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  1. Vin Parise joins the SportsDash crew to discuss some of the major early storylines (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    NBCSports.com contributor Vin Parise joined the fine folks at the SportsDash to discuss some of the biggest storylines heading into the 2013-2014 season, including John Calipari and the pressure that his Wildcats feel heading into the season.

  2. Picks Are In! CBT’s Champions Classic Predictions

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins, Niko Roberts

    Today is Hoopsmas! 30 consecutive hours of basketball capped by the Champions Classic. It doesn’t get better than that. You can read our full preview of the Champions Classic right here. This post isn’t about previewing. It’s about predicting. Each of our writers take a stab at who will win tonight’s matchups: No. 1 Kentucky…

  3. Champions Classic Preview: Hyped freshmen, four top five teams, best event ever?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Tuesday is an indisputably great day for college hoop heads around the country, as we not only get 30 straight hours of hoops, but the marathon session of basketball is capped off with the Champions Classic, the single best in-season event ever. That’s right. I said it. I’ll even take it a step further: I…

  4. BYU proves themselves a contender in the WCC with 112-103 win over Stanford

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:13 AM EDT

    Tyler Haws

    Tyler Haws popped off for 31 points, and Matt Carlino chipped in with 25 of his own, as BYU went down to Palo Alto and knocked off the Stanford Cardinal, 112-103. Yup, you read that score right. It was 112-103. Nothing weird happened, either. This wasn’t a quadruple-overtime game, it was just good, old-fashioned, uptempo…

  5. Late Night Snacks: The Marathon is on, but Doug McDermott, Shabazz Napier shine brightest

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:52 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: BYU 112, Stanford 103 All these new fouling rules? This is why they’re put into the game. So college basketball looks more like this than rugby. Now, I’ll freely admit that the score of this game was almost entirely a result of the way that BYU plays. They love, love, love…

  6. Keep an eye on SMU this season

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT

    TCU v SMU

    Rhode Island took a trip down to Dallas to take on Larry Brown’s revamped SMU squad on Monday night, and it was a match-up that had “intriguing” written all over it. Both the Mustangs and the Rams brought in a number of high profile recruits this season. Both programs also had a number of transfers…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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:…

  10. 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…

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

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Arizona's Lyons drives for shot while defended by Harvard's Rivard and Smith during NCAA tournament basketball game in Salt Lake City

    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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

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

    Nov 9, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    AP photo

    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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

  21. 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,…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

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

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

    UConn Maryland Basketball

    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…

  25. 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…