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  1. College Hoops Player of the Week: Khalif Wyatt, Temple

    Dec 24, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

    Gotham Classic - Temple v Syracuse

    Player of the Week: Khalif Wyatt, Temple I know that Wyatt didn’t play his best game on Wednesday. I know that he was 6-16 from the floor as the Owls lost to Canisius at home. I know that, and it doesn’t change the fact that he had one of the most impressive performances of the…

  2. The Morning Mix

    Dec 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Missouri Illinois Basketball

    The Morning Mix hopes you all have a great start to your holiday week. Hopefully all of you survived the Mayan Apocalypse. I had my doubts, but having successfully navigated Y2K, I felt good about our chances. Saturday featured a bevy of great action on the hardwood and with no games on the docket today,…

  3. Late Night Snacks: The Diamond Head Classic matchup many expected is set

    Dec 24, 2012, 2:27 AM EDT

    Mark Lyons

    Games of the Day 1. Northern Iowa 82, Saint Mary’s 75  In a game that was scheduled to be played on Saturday but postponed due to inclement weather the Panthers picked up a good win for both themselves and the Missouri Valley Conference. Seth Tuttle led four UNI players in double figures with 18 points,…

  4. Marquette puts together its version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

    Dec 23, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

    Buzz Williams

    The Marquette basketball team has put together some solid productions in recent years, whether its head coach Buzz Williams and senior point guard Junior Cadougan going toe-to-toe in a spirited karaoke battle or showing their appreciation of the support provided by their fans at the Bradley Center. With Christmas right around the corner Marquette filmed…

  5. Miami center Reggie Johnson unlikely to play in Hawaii due to jammed left thumb

    Dec 23, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT

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    Since dropping their season opener at Florida Gulf Coast the Miami Hurricanes have been one of the ACC’s hottest teams, playing well enough to question whether or not Jim Larranaga’s team is the second-best team in the conference. But after beating host Hawaii in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic without the services…

  6. Christmas Wish Lists: Add Marquette to the list of teams that need better three-point shooting

    Dec 23, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Marquette Green Bay Basketball

    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…

  7. Christmas Wish Lists: New Mexico needs to improve its marksmanship

    Dec 23, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    Alford Greenwood Adams McCurdy

    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…

  8. Former Syracuse center Fab Melo tallies 14 blocks Saturday for D-League’s Maine Red Claws

    Dec 23, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Fab Melo

    Fab Melo’s college team might have been upset by unranked Temple Saturday, but he had himself a game in the NBA D-League when he tallied 15 points, 16 rebounds, and an astounding 14 blocks in a loss to the Erie BayHawks. The blocks total set a league record. Melo decided to forgo his final two…

  9. Pregame Shootaround 12.23.12: Diamond Head Classic highlights Sunday’s action

    Dec 23, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    Mark Lyons

    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:…

  10. Christmas Wish List: Everything centers around “Havoc” for Virginia Commonwealth

    Dec 23, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    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…

  11. Amidst realignment, Mountain West restructures television deal

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

    UNLV

    There’s a lot of conference movement out east, but the Mountain West Conference is solidifying itself by restructuring its television deal with CBS, Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com is reporting. The deal still expires after the 2015-16 season, but the conference reportedly has more flexibility to sell game packages to two additional networks. Those networks do…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Gators go cold again; unbeatens fall

    Dec 22, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    Rodney McGruder

    Game of the Night No. 12 Missouri 82, No. 10 Illinois 73: Phil Pressey shot 2-18 and still led the Tigers to their fourth straight victory in the annual Braggin’ Rights game. His eleven assists found the hot hands, which belonged largely to Laurence Bowers (23 points, 10 rebounds) and Alex Oriakhi (13 and 14).…

  13. VIDEO: Old Dominion stuns Virginia in Governor’s Holiday Classic

    Dec 22, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

    Virginia Old Dominion Basketball

    Virginia has won eight games in a row, defeating Wisconsin and Tennessee along the way. In fact, it’s fair to say that the Cavaliers (9-3) could conceivably be undefeated today if they’d simply stop scheduling teams from the Colonial Athletic Association. UVA started the season with a loss at George Mason, then lost again to…

  14. No. 12 Mizzou survives No. 10 Illinois, claims Braggin’ Rights

    Dec 22, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

    Brandon Paul, Phil Pressey

    Phil Pressey dominated the Braggin’ Rights game despite putting up one of the worst shooting nights of his career. Pressey, who goes by the nickname “Flip”, might have changed it to “Chuck” after going 2-18 from the floor. And yet, Pressey proved the truism that a pass-first point guard can change a game without scoring,…

  15. VIDEO: Buzzer-beater carries Mason over Richmond in Governor’s Classic

    Dec 22, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

    George Mason Richmond Basketball

    With the score knotted at 64-all, Sherrod Wright of George Mason rose and fired, dropping in a buzzer-beating three-pointer that led the CAA contender over an A-10 team playing in its hometown. Wright led all scorers with 22 points, and the Patriots as a team shot an incredible 61.5% from deep in the close win.…

  16. No. 9 Jayhawks share the ball, beat No. 7 Buckeyes in Columbus

    Dec 22, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

    Kansas v Ohio State

    Thirty seconds into KU’s trip to Value City Arena, Elijah Johnson dropped the ball off to freshman Ben McLemore, who splashed a long three for the game’s first points. McLemore would go on to score 22 and look like the best player on a floor loaded with stars, but he was hardly the only Jayhawk…

  17. Late Afternoon Snacks: Wolters pantses Lobos in The Pit

    Dec 22, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

    Wolters Fenton

    Game of the Day Temple 83, No. 3 Syracuse 79: Typically, it takes great shooting to beat the Syracuse zone. Temple, as a team, shot just 39% from the floor. So where did this upset happen? At the line. Owl Khalif Wyatt led all scorers with 33, and hit all fifteen of his free throws.…

  18. Wish List: ‘Tis the season for Heels to open their gifts

    Dec 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    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. I don’t mean…

  19. Should No. 3 Syracuse still be considered an elite team after loss to Temple?

    Dec 22, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

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    It’s rare for an A-10 team to walk into a virtual home game against the No. 3 team in the country and walk out with a victory. It’s even more rare when that team is fresh off of a loss to a school from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. But Saturday afternoon at Madison Square…

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