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

    Dec 31, 2013, 6:37 PM EST

    Indiana Illinois Basketball

    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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 30-second timeout with Vin Parise: Five questions with Chris Mack

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:46 AM EST

    Xavier Alabama Basketball

    Vin Parise of College Basketball Talk caught up with Xavier head coach Chris Mack as the Musketeers get ready for the start of Big East play: CBT: You guys have won 5 in a row, including the Cincinnati win, at Alabama and Wake Forest. What is going right with Xavier basketball right now? Mack: To…

  5. College Basketball Talk Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

    East Carolina v Duke

    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.…

  6. Louisiana Tech outlasts Oklahoma in overtime (VIDEO)

    Dec 30, 2013, 11:49 PM EST

    Michael White

    Louisiana Tech entered the season as one of the nation’s trendiest mid-majors, but thanks to an opening night loss at St. Mary’s and disappointing results against Louisiana-Lafayette and Oklahoma State, a lot of people forgot about the Bulldogs. Not anymore. Mike White’s club picked up a 102-98 win at Oklahoma on Monday night. They erased…

  7. No 16 Kansas hands an impressive Toledo team their first loss

    Dec 30, 2013, 11:18 PM EST

    Toledo v Kansas

    Naadir Tharpe finished with 20 points and eight assists, hitting 7-for-8 from the floor and 4-for-5 from three, as No. 16 Kansas held off a scrappy Toledo squad 93-83. The Jayhawks put together one of the most brutal non-conference schedules in the country this season, one that still features a visit for San Diego State.…

  8. New Year’s Resolutions: Oklahoma State Cowboys

    Dec 30, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Marcus Smart

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  9. Louisville may not be a contender, but it’s not because they lost Chane Behanan

    Dec 30, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    By now, we’ve all heard the news about Chane Behanan’s dismissal from the Louisville program. According to Rick Pitino, Behanan just couldn’t behave himself off the court. “He just did not do the right things over and over and over,” Pitino said, and after getting suspended indefinitely by the program earlier this fall, whatever Behanan…

  10. Luke Fischer withdraws from Indiana

    Dec 30, 2013, 3:26 PM EST

    Nicholls State v Indiana

    Luke Fischer has decided to withdraw from Indiana and will pursue a transfer, Indiana announced in a press release on Monday. The news confirmed a report made by radio host and ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich on the radio Monday morning. “Luke has decided to withdraw from Indiana and pursue another educational and basketball opportunity,”…

  11. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Kansas looks to end Toledo’s 12-game winning streak

    Dec 30, 2013, 2:24 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    GAME OF THE DAY: Toledo at No. 16 Kansas, 8:00 p.m. The nightmarish non-conference schedule that Bill Self has put together this season continues on Monday evening as the Jayhawks will host a Toledo team that is much better than you realize. The Rockets have won at Boston College and Robert Morris. They’ve beaten Stony…

  12. Conference Catchups: Can Ohio State or Wisconsin hold off Michigan State?

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

    New Orleans v Michigan State

    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: Keith Appling, Michigan State The…

  13. Chane Behanan dismissed from Louisville, Kevin Ware likely to redshirt

    Dec 30, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

    Missouri State v Louisville

    It started with a pair of cryptic tweets on Monday morning. Minutes later can the announcement that Rick Pitino will be addressing the media, and by then we were only waiting for the news to become official. Chane Behanan has been kicked off of the Louisville basketball team. “Unfortunately, [2013] is ending on a bad…

  14. CAPTION CONTEST: Rick Barnes and Tom Izzo, intrigued by the roof?

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:18 AM EST

    AP photo

    Last month, Michigan State put a whipping on Rick Barnes and Texas, but the Longhorns’ head coach found something to entertain him and Tom Izzo on the ceiling of the Erwin Center. Who doesn’t love a good Caption Contest? Let’s keep it PG, and the winner will get the honor of being the champion of…

  15. College Hoops Week in Review: Eric Atkins, Kentucky come through in big moments

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Andrew Harrison

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eric Atkins, Notre Dame For Notre Dame, the last week as been about as rough as a week can be on a college basketball team. Let’s start with the obvious: leading scorer Jerian Grant, a redshirt senior that had been in the program for four years, left school for the second semester…

  16. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25

    Dec 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Photo credit: Getty Images

    What do we do with Villanova and Louisville this week? The Wildcats lost on the road to Syracuse, the nation’s No. 2 team, by 16 points in a game that was closer during the second half than the final score would indicate. That’s a game Villanova is supposed to lose. The same can be said…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Trae Golden, Eric Atkins star in much-needed wins

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:11 AM EST


    GAME OF THE DAY: Georgia Tech 58, Charlotte 55 Trae Golden went for 24 points and hit a three with 3.6 seconds left to give the Yellow Jackets the win. But it wasn’t quite that simple for Brian Gregory’s club, as Charlotte erased a 53-45 deficit in the final 1:26. After Golden’s three, Charlotte’s Pierria…

  18. Georgia Tech survives wild finish at Charlotte after buzzer-beater called off (VIDEO)

    Dec 29, 2013, 9:34 PM EST

    Dai-Jon Parker, Eric McClellan, Trae Golden

    Georgia Tech looked like they had a win locked up at Charlotte, leading 53-45 with 1:26 left. The Yellow Jackets would eventually go on to win, but it wasn’t quite how Brian Gregory drew it up. Charlotte reeled off a 10-2 run, tying the game at 55 on a three when Georgia Tech turned the…

  19. New Year’s Resolutions: Ohio State Buckeyes

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Aaron Craft, Todd Mayo

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  20. UCLA outlasts Alabama, picks up a much-needed non-conference win

    Dec 29, 2013, 1:23 AM EST

    Alabama v UCLA

    Tony Parker led five Bruins in double figures with 16 points and five boards has UCLA avoided yet another second half collapse, holding on to beat Alabama 75-67 in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night. Kyle Anderson once again stuffed the stat sheet for the Bruins, chipping in with 13 points, six boards, seven assists, two…

  21. POSTERIZED: Marcus Gilbert takes off in Fairfield’s win over Bucknell

    Dec 28, 2013, 7:36 PM EST

    Marcus Gilbert Web Head 2012-13

    Fairfield landed themselves a steal when they were able to sign Marcus Gilbert, and it’s not just because it also netted them his 6-foot-11 brother Malcolm, who transferred in from Pitt. Marcus is one of the better athletes in college hoops, the kind of leaper that you don’t often see in the MAAC. On Saturday,…

  22. Too much Russ Smith, Chris Jones is just a symptom, not Louisville’s biggest problem

    Dec 28, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Louisville v Kentucky

    For just the second time this season, No. 6 Louisville squared off with a quality opponent in non-conference play. And for the second time this season, the Cardinals lost. Last month, it was a 93-84 defeat suffered at the hands of North Carolina at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. On Saturday, Louisville lost to No. 18…

  23. POSTERIZED: Russ Smith dunks all over Julius Randle

    Dec 28, 2013, 5:15 PM EST


    Russ Smith, who stands all of 6-foot-nothin’ on a good day, just split two defenders and drove down the lane, dunking all over the bigger, stronger, and currently-dominating-the-Cards Julius Randle. That GIF doesn’t exactly do the dunk justice: Watch the whole video here: (Video and GIF via CBS Sports broadcast)

  24. Tyler Ennis leads No. 2 Syracuse to come-from-behind win over No. 8 Villanova

    Dec 28, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

    Syracuse Tyler Ennis

    Villanova came out on fire. James Bell hit three threes in the first four minutes and the Wildcats jumped all over a Syracuse team that looked like they hit the snooze button too many times. It was 25-7 with 10 minutes left in the half, and the Orange looked like they were going to get…

  25. Gene Teague recovering after scary fall Friday night

    Dec 28, 2013, 11:18 AM EST

    Gene Teague

    Seton Hall center Gene Teague suffered a scary injury on Friday night. As you can see in the video above, Teague’s legs were taken out from underneath him and he fell to the ground, landing on the left side of his head. He was knocked unconscious and, according to head coach Kevin Willard, dealing with…