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  1. Creighton’s Josh Jones passes out 35 minutes before the game

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:51 PM EDT

    Saint Joseph's v Creighton

    For the second time this week, a college basketball player collapsed during a team workout. On Thursday, it was Creighton guard Josh Jones. About 35 minutes before tipping off against in-state rival Nebraska, Jones passed out. “He blacked out before the game,” head coach Greg McDermott said after the game. “Obviously with his history and…

  2. Christmas Light display set to Christian Watford’s buzzer-beater?

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

    Kentucky v Indiana

    We’ve all seen those videos where someone hooks up a ridiculous christmas light display to the beat of a song, creating an awesome display of nerdiness and a rare affliction known as “too much time on their hands”. I’m pretty sure this was the original. This might be the best, and this, clearly, is the…

  3. Michael Carter-Williams is finally hitting some jumpers?

    Dec 6, 2012, 10:46 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Anyone that has seen Michael Carter-Williams play will give you essentially the same scouting report. 6-foot-6 point guard with sensational passing skills. A slippery penetrator, who isn’t overly explosive but has long enough strides and a good enough change of pace to beat a defender off the dribble. A terror defensively due to his wingspan…

  4. Monmouth head coach King Rice suspended for one game

    Dec 6, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

    Monmouth v Notre Dame

    King Rice has been suspended by Monmouth for one game as a result of comments he made about officials following his ejection in a blowout loss to Navy Wednesday night. Rice will miss Saturday’s date with No. 4 Syracuse. Here are the quotes that, I’m assuming, got Rice in trouble: “Here’s the problem,” Rice said.…

  5. College basketball doesn’t need four games at once

    Dec 6, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

    Lance Williams

    I love when Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis starts coming up with ideas, especially when it comes to college hoops. Generally speaking, the sport is better off when he gets to brainstorming. He got the Spartans out to Germany to take on UConn this season. He’s the brainchild behind the 16 team supertournament being…

  6. The Pac-12 isn’t good, but it’ll get two tournament bids

    Dec 6, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

    Colorado v Arizona - Championship

    Right now, the Pac-12 is not a very good basketball conference. No one will argue that fact, and I think it’s fair to say that the only reason there isn’t a discussion about the Pac-12 being the third best conference on the West Coast is because St. Mary’s and BYU haven’t been quite as good…

  7. The ACC Council of Presidents releases a statement voicing its solidarity

    Dec 6, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    John Swofford

    While the phrase “silly season” is often used as a label for the coaching carousel, the same label could be applied to conference realignment. So many rumors to be dissected, leaving fans downright confused in some cases. With the current climate in mind the ACC Council or Presidents released a statement today, with the signed…

  8. Michigan State AD Mark Hollis has another idea for the season’s first weekend

    Dec 6, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT

    Mark Hollis, Mark Dantonio

    There’s no disputing the fact that Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis is one of the most forward-thinking administrators around when it comes to selling his program and by extension college basketball. From a game on an aircraft carrier to this season’s opening game at Ramstein Air Base, Hollis has been at the forefront in…

  9. Pregame Shootaround 12.6.12: Nebraska looks to make a statement

    Dec 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    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…

  10. Long Beach State will take its lumps until help arrives on December 18

    Dec 6, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    James Ennis, Solomon Hill

    There’s been at least one guarantee during the Dan Monson era at Long Beach State: the 49ers are going to challenge themselves with one of the nation’s toughest non-conference schedules. Even with heavy personnel losses from last year’s Big West champion squad (most notably Big West Player of the Year Casper Ware), Long Beach State…

  11. Rutgers sues Big East, alleging a breach of contract over $10 million exit fee

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Conference realignment has birthed another lawsuit, as Rutgers is suing the Big East as reported by the Newark Star-Ledger. But the goal isn’t simply to be able to leave the conference for the Big Ten before the end of the 27-month notice required by the conference, but to also recoup money the school says it…

  12. Spencer Dinwiddie spoke but then backed up his words in win over Colorado State

    Dec 6, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    Jordan Mason, Spencer Dinwiddie

    One reason why rivalry games are so entertaining is the fact that players tend to make far more candid statements than usual. That was the case for Colorado point guard Spencer Dinwiddie the day before the Buffaloes took on Colorado State in Boulder. “You just kind of see when the little brother beats the big…

  13. The Morning Mix

    Dec 6, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Non-conference rivalry week continues to roll on. Colorado got all they could handle from a resilient Colorado State team. Gonzaga traveled to Washington State and escaped with a win. Florida won the Sunshine State Showdown against Florida State in embarrassing fashion. We got a lot to get to today, so let;s get right to it. Time to hit the links.…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Gonzaga and Washington State’s thrilling finish

    Dec 6, 2012, 1:59 AM EDT

    Kevin Pangos, Royce Woolridge

    Games of the Night No. 10 Gonzaga 71, Washington State 69: The Zags and Wazzu played one of the best early season basketball games you’re going to see. Gonzaga erased a four-point halftime deficit on the strength of Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk, going up by 11 points late in the second half. But Brock…

  15. Utah blows out Boise State on night it honors the late Rick Majerus

    Dec 6, 2012, 12:38 AM EDT

    rick-majerus-utah-AP

    It’s fitting, really. On the night that Utah honors their former coach — the late Rick Majerus, who spent many seasons in Salt Lake City and brought the Utes to the 1998 national title game — by placing one of his patented, cream-colored sweaters on the first seat on the bench, Larry Krystkowiak’s team put…

  16. Florida blows out Florida State, enters nation’s elite?

    Dec 5, 2012, 11:37 PM EDT

    Patric Young, Casey Prather, Kenny Boynton

    In today’s Power Rankings, Luke Winn discussed Florida defensively. Heading into their showdown with Florida State in Tallahassee on Wednesday night, the Gators were a top three in defensive efficiency, and, as Winn dug up, doing it while playing twice as much zone as they did last year. It didn’t take ten minutes of game-time…

  17. Geron Johnson, Shaq Goodwin lead Memphis to big win

    Dec 5, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT

    Geron Johnson

    This is the kind of performance we expected to see from Memphis all season long. With the Ohio Bobcats — who took North Carolina to overtime in the Sweet 16 last season and returned, literally, everyone — coming to town, most expected a battle on Wednesday night. Instead, the Tigers beat OU 84-58. It wasn’t…

  18. Marquette set to honor Rick Majerus with jersey patch

    Dec 5, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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    On Monday night, Utah announced that they would be honoring the late Rick Majerus by hanging one of his memorable sweaters in the rafters of their home arena, where Majerus spent 14 seasons stalking the sidelines. That’s awesome. And it seems like the perfect way to honor a guy like Majerus. Majerus, a Wisconsin native,…

  19. San Diego State has a technical problem

    Dec 5, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jamaal Franklin, Dexter Ellington

    We’re seven games into the season, and while Steve Fisher has led the Aztecs to a record good enough to be ranked in the top 25, he’s also watched his team amass as many technical fouls as they have wins: six. Coming off of a season where his players had four, total, you can imagine…

  20. BYU, Utah State postpone tonight’s rivalry game

    Dec 5, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT

    Danny Berger, Spencer Butterfield

    BYU and Utah State have decided to postpone the game that was scheduled to be played tonight in the wake of what happened at an Aggie practice yesterday. Danny Berger, a 6-foot-7 junior from Oregon, collapsed and had to be revived by CPR and an AED device. According to a statement put out by USU…

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