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  1. C.J. McCollum: “I broke my foot” [VIDEO]

    Jan 5, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    C.J. McCollum has missed only one game in his storied career to date. The first — but not likely to be the last — was a December 20th game at North Texas, which his team won without him. He made today’s start against VCU and made it partway through the first half before he attempted…

  2. D’Angelo Harrison wills St. John’s to upset at No. 14 Cincy

    Jan 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    St. John’s shot 1 of 9 from behind the three point line in a 53-52 upset of No. 14 Cincinnati. That’s a terrible number. But it was the nature of that one make that illustrated the never-say-die attitude of the invading Johnnies. Sophomore D’Angelo Harrison, playing with four fouls, was double-teamed 30 feet away from…

  3. No. 12 Missouri survives against Bucknell, Mike Muscala

    Jan 5, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jabari Brown, Laurence Bowers, Mike Muscala

    Bucknell had a chance. Phil Pressey missed the front-end of a 1-and-1, meaning that the Bison had the ball down 64-63 at No. 12 Missouri and a chance to take the final shot. But Mike Muscala stepped out of bounds with three seconds left, giving the ball back to the Tigers and, essentially, ending any…

  4. Gregory Echenique proves his value in No. 16 Creighton’s win

    Jan 5, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    UAB v Creighton

    Creighton is the nation’s second-best three-point shooting team, knocking down triples at a 43.3% clip. Nearly 40% of their field goal attempts come from beyond the arc. One of the reasons that the Bluejays collect assists on 62.5% of their made shots is that they are so good at moving the ball around the perimeter…

  5. Bizarre finish gives Marquette 49-48 win over No. 15 Georgetown

    Jan 5, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

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    The under-12 minute timeout in the first half of Marquette-Georgetown Saturday afternoon, Marquette led by a score of 5-4. How bad was it? There were flashbacks to Georgetown’s ugly 37-36 win over Tennesse earlier this year. But for as unsightly as the first half of basketball was Saturday at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, the final…

  6. Late Afternoon Snacks: Marquette nips Hoyas; Lehigh meets VCU

    Jan 5, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Trent Lockett, Otto Porter

    Game of the Day Marquette 49, No. 15 Georgetown 48: It was a grind, as a Georgetown game so often can be, but Marquette got two crucial late free throws out of big man Davante Gardner (12 points, 7 rebounds) on their way to a slo-mo upset of G’Town in Milwaukee. Vander Blue also scored…

  7. No. 11 Illinois blows out No. 8 Ohio State at home

    Jan 5, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Brandon Paul, Aaron Craft

    Brandon Paul led four players in double figures with 19 points as No. 11 Illinois beat up No. 8 Ohio State 74-55 in Champaign. The Illini jumped all over Ohio State early, opening up a 25-13 lead in the first nine minutes and never looking back. At one point early in the second half, Illinois…

  8. No. 25 Kansas State outlasts No. 22 Oklahoma State in Big 12 battle

    Jan 5, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

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    No. 6 Kansas in the best team in the Big 12. Good luck finding someone who wholeheartedly thinks anything different. But after the Jayhawks, the conference’s waters are murky. Saturday’s 73-67 win for No. 25 Kansas State over No. 22 Oklahoma State might have helped to clear things up. Rodney McGruder scored 28 points, bouncing…

  9. 5-star recruit Dakari Johnson to choose between Kentucky, Georgetown, Syracuse on Saturday

    Jan 5, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Dakari Johnson

    Elite 2013 center Dakari Johnson will announce his college decision tonight on ESPN, Dave Telep of ESPN.com is reporting. Johnson reclassified to the Class of 2013 from the Class of 2014 this November, fast-tracking his path to college basketball. The 6-10, 250-pound New York native has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Syracuse, and Georgetown. Syracuse…

  10. Rutgers upsets No. 24 Pittsburgh, Panthers start 0-2 in Big East play

    Jan 5, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Despite an 11 a.m. ET tip-off in Piscataway, N.J., Rutgers came out with energy and purpose in the early minutes of its matchup with No. 24 Pittsburgh Saturday, surviving a second-half push from the Panthers to get an upset win at home, 67-62. Eli Carter led the way for Rutgers with 23 points on 6-of-14…

  11. Pregame Shootaround 1.5.13: Ohio State-Illinois matchup in Big Ten highlights Saturday’s action

    Jan 5, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

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    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:…

  12. No. 2 Michigan uses 13 three-pointers to sink Northwestern

    Jan 5, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

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    It was former St. John’s star, NBA All-Star, and TV analyst Mark Jackson, currently coaching the Golden State Warriors, who famously said it most succinctly: “Hand down, man down.” If you don’t get a hand in a three-point shooter’s face defensively, the opponent is going to make a living from distance, and that’s what No. 2…

  13. California native, 2013 guard Kendall Smith commits to UNLV

    Jan 5, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals Wyoming v UNLV

    UNLV coach Dave Rice secured his third commitment from the Class of 2013 Friday, as California combo guard Kendall Smith pledged his name to the UNLV program. The announcement came in a message posted on Smith’s Twitter page. Smith, a 6-2 guard, chose UNLV over UCLA and Connecticut. His recruitment had picked up in recent…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Memphis Tigers win rivalry game for the last time

    Jan 5, 2013, 1:01 AM EDT

    Memphis Tennessee

    Games of the Day Memphis 85, Tennessee 80: Even if this game were a blowout it would still probably be the game of the day because as many of you know by now this could be the last time these two in-state rivals play their annual game in a while. The contract is up at…

  15. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin enjoying the Big East while it lasts

    Jan 5, 2013, 12:04 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin reacts during the first half of the men's NCAA East Regional basketball game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Boston

    It has to be a bittersweet season for Mick Cronin and his Cincinnati Bearcats. Cincinnati started off the season with 12 straight wins, before a tough home loss to New Mexico. The Bearcats bounced back to beat No. 24 Pitt on the road to open Big East conference play. Along with Louisville, Syracuse, and Georgetown,…

  16. Texas lands 2013 point guard Isaiah Taylor

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

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    One of two point guards to announce a commitment Friday night, Isaiah Taylor (The Village School/Houston, TX) will stay in state for his college career, as he committed to Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns. “I just committed,” Taylor told Orangebloods.com. “I called the coaches a couple of hours ago to tell them.” “I was the…

  17. Memphis ends Tennessee rivalry with a win, Tigers AD takes blame

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:21 PM EDT

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    Memphis, for the third consecutive time – and possibily the last time – beat in-state rival Tennessee 85-80 on Friday night in Knoxville. Behind the strong play of guard Joe Jackson, who finished with 20 points and seven assists, the Tigers continued to get easy shots against a good defensive team, as they connected on…

  18. Wake Forest lands 2014 point guard Shelton Mitchell

    Jan 4, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - Wake Forest v Maryland

    Late Friday night, 2014 point guard, Shelton Mitchell (Cuthbertson High/Waxhaw, N.C.) came off the recruiting board, as he announced he would attend Wake Forest. Mitchell broke the news by announcing it through his personal Twitter account, which is protected. Regardless, word spread quickly, as Justin Byerly of CarolinaPreps.com, along with others confirmed it. The 6-foot-3 Mitchell,…

  19. Maryland will use ‘tag team’ defense to slow down Virginia Tech’s Erick Green

    Jan 4, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Since falling to Kentucky on opening night in Brooklyn, Maryland has rallied off 12 consecutive wins heading into conference play. However the best wins of those dozens were a 20-point blowout against Northwestern and a single-digit win against a pretty good Stony Brook team. The Terrapins will have a chance to go for lucky No.…

  20. Garrett Jefferson’s buzzer beater lifts Hawaii past Cal State Fullerton (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

    Garrett Jefferson

    Hawaii junior guard, Garrett Jefferson only played nine minutes and scored his only two points of the night at the buzzer. In a night when one buzzer beater out west was waved off, Jefferson, the reserve guard, went coast to coast hitting a floater in the lane to beat Cal State Fullerton 90-88 Thursday night…

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