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  1. Missouri’s Jordan Clarkson off to a good start at point guard

    Dec 5, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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    With Phil Pressey leaving school after his junior season for the NBA, Missouri had an important question to answer entering the 2013-14 season: who will grab the reins and lead the team from the point guard position? And with the team boasting an 8-0 record after beating West Virginia 80-71 on Thursday night, it’s become…

  2. Oral Roberts headed back to the Summit League in 2014

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Throughout the history of collegiate athletics there have been instances of schools moving from one conference to another, only to return to their original conference shortly thereafter. This had not happened in the recent wave of conference realignment, but that changed on Thursday as Oral Roberts announced that it will return to the Summit League…

  3. Back surgery sidelines Northeastern’s Quincy Ford for remainder of season

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

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    With the graduation of key contributors Jonathan Lee and Joel Smith from last season’s CAA regular season champion squad, Northeastern junior guard Quincy Ford was expected to be a major contributor for the Huskies. But after playing in the team’s first two games of the season a back injury has sidelined Ford, and on Thursday…

  4. POSTERIZED: Ohio State’s Sam Thompson cleared for takeoff (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Normally when the discussion of someone being “posterized” takes place, there’s usually no doubt that a player was dunked on. But this video is a bit different, as it’s a compilation of three impressive dunks by Ohio State wing Sam Thompson in the Buckeyes’ 76-60 win over Maryland on Wednesday night. All three were alley-oops,…

  5. Report: Duke redshirt sophomore forward Alex Murphy to transfer

    Dec 5, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

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    After playing just over six minutes per game as a redshirt freshman, Duke forward Alex Murphy saw the task of earning more minutes become even tougher in 2013-14. With Rodney Hood eligible after having to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules and freshman Jabari Parker arriving on campus, there weren’t going to be…

  6. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Missouri-West Virginia highlights the night

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: West Virginia at Missouri, 7:00 p.m. ET The Big 12/SEC Challenge kicks off tonight, headlined by the Mountaineers treking down to Columbia to take on former Big 12 member Missouri. While there isn’t exactly a Final Four contender taking the court, this will be an intriguing game to watch simply because…

  7. George Mason’s Anali Okoloji suspended for stepping on Anthony Collins (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    On Thursday morning, Anali Okoloji was suspended by George Mason for conduct unbecoming of a George Mason student-athlete. It stems from an incident in Wednesday’s game against South Florida. Okoloji felt he was fouled at one end of the floor and then, after a foul was called against him, he half-stepped, half-kicked South Florida point…

  8. Inside North Carolina’s locker room last night (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

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    The North Carolina basketball team was just a bit fired up after last night’s win over No. 1 Michigan at the Breslin Center? How fired up? Just look at Joel James: Now take a peak at this pictures from J.D. Lyon, the team’s photographer, who posted these pictures on twitter:

  9. Congratulations to Dickie V on 35 years of broadcasting (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Today marks the 35th anniversary of Dick Vitale’s first broadcast as a color-commentator for ESPN, and in a video that the network released today, we get a chance to see Vitale’s first pregame intro. A couple things stand out: – In his first broadcast, Vitale still managed to drop some nicknames. “The Kiddie Corps, T’n’T,…

  10. Jahii Carson is ‘questionable’ for Friday against DePaul

    Dec 5, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    Arizona State had a rough weekend out in Southern California for the Wooden Legacy tournament. They went 1-2 in their three games, which included a 28-point loss to Creighton and a 60-57 loss to ACC cellar-dweller Miami. Making matters worse is that Jahii Carson managed to hurt his ankle in the process. He played through…

  11. BYU’s Tyler Haws, Eric Mika lip-syncing 98 degrees? (VIDEO)

    Dec 5, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

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    BYU’s basketball team has found a unique way to promote games this season: by choosing terrifically awful love songs and convincing some of the team’s most recognizable faces to lip-sync them in ridiculous ways. Here, you’ll see Tyler Haws and Erik Mika joined by Skyler Halford and Luke Worthington singing “Because of You” by 98…

  12. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Q-and-A with Ed Cooley and Dan Hurley

    Dec 5, 2013, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise from CollegeBasketballTalk caught up with Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley and Providence head coach Ed Cooley. The Friars and Rams square off tonight in the Battle of the Ocean State. *Ed Cooley – Providence CBT: Let’s first talk about your Sunday night loss to Kentucky. Cooley: I though we played well in…

  13. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Dec 5, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Legendary sportswriter Dick Weiss reinvents himself after layoff (Sports Illustrated) Back in may the college basketball media was stunned by the news that Dick “Hoops” Weiss was laid off by the New York Daily News after more than two decades of service. But thanks to the support of many and some new opportunities, Weiss has…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Big Ten/ACC Challenge concludes in a tie

    Dec 5, 2013, 1:30 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Drexel 85, Cleveland State 82 (3OT)  Frantz Massenat led the Dragons with 21 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and as a team Drexel converted 14 offensive rebounds into 23 second-chance points. Cleveland State’s Jon Harris scored 27 points to lead the way for the Vikings, with 24 of those points…

  15. No. 1 Michigan State’s loss to North Carolina: Injuries, or sign of a bigger issue?

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

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    No. 1 Michigan State’s inconsistency final came back to bite them. The Spartans shot 35.9% from the field and 7-for-24 from three as they got dropped by North Carolina, 79-65, at the Breslin Center on Wednesday night. Michigan State had erased an 18-4 deficit, tying things up at the half, but the Tar Heels used…

  16. Tough slate, porous defense not doing Boston College any favors

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT

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    During the preseason there were more than a few people who believed that Steve Donahue’s Boston College Eagles had the pieces needed to be one of the more improved teams in college basketball. With al five starters back from last season’s 16-17 squad, led by guard Olivier Hanlan and forward Ryan Anderson, there was both…

  17. North Carolina shows up ready to compete, knocks off No. 1 Michigan State

    Dec 4, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

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    At this point in the season it seems safe to say that North Carolina has just one consistent perimeter shooter in sophomore point guard Marcus Paige. Entering Wednesday’s game at No. 1 Michigan State, Paige was responsible for 18 of the Tar Heels’ 21 made three-pointers. And with Paige also being their best overall perimeter…

  18. No. 5 OSU’s LaQuinton Ross snaps out of his slump, hits for 20 in win over Maryland

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Ohio State entered Wednesday night’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup with Maryland ranked No. 5 in the country. The Buckeyes were No. 2 according to Kenpom, which is largely the result of the Buckeye’s stifling defense. Thad Matta’s team leads the country in defensive efficiency, holding their opponents to 39.0 eFG% (effective field goal percentage), forcing…

  19. Josh Gasser the difference-maker in No. 8 Wisconsin’s win at Virginia

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

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    In a game in which both No. 8 Wisconsin and Virginia struggled to make shots, redshirt junior guard Josh Gasser who was the most accurate shooter and made the plays that helped the Badgers pick up the 48-38 win in Charlottesville. Gasser (team-high 11 points) attempted just two shots from the field but he made…

  20. Grant Hill: ‘Jabari wants to be Jabari’ (VIDEO)

    Dec 4, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT

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    Among the many interested observers at No. 10 Duke’s 79-69 win over No. 22 Michigan was former Duke great Grant Hill, who during his time in Durham was an incredibly versatile player. In analyzing the play of current Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker, some have made the comparison between the Chicago native and Hill. On…