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  1. With the ACC struggling, will Pitt reap the benefits?

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:59 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. BROOKLYN — The talk of the ACC heading into the season was the league’s trio of powerhouses. Duke was going to be a national title contender with…

  2. Washington guard Hikeem Stewart to transfer

    Nov 25, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Washington’s back court depth took a hit on Monday night when the school announced that reserve Hikeem Stewart will transfer out of the program. “Hikeem is a great young man that I’ve enjoyed coaching and being around as much as any player that’s played for the Huskies ,” said head coach Lorenzo Romar. “We hate…

  3. Marcus Smart hits a 70-footer at the first half buzzer (VIDEO)

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

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    Marcus Smart still hasn’t cooled off from last week’s demolition of Memphis. He had 39 points in that game. In the first half at South Florida Monday night, Smart had 23. Including this 70-footer at the buzzer: (GIF via @OSUAthletics)  

  4. Coach K called Duke’s one-point win over Vermont ‘an unacceptable performance’

    Nov 25, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

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    Duke hasn’t lost a non-conference game at home since all the way back in 2000, which St. John’s nipped them 83-82. That almost changed on Sunday night, as the Blue Devils came about as close as you can come to losing without actually doing it. They beat 1-5 Vermont 91-90, but it wasn’t that simple.…

  5. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: It’s Maui time!!!

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 25 Marquette vs. Arizona State, 9:00 p.m. ET (FS1) The best game in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy. Marquette probably doesn’t exactly deserve to be ranked right now, not after they were pounded by Ohio State, but they are. Buzz Williams has size on his roster, but his…

  6. College Hoops Week in Review: Who was the best Marcus?

    Nov 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

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    Co-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: The two Marcuses Marcus Smart played his way to the top of our Player of the Year Power Rankings after he put together one of the most dominating two-way performances that we’ve seen this season. Smart went for 39 points and four assists along with five steals and two blocks, leading…

  7. Kevin Ware pleads guilty, gets fine in speeding case

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Kevin Ware’s latest legal snafu seems to be passed him. Last week, he missed a court date that stemmed from a speeding ticket in which he was caught going 95 MPH in a 2013 Dodge Charger. Red flags started going off all over the place. But it appears as if there was nothing amiss. The…

  8. Billy Donovan on Damontre Harris: ‘I don’t have any hope he’s going to come back’

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Yesterday, Billy Donovan made it official: starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin will be allowed to return to the team this week. The Gators host Jacksonville tonight. He’ll be there and in uniform, which is a fact made all the more important by the loss of Kasey Hill to an ankle sprain. But Wilbekin wasn’t the…

  9. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25 rankings

    Nov 25, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

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    Michigan State is still the No. 1 team in the country, because I don’t think you can replace the No. 1 team in the country if they don’t lose or if the No. 2 team doesn’t mess around and do something ridiculous, like beat the other three top five teams in the span of a…

  10. No. 3 Louisville was not happy about the way they played at Mohegan Sun

    Nov 25, 2013, 7:00 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. UNCASVILLE, CT — Generally speaking, this is how the post game works at a neutral site event like the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic: around 10 minutes…

  11. Late Night Snacks: Sunday’s excitement wasn’t just on the gridiron

    Nov 25, 2013, 3:20 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 24 North Carolina 93, No. 3 Louisville 84 The Tar Heels got a career-high 32 points out of Marcus Paige and 13 points, 12 boards and seven assists from Kennedy Meeks as they ran over Louisville despite 36 points from Russ Smith. This win would have been impressive regardless of…

  12. Charlotte wins the Puerto Rico Tip-Off over No. 14 Michigan at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Nov 24, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

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    Sometimes you just have to give credit where credit’s due. Charlotte was an afterthought in Conference USA heading into the season, but that certainly changed this week as the 49ers knocked off Kansas and Northeastern to set up Sunday’s showdown with No. 14 Michigan in the final of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. And in a…

  13. North Carolina’s big men, point guard impress in win over No. 3 Louisville

    Nov 24, 2013, 3:18 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. UNCASVILLE, CT — North Carolina was done. This wasn’t a top 25 team. This was a group that would have to fight and scrap just to…

  14. Denzel Valentine is the piece that brings Michigan State together

    Nov 24, 2013, 10:30 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 — All of No. 1 Michigan State’s stars were on display this weekend in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center this weekend.…

  15. Tom Izzo: I’m not ‘bitching about officiating … I’m bitching about the rules.’

    Nov 24, 2013, 8:46 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 — Michigan State, the No. 1 team in the country, knocked off Oklahoma in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the…

  16. Seton Hall is … actually not bad?

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:16 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 — Seton Hall’s basketball program is not exactly the powerhouse that it was during the P.J. Carlisiemo years. We laugh and we joke and…

  17. Indiana’s a work-in-progress, and so is Yogi Ferrell

    Nov 23, 2013, 2:03 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 — There is no such thing as a good loss. There are no moral victories in college basketball, not when top 25 rankings and RPI…

  18. It’s been a process, but Shabazz Napier’s grown into his leadership role

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:24 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 — It’s Friday night and Madison Square Garden’s packed. Two boisterous fan bases share the stands, ensuring that every basket, every call, gets equal parts cheers…

  19. Washington’s talented, but they need massive defensive improvements

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:46 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 — At this point in the season, Washington still deserves the benefit of the doubt. They are playing with Desmond Simmons, whose knee injury has…

  20. Georgetown bounces back with 27 point win over Kansas State

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Georgetown bounced back from Thursday’s embarrassing loss to Northeastern in a big way, as they rolled over Kansas State, 90-63, in the consolation bracket of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera led four scorers in double-figures with 25 points as the Hoyas put together a sterling offensive effort, shooting 61.1% from the floor, 6-for-13 from…

  21. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Glenn Braica

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise from CollegeBasketballTalk caught up with St. Francis Brooklyn head coach Glenn Braica. The Terriers are 2-2 with wins against Miami and Florida Atlantic. CBT: Preseason you were picked 7th out of 10 in the NEC Coaches Poll. How big of a concern was your early non-conference slate? Braica: I was definitely worried about…

  22. Late Night Snacks: A wild, wild day in the November tournaments

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:08 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: New Mexico 97, UAB 94 2OT The Lobos needed a miraculous, 30-foot runner from Kendall Williams at the buzzer to force overtime. They then needed a three from Alex Kirk to force a second overtime before finally subduing a scrappy UAB team. Our Raphielle Johnson wrote all about it here, and…

  23. Five Thoughts on Indiana after their 102-84 win over Washington

    Nov 22, 2013, 1:09 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 — I had questions about Indiana entering the season. A lot of them, actually. Losing two of the top four picks in the NBA draft…

  24. The Bazz ‘n’ Boat Show gets the publicity, but Deandre Daniels is UConn’s difference-maker

    Nov 21, 2013, 11:26 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 — Boston College has two of the best players in the ACC this season in Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson, but they entered Thursday night’s…

  25. No. 18 UConn knocks off Boston College, Eagles losing margin for error for at-large

    Nov 21, 2013, 9:32 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 — Deandre Daniels finished with 23 points and Shabazz Napier added 19, 11 of which came in the second half, as No 18 UConn…