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  1. Maryland holds off Stony Brook in second half to win 10th straight

    Dec 21, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

    Dez Wells

    Our own Rob Dauster said Maryland was on upset alert Friday night against Stony Brook, and it almost came to be. After leading by 13 points at halftime, Maryland allowed Stony Brook back into it, with the Sea Wolves cutting the deficit to just two points, 71-69, after an Anthony Jackson three-pointer with 34 seconds…

  2. Christmas Wish List: Can Pittsburgh finally get some national recognition?

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

    Tray Woodall

    Over the course of the next two weeks, College Basketball Talk will be detailing what some of the country’s best, most intriguing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams need. It’s the spirit of the holidays. We’re in a giving mood. What do other teams have on their Christmas Wish Lists? Click here to find out. Gotta have…

  3. Suspension of Texas guard Myck Kabongo revised down to 23 games by NCAA

    Dec 21, 2012, 8:06 PM EDT

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    The NCAA suspension of Texas guard Myck Kabongo has been revised to 23 games, days after the NCAA ruled that the sophomore would be suspended for the rest of the season for receiving impermissible benefits. The announcement came in a statement Friday after Texas appealed the season-long ban earlier this week. According to Jeff Goodman…

  4. Texas A&M junior center Keith Davis leaving program

    Dec 21, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT

    Keith Davis

    Texas A&M is losing an asset inside, as coach Billy Kennedy announced Friday that junior center Keith Davis would be leaving the program. Davis, who is averaging 5.9 minutes per game this season, played in 66 games during his time at Texas A&M. His best game of the season last year came on Jan. 21…

  5. Auburn freshman Jordan Price chasing NCAA’s consecutive made 3s record

    Dec 21, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

    Jordan Price Auburn

    Some freshmen are just looking to make it into the team’s rotation in their first year on campus. Others are looking to get a starting spot. Auburn’s Jordan Price has his sights set on something else: the NCAA’s consecutive made three-pointers record. The 6-5 native of Decatur, Ga., has hit 11 straight over his last…

  6. Siena forward Lionel Gomis leaves program for family reasons

    Dec 21, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

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    Expected to contend in the MAAC this season, the first two months of the 2012-13 campaign have not gone according to plan for the Siena Saints. With the return of Rakeem Brookins and forwards Lionel Gomis and Imoh Silas eligible, players such as O.D. Anosike and Evan Hymes were thought to have the help needed…

  7. Freshman guard Keith Carter leaves Saint Louis program

    Dec 21, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

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    With the experience that returned to Saint Louis following a trip to the NCAA tournament, it would be tough for a freshman to crack interim head coach Jim Crews’ rotation in 2012-13. But that wasn’t exactly the case for Chicago native Keith Carter, despite the fact that he played in just three games before deciding…

  8. Pregame Shootaround 12.21.12: BYU visits Baylor and Stanford looks to rebound

    Dec 21, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Cory Jefferson, Hondo Webb, Stan Brown

    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:…

  9. Hofstra takes another hit as knee issues end Jamal Coombs-McDaniel’s season

    Dec 21, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

    Cassara

    The hits just keep on coming for Mo Cassara and the Hofstra Pride. After getting through a November that was capped by the dismissal of four players due to their arrest on charges of burglary, December won’t close well either as it was reported by Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com that junior forward Jamal Coombs-McDaniel will…

  10. Weekend Preview: Five storylines to follow

    Dec 21, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Brandon Davies

    Five story lines to follow this weekend The Diamond Head Classic: This weekend will give us one of the better in-season tournaments of the year, as we could end up seeing Miami and Arizona play in a semifinal and San Diego State take on the Wildcats in the finals. Here’s Saturday’s Diamond Head schedule: Sat.…

  11. Dayton point guard Kevin Dillard out indefinitely with back spasms

    Dec 21, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

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    There’s no denying the importance of senior point guard Kevin Dillard to the Dayton Flyers, as Dillard leads the 8-3 Flyers in both points (15.0 ppg) and assists (4.1 apg). Unfortunately for head coach Archie Miller, he may be without the services of Dillard for a little while as the Southern Illinois transfer is out…

  12. Weekend Preview: Maryland’s on Upset Alert against Stony Brook

    Dec 21, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    America East Vermont Stony Brook Basketball

    Who’s Getting Upset?: Fri 8:00 p.m.: Stony Brook at Maryland (ESPN3) The Seawolves are one of the better mid-major teams in the country this season. They have a pair of good guards in Dave Coley and Anthony Jackson and one of the nation’s preeminent glue guys in Tommy Brenton, who averages 7.7 points, 8.5 boards,…

  13. Christmas Wish Lists: Wichita State simply needs good health

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Malcolm Armstead, Trae Golden

    Over the course of the next two weeks, College Basketball Talk will be detailing what some of the country’s best, most intriguing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams need. It’s the spirit of the holidays. We’re in a giving mood. What do other teams have on their Christmas Wish Lists? Click here to find out. Gotta have it…

  14. Weekend Preview: Kansas-Ohio State, Bragging Rights on Saturday

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Game of the Weekend: Sat. 4:00 p.m.: No. 9 Kansas at No. 7 Ohio State (CBS) It’s not Thomas Robinson vs. Jared Sullinger this year, but that doesn’t mean that a matchup between the Jayhawks and the Buckeyes is any less intriguing this season. Kansas looks like they are starting to hit their stride, as…

  15. The Morning Mix

    Dec 21, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune

    If you are reading this right now, it means we beat the Mayans last night. If you aren’t reading this right now, then it looks like I spent my last seconds on earth blogging about the daily rundown of college hoops. And you know what? I’m kinda OK with that. The slate of game was…

  16. Christmas Wish List: A steady Ryan Harrow is vital for Kentucky

    Dec 21, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Over the course of the next two weeks, College Basketball Talk will be detailing what some of the country’s best, most intriguing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams need. It’s the spirit of the holidays. We’re in a giving mood. What do other teams have on their Christmas Wish Lists? Click here to find out. Gotta have it…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Triple-double, UNT stinks, so does Memphis

    Dec 21, 2012, 1:14 AM EDT

    John Giannini

    Game of the Night La Salle 88, Iona 74: In a game loaded with talented guards and mostly devoid of a concept known as defense, you’re almost always guaranteed to see some exciting basketball. That’s exactly what happened at La Salle on Thursday, as the Explorers and Gaels combined for 94 points in the first…

  18. Report: NCAA fired lead investigator in Shabazz Muhammad’s case

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    You should know the story of Shabazz Muhammad by now. The nation’s No. 1 recruit coming out of high school, Muhammad was investigated by the NCAA for accepting illegal benefits during his high school career. According to reports from CBSSports.com from back in February, one of the things that the NCAA was looking into involved…

  19. Marquette’s Todd Mayo eligible for the second semester

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

    Todd Mayo

    On Wednesday night, I wrote this about Marquette’s loss to Wisconsin-Green Bay: Marquette needs Todd Mayo back. They simply don’t have enough scoring pop on their perimeter without him. How bad are things in Milwaukee right now? Green Bay had lost seven of their last eight coming in, and they beat the Golden Eagles despite…

  20. Myck Kabongo’s suspension under expedited appeal

    Dec 20, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

    North Carolina Texas Basketball

    So remember all that talk about Myck Kabongo and how he’s been suspended for the rest of the season by the NCAA and how’s it’s ridiculous and you should be mad and that Texas is in big trouble? Well, we may have actually spoken too soon. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, Texas and…

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