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  1. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Nov 19, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Chattanooga v Kansas

    Ben McLemore is turning into the missing piece for Kansas: We all know what Kansas is missing this year: a go-to player. A star. A ‘give me the ball and get out of my way’ scorer that can be trusted with the ball in his hands in crunch time. Their best option? Freshman Ben McLemore,…

  2. College Hoops Week in Review: Team of the Week – Colorado

    Nov 19, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Askia BOOKER

    Team of the Week: Colorado Buffaloes Colorado dispatched of Murray State late on Sunday night, giving the Buffaloes their second tournament title in the calender year. The last one they won? The Pac-12 tournament back in March, which sent Tad Boyle’s club off to the NCAA tournament. But with a number of key pieces leaving…

  3. College Hoops Week in Review: Player of the Week: Marcus Smart

    Nov 19, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Jarnell Stokes

    Player of the Week: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Marcus Smart entered the season with the reputation for being a winner and one of the best all-around players in the country, and nothing about his first four games at the collegiate level has proven different. Smart led Oklahoma State to a title in the Puerto Rico…

  4. The Morning Mix

    Nov 19, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Where to begin, where to begin? You know what? forget the introduction this morning, there’s way too much to touch on today. We might only be three weeks in, but we’re already in full spin-cycle mode. Today, Monday, November 19 could end up being one of the most news-packed days of college hoops all season.…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Trophies in paradise

    Nov 19, 2012, 1:30 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Josh Elbaum

    Games of the Day 1. Oklahoma State 76, No. 6 NC State 56 - Marcus Smart announced his presence with authority, leading his unranked Cowboys over a team with Final Four aspirations. Oklahoma State put the clamps on the Wolfpack defensively, and that made all the difference. 2. UConn 89, Quinnipiac 83 (2 OT)  - Quinnipiac leader Tom…

  6. Ewing headlines list of College Hoops Hall inductees

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT

    "A Year In A New York Minute" Photo Exhibition

    You like the current trend of flat tops on college players? Get a whiff of history, my friends. Two of basketball’s greatest historical flat tops were inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City today, as Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing and Clyde Lovellette of Kansas headlined a distinguished class of ten inductees. Joining…

  7. Youth leads Cowboys to big win over No. 6 NC State

    Nov 18, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Oklahoma State claimed the Puerto Rico Tip-Off title with a surprisingly easy 76-56 win over No. 6 NC State, riding the young legs of freshman Marcus Smart and sophomore LeBryan Nash to a huge upset. Smart filled the stat sheet with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and 4 blocks. Nash led the…

  8. The key to Ohio State’s season? Finding that third scorer

    Nov 18, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Thad Matta,  LaQuinton Ross, Evan Ravenel

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – When Deshaun Thomas gets into rhythm, there aren’t many players in the country that can score like him. After averaging 15.9 points as a sophomore, Thomas entered Sunday afternoon’s matchup with Washington in the final of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off averaging 22.0 points early on this season. The 6-foot-7 lefty did…

  9. USF bounced from own tournament by W. Michigan

    Nov 18, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT


    Don’t you hate it when you invite someone into your home, and they strut around acting like they own the place? That’s probably how the South Florida Bulls felt today, as they were bounced from the USF Invitational by the visiting Western Michigan Broncos. The team from Kalamazoo showed up at the Invitational and treated…

  10. What happens to the ACC if Maryland moves to the Big Ten?

    Nov 18, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    John Swofford

    ACC commissioner John Swofford looked like he had everything figured out this fall, when he sniped Notre Dame from the Big East. He grabbed the Irish full-time in everything but football and hockey and locked his conference down by instituting a $50 million exit fee. Fifty million dollars is no pocket change—or so he thought.…

  11. What’s next for the Big East if they lose more members?

    Nov 18, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco Big East commissioner

    Unless you’ve been away from all forms of technology over the last 24 hours, you’ve heard reports that Maryland is in the process of deciding which conference would be best for the Terps’ future. Is it the ACC, of which they’ve been a member since its inception in 1953, or the Big Ten, with its…

  12. OSU can Cowboy up vs. Wolfpack tonight

    Nov 18, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT


    When most people plan a weekend in Puerto Rico, they plan to visit a couple of colonial forts, catch some rays and maybe, if they’re very nerdy like me, check out the giant radiotelescope at Arecibo. Travis Ford and his Oklahoma State Cowboys may very well do some of that stuff, but they won’t put on the…

  13. Keita Bates-Diop commits to coach Thad Matta and Ohio State

    Nov 18, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

    Thad Matta

    Ohio State coach Thad Matta got a major commitment from the Class of 2014 on Sunday, securing a pledge from Illinois native Keita Bates-Diop, multiple outlets are now reporting. Bates-Diop is a 6-7, 190-pound swingman with a lean, lanky frame. He runs the floor well and is crafty around the rim, making him a solid fit…

  14. Guard Deonte Burton scores 1,000th career point in win over Green Bay

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    Deonte Burton

    Deonte Burton has pretty good timing. Not only did he score his 1,000th point Saturday night, but it came on a three-pointer with two seconds remaining, giving the Wolfpack a 71-69 victory over Green Bay in the World Vision Classic in Reno. “I just had to come through for my team,” said Burton, as reported…

  15. UNC academic scandal deepens, staffer says some Tar Heel athletes she oversaw had never read a book

    Nov 18, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

    Roy Williams

    University of North Carolina reading specialist Mary Willingham has worked with Tar Heel athletes who, she says, told her they had never read a book and could not identify what a paragraph was, the News & Observer is reporting. It’s the latest chapter in the academic fraud scandal at UNC that, despite objections from Tar…

  16. Abdul Gaddy is the key to Washington’s season

    Nov 18, 2012, 1:42 AM EDT

    Abdul Gaddy

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Senior point guard Abdul Gaddy had made a career out of being a pretty good point guard for the Washington Huskies. He came of the bench as a freshman, spelling Venoy Overton and Isaiah Thomas. He moved into a starting role as a sophomore, averaging 8.5 points and 3.8 assists before tearing…

  17. Late-Night Snacks: No BCS chaos over here

    Nov 18, 2012, 1:39 AM EDT

    Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic - Consolation Game

    Games of the Day 1. Florida State 73, Saint Joseph’s 66 - Carl Jones made his return for the Hawks but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Seminoles from winning the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn. Terrence Shannon went for 15 points and ten rebounds, with 11 of his points coming in the final 13:45,…

  18. D.J. Richardson’s buzzer beater that most of us didn’t see (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    Illinois Hawaii Basketball

    In preparation for the Maui Invitational some teams play a game either on the west coast or in Hawaii ahead of the event, which begins on Monday. No. 11 North Carolina was able to pull away from Long Beach State in the second half, winning 78-63 with James Michael McAdoo leading four Tar Heels in…

  19. Danny Hurley has Rhode Island heading in the right direction

    Nov 17, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT

    Dan Hurley

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Danny Hurley knew that he’d have an uphill battle when he took over for Jim Baron at Rhode Island. Forget, for a second, the fact that the Rams are coming off of a season where they managed to win just seven games, because that would just be too obvious. Maybe the fact…

  20. Drexel’s first victory may have come at a cost as Chris Fouch injures his ankle

    Nov 17, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

    Chris Fouch

    The Drexel Dragons were the preseason pick to not only repeat as CAA regular season champions, but to also be a team that few teams would want to draw as their opposition in the NCAA tournament. But the Dragons have gotten off to a slow start of sorts, losing their first two games of the…

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