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  1. Could P.J. Hairston opt for the D-League this season?

    Dec 23, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Although former North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston will no longer play for the Tar Heels after last week’s announcement from the University that they wouldn’t seek his re-instatement from the NCAA, the 6-foot-5 junior guard still has options to play basketball this season, including playing in the NBA’s Developmental League. According to a story from…

  2. [PHOTO] Andrew Wiggins meets Kanye West

    Dec 23, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Kanye West is wrapping up the last leg of the Yeezus Tour with opener Kendrick Lamar with two stops in Toronto, and during the first show at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday, Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins was home in his native Toronto on a break for Christmas and caught the rapper’s concert. While I’m not sure if West…

  3. Report: Notre Dame sophomore wing Cam Biedscheid to transfer

    Dec 23, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    The news for Notre Dame basketball went from bad to worse on Monday afternoon as it was reported by Scout.com’s Ben Weixlmann that sophomore wing Cam Biedscheid will transfer from the school. This transfer comes after Sunday’s news that guard Jerian Grant will miss the rest of the season due to an academic matter. Biedscheid,…

  4. Oregon State’s Angus Brandt listed as day-to-day

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

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    Fresh off of a 27 point performance in a win over Towson, Angus Brandt must have been having awful flashbacks on Sunday out in Hawaii. The Oregon State center went down in a heap after injuring the same knee in which he tore an ACL last season. Anyone watching the game assumed the worst. But…

  5. Report: Kaleb Tarczewski will not play Monday night

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Arizona v Michigan

    Kaleb Tarczewski has a bum ankle, one that he injured last Saturday against Michigan. He sat out on Thursday night, when the Wildcats hosted Southern, and it looks like he’ll be sitting out again on Monday night when Northern Arizona comes to town. The good news for the Wildcats? There couldn’t have been a more…

  6. The rejuvenation of UNLV’s rebounding machine, Roscoe Smith

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

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    In two seasons at UConn, forward Roscoe Smith was a contributor on two NCAA tournament teams, with his freshman season featuring improbable runs to the Big East and NCAA tournament titles with guard Kemba Walker leading the way. After averaging 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a freshman and tallying 4.4 points and 3.4…

  7. Maryland sings Jingle Bell Rock … badly (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    Dan Martin of CSN Baltimore — who used to write for us here at CBT — dug up this gem on Monday morning. Yeah, that’s Maryland horrifically butchering jingle bell rock. You’d think with a team of more than 20 players and staffers, they’d find one good singer somewhere. You’d also think wrong. My advice?…

  8. College Hoops Week in Review: Casey Prather and Oregon still shining

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Casey Prather, Florida Has there been a more surprising breakout player than Casey Prather this season? The Florida senior went from being a bit player as a freshman and a sophomore to embracing a role as a defensive stopper off the bench as a junior. But this season, with Florida dealing…

  9. Steve Lavin joins Dan Patrick, talks about most difficult coach to recruit against (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Current St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin, and former employee of Candlestick Park, joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the end of an era. Plus, Lavin discusses which current college basketball coach would give him the most trouble if they were both recruiting the same player. The answer might surprise you.

  10. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Quiet night, even at the Diamond Head Classic

    Dec 23, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 17 Iowa State vs. Akron, 4:30 p.m. ET The Cyclones whipped up on George Mason on Sunday night in the opener of the Diamond Head Classic, and Akron followed that up by handing Oregon State their first-ever loss in front of President Obama, who is in Hawaii on vacation. The two…

  11. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25

    Dec 23, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    For the second straight week, the top seven teams in the country are exactly the same. In fact, the only team from last week’s top 15 that lost this past week was UConn, who is now No. 15 in the country. That much likely won’t change next week, either, as only six teams in the…

  12. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Dec 23, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Tortured by failures, former UConn player tries to bounce back (Hartford Courant) The college career of in-state product Doug Wiggins didn’t go as well as either he or UConn envisioned when he arrived on campus. He’d end up transferring, with the result being a winding journey that he just recently emerged from with an eye…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Pe’Shon Howard breaks hearts in Dayton

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:30 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: USC 79, Dayton 76 A Pe’Shon Howard off-balance three-pointer as time expired gave the Trojans the win at UD Arena, moving Andy Enfield’s team to 8-4 on the season. Byron Wesley accounted for 26 points and ten rebounds for USC, with Jordan Sibert leading the way for Dayton with 21 points.…

  14. With the president in attendance Akron’s Demetrius Treadwell steals the show

    Dec 23, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

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    With rumors of President Barack Obama and the first family showing up at the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday evening flying around, it became clear that the matchup between Oregon State and Akron wasn’t just any other game. The president had attended four games featuring his brother-in-law’s team prior to Sunday, and he was a…

  15. POSTERIZED: Bowling Green’s JD Tisdale dunks on Detroit’s Ugochukwu Njoku (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Bowling Green freshman guard JD Tisdale scored seven points in 20 minutes off the bench as the Falcons hung on to beat Detroit 64-62. And the Flint, Mich. native scored the most explosive two points of the game, completing Bowling Green’s press break with a left-handed drive and dunk on Detroit’s Ugochukwu Njoku. It’s good…

  16. Health’s a concern for California following their loss at Creighton

    Dec 22, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    With Ricky Kreklow out after breaking his right hand California entered Sunday night’s game at Creighton shorthanded, and things would get even worse in their 68-54 loss to the Bluejays. Late in the first half freshman Jabari Bird, who moved back into the starting lineup in place of Kreklow, went down with a right ankle…

  17. Pe’Shon Howard beats Dayton with a buzzer-beating three in OT (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Pe’Shon Howard went the length of the court to hit a buzzer-beating three to give USC a 79-76 overtime win at Dayton on Sunday night. Howard finished with 12 points and four assists for the Trojans as they improved to 8-4 on the season. I don’t think that this is a team that is capable…

  18. California guard Ricky Kreklow out 4-6 weeks with broken right hand

    Dec 22, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Just prior to its game at Creighton on Sunday evening, the California basketball program announced that junior guard Ricky Kreklow will miss anywhere from four to six weeks after breaking his right hand. Kreklow, who started four of the Golden Bears’ 11 games prior to Sunday, is averaging 6.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.…

  19. Langston Hall’s three-pointer the difference as Mercer wins at Ole Miss

    Dec 22, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

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    The interesting thing about conferences that traditionally send just one team to the NCAA tournament is that the winner of the automatic bid is the team that many people remember. And for teams that win their regular season title only to lose in the conference tournament, that can be a bitter pill to swallow. That…

  20. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant will not play the rest of the season

    Dec 22, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    On Sunday evening, Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant released a statement announcing that he will not be a part of the Irish basketball team for the rest of the 2013-2014 season. “It is with regret and sorrow that I inform you that I am no longer enrolled at the University of Notre Dame due…