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  1. UCLA remains undefeated, avoiding upset bid by UC Santa Barbara

    Dec 4, 2013, 1:01 AM EDT

    Jordan Adams

    It took until the later stages of the second half, but No. 18 UCLA remained undefeated following a 89-76 win tover UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night at Pauley Pavilion. The game was much closer than the final score, as one of the contenders in the Big West gave the Bruins a fight throughout. The Gauchos…

  2. Iowa defeats Notre Dame 98-93 in offensive shootout

    Dec 3, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT

    Jarrod Uthoff

    The Big Ten got its first win in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge from Iowa’s offensive firepower. The Hawkeyes, playing in front of a raucous crowd, held off a Notre Dame second half comeback, countering the rally and holding off the Fighting Irish in a 98-93 win on Tuesday night. The Irish posted 43 points in…

  3. Michigan’s offensive struggles in 79-69 loss to Duke a major concern

    Dec 3, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

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    DURHAM, N.C. — Caris LeVert is a good basketball player. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that there aren’t five players in college basketball that are more improved than No. 22 Michigan’s 6-foot-6 sophomore, and nothing about the 24 points he had against No. 10 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday…

  4. Turnovers, defense spark big second half in Syracuse’s 69-52 win over Indiana

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

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    The second half of Tuesday night looked a lot like last March’s Sweet Sixteen game when the Syracuse zone defense caused problems for the Indiana offense. The Hoosiers tied the game early in the second half before falling into a 13-minute drought. During which the Orange broke open the game, claiming the first game in their…

  5. POSTERIZED: Indiana’s Troy Williams dunks on Syracuse on a putback dunk (VIDEO)

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

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    Troy Williams had four points in the first half of Indiana’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge contest against No. 4 Syracuse. The first two points were off an uncontested breakaway dunk after he intercepted a Tyler Ennis pass. This was his second bucket of the evening, and as you can see there were a few bodies in…

  6. Gary Harris: ‘I’m definitely going to play against North Carolina’

    Dec 3, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris injured his ankle in late August, though, that force him to miss any regular season games. That was until Friday during the top-ranked Spartans’ 98-65 win over Mount St. Mary’s Tom Izzo sidelined his reigning Big Ten freshmen of the year for the entire weekend, not just the 33-point…

  7. ACC players attempt to spell Krzyzewski (VIDEO)

    Dec 3, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Conference play is still weeks away. The ACC should have another exciting season with three new program’s joining the conference. Despite the changes in the league, one thing has remained the same for ACC competition for years:  How do you spell Coach K’s last name? North Carolina’s Brice Johnson, Notre Dame’s Eric Atkins, Virginia’s Joe Harris,…

  8. Lute Olson says new rules are ‘ridiculous’

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Former Arizona head coach and Hall of Famer Lute Olson has formally joined the group of coaches who have expressed their displeasure with the new rule changes this season in college basketball. Hand-checking rules were changed this season to allow more player movement, which in return has increased scoring something that was down from a…

  9. Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin out indefinitely with high ankle sprain

    Dec 3, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

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    The Florida roster took another hit Tuesday afternoon, after it was announced that senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin will be out indefinitely with a high ankle sprain he suffered in Monday night’s heartbreaking road loss to UConn. Wilbekin scored 15 points and grabbed three boards to go along with a pair of assists and turnovers,…

  10. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Kicking off the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 22 Michigan at No. 10 Duke, 9:15 p.m. ET The highlight of tonight’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge slate was supposed to pit two top ten teams against each other. Instead, both the Blue Devils and the Wolverines head into Tuesday night’s matchup with a pair of losses. Duke has been beaten…

  11. Report: Chris Walker could be back for the Jimmy V Classic

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Florida’s back court question marks have become a major, major problem. Kasey Hill is out with an ankle injury. Eli Carter will reportedly be redshirting this season. Scottie Wilbekin missed the final five minutes of last night’s game after injuring his ankle. It’s unclear how long Hill and Wilbekin will be out of commission. That…

  12. 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis field is absolutely loaded

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    The field for the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis has been revealed, and it is absolutely stacked. The eight teams: Florida, North Carolina, UCLA, Georgetown, Wisconsin, Butler, Oklahoma and UAB. There is a rule in place that prohibits two teams from the same conference from being in these early season tournaments. Butler and Georgetown are both members…

  13. Report: Delta bumps entire flight to get Florida to UConn

    Dec 3, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

    Southern v Florida

    There isn’t a more frustrating time to travel than Thanksgiving weekend, and on Sunday afternoon, about 50 Delta customers learned that the hard way. Florida was scheduled to fly from Gainesville to Connecticut for their Monday night game against the UConn Huskies on Sunday afternoon, but the plane they were supposed to take was grounded…

  14. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 3, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    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.…

  15. Big Ten/ACC Challenge Viewer’s Guide

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The Big Ten/ACC Challenge kicks off tonight. Since we know that you need help putting together your schedule, here’s a breakdown of which games you need to watch. You’re welcome. All times EST: Only miss these games to see the birth of your FIRST child: 1. Tue 9:15 p.m.: No. 22 Michigan at No. 10…

  16. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    FDU is early king of New Jersey hardwood (Bergen Record) With a new head coach in Greg Herenda, Fairleigh Dickinson entered the 2013-14 season having lost its final 15 games of the season prior. And without a win over a Division I opponent since January 2013, it was clear that Herenda has his work cut…

  17. A bat scaring Cameron Ridley during the Texas-Vanderbilt game (GIF)

    Dec 3, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Cameron Ridley

    Maybe it’s because I have the sense of humor of a six-year old, but seeing a bat freak out a seven-foot, 300 pound behemoth will never not be funny to me. Thankfully, the cheerleaders were there to save the day: Cheerleaders trapped the bat under a megaphone when it flew into South O-Zone. I couldn't…

  18. Late Night Snacks: UConn and Florida go down to the wire

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 12 UConn 65, No. 15 Florida 64 Duh. Shabazz Napier knocked in two ridiculous clutch shots, including a buzzer-beater in which he went 1-for-2 on the trip, in UConn’s 65-64 win over Florida. It was a tremendous back-and-forth early-season clash of top-15 teams, and although there were a few too…

  19. Texas holds on to beat Vanderbilt; young Longhorns now 7-1

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t pretty, but the Texas Longhorns pulled off another win on Monday night, earning a 70-64 win over Vanderbilt at home to move to 7-1 on the season. Texas head coach Rick Barnes’ hot seat is cooling a bit as the wins keep mounting and the Longhorns had to really hold on to earn…

  20. Report: Eli Carter redshirting, leaving Florida without a point guard?

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

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    Florida’s point guard situation can be summed up is slowly by surely turning into a major issue. First, it was Scottie Wilbekin getting suspended. A game before Wilbekin was allowed to return, Kasey Hill suffered a high ankle sprain that could keep him out of the lineup for another couple of weeks. On Monday night…