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  1. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Can Grambling finally break their 32 game losing streak?

    Dec 16, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Grambling Athletics

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Central Baptist at Grambling, 8:30 p.m. This isn’t really the game of the night. In fact, it’s probably quite the opposite. Grambling has lost 32 straight games. They are 0-4 this season. They were 0-28 last season. They have dropped 41 of their last 42 games and are winless since beating…

  2. Former UNLV player Savon Goodman pleads guilty to misdemeanors

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Savon Goodman

    Savon Goodman has plead guilty to petty theft and trespass charges, both misdemeanors, stemming from an incident where he stole shoes, $500 in cash and more than $900 in video games from a friend’s apartment. Goodman, a former UNLV player and top 100 recruit, was initially charged with misdemeanor conspiracy and felony burglary and grand larceny.…

  3. Utah State’s Jarred Shaw suspended indefinitely

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Jarred Shaw, Jaren Jeffery

    Utah State suffered a big blow on Monday, as the school announced that leading scorer and rebounder Jarred Shaw has been suspended indefinitely. Shaw was averaging 16.1 points, 7.8 boards and 1.4 blocks. He was shooting 54.3% from the floor and 87.1% from the line as a 6-foot-10 center. He’s really good and he’s really valuable,…

  4. Damontre Harris may never suit up for Florida

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    Florida’s roster is almost fully stocked. Scottie Wilbekin and Kasey Hill were back in the lineup for the Kansas game last Tuesday, and Chris Walker has been admitted into Florida, is practicing with the team and, now, is awaiting word on whether or not he will be deemed eligible by the NCAA. The Gators are…

  5. Tom Izzo on Gary Harris: He’s ‘questionable-probable’ to play Tuesday

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    It’s time for yet another update on the health of the four Michigan State starters that are banged up. According to Joe Rexrode, Matt Costello could still be weeks away from actually stepping on the court. He’s reportedly. got mono, that’s not an easy thing to get rid of. There is some good news to…

  6. VCU lip-syncs Katy Perry with kids at a Children’s Hospital (VIDEO)

    Dec 16, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Melvin Johnson, Treveon Graham, Rob Brandenberg

    I’m a sucker for things like this. VCU went to a Children’s Hospital in Richmond and helped put together a lip-sync video singing Katy Perry’s “Roar” with the kids. The Rams have had a rough start to the season. They are 8-3 after a loss at Northern Iowa this weekend. They got smacked around by…

  7. Rick Pitino’s photobomb at a Justin Timberlake concert (PHOTO)

    Dec 16, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

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    He’s no Jay Bilas — yet — but this is still a pretty solid photobomb from Rick Pitino, who was apparently at a Justin Timberlake concert last night. I always pictured Pitino as more of a Billy Joel kind of guy. Follow @robdauster

  8. College Hoops Week in Review: Hello Princeton, and some Brandon Ashley love

    Dec 16, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Photo credit: Getty Images

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brandon Ashley, Arizona Aaron Gordon is the guy that gets all the hype for Arizona. Nick Johnson is their leading scorer and their best perimeter defender. T.J. McConnell is the tie the binds everyone together. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson does things like this. It seems like every Wildcat on Sean Miller’s roster get…

  9. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25

    Dec 16, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT

    Credit: AP

    The toughest part about putting these rankings together right now is trying to balance out the difference the performance we’ve seen to date and the potential that each team has on their roster. Look at Kansas, for example. They’re lost three times to top 15 teams away from Phog Allen Fieldhouse, none of which came…

  10. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Dec 16, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    PC coach Ed Cooley has dropped 100 pounds as he strives to improve his health (Providence Journal) At the end of last season Providence head coach Ed Cooley knew that something had to change. Weighing 344 pounds and with friends and family concerned about his health, Cooley changed his diet and underwent a medical procedure…

  11. Late Night Snacks: No. 2 Syracuse holds off St. John’s

    Dec 16, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 2 Syracuse 68, St. John’s 63 In a matchup of former Big East rivals, it was Syracuse who made the plays late at Madison Square Garden. C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis scored 21 points apiece, with the freshman point guard also racking up six assists, to lead the way for…

  12. Lingering hip issue bothering Alabama senior guard Trevor Releford

    Dec 15, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

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    In its’ 59-45 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday, Alabama failed to reach the 60-point mark for the first time this season. One reason for the relative lack of the offensive production was the absence of starting guard Trevor Releford, who was held out of the game due to what was termed as “precautionary reasons.”…

  13. Victory at San Diego serves as a reminder that UCSB’s no one-man outfit

    Dec 15, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Through five games UCSB power forward Alan Williams was near unstoppable, posting averages of 26.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game for a team that blew out UNLV in Las Vegas last month. Entering Sunday’s game against San Diego, the Gauchos were looking to build on the momentum gained from their home…

  14. Arkansas State’s John Brady alleges tampering after Raeford Worsham quits team

    Dec 15, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT

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    On Saturday the Arkansas State basketball program announced both an addition and a departure, with forward Seth Kisler cleared to return after playing in just one game last season due to injury. It remains to be seen what Kisler can provide the Red Wolves, who are off to a 5-3 start, but at the very…

  15. Freshmen, improved second-half defense stand out for No. 10 Villanova

    Dec 15, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

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    No. 10 Villanova led La Salle 38-34 at the half, and defensively the Wildcats couldn’t have played much worse than they did. The Explorers, even with the guard tandem of Tyreek Duren and Tyrone Garland combining to score just five points on 2-for-11 shooting, shot 46.4% from the field with forward Jerrell Wright burning Villanova…

  16. Recovery remains on track for Maryland point guard Seth Allen

    Dec 15, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Through ten games the Maryland Terrapins have turned the ball over on nearly 20% of their possessions, but in their 66-62 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday afternoon Mark Turgeon’s squad finished with just nine turnovers. Freshman Roddy Peters (five assists, three turnovers) has become more comfortable as the starting point guard, and both Nick…

  17. Rysheed Jordan’s second half among positives to be taken from Sunday’s defeat

    Dec 15, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    While Sunday’s matchup with No. 2 Syracuse was billed as a big game for St. John’s, the Red Storm didn’t show up at Madison Square Garden ready to play in a game of that magnitude. Poor shot selection and play that at times seemed somnambulant resulted in a double-digit deficit, with a Rysheed Jordan basket…

  18. Tyler Ennis, C.J. Fair help No. 2 Syracuse survive an upset bid from St. John’s

    Dec 15, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    Tyler Ennis

    St. John’s trailed by a dozen at halftime  to No. 2 Syracuse. But in the second half, the Red Storm were able to attack the Orange defense, while containing freshman point guard Tyler Ennis (21 points) on the other end. The Red Storm played a spirited second half, erasing a what was a 13-point deficit…

  19. POSTERIZED: Syracuse’s Jerami Grant slams on St. John’s (VIDEO)

    Dec 15, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Jerami Grant

    Syracuse forward Jerami Grant had six points in the first half against Sunday afternoon’s game against St. John’s. None were louder than these two. The highlight began when point guard Tyler Ennis hit Grant on a pick-and-roll. Grant beat his defender off the dribble, elevated and threw down over Orlando Sanchez. This isn’t the first…

  20. Ex-Georgetown Hoya Greg Whittington transfers to Rutgers

    Dec 15, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Greg Whittington

    On Nov. 30, Georgetown head coach John Thompson III announced that he had dismissed junior forward Greg Whittington from the program. Whittington has now found his new home, transferring to Rutgers to play for Eddie Jordan. Whittington was visiting Rutgers this weekend, and late on Saturday night it was reported that he would join Georgetown’s…