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  1. No. 15 Oregon remains undefeated but has yet to reach its full potential

    Dec 15, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

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    When the suspensions of point guard Dominic Artis and forward Ben Carter were announced, the question was whether or not No. 18 Oregon would drop a game (or more) without the services of their starting floor general. But the fact of the matter was that Dana Altman has multiple perimeter options at his disposal, including…

  2. Xavier whips crosstown rival Cincinnati in spite of turnover-filled night

    Dec 14, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT

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    After going 0-3 in The Bahamas, Xavier needed to turn things around with the start of Big East play rapidly approaching. And after wins over Bowling Green and Evansville, their matchup with crosstown rival Cincinnati was supposed to represent another stiff test for Chris Mack’s team. But thanks to some hot shooting from the field…

  3. Saint Mary’s should still be discussed amongst WCC contenders

    Dec 14, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

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    There’s no denying the fact that point guard Matthew Dellavedova graduated as one of the greatest players in the history of Saint Mary’s basketball. In four seasons at the WCC school “Delly” was a three-time All-WCC selection and a two-time honorable mention All-American. A personnel loss that big isn’t something a program simply glosses over…

  4. New Mexico loses to No. 13 Kansas as Big Three’s supporting cast struggle

    Dec 14, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

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    No. 13 Kansas got 21 points and nine boards from Perry Ellis to lead four players in double figures as the Jayhawks upended a good New Mexico team in Kansas City, 80-63. There were a number of good signs for Bill Self’s team on Saturday. Naadir Tharpe played really well, especially down the stretch of…

  5. POSTERIZED: Sam Thompson doing Sam Thompson things (VIDEO)

    Dec 14, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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    No one in the country is better than Sam Thompson of Ohio State when it comes to catching alley-oops. He proved that again against North Dakota State.

  6. Kentucky is a flawed team, but does that mean they can’t contend?

    Dec 14, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

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    We are now 11 games into the college basketball season, but No. 11 Kentucky still appears to be a long way away from being a team capable of winning a national title. The Wildcats are sitting at 8-3 after Saturday’s 82-77 loss to No. 18 North Carolina, with one final chance against Louisville to try…

  7. Turnovers the difference as No. 18 North Carolina beats No. 11 Kentucky

    Dec 14, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

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    Saturday’s game against No. 11 Kentucky represented both a challenge and an opportunity for No. 18 North Carolina. Already in possession of wins over Louisville and Michigan State, a win over the Wildcats would give North Carolina victories over each of the three teams who sat atop the AP preseason poll. The challenge: keeping the…

  8. No. 22 UMass rolls past Northern Illinois, remains undefeated (VIDEO)

    Dec 14, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Prior to the start of the season many felt that Derek Kellogg’s UMass Minutemen had the ability to contend in the Atlantic 10. After winning the Charleston Classic and picking up quality non-conference victories over the likes of LSU and BYU, the bar has been raise for this experienced group led by one of college…

  9. Michigan State survives a scare from Oakland

    Dec 14, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Michigan State dodged a bullet on Saturday. Playing without Gary Harris and Matt Costello and playing with Keith Appling and Adreian Payne at less than 100%, the Spartans shook off a slow start to knock off Oakland, 67-63. Branden Dawson, who may be the only person in East Lansing that isn’t dealing with some kind…

  10. Jerian Grant rebounds from a tough Wednesday and so does Notre Dame

    Dec 14, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

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    One of the big issues for Notre Dame in their 73-69 loss to North Dakota State on Wednesday night was the play of senior guard Jerian Grant. The team’s leading scorer and assist man, Grant accounted for nine points and five assists, failing to make a single field goal in 39 minutes of action. Neither…

  11. Seton Hall loses guard Sterling Gibbs to a knee injury

    Dec 14, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

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    The news for Seton Hall continues to go from bad to worse as the Pirates not only lost a home game in overtime to struggling St. Peter’s on Saturday, but they might have lost sophomore guard Sterling Gibbs to a knee injury. According to Jerry Carino of¬†New Jersey Hoops Haven, Gibbs went down with the…

  12. Slow-starting Shockers find a way to win again as they top Tennessee

    Dec 14, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Wichita State has trailed at halftime during six of its 10 games this season and — once again — trailing Tennessee at halftime, the No. 12 Shockers never wavered in coming from behind for a 70-62 win at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. Wichita State improved to a school-record 10-0 on the season and…

  13. POSTERIZED: Jordan McRae soars through the lane, gets T’d up? (VIDEO)

    Dec 14, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

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    Jordan McRae threw down this nasty dunk while knifing through the lane against Wichita State, but Tennessee’s leading scorer got T’d up immediately after the dunk. You can see him yelling off into the crowd, which I don’t have a problem with. He’s fired up. He should be excited. If he doesn’t react that way…

  14. As Glenn Robinson III goes, so goes Michigan

    Dec 14, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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    But when he disappears, Michigan becomes an entirely different — and much more beatable — team. For the first time this season, Glenn Robinson III showed up for Michigan. In the first 20 minutes against No. 1 Arizona, Robinson had 16 points on 7-for-7 shooting, hitting step-back threes, scoring in transition and beating people off…

  15. Top-ranked Arizona survives with road win over Michigan

    Dec 14, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

    Caris LeVert, T.J. McConnell. Gabe York

    Arizona was down 58-50 on the road at Michigan with around six minutes left to play on Saturday and it looked for a little while like we would have our fourth No. 1 team of the new season with the way the game was going. But the No. 1 Wildcats (11-0) remained patient and stuck…

  16. Report: McDonald’s All-American Chris Walker enrolls at Florida, begins practice today

    Dec 14, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Florida Gators received some big news on Saturday as ineligible freshman forward and McDonald’s All-American Chris Walker has enrolled at the university and begins practice on Saturday according to Kevin Brockway of the¬†Gainsville Sun. Florida announces F Chris Walker enrolled, will begin practice today, confirming @onlygators report from last week. — Kevin Brockway (@gatorhoops)…

  17. Wichita State guard Ron Baker a game-time decision against Tennessee

    Dec 14, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

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    Wichita State could be without sophomore guard Ron Baker this afternoon during their game against Tennessee as Baker has been called a game-time decision with a sprained ankle, according to ESPN’s Jimmy Dykes. The No. 12 Shockers face Tennessee at home at 2 p.m. today and if they’re without the 6-foot-3 Baker, their leading scorer…

  18. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Arizona and Michigan highlight a huge day of college hoops

    Dec 14, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 1 Arizona at Michigan (12 p.m., CBS) The game of the day features the No. 1 team in the country, the Arizona Wildcats, traveling to Ann Arbor for a true road test against the Wolverines. Michigan has more size than many with Mitch McGary, Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford to…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Cyclones win the battle for Iowa

    Dec 14, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT

    Georges Niang

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Iowa State 85, Iowa 82 — It was a slow night of college hoops with only eight games on the Division I docket, but even on a day chock full of games, Iowa State vs. Iowa still may be the day’s best game. This one had a lot of hype going…

  20. Iowa State comes back, wins intrastate rival vs. Iowa

    Dec 14, 2013, 12:08 AM EDT

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    Tonight in Ames, IA was college basketball at its finest. A Friday night game in prime time between two intrastate rivals: Iowa and Iowa State. It has been quite some time since both teams played each other while ranked in the Top 25. In fact, you’d have to go back to 1987 the last time…