3-Point Shot: Barnes Names Sleeper

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3-Point Shot: Barnes Names Sleeper
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1. SMU coach Larry Brown said on our ESPNU College Basketball podcast Thursday that he was going to open up his practices. He has nothing to hide. Kentucky has had a practice shown on ESPNU last season. Indiana’s practice Friday is slated for ESPNU and Duke’s practice at Fort Bragg on Monday will be on ESPNU. But no school is taking the transparency to another level like Oklahoma. Coach Lon Kruger signed off on the Sooners live-streaming all of its preseason practices beginning with Friday’s at 5 p.m. CT. The Sooners do need a gimmick or two to generate consistent fan interest on a football-crazed campus. But this could be a model for others to follow. Kruger is using the technology to interact with the fan base, possibly recruit and more than anything allow anyone interested to see how a team develops. 2. Prior to Yahoo Sports’ report on a potential extra benefit for Myck Kabongo, Texas coach Rick Barnes responded to a question Wednesday about who is his team’s biggest sleeper so far.

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