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  1. Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather questionable for Saturday’s game at Arkansas

    Jan 9, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Just when it seemed that No. 10 Florida was getting to full strength, point guard Scottie Wilbekin went down in the second half of their win over South Carolina on Wednesday night with a sprained right ankle. Wilbekin, who missed the first five games of the season due to a suspension, accounted for 17 points…

  2. Kansas’ Bill Self looking for team to display missing ‘youthful exuberance’

    Jan 9, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    No. 20 Kansas opened Big 12 play with a 90-83 win at Oklahoma on Wednesday night, with Wayne Selden scoring 24 points and Perry Ellis adding 22 and 11 rebounds to lead the way. The game represented a “new beginning” of sorts for Bill Self’s young team, with their non-conference schedule now complete and the…

  3. CBT Roundtable: Midseason Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Americans

    Jan 9, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    This week was the first full week on conference play, which means that today’s roundtable is the perfect chance for us to argue our way through midseason awards. Here are the picks: ROB DAUSTER: Player of the Year: I know that he’s struggled in his last couple of games, and I know that there are…

  4. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Three marquee games, and an Atlantic showdown

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Arizona at UCLA, 9:00 p.m. While Arizona cruises along as the nation’s best team, UCLA has been somewhat ignored in the Pac-12 race. Maybe it’s their lack of a notable win and maybe it’s their issues on the defensive end of the floor, but it seems like the consensus…

  5. POSTERIZED: Which Deonte Burton is the best Deonte Burton? (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

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    Last night, Nevada’s Deonte Burton caught one of the most impressive alley-oops that we’ve seen this season, reaching all the way back to throw down a dunk in transition. It’s not the first time we’ve seen Burton do something like this. (Evidence. Evidence. Evidence. The dude can dunk, alright?) It wasn’t the last time we’d…

  6. Kansas State’s leading scorer, 6-foot-2 Marcus Foster, was a center in HS?

    Jan 9, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

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    The college hoops season has been centered around talk of freshmen. Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Tyler Ennis. The list goes on, and while all six of those guys have been, at times, both impressive and aggravating, it goes without saying that they are far from the only noteworthy freshmen…

  7. Report: Cincinnati’s Jermaine Lawrence out with a toe injury

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

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    Jermaine Lawrence, the prize of Mick Cronin’s 2013 recruiting class, will be out indefinitely with a toe injury. The injury happened in the second half of Monday’s win over Memphis. Lawrence sat out Tuesday night’s win at Houston, and it’s unclear just how much time he will miss. The news was first reported by Jon…

  8. Did Wyoming raise the rims against New Mexico?

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

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    It appears there may be some hi-jinx afoot in Laramie? A weird thing happened at halftime of the New Mexico-Wyoming games last night. According to Lobo beat writer Geoff Grammer, someone sitting on the New Mexico bench noticed a Wyoming staffer messing with the basket that the Lobos would be shooting on in the second…

  9. Damontre Harris will re-enroll at Florida, but won’t play this season

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

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    It was just three weeks ago that Billy Donovan announced that center Damontre Harris was no longer a member of the Florida basketball team. The South Carolina transfer had been suspended earlier this season and it wasn’t surprising to see him eventually get the boot from Donovan. What was surprising, however, was when Donovan announced…

  10. Plane crash survivor Austin Hatch hits first shot in three years (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT

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    For the first time since 2011, Austin Hatch hit a shot in a basketball game. And while that may not sound all that impressive on the surface, you probably don’t know the entire story. Hatch has survived two plane crashes that killed five of his family members. In 2003, his mother, 11-year old sister and…

  11. UNLV provides more questions than answers after another home loss

    Jan 9, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT

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    Picked to finish in a tie for second place in the preseason Mountain West coaches poll, Dave Rice’s UNLV Runnin’ Rebels were clearly expected to contend for a conference title. While there certainly were some adjustments to be made given the number of newcomers inheriting key roles, there’s enough talent to make UNLV a factor…

  12. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Jan 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Maurice Creek, Varun Ram

    Forget freshmen, transfers are the new prized recruits in college basketball (Sports Illustrated) While freshmen have received much of the attention to this point in the season, transfers have proven to be just as influential to some programs. Players such as Arizona’s T.J. McConnell, George Washington’s Maurice Creek and Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane have all…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Georgia knocks off No. 21 Missouri

    Jan 9, 2014, 2:04 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Georgia 70, No. 21 Missouri 64  This was an emotional one for the Bulldogs, as the father of head coach Mark Fox passed away on Friday. Charles Mann scored 18 points and Nemanja Djurisic added 16 off the bench for Georgia, which ended the Tigers’ 26-game home win streak. Jabari Brown…

  14. No. 4 Wisconsin dominates No. 23 Illinois at home

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:43 AM EDT

    Traevon Jackson, Maverick Morgan, Rayvonte Rice

    Ironically enough, the only game between ranked teams on Wednesday night ended being the worst game of the night for the viewer. No. 4 Wisconsin jumped out to a 33-10 lead on No. 23 Illinois in the first 11 minutes, coasting to a 95-70 win in which the Badgers were never once challenged. With the…

  15. North Carolina’s loss not a surprise, but Miami winning is

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:16 AM EDT

    Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto, Rion Brown

    Was it really unexpected, though? Given what we’ve seen North Carolina do this season, was it really surprising that they lost to Miami 63-57 on Wednesday night at home, the fourth straight time the Heels have lost to Miami? Let me spell it out for you: North Carolina has beaten Louisville, Kentucky and Michigan State…

  16. Josh Scott picks up the slack in No. 15 Colorado’s overtime victory

    Jan 8, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

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    On Sunday afternoon No. 15 Colorado picked up its best win of the season to date, beating then- No. 10 Oregon 100-91 with the guard tandem of Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie combining for 50 points and 11 assists. Those two juniors are expected to lead the way for Tad Boyle’s Buffaloes, and on most…

  17. Georgia upsets No. 21 Missouri four days after head coach’s father dies

    Jan 8, 2014, 11:16 PM EDT

    Mark Fox

    Georgia head coach Mark Fox lost his father on Friday night, a night where he opted to travel with his team to Washington D.C. and coach his team against George Washington. On Wednesday, Fox led his Bulldogs into Columbia, MO, and knocked off No. 21 Missouri 70-64 in overtime despite blowing a lead late in…

  18. POSTERIZED: Duquesne’s Ovie Soko catches ridiculous off-the-glass dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 8, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

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    Ovie Soko is having a bit of a breakout season in his first year at Duquesne, averaging 18.1 points and 8.8 boards. On Wednesday night, he went for 29 points and nine boards in an 87-81 win over Fordham, but that’s not what you’re going to hear about on Thursday morning. This ridiculous, off-the-backboard dunk…

  19. Resume-building opportunity slips past Harvard with Wesley Saunders sidelined

    Jan 8, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

    Tommy Amaker

    Given their overall non-conference schedule and the strength of it, Harvard’s games at Colorado and UConn were contests circled by many as important games for the Crimson. Why? Tommy Amaker’s team has the talent to merit an at-large berth, and a win in either (or both) of those games likely would have given Harvard the…

  20. Wayne Selden’s breakout performance carries No. 18 Kansas over Oklahoma

    Jan 8, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Wayne Selden, Jr.

    Perry Ellis went for 21 points and 11 boards and Naadir Tharpe chipped in with 17 as No. 18 Kansas bounced back from an atrocious offensive performance against San Diego State by scoring 90 for just the third time this season in a 90-83 win at Oklahoma on Wednesday night. As a team, the Jayhawks…