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  1. The transfers get attention, but win over VCU solidified Mike Lonergan’s foundation at George Washington

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

    Maurice Creek, Varun Ram

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — George Washington has been the face of all that is good — and bad — when it comes to transfers in college basketball. They lost two rising seniors as graduate transfers during the offseason, bringing in Indiana castoff Maurice Creek to join former Villanova Wildcat Isaiah Armwood as the face of a…

  2. Indiana defeats previously unbeaten Wisconsin, proves they won’t go quietly in Big Ten

    Jan 14, 2014, 9:04 PM EDT

    Yogi Ferrell

    It’s too early to say that this was a must-win type of game for Indiana tonight at home against Wisconsin, but it certainly was close to being just that. The Hoosiers began Big Ten play with losses against Illinois and Michigan State before eking out a 79-76 win over Penn State this past weekend. They…

  3. Florida students wear “FREE CHRIS WALKER” t-shirts (PHOTO)

    Jan 14, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

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    Chris Walker is frustrated. Billy Donovan is frustrated. Now, it’s clear that Florida students are frustrated, too, with the NCAA’s handling of freshman forward Chris Walker’s eligibility. Students wearing "free Chris Walker" t-shirts at O'Dome. McDAA frosh pf still not cleared by NCAA. pic.twitter.com/uIMkzVXoeT — Kevin Brockway (@gatorhoops) January 14, 2014 In mid-December, Walker was officially…

  4. NBCSports.com Bracketology: Kansas, Iowa, and San Diego State climb bracket ladder

    Jan 14, 2014, 6:39 PM EDT

    Kansas State v Kansas

    Kansas is among the top movers in this week’s bracket projection.  The reasons are pretty clear: two quality road wins and an overall schedule ranked No. 1 in the nation. Those types of statistics always play well on Selection Sunday. In the span of a week, the Jayhawks won road games at Oklahoma and Iowa…

  5. Richie Farmer, former shooting guard for Kentucky, sentenced to 27 months in federal prison

    Jan 14, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Richie Farmer, former Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Kentucky, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $120,500 in restitution for abusing power as the state’s agriculture commissioner. In September of 2013, Farmer pleaded guilty to two counts of misappropriating government resources. Essentially, he hired friends of his and had them do petty…

  6. Missouri State guard Marcus Marshall suffers torn meniscus

    Jan 14, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Marcus Marshall

    Missouri State lost more than just a tough overtime game against Wichita State this past Saturday; they also lost sophomore guard Marcus Marshall to a torn meniscus. Marshall’s out indefinitely after suffering the injury to his right knee; surgery is scheduled to take place this Wednesday. Missouri State head coach Paul Lusk said in a…

  7. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Eight ranked teams take the court

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

    Sam Dekker, Deonte Burton, Jamil Wilson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 3 Wisconsin at Indiana, 7:00 p.m. This is a huge game for the Hoosiers, who have put together a resume that needs quite a bit of work heading into the conference play. They are athletic, but outside of Yogi Ferrell, they just don’t have enough perimeter weapons. That’s something that…

  8. Maryland files (another) lawsuit against the ACC

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Maryland’s divorce from the ACC seems to be going well: The state of Maryland has filed a $156.8 million counter-claim against the Atlantic Coast Conference, alleging the conference broke its own rules in an effort to inflate the exit fee it says the University of Maryland must pay for leaving to join the Big Ten…

  9. Report: Colorado’s Tre’Shaun Fletcher out 6-8 weeks with a knee injury

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Colorado v Washington State

    More bad injury news for Colorado today as Andy Katz is reporting that Tre’Shaun Fletcher will be out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery. Fletcher is a 6-foot-7 freshman that had been averaging 3.5 points in just over 10 minutes per game. He’s not a huge piece of Colorado’s attack, but losing him depletes Tad…

  10. POSTERIZED: Jerami Grant has some wingspan (VIDEO)

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Syracuse forward Jerami Grant threw down one of the nastier tip-dunks that you’re going to see this season. The kid literally took one step and got high enough in the air to snag a ball out of midair here: I mean, I just. That’s ridiculous. The craziest part is this wasn’t even the best dunk…

  11. Cal gets healthier as freshman Jabari Bird returns to practice

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

    Grant Gibbs, Jabari Bird

    We are two weeks into the Pac-12 schedule, and Cal has already situated themselves in a great position to make a run at Arizona and the top spot in the conference. The Bears are currently sitting at 3-0 in league play, the only team other than the Wildcats that is currently undefeated. They won all…

  12. Changes to transfer waivers could come as soon as this week

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    The NCAA is getting serious about changing their transfer rules. There are a couple of options that are up for consideration right now (if you want to read through it all, the fun begins on page 21 here): The first would be to eliminate immediate eligibility waivers for any transfer. This would include both the…

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

    Jan 14, 2014, 10:30 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.…

  14. Coach K says his struggles dealing with his brother’s death reason for Duke slump

    Jan 14, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Virginia came so close to pulling off a miraculous comeback against Duke on Monday night, but on this night in Cameron, the miracle was on Duke’s side. Rasheed Sulaimon had a three bounce off the back of the rim, above the back board and in with 20 seconds left, giving Duke the lead for good.…

  15. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Jan 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Arizona’s Sean Miller is one of the best bargains in college basketball (Forbes) The game’s best coaches tend to be well-compensated, and this is certainly the case for Arizona head coach Sean Miller. According to Forbes the leader of the nation’s top-ranked team will earn $2.3 million, a figure that’s low when compared to some…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Kansas knocks off Iowa State for key Big 12 road win

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:07 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 23 Duke 69, Virginia 65 This one got a lot closer than Duke would have liked. The Blue Devils led for the entire game until Malcolm Brogdon’s free throw with 37 seconds left gave Virginia its first lead of the game at 65-64. From there, Duke scored five consecutive points…

  17. No. 8 Iowa State’s loss to No. 15 Kansas not promising, but far from a disaster

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:12 AM EDT

    Melvin Ejim

    This just wasn’t No. 8 Iowa State’s night. Listen to some of these numbers: the Cyclones shot 31.4% from the floor and 4-for-25 from three. Melvin Ejim, Georges Niang and Dustin Hogue were a combined 12-for-45 from the floor and 2-for-15 from three. Niang alone was 4-for-20 from the floor and 0-for-9 from three. Those…

  18. Syracuse survives upset bid from Boston College

    Jan 14, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — For much of the game, it looked like Boston College, a team that has disappointed thus far, was ready to have the court rushed in what would have been a huge upset win over No. 2 Syracuse on Monday night at Conte Forum. Instead the 3-point shots stopped falling for the…

  19. No. 15 Kansas holds off No. 8 Iowa State as Wiggins, Embiid and Tharpe lead the charge

    Jan 13, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

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    Kansas received big-time efforts from multiple members of its starting lineup in holding off No. 8 Iowa State, 77-70, on Monday in a Big 12 conference clash at Hilton Coliseum as the dynamic freshmen duo of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid showed how special they can be in a number of different ways. It would…

  20. College of Charleston gets past Northeastern [VIDEO]

    Jan 13, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

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    After a back-and-forth first half that saw multiple lead changes and a 21-19 lead for Northeastern over the College of Charleston, the Cougars turned on the jets in the second half  on their way to a 58-49 win Monday in a CAA conference victory. Willis Hall paced the College of Charleston (10-8, 2-1)  with 14…