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  1. After beating No. 7 Baylor, just how good is No. 9 Iowa State?

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    I listed Deandre Kane No. 3 in my Player of the Year Power Rankings earlier today, which turned out to be really convenient timing as Kane put on a show on Tuesday night. The Iowa State point guard went for 30 points, nine assists, eight boards and five steals while shooting 11-for-18 from the floor…

  2. Assigned Reading: The reading levels for college football and basketball players

    Jan 7, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

    Final FOur

    College sports is a big money business, which along with loads of cash is its share of criticism and concerns. A concern CNN looked into was the reading levels for college football and college basketball players by reaching out to public universities. Thirty-seven institutions were contacted, with 21 responding with data. On Tuesday, CNN corrospondent…

  3. Ex-Providence Friar Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon

    Jan 7, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

    @cantguard1

    Oregon head coach Dana Altman has benefited from transfer students, look no further than Mike Moser (UNLV) Joseph Young (Houston) and Jason Calliste (Detroit) helping the Ducks get off to a 13-1 start. Altman hopes that continues with the addition of former Providence forward Brandon Austin, who decided to head to Eugene on Tuesday night…

  4. Grinnell sets another NCAA record with Patrick Maher recording 37 assists in one game

    Jan 7, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

    Grinnell Athletic Department

    Grinnell College men’s basketball team set another NCAA record on Monday night. And no, it has nothing to do with Jack Taylor. You remember Taylor though? He scored an NCAA record 138 points in a game last season. Then 71 points to open this season. He followed that with 109 points in the next game.…

  5. Former Notre Dame forward Cam Biedscheid transfers to Missouri

    Jan 7, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    Cam Biedscheid was accepted into Missouri on Tuesday afternoon, making the former Notre Dame forward a Tiger. Our Rob Dauster had tweeted that he had heard Biedscheid’s had committed to Mizzou on Tuesday afternoon. Less than an hour later, Evan Daniels of Scout got Biedscheid on the phone, who confirmed the news himself. “It’s just a…

  6. UTEP dismisses McKenzie Moore, Jalen Ragland, Justin Crosgile for gambling

    Jan 7, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

    Tim Floyd

    On Tuesday afternoon UTEP held a press conference regarding the FBI’s investigation involving several members of the university’s basketball program. From that press conference it was announced that leading scorer McKenzie Moore, fellow junior Jalen Ragland and graduate student Justin Crosgile had been dismissed from the team after school administration had determined that the three…

  7. 7-foot-2 Chier Ajou to transfer out of Northwestern

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Northwestern’s biggest player has decided to transfer. Chier Ajou, a 7-foot-2 native of South Sudan and a cousin of Luol Deng, notified the Northwestern staff of his intention to leave.  “Chier informed us that he would like to seek another institution to continue his educational and playing opportunities,” Collins said in a statement. “We wish…

  8. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Two top ten battles highlight a very good slate

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Aaron Craft, Todd Mayo

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 3 Ohio State at No. 5 Michigan State, 9:00 p.m. Well, didn’t we get lucky. In the first day of the year without college football, we get a top five matchup between two football powerhouses. For my money, Michigan State is the best team in the Big Ten right now…

  9. Cold costs Michigan State students chance to lineup for Ohio State game

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

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    I hope you weren’t planning on standing in line to get good seats in the Izzone for tonight’s game between Ohio State and Michigan State. If you were, the Spartans probably just did you a favor. According to Kevin Pauga, Michigan State’s Director of Basketball Operations, it’s currently -6 degrees in East Lansing. The wind…

  10. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  11. Fran McCaffery gets his punishment from the Big Ten for Sunday’s ejection

    Jan 7, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

    Fran McCaffery

    As if losing a game at No. 4 Wisconsin wasn’t enough, the Big Ten handed down their punishment for Fran McCaffery’s ejection on Sunday night. The Iowa head coach will be suspended for one game and receive a public reprimand from the conference. The school received a $10,000 fine as well. If you missed it,…

  12. Report: Suspended Jerome Hairston leaves Towson

    Jan 7, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

    (Towson Media Relations)

    Towson and point guard Jerome Hairston have officially parted ways, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-3 sophomore was a member of the CAA all-rookie team after averaging 9.9 points as a freshman, but he was suspended back in late-November for the dreaded violation of team rules. “We have suspended Jerome for…

  13. Film Study: How San Diego State stopped Kansas in the post

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    aztecs

    Kansas put together one of their worst offensive performances in recent memory on Sunday evening in Phog Allen Fieldhouse. They shot a whopping 29.8% from the floor, hitting just 4-of-16 from beyond the arc while needing a late flurry just to make it look that respectable. In recent games, Kansas has become a team that…

  14. If college hoops had the BCS, who would you want in the National Title game?

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:18 AM EDT

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    Jameis Winston and Florida State beat Auburn for the BCS National Title on Monday night in one of the most thrilling football games that you’ll ever see. Was it the best ever? I’m probably the wrong person to ask, but I feel comfortable saying that there has never been a national title game that was…

  15. Late Night Snacks: West Virginia outlasts Texas Tech in OT during slow night of hoops

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:00 AM EDT

    Bob Huggins

    GAME OF THE DAY: West Virginia 89. Texas Tech 86, OT While the rest of the nation was busy watching the thrilling National Championship game between Florida State and Auburn on the gridiron, the Mountaineers came up with a road overtime win in Big 12 play against Texas Tech. West Virginia trailed by three with…

  16. Pitt has a solid identity as they enter ACC play

    Jan 6, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

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    If you watched Cincinnati and Pittsburgh do battle in Madison Square Garden earlier this season like I did, you probably didn’t think very much of either team. The Bearcats changed my thoughts on how good they are with their Saturday road win over Memphis in an AAC contest and, now, after watching Pittsburgh easily handle…

  17. Report: FBI investigating two members of UTEP basketball team

    Jan 6, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

    Tim Floyd

    According to a report from Jesse Martinez of KFOX14 in El Paso, the FBI is investigating two members of the UTEP men’s basketball team, believed to be suspended juniors McKenzie Moore and Jalen Ragland. Moore and Ragland were each suspended indefinitely late in December and UTEP head coach Tim Floyd has been mum on the…

  18. Larry Brown modeling SMU’s rebuild after John Thompson’s days at Georgetown

    Jan 6, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

    Larry Brown

    One of the better stories during the early part of the college basketball season has been the resurgence of SMU behind legendary 73-year-old head coach Larry Brown. Many scoffed at the notion that Brown — who hadn’t coached in the college game for more than two decades — could turn around a program that had…

  19. College Basketball Talk Bracketology: Arizona, Syracuse headline first bracket of the year

    Jan 6, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    The countdown to March Madness has officially arrived.  We begin the trek toward Selection Sunday with Arizona and Syracuse as the top two seeds in the opening bracket of 2014.  Joining the Wildcats and Orange on the top line … two teams from the Big Ten: Wisconsin and Michigan State.  Villanova and Ohio State are…

  20. Are the Pac-12’s scheduling practices hurting the league’s rivalries?

    Jan 6, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    With conference realignment occurring frequently over the last few years, we’re finally starting to see conference movement settle down a bit as it pertains to the major college basketball conferences of America. It’ll take some time getting used to seeing Syracuse in the ACC or Creighton in the Big East, but one of the things…