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  1. Late Night Snacks: Bachynski triples; Paul answers the call

    Dec 9, 2012, 12:31 AM EDT

    Jordan Bachynski, Jason Washburn

    Game of the Night No. 13 Illinois 85, No. 10 Gonzaga 74 – If you had any questions about Illinois, consider them answered. Gonzaga had the clear advantage inside, and the Bulldogs were playing in front of a rabid crowd of faithful fans at the Kennel. Even when Tyler Griffey and Nnanna Egwu fouled out,…

  2. Noreen breaks out as WVU hands Virginia Tech first loss

    Dec 8, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

    Kevin Noreen

    It was a tight game and a wild ending in Morgantown this evening. Aaric Murray missed one of two line-drive free throw attempts with under a minute left, followed immediately by an absolutely ridic contested three-point make by Robert Brown that gave Virginia Tech a one-point edge. Juwan Staten reversed the lead with a driving…

  3. Late Afternoon Snacks: Curry burns Owls; Berger released

    Dec 8, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Seth Curry, Jake O'Brien

    Saturdays are too action-packed for us to wait for Late Night Snacks. We’ll do a reset at the halfway point every Saturday, so you can catch up with the stuff you missed while you were out Christmas shopping, and prepare for the stuff you’ll watch this evening. Usually, we try to stick to scores from…

  4. Kansas empties bench in blowout of Colorado

    Dec 8, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

    Colorado v Kansas

    Tyler Self scored his first — and so far, only — college basket in the closing seconds of KU’s 90-54 blowout of former league rival Colorado. That’s how bad this one got. Bill Self found double-digit minutes for his B team, with Perry Ellis, Naadir Tharpe and Jamari Traylor logging significant time off the bench.…

  5. After ugly 46-40 win over Towson, should Georgetown’s offense be of concern?

    Dec 8, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

    Otto Porter

    Georgetown’s ugly 37-36 win over Tennessee was supposed to be a fluke, but after the Hoyas nearly repeated that unsightly performance Saturday against Towson, should we have some questions about John Thompson III’s team? The Hoyas shot just 29.8 percent from the floor against Towson, including 2-of-16 from three-point range in a 46-40 win at…

  6. Kentucky blows out Portland, Wildcats working back after dropping out of Top 25

    Dec 8, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Archie Goodwin dunk

    It seems like uncharted territory for the Kentucky Wildcats during the John Calipari Era. Unranked in the second month of the season, the young Wildcats entered a string of home games against low- and mid-major competition before the start of SEC play. Saturday against Portland, the Wildcats were firing on all cylinders, shooting nearly 50…

  7. No. 3 Michigan outlasts Arkansas’ pressure defense to win Saturday afternoon

    Dec 8, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Trey Burke block

    Michigan’s biggest concern coming into Saturday’s game against Arkansas centered around pressure. Would they be able to neutralize the effectiveness of the Razorback’s style of play by limiting turnovers and controlling the pace? Though they ran into some difficulties in the second half, the answer seemed to be “yes,” as a strong late push lifted…

  8. Hollywood union fights back, will strike against Pac-12 Network

    Dec 8, 2012, 12:56 PM EDT


    The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, one of the largest unions in Hollywood, plans to strike against the newly formed Pac-12 Network, calling it an “unfair employer,” according to the Los Angeles Times. According to the report, the union said in a statement that the Pac-12 has used non-union members, which typically means lower…

  9. Pregame Shootaround 12.8.12: Loaded Saturday features 21 ranked teams in action

    Dec 8, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 10.55.13 AM

    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. Utah State’s Danny Berger hopes to play basketball again

    Dec 8, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

    Danny Berger, Spencer Butterfield

    Less than a week after collapsing on the floor at practice, Utah State junior forward Danny Berger expects to play basketball again. According to the Associated Press, the Utah State junior plans on suiting up again for the Aggies and is anticipating on being in attendance for Saturday’s game against Western Oregon after being released…

  11. Late Night Snacks: ‘The Day That No Ranked Teams Played’ Edition

    Dec 8, 2012, 1:12 AM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    Get ready kids. The top five teams in the nation – Indiana, Duke, Michigan, Syracuse, and Louisville – are all in action on Saturday. There will be 20 of the top 25 in action on Saturday, including a great match up of two unbeaten teams: No. 13 Illinois at No. 10 Gonzaga. Both teams are…

  12. Taylor University’s ‘Silent Night’: One of the best traditions in college basketball

    Dec 8, 2012, 12:07 AM EDT

    Taylor University

    Taylor University is just another small school located in Upland, Ind. If you haven’t heard of the NAIA school, just wait for the tenth point of the men’s basketball game. Did I lose you? Taylor University is home to one of the most unique traditions in all of college basketball. Every Friday, before finals, fans…

  13. Kentucky’s ‘Camp Cal’ could turn the season around

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats lost two straight, one at home snapping a 55-game home winning streak and marking the first time Calipari has lost inside Rupp Arena while on the UK sideline and if that wasn’t enough, Kentucky went from being No. 8 in the nation to be unranked…in a week. Safe to…

  14. DeAndre Daniels emerging as a third option for UConn?

    Dec 7, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    DeAndre Daniels

    DeAndre Daniels entered the game with relatively low expectations. The sophomore forward had only scored 22 points in the last three games combined (Stony Brook, New Hampshire, and N.C. State). To make matters worse, it was reported that Daniels was battling back spasms since the loss to N.C. State on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 forward came…

  15. LSU suspends point guard Anthony Hickey indefinitely

    Dec 7, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Anthony Hickey

    LSU announced today that sophomore point guard Anthony Hickey will be suspended indefinitely following violations of the athletic department and university policies. “I know I have made mistakes and sometimes it takes mistakes in life to make you a better person,” Hickey said in a statement released by the LSU athletic department. “I’m not perfect…

  16. How Ryan Gomes helped save Utah State’s Danny Berger

    Dec 7, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

    Danny Berger, Spencer Butterfield

    Scary moment took place at Utah State earlier this week, when junior forward Danny Berger collapsed and lost consciousness at practice on Tuesday. According to reports, Berger had stopped breathing and emergency responders needed to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to get Berger to start breathing again. On Wednesday, it was reported that Berger was…

  17. Saint Louis honors Rick Majerus with memorial on Friday

    Dec 7, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

    Rick Majerus

    The college basketball world was rocked last Saturday whens news broke that former head coach Rick Majerus had passed away at the age of 64, after battling many health issues. Since then, former homes for Majerus such as Utah and Marquette have paid their respects to the late coach. On Friday, Saint Louis, Majerus’ last…

  18. Report: Providence guard Kris Dunn expected to play Dec. 18

    Dec 7, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

    Kris Dunn

    Providence is in need of some help. The Friars only played with six scholarship players in Thursday’s 72-57 win over in-state rival, Rhode Island on Thursday night. Ed Cooley and his Friars have 11 days before the team’s next game, Dec. 18 at home against Colgate. And according to the New London Day, one of…

  19. Andrew Wiggins gets warm welcome from Florida State

    Dec 7, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep/Thornhill, ONT, Canada), the nation’s top recruit, took an official visit to Florida State this week. With Wiggins on campus, it gave all of FSU one more assignment to complete, before the fall semester comes to a close: go all out for Wiggins. Last week, Wiggins announced he would visit Florida State…

  20. North Dakota, North Dakota State head coaches going barefoot on Sunday for ‘Samaritan’s Feet’

    Dec 7, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Manny Ohomme

    The rivalry between North Dakota and North Dakota State hasn’t garnered much attention nationally over the years, but that may change this weekend due to a charitable gesture by both head coaches. North Dakota’s Brian Jones and North Dakota State’s Saul Phillips will both coach Sunday’s game barefoot to raise funds for the Samaritan’s Feet…

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