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  1. Returning serviceman surprises his family at Arizona game (VIDEO)

    Dec 20, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT


    In recent years there have been many examples of servicemen and women surprising family members at sporting events, with their loved ones unaware of the fact that they’ve returned home from active duty. Master Sergeant Chris Campbell, who’s stationed in Tucson at Davis Monthan Air Force base, surprised his wife and two children during a…

  2. No. 1 Arizona wins big but foul shooting remains a concern

    Dec 19, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT


    Top-ranked Arizona remained undefeated on Thursday night, pulling away in the second half and beating reigning SWAC tournament champion Southern by a 69-43 final score. With starting center Kaleb Tarczewski out after spraining his ankle in the Wildcats’ win at Michigan on Saturday freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson moved into the starting lineup, meaning that Arizona needed…

  3. Rasheed Sulaimon climbs out of the doghouse in No. 8 Duke’s 80-63 win

    Dec 19, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK — There was nothing memorable about the shot. It was one of six threes that No. 8 Duke made and one of 18 that they hoisted up in the first half of their 80-63 win over UCLA on Thursday night in Madison Square Garden. It was the kind of play that gets taught…

  4. Kentucky fan records song in honor of his favorite team (AUDIO)

    Dec 19, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT


    Over the years music has been used as a way for teams and their fans to discuss their excellence in a way that is far removed from the standard media interviews or, in the case of fans, a sign brought to a game or a few moments of screaming in the background of a television…

  5. Former Butler wing Andrew Smeathers transfers to Mount St. Mary’s

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT


    Just days before the start of the season, 6-foot-6 junior wing Andrew Smeathers announced his decision to leave Butler at the end of the fall semester. Having played an average of just four minutes per game in two seasons at the school, Smeathers made the decision based upon his desire for more playing time. On…

  6. Nevada adds forward AJ West but loses Marqueze Coleman, Ronnie Stevens Jr.

    Dec 19, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT


    Last season interior play was an issue for Nevada, as they lacked the pieces needed to supplement what Deonte Burton, Jerry Evans Jr. and Malik Story provided on the perimeter. As a result the Wolf Pack struggled in their Mountain West debut, winning just three conference games and finishing with an overall record of 12-19.…

  7. Report: Australian Dante Exum to take college visits

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Australia v New Zealand - Men's FIBA Oceania Championship

    Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Julius Randle, Jabari Parker. Those are the names that pique the interest of NBA fans and GMs alike. They are part of the reason that ‘tanking’ and ‘freshmen’ have dominated the talk about basketball throughout the fall. But they aren’t alone. There is Marcus Smart. And Aaron Gordon. And Noah Vonleh.…

  8. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Two Blue Bloods square off at the Garden

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Prairie View v UCLA

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 8 Duke vs. UCLA, 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden Two blue blood programs squaring off in the world’s most famous arena? Yes, please. By now, we know what we’re getting from Duke. They are a team with a loaded perimeter attack that can beat anyone when and if they…

  9. Indiana’s Assembly Hall gets a new name

    Dec 19, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    Oakland v Indiana

    Assembly Hall has a new name. Thanks to a $40 million donation from Cindy Simon Skjodt, the place where the Indiana Hoosiers play their home games will now be called … Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Cindy has donated millions to Indiana over the years, and the money will be used to refurbish and improve Indiana’s athletic facilities,…

  10. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Who will be the next undefeated team to lose?

    Dec 19, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    John Manning, Jake Barnett, Ron Baker

    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Thursday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. Today’s installment? The 12 teams still left undefeated. Who is the first to lose? Can anyone actually make it to February without a loss? Will we ever see another…

  11. John Beilein: ‘Right now, Mitch [McGary] cannot go 100 percent

    Dec 19, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    Houston Baptist v Michigan

    Michigan State isn’t the only team in the state that’s currently banged up. Michigan is as well. Star center Mitch McGary is not yet healthy, according to John Beilein. He missed the entire preseason and the first two games of the season a back injury. He’s had a thigh contusion. He’s tweaked his ankle a…

  12. Tom Izzo, Tom Crean honor referee Ed Hightower (VIDEOS)

    Dec 19, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday night, with two minutes left in Michigan State’s blowout win over North Florida, Tom Izzo got on the microphone and honored longtime referee Ed Hightower. It was a great moment, and another reason to love Izzo. But it wasn’t his idea. He stole it from Tom Crean! Check it out: I’m mostly kidding.…

  13. Report: New Mexico’s Hugh Greenwood won’t play against Marquette Saturday

    Dec 19, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    New Mexico Davidson Basketball

    New Mexico will be without starting guard Hugh Greenwood against Marquette on Saturday in Las Vegas. Greenwood has been battling a wrist injury for a couple weeks. He initially injured in when the Lobos took on New Mexico State in their first matchup on December 4th. It’s his right wrist, his shooting wrist. Greenwood took…

  14. Gerrell Martin give LIU-Brooklyn a win (almost) at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Dec 19, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t quite a buzzer-beater, but LIU-Brooklyn’s Gerrell Martin buried a three to break a 79-all tie and given the Blackbirds a win over Lamar.

  15. Saint Louis, vines, and the alley-oop of the year? (VIDEO)

    Dec 19, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT


    Saint Louis seems like a fun team to play on. I want to know how many times they had to try that before they finally got it right.

  16. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Dec 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    Skirting the rules (Sports on Earth) Recruiting obviously has a major impact on college basketball, with the nation’s top recruits making their decisions on national television and a number of games at the high school/grassroots level being televised. And with the way recruiting goes these days there have been plenty of accusations, either directly or…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Two top 15 teams lose at home

    Dec 19, 2013, 2:53 AM EDT

    Stanford v Connecticut

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Texas 86, No. 14 North Carolina 83 The Tar Heels remain the toughest team in college basketball to figure out. After knocking off Kentucky to pick up their third win over a preseason top three team, the Heels were once again atrocious from the charity stripe, losing to Rick Barnes and…

  18. Stanford picks up a huge non-conference road win over No. 10 UConn

    Dec 19, 2013, 12:34 AM EDT

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    Shabazz could only bail them out so many times. No. 10 UConn had picked up their four biggest wins by a total of five points, relying on the heroics of their star guard to carry them to the wins. But it wasn’t enough on Wednesday night. With Stanford erasing a double-digit second half deficit and…

  19. Aaric Murray goes off as Texas Southern wins at Temple

    Dec 18, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT


    Texas Southern senior forward Aaric Murray is now playing at his third college, with his move to the SWAC school being preceded by stops at La Salle and West Virginia. There’s no doubt that Murray possesses a lot of talent, but maturity issues shortened his stay at each of those first two schools. On Wednesday…

  20. Texas hangs on to beat No. 14 North Carolina in Chapel Hill

    Dec 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT


    Just about any preseason “hot seat” list included Texas head coach Rick Barnes, and with the change in athletic director on the “40 Acres” there was enough conversation to make one think that this season would be nothing more than a lengthy testimonial of sorts for the veteran coach. With just two upperclassmen, bouncing back…