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Rob Dauster

  1. On one-and-done players, the Big Ten race and more

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Exemplary, insightful breakdown here from the smartest — and best looking — college basketball blogger on the interwebs. Follow @robdauster

  2. Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison, Arkansas fan have on-court run-in after game

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

    Andrew Harrison

    Kentucky and Arkansas played one of the weirdest games that you’ll see this season on Tuesday night. There were roughly, by my estimation, 8,657 fouls called in an overtime game that lasted nearly three hours. But in the end, the Cats and the Hogs ended in thrilling fashion, as Michael Qualls threw down a game-winning,…

  3. Appalachian State forward running shoe drive in exchange for tickets

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:05 AM EDT

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    An Appalachian State sophomore forward has put together one of the best ticket drives I can remember. Michael Obacha is a native of Nigeria, and throughout the rest of the reason, he will be running a charity drive to get shoes to ship back to his country. “One of the main things I want to…

  4. The transfers get attention, but win over VCU solidified Mike Lonergan’s foundation at George Washington

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — George Washington has been the face of all that is good — and bad — when it comes to transfers in college basketball. They lost two rising seniors as graduate transfers during the offseason, bringing in Indiana castoff Maurice Creek to join former Villanova Wildcat Isaiah Armwood as the face of a…

  5. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Eight ranked teams take the court

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 3 Wisconsin at Indiana, 7:00 p.m. This is a huge game for the Hoosiers, who have put together a resume that needs quite a bit of work heading into the conference play. They are athletic, but outside of Yogi Ferrell, they just don’t have enough perimeter weapons. That’s something that…

  6. Maryland files (another) lawsuit against the ACC

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Maryland’s divorce from the ACC seems to be going well: The state of Maryland has filed a $156.8 million counter-claim against the Atlantic Coast Conference, alleging the conference broke its own rules in an effort to inflate the exit fee it says the University of Maryland must pay for leaving to join the Big Ten…

  7. Report: Colorado’s Tre’Shaun Fletcher out 6-8 weeks with a knee injury

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    More bad injury news for Colorado today as Andy Katz is reporting that Tre’Shaun Fletcher will be out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery. Fletcher is a 6-foot-7 freshman that had been averaging 3.5 points in just over 10 minutes per game. He’s not a huge piece of Colorado’s attack, but losing him depletes Tad…

  8. POSTERIZED: Jerami Grant has some wingspan (VIDEO)

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Syracuse forward Jerami Grant threw down one of the nastier tip-dunks that you’re going to see this season. The kid literally took one step and got high enough in the air to snag a ball out of midair here: I mean, I just. That’s ridiculous. The craziest part is this wasn’t even the best dunk…

  9. Cal gets healthier as freshman Jabari Bird returns to practice

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    We are two weeks into the Pac-12 schedule, and Cal has already situated themselves in a great position to make a run at Arizona and the top spot in the conference. The Bears are currently sitting at 3-0 in league play, the only team other than the Wildcats that is currently undefeated. They won all…

  10. Changes to transfer waivers could come as soon as this week

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

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    The NCAA is getting serious about changing their transfer rules. There are a couple of options that are up for consideration right now (if you want to read through it all, the fun begins on page 21 here): The first would be to eliminate immediate eligibility waivers for any transfer. This would include both the…

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

    Jan 14, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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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.…

  12. Coach K says his struggles dealing with his brother’s death reason for Duke slump

    Jan 14, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Virginia came so close to pulling off a miraculous comeback against Duke on Monday night, but on this night in Cameron, the miracle was on Duke’s side. Rasheed Sulaimon had a three bounce off the back of the rim, above the back board and in with 20 seconds left, giving Duke the lead for good.…

  13. No. 8 Iowa State’s loss to No. 15 Kansas not promising, but far from a disaster

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:12 AM EDT

    Melvin Ejim

    This just wasn’t No. 8 Iowa State’s night. Listen to some of these numbers: the Cyclones shot 31.4% from the floor and 4-for-25 from three. Melvin Ejim, Georges Niang and Dustin Hogue were a combined 12-for-45 from the floor and 2-for-15 from three. Niang alone was 4-for-20 from the floor and 0-for-9 from three. Those…

  14. No. 23 Duke wins, but their struggles are still evident

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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    If you’re No. 23 Duke or you’re Mike Krzyzewski, it doesn’t really matter how ugly it was. At this point, coming off of road losses to Clemson and Notre Dame in the span of a week, winning ugly means, quite frankly, that you won, and at this point, that’s something the Blue Devils are going…

  15. UPDATED: Deandre Kane will play against Kansas

    Jan 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The biggest news of the college hoops weekend had to do with injuries. Casey Prather of Florida missed Saturday’s game with Arkansas. Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie injured his knee on Sunday night against Washington. And, of course, there was Iowa State’s all-american candidate Deandre Kane getting carried off the court after rolling his left ankle at…

  16. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Iowa State looks for vengeance vs. Kansas

    Jan 13, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 15 Kansas at No. 8 Iowa State, 9:00 p.m. The toughest place in America to earn a road win these days is Hilton Coliseum, home of the No. 8 Iowa State Cyclones. And on Monday night, those Cyclones will get a visit from Kansas, the premier program in the Big…

  17. Nubian Spann breaks backboard on his first career dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 13, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Nubian Spann, a 6-foot-3 senior forward that plays for Panther Creek HS in North Carolina, broke a backboard and postponed a key conference game catching this alley-oop. It was Spann’s first dunk in-game of his career. Spann made it through relatively uninjured, suffering just a cut on his neck.

  18. Is Syracuse planning to build a replacement for the Carrier Dome?

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    The Carrier Dome has been one of college basketball’s most unique venues since it opened back in 1980. The Orange are the only school in the country to call a domed football stadium their home arena, but it has been that way for 34 long years now. It’s one of the premier venues to watch…

  19. Tom Izzo: Adreian Payne will be out ‘until he’s 100%’

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

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    Adreian Payne played like an animal in Michigan State’s overtime win over Ohio State last Tuesday, but he was a long way from healthy. Payne’s been dealing with plantar fasciitis all season long, and prior to the game against the Buckeyes, Payne sprained his right foot, the latest in a long line of injuries for…

  20. College Hoops Week in Review: Doug McDermott and Iowa make statements

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Doug McDermott, Creighton McDermott showed the nation why he is very deserving of being the favorite for the National Player of the Year award as of today. He went for 19 points and four assists with a banged up shoulder in a win at DePaul on Wednesday and followed that up…

  21. Billy Donovan: Casey Prather ‘progressing’, but won’t play vs. Georgia

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

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    Casey Prather has been one of the most surprising players in the country this season, entering a starring role as a senior on what has proven to be a very good Florida team. But Prather’s also had a penchant for getting nicked up the last couple of seasons, and this year is no different. Billy…

  22. Josh Pastner, the son of a Philadelphia kingpin?

    Jan 13, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

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    You won’t find many coaches across the country that are more well-liked than Josh Pastner. He’s charismatic, he’s always going to give you good quotes, he knows about the people that cover the team and, perhaps most importantly, he’ll always call you back. Here’s a perfect example of what makes Pastner a media darling. After…

  23. Report: Dante Exum leaning towards entering the NBA Draft

    Jan 13, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

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    The assumption in basketball circles has been that Australian phenom Dante Exum will never be a collegiate ball-player. A talented, 6-foot-6 point guard, Exum has shot up NBA Draft boards since putting on a show during the U-19 World Championships this summer. He’s been recruited by a number of schools stateside — his only visit…

  24. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

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    I can already tell what’s going to happen so I figure I’ll just address it now before I’m ripped on twitter and in the comments section: Yes, I have Iowa ranked above Iowa State despite the fact Iowa State beat Iowa. And no, it has nothing to do with the ankle injury that Deandre Kane…

  25. UCLA lands best win of the season over Arizona State, who is in some trouble

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:27 AM EDT

    Steve Alford

    Kyle Anderson went for 17 points, 13 boards and seven assists while Zach LaVine popped off for 19 points off the bench — 15 of which came in a first half flurry — as UCLA knocked off Arizona State at Pauley Pavilion, 87-72. The Sun Devils got out to a quick start, but a UCLA…