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  1. UNC’s Brice Johnson on final possessions: ‘We really haven’t practiced them’

    Nov 18, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Belmont v North Carolina

    There’s a lot to be concerned about if you’re a North Carolina basketball fan right now. For starters, they just lost at home to Belmont. As good as the Bruins have been in recent seasons, they are still a team that just won their first game against a top 25 opponent in a decade and…

  2. Turner to air the Final Four on three separate channels simultaneously

    Nov 18, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    If you don’t like Jim Nantz, Steve Kerr and Greg Anthony and you don’t want to listen to them call the Final Four, well, you don’t have to anymore. Turner will be bringing a unique theory to broadcasting the National Semifinals this year, as there will be three separate feeds on three different channels. TBS…

  3. POSTERIZED: DePaul’s Cleveland Melvin dunks on Wright State (VIDEO)

    Nov 18, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

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    There haven’t been a lot of positives to discuss regarding DePaul basketball in recent years, but Cleveland Melvin has been one of them. The 6-foot-8 senior has been one of the most productive players in the conference over the years, and this season is averaging a career high 18.3 points. Oh, and he’s also doing…

  4. One half of Kentucky’s Harrison twins broke out of their slump on Sunday

    Nov 18, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

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    After Kentucky’s lost to Michigan State in the Champions Classic, the strengths and flaws of a team that had been put on public display for the first time were picked through and analyzed endlessly. The consensus? Kentucky’s potential is through the roof, and that as long as a couple of things happens: Julius Randle learns…

  5. POSTERIZED: Northeastern’s David Walker skies over CCSU defender (VIDEO)

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

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    David Walker, a 6-foot-6 sophomore for Northeastern, went for 14 points, five rebounds and six assists in a 83-69 win over Central Connecticut on Sunday. That’s impressive, but not quite as impressive as the dunk he throw down late in the second half. Malcolm McMillan didn’t get out of the way quick enough. (MORE: Watch all…

  6. Fight in West Virginia-Hawaii game leaves Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay injured

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

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    There’s a wild story coming out of Hawaii today, as a fight that erupted behind the West Virginia bench during a women’s basketball game left Hawaii’s athletic director injured. From the Star-Advertiser: Moments after the game while Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic tournament awards were being prepared, a fight broke out behind the West…

  7. College Hoops Week in Review: J.J. ‘Manns’ Belmont’s great week, Ohio State shines

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: J.J. Mann, Belmont Mann led the Bruins to two massive wins this week, scoring 23 points as Rick Byrd’s club came from 16 points down to beat Indiana State at home. That’s the same Indiana State team that went into Notre Dame and beat the Fighting Irish by 13. He followed…

  8. College Basketball Talk’s latest Top 25 rankings

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Denzel Valentine, Branden Dawson

    Four of the nation’s top five teams  took the court in Chicago this week, and the two that were victorious have rightfully found themselves at the top of CBT’s latest top 25. Michigan State slides into the top spot after knocking off then-No. 1 Kentucky, while Kansas jumps up to second with their win over…

  9. Belmont fan sings ‘Wrecking Ball’ to distract James Michael-McAdoo free throw (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    North Carolina struggled from the free throw line on Sunday night, hitting just 22-of-48 from the charity stripe. That’s one of the biggest reasons that the No. 12 Tar Heels lost to Belmont, which means that the MVP of Belmont’s win may not be J.J. Mann — who had 28 points and hit three straight…

  10. Michigan’s loss to Iowa State proof they’re not yet a top ten team

    Nov 17, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    It didn’t take long for No. 7 Michigan to look like they were overrated heading into a season where they will be replacing their starting back court from a year ago. The Wolverines went into Ames, IA, and experienced Hilton Magic first hand, losing to Iowa State 77-70. Nik Stauskas had 20 points and six…

  11. Andrew Harrison hits a 75-footer that doesn’t count (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

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    Kentucky is currently in the process of exacting their revenge on Robert Morris in dominating fashion, so losing out on the three points they would have gotten off of this 3/4-court prayer from freshman Andrew Harrison isn’t going to hurt them. But it doesn’t change the fact that it’s an awesome, ridiculous shot. It’s also…

  12. Belmont knocks off No. 12 North Carolina thanks to J.J. Mann’s three clutch threes

    Nov 17, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

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    J.J. Mann hit three threes in the final minute to help erase a late eight-point deficit as Belmont went into the Dean Dome and knocked off North Carolina 83-80 on Sunday afternoon. The junior guard finished with 28 points, but was just 5-for-18 from the floor and 2-for-11 from three before catching fire in the…

  13. President Obama attended the Maryland-Oregon State game (PHOTOS)

    Nov 17, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    The First Family made a trip out to see Craig Robinson and his Oregon State Beavers take on Maryland on Sunday afternoon:

  14. Grinnell’s Jack Taylor scores 109 points on Sunday afternoon

    Nov 17, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Jack Taylor caught fire on Friday night, going for 71 points as Grinnell College, a Division III school, knocked off Finlandia. Well, that performance looks downright pedestrian after Taylor went for 109 points on Sunday. Taylor had was 35-for-70 from the field, 24-for-48 from three, and even went 15-for-17 from the free throw line. In his…

  15. Michigan’s Mitch McGary, Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim could play tonight

    Nov 17, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

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    The status of Michigan’s all-american center Mitch McGary has been up in the air all season as he deals with a still-undisclosed back injury. But McGary has been getting closer to returning, and on Friday, John Beilein offered up this gem: “If he dresses, he’ll play, but we’ll decide if he dresses when he’s ready.…

  16. No. 21 Notre Dame’s defense fails them in 83-70 loss to Indiana State

    Nov 17, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

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    No. 21 Notre Dame entered the year with plenty of hype as they make their jump from the Big East to the ACC, but it took less than two weeks for the luster to wear off of their season. The Irish got smoked at home by in-state rival Indiana State, losing 83-70. The Sycamores caught…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Doug McDermott shines, Marshall Henderson returns

    Nov 17, 2013, 3:16 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Creighton 83, St. Joseph’s 79 Doug McDermott had 20 points, including the the game-winning basket with less than ten seconds left on the clock, as Creighton went into Philly and knocked off St. Joseph’s. Ethan Wragge led the way for the Bluejays with 21 points, which came on 7-for-11 shooting from…

  18. Doug McDermott’s heroics help Creighton (3-0) stop St. Joe’s (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2013, 3:13 AM EDT

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    Creighton picked up a win on Saturday night, knocking off St. Joseph’s 83-79 despite making the trip across the country to take on the Eagles. Ethan Wragge led the way with 21 points, hitting 7-for-11 from the floor, while Doug McDermott chipped in with 20 points, including a key jumper with 4.9 seconds remaining. Deanre…

  19. Dorian Finney-Smith finishes with 17 points, nine boards in debut for No. 11 Florida

    Nov 16, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    It took a while, but once No. 11 Florida’s pressure started taking effect, Colgate’s upset bid disappeared, as they lost 86-56 after being tied at the half. The Gators got another monster performance from Casey Prather, who has been phenomenal early on this season, as he went for 27 points, five boards and five assts.…

  20. Mercer outlasts Seton Hall in double overtime, 77-74

    Nov 16, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT

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    It took them two overtimes to get it, but the Mercer Bears picked up a win against a major conference opponents on Saturday afternoon. Led by 24 points and five assists from Langston Hall, Mercer knocked off Seton Hall in double-overtime, 77-74. This came on the heels of a three-point loss Mercer suffered at Texas…

  21. Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson lead No. 10 Ohio State to a win over No. 17 Marquette

    Nov 16, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

    Ohio State v Marquette

    In a season that’s been defined by an excess of fouls that stems from an effort to increase the amount of scoring that we see on a nightly basis in college hoops, it was somewhat refreshing to see a good old-fashioned defensive slug-fest on Saturday afternoon. No. 10 Ohio State held No. 17 Marquette to…

  22. Shaquille Boga’s 45-foot buzzer-beater lifts UT-Pan American over Tennessee Tech (VIDEO)

    Nov 16, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    That right there is Shaq Boga hitting banking in a three from about 45 feet to give UT-Pan American a win over Tennessee Tech on Friday night. But that’s not the best part about the shot. For the best part, you need to see the other angle. Pay close attention at the :05 second mark:…

  23. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Ohio State-Marquette highlights the day

    Nov 16, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 10 Ohio State at No. 17 Marquette, 1:00 p.m. (FS1) One of the more interesting matchups of the non-conference season. Even with Jameel McKay’s decision to leave the program, Marquette is absolutely loaded up front. Davante Gardner, Chris Otule, Jamil Wilson, Steve Taylor. But Buzz Williams’ club is young in…

  24. #POSTERIZED: Old Dominion’s Richard Ross

    Nov 16, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Old Dominion won five games in all of 2012-2013, but on Friday night, the Monarchs picked up their second win of the young season, knocking off the Racers from Murray State. Aaron Bacote led the way, scoring 21 points and handing out eight assists, which means the sophomore point guard is now averaging 23.0 points…

  25. Cliff Alexander commits to Kansas

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Kansas missed out on Jalil Okafor and Tyus Jones on Friday afternoon, but the Jayhawks landed themselves a pretty solid consolation prize: Cliff Alexander. Alexander is the No. 4 player in the Class of 2014. A 6-foot-8 power forward, Alexander is athletic, a strong and powerful kid with long arms that physically abuses the rim…