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  1. College Hoops Week in Review: J.J. ‘Manns’ Belmont’s great week, Ohio State shines

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:11 AM EST

    James Michael McAdoo, J.J. Mann

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: J.J. Mann, Belmont Mann led the Bruins to two massive wins this week, scoring 23 points as Rick Byrd’s club came from 16 points down to beat Indiana State at home. That’s the same Indiana State team that went into Notre Dame and beat the Fighting Irish by 13. He followed…

  2. College Basketball Talk’s latest Top 25 rankings

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Denzel Valentine, Branden Dawson

    Four of the nation’s top five teams  took the court in Chicago this week, and the two that were victorious have rightfully found themselves at the top of CBT’s latest top 25. Michigan State slides into the top spot after knocking off then-No. 1 Kentucky, while Kansas jumps up to second with their win over…

  3. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EST


    Joe Dean Sr., Mr. String Music and an LSU/college basketball legend, passes away (New Orleans Times-Picayune) College basketball lost one of its all-time greats on Sunday, as Joe Dean passed away at the age of 83. A member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame, Dean was known as “Mr. String Music” and was one…

  4. Late Night Snacks: Three ranked teams fall on Sunday

    Nov 18, 2013, 12:46 AM EST


    GAME OF THE DAY: Belmont 83, No. 12 North Carolina 80 Thanks to a J.J. Mann three-pointer in the game’s final seconds the Bruins knocked off the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. For the game Belmont hit 15 three-pointers on 37 attempts, and that combined with some incredibly poor foul shooting led to North Carolina’s…

  5. Belmont fan sings ‘Wrecking Ball’ to distract James Michael-McAdoo free throw (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2013, 10:39 PM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    North Carolina struggled from the free throw line on Sunday night, hitting just 22-of-48 from the charity stripe. That’s one of the biggest reasons that the No. 12 Tar Heels lost to Belmont, which means that the MVP of Belmont’s win may not be J.J. Mann — who had 28 points and hit three straight…

  6. Devon Collier’s return an important one for Oregon State

    Nov 17, 2013, 10:05 PM EST

    Oregon State Athletics

    What a difference a week makes for the Oregon State Beavers. With big men Devon Collier and Eric Moreland suspended the Beavers lost their regular season opener to Coppin State, a team picked to finish ninth in the MEAC. That loss occurred despite senior guard Roberto Nelson scoring 36 points, as he attempted to carry…

  7. Michigan’s loss to Iowa State proof they’re not yet a top ten team

    Nov 17, 2013, 9:57 PM EST

    AP Photo

    It didn’t take long for No. 7 Michigan to look like they were overrated heading into a season where they will be replacing their starting back court from a year ago. The Wolverines went into Ames, IA, and experienced Hilton Magic first hand, losing to Iowa State 77-70. Nik Stauskas had 20 points and six…

  8. #POSTERIZED: UMass forward Raphiael Putney seals the win (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    UMass Athletics

    After beating Boston College and LSU to start the season, Derek Kellogg’s UMass Minutemen welcomed the previously undefeated Youngstown State Penguins to the Mullins Center. UMass, a team that should contend in the Atlantic 10 with VCU and Saint Louis leading the way, took care of business to the tune of an 85-69 victory. Cady…

  9. Andrew Harrison hits a 75-footer that doesn’t count (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2013, 8:13 PM EST

    Andrew Harrison

    Kentucky is currently in the process of exacting their revenge on Robert Morris in dominating fashion, so losing out on the three points they would have gotten off of this 3/4-court prayer from freshman Andrew Harrison isn’t going to hurt them. But it doesn’t change the fact that it’s an awesome, ridiculous shot. It’s also…

  10. Foul shooting, three-point defense doomed No. 12 North Carolina

    Nov 17, 2013, 7:40 PM EST


    Just two days after struggling with Holy Cross for much of their 62-54 victory, No. 12 North Carolina faced a stiffer challenge in the form of the Belmont Bruins, who have made three straight NCAA tournament appearances. Armed with a plethora of players capable of hitting shots from beyond the arc, Rick Byrd’s Bruins more…

  11. ‘Hilton Magic’ strikes again as Iowa State knocks off No. 7 Michigan

    Nov 17, 2013, 7:22 PM EST


    In a game that was billed as the biggest non-conference game in the history of Hilton Coliseum, both Iowa State and No. 7 Michigan received pre-game boosts in the form of the return of their most important big men. Mitch McGary would make his season debut for the Wolverines, and senior power forward Melvin Ejim…

  12. Belmont knocks off No. 12 North Carolina thanks to J.J. Mann’s three clutch threes

    Nov 17, 2013, 7:19 PM EST

    J.J. Mann

    J.J. Mann hit three threes in the final minute to help erase a late eight-point deficit as Belmont went into the Dean Dome and knocked off North Carolina 83-80 on Sunday afternoon. The junior guard finished with 28 points, but was just 5-for-18 from the floor and 2-for-11 from three before catching fire in the…

  13. President Obama attended the Maryland-Oregon State game (PHOTOS)

    Nov 17, 2013, 6:41 PM EST

    Barack Obama

    The First Family made a trip out to see Craig Robinson and his Oregon State Beavers take on Maryland on Sunday afternoon:

  14. Grinnell’s Jack Taylor scores 109 points on Sunday afternoon

    Nov 17, 2013, 6:01 PM EST

    Jack Taylor1

    Jack Taylor caught fire on Friday night, going for 71 points as Grinnell College, a Division III school, knocked off Finlandia. Well, that performance looks downright pedestrian after Taylor went for 109 points on Sunday. Taylor had was 35-for-70 from the field, 24-for-48 from three, and even went 15-for-17 from the free throw line. In his…

  15. Michigan’s Mitch McGary, Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim could play tonight

    Nov 17, 2013, 4:05 PM EST


    The status of Michigan’s all-american center Mitch McGary has been up in the air all season as he deals with a still-undisclosed back injury. But McGary has been getting closer to returning, and on Friday, John Beilein offered up this gem: “If he dresses, he’ll play, but we’ll decide if he dresses when he’s ready.…

  16. DeAndre Daniels drops 24 as UConn fights off Boston University

    Nov 17, 2013, 3:47 PM EST

    DeAndre Daniels

    Through the first three games of the season, UConn junior forward DeAndre Daniels had scored a combined 19 points. On Sunday, Daniels surpassed his season scoring total with a game-high 24 points as the Huskies stayed undefeated with a 77-60 win over Boston University at Gampel Pavilion. Daniels scored 12 points in each half. The…

  17. No. 21 Notre Dame’s defense fails them in 83-70 loss to Indiana State

    Nov 17, 2013, 3:14 PM EST


    No. 21 Notre Dame entered the year with plenty of hype as they make their jump from the Big East to the ACC, but it took less than two weeks for the luster to wear off of their season. The Irish got smoked at home by in-state rival Indiana State, losing 83-70. The Sycamores caught…

  18. Indiana State hits 11 threes in upset win over Notre Dame

    Nov 17, 2013, 2:03 PM EST

    indiana state

    Indiana State saw a 16-point halftime lead quickly evaporate, as Belmont scored 63 second half points to come from behind and defeat the Sycamores 96-95 on Thursday night. The Sycamores had a major collapse three days before they traveled to South Bend with a meeting against No. 21 Notre Dame. But like an experienced team,…

  19. Northwestern plans to upgrade Welsh-Ryan Arena

    Nov 17, 2013, 12:27 PM EST

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    On Nov. 10, Northwestern head coach Chris Collins got the first win of his coaching career in a 72-55 win over Eastern Illinois behind 25 points and 11 rebounds from fifth-year senior Drew Crawford. Collins is looking to take the Wildcats to uncharted territory: The NCAA tournament. Northwestern, which is 1-1 on the season following…

  20. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Michigan travels to Ames in a matchup against Iowa State

    Nov 17, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 7 Michigan at Iowa State, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2) Michigan welcomed UMass Lowell to Division I, outscoring the River Hawks 46-19 in the second half. The Wolverines followed that opening night win with A 34-point beatdown — thanks to 15 3-pointers — of South Carolina State. Iowa State began the season…