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  1. 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’…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Dec 10, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Mike Moser, Demetris Morant, Daquan Cook

    Could an injury to Moser actually be a blessing in disguise for UNLV?: Before I get to my line of thinking, I want to emphasize something: this is no way, shape or form a good thing. Miker Moser dislocated his elbow — according to head coach Dave Rice, it was “very dislocated” — in a…

  6. College Hoops Team of the Week: West Virginia

    Dec 10, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Virginia Tech West Virginia Basketball

    Team of the Week: West Virginia West Virginia looked like they might be in some trouble early on this season. After getting drubbed by Gonzaga on national television in the opening game of Marathon Madness, the Mountaineers briefly bounced back against Marist before losing the final two games of the Old Spice Classic to Oklahoma…

  7. College Hoops Player of the Week: Brandon Paul, Illinois

    Dec 10, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brandon Paul, Sam McLaurin, Elias Harris, Kevin Pangos

    Player of the Week: Brandon Paul, Illinois Paul has made quite a transformation during his time in Champaign. He entered college as an athlete and slowly morphed himself into a chucker, a guy capable of doing things like this that usually needed 12-15 shots to get his 14.7 points and shot under 40% from the…

  8. The Morning Mix

    Dec 10, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    brian okam

    We had ourselves quite the weekend. While there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of high level hoops on this weekend, there was a lot of action. There was a bevy of highlights, and even more lowlights. The Morning Mix is going to get to them all. By the way. Today is the beginning of “Exam Week”, which just…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Pyrrhic victory for UNLV as Mike Moser goes down

    Dec 9, 2012, 10:54 PM EDT

    Mike Moser, Dave Tomchek

    Games of the Day 1. No. 21 UNLV 76, California 75 A Quintrell Thomas put back with 1.2 seconds remaining gave UNLV the win in Berkeley, but it came at a cost as junior forward Mike Moser went down with a dislocated right elbow. How long the All-America candidate is out remains to be seen,…

  10. Reporter’s cell phone rings during Rick Pitino’s postgame press conference (VIDEO)

    Dec 9, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

    Missouri-Kansas City v Louisville

    A reporter’s biggest fear when using their cell phone to record a postgame press conference is to have it ring while the head coach is at the podium. That’s exactly what happened to Bob Domine of WNDA Radio, who had a friend call his phone in the middle of Rick Pitino’s postgame press conference after…

  11. Efficient Doug McDermott leads No. 16 Creighton to 77-61 win over Akron

    Dec 9, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott  Demetrius Treadwell

    Two of the better front court players in the country met at CenturyLink Center in Omaha on Saturday, as Zeke Marshall led the Akron Zips into a contest with Doug McDermott and the No. 16 Creighton Bluejays. By the end of the afternoon McDermott had put together a performance that backed up the preseason Player…

  12. No. 21 UNLV beats Cal, 76-75, but loses Mike Moser to a dislocated right elbow

    Dec 9, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

    Mike Moser, Chris Babb

    The last thing UNLV needed in the weeks before they begin Mountain West was to lose one of their best players to an injury. But that’s exactly what happened in the first half of their game at California on Sunday, as junior forward Mike Moser left the game with a dislocated right elbow. Moser suffered…

  13. Georgia Tech assistant Josh Postorino arrested on charge of driving under the influence

    Dec 9, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT


    Georgia Tech assistant coach Josh Postorino was not with the team on Saturday as the Yellow Jackets beat UNC Wilmington, and there was a good reason for his absence. Postorino was arrested early Thursday on a charge of driving under the influence in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was on a recruiting trip. According to a…

  14. In a wide-open MAAC an unexpected challenger emerged this weekend

    Dec 9, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT


    The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is expected to have a wide-open race for its automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Teams such as defending tournament champion Loyola (MD), Manhattan and Fairfield return key players from last season and there’s also the question of whether or not Iona’s talented newcomers can mesh in time to impact…

  15. Appalachian State’s Brian Okam comes up (very, very) short on a free throw attempt [Video]

    Dec 9, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT

    Brian Okam

    We’ve all missed our fair share of free throws in our careers. On the playground or in the gym, in rec league or in high school, there’s always one we wish we could have had back. For Appalachian State center Brian Okam, this is likely his “one”. Saturday against Western Carolina, he came up a…

  16. Indiana sophomore Austin Etherington out for year after knee surgery

    Dec 9, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Indiana sophomore Austin Etherington will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season after undergoing surgery Sunday morning to repair a fractured patella in his left knee, the school announced Sunday. Etherington suffered the injury during Indiana’s 100-69 win over Central Connecticut State Saturday. “Anytime you lose a valued member of your program it not only…

  17. Victor Oladipo has Dunk of the Year nominee in Indiana’s win over CCSU

    Dec 9, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

    Victor Oladipo

    Indiana cruised to victory, 100-69, Saturday against Central Connecticut, but Victor Oladipo stole the show with his one-handed slam over a Terrell Allen. You can see it in the video below, courtesy of IU Athletics, beginning at about the 0:19 mark. Now, there is plenty of blame to go around when a dunk like this…

  18. Pregame Shootaround 12.9.12: West Coast match-up highlights Sunday’s action

    Dec 9, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Each day, CollegeBasketballTalk brings you the “Pregame Shootaround,” which will be posted at 2 p.m. ET and 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…

  19. No. 13 Illinois goes from good story to real threat after win over Gonzaga

    Dec 9, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT

    Brandon Paul

    For many, seeing No. 13 Illinois included in the nation’s Top 15 wasn’t worth much more than a storyline. First-year coach John Groce, inheriting a team from now-Kansas State coach Bruce Weber, had led the Illini to a 9-0 record coming into Saturday night’s match-up with Gonzaga. Problem was, the Zags had been beating an…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Bachynski triples; Paul answers the call

    Dec 9, 2012, 12:31 AM EDT

    Jordan Bachynski, Jason Washburn

    Game of the Night No. 13 Illinois 85, No. 10 Gonzaga 74 – If you had any questions about Illinois, consider them answered. Gonzaga had the clear advantage inside, and the Bulldogs were playing in front of a rabid crowd of faithful fans at the Kennel. Even when Tyler Griffey and Nnanna Egwu fouled out,…

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