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  1. Weekend Preview: Iowa-Iowa State highlights a rivalry-heavy weekend slate

    Dec 13, 2013, 9:08 AM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 23 Iowa at No. 17 Iowa State, Fri. 9:30 p.m. (all times eastern) It’s been a while since this in-state rivalry game held as much meaning as it does this season. The Cyclones enter the season as one of the nation’s most surprising teams, a group that Fred Hoiberg has…

  2. College Basketball Talk’s Ten Most Disappointing Teams

    Dec 12, 2013, 2:47 PM EST

    AP Photo

    Boston College: For my money, Boston College has been the most disappointing team in the country this season. The Eagles have the talent to be a factor in the NCAA tournament discussion with Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson surrounded by a solid group of role players. But they aren’t tough enough and they don’t defend.…

  3. The latest on Gary Harris and Michigan State’s walking wounded

    Dec 12, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

    Tom Izzo

    Another day, another update on just how beat up Michigan State is. According to Joe Rexrode of Freep.com, Matt Costello was not at practice, Gary Harris had his right ankle in a cast, Keith Appling’s wrist and hip were bothering him, and Adreian Payne’s plantar fasciitis was feeling good enough that he could practice. Those…

  4. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Who are the top five teams as of today?

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:54 PM EST

    ashley

    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Friday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. The inaugural installment focuses on the ACC, the now 15-team conference that some stated was the greatest conference ever assembled before a game had been played. Now that we’ve…

  5. Why is Kentucky’s attendance going down? UK writer says Rupp is ‘stale’

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Boise State v Kentucky

    Does Kentucky have an attendance issue? According to John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader, they do. Which is crazy when you think about it. Because this is the same program that brings in crowds for scrimmages and Midnight Madness that would set records at just about any other school  in the country. But Clay’s got…

  6. Sidney Lowe pleads guilty to tax evasion

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

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    The former N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe has pleaded guilty to failing to file his North Carolina state tax returns for three years.  According to the AP, Lowe received a suspended 45-day jail sentence, 36 months of unsupervised probation, and 100 hours of community service. He must pay more than $79,000 in back taxes plus a…

  7. John Henson is not happy about the way the NCAA is handling the P.J. Hairston case

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    @johnhenson31

    John Henson does not appear to be a fan of the NCAA. He’s in the NBA now, making millions as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, which makes it seem like a strange time to lash out like this until you consider the plight of his former teammates, P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. North Carolina’s…

  8. Cincinnati’s Jeremiah Davis to transfer closer to home

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:57 AM EST

    Mike Neal, Jeremiah Davis III

    On Thursday morning, the Cincinnati basketball team released a statement announcing that redshirt sophomore Jeremiah Davis will be transferring out of the program at the semester break. Davis’ family was struck with tragedy when their home was ravaged by a fire last month, and he made the decision to leave the Bearcats for a program…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Three top four teams win, Notre Dame loses

    Dec 12, 2013, 12:55 AM EST

    ND vs. North Dakota State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: North Dakota State 73, Notre Dame 69 Marshal Bjorklund went for 26 points to lead North Dakota State to an upset win over Notre Dame on the Joyce Center on Wednesday night. It’s the second time that the Irish have lost at home this season, and that fact has Raphielle Johnson…

  10. POSTERIZED: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dunks all over New Mexico State (VIDEO)

    Dec 12, 2013, 12:21 AM EST

    @AZAthletics

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson threw down this nastiness on New Mexico State on Wednesday night. Hollis-Jefferson is starting to emerge as one of the best players on this Arizona team. He’s versatile, he’s aggressive, he plays hard and he defends. He’s an athletic, ego-free baller, which is exactly the kind of piece that championship team have. He’s…

  11. College Basketball Talk’s Top Ten Most Surprising Teams

    Dec 11, 2013, 3:44 PM EST

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige (AP Photo)

    Dayton: A loss at Illinois State has taken some of the luster off of the Flyers’ start this season, but don’t overlook what this group has done this year. They won at Georgia Tech, they beat Gonzaga and Cal in Maui, and they took Baylor to the buzzer. George Washington: The Atlantic 10 looks like…

  12. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Three top five teams take the court

    Dec 11, 2013, 2:09 PM EST

    Drexel Arizona Basketball

    GAME OF THE DAY: New Mexico State at No. 1 Arizona, 9:00 p.m. ET Arizona deserves their No. 1 ranking. They’ve played like the best team in the country all season long. But New Mexico State is good. Let’s start with the obvious: this group is the favorite to win the WAC. Daniel Mullings is…

  13. Could the Utah-BYU rivalry series be coming to an end?

    Dec 11, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    Utah v Oregon - Pac-12 Semifinals

    Utah’s non-conference schedule this season has taken plenty of heat. They kicked off their season against something called Evergreen. On Dec. 28th, they play something known as St. Katherine’s. In between those two non-conference bookends, the Utes have 10 games on their schedule. None of them are against high-major opponents. Only one of them is…

  14. Short film about Marquette hoops to be shown at Sundance

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

    Marquette-logo

    Marquette will be featured at the Sundance film festival this year, only it won’t be the way you think. Danny Pudi, a Marquette alum that earned fame as an actor on ‘Community’, has teamed up with ESPN’s 30 for 30 guys and written a short film called Untucked. And if you’re a Marquette fan, you…

  15. Report: Providence’s Kris Dunn to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:43 AM EST

    Ed Cooley

    The resurgence that we all expected to see out of the Providence Friars this season looks like it may, once again, have to wait until next season. Kris Dunn, the top point guard in the Class of 2012, will miss the rest of the season to undergo shoulder surgery, according to Kevin McNamara of the…

  16. POSTERIZED: Deonte Burton laughs at your feeble block attempts

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:20 AM EST

    Nevada Reno v UNLV

    Nevada’s Deonte Burton is one of the most ferocious dunkers in the country, and he proved that again on Tuesday night at Cal’s Haas Pavilion. He beat his man off the dribble where he met David Kravish. And Kravish, who apparently doesn’t read CBT like he should, went up like he was trying to block…

  17. Tom Maayan to return to Israel to join the Israeli Defense Forces

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:03 AM EST

    Tom Maayan

    Tom Maayan’s career at Seton Hall is over. The Pirate’s sophomore point guard played his final collegiate game on Tuesday night, going scoreless in 13 minutes in a win over NJIT. Maayan will be returning to his native Israel to fulfill his commitment to the Israeli Defense Forces. Maayan spent three months this summer training…

  18. Kentucky has room to grow, but at least they seem to respond to coaching

    Dec 10, 2013, 11:49 PM EST

    Boise State v Kentucky

    No. 11 Kentucky entered Tuesday night’s matchup with Boise State coming off of a loss to Baylor at the Jerry Dome in Dallas, one in which the Wildcats were crushed on the offensive glass and cut up by the Bears in the pick and roll. It was concerning. What has made John Calipari’s youthful rosters…

  19. Two losses in a row? Three in 11 days? Oh well. Don’t give up on Kansas just yet

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:53 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    I wrote this on Saturday after No. 13 Kansas lost to Colorado at the buzzer. The gist of it? Kansas fans should not be too disappointed about the loss, that the more important news was that Andrew Wiggins finally started to play like the Andrew Wiggins we all told you about. I could pretty much…

  20. College Basketball Talk’s Ten Most Disappointing Players

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    NIT Season Tip-Off

    Preseason prognostication is, more or less, a guessing game. The picks that the so-called experts — myself included — make are educated and generally well-researched, but they’re still guess. And oftentimes, those guesses end up wrong.  Through a month of the season, who did we swing-and-miss on the most?: TEN MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYERS Luke Hancock,…

  21. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Kansas heads to Florida, Boise State visits Kentucky

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:53 PM EST

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 13 Kansas at No. 19 Florida, 7:00 p.m. ET I wonder how long it’s going to be before Bill Self regrets the schedule that he put together for this Kansas team? Three days ago, the Jayhawks were in Colorado, where they lost to the Buffaloes on a buzzer-beater by Askia…

  22. A cancelled flight forces Boise State to take a bus to Kentucky

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    Leon Rice

    The inclement weather that made Sunday’s east coast NFL games so entertaining has been wreaking havoc with the travel schedules of a number of college hoops teams. Over the weekend, a handful of games were cancelled or postponed. Today, word came down that Fairfield would be postponing their trip to Belmont because the Stags are…

  23. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 10, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

    AP photo

    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  24. College Basketball Talk’s Top Ten One-and-Done Players

    Dec 10, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    Since 2006 the phrase “one-and-done” has been a vital phrase off the tongues of college basketball fans as the NBA’s rule change forced players out of high school to wait at least one season — and likely play in college — before entering the NBA. Since then college basketball has seen numerous one-and-done players and…

  25. Steven Alford lands commitment from top 75 recruit Jonah Bolden

    Dec 10, 2013, 11:23 AM EST

    FIBA

    UCLA picked up another commitment in the Class of 2014 as Jonah Bolden announced his intentions to be a Bruin in college. The news was first reported by Evan Daniels. Bolden is a 6-foot-8 small forward from Australia that is playing at Findlay Prep this season. He’s ranked No. 62 by Rivals. Here is how…