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  1. Ole Miss dismisses power forward Jason Carter for violation of team rules

    Dec 7, 2012, 2:41 PM EDT

    andy-kennedy

    Upon his signing with Ole Miss 6-8 power forward Jason Carter was a player many thought capable of having an immediate impact for the Rebels after playing at Chipola JC last season. Unfortunately for Carter he got off to a bad start in Oxford, as head coach Andy Kennedy suspended him before the first exhibition…

  2. Pregame Shootaround 12.7.12: Light Friday as finals approach for many schools

    Dec 7, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    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. Creighton guard Josh Jones returning to Omaha, will undergo more tests

    Dec 7, 2012, 12:55 PM EDT

    Josh Jones, Langston Galloway

    The Creighton Bluejays took care of business on Thursday night, beating Nebraska 64-42 in Lincoln, but plenty would understand if their minds and hearts were occupied with the status of teammate Josh Jones. Jones passed out during pregame warmups some 35 minutes before the game, a frightening situation when considering his past heart issues. According…

  4. Charles Barkley and Dick Vitale calling games together? It could happen

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    Former NBA star and current television commentator Barkley arrives on a horse for Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference in Oklahoma City

    As if March didn’t have enough madness, there’s the possibility that viewers could be in for even more of it this coming spring. While Charles Barkley has worked the NCAA tournament for Turner/CBS the last two seasons as a studio analyst (and on location at the Final Four) he’s yet to do so as a…

  5. Weekend Preview: Five storylines to follow

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Iowa Virginia Tech Basketball

    Biggest story line this weekend: Is Virginia Tech for real? Beating a young Iowa team at home is really not all that impressive, even if Iowa is supposed to be better this season. Beating an under-manned Oklahoma State team pulls a little bit more weight, but even then, the Cowboys were probably overranked as a…

  6. After 25 years in the Navy, 43-year old Brian Rice competing at Division III level

    Dec 7, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

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    As a teenager Brian Rice made the decision to enlist in the United States Navy, turning down offers from Division II schools due to the fact that he didn’t feel ready for college. A quarter century later Rice, who is now an ordained nondenominational minister, is taking advantage of not only Geneva College’s (Division III…

  7. Weekend Preview: No. 21 UNLV on upset alert?

    Dec 7, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Anthony Marshall, Alex Young

    Who’s Getting Upset?: No. 21 UNLV The Rebels are not playing anywhere near their best basketball right now. They are still without Khem Birch, who still isn’t eligible after transferring in from Pitt, and they made the trip up to Portland on Tuesday without Mike Moser, who is dealing with a hip injury. But even…

  8. Weekend Preview: Gonzaga and Illinois highlight Saturday’s action

    Dec 7, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Western Carolina Illinois Basketball

    Game of the Weekend: Sat. 10:00 pm: No. 13 Illinois at No. 10 Gonzaga (ESPN2) The consensus heading into this season was that this could end up being the best Gonzaga team that we’ve seen in a few years, and through the first month of the season, the Zags have done nothing but confirm that…

  9. The Morning Mix

    Dec 7, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Detroit star wars

    This week has been relatively light on hardwood action. There were only a small sampling of solid games on last night, and even fewer tonight. That being said, the flow of news and information has been as steady as ever, and with the unearthing of a bizarre idea to hold four college basketball games at…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Vandy beats Xavier in overtime

    Dec 7, 2012, 12:23 AM EDT

    Kyle Fuller, Isaiah Philmore

    Game of the Night Vanderbilt 66, Xavier 64 OT: Kyle Fuller scored 12 of his career-high 25 points in overtime as the Commodores went into the Cintas Center and picked up a win they desperately needed, coming back from a 40-27 deficit early in the second half. Fuller gave Vandy the lead for god with…

  11. Creighton’s Josh Jones passes out 35 minutes before the game

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:51 PM EDT

    Saint Joseph's v Creighton

    For the second time this week, a college basketball player collapsed during a team workout. On Thursday, it was Creighton guard Josh Jones. About 35 minutes before tipping off against in-state rival Nebraska, Jones passed out. “He blacked out before the game,” head coach Greg McDermott said after the game. “Obviously with his history and…

  12. Christmas Light display set to Christian Watford’s buzzer-beater?

    Dec 6, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

    Kentucky v Indiana

    We’ve all seen those videos where someone hooks up a ridiculous christmas light display to the beat of a song, creating an awesome display of nerdiness and a rare affliction known as “too much time on their hands”. I’m pretty sure this was the original. This might be the best, and this, clearly, is the…

  13. Michael Carter-Williams is finally hitting some jumpers?

    Dec 6, 2012, 10:46 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Anyone that has seen Michael Carter-Williams play will give you essentially the same scouting report. 6-foot-6 point guard with sensational passing skills. A slippery penetrator, who isn’t overly explosive but has long enough strides and a good enough change of pace to beat a defender off the dribble. A terror defensively due to his wingspan…

  14. Monmouth head coach King Rice suspended for one game

    Dec 6, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

    Monmouth v Notre Dame

    King Rice has been suspended by Monmouth for one game as a result of comments he made about officials following his ejection in a blowout loss to Navy Wednesday night. Rice will miss Saturday’s date with No. 4 Syracuse. Here are the quotes that, I’m assuming, got Rice in trouble: “Here’s the problem,” Rice said.…

  15. College basketball doesn’t need four games at once

    Dec 6, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

    Lance Williams

    I love when Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis starts coming up with ideas, especially when it comes to college hoops. Generally speaking, the sport is better off when he gets to brainstorming. He got the Spartans out to Germany to take on UConn this season. He’s the brainchild behind the 16 team supertournament being…

  16. The Pac-12 isn’t good, but it’ll get two tournament bids

    Dec 6, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

    Colorado v Arizona - Championship

    Right now, the Pac-12 is not a very good basketball conference. No one will argue that fact, and I think it’s fair to say that the only reason there isn’t a discussion about the Pac-12 being the third best conference on the West Coast is because St. Mary’s and BYU haven’t been quite as good…

  17. The ACC Council of Presidents releases a statement voicing its solidarity

    Dec 6, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    John Swofford

    While the phrase “silly season” is often used as a label for the coaching carousel, the same label could be applied to conference realignment. So many rumors to be dissected, leaving fans downright confused in some cases. With the current climate in mind the ACC Council or Presidents released a statement today, with the signed…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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