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  1. Report: Colorado’s Tre’Shaun Fletcher out 6-8 weeks with a knee injury

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Colorado v Washington State

    More bad injury news for Colorado today as Andy Katz is reporting that Tre’Shaun Fletcher will be out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery. Fletcher is a 6-foot-7 freshman that had been averaging 3.5 points in just over 10 minutes per game. He’s not a huge piece of Colorado’s attack, but losing him depletes Tad…

  2. POSTERIZED: Jerami Grant has some wingspan (VIDEO)

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Syracuse forward Jerami Grant threw down one of the nastier tip-dunks that you’re going to see this season. The kid literally took one step and got high enough in the air to snag a ball out of midair here: I mean, I just. That’s ridiculous. The craziest part is this wasn’t even the best dunk…

  3. Cal gets healthier as freshman Jabari Bird returns to practice

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

    Grant Gibbs, Jabari Bird

    We are two weeks into the Pac-12 schedule, and Cal has already situated themselves in a great position to make a run at Arizona and the top spot in the conference. The Bears are currently sitting at 3-0 in league play, the only team other than the Wildcats that is currently undefeated. They won all…

  4. Changes to transfer waivers could come as soon as this week

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    The NCAA is getting serious about changing their transfer rules. There are a couple of options that are up for consideration right now (if you want to read through it all, the fun begins on page 21 here): The first would be to eliminate immediate eligibility waivers for any transfer. This would include both the…

  5. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 14, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  6. Coach K says his struggles dealing with his brother’s death reason for Duke slump

    Jan 14, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Virginia came so close to pulling off a miraculous comeback against Duke on Monday night, but on this night in Cameron, the miracle was on Duke’s side. Rasheed Sulaimon had a three bounce off the back of the rim, above the back board and in with 20 seconds left, giving Duke the lead for good.…

  7. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Jan 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Arizona’s Sean Miller is one of the best bargains in college basketball (Forbes) The game’s best coaches tend to be well-compensated, and this is certainly the case for Arizona head coach Sean Miller. According to Forbes the leader of the nation’s top-ranked team will earn $2.3 million, a figure that’s low when compared to some…

  8. Late Night Snacks: Kansas knocks off Iowa State for key Big 12 road win

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:07 AM EDT

    joel embiid

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 23 Duke 69, Virginia 65 This one got a lot closer than Duke would have liked. The Blue Devils led for the entire game until Malcolm Brogdon’s free throw with 37 seconds left gave Virginia its first lead of the game at 65-64. From there, Duke scored five consecutive points…

  9. No. 8 Iowa State’s loss to No. 15 Kansas not promising, but far from a disaster

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:12 AM EDT

    Melvin Ejim

    This just wasn’t No. 8 Iowa State’s night. Listen to some of these numbers: the Cyclones shot 31.4% from the floor and 4-for-25 from three. Melvin Ejim, Georges Niang and Dustin Hogue were a combined 12-for-45 from the floor and 2-for-15 from three. Niang alone was 4-for-20 from the floor and 0-for-9 from three. Those…

  10. Syracuse survives upset bid from Boston College

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — For much of the game, it looked like Boston College, a team that has disappointed thus far, was ready to have the court rushed in what would have been a huge upset win over No. 2 Syracuse on Monday night at Conte Forum. Instead the 3-point shots stopped falling for the…

  11. No. 15 Kansas holds off No. 8 Iowa State as Wiggins, Embiid and Tharpe lead the charge

    Jan 13, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

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    Kansas received big-time efforts from multiple members of its starting lineup in holding off No. 8 Iowa State, 77-70, on Monday in a Big 12 conference clash at Hilton Coliseum as the dynamic freshmen duo of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid showed how special they can be in a number of different ways. It would…

  12. College of Charleston gets past Northeastern [VIDEO]

    Jan 13, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

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    After a back-and-forth first half that saw multiple lead changes and a 21-19 lead for Northeastern over the College of Charleston, the Cougars turned on the jets in the second half  on their way to a 58-49 win Monday in a CAA conference victory. Willis Hall paced the College of Charleston (10-8, 2-1)  with 14…

  13. No. 23 Duke wins, but their struggles are still evident

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Virginia v Duke

    If you’re No. 23 Duke or you’re Mike Krzyzewski, it doesn’t really matter how ugly it was. At this point, coming off of road losses to Clemson and Notre Dame in the span of a week, winning ugly means, quite frankly, that you won, and at this point, that’s something the Blue Devils are going…

  14. Virginia can’t get over the hump as they fall to No. 23 Duke

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

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    Virginia did all they could to hang around with Duke for 40 minutes during Monday night’s ACC contest at Cameron Indoor Stadium, but the Cavaliers could never quite get over the hump as the Blue Devils held on for the 69-65 win. Malcolm Brogdon knocked in a go-ahead free throw with 37 seconds left to…

  15. George Washington unveils sick new jerseys for Tuesday’s game against VCU

    Jan 13, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

    (George Washington athletics)

    George Washington is off to an 8-0 start at home this season on their brand new court design at the Charles E. Smith Center that features some of Washington D.C.’s most iconic monuments. Now, the Colonials will unveil some sick new threads for their Tuesday night Atlantic 10 contest against VCU that are also inspired…

  16. UPDATED: Deandre Kane will play against Kansas

    Jan 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    The biggest news of the college hoops weekend had to do with injuries. Casey Prather of Florida missed Saturday’s game with Arkansas. Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie injured his knee on Sunday night against Washington. And, of course, there was Iowa State’s all-american candidate Deandre Kane getting carried off the court after rolling his left ankle at…

  17. Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie will miss remainder of the season with torn ACL

    Jan 13, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Colorado had its worst fears realized on Monday as ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman reported that junior guard Spencer Dinwiddie has a torn ACL and will have surgery to repair it on Tuesday. Dinwiddie suffered the injury during Colorado’s loss on Sunday to Washington. This news obviously means that Dinwiddie is done for the rest of the…

  18. Northwestern head coach Chris Collins celebrates first Big Ten victory with his team [VIDEO]

    Jan 13, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    Chris Collins

    Northwestern and head coach Chris Collins picked up a big home win on Sunday night as the Wildcats knocked off in-state rival No. 23 Illinois 49-43 as Collins earned his first Big Ten victory and first win over a ranked opponent as a head coach. Then the Wildcats and Collins celebrated. There were shoulder bumps,…

  19. Christian Laettner jersey worn during ‘The Shot’ fetches $119,500 at auction

    Jan 13, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

    Christian Laettner

    It’s one of the greatest plays in the history of college basketball. Christian Laettner’s iconic turnaround, buzzer-beater against Kentucky in the Elite Eight of the 1992 NCAA Tournament sent Duke to a 104-103 overtime win — and the Final Four — and earlier this week, the No. 32 jersey that Laettner wore during that famous…

  20. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Iowa State looks for vengeance vs. Kansas

    Jan 13, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

    Kansas State v Kansas

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 15 Kansas at No. 8 Iowa State, 9:00 p.m. The toughest place in America to earn a road win these days is Hilton Coliseum, home of the No. 8 Iowa State Cyclones. And on Monday night, those Cyclones will get a visit from Kansas, the premier program in the Big…