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Breakfast buffet: Is Rutgers really interested in Bob Knight?

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Pull up a chair and sit down at the breakfast buffet, an assortment of all the freshest newsworthy college hoops stories on the net. To make a submission, contact me via email or Twitter.

• There's absolutely zero chance this will happen, but it nonetheless makes for fun conversation: A source told Adam Zagoria that Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti has "formally" reached out to legendary coach Bob Knight regarding the school's head coaching vacancy. Gary Hagan, director of coaching for the agency that represents Knight, denied the story.

• Memo to NBA hopefuls: If you're looking to improve your stock, not getting arrested might be a good approach. NBA-bound Willie Warren of Oklahoma was pulled over for a seatbelt violation and arrested as a result of outstanding warrants this past weekend, and New Mexico State's Jahmar Young was arrested and charged Sunday with felony battery on a peace officer.

• Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury flirted with the idea of leaving for Clemson, but after a weekend of negotiating and soul-searching he decided that Starkville was where he belonged. "At the end of the day, there was no question in the end what I felt," Stansbury said Monday afternoon. "It's nice, maybe, to have been wanted. It's nice to have heard some people talk about things, but at the end of the day, there was no way I could walk away from Mississippi State."

• Many Missouri fans were wondering how Mike Anderson was going to make room for Ricardo Ratliffe and Matt Pressey, the newly committed junior college stars who bolster a deep recruting class already ranked in the top 10. Well, the answer came just a day later: sophomore guard Miguel Paul and freshman forward Tyler Stone will transfer in hopes of finding more playing time elsewhere.

• It's never good when an assistant coach is arrested for a DUI, but the fact that this was Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland's fourth one may put his job into jeopardy. Strickland was stopped in Lexington just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning after running a red light. He failed sobriety tests and had alcohol on his breath.

• Leon Rice was the obvious successor to Mark Few had the Gonzaga coach ever left, but he chose to forge his own path at Boise State. He'll try to lift the Broncos' basketball program into the national consciousness by following the same blue print that the school's nationally ranked football program has taken.

• I hate projections before we know which recruits are headed where in the late signing period and which NBA draft prospects are leaving, but nonetheless here's an early look at the Big Ten for next season. Assuming JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore return to school for Purdue, I disagree with the author's assertion that Michigan State is a clear favorite.

Iowa State transfer Justin Hamilton has selected LSU as his next destination, giving the Tigers a 6-foot-11 big man who started 31 games for the Cyclones last season and averaged 6.4 points and 5.4 rebounds. Hamilton originally intended to transfer closer to home in Utah, but he ultimately decided LSU was the better fit.

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