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  1. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Jan 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Joel Embiid, Markel Brown

    Up and Down and Unfair: Embiid, Wiggins and Kansas in 2014 (Grantland) Saturday’s matchup between Oklahoma State and Kansas proved to be one of the nation’s best games to this point in the season, with the Jayhawks hanging on for the two-point victory at Allen Fieldhouse. While Andrew Wiggins was quiet for much of the…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Kansas and Ohio State trending in opposite directions

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:55 AM EDT

    Oklahoma State v Kansas

    GAME OF THE DAY: Nebraska 68, No. 17 Ohio State 62 In front of a hostile Nebraska crowd, the Buckeyes dropped their fourth consecutive game on Monday night as Ohio State fell to a Cornhusker team that was winless in the Big Ten. Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway led the Huskers with 18 points each…

  3. No. 8 Kansas wins fourth in a row over ranked opponent after beating No. 24 Baylor

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT


    Kansas continues to roll in Big 12 play as the No. 8 Jayhawks got past No. 24 Baylor with a 78-68 win on Monday night in Lawrence. The win for Kansas marked the fourth consecutive win for the Jayhawks over a ranked opponent, the first time that a team has beaten four straight ranked teams…

  4. Nebraska upsets No. 17 Ohio State in front of rowdy home crowd

    Jan 20, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT


    No. 17 Ohio State lost its fourth consecutive game on Monday night as the Buckeyes fell on the road to Nebraska, 68-62. The Cornhuskers hadn’t beaten Ohio State since 1985, and in front of a packed home crowd, they held off the Buckeyes by limiting turnovers and playing very good defense. Although Nebraska had 17…

  5. Creighton hits 21 threes in a rout of No. 4 Villanova

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:56 PM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA — Creighton can beat anyone in the country. It’s not even debatable at this point, not after the Bluejays went into the Wells Fargo Center and beat No. 4 Villanova 96-68. Let me repeat that in case you missed it: Creighton beat the No. 4 team in the country — a team with wins…

  6. Syracuse loses Dajuan Coleman for the rest of the year

    Jan 20, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim DaJuan Coleman

    The Syracuse Orange suffered a big loss on Monday afternoon as it was reported by the Post-Standard that reserve sophomore center Dajuan Coleman will miss the rest of the season after he’ll need leg surgery to repair an injury. Coleman has missed the last three games for the Orange with the injured leg, which he can’t…

  7. Report: Florida State signee Bowers, two JuCo teammates, arrested for eating pot during traffic stop

    Jan 20, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    Here’s an interesting report coming from Natalie Pierce of Three men’s basketball players from Chipola College, including Florida State signee Cimeon Bowers, were arrested on Thursday for allegedly eating marijuana during a traffic stop in an attempt to conceal it from police. The other two players arrested included Jamaar McKay-Taylor and Torian Graham and…

  8. Charlotte beats North Texas with a buzzer-beating dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

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    It wasn’t quite as awesoe as Michael Qualls tip-dunking home a win for Arkansas against Kentucky, but Charlotte’s Terrence Williams capped a nice comeback for the 49ers with a dunk at the buzzer to beat North Texas. (Jump to the 1:50 mark to get to the good stuff.) It wasn’t the first time that Charlotte…

  9. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Creighton, Ohio State among teams needing a win

    Jan 20, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Bryant v Ohio State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Creighton at No. 4 Villanova, 7:00 p.m. The two best teams in the Big East square off tonight. Creighton has arguably the best player in the country in Doug McDermott, but he had a rough night against Providence on Saturday, “struggling” his way to 21 points in a blowout loss to…

  10. What role have injuries played in college basketball this season?

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

    Grant Gibbs, Kameron Rooks, David Kravish

    Dan Hanner, who crunches numbers over at, puts out one of my favorite columns of the year when he breaks down the offensive and defensive efficiencies of teams that suffer serious injuries throughout the season. You can read it here and here. It’s worth your time. Some of the most interesting numbers that Hanner…

  11. Florida-Gulf Coast in vintage #DunkCity form on Saturday (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Florida-Gulf Coast was a sensation last March, dominating seemingly all of the college basketball discussion for a full week as they dunked all over Georgetown and San Diego State en route to a first-ever trip to the Sweet 16 for a No. 15 seed. They were entertaining. They threw lobs all the time. Their head…

  12. Cameron Crazies out-crazied by Otto’s Army? Maybe (PHOTOS)

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

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    The Cameron Crazies may have outdone themselves this year. It’s currently January 20th. Duke hosts North Carolina on March 8th. But according to Duke Blue Planet, the picture that you see above is of Duke students already beginning their camp out to get the best seats for a game against a North Carolina team that,…

  13. College Basketball Week in Review: Joel Embiid, Nik Stauskas shine

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Oklahoma State v Kansas

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Joel Embiid, Kansas Joel Embiid is doing his best to mimic the growth of Anthony Davis back in 2012. Davis was a no-name on the AAU circuit heading into the summer after his junior season, but he shot up the rankings, becoming the top player in the class. And as he…

  14. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Jan 20, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    Jerami Grant, Michael Young

    Last week, the thing I got the most heat about in these rankings were where I had Syracuse situated: sitting at No. 3, sitting directly behind a Michigan State team that has a loss to a North Carolina team that the Orange have already beaten. So I figured this week I would explain my reasoning…

  15. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT


    Brain surgery motivates Manhattan recruiting ace (New York Post) The Manhattan Jaspers are one of four teams sitting atop the MAAC standings with a 6-2 conference record, and their eight wins away from Draddy Gymnasium makes them one of college basketball’s most successful road/neutral teams. One person who’s had an active role in this is…

  16. Late Night Snacks: No. 14 Iowa beats Minnesota

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE DAY: Monmouth 83, Canisius 82 With Manhattan losing at Fairfield on Saturday the Golden Griffins could have grabbed sole possession of first place in the MAAC with a win at Monmouth. But two three-pointers in the final 14 seconds from Monmouth’s Andrew Nicholas gave the Hawks the upset victory. Nicholas scored a…

  17. Oregon’s struggles continue in loss at Oregon State

    Jan 19, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT


    Having lost three straight Pac-12 games after squeaking past Utah in their league opener, the Oregon Ducks needed to get back on track against rival Oregon State on Sunday night. Struggling defensively, the general assumption regarding Dana Altman’s team is that if they could improve on that end of the floor they’d have enough offensive…

  18. Xavier forward Kamall Richards suffers torn ACL in left knee

    Jan 19, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT


    The Xavier Musketeers will be down a big man for the remainder of the season, as it was reported by Shannon Russell of the Cincinnati Enquirer that freshman forward Kamall Richards tore the ACL in his left knee and as a result will miss the remainder of the season. According to the report Richards suffered…

  19. Jerrelle Benimon, Mike Burwell lead Towson to fifth straight win (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT


    In his first season as head coach at Towson, Pat Skerry won just one game with that victory ending the program’s 41-game losing streak. The Tigers would go on to finish the 2011-12 season with a 1-31 record, but due to the work Skerry did both within the program and on the recruiting trail many…

  20. POSTERIZED: Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes takes flight in win over UIC (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

    Green Bay's Keifer Sykes (AP Photo)

    Two days after picking up an important road win at Wright State, Brian Wardle’s Green Bay Phoenix found themselves on the ropes at UIC on Sunday afternoon. Despite being 4-0 in Horizon League play the Phoenix struggled with the winless (in conference play) Flames…until guard Keifer Sykes got going. Alec Brown led the way with…