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  1. Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins won’t play hoops this season

    Jan 4, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins, James Blasczyk

    After playing in 17 games as a freshman last season, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has decided that he won’t be playing basketball for the Huskies this season. Seferian-Jenkins finished the 2012 football season with 69 receptions for 852 yards and seven touchdowns. “I just need to focus on school and get (rested). I don’t…

  2. Conference Catch-ups: Memphis likely Conference USA’s only NCAA tournament team

    Jan 4, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    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 Big 12 Conference Catchup: Favorite: Memphis Despite the fact that so many jumped off the Memphis bandwagon after the Tigers’ performance…

  3. Supporters of Jerry Tarkanian hold out hope for Hall of Fame induction

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

    Jerry Tarkanian

    Jerry Tarkanian was one of the most successful head coaches in the history of college basketball, as he won 729 games in his 31 seasons and won 78.4% of his games. But he was also a controversial figure, as his battle with the NCAA went years and cost millions of dollars in legal fees. The…

  4. Weekend Preview: Storylines to follow

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Josh pastner

    The drama surrounding the continuation of the Memphis-Tennessee series: If you’ve missed the latest, here’s a quick catchup: Josh Pastner has never wanted to play Tennessee. He doesn’t want to help the Vols recruit in the city of Memphis by allowing them to play there once every other year. The old Memphis athletic director overruled…

  5. Colorado head coach Tad Boyle wants instant replay gone, but is that the answer?

    Jan 4, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    Tad Boyle

    In the aftermath of Colorado’s 92-83 overtime loss to No. 3 Arizona last night, head coach Tad Boyle came to the conclusion that if it wasn’t going to be uses properly the NCAA should get rid of instant replay. Sabatino Chen’s three-pointer as time expired was ruled good by one of the officials, only to…

  6. Weekend Preview: No. 10 Gonzaga on upset watch?

    Jan 4, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Foster, Quinn Cook

    Who’s getting upset?: Sat. 8:00 p.m.: No. 10 Gonzaga at Santa Clara (ROOT) Generally speaking, when a ranked team goes on the road in league play, they are just about always going to find a way to get picked to be upset. That’s just the way it works in college hoops. It’s not easy to…

  7. Weekend Preview: Big games in Big 12 and Big Ten, battle atop the MVC

    Jan 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Ohio St Illinois Basketball

    Game of the Weekend: Sat. 2:15 p.m.: No. 8 Ohio State at No. 11 Illinois (Big Ten) You know how we all keep saying that the Big Ten is so tough this season? Well, Illinois is a perfect example of why. The Illini lost their conference opener on Wednesday night, as they went into Mackey…

  8. The Morning Mix

    Jan 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    chen

    The finish to Colorado vs. Arizona is what everybody will be talking about at the water cooler today. Sabatino Chen banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Arizona. One ref called it a make, the others didn’t know. So they went to the monitors, and all hell broke loose. As you could imagine,…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Pac-12 action highlights a slow night

    Jan 4, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    California v UCLA

    Game of the Day No. 3 Arizona 92, Colorado 83 OT: The shame in the refs blowing a call (calls?) on Sabatino Chen’s would-have-been game-winning three is that it ruined the talking point for what was a terrific finish. Arizona erased a 10 point deficit in the final four minutes to tie the game in…

  10. Refs blew call that cost Colorado win at Arizona, but not how you think

    Jan 4, 2013, 12:12 AM EDT

    Sean Miller

    For the second time this week, the refs blew a call that could have cost a road team a basket in crunch time. On Tuesday night, the crew working UConn’s visit to Marquette allowed the teams to start overtime going in the wrong direction. When a Shabazz Napier layup was goaltended by Jamil Wilson, they…

  11. Arizona’s offensive execution must improve if they’re to be a national contender

    Jan 4, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Sean Miller

    TUCSON, Ariz. – It isn’t often that a team can score 80 points in regulation (92 for the game) and be open for criticism in regards to their execution on the offensive end of the floor. But that’s the case for No. 3 Arizona, who has a lot of work to do in that regard…

  12. No. 3 Arizona survives Colorado on controversial call

    Jan 3, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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    TUCSON, Ariz. – For those who entered this week believing that the Pac-12 race was a mere formality, let the opening night of conference play be a lesson in not counting ones chickens before they hatch. After yet another slow start No. 3 Arizona once again found a way to win, fighting all the way…

  13. The Memphis-Tennessee rivalry may be back on … that was quick

    Jan 3, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Remember all that talk about Memphis ending their rivalry with Tennessee? We wrote about it this morning. We would have written about it again tomorrow. Memphis talk radio has been dominated by the subject the past couple of days. Why was it ending? Because Josh Pastner finally had an athletic director that sided with him,…

  14. Reggie Bullock hasn’t been cleared for UNC’s ACC opener yet

    Jan 3, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Reggie Bullock, Desharick Guidry

    Reggie Bullock sat out North Carolina’s win over UNLV on Saturday with a concussion, and according to a report from ESPN’s Robbi Pickeral, he hasn’t yet been cleared to return to action. Bullock has been able to do more in practice since sustaining the injury, but if UNC’s ACC opener was tonight instead of Sunday…

  15. VIDEO: Majok Majok of Ball State with the buzzer-beating dunk

    Jan 3, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Jesse Berry

    The two most exciting plays in college hoops: a buzzer-beating game-winner and a gorgeous pass leading to an emphatic dunk. This is pretty much inarguable, right? What could make it better? In the immortal words of Joey Tribbiani, “put your hands together“: That’s Ball State point guard Jesse Berry dribbling the length of the court…

  16. Breaking Down: How Purdue slowed down Brandon Paul

    Jan 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Brandon Paul

    Purdue picked up a huge win on Wednesday night, knocking off No. 11 Illinois at home and helping to erase the memory of a rough non-conference season. They did it by taking away Brandon Paul. A contender for Big Ten Player of the Year after the first two months of the season, Paul has been…

  17. Offensive struggles not the only reason why Northern Iowa’s in an 0-2 hole

    Jan 3, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Ben Jacobson

    With four starters returning from last season’s 20-win squad much was expected of Ben Jacobson’s Northern Iowa Panthers, as they were picked to finish third in the Missouri Valley Conference. But it’s been tough sledding for UNI on the offensive end of the floor through 14 games, resulting in a 7-7 overall record and an…

  18. Conference Catchup: Best Cowboy up if you want to beat Kansas

    Jan 3, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    Pistol Pete courtesy of Oklahoma State Athletics

    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 Big 12 Conference Catchup: Favorite: Kansas Yep. Again. You may feel like one of these other Big 12 programs is about…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 1.3.13: Pac-12 showdown highlights first Thursday of 2013

    Jan 3, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    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:…

  20. There’s a bigger point to Kentucky monitoring the heart rate of its players than work ethic

    Jan 3, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    Kentucky head coach John Calipari tends to write about interesting topics on his website in regards to his basketball team, which beat Eastern Michigan 90-38 last night and begins SEC play next Thursday at Vanderbilt. The most recent entry focuses on how hard his players are working in practice and what’s being done to keep…

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