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  1. Jim Boeheim: Great coach, but at what cost?

    Dec 18, 2012, 9:22 AM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    You are going to read plenty of words today deifying Jim Boeheim’s 900 wins and the job that he has done turning a private school buried in lake-effect snow in Upstate New York into one of the nation’s preeminent basketball programs. And, frankly, the majority of those words are going to be well-deserved. Boeheim’s consistency…

  2. The Morning Mix

    Dec 18, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    UTEP Sandy Hook

    The Jets and Titans played on Monday Night Football last night. What does this have to do with hoops? it means there were probably more eyes on ESPN2 to watch Jim Boeheim earn his 900th career win. There are 51 games on the docket tonight. Want to know how bad “Exam Week” was? The most…

  3. Late Night Snacks: Boeheim’s 900, UNLV survives and newcomers abound

    Dec 18, 2012, 1:08 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    The finals are, for the most part, over. Now it’s on to school-free college basketball for most of the Division I world. On the first Monday of the holiday break, a few Top 25 teams survived close games, but the headliner was Syracuse and coach Jim Boeheim got win 900 in his tenure. Three players…

  4. After getting win no. 900, Jim Boeheim takes stand on gun control

    Dec 17, 2012, 11:51 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Well, it didn’t take long for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to move past win no. 900, huh? After collecting the historic win, Boeheim used his platform at the podium in the postgame press conference to call for quick action on gun control after the Newtown, Conn. tragedy. Say what you want about him — which…

  5. UNLV survives UTEP on night team honors ’66 squad

    Dec 17, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

    UNLV UTEP Basketball

    Jacques Streeter’s bucket with 27 seconds left helped UNLV past UTEP on the road, 62-60, on a night that the Miners retired Bobby Joe Hill’s number and wore (those awesome!) throwback jerseys. It was a close game for the no. 21 Rebels, whose leading scorer was Bryce Dejean-Jones with 12. Anthony Bennett had 10 points,…

  6. UConn honors Newtown tragedy victims in pregame ceremony

    Dec 17, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

    Ryan Boatright

    We’ve seen sports teams from various states, both far and neighboring, honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Conn. since Friday. On Monday night, UConn got their opportunity to honor their fallen in-state citizens. The men’s basketball team held a heart-felt memorial before their game with Maryland-Eastern Shore. Along with…

  7. Jabari Brown nets 12 in debut for Missouri

    Dec 17, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

    South Carolina State v Missouri

    Frank Haith has to rely on a ton of transfers this season. Quite possibly the most important of all of them debuted tonight in Jabari Brown. Brown, a 6-5 swingman who came from Oregon, finished with 12 points in a 102-51 home win over South Carolina State. In all, Brown went for his 12 on…

  8. Jim Boeheim gets win no. 900

    Dec 17, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    900. Jim Boeheim has done it, 900 wins all at the same school. The Syracuse coach reached that plateau in a 72-68 victory over Detroit. “I’ve won 900 games because of the coaches and players,” Boeheim told ESPN’s Doris Burke postgame. He also gave credit to Dave Bing, a player he played with with the…

  9. Division I teams: Stop the cupcakes in December

    Dec 17, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

    Adreian Payne, Jacob Pettway

    Scrolling through tonight’s Division I college basketball slate, I noticed something. Well, I’ve been noticing it for some time now. I looked at the schedule and found certain, we’ll call them ‘unique’, match-ups. Ones I haven’t recalled ever seeing in mid-December. So I looked some of them up. These schools don’t reside in Division I,…

  10. Cooley: “We’re excited” about move away from Big East

    Dec 17, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    The seven Catholic, basketball-only schools within the Big East recently announced they’ll be breaking away from the league in the future, and on Monday, one of those coaches spoke his piece about it. Providence’s Ed Cooley, currently in his second season as Friars head coach, gave his opinion of the move to Chip Brown on…

  11. Pregame Shootaround 12.17.12: Boeheim’s 900th, Birch/Brown back

    Dec 17, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Game of the Day: 8:00 p.m.: No. 21 UNLV at UTEP (CBS College Sports) The big news of this game isn’t necessarily the game itself; it’s about the changeover in the UNLV roster. This marks the Rebels’ first game against a Division I opponent that will come with Mike Moser laid up with his dislocated…

  12. Carl Hall to have surgery Tuesday on broken thumb, miss a month

    Dec 17, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT

    Carl Hall, Yemi Makanjuola

    Wichita State suffered a big blow on Monday afternoon, as it was announced that Carl Hall, who leads the team in scoring (13.9 points) and rebounding (7.6 boards) will be out a month. On Saturday, Hall injured his right hand in practice. And on Monday, it was announced that Hall will undergo surgery on his…

  13. Syracuse, mastering the art of gamesmenship

    Dec 17, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT


    According to, the high in Syracuse on Monday is 46 degrees, which seems pretty warm for December in upstate NY. Perhaps warm enough to warrant turning off the heat in the Carrier Dome? Detroit traveled up to Syracuse on Sunday, as they will be playing the Orange at 7 p.m. on Monday night. but…

  14. Jay Wright: the Catholic 7 could be ‘best basketball conference’

    Dec 17, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Jay Wright

    The big news over the weekend was that the Catholic 7 — Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Providence and DePaul — made the official announcement that they would be leaving the Big East. It’s a crushing blow for folks that grew up on college hoops in the Northeast, but it’s something that we…

  15. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Dec 17, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Florida v Arizona

    Butler’s win will resonate: At face value alone, Butler’s win over Indiana on Saturday was huge. Ignoring the fact that the Bulldogs, you know, beat the No. 1 team in the country, that No. 1 team also happened to be an in-state rival that had begun promoting the idea that Butler was back in their…

  16. College Hoops Teams of the Week: Butler and Arizona

    Dec 17, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Boston Scientific Close The Gap Crossroads Classic

    Team of the Week: Butler Bulldogs How could it not be the Bulldogs? Butler took on the big, bad Indiana Hoosiers in Conseco Fieldhouse in the opening game of the Crossroads Classic and won in overtime, 88-86. Roosevelt Jones led the way with 16 points, 12 boards and seven assists while Rotnei Clarke finished with…

  17. Virginia Tech’s Marshall Wood fractures a bone in his foot

    Dec 17, 2012, 10:11 AM EDT

    Ga Southern Virginia Tech Basketball

    Virginia Tech entered this season short-handed, as Seth Greenberg’s untimely firing coupled with Motrezl Harrell and Dorian Finney-Smith leaving before giving new head coach James Johnson a chance severely limited the Hokie rotation. That rotation is now down to seven players, as freshman Marshall Wood fractured the third metatarsal bone in his left foot and…

  18. College Hoops Player of the Week: Trey Burke, Michigan

    Dec 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival

    Player of the Week: Trey Burke, Michigan Coming off of an all-american season as a freshman much was expected of Trey Burke this season and, amazingly enough, the Columbus, OH, native has lived up to expectations, averaging 18.0 points and 7.0 assists as the Wolverines have emerged as one of the best teams in the…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Dec 17, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT


    Exam Week was pretty brutal, but we were rewarded with an excellent weekend of college hoops. We had two phenomenal games, a bevy of upsets, and a bunch of great plays, videos and quotes. In short, we have a lot to get to. Lets hit the links. Monday’s Top Games: 7:00 p.m. – Detroit @…

  20. Late Night Snacks: No. 10 Illinois moves to 12-0 with win over Eastern Kentucky

    Dec 16, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT


    Games of the Day 1. Murray State 75, Western Kentucky 70  Isaiah Canaan led four Racers in double figures with 21 points as Murray State held off the Hilltoppers in Murray. The difference was a 14-2 second half run, turning a two-point deficit into a ten-point lead with just under four minutes remaining. Brandon Harris,…

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