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  1. Treveon Graham’s three-pointer the difference as VCU beats Virginia (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:51 PM EST

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    In the first meeting between the two programs since the 1998-99 season, VCU edged Virginia by the final score of 59-56 thanks to a three-pointer from Treveon Graham with just over one second remaining. Graham’s shot capped a 10-1 VCU run over the final 2:44, and the space needed to release the game-winner came on…

  2. Keith Appling leads No. 2 Michigan State to a 78-74 win over No. 1 Kentucky

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:06 PM EST

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    CHICAGO — No. 2 Michigan State, the national title favorite chocked full of veteran all-americans, had completely outclassed their more hyped counterparts from Kentucky on Tuesday night, riding the hot hands of Adreian Payne and Gary Harris to a first half lead that grew to as much as 15-points. But Kentucky came back. They fought…

  3. South Carolina impresses, falls short against No. 23 Baylor

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

    South Carolina v Baylor

    Brady Heslip scored 18 points and hit five threes and Isaiah Austin chipped in with 14 points as No. 23 Baylor overcame a hideous 22-for-43 performance from the free throw line to knock off South Carolina in Waco, 66-64. As has been the case with seemingly every game played early on this season, the Bears…

  4. Plenty of positives for LSU in loss to UMass

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    AMHERST, Mass. — Kentucky, Florida and Tennessee are seen as the three top teams in the SEC this season. LSU, like the Vols, is much improved heading into this season, and despite a 92-90 road loss to UMass on Tuesday afternoon, the Tigers showed a lot of promising in their opening game of the 2013-2014…

  5. Report: Delaware’s Devon Saddler saddled with a suspension

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

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    Devon Saddler, who recently became the second-leading scorer in Delaware basketball history, was suspended from the program for a month on Tuesday. The news was first reported by Kevin Tresolini of DelawareOnline.com. The suspension stems from a violation of team rules. Saddler will miss seven games during that stretch, including big matchups against Villanova and…

  6. Four programs to don turquoise uniforms this season

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:16 PM EST

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    This season, four athletic programs will don turquoise uniforms to honor Native American Heritage month. Florida State, Nevada and New Mexico will join Oregon State is wearing the uniforms for a game this November. The Beavers have done this for a couple seasons now, in large part due to former big man and Native American…

  7. West Virginia blows 19 point lead, suffers ugly loss to Virginia Tech

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

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    If there’s a clear-cut loser during this year’s Tip-Off Marathon, then it’s West Virginia. The Mountaineers blew a double-digit first-half lead to lose at Virginia Tech 87-82, despite the Hokies missing suspended starting forward C.J. Barksdale. This is a really bad loss for a West Virginia team hoping to compete in the top-half of the…

  8. Wooden Award Top 50 List

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:27 PM EST

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    The Wooden Award announced their list of the 50 candidates named to the early season watch list on Tuesday, and not surprisingly, Kentucky leads the way with four players on the list. Michigan State, Kansas and Duke have three players each on the list. Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas and Duke have a quarter of the…

  9. UMass begins its season with wins over ACC and SEC programs

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:39 PM EST

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    AMHERST, Mass. – The UMass Minutemen have now kicked off its 2013-2014 season with a win over an ACC program and an SEC program. The latest win came in the home opener in an exciting Tuesday morning game, as UMass survived LSU with a 92-90 win as part of the Tip-Off Marathon. Cady Lalanne, who…

  10. Vin Parise joins the SportsDash crew to discuss some of the major early storylines (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

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    NBCSports.com contributor Vin Parise joined the fine folks at the SportsDash to discuss some of the biggest storylines heading into the 2013-2014 season, including John Calipari and the pressure that his Wildcats feel heading into the season.

  11. La Salle bounces back after a poor rebounding effort on Saturday

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:34 AM EST

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    While their 99-90 double overtime loss to Manhattan on Saturday afternoon qualified as one of the best games of the opening weekend, the way in which the defeat occurred revealed a big issue for the La Salle Explorers. That issue was rebounding, with the Jaspers out-rebounding La Salle 51-33 and finishing the game with a…

  12. Picks Are In! CBT’s Champions Classic Predictions

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:54 AM EST

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    Today is Hoopsmas! 30 consecutive hours of basketball capped by the Champions Classic. It doesn’t get better than that. You can read our full preview of the Champions Classic right here. This post isn’t about previewing. It’s about predicting. Each of our writers take a stab at who will win tonight’s matchups: No. 1 Kentucky…

  13. Champions Classic Preview: Hyped freshmen, four top five teams, best event ever?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    Tuesday is an indisputably great day for college hoop heads around the country, as we not only get 30 straight hours of hoops, but the marathon session of basketball is capped off with the Champions Classic, the single best in-season event ever. That’s right. I said it. I’ll even take it a step further: I…

  14. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:40 AM EST

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    Now that the college basketball season is finally here, it’s time to bring back the daily collection of links needed to catch you up on the happenings of the night before. While you were asleep: 24-hour college basketball marathon links  BYU puts up 112 points in their win at Stanford Proponents of the changes to…

  15. Chase Fieler’s career morning awakens somnambulant FGCU

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:26 AM EST

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    After getting run out of the sparkling new Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday night, the FGCU Eagles entered Tuesday morning’s game against Hartford in need of a victory to avoid an 0-2 start to the Joe Dooley era. And in the first 20 minutes FGCU looked like a team that yearned for the comfort of…

  16. Two-point shooting, rebounding push New Mexico State past Hawaii

    Nov 12, 2013, 7:48 AM EST

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    Pegged as the overwhelming favorites to win the WAC, New Mexico State has two areas of strength: the versatility of junior guard Daniel Mullings, and their size in the front court. Tuesday morning against former conference rival Hawaii, the Aggies were able to take advantage of both on their way to a 95-88 victory in…

  17. Saint Mary’s plays efficiently in win over Akron

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:45 AM EST

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    If you’re still up and watching the 24-Hour Hoops Marathon, you can officially call yourself a fanatic. During Saint Mary’s 85-63 win over Akron on Tuesday morning, the game became  free throw fest as Akron got to the line 29 times while Saint Mary’s shot 36 free throws. The Gaels won so easily because they…

  18. VanVleet steps up for Wichita State during Marathon

    Nov 12, 2013, 3:55 AM EST

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    One of the major questions for Wichita State coming off of their surprise Final Four run would be their ability to  replace Malcolm Armstead and Demetric Williams’ scoring touch and playmaking ability on the perimeter. Sophomore Fred VanVleet from Rockford, Illinois appears equipped to handle the role. After a high school career that saw VanVleet…

  19. BYU proves themselves a contender in the WCC with 112-103 win over Stanford

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:13 AM EST

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    Tyler Haws popped off for 31 points, and Matt Carlino chipped in with 25 of his own, as BYU went down to Palo Alto and knocked off the Stanford Cardinal, 112-103. Yup, you read that score right. It was 112-103. Nothing weird happened, either. This wasn’t a quadruple-overtime game, it was just good, old-fashioned, uptempo…

  20. Late Night Snacks: The Marathon is on, but Doug McDermott, Shabazz Napier shine brightest

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:52 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: BYU 112, Stanford 103 All these new fouling rules? This is why they’re put into the game. So college basketball looks more like this than rugby. Now, I’ll freely admit that the score of this game was almost entirely a result of the way that BYU plays. They love, love, love…