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  1. Towson, Jerrelle Benimon off to hot start in CAA play

    Jan 10, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Jerrelle Benimon, Nate Lubick

    If you are a Georgetown fan, please, stop reading this now. Just turn off your laptop and put away your iPhone. Trust me on this. Because after watching your Hoyas struggle to score 50 points for what seems like the 10th consecutive game in a 73-45 loss at home to Pitt, you probably don’t want…

  2. 10 tidbits to know: Cuse FT struggles, Bama’s youth movement

    Jan 10, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports. Look for his Top 10 Tidbits every week. 1. As impressive as the Syracuse Orange are, free throw shooting is a major flaw with Jim Boeheim’s team.  At 64% they are one of the worst from the charity stripe…

  3. Cleanthony Early: 39 in comeback win. Gregg Marshall: Coach of the Year?

    Jan 10, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

    Southern Illinois Wichita St Basketball

    You see that picture to the right? The one right next to this text? It’s Cleanthony Early, and that’s a picture of him not giving a good gull dern about Wichita State’s injury issues. The Shockers are missing three starters — that includes their best perimeter shooter, Ron Baker, and Carl Hall, who, at the…

  4. Eastern Kentucky blows out Murray State on road, moves to 3-0 in OVC

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

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    Heading into the season, we knew that the Ohio Valley was going to be one of the tougher conferences in the country. You may have missed it in all the other realignment news, but Belmont, one of the nation’s strongest mid-major programs, jumped from the Atlantic Sun to the OVC. That league already included Tennessee…

  5. Four Boise State players, including top scorer Derrick Marks, suspended

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

    Derrick Marks, Gregory Echenique

    Last night, we wrote about Boise State’s impressive road win at previously-undefeated Wyoming. Jeff Elorriaga his a buzzer-beating three to cap a thrilling final three minutes for the Broncos. But what made the performance all the more impressive is that Boise State was able to do it while playing without four members of their rotation,…

  6. The Morning Mix

    Jan 10, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brandon Paul, Trevor Mbakwe

    Last night was fun, wasn’t it? What’s that? You didn’t watch college hoops all night like I did? You totally missed out. But fear not, because The Morning Mix is here to get you caught up to speed on all the happenings. But I’m warning you, last night was crazy. Or as the kids say…

  7. Late Night Snacks: Wednesday proves why conference play is unmatched

    Jan 10, 2013, 1:59 AM EDT

    Kansas

    Games of the Night No. 6 Kansas 97, Iowa State 89 (OT) Kansas trailed by six points with close to four minutes remaining, but freshman Ben McLemore hit a clutch bank three-pointer with one second remaining to tie the game at 79-79. The Jayhawks controlled overtime and got the victory. McLemore finished with 33 points…

  8. Words cannot describe Jamaal Franklin’s dunk against Fresno State (VIDEO)

    Jan 10, 2013, 1:55 AM EDT

    Jamaal Franklin

    What you are about to see is the most ballsy display of posterization the world has ever seen. And I’m not just throwing out crazy words to make this an entertaining post. What San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin did against Fresno State on Wednesday night is not taught by any coach, counselor or instructor. There…

  9. No. 8 Minnesota rolls through No. 12 Illinois, 84-67

    Jan 10, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

    Minnesota v Illinois

    For the past week, ever since Minnesota kicked off Big Ten play with a win over Michigan State in The Barn, I’ve said that the team that wins big games on the road will win the Big Ten, and that until that road win comes, keep the hype in check. Well, Gopher fans, it is…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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