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  1. Christmas Wish Lists: New Mexico needs to improve its marksmanship

    Dec 23, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    Alford Greenwood Adams McCurdy

    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. Former Syracuse center Fab Melo tallies 14 blocks Saturday for D-League’s Maine Red Claws

    Dec 23, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Fab Melo

    Fab Melo’s college team might have been upset by unranked Temple Saturday, but he had himself a game in the NBA D-League when he tallied 15 points, 16 rebounds, and an astounding 14 blocks in a loss to the Erie BayHawks. The blocks total set a league record. Melo decided to forgo his final two…

  3. Pregame Shootaround 12.23.12: Diamond Head Classic highlights Sunday’s action

    Dec 23, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    Mark Lyons

    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. Christmas Wish List: Everything centers around “Havoc” for Virginia Commonwealth

    Dec 23, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    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. Amidst realignment, Mountain West restructures television deal

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

    UNLV

    There’s a lot of conference movement out east, but the Mountain West Conference is solidifying itself by restructuring its television deal with CBS, Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com is reporting. The deal still expires after the 2015-16 season, but the conference reportedly has more flexibility to sell game packages to two additional networks. Those networks do…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Gators go cold again; unbeatens fall

    Dec 22, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    Rodney McGruder

    Game of the Night No. 12 Missouri 82, No. 10 Illinois 73: Phil Pressey shot 2-18 and still led the Tigers to their fourth straight victory in the annual Braggin’ Rights game. His eleven assists found the hot hands, which belonged largely to Laurence Bowers (23 points, 10 rebounds) and Alex Oriakhi (13 and 14).…

  7. VIDEO: Old Dominion stuns Virginia in Governor’s Holiday Classic

    Dec 22, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

    Virginia Old Dominion Basketball

    Virginia has won eight games in a row, defeating Wisconsin and Tennessee along the way. In fact, it’s fair to say that the Cavaliers (9-3) could conceivably be undefeated today if they’d simply stop scheduling teams from the Colonial Athletic Association. UVA started the season with a loss at George Mason, then lost again to…

  8. No. 12 Mizzou survives No. 10 Illinois, claims Braggin’ Rights

    Dec 22, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

    Brandon Paul, Phil Pressey

    Phil Pressey dominated the Braggin’ Rights game despite putting up one of the worst shooting nights of his career. Pressey, who goes by the nickname “Flip”, might have changed it to “Chuck” after going 2-18 from the floor. And yet, Pressey proved the truism that a pass-first point guard can change a game without scoring,…

  9. VIDEO: Buzzer-beater carries Mason over Richmond in Governor’s Classic

    Dec 22, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

    George Mason Richmond Basketball

    With the score knotted at 64-all, Sherrod Wright of George Mason rose and fired, dropping in a buzzer-beating three-pointer that led the CAA contender over an A-10 team playing in its hometown. Wright led all scorers with 22 points, and the Patriots as a team shot an incredible 61.5% from deep in the close win.…

  10. No. 9 Jayhawks share the ball, beat No. 7 Buckeyes in Columbus

    Dec 22, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

    Kansas v Ohio State

    Thirty seconds into KU’s trip to Value City Arena, Elijah Johnson dropped the ball off to freshman Ben McLemore, who splashed a long three for the game’s first points. McLemore would go on to score 22 and look like the best player on a floor loaded with stars, but he was hardly the only Jayhawk…

  11. Late Afternoon Snacks: Wolters pantses Lobos in The Pit

    Dec 22, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

    Wolters Fenton

    Game of the Day Temple 83, No. 3 Syracuse 79: Typically, it takes great shooting to beat the Syracuse zone. Temple, as a team, shot just 39% from the floor. So where did this upset happen? At the line. Owl Khalif Wyatt led all scorers with 33, and hit all fifteen of his free throws.…

  12. Wish List: ‘Tis the season for Heels to open their gifts

    Dec 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    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. I don’t mean…

  13. Should No. 3 Syracuse still be considered an elite team after loss to Temple?

    Dec 22, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

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    It’s rare for an A-10 team to walk into a virtual home game against the No. 3 team in the country and walk out with a victory. It’s even more rare when that team is fresh off of a loss to a school from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. But Saturday afternoon at Madison Square…

  14. Derrick Nix posts double-double as No. 20 Michigan State outlasts Texas

    Dec 22, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

    Derrick Nix

    No. 20 Michigan State used an 11-2 run over a four-minute stretch in the middle of the second half to distance itself from Texas and get a 67-56 victory Saturday at Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans trailed by five points at halftime, but were helped along by increased intensity in the second…

  15. Xavier to auction off game-worn Sandy Hook jerseys to benefit victims of school shooting

    Dec 22, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

    Xavier Sandy Hook

    Xavier did not take the floor Saturday against Wofford in its traditional navy blue and white uniforms. Instead, the Musketeers wore white and green jerseys with “Sandy Hook” stitched across the chest (pictured at right) to honor the victims of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut last week. Not only will Xavier wear the uniforms,…

  16. Temple upsets No. 3 Syracuse behind career day from senior Khalif Wyatt

    Dec 22, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

    Khalif Wyatt

    Coming off an upset loss to Canisius Wednesday, Temple had little rest before it walked into Madison Square Garden Saturday against No. 3 Syracuse. And with an overwhelming majority of Syracuse fans in attendance, Temple used smart basketball to grind out a win over the Orange, 83-79, in Manhattan. Khalif Wyatt scored a career-high 33…

  17. Christmas Wish List: Indiana needs defensive boards, touches for Zeller

    Dec 22, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT

    Boston Scientific Close The Gap Crossroads Classic

    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. Pregame Shootaround 12.22.12: Ohio State vs. Kansas highlights loaded Saturday

    Dec 22, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    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:…

  19. Without five players after rules violation, Penn falls to Delaware

    Dec 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

    Jerome Allen

    Five Penn players, including the team’s second-leading scorer Miles Cartwright, sat on the sidelines Friday night, held out of the game for an unspecified violation of team rules during the Quakers’ 83-60 loss to Delaware. Cartwright, who is averaging 14.3 points per game, sat out alongside guard Tony Hicks and Steve Rennard and forwards Darien Nelson-Henry…

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