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  1. Weekend Preview: Duke-Cuse, Kansas-Texas, Arizona’s roadtrip highlight huge weekend

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Talib Zanna, Jabari Parker

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 17 Duke at No. 2 Syracuse, 6:30 p.m. Could this get any juicier? Let’s ignore, for a second, the fact that the team currently sitting in first place in the ACC will be taking on the team that may be playing the best basketball in the ACC. Let’s also ignore…

  2. It’s time for Indiana fans to start fretting about a trip to the NIT

    Jan 30, 2014, 11:47 PM EST

    Indiana v Nebraska

    We’re approaching panic time for Indiana Hoosier fans. On Thursday night, Tom Crean’s club was outscored 41-23 in the second half by Nebraska, blowing a 13-point halftime lead in a 60-55 loss that dropped them to 13-8 overall and 3-5 in the Big Ten. That’s not a good thing, but what’s far more troubling is…

  3. No. 12 Louisville blows golden chance for season-changing win

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:04 PM EST

    Cincinnati v Louisville

    It sounds weird saying this about the No. 12 team in the country, but I actually liked what I saw from Louisville on Thursday night. Their press looked as good as it has all season long, forcing 20 Bearcat turnovers. Montrezl Harrell played really well in the low post, finishing with 18 points on 9-for-13…

  4. Nike unveils new throwback uniforms for most noteworthy programs (PHOTO)

    Jan 30, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

    @NikeBasketball

    Nike will be rolling out (sick!!!) throwback jerseys for some of their biggest, most recognizable programs throughout the course of the season. I’m not a huge fan of the uniforms with different color jersey tops and bottoms, but that Michigan State uniform? North Carolina? Very nice. Here’s the schedule for when they will be worn:…

  5. CBT Roundtable: Final Four Picks!

    Jan 30, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

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    February is right around the corner, which means that we’ve officially hit the stretch run of the college hoops season.  With a little more than a month left in the college basketball regular season, we figured today would be as good as any to take a look at stretch-run Final Four picks: Raphielle Johnson: Arizona:…

  6. Travis Ford asks Oklahoma State students to come to the games (VIDEO)

    Jan 30, 2014, 1:56 PM EST

    Utah Valley v Oklahoma State

    Student attendance at Gallagher-Iba Arena has been a bit lackluster this season, and part of the reason was, apparently, an issue with certifying for tickets. It was difficult to do, and as a result, the kids weren’t coming to games. So Travis Ford announced this afternoon that a certification requirement for tickets was no longer…

  7. ‘Chaos’ has yet to take hold, but it hasn’t stopped Will Wade from winning at Chattanooga

    Jan 30, 2014, 12:34 PM EST

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    When Will Wade was hired at Chattanooga in May, he had a vision for the program that he wanted to build. Just 31 years young, Wade had spent the last four years as an assistant on Shaka Smart’s staff at VCU, watching the way that the basketball-mad community of Richmond embraced ‘Havoc’. It originated as…

  8. Lenzelle Smith: ‘As a team, we don’t care enough. It’s embarrassing.’

    Jan 30, 2014, 12:19 PM EST

    Ohio State v Michigan State

    No. 23 Ohio State has lost five of their last six games, and Wednesday night’s may have been the toughest to swallow. The Buckeyes lost to Penn State. At home. After blowing a seven-point lead in the final three minutes, giving up a game-tying three on a defensive breakdown and blowing a three-point lead with…

  9. POSTERIZED: Arnaud-William Adala Moto has lots of names, hops (VIDEO)

    Jan 30, 2014, 11:27 AM EST

    Syracuse v Wake Forest

    Arnaud-William Adala Moto threw down a nasty dunk on Baye Moussa Keita, who came up one name short of being able to block the shot. I’m shocked that he didn’t get a technical, however. Usually screaming in an opponent’s face like that is the easiest way to get lit up. No. 2 Syracuse, as expected,…

  10. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: A major AAC battle takes place

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:27 AM EST

    Mangok Mathiang

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 13 Cincinnati at No. 12 Louisville, 7:00 p.m. The biggest game of the season in the American will be taking place at the Yum! Center tonight. Cincinnati has been the best team in the conference all year long, jumping out to a 19-2 record and an 8-0 start in league…

  11. Justin Jackson to start for Cincinnati at Louisville

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:07 AM EST

    Cincinnati Memphis

    No. 13 Cincinnati will make the trek down to the Yum! Center to take on No. 12 Louisville tonight, and they’ll be doing it at full strength. Justin Jackson, the Bearcat center and the anchor of one of the best defenses in the country, will start tonight. He rolled his ankle and managed all of…

  12. More injury woes for George Washington as Joe McDonald’s hip acts up

    Jan 30, 2014, 8:56 AM EST

    Georgia v George Washington

    George Washington just can’t seem to shake the injury bug. Earlier this year, it was Patricio Garino that missed time. He broke his finger, sat out a couple of games, reinjured the finger during a practice in California for the Wooden Legacy and missed four more games before finally getting healthy and becoming a key…

  13. Nebraska head coach Tim Miles helps a fan propose

    Jan 30, 2014, 8:24 AM EST

    Ohio State v Nebraska

    It’s hard not to love Nebraska head coach Tim Miles. He’s funny, he’s enthusiastic, and he seemingly spends (wastes?) as much time on twitter as the rest of us. He tweets halftime updates during every game he coaches. He’s quick to crack a joke. Essentially, he not like the media-savvy robots that coach most major…

  14. No. 16 Iowa State has lost four of the last five, but should we be worried?

    Jan 30, 2014, 1:20 AM EST

    AP Photo

    I’m not sure that No. 16 Iowa State could have played much better than they did on Wednesday night in Lawrence. Georges Niang shook off a horrendous performance in the first game against No. 6 Kansas, finishing with 24 points on 10-for-17 shooting. DeAndre Kane added 22 points and Melvin Ejim finished with 18. The…

  15. Stanford misses a golden opportunity to upset No. 1 Arizona

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:57 PM EST

    Arizona v Stanford

    Mark it down: Wednesday night may be the worst performance you see from No. 1 Arizona all season long. The Wildcats were, quite simply, not good. Stanford’s size was bothering Arizona’s big front line in the paint, Aaron Gordon was forcing things on the offensive end of the floor and Stanford was doing just enough…

  16. Oregon’s Johnathan Loyd underwent surgery for a broken nose

    Jan 29, 2014, 10:07 PM EST

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    Oregon head coach Dana Altman revealed some potentially significant news on Wednesday afternoon. Johnathan Loyd, who has been the starting point guard for the Ducks for the majority of the season, broke his nose on Tuesday during a rebounding drill. “He caught an elbow and it was just an accident, so he missed practice yesterday,” Altman…

  17. No. 23 Ohio State’s loss to Penn State puts them in deeper hole

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:39 PM EST

    Penn State v Ohio State

    It’s officially time to be worried if you’re an Ohio State fan. On Wednesday night, the No. 23 Buckeyes lost at home in overtime to Penn State, 71-70. It’s their fifth loss in six games, which has dropped them to 3-5 in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions are better than they get credit for…

  18. Chris Walker saga a best-case scenario for Florida?

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:27 PM EST

    Billy Donovan

    Florida’s highly-touted but yet-to-be-seen freshman Chris Walker has been cleared by the NCAA, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. “I appreciate all the support from UF, Coach Donovan and my teammates, and I’m looking forward to helping the team any way I can,” Walker said in a statement released by the school.…

  19. South Alabama-Georgia State postponed until Monday

    Jan 29, 2014, 3:07 PM EST

    Ron Hunter

    And yet another victim of the snowstorm that hit the south on Tuesday. Georgia State’s home game with South Alabama was postponed from Thursday night until Monday night, February 3rd. From a release Wednesday afternoon: “Current weather and road conditions are prohibiting the South Alabama men’s team from traveling to Atlanta. Conditions do not look…

  20. Southern snowstorm affecting broadcast of games in Georgia

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    Dai-Jon Parker, Eric McClellan, Trae Golden

    An untimely snowstorm that hit the southern US on Tuesday is going to cause problems for hoops fans looking to watching games played in Georgia on Wednesday night. ESPN2’s broadcast of North Carolina and Georgia Tech has been cancelled, while the Vanderbilt-Georgia game will only be available to stream on GeorgiaDogs.com. As of now, both…

  21. Louisville’s Jones to play, Cincy’s Jackson game-time decision for Thursday

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:28 PM EST

    Justin Jackson

    Perhaps the most interesting game of the week takes place on Thursday evening as No. 13 Cincinnati will pay a visit to No. 12 Louisville. Cincinnati has been the best team in the AAC to date, sitting pretty with an 8-0 record in league play. Louisville was the favorite heading into the season, however, and…

  22. Air Force will be without leading scorer Tre Coggins this week

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:03 PM EST

    Air Force v UNLV

    Air Force left home starting point guard and leading scorer Tre Coggins at home as they departed on a road trip that will take them to Boise State and Nevada. The news was first reported by Brett Briggeman of The Gazette. Coggins was suspended by head coach Dave Pilipovich for failing to live up to…

  23. Four Robert Morris players suspended for a year

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:02 PM EST

    Robert Morris

    On Friday, Robert Morris announced that four players, including freshmen Jeremiah Worthem and Britton Lee, would be suspended indefinitely for violations of university rules. The school wouldn’t specify the nature of the violations, but on Wednesday, they did go into detail regarding the length of the suspensions: one year. “No criminal charges will be filed in…

  24. Delaware suspends two key players for at least a month

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:53 PM EST

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    On Wednesday afternoon, Delaware announced the suspension of Jarvis Threat and Marvin King-Davis for separate, unrelated violations of Athletics Department policies. The suspensions will keep them out through February, if not longer. “This athletics department has very high and very clear expectations of our student-athletes,” Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady said…

  25. Kentucky’s got the talent, but here’s why they will not win a title this year

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

    AP Photo

    Back in December, when Kentucky got dropped by North Carolina on their visit to Chapel Hill, I wrote this column and this sidebar taking stock of Kentucky’s status and potential this season. I think it’s worth revisiting now. If you don’t feel like reading through 1,000 words of two month-old writing, here’s a summary of…