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  1. Weekend Preview: Top storylines to follow

    Nov 30, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    The Weekend’s Top Storyline: Who bounces back on Saturday, No. 8 Kentucky or Baylor? If you were paying attention, Kentucky’s loss in South Bend to the Fighting Irish shouldn’t have come as a surprise to you. The Wildcats are the youngest team in the country and were playing their first game on the road this…

  2. Now that we know Michael Dixon isn’t returning, what’s next for Missouri?

    Nov 30, 2012, 11:15 AM EDT

    Michael Dixon

    For much of the first month of the college basketball season there was a withholding of judgment on the Missouri Tigers. With their returnees and newcomers Frank Haith’s team was seen as a group talented enough to hit the ground running in their first season in the SEC. With Michael Dixon Jr. and Jabari Brown…

  3. Weekend Preview: No. 25 New Mexico on upset alert?

    Nov 30, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

    Monty Brown, Alex Kirk

    Who’s on upset alert?: No. 25 New Mexico The Lobos have put together a pretty impressive resume early in the season, with wins over Davidson, George Mason and UConn. Resumes can be deceiving, however. The win over Davidson was due, at least in part, to the fact that the Wildcats were ill-prepared to play at…

  4. Weekend Preview: Baylor-Kentucky, St. Joe’s-Creighton highlight top games

    Nov 30, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Game of the Weekend: Saturday, 3:00 p.m.: St. Joseph’s at No. 11 Creighton (ESPN3) This matchup lost some of its luster when Creighton lost to Boise State in Omaha earlier this week, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re just three weeks into the season and we’re getting a game between the favorite in…

  5. Texas A&M lands 6-10 center Tonny Trocha-Morelos

    Nov 30, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    CBE Hall Of Fame Classic

    Tonny Trocha-Morelos was one of the more intriguing prospects back in the spring and summer, with some of the nation’s better programs taking a look in hopes of getting the native of Colombia to commit. The recruitment of Trocha came to an end on Thursday, as it was reported by the Texas A&M program that…

  6. The Morning Mix

    Nov 30, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    I would like to apologize in advance for today’s Morning Mix. I’m currently battling the plague, and it seems to be winning. On the plus side, I have now developed a crippling addicting to chamomile tea. Let’s hit the links.   Thursday’s Top Games: 6:30 p.m. – Tennessee @ No. 20 Georgetown 7:00 p.m. –…

  7. Late Night Snacks: Marquette won’t be getting any tonight

    Nov 30, 2012, 1:38 AM EDT

    Marquette Golden Eagles v Florida Gators

    Games of the Night Western Illinois 73, South Dakota 71: South Dakota was down by 12 at the half and never led during the game, but when Kansas State transfer Juevol Myles — who scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half — hit a three with seven seconds left, it tied the…

  8. Underrated Notre Dame hands No. 8 Kentucky a beatdown in South Bend

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

    Jerian Grant

    First and foremost, before we start talking about No. 8 Kentucky’s 64-50 loss to Notre Dame on Thursday night, we need to get one thing out there: Kentucky is not as bad as they were against the Irish. The Wildcats are a young team, a group of freshmen, that have never had to play a…

  9. UPDATED: Michael Dixon’s career at Missouri is over

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    Michael Dixon

    According to Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com, suspended guard Michael Dixon’s career as a Tiger is over. NBCSports.com was able to confirm DeArmond’s report. Dixon was suspended back in October, but it wasn’t until this week that the cause of the suspension started to leak out. In August, a woman accused Dixon of forcible rape, and…

  10. Pitt’s student section honors Cam Wright’s father

    Nov 29, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Terrell Rogers, Cameron Wright

    One of the reasons that I’ll simply never be able to quit college hoops — even as it reaches the point where it’s a professional sport in every aspect except compensation to the athletes while money-grubbing suits take a blowtorch to tradition pursuing the almighty TV dollar — is that there genuinely is a relationship…

  11. Jabari Parker comments on what influences his college choice

    Nov 29, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    Jabari Parker went on CSN Chicago today and discussed his recruitment a little bit. We already knew that he was down to just five schools — Michigan State, BYU, Stanford, Duke and Florida — but Parker did give a little bit of insight into what is driving his decision making process. “Relationship with the coach,…

  12. Realignment continues as UT-Pan American receives an invitation to join the WAC

    Nov 29, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    WAC logo

    No conference has been hit harder in realignment than the Western Athletic Conference. Yes the Big East has seen nine members (ten if you count TCU) exit but at least we know that league will be around next year. The same couldn’t be said for the WAC, which ended up on life support (and that…

  13. Has Ryan Harrow lost his point guard spot? Looks like it

    Nov 29, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    Archie Goodwin, John Calipari

    Ryan Harrow will be taking the floor for Kentucky on Thursday night, but that doesn’t mean that Harrow will have his point guard spot back. That’s Archie Goodwin’s job now. “[Goodwin]‘s earned the position. He’s our point guard,” Cal told media this week. “Now it doesn’t mean he’s our only point guard, now we have…

  14. Do inter-league challenges mean anything?

    Nov 29, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    laundry

    I’m not going to play coy and ask why we have these inter-league challenge series. It’s about money and television rights like everything else we have in college sports these days. For me, that ship of disillusionment sailed years ago. But we, as consumers, have bought into the spectacle, providing the impetus for the TV and the…

  15. Your 2012 SEC/Big East Challenge CBT staff picks

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

    Long Island v Kentucky

    Tuesday and Wednesday gave us the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, which finished in a 6-6 tie (the Big Ten gets to keep the trophy since they won it last season). The next three days belong to the SEC/Big East Challenge, which consists of 12 games (four games apiece on Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Below are the…

  16. Pregame Shootaround 11.29.12: A preview of Thursday’s action

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Mike Brey

    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…

  17. Break up the Mustangs? Larry Brown’s team off to a 7-1 start

    Nov 29, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Larry Brown, Ryan Manuel

    There were questions from the moment Larry Brown took the head coaching gig at SMU. How long would he be there? And even with his status as one of the game’s best teachers, was Brown good enough to work his magic at a program that’s struggled for years? Eight games into his debut season in…

  18. Departed center Joshua Smith graced the cover of UCLA’s game program last night

    Nov 29, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgia

    With the departure of junior center Joshua Smith, UCLA is down to eight scholarship players. But the news of Smith deciding to leave the program came too late for the people in charge of selecting a cover photo for the game program for Wednesday’s game against Cal State Northridge. Smith graced the cover of the…

  19. Michigan St. may be done with Adreian Payne-Derrick Nix experiment

    Nov 29, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    In an effort to get his five best players on the floor, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has used a starting lineup that features both Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix in six of the Spartans’ seven games. But after Michigan State’s 67-59 loss to Miami on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, it…

  20. Memphis forward Tarik Black to miss tonight’s game due to an ‘internal matter’

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Tarik Black

    After a 1-2 weekend at the Battle 4 Atlantis and the establishment of a new media policy that’s been criticized by many writers, the last thing the Memphis Tigers needed was to lose a player ahead of their game on Thursday against UT Martin. Of course that’s exactly what happened as Jason Smith of the…

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