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  1. Cleveland State assistant sounds off about calls in loss to Kentucky

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT


    Cleveland State assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough was not happy about the way that his team’s loss to Kentucky ended last night, so he took to twitter to let out his frustrations. The Vikings were on the wrong end of a couple of calls down the stretch, and Kimbrough believes that is the reason that his…

  2. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Nov 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Patience needed to appreciate new college basketball rules (Fayetteville Observer) At this point in the season most people tend to fall on one of two sides in the argument regarding the enforcement of the new rules on freedom of movement: the rules are the worst thing ever or it’s a necessary move for a sport…

  3. Jordan Sibert’s 23 leads Dayton to a win over No. 11 Gonzaga

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:05 AM EDT

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    Dayton overcame a horrendous shooting start, catching fire from beyond the arc in the second half as they erased a 37-28 halftime deficit to beat No. 11 Gonzaga, 84-79. Ohio State transfer Jordan Sibert led the way, scoring 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting while hitting the biggest shot of the game, a three with about…

  4. Late Night Snacks: Arizona State earns big home win

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:00 AM EDT

    GAME OF THE DAY: Arizona State 79, Marquette 77 The Sun Devils earned a nice home win over a top-25 opponent as the No. 25 Golden Eagles lost a tough one after a second-half comeback. Jordan Bachynski had 14 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks, as he swatted Derrick Walton’s runner at the end of the…

  5. Jordan Bachynski’s progression a key factor in Arizona State’s success

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:34 AM EDT


    TEMPE, Ariz. — In his first two seasons at Arizona State, senior center Jordan Bachynski had a hard time staying on the floor. While he certainly wasn’t foul-prone by any means, committing less than two fouls per game, Bachynski’s physical strength and fitness resulted in his minutes not being at a level many players would…

  6. With the ACC struggling, will Pitt reap the benefits?

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. BROOKLYN — The talk of the ACC heading into the season was the league’s trio of powerhouses. Duke was going to be a national title contender with…

  7. Kentucky rallies for home win over Cleveland State

    Nov 25, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Kentucky trailed 54-44 with 7:41 remaining at home to Cleveland State but came back to win 68-61 on Monday night in the nonconference game at Rupp Arena. The Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron, struggled for much of the game before Andrew had a big three-point play and Aaron knocked in a big corner three to…

  8. Washington guard Hikeem Stewart to transfer

    Nov 25, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT


    Washington’s back court depth took a hit on Monday night when the school announced that reserve Hikeem Stewart will transfer out of the program. “Hikeem is a great young man that I’ve enjoyed coaching and being around as much as any player that’s played for the Huskies ,” said head coach Lorenzo Romar. “We hate…

  9. Marcus Smart hits a 70-footer at the first half buzzer (VIDEO)

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

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    Marcus Smart still hasn’t cooled off from last week’s demolition of Memphis. He had 39 points in that game. In the first half at South Florida Monday night, Smart had 23. Including this 70-footer at the buzzer: (GIF via @OSUAthletics)  

  10. #POSTERIZED: Syracuse’s C.J Fair destroys the rim against Minnesota

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

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    C.J. Fair put down one of the better dunks of the year against Minnesota today in the quarterfinals of the Maui Invitational, and he took a shot in the face to prove it. Fair was bloodied on the dunk — no foul was called — and he still finished in traffic to help Syracuse to…

  11. High Point’s Allan Chaney recovering from defibrillator incident

    Nov 25, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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    High Point senior forward Allan Chaney is recovering after an on-court incident with his defibrillator going off forced Chaney to leave last Sunday’s home game against Wofford. The 6-foot-9 forward missed two years after being diagnosed viral myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart — and had the defibrillator installed in November of 2011. In Sunday’s…

  12. Towson guard Jerome Hairston suspended indefinitely

    Nov 25, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    (Towson Media Relations)

    Towson has suspended sophomore guard Jerome Hairston indefinitely, according to a release from the school and head coach Pat Skerry. Hairston, a 6-foor-3 guard was a CAA All-Rookie selection as a freshman and averaged 9.9 points a game last season before his scoring dipped to 5 points a game through the first five games of…

  13. FIU’s Raymond Taylor waiting to be reinstated following NBA Draft violation

    Nov 25, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT


    Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was pulled from the team’s game against Bethune-Cookman on Thursday as the school looks into the matter of his eligibility after an NBA Draft snafu has left the 5-foot-6 guard’s eligibility in question. The senior guard has explosive speed and an ability to get in the paint, but according to…

  14. UConn lands 2015 commitment from scoring guard

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Connecticut Huskies are on the board in the 2015 class as head coach Kevin Ollie received a commitment from 6-foot-4 scoring guard Prince Ali from Sagemont Upper School in Weston, Florida. Ali is regarded as a four-star prospect according to Rivals and he comes in as the No. 75 prospect in the 2015 national…

  15. Coach K called Duke’s one-point win over Vermont ‘an unacceptable performance’

    Nov 25, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT


    Duke hasn’t lost a non-conference game at home since all the way back in 2000, which St. John’s nipped them 83-82. That almost changed on Sunday night, as the Blue Devils came about as close as you can come to losing without actually doing it. They beat 1-5 Vermont 91-90, but it wasn’t that simple.…

  16. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: It’s Maui time!!!

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Jahii Carson

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 25 Marquette vs. Arizona State, 9:00 p.m. ET (FS1) The best game in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy. Marquette probably doesn’t exactly deserve to be ranked right now, not after they were pounded by Ohio State, but they are. Buzz Williams has size on his roster, but his…

  17. College Hoops Week in Review: Who was the best Marcus?

    Nov 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    Marcus Paige, Chris Jones

    Co-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: The two Marcuses Marcus Smart played his way to the top of our Player of the Year Power Rankings after he put together one of the most dominating two-way performances that we’ve seen this season. Smart went for 39 points and four assists along with five steals and two blocks, leading…

  18. Kevin Ware pleads guilty, gets fine in speeding case

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Kevin Ware’s latest legal snafu seems to be passed him. Last week, he missed a court date that stemmed from a speeding ticket in which he was caught going 95 MPH in a 2013 Dodge Charger. Red flags started going off all over the place. But it appears as if there was nothing amiss. The…

  19. Billy Donovan on Damontre Harris: ‘I don’t have any hope he’s going to come back’

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Yesterday, Billy Donovan made it official: starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin will be allowed to return to the team this week. The Gators host Jacksonville tonight. He’ll be there and in uniform, which is a fact made all the more important by the loss of Kasey Hill to an ankle sprain. But Wilbekin wasn’t the…

  20. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25 rankings

    Nov 25, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Arizona v San Diego State

    Michigan State is still the No. 1 team in the country, because I don’t think you can replace the No. 1 team in the country if they don’t lose or if the No. 2 team doesn’t mess around and do something ridiculous, like beat the other three top five teams in the span of a…