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  1. Chicago phenom Jabari Parker to announce college decision on Dec. 20

    Dec 12, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    Chicago phenom Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2013, will announce his college decision next week, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Parker is a 6-8, 220-pound prospect who has narrowed his choices to Duke, Michigan State, Florida, BYU, and Stanford. The Blue Devils and the Spartans are thought to be…

  2. St. Joe’s forward Halil Kanacevic gives crowd middle finger, misses key free throws in loss to Villanova

    Dec 12, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT

    Halil Kanacevic

    St. Joe’s forward Halil Kanacevic experienced both ends of the emotional spectrum Tuesday night in his team’s 65-61 loss to Villanova. With the game tied at 47 with just under 10 minutes to go, the junior hit a three-pointer to give the Hawks a 50-47 lead. While jogging back down the floor on defense, as…

  3. UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad dropping weight, hopes to be in peak form by Pac-12 play

    Dec 12, 2012, 9:01 AM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    Amidst the mess that became of Shabazz Muhammad’s NCAA eligibility ordeal earlier this season, one fact was lost. In addition to fighting his way toward being cleared, the 6-6 freshman was battling back from a shoulder injury that had sidelined him since late October. Unable to work out, Muhammad did not look to be in…

  4. The Morning Mix

    Dec 12, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Daniel Ochefu, Halil Kanacevic

    On day three of exam week, the Catholic-7 emerged as this big storyline of the day. Plus, there were some half-decent games played out on the hardwood. Remember, you have to take everything with a grain of salt during exam week. We’re working with slim pickins here. Lets hit the links. Wednesday’s Top Games:  7:00…

  5. Report: CAA tournament moving to Baltimore

    Dec 12, 2012, 2:25 AM EDT

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    Sources have told Jeff Goodman of Eye on College Basketball that the Colonial Athletic Association will move its annual postseason tournament to Baltimore starting in 2014. The move is not particularly surprising. The league was historically heavy on Virginia-based schools, so the Richmond Coliseum made sense as a central location. It was never, as league…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Trevor Mbakwe’s back, Siyani Chambers FTW!

    Dec 12, 2012, 12:39 AM EDT

    Trevor Mbakwe,TrayVonn Wright

    Game of the Night Harvard 65, Boston U. 64: Siyani Chambers won the “Battle of the freshman point guards that should be on national TV every night”, scoring 17 of his 21 points in the second half — and adding five assists — as the Crimson knocked off the Terriers in Lavietes Pavilion. After DJ…

  7. Villanova wins the Holy War, but St. Joe’s is still blowing close games

    Dec 11, 2012, 9:53 PM EDT

    Daniel Ochefu, Halil Kanacevic

    The talent is there for St. Joseph’s to be as good as they want to be. It was there last year as well, but the Hawks, for whatever reason, took home too many moral victories a year ago. What’s that mean? Well, it’s a nice way of saying that they were really good at being…

  8. Does it really make sense for the hoops schools to leave the Big East?

    Dec 11, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    The Big East’s seven basketball only schools — St. John’s, Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, Seton Hall, Providence and DePaul — are in the midst of discussing whether or not they should break away from what’s left of their once dominant hoops league. What will they do from there? Dissolve the Big East (they would need a…

  9. Christmas Wish List: Mizzou needs perimeter scoring, defensive playmakers

    Dec 11, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Phil Pressey, Robert Covington, Jordan Cyphers

    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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

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

    Dec 11, 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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:…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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 @…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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