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  1. Maryland point guard Seth Allen cleared to play after foot injury

    Dec 28, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    Seth Allen

    Maryland and head coach Mark Turgeon received some encouraging news over the weekend as it was reported by CSN Baltimore’s Daniel Martin that point guard Seth Allen has been cleared to play by doctors and has returned to practice on Friday and Saturday as the Terrapins prepare for a Sunday contest against Tulsa. Allen had…

  2. New Year’s Resolutions: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

    Dec 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  3. Northwestern forward Mike Turner decides to transfer

    Dec 28, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    Northwestern announced on Saturday morning that forward Mike Turner is transferring from the program. Turner appeared in all 32 games for the Wildcats last season, tallying 61 points during the season, but he took a leave of absence from the team in September as it looked like he was likely leaving the program. Now the…

  4. Assigned Reading: Getting to know the Wiggins brothers

    Dec 28, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Although Andrew Wiggins is one of the more popular freshman college basketball players in recent memory, he is still rather shy and — especially as a person off-the-court — we’re still getting to know the Canadian basketball phenom. In an interesting profile on the Wiggins brothers by the AP’s Dave Skretta, we get a little…

  5. Gene Teague recovering after scary fall Friday night

    Dec 28, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

    Gene Teague

    Seton Hall center Gene Teague suffered a scary injury on Friday night. As you can see in the video above, Teague’s legs were taken out from underneath him and he fell to the ground, landing on the left side of his head. He was knocked unconscious and, according to head coach Kevin Willard, dealing with…

  6. Pregame shootaround: Monster doubleheader dominates Saturday’s action

    Dec 28, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 8 Villanova at No. 2 Syracuse (2 p.m., CBS) I mean no disrespect to one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, but when you have a matchup of two unbeaten, top-10 teams on December 28th, it takes precedence. It should be a good one as No. 8 Villanova…

  7. New Year’s Resolutions: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Dec 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Mike Brey

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  8. DePaul beats Northwestern on buzzer-beater from Billy Garrett Jr. (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

    AP

    In the final non-conference game for both DePaul and Northwestern, each team was in desperate need of a win. Projected to finish at or near the bottom of their respective conferences, picking up a win against another power-conference team would have provided each team a much needed boost. After Dave Sobolewski — who entered the game…

  9. Seton Hall rolls past Lafayette, Gene Teague suffers scary injury to head

    Dec 27, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

    Gene Teague

    The result of tonight’s game between Seton Hall and Lafayette was never in doubt. The Pirates got out to a 47-15 lead at halftime, and the only question was whether they would double up Lafayette’s score. They didn’t, but the final score was 90-58 — a true throttling from the opening tip to final buzzer.…

  10. POSTERIZED: Northern Kentucky’s Jalen Billups makes Kennedy Meeks pay for not blocking out

    Dec 27, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

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    This is what happens when you don’t put a body on your man and block out. Northern Kentucky’s top forward Jalen Billups taught North Carolina’s freshman forward Kennedy Meeks a rude lesson in the importance of boxing out. Rebounding has been an issue for North Carolina all season. Expect Roy Williams to use this clip…

  11. Demetrius Walker and Jeff Lowery dismissed from Grand Canyon team

    Dec 27, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Demetrius Walker

    Demetrius Walker and Jeff Lowery have both been dismissed from Grand Canyon’s basketball team for a “violation of team rules,” head coach Dan Majerle announced on Friday. Majerle wouldn’t go into details for the dismissal, leaving it at: “It’s very disappointing for everyone involved, but our program remains committed to performing to the best of our…

  12. New Year’s Resolutions: Kentucky Wildcats

    Dec 27, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  13. Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky’s foot back to 100% after two week break

    Dec 27, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

    Frank Kaminsky

    Wisconsin has been one of the best and most surprising teams this season. And Frank Kaminsky has been one of the most pleasant surprises on not just the Badgers, but in college basketball. Kaminsky is averaging 14.6 ppg and 5.8 rpg, which is better than ten points more than his season average for 2012-13. Earlier in…

  14. St. John’s PG Rysheed Jordan will play Saturday vs. Columbia

    Dec 27, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    After missing a game to return home to tend to two ailing relatives, St. John’s freshman point guard Rysheed Jordan has returned to the program and will be available when the Red Storm face Columbia on Saturday afternoon. The one game Jordan missed was a 96-87 win over Youngstown State last Saturday. “Rysheed was back…

  15. Mitch McGary out indefinitely after electing to undergo back surgery

    Dec 27, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Mitch McGary

    Michigan center Mitch McGary has been battling a back injury the entire season. He missed the first two games of the year against UMass Lowell and South Carolina State — both easy wins for the Wolverines — and missed Michigan’s most recent game against Stanford. An All-American in the preseason, McGary has been unable to…

  16. New Year’s Resolutions: Florida Gators

    Dec 27, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Joel Embiid, Scottie Wilbekin

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  17. Virginia Tech guard Marquis Rankin leaves program

    Dec 27, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    After playing just over 19 minutes per game as a sophomore, Virginia Tech guard Marquis Rankin did not see any action for the Hokies this season. Earlier in the season head coach James Johnson stated that Rankin was out due to “personal reasons,” and the issues needed to be addressed before he made a return…

  18. Conference Catchups: Three-team race in the SEC?

    Dec 27, 2013, 3:00 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: Jordan Clarkson, Missouri Much…

  19. Southern Illinois will be without head coach Barry Hinson against Miami (OH)

    Dec 27, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    AP

    By now, we have all seen Barry Hinson’s epic press conference following Southern Illinois’ loss to Murray State. We heard his apology on the Dan Patrick Show. We even saw two young Saluki fans donning “Mama’s Boy” t-shirts. Unfortunately for Hinson and his family, he is in the news again, but for a not so…

  20. Leg injury forces Marquette freshman PG Duane Wilson to redshirt

    Dec 27, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    After having the start to his freshman campaign delayed due to a stress fracture in his right leg Marquette freshman guard Duane Wilson returned to practice in mid-December, with the hope being that he could possibly help the Golden Eagles in Big East play. A consensus Top 100 recruit, Wilson has the ability as both…