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  1. Butler drops No. 9 North Carolina in the Maui Invitational

    Nov 20, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT

    Marcus Paige, Rotnei Clarke

    It was exactly one week ago that we all decided that we might need to hedge our bets on Butler being the best team in the Atlantic 10. Last Tuesday, during ESPN’s Marathon Madness, the Bulldogs turned in a clunker of a performance against Xavier, going into the Cintas Center and leaving with a 62-47…

  2. No. 11 UCLA uses key defensive stops late to beat Georgia in Legends Classic

    Nov 20, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    BROOKLYN, N.Y.– If UCLA’s trip to Brooklyn was written to follow some typical Hollywood script, it would probably begin with the triumphant debut of star freshman Shabazz Muhammad, having defeated the “evil” NCAA, and end with a Legends Classic championship at the brand-new Barclays Center. This East Coast swing certainly wasn’t storybook, but the No.…

  3. Can Myck Kabongo be the answer to Texas’ troubles?

    Nov 20, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT

    Myck Kabongo

    Texas is playing without the guy that is probably their most talented player. That would be Myck Kabongo. If you haven’t been paying attention, the NCAA has Kabongo in their cross hairs because they are concerned about how he paid for a trip to Akron for a workout this summer. Without Kabongo in the mix,…

  4. Is the ACC making major moves the next step in realignment?

    Nov 20, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

    John Swofford

    Russ Thaler talks with Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated about the recent realignment in the ACC and the imminent ripple effect that will be felt around the NCAA:

  5. Brandon Ashley, Arizona’s leading scorer?

    Nov 20, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

    Long Beach State v Arizona

    All anyone wanted to talk about with Arizona heading into the season was the addition of Xavier transfer Mark Lyons. And to be perfectly fair, Lyons is a huge x-factor for this team. He’s the point guard that Sean Miller was missing, even if he’s not exactly a prototypical point guard. But one of the…

  6. A national basketball-only league? I’m listening …

    Nov 20, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT

    NCAA_Logo

    I’m just as sick of talking about realignment as you are. That’s why this is really the only post that I’ve written on the subject since Maryland and Rutgers decided to set this entire process back in motion. Again. At this point, however, it’s worthless to bemoan the fact that rivalries have been destroyed, the…

  7. Rutgers follows Maryland, officially joins Big Ten

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT

    Rutgers

    Rutgers will leave the Big East and follow Maryland to the Big Ten Conference in all sports, Rutgers president Robert Barchi officially announced at a press conference Tuesday. “We’re really very excited and very proud at Rutgers. The Big Ten is really where Rutgers belongs,” Barchi said. “It’s not just a good fit for us…

  8. Penn State guard Tim Frazier out for year with torn Achilles tendon

    Nov 20, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Tim Frazier

    Penn State star guard Tim Frazier will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season with a torn left Achilles tendon, Penn State associate director of communications Brian Siegrist announced via Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Frazier went down with the injury early in the first half of Penn State’s loss to Akron Sunday in Puerto Rico. Frazier,…

  9. Indiana freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea, Peter Jurkin will have appeals heard by NCAA Tuesday

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

    Tom Crean

    Coming off a win over Georgia in the Legends Classic Monday night, Indiana coach Tom Crean could get another bit of good news before his team takes the floor for Tuesday’s championship game. The NCAA will hear the appeals of Indiana freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin, according to Jeff Rabjohns of Rivals.com, close to…

  10. Kentucky guard Ryan Harrow could return to practice Tuesday

    Nov 20, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

    Ryan Harrow

    Kentucky guard Ryan Harrow could return to practice Tuesday after missing time due to illness, coach John Calipari said on his weekly radio show Monday night. Harrow has not played in a game since the Wildcats’ season-opening win over Maryland at Barclays Center when he went scoreless in 10 minutes on the floor. Reports after…

  11. Houston can reportedly get out of Big East deal without penalty, depending on new TV contract

    Nov 20, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

    Houston logo

    The University of Houston has a way to get out of its contract to move to the Big East without penalty if certain revenue figures are not met, Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com is reporting. Houston is supposed to be part of the Big East’s new wave of members beginning next year in 2013-14, but Maryland’s…

  12. Lefty Driesell not on board with Maryland’s move to the Big Ten

    Nov 20, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Maryland Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Mark former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell down as one of the people who are totally against the Terrapins choice to leave the ACC and head to the Big Ten. On SiriusXM’s College Sports Nation channel, the man who brought two ACC regular season title and an ACC conference tournament title to College Park voiced his…

  13. The Morning Mix

    Nov 20, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Remember how I said yesterday that Monday could end up being one of the craziest days of the college hoops season? No? Well that’s what I was thinking. Sure enough, Monday delivered. The Silverswords of Chaminade defended their home turf for the first time since 2007, Maryland makes the move with Rutgers soon to follow.…

  14. Late night snacks: Shabazz and Chaminade make the headlines

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:33 AM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    The first day of Maui and we had to classic moments from a tournament that always delivers a few. Shabazz Muhammad makes his UCLA debut in Brooklyn, and all the stats you can shake a stat sheet at. Here’s your daily recap. Games of the Night Chaminade 86, Texas 63 - This one takes it. Division…

  15. Unfair to rush to any judgement on UCLA after Shabazz’s first game

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:18 AM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgetown

    BROOKLYN – All things considered, Shabazz Muhammad didn’t play too badly in his first game as a collegian. He finished with 15 points on 5-10 shooting in 25 minutes of action, although a couple of those buckets came in the final minute with the outcome, a 78-70 loss to Georgetown in the semifinals of the…

  16. Chaminade upsets Texas; Barnes’ second loss to Silverswords

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT

    Kevin Hu, Connor Lammert

    On the 30-year anniversary of Chaminade beating then-no. 1 ranked Virginia, the Silverswords get another upset victory in the tournament they host, upsetting Texas 86-73. Greatest irony of the game: This is Rick Barnes second loss to Chaminade in the Maui Invitational. He was the head coach of the 1991-92 team that lost to the…

  17. The biggest difference between this season and last on display as Arizona rolls

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:05 AM EDT

    Long Beach State v Arizona

    TUCSON – To say the least the 2011-12 season for the Arizona Wildcats was one that didn’t go as expected. With four highly-touted freshmen and a few solid returnees, Sean Miller’s bunch was expected to contend for a Pac-12 title. No need to rehash what happened despite being one win away from the NCAA tournament,…

  18. Markel Starks, Otto Porter lead Georgetown past No. 11 UCLA

    Nov 19, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Markel Starks, John Thompson III

    BROOKLYN – This game was supposed to be about Shabazz Muhammad and UCLA. With the nation’s most talented freshman finally getting declared eligible by the NCAA this past Friday, Monday night’s game against Georgetown in the semifinals of the Legends Classic was supposed to be his debutante ball. We’ve all seen the mixtapes. We’ve all…

  19. Mississippi State proves it has a long way to go in UNC loss

    Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

    Rick Ray

    It’s not like no one could see it coming. Mississippi State’s roster was blatantly lacking talent. If you had North Carolina minus-45 tonight, please collect your winnings, the Tar Heels demolished the Bulldogs 95-49. And frankly, it wasn’t even that close. It’s going to be a long season for first year head coach Rick Ray.…

  20. The financial implications behind Maryland to Big Ten

    Nov 19, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

    delany

    Confused why Maryland would leave the ACC behind for the Big Ten? It’s about money, man. Pete Thamel of SI breaks down the staggering financial implications of Maryland and Rutgers moving to the Big Ten, and speculates on what dominoes may fall next in conference reshuffling. (You also can read more about the realignment mess here.)

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