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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. CJ Leslie, NC State’s defense cost No. 18 NC State in upset by Wake Forest

    Jan 22, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    C.J. Leslie, Devin Thomas

    First things first: No. 18 NC State should be ashamed of the fact that they gave up 86 points to Wake Forest. I’m going to come back to that, I promise. But I have bigger fish to fry first. CJ Leslie. In the Wolfpack’s 86-84 loss to Wake Forest, the most talented player on the…

  15. Alex Oriakhi and Jabari Brown help No. 22 Missouri escape upset vs. South Carolina

    Jan 22, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    With coach Frank Haith’s name swirling in reports of alleged NCAA violations all week, Missouri escaped what would have been a bad loss at home against South Carolina Tuesday, pulling away in the final minute to win, 71-65. Up just one, 66-65, with 0:17 remaining, Earnest Ross drove the lane and kicked it out to…

  16. Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein did not travel with team, will not play Tuesday vs. Alabama

    Jan 22, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    Kentucky freshman Willie Cauley-Stein did not travel to Alabama and will not be available for the Wildcats matchup Tuesday with the Crimson Tide, coach John Calipari announced via Twitter. “I was very pleased that WCS was able to get in a good treadmill workout Monday. As a precaution, he stayed in Lex & will not…

  17. Former Providence forward James Still sentenced to 4 years in prison for assault

    Jan 22, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Providence logo

    Former Providence forward James Still has been sentenced to 15 years in prison with four to serve after being found guilty of assaulting a fellow student in 2010, leaving the victim with 16 facial fractures and a permanently altered appearance, the Providence Journal is reporting. Still, who played one season at Providence in 2009-10 and…

  18. Steve Alford is way too worked up about polls

    Jan 22, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Alford Greenwood Adams McCurdy

    The story that has made the rounds on the web today — Gary Parrish and Mike DeCourcy have both written a few words about it — is the quote that Steve Alford gave the Albuquequre Journal on Tuesday: “I’m amazed with the rankings,” Alford said. “Just looking at the rankings and we only have one team…

  19. Jabari Parker talks about teen killed after Simeon game

    Jan 22, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Duke commit, Jabari Parker put together one of the more impressive performances at the 2013 Spalding Hoophall Classic on Monday in Springfield, Mass. The Simeon Career Academy (Ill.) small forward scored the first 11 Simeon points, en route to a 81-68 win over the storied Oak Hill Academy (W.Va.). A strong performance…

  20. Pregame Shootaround 1.22.13: Sunflower Showdown highlights a solid Tuesday

    Jan 22, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Game of the Day: No. 3 Kansas at No. 11 Kansas State (8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3) As frustrating as it may be for some folks that live outside the state of Kansas, the Sunflower Showdown may end up only being available to some of you on an online stream. Frankly, that would be unfortunate, as…