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  1. POSTERIZED: Jerami Grant’s putback slam caps career night in Syracuse’s win over Cal (VIDEO)

    Nov 26, 2013, 9:06 PM EST

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    Jerami Grant threw down a vicious two-handed putback slam in Tuesday night’s 92-81 win over Cal in Maui Invitational semifinals. That dunk capped off a career night for the Syracuse sophomore forward. Grant finished with a career-high 19 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists before fouling out with 3:01 to play.…

  2. Cody Doolin to leave the San Francisco team

    Nov 26, 2013, 7:44 PM EST

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    San Francisco received a huge blow to their hopes of competing in the WCC this season when it was announced on Tuesday that point guard Cody Doolin will be leaving the team for personal reasons. “I respect Cody’s decision to devote more time to other matters in his life that will require his attention away…

  3. Division II Metro State upsets Elon and Canisius in consecutive days

    Nov 26, 2013, 7:34 PM EST

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    How good is Metro State? In consecutive days the Division II program located in Denver defeated Elon, one of the favorites in the Southern Conference, and on Tuesday the Roadrunners knocked off Canisius, a contender in the MAAC this year. Metro State is the top-ranked team in Division II, ending last season with a heartbreaking…

  4. Rick Pitino and Louisville to open 2014-2015 season against son Richard and Minnesota?

    Nov 26, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

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    Rick Pitino really wants to coach against his son Richard again. The father and son meet last season when Rick’s eventual national champion cruised past Richard’s Florida International team. The younger Pitino is now at Minnesota, which sets up a potential Big Ten-ACC clash beginning next season when Louisville leaves the American after a one-year…

  5. Washington forward Shawn Kemp Jr. diagnosed with Graves’ disease

    Nov 26, 2013, 4:46 PM EST

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    On Tuesday afternoon, Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar announced that junior forward, Shawn Kemp. Jr — son of the six-time NBA All-Star — was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. According to a press release from the university, Kemp, who developed symptoms in July, was officially diagnosed in September, which caused him to miss most of the…

  6. Marquette shows signs of offensive progress in Monday’s defeat

    Nov 26, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    TEMPE, Ariz. — On the heels of two poor offensive performances, the way in which No. 25 Marquette began its game on Monday night against Arizona State may have led to many Golden Eagle fans thinking the same thought: here we go again. After a Jamil Wilson jumper 12 seconds into the game Marquette missed…

  7. Report: Drexel will be without Kazembe Abif against Arizona

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:17 PM EST

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    Drexel will be without 6-foot-7 forward Kazembe Abif on Wednesday evening when they take on No. 5 Arizona in the NIT semifinals. Abif is dealing with a concussion, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Abif is averaging 7.0 points and 8.8 boards, which will clearly be a major loss for the Dragons…

  8. Report: Rysheed Jordan to return to the lineup tonight

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

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    St. John’s freshman Rysheed Jordan was suspended from the team indefinitely last week, but apparently that suspension won’t last too long. He’ll return to the lineup tonight after having missed just one game, according to a statement released by the school. “Rysheed has a bright future at St. John’s,” head coach Steve Lavin said. “It…

  9. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: BYU-Wichita State, Saint Louis-Wisconsin highlight the night

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: BYU vs. No. 12 Wichita St, 10:00 p.m. ET You want to talk about a contrast of styles? BYU loves to run and loves to score, taking advantage of the talent in their back court — Tyler Haws, Matt Carlino — to light up scoreboards. Wichita State? They’re a physical team, one…

  10. Establishing role players will be key for Arizona State this season

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

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    Jahii Carson isn’t a secret by any stretch of the imagination. Arizona State’s redshirt sophomore put on a show in the Sun Devils’ win over UNLV earlier this season, and followed that up with 23 points in last night’s win over No. 25 Marquette. There’s a reason that he is No. 2 in our current…

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

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

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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. Cleveland State assistant sounds off about calls in loss to Kentucky

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:29 AM EST

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    Cleveland State assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough was not happy about the way that his team’s loss to Kentucky ended last night, so he took to twitter to let out his frustrations. The Vikings were on the wrong end of a couple of calls down the stretch, and Kimbrough believes that is the reason that his…

  13. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Nov 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

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    Patience needed to appreciate new college basketball rules (Fayetteville Observer) At this point in the season most people tend to fall on one of two sides in the argument regarding the enforcement of the new rules on freedom of movement: the rules are the worst thing ever or it’s a necessary move for a sport…

  14. Jordan Sibert’s 23 leads Dayton to a win over No. 11 Gonzaga

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:05 AM EST

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    Dayton overcame a horrendous shooting start, catching fire from beyond the arc in the second half as they erased a 37-28 halftime deficit to beat No. 11 Gonzaga, 84-79. Ohio State transfer Jordan Sibert led the way, scoring 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting while hitting the biggest shot of the game, a three with about…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Arizona State earns big home win

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:00 AM EST

    GAME OF THE DAY: Arizona State 79, Marquette 77 The Sun Devils earned a nice home win over a top-25 opponent as the No. 25 Golden Eagles lost a tough one after a second-half comeback. Jordan Bachynski had 14 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks, as he swatted Derrick Walton’s runner at the end of the…

  16. Jordan Bachynski’s progression a key factor in Arizona State’s success

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:34 AM EST

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    TEMPE, Ariz. — In his first two seasons at Arizona State, senior center Jordan Bachynski had a hard time staying on the floor. While he certainly wasn’t foul-prone by any means, committing less than two fouls per game, Bachynski’s physical strength and fitness resulted in his minutes not being at a level many players would…

  17. With the ACC struggling, will Pitt reap the benefits?

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:59 PM EST

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. BROOKLYN — The talk of the ACC heading into the season was the league’s trio of powerhouses. Duke was going to be a national title contender with…

  18. Kentucky rallies for home win over Cleveland State

    Nov 25, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

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    Kentucky trailed 54-44 with 7:41 remaining at home to Cleveland State but came back to win 68-61 on Monday night in the nonconference game at Rupp Arena. The Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron, struggled for much of the game before Andrew had a big three-point play and Aaron knocked in a big corner three to…

  19. Washington guard Hikeem Stewart to transfer

    Nov 25, 2013, 9:31 PM EST

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    Washington’s back court depth took a hit on Monday night when the school announced that reserve Hikeem Stewart will transfer out of the program. “Hikeem is a great young man that I’ve enjoyed coaching and being around as much as any player that’s played for the Huskies ,” said head coach Lorenzo Romar. “We hate…

  20. Marcus Smart hits a 70-footer at the first half buzzer (VIDEO)

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:22 PM EST

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    Marcus Smart still hasn’t cooled off from last week’s demolition of Memphis. He had 39 points in that game. In the first half at South Florida Monday night, Smart had 23. Including this 70-footer at the buzzer: (GIF via @OSUAthletics)