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  1. College Hoops Week in Review: Casey Prather and Oregon still shining

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Casey Prather, Florida Has there been a more surprising breakout player than Casey Prather this season? The Florida senior went from being a bit player as a freshman and a sophomore to embracing a role as a defensive stopper off the bench as a junior. But this season, with Florida dealing…

  2. Steve Lavin joins Dan Patrick, talks about most difficult coach to recruit against (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Current St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin, and former employee of Candlestick Park, joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the end of an era. Plus, Lavin discusses which current college basketball coach would give him the most trouble if they were both recruiting the same player. The answer might surprise you.

  3. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Quiet night, even at the Diamond Head Classic

    Dec 23, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 17 Iowa State vs. Akron, 4:30 p.m. ET The Cyclones whipped up on George Mason on Sunday night in the opener of the Diamond Head Classic, and Akron followed that up by handing Oregon State their first-ever loss in front of President Obama, who is in Hawaii on vacation. The two…

  4. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25

    Dec 23, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    For the second straight week, the top seven teams in the country are exactly the same. In fact, the only team from last week’s top 15 that lost this past week was UConn, who is now No. 15 in the country. That much likely won’t change next week, either, as only six teams in the…

  5. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Dec 23, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Tortured by failures, former UConn player tries to bounce back (Hartford Courant) The college career of in-state product Doug Wiggins didn’t go as well as either he or UConn envisioned when he arrived on campus. He’d end up transferring, with the result being a winding journey that he just recently emerged from with an eye…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Pe’Shon Howard breaks hearts in Dayton

    Dec 23, 2013, 3:30 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: USC 79, Dayton 76 A Pe’Shon Howard off-balance three-pointer as time expired gave the Trojans the win at UD Arena, moving Andy Enfield’s team to 8-4 on the season. Byron Wesley accounted for 26 points and ten rebounds for USC, with Jordan Sibert leading the way for Dayton with 21 points.…

  7. With the president in attendance Akron’s Demetrius Treadwell steals the show

    Dec 23, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

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    With rumors of President Barack Obama and the first family showing up at the Diamond Head Classic on Sunday evening flying around, it became clear that the matchup between Oregon State and Akron wasn’t just any other game. The president had attended four games featuring his brother-in-law’s team prior to Sunday, and he was a…

  8. POSTERIZED: Bowling Green’s JD Tisdale dunks on Detroit’s Ugochukwu Njoku (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Bowling Green freshman guard JD Tisdale scored seven points in 20 minutes off the bench as the Falcons hung on to beat Detroit 64-62. And the Flint, Mich. native scored the most explosive two points of the game, completing Bowling Green’s press break with a left-handed drive and dunk on Detroit’s Ugochukwu Njoku. It’s good…

  9. Health’s a concern for California following their loss at Creighton

    Dec 22, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    With Ricky Kreklow out after breaking his right hand California entered Sunday night’s game at Creighton shorthanded, and things would get even worse in their 68-54 loss to the Bluejays. Late in the first half freshman Jabari Bird, who moved back into the starting lineup in place of Kreklow, went down with a right ankle…

  10. Pe’Shon Howard beats Dayton with a buzzer-beating three in OT (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Pe’Shon Howard went the length of the court to hit a buzzer-beating three to give USC a 79-76 overtime win at Dayton on Sunday night. Howard finished with 12 points and four assists for the Trojans as they improved to 8-4 on the season. I don’t think that this is a team that is capable…

  11. California guard Ricky Kreklow out 4-6 weeks with broken right hand

    Dec 22, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Just prior to its game at Creighton on Sunday evening, the California basketball program announced that junior guard Ricky Kreklow will miss anywhere from four to six weeks after breaking his right hand. Kreklow, who started four of the Golden Bears’ 11 games prior to Sunday, is averaging 6.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.…

  12. Langston Hall’s three-pointer the difference as Mercer wins at Ole Miss

    Dec 22, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

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    The interesting thing about conferences that traditionally send just one team to the NCAA tournament is that the winner of the automatic bid is the team that many people remember. And for teams that win their regular season title only to lose in the conference tournament, that can be a bitter pill to swallow. That…

  13. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant will not play the rest of the season

    Dec 22, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    On Sunday evening, Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant released a statement announcing that he will not be a part of the Irish basketball team for the rest of the 2013-2014 season. “It is with regret and sorrow that I inform you that I am no longer enrolled at the University of Notre Dame due…

  14. Steph Curry loses sweatshirt bet to Harrison Barnes over Davidson-UNC (PHOTO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Davidson took No. 14 North Carolina to overtime last night, but despite 33 points from Brian Sullivan, the Wildcats took a 97-85 loss. It was a valiant effort, one that a Davidson team with just three Division I wins on the season can be proud of. But being proud of a tough performance isn’t a…

  15. Improved second half play, rebounding factor into No. 10 UConn’s win at Washington

    Dec 22, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday night No. 10 UConn played its worst half of the season, shooting 5-for-31 from the field and scoring just 13 points in the second half against Stanford. The Cardinal went zone and the move resulted in the Huskies being far too stationary offensively. Stanford took full advantage of UConn’s issues, erasing a ten-point…

  16. Is it time to give up on Boston College?

    Dec 22, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Steve Donahue

    Boston College lost this afternoon to Auburn, 77-67. Auburn isn’t a very good basketball team, and it is safe to say that Boston College isn’t a good team, either. Many seemed to hold out hope that the Eagles would figure it out as the non-conference schedule moved along, but they haven’t. Not even close. The…

  17. Another former Missouri player is transferring to Hawaii

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Former Missouri forward Stefan Jankovic will be transferring to Hawaii, according to a report from Brian McInnis of the Honoplulu Star-Advertiser. Jankovic transferred out of Missouri last month.bvHe averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 boards as a freshman and 3.3 points in three games as a sophomore. “In talking to my family today, I decided I…

  18. Sophomore forward Josh Scott continues to make strides for No. 20 Colorado

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — When it was announced that Andre Roberson would forgo his senior season and enter the 2013 NBA Draft, it was known immediately that No. 20 Colorado’s returning front court contributors would need to raise their production. Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott were both quality players as freshmen, and in redshirt freshman…

  19. Memphis has the fastbreak of the season vs. Southeast Missouri State (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    A fastbreak of this variety was bound to happen at some point this season with Memphis’ back court. Against Southeast Missouri State, they did this: Harlem Globetrotters or Memphis Tigers? It all happened so quickly, but here’s the breakdown of the play: Geron Johnson steals the ball, Michael Dixon Jr. corrals the ball and lofts an…

  20. Barry Hinson’s rant results in (adorable) SIU t-shirts (PHOTO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson became the most famous coach in the country for a day after going on a memorable rant during his postgame press conference. Among the notable quotes from Hinson’s three-minute long venting session was that he called his players Mama’s Boys. It’s since been memorialized in a t-shirt, as modeled adorably…