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  1. Conference Catchups: Villanova rules again in the Big East

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

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    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Doug McDermott, Creighton…

  2. New Year’s Resolutions: UMass Minutemen

    Dec 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  3. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Dec 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Duke deliveries by Santa (Duke Blue Planet) Many college basketball fans across the country received presents that featured their favorite teams/players. Duke’s official blog compiled some of the things Blue Devil fans found under their trees on Christmas Day. Chris Collins embraces challenge of leading Northwestern to NCAAs (USA Today) Bill Carmody was relieved of…

  4. DeAndre Kane leads No. 14 Iowa State to Diamond Head Classic title

    Dec 25, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Entering Wednesday’s Diamond Head Classic title game, senior guard DeAndre Kane has been one of the key contributors for No. 14 Iowa State. The Marshall transfer’s versatility makes him a tough matchup for many of the Cyclones’ opponents, with his ability as both a scorer and distributor leading to advantageous situations for he and his…

  5. New Year’s Resolutions: Syracuse Orange

    Dec 25, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  6. Indian Hills JC guard Quevyn Winters commits to Washington

    Dec 25, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Recruiting never stops, even on a holiday. On Wednesday the Washington Huskies received a third commitment in its 2014 class, as 6-foot-5 guard Quevyn Winters announced his decision via Twitter. Winters, who began his college career at Duquesne, is currently averaging 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game at Indian Hills (Iowa) JC. He joins…

  7. New Year’s Resolutions: Colorado Buffaloes

    Dec 25, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  8. New Year’s Resolutions: Connecticut Huskies

    Dec 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  9. Arkansas’ Christmas carol video is quite chucklesome (VIDEO)

    Dec 25, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    This is easily my favorite college basketball Christmas video that I have ever seen. I’m not going to lie, I don’t really want to see these guys poorly pull off singing songs. I want the outtakes, and this Arkansas video is nothing but one, two-minute long outtake real. I laughed the whole time, whether it…

  10. New Year’s Resolutions: Marquette Golden Eagles

    Dec 25, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  11. N.C. State’s #BattleCannon wishes you a Merry Christmas (VIDEO)

    Dec 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    N.C. State not only has an All-American candidate on their roster in T.J. Warren, they also just so happen to have one of the best duos of all-name team members in the country in walk-ons Staats Battle and Chase Cannon. They’re not only walk-on athletes, however, as they managed to put together a pretty solid…

  12. Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook dresses up as Santa Claus (VIDEO)

    Dec 24, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Xavier resisted the urge to butcher a classic Christmas Carol and decided to wish their fans a Merry Christmas by dressing 6-foot-10 junior center Matt Stainbrook up as Santa Claus and have several of his teammates sit on his lap and request something for Christmas. Despite not having the wig or beard, Stainbrook plays a pretty…

  13. Assigned Reading: ‘[Roy Williams] is absolutely exhausted’

    Dec 24, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    North Carolina needed overtime to defeat in-state rival Davidson, 97-85, on Saturday evening. It was the Tar Heels first game since the debacle surround last season’s leading scorer, P.J. Hairston had come to an end. The university decided to not send in a reinstatement request on Hairston’s behalf, as it had done for guard Leslie…

  14. Top-ranked Arizona Wildcats sing ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ (VIDEO)

    Dec 24, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    We already saw Chris Otule crush a solo in Marquette’s version of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, as for the nation’s No. 1 team … not so great. I mean know of these Christmas Carol videos a great, but this may be as bad as Maryland take on ‘Jingle Bells’. Also, no outtakes? The Wildcats may not…

  15. Is the WCC a one-bid conference this season?

    Dec 24, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Saint Mary’s was the WCC’s last hope. The Gaels entered the Diamond Head Classic undefeated with a win at Boise State on their resume. That’s not exactly a season-changing win, but it’s good enough that it would have gotten Randy Bennett’s club into the NCAA tournament conversation had they taken care of business in Hawaii.…

  16. Is Chris Otule the only good singer in college basketball? (VIDEO)

    Dec 24, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    I was sitting with my fiancée watching all of these college basketball Christmas carol videos, and she hated it. These guys are such bad singers that it’s funny, but she wasn’t having it, not when she’s trying to watch HGTV. But Marquette was different, at least for Chris Otule’s solo. “More of him, please.” Agreed. Maryland…

  17. The jersey Christian Laettner wore when he hit the shot is for sale

    Dec 24, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    The Shot. That’s really all you need to say for people to know what you’re talking about. Christian Laettner’s turnaround, buzzer-beating foul line jumper that capped off what may just be the greatest game in the history of college basketball. Everyone except for Kentucky fans will forever remember that moment fondly. And now the jersey…

  18. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Diamond Head Classic championship is set

    Dec 24, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    GAME OF THE DAY: Santa Clara 66, South Florida 65 The Broncos came back from a nine-point deficit with five minutes remaining to knock off South Florida in the Las Vegas Classic. Freshman guard Jared Brownridge came up big for Santa Clara, knocking in the game-winning two free throws with 10 seconds left and also…

  20. Seton Hall gets commitment from 2014 wing Desi Rodriguez

    Dec 23, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Seton Hall picked up a commitment on Monday night as 6-foot-5 senior wing Desi Rodriguez committed to head coach Kevin Willard. The news of Rodriguez committing was first reported by Future 150’s Brian Flinn. Rodriguez is a native of the Bronx and attends Abraham Lincoln High School along with fellow Seton Hall commit and five-star…