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  1. Tonight was Taylor University’s “Silent Night” game

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:49 PM EDT

    @TheTimDeluxe

    You know by now that every year at Taylor University they have their “Silent Night” game.  On the Friday before final exams, the students gather in  Odle Arena and the crowd remains dead silent until the tenth point is scored. Once Taylor reaches point number ten, pandemonium ensues. Afterwards, the crowd harmoniously sings “Silent Night.” Tonight…

  2. Report: High Point’s Allan Chaney has career end early due to heart complications

    Dec 6, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

    Facebook/HPU Men's Basketball

    The trying career of Allan Chaney has come to an end. After beginning at the University of Florida for his freshman year, then transferring to Virginia Tech where he never was cleared to play due to a case of viral mycarditis — an infection that results in inflammation of the heart — he finally ended up at…

  3. Report: Stanford guard Aaron Bright will miss remainder of season with dislocated shoulder

    Dec 6, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Stanford Athletics

    Stanford senior guard Aaron Bright will be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a dislocated right shoulder he injured in practice last week. After averaging better than 30 minutes per game a season ago, Bright had been playing a smaller role on this year’s team coming off the bench and playing 19.3 minutes…

  4. Hagan Arena will be rocking for St. Joseph’s vs. Villanova

    Dec 6, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

    sjuhawks.com

    When St. Joseph’s and Villanova — two of the five schools making up Philadelphia’s “Big Five” — meet on the hardwood, the game is always a ‘can’t miss’ and atmosphere unparalleled. When the game is played at St. Joseph’s Hagan Arena, there may not be another gym in the country that provides the home team…

  5. Kansas moves freshman point guard Frank Mason into starting lineup

    Dec 6, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

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    In two of Kansas’ three games at the Battle 4 Atlantis last weekend, freshman point guard Frank Mason played well. Overall he averaged 9.7 points and 2.0 assists per contest, reaching double figures in games against Wake Forest (13 points) and Villanova (12). With the recent run of play and his work in practice, head…

  6. Pregame Shootaround: No. 3 Kentucky meets No. 20 Baylor in Arlington

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    South Carolina v Baylor

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor, 10:00 p.m. (ESPN) This isn’t a difficult choice, as the meeting between the Wildcats and Bears at the site of this season’s Final Four is the only contest matching ranked teams. And it’s a chance to make a statement nationally for Baylor, with sophomore…

  7. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Figuring out the ACC

    Dec 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Friday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. The inaugural installment focuses on the ACC, the now 15-team conference that some stated was the greatest conference ever assembled before a game had been played. Now that we’ve…

  8. Report: Oregon freshman forward Jordan Bell qualifies, now able to join program

    Dec 6, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    Oregon Ducks coach Altman yells out to his team against Louisville during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    With two games remaining in the suspensions of guard Dominic Artis and forward Ben Carter, Oregon will see its depth improve in short order. And apparently the Ducks will add another player, as freshman forward Jordan Bell has qualified and is now able to join the team. Bell, who played at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly,…

  9. Knee injury ends Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson’s season

    Dec 6, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    henderson

    Vanderbilt was able to hold off Marshall on Thursday night, beating the Thundering Herd 69-67 with Damian Jones and James Siakam leading the way with 15 points apiece. But the victory was a Pyrrhic one, as on Friday morning head coach Kevin Stallings announced that junior center Josh Henderson tore both the ACL and MCL…

  10. Xavier forward Erik Stenger sidelined with stomach ailment

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

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    During their three games in The Bahamas last weekend the Xavier Musketeers were shorthanded in the front court, as senior forward Erik Stenger was unable to participate due to an illness. The issues began shortly before the Musketeers left the States, as Stenger underwent medical testing (including bloodwork) after being “unusually lethargic” during practices. On…

  11. Weekend Preview: Kentucky-Baylor, a trio of in-state rivalry games

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    AP photo

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor, Fri. 10:00 p.m. Braving the ice and sleet in Dallas, Kentucky will be squaring off with the Bears at the Jerry Dome in a game that will almost assuredly see more UK fans show up than Baylor fans. The irony is that this is…

  12. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Dec 6, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Drexel Arizona Basketball

    Arizona claims top spot after North Carolina bounces another top five team (Sports Illustrated) In the latest installment of Luke Winn’s power rankings, Arizona moves into the top spot after Michigan State fell at home on Wednesday night. Three Big Ten teams are in the Top 5, with one being a Wisconsin team that’s already…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Rhode Island rivalry and VCU’s overtime

    Dec 6, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT

    Bryce Cotton

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Providence 50, Rhode Island 49 I bet you didn’t realize the Ocean State had a hoops rivalry like this, did you? The Rams and the Friars did battle on Thursday night in a game that turned into a dogfight pretty quickly. How emotional was it? At one point, Ed Cooley and…

  14. Win over LIU Brooklyn comes at a cost for Seton Hall as Fuquan Edwin goes down

    Dec 5, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    edwin

    Seton Hall established a season high for points in a game on Thursday night in their 92-81 win over LIU Brooklyn, with Brian Oliver knocking down eight three-pointers and scoring a game-high 26 points to lead the way offensively. In total four Pirates scored in double figures, but the win may have come at a…

  15. VCU’s half court scoring issues becoming a concern?

    Dec 5, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Melvin Johnson, Treveon Graham, Rob Brandenberg

    In a thrilling game down in Richmond, Shaka Smart’s VCU Rams outlasted a tough Eastern Kentucky team in overtime, beating the Colonels 71-68. Treveon Graham led four players in double-figures with 15 points and Rob Brandenburg knocked down four threes, including a huge three to kick off the overtime period. That would be the only…

  16. Missouri’s Jordan Clarkson off to a good start at point guard

    Dec 5, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    clarkson

    With Phil Pressey leaving school after his junior season for the NBA, Missouri had an important question to answer entering the 2013-14 season: who will grab the reins and lead the team from the point guard position? And with the team boasting an 8-0 record after beating West Virginia 80-71 on Thursday night, it’s become…

  17. Oral Roberts headed back to the Summit League in 2014

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

    Summit League logo

    Throughout the history of collegiate athletics there have been instances of schools moving from one conference to another, only to return to their original conference shortly thereafter. This had not happened in the recent wave of conference realignment, but that changed on Thursday as Oral Roberts announced that it will return to the Summit League…

  18. Back surgery sidelines Northeastern’s Quincy Ford for remainder of season

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    Northeastern Athletics

    With the graduation of key contributors Jonathan Lee and Joel Smith from last season’s CAA regular season champion squad, Northeastern junior guard Quincy Ford was expected to be a major contributor for the Huskies. But after playing in the team’s first two games of the season a back injury has sidelined Ford, and on Thursday…

  19. POSTERIZED: Ohio State’s Sam Thompson cleared for takeoff (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    thompson

    Normally when the discussion of someone being “posterized” takes place, there’s usually no doubt that a player was dunked on. But this video is a bit different, as it’s a compilation of three impressive dunks by Ohio State wing Sam Thompson in the Buckeyes’ 76-60 win over Maryland on Wednesday night. All three were alley-oops,…

  20. Report: Duke redshirt sophomore forward Alex Murphy to transfer

    Dec 5, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

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    After playing just over six minutes per game as a redshirt freshman, Duke forward Alex Murphy saw the task of earning more minutes become even tougher in 2013-14. With Rodney Hood eligible after having to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules and freshman Jabari Parker arriving on campus, there weren’t going to be…