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Rob Dauster

  1. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant will not play the rest of the season

    Dec 22, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Jerian Grant (AP Photo)

    On Sunday evening, Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant released a statement announcing that he will not be a part of the Irish basketball team for the rest of the 2013-2014 season. “It is with regret and sorrow that I inform you that I am no longer enrolled at the University of Notre Dame due…

  2. Steph Curry loses sweatshirt bet to Harrison Barnes over Davidson-UNC (PHOTO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 6:12 PM EST


    Davidson took No. 14 North Carolina to overtime last night, but despite 33 points from Brian Sullivan, the Wildcats took a 97-85 loss. It was a valiant effort, one that a Davidson team with just three Division I wins on the season can be proud of. But being proud of a tough performance isn’t a…

  3. Another former Missouri player is transferring to Hawaii

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:52 PM EST


    Former Missouri forward Stefan Jankovic will be transferring to Hawaii, according to a report from Brian McInnis of the Honoplulu Star-Advertiser. Jankovic transferred out of Missouri last month.bvHe averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 boards as a freshman and 3.3 points in three games as a sophomore. “In talking to my family today, I decided I…

  4. Late Night Snacks: Two undefeated teams go down and No. 3 Ohio State survives

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:40 AM EST


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 3 Ohio State 64, Notre Dame 61 Notre Dame had their marquee victory all locked up. Losses at home to Indiana State and North Dakota State were nullified. The Irish were back in the conversation as one of the best teams in the ACC. With less than a minute left,…

  5. BYU misses out on a chance for marquee road win at No. 13 Oregon

    Dec 22, 2013, 1:58 AM EST

    Joseph Young, Nate Austin

    No. 13 Oregon scored the first bucket against BYU on Saturday night, taking a 2-0 at Matthew Knight Arena. Their next lead? 96-94 in overtime. In between that time, the Cougars more or less controlled the game, riding Tyler Haws’ hot-hand to a lead that grew to double-digits in the second half. It looked like…

  6. St. Bonaventure’s Charlon Kloof goes coast-to-coast to beat Niagara (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 12:35 AM EST


    St. Bonaventure point guard Charlon Kloof did his best Tyus Edney impression, going coast-to-coast after a Niagara shot-clock violation to give the Bonnies a 74-72 road win. Kloof finished with 18 points while playing all 40 minutes. (h/t Sporting News) Follow @robdauster

  7. Michigan beats Stanford but Mitch McGary sits out

    Dec 21, 2013, 11:53 PM EST

    Arizona Michigan Basketball

    Michigan got 19 points from Nik Stauskas and 17 from Glenn Robinson III as the Wolverines knocked off Stanford 68-65 at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. It was a win that Michigan needed, as they whiffed on four chances to lock down a marquee victory already this season. That’s not to say that Stanford is…

  8. Notre Dame chokes away eight-point lead in 58 seconds vs. No. 3 Ohio State

    Dec 21, 2013, 10:10 PM EST

    Notre Dame v Iowa

    There is no questioning No. 3 Ohio State’s ability on the defensive end of the floor. Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott may be the two best on-ball defenders in the country, and Sam Thompson isn’t too far behind them. The Buckeyes have played a fairly weak schedule, but it’s not a mistake or a statistical…

  9. VCU goes on 31-0 run, overwhelms Virginia Tech (VIDEO)

    Dec 21, 2013, 8:46 PM EST

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    VCU got back on track on Saturday afternoon with an 82-52 win over in-state rival Virginia Tech. This was never a game. VCU used a 31-0 run to open up a 37-8 lead and threw it into cruise controls. Shaka Smart’s squad forced 27 turnovers, but the big news was the play of Melvin Johnson.…

  10. No. 23 Missouri’s soft schedule makes Saturday’s loss to Illinois painful

    Dec 21, 2013, 8:12 PM EST

    Tracy Abrams, Jabari Brown

    Tracy Abrams answered a Jabari Brown three by drawing a foul and hitting two free throws with 4.6 seconds left as Illinois claimed Braggin’ Rights over No. 23 Missouri with a 65-64 win in St. Louis on Saturday evening. Abrams finished with 22 points and Rayvonte Rice chipped in with 14 for the Illini, who…

  11. Is it time to start being worried about No. 21 Gonzaga and the WCC?

    Dec 21, 2013, 6:01 PM EST

    Gonzaga Kansas St Basketball

    Marcus Foster and Thomas Gibson both scored 14 points for Kansas State as the Wildcats knocked off No. 21 Gonzaga 72-62 in Manhattan, KS, on Saturday afternoon. Bruce Weber’s club held Kevin Pangos to 4-for-11 shooting on the night, as he finished with just 12 points and six assists. Sam Dower went down with a…

  12. POSTERIZED: Marcus Foster brutalizes David Stockton (VIDEO)

    Dec 21, 2013, 4:50 PM EST

    Marcus Foster, Jeff Mullahey

    Marcus Foster has been one of the nation’s most underrated freshmen this season, starring for a Kansas State team that has remained well off the national radar. Well, not anymore. Foster is on fire as Kansas State as the Wildcats are currently beating No. 21 Gonzaga. We’ll see if that lead holds, but for now,…

  13. UPDATED: Perry Ellis misses free throw by three feet after elbow to the head (VIDEO)

    Dec 21, 2013, 2:47 PM EST

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    After getting hit in the back of the head by Georgetown’s Nate Lubick, Perry Ellis looked wobbly while shooting a free throw that hit the bottom of the backboard a good three feet to the left of the rim. He pointed to his head after the miss, leaving the game with 18 minutes left in…

  14. No. 19 Kentucky overcomes slow start, handles Belmont in Rupp

    Dec 21, 2013, 2:41 PM EST

    Belmont v Kentucky

    Julius Randle finished with 29 points and 10 boards and Willie Cauley-Stein chipped in with 16 points and seven boards as No. 19 Kentucky withstood an early three-point barrage to knock off Belmont 93-80. The Bruins were scorching from beyond the arc in the first half, taking a lead that stretched to as much as…

  15. Michigan State’s off-the-backboard dunk is mesmerizing (GIF)

    Dec 21, 2013, 5:36 AM EST


    In the late stages of Michigan State’s 92-78 win over Texas on Saturday afternoon, Denzel Valentine set up Branden Dawson for one of the year’s best highlights. Valentine tossed an alley-oop off the glass for Dawson, who finished the pass the way that you would expect one of the nation’s best athletes to finish it.

  16. Weekend Preview: Saturday’s slate is thrilling from noon until midnight

    Dec 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EST


    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. No. 20 Colorado, 11:30 p.m. Sat. (all times eastern) A pair of former Big 12 rivals square off out in Las Vegas as Marcus Smart will lead his Cowboys into battle with Tad Boyle’s impressive Colorado squad. The Buffaloes have already split with the other two…

  17. UCLA has a lot to learn if they are going to be a contender in the Pac-12

    Dec 20, 2013, 2:35 AM EST

    Steve Alford

    NEW YORK — UCLA will be worth the watch every time they take the floor this season. That’s just what happens when you have as much talent as the Bruins do. Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams are both going to find themselves in the conversation for being all-americans and first round draft picks by the…

  18. Late Night Snacks: Jabari Parker leads Duke to a win

    Dec 20, 2013, 1:44 AM EST

    Alabama Duke Basketball

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 8 Duke 80, UCLA 63 Jabari Parker finished with 23 points, 10 boards and five assists to lead the Blue Devils to a win over UCLA at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. As good as Parker was, however, the real star of the game of Rasheed Sulaimon, who shook…

  19. Rasheed Sulaimon climbs out of the doghouse in No. 8 Duke’s 80-63 win

    Dec 19, 2013, 9:24 PM EST

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK — There was nothing memorable about the shot. It was one of six threes that No. 8 Duke made and one of 18 that they hoisted up in the first half of their 80-63 win over UCLA on Thursday night in Madison Square Garden. It was the kind of play that gets taught…

  20. Report: Australian Dante Exum to take college visits

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:08 PM EST

    Australia v New Zealand - Men's FIBA Oceania Championship

    Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Julius Randle, Jabari Parker. Those are the names that pique the interest of NBA fans and GMs alike. They are part of the reason that ‘tanking’ and ‘freshmen’ have dominated the talk about basketball throughout the fall. But they aren’t alone. There is Marcus Smart. And Aaron Gordon. And Noah Vonleh.…

  21. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Two Blue Bloods square off at the Garden

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:42 PM EST

    Prairie View v UCLA

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 8 Duke vs. UCLA, 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden Two blue blood programs squaring off in the world’s most famous arena? Yes, please. By now, we know what we’re getting from Duke. They are a team with a loaded perimeter attack that can beat anyone when and if they…

  22. Indiana’s Assembly Hall gets a new name

    Dec 19, 2013, 2:33 PM EST

    Oakland v Indiana

    Assembly Hall has a new name. Thanks to a $40 million donation from Cindy Simon Skjodt, the place where the Indiana Hoosiers play their home games will now be called … Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Cindy has donated millions to Indiana over the years, and the money will be used to refurbish and improve Indiana’s athletic facilities,…

  23. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Who will be the next undefeated team to lose?

    Dec 19, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

    John Manning, Jake Barnett, Ron Baker

    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Thursday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. Today’s installment? The 12 teams still left undefeated. Who is the first to lose? Can anyone actually make it to February without a loss? Will we ever see another…

  24. John Beilein: ‘Right now, Mitch [McGary] cannot go 100 percent

    Dec 19, 2013, 1:40 PM EST

    Houston Baptist v Michigan

    Michigan State isn’t the only team in the state that’s currently banged up. Michigan is as well. Star center Mitch McGary is not yet healthy, according to John Beilein. He missed the entire preseason and the first two games of the season a back injury. He’s had a thigh contusion. He’s tweaked his ankle a…

  25. Tom Izzo, Tom Crean honor referee Ed Hightower (VIDEOS)

    Dec 19, 2013, 12:57 PM EST

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    On Tuesday night, with two minutes left in Michigan State’s blowout win over North Florida, Tom Izzo got on the microphone and honored longtime referee Ed Hightower. It was a great moment, and another reason to love Izzo. But it wasn’t his idea. He stole it from Tom Crean! Check it out: I’m mostly kidding.…