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  1. The beauty of No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 18 Kentucky is the unpredictability

    Dec 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Two months ago, the Battle of the Bluegrass that will take place on Saturday afternoon was the single-most highly-anticipated game of the college basketball season. Two of the nation’s top three teams — the last two national champions — squaring off in a game that just-so-happens to be the most intense rivalry in the sport…

  2. No. 2 Syracuse hosts No. 8 Villanova in a battle of undefeated teams

    Dec 27, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    When Syracuse announced its decision to move to the ACC back in September 2012, there were a couple match-ups that the program hoped would carry over as non-conference games. The Orange set up home-and-home series with St. John’s and Villanova, and at some point (we hope) they’ll resume on-court hostilities with Georgetown. On Saturday afternoon…

  3. New Year’s Resolutions: Arizona Wildcats

    Dec 27, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    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.…

  4. Conference Catchups: The ACC’s power lies in … Upstate New York?

    Dec 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    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: Jabari Parker, Duke At…

  5. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Dec 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    There’s more about the man behind the Skip Prosser Classic (CBS Sports) On Saturday Xavier hosts Wake Forest in the fourth edition of the Skip Prosser Classic, a game that brings together the last two programs coached by the late Skip Prosser. But the game is about more than Prosser’s impact on the college game,…

  6. Gonzaga lists center Sam Dower as ‘day-to-day’ with lower back issue

    Dec 26, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Late in the first half of Gonzaga’s 72-62 loss to Kansas State last Saturday, senior center Sam Dower took a hard fall and left the game with a lower back injury. And while Dower stated following Thursday’s practice (he only did some light shooting) that he feels better now, Gonzaga’s starting big man will be…

  7. New Year’s Resolutions: Louisville Cardinals

    Dec 26, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    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.…

  8. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Are Kentucky, Louisville still among title contenders?

    Dec 26, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Thursday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. Today’s installment? National title contenders. Are Louisville, Kentucky and Michigan State still on that list? Where do Arizona and Syracuse fall in the equation? What about Kansas and Oklahoma…

  9. Conference Catchups: Kansas doesn’t lack for challengers in Big 12

    Dec 26, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    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: Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)…

  10. New Year’s Resolutions: Harvard Crimson

    Dec 26, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  11. Assigned Reading: Aaric Murray making the most of his third-chance

    Dec 26, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Aaric Murray is one of the most intriguing stories in college basketball this season. A former top 100 recruit, Murray is talented enough to make, at the least, an NBA summer league roster. But after burning out at both La Salle and West Virginia — you know it’s a bad sign when Bob Huggins gives…

  12. Report: Miami (OH) sophomore Reggie Johnson to transfer

    Dec 26, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    Miami v Notre Dame

    Miami (OH) will lose their second-leading scorer to a transfer, according to a report. Chicago Hoops is reporting that sophomore guard Reggie Johnson has asked for and received a release from the Redhawks. “It was a very difficult to make this decision because of my relationship with my teammates and the staff, but sometimes things…

  13. New Year’s Resolutions: Duke Blue Devils

    Dec 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    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. Conference Catchups: Villanova rules again in the Big East

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

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    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: Doug McDermott, Creighton…

  15. New Year’s Resolutions: UMass Minutemen

    Dec 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    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…

  16. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Dec 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Duke deliveries by Santa (Duke Blue Planet) Many college basketball fans across the country received presents that featured their favorite teams/players. Duke’s official blog compiled some of the things Blue Devil fans found under their trees on Christmas Day. Chris Collins embraces challenge of leading Northwestern to NCAAs (USA Today) Bill Carmody was relieved of…

  17. DeAndre Kane leads No. 14 Iowa State to Diamond Head Classic title

    Dec 25, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Entering Wednesday’s Diamond Head Classic title game, senior guard DeAndre Kane has been one of the key contributors for No. 14 Iowa State. The Marshall transfer’s versatility makes him a tough matchup for many of the Cyclones’ opponents, with his ability as both a scorer and distributor leading to advantageous situations for he and his…

  18. New Year’s Resolutions: Syracuse Orange

    Dec 25, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  19. Indian Hills JC guard Quevyn Winters commits to Washington

    Dec 25, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Recruiting never stops, even on a holiday. On Wednesday the Washington Huskies received a third commitment in its 2014 class, as 6-foot-5 guard Quevyn Winters announced his decision via Twitter. Winters, who began his college career at Duquesne, is currently averaging 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game at Indian Hills (Iowa) JC. He joins…

  20. New Year’s Resolutions: Colorado Buffaloes

    Dec 25, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    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.…