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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 @…

  5. 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,…

  6. Christmas Wish Lists: Syracuse’s big men look to continue development

    Dec 16, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Arkansas

    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…

  7. Sophomore forward Angel Nunez to leave Louisville when semester ends

    Dec 16, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    After sitting out Louisville’s first ten games after suffering a concussion, sophomore forward Angel Nunez has made the decision to transfer, as announced by Louisville head coach Rick Pitino on Sunday. With starting center Gorgui Dieng on the mend and players like Chane Behanan, Montrezl Harrell and Stephen Van Treese also seeing minutes, it was…

  8. LIU Brooklyn loses reigning NEC Player of the Year Julian Boyd due to torn ACL

    Dec 16, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Morehead State v LIU Brooklyn

    The 2012-13 season was expected to be a special one for LIU Brooklyn as the Blackbirds welcomed back many of the players who played a role in the program winning consecutive NEC titles. Even with Jim Ferry moving on to take over at Duquesne, the presences of players such as forwards Julian Boyd and Jamal…

  9. Contributions both large and small set stage for Mark Lyons’ gamewinner

    Dec 16, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

    Florida v Arizona

    TUCSON — The moment Arizona fans have been clamoring for was finally here. Even with an Elite 8 appearance in 2011 there had yet to be a “marquee” game at McKale Center reminiscent of the days when Lute Olson ran the show. That all changed on Saturday night, as the No. 8 Wildcats hosted No.…

  10. Will Jim Boeheim get career win No. 900 Monday vs. Detroit?

    Dec 16, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim DaJuan Coleman

    After Syracuse’s 85-61 win over Canisius on Saturday, Jim Boeheim’s 899th of his career, all eyes now shift to Monday night when the Orange take on Detroit and Boeheim goes for win No. 900. A win Monday would make Boeheim only the third coach in the history of men’s college basketball to win 900 career…

  11. From music scholarship to high-major basketball: Andrew Del Piero getting minutes at LSU

    Dec 16, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT

    Andrew Del Piero

    If you’re 7-3, you likely won’t be featured in the New York Times. If you’re a musician in a college marching band, you likely won’t be featured in the New York Times. But if you’re a 7-3 musician in a college marching band who also happens to play on the school’s basketball team, you’ve got…

  12. Pregame Shootaround 12.16.12: No. 10 Illinois faces undefeated Eastern Kentucky

    Dec 16, 2012, 12:05 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:…

  13. Mick Cronin sounds off on Big East realignment and defection of Catholic 7, says players should get paid

    Dec 16, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

    Mick Cronin

    With his Cincinnati program stuck in limbo after the defection of the Catholic Seven from the Big East Conference Saturday, coach Mick Cronin sounded on and subjects and frankly expressed his feelings toward realignment. He took time after his team’s win over Marshall to do so. “I don’t blame them,” Cronin said of the departures,…

  14. Christmas Wish List: Michigan hopes to bolster interior this holiday season

    Dec 16, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

    Glenn Robinson III

    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…

  15. No. 5 Florida’s failure to close halves proves costly in Tucson

    Dec 16, 2012, 1:20 AM EDT

    Florida v Arizona

    TUCSON – No. 5 Florida led No. 8 Arizona 64-58 with 1:17 remaining, and it looked like the 14,000-plus Wildcat fans inside McKale Center would not go home with a win to cap a day that began with their football team’s comeback at the New Mexico Bowl. Both teams had other plans however, as the…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Gators beat Gators in our Game of the Night

    Dec 16, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Kenny Boynton, Solomon Hill, Mark Lyons

    Yeah, you read that right. Game of the Night No. 8 Arizona 65, No. 5 Florida 64 - Mark Lyons hit a crazy floater, and Florida kept a timeout in the pocket while going for the last-second shot in an epic comeback at the McKale Center. Arizona was down 64-58 at home when Scotty Welbekin hit…

  17. Loyola wins again in Game of Change rematch

    Dec 15, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

    Trivante Bloodman, Jeff White

    The first time around, Mississippi State players had to sneak out of the state by boarding a plane in the dead of night. They were running from their own Governor, who was expected to issue an injunction against their intent to play Loyola of Illinois in an NCAA tournament game. The year was 1963, and…

  18. Butler president plays coy about realignment

    Dec 15, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

    Butler's Brad Stevens goes onto the court against Indiana during an NCAA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Before today’s epic overtime upset of No. 1 Indiana was even in the books, Butler president James Danko was asked the obvious question about his program’s future in the Atlantic 10 conference. According to the Associated Press, his reply was something along the lines of the classic phrasing used when national security is involved –…

  19. Syracuse commit Chris McCullough is trying to reclassify to 2013

    Dec 15, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

    Chris McCullough

    The reclassification fad may continue in the next few months. In less than a year, the likes of Nerlens Noel, Wayne Selden, Noah Vonleh, Andrew Wiggins, and Karl Towns have all moved up a class. Chris McCullough (Brewster Academy/Bronx, NY) is considered by as a top-10 player in the Class of 2014. The 6-foot-10…

  20. VCU blitzes Alabama 73-54, ruins Anthony Grant’s homecoming

    Dec 15, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    The story lines didn’t happen by accident. There’s little doubt that Alabama would have never set foot in Richmond in December if Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant hadn’t felt some love contractual obligation* for the program that gave him his start. Grant guided the Rams to two NCAA tournaments between 2006-09, which led directly to…

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