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  1. Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum undergoes successful surgery on fractured foot, will miss 8-10 weeks

    Jan 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    CJ McCollum

    Lehigh senior guard C.J. McCollum has undergone successful surgery to repair a fractured bone in his left foot and will need between eight and 10 weeks to recover, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. McCollum was injured Saturday on a drive to the basket with 5:37 remaining in the first half against Virginia Commonwealth. He was…

  2. Official RPI rating released

    Jan 8, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    On Monday, the NCAA officially released their first edition on the RPI, which, as it does every year, is sure to stir up quite a bit of debate. Like, for example, Indiana being 16th. That’s 10 spots behind a Colorado team that is currently 0-2 in the Pac-12, 25 spots in front of Ohio State…

  3. Breaking Down: Why UVA’s style won the fight with UNC

    Jan 8, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Evan Nolte, Mike Tobey

    “Styles win the fight.” That’s a saying you hear a lot in sports, particularly boxing, but it’s quite relevant to college basketball as well. What does it mean? You are going to run into times where the way a certain team plays has much more influence on the outcome of a game than the amount…

  4. Pregame Shootaround 1.8.2013: Pitt-Georgetown, OSU visits Purdue

    Jan 8, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgetown

    Game of the Day: 9:00 p.m.: Pitt at No. 19 Georgetown (ESPNU) Both Pitt and Georgetown were thought to be top five teams heading into the season, but a week into January, both teams are still winless in league play. For Georgetown, that’s not a huge problem, as their one game in Big East play…

  5. Cal on Harrow: ‘He’s become that guy that we needed him to be’

    Jan 8, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Kentucky may not have put together the kind of non-conference performance that will lock up a No. 1 seed come Selection Sunday. Quite frankly, the Wildcats are anything but a lock for the NCAA tournament at this point in the season, and given how weak the SEC is this year, Kentucky could be looking at…

  6. Chane Behanan out for a week with a high-ankle sprain

    Jan 8, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Kentucky v Louisville

    Louisville got some bad news on Tuesday as Rick Pitino announced that starting power forward Chane Behanan suffered a high-ankle sprain in practice on Monday. He will not travel to Seton Hall with the team on Wednesday. Freshman Montrezl Harrell will start in Behanan’s place: Pitino said that the injury will likely keep Behanan out…

  7. CJ McCollum is not an example of why staying in school is wrong

    Jan 8, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    CJ McCollum

    Over the weekend, CJ McCollum broke the fifth-metatarsal in his right foot as Lehigh visited VCU, an injury serious enough that it essentially ended any chance of McCollum suiting up for a regular season college basketball game ever again. On Monday, David Steele of the Sporting News filed a column that essentially said McCollum’s injury…

  8. Cincinnati President shaves head after hoops team won 10 straight

    Jan 8, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

    Dr. Santa J. Ono

    Cincinnati president Santa Ono is a man of his word. Back in August, Ono made a bet with the head coaches of his two biggest sports — Butch Jones and Mick Cronin — that, if either of their teams won ten straight games, he would shave his head for charity. Well, on December 15th, the…

  9. Duke headlines first NCAA tournament projection of 2013

    Jan 8, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Rasheed Sulaimon, Mason Plumlee, Quinn Cook, Josh Hairston

    Through the first two months of the college basketball season, no team has accomplished more than Duke.  Thus, the Blue Devils hold the top spot on the s-curve and the No. 1 overall seed in our first bracket projection of 2013.  For what it’s worth, Duke is No. 1 in the RPI, has played the…

  10. The Morning Mix

    Jan 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dr. Santa J. Ono

    College hoops took a back seat last night. Alabama destroyed Notre Dame en route to their third BCS National Championship in four years, The hapless Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on a Bradley Beal game-winner and Carmelo Anthony waited outside the Celtics’s team bus in order to start a ruckus with Kevin Garnett.…

  11. Late Night Snacks: Well, at least Notre Dame won on the hardwood

    Jan 8, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    Mike Brey

    On a night that college football ruled the world, we had a few great college basketball match-ups worthy of your attention. It’s Late Night Snacks. Game of the night No. 17 Notre Dame 66, No. 21 Cincinnati 60 Well, at least the Golden Domers have something to smile about, right? Thank Mike Brey and the…

  12. Indiana cruises past Penn State on the road

    Jan 7, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Indiana Penn St Basketball

    Indiana went on the road and came away with a 74-51 victory over Penn State. Four of five starters finished in double-figures for the no. 5 Hoosiers, led by Christian Watford’s 16 points and eight rebounds. Cody Zeller capped the game with 15 points and five rebounds in the win. Ross Travis led the Nittany…

  13. Kelvin Amayo leaves Marshall

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Tom Herrion

    Just when Tom Herrion thinks this season can’t get any worse. Well, it does.Guard Kelvin Amayo tweeted that he is leaving the team after just three official games. Adam Zagoria is reporting Amayo is leaving Marshall apparently over a tiff involving a scholarship. Amayo enrolled at Marshall last January, but didn’t play in a game…

  14. NOTRE DAME WINS… Cincinnati

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Cincinnati

    I know. I couldn’t resist. In the only match-up between Top 25 teams on the night, the no.17 Fighting Irish got the good vibes started for their football counterparts in Miami with a 66-60 victory over the no.21 Bearcats. Notre Dame took the lead at the 2:50 mark of the first half and never gave…

  15. Maurice Creek could return soon for Indiana, what could he bring?

    Jan 7, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Maurice Creek

    Tonight, Don Fischer, play-by-play man for Indiana basketball, said on the Indiana/Penn State pregame show that redshirt junior Maurice Creek is only a week away from returning from a right foot injury for the Hoosiers. Creek’s career in Bloomington has been one collective injury. He’s had every season ended with an injury, with this one…

  16. Florida’s Erik Murphy has a fractured rib

    Jan 7, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT

    Southeastern Louisiana v Florida

    Erik Murphy will have a tough way to go as the Gators enter Southeastern Conference play. is reporting the 6-10 senior has a fractured rib, but he hasn’t been ruled out of any games. However, he is doubtful for the game against Georgia on Wednesday. Murphy, who is second on the team at 12.1…

  17. One-on-one with Marcus Paige: how little things hurt the Heels

    Jan 7, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    UNLV v North Carolina

    Football is a game of inches. The hashmarks and yard markers make that pretty obvious. The case can also be made for basketball as a game of inches, though the distinction is more subtle. The Virginia Cavaliers toughed out a 61-52 home win last night — their first ever over the Tar Heels in John…

  18. Conference Catchups: A three-bid SEC this season?

    Jan 7, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Bucknell v Missouri

    Conference play is right around the corner, 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 ACC Conference Catchup: Favorite: Missouri The Tigers have their issues, but given how weak the SEC is as a whole, there…

  19. Pupil beats teacher as Danny Manning knocks off Larry Brown

    Jan 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Pat Swilling Jr. (2)

    SMU and Tulsa kicked off conference play in an ugly game with a wild finish. The final was 48-47, but the Mustangs used a 25-6 run to turn a 17 point deficit into a 42-40 lead with just over five minutes left in the game. But Tulsa’s Pat Swilling Jr. buried a three with 3.8…

  20. Trey Burke: National Player of the Year? More likely than you think

    Jan 7, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    Iowa  v Michigan

    With all due respect to Mason Plumlee and Doug McDermott, if the season ended today, I think that I would pick Michigan point guard Trey Burke as the National Player of the Year. The numbers alone speak for themselves. Burke averages 18.2 points and 7.5 assists while turning the ball over just 1.9 times per…

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