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  1. Late Night Snacks: Three top four teams win, Notre Dame loses

    Dec 12, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT

    ND vs. North Dakota State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: North Dakota State 73, Notre Dame 69 Marshal Bjorklund went for 26 points to lead North Dakota State to an upset win over Notre Dame on the Joyce Center on Wednesday night. It’s the second time that the Irish have lost at home this season, and that fact has Raphielle Johnson…

  2. POSTERIZED: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dunks all over New Mexico State (VIDEO)

    Dec 12, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    @AZAthletics

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson threw down this nastiness on New Mexico State on Wednesday night. Hollis-Jefferson is starting to emerge as one of the best players on this Arizona team. He’s versatile, he’s aggressive, he plays hard and he defends. He’s an athletic, ego-free baller, which is exactly the kind of piece that championship team have. He’s…

  3. Assertiveness, experience paying off for Arizona’s Brandon Ashley

    Dec 12, 2013, 12:12 AM EDT

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    Last season Arizona forward Brandon Ashley was part of a trio of freshmen who arrived in Tucson amidst much fanfare. Joined by Grant Jerrett and Kaleb Tarczewski, the McDonald’s All-American was expected to hit the ground running in his debut campaign. While that didn’t happen Ashley was a productive member of a team that reached…

  4. Home loss to North Dakota State doesn’t help Notre Dame’s meager resume

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

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    With the preseason favorites to win the Summit League visiting South Bend, tonight’s game against North Dakota State was no gimme for Notre Dame. And that’s exactly how it played out, as Marshall Bjorklund and his experienced teammates proved to be too much for the Fighting Irish to handle. Bjorklund scored 26 points on 11-for-14…

  5. NCAA president Mark Emmert addresses Jay Bilas’ critiques of current system

    Dec 11, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

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    With some of the biggest names in collegiate athletics attending IMG’s Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in New York City, many of the major issues on the table were discussed. Among those issues were the possibility of giving scholarship athletes stipend to help cover the full cost of attendance, and how the NCAA members with the most…

  6. UNLV freshman forward Jamal Aytes decides to transfer

    Dec 11, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

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    When he committed to UNLV during the summer, forward Jamal Aytes had the look of a player capable of helping the Runnin’ Rebels account for the loss of reserve Savon Goodman, whose off-court issues resulted in his leaving the program. But that didn’t turn out to be the case, as in seven games Aytes saw…

  7. Drake senior guard Gary Ricks Jr. suffers season-ending foot injury

    Dec 11, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Under first-year head coach Ray Giacoletti the Drake Bulldogs are off to a surprising 6-2 start to the 2013-14 season. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs maintaining that start became more difficult, as the school announced on Wednesday that senior guard Gary Ricks Jr. will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing a bone in his…

  8. The Chase for 180: Jahii Carson’s improved jump shot

    Dec 11, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  9. College Basketball Talk’s Top Ten Most Surprising Teams

    Dec 11, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige (AP Photo)

    Dayton: A loss at Illinois State has taken some of the luster off of the Flyers’ start this season, but don’t overlook what this group has done this year. They won at Georgia Tech, they beat Gonzaga and Cal in Maui, and they took Baylor to the buzzer. George Washington: The Atlantic 10 looks like…

  10. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Three top five teams take the court

    Dec 11, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Drexel Arizona Basketball

    GAME OF THE DAY: New Mexico State at No. 1 Arizona, 9:00 p.m. ET Arizona deserves their No. 1 ranking. They’ve played like the best team in the country all season long. But New Mexico State is good. Let’s start with the obvious: this group is the favorite to win the WAC. Daniel Mullings is…

  11. Could the Utah-BYU rivalry series be coming to an end?

    Dec 11, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

    Utah v Oregon - Pac-12 Semifinals

    Utah’s non-conference schedule this season has taken plenty of heat. They kicked off their season against something called Evergreen. On Dec. 28th, they play something known as St. Katherine’s. In between those two non-conference bookends, the Utes have 10 games on their schedule. None of them are against high-major opponents. Only one of them is…

  12. Short film about Marquette hoops to be shown at Sundance

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Marquette will be featured at the Sundance film festival this year, only it won’t be the way you think. Danny Pudi, a Marquette alum that earned fame as an actor on ‘Community’, has teamed up with ESPN’s 30 for 30 guys and written a short film called Untucked. And if you’re a Marquette fan, you…

  13. Report: Providence’s Kris Dunn to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    The resurgence that we all expected to see out of the Providence Friars this season looks like it may, once again, have to wait until next season. Kris Dunn, the top point guard in the Class of 2012, will miss the rest of the season to undergo shoulder surgery, according to Kevin McNamara of the…

  14. POSTERIZED: Deonte Burton laughs at your feeble block attempts

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Nevada Reno v UNLV

    Nevada’s Deonte Burton is one of the most ferocious dunkers in the country, and he proved that again on Tuesday night at Cal’s Haas Pavilion. He beat his man off the dribble where he met David Kravish. And Kravish, who apparently doesn’t read CBT like he should, went up like he was trying to block…

  15. Tom Maayan to return to Israel to join the Israeli Defense Forces

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

    Tom Maayan

    Tom Maayan’s career at Seton Hall is over. The Pirate’s sophomore point guard played his final collegiate game on Tuesday night, going scoreless in 13 minutes in a win over NJIT. Maayan will be returning to his native Israel to fulfill his commitment to the Israeli Defense Forces. Maayan spent three months this summer training…

  16. The Secondary Break: Wednesday’s Links

    Dec 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Alabama Duke Basketball

    From watching highlights to creating them, Duke’s Jabari Parker remains true to self (USA Today) Despite being one of the nation’s best players, Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker has allowed the fame to change who he is. As a result the Blue Devils remain one of the favorites to win the ACC. How Tad Boyle…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Kentucky, Florida get back in the win column

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:37 AM EDT

    Dorian Finney-Smith

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 19 Florida 67, No. 13 Kansas 61 Florida played the first month with many players sidelined for various reason. Chris Walker, the Gators hope, will be another piece they get back soon. On Tuesday night, Scottie Wilbekin and Kasey Hill returned from injuries to team up in the back court. The…

  18. Gonzaga avoids upset from West Virginia as Kevin Pangos gets going late

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    Kevin Pangos

    Gonzaga had not led since 18:35 left in the first half, but with 4:10 remaining in the game, Kyle Dranginis found the trailing Kevin Pangos, who had struggled to this point, at the top of the key for a wide-open three on the secondary break. The sharpshooter drilled it, giving the Zags a 68-66 lead.…

  19. Kentucky has room to grow, but at least they seem to respond to coaching

    Dec 10, 2013, 11:49 PM EDT

    Boise State v Kentucky

    No. 11 Kentucky entered Tuesday night’s matchup with Boise State coming off of a loss to Baylor at the Jerry Dome in Dallas, one in which the Wildcats were crushed on the offensive glass and cut up by the Bears in the pick and roll. It was concerning. What has made John Calipari’s youthful rosters…

  20. Two losses in a row? Three in 11 days? Oh well. Don’t give up on Kansas just yet

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    I wrote this on Saturday after No. 13 Kansas lost to Colorado at the buzzer. The gist of it? Kansas fans should not be too disappointed about the loss, that the more important news was that Andrew Wiggins finally started to play like the Andrew Wiggins we all told you about. I could pretty much…