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  1. N.C. State’s #BattleCannon wishes you a Merry Christmas (VIDEO)

    Dec 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit v North Carolina State

    N.C. State not only has an All-American candidate on their roster in T.J. Warren, they also just so happen to have one of the best duos of all-name team members in the country in walk-ons Staats Battle and Chase Cannon. They’re not only walk-on athletes, however, as they managed to put together a pretty solid…

  2. Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook dresses up as Santa Claus (VIDEO)

    Dec 24, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Matt Stainbrook

    Xavier resisted the urge to butcher a classic Christmas Carol and decided to wish their fans a Merry Christmas by dressing 6-foot-10 junior center Matt Stainbrook up as Santa Claus and have several of his teammates sit on his lap and request something for Christmas. Despite not having the wig or beard, Stainbrook plays a pretty…

  3. Assigned Reading: ‘[Roy Williams] is absolutely exhausted’

    Dec 24, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    North Carolina needed overtime to defeat in-state rival Davidson, 97-85, on Saturday evening. It was the Tar Heels first game since the debacle surround last season’s leading scorer, P.J. Hairston had come to an end. The university decided to not send in a reinstatement request on Hairston’s behalf, as it had done for guard Leslie…

  4. Top-ranked Arizona Wildcats sing ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ (VIDEO)

    Dec 24, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    We already saw Chris Otule crush a solo in Marquette’s version of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, as for the nation’s No. 1 team … not so great. I mean know of these Christmas Carol videos a great, but this may be as bad as Maryland take on ‘Jingle Bells’. Also, no outtakes? The Wildcats may not…

  5. Is the WCC a one-bid conference this season?

    Dec 24, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Gonzaga Kansas St Basketball

    Saint Mary’s was the WCC’s last hope. The Gaels entered the Diamond Head Classic undefeated with a win at Boise State on their resume. That’s not exactly a season-changing win, but it’s good enough that it would have gotten Randy Bennett’s club into the NCAA tournament conversation had they taken care of business in Hawaii.…

  6. Is Chris Otule the only good singer in college basketball? (VIDEO)

    Dec 24, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    MGM Grand Showcase - New Mexico v Marquette

    I was sitting with my fiancée watching all of these college basketball Christmas carol videos, and she hated it. These guys are such bad singers that it’s funny, but she wasn’t having it, not when she’s trying to watch HGTV. But Marquette was different, at least for Chris Otule’s solo. “More of him, please.” Agreed. Maryland…

  7. The jersey Christian Laettner wore when he hit the shot is for sale

    Dec 24, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    The Shot. That’s really all you need to say for people to know what you’re talking about. Christian Laettner’s turnaround, buzzer-beating foul line jumper that capped off what may just be the greatest game in the history of college basketball. Everyone except for Kentucky fans will forever remember that moment fondly. And now the jersey…

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

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    East Carolina v Duke

    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.…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Diamond Head Classic championship is set

    Dec 24, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    GAME OF THE DAY: Santa Clara 66, South Florida 65 The Broncos came back from a nine-point deficit with five minutes remaining to knock off South Florida in the Las Vegas Classic. Freshman guard Jared Brownridge came up big for Santa Clara, knocking in the game-winning two free throws with 10 seconds left and also…

  10. Seton Hall gets commitment from 2014 wing Desi Rodriguez

    Dec 23, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Seton Hall v Syracuse

    Seton Hall picked up a commitment on Monday night as 6-foot-5 senior wing Desi Rodriguez committed to head coach Kevin Willard. The news of Rodriguez committing was first reported by Future 150’s Brian Flinn. Rodriguez is a native of the Bronx and attends Abraham Lincoln High School along with fellow Seton Hall commit and five-star…

  11. Providence suspends freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock for rest of the season

    Dec 23, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    The Providence Friars were dealt a blow for the Big East portion of the schedule as the school announced on Monday that freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock have been suspended for the remainder of the season due to a violation of the school’s Code of Conduct. Austin and Bullock were suspended indefinitely from game…

  12. Could P.J. Hairston opt for the D-League this season?

    Dec 23, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Although former North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston will no longer play for the Tar Heels after last week’s announcement from the University that they wouldn’t seek his re-instatement from the NCAA, the 6-foot-5 junior guard still has options to play basketball this season, including playing in the NBA’s Developmental League. According to a story from…

  13. [PHOTO] Andrew Wiggins meets Kanye West

    Dec 23, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Kanye West is wrapping up the last leg of the Yeezus Tour with opener Kendrick Lamar with two stops in Toronto, and during the first show at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday, Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins was home in his native Toronto on a break for Christmas and caught the rapper’s concert. While I’m not sure if West…

  14. Report: Notre Dame sophomore wing Cam Biedscheid to transfer

    Dec 23, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    The news for Notre Dame basketball went from bad to worse on Monday afternoon as it was reported by Scout.com’s Ben Weixlmann that sophomore wing Cam Biedscheid will transfer from the school. This transfer comes after Sunday’s news that guard Jerian Grant will miss the rest of the season due to an academic matter. Biedscheid,…

  15. Oregon State’s Angus Brandt listed as day-to-day

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

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    Fresh off of a 27 point performance in a win over Towson, Angus Brandt must have been having awful flashbacks on Sunday out in Hawaii. The Oregon State center went down in a heap after injuring the same knee in which he tore an ACL last season. Anyone watching the game assumed the worst. But…

  16. Report: Kaleb Tarczewski will not play Monday night

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Arizona v Michigan

    Kaleb Tarczewski has a bum ankle, one that he injured last Saturday against Michigan. He sat out on Thursday night, when the Wildcats hosted Southern, and it looks like he’ll be sitting out again on Monday night when Northern Arizona comes to town. The good news for the Wildcats? There couldn’t have been a more…

  17. The rejuvenation of UNLV’s rebounding machine, Roscoe Smith

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

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    In two seasons at UConn, forward Roscoe Smith was a contributor on two NCAA tournament teams, with his freshman season featuring improbable runs to the Big East and NCAA tournament titles with guard Kemba Walker leading the way. After averaging 6.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a freshman and tallying 4.4 points and 3.4…

  18. Maryland sings Jingle Bell Rock … badly (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    Dan Martin of CSN Baltimore — who used to write for us here at CBT — dug up this gem on Monday morning. Yeah, that’s Maryland horrifically butchering jingle bell rock. You’d think with a team of more than 20 players and staffers, they’d find one good singer somewhere. You’d also think wrong. My advice?…

  19. College Hoops Week in Review: Casey Prather and Oregon still shining

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Casey Prather, Florida Has there been a more surprising breakout player than Casey Prather this season? The Florida senior went from being a bit player as a freshman and a sophomore to embracing a role as a defensive stopper off the bench as a junior. But this season, with Florida dealing…

  20. Steve Lavin joins Dan Patrick, talks about most difficult coach to recruit against (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Current St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin, and former employee of Candlestick Park, joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the end of an era. Plus, Lavin discusses which current college basketball coach would give him the most trouble if they were both recruiting the same player. The answer might surprise you.