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  1. New Year’s Resolutions: Oklahoma State Cowboys

    Dec 30, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  2. Conference Catchups: Mountain West competitive at the top

    Dec 30, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    fisher

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico…

  3. Louisville may not be a contender, but it’s not because they lost Chane Behanan

    Dec 30, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    By now, we’ve all heard the news about Chane Behanan’s dismissal from the Louisville program. According to Rick Pitino, Behanan just couldn’t behave himself off the court. “He just did not do the right things over and over and over,” Pitino said, and after getting suspended indefinitely by the program earlier this fall, whatever Behanan…

  4. New Year’s Resolutions: Creighton Bluejays

    Dec 30, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  5. Gonzaga loses guard Gary Bell Jr. to a broken hand

    Dec 30, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    Gonzaga was dealt a blow to the early part of its WCC conference slate as junior guard Gary Bell Jr. was ruled out after breaking his right hand, according to head coach Mark Few on his radio program. According to a report from The Spokesman-Review‘s Jim Meehan, Bell saw a hand specialist on Monday after the…

  6. Luke Fischer withdraws from Indiana

    Dec 30, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

    Nicholls State v Indiana

    Luke Fischer has decided to withdraw from Indiana and will pursue a transfer, Indiana announced in a press release on Monday. The news confirmed a report made by radio host and ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich on the radio Monday morning. “Luke has decided to withdraw from Indiana and pursue another educational and basketball opportunity,”…

  7. Conference Catchups: WCC’s lack of marquee wins makes league play even more important

    Dec 30, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

    pangos

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount…

  8. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Kansas looks to end Toledo’s 12-game winning streak

    Dec 30, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    GAME OF THE DAY: Toledo at No. 16 Kansas, 8:00 p.m. The nightmarish non-conference schedule that Bill Self has put together this season continues on Monday evening as the Jayhawks will host a Toledo team that is much better than you realize. The Rockets have won at Boston College and Robert Morris. They’ve beaten Stony…

  9. Conference Catchups: Can Ohio State or Wisconsin hold off Michigan State?

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

    New Orleans v Michigan State

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Keith Appling, Michigan State The…

  10. New Year’s Resolutions: Kansas Jayhawks

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  11. Chane Behanan dismissed from Louisville, Kevin Ware likely to redshirt

    Dec 30, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Missouri State v Louisville

    It started with a pair of cryptic tweets on Monday morning. Minutes later can the announcement that Rick Pitino will be addressing the media, and by then we were only waiting for the news to become official. Chane Behanan has been kicked off of the Louisville basketball team. “Unfortunately, [2013] is ending on a bad…

  12. CAPTION CONTEST: Rick Barnes and Tom Izzo, intrigued by the roof?

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

    AP photo

    Last month, Michigan State put a whipping on Rick Barnes and Texas, but the Longhorns’ head coach found something to entertain him and Tom Izzo on the ceiling of the Erwin Center. Who doesn’t love a good Caption Contest? Let’s keep it PG, and the winner will get the honor of being the champion of…

  13. New Year’s Resolutions: Tennessee Volunteers

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Jarnell Stokes, Madison Jones

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  14. College Hoops Week in Review: Eric Atkins, Kentucky come through in big moments

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Andrew Harrison

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eric Atkins, Notre Dame For Notre Dame, the last week as been about as rough as a week can be on a college basketball team. Let’s start with the obvious: leading scorer Jerian Grant, a redshirt senior that had been in the program for four years, left school for the second semester…

  15. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25

    Dec 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Photo credit: Getty Images

    What do we do with Villanova and Louisville this week? The Wildcats lost on the road to Syracuse, the nation’s No. 2 team, by 16 points in a game that was closer during the second half than the final score would indicate. That’s a game Villanova is supposed to lose. The same can be said…

  16. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Dec 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    bairstow

    Bairstow’s success story is 23 years in the making (Albuquerque Journal) Of the three members of New Mexico’s “big three,” senior forward Cameron Bairstow may be the most overlooked. But to this point in the season he’s been outstanding, averaging 20.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. And Bairstow’s path to becoming one of the…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Trae Golden, Eric Atkins star in much-needed wins

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:11 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Georgia Tech 58, Charlotte 55 Trae Golden went for 24 points and hit a three with 3.6 seconds left to give the Yellow Jackets the win. But it wasn’t quite that simple for Brian Gregory’s club, as Charlotte erased a 53-45 deficit in the final 1:26. After Golden’s three, Charlotte’s Pierria…

  18. Report: Marquette’s Jamil Wilson day-to-day with sprained left knee

    Dec 29, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    wilson

    Marquette capped the non-conference portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon with a 71-48 win over Samford, with Jajuan Johnson coming off the bench to lead four players in double figures with 14 points. The win nearly came at a major cost for the Golden Eagles however, as senior forward Jamil Wilson was forced to leave…

  19. Central Connecticut State guard Matt Hunter declared academically ineligible

    Dec 29, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    hunter

    Prior to Central Connecticut State’s close win over Albertus Magnus on Sunday afternoon, it was learned that the senior guard has been declared academically ineligible according to Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant. Hunter, who averaged 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a junior, was averaging 9.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 12…

  20. Georgia Tech survives wild finish at Charlotte after buzzer-beater called off (VIDEO)

    Dec 29, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    Dai-Jon Parker, Eric McClellan, Trae Golden

    Georgia Tech looked like they had a win locked up at Charlotte, leading 53-45 with 1:26 left. The Yellow Jackets would eventually go on to win, but it wasn’t quite how Brian Gregory drew it up. Charlotte reeled off a 10-2 run, tying the game at 55 on a three when Georgia Tech turned the…