

Patrick Tape recommits to Duke after first committing then withdrawing commitment from Blue DevilsThe Columbia graduate transfer indicated Sunday he'll go to Duke after all Patrick Tape committed to Duke again over the weekend, according to 247Sports, capping a 12-day span in which the Columbia graduate transfer went from being uncommitted to committing to Duke and de-commiting from the Blue Devils before pledging to them again. The 6-foot-10 former Ivy League standout first committed to Duke on March 24 before news broke on April 2 that he would reopen his recruitment. But by Sunday, the Charlotte, North Carolina, native was back on track to use his last season of eligibility with the Blue Devils. He would add a needed veteran presence to a Duke front court that is expected to lose CBS Sports Freshman of The Year Vernon Carey Jr. to the NBA. Duke struggled with depth on its front line at times in the 2019-20 season, especially when Carey was in foul trouble. The Blue Devils ha..

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2020 NBA Draft: Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans declares, John Calipari says guard is ‘ready’

2020 NBA Draft: Kentucky's Ashton Hagans declares, John Calipari says guard is 'ready'The defense-oriented guard expressed his thanks to Kentucky in a letter on Sunday One of the nation's top perimeter defenders and a two-year starter for Kentucky is declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft. Ashton Hagans made the announcement Sunday, calling the opportunity to enter the draft a "lifelong dream." "It's been my No. 1 goal since I first picked up a ball to take this step and I know my time is now," Hagans wrote in a message posted to Twitter. "It's so hard for me to say goodbye to the best fans in the world, because these last two years have been some of the best years of my life." Hagans, a 6-foot-3 guard, is ranked 34th on the latest CBS Sports NBA Draft Big Board after starting 29 games for the Wildcats as a sophomore and averaging 11.5 points per game over the season. But scoring is not Hagans' speciality. The Cartersville, Georgia, native was one of four..

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WWE WrestleMania 36: Rick Pitino, son Richard wager nonconfernece game on outcome of match

WWE WrestleMania 36: Rick Pitino, son Richard wager nonconfernece game on outcome of matchThe new Iona coach has been tweeting throughout WWE's two-night extravaganza Apparently, Rick Pitino and his family are WWE fans. In a series of tweets he published on Saturday, the new Iona coach shared a variety of images, videos and thoughts about WWE's biggest show of the year as WrestleMania 36 takes place over two days this weekend for the first time in the history of the event. Pitino, a native of New York City who likely grew up exposed to WWE (then WWF) as it frequented Madison Square Garden, is less than a month into his return to college basketball. After being ousted from his position in 2017 amid a men's basketball corruption scandal, the two-time national championship-winning coach has spent the last two seasons leading Greek team Panathinaikos. On Sunday, Pitino's son Richard -- who coaches Minnesota -- got in on the action, literally. When his father suggested..

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2020-21 College Basketball title odds: Championship picks, predictions from proven expert

2020-21 College Basketball title odds: Championship picks, predictions from proven expert The NCAA Tournament was just days away from tipoff when the coronavirus pandemic led to its cancellation and robbed contenders of their "one shining moment" in early April. Anticipation was high since the widespread parity in college basketball had many observers believing that a longshot would end up cutting down the nets. Now, the focus is on 2020-21 college basketball odds on who wins next year's Big Dance. While the outcome of the 2020 NCAA Tournament will now be left to speculation and simulations, the 2021 college basketball championship should be decided on the court. Sportsbooks like William Hill already are offering college basketball odds to win next year's title, and now is a prime opportunity to seek out value. Before making any 2021 college basketball futures bets, make sure you hear what SportsLine expert Zack CImini has to say. Cimini is a highly-respected Las Vegas-base..

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