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  1. No. 25 New Mexico holds off No. 24 UNLV in tough Mountain West opener

    Jan 10, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT

    New Mexico UNLV

    The Mountain West is going to be the most exciting conference west of the Mississippi this season. Not convinced? Enter “Exhibit A,” UNLV-New Mexico Wednesday night. Behind 23 points and eight rebounds from big man Alex Kirk, No. 25 New Mexico fought off a late push from No. 24 UNLV to win, 65-60, at The…

  2. Boise State hands Wyoming their first loss on a buzzer-beater

    Jan 10, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT

    Jeff Elorriaga

    We’re used to Boise State playing spoiler to perfect seasons, but it’s usually on the gridiron, not the basketball court. But for the second time this year, the Broncos handed a top 25 team their first loss of the season. On Wednesday night, Leon Rice’s club went into Laramie and knocked off Wyoming, 63-61, on…

  3. Brandon Paul dunks, fouls and gets the bucket (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Brandon Paul, Aaron Craft

    Illinois’ Brandon Paul is a dynamic high-octane scorer. He dropped 35 points against Gonzaga earlier this season and who can forget his 43-point performance against Ohio State a year ago. But lost in all the hype of his scoring ability is his underrated dunking acumen. We haven’t seen the 6-foot-4 senior go off on somebody…

  4. Ben McLemore saves Kansas in thrilling overtime win against Iowa State

    Jan 9, 2013, 9:29 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Kansas needed a hero Wednesday night, locked in a tough conference opener against Iowa State. The hero they got is a precocious 6-5 freshman who, judging by his performance against the Cyclones, has no reservations about stepping up in high-pressure situations on national television. McLemore scored 33 points on an efficient 10-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-6…

  5. No. 14 Butler gets 28 from Clarke, wins their A-10 opener

    Jan 9, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

    Ronald Roberts, Jr., Rotnei Clarke

    Rotnei Clarke scored 15 of his 28 points in the second half to lead No. 14 Butler to a 72-66 win at St. Joseph’s in their first league game as a member of the Atlantic 10. Clarke hit six threes while chipping in with six boards and four assists. Center Andrew Smith added 24 points…

  6. Illinois State suspends second-leading scorer Tyler Brown

    Jan 9, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Avery Dingman Tyler Brown

    Illinois State’s season has turned into Dan Muller’s worst nightmare. After a promising 9-3 start to the season that had some speculating whether or not the Redbirds would be a sleeper for the Missouri Valley title, Illinois State lost their first four games in league play. That was capped off by a Tuesday night loss…

  7. Michigan State’s Branden Dawson denies that he punched Purdue’s Travis Carroll

    Jan 9, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

    Branden Dawson

    Branden Dawson a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds in Michigan State’s win over Purdue on Saturday, but his stat line wasn’t the focus of the conversation after the game. Instead, the conversation has centered around this, video footage that some believe shows Dawson getting in a physical altercation with Purdue’s Travis Carroll and throwing…

  8. Ryan Kelly out at least two weeks after injuring foot in Duke’s win over Clemson

    Jan 9, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

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    Duke forward Ryan Kelly will be out at least two weeks after sustaining a foot injury in the Blue Devils’ blowout victory over Clemson on Tuesday at Cameron Indoor, the school announced in a statement. Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting that Kelly aggravated the same injury he suffered last season. The team reportedly optimistic…

  9. CBT Podcast: Fighting for attention in the Big East, Pac-12, Big-Ten and A-10

    Jan 9, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Kyle Anderson UCLA

    Episode five of the College Basketball podcast is here, just in time for regular season conference play. Host Troy Machir is joined by Rob Dauster, the Head Writer and Editorial Manager at College Basketball Talk, to discuss the log-jams that are taking place towards the top of the power conferences. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and…

  10. Duke signee Semi Ojeleye scores 57 points in high school game

    Jan 9, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Kryzewski yells at officials in their ACC college basketball tournament game against Florida State Seminoles in Atlanta

    The focus of Duke’s 2013 recruiting class has been on Chicago phenom Jabari Parker, who committed to the Blue Devils on Dec. 20, but coach Mike Krzyzewski has a couple more aces up his sleeve. Semi Ojeleye, a 6-6 forward from Ottawa, Kansas, who signed with Duke in September, went off for 57 points in…

  11. Pregame Shootaround 1.9.2013: Minnesota-Illinois, UNM-UNLV, loaded A-10 slate

    Jan 9, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Brandon Paul, Aaron Craft

    Game of the Day: 9:00 p.m.: No. 8 Minnesota at No. 12 Illinois (Big Ten) Minnesota is embarking on as difficult of a three-game stretch as you are going to find this season. They’re at Illinois tonight, they head to Indiana on Saturday and they host Michigan next week. Brutal. But the good news? We’ll…

  12. Laurence Bowers has sprained MCL, will miss at least two games

    Jan 9, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    Laurence Bowers, Kris Davis

    Missouri has announced that Laurence Bowers has sprained the MCL in his right knee. He will miss the next two games and will then be reevaluated. Those two games? At Ole Miss and at home against Georgia. The Tigers are hoping they’ll have Bowers in the lineup when they head to Gainesville to take on…

  13. Do you regret coming to UCLA? Tony Parker: ‘No comment’

    Jan 9, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Prairie View A&M v UCLA

    Things haven’t been easy for Tony Parker as he adjusts to life on the west coast. He’s 3,000 miles away from his family. He’s learning how to be a college student at the same time that he’s learning how to be a college basketball player. And he’s trying to learn how to be a college…

  14. Jon Horford back tonight for Michigan?

    Jan 9, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Jon Horfor

    You have to feel bad for the way that Jon Horford’s career has played out at Michigan thus far. Horford was thought to have a chance to be a breakout player for the Wolverines last season, but a broken bone in his foot forced him into a medical redshirt. Then this season, after watching Jordan…

  15. Report: Catholic 7, FOX meeting today, like VCU as a member?

    Jan 9, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    There have been a couple updates in the past two days in regards to the status of the Catholic 7, the group of seven non-football playing members of the Big East that broke off from the league last month. First and foremost, from Pete Thamel of SI.com, it appears as if VCU has become a…

  16. Shawn Jackson leaves Iona program

    Jan 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Shawn Jackson has decided to leave the Iona basketball team, the school announced on Tuesday. Jackson, a 6-foot-9, 250 lb forward, had started eight games this season, but he was only averaging 1.8 points and 2.6 boards per game. The JuCo transfer from Northwest Florida didn’t play in three of the last five games and…

  17. Offensive issues spillover to defensive side for Georgetown

    Jan 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Dante Taylor, J.J. Moore, Jabril Trawick

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Disappointing”. “Frustrating”. “Embarrassing”. Those were the words used by members of No. 19 Georgetown to describe their performance after suffering through a 73-45 loss to Pitt at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night. The loss was just as bad as the final score would indicate. Probably worse. It was a siege, a…

  18. Sam Thompson dunks because he can, and because he’s really good at it (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    A.J. Hammons, Sam Thompson

    We all know that Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas run the show in Columbus, OH. But the major concern with the Buckeyes heading in to the season was if they would be able to get increased production from their key contributors like LaQuinton Ross, Lenzelle Smith Jr., Shannon Scott, Amir Williams, Evan Ravenel and Sam…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Jan 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Ohio State v Purdue

    Morning folks. I hope you’re ready for another loaded night of college hoops, because Wednesday is bringing the thunder. Tonight is the first full night of conference play, and there are a handful of sneaky-good match-ups are on the schedule. Lets hit the links. Wednesday’s Top Games: 7:00 p.m. – Nebraska @ No. 2 Michigan…

  20. Pitt humiliates No. 19 Georgetown, responds after disappointing start

    Jan 9, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Tray Woodall, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pitt never went home after their loss to Rutgers in New Jersey on Saturday night, instead opting to head directly to DC, a region five players spent their high school careers. The 67-62 loss, which required a second half rally form 14 points down just to make the score respectable, dropped the…

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