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  1. How many NBA scouts are going to be at North Texas-Lehigh?

    Dec 11, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    North Texas v Creighton

    Perhaps the biggest reason that this season is interesting for those that love college hoops — and the main reason that this is a year where the casual fans may end up missing more of the regular season than usual — is that there really isn’t any greatness in the college game this year. Indiana…

  2. Properly evaluating Marcus Smart

    Dec 11, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    If you missed it, there interwebs has played host to an entertaining discussion about Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart over the last day or two. It started when John Gasaway ranked the freshmen and slotted Smart at 14th, which, according to Mike DeCourcy, is borderline certifiable, as he wrote, “People, Marcus Smart has been…

  3. CBT Exam Week Essays: How do you fix what ails Kentucky?

    Dec 11, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    john-calipari

    For college students and college basketball fans, Exam Week is the worst week on the schedule. For students, this week is the culmination of three months worth of procrastination, cliff notes and Wikipedia. For college basketball fans, it’s the lightest week of hoops action we will see all season. With so very little going on…

  4. Report: A-10 open to possibility of absorbing Big East basketball schools

    Dec 11, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT

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    The Atlantic 10 Conference is open to the possibility of absorbing the Big East’s seven basketball-centric schools if the schools vote to dissolve the longtime East Coast conference, Andy Katz of ESPN.com is reporting. According to the report, the seven schools (St. John’s, Georgetown, Providence, Marquette, Seton Hall, Villanova, and DePaul) need a two-thirds vote…

  5. Pregame Shootaround 12.11.12: Big 5 match-up in Philadelphia highlights Tuesday’s action

    Dec 11, 2012, 1:04 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:…

  6. Cincinnati e-mails show school administrators mulling options in Big 12, ACC

    Dec 11, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

    Cincinnati

    For the moment, the Cincinnati Bearcats remain in a holding pattern as they watch more member schools defect from the Big East, a conference that it has called home since 2005. But as pieces shift, most recently Louisville to the ACC and Rutgers to the Big Ten, it doesn’t mean that school administrators aren’t looking…

  7. Could the Big East’s non-FBS football schools form an all-basketball conference?

    Dec 11, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    The question was asked before when West Virginia left the Big East for the Big 12. Then Pittsburgh and Syracuse bolted for the ACC. Then Notre Dame did the same. Then Rutgers to the Big Ten. Then Louisville joined its former Big East peers in the ACC, too. Could the non-football schools in the Big…

  8. 75th Anniversary Part I: NCAA names 35 Greatest March Madness Moments

    Dec 11, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT

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    As part of its celebration of 75 years of March Madness, the NCAA released a list detailing the Top 35 moments, the Top 25 teams, and Top 75 players. The NCAA did not order the moments, rather deciding to put them in chronological order, so we here at CBT decided we might take on a…

  9. The Morning Mix

    Dec 11, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    mike moser elbow

    It’s day two of exam week. Very little happened last night on the hardwood. There’s a bit more action on tonight, but none of the “top games” are required viewing. Again, if you have things to take care of this week, do it. Lets hit the links. Monday’s Top Games:  7:00 p.m. – Binghamton @…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Seven games and tons of finals

    Dec 11, 2012, 12:49 AM EDT

    John Thompson III, Markel Starks

    To call a slow night in college basketball would be an understatement. Seven games, one featuring a Top 25 team, and that was a blowout. With this being finals week for so many schools around the country, expect more of it. For now, it’s late night snacks. Game of the Night Georgetown 89, Longwood 53…

  11. Georgetown breaks scoring slump with 89 in win over Longwood

    Dec 11, 2012, 12:22 AM EDT

    David Robinson, Otto Porter Jr.,

    Georgetown needed a slump-buster. They got it tonight in a win over Longwood. The No. 15 Hoyas, who have failed to crack 50 in their last two games, finished with 80-plus in an 89-53 victory. Otto Porter went for 22 points and seven assists in the win and Georgetown shot 53.7-percent from the field in…

  12. NBC Sports and Yahoo! are partnering up!!!

    Dec 10, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    You may think that it’s a quiet week with finals and all, but we have a big announcement to make: NBC Sports and Yahoo! are partnering up: Yahoo! and the NBC Sports Group today announced a content and promotional deal combining Yahoo! Sports’ original reporting expertise, coverage of big events, Rivals college content and popular…

  13. Christmas Wish Lists: Forward’s free throws, 3′s and a third threat

    Dec 10, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

    Missouri-Kansas City v Louisville

    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…

  14. Norvel Pelle unlikely to suit up for Iona in 2012-13

    Dec 10, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

    Tim Cluess

    Iona has gifted this season with an influx of transfers seen only by the likes of USC on any level — low, mid or high major — this season. With as many as six eligible transfers this season, the Gaels were going to need all of them to make for the loss of players like…

  15. Michael Carter-Williams debunks arrest rumors

    Dec 10, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    Long Beach State v Syracuse

    For the past day or so, rumors have been going around that Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams was arrested at a Lord & Taylor store at a local mall. According to an article by Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard, Social media was the first place these rumors came about, with someone saying that they were…

  16. Erick Greene played with flu-like symptoms against WVU

    Dec 10, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Erick Green, Markel Brown (22)

    Erick Greene went for a team-high 23 points and 10 assists on Saturday for Virginia Tech in a 68-67 loss at West Virginia. Green was 8-for-19 overall and 5-for-5 from the free throw line. He also did that playing with flu-like symptoms, writes Mark Giannotto of The Washington Post. Greene, a senior, didn’t practice in…

  17. No MRI for UNLV’s Mike Moser

    Dec 10, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Mike Moser, Demetris Morant, Daquan Cook

    UNLV do-it-all forward Mike Moser took possibly the ugliest blow of the season when he injured his right elbow in a 76-75 victory over California on Sunday. According to UNLV beat writer Taylor Bern of the Las Vegas Sun, Moser will not undergo an MRI on his elbow and coach Dave Rice said the Runnin’…

  18. CBT Exam Week Essays: Choosing the next coach at UCLA

    Dec 10, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    gregg marshall

    For college students and college basketball fans, Exam Week is the worst week on the schedule. For students, this week is the culmination of three months worth of procrastination, cliff notes and wikipedia. For college basketball fans, it’s the lightest week of hoops action we will see all season. With so very little going on…

  19. Christmas Wish Lists: PG play, 3-point discipline highlight Zags’ needs

    Dec 10, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk

    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…

  20. Pregame Shootaround 12.10.12: Finals Week makes for a quiet night

    Dec 10, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

    Otto Porter, Jordan McRae

    It’s Finals Week, so you know what that means: college hoops takes a massive hit. There are seven games on the docket tonight. Seven. Seriously. So did ya’ll see that episode of Homeland last night? Game of the Day: Bryant at Navy, 7:00 p.m.: Yeah, it’s that kind of night. This is the only game…

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