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  1. Drexel survives Alabama in triple-overtime

    Nov 29, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — Playing without Damion Lee, Drexel outlasted Alabama 85-83 in three overtimes on Friday afternoon. “We came here with the thought we could win…

  2. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Derek Kellogg

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Vin Parise from CollegeBasketballTalk caught up with UMass head coach Derek Kellogg, who sits at 6-0 this season with a win in the Charleston Classic. CBT: If I would have looked into a crystal ball in October and told you that UMass would be Top 25 before Thanksgiving; would you have believed it? Kellogg: I…

  3. Late Night Snacks: Thanksgiving leftovers are the best

    Nov 29, 2013, 2:53 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: George Washington 71, Miami (FL) 63 OT George Washington blew a lead in the second half, but Joe McDonald’s driving layup tied the game and forced overtime. McDonald hit a big three and had a nice assist to Isaiah Armwood for a dunk in overtime to spark a 10-0 run that…

  4. Tim Floyd tees off on Andy Enfield: ‘We’re not going to take it in the shorts’

    Nov 29, 2013, 2:21 AM EDT

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    The feud between USC head coach Andy Enfield and UTEP head coach Tim Floyd just keeps getting better. Here’s a quick recap: Floyd was a candidate for the USC job — a job that he left four years ago in the wake of O.J. Mayo’s “career” — but Enfield got the job over him. A…

  5. No. 20 Creighton gets 27 from Doug McDermott, stifles Jahii Carson in blowout

    Nov 29, 2013, 2:04 AM EDT

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    Doug McDermott went for 27 points and No. 20 Creighton’s defense held Jahii Carson to 15 points and four assists while forcing him into five turnovers as the Bluejays worked over the Sun Devils, 88-60. The Bluejays shot 53.4% from the floor and 12-for-25 from three, meaning that, on the season, Creighton is knocking down…

  6. No. 5 Oklahoma State’s win over Purdue exemplifies issues with new foul rules

    Nov 28, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Marcus Smart is building a nice little reputation for himself as the best first half player … ever? Smart scored 24 of his 30 points in the first half of No. 5 Oklahoma State’s 97-87 win over Purdue, hitting 4-for-6 from three and adding four rebounds and four assists. The Pokes led by more than…

  7. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Turkey Day Tourneys!

    Nov 28, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 20 Creighton vs. Arizona State, 11:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2) You like scoring? You like stars? You like two teams that can get up and down the floor? Well then have I got a game for you. The Bluejays look like they could end up being the best team in the…

  8. No. 6 Duke vs. No. 4 Arizona is more than just a matchup of freshmen

    Nov 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — No. 6 Duke got the win they were supposed to get and they did it the way they were supposed to do it. Freshman…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Kentucky, Duke, Arizona and Syracuse all win

    Nov 28, 2013, 3:09 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 4 Arizona 66, Drexel 62 Arizona erased a deficit that reached 19 points at the seven minute mark of the first half, using a 25-4 run to regain the lead and a late surge to take control down the stretch. Drexel got terrific play from their back court of Chris…

  10. No. 4 Arizona overcomes 19 point deficit, proves defense is how they’ll win games

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — No. 4 Arizona came out like they were more concerned with where they were going to eat Thanksgiving dinner than the Drexel Dragons…

  11. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Maui ends, NIT and Great Alaska Shootout start

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 18 Baylor, 10:00 p.m. ET In the finals of the Maui Invitational, Baylor will get a chance to prove that the Big 12 is more than just a two-horse race. The Bears have developed a reputation over the years of being a team that simply rolls…

  12. 5-foot-9 PG Luke Adams plays for Texas Tech despite being born deaf

    Nov 27, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    BROOKLYN — Every walk-on for every team in the country has a story. They aren’t supposed to be playing high-major basketball. They are, essentially, paying for the right to go through insane preseason workouts and to get whipped up on in practice on a daily basis just to be a glorified cheerleader at the end…

  13. Coach K not a fan of the fascination with one-and-done freshmen

    Nov 27, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    It’s no secret that the biggest story in college basketball this season is the freshmen class: Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon. Those guys are superstars. They’ve been talked about as high schoolers. They’re already being talked about as the savior of NBA franchises. There’s a reason that the Champions Classic, which featured…

  14. Chane Behanan’s Final Four ring was up for auction; but was it stolen?

    Nov 27, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    University of Louisville's Chane Behanan dunks the basketball over the North Carolina A&T's defense during the first half of their second round NCAA basketball game at the Rupp Arena in Lexington

    Yesterday, the news made the rounds that Chane Behanan’s 2012 Final Four ring was up for auction on the website Grey Flannel. Here’s a screen shot: And now? The item is no longer up for auction now that Behanan’s mom has reported it as stoled: So here’s the question that must be asked: How did…

  15. 75-foot buzzer-beater for the win? Yup (VIDEO)

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

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    I love shots like this. I have three reactions: 1) That is a packed house for an NAIA basketball game. 2) If you only watched the shot and didn’t stay for the replay with the announcer losing his mind, you’re doing it wrong. 3) The guy that hit the shot, Shane Merryman, is now averaging…

  16. Report: Dalonte Hill to resign as assistant coach at Maryland

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

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    We’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop with former Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill, and on Wednesday, it did. According to a report from Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post, Hill resigned on Wednesday afternoon as a result of the third DUI that he has gotten in the past five years. Hill was…

  17. Lamar Patterson’s improvement the biggest reason Pitt’s a legitimate ACC contender

    Nov 27, 2013, 2:27 AM EDT

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      BROOKLYN — On Monday, after watching Pitt put a 23 point beatdown on Texas Tech, I wrote that the Panthers looked like they will be the team that takes advantage of some of the struggles the powers in the ACC have had this season. On Tuesday, Jamie Dixon’s  club made me look smart. In…

  18. Oklahoma State’s Stevie Clark suspended from the team

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Oklahoma State freshman point guard Stevie Clark has been suspended from the team. He did not play in Monday night’s win over South Florida and according to The Oklahoman, he was not with the team in Tampa. “Stevie Clark is not currently with the Cowboys due to personal matters,” head coach Travis Ford said in…

  19. Cody Doolin to leave the San Francisco team

    Nov 26, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

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    San Francisco received a huge blow to their hopes of competing in the WCC this season when it was announced on Tuesday that point guard Cody Doolin will be leaving the team for personal reasons. “I respect Cody’s decision to devote more time to other matters in his life that will require his attention away…

  20. Report: Drexel will be without Kazembe Abif against Arizona

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Drexel will be without 6-foot-7 forward Kazembe Abif on Wednesday evening when they take on No. 5 Arizona in the NIT semifinals. Abif is dealing with a concussion, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Abif is averaging 7.0 points and 8.8 boards, which will clearly be a major loss for the Dragons…

  21. Report: Rysheed Jordan to return to the lineup tonight

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

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    St. John’s freshman Rysheed Jordan was suspended from the team indefinitely last week, but apparently that suspension won’t last too long. He’ll return to the lineup tonight after having missed just one game, according to a statement released by the school. “Rysheed has a bright future at St. John’s,” head coach Steve Lavin said. “It…

  22. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: BYU-Wichita State, Saint Louis-Wisconsin highlight the night

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: BYU vs. No. 12 Wichita St, 10:00 p.m. ET You want to talk about a contrast of styles? BYU loves to run and loves to score, taking advantage of the talent in their back court — Tyler Haws, Matt Carlino — to light up scoreboards. Wichita State? They’re a physical team, one…

  23. Establishing role players will be key for Arizona State this season

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Jahii Carson isn’t a secret by any stretch of the imagination. Arizona State’s redshirt sophomore put on a show in the Sun Devils’ win over UNLV earlier this season, and followed that up with 23 points in last night’s win over No. 25 Marquette. There’s a reason that he is No. 2 in our current…

  24. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  25. Cleveland State assistant sounds off about calls in loss to Kentucky

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

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    Cleveland State assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough was not happy about the way that his team’s loss to Kentucky ended last night, so he took to twitter to let out his frustrations. The Vikings were on the wrong end of a couple of calls down the stretch, and Kimbrough believes that is the reason that his…