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  1. Creighton fans force turnover with ‘Sweet Caroline’ chorus? (VIDEO)

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

    mcdermott

    Creighton won their Big East opener in convincing fashion last night, pasting Marquette in front of 18,525 fans in Omaha. That was the third-largest crown in Creighton history, something you would expect from a school making the jump from the Missouri Valley to the Big East. Those fans at the CenturyLink Center were rowdy as…

  2. Report: Texas A&M lands SMU transfer Jalen Jones

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    smumustangs.com

    Texas A&M has landed a commitment from SMU transfer Jalen Jones, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Jones averaged 14.0 points and 7.8 boards in 2012-2013, but made the decision to transfer out of SMU in November in what appeared to be a dispute over playing time. Jones finished out the semester with…

  3. Report: Temple’s Daniel Dingle tears meniscus, could miss season

    Jan 1, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

    Texas v Temple

    As if things weren’t already bad enough for Temple. The Owls got a bit of bad news to ring in the New Year as forward Daniel Dingle has a tear in his meniscus and could end up missing the rest of the season, according to a report from Josh Verlin of City of Basketball Love.…

  4. American Conference Catchup: Louisville and Memphis reign

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Shabazz Napier, UConn This decision…

  5. Atlantic 10 Conference Catchup: Can UMass outlast VCU and Saint Louis?

    Jan 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Chaz Williams, Eric Mika

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Chaz Williams, UMass UMass runs…

  6. Top 10 Unforgettable College Basketball Moments of 2013

    Jan 1, 2014, 4:40 AM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    It’s been a long year, and what seems like a longer email thread. But CBT has come up with its top moments in college basketball in 2013. From those I formed a list of the top 10, from the most newsworthy to controversial calls to moments that made us laugh. Personally, I want to ring…

  7. Top 10 College Basketball Games in 2013

    Jan 1, 2014, 4:35 AM EDT

    WISCONSIN-BUZZER-BEATER

    The New Year is here! To help you reminisce about the basketball that was during 2013, here is a list of the top ten games of the year. What did we miss? What shouldn’t be on the list? Why are we smart or dumb or haters or biased? Let us know in the comments: 1.…

  8. Defense, three-point shooting result in a solid Big East debut for Creighton

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:22 AM EDT

    mcdermott

    The final game of the night in college basketball featured two teams playing their Big East opener, with Marquette visiting Creighton in a battle of teams expected to contend for the league crown. Ultimately the game would turn into a rout, with the combination of Creighton’s three-point shooting and Marquette’s offensive issues resulting in a…

  9. Houston upsets No. 17 UConn 75-71

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    Tione Womack

    The Houston Cougars led by as many as 21 points in the first half before entering the break with 18-point lead. No. 17 Connecticut would storm back, taking its first lead with less than four minutes to play on a DeAndre Daniels three. Despite blowing the game-long lead the Cougars battled back and pulled off…

  10. No. 11 Villanova survives Butler in the Bulldog’s Big East opener

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

    Villanova v Butler

    Hinkle Fieldhouse almost claimed another victim. No. 11 Villanova did everything they could to give the game away against Butler. They allowed the Bulldogs to erase a second half deficit in the final minutes, tying the game and forcing overtime on a Kellen Dunham jumper with 25 seconds left. In the extra frame, Villanova took…

  11. Late Night Snacks: Villanova, Illinois, Seton Hall win overtime games on New Year’s Eve

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Villanova

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 11 Villanova 76, Butler 73 OT Where to begin with this one? Kellen Dunham forced overtime when he connected on a shot with 25 seconds to go in regulation. The Wildcats took a five-point overtime led with 35 second remaining, but free throw woes allowed Butler to make a run. And…

  12. No. 5 Michigan State will be get better as they get healthier

    Dec 31, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

    Michigan State v Penn State

    No. 5 Michigan State looked like they were going to be in for a fight. A scrappy Nittany Lions team had opened up a 47-40 halftime lead over the Spartans as D.J. Newbill and Tim Frazier showed why they deserved to be in the conversation for the midseason all-Big Ten team. The Spartans have been…

  13. Luke Hancock back to form in Louisville’s 90-65 win over UCF?

    Dec 31, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

    Luke Hancock

    It’s been a difficult week for No. 14 Louisville. The Cardinals suffered a 73-66 loss in Lexington to rival Kentucky. It only go worse on Monday when head coach Rick Pitino that forward Chane Behanan had been dismissed from the team. In addition to Behanan’s dismal, Pitino said junior guard Kevin Ware will likely redshirt this…

  14. Illinois outlasts Indiana in overtime, starts Big Ten play off with win

    Dec 31, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

    Indiana Illinois Basketball

    Rayvonte Rice went for 29 points and Illinois’ defense held Indiana without a field goal from the 6:44 mark in regulation until there were just 3.1 seconds left in overtime as the Illini brought home an 83-80 win over the Hoosiers. Tracy Abrams added 17 points for the Illini while Joseph Bertrand chipped in with…

  15. Oklahoma State forward Michael Cobbins will have surgery, out for season

    Dec 31, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

    NCAA Oregon Oklahoma St Basketball

    Oklahoma State ran away with a 92-66 win over Robert Morris on Monday night, but in the process ended up losing a key piece for the remainder of the season. Junior forward Michael Cobbins played less than four minutes on Monday night, leaving an Achilles tendon injury. After being examined on Tuesday, Kelly Hines of the…

  16. POSTERIZED: Joseph Bertrand’s reverse alley-oop in Illinois’ Big Ten opener vs. Indiana (VIDEO)

    Dec 31, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Joseph Bertrand

    Joseph Bertrand had 13 points in Illinois’ thrilling 83-80 win over Indiana to start Big Ten play. The most impressive play of the game was Bertrand’s reverse alley-oop to give the Fighting Illini a 69-67 lead with three minutes to go in regulation. Follow @terrence_payne

  17. LaQuinton Ross is on fire, but should No. 3 Ohio State be worried about big men?

    Dec 31, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

    Bryant v Ohio State

    No. 3 Ohio State kicked off their Big Ten season on New Year’s Eve with a 78-69 win at Purdue that actually more impressive than it sounds. The Boilermakers are a good Big Ten team when A.J. Hammons comes to play, and on Tuesday afternoon he did. The seven-footer finished with 18 points, 16 boards,…

  18. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: New Year’s Eve hoops!

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    GAME OF THE DAY: Marquette at Creighton, 10:00 p.m. Creighton kicks off their tenure as a member of the Big East as they host Marquette, who entered the season as the favorite to win the league. The Golden Eagles have struggled this season, however, as they have spent much of the first two months looking…

  19. 30-second timeout with Vin Parise: Five questions with Chris Mack

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Xavier Alabama Basketball

    Vin Parise of College Basketball Talk caught up with Xavier head coach Chris Mack as the Musketeers get ready for the start of Big East play: CBT: You guys have won 5 in a row, including the Cincinnati win, at Alabama and Wake Forest. What is going right with Xavier basketball right now? Mack: To…

  20. College Basketball Talk Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

    East Carolina v Duke

    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.…