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  1. Late Night Snacks: Shabazz Napier leads UConn over Indiana at Madison Square Garden

    Nov 23, 2013, 12:51 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 18 UConn 59, Indiana 58 Shabazz Napier had what turned out to be the game-winning bucket, but made key plays down the stretch to secure the one-point win over the young Indiana Hoosier team on Friday night in the title game of the 2K Sports Classic inside The World’s Most Famous…

  2. Seton Hall’s Patrik Auda re-injuries right foot in loss to Oklahoma, may miss season

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

    Patrick Auda

    Oklahoma trailed by seven with a minute to go on Friday night against Seton Hall at the Barclays Center. The Sooners rallied for a wild finish, outscoring the Pirates 9-1 in the final moments to steal an 86-85 win over Seton Hall in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn. Seton Hall adds a second…

  3. It’s been a process, but Shabazz Napier’s grown into his leadership role

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

    2K Sports Classic

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — It’s Friday night and Madison Square Garden’s packed. Two boisterous fan bases share the stands, ensuring that every basket, every call, gets equal parts cheers…

  4. Kris Dunn sparks second half comeback in Providence’s win over Vanderbilt

    Nov 22, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    On Friday night, Michigan wasn’t the only team to overcome a 16-point deficit. Led by its sophomore point guard Kris Dunn — the former McDonald’s All-American — Providence rallied off 17 straight points to erase Vanderbilt’s 16-point lead, en route to the Friars’ 67-60 win over the Commodores in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam…

  5. Washington’s talented, but they need massive defensive improvements

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

    c.j. wilcox

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — At this point in the season, Washington still deserves the benefit of the doubt. They are playing with Desmond Simmons, whose knee injury has…

  6. Nik Stauskas helps erase a 16-point second half deficit, Michigan tops Florida State in overtime

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT

    Mitch McGary

    Michigan trailed by 16 points in the second half as Florida State was looking to close in on its second top-15 win in as many days. But behind the play of Nik Stauskas, who scored 23 of his career-high 26 points from the second half on, the Wolverines rallied to defeat the Seminoles 82-80 in…

  7. UMass beats No. 19 New Mexico, adding to an already solid resume

    Nov 22, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT


    UMass hasn’t reached the NCAA tournament since 1998, but through five games Derek Kellogg’s Minutemen have the appearance of a group that can end that drought. Friday afternoon UMass added another solid victory to its resume, soundly beating No. 19 New Mexico 81-65 in the semifinals of the Charleston Classic. After struggling from the field…

  8. Jok ‘family reunion’ highlights Penn’s game at Iowa

    Nov 22, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT


    When the Penn Quakers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday night there will be two reunions of sorts at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery will be coaching against his alma mater, and the Jok brothers will be on the same court for the first time at the college level. Dau’s a senior…

  9. Missouri sophomore forward Stefan Jankovic to transfer

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Missouri Athletics

    After averaging just under eight minutes per game as a freshman, 6-foot-11 forward Stefan Jankovic played a total of 26 minutes in Missouri’s first two wins of the season over Southeast Louisiana and Southern Illinois. In those games the Canadian averaged 5.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest, but against Hawaii Jankovic played less than…

  10. Georgetown bounces back with 27 point win over Kansas State

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    Georgetown bounced back from Thursday’s embarrassing loss to Northeastern in a big way, as they rolled over Kansas State, 90-63, in the consolation bracket of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera led four scorers in double-figures with 25 points as the Hoyas put together a sterling offensive effort, shooting 61.1% from the floor, 6-for-13 from…

  11. Draft withdrawal snafu places FIU guard Raymond Taylor’s eligibility in jeopardy

    Nov 22, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT


    On Thursday evening it was reported by Andy Katz of that Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was forced to sit out the Panthers’ game against Bethune-Cookman due to the school and NCAA looking into questions regarding his eligibility. The issue: whether or not Taylor, who entered his name into the 2012 NBA Draft, withdrew…

  12. Assigned Reading: Andy Enfield looks to rejuvenate USC basketball

    Nov 22, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT

    USC Introduces New Basketball Coach Andy Enfield

    First-year USC head coach Andy Enfield used an entertaining brand of basketball to lead FGCU to an Atlantic Sun tournament crown and a trip to the Sweet 16 last season, resulting in his move to Los Angeles. And he’s got quite the task in front of him, as USC AD Pat Haden hired Enfield with…

  13. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Glenn Braica

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise from CollegeBasketballTalk caught up with St. Francis Brooklyn head coach Glenn Braica. The Terriers are 2-2 with wins against Miami and Florida Atlantic. CBT: Preseason you were picked 7th out of 10 in the NEC Coaches Poll. How big of a concern was your early non-conference slate? Braica: I was definitely worried about…

  14. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Big day for the Big Ten

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 14 Michigan vs. Florida State, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN2)  Florida State may have put forth the performance of the day on Thursday, beating No. 10 VCU 85-67 in a game they by as much as 30 in the second half. The Seminoles are likely to meet more resistance in the half…

  15. BYU freshman forward Erick Mika diagnosed with right eye abrasion

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT


    With 3:28 remaining in Wednesday night’s matchup with No. 21 Iowa State, BYU freshman forward Eric Mika was injured when DeAndre Kane swiped at the basketball and ended up striking Mika in the face. Due to the force of the blow Kane was called for a flagrant two foul, resulting in his ejection, but the…

  16. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Nov 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    FIU pulls Raymond Taylor from game over NBA Draft rule (ESPN) FIU head coach Anthony Evans was without a starter on Thursday night, as guard Raymond Taylor was forced to sit as the school investigates his withdrawal from the 2012 NBA Draft. Yep, 2012. The school and NCAA are checking to see whether or not…

  17. Late Night Snacks: A wild, wild day in the November tournaments

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:08 AM EDT

    kendall williams

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: New Mexico 97, UAB 94 2OT The Lobos needed a miraculous, 30-foot runner from Kendall Williams at the buzzer to force overtime. They then needed a three from Alex Kirk to force a second overtime before finally subduing a scrappy UAB team. Our Raphielle Johnson wrote all about it here, and…

  18. Five Thoughts on Indiana after their 102-84 win over Washington

    Nov 22, 2013, 1:09 AM EDT

    AP photo

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — I had questions about Indiana entering the season. A lot of them, actually. Losing two of the top four picks in the NBA draft…

  19. The Bazz ‘n’ Boat Show gets the publicity, but Deandre Daniels is UConn’s difference-maker

    Nov 21, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

    2K Sports Classic

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — Boston College has two of the best players in the ACC this season in Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson, but they entered Thursday night’s…

  20. USC senior guard J.T. Terrell ruled academically ineligible

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT


    After beginning the Andy Enfield era with a loss at Utah State the USC Trojans have won three straight entering Thursday night’s game against West Alabama, with a trip to the Bahamas to play in the Battle 4 Atlantis on the horizon. Unfortunately for the Trojans they’ll be without the services of senior guard J.T.…