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  1. 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,…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Report: Bryce Dejean-Jones will miss UNLV’s season-opener

    Nov 7, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    (Sam Morris/Las Vegas Sun)

    Bryce Dejean-Jones will miss UNLV’s opener on Friday night, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Dejean-Jones injured his hamstring in an exhibition loss to Dixie State last week. He sat out UNLV’s second exhibition as well. Dejean-Jones averaged 10.3 points last season. Rothstein had a couple of other notes as well, saying…

  14. Champions Classic renewed for three more seasons

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

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    There are some terrific matchups in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Syracuse’s invasion of Tobacco Road will be must-see TV. Oklahoma State and Kansas locking horns twice this year will be the highlight of conference season. But there is nothing during this year’s regular season that will be looked forward too more than the Champions Classic.…

  15. Oregon makes it official: Dominic Artis and Ben Carter will miss nine games

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    Oregon's Artis and Louisville's Smith fight for a loose ball during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    Oregon has made it official: point guard Dominic Artis and big man Ben Carter, both of whom could have started for the Ducks in Friday’s season kickoff against Georgetown in South Korea, will be suspended for nine games. The pair will be allowed to play on Dec. 17th, when the Ducks host UC Irvine. That…

  16. Oregon and Georgetown get new jerseys for Armed Forces Classic (PHOTO)

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    @DarrenRovell

    The jerseys that Georgetown and Oregon will be wearing for Friday’s Armed Forces Classic out at Camp Humphreys in South Korea have been released, and they’re sick. Seriously. I couldn’t love them anymore. But I hope all of you guys see the irony here. For those that don’t know, Nike bigwig Phil Knight loves Oregon,…

  17. Mitch McGary won’t play in Michigan’s season opener (back)

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    The mysterious back injury that’s currently plaguing Michigan’s All-American center Mitch McGary will cost him at least the first game of the season. Head coach John Beilein announced as much on Thursday morning. Asked if he’ll play on Friday night, when the Wolverines host UMass-Lowell, Beilein told WTKA 1050 AM, simply, “No, he won’t.” McGary…

  18. Final Four MOP Luke Hancock to miss season-opener, has yet to practice

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Luke Hancock shot 40% from three last season and averaged 8.1 points, which are more than respectable numbers. But Hancock also spent much of the early part of the season battling a shoulder injury. We saw what he was capable of when fully healthy at the Final Four, when he won Most Outstanding Player by…

  19. 2013-2014 ACC Preview: Notre Dame, Syracuse invade Tobacco Road, but watch for Virginia

    Nov 7, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  20. What does Spike Albrecht, Michigan’s almost-hero, do for an encore this season?

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Reuters

    For one hour last March, Spike Albrecht was a sensation. He wasn’t just the biggest story in sports, he was the only story in sports that mattered. The tiny freshman point guard put together arguably the most memorable half of basketball you’ll ever see, coming out of nowhere to score 17 first half points in…

  21. Report: Miami’s DeAndre Burnett will redshirt after hurting wrist

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Coming off of a season where they won both the ACC regular season and tournament titles, it’s shocking to think that Miami head coach Jim Larranaga will essentially be starting this season from scratch. Six of his top seven scorers from last season are gone, including all-american Shane Larkin. Angel Rodriguez and Sheldon McClellan transferred…

  22. Did Magic Johnson originally commit to Michigan?

    Nov 6, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

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    Shannon Smith is a 5-foot-7 junior that plays for Michigan’s women’s team. She took a roundabout way getting into the program, originally enrolling at North Carolina before spending a JuCo year down in Texas, but she’s there now, which puts the Smith family in an awkward position. Her father, Kevin, played at Michigan State. He’s…

  23. Travis Bader’s nickname is McLovin?

    Nov 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Greg Kampe, Travis Bader

    Travis Bader is a favorite of the folks that write here at College Basketball Talk. We ranked him the No. 69 player in the country. We slotted him as the No. 16 off-guard in the country. He was a second-team mid-major all-american, mostly because of the strength of the mid-major guards across the country this…

  24. Providence freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock suspended indefinitely

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    @cantguard1

    A promising season for Providence has gotten off to a bad start. A couple of days after Kris Dunn reinjured the shoulder that slowed him as a freshman, head coach Ed Cooley announced that two of his freshman, Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock, will be suspended indefinitely. “We hold our student-athletes to very high standards,” Cooley said…

  25. Rick Barnes on his job security: ‘I don’t want to disappoint you, but I’m not’ worried

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    CBI Texas Houston Basketball

    There has been no one that has spent more time on preseason hot seat lists than Texas head coach Rick Barnes. Football school or not, that’s what happens when you make 14 straight NCAA tournaments before standing by as your program falls apart. Texas missed the NCAA tournament last season. After the departures of Myck…