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  1. Jeff Withey gets triple-double in Kansas victory

    Nov 26, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT

    San Jose State v Kansas

    Holy Jeff Withey. Kansas senior big man went insane for the No. 10-ranked Jayhawks tonight, recording the second triple-double in school history with 16 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks in a 70-57 victory over San Jose State. What has to stand out is the 12 blocks, which is the elusive “big man…

  2. Post-Gillispie, Texas Tech looks better than expected

    Nov 26, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    Texas Tech Interim coach Basketball

    I don’t think that there’s any argument that no college basketball program had a rougher offseason than Texas Tech. Players revolted and administrators were forced to deal with the mess they brought onto themselves when they hired Billy Gillispie. Mass transfers, stories of player mistreatment — including one report of an eight-hour practice — and…

  3. Daniel huge as Murray State survives Lipscomb

    Nov 26, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT

    Ed Daniel

    Ed Daniel could be turning into this season’s Kenneth Faried in the Ohio Valley Conference. Daniel went full-on Faried for Murray State, scoring 20 points, pulling down 18 rebounds and swatting five shots in helping the Racers get past Lipscomb on the road, 88-79. The 18 rebounds were a season-high for Daniel, a 6-7 senior…

  4. Jim Calhoun, golf savant?

    Nov 26, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    Coaches take different paths with retirement, some take analyst jobs with ESPN (Bob Knight), some blend in with their community (Denny Crum and Joe B. Hall are great examples of that) and others take up other sports. Jim Calhoun, since retiring prior to this season, may be doing a combination of the first and third…

  5. Denver to join the Summit League in 2013

    Nov 26, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

    Joe Scott

    The WAC to Denver: Thanks for the, um, memories. According to Jeff Goodman of, Denver is set to join the Summit League in 2013. That coming after Denver left the Sun Belt Conference to join the WAC this season. The move is a bad one for the WAC, who could possibly face dissolving as…

  6. Thomas De Thaey leaves N.C. State program

    Nov 26, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Harrison Barnes, Thomas de Thaey

    We’ve recently heard about a rash of transfers and players leaving teams, both in the summer and early in this season, and most were for selfish reasons, centering around playing time. This is one player leaving a team that I have absolutely no problem with. North Carolina State forward Thomas De Thaey announced via Twitter…

  7. Julius Randle to miss three months with injury

    Nov 26, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT


    One of America’s top high school basketball recruits is set to miss three months with a foot fracture. According to Jason Jordan of USAToday, Julius Randle will miss that amount of time after injuring his foot in a Thanksgiving tournament while playing for his prep team, Prestonwood (Texas) Christian. The news comes straight from Randle’s…

  8. UNC’s P.J. Hairston hurt in practice, won’t play versus IU

    Nov 26, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    North Carolina will be down one of its top wings for Tuesday’s game against Indiana.’s Robbi Pickeral is reporting that sophomore forward P.J. Hairston injured his knee in practice on Sunday and was doubtful to play. Now, the program’s official Twitter account announced he will not play in tomorrow’s game against the no. 1-ranked…

  9. The most disappointing team in the country: UCLA or Memphis?

    Nov 26, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Ben Howland

    The craziest part about the beginning of the college hoops season is the number of teams that are already being labeled disappointments. Baylor is back to their old tricks, failing to live up to the talent they have on the roster. That’s what happens when you barely beat a team that lost to Bryant or…

  10. Gorgui Dieng out 4-6 weeks, surgery Tuesday

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    On Sunday evening, Louisville announced that the reason that star center Gorgui Dieng was held out of the showdown with Duke in the title game of the Battle 4 Atlantis was because the big fella had broken the scaphoid bone in his wrist. On Monday, Louisville announced the extent of the damage: Dieng will have…

  11. Cyber Monday Specials: Who should you buy on special?

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Joshua Smith, Brian Bennett, Chris O'Brien

    In order to help you maximize your online shopping on this Cyber Monday, we at CollegeBasketballTalk ahve provided you with a guide on who to buy, who to buy lots of, and who to stay away from after the first three weeks of the season. Who are you buying on sale?: Raphielle Johnson: Miami. I…

  12. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Tennessee looks for revenge

    Nov 26, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT

    Jarnell Stokes

    Game of the night: Oakland at Tennessee, 7 p.m.: Believe it or not, Oakland actually has a two game winning streak against the Vols, but those wins came with Keith Benson and Reggie Hamilton still a part of the Golden Grizzlies. This season, Oakland will have to rely on the play of sharpshooter Travis Bader…

  13. UPDATED: Pitt’s Trey Zeigler popped for DUI

    Nov 26, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    NIT Season Tip-Off

    Trey Zeigler was already struggling as he adjusted to life in a major conference. The last thing he needed was to get pulled over so a DUI, but, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that’s precisely what happened on Sunday morning. Zeigler “will be charged by mail summons with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the…

  14. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Nov 26, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

    Phil Pressey

    1. We cannot judge Missouri yet: Not until they have Michael Dixon and/or Jabari Brown in the fold. Brown will get eligible in December. A former top 30 recruit coming out of high school, he’s a big-time athlete at 6-foot-5 and may actually be the best perimeter shooter that Frank Haith has on his roster.…

  15. College Hoops Team of the Week: Duke Blue Devils

    Nov 26, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT

    Quinn Cook

    Team of the Week: Duke Blue Devils This is my opportunity to riff a little bit on the season that Duke has had thus far. Simply put, there is no way that Duke can be ranked any lower than second in your ballot, and they probably deserve quite a few first place votes. Why? Well,…

  16. College Hoops Player of the Week: Elias Harris, Gonzaga

    Nov 26, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    Elias Harris, Milton Jenings

    Player of the Week: Elias Harris, Gonzaga Harris didn’t put up eye-popping stats this week, as he averaged 18.3 points and 7.7 boards in Gonzaga’s run through the Old Spice Classic down in Orlando. He did, however, look like a first round draft pick as the Bulldog’s knocked off Davidson in the title, game, 81-67.…

  17. Second half collapse highlights concerns regarding No. 11 UCLA

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:01 AM EDT

    Ben Howland

    It was over. The game was over. After a pair of Shabazz Muhammad free throws with just over 12 minutes remaining UCLA held a 51-33 lead on Cal Poly. And given the deliberate style of play that the Mustangs prefer, there surely was no way that the Bruins could lose. But they did. Joe Callero’s…

  18. Late Night Snacks: Cal Poly upsets No. 11 UCLA, champions crowned in Anaheim and Orlando

    Nov 26, 2012, 1:17 AM EDT

    Cal Poly v UCLA

    Games of the Day 1. Cal Poly 70, No. 11 UCLA 68 A day that began with news of Tyler Lamb deciding to transfer ended with a comeback that boggles the mind. With 12:21 remaining the Bruins led 51-33, and many (myself included) determined that to be the end for the Mustangs given their half-court…

  19. No. 2 Louisville loses starting center Gorgui Dieng to a broken wrist

    Nov 25, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT

    Miami v Louisville

    To say the least it was not a good weekend for Louisville fans in regards to news about key players and wrist injuries. On Saturday it was starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who broke his left wrist, and on Sunday night it was announced by the program that the basketball team will be without an important…

  20. No. 17 Gonzaga takes care of business and wins its second Old Spice Classic title

    Nov 25, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT

    Davidson Gonzaga Basketball

    There were two firsts in the history of the Old Spice Classic in Sunday’s title game between No. 17 Gonzaga and Davidson. It was the first final that matched schools from non-BCS AQ leagues, and the Bulldogs became the first program to win the event twice. Elias Harris posted his second double-double of the season…

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