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  1. The Memphis-Tennessee rivalry comes to an end Friday

    Jan 3, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

    Louisville v Memphis

    Of Friday, for what feels like the 50th time over the course of the last couple of years, we will see a fun rivalry come to an end as Memphis will play Tennessee for the last time in the foreseeable future (read: Josh Pastner’s tenure). Only this rivalry is different than Kansas-Missouri or Texas-Texas A&M,…

  2. The Morning Mix

    Jan 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    Your Thursday edition of The Morning Mix is being brought to you by all 11 of Troy Daniels’ 3-pointers last night. Yup, that’s right, VCU’s Troy Daniels hit 11 of his 20 3-point attempts. Dude was feeling it. Also from last night, Jim Boeheim won the 903rd game of his career, surpassing Bobby Knight on…

  3. Late Night Snacks: Creighton, Duke win Wednesday’s marquee games

    Jan 3, 2013, 2:32 AM EDT

    Grant Gibbs Gregory Echenique Jahenns Manigat Jackie Carmichael

    Game of the Day No. 16 Creighton 79, Illinois State 72: Ethan Wragge had 18 points and hit six of Creighton’s 13 threes as the Bluejays won a shootout against the Redbirds. Illinois State hit 13 threes of their own, but it was a missed three from Jackie Carmichael with ISU down three and less…

  4. VIDEO:Troy Daniels hits 11 threes in a game, has taken 15 twos this year?

    Jan 3, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    Troy Daniels

    Troy Daniels set the VCU record for three-pointers in a game on Saturday. He hit nine as the Rams knocked off Fairleigh Dickinson that afternoon. That record stood for all of four days, as Daniels broke it on Wednesday night, as he went off for 33 points, hitting 11-20 from the field — all of…

  5. No. 11 Illinois falls in Big Ten opener at Purdue

    Jan 3, 2013, 12:50 AM EDT

    Illinois v Purdue

    Illinois was in the midst of a 10-2 run to cut what was a 10 point lead down to 63-61 when Purdue’s Jacob Lawson missed two free throws with 20 seconds left. The ball took a funny bounce off the rim and rolled towards the corner. Senior guard DJ Byrd fought off a box out…

  6. Jim Boeheim passes Knight for 2nd on career wins list

    Jan 2, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Brandon Triche had 25 points and six assists and Michael Carter-Williams chipped in with his eighth double-double of the season, finishing with 12 points and 10 assists, as No. 7 Syracuse knocked off Rutgers 78-53 in the Big East opener for both teams. Under normal circumstances, this result wouldn’t be noteworthy. Syracuse is supposed to…

  7. VIDEO: Victor Dukes with one of the greatest dunks you’ll ever see

    Jan 2, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT

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    Victor Dukes isn’t a well-known recruit. He doesn’t have a profile on Rivals, Scout or ESPN, and back in 2012, I doubt that there were many people outside of Nettleton High School that would have heard of the 6-foot-3 guard. That’s not surprising for Dukes, however. He is only a high school sophomore after all,…

  8. UNCGs Trevis Simpson needs a chaperone to walk through doors

    Jan 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    UNC Greensboro UNC Wilmington Basketball

    Trevis Simpson is a guy that has made a name for himself with his ability to score in highlight reel ways, but this season, the UNC-Greensboro junior guard has proven to be one of the most dangerous scorers in the country. The 20.3 points that he averages is 15th-best nationally and comes at a time…

  9. Minnesota needs to do more to be slotted as Big Ten favorite

    Jan 2, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Trevor Mbakwe, Elliott Eliason

    I’m not going to sit here, trying to tell you that No. 9 Minnesota’s win over No. 18 Michigan State wasn’t impressive. Because it was. Andre Hollins is one of the most underrated point guards in the country, Trevor Mbakwe is rounding back into the form that had him pegged as a potential All-American heading…

  10. Conference Catchup: WCC race shaping up to be a good one

    Jan 2, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk

    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 West Coast Conference Catchup: Favorite: Gonzaga  Ranked tenth in the country the Bulldogs capped 2012 in solid fashion as they beat…

  11. Pregame Shootaround 1.2.13: Boeheim looks to pass Knight

    Jan 2, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    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. Scoop Jardine debuts as a commentator Wednesday

    Jan 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas State v Syracuse

    While his former head coach Jim Boeheim goes for win No. 903 tonight – which will give him the second-most wins all time in men’s Division I basketball – Scoop Jardine begins his career as a television commentator. Jardine will join SNY’s Big East Preview Show at 5:30 p.m. tonight, according to Donna Ditota of…

  13. CBT Podcast: Leadership will be key among top teams in 2013

    Jan 2, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Victor Oladipo, Tom Crean

    Episode four of the College Basketball Podcast is here to ring in the new year. Host Troy Machir is joined by expert college hoops insider Jeff Goodman of to check the pulse of the college basketball world. The show opens up with a reminder of the podcast’s core values: We’re here to talk hoops.…

  14. Conference Catchup: Arizona at the head of the class in Pac-12

    Jan 2, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    San Diego St Arizona Basketball

    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 Pac-12 Conference Catchup: Favorite: Arizona  This one is pretty simple, as Sean Miller’s Wildcats have the conference’s best resume to date…

  15. Report: Josh Smith will transfer to Georgetown

    Jan 2, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona - Quarterfinals

    After two and a half seasons at UCLA, junior center, Josh Smith has decided to transfer to Georgetown. This report came just before noon on Wednesday, as Senior Basketball writer, Jeff Goodman reports. Goodman reported that Smith picked the Hoyas over Kansas. Smith had visited Georgetown three weeks ago. Smith decided to leave the…

  16. Conference Catchups: Mason best of shrinking CAA

    Jan 2, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    George Mason Richmond Basketball

    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 CAA Conference Catchup: Favorite: George Mason The more things change, the more they stay the same in the CAA. As the…

  17. Brad Stevens says he has ‘no shot’ at 900 wins

    Jan 2, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    Butler's Brad Stevens goes onto the court against Indiana during an NCAA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Two weeks ago, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim became the third coach in the history of men’s Division I basketball to win 900 games. The milestone by the Hall of Famer has sparked the discussion of what current college coach could someday join Boeheim, Bob Knight and the all-time leader, Mike Krzyzewski. Bob Huggins, Bill…

  18. Calipari denies knowing about the free throw switch

    Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    Last Saturday, Kentucky fell to Louisville on the road 80-77. Following the Wildcats loss, it was discovered that Kentucky got a little creative at the free throw line. Towards the end of the first half, Nerlens Noel got fouled by Russ Smith, trailing 35-27. However, Noel, a 52 percent free throw shooter on the year…

  19. California lands 2013 center Kameron Rooks

    Jan 2, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT


    The California men’s basketball opened 2013 with a New Year’s Day commitment from one of the best available big men on the west coast. Tuesday evening, 6-foot-11 center Kameron Rooks (Mission Hills High/San Marcos, CA) announced the he had committed to the Golden Bears via his personal Twitter account. Head coach Mike Montgomery adds some…

  20. Kevin Ollie said the referees did not cost UConn the game

    Jan 2, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    With UConn up three, Marquette guard Junior Cadougan drained a 30-footer at the buzzer to force overtime Tuesday night in Milwaukee. The Golden Eagles would go on to win 82-76 in the Big East opener. Cadougan’s late-game heroics set up one of the most bizarre plays of the season. To start the extra frame, the…

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