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  1. The Catholic 7 have made the decision to leave the Big East

    Dec 13, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    In case you weren’t ready to believe it yet, there are multiple reports out that state that the Catholic 7 have officially made the decision to make their exit from the Big East. The question now is, simply, how? From ESPN: The presidents of the seven schools conducted a teleconference with Big East commissioner Mike…

  2. Why the Big East’s breakup isn’t all bad

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

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    I grew up on the Big East. Born and raised in Connecticut, my teenage years consisted of living and breathing with every games the UConn Huskies played. My first “real” sports memory is watching the 1996 Big East final with my father, bargaining with him to be able to watch the final three minutes despite…

  3. CBT Exam Week Essays: Will a Division I player ever score 100 points in a game?

    Dec 13, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Jack Taylor1

    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. Christmas Wish Lists: Arizona needs its big men to mature

    Dec 13, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT

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    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…

  5. Rutgers head coach Mike Rice suspended three games, fined $50,000 for inappropriate behavior (UPDATED)

    Dec 13, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

    Mike Rice

    Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti announced on Thursday afternoon that the school was suspending head coach Mike Rice three games without pay and fining him $50,000 due to a violation of athletic department policy. Inappropriate behavior and language were the reasons cited by Rutgers, and according to Brendan Prunty of the Newark Star-Ledger, the school…

  6. Illinois State guard Geoffrey Allen suspended indefinitely following arrest

    Dec 13, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Illinois State has suspended sophomore guard Geoffrey Allen indefinitely following the Eastern Washington transfer being arrested on a preliminary charge of selling marijuana. Allen, who was arrested Wednesday night, was released after posting $3,000 bond. The charges are for criminal conspiracy-marijuana and manufacture/delivery of 30 to 500 grams of marijuana. In a brief statement released…

  7. Pregame Shootaround 12.13.12: Shockers’ trip to Knoxville headlines slate

    Dec 13, 2012, 12:30 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:…

  8. 2014 point guard Romelo Trimble verbally commits to Maryland

    Dec 13, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    In a move expected by many, 2014 point guard Romelo Trimble made the news official on Thursday and verbally committed to attend Maryland, as reported by Inside MD Sports. Listed at 6-2, 170 pounds, Trimble is Maryland’s first commitment in the 2014 class and began making the transition from shooting guard to the point with…

  9. MAAC presidents to vote on expansion candidates Friday

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

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    The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which will be down to nine members at the end of this academic year with Loyola (MD) making the move to the Patriot League, could join the expansion party themselves on Friday. The remaining presidents are expected to vote on expansion candidates on Friday, with Mark Blaudschun reporting that Quinnipiac,…

  10. Torn knee ligaments end Alabama center Carl Engstrom’s season

    Dec 13, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Already lacking much in the way of front court depth the Alabama Crimson Tide could ill afford to have a player go down for a significant length of time due to injury. But that’s exactly what has happened, as it was announced on Wednesday that 7-1 junior center Carl Engstrom would be out for the…

  11. The Morning Mix

    Dec 13, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

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    There are a grand total of eight games being played tonight between Division-I teams. That should probably tell you what were working with today. But just because the action on the hardwood has dried up momentarily doesn’t mean the news cycle slows down. Lets hit the links. Thursday’s Top Games:  7:00 p.m. – No. 23…

  12. Report: Big East basketball schools likely to leave the league

    Dec 13, 2012, 1:21 AM EDT

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    We should know what the future holds for the Big East within the next 24-48 hours, according to a report from ESPN.com. They are scheduled to have a teleconference on Thursday. There’s no need to sugarcoat this; it doesn’t look promising for Big East fans: The presidents of the Big East’s seven Catholic, non-Football Bowl…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Wisconsin, Colorado pick up wins

    Dec 13, 2012, 12:57 AM EDT

    Ryan Evans, Keifer Sykes

    Game of the Night Wisconsin 65, UW-Green Bay 54: The Phoenix looked pretty good for the first 15 minutes, controlling the Badgers defensively and getting some easy buckets in transition. But in about 10 minutes of game time that spanned both halves, Wisconsin used a 31-8 surge to take a 45-29 lead and never looked…

  14. DaQuan Cook won’t be redshirting at UNLV after all

    Dec 12, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Anthony Marshall, Daquan Cook, Carlos Lopez-Sosa

    Mike Moser may be out for a month or more after an ugly elbow dislocation, which would be bad news for any team. Moser was a preseason all-american. Those aren’t usually easy to replace. The good news for the Runnin’ Rebels is that they do have some reinforcements on the way. Next week, when UNLV…

  15. St. Joseph’s Halil Kanacevic suspended for flipping the bird

    Dec 12, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    Halil Kanacevic

    Halil Kanacevic will be suspended for two games after he flipped off the Villanova student section after hitting a three in St. Joseph’s 65-61 loss to the Wildcats in the Holy War on Tuesday night. Kanacevic will sit out a Dec. 22nd meeting with Fairfield and a Dec. 28th game against Iona. He’ll be eligible…

  16. Christmas Wish Lists: Memphis asked Santa for stars and toughness

    Dec 12, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Geron Johnson

    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…

  17. Creighton’s Josh Jones had an atrial flutter, out at least a month

    Dec 12, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Last week, Creighton guard Josh Jones passed out on the court about 35 minutes before the Bluejays were supposed to take on in-state rival Nebraska. If that wasn’t scary enough, Jones had undergone open heart surgery back in 2007 and his collapse happened less than a week after Utah State’s Danny Berger had to be…

  18. Rodney Williams thinks 360 dunks are too easy

    Dec 12, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Rodney Williams, Jio Fontan, Dewayne Dedmon

    It must be nice to be Rodney Williams. Let’s start with the obvious: Williams is currently a senior on the Minnesota basketball team, which means that not only is he one semester away from completing his (free) degree, he’s also a star for the state’s biggest university and best basketball team. Williams just so happens…

  19. CBT Exam Week Essays: How useful are advanced statistics?

    Dec 12, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  20. Pregame Shootaround 12.12.12: Memorable date with forgettable match-ups

    Dec 12, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Jahii Carson

    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:…

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