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  1. What does Wednesday’s blowout loss mean for No. 1 Duke?

    Jan 23, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Duke v Miami

    No. 1 Duke lost tonight at No. 25 Miami. That much isn’t a surprise. Miami got Reggie Johnson back tonight, and Duke is still playing without Ryan Kelly. The Hurricanes are the second best team in the ACC. They probably should be beating a banged-up Duke team at home. But they shouldn’t be embarrassing the…

  2. Ramon Galloway’s last-second bucket earns La Salle upset of No. 9 Butler

    Jan 23, 2013, 9:18 PM EDT

    Ramon Galloway

    For the first time in what seems like a decade, Butler’s magic appears to have worn off. After Andrew Smith’s third bucket in the final two minutes put Butler up 53-52, South Carolina transfer Ramon Galloway drove the length of the floor, finishing a layup on the left side of the rim with two seconds…

  3. Reggie Johnson returns in No. 25 Miami’s 27-point trouncing of No. 1 Duke

    Jan 23, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT

    Reggie Johnson

    Miami center Reggie Johnson entered Wednesday’s game against No. 1 Duke at the 14:17 mark of the first half to a crowd chanting his name. His unexpected return to the Hurricanes’ lineup after missing eight games with a broken thumb might not bring instant production from the 6-10, 292-pound senior, but if Wednesday’s energy and…

  4. Scott Martin reportedly might never play for Notre Dame again due to injury

    Jan 23, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

    Scott Martin

    Notre Dame senior Scott Martin will be sidelined for two to three weeks as he takes time to rest an aching knee, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. There is the possibility, though, that the nagging injury will keep him off the court for the remainder of the year, effectively ending his college career. Martin, 24,…

  5. North Carolina suspends Leslie McDonald for three games

    Jan 23, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    Leslie McDonald

    North Carolina has suspended guard Leslie McDonald for three games for an undisclosed reason, the school announced in a statement Wednesday. According to UNC coach Roy Williams, McDonald “did not do what we expect of our student-athletes,” in dealing with his responsibilities as a student-athlete. The announcement comes hours before the Tar Heels were set to…

  6. Pregame Shootaround 1.23.13: Miami tries to knock off No. 1 Duke at home

    Jan 23, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Shane Larkin

    Game of the Day: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 25 Miami (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Both teams will be without a key piece on Wednesday, Ryan Kelly for Duke and Reggie Johnson for Miami. Without Kelly in the lineup the past two games, Duke has gone 1-1, including a loss to NC State. The major…

  7. Could the NCAA’s latest gaffe create a change to enforcement practices?

    Jan 23, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT


    The NCAA suffered yet another embarrassing blow on Wednesday as it was revealed that they may have botched the seemingly-ironclad case that Charles Robinson and Yahoo! handed them involving Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. You can find more details about the NCAA investigation into violations that occurred during an NCAA investigation of possible NCAA violations —…

  8. North Carolina commit Nate Britt recruiting Andrew Wiggins

    Jan 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The nation’s top high school player, Andrew Wiggins and Huntington Prep (W.Va.) left the 2013 Spalding Hoophall Classic with a 55-47 win over New Hampton Prep (N.H.) and Indiana-bound Noah Vonleh on Sunday evening. Following the game, Wiggins spoke only briefly before exiting Blake Arena. Huntington Prep coach Ron Fulford told reporters…

  9. NCAA investigating improper conduct in Nevin Shapiro case, good news for Frank Haith

    Jan 23, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT


    The NCAA has announced that they will be investigating potential improper conduct that occurred during their investigation of Miami and former booster Nevin Shapiro. Here are the basics, from the NCAA’s release: Former NCAA enforcement staff members worked with the criminal defense attorney for Nevin Shapiro to improperly obtain information for the purposes of the…

  10. CBT Podcast: Miami, Ole Miss and Oregon on the rise, Missouri and Notre Dame fall back

    Jan 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Shane Larkin

    Episode 7 of the CBT podcast is here. Host Troy Machir is joined by College Basketball Talk writer Raphielle Johnson to discuss a litany of different topics, including the teams and players that haven’t gotten the recognition they deserve, for both good and bad reasons. Miami, Ole Miss and Oregon are all sitting at the…

  11. Butler’s step up to the big time signified by charter flights?

    Jan 23, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    butler big blue

    Welp, I think we can officially say that Butler has made it as a high-major, nationally relevant program. And it’s not because they hosted College Gameday on Saturday or have managed to climb into the top ten while missing their leading scorer. It’s not because they made the jump to the Atlantic 10 and are…

  12. Steve Alford’s mad about rankings because it could mess with his money

    Jan 23, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Alford Greenwood Adams McCurdy

    Yesterday we touched on a topic that a number of other writers wrote about: Steve Alford complaining about where teams in the Mountain West are ranked. Essentially, Alford said the MWC is underrated in the polls and that he doesn’t like it. Our response? So what. Polls don’t matter. And it’s true. They don’t have…

  13. Texas’ Jonathan Holmes has a broken right hand

    Jan 23, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    Jonathan Holmes, Travis Trice

    As if this season hasn’t been bad enough for the Longhorns, they suffered another massive blow on Monday night when starting forward Jonathan Holmes left the game against Oklahoma and returned to the bench with a cast on his right hand. The Longhorns released the unfortunate news on Tuesday evening: Holmes has a broken bone…

  14. TJ Warren RT’s ex-teammate ripping current head coach

    Jan 23, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    T.J. Warren, Codi Miller-McIntyre

    Thomas de Thaey left the NC State basketball program back in November. According to his twitter feed, the decision was made because his father was battling cancer back in his native Belgium and he needed to be closer to him. Understandable. But one can’t help but wonder whether or not there was more to it…

  15. Could Kentucky actually be NIT bound?

    Jan 23, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Crimson Tide Basketball Game G17 vs Kentucky Wildcats

    In 2011-2012, Kentucky didn’t lose an SEC game until March 11th. It was Selection Sunday and the Wildcats lost to Vanderbilt in the SEC title game. It was Kentucky’s second loss of the season, the first of which came on Christian Watford’s memorable buzzer-beater back in December. On Tuesday night, the 2012-2013 version of the…

  16. Now a captain, Keith Appling leads No. 13 Michigan State over Wisconsin on the road

    Jan 23, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Keith Appling

    Despite shooting 38 percent from the floor Michigan State ground out a win Tuesday night on the road against Wisconsin, 49-47, at Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. Keith Appling, named a team captain this week, led the way offensively for the Spartans with 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting. He also added six rebounds. In the…

  17. The Morning Mix

    Jan 23, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Nerlens Noel sign

    Let’s see. Louisville lost to Villanova. North Carolina State lost to Wake Forest. Missouri almost lost to South Carolina. Kentucky lost to Alabama. Oh wait, that last one isn’t all that surprising. Oh, and as usual, Kansas won. Yeah, it was that kinda night in college hoops. Lets hit the links. Wednesday’s Top Games: 6:00…

  18. Late Night Snacks: Court-storming students own the night

    Jan 23, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

    Wake Forest court storm

    Game of the Day: Wake Forest 86, No. 18 NC State 84 There haven’t been many things to get truly excited about at Wake Forest in the two-plus seasons coach Jeff Bzdelik has been at the school, but Tuesday’s win over a ranked team gave Demon Deacon fans a reason to storm the floor. Devin…

  19. No. 3 Kansas wins at No. 11 Kansas State, their 16th straight victory

    Jan 22, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    Elijah Johnson

    With Missouri out of the picture and (struggling to beat South Carolina) in the SEC, Kansas is looking for a new rival in the Big 12. Enter Kansas State, who has had as much success as any other program in the conference over the past five or six years. Tonight’s matchup, which featured two of…

  20. No. 5 Louisville struggles with fundamentals in upset loss to JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova

    Jan 22, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Villanova Louisville

    Five players scored in double figures for Villanova as the unranked Wildcats upset No. 5 Louisville, 73-64, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn. JayVaughn Pinkston brought the interior presence that Villanova needed against the Louisville frontcourt, tallying 13 points and seven rebounds. He worked through foul trouble in the second half and managed to…