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  1. Julius Randle, Prestonwood Christian will not attend Hoophall Classic

    Dec 15, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Julius Randle

    Following a pair of injuries to two top recruits, Prestonwood Christian Academy (Tex.) will not attend the Hoophall Classic this January in Springfield, Mass. Prestonwood Christian featured one of the nation’s top seniors, Julius Randle, as well as one of the top sophomores in the country, Mickey Mitchell. In late November, the 6-foot-8 Randle went…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Miami hands Charlotte its first loss of season

    Dec 15, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT

    Jim Larranaga

    Game of the Night UCF 75, Old Dominion 71 Of the few close games on the slate Friday night, four players scored in double figures for UCF on the way to a close win on the road. Calvin Newell led the way with 17 points, along with Keith Clanton’s 14. After an Old Dominion layup…

  3. Northwestern’s Drew Crawford out for year after shoulder surgery

    Dec 14, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

    Drew Crawford

    Northwestern will be without guard Drew Crawford for the remainder of the 2012-13 season after the senior undergoes shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, coach Bill Carmody announced Friday. “Drew’s situation is similar to Tre Demps’ a year ago,” Carmody said in a statement. “Drew aggravated a previous injury in early September and attempted…

  4. Report: A-10 presidents meet to discuss implications of new Catholic 7 league

    Dec 14, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT


    School presidents of the Atlantic 10′s member programs will meet next Thursday to discuss the plan of action, considering reports that the seven Catholic schools of the Big East will split and create their own league, the New York Post is reporting. With news of the Big East shift, the Atlantic 10 has come into…

  5. Solving one of the biggest problems of Catholic 7 leaving Big East–exit fees

    Dec 14, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco Big East commissioner

    As news broke this past week that the Big East’s seven Catholic schools would break off and form their own conference, the one thing that has been the driving form behind realignment showed up again. Money. What was to become of the exit fees paid by schools that had previously defected from the Big East…

  6. Syracuse sophomore Michael Carter-Williams caught shoplifting at mall Sunday

    Dec 14, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    Long Beach State v Syracuse

    Syracuse sophomore Michael Carter-Williams was caught shoplifting from an area mall Sunday afternoon and paid a $500 fine to settle the matter with the store, is reporting. According to the report, footage from a store security camera showed Carter-Williams entering a fitting room at Lord & Taylor wearing a backpack and carrying merchandise that…

  7. Bishop Daniels to leave Miami, will not be with Hurricanes Friday vs. Charlotte

    Dec 14, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

    Bishop Daniels

    The Miami Hurricanes will be without guard Bishop Daniels Friday against Charlotte after the school announced that the redshirt freshman would be leaving the team. Daniels played in three games for Miami this season, but had been on a “leave of absence” to focus on academics since before the Hurricanes’ win over then-No. 13 Michigan State…

  8. Mississippi State forward Wendell Lewis out at least eight weeks with fractured patella

    Dec 14, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT

    Wendell Lewis, Jamil Wilson

    As rough as the injury news has been for Alabama over the last couple of weeks, they’ve got nothing on SEC West foe Mississippi State. Rick Ray’s first season in Starkville has been anything but smooth thanks to injuries and more bad news hit the program this week, as senior forward Wendell Lewis suffered a…

  9. CBT Exam Week Essays: What to do with the Big East?

    Dec 14, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Butler v UConn

    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…

  10. Christmas Wish Lists: Titus Rubles’ production tops Cincinnati list

    Dec 14, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

    Titus Rubles, Kyree Jones

    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…

  11. Pregame Shootaround 12.14.12: Charlotte, LSU look to remain undefeated

    Dec 14, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Charlotte Davidson Basketball

    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:…

  12. Monmouth, Quinnipiac moving from the NEC to the MAAC

    Dec 14, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT


    The news that was thought to be on the way Thursday is now official, as Monmouth and Quinnipiac will leave the Northeast Conference at the end of this academic year to join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. While Monmouth has already released a statement announcing its decision Quinnipiac will make its announcement on Saturday according…

  13. Cincinnati, Connecticut evaluating options for new ‘Big East’ makeup with an eye towards ACC?

    Dec 14, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

    UConn Herbst Speech

    Obviously with the news that the seven schools that don’t play football at the FBS level are making moves to leave the Big East and establish their own conference, the remaining members have to figure out what their course of action will be. The two schools most often discussed are Cincinnati and Connecticut, as they…

  14. Weekend Preview: Five storylines to follow

    Dec 14, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Rick Ray

    Mississippi State and Loyola (IL) honor a game that should never be forgotten: In March of 1963, three years before Texas Western went and beat Kentucky for a national title with a team that included black players and earned themselves a spot in Hollywood history with the movie ‘Glory Road’, Mississippi State had to sneak…

  15. Alabama suffers another loss as Andrew Steele undergoes surgery for sports hernia

    Dec 14, 2012, 10:54 AM EDT

    Oregon State Beavers v Alabama Crimson Tide

    One day after it was announced that center Carl Engstrom was lost for the season due to torn ligaments in his left knee, the Alabama Crimson Tide suffered another personnel loss that drops them to eight available scholarship players. Senior guard Andrew Steele is the most recent player to be lost to injury, as he’ll…

  16. Weekend Preview: No. 16 Creighton should be on Upset Alert vs. Cal

    Dec 14, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott Jake Kretzer

    Who’s Getting Upset?: No. 16 Creighton I like the Bluejays this year. I think they are one of the most fun teams in the country to watch run offense. They spread the floor, they shoot a lot of threes and they don’t turn the ball over. Plus, they have this kid named Doug McDermott, I…

  17. Weekend Preview: Florida at Arizona highlights a nice weekend slate

    Dec 14, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Marquette Golden Eagles v Florida Gators

    Game of the Weekend: No. 5 Florida at No. 8 Arizona (ESPN) This choice isn’t all that complicated. There is only one game this weekend featuring two teams that are in the Top 25, and it just so happens that both of those teams are ranked in the top eight nationally. So, yeah, there really…

  18. Oklahoma’s James Fraschilla makes a second trick shot video for charity (VIDEO)

    Dec 14, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT


    Last December Oklahoma basketball player James Fraschilla put together a trick shot video with the goal of raising money to benefit Hayden’s Hope, a foundation created by ESPN analyst Dari Nowkhah and his wife Jenn to raise awareness for pediatric organ donation. With the semester completed Fraschilla was at it again, making a second trick…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Dec 14, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT


    The last day of finals week is here. Not very much happened on the court last night. But that’s OK, because we have a lot to get to, you know, with the Big East imploding and everything. What’s that? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Strap in and buckle up, because we have a…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Tennesse picks up a statement win

    Dec 14, 2012, 12:51 AM EDT

    Trae Golden

    Game of the Night Tennessee 69, No. 23 Wichita State 60: This was a long way from what you might refer to as a “pretty” game, but it certainly was a statement win for the Vols. With Jeronne Maymon still injured and Jarnell Stokes incapable of staying on the floor due to foul trouble, Tennessee…

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