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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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…

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

    Dec 6, 2012, 12:38 AM EDT


    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Marquette set to honor Rick Majerus with jersey patch

    Dec 5, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT


    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,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Chicago State will leave Great West, join WAC

    Dec 5, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT

    Chicago State logo

    It might not be as groundbreaking as Louisville’s recent move from the Big East to the ACC, but Wednesday afternoon, the Western Athletic Conference announced that it would be adding Chicago State to its conference, effective July 1, 2013. “We are pleased to welcome Chicago State University to the WAC family,” WAC Interim Commissioner Jeff…

  15. Pregame Shootaround 12.5.12: Battle in Sunshine State highlights Wednesday’s action

    Dec 5, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Kenny Boynton

    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…

  16. Utah State’s Danny Berger remains in critical condition after collapsing at practice Tuesday

    Dec 5, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Utah State junior Danny Berger remains in critical condition at a Utah hospital after collapsing and losing consciousness at practice Tuesday, the Associated Press is reporting. Berger reportedly stopped breathing after he collapsed and emergency responders had to use a defibrillator to restart the process. The cause of the incident is unknown and tests continue…

  17. CBT Podcast Episode 1

    Dec 5, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT


    Yup, College Basketball Talk has joined the podcast fray. Make a habit of checking in every Wednesday around noon for the most concise and entertaining half hour of college basketball insight and analysis. The CBT Podcast won’t waste your time with trivial stories or endless ranting. In 30 minutes or less, we tackle to most…

  18. Son of TV analyst Fran Fraschilla reportedly commits to Harvard

    Dec 5, 2012, 11:04 AM EDT


    Matt Fraschilla, the son of TV analyst and former college basketball coach Fran Fraschilla, has committed to Harvard, Dave Telep of is reporting. Fraschilla attends Highland Park High School (Texas) and is a 5-10 point guard with a solid set of all-around skills. Clearly having learned from his father, the younger Fraschilla is a…

  19. Nate Wolters sits out with injury in South Dakota State’s loss to Minnesota

    Dec 5, 2012, 9:35 AM EDT

    South Dakota State

    With Nate Wolters in the lineup, it looked like South Dakota State had some upset potential against No. 14 Minnesota Tuesday night. Then news broke Tuesday afternoon that Wolters had rolled his ankle in practice and was questionable for his team’s match-up with the Gophers. Ultimately, he dressed but didn’t play, watching from the sidelines…

  20. The Morning Mix

    Dec 5, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Tuesday night was a busy one for CBB enthusiasts. The Morning Mix is here to make sure you are adequately educated on all the happenings from the college basketball world. Let’s hit the links.   Monday’s Top Games: 7:00 p.m. – No. 6 Florida @ Florida State 7:00 p.m. – Ohio @ Memphis 7:00 p.m.…

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