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  1. Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin out indefinitely with high ankle sprain

    Dec 3, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

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    The Florida roster took another hit Tuesday afternoon, after it was announced that senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin will be out indefinitely with a high ankle sprain he suffered in Monday night’s heartbreaking road loss to UConn. Wilbekin scored 15 points and grabbed three boards to go along with a pair of assists and turnovers,…

  2. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Kicking off the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 22 Michigan at No. 10 Duke, 9:15 p.m. ET The highlight of tonight’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge slate was supposed to pit two top ten teams against each other. Instead, both the Blue Devils and the Wolverines head into Tuesday night’s matchup with a pair of losses. Duke has been beaten…

  3. Report: Chris Walker could be back for the Jimmy V Classic

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Florida’s back court question marks have become a major, major problem. Kasey Hill is out with an ankle injury. Eli Carter will reportedly be redshirting this season. Scottie Wilbekin missed the final five minutes of last night’s game after injuring his ankle. It’s unclear how long Hill and Wilbekin will be out of commission. That…

  4. 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis field is absolutely loaded

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    The field for the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis has been revealed, and it is absolutely stacked. The eight teams: Florida, North Carolina, UCLA, Georgetown, Wisconsin, Butler, Oklahoma and UAB. There is a rule in place that prohibits two teams from the same conference from being in these early season tournaments. Butler and Georgetown are both members…

  5. Report: Delta bumps entire flight to get Florida to UConn

    Dec 3, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

    Southern v Florida

    There isn’t a more frustrating time to travel than Thanksgiving weekend, and on Sunday afternoon, about 50 Delta customers learned that the hard way. Florida was scheduled to fly from Gainesville to Connecticut for their Monday night game against the UConn Huskies on Sunday afternoon, but the plane they were supposed to take was grounded…

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

    Dec 3, 2013, 10:00 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.…

  7. Big Ten/ACC Challenge Viewer’s Guide

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The Big Ten/ACC Challenge kicks off tonight. Since we know that you need help putting together your schedule, here’s a breakdown of which games you need to watch. You’re welcome. All times EST: Only miss these games to see the birth of your FIRST child: 1. Tue 9:15 p.m.: No. 22 Michigan at No. 10…

  8. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    FDU is early king of New Jersey hardwood (Bergen Record) With a new head coach in Greg Herenda, Fairleigh Dickinson entered the 2013-14 season having lost its final 15 games of the season prior. And without a win over a Division I opponent since January 2013, it was clear that Herenda has his work cut…

  9. A bat scaring Cameron Ridley during the Texas-Vanderbilt game (GIF)

    Dec 3, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Maybe it’s because I have the sense of humor of a six-year old, but seeing a bat freak out a seven-foot, 300 pound behemoth will never not be funny to me. Thankfully, the cheerleaders were there to save the day: Cheerleaders trapped the bat under a megaphone when it flew into South O-Zone. I couldn't…

  10. Late Night Snacks: UConn and Florida go down to the wire

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 12 UConn 65, No. 15 Florida 64 Duh. Shabazz Napier knocked in two ridiculous clutch shots, including a buzzer-beater in which he went 1-for-2 on the trip, in UConn’s 65-64 win over Florida. It was a tremendous back-and-forth early-season clash of top-15 teams, and although there were a few too…

  11. Texas holds on to beat Vanderbilt; young Longhorns now 7-1

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t pretty, but the Texas Longhorns pulled off another win on Monday night, earning a 70-64 win over Vanderbilt at home to move to 7-1 on the season. Texas head coach Rick Barnes’ hot seat is cooling a bit as the wins keep mounting and the Longhorns had to really hold on to earn…

  12. Report: Eli Carter redshirting, leaving Florida without a point guard?

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

    Southern v Florida

    Florida’s point guard situation can be summed up is slowly by surely turning into a major issue. First, it was Scottie Wilbekin getting suspended. A game before Wilbekin was allowed to return, Kasey Hill suffered a high ankle sprain that could keep him out of the lineup for another couple of weeks. On Monday night…

  13. Thrilling finishes aside, just how good is UConn?

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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    You’re going to see the highlight of Shabazz Napier’s game-winning, 15-foot jumper on repeat over the course of the night and tomorrow morning. No, it’s not on the level of Auburn’s miracle touchdown in their win over Alabama on Saturday night, but it’s the most exciting play of the college basketball season to date. It…

  14. Florida got Shabazzed, but Gators have a lot to like

    Dec 2, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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    The No. 15 Florida Gators showed late-game resiliency, senior leadership and an ability to make key plays in big moments as they played on the road at Gampel Pavilion and scored on their final possession — a beautiful cut and layup by Michael Frazier II off an assist from Casey Prather — against No. 12…

  15. Shabazz Napier hits game-winner, runs out of the arena (VIDEO)

    Dec 2, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

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    I mean, honestly, what else can I say at this point that hasn’t already been said? Here’s another angle of the shot, from the baseline: One more video, just for good measure:

  16. Drexel loses guard Damion Lee to a torn ACL

    Dec 2, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

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    Scrappy NIT Preseason Tip-Off favorite Drexel gave Arizona a tight game in the Garden and topped Alabama in three overtimes, but they received some tough news on Monday night as junior guard Damion Lee is out for the season with a torn ACL, the school announced. Lee went down during the Arizona game and a…

  17. Bill Clinton calls John Calipari to talk basketball

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Before Kentucky and head coach John Calipari took the floor at the Barclays Center on Sunday to defeat Providence, Coach Cal got some phone time in with the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Clinton is a noted college basketball fan and has been seen everywhere from watching his home state Arkansas Razorbacks…

  18. Danuel House out indefinitely after arthroscopic knee surgery

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT

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    The Thanksgiving break wasn’t good for Houston’s basketball team. The Cougars not only got swept at the Barclays Center by Pitt and Texas Tech in the Legends Classic, they announced on Monday that star guard Danuel House is out indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He’ll be back this season, but a timetable for his…

  19. Ryan Sawvell leaving Evansville program

    Dec 2, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

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    Evansville announced on Monday morning that junior forward Ryan Sawvell will be leaving the program and “will move in a different direction. Sawvell, who was an all-freshman team member in 2011-2013, was averaging 6.0 points this season. He scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in wins over Valparaiso and Anderson College two weeks ago,…

  20. POSTERIZED: Michael Craig does it again, dunking over Louisville center (VIDEO)

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    Apparently, Mangok Mathiang doesn’t read College Basketball Talk. If he did, than he’d know that jumping with Southern Miss guard Michael Craig is a bad idea. Some poor guy learned that they hard way, and Mathiang decided that he wanted to help reinforce that to the rest of the country. Louisville won 69-38. Craig’s dunk…