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  1. Eric Atkins comes up big in Notre Dame’s overtime victory over Canisius

    Dec 29, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

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    With the announcement that leading scorer Jerian Grant was done for the season for academic reasons, it was clear that Notre Dame needed to figure out how they would account for the 19.0 points and 6.2 assists per game that the senior provided. Given Grant’s impact on both ends of the floor, this is not…

  2. New Year’s Resolutions: Ohio State Buckeyes

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Aaron Craft, Todd Mayo

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  3. Iowa State junior guard K.J. Bluford leaves program

    Dec 29, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    After averaging 17.8 points as a sophomore at Northeast Nebraska Community College, shooting guard K.J. Bluford had hopes of being a contributor for an Iowa State team that lost four of its top five scorers from a season ago. Unfortunately things didn’t work out that way for Bluford, whose desire for more playing time has…

  4. New Year’s Resolutions: BYU Cougars

    Dec 29, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  5. Matt Costello back to practice for Michigan State, questionable for start of Big Ten play

    Dec 29, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

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    On Saturday, Michigan State reinserted freshman forward Kenny Kaminski into the lineup, missing the previous three games with a suspension, in the Spartans’ 101-48 win over New Orleans. The fifth-ranked Spartans can get more help to the frontline as sophomore forward Matt Costello is back to practicing with the team. The 6-foot-9 Costello has not…

  6. Florida State center Boris Bojanovsky takes in 5,000 calories a day

    Dec 29, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Boris Bojanovsky

    As we near the end of the year, weight is a popular concern, whether it be taking off some pounds added during the holidays, or getting ready to get back into shape to start the New Year. While many are looking to lose weight, Florida State sophomore enter Boris Bojanovsky is looking to get bigger,…

  7. New Year’s Resolutions: Villanova Wildcats

    Dec 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Arcidiacono

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  8. POSTERIZED: Sam Dekker’s one-handed alley-oop in Wisconsin’s win (VIDEO)

    Dec 29, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Sam Dekker ended with 16 points in 11 rebounds as his double-double led the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers to an 80-43 win over Prairie View A&M at home on Saturday. Eight minutes into the second half, with Wisconsin cruising, Dekker closed out on a shot, forcing a miss. He would be rewarded on the other…

  9. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Wichita State, Oregon look to stay undefeated

    Dec 29, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Ron Baker

    GAME OF THE DAY: Davidson vs. No. 10 Wichita State, 3 p.m. The Shockers are off to their best start in school history. They look to continue to raise the bar as they welcome the Davidson Wildcats to Charles Koch Arena. Davidson will be playing its fifth ranked opponent this season, taking North Carolina to overtime…

  10. New Year’s Resolutions: Michigan Wolverines

    Dec 29, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Kaleb Tarczewski, Glenn Robinson III

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  11. Late Night Snacks: No. 2 Syracuse, No. 18 Kentucky win Saturday’s showdowns

    Dec 29, 2013, 1:30 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 18 Kentucky 73, No. 6 Louisville 66 The home team won both of Saturday’s games matching ranked teams, with the young Wildcats beating their in-state rival despite not having Julius Randle for much of the second half. The Harrison twins and James Young grew up in the second half, and…

  12. UCLA outlasts Alabama, picks up a much-needed non-conference win

    Dec 29, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT

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    Tony Parker led five Bruins in double figures with 16 points and five boards has UCLA avoided yet another second half collapse, holding on to beat Alabama 75-67 in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night. Kyle Anderson once again stuffed the stat sheet for the Bruins, chipping in with 13 points, six boards, seven assists, two…

  13. Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown lead Missouri past N.C. State

    Dec 28, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

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    One week after dropping a one-point decision to rival Illinois, Missouri found itself trailing at N.C. State by ten with just over eight minutes remaining. T.J. Warren was proving difficult to stop, and freshman forward Kyle Washington was beginning to assert himself for the Wolfpack as well. But Frank Haith’s team responded immediately with an…

  14. Cedric Lindsay rebounds from a rough first half to lead Richmond past ODU (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    At the end of the first half on Saturday night Richmond trailed Old Dominion 25-24, and it didn’t take much effort to find the reason why the Spiders were struggling. Senior guard Cedric Lindsay, who entered the game second in the Atlantic 10 in scoring, missed all five of his shots from the field and…

  15. Derrick Gordon’s last-second bucket lifts UMass past Providence in overtime

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

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    AMHERST — Trey Davis told UMass coach Derek Kellogg he was confident he could take his man off the dribble and win the Minutemen the game. He did his typical jumpstop into a floater, but his shot came up a little bit short. Luckily the ball landed right into the hands of sophomore guard Derrick…

  16. POSTERIZED: George Washington’s Kethan Savage at it again (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

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    George Washington guard Kethan Savage has already made two appearances in the “POSTERIZED” series this season, and in the Colonials’ 69-58 win at Hofstra on Saturday he locked up a third with an emphatic one-handed dunk. But more importantly the win moved George Washington to 11-1 on the season, and Mike Lonergan’s team has been…

  17. POSTERIZED: Marcus Gilbert takes off in Fairfield’s win over Bucknell

    Dec 28, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Fairfield landed themselves a steal when they were able to sign Marcus Gilbert, and it’s not just because it also netted them his 6-foot-11 brother Malcolm, who transferred in from Pitt. Marcus is one of the better athletes in college hoops, the kind of leaper that you don’t often see in the MAAC. On Saturday,…

  18. Too much Russ Smith, Chris Jones is just a symptom, not Louisville’s biggest problem

    Dec 28, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Louisville v Kentucky

    For just the second time this season, No. 6 Louisville squared off with a quality opponent in non-conference play. And for the second time this season, the Cardinals lost. Last month, it was a 93-84 defeat suffered at the hands of North Carolina at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. On Saturday, Louisville lost to No. 18…

  19. No. 18 Kentucky’s young backcourt shows signs of progress in win over No. 6 Louisville

    Dec 28, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

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    With their best player sidelined due to serious cramping issues, No. 18 Kentucky trailed No. 6 Louisville 52-51 with 11:01 remaining. And given how young John Calipari’s team is, and their lack of a signature victory to date, that moment represented a major point in the Wildcats’ season. And Kentucky’s young backcourt rose to the…

  20. POSTERIZED: Russ Smith dunks all over Julius Randle

    Dec 28, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Russ Smith, who stands all of 6-foot-nothin’ on a good day, just split two defenders and drove down the lane, dunking all over the bigger, stronger, and currently-dominating-the-Cards Julius Randle. That GIF doesn’t exactly do the dunk justice: Watch the whole video here: (Video and GIF via CBS Sports broadcast)