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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

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

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    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…

  4. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Jan 20, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

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    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…

  5. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Brain surgery motivates Manhattan recruiting ace (New York Post) The Manhattan Jaspers are one of four teams sitting atop the MAAC standings with a 6-2 conference record, and their eight wins away from Draddy Gymnasium makes them one of college basketball’s most successful road/neutral teams. One person who’s had an active role in this is…

  6. Late Night Snacks: No. 14 Iowa beats Minnesota

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Monmouth 83, Canisius 82 With Manhattan losing at Fairfield on Saturday the Golden Griffins could have grabbed sole possession of first place in the MAAC with a win at Monmouth. But two three-pointers in the final 14 seconds from Monmouth’s Andrew Nicholas gave the Hawks the upset victory. Nicholas scored a…

  7. Oregon’s struggles continue in loss at Oregon State

    Jan 19, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Having lost three straight Pac-12 games after squeaking past Utah in their league opener, the Oregon Ducks needed to get back on track against rival Oregon State on Sunday night. Struggling defensively, the general assumption regarding Dana Altman’s team is that if they could improve on that end of the floor they’d have enough offensive…

  8. Xavier forward Kamall Richards suffers torn ACL in left knee

    Jan 19, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT

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    The Xavier Musketeers will be down a big man for the remainder of the season, as it was reported by Shannon Russell of the Cincinnati Enquirer that freshman forward Kamall Richards tore the ACL in his left knee and as a result will miss the remainder of the season. According to the report Richards suffered…

  9. Jerrelle Benimon, Mike Burwell lead Towson to fifth straight win (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

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    In his first season as head coach at Towson, Pat Skerry won just one game with that victory ending the program’s 41-game losing streak. The Tigers would go on to finish the 2011-12 season with a 1-31 record, but due to the work Skerry did both within the program and on the recruiting trail many…

  10. POSTERIZED: Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes takes flight in win over UIC (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Two days after picking up an important road win at Wright State, Brian Wardle’s Green Bay Phoenix found themselves on the ropes at UIC on Sunday afternoon. Despite being 4-0 in Horizon League play the Phoenix struggled with the winless (in conference play) Flames…until guard Keifer Sykes got going. Alec Brown led the way with…

  11. Andrew Nicholas’ heroics push Monmouth past Canisius (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Entering this weekend it seemed as if the contenders for the MAAC regular season title were known, with preseason favorite Manhattan being joined by Canisius, Iona, league newcomer Quinnipiac and Rider. However following Canisius’ 85-83 win at Iona on Friday night the unexpected happened in two games. On Saturday Manhattan lost 71-67 at previously winless…

  12. Rebounding proves critical in Southern Miss’ win over Louisiana Tech

    Jan 19, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

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    Thanks to conference realignment Conference USA has undergone a shift in identity on the basketball court. Gone are the days of Memphis dominating the league, and they’ve been replaced by a number of teams fighting to establish themselves as the “top dog” in the reconfigured Conference USA. Two of those teams, Louisiana Tech and Southern…

  13. No. 14 Iowa uses offensive balance to run past Minnesota

    Jan 19, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

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    The No. 14 Iowa Hawkeyes are very deep and very dangerous and they showed off a lot of offensive firepower on Sunday during its 94-73 win over Minnesota in a Big Ten conference home game. Although the Hawkeyes had zero points from Aaron White in the first half and only a single free throw from…

  14. [PHOTO] Oregon unveils new “JumpDuck” logo

    Jan 19, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Oregon is often rocking the latest Nike gear and the Ducks are a testing ground for new Nike and Jordan apparel. So it was only natural that Oregon created its own taken on the famous Jordan Brand “Jumpman” logo, tweeting out the new “JumpDuck” logo on the back of its latest pair of shoes. Everyone…

  15. [PHOTO] Wojo tweets photo of gigantic tent in Duke’s K-Ville

    Jan 19, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

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    Surprise of morning run was seeing the "tent mansion" in K-Ville! Crazies never disappoint! pic.twitter.com/dUaoEklAmS — Steve Wojciechowski (@steve_wojo) January 19, 2014 Seriously…. How big of a tent do you really need? On his morning run on Sunday, Duke assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski tweeted out a photo of this gigantic, mega-tent (seriously, we need MTV…

  16. No. 21 Colorado proves it can win in Pac-12 without Dinwiddie

    Jan 19, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

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    Colorado bounced back nicely on Saturday after losing to UCLA earlier this week following the loss of junior guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a torn ACL on Monday. The No. 21 Buffaloes moved on to beat USC 83-62 at home on Saturday and had balanced scoring from players stepping up after injuries to Dinwiddie and Tre’Shawn…

  17. Pregame Shootaround: Minnesota at Iowa highlights a slow day

    Jan 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Minnesota at No. 14 Iowa (1 p.m., BTN) The Big Ten is going to churn out awesome matchups on a daily basis this season, and Minnesota at No. 14 Iowa falls into that category. The Gophers looked great beating Ohio State at home. Road trips are a different story. After a…

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

    Jan 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    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…

  19. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Richard Pitino

    Jan 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise of College Basketball Talk caught up with Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino, whose Golden Gophers visit No. 14 Iowa Sunday afternoon. CBT: You guys were picked to finish at the bottom of the Big Ten.  Are you surprised your team is 14-4 and just beat No. 11 Ohio State? Pitino: Honestly, I really…

  20. Late Night Snacks: No. 2 Syracuse, No. 15 Kansas win key conference battles

    Jan 19, 2014, 1:23 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 15 Kansas 80, No. 9 Oklahoma State 78 At the conclusion of last season’s meeting at Allen Fieldhouse Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart pulled off a celebratory backflip. While both teams stated that last year’s finish would have no effect on Saturday’s meeting, it was clear that these two teams…