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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. #Nebrasketball improves to 6-1 with win over USC

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

    Kent State v Nebraska

    In the only game between major conference teams on the night, Nebraska (affectionately known by Husker fans as #Nebrasketball on Twitter) moved to 6-1 with a 63-51 home win over USC. Ray Gallegos dropped in 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 6-of-10 threes, in 38 minutes and the Cornhuskers hit 11-of-17 threes overall (64.7-percent) in…

  4. Michael Carter-Williams nears triple-double in Syracuse win

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    In an otherwise ho-hum game for Syracuse, Michael Carter-Williams showed why he might be the breakout player of the 2012-13 season. The sophomore went for a double-double of 11 points and 11 assists and pulled down seven rebounds in an 84-48 victory over Eastern Michigan on Monday night. He’s been on a bit of a…

  5. Jim Calhoun had surgery to remove cancer in May

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun, Opie Otterstad

    Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun had surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his lungs in May, Calhoun told Michael Kay while taping an episode of the YES Network’s Center Stage. Calhoun, who retired prior to this season as coach of the Huskies, said that doctors were concerned it could’ve been related to a previous…

  6. UMass player Cady Lalanne arrested, suspended indefinitely

    Dec 3, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    C.J. Leslie, Cady Lalanne

    News out of Amherst, Mass. today that UMass forward/center Cady Lalanne was suspended following an arrest on Monday for disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting a ploice officer making a lawful arrest. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that Lalanne was arrested following an on-campus event. Minutemen coach Derek Kellogg said…

  7. Kentucky out of Top 25 for first time under Calipari

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Yes, Big Blue Nation, it finally happened. A Calipari-coached Kentucky team will play their next game without a ranking next to their name. For the first time since Cal took over prior to the 2009-10 season, the Wildcats aren’t ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. It’s a product of back-to-back losses to Notre…

  8. UCLA out-numbered at Wooden Classic

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Cal State Northridge v UCLA

    It’s no secret that UCLA is facing some tough times. After last seasons’ debacle and this season beginning with Shabazz Muhammad’s eligibility dispute, a loss at home to Cal Poly and Tyler Lamb, THEN Josh Smith leaving the program, it’s safe to say that even with a top-rated recruiting class, the Bruins have essentially picked…

  9. Handicapping (way too early) the national scoring leader race

    Dec 3, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Lehigh Mountain Hawks guard C.J. McCollum (3) works to shoot against the Xavier Musketeers during a college basketball game in Greensboro

    Points are the way teams win games. You can argue defense, you can argue rebounding. But if you don’t put the ball in the basket, you don’t win. I know, that’s expert analysis. Now that we’re a few weeks into the season some players are starting to show how good they are at putting said…

  10. Patience needed for South Carolina fans

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas State - Syracuse

    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports. He’ll post every week in CBT. When Frank Martin took over Kansas State in 2007, the response from friends in the coaching world was almost always the same. “People didn’t understand it,” Martin said. “Everyone was like, ‘Why would…

  11. Mark Lyons has 12 assists and 15 turnovers. He’s a point guard?

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Northern Arizona v Arizona

    After rolling through Texas Tech 85-57 on Saturday night, the No. 8 Arizona Wildcats are sitting at 5-0 without having put together their best game. Arizona is young. They have a front line that is made up of three freshmen and a sophomore, and while there are probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years…

  12. Le’Bryan Nash: ‘I’m trying to lead the NCAA in free-throw attempts’

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Le'Bryan Nash, Aaron Moore, Lamont Prosser

    Oklahoma State’s surprising, 5-0 start to the season — which included a 17 point win over Tennessee and a 20 point win over NC State — was credited, in large part, to Marcus Smart. He’s the freshman that’s playing out of position at the point and doing things like posting 20 points, seven boards, seven…

  13. Pregame Shootaround 12.3.12: A quiet Monday night

    Dec 3, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Kevin O'Neill, Jio Fontan

    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…

  14. Wikileaks, Bradley Manning … and March Madness?

    Dec 3, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT


    US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning stands accused of providing Wikileaks with thousands of classified documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan back in 2009 and 2010. I’ve heard about this, but didn’t pay it much mind until an email with a link to an article with this headline popped up: “How March…

  15. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Dec 3, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Paul Hewitt, Patrick Holloway

    Is the CAA now overrated?: ‘Overrated’ might not be a fair term to use here, as most expected the CAA to take a hit with VCU leaving for the Atlantic 10 this season. ‘Incapable of getting two teams to the tournament’ is probably the better descriptor here. Only three teams in the league having winning…

  16. College Hoops Team of the Week: Boise State Broncos

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Derrick Marks, Gregory Echenique

    Team of the Week: Boise State Broncos Boise State was supposed to finish near the bottom of the Mountain West this season. With powerhouse programs like UNLV, San Diego State and New Mexico populating the top of the league and teams like Colorado State and Nevada around to occupy the middle of the league, there…

  17. College Hoops Player of the Week: Erick Green, Virginia Tech

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Iowa Virginia Tech Basketball

    Player of the Week: Erick Green, Virginia Tech Virginia Tech wasn’t supposed to have a chance this season. Not only was head coach Seth Greenberg fired at the end of April after his entire coaching staff had left during the offseason, but without Greenberg at the helm, both Dorian Finney-Smith, a rising sophomore, and Montrezl…

  18. The Morning Mix

    Dec 3, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    First and foremost, our most heartfelt condolences go out to the Majerus family. College basketball lost one of it’s all-time greats this weekend. If the sheer number of glowing articles written about his life this weekend weren’t enough of an indicator, the reactions that flooded in showed that Rick Majerus may have been as universally liked as…

  19. A nagging groin injury puts UNLV forward Mike Moser’s ‘homecoming’ in doubt

    Dec 2, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

    Mike Moser, Chris Babb

    UNLV forward Mike Moser is one of the most versatile players in the country, but unfortunately for the junior from Portland he’s had to deal with a nagging groin injury since preseason camp. In the second half of the Rebels’ 77-63 win over Hawaii on Saturday night Moser re-aggravated the injury, and it could very…

  20. Late Night Snacks: When the game is tied in the final seconds, do not foul

    Dec 2, 2012, 10:43 PM EDT

    Isaiah Armwood, Roberto Colonette,  Emmy Andujar

    Games of the Day 1. Washington 74, Cal State Fullerton 72 The Huskies escaped at home after trailing by as many as 14 points. Washington made five free throws in the final 30 seconds, but here’s the thing: four of those free throws came as a result of Fullerton committing a foul after tying the…

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