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  1. Kansas lost, but Jayhawk fans should be happy after the Colorado game

    Dec 7, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Dear Kansas fans: Do not start freaking out just yet. I know what happened on Saturday. I saw Colorado’s Askia Booker hit that buzzer-beating, euro-stepping three to beat the No. 6 Jayhawks, 75-72. I saw the bench mob him at half court and Jimmy Dykes ask him questions on ESPN in the postgame that made…

  2. Colorado needs game-winner to serve as a catalyst for Askia Booker (VIDEO)

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:33 PM EST

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    After No. 6 Kansas scored the first seven points of the game, it would be difficult to blame any Colorado fans who managed to utter the words, “here we go again.” In last season’s meeting in Lawrence the Buffaloes were blitzed right out of the gates, and the end result was a 90-54 defeat that…

  3. Report: Aaron Bright to transfer from Stanford after the season

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:20 PM EST

    Stanford Athletics

    Yesterday, news broke that Stanford guard Aaron Bright dislocated his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the season. It’s a big blow for the Cardinals, who are dealing with a lack of perimeter depth as it is and have been forced to use a bigger lineup. But here’s the kicker for Bright: he’s…

  4. Turnovers, rebounding woes plague No. 3 Kentucky again

    Dec 7, 2013, 4:02 AM EST

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    Last weekend, when John Calipari brought his team up to the Barclays Center to take on Providence, he made it a point to talk about how much he team has to learn defensively. In fact, in both the press conference he gave prior to the game and his postgame chat with reporters, Coach Cal used…

  5. Weekend Preview: Kentucky-Baylor, a trio of in-state rivalry games

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:24 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor, Fri. 10:00 p.m. Braving the ice and sleet in Dallas, Kentucky will be squaring off with the Bears at the Jerry Dome in a game that will almost assuredly see more UK fans show up than Baylor fans. The irony is that this is…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Rhode Island rivalry and VCU’s overtime

    Dec 6, 2013, 1:23 AM EST

    Bryce Cotton

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Providence 50, Rhode Island 49 I bet you didn’t realize the Ocean State had a hoops rivalry like this, did you? The Rams and the Friars did battle on Thursday night in a game that turned into a dogfight pretty quickly. How emotional was it? At one point, Ed Cooley and…

  7. VCU’s half court scoring issues becoming a concern?

    Dec 5, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Melvin Johnson, Treveon Graham, Rob Brandenberg

    In a thrilling game down in Richmond, Shaka Smart’s VCU Rams outlasted a tough Eastern Kentucky team in overtime, beating the Colonels 71-68. Treveon Graham led four players in double-figures with 15 points and Rob Brandenburg knocked down four threes, including a huge three to kick off the overtime period. That would be the only…

  8. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Missouri-West Virginia highlights the night

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:53 PM EST

    Frank Haith

    GAME OF THE DAY: West Virginia at Missouri, 7:00 p.m. ET The Big 12/SEC Challenge kicks off tonight, headlined by the Mountaineers treking down to Columbia to take on former Big 12 member Missouri. While there isn’t exactly a Final Four contender taking the court, this will be an intriguing game to watch simply because…

  9. George Mason’s Anali Okoloji suspended for stepping on Anthony Collins (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

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    On Thursday morning, Anali Okoloji was suspended by George Mason for conduct unbecoming of a George Mason student-athlete. It stems from an incident in Wednesday’s game against South Florida. Okoloji felt he was fouled at one end of the floor and then, after a foul was called against him, he half-stepped, half-kicked South Florida point…

  10. Inside North Carolina’s locker room last night (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

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    The North Carolina basketball team was just a bit fired up after last night’s win over No. 1 Michigan at the Breslin Center? How fired up? Just look at Joel James: Now take a peak at this pictures from J.D. Lyon, the team’s photographer, who posted these pictures on twitter:

  11. Congratulations to Dickie V on 35 years of broadcasting (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

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    Today marks the 35th anniversary of Dick Vitale’s first broadcast as a color-commentator for ESPN, and in a video that the network released today, we get a chance to see Vitale’s first pregame intro. A couple things stand out: – In his first broadcast, Vitale still managed to drop some nicknames. “The Kiddie Corps, T’n’T,…

  12. Jahii Carson is ‘questionable’ for Friday against DePaul

    Dec 5, 2013, 11:25 AM EST

    Jahii Carson

    Arizona State had a rough weekend out in Southern California for the Wooden Legacy tournament. They went 1-2 in their three games, which included a 28-point loss to Creighton and a 60-57 loss to ACC cellar-dweller Miami. Making matters worse is that Jahii Carson managed to hurt his ankle in the process. He played through…

  13. BYU’s Tyler Haws, Eric Mika lip-syncing 98 degrees? (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 10:39 AM EST

    Tyler Haws

    BYU’s basketball team has found a unique way to promote games this season: by choosing terrifically awful love songs and convincing some of the team’s most recognizable faces to lip-sync them in ridiculous ways. Here, you’ll see Tyler Haws and Erik Mika joined by Skyler Halford and Luke Worthington singing “Because of You” by 98…

  14. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Q-and-A with Ed Cooley and Dan Hurley

    Dec 5, 2013, 9:11 AM EST

    Ed Cooley

    Vin Parise from CollegeBasketballTalk caught up with Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley and Providence head coach Ed Cooley. The Friars and Rams square off tonight in the Battle of the Ocean State. *Ed Cooley – Providence CBT: Let’s first talk about your Sunday night loss to Kentucky. Cooley: I though we played well in…

  15. No. 1 Michigan State’s loss to North Carolina: Injuries, or sign of a bigger issue?

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:21 AM EST

    Tom Izzo, Quinton Sawyer, Keith Appling

    No. 1 Michigan State’s inconsistency final came back to bite them. The Spartans shot 35.9% from the field and 7-for-24 from three as they got dropped by North Carolina, 79-65, at the Breslin Center on Wednesday night. Michigan State had erased an 18-4 deficit, tying things up at the half, but the Tar Heels used…

  16. No. 5 OSU’s LaQuinton Ross snaps out of his slump, hits for 20 in win over Maryland

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:39 PM EST

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    Ohio State entered Wednesday night’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup with Maryland ranked No. 5 in the country. The Buckeyes were No. 2 according to Kenpom, which is largely the result of the Buckeye’s stifling defense. Thad Matta’s team leads the country in defensive efficiency, holding their opponents to 39.0 eFG% (effective field goal percentage), forcing…

  17. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Michigan State-UNC outshined by Wisconsin-UVA

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:01 PM EST

    Frank Kaminsky

    GAME OF THE DAY: North Carolina at No. 1 Michigan State, 9:00 p.m. ET So which North Carolina team shows up tonight? Will it be the one that beat Louisville handily at Mohegan Sun earlier this season, or is it the group that lost to Belmont at home and UAB on the road? The Tar…

  18. Duke doesn’t need Rasheed Sulaimon if they have three guys that fit into a role

    Dec 4, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

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    DURHAM, N.C. — The story of No. 10 Duke’s 79-69 win over No. 22 Michigan on Tuesday night was some combination of the Blue Devils’ defensive prowess and the Wolverine’s offensive struggles. Whether you believe that Michigan’s horrendous night, which saw them score 50 points and shoot 39.1% from the floor in the first 38…

  19. Mike Krzyzewski ties Herb Magee with record 964 career wins

    Dec 4, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    On Tuesday night, Duke knocked off Michigan at Cameron Indoor Stadium, which was big news for both the Blue Devils, who had been struggling defensively for much of the first month of the season, and the Wolverines, who have never looked this bad offensively in the John Beilein era. It was bigger news for Coach…

  20. Professor at center of UNC’s academic fraud case to face felony charges

    Dec 4, 2013, 12:34 PM EST

    Roy Williams

    The Julius Nyang’oro case took another turn this week, as the former UNC African-American Studies professor was indicted by a grand jury in North Carolina. He’s facing a charge of obtaining property through false pretenses, a low-level felony with a maximum punishment of 30 months in prison, although according to the Raleigh News & Observer,…

  21. POSTERIZED: Kentwan Smith’s and-one alley-oop (VIDEO)

    Dec 4, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

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    Tuesday was a big night for Stetson’s basketball program. Not only did the Hatters pick up their first win of 2013, but Kentwan Smith made became Stetson’s first player to make it to POSTERIZED. Alley-oops off of a set play are the best, aren’t they? (h/t Dan Forcella)

  22. Michigan’s offensive struggles in 79-69 loss to Duke a major concern

    Dec 3, 2013, 11:26 PM EST

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    DURHAM, N.C. — Caris LeVert is a good basketball player. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that there aren’t five players in college basketball that are more improved than No. 22 Michigan’s 6-foot-6 sophomore, and nothing about the 24 points he had against No. 10 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday…

  23. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Kicking off the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 22 Michigan at No. 10 Duke, 9:15 p.m. ET The highlight of tonight’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge slate was supposed to pit two top ten teams against each other. Instead, both the Blue Devils and the Wolverines head into Tuesday night’s matchup with a pair of losses. Duke has been beaten…

  24. Report: Chris Walker could be back for the Jimmy V Classic

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

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    Florida’s back court question marks have become a major, major problem. Kasey Hill is out with an ankle injury. Eli Carter will reportedly be redshirting this season. Scottie Wilbekin missed the final five minutes of last night’s game after injuring his ankle. It’s unclear how long Hill and Wilbekin will be out of commission. That…

  25. 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis field is absolutely loaded

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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    The field for the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis has been revealed, and it is absolutely stacked. The eight teams: Florida, North Carolina, UCLA, Georgetown, Wisconsin, Butler, Oklahoma and UAB. There is a rule in place that prohibits two teams from the same conference from being in these early season tournaments. Butler and Georgetown are both members…