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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.…

  7. Late Night Snacks: NC State, Georgetown shine in the Jimmy V

    Dec 5, 2012, 3:04 AM EDT

    Jimmy V Classic - Connecticut v North Carolina State

    Games of the Night Arkansas 81, Oklahoma 78: Marshawn Powell finished with 33 points, six boards and five assists, shooting 11-17 from the floor and 4-6 from three, but he wasn’t the hero for the Razorbacks. After back-to-back threes from Steven Pledger game Oklahoma their first lead of the second half, BJ Young answered with…

  8. Baylor follows up win over Kentucky with … home loss to Northwestern?

    Dec 5, 2012, 12:42 AM EDT

    Pierre Jackson, Dave Sobolewski

    On Saturday, Baylor went into Lexington and knocked off then No. 8 Kentucky, 64-55. It was an impressive performance, if, for no other reason, than the fact that it ended Kentucky’s 55 game home winning streak and was the first loss that John Calipari has suffered in Rupp Arena. But it was that loss, combined…

  9. Arkansas’ Marshawn Powell scores 33 in a win over Oklahoma

    Dec 4, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT

    Marshawn Powell

    The big question mark for Arkansas coming into the season was Marshawn Powell. After turning heads with a dominating freshman season in 2009-2010, Powell’s career took a turn for the worse. He struggled during his sophomore season, seeing his output drop across the board, and after averaging 19.5 points through two games as a junior,…

  10. Utah State’s Danny Berger collapses at practice

    Dec 4, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT

    Danny Berger, Spencer Butterfield

    Danny Berger, Utah State junior forward, collapsed at practice and stopped breathing this afternoon, according to reports. He was revived. From ABC4 in Logan, UT: Preliminary reports suggest Berger stopped breathing, but was revived. ABC 4 News has learned that Berger was to be flown to the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. We’ll update this…

  11. Montana’s Will Cherry is a ‘game-time decision’ on Saturday

    Dec 4, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

    Will Cherry

    Coming into the season, Montana was one of the mid-major programs that everyone loved. With quite a bit of talent, including the underrated back court duo of Will Cherry and Kareem Jamar, back for another season, the Grizzlies were expected to improve on a season where they beat out Damian Lillard‘s Weber State team for…

  12. Spencer Dinwiddie fires a shot at ‘little brother’ Colorado State

    Dec 4, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

    Spencer Dinwiddie, Cory Jefferson

    You may not have noticed, as it has been a while since both the Buffaloes and the Rams were nationally — even regionally — relevant at the same time, but the rivalry between Colorado and Colorado State is a feisty one. Colorado leads the all-time series 83-37, but CSU has won two of the last…

  13. Connecticut guard R.J. Evans will return from injury tonight vs. No. 25 NC State

    Dec 4, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

    RJ Evans

    When Connecticut tips off against No. 25 NC State in New York City Tuesday night, guard R.J. Evans will be dressed and ready to play, the school has announced via Twitter. Evans, a 6-3 native of Salem, Conn., has not played since UConn’s loss to New Mexico on Nov. 19. He had been suffering from…

  14. Pregame Shootaround 12.4.12: All eyes on New York City for Jimmy V Classic

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT


    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…

  15. Jimmy V Classic Preview: Four teams with different 2012-13 seasons meet in NYC

    Dec 4, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Jim Valvano

    Four teams travel to New York City Tuesday night, having taken different paths to get there and holding different outlooks for their respective 2012-13 seasons: – No. 25 NC State was dubbed a Final Four contender in the preseason, but two early losses have the Wolfpack as a fringe Top-25 team one month into the…

  16. Son of Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson arrested for DWI, suspended

    Dec 4, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Michael Anderson, Jr., the son of Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson, was booked by Fayetteville police at 8 a.m. Sunday on DWI charges, the Associated Press is reporting. Anderson, Jr., is a video coordinator with the Razorbacks and has run into trouble with the law in the past. Sunday’s incident was his third alcohol-related arrest…

  17. Top recruit Karl Towns commits to Kentucky, reclassifies to 2014

    Dec 4, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

    Karl Towns

    New Jersey native Karl Towns, one of the brightest young talents in the country, has committed to Kentucky and reclassified to the Class of 2014, he announced Tuesday. Towns’ commitment to Kentucky comes as little surprise, as he had developed a strong relationship with coach John Calipari and even played for Calipari this past summer…

  18. Utah to honor former coach Rick Majerus by hanging sweater from rafters

    Dec 4, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Rick Majerus

    Rick Majerus coached at Utah for 14 seasons and now, after news of his passing, the university will honor the man who led its program to 11 NCAA tournament appearances. Athletic director Chris Hill announced Monday that the school will be hanging a signature white Majerus sweater from the rafters at the Utes’ home arena…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Dec 4, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT


    Monday provided very little action on the hardwood. But the news cycle kept on spinning, as two mid-majors are joining the conference realignment fray. Get ready for a full night of hoops with The Morning Mix. Let’s hit the links.   Monday’s Top Games: 7:00 p.m. – Richmond @ Old Dominion (NBC Sports Network) 7:00…

  20. Late Night Snacks: You’re probably asleep right now

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

    Tim Miles, Trevor Menke

    There were a total of 14 games being played on Monday night. Only nine of them featured Division I vs. Division I match-ups. None of them were surprising. If you’re up and reading, check out the nuggets of info below. Because despite the lack of games and excitement, a few players turned in exceptional performances…

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