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  1. No. 13 Iowa State holds off Texas Tech

    Jan 4, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

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    The No. 13 Iowa State Cyclones didn’t shoot their standard percentage from the three-point line, but they remained unbeaten on the year as the 13-0 Cyclones held off Texas Tech to pick up a 73-62 road win in the Big 12 opener for both teams. The Cyclones were held below their season average of 88…

  2. Cincinnati imposes its will in win over No. 18 Memphis

    Jan 4, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    If you were ever going to introduce college basketball to a casual observer you likely wouldn’t start with Mick Cronin’s Cincinnati Bearcats. It’s not that Cincinnati isn’t a good team or doesn’t deserve your attention, but they aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing team to watch. Storming into the FedEx Forum — with its announced crowd…

  3. Pitt dominates N.C. State on the road in their ACC opener

    Jan 4, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jimmy V Classic

    Lamar Patterson scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and added eight boards, six assists and two steals as Pitt went into Raleigh and knocked off N.C. State 74-62. It was an impressive way for the Panthers to kick off their ACC tenure, but the score doesn’t tell you the full extent…

  4. Glenn Robinson III a game-time decision for Michigan Sunday against Northwestern

    Jan 4, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Michigan sophomore forward Glenn Robinson III continues to rehab his injured left ankle and will be a game-time decision for the Wolverines’ Sunday Big Ten contest against Northwestern, according to head coach John Beilein. Robinson injured the left ankle during Michigan’s win over Minnesota earlier in the week and he missed the rest of the…

  5. Seton Hall facing several injuries heading into game against Creighton

    Jan 4, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

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    The injury bug continues to strike Seton Hall and head coach Kevin Willard, as the Pirates have several players on the mend going into today’s Big East home game against Creighton. According to J.P. Pelzman of NorthJersey.com, Seton Hall will make a game-time decision on senior center Gene Teague and senior wing Fuquan Edwin before…

  6. Pregame Shootaround: Conference play hits full swing

    Jan 4, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 6 Oklahoma State at Kansas State (4 p.m., ESPNU) This game is much bigger for the No. 6 Cowboys than might appear at face value. Following the loss of starting center Michael Cobbins for the season with an Achilles’ tendon injury, and freshman point guard Stevie Clark was arrested —…

  7. Late Night Snacks: Baylor, George Washington, and VCU close out the non-conference with convincing wins

    Jan 4, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

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    IMPORTANT OUTCOMES 1) George Washington 73, Georgia 55 — In their final game of the non-conference, the Colonials bounced back from a loss against Kansas State to handily beat Georgia. GW moves to 12-2 with the win, and have an impressive resume with wins against Manhattan, Miami (FL), Creighton, Maryland, and Boston University. It’s the…

  8. Virginia Commonwealth’s strong second half overpowers Stony Brook

    Jan 3, 2014, 11:14 PM EDT

    Briante Weber and Shaka Smart

    Stony Brook hung around and, truth be told, outplayed Virginia Commonwealth in the first half of tonight’s game between the America East favorite and Atlantic-10 challenger. Despite trailing 36-35 at the break, the Sealwolves controlled the pace of play and managed the game well with point guard Carson Puriefoy coming off the bench providing valuable minutes.…

  9. Syracuse begins ACC play Saturday, looking to join Arkansas as second team to win power conference in first year

    Jan 3, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Jim Boeheim has accomplished and experienced virtually everything a college basketball head coach can feasibly do throughout a career. Saturday, when Syracuse hosts Miami (FL), he will do something he’s never done before — coach the Orange in an ACC conference game, rather than the Big East. The objective remains the same: to win a…

  10. Duke Mondy making most of chance at Oakland

    Jan 3, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

    Duke Mondy

    The college career of Oakland guard Duke Mondy hasn’t been an easy one. Mondy, who hails from Grand Rapids, MI, was recruited to Providence by then head coach Keno Davis. He spent his freshman and sophomore seasons with the Friars, but was in and out of disciplinary trouble there. Mondy was benched for the final…

  11. Utah State forward Jarred Shaw reinstated to the team, eligible to play immediately

    Jan 3, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

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    Utah State announced this afternoon that forward Jarred Shaw has been reinstated to the team and will be eligible to play immediately, after being suspended five games for a violation of team rules. The Aggies next game is this Saturday at home against San Jose State. In mid-December, Utah State was hit with a blow…

  12. South Carolina’s Bruce Ellington enters NFL Draft, won’t return to basketball team

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

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    For the last three years South Carolina guard Bruce Ellington has also been a member of the football team, and the fact of the matter is that he was pretty good for Steve Spurrier’s program. This season Ellington led the team in receptions (49), resulting in 775 yards and eight receiving touchdowns, and in three…

  13. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: No. 9 Baylor, VCU in action

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Drexel at Southern Miss, 8:00 p.m. This one should be a quality contest, with the Dragons and Golden Eagles both expected to be contenders in their respective conferences. Bruiser Flint’s team may be without Damion Lee (torn ACL) but he’s still got Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat, and Tavon Allen’s proven…

  14. Report: Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears unlikely to play Saturday vs. No. 14 Louisville

    Jan 3, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Through 13 games Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears is averaging 9.5 points and 4.2 assists per game, with his assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8) being tops in the American Athletic Conference. Given his ability to handle and distribute the basketball while making a low number of mistakes, Seagears would be a good player for the Scarlet Knights to…

  15. LIU Brooklyn’s Julian Boyd re-tears ACL, ending his college career

    Jan 3, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Morehead State v LIU Brooklyn

    When it was reported that LIU Brooklyn senior forward Julian Boyd tore the ACL in his right knee for the second time in his career back in early September, the hope was that he would be able to return to the court at some point in January. If that were the case Boyd, who won…

  16. Inclement weather forces cancellation of Saturday’s North Carolina Central/Wagner contest

    Jan 3, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    While folks in the Northeast are dealing with the impact of the latest winter storm, college basketball teams outside of the area are finding travel to be difficult for games in that part of the country. That was the case for North Carolina Central, and as a result their game at Wagner that was supposed…

  17. Regardless of his position, BYU needs to get Matt Carlino untracked

    Jan 3, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Pegged by many as the team most likely to challenge Gonzaga atop the West Coast Conference, the BYU Cougars have struggled mightily of late. Losers of four in a row and five of their last six games, Dave Rose’s team has encountered issues on both ends of the floor. Offensively the Cougars have shot 15-for-56…

  18. Report: Michigan’s Mitch McGary to undergo back surgery on Tuesday

    Jan 3, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

    Houston Baptist v Michigan

    One week after it was announced that Michigan sophomore center Mitch McGary would undergo surgery on his lower back, it was reported via Twitter by Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com that the procedure will take place on Tuesday. McGary, who began having the issues during the summer, was averaging 9.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game…

  19. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Kevin Willard

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise of College Basketball Talk caught up with Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard, who is 1-0 in league after the start of Big East play: CBT: Let’s start off first with your 81-80 double OT win at Providence on New Year’s Eve. Willard: Going in I was hoping we could try and steal…

  20. Jaron Hopkins’ improved production against Oregon State a welcome development for No. 20 Colorado

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    With starting guard Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie combining to shoot 5-for-19 from the field and reserve guard Tre’Shaun Fletcher out due to injury, there was room for another guard to step up for No. 20 Colorado in its’ Pac-12 opener against Oregon State on Thursday night. With the Beavers being led by high-scoring guard…