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  1. After getting drubbed by Houston, is UConn a flawed basketball team?

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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    It would be easy to look at UConn’s loss to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Tuesday and write it off as the Huskies having a bad night. It was a late tip on New Year’s Eve way out in Houston in an arena that may not have held enough people to fill my old 600-seat…

  2. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Jan 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    It’s show-and-tell time for the Utes (Salt Lake Tribune) Utah’s off to an 11-1 start, but with a schedule that is ranked as one of the worst in college basketball the jury’s still out in the eyes of some. With that being the case, Thursday’s Pac-12 opener against No. 10 Oregon represents a big opportunity…

  3. Late Night Snacks: San Diego State holds off Colorado State on the road

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 21 San Diego State 71, Colorado State 61 Xavier Thames continued his terrific play, going for 23 points, and Winston Shepard added 17 points as the Aztecs went into the always-difficult Moby Arena and knocked off a rebuilding Colorado State team, 71-61. It was a big win for a San…

  4. Refusal to settle offensively proves beneficial for No. 21 San Diego State

    Jan 1, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

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    While their game at No. 16 Kansas on Sunday afternoon represents a major opportunity for both No. 21 San Diego State and the Mountain West given the league’s low number of marquee non-conference victories, the fact of the matter is that from an importance standpoint that game isn’t as important as a conference matchup. The…

  5. Former Indiana forward Luke Fischer rules out transfer within Big Ten

    Jan 1, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Just days after making the decision to leave the Indiana program, freshman forward Luke Fischer announced via his Twitter account on Wednesday that he will not be considering any Big Ten schools for his next destination. A native of Germantown, Wisconsin, Fischer averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest in his 13-game Indiana career.…

  6. Harvard does what’s expected in beating Boston College for a sixth straight time

    Jan 1, 2014, 6:49 PM EDT

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    Before the season began, Harvard’s opportunity to host Boston College had the appearance of a game that could benefit the Crimson’s postseason resume. Tommy Amaker’s team may be the prohibitive favorite to win the Ivy League, but quality non-conference wins have the potential to serve as a buffer of sorts should the unexpected happen and…

  7. Report: Oklahoma State’s Stevie Clark arrested for possession of marijuana

    Jan 1, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Just one day after it was announced that redshirt junior forward Michael Cobbins will miss the remainder of the season due to injury, the Oklahoma State basketball program received more bad news regarding one of its players. As reported by multiple outlets, freshman guard Stevie Clark was arrested during a traffic stop on Wednesday morning…

  8. POSTERIZED: Memphis’ Joe Jackson ends the first half with authority (VIDEO)

    Jan 1, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    With the combination of New Year’s Eve bowl games and college basketball games with more suspense, No. 18 Memphis’ 88-73 win over USF in the American opener for both teams didn’t receive a great deal of attention. Josh Pastner’s Tigers were expected to take care of business against the undermanned Bulls and that they did,…

  9. Conference Catchups: Arizona, Oregon lead way in much-improved Pac-12

    Jan 1, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    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: Kyle Anderson (UCLA) This…

  10. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Like slate on New Year’s Day

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 San Diego State at Colorado State, 9:00 p.m. The Aztecs have been one of the more surprising teams this season, having played their way into a top 25 ranking despite heading into the season expected to be little more than a team in a rebuilding year. Colorado State is…

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

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 1, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

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    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.…

  14. American Conference Catchup: Louisville and Memphis reign

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    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…

  16. Top 10 Unforgettable College Basketball Moments of 2013

    Jan 1, 2014, 4:40 AM EDT

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    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…

  17. Top 10 College Basketball Games in 2013

    Jan 1, 2014, 4:35 AM EDT

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    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.…

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

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:22 AM EDT

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    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…

  19. Houston upsets No. 17 UConn 75-71

    Dec 31, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

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    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…