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  1. Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie will miss remainder of the season with torn ACL

    Jan 13, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Colorado had its worst fears realized on Monday as ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman reported that junior guard Spencer Dinwiddie has a torn ACL and will have surgery to repair it on Tuesday. Dinwiddie suffered the injury during Colorado’s loss on Sunday to Washington. This news obviously means that Dinwiddie is done for the rest of the…

  2. Northwestern head coach Chris Collins celebrates first Big Ten victory with his team [VIDEO]

    Jan 13, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Northwestern and head coach Chris Collins picked up a big home win on Sunday night as the Wildcats knocked off in-state rival No. 23 Illinois 49-43 as Collins earned his first Big Ten victory and first win over a ranked opponent as a head coach. Then the Wildcats and Collins celebrated. There were shoulder bumps,…

  3. Christian Laettner jersey worn during ‘The Shot’ fetches $119,500 at auction

    Jan 13, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

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    It’s one of the greatest plays in the history of college basketball. Christian Laettner’s iconic turnaround, buzzer-beater against Kentucky in the Elite Eight of the 1992 NCAA Tournament sent Duke to a 104-103 overtime win — and the Final Four — and earlier this week, the No. 32 jersey that Laettner wore during that famous…

  4. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Iowa State looks for vengeance vs. Kansas

    Jan 13, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 15 Kansas at No. 8 Iowa State, 9:00 p.m. The toughest place in America to earn a road win these days is Hilton Coliseum, home of the No. 8 Iowa State Cyclones. And on Monday night, those Cyclones will get a visit from Kansas, the premier program in the Big…

  5. Nubian Spann breaks backboard on his first career dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 13, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Nubian Spann, a 6-foot-3 senior forward that plays for Panther Creek HS in North Carolina, broke a backboard and postponed a key conference game catching this alley-oop. It was Spann’s first dunk in-game of his career. Spann made it through relatively uninjured, suffering just a cut on his neck.

  6. Is Syracuse planning to build a replacement for the Carrier Dome?

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    The Carrier Dome has been one of college basketball’s most unique venues since it opened back in 1980. The Orange are the only school in the country to call a domed football stadium their home arena, but it has been that way for 34 long years now. It’s one of the premier venues to watch…

  7. Tom Izzo: Adreian Payne will be out ‘until he’s 100%’

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

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    Adreian Payne played like an animal in Michigan State’s overtime win over Ohio State last Tuesday, but he was a long way from healthy. Payne’s been dealing with plantar fasciitis all season long, and prior to the game against the Buckeyes, Payne sprained his right foot, the latest in a long line of injuries for…

  8. College Hoops Week in Review: Doug McDermott and Iowa make statements

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Doug McDermott, Creighton McDermott showed the nation why he is very deserving of being the favorite for the National Player of the Year award as of today. He went for 19 points and four assists with a banged up shoulder in a win at DePaul on Wednesday and followed that up…

  9. Billy Donovan: Casey Prather ‘progressing’, but won’t play vs. Georgia

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

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    Casey Prather has been one of the most surprising players in the country this season, entering a starring role as a senior on what has proven to be a very good Florida team. But Prather’s also had a penchant for getting nicked up the last couple of seasons, and this year is no different. Billy…

  10. Josh Pastner, the son of a Philadelphia kingpin?

    Jan 13, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

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    You won’t find many coaches across the country that are more well-liked than Josh Pastner. He’s charismatic, he’s always going to give you good quotes, he knows about the people that cover the team and, perhaps most importantly, he’ll always call you back. Here’s a perfect example of what makes Pastner a media darling. After…

  11. Report: Dante Exum leaning towards entering the NBA Draft

    Jan 13, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

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    The assumption in basketball circles has been that Australian phenom Dante Exum will never be a collegiate ball-player. A talented, 6-foot-6 point guard, Exum has shot up NBA Draft boards since putting on a show during the U-19 World Championships this summer. He’s been recruited by a number of schools stateside — his only visit…

  12. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Jan 13, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

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    I can already tell what’s going to happen so I figure I’ll just address it now before I’m ripped on twitter and in the comments section: Yes, I have Iowa ranked above Iowa State despite the fact Iowa State beat Iowa. And no, it has nothing to do with the ankle injury that Deandre Kane…

  13. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Jan 13, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Former BC coach Al Skinner still hurt over the way he was fired (Boston Globe) Much is made of players who wish to leave the game of basketball on their own terms, and the same can be said for coaches. Al Skinner, now an assistant at Bryant after spending three seasons out of the game,…

  14. UCLA lands best win of the season over Arizona State, who is in some trouble

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:27 AM EDT

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    Kyle Anderson went for 17 points, 13 boards and seven assists while Zach LaVine popped off for 19 points off the bench — 15 of which came in a first half flurry — as UCLA knocked off Arizona State at Pauley Pavilion, 87-72. The Sun Devils got out to a quick start, but a UCLA…

  15. Late Night Snacks: No. 20 Iowa gets its signature road victory

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:26 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Akron 83, Ohio 80 (2OT) Quincy Diggs was the difference-maker for the Zips on Sunday, as he scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds while making some key plays down the stretch for the visitors. Diggs scored Akron’s final five points of the first overtime to force a second extra session,…

  16. Northwestern lands first Big Ten win under Chris Collins over No. 23 Illinois

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

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    First and foremost, congratulations need to go out to Chris Collins. The new Northwestern head coach picked up his first Big Ten win and his first win over a ranked team on Sunday evening, as Northwestern knocked off No. 23 Illinois in Evanston, 49-43. It wasn’t pretty — nothing that Northwestern does this season will…

  17. Perimeter defense once again problematic for No. 17 Oregon

    Jan 12, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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    No. 17 Oregon entered Pac-12 play undefeated and had the look of a team capable of big things both within the conference and nationally. With their surplus of quick guards and productive front court players Dana Altman’s squad was threatening triple digits on a consistent basis, and when that happens the defensive end tends to…

  18. Balanced No. 13 San Diego State exorcises Clune Arena demons

    Jan 12, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    No. 13 San Diego State’s trip to Colorado Springs to play Air Force on Sunday afternoon was a tougher game than some may have realized, and not solely because of the fact that the Falcons entered the game 2-1 in Mountain West play. Dave Pilipovich’s Falcons had won the last two meetings between the programs…

  19. La Salle beats Duquesne, remains undefeated in Atlantic 10 play (VIDEO)

    Jan 12, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Just like last season the La Salle Explorers got off to a slow start in non-conference play, and with that being the case the hope amongst the La Salle faithful is that this group will be able to duplicate the turnaround that resulted in a run to the Sweet 16. On Sunday afternoon Dr. John…

  20. Creighton gets 35 from Doug McDermott in a win over Xavier

    Jan 12, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

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    No Grant Gibbs? No problem. Playing their first game without the sixth-year senior guard thanks to a dislocated kneecap he suffered in a win over DePaul didn’t slow Creighton down at all. The Bluejays got a combined 37 points and 14 assists from Devin Brooks, Austin Chatman and Jahenns Manigat as they overcame a 12-0…