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  1. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Quiet night outside of the Tip-Off Marathon

    Nov 11, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

    Arizona Athletics

    GAME OF THE DAY: The Tip-Off Marathon starts tonight. Read all about it here. WHO’S GETTING UPSET?: Rutgers at UAB, 8:00 p.m. Rutgers put together a promising  performance in their first game of the season, as Kadeem Jack went for 30 points and 12 boards in a win over Florida A&M. But the Scarlet Knights…

  2. Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock to be back for Louisville’s game Tuesday

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    North Carolina A&T v Louisville

    I don’t know if you saw Louisville’s game against Charleston on Saturday afternoon, but it was much closer than the 70-48 final would indicate. Louisville was up 48-45 with seven minutes left in the game. What happened? Well, I was of the opinion that Louisville’s offense became completely one-dimensional due to the fact that Chane…

  3. A Viewer’s Guide to the Tip-Off Marathon

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s annual Tip-Off Marathon begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. (all time Eastern), so in an effort to get you prepared, we at CBT will be giving you a handy guide to help you schedule out the next 29 hours of your life. You’re welcome. ONLY MISS THESE GAMES FOR THE BIRTH OF YOUR FIRST CHILD:…

  4. The latest ruling in Ed O’Bannon vs. the NCAA is a win for both sides

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    On Friday, the latest ruling in former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon’s case against the NCAA came down from United States District Judge Claudia Wilken. And depending on how you spin the ruling, it can be considered a win for both sides. Wilken has certified the lawsuit as a class-action, but with one, significant catch: she certified…

  5. Harvard’s Kenyatta Smith out indefinitely with a foot injury

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

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    We’ve been saying all preseason that Harvard’s talented and deep enough to make another run in the NCAA tournament, and that fact was tested on Sunday afternoon. Jonah Travis, the brother of Stanford commit Reid Travis, went for 20 points and 10 boards in just 22 minutes as the Crimson knocked off Holy Cross in…

  6. POSTERIZED: Florida College’s Anthony Allen rips off rim on dunk (VIDEO)

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    @FloridaCollege

    Anthony Allen is an athletic, 6-6 forward that plays for Florida College in  the United States College Athletic Association. So why should you care about him? Well, he ripped a rim off this weekend. With about a minute left in a game against Warner University, Allen threw down a teammates missed layup with such force that…

  7. After the weekend, fouls are up, but scoring is, too

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

    John Calipari, Mike Kitts

    The biggest concern for many coaches — and journalists — heading into this season was how the new handchecking rules would affect college basketball. If you haven’t been paying attention all summer, the facts are simple: the college game had far-too-often turned into low-scoring slugfests and the theory was that it was the result of…

  8. College Hoops Week in Review: Julius Randle, Kendrick Perry and Providence

    Nov 11, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State Perry led the Penguins to a championship in the Kennesaw State Tournament this weekend, becoming the only team in the country to go 3-0 in the first three days of the season. The wins themselves weren’t overly impressive — Kennesaw State, Florida International and Eastern Kentucky — but…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Kentucky, Notre Dame roll in their second game of the weekend

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Charleston Southern 95, Delaware 93 You like shootouts? So do I. The Buccaneers outlasted the Blue Hens on Sunday afternoon thanks to 24 points, seven boards and six assists from Saah Nimley. Delaware was down six with a little more than a minute left, but four free throws from Devon Saddler…

  10. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Triple-header in Boston highlights the day

    Nov 10, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

    Olivier Hanlan

    GAME OF THE DAY: UMass vs. Boston College, 3:00 p.m. (NESN) Boston College is coming off of a disappointing overtime loss at Providence on Friday night. Facing a UMass team that will challenge for a spot in the NCAA tournament, the Eagles won’t have it easy on Sunday, either. The Minutemen are led by star…

  11. Manhattan outlasts La Salle in double-overtime, 99-90

    Nov 9, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    GoJaspers.com

    Manhattan made a statement on Saturday, winning a thrilling, double-overtime battle at La Salle 99-90. George Beamon led five scorers in double-figures with 24 points and eight boards while Emmy Andujar chipped in with 14 points, 11 boards, three assists and three steals. Tyrone Garland led the way for La Salle with 28 points, which…

  12. Louisville’s struggles on Saturday the result missing key players

    Nov 9, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

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    If you didn’t watch No. 3 Louisville’s 70-48 win over the College of Charleston on Saturday afternoon, if you simply took at gander at the box score after getting your fill of college football, you would think that the short-handed Cardinals made short work of the Cougars. Hey, they won by 22 points, right? Russ…

  13. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Quiet Saturday follows a loaded opening night

    Nov 9, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Ware, Rick Pitino

    GAME OF THE DAY: Charleston at No. 3 Louisville, 1:00 p.m. Charleston is one of the stronger mid-major programs out there but that doesn’t change the fact that it will be tough for the Cougars to hang with Louisville. It’s worth noting, however, that Charleston big man Adjehi Baru was actually a more highly-touted recruit…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Ranked teams finish the night unscathed

    Nov 9, 2013, 2:52 AM EDT

    Bryce Cotton

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Providence 82, Boston College 78 OT The Friars got 28 points from Bryce Cotton, seven of which came in the extra frame, as we got a thriller in the first game of the new Big East. BC forced the overtime when Olivier Hanlon, who finished with 23 points before fouling out,…

  15. Fresno State beats UC-Irvine with halfcourt buzzer-beater in overtime (VIDEO)

    Nov 9, 2013, 1:20 AM EDT

    Allen Huddleston, Colton Iverson

    What better way to kick off the college hoops season that with a late-night, half-court buzzer-beater in overtime? Allen Huddleston of Fresno State capped of a ridiculous game with a prayer from 45 feet to beat UC-Irvine, which was barely more ridiculous than the final minute of the extra frame, which saw five — yes,…

  16. No. 19 Oregon holds off Georgetown and Josh Smith, 82-75

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT

    Oregon v Georgetown

    Oregon got 55 points from their three notable transfers as the No. 19 Ducks shook off the suspensions of Dominic Artis and Ben Carter to hold off Georgetown out in South Korea, 82-75. Dana Altman’s club got 24 points from Joseph Young and 16 points from Jason Calliste, who combined to hit just 7-for-17 from…

  17. 11 threes, reserve Duje Dukan spark No. 21 Wisconsin to 86-75 win over St. John’s

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

    UWBadgers.com

    Wisconsin put five players in double figures and shot 11-23 from beyond the arc as they knocked off a talented and athletic St. John’s team, 86-75. Josh Gasser led the way with 19 points, but it was the 16 points from Sam Dekker and 15 points from Ben Brust that really made the difference in…

  18. No. 18 UConn knocks off Maryland 78-77 at the Barclays Center

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

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    For the second time in two seasons, Maryland saw their bid for an upset at the Barclays Center on the season’s opening night fall just short. And for the second time in two seasons, it was the surprising play of a relative unknown that made the difference. Last season, Kentucky pulled out a 72-69 win…

  19. POSTERIZED: VMI’s Jordan Weethee channels his inner Blake Griffin

    Nov 8, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

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    It only took until the third game of the college basketball season to get our first real, honest-to-goodness, in-a-game-that-matters POSTERIZED. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is VMI’s Jordan Weethee. (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) Here’s the crazy part of Weethee’s Blake Griffin-esque dunk: he missed the 2012-2013 season after tearing his ACL, the…

  20. Reid Travis commits to Stanford

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    Stanford made another nice addition to their front court on Friday, as 6-foot-7 bruiser Reid Travis committed to Johnny Dawkins and the Cardinal. Travis was one of my favorite players I saw this summer. He’s a bit undersized at around 6-foot-7, but he’s built like a truck and is tireless attacking the glass on both…

  21. Notre Dame sophomore Cameron Biedscheid will redshirt this season

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame sophomore wing Cameron Biedscheid will be redshirting this season. The skinny, 6-foot-6 wing averaged 6.2 points in 17.4 minutes off the bench, numbers that would have looked a lot better if Biedscheid hadn’t struggled so much shooting the ball down the stretch last season. The school announced the decision this afternoon, but head…

  22. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Solid slate for College Hoops’ Opening NIght

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Spencer Dinwiddie, Cory Jefferson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Colorado vs. No. 25 Baylor, 10:00 p.m. (FOX Sports SW) The nightcap of the Tip-Off Classic at the American Airlines Center in Dallas should end up being the best game of college basketball’s opening night, and while that doesn’t sound like much — the No. 25 team in the country against an…

  23. Rodney Hood’s development as a redshirt spurred by every other team’s best player?

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Rodney Hood did not want to sit out last season. No athlete ever wants to put their playing career on hold, but the frustration was two-fold for Hood. The former five-star recruit left Mississippi State after one forgettable season playing for Rick Stansbury, alongside the likes of Renardo Sidney and Dee Bost. Hood was good-but-not-great…

  24. Top 150 recruit Dante Buford commits to Oklahoma

    Nov 7, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

    NBPA Top 100 Camp

    Oklahoma picked up a commitment from Dante Buford on Thursday morning. “I am now committed to the University of Oklahoma,” he posted on his twitter account. Buford is the a 6-foot-7 combo-forward out of Arlington Country Day in Florida. Hes ranked as the No. 128 player in the Class of 2014 by Rivals. Buford is…

  25. Report: Washington’s Desmond Simmons out for 6-8 weeks

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Washington has lost a key piece in their front court for up to two months. Desmond Simmons, who started 14 games last season and averaged 4.9 points and 6.5 boards, will be out for six-to-eight weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to a report from Jon Rothstein. Simmons was going to be counted…