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  1. College Hoops Week in Review: Wisconsin’s for real, and so is Chaz Williams

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

    Chaz Williams, Eric Mika

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Chaz Williams, UMass UMass has been one of the nation’s most impressive teams this season, and the reason has been the emergence of guys like Raphiael Putney, Cady Lalanne and Sampson Carter. As good as those three have played, the MVP of this UMass team has been dynamic point guard Chaz Williams,…

  2. Matt Costello out ‘two to three weeks minimum’

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:09 PM EST

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    We knew that Michigan State was banged up the way that they finished their loss to North Carolina last week. Tom Izzo expounded on those issues this week. On Monday, Izzo said that center Matt Costello will be out “two to three weeks minimum.” Izzo hasn’t confirmed the diagnosis, but he told reporters on Monday that…

  3. Former Rutgers player Derrick Randall sues school over Mike Rice’s actions

    Dec 9, 2013, 10:39 AM EST

    Mike Rice

    Former Rutgers player Derrick Randall is suing the university over the way he was treated during Mike Rice’s tenure as the school’s head coach. The lawsuit was filed in the state’s federal court on Friday and names Rice, former assistant coach James Martelli, the university, school president Robert Barchi, former AD Tim Pernetti, CFO Janine Purcaro, and…

  4. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25 rankings

    Dec 9, 2013, 9:23 AM EST

    Drexel Arizona Basketball

    Entering the season, there seemed to be a consensus top five among pundits: Michigan State, Duke, Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas. A month into the season, all five of those teams have lost at least one game. Four teams have jumped all five in our top 25 rankings: Arizona, Syracuse, Wisconsin and Ohio State. 1. Arizona…

  5. Maurice Creek, George Washington proving to be a match made in heaven

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:57 PM EST

    Maurice Creek, Varun Ram

    Maurice Creek’s college basketball career was destined to be short-lived. 11 games into his freshman season at Indiana, the 6-foot-4 guard from Oxon Hill, MD, was averaging 17.6 points and shooting 45.3% from three, the star of Tom Crean’s first recruiting class at Indiana that also included Jordy Hulls and Christian Watford. He was getting…

  6. George Washington’s Mo Creek staves off Maryland comeback at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Dec 8, 2013, 6:24 PM EST

    Maurice Creek

    George Washington did everything they could to give away a 66-52 lead in the final seven minutes against Maryland in the nightcap of the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon. With Dez Wells stuck on the bench after picking up his fifth foul and the Terps on their heels thanks to a…

  7. Late Night Snacks: Two buzzer-beaters on Saturday? We got video!!!

    Dec 8, 2013, 2:16 AM EST

    Askia BOOKER

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Colorado 75, No. 6 Kansas 72 Yup, that was awesome. We already wrote two columns off of this game. My take on Kansas is here. Raphielle Johnson wrote on Colorado here. THE OTHER GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 17 Iowa State 91, Northern Iowa 82 OT We should just assume that…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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

    Dec 7, 2013, 4:02 AM EST

    AP Photo

    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…

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

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:24 AM EST

    AP photo

    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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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:

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

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

    Dec 4, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

    Rasheed Sulaimon benched

    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…