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  1. Will Jim Boeheim get career win No. 900 Monday vs. Detroit?

    Dec 16, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim DaJuan Coleman

    After Syracuse’s 85-61 win over Canisius on Saturday, Jim Boeheim’s 899th of his career, all eyes now shift to Monday night when the Orange take on Detroit and Boeheim goes for win No. 900. A win Monday would make Boeheim only the third coach in the history of men’s college basketball to win 900 career…

  2. From music scholarship to high-major basketball: Andrew Del Piero getting minutes at LSU

    Dec 16, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT

    Andrew Del Piero

    If you’re 7-3, you likely won’t be featured in the New York Times. If you’re a musician in a college marching band, you likely won’t be featured in the New York Times. But if you’re a 7-3 musician in a college marching band who also happens to play on the school’s basketball team, you’ve got…

  3. Pregame Shootaround 12.16.12: No. 10 Illinois faces undefeated Eastern Kentucky

    Dec 16, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

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    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:…

  4. Mick Cronin sounds off on Big East realignment and defection of Catholic 7, says players should get paid

    Dec 16, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

    Mick Cronin

    With his Cincinnati program stuck in limbo after the defection of the Catholic Seven from the Big East Conference Saturday, coach Mick Cronin sounded on and subjects and frankly expressed his feelings toward realignment. He took time after his team’s win over Marshall to do so. “I don’t blame them,” Cronin said of the departures,…

  5. Christmas Wish List: Michigan hopes to bolster interior this holiday season

    Dec 16, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

    Glenn Robinson III

    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…

  6. No. 5 Florida’s failure to close halves proves costly in Tucson

    Dec 16, 2012, 1:20 AM EDT

    Florida v Arizona

    TUCSON – No. 5 Florida led No. 8 Arizona 64-58 with 1:17 remaining, and it looked like the 14,000-plus Wildcat fans inside McKale Center would not go home with a win to cap a day that began with their football team’s comeback at the New Mexico Bowl. Both teams had other plans however, as the…

  7. Late Night Snacks: Gators beat Gators in our Game of the Night

    Dec 16, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Kenny Boynton, Solomon Hill, Mark Lyons

    Yeah, you read that right. Game of the Night No. 8 Arizona 65, No. 5 Florida 64 - Mark Lyons hit a crazy floater, and Florida kept a timeout in the pocket while going for the last-second shot in an epic comeback at the McKale Center. Arizona was down 64-58 at home when Scotty Welbekin hit…

  8. Loyola wins again in Game of Change rematch

    Dec 15, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

    Trivante Bloodman, Jeff White

    The first time around, Mississippi State players had to sneak out of the state by boarding a plane in the dead of night. They were running from their own Governor, who was expected to issue an injunction against their intent to play Loyola of Illinois in an NCAA tournament game. The year was 1963, and…

  9. Butler president plays coy about realignment

    Dec 15, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

    Butler's Brad Stevens goes onto the court against Indiana during an NCAA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Before today’s epic overtime upset of No. 1 Indiana was even in the books, Butler president James Danko was asked the obvious question about his program’s future in the Atlantic 10 conference. According to the Associated Press, his reply was something along the lines of the classic phrasing used when national security is involved –…

  10. Syracuse commit Chris McCullough is trying to reclassify to 2013

    Dec 15, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

    Chris McCullough

    The reclassification fad may continue in the next few months. In less than a year, the likes of Nerlens Noel, Wayne Selden, Noah Vonleh, Andrew Wiggins, and Karl Towns have all moved up a class. Chris McCullough (Brewster Academy/Bronx, NY) is considered by Rivals.com as a top-10 player in the Class of 2014. The 6-foot-10…

  11. VCU blitzes Alabama 73-54, ruins Anthony Grant’s homecoming

    Dec 15, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    The story lines didn’t happen by accident. There’s little doubt that Alabama would have never set foot in Richmond in December if Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant hadn’t felt some love contractual obligation* for the program that gave him his start. Grant guided the Rams to two NCAA tournaments between 2006-09, which led directly to…

  12. Late Afternoon Snacks: Butler edges Indiana; Gators visit the desert

    Dec 15, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Boston Scientific Close The Gap Crossroads Classic

    There’s too much going on on any given Saturday for us to wait for Late Night Snacks. We’ll take stock of what’s happened up to this point, and look ahead to the good stuff that’s still to come in Late Afternoon Snacks. Game of the Day Butler 88, No. 1 Indiana 86 (OT) – Like…

  13. Memphis loses again, blowing 16 point lead to No. 6 Louisville

    Dec 15, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Joe Jackson, Chane Behanan, Russ Smith

    Oh, Memphis. It’s always something with those guys. Saturday’s defeat will go down as one of the most painful in recent Tiger memory. You see, Memphis was taking on their old Conference USA foe Louisville, a team they just so happen to have a quite storied and intense rivalry with. And the Tigers spent the…

  14. Butler upsets No. 1 Indiana in overtime

    Dec 15, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

    Will Sheehey, Rotnei Clarke

    With Indiana’s defense taking away shooters Rotnei Clarke, Kellen Dunham and Chase Stigall, former walk-on Alex Barlow beat Jordy Hulls off the dribble and got a tough leaner to drop with 2.5 seconds left on the clock as Butler knocked off the nation’s No. 1 team 88-86 in overtime in the Crossroads Classic. Clarke and…

  15. Wish List: Boards and wing defense top KU’s letter to Santa

    Dec 15, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Colorado v Kansas

    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. Kansas plays Belmont…

  16. Catholic 7 release statement announcing departure from Big East

    Dec 15, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

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    It’s official. The Catholic 7 are leaving the Big East. The presidents of the seven universities — Georgetown, Seton Hall, Providence, St. John’s, Marquette, Villanova and DePaul — released a statement on Saturday afternoon saying as much. Here is that statement in its entirety: “Earlier today we voted unanimously to pursue an orderly evolution to…

  17. Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng getting set to return

    Dec 15, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT

    Gorgui Dieng

    In Louisville’s lone loss of the year – a 76-71 loss to Duke in the Battle 4 Atlantis title game – the Cardinals were without starting center Gorgui Dieng, who was sideline with a wrist injury. Dieng was scheduled to be out for 4-6 weeks, requiring surgery to fix a broken scaphoid bone. However, the 6-foot-11…

  18. Jabari Parker not 100 percent sure on college decision

    Dec 15, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    It was clear that Jabari Parker, one of the nation’s top seniors, wasn’t 100 percent during Simeon (Ill.) 67-57 loss to DeSoto High (Tex.) on Thursday night. The 6-foot-8 small forward was limited to just five points. Parker is still recovering from a fractured right foot he suffered in the summer that sidelined him for…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 12.15.12: Two top-10 teams square off

    Dec 15, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

    Kenny Boynton

    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:…

  20. Solomon Poole cleared to play for Georgia Tech on Monday

    Dec 15, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

    Solomon Poole

    Georgia Tech made it through the fall semester with a 6-2 record and now get an added boost heading into the winter break, as the Yellow Jackets add freshman guard Solomon Poole to the roster. Poole, who signed with Georgia Tech back in November and graduated from North Florida Educational Institute also this fall. Last week,…

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