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  1. The Morning Mix

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    There were a ton of great games last night. Thanks to a big night from the ACC, the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge ended in a 6-6 draw. Up next is the Big East/SEC Challenge which begins tonight. But let’s not rush to the couch just yet, we have a lot to cover before 7:00 p.m.…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Another buzzer-beater for South Dakota State?

    Nov 29, 2012, 1:54 AM EDT

    EXCHANGE-PRISON CHIPS

    Games of the Night Duke 73, Ohio State 68: The Blue Devils were down by double digits in the first half, but a couple of fast break dunks in the early part of the second half sparked the Blue Devils. Duke eventually won, on the strength of 21 points and 17 boards from current Player…

  3. Ohio State’s lack of balance will be its downfall

    Nov 29, 2012, 1:02 AM EDT

    Ohio State v Duke

    I don’t care what happens in November, it’s impossible to write any team off in the first month of the season. To an extent; we all know that DePaul isn’t winning the Big East and that Savannah State isn’t making the Final Four. But at this stage in the season, saying that — oh, I…

  4. Duke’s comeback win adds to their resume, Plumlee’s POY candidacy

    Nov 29, 2012, 12:36 AM EDT

    Aaron Craft, Mason Plumlee

    You want to talk about impressive wins? No. 2 Duke’s come-from-behind, 72-68 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Wednesday night was impressive for much more than the simple fact that the Blue Devils beat the No. 4 team in the country despite being outplayed for about the first 28 minutes of the game. Three…

  5. VIDEO: How good is Indiana?

    Nov 28, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    zeller

    Indiana left on Tuesday with an impressive win over the 14th-ranked Tar Heels. How good can the Hoosier be this season or was this a case of North Carolina not playing up to its potential? NBC Sports college basketball insider and sometime CBT contributor Vin Parise does his part to explain.

  6. Did the same old No. 11 Creighton make their reappearance?

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:41 PM EDT

    Derrick Marks, Austin Chatman

    Creighton was one of the best offensive teams in the country a season ago, finishing fifth nationally in offensive efficiency according to Kenpom. Their problem was on the defensive end of the floor, ranking as the 178th best team. Namely, the Bluejays were the third-worst team in the country at forcing turnovers and were in…

  7. Miami makes a statement with a win over Michigan State

    Nov 28, 2012, 9:53 PM EDT

    Jim Larranaga

    While the Nevin Shapiro scandal centered around the Miami football team, there were a couple of basketball players that found themselves caught in the Ponzi-scheming booster’s web. Durand Scott was one of those players, and his suspension was handed down so late in the season that he was forced to miss the start of this…

  8. NC State’s Jimmy V jerseys say ‘Don’t ever give up’

    Nov 28, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

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    North Carolina State will be taking part in the Jimmy V Classic next Tuesday against UConn, and as most of you should know, Jim Valvano was the head coach of the Wolfpack back in the 1980′s. He was at the helm when NC State won the 1983 national title. In honor of Jimmy V, Adidas…

  9. Stanford’s Anthony Brown will miss the rest of the season

    Nov 28, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Anthony Brown

    Stanford junior guard Anthony Brown will miss the rest of the season due to a hip injury. Brown hasn’t played since seeing six minutes of action in Stanford’s home loss to Belmont on the 18th. He’s due to undergo surgery in mid-December and will be applying for a medical redshirt. “We are all hoping that…

  10. Report: Joshua Smith to leave the UCLA program

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT

    Joshua Smith, Brian Bennett, Chris O'Brien

    According to a report from Tracy Pierson of BruinReportOnline, Joshua Smith has left the UCLA program. Smith didn’t show up to practice Tuesday, and Wednesday indicated to the UCLA coaches he intended to leave the program. The coaching staff then tried to convince him to stay, but many sources are telling us Smith has decided…

  11. Virginia sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon will redshirt 2012-13 season

    Nov 28, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

    Malcolm Brogdon

    Virginia sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon will redshirt the 2012-13 season as he recovers from off-season foot surgery, Cavaliers’ coach Tony Bennett announced Wednesday. “Malcolm is an important part of the program’s future, so the plan to redshirt him will allow for his foot to fully recover,” Bennett said in a statement. “He will continue to…

  12. Pregame Shootaround 11.28.12: Getting you ready for Wednesday night’s slate of games

    Nov 28, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Duke huddle

    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…

  13. Conference USA reportedly adds Middle Tennessee State, Florida Atlantic after Tulane, East Carolina departures

    Nov 28, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

    Conference-USA-main-logo

    As the Big East quickly becomes the “New Conference USA,” the real C-USA is scrambling to fill in the gaps left by the sudden departures of its member schools. After it was announced Tuesday that Tulane would join the Big East as a full member and East Carolina would make the same shift as a…

  14. Day 2 Preview and Schedule: ACC/Big Ten Challenge wraps up Wednesday

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Brandon Paul 2

    The ACC/Big Ten Challenge started Tuesday, with No. 1 Indiana looking impressive in a blowout win over No. 14 North Carolina. No. 3 Michigan also looked like a legitimate contender in its win over No. 18 NC State. Now we move into Day 2. Another six games are on the docket and below is a…

  15. With Louisville to ACC, where does Big East go from here?

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    UPDATED 28 November, 2012, 5:49 p.m. ET Mike Aresco took the job as Big East commissioner in August and was immediately hailed as the man who could save the struggling conference. A television executive by trade, Aresco has played the media negotiation game at CBS and was in line to sculpt a deal that would…

  16. ACC presidents vote unanimously to add Louisville as 14th conference member

    Nov 28, 2012, 9:04 AM EDT

    Rick Pitino, Russ Smith

    The University of Louisville has become the 14th member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, following a unanimous vote by league presidents Wednesday morning, Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com first reported. The news confirms a report by David Glenn of ACCSports.com Tuesday evening of the impending vote. Louisville jumps ship from the Big East, a conference that has…

  17. The Morning Mix

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Last night was the first night of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Michigan got a big home win against North Carolina State thanks to a huge performance from Trey Burke. In Bloomington, Indiana steamrolled over a flat North Carolina squad. Virginia Tech and Maryland were the lone ACC teams to win on night one. But last…

  18. Report: Louisville to be added to the ACC on Wednesday

    Nov 28, 2012, 2:23 AM EDT

    John Swofford

    The realignment wheel keeps on turning. Tulane and East Carolina made their way to the Big East on Tuesday morning, but the league still ended up down for the day as the latest reports have Louisville heading to the ACC. According to multiple reports — David Glenn got the scoop — the ACC will be…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Omar (Strong) comin’, yo

    Nov 28, 2012, 2:14 AM EDT

    Josh Scott, Fred Sturdivant

    Games of the Night No. 19 Colorado 85, Texas Southern 80 2OT: Double overtime against a team that was 1-5 on the season with four losses by more that 18 points is not impressive. Winning despite the fact that someone named Omar Strong goes for 39 and your star player — Andre Roberson — fouls…

  20. No. 19 Colorado survives Omar Strong

    Nov 28, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    Andre Roberson, Omar Strong

    Texas Southern entered Tuesday with a 1-6 record. They had lost by 18 at Boise State, by 30 at Northwestern, by 28 at Michigan State and by 27 points at Middle Tennessee State. Omar Strong entered Tuesday averaging 8.7 points — all of 52 points in those six games — while shooting 26.9% from the…

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