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  1. Five-star small forward Justise Winslow commits to Duke

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

    USA Basketball

    Less than a week ago Duke received commitments from point guard Tyus Jones and center Jahlil Okafor, and on Thursday afternoon Mike Krzyzewski’s recruiting haul got even better as 2014 five-star forward Justise Winslow followed suit. Winslow, who attends the St. John’s School in Houston, Texas, joins the aforementioned duo and shooting guard Grayson Allen…

  2. Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard issues statement regarding Melvin Ejim’s obscene gesture

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT


    After fouling out of No. 21 Iowa State’s 90-88 win at BYU on Wednesday night, senior forward Melvin Ejim directed an obscene gesture towards the crowd in response to some heckling from the student section. Ejim, realizing the error of his ways, apologized for his actions after the game when addressing the media. “I apologize…

  3. Georgetown’s horrendous second half dooms them against Northeastern

    Nov 21, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Scott Eatherton, Mikael Hopkins

    Northeastern’s starting front line of Scott Eatherton and Reggie Spencer combined for 30 points and 19 boards as the Huskies knocked off Georgetown 63-56 in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off down in San Juan on Thursday. It really was an ugly performance from Georgetown, particularly in the second half. Northeastern threw a…

  4. Georgia Tech loses freshman guard Travis Jorgenson to a torn ACL

    Nov 21, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT


    Georgia Tech’s 82-72 loss to Dayton proved to be even more costly for Brian Gregory’s Yellow Jackets, as they lost a key contributor for the remainder of the season. Freshman point guard Travis Jorgenson went down in the second half with a knee injury, and on Thursday the school announced that Jorgenson tore the ACL…

  5. Larry Eustachy on new foul enforcement: ‘It’s about the money’

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

    Larry Eustachy

    One of the great parts about having so many great individual players and such a wealth of great teams across the country this season is that we only made it about a week until the topic of the increased enforcement of foul rules has become secondary. I don’t know about you guys, but I have…

  6. Naismith Trophy’s 50 Watch List announced

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT


    The Naismith Trophy announced the 50 players on their watch list for the Player of the Year award on Thursday. If you’re curious, here are our Player of the Year Power Rankings: Jordan Adams, UCLA Kyle Anderson, UCLA Isaiah Austin, Baylor Jerrelle Benimon, Towson Jahii Carson, Arizona State Semaj Christon, Xavier Aaron Craft, Ohio State…

  7. John Calipari to the Knicks? The rumor mill is getting warmed up again

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT


    It seems like every year, there is some rumor that pops up regarding John Calipari and a return to the NBA. On Thursday morning, Ken Berger of set off the latest flurry of scuttlebutt with this column, where he lays out a pretty decent argument for how Coach Cal could end up in Manhattan…

  8. North Carolina won’t have Leslie McDonald, P.J. Hairston this weekend

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT


    We don’t know when North Carolina will be blessed with the services of Leslie McDonald and P.J. Hairston this season, but what we do know is that they two won’t be in Connecticut this weekend. The Tar Heels head up to Mohegan Sun this weekend for the Hall of Fame Tip-Off when they will face…

  9. Fats Thomas, felon linked to P.J. Hairston’s rental cars, gets a plea deal

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Kansas

    Fats Thomas, a convicted felon linked to the rental cars that North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston was driving this sumer, has accepted a plea deal for an arrest from last November. Thomas received 36 months of supervised probation in the deal, was given a suspended sentence of 23-to-47 months and will be forced to do 100…

  10. Jack Taylor follows up 109-point night with … three?

    Nov 21, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT


    Grinnell’s Jack Taylor made a ton of headlines over the weekend as he scored 180 points in the Pioneer’s first two games of the season. This came a season after to the day that Taylor scored 138 points in a game last season. It was November 20th, 2012, that Taylor had his record-breaking performance last…

  11. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Charleston Classic, Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 2K Sports Classic kick off

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: NO. 18 UConn vs. Boston College, 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2) The Huskies and the Eagles kick off the 2K Sports Classic with a battle of former Big East rivals. BC and UConn had a healthy hatred for each other when they shared a conference, a dislike that was exacerbated by Boston…

  12. Assigned Reading: Austin Hatch speaks to the media about his recovery, return to practice

    Nov 21, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

    AP photo

    By now, you’ve surely heard the tragic tale of Austin Hatch. A former blue-chip recruit and Michigan-commit, Hatch has managed to survive two deadly plane crashes that robbed him of his family. In the first, back in 2003, his mother, 11-year old sister and five-year old brother perished. In 2011, to celebrate his commitment to…

  13. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Nov 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Keith Dambrot

    NCAA sues video game maker, licensing firm (USA Today) In the latest twist in the O’Bannon lawsuit, the NCAA has filed lawsuits against both Electronic Arts and the Collegiate Licensing Company in connection with those two entities’ intentions to settle with the plaintiffs. According to USA Today the suit alleges that EA and the CLC…

  14. Late Night Snacks: No. 21 Iowa State remains undefeated

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 21 Iowa State 90, BYU 88 With Melvin Ejim, Dustin Hogue and DeAndre Kane all disqualified in crunch time, Iowa State was on the ropes in Provo. But the Cyclones were able to do enough to hang on, with a Daniel Edozie blocking a Tyler Haws jumper in the final…

  15. No. 21 Iowa State picks up a big win at BYU

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT


    After beating a Michigan team that at the time was ranked in the Top 10 on Sunday afternoon, many wondered if No. 21 Iowa State would be able to follow that performance with a win at BYU. The Marriott Center has been one of the toughest environments for visiting teams to win in, especially one…

  16. North Carolina Central beats N.C. State for its first-ever win over an ACC school

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT


    Levelle Moton’s North Carolina Central Eagles entered Wednesday with an 0-13 record all-time against ACC schools, and in 208 meetings members of the MEAC had won just five games against teams from the league. But those numbers meant little, as the Eagles rode a significant advantage at the foul line to an 82-72 overtime win…

  17. Odessa JC point guard Josh Gray commits to LSU

    Nov 20, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

    Josh Gray

    After verbally committing to Florida State earlier this fall, only to de-commit, it seems as if former Texas Tech guard Josh Gray has decided on where he’ll complete his college career. According to Brad Winton of, Gray has committed to LSU. Josh Gray of Odessa JC has committed to and will sign with LSU…

  18. Oakland reinstates Duke Mondy, Dante Williams after two-game suspension

    Nov 20, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT


    Last week the Oakland Golden Grizzlies’ road trip to California took a turn for the worse when it was reported that players Duke Mondy and Dante Williams were arrested on charges of felony rape. Those charges would ultimately be dropped, but head coach Greg Kampe made the decision to send both home ahead of the…

  19. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: No. 21 Iowa State visits Provo

    Nov 20, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 21 Iowa State at BYU (9:30 p.m., ESPNU)  Just a couple days after beating then-No. 7 Michigan in Ames, Fred Hoiberg’s Cyclones visit BYU where they’ll encounter one of the nation’s better backcourt tandems (Tyler Haws and Matt Carlino) and one of the toughest environments around. Much will be made…

  20. Tyler Haws expects to return tonight against Iowa State

    Nov 20, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Tyler Haws, John Gage, Chasson Randle

    BYU gets paid a visit this evening by an Iowa State team that is coming off of an impressive victory over then-No. 7 Michigan. The Cyclones, like the Cougars, like to get up and down the floor. They like to score a lot of points. So it should come as no surprise that the biggest…