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  1. Jimmy V Classic Preview: Four teams with different 2012-13 seasons meet in NYC

    Dec 4, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Jim Valvano

    Four teams travel to New York City Tuesday night, having taken different paths to get there and holding different outlooks for their respective 2012-13 seasons: – No. 25 NC State was dubbed a Final Four contender in the preseason, but two early losses have the Wolfpack as a fringe Top-25 team one month into the…

  2. Son of Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson arrested for DWI, suspended

    Dec 4, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Michael Anderson, Jr., the son of Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson, was booked by Fayetteville police at 8 a.m. Sunday on DWI charges, the Associated Press is reporting. Anderson, Jr., is a video coordinator with the Razorbacks and has run into trouble with the law in the past. Sunday’s incident was his third alcohol-related arrest…

  3. Top recruit Karl Towns commits to Kentucky, reclassifies to 2014

    Dec 4, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

    Karl Towns

    New Jersey native Karl Towns, one of the brightest young talents in the country, has committed to Kentucky and reclassified to the Class of 2014, he announced Tuesday. Towns’ commitment to Kentucky comes as little surprise, as he had developed a strong relationship with coach John Calipari and even played for Calipari this past summer…

  4. Utah to honor former coach Rick Majerus by hanging sweater from rafters

    Dec 4, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Rick Majerus

    Rick Majerus coached at Utah for 14 seasons and now, after news of his passing, the university will honor the man who led its program to 11 NCAA tournament appearances. Athletic director Chris Hill announced Monday that the school will be hanging a signature white Majerus sweater from the rafters at the Utes’ home arena…

  5. The Morning Mix

    Dec 4, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT


    Monday provided very little action on the hardwood. But the news cycle kept on spinning, as two mid-majors are joining the conference realignment fray. Get ready for a full night of hoops with The Morning Mix. Let’s hit the links.   Monday’s Top Games: 7:00 p.m. – Richmond @ Old Dominion (NBC Sports Network) 7:00…

  6. Late Night Snacks: You’re probably asleep right now

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

    Tim Miles, Trevor Menke

    There were a total of 14 games being played on Monday night. Only nine of them featured Division I vs. Division I match-ups. None of them were surprising. If you’re up and reading, check out the nuggets of info below. Because despite the lack of games and excitement, a few players turned in exceptional performances…

  7. #Nebrasketball improves to 6-1 with win over USC

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

    Kent State v Nebraska

    In the only game between major conference teams on the night, Nebraska (affectionately known by Husker fans as #Nebrasketball on Twitter) moved to 6-1 with a 63-51 home win over USC. Ray Gallegos dropped in 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 6-of-10 threes, in 38 minutes and the Cornhuskers hit 11-of-17 threes overall (64.7-percent) in…

  8. Michael Carter-Williams nears triple-double in Syracuse win

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    In an otherwise ho-hum game for Syracuse, Michael Carter-Williams showed why he might be the breakout player of the 2012-13 season. The sophomore went for a double-double of 11 points and 11 assists and pulled down seven rebounds in an 84-48 victory over Eastern Michigan on Monday night. He’s been on a bit of a…

  9. Jim Calhoun had surgery to remove cancer in May

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun, Opie Otterstad

    Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun had surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his lungs in May, Calhoun told Michael Kay while taping an episode of the YES Network’s Center Stage. Calhoun, who retired prior to this season as coach of the Huskies, said that doctors were concerned it could’ve been related to a previous…

  10. UMass player Cady Lalanne arrested, suspended indefinitely

    Dec 3, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    C.J. Leslie, Cady Lalanne

    News out of Amherst, Mass. today that UMass forward/center Cady Lalanne was suspended following an arrest on Monday for disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting a ploice officer making a lawful arrest. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that Lalanne was arrested following an on-campus event. Minutemen coach Derek Kellogg said…

  11. Kentucky out of Top 25 for first time under Calipari

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Yes, Big Blue Nation, it finally happened. A Calipari-coached Kentucky team will play their next game without a ranking next to their name. For the first time since Cal took over prior to the 2009-10 season, the Wildcats aren’t ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. It’s a product of back-to-back losses to Notre…

  12. UCLA out-numbered at Wooden Classic

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Cal State Northridge v UCLA

    It’s no secret that UCLA is facing some tough times. After last seasons’ debacle and this season beginning with Shabazz Muhammad’s eligibility dispute, a loss at home to Cal Poly and Tyler Lamb, THEN Josh Smith leaving the program, it’s safe to say that even with a top-rated recruiting class, the Bruins have essentially picked…

  13. Handicapping (way too early) the national scoring leader race

    Dec 3, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Lehigh Mountain Hawks guard C.J. McCollum (3) works to shoot against the Xavier Musketeers during a college basketball game in Greensboro

    Points are the way teams win games. You can argue defense, you can argue rebounding. But if you don’t put the ball in the basket, you don’t win. I know, that’s expert analysis. Now that we’re a few weeks into the season some players are starting to show how good they are at putting said…

  14. Patience needed for South Carolina fans

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas State - Syracuse

    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports. He’ll post every week in CBT. When Frank Martin took over Kansas State in 2007, the response from friends in the coaching world was almost always the same. “People didn’t understand it,” Martin said. “Everyone was like, ‘Why would…

  15. Mark Lyons has 12 assists and 15 turnovers. He’s a point guard?

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Northern Arizona v Arizona

    After rolling through Texas Tech 85-57 on Saturday night, the No. 8 Arizona Wildcats are sitting at 5-0 without having put together their best game. Arizona is young. They have a front line that is made up of three freshmen and a sophomore, and while there are probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years…

  16. Le’Bryan Nash: ‘I’m trying to lead the NCAA in free-throw attempts’

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Le'Bryan Nash, Aaron Moore, Lamont Prosser

    Oklahoma State’s surprising, 5-0 start to the season — which included a 17 point win over Tennessee and a 20 point win over NC State — was credited, in large part, to Marcus Smart. He’s the freshman that’s playing out of position at the point and doing things like posting 20 points, seven boards, seven…

  17. Pregame Shootaround 12.3.12: A quiet Monday night

    Dec 3, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Kevin O'Neill, Jio Fontan

    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…

  18. Wikileaks, Bradley Manning … and March Madness?

    Dec 3, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT


    US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning stands accused of providing Wikileaks with thousands of classified documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan back in 2009 and 2010. I’ve heard about this, but didn’t pay it much mind until an email with a link to an article with this headline popped up: “How March…

  19. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Dec 3, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Paul Hewitt, Patrick Holloway

    Is the CAA now overrated?: ‘Overrated’ might not be a fair term to use here, as most expected the CAA to take a hit with VCU leaving for the Atlantic 10 this season. ‘Incapable of getting two teams to the tournament’ is probably the better descriptor here. Only three teams in the league having winning…

  20. College Hoops Team of the Week: Boise State Broncos

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Derrick Marks, Gregory Echenique

    Team of the Week: Boise State Broncos Boise State was supposed to finish near the bottom of the Mountain West this season. With powerhouse programs like UNLV, San Diego State and New Mexico populating the top of the league and teams like Colorado State and Nevada around to occupy the middle of the league, there…

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