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  1. POSTERIZED: Basil Smotherman, Bronc Rider (VIDEO)

    Nov 19, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

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    This is solid work from Purdue freshman Basil Smotherman, although it’s not the first time that we’ve seen him here on POSTERIZED. Remember this? At least this time it’s not Boilermaker on Boilermaker violence. (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here)

  2. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: There’s more than just Okla State-Memphis tonight

    Nov 19, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 11 Memphis at No. 7 Oklahoma State, 8:00 p.m. ET ESPN This matchup is so tantalizing we had to give it a separate post. THE OTHER GAME OF THE NIGHT: Arizona State at UNLV, 10:05 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Net Do we know what is going on with UNLV yet?…

  3. Oklahoma State and Memphis both have statements to make tonight

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Johnathan Loyd, Marcus Smart

    Since it doesn’t involve freshmen destined to be top five picks and since it’s not being dubbed the single greatest basketball event ever held outside the month of March, but Tuesday night will feature one of the most intriguing matchups of the young season. The No. 11 Memphis Tigers are headed to Stillwater to take…

  4. Reports: Louisville adds 7-foot-2 center Matz Stockman

    Nov 19, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Louisville made another addition to their 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday morning as they signed 7-foot-2 Matz Stockman to a letter of intent. The Louisville Courier-Journal was the first to report the news. Stockman played at the U-18 Euro Championships this summer and averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 boards. He also plays at the Carnarias…

  5. The issue with Kevin Ware’s court date: the car he was driving

    Nov 19, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Ware, Rick Pitino

    According to reports, Kevin Ware got a speeding ticket. He was going 95 mph in a 55 mph zone. That’s not good. Kevin Ware then allegedly missed his court date on Monday. That’s even worse. From a legal perspective, Ware messed up. Missing court dates are not what you would call recommended, and I’m sure there…

  6. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    J.J. Mann’s journey from scholarship bubble to buzzer beater (Sports Illustrated) Belmont’s J.J. Mann made national headlines on Sunday afternoon, as his three-pointer with 13.1 seconds remaining gave the Bruins a lead they would not relinquish at then-No. 12 North Carolina. So how did Mann wind up at Belmont? A prep year spent at Hargrave…

  7. Late Night Snacks: Syracuse survives on a quiet night

    Nov 19, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

    Portland v Michigan State

    GAME OF THE DAY: Syracuse escaped with a 56-50 win over St. Francis (NY) as they scored the go-ahead bucket in the final minute thanks to Michael Gbinije. The No. 9 team in the country moved to 4-0 as they prepare for the Maui Invitational. Our Rob Dauster took a longer look on the game here. IMPORTANT…

  8. C.J. Fair struggles, but No. 9 Syracuse survives St. Francis NY

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

    St Francis v Syracuse

    No. 9 Syracuse forced turnovers on back-to-back set plays out of timeouts and scored the final ten points as they survived an upset bid from St. Francis NY on Monday night. The final score was 56-50, but in all honesty, the Orange are lucky that they were in striking distance down the stretch. That’s how…

  9. Jabari Parker leads Duke to easy home win

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker, Brian Freeman, Carlos Smith

    Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker continued his early-season brilliance with a 21-point, 10-rebound performance in only 19 minutes of play as the No. 6 Blue Devils took down UNC Asheville 91-55. Parker had six turnovers, but also added four assists as he continues to score at a high level while also rebounding as well. Rodney…

  10. Kasey Hill turns ankle and leaves in Florida home win

    Nov 18, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    The No. 16 Florida Gators picked up the 67-53 home win over Southern on Monday night in an easy nonconference win, but the main bit of news is freshman point guard Kasey Hill turning his ankle and leaving the game. The 6-foot-1 McDonald’s All-American turned his left ankle during the Gators’ win and had eight…

  11. Fordham center Ryan Canty takes a leave of absence

    Nov 18, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Tom Pecora

    Fordham junior center Ryan Canty has taken a leave of absence just a few games into the new season, the school announced on Monday. Canty averaged 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game through three games this season after the 6-foot-9 center averaged six points and seven rebounds a game last season. “We want only…

  12. Brown’s Joe Sharkey still recovering from injuries after attack last May

    Nov 18, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    (Steve Szydlowski/Providence Journal)

    Brown guard Joe Sharkey is fortunate to be practicing again for the Bears after a brutal beating last May left him unconscious and bleeding. In an update with the Providence Journal’s Bill Reynolds, Starkey is now taking one class at Brown and practicing with the team a little bit as he continues to recover as…

  13. Louisville guard Kevin Ware misses court date after speeding ticket

    Nov 18, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Martino Brock, Kevin Ware

    After a quick comeback playing this season after a horrific broken leg in last season’s Elite Eight, Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware is making news off the court as he missed a court date Monday in Barren County after speeding and reckless driving tickets were issued late on the night of October 26th while Ware…

  14. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Preseason NIT starts, SMU heads to Arkansas

    Nov 18, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: SMU at Arkansas, 8:00 p.m. ET Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs have been quite intriguing early on this season, as they are sitting pretty at 2-0 with a dominating win over Rhode Island. They’ll get a real test tonight, however, as they make the trip to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas. The…

  15. UNC’s Brice Johnson on final possessions: ‘We really haven’t practiced them’

    Nov 18, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Belmont v North Carolina

    There’s a lot to be concerned about if you’re a North Carolina basketball fan right now. For starters, they just lost at home to Belmont. As good as the Bruins have been in recent seasons, they are still a team that just won their first game against a top 25 opponent in a decade and…

  16. Turner to air the Final Four on three separate channels simultaneously

    Nov 18, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT


    If you don’t like Jim Nantz, Steve Kerr and Greg Anthony and you don’t want to listen to them call the Final Four, well, you don’t have to anymore. Turner will be bringing a unique theory to broadcasting the National Semifinals this year, as there will be three separate feeds on three different channels. TBS…

  17. POSTERIZED: DePaul’s Cleveland Melvin dunks on Wright State (VIDEO)

    Nov 18, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

    Cleveland Melvin

    There haven’t been a lot of positives to discuss regarding DePaul basketball in recent years, but Cleveland Melvin has been one of them. The 6-foot-8 senior has been one of the most productive players in the conference over the years, and this season is averaging a career high 18.3 points. Oh, and he’s also doing…

  18. One half of Kentucky’s Harrison twins broke out of their slump on Sunday

    Nov 18, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

    Aaron Harrison

    After Kentucky’s lost to Michigan State in the Champions Classic, the strengths and flaws of a team that had been put on public display for the first time were picked through and analyzed endlessly. The consensus? Kentucky’s potential is through the roof, and that as long as a couple of things happens: Julius Randle learns…

  19. POSTERIZED: Northeastern’s David Walker skies over CCSU defender (VIDEO)

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT


    David Walker, a 6-foot-6 sophomore for Northeastern, went for 14 points, five rebounds and six assists in a 83-69 win over Central Connecticut on Sunday. That’s impressive, but not quite as impressive as the dunk he throw down late in the second half. Malcolm McMillan didn’t get out of the way quick enough. (MORE: Watch all…

  20. Fight in West Virginia-Hawaii game leaves Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay injured

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT


    There’s a wild story coming out of Hawaii today, as a fight that erupted behind the West Virginia bench during a women’s basketball game left Hawaii’s athletic director injured. From the Star-Advertiser: Moments after the game while Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic tournament awards were being prepared, a fight broke out behind the West…