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  1. Conference Catchups: The ACC’s power lies in … Upstate New York?

    Dec 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Syracuse Tyler Ennis

    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: Jabari Parker, Duke At…

  2. New Year’s Resolutions: Louisville Cardinals

    Dec 26, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Montrezl Harrell, James Michael McAdoo

    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.…

  3. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Are Kentucky, Louisville still among title contenders?

    Dec 26, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Boise State v Kentucky

    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Thursday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. Today’s installment? National title contenders. Are Louisville, Kentucky and Michigan State still on that list? Where do Arizona and Syracuse fall in the equation? What about Kansas and Oklahoma…

  4. Assigned Reading: Aaric Murray making the most of his third-chance

    Dec 26, 2013, 3:39 PM EST


    Aaric Murray is one of the most intriguing stories in college basketball this season. A former top 100 recruit, Murray is talented enough to make, at the least, an NBA summer league roster. But after burning out at both La Salle and West Virginia — you know it’s a bad sign when Bob Huggins gives…

  5. Report: Miami (OH) sophomore Reggie Johnson to transfer

    Dec 26, 2013, 1:46 PM EST

    Miami v Notre Dame

    Miami (OH) will lose their second-leading scorer to a transfer, according to a report. Chicago Hoops is reporting that sophomore guard Reggie Johnson has asked for and received a release from the Redhawks. “It was a very difficult to make this decision because of my relationship with my teammates and the staff, but sometimes things…

  6. Conference Catchups: Villanova rules again in the Big East

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

    AP Photo

    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: Doug McDermott, Creighton…

  7. New Year’s Resolutions: Syracuse Orange

    Dec 25, 2013, 7:00 PM EST


    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…

  8. Arkansas’ Christmas carol video is quite chucklesome (VIDEO)

    Dec 25, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Rashad Madden, Antoine Allen

    This is easily my favorite college basketball Christmas video that I have ever seen. I’m not going to lie, I don’t really want to see these guys poorly pull off singing songs. I want the outtakes, and this Arkansas video is nothing but one, two-minute long outtake real. I laughed the whole time, whether it…

  9. N.C. State’s #BattleCannon wishes you a Merry Christmas (VIDEO)

    Dec 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Detroit v North Carolina State

    N.C. State not only has an All-American candidate on their roster in T.J. Warren, they also just so happen to have one of the best duos of all-name team members in the country in walk-ons Staats Battle and Chase Cannon. They’re not only walk-on athletes, however, as they managed to put together a pretty solid…

  10. Is the WCC a one-bid conference this season?

    Dec 24, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Gonzaga Kansas St Basketball

    Saint Mary’s was the WCC’s last hope. The Gaels entered the Diamond Head Classic undefeated with a win at Boise State on their resume. That’s not exactly a season-changing win, but it’s good enough that it would have gotten Randy Bennett’s club into the NCAA tournament conversation had they taken care of business in Hawaii.…

  11. Is Chris Otule the only good singer in college basketball? (VIDEO)

    Dec 24, 2013, 1:15 PM EST

    MGM Grand Showcase - New Mexico v Marquette

    I was sitting with my fiancée watching all of these college basketball Christmas carol videos, and she hated it. These guys are such bad singers that it’s funny, but she wasn’t having it, not when she’s trying to watch HGTV. But Marquette was different, at least for Chris Otule’s solo. “More of him, please.” Agreed. Maryland…

  12. The jersey Christian Laettner wore when he hit the shot is for sale

    Dec 24, 2013, 12:54 PM EST


    The Shot. That’s really all you need to say for people to know what you’re talking about. Christian Laettner’s turnaround, buzzer-beating foul line jumper that capped off what may just be the greatest game in the history of college basketball. Everyone except for Kentucky fans will forever remember that moment fondly. And now the jersey…

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

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:03 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.…

  14. Oregon State’s Angus Brandt listed as day-to-day

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:32 PM EST

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    Fresh off of a 27 point performance in a win over Towson, Angus Brandt must have been having awful flashbacks on Sunday out in Hawaii. The Oregon State center went down in a heap after injuring the same knee in which he tore an ACL last season. Anyone watching the game assumed the worst. But…

  15. Report: Kaleb Tarczewski will not play Monday night

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Arizona v Michigan

    Kaleb Tarczewski has a bum ankle, one that he injured last Saturday against Michigan. He sat out on Thursday night, when the Wildcats hosted Southern, and it looks like he’ll be sitting out again on Monday night when Northern Arizona comes to town. The good news for the Wildcats? There couldn’t have been a more…

  16. Maryland sings Jingle Bell Rock … badly (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:43 PM EST

    Mark Turgeon

    Dan Martin of CSN Baltimore — who used to write for us here at CBT — dug up this gem on Monday morning. Yeah, that’s Maryland horrifically butchering jingle bell rock. You’d think with a team of more than 20 players and staffers, they’d find one good singer somewhere. You’d also think wrong. My advice?…

  17. College Hoops Week in Review: Casey Prather and Oregon still shining

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

    AP photo

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Casey Prather, Florida Has there been a more surprising breakout player than Casey Prather this season? The Florida senior went from being a bit player as a freshman and a sophomore to embracing a role as a defensive stopper off the bench as a junior. But this season, with Florida dealing…

  18. Steve Lavin joins Dan Patrick, talks about most difficult coach to recruit against (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EST

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    Current St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin, and former employee of Candlestick Park, joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the end of an era. Plus, Lavin discusses which current college basketball coach would give him the most trouble if they were both recruiting the same player. The answer might surprise you.

  19. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Quiet night, even at the Diamond Head Classic

    Dec 23, 2013, 10:08 AM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 17 Iowa State vs. Akron, 4:30 p.m. ET The Cyclones whipped up on George Mason on Sunday night in the opener of the Diamond Head Classic, and Akron followed that up by handing Oregon State their first-ever loss in front of President Obama, who is in Hawaii on vacation. The two…

  20. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25

    Dec 23, 2013, 9:29 AM EST

    Aaron Gordon

    For the second straight week, the top seven teams in the country are exactly the same. In fact, the only team from last week’s top 15 that lost this past week was UConn, who is now No. 15 in the country. That much likely won’t change next week, either, as only six teams in the…

  21. Pe’Shon Howard beats Dayton with a buzzer-beating three in OT (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 8:11 PM EST

    USC Dayton Basketball

    Pe’Shon Howard went the length of the court to hit a buzzer-beating three to give USC a 79-76 overtime win at Dayton on Sunday night. Howard finished with 12 points and four assists for the Trojans as they improved to 8-4 on the season. I don’t think that this is a team that is capable…

  22. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant will not play the rest of the season

    Dec 22, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Jerian Grant (AP Photo)

    On Sunday evening, Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant released a statement announcing that he will not be a part of the Irish basketball team for the rest of the 2013-2014 season. “It is with regret and sorrow that I inform you that I am no longer enrolled at the University of Notre Dame due…

  23. Steph Curry loses sweatshirt bet to Harrison Barnes over Davidson-UNC (PHOTO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 6:12 PM EST


    Davidson took No. 14 North Carolina to overtime last night, but despite 33 points from Brian Sullivan, the Wildcats took a 97-85 loss. It was a valiant effort, one that a Davidson team with just three Division I wins on the season can be proud of. But being proud of a tough performance isn’t a…

  24. Another former Missouri player is transferring to Hawaii

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:52 PM EST


    Former Missouri forward Stefan Jankovic will be transferring to Hawaii, according to a report from Brian McInnis of the Honoplulu Star-Advertiser. Jankovic transferred out of Missouri last month.bvHe averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 boards as a freshman and 3.3 points in three games as a sophomore. “In talking to my family today, I decided I…

  25. Late Night Snacks: Two undefeated teams go down and No. 3 Ohio State survives

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:40 AM EST


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 3 Ohio State 64, Notre Dame 61 Notre Dame had their marquee victory all locked up. Losses at home to Indiana State and North Dakota State were nullified. The Irish were back in the conversation as one of the best teams in the ACC. With less than a minute left,…