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  1. Washington’s front court takes another hit as Jernard Jarreau suffers a torn ACL

    Nov 13, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

    Washington Athletics

    Less than two minutes into their game against Seattle on Sunday night, the Washington Huskies saw 6-foot-10 redshirt sophomore forward Jernard Jarreau go down with a knee injury after being fouled on a layup attempt. And on Wednesday the school announced that its worst fears were realized, as Jarreau will miss the remainder of the…

  2. 2014 big man Payton Dastrup flips from Ohio State to BYU

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Less than a week after verbally committing to attend Ohio State, 2014 power forward/center Payton Dastrup’s had a change of heart. According to Evan Daniels of Scout, Dastrup has de-committed from Ohio State and will instead sign a National Letter of Intent to play at BYU. Wednesday marks the first day of the early signing…

  3. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Time to recharge after Tuesday’s ‘marathon’

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Florida State at UCF (7:00 p.m.; ESPN News)  These two programs have met nine times prior to tonight’s meeting, with none of those games being played on the UCF campus. That should be enough to get the fans going, and in senior guard Isaiah Sykes the Knights have one of the…

  4. Dan Patrick Show: Has the student-athlete become extinct? (VIDEO)

    Nov 13, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Ever since the NBA changed its rules regarding early entries, requiring prospects to be at least one year removed from high school before being eligible to enter the NBA Draft, many have debated whether or not these prospects are “truly” student-athletes. Dan Patrick discussed the topic on the Dan Patrick Show this morning, just hours…

  5. #POSTERIZED: New contact rules 1, WVU’s Juwan Staten 0 (VIDEO)

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

    West Virginia Athletics

    Much has, and will, be made about the new points of emphasis in college basketball regarding contact. With the goal being to increase scoring after the sport’s worst season in five decades, the days of using a hand or forearm while defending a player are (seemingly) over. A number of touch fouls that have been…

  6. Houston forward ‘Chicken’ Knowles eligible to play immediately

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

    Houston Athletics

    On Tuesday the Houston basketball program received the good news it has been waiting for, as the NCAA declared redshirt freshman Danrad “Chicken” Knowles eligible to play immediately. Knowles, who was a Top 100 prospect out of high school had to sit out last season for academic reasons. “We are grateful that the NCAA has…

  7. The Secondary Break: Wednesday’s Links

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

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    UCSB shows Rebels, Rice how to play (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  While much of the nation was captivated by the Champions Classic UNLV suffered its worst home loss since 2003, falling to UCSB by 21 points. And it’s safe to say that people are none to thrilled with how the Runnin’ Rebels lost, as they lacked…

  8. Late Night Snacks: Champions Classic does not disappoint

    Nov 13, 2013, 4:07 AM EDT

    Tennessee v Xavier

    GAMES OF THE DAY: The Champions Classic  The doubleheader in Chicago more than lived up to the advanced billing, with the Spartans and Jayhawks leaving the United Center with victories. In the first game Michigan State’s experience played a role in their 78-74 win over Kenutcky, with Keith Appling leading the charge with 22 points,…

  9. Jabari Parker dazzles national audience, but still a step behind Andrew Wiggins

    Nov 13, 2013, 4:00 AM EDT

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    CHICAGO — Jabari Parker seemed distracted as he wandered the nearly empty United Center hallway to the team bus after Duke’s 94-83 loss to Kansas in the second game of Tuesday night’s State Farm Champions Classic. You could hardly blame Parker for seeming out of it. The 6-foot-9 freshman phenom created a national buzz on…

  10. Andrew Wiggins wins Tuesday’s ‘Freshmen Showcase’

    Nov 13, 2013, 3:02 AM EDT

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    CHICAGO — The Champions Classic should have been billed as the Freshmen Showcase. I know, I know, I know. The event itself was about so much more than the eight top ten recruits to take the court at the United Center on Tuesday night. We had No. 1 vs. No. 2. We had No. 4…

  11. Champions Classic: Kansas outlasts Duke

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

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    CHICAGO — America certainly got what it wanted in the second game of Tuesday Night’s State Farm Champions Classic: A close game between No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Kansas that saw two of the country’s top freshmen square off. Both Kansas freshman forward Andrew Wiggins and Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker have entered college…

  12. UC Santa Barbara hands UNLV an 86-65 home loss

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

    California v UNLV

    Fans inside the Thomas & Mack Center were loudly booing UNLV with nine minute to go, as UC Santa Barbara extended its lead to 69-47. For those that stayed, the boos reemerged at the end of the Rebels’ embarrassing 86-65 home loss to the Gauchos on Tuesday night. Alan Williams, one of the top forwards…

  13. Florida’s lack of depth proves problematic in Madison

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

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    Thanks to suspensions and the academic ineligibility of signee Chris Walker, the Florida Gators are attempting to navigate their non-conference schedule with just eight scholarship players. Billy Donovan’s team was able to do enough to hold off North Florida on Friday afternoon, but taking care of the Ospreys in Gainesville and winning at Wisconsin are…

  14. No. 1 Kentucky has talent (and time) to right what went wrong in loss to No. 2 Michigan State

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT

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    CHICAGO — Big Blue Nation’s traveling posse will head to O’Hare or Midway or back down I-65 to Lexington disappointed on Wednesday morning. The first showing of Kentucky’s world famous recruiting class on a national stage did not exactly go as planned, as the No. 2 Wildcats took a generally hard-fought, but at times mighty…

  15. Champions Classic: Appling and Michigan State use experience to top Kentucky

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

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    CHICAGO — The matchup of No. 1 Kentucky against No. 2 Michigan State was the much-anticipated “undercard” of Tuesday night’s State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center in Chicago, but for Michigan State and head coach Tom Izzo it was a chance to make an early-season statement. While many fans — and the estimated…

  16. Treveon Graham’s three-pointer the difference as VCU beats Virginia (VIDEO)

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

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    In the first meeting between the two programs since the 1998-99 season, VCU edged Virginia by the final score of 59-56 thanks to a three-pointer from Treveon Graham with just over one second remaining. Graham’s shot capped a 10-1 VCU run over the final 2:44, and the space needed to release the game-winner came on…

  17. Keith Appling leads No. 2 Michigan State to a 78-74 win over No. 1 Kentucky

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

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    CHICAGO — No. 2 Michigan State, the national title favorite chocked full of veteran all-americans, had completely outclassed their more hyped counterparts from Kentucky on Tuesday night, riding the hot hands of Adreian Payne and Gary Harris to a first half lead that grew to as much as 15-points. But Kentucky came back. They fought…

  18. South Carolina impresses, falls short against No. 23 Baylor

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    South Carolina v Baylor

    Brady Heslip scored 18 points and hit five threes and Isaiah Austin chipped in with 14 points as No. 23 Baylor overcame a hideous 22-for-43 performance from the free throw line to knock off South Carolina in Waco, 66-64. As has been the case with seemingly every game played early on this season, the Bears…

  19. Plenty of positives for LSU in loss to UMass

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    JohnnyJones

    AMHERST, Mass. — Kentucky, Florida and Tennessee are seen as the three top teams in the SEC this season. LSU, like the Vols, is much improved heading into this season, and despite a 92-90 road loss to UMass on Tuesday afternoon, the Tigers showed a lot of promising in their opening game of the 2013-2014…

  20. Report: Delaware’s Devon Saddler saddled with a suspension

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Devon Saddler, who recently became the second-leading scorer in Delaware basketball history, was suspended from the program for a month on Tuesday. The news was first reported by Kevin Tresolini of DelawareOnline.com. The suspension stems from a violation of team rules. Saddler will miss seven games during that stretch, including big matchups against Villanova and…