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  1. NCAA PR officials don’t know NCAA rules (you’ll laugh)

    Jan 24, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT


    We all had a good laugh at the NCAA’s expense yesterday after the news came down that they were opening an investigation into improper conduct that happened during an investigation into improper conduct involving NCAA rules. So, it can be argued, that the NCAA either didn’t know or didn’t pay attention to their own rules…

  2. Catching you up on the Freshman of the Year race

    Jan 24, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    UNLV v San Diego State

    College basketball has a different feel this season than it has in year’s past. Why? Because it’s not dominated by freshmen. There is no Anthony Davis or Kyrie Irving this season. The teams that are built around a recruiting class — Kentucky and UCLA, to name a few — are struggling, not overwhelming. The Player…

  3. No. 16 Oregon comes back to beat Wazzu, remains Pac-12 favorite

    Jan 24, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT


    1925-1926. That’s the last time that Oregon started out the season 6-0 in conference play. They weren’t playing in the Pac-12 or the Pac-12 then. It was the Pacific Coast Conference. Mac Court wasn’t even built. But on Tuesday night, the No. 16 Ducks moved to 6-0 in the Pac-12, 17-2 overall, with a 68-61…

  4. No. 15 New Mexico moves to 4-0, two games up on MWC, with win vs. CSU

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

    Tony, Snell, Pierce, Hornung

    No. 15 New Mexico jumped out to a 35-25 halftime lead on Colorado State and pushed that deficit to 20 midway through the second half. The Rams made a run, but it was too little, too late, as the Lobos moved to 17-2 on the season with a 66-61 win. Tony Snell had 23 points…

  5. The Morning Mix

    Jan 24, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    “Upset Week” continued last night on the college hardwood. Minnesota lost to Northwestern, Creighton lost to Drake, Butler lost to La Salle and Miami absolute demolished Duke. There were also at least six other games that can be classified as upsets as well. Oh, and Drexel’s Frantz Massenat hit a 50-foot buzzer-beater to beat Hofstra.…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Top 25 upsets rule the night in college basketball

    Jan 24, 2013, 1:17 AM EDT

    Miami Duke

    Game of the Day: La Salle 54, No. 9 Butler 53 La Salle’s Ramon Galloway, who had been struggling much of the night, drove down the left side of the lane and hit a layup with 2.7 seconds remaining to give the Explorers the lead. The Bulldogs had one more shot to win it with…

  7. Despite Trevor Mbakwe’s effort, No. 12 Minnesota falls in upset loss to Northwestern

    Jan 24, 2013, 12:09 AM EDT

    Minnesota Northwestern

    Wednesday night is the night of the court stormers, but the fans at Northwestern, even after watching their team beat No. 12 Minnesota, 55-48, remained in the stands to take in the victory. Court storm or not, it marks another solid Big Ten win over a ranked opponent and a disappointing in-conference loss for the…

  8. Drexel’s Frantz Massenat sinks 50-foot buzzer-beater to defeat Hofstra (VIDEO)

    Jan 23, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

    James "Bruiser" Flint

    Drexel was picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association this season, but as a result of injuries and inconsistent play during the first two months of the year, the Dragons have been a bit of a disappointment. How bad has it been? The team that won 18 straight games at the end of last season…

  9. Drake holds off second-half run to upset Doug McDermott, No. 17 Creighton

    Jan 23, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Drake Creighton

    In line with Wednesday’s theme of Top 25 upsets, unranked Drake used 20 points from guard Richard Carter to beat No. 17 Creighton, 74-69, at Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Trailing by five with 0:33 remaining, Creighton senior Grant Gibbs drove to the basket and absorbed a foul, finishing the layup and hitting the…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 —…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…