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  1. Conference Catch-ups: Could the MWC send four dancing?

    Jan 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Dwayne Polee, Steve Fisher

    Conference play is upon us, so to help you get out of that post-holiday haze, we’ll be catching you up on all the happenings in the country’s top 12 conferences. Here’s our Mountain West Conference Catch-up: Favorite: San Diego State We’ve gotten used to this notion but not with the Aztecs up there by themselves.…

  2. Pregame Shootaround 1.7.2013: Notre Dame plays … Cincinnati?

    Jan 7, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    Eric Atkins

    Game of the Day: 6:30 p.m.: No. 21 Notre Dame at No. 14 Cincinnati (ESPN2) We know how good Louisville is and we think we know how good Syracuse is, but what we don’t quite have a firm handle on yet is where Notre Dame and Cincinnati fall in the Big East’s pecking order. We…

  3. Eastern Washington loses their leading scorer Justin Crosgile

    Jan 7, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    A tough season for Eastern Washington got even tougher on Friday, as their leading scorer Justin Crogile left the team. Originally reported as a dismissal, it turns out that Crogile a redshirt junior that had transferred to EWU from St. Joseph’s, was simply looking to get closer to home and his three-year old son. Crosgile…

  4. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Jan 7, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    Solomon Hill, Chase Tapley

    What do we make of this Arizona team?: The Wildcats are 14-0 this season. They jumped out to a 2-0 start in league play with wins over Colorado and Utah this weekend. They have beaten Florida, San Diego State and Miami in non-conference play. They are currently ranked No. 3 in the country. And they…

  5. VIDEO: Grinnell gets POSTERIZED!!!

    Jan 7, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

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    By now, everyone should have heard of Grinnell College. It’s the small school in Iowa that routinely puts up ridiculous scoring numbers — including the 138 points that Jack Taylor had in a game earlier this year — thanks to a system that emphasizes quick threes, a ridiculously fast pace and the kind of pressure…

  6. College Hoops Team of the Week: St. Louis Billikens

    Jan 7, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Kwamain Mitchell

    Team of the Week: St. Louis Billikens The Billikens have not exactly had a smooth ride this season. At the start of practices, their star point guard Kwamain Mitchell broke his foot, which almost certainly made things more difficult for new head coach Jim Crews. Then, in early December, the man that had put this…

  7. College Hoops Player of the Week: Rodney McGruder, Kansas State

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Rodney McGruder

    Player of the Week: Rodney McGruder, Kansas State McGruder came into this season with the expectation of being one of the most dominant players in the Big 12, but it took a while for the Kansas State senior to really find his groove in Bruce Weber’s new system. In the Wildcat’s first Big 12 game…

  8. The Morning Mix

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    CJ McCollum

    OK folks, before we begin the first Morning Mix of the week, we have a special public service announcement: CANNONBALL! If you have any questions you want to submit to the CBT Mailbag, you can submit them to @CBTonNBC all this week. But we have a lot to get to on the news front. So…

  9. Late Night Snacks: No. 6 Kansas hangs on and Colorado fails to bounce back

    Jan 7, 2013, 12:13 AM EDT

    Temple v Kansas

    Games of the Day 1. No. 6 Kansas 69, Temple 62 The Owls turned the ball over just three times at Allen Fieldhouse but that wasn’t enough to take down the Jayhawks. The reason why: they shot 30.7% from the field, with Kansas big man Jeff Withey serving as a major deterrent in the paint.…

  10. UVA cools Heels, wins ACC opener

    Jan 6, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

    Reggie Bullock

    Charlottesville – The Tar Heels are used to moving fast. They came into John Paul Jones arena as an unsurprising No. 1 in the nation in adjusted tempo. Virginia, on the other hand, was 343rd in the same stat. It was a classic unstoppable force vs. immovable object kind of game. The game ended up in…

  11. No. 13 Florida takes care of business without Erik Murphy (VIDEO)

    Jan 6, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

    Kenny Boynton, Austin Morgan

    No Erik Murphy? No problem. Kenny Boynton put together his second-best shooting performance of the season, hitting nine of 12 shots from the field (8-of-10 3PT) and scoring 28 points to lead No. 13 Florida to a 79-58 win at Yale. The Gators were without the services of Murphy due to bruised ribs suffered in…

  12. Knee injury forces Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon to redshirt

    Jan 6, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

    Jeronne Maymon

    One question throughout the non-conference portion of the schedule was how much of an impact would power forward Jeronne Maymon have on the Tennessee Volunteers upon his return from an injury to his left knee. Unfortunately for Maymon and the Volunteers they’ll have to figure things out without their leading rebounder from a season ago,…

  13. No. 6 Kansas clamps down late to hold off Temple, 69-62

    Jan 6, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

    Temple v Kansas

    Two of the things that visiting teams have to do when they visit Allen Fieldhouse are take care of the basketball and withstand the Kansas run that’s bound to come. Temple was able to do that, turning the ball over just three times the entire game and going on a 15-3 run in the second…

  14. Jim Boeheim laments coaching carousel but doesn’t blame coaches for making moves

    Jan 6, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim is the epitome of longevity in college basketball, as every one of his 904 victories have come as head coach of the central New York school. Add in the four seasons as a player and six as an assistant on Roy Danforth’s staff and Boeheim has been a part of…

  15. Florida forward Erik Murphy to miss today’s game with bruised ribs

    Jan 6, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Mike Bruesewitz, Erik Murphy

    Florida’s game at Yale this afternoon (5:30 PM on NBC Sports Network) was supposed to be a homecoming of sorts for senior forward Erik Murphy, who grew up 85 miles away from Yale in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. But bruised ribs suffered in practice on Friday will sideline Murphy for the game, as reported by…

  16. Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum to miss 8-10 weeks with broken fifth metatarsal in left foot

    Jan 6, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    The news that many in the college basketball world feared on Saturday evening came to pass on Sunday, as Lehigh head coach Dr. Brett Reed revealed that star guard C.J. McCollum will miss anywhere from eight to ten weeks with a broken bone in his left foot. McCollum suffered a broken fifth metatarsal in the…

  17. Brandon Triche, James Southerland lead No. 7 Syracuse over South Florida

    Jan 6, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    James Southerland

    Brandon Triche continued his recent hot shooting streak Sunday afternoon, going 8-of-13 from the floor for 20 points in a 55-44 Syracuse win on the road over South Florida at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. The Orange were slow out of the gate, falling behind by as many as 10, 17-7, in the first…

  18. Glenn Robinson III, No. 2 Michigan overcome first-half test to blow out Iowa

    Jan 6, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    Glenn Robinson III

    Coming off a near-upset of No. 5 Indiana last week, Fran McCaffery and the Iowa Hawkeyes got a taste Sunday of what makes their Big Ten conference schedule so tough in 2013. Iowa slowed the pace of the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines and controlled the tempo early, holding the game steady at 35-33 with 2:12 remaining…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 1.6.13: Upset-minded Temple travels to meet No. 6 Kansas

    Jan 6, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Each day, CollegeBasketballTalk brings you the “Pregame Shootaround,” which will lay out a preview for the slate of games that night. We’ll take a look at some key match-ups and important games, as well as make some predictions and point out what you need to watch for. Take a look below at today’s edition: Note:…

  20. Kelly Olynyk, the nation’s most improved player

    Jan 6, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk

    After winning at Santa Clara last night, No. 10 Gonzaga improved 15-1 on the season, with a pair of road wins to kick off WCC play. They are ranked 13th according to Kenpom, a number that could climb drastically if the Zags can ever put together enough defensive stops to improve their defensive efficiency, which…

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