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

    Dec 4, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

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    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…

  2. Mike Krzyzewski ties Herb Magee with record 964 career wins

    Dec 4, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

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    On Tuesday night, Duke knocked off Michigan at Cameron Indoor Stadium, which was big news for both the Blue Devils, who had been struggling defensively for much of the first month of the season, and the Wolverines, who have never looked this bad offensively in the John Beilein era. It was bigger news for Coach…

  3. Professor at center of UNC’s academic fraud case to face felony charges

    Dec 4, 2013, 12:34 PM EST

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    The Julius Nyang’oro case took another turn this week, as the former UNC African-American Studies professor was indicted by a grand jury in North Carolina. He’s facing a charge of obtaining property through false pretenses, a low-level felony with a maximum punishment of 30 months in prison, although according to the Raleigh News & Observer,…

  4. POSTERIZED: Kentwan Smith’s and-one alley-oop (VIDEO)

    Dec 4, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

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    Tuesday was a big night for Stetson’s basketball program. Not only did the Hatters pick up their first win of 2013, but Kentwan Smith made became Stetson’s first player to make it to POSTERIZED. Alley-oops off of a set play are the best, aren’t they? (h/t Dan Forcella)

  5. Michigan’s offensive struggles in 79-69 loss to Duke a major concern

    Dec 3, 2013, 11:26 PM EST

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    DURHAM, N.C. — Caris LeVert is a good basketball player. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that there aren’t five players in college basketball that are more improved than No. 22 Michigan’s 6-foot-6 sophomore, and nothing about the 24 points he had against No. 10 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday…

  6. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Kicking off the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 22 Michigan at No. 10 Duke, 9:15 p.m. ET The highlight of tonight’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge slate was supposed to pit two top ten teams against each other. Instead, both the Blue Devils and the Wolverines head into Tuesday night’s matchup with a pair of losses. Duke has been beaten…

  7. Report: Chris Walker could be back for the Jimmy V Classic

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

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    Florida’s back court question marks have become a major, major problem. Kasey Hill is out with an ankle injury. Eli Carter will reportedly be redshirting this season. Scottie Wilbekin missed the final five minutes of last night’s game after injuring his ankle. It’s unclear how long Hill and Wilbekin will be out of commission. That…

  8. 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis field is absolutely loaded

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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    The field for the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis has been revealed, and it is absolutely stacked. The eight teams: Florida, North Carolina, UCLA, Georgetown, Wisconsin, Butler, Oklahoma and UAB. There is a rule in place that prohibits two teams from the same conference from being in these early season tournaments. Butler and Georgetown are both members…

  9. Report: Delta bumps entire flight to get Florida to UConn

    Dec 3, 2013, 11:53 AM EST

    Southern v Florida

    There isn’t a more frustrating time to travel than Thanksgiving weekend, and on Sunday afternoon, about 50 Delta customers learned that the hard way. Florida was scheduled to fly from Gainesville to Connecticut for their Monday night game against the UConn Huskies on Sunday afternoon, but the plane they were supposed to take was grounded…

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

    Dec 3, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    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.…

  11. Big Ten/ACC Challenge Viewer’s Guide

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    The Big Ten/ACC Challenge kicks off tonight. Since we know that you need help putting together your schedule, here’s a breakdown of which games you need to watch. You’re welcome. All times EST: Only miss these games to see the birth of your FIRST child: 1. Tue 9:15 p.m.: No. 22 Michigan at No. 10…

  12. A bat scaring Cameron Ridley during the Texas-Vanderbilt game (GIF)

    Dec 3, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

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    Maybe it’s because I have the sense of humor of a six-year old, but seeing a bat freak out a seven-foot, 300 pound behemoth will never not be funny to me. Thankfully, the cheerleaders were there to save the day: Cheerleaders trapped the bat under a megaphone when it flew into South O-Zone. I couldn't…

  13. Report: Eli Carter redshirting, leaving Florida without a point guard?

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:03 AM EST

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    Florida’s point guard situation can be summed up is slowly by surely turning into a major issue. First, it was Scottie Wilbekin getting suspended. A game before Wilbekin was allowed to return, Kasey Hill suffered a high ankle sprain that could keep him out of the lineup for another couple of weeks. On Monday night…

  14. Thrilling finishes aside, just how good is UConn?

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

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    You’re going to see the highlight of Shabazz Napier’s game-winning, 15-foot jumper on repeat over the course of the night and tomorrow morning. No, it’s not on the level of Auburn’s miracle touchdown in their win over Alabama on Saturday night, but it’s the most exciting play of the college basketball season to date. It…

  15. Shabazz Napier hits game-winner, runs out of the arena (VIDEO)

    Dec 2, 2013, 9:10 PM EST

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    I mean, honestly, what else can I say at this point that hasn’t already been said? Here’s another angle of the shot, from the baseline: One more video, just for good measure:

  16. Danuel House out indefinitely after arthroscopic knee surgery

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:07 PM EST

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    The Thanksgiving break wasn’t good for Houston’s basketball team. The Cougars not only got swept at the Barclays Center by Pitt and Texas Tech in the Legends Classic, they announced on Monday that star guard Danuel House is out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He’ll be back this season, but a timetable for his…

  17. Ryan Sawvell leaving Evansville program

    Dec 2, 2013, 3:41 PM EST

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    Evansville announced on Monday morning that junior forward Ryan Sawvell will be leaving the program and “will move in a different direction. Sawvell, who was an all-freshman team member in 2011-2013, was averaging 6.0 points this season. He scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in wins over Valparaiso and Anderson College two weeks ago,…

  18. POSTERIZED: Michael Craig does it again, dunking over Louisville center (VIDEO)

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:39 PM EST

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    Apparently, Mangok Mathiang doesn’t read College Basketball Talk. If he did, than he’d know that jumping with Southern Miss guard Michael Craig is a bad idea. Some poor guy learned that they hard way, and Mathiang decided that he wanted to help reinforce that to the rest of the country. Louisville won 69-38. Craig’s dunk…

  19. Memphis got a huge win Sunday, but calling it ‘narrative-changing’ is premature

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:19 PM EST

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    On Sunday evening down in Orlando, Memphis head coach Josh Pastner finally picked up that elusive, first top 25 win. Entering Sunday, his Memphis teams had gone 0-13 against teams ranked in the AP top 25. If you want to quibble with that stat, you can. Technically the Tiger’s do have one top 25 win…

  20. College Hoops Week in Review: Villanova, Xavier Thames shine in holiday tourneys

    Dec 2, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Xavier Thames, San Diego State This was supposed to be a down year for San Diego State. This was supposed to be their rebuilding season, the in-between season where Winston Shepard and Dakarai Allen mature into stars while the Aztecs try to learn how to survive the loss of Jamaal Franklin…

  21. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Florida-UConn square off

    Dec 2, 2013, 12:08 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 15 Florida at No. 13 UConn, 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN) The Gators picked up a nice win over Florida State over the weekend, the first big win they’ve had this season. But Florida is still not at full strength right now, with Kasey Hill dealing with an ankle injury, Eli…

  22. Ed Cooley on Kris Dunn: He’s ‘in a lot of pain. I don’t expect him back soon.’

    Dec 2, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. BROOKLYN — Prior to the start of the season, Providence was a team that many people had picked to be a sleeper in the new Big…

  23. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25 rankings

    Dec 2, 2013, 9:35 AM EST

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    There was quite a bit of shuffling in the top 25 this week, as eight of the teams featured in last Monday’s top 25 took a loss, including three of the top ten. That opened the door for teams like Syracuse and Ohio State to climb their way into the top five.  At the other…

  24. Late Night Snacks: Memphis bounces back, UNC loses on the road

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:50 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 Memphis 73, No. 5 Oklahoma State 68 Revenge is a dish best served … in Orlando? The Tigers got back at Oklahoma State for a drubbing that they took at the hands of the Pokes in Stillwater two weeks ago, earning Josh Pastner inarguably the most important win of…

  25. Kentucky’s a work-in-progress, but we can see the progress being made

    Dec 2, 2013, 1:11 AM EST

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. BROOKLYN — Attend enough of John Calipari’s press conferences, and one thing you’ll realize is that the man is media savvy enough that, should he decide…