Skip to content
  1. Baylor earns an important, hard fought win against Colorado, 72-60

    Nov 9, 2013, 12:38 AM EDT

    ScottDrew

    It’s games like these between two fringe Top 25 teams — Baylor is ranked No. 25 in the AP Poll, while Colorado received 83 votes — that make or break resumes come March. In Dallas on Friday evening, Baylor grinded out a 72-60 victory against Colorado. The Bears led for much of the game, and…

  2. No. 19 Oregon holds off Georgetown and Josh Smith, 82-75

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT

    Oregon v Georgetown

    Oregon got 55 points from their three notable transfers as the No. 19 Ducks shook off the suspensions of Dominic Artis and Ben Carter to hold off Georgetown out in South Korea, 82-75. Dana Altman’s club got 24 points from Joseph Young and 16 points from Jason Calliste, who combined to hit just 7-for-17 from…

  3. Andrew Wiggins impresses, yet was too passive in win over Louisiana-Monroe

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    0515_wiggins_0

    If we are paying attention to individual play in the opening night of the college basketball season, the nation’s eyes were in three different gyms to watch the top three freshman perform: Kentucky’s Julius Randle, Duke’s Jabari Parker, and Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins. Randle and Parker both impressed in their college debuts, and Wiggins did just…

  4. Questions still need answering, but Kentucky takes a step in the right direction in win over UNC-Asheville

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    Kentucky isn’t there yet. They looked sloppy and careless at times and are still learning how to play with each other, but it was evident in the Wildcats’ 89-57 victory over UNC-Asheville that John Calipari has a special group on his hands. Kentucky didn’t need to beat the Bulldogs by 32 points in order for…

  5. 11 threes, reserve Duje Dukan spark No. 21 Wisconsin to 86-75 win over St. John’s

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

    UWBadgers.com

    Wisconsin put five players in double figures and shot 11-23 from beyond the arc as they knocked off a talented and athletic St. John’s team, 86-75. Josh Gasser led the way with 19 points, but it was the 16 points from Sam Dekker and 15 points from Ben Brust that really made the difference in…

  6. Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker make for a new-look Duke offense in romp over Davidson

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker (AP) and Rodney Hood (GoDuke.com)

    In what has become a nice non-conference game between these two North Carolina schools since the Stephen Curry days at Davidson, Duke had little problem with the Wildcats in the season opener for both teams winning 111-77. The Duke offense was clicking on all cylinders, and seemingly everything they threw up found the bottom of…

  7. No. 18 UConn knocks off Maryland 78-77 at the Barclays Center

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

    UConn Maryland Basketball

    For the second time in two seasons, Maryland saw their bid for an upset at the Barclays Center on the season’s opening night fall just short. And for the second time in two seasons, it was the surprising play of a relative unknown that made the difference. Last season, Kentucky pulled out a 72-69 win…

  8. Illinois does their version of Taylor University’s “Silent Night”

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

    John Groce

    On the outset, it would appear that Illinois was stealing Taylor University’s thunder by remaining silent for the beginning of their game against Nebraska-Omaha tonight. and then promptly erupting in cheers when the Illini scored their tenth point. On the Friday before final exams each year at Taylor University, the students gather in the quaint Odle…

  9. POSTERIZED: VMI’s Jordan Weethee channels his inner Blake Griffin

    Nov 8, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

    VNDLWESFMQDPTGW.20131015215432

    It only took until the third game of the college basketball season to get our first real, honest-to-goodness, in-a-game-that-matters POSTERIZED. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is VMI’s Jordan Weethee. (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) Here’s the crazy part of Weethee’s Blake Griffin-esque dunk: he missed the 2012-2013 season after tearing his ACL, the…

  10. Reid Travis commits to Stanford

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    Stanford made another nice addition to their front court on Friday, as 6-foot-7 bruiser Reid Travis committed to Johnny Dawkins and the Cardinal. Travis was one of my favorite players I saw this summer. He’s a bit undersized at around 6-foot-7, but he’s built like a truck and is tireless attacking the glass on both…

  11. Notre Dame sophomore Cameron Biedscheid will redshirt this season

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame sophomore wing Cameron Biedscheid will be redshirting this season. The skinny, 6-foot-6 wing averaged 6.2 points in 17.4 minutes off the bench, numbers that would have looked a lot better if Biedscheid hadn’t struggled so much shooting the ball down the stretch last season. The school announced the decision this afternoon, but head…

  12. Louisville’s Chane Behanan returns to practice, but no word on a return to game action

    Nov 8, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Louisville's Behanan fouls Oregon's Carter as he goes to the basket during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    When Louisville junior forward Chane Behanan was suspended indefinitely last month, many wondered just how long Behanan would be away from the program. Head coach Rick Pitino originally stated that a return didn’t look “probable” but the stance has softened some recently. Behanan will participate in the pregame ceremony honoring last season’s national champion squad…

  13. NCAA docks Rutgers freshman Junior Etou six games

    Nov 8, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

    MaxPreps.com

    With the Eddie Jordan era set to get underway at Rutgers Friday night, the program finally has an answer regarding the status of one of their newcomers. According to Brendan Prunty of the Newark Star-Ledger, the NCAA has ruled that 6-foot-7 freshman forward Junior Etou is ineligible for Rutgers’ first six games of the season…

  14. Jeronne Maymon is ready to get back to the grind at Tennessee

    Nov 8, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    This will be an interesting season for Jeronne Maymon. NCAA rule changes have made defense something of a dirty word this year, and the Tennessee big man happens to play for Cuonzo Martin. That presents a bit of a dilemma. “It’s definitely very hard to please him on defense,” Maymon told NBCSports via phone. “He…

  15. Eastern Michigan wins first regular season game of the 2013-14 campaign

    Nov 8, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

    Rob Murphy

    The college basketball season is finally underway, and we’ve got our first winner: Eastern Michigan. With junior college transfer Karrington Ward leading four players in double figures with 17 points, the Eagles took care of Albion by the final score of 77-45. Glenn Bryant added 12 points off the bench for EMU and senior center…

  16. Broken foot to sideline Iowa’s Josh Oglesby four to six weeks

    Nov 8, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Josh Oglesby, Devyn Marble

    Iowa’s going to be without one of their perimeter options when they open the regular season Friday, as junior guard Josh Oglesby is expected to be out anywhere from four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in practice on Wednesday. Oglesby averaged 4.5 points per game in 37 contests last…

  17. Kentucky needs super glue to avoid another letdown

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    image

    He doesn’t stand on tables and make speeches. He’s no lock to make a start or even see much in the way of minutes on an uber-talented roster, but Jarrod Polson will be a crucial part of Kentucky’s projected success this season. How does a former walk-on matter so much to a team full of…

  18. Vegas sportsbook installs Kentucky as favorite to win national title

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    Even if it’s “for entertainment purposes only” one of the more entertaining aspects of the preseason is taking a look at how the folks in Las Vegas see things shaking out. The Bovada sportsbook released its odds, and they’ve got Kentucky as the early favorite to cut down the nets in Texas next spring. John…

  19. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Solid slate for College Hoops’ Opening NIght

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Spencer Dinwiddie, Cory Jefferson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Colorado vs. No. 25 Baylor, 10:00 p.m. (FOX Sports SW) The nightcap of the Tip-Off Classic at the American Airlines Center in Dallas should end up being the best game of college basketball’s opening night, and while that doesn’t sound like much — the No. 25 team in the country against an…

  20. Rodney Hood’s development as a redshirt spurred by every other team’s best player?

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Rodney Hood did not want to sit out last season. No athlete ever wants to put their playing career on hold, but the frustration was two-fold for Hood. The former five-star recruit left Mississippi State after one forgettable season playing for Rick Stansbury, alongside the likes of Renardo Sidney and Dee Bost. Hood was good-but-not-great…