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  1. Keith Appling leads No. 2 Michigan State to a 78-74 win over No. 1 Kentucky

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:06 PM EST

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    CHICAGO — No. 2 Michigan State, the national title favorite chocked full of veteran all-americans, had completely outclassed their more hyped counterparts from Kentucky on Tuesday night, riding the hot hands of Adreian Payne and Gary Harris to a first half lead that grew to as much as 15-points. But Kentucky came back. They fought…

  2. South Carolina impresses, falls short against No. 23 Baylor

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

    South Carolina v Baylor

    Brady Heslip scored 18 points and hit five threes and Isaiah Austin chipped in with 14 points as No. 23 Baylor overcame a hideous 22-for-43 performance from the free throw line to knock off South Carolina in Waco, 66-64. As has been the case with seemingly every game played early on this season, the Bears…

  3. Report: Delaware’s Devon Saddler saddled with a suspension

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

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    Devon Saddler, who recently became the second-leading scorer in Delaware basketball history, was suspended from the program for a month on Tuesday. The news was first reported by Kevin Tresolini of DelawareOnline.com. The suspension stems from a violation of team rules. Saddler will miss seven games during that stretch, including big matchups against Villanova and…

  4. Four programs to don turquoise uniforms this season

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:16 PM EST

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    This season, four athletic programs will don turquoise uniforms to honor Native American Heritage month. Florida State, Nevada and New Mexico will join Oregon State is wearing the uniforms for a game this November. The Beavers have done this for a couple seasons now, in large part due to former big man and Native American…

  5. West Virginia blows 19 point lead, suffers ugly loss to Virginia Tech

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

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    If there’s a clear-cut loser during this year’s Tip-Off Marathon, then it’s West Virginia. The Mountaineers blew a double-digit first-half lead to lose at Virginia Tech 87-82, despite the Hokies missing suspended starting forward C.J. Barksdale. This is a really bad loss for a West Virginia team hoping to compete in the top-half of the…

  6. Wooden Award Top 50 List

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:27 PM EST

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    The Wooden Award announced their list of the 50 candidates named to the early season watch list on Tuesday, and not surprisingly, Kentucky leads the way with four players on the list. Michigan State, Kansas and Duke have three players each on the list. Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas and Duke have a quarter of the…

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

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

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    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.

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

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:54 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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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…

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

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:13 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:52 AM EST

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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…

  12. Keep an eye on SMU this season

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:58 PM EST

    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…

  13. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Quiet night outside of the Tip-Off Marathon

    Nov 11, 2013, 3:35 PM EST

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    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…

  14. Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock to be back for Louisville’s game Tuesday

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:47 PM EST

    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…

  15. A Viewer’s Guide to the Tip-Off Marathon

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:58 PM EST

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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:…

  16. The latest ruling in Ed O’Bannon vs. the NCAA is a win for both sides

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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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…

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

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

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    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…

  18. POSTERIZED: Florida College’s Anthony Allen rips off rim on dunk (VIDEO)

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:58 AM EST

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    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…

  19. After the weekend, fouls are up, but scoring is, too

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:58 AM EST

    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…

  20. College Hoops Week in Review: Julius Randle, Kendrick Perry and Providence

    Nov 11, 2013, 9:48 AM EST

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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…

  21. Late Night Snacks: Kentucky, Notre Dame roll in their second game of the weekend

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:20 AM EST

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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…

  22. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Triple-header in Boston highlights the day

    Nov 10, 2013, 9:52 AM EST

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    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…

  23. Manhattan outlasts La Salle in double-overtime, 99-90

    Nov 9, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Nov 9, 2013, 4:08 PM EST

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    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…

  25. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Quiet Saturday follows a loaded opening night

    Nov 9, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    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…