Skip to content
  1. Pregame Shootaround 12.30.12: Mid-majors dominate Sunday’s action

    Dec 30, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

    Jackie Carmichael

    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:…

  2. Mixed results for college hoops in the Bay Area on Saturday

    Dec 30, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2012-12-30 at 10.08.40 AM

    With four teams in action Saturday, California’s Bay Area shifted its attention away from the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford’s upcoming bowl game and over to college hoops, where fans got mixed results. Take a look at the recap below: No. 1 Duke 90, Santa Clara 77 The Broncos kept it close early, trailing by…

  3. Center J’mison Morgan dismissed from Baylor basketball team

    Dec 30, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

    J'Mison Morgan

    Senior center J’mison Morgan has been dismissed from the Baylor basketball team for violating an unspecified university policy, Baylor coach Scott Drew announced Saturday night. “J’mison Morgan will definitely be missed by our team,” Drew said in a release. “He has grown during his time at Baylor and we are confident that he is going to…

  4. Late Night Snacks: Kansas fans go Wilde for Olivia’s hat

    Dec 29, 2012, 11:57 PM EDT

    American v Kansas

    Game of the Night No. 4 Louisville 80, Kentucky 77: With realignment destroying old rivalries left and right, thank goodness for the river of localized vitriol that keeps this wonderful annual matchup alive. Last time, it was an unplanned Final Four meeting, won by Kentucky on the way to a national title. This time, it…

  5. Gettin’ Jimmer with it: Haws drops 42 on Virginia Tech

    Dec 29, 2012, 11:26 PM EDT

    Tyler Haws, Robert Brown

    Obviously, there will never be another Jimmer Fredette. The BYU guard of legend dropped 47 on Utah as a senior, and finished his final season with a 28.9 points per game average even though everybody in the building knew he was getting the ball as often as possible. So, there will never be another Jimmer,…

  6. Canaan goes for 24, but Valpo edges Murray State

    Dec 29, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

    photo by Ray Acevedo, Valpo Athletics

    When top contenders from the Horizon League and Ohio Valley Conference meet, there aren’t many TV cameras around, but this one was noteworthy. Murray State’s Isaiah Canaan has been on the national radar since last season, when he led the Racers into the third round of the NCAA tournament. The preseason All-America choice was his…

  7. No. 4 Louisville outlasts Kentucky in foul-plagued rivalry rematch

    Dec 29, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT

    University of Louisville's Gorgui Dieng dunks the ball over top University of Kentucky's Alex Poythress and Kyle Wiltjer during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game a Yum! Center in Louisville

    Kansas survived Ohio State in last week’s Final Four rematch, but the tables were turned in Louisville’s 80-77 triumph over their in-state rivals in the KFC Yum! Center. Russ Smith picked up his fourth foul with over nine minutes remaining in the second half, joining Gorgui Dieng and Peyton Siva on the bench in similar…

  8. Late Afternoon Snacks: Illini survive Auburn’s upset bid

    Dec 29, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    D.J. Richardson, Tracy Abrams

    Game of the Day No. 12 Illinois 81, Auburn 79: The Illini struggled to score inside over Auburn’s sizable frontcourt, and Tiger guard Frankie Sullivan poured in 5 of 12 from deep in a game that was closer than it rightly should have been. Brandon Paul was a tad turnover-prone in this one, and scored…

  9. Utah State coach Stew Morrill breaks convention with comments about departing player

    Dec 29, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT


    When a player transfers or leaves a program, the official release from the school is typically pretty simple. There is some polished quote that thanks the player for his contributions to the program and wishes him luck in the future. Utah State coach Stew Morrill broke the mold when the school announced that freshman Quincy…

  10. North Carolina bounces back, beats No. 20 UNLV at home

    Dec 29, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 4.17.21 PM

    With a more concerted defensive effort and double-figure scoring from five players, North Carolina upset No. 20 UNLV, 79-73, on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. UNLV trailed by nine points at halftime, but worked back to pull even by the middle of the second half. A scoring drought late in…

  11. Connecticut reportedly signs coach Kevin Ollie to multi-year extension

    Dec 29, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 2.56.25 PM

    Connecticut has signed head coach Kevin Ollie to a five-year extension after he guided the Huskies to a 9-2 record to begin the 2012-13 season, Andy Katz of is reporting. Ollie took over as the head of the Connecticut program after longtime coach Jim Calhoun retired in September and he was granted a seven-month…

  12. No. 1 Duke outlasts Santa Clara to avoid upset at Cameron Indoor

    Dec 29, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

    Duke Santa Clara

    After trailing by as many as four points in the second half, No. 1 Duke stormed back behind 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting from guard Seth Curry to stave off Santa Clara, 90-77, Saturday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. The win gives Duke its 101st straight home win over a non-conference opponent…

  13. North Carolina will be without Reggie Bullock against UNLV due to concussion

    Dec 29, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 11.59.22 AM

    North Carolina junior Reggie Bullock will miss Saturday’s game against UNLV after suffering a mild concussion during practice Thursday evening, the school announced via Twitter. Bullock, a 6-7 native of North Carolina, is averaging 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, both good for second on the team. Against the length and athleticism of UNLV,…

  14. Pregame Shootaround 12.29.12: Intrastate rivalry in Bluegrass State highlights Saturday’s action

    Dec 29, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Russ Smith

    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:…

  15. Putting Phil Pressey’s SEC-record 19 assists vs. UCLA in perspective

    Dec 29, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 9.19.16 AM

    After Missouri’s overtime loss to UCLA Friday night at Pauley Pavilion, Phil Pressey probably isn’t focused on anything other than the 97-94 final score. Rest assured that many others are looking at his record-breaking 19-assist performance, which accompanied his 19 points. Pressey is perhaps the nation’s best pass-first point guard, which makes the 19 assists…

  16. Angel Nunez announces his transfer to Gonzaga on Instagram

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:48 AM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    Following Gonzaga’s 94-87 win against Baylor in Spokane on Friday night, former Louisville forward announced he would transfer via his Instagram account (photo below). Nick Coffey of  first reported the news of Nunez’s photo surfacing on Instagram. On Nunez’s Instagram photo, the caption read, “New home, new team…Officially a Gonzaga Bulldog.” Nunez’s Twitter account…

  17. Late Night Snacks: UCLA: another exciting L.A. basketball team?

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:46 AM EDT


    Make room Clippers, make room Lakers. Following a win on Friday against No. 7 Missouri, UCLA is mix of exciting basketball teams in Los Angeles. This is the team we all expected headlined by Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson. Took a month to get going – and get Muhammad to get in shape – but…

  18. UCLA knocks off Missouri at home, could this turn the season around?

    Dec 29, 2012, 1:09 AM EDT

    Missouri v UCLA

    Freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad scored seven of his game-high 27 in overtime as UCLA took down No. 7 Missouri Friday night 97-94 at Pauley Pavilion. Muhammad was clutch all night long and with a minute to go, Muhammad knocked down a 3-pointer to give UCLA a 95-93 lead, a lead they would not give back.…

  19. Kevin Pangos’ seven 3-pointers leads Gonzaga over Baylor

    Dec 28, 2012, 11:49 PM EDT

    Kevin Pangos

    It was a relatively quiet Kennel as many of the students at Gonzaga are home on winter break. But Kevin Pangos woke up the crowd several times with his seven 3-pointers, with 31 points (20 in the second half) to lead Gonzaga over a big 94-87 non-conference win over Baylor on Friday night in Spokane. It was…

  20. Tucker Halpern’s three lifts Brown over Providence (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2012, 10:42 PM EDT

    Tucker Halpern

    With seven seconds left and trailing by two, 68-66, Tucker Halpern took a pass in the corner, pump faked and drained a 3-pointer to give Brown a 69-68 win over Providence on Friday night (video below). Halpern had eight 3-pointers on the night for a team-high 28 points, one point shy of his career high.…

Featured video

Derrick Gordon says 'Why not me?'