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Basketball coaches long ago developed numerical shorthand for positions on the floor to define players' roles and help diagram plays.

With the start of the college basketball grind still several weeks away, Kansas State and Nebraska took the floor for the first time this season in a quiet gym far removed from either campus — a secret scrimmage.

Last season's NCAA Tournament was one for the ages, filled with massive upsets and brilliant performances, capped by an unexpected champion taking down a powerhouse.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim once hired Louisville's Rick Pitino as an assistant, coached against North Carolina's Roy Williams in a national championship game and served as an assistant to Duke's Mike Krzyzewski for two gold medal-winning Olympic teams.

Hawaii named Benjy Taylor as acting men's basketball coach for the 2014-15 season on Friday.

Syracuse has completed a hearing before the NCAA on potential NCAA violations.

Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has joined an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA that accuses the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.

The request for a meeting came on Wednesday morning, just five days before Kansas' exhibition opener. In the hours before an afternoon basketball practice, sophomore guard Conner Frankamp and his father, Marty, met with KU coach Bill Self.

Conner Frankamp and Kansas seemed like the perfect match, the high-scoring guard and one of the state's top recruits playing for the school that he grew up watching.

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.

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