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  1. Weekend Preview: Sunday’s big, and not just on gridiron

    Jan 3, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Xavier Thames

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 21 San Diego State at No. 16 Kansas, Sun. 4:30 p.m. This is a huge game not only for San Diego State, but for the Mountain West as well. The Aztecs have been one of the more surprising teams in the country this season, but they don’t exactly have a…

  2. Angel Nunez, Gonzaga’s difference-maker?

    Jan 3, 2014, 12:49 AM EST

    Saint Mary's v Gonzaga

    Przemek Karnowski finished with 15 points, nine boards and seven blocks to lead four players in double figures as No. 24 Gonzaga knocked off St. Mary’s 73-51 on Thursday night in the Kennel. Yes, the Zags won by 22 points. Yes, they did it without Gary Bell Jr. in the lineup and with Sam Dower…

  3. George Mason outlasts Penn 80-77 (VIDEO)

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:51 PM EST

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    Bryon Allen finished with 24 points and Patrick Holloway chipped in with 18 as George Mason outlasted a furious Penn comeback to beat the Quakers 80-77. GMU has built a 70-59 lead late in the second half, but Penn went on an 11-3 run to cut that lead to 80-77 on the final possession. Penn…

  4. Damyean Dotson’s heroics push No. 10 Oregon past Utah (VIDEO)

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

    altman

    No. 10 Oregon arrived in Salt Lake City with a 12-0 record, and their game against Utah represented a significant challenge for a team that until Thursday night had played just one game on an opponent’s home court (Ole Miss). Utah’s 11-1 record may not have been built up against the greatest of competition, but…

  5. Nik Stauskas and Michigan beat Minnesota, but Glenn Robinson III injured

    Jan 2, 2014, 9:37 PM EST

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    Minnesota had chance after chance after chance, but it just wasn’t their night. Michigan was playing without Mitch McGary. Glenn Robinson III sat out the final 17 minutes after injuring his lower left leg. But the Gophers missed to many layups and open threes to capitalize, losing to Michigan 63-60 on a night where their…

  6. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Big Ten, Pac-12 teams with something to prove

    Jan 2, 2014, 3:42 PM EST

    Andre Hollins, CJ Carter

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Michigan at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m. How good is Minnesota? The Golden Gophers have just two losses on the season as we head into league play, but we’ve seen this script before. We know what Minnesota does in non-conference play, and we’ve seen what happens when the Gophers get to league play.…

  7. Could we be seeing a change in how transfer waivers are enforced?

    Jan 2, 2014, 2:39 PM EST

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    One of the most controversial topics in college basketball these days is the “free agency” of the transfer market. Depending on who you ask, this is one of the biggest issues plaguing the game. Players leave school before they even have a chance to unpack. Immediate eligibility waivers — whether they are do to hardships…

  8. Georgia Tech’s Robert Carter out indefinitely after tearing his meniscus

    Jan 2, 2014, 2:08 PM EST

    Robert Carter Jr., Joseph Bertrand

    Georgia Tech’s rough start to the season got worse on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets announced that they have lost starting center Robert Carter indefinitely to a torn meniscus. He injured the knee on Sunday against Charlotte and an MRI on Tuesday revealed the tear. He will have surgery next Tuesday to repair the damage. “He’s…

  9. Report: Details of Stevie Clark’s arrest released

    Jan 2, 2014, 1:04 PM EST

    Stevie Clark, Jevon Taylor

    Oklahoma State freshman point guard Stevie Clark was arrested on Wednesday morning during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. He wasn’t charged, but we now know the details of the arrest, which were in a police report obtained by Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World. Clark was in a car driven by Marcus Caddell, a…

  10. Chane Behanan transfer to American blocked; wants help from John Lucas

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

    Missouri State v Louisville

    (UPDATE: It turns out that the ACC’s transfer rules — not allowing a player to transfer to another program in the conference — do not yet apply to Louisville, so Chane Behanan will be allowed to transfer to a school in the league if he so chooses.) ———————— It will be interesting to see what…

  11. Oregon State’s Eric Moreland reinstated for Thursday’s game vs. Colorado

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

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    Oregon State got some good news heading into Thursday’s Pac-12 opener. Power forward Eric Moreland will be allowed to return from his suspension two games earlier than expected, having fulfilled the requirements for immediately eligibility. Head coach Craig Robinson made the announcement in a press release on New Year’s Day. Moreland was suspended for 14…

  12. After getting drubbed by Houston, is UConn a flawed basketball team?

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

    UConn Maryland Basketball

    It would be easy to look at UConn’s loss to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Tuesday and write it off as the Huskies having a bad night. It was a late tip on New Year’s Eve way out in Houston in an arena that may not have held enough people to fill my old 600-seat…

  13. Late Night Snacks: San Diego State holds off Colorado State on the road

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:36 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 21 San Diego State 71, Colorado State 61 Xavier Thames continued his terrific play, going for 23 points, and Winston Shepard added 17 points as the Aztecs went into the always-difficult Moby Arena and knocked off a rebuilding Colorado State team, 71-61. It was a big win for a San…

  14. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Like slate on New Year’s Day

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:59 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 San Diego State at Colorado State, 9:00 p.m. The Aztecs have been one of the more surprising teams this season, having played their way into a top 25 ranking despite heading into the season expected to be little more than a team in a rebuilding year. Colorado State is…

  15. Creighton fans force turnover with ‘Sweet Caroline’ chorus? (VIDEO)

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:34 PM EST

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    Creighton won their Big East opener in convincing fashion last night, pasting Marquette in front of 18,525 fans in Omaha. That was the third-largest crown in Creighton history, something you would expect from a school making the jump from the Missouri Valley to the Big East. Those fans at the CenturyLink Center were rowdy as…

  16. Report: Texas A&M lands SMU transfer Jalen Jones

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

    smumustangs.com

    Texas A&M has landed a commitment from SMU transfer Jalen Jones, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Jones averaged 14.0 points and 7.8 boards in 2012-2013, but made the decision to transfer out of SMU in November in what appeared to be a dispute over playing time. Jones finished out the semester with…

  17. Report: Temple’s Daniel Dingle tears meniscus, could miss season

    Jan 1, 2014, 1:29 PM EST

    Texas v Temple

    As if things weren’t already bad enough for Temple. The Owls got a bit of bad news to ring in the New Year as forward Daniel Dingle has a tear in his meniscus and could end up missing the rest of the season, according to a report from Josh Verlin of City of Basketball Love.…

  18. American Conference Catchup: Louisville and Memphis reign

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:20 PM EST

    Shabazz Napier

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Shabazz Napier, UConn This decision…

  19. Atlantic 10 Conference Catchup: Can UMass outlast VCU and Saint Louis?

    Jan 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

    Chaz Williams, Eric Mika

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Chaz Williams, UMass UMass runs…

  20. Top 10 College Basketball Games in 2013

    Jan 1, 2014, 4:35 AM EST

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    The New Year is here! To help you reminisce about the basketball that was during 2013, here is a list of the top ten games of the year. What did we miss? What shouldn’t be on the list? Why are we smart or dumb or haters or biased? Let us know in the comments: 1.…

  21. No. 11 Villanova survives Butler in the Bulldog’s Big East opener

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:28 PM EST

    Villanova v Butler

    Hinkle Fieldhouse almost claimed another victim. No. 11 Villanova did everything they could to give the game away against Butler. They allowed the Bulldogs to erase a second half deficit in the final minutes, tying the game and forcing overtime on a Kellen Dunham jumper with 25 seconds left. In the extra frame, Villanova took…

  22. No. 5 Michigan State will be get better as they get healthier

    Dec 31, 2013, 7:37 PM EST

    Michigan State v Penn State

    No. 5 Michigan State looked like they were going to be in for a fight. A scrappy Nittany Lions team had opened up a 47-40 halftime lead over the Spartans as D.J. Newbill and Tim Frazier showed why they deserved to be in the conversation for the midseason all-Big Ten team. The Spartans have been…

  23. Illinois outlasts Indiana in overtime, starts Big Ten play off with win

    Dec 31, 2013, 6:37 PM EST

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    Rayvonte Rice went for 29 points and Illinois’ defense held Indiana without a field goal from the 6:44 mark in regulation until there were just 3.1 seconds left in overtime as the Illini brought home an 83-80 win over the Hoosiers. Tracy Abrams added 17 points for the Illini while Joseph Bertrand chipped in with…

  24. LaQuinton Ross is on fire, but should No. 3 Ohio State be worried about big men?

    Dec 31, 2013, 4:03 PM EST

    Bryant v Ohio State

    No. 3 Ohio State kicked off their Big Ten season on New Year’s Eve with a 78-69 win at Purdue that actually more impressive than it sounds. The Boilermakers are a good Big Ten team when A.J. Hammons comes to play, and on Tuesday afternoon he did. The seven-footer finished with 18 points, 16 boards,…

  25. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: New Year’s Eve hoops!

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:11 AM EST

    Doug McDermott

    GAME OF THE DAY: Marquette at Creighton, 10:00 p.m. Creighton kicks off their tenure as a member of the Big East as they host Marquette, who entered the season as the favorite to win the league. The Golden Eagles have struggled this season, however, as they have spent much of the first two months looking…