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  1. Lingering hip issue bothering Alabama senior guard Trevor Releford

    Dec 15, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

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    In its’ 59-45 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday, Alabama failed to reach the 60-point mark for the first time this season. One reason for the relative lack of the offensive production was the absence of starting guard Trevor Releford, who was held out of the game due to what was termed as “precautionary reasons.”…

  2. Victory at San Diego serves as a reminder that UCSB’s no one-man outfit

    Dec 15, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Through five games UCSB power forward Alan Williams was near unstoppable, posting averages of 26.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game for a team that blew out UNLV in Las Vegas last month. Entering Sunday’s game against San Diego, the Gauchos were looking to build on the momentum gained from their home…

  3. Arkansas State’s John Brady alleges tampering after Raeford Worsham quits team

    Dec 15, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT

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    On Saturday the Arkansas State basketball program announced both an addition and a departure, with forward Seth Kisler cleared to return after playing in just one game last season due to injury. It remains to be seen what Kisler can provide the Red Wolves, who are off to a 5-3 start, but at the very…

  4. Freshmen, improved second-half defense stand out for No. 10 Villanova

    Dec 15, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

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    No. 10 Villanova led La Salle 38-34 at the half, and defensively the Wildcats couldn’t have played much worse than they did. The Explorers, even with the guard tandem of Tyreek Duren and Tyrone Garland combining to score just five points on 2-for-11 shooting, shot 46.4% from the field with forward Jerrell Wright burning Villanova…

  5. Recovery remains on track for Maryland point guard Seth Allen

    Dec 15, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Through ten games the Maryland Terrapins have turned the ball over on nearly 20% of their possessions, but in their 66-62 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday afternoon Mark Turgeon’s squad finished with just nine turnovers. Freshman Roddy Peters (five assists, three turnovers) has become more comfortable as the starting point guard, and both Nick…

  6. Rysheed Jordan’s second half among positives to be taken from Sunday’s defeat

    Dec 15, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    While Sunday’s matchup with No. 2 Syracuse was billed as a big game for St. John’s, the Red Storm didn’t show up at Madison Square Garden ready to play in a game of that magnitude. Poor shot selection and play that at times seemed somnambulant resulted in a double-digit deficit, with a Rysheed Jordan basket…

  7. Tyler Ennis, C.J. Fair help No. 2 Syracuse survive an upset bid from St. John’s

    Dec 15, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

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    St. John’s trailed by a dozen at halftime  to No. 2 Syracuse. But in the second half, the Red Storm were able to attack the Orange defense, while containing freshman point guard Tyler Ennis (21 points) on the other end. The Red Storm played a spirited second half, erasing a what was a 13-point deficit…

  8. POSTERIZED: Syracuse’s Jerami Grant slams on St. John’s (VIDEO)

    Dec 15, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Syracuse forward Jerami Grant had six points in the first half against Sunday afternoon’s game against St. John’s. None were louder than these two. The highlight began when point guard Tyler Ennis hit Grant on a pick-and-roll. Grant beat his defender off the dribble, elevated and threw down over Orlando Sanchez. This isn’t the first…

  9. Ex-Georgetown Hoya Greg Whittington transfers to Rutgers

    Dec 15, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

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    On Nov. 30, Georgetown head coach John Thompson III announced that he had dismissed junior forward Greg Whittington from the program. Whittington has now found his new home, transferring to Rutgers to play for Eddie Jordan. Whittington was visiting Rutgers this weekend, and late on Saturday night it was reported that he would join Georgetown’s…

  10. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Syracuse and St. John’s battle in the Garden

    Dec 15, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    C.J. Fair

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 2 Syracuse vs. St. John’s, noon (Fox Sports 1) It’s an old school Big East battle inside Madison Square Garden. Sunday won’t get much better than that. The Johnnies are looking to defeated their in-state rival for the first time since 2007, and in the process earning a huge non-conference…

  11. Marshall Henderson makes a shot after bouncing a pass off two defenders (VIDEO)

    Dec 15, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

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    Marshall Henderson has provided endless amounts of entertainment in his short time in Oxford. There was the 35-foot shot he hit against Vanderbilt. Who could forget maybe the greatest GIF ever? And even this photo with the Texas A&M president. On Tuesday night, in Ole Miss’s 72-63 win over Middle Tennessee State, Henderson added to…

  12. Difference between Kentucky, ’12 title team: role players?

    Dec 15, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

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    I wrote a column last night on No. 11 Kentucky and their 82-77 loss to No. 18 North Carolina. But I wasn’t in Chapel Hill. Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com was. He wrote a column too, and it included this passage, which I found particularly interesting: It was interesting to watch in person because the TV…

  13. Late Night Snacks: UK loses, Arizona survives, and Naadir Tharpe awakens

    Dec 15, 2013, 2:19 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Arizona 72, Michigan 70 The Wildcats held off Michigan in a thriller in Ann Arbor to kick off Saturday afternoon’s action. Glenn Robinson III was dominant in the first half, scoring 16 of his 20 points, but he was shut down by Aaron Gordon in the final 20 minutes.…

  14. St. Peter’s-Seton Hall ended pretty fantastically (VIDEO)

    Dec 15, 2013, 1:44 AM EDT

    Kevin Willard

    The best finish of Saturday took place well off the beaten path. St. Peter’s knocked off Seton Hall in overtime in a game that featured a buzzer-beater to end regulation and a game-winner in the extra frame. Follow @robdauster

  15. Utah takes another step forward in rout of rival BYU

    Dec 15, 2013, 12:42 AM EDT

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    Before Saturday night Utah had last beaten in-state rival BYU in 2009, losing 11 of the prior 12 meetings in the series. And with talk earlier this week that the rivalry could be coming to an end in the near future, there may have been a greater sense of urgency from the folks who support…

  16. No. 15 Oregon remains undefeated but has yet to reach its full potential

    Dec 15, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

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    When the suspensions of point guard Dominic Artis and forward Ben Carter were announced, the question was whether or not No. 18 Oregon would drop a game (or more) without the services of their starting floor general. But the fact of the matter was that Dana Altman has multiple perimeter options at his disposal, including…

  17. Xavier whips crosstown rival Cincinnati in spite of turnover-filled night

    Dec 14, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT

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    After going 0-3 in The Bahamas, Xavier needed to turn things around with the start of Big East play rapidly approaching. And after wins over Bowling Green and Evansville, their matchup with crosstown rival Cincinnati was supposed to represent another stiff test for Chris Mack’s team. But thanks to some hot shooting from the field…

  18. Saint Mary’s should still be discussed amongst WCC contenders

    Dec 14, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

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    There’s no denying the fact that point guard Matthew Dellavedova graduated as one of the greatest players in the history of Saint Mary’s basketball. In four seasons at the WCC school “Delly” was a three-time All-WCC selection and a two-time honorable mention All-American. A personnel loss that big isn’t something a program simply glosses over…

  19. New Mexico loses to No. 13 Kansas as Big Three’s supporting cast struggle

    Dec 14, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

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    No. 13 Kansas got 21 points and nine boards from Perry Ellis to lead four players in double figures as the Jayhawks upended a good New Mexico team in Kansas City, 80-63. There were a number of good signs for Bill Self’s team on Saturday. Naadir Tharpe played really well, especially down the stretch of…

  20. POSTERIZED: Sam Thompson doing Sam Thompson things (VIDEO)

    Dec 14, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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    No one in the country is better than Sam Thompson of Ohio State when it comes to catching alley-oops. He proved that again against North Dakota State.