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  1. 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…

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

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Craft picks up a charge on Kansas Jayhawks' Johnson during the first half of their men's NCAA Final Four semi-final college basketball game in New Orleans

    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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. With Jabari Parker, will Duke be better next year than this year?

    Dec 20, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    If the season ended today, Mason Plumlee would be the National Player of the Year in my book. And I know I’m not alone in that line of thinking. He’s been the best player on the best team, and his schedule is only going to get easier as the season moves along. But Plumlee will…

  10. MAAC to expand to 20 league games in 2013-2014

    Dec 20, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Iona Georgia Basketball

    You might have missed it amongst the bigger conference realignment news, but the MAAC will have a different look in the 2013-2014 season than it did this year. The league will add Monmouth and Quinnipiac while Loyola (MD) will be departing to join forces with the Patriot League. That leaves 11 teams for next year,…

  11. Report: Ben Howland’s job is in jeopardy

    Dec 20, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Tracy Pierson of BruinsReportOnline.com is as plugged into the UCLA program as any reporter in the country. He’s the guy that broke the news that Joshua Smith will be transferring. He’s a voice that you can trust even if he’s speculating, because you can be sure that, somewhere in the UCLA hierarchy, that same speculation…

  12. 2013 forward Jabari Parker announces decision to attend Duke

    Dec 20, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    Christmas came five days early for Duke fans, as 2013 forward Jabari Parker announced his decision to play for Mike Krzyzewski in a press conference held at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago. The latest in a long line of elite basketball players to attend Simeon, Parker chose the Blue Devils over Michigan State, BYU, Florida…

  13. Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame releases 2013 Cousy Award watch list

    Dec 20, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Williams Bhullar

    Jabari Parker’s decision on where to attend schools wasn’t the only announcement made on Thursday, as the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame released its December watch list for the Bob Cousy Award. The award is given annually to the nation’s best point guard, with North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall winning the award last season. The list…

  14. Pregame Shootaround 12.20.12: McCollum vs. Mitchell matchup one to watch

    Dec 20, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

    Lehigh Pittsburgh Basketball

    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:…

  15. Suspension of Myck Kabongo means Texas needs Javan Felix to make it ‘his team’

    Dec 20, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Texas

    The big news surrounding Texas’ 85-67 win over No. 23 North Carolina on Wednesday night had little to do with the performances of Sheldon McClellan and Julien Lewis, but rather the fact that according to a report form Yahoo! Sports sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo would be suspended for the remainder of the season. McClellan…

  16. WAC announces the addition of Texas-Pan American as its eighth member

    Dec 20, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

    WAC logo

    The WAC can breathe a little easier, at least for the 2013-14 academic year. On Wednesday the conference announced the addition of Texas-Pan American, pushing the number of members to eight for the 2013-14 academic year. The Broncs join Cal State Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Idaho, New Mexico State, Seattle and Utah Valley as members…

  17. Christmas Wish Lists: San Diego State looks to James Johnson for frontcourt muscle

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:22 AM EDT

    Winston Shepard

    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…

  18. Why you should be upset about Yahoo’s Myck Kabongo report

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    North Carolina Texas Basketball

    My first reaction to seeing the report from Yahoo! that Texas point guard Myck Kabongo would be suspended for the rest of the season by the NCAA was simple: Duh! The kid lied to the NCAA. As Pat Forde wrote, Kabongo “provided inaccurate information to NCAA investigators when he was interviewed.” ESPN’s Andy Katz explained…

  19. 10 tidbits to know this week: Gophers’ balance, Friars go green and more

    Dec 20, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports. Look for his Top 10 Tidbits every week.  1. Kudos to Providence’s Ed Cooley.  He called his Nike rep Sunday night after watching 60 Minutes and had his team in green uniforms and green sneakers against Colgate Tuesday night…

  20. The Morning Mix

    Dec 20, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

    Where do we even begin today? North Carolina got flat-out dominated by a not-so-good Texas team. The same not-so-good Texas team playing without Myck Kabongo, who has been awaiting word from the NCAA. At roughly the same time last night, the NCAA came down with its decision. It wasn’t pretty. But that’s certainly not all…

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