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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

    Roy Devyn Marble, Lenzelle Smith

    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…

  8. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Jan 13, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Former BC coach Al Skinner still hurt over the way he was fired (Boston Globe) Much is made of players who wish to leave the game of basketball on their own terms, and the same can be said for coaches. Al Skinner, now an assistant at Bryant after spending three seasons out of the game,…

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

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:27 AM EDT

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    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…

  10. Late Night Snacks: No. 20 Iowa gets its signature road victory

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:26 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Akron 83, Ohio 80 (2OT) Quincy Diggs was the difference-maker for the Zips on Sunday, as he scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds while making some key plays down the stretch for the visitors. Diggs scored Akron’s final five points of the first overtime to force a second extra session,…

  11. Northwestern lands first Big Ten win under Chris Collins over No. 23 Illinois

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

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    First and foremost, congratulations need to go out to Chris Collins. The new Northwestern head coach picked up his first Big Ten win and his first win over a ranked team on Sunday evening, as Northwestern knocked off No. 23 Illinois in Evanston, 49-43. It wasn’t pretty — nothing that Northwestern does this season will…

  12. Perimeter defense once again problematic for No. 17 Oregon

    Jan 12, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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    No. 17 Oregon entered Pac-12 play undefeated and had the look of a team capable of big things both within the conference and nationally. With their surplus of quick guards and productive front court players Dana Altman’s squad was threatening triple digits on a consistent basis, and when that happens the defensive end tends to…

  13. Balanced No. 13 San Diego State exorcises Clune Arena demons

    Jan 12, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    No. 13 San Diego State’s trip to Colorado Springs to play Air Force on Sunday afternoon was a tougher game than some may have realized, and not solely because of the fact that the Falcons entered the game 2-1 in Mountain West play. Dave Pilipovich’s Falcons had won the last two meetings between the programs…

  14. La Salle beats Duquesne, remains undefeated in Atlantic 10 play (VIDEO)

    Jan 12, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Just like last season the La Salle Explorers got off to a slow start in non-conference play, and with that being the case the hope amongst the La Salle faithful is that this group will be able to duplicate the turnaround that resulted in a run to the Sweet 16. On Sunday afternoon Dr. John…

  15. Creighton gets 35 from Doug McDermott in a win over Xavier

    Jan 12, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

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    No Grant Gibbs? No problem. Playing their first game without the sixth-year senior guard thanks to a dislocated kneecap he suffered in a win over DePaul didn’t slow Creighton down at all. The Bluejays got a combined 37 points and 14 assists from Devin Brooks, Austin Chatman and Jahenns Manigat as they overcame a 12-0…

  16. Spencer Dinwiddie’s health much bigger concern for No. 15 Colorado than Sunday’s loss

    Jan 12, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Just seven days ago No. 15 Colorado put together an offensive performance worthy of a Pac-12 title contender, scoring 101 points in their win over then-No. 10 Oregon. Guards Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie combined for 50 points and 11 assists, proving to be too much for one of the nation’s better backcourts. With those…

  17. Pittsburgh forward Durand Johnson suffers season-ending torn ACL

    Jan 12, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

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    The Pittsburgh Panthers have adjusted well to their new surroundings, winning their first three conference games as a member of the ACC. But their most recent win, an 80-65 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon, came at a cost as sophomore forward Durand Johnson suffered an injury to his right knee with just over…

  18. The give and take of LaQuinton Ross

    Jan 12, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

    Bryant v Ohio State

    No. 3 Ohio State is a good basketball team. You don’t make it to January undefeated — you don’t climb all the way up to No. 3 in the country — if you’re a good basketball team. So we’re not arguing that here, even if no. 20 Iowa’s 84-74 win in Columbus was the second…

  19. Iowa lands signature win on the road over Ohio State

    Jan 12, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Roy Devyn Marble

    Iowa had lost three games this season — to Villanova, Iowa State and Wisconsin — with all those games either played on the road or at a neutral site. Those three losses also came by a combined 12 points. Heading into Columbus, the No. 20 Hawkeyes were looking to put together a full, 40-minute game…

  20. Russ Smith, Luke Hancock each score 23 as Louisville survives SMU

    Jan 12, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

    Russ Smith

    Through 20 minutes it looked like No. 12 Louisville was going to cruise to a double-digit win over SMU. In the second half the Mustangs, who trailed by as many as 17 in the first half, fought back and cut into the deficit, keeping it at single-digits for the majority of the half. SMU kept…