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Rob Dauster

  1. No. 6 Duke vs. No. 4 Arizona is more than just a matchup of freshmen

    Nov 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Alabama Duke Basketball

    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. NEW YORK — No. 6 Duke got the win they were supposed to get and they did it the way they were supposed to do it. Freshman…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Kentucky, Duke, Arizona and Syracuse all win

    Nov 28, 2013, 3:09 AM EST

    State Farm Champions Classic - Michigan State v Kentucky

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 4 Arizona 66, Drexel 62 Arizona erased a deficit that reached 19 points at the seven minute mark of the first half, using a 25-4 run to regain the lead and a late surge to take control down the stretch. Drexel got terrific play from their back court of Chris…

  3. No. 4 Arizona overcomes 19 point deficit, proves defense is how they’ll win games

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:38 PM EST


    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. NEW YORK — No. 4 Arizona came out like they were more concerned with where they were going to eat Thanksgiving dinner than the Drexel Dragons…

  4. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Maui ends, NIT and Great Alaska Shootout start

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:13 PM EST

    Syracuse Tyler Ennis

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 18 Baylor, 10:00 p.m. ET In the finals of the Maui Invitational, Baylor will get a chance to prove that the Big 12 is more than just a two-horse race. The Bears have developed a reputation over the years of being a team that simply rolls…

  5. 5-foot-9 PG Luke Adams plays for Texas Tech despite being born deaf

    Nov 27, 2013, 2:47 PM EST

    Northern Arizona v Texas Tech

    BROOKLYN — Every walk-on for every team in the country has a story. They aren’t supposed to be playing high-major basketball. They are, essentially, paying for the right to go through insane preseason workouts and to get whipped up on in practice on a daily basis just to be a glorified cheerleader at the end…

  6. Coach K not a fan of the fascination with one-and-done freshmen

    Nov 27, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    It’s no secret that the biggest story in college basketball this season is the freshmen class: Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon. Those guys are superstars. They’ve been talked about as high schoolers. They’re already being talked about as the savior of NBA franchises. There’s a reason that the Champions Classic, which featured…

  7. Chane Behanan’s Final Four ring was up for auction; but was it stolen?

    Nov 27, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    University of Louisville's Chane Behanan dunks the basketball over the North Carolina A&T's defense during the first half of their second round NCAA basketball game at the Rupp Arena in Lexington

    Yesterday, the news made the rounds that Chane Behanan’s 2012 Final Four ring was up for auction on the website Grey Flannel. Here’s a screen shot: And now? The item is no longer up for auction now that Behanan’s mom has reported it as stoled: So here’s the question that must be asked: How did…

  8. 75-foot buzzer-beater for the win? Yup (VIDEO)

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:57 AM EST


    I love shots like this. I have three reactions: 1) That is a packed house for an NAIA basketball game. 2) If you only watched the shot and didn’t stay for the replay with the announcer losing his mind, you’re doing it wrong. 3) The guy that hit the shot, Shane Merryman, is now averaging…

  9. Report: Dalonte Hill to resign as assistant coach at Maryland

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:35 AM EST

    We’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop with former Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill, and on Wednesday, it did. According to a report from Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post, Hill resigned on Wednesday afternoon as a result of the third DUI that he has gotten in the past five years. Hill was…

  10. Lamar Patterson’s improvement the biggest reason Pitt’s a legitimate ACC contender

    Nov 27, 2013, 2:27 AM EST

    Jaye Crockett, Lamar Patterson

      BROOKLYN — On Monday, after watching Pitt put a 23 point beatdown on Texas Tech, I wrote that the Panthers looked like they will be the team that takes advantage of some of the struggles the powers in the ACC have had this season. On Tuesday, Jamie Dixon’s  club made me look smart. In…

  11. Oklahoma State’s Stevie Clark suspended from the team

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:17 PM EST

    Stevie Clark, Jevon Taylor

    Oklahoma State freshman point guard Stevie Clark has been suspended from the team. He did not play in Monday night’s win over South Florida and according to The Oklahoman, he was not with the team in Tampa. “Stevie Clark is not currently with the Cowboys due to personal matters,” head coach Travis Ford said in…

  12. Cody Doolin to leave the San Francisco team

    Nov 26, 2013, 7:44 PM EST

    USF Athletics

    San Francisco received a huge blow to their hopes of competing in the WCC this season when it was announced on Tuesday that point guard Cody Doolin will be leaving the team for personal reasons. “I respect Cody’s decision to devote more time to other matters in his life that will require his attention away…

  13. Report: Drexel will be without Kazembe Abif against Arizona

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:17 PM EST


    Drexel will be without 6-foot-7 forward Kazembe Abif on Wednesday evening when they take on No. 5 Arizona in the NIT semifinals. Abif is dealing with a concussion, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of Abif is averaging 7.0 points and 8.8 boards, which will clearly be a major loss for the Dragons…

  14. Report: Rysheed Jordan to return to the lineup tonight

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:54 PM EST


    St. John’s freshman Rysheed Jordan was suspended from the team indefinitely last week, but apparently that suspension won’t last too long. He’ll return to the lineup tonight after having missed just one game, according to a statement released by the school. “Rysheed has a bright future at St. John’s,” head coach Steve Lavin said. “It…

  15. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: BYU-Wichita State, Saint Louis-Wisconsin highlight the night

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

    AP photo

    GAME OF THE DAY: BYU vs. No. 12 Wichita St, 10:00 p.m. ET You want to talk about a contrast of styles? BYU loves to run and loves to score, taking advantage of the talent in their back court — Tyler Haws, Matt Carlino — to light up scoreboards. Wichita State? They’re a physical team, one…

  16. Establishing role players will be key for Arizona State this season

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

    Getty Images

    Jahii Carson isn’t a secret by any stretch of the imagination. Arizona State’s redshirt sophomore put on a show in the Sun Devils’ win over UNLV earlier this season, and followed that up with 23 points in last night’s win over No. 25 Marquette. There’s a reason that he is No. 2 in our current…

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

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

    Marcus Smart

    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.…

  18. Cleveland State assistant sounds off about calls in loss to Kentucky

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:29 AM EST


    Cleveland State assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough was not happy about the way that his team’s loss to Kentucky ended last night, so he took to twitter to let out his frustrations. The Vikings were on the wrong end of a couple of calls down the stretch, and Kimbrough believes that is the reason that his…

  19. Jordan Sibert’s 23 leads Dayton to a win over No. 11 Gonzaga

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:05 AM EST

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    Dayton overcame a horrendous shooting start, catching fire from beyond the arc in the second half as they erased a 37-28 halftime deficit to beat No. 11 Gonzaga, 84-79. Ohio State transfer Jordan Sibert led the way, scoring 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting while hitting the biggest shot of the game, a three with about…

  20. With the ACC struggling, will Pitt reap the benefits?

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:59 PM 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 — The talk of the ACC heading into the season was the league’s trio of powerhouses. Duke was going to be a national title contender with…

  21. Washington guard Hikeem Stewart to transfer

    Nov 25, 2013, 9:31 PM EST


    Washington’s back court depth took a hit on Monday night when the school announced that reserve Hikeem Stewart will transfer out of the program. “Hikeem is a great young man that I’ve enjoyed coaching and being around as much as any player that’s played for the Huskies ,” said head coach Lorenzo Romar. “We hate…

  22. Marcus Smart hits a 70-footer at the first half buzzer (VIDEO)

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:22 PM EST

    Marcus Smart

    Marcus Smart still hasn’t cooled off from last week’s demolition of Memphis. He had 39 points in that game. In the first half at South Florida Monday night, Smart had 23. Including this 70-footer at the buzzer: (GIF via @OSUAthletics)  

  23. Coach K called Duke’s one-point win over Vermont ‘an unacceptable performance’

    Nov 25, 2013, 2:57 PM EST


    Duke hasn’t lost a non-conference game at home since all the way back in 2000, which St. John’s nipped them 83-82. That almost changed on Sunday night, as the Blue Devils came about as close as you can come to losing without actually doing it. They beat 1-5 Vermont 91-90, but it wasn’t that simple.…

  24. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: It’s Maui time!!!

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:48 PM EST

    Jahii Carson

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 25 Marquette vs. Arizona State, 9:00 p.m. ET (FS1) The best game in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy. Marquette probably doesn’t exactly deserve to be ranked right now, not after they were pounded by Ohio State, but they are. Buzz Williams has size on his roster, but his…

  25. College Hoops Week in Review: Who was the best Marcus?

    Nov 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

    Marcus Paige, Chris Jones

    Co-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: The two Marcuses Marcus Smart played his way to the top of our Player of the Year Power Rankings after he put together one of the most dominating two-way performances that we’ve seen this season. Smart went for 39 points and four assists along with five steals and two blocks, leading…