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  1. Picks Are In! CBT’s Champions Classic Predictions

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins, Niko Roberts

    Today is Hoopsmas! 30 consecutive hours of basketball capped by the Champions Classic. It doesn’t get better than that. You can read our full preview of the Champions Classic right here. This post isn’t about previewing. It’s about predicting. Each of our writers take a stab at who will win tonight’s matchups: No. 1 Kentucky…

  2. Champions Classic Preview: Hyped freshmen, four top five teams, best event ever?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Tuesday is an indisputably great day for college hoop heads around the country, as we not only get 30 straight hours of hoops, but the marathon session of basketball is capped off with the Champions Classic, the single best in-season event ever. That’s right. I said it. I’ll even take it a step further: I…

  3. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    Matt Carlino, John Gage

    Now that the college basketball season is finally here, it’s time to bring back the daily collection of links needed to catch you up on the happenings of the night before. While you were asleep: 24-hour college basketball marathon links  BYU puts up 112 points in their win at Stanford Proponents of the changes to…

  4. Chase Fieler’s career morning awakens somnambulant FGCU

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

    Chase Fieler

    After getting run out of the sparkling new Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday night, the FGCU Eagles entered Tuesday morning’s game against Hartford in need of a victory to avoid an 0-2 start to the Joe Dooley era. And in the first 20 minutes FGCU looked like a team that yearned for the comfort of…

  5. Two-point shooting, rebounding push New Mexico State past Hawaii

    Nov 12, 2013, 7:48 AM EDT

    Marvin Menzies

    Pegged as the overwhelming favorites to win the WAC, New Mexico State has two areas of strength: the versatility of junior guard Daniel Mullings, and their size in the front court. Tuesday morning against former conference rival Hawaii, the Aggies were able to take advantage of both on their way to a 95-88 victory in…

  6. Saint Mary’s plays efficiently in win over Akron

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:45 AM EDT

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    If you’re still up and watching the 24-Hour Hoops Marathon, you can officially call yourself a fanatic. During Saint Mary’s 85-63 win over Akron on Tuesday morning, the game became  free throw fest as Akron got to the line 29 times while Saint Mary’s shot 36 free throws. The Gaels won so easily because they…

  7. VanVleet steps up for Wichita State during Marathon

    Nov 12, 2013, 3:55 AM EDT

    Louisville v Wichita State

    One of the major questions for Wichita State coming off of their surprise Final Four run would be their ability to  replace Malcolm Armstead and Demetric Williams’ scoring touch and playmaking ability on the perimeter. Sophomore Fred VanVleet from Rockford, Illinois appears equipped to handle the role. After a high school career that saw VanVleet…

  8. BYU proves themselves a contender in the WCC with 112-103 win over Stanford

    Nov 12, 2013, 2:13 AM EDT

    Tyler Haws

    Tyler Haws popped off for 31 points, and Matt Carlino chipped in with 25 of his own, as BYU went down to Palo Alto and knocked off the Stanford Cardinal, 112-103. Yup, you read that score right. It was 112-103. Nothing weird happened, either. This wasn’t a quadruple-overtime game, it was just good, old-fashioned, uptempo…

  9. Late Night Snacks: The Marathon is on, but Doug McDermott, Shabazz Napier shine brightest

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:52 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: BYU 112, Stanford 103 All these new fouling rules? This is why they’re put into the game. So college basketball looks more like this than rugby. Now, I’ll freely admit that the score of this game was almost entirely a result of the way that BYU plays. They love, love, love…

  10. Keep an eye on SMU this season

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT

    TCU v SMU

    Rhode Island took a trip down to Dallas to take on Larry Brown’s revamped SMU squad on Monday night, and it was a match-up that had “intriguing” written all over it. Both the Mustangs and the Rams brought in a number of high profile recruits this season. Both programs also had a number of transfers…

  11. Kent State tops Temple thanks to hot shooting

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Rob Senderoff

    Kent State pulled off a big early-season win over Temple 81-77 on Monday night by outscoring the Owls 43-35 in the second half. The Owls had all five starters finish in double-figures but Kent State ultimately had a balanced scoring effort led by Derek Jackson and Devareaux Manley with 17 points each. Temple finished with…

  12. UConn’s Shabazz Napier posts triple-double in win over Yale

    Nov 11, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Connecticut moved to 2-0 on the young season as the No. 19 Huskies got past Yale 80-61 during Monday afternoon’s nonconference clash. But while its nice the Huskies are 2-0, Shabazz Napier recording the 10th triple-double in Connecticut history is the real story. Napier finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for UConn…

  13. Where should Maryland play Dez Wells?

    Nov 11, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Maryland lost a tough opener to Connecticut last Friday and Dez Wells was limited to 13 points and six assists on 3-of-10 shooting and six turnovers as the emergency point guard when Seth Allen went down with injury. Head coach Mark Turgeon has the option of starting freshman Roddy Peters at point guard, but that…

  14. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Quiet night outside of the Tip-Off Marathon

    Nov 11, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

    Arizona Athletics

    GAME OF THE DAY: The Tip-Off Marathon starts tonight. Read all about it here. WHO’S GETTING UPSET?: Rutgers at UAB, 8:00 p.m. Rutgers put together a promising  performance in their first game of the season, as Kadeem Jack went for 30 points and 12 boards in a win over Florida A&M. But the Scarlet Knights…

  15. Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock to be back for Louisville’s game Tuesday

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    North Carolina A&T v Louisville

    I don’t know if you saw Louisville’s game against Charleston on Saturday afternoon, but it was much closer than the 70-48 final would indicate. Louisville was up 48-45 with seven minutes left in the game. What happened? Well, I was of the opinion that Louisville’s offense became completely one-dimensional due to the fact that Chane…

  16. A Viewer’s Guide to the Tip-Off Marathon

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s annual Tip-Off Marathon begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. (all time Eastern), so in an effort to get you prepared, we at CBT will be giving you a handy guide to help you schedule out the next 29 hours of your life. You’re welcome. ONLY MISS THESE GAMES FOR THE BIRTH OF YOUR FIRST CHILD:…

  17. The latest ruling in Ed O’Bannon vs. the NCAA is a win for both sides

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    On Friday, the latest ruling in former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon’s case against the NCAA came down from United States District Judge Claudia Wilken. And depending on how you spin the ruling, it can be considered a win for both sides. Wilken has certified the lawsuit as a class-action, but with one, significant catch: she certified…

  18. Harvard’s Kenyatta Smith out indefinitely with a foot injury

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Arizona's Lyons drives for shot while defended by Harvard's Rivard and Smith during NCAA tournament basketball game in Salt Lake City

    We’ve been saying all preseason that Harvard’s talented and deep enough to make another run in the NCAA tournament, and that fact was tested on Sunday afternoon. Jonah Travis, the brother of Stanford commit Reid Travis, went for 20 points and 10 boards in just 22 minutes as the Crimson knocked off Holy Cross in…

  19. POSTERIZED: Florida College’s Anthony Allen rips off rim on dunk (VIDEO)

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Anthony Allen is an athletic, 6-6 forward that plays for Florida College in  the United States College Athletic Association. So why should you care about him? Well, he ripped a rim off this weekend. With about a minute left in a game against Warner University, Allen threw down a teammates missed layup with such force that…

  20. The Chase for 180: A quest to find college basketball’s best shooter

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…