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  1. Nik Stauskas and Michigan beat Minnesota, but Glenn Robinson III injured

    Jan 2, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

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    Minnesota had chance after chance after chance, but it just wasn’t their night. Michigan was playing without Mitch McGary. Glenn Robinson III sat out the final 17 minutes after injuring his lower left leg. But the Gophers missed to many layups and open threes to capitalize, losing to Michigan 63-60 on a night where their…

  2. Cameron Wright’s improvement paying dividends for Pittsburgh

    Jan 2, 2014, 7:53 PM EDT

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    The offseason was one of major adjustments for the Pittsburgh Panthers, and not just because of their move from the Big East to the ACC. Jamie Dixon lost his leading scorer in guard Tray Woodall and two solid interior contributors in Steven Adams and Dante Taylor, and how the Panthers accounted for those departures would…

  3. Kennesaw State head coach Lewis Preston takes leave of absence

    Jan 2, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    The start of the 2013-14 season has been a tough one for the Kennesaw State Owls, as they currently have a record of 3-12 and have lost seven straight games ahead of their Atlantic Sun home opener against East Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon. Things got a little tougher on Thursday afternoon, as the school…

  4. South Dakota State/Buffalo latest tilt affected by winter storm Hercules

    Jan 2, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

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    The majority of teams across the country are beginning (or in some cases, resuming) conference play this weekend, and for those in the Northeast there’s another variable to be considered. Winter storm Hercules has hit the area, and as a result the tip times for multiple games have been changed. And in the case of…

  5. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Big Ten, Pac-12 teams with something to prove

    Jan 2, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Michigan at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m. How good is Minnesota? The Golden Gophers have just two losses on the season as we head into league play, but we’ve seen this script before. We know what Minnesota does in non-conference play, and we’ve seen what happens when the Gophers get to league play.…

  6. Could we be seeing a change in how transfer waivers are enforced?

    Jan 2, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

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    One of the most controversial topics in college basketball these days is the “free agency” of the transfer market. Depending on who you ask, this is one of the biggest issues plaguing the game. Players leave school before they even have a chance to unpack. Immediate eligibility waivers — whether they are do to hardships…

  7. Georgia Tech’s Robert Carter out indefinitely after tearing his meniscus

    Jan 2, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

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    Georgia Tech’s rough start to the season got worse on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets announced that they have lost starting center Robert Carter indefinitely to a torn meniscus. He injured the knee on Sunday against Charlotte and an MRI on Tuesday revealed the tear. He will have surgery next Tuesday to repair the damage. “He’s…

  8. Report: Details of Stevie Clark’s arrest released

    Jan 2, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Oklahoma State freshman point guard Stevie Clark was arrested on Wednesday morning during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. He wasn’t charged, but we now know the details of the arrest, which were in a police report obtained by Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World. Clark was in a car driven by Marcus Caddell, a…

  9. Chane Behanan transfer to American blocked; wants help from John Lucas

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

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    (UPDATE: It turns out that the ACC’s transfer rules — not allowing a player to transfer to another program in the conference — do not yet apply to Louisville, so Chane Behanan will be allowed to transfer to a school in the league if he so chooses.) ———————— It will be interesting to see what…

  10. Oregon State’s Eric Moreland reinstated for Thursday’s game vs. Colorado

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Oregon State got some good news heading into Thursday’s Pac-12 opener. Power forward Eric Moreland will be allowed to return from his suspension two games earlier than expected, having fulfilled the requirements for immediately eligibility. Head coach Craig Robinson made the announcement in a press release on New Year’s Day. Moreland was suspended for 14…

  11. After getting drubbed by Houston, is UConn a flawed basketball team?

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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    It would be easy to look at UConn’s loss to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Tuesday and write it off as the Huskies having a bad night. It was a late tip on New Year’s Eve way out in Houston in an arena that may not have held enough people to fill my old 600-seat…

  12. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Jan 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    It’s show-and-tell time for the Utes (Salt Lake Tribune) Utah’s off to an 11-1 start, but with a schedule that is ranked as one of the worst in college basketball the jury’s still out in the eyes of some. With that being the case, Thursday’s Pac-12 opener against No. 10 Oregon represents a big opportunity…

  13. Late Night Snacks: San Diego State holds off Colorado State on the road

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 21 San Diego State 71, Colorado State 61 Xavier Thames continued his terrific play, going for 23 points, and Winston Shepard added 17 points as the Aztecs went into the always-difficult Moby Arena and knocked off a rebuilding Colorado State team, 71-61. It was a big win for a San…

  14. Refusal to settle offensively proves beneficial for No. 21 San Diego State

    Jan 1, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

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    While their game at No. 16 Kansas on Sunday afternoon represents a major opportunity for both No. 21 San Diego State and the Mountain West given the league’s low number of marquee non-conference victories, the fact of the matter is that from an importance standpoint that game isn’t as important as a conference matchup. The…

  15. Former Indiana forward Luke Fischer rules out transfer within Big Ten

    Jan 1, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Just days after making the decision to leave the Indiana program, freshman forward Luke Fischer announced via his Twitter account on Wednesday that he will not be considering any Big Ten schools for his next destination. A native of Germantown, Wisconsin, Fischer averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest in his 13-game Indiana career.…

  16. Harvard does what’s expected in beating Boston College for a sixth straight time

    Jan 1, 2014, 6:49 PM EDT

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    Before the season began, Harvard’s opportunity to host Boston College had the appearance of a game that could benefit the Crimson’s postseason resume. Tommy Amaker’s team may be the prohibitive favorite to win the Ivy League, but quality non-conference wins have the potential to serve as a buffer of sorts should the unexpected happen and…

  17. Report: Oklahoma State’s Stevie Clark arrested for possession of marijuana

    Jan 1, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

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    Just one day after it was announced that redshirt junior forward Michael Cobbins will miss the remainder of the season due to injury, the Oklahoma State basketball program received more bad news regarding one of its players. As reported by multiple outlets, freshman guard Stevie Clark was arrested during a traffic stop on Wednesday morning…

  18. POSTERIZED: Memphis’ Joe Jackson ends the first half with authority (VIDEO)

    Jan 1, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    With the combination of New Year’s Eve bowl games and college basketball games with more suspense, No. 18 Memphis’ 88-73 win over USF in the American opener for both teams didn’t receive a great deal of attention. Josh Pastner’s Tigers were expected to take care of business against the undermanned Bulls and that they did,…

  19. Conference Catchups: Arizona, Oregon lead way in much-improved Pac-12

    Jan 1, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Kyle Anderson (UCLA) This…

  20. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Like slate on New Year’s Day

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 San Diego State at Colorado State, 9:00 p.m. The Aztecs have been one of the more surprising teams this season, having played their way into a top 25 ranking despite heading into the season expected to be little more than a team in a rebuilding year. Colorado State is…