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  1. Oklahoma walk-on makes trick shots for charity (VIDEO)

    Jan 21, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT

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    First things first: the trick shots here are awesome. Jay Bilas isn’t kidding around, Oklahoma walk-on James Fraschilla is the best there is. Just check out the shot he made at the 1:12 mark. It’s ridiculous. But the best part is that he’s using the attention that the video gets to raise awareness and money…

  2. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 21, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

    Connecticut v Memphis

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: At this point in the season, I probably don’t need to do much more than simply write McDermott’s name here. Everyone else is battling for second-place. It doesn’t matter how you break it down: McDermott is the second-leading scorer in the country; he’s the highest-usage weapon in the nation’s most efficient…

  3. After upseting Ohio State, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles takes selfie with fan (PHOTOS)

    Jan 21, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

    Ohio State v Nebraska

    Nebraska beat No. 17 Ohio State at home last night. To celebrate, Tim Miles — the Nebraska head coach known for tweeting out halftime adjustments — somehow found himself taking a selfie while hugging a fan: Here’s my view of the Miles-Fan selfie!! A full embrace!! @CoachMiles @CHVALAfied2prty #Huskers pic.twitter.com/Ffhr9O6ZP9 — Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) January…

  4. Devon Saddler, Jarvis Threatt lead Delaware to 5-0 CAA start (VIDEO)

    Jan 21, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Devon Saddler and Jarvis Threatt combined for 41 points and 16 assists as Delaware went into Philly and knocked off Drexel, 90-77. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 17-7 lead and extended it to 48-32 at the half as they improved to 5-0 in the CAA, good enough for sole possession of first place.

  5. George Washington loses second-leading scorer Kethan Savage for 6-8 weeks

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

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    George Washington sophomore guard Kethan Savage will miss six-to-eight weeks after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He suffered the injury against St. Bonaventure on Saturday. The school announced the news with a press release Tuesday morning. “It’s disappointing for Kethan to have this happen in the middle of his breakout sophomore season,…

  6. Ethan Wragge, college basketball’s best shooter, shot his first three … in 10th grade?

    Jan 21, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

    Creighton v Villanova

    PHILADELPHIA — Ethan Wragge is the best shooter in college basketball. Yeah, I know, that’s about as subjective a statement as a writer can make, one that can be debated and argued and nitpicked until no one actually cares who the best shooter in the country is anymore. But as of tonight, it’s not a discussion.…

  7. Creighton hits 21 threes in a rout of No. 4 Villanova

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:56 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — Creighton can beat anyone in the country. It’s not even debatable at this point, not after the Bluejays went into the Wells Fargo Center and beat No. 4 Villanova 96-68. Let me repeat that in case you missed it: Creighton beat the No. 4 team in the country — a team with wins…

  8. Charlotte beats North Texas with a buzzer-beating dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

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    It wasn’t quite as awesoe as Michael Qualls tip-dunking home a win for Arkansas against Kentucky, but Charlotte’s Terrence Williams capped a nice comeback for the 49ers with a dunk at the buzzer to beat North Texas. (Jump to the 1:50 mark to get to the good stuff.) It wasn’t the first time that Charlotte…

  9. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Creighton, Ohio State among teams needing a win

    Jan 20, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Bryant v Ohio State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Creighton at No. 4 Villanova, 7:00 p.m. The two best teams in the Big East square off tonight. Creighton has arguably the best player in the country in Doug McDermott, but he had a rough night against Providence on Saturday, “struggling” his way to 21 points in a blowout loss to…

  10. What role have injuries played in college basketball this season?

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

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    Dan Hanner, who crunches numbers over at RealGM.com, puts out one of my favorite columns of the year when he breaks down the offensive and defensive efficiencies of teams that suffer serious injuries throughout the season. You can read it here and here. It’s worth your time. Some of the most interesting numbers that Hanner…

  11. Florida-Gulf Coast in vintage #DunkCity form on Saturday (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Florida-Gulf Coast was a sensation last March, dominating seemingly all of the college basketball discussion for a full week as they dunked all over Georgetown and San Diego State en route to a first-ever trip to the Sweet 16 for a No. 15 seed. They were entertaining. They threw lobs all the time. Their head…

  12. Cameron Crazies out-crazied by Otto’s Army? Maybe (PHOTOS)

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

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    The Cameron Crazies may have outdone themselves this year. It’s currently January 20th. Duke hosts North Carolina on March 8th. But according to Duke Blue Planet, the picture that you see above is of Duke students already beginning their camp out to get the best seats for a game against a North Carolina team that,…

  13. College Basketball Week in Review: Joel Embiid, Nik Stauskas shine

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Oklahoma State v Kansas

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Joel Embiid, Kansas Joel Embiid is doing his best to mimic the growth of Anthony Davis back in 2012. Davis was a no-name on the AAU circuit heading into the summer after his junior season, but he shot up the rankings, becoming the top player in the class. And as he…

  14. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Jan 20, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    Jerami Grant, Michael Young

    Last week, the thing I got the most heat about in these rankings were where I had Syracuse situated: sitting at No. 3, sitting directly behind a Michigan State team that has a loss to a North Carolina team that the Orange have already beaten. So I figured this week I would explain my reasoning…

  15. No. 18 Louisville notches their biggest win of the season at UConn

    Jan 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Mangok Mathiang

    The story after No. 18 Louisville’s 76-64 win over UConn on Saturday night was that Kevin Ollie was ejected in impressive fashion. He went out in a blaze of glory, sprinting down the sideline, getting rung up by official Mike Stuart twice and slowly stalking and staring the refs down as he was escorted off…

  16. Kevin Ollie ejected, stalks referees (VIDEO)

    Jan 18, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

    Connecticut v SMU

    Kevin Ollie got ejected in UConn’s loss to No. 18 Louisville on Saturday night, and while it’s hard to justify a coach getting tossed in a game that his team still has a chance to win, it’s hard to criticize Ollie for being upset about the call. I just don’t see a way that Blackshear…

  17. Nik Stauskas leads Michigan to win at No. 3 Wisconsin, seventh straight victory

    Jan 18, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

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    You know this win felt good for Michigan. The last time they were in this building, the then-No. 3 Wolverines thought that they had landed their first win over Wisconsin in the Kohl Center since 1999 as they watched Ben Brust’s halfcourt heave soar in and force overtime. The Wolverines would lose in the extra…

  18. Did those technical fouls cost No. 9 Oklahoma State a win at No. 15 Kansas?

    Jan 18, 2014, 7:39 PM EDT

    Oklahoma State v Kansas

    It’s hard not to come away from No. 9 Oklahoma State’s 80-78 loss to No. 15 Kansas incredibly impressed with the way that the Jayhawks are progressing this season. I wrote all about it here. But it’s also difficult to watch that game and have anything other than respect for the Pokes. Oklahoma State was…

  19. No. 15 Kansas beats No. 9 Oklahoma despite a lack of Andrew Wiggins

    Jan 18, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    In a game that has been billed for months — literally — as a battle between Andrew Wiggins and Marcus Smart, the two favorites for National Player of the Year back in November were fairly forgettable. Smart was 3-for-14 from the floor, but as he tends to do, he put together an impressive all-around performance,…

  20. Indiana’s offensive issues on display in home loss to Northwestern

    Jan 18, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

    Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell

    All that good that Indiana did with their win over No. 3 Wisconsin on Tuesday night? Might as well go on and toss that out the window. The Hoosiers shot 25% from the floor and 4-for-18 from three on Saturday afternoon, scoring eight points in the first 17 minutes of the game as the lost…

  21. No. 25 Oklahoma overcome sluggish start to win at No. 12 Baylor

    Jan 18, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Buddy Hield finished with 19 points and Jordan Woodard added 10 points and eight assists as No. 25 Oklahoma went into Waco and knocked off No. 12 Baylor, 66-64. The Sooners shook off a dreadful first half in which they shot 23% from the floor and just 1-for-13 from three, hitting three consecutive threes to…

  22. Former President George H.W. Bush meets Coach K at Duke game (PHOTO)

    Jan 18, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

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    Former president George H.W. Bush made his way to Cameron Indoor Stadium this afternoon to take in No. 23 Duke going up against North Carolina State. Follow @robdauster

  23. For the second time in two weeks, Virginia runs Florida State off the court

    Jan 18, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    For the second time this season, Virginia jumped out to a big first half lead en route to a not-as-close-as-it-seems win over Florida State. On Saturday afternoon, the Cavaliers took a 45-26 lead into halftime, knocking off the Seminoles 78-66 to move to 4-1 in the ACC. The win came just two weeks after the…

  24. Weekend Preview: Saturday is the best slate of games this season

    Jan 17, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 15 Kansas, 4:00 p.m. This is going to be a doozy. Let’s start with the obvious: Oklahoma State and Kansas are the two best teams in the Big 12. And while the preseason luster of Marcus Smart vs. Andrew Wiggins (who, at the time, were…

  25. Minnesota’s front line comes to the rescue against No. 11 Ohio State

    Jan 16, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

    Minnesota v Michigan State

    It’s officially time to be concerned about No. 11 Ohio State. Their inability to consistently create offense is a problem, and the fact that they can get exposed by opponents with more powerful front lines certainly doesn’t help matters. Think about it like this: the Buckeyes got 22 points from leading scorer LaQuinton Ross and…