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  1. Syracuse begins ACC play Saturday, looking to join Arkansas as second team to win power conference in first year

    Jan 3, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Jim Boeheim has accomplished and experienced virtually everything a college basketball head coach can feasibly do throughout a career. Saturday, when Syracuse hosts Miami (FL), he will do something he’s never done before — coach the Orange in an ACC conference game, rather than the Big East. The objective remains the same: to win a…

  2. Duke Mondy making most of chance at Oakland

    Jan 3, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

    Duke Mondy

    The college career of Oakland guard Duke Mondy hasn’t been an easy one. Mondy, who hails from Grand Rapids, MI, was recruited to Providence by then head coach Keno Davis. He spent his freshman and sophomore seasons with the Friars, but was in and out of disciplinary trouble there. Mondy was benched for the final…

  3. Utah State forward Jarred Shaw reinstated to the team, eligible to play immediately

    Jan 3, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

    Jarred Shaw

    Utah State announced this afternoon that forward Jarred Shaw has been reinstated to the team and will be eligible to play immediately, after being suspended five games for a violation of team rules. The Aggies next game is this Saturday at home against San Jose State. In mid-December, Utah State was hit with a blow…

  4. South Carolina’s Bruce Ellington enters NFL Draft, won’t return to basketball team

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

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    For the last three years South Carolina guard Bruce Ellington has also been a member of the football team, and the fact of the matter is that he was pretty good for Steve Spurrier’s program. This season Ellington led the team in receptions (49), resulting in 775 yards and eight receiving touchdowns, and in three…

  5. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: No. 9 Baylor, VCU in action

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

    tyndall

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Drexel at Southern Miss, 8:00 p.m. This one should be a quality contest, with the Dragons and Golden Eagles both expected to be contenders in their respective conferences. Bruiser Flint’s team may be without Damion Lee (torn ACL) but he’s still got Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat, and Tavon Allen’s proven…

  6. Report: Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears unlikely to play Saturday vs. No. 14 Louisville

    Jan 3, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Through 13 games Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears is averaging 9.5 points and 4.2 assists per game, with his assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8) being tops in the American Athletic Conference. Given his ability to handle and distribute the basketball while making a low number of mistakes, Seagears would be a good player for the Scarlet Knights to…

  7. LIU Brooklyn’s Julian Boyd re-tears ACL, ending his college career

    Jan 3, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Morehead State v LIU Brooklyn

    When it was reported that LIU Brooklyn senior forward Julian Boyd tore the ACL in his right knee for the second time in his career back in early September, the hope was that he would be able to return to the court at some point in January. If that were the case Boyd, who won…

  8. Inclement weather forces cancellation of Saturday’s North Carolina Central/Wagner contest

    Jan 3, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    While folks in the Northeast are dealing with the impact of the latest winter storm, college basketball teams outside of the area are finding travel to be difficult for games in that part of the country. That was the case for North Carolina Central, and as a result their game at Wagner that was supposed…

  9. Regardless of his position, BYU needs to get Matt Carlino untracked

    Jan 3, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Pegged by many as the team most likely to challenge Gonzaga atop the West Coast Conference, the BYU Cougars have struggled mightily of late. Losers of four in a row and five of their last six games, Dave Rose’s team has encountered issues on both ends of the floor. Offensively the Cougars have shot 15-for-56…

  10. Report: Michigan’s Mitch McGary to undergo back surgery on Tuesday

    Jan 3, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

    Houston Baptist v Michigan

    One week after it was announced that Michigan sophomore center Mitch McGary would undergo surgery on his lower back, it was reported via Twitter by Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com that the procedure will take place on Tuesday. McGary, who began having the issues during the summer, was averaging 9.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game…

  11. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Kevin Willard

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise of College Basketball Talk caught up with Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard, who is 1-0 in league after the start of Big East play: CBT: Let’s start off first with your 81-80 double OT win at Providence on New Year’s Eve. Willard: Going in I was hoping we could try and steal…

  12. Jaron Hopkins’ improved production against Oregon State a welcome development for No. 20 Colorado

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    With starting guard Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie combining to shoot 5-for-19 from the field and reserve guard Tre’Shaun Fletcher out due to injury, there was room for another guard to step up for No. 20 Colorado in its’ Pac-12 opener against Oregon State on Thursday night. With the Beavers being led by high-scoring guard…

  13. Weekend Preview: Sunday’s big, and not just on gridiron

    Jan 3, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Xavier Thames

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 21 San Diego State at No. 16 Kansas, Sun. 4:30 p.m. This is a huge game not only for San Diego State, but for the Mountain West as well. The Aztecs have been one of the more surprising teams in the country this season, but they don’t exactly have a…

  14. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Jan 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    calipari

    It’s time for Bill Walton to stop slamming Ben Howland (CBS Sports) UCLA’s win over Alabama last Saturday also marked the season debut of ESPN color commentator Bill Walton, one of the greatest players in college basketball history. And for those who have watched him call college games, his disapproval of the Ben Howland era…

  15. Late Night Snacks: No. 10 Oregon survives in Salt Lake City

    Jan 3, 2014, 1:51 AM EDT

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    Game of the Night: No. 10 Oregon 70, Utah 68 (OT)  Damyean Dotson’s steal and dunk with sixth tenths of a second was the difference as Oregon remained undefeated in the Pac-12 opener for both. But even in defeat Utah showed more signs of progress, with Larry Krystkowiak’s team giving the Ducks all they wanted…

  16. Angel Nunez, Gonzaga’s difference-maker?

    Jan 3, 2014, 12:49 AM EDT

    Saint Mary's v Gonzaga

    Przemek Karnowski finished with 15 points, nine boards and seven blocks to lead four players in double figures as No. 24 Gonzaga knocked off St. Mary’s 73-51 on Thursday night in the Kennel. Yes, the Zags won by 22 points. Yes, they did it without Gary Bell Jr. in the lineup and with Sam Dower…

  17. California shows grit, toughness in win at Stanford

    Jan 2, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

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    Without two key contributors in Jabari Bird and Ricky Kreklow, California was shorthanded entering its game at rival Stanford on Thursday night. But instead of worrying about what they were lacking the Golden Bears simply competed, and with three mainstays leading the way Mike Montgomery’s team picked up a much-needed 69-62 win. Sophomore wing Tyrone…

  18. George Mason outlasts Penn 80-77 (VIDEO)

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT

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    Bryon Allen finished with 24 points and Patrick Holloway chipped in with 18 as George Mason outlasted a furious Penn comeback to beat the Quakers 80-77. GMU has built a 70-59 lead late in the second half, but Penn went on an 11-3 run to cut that lead to 80-77 on the final possession. Penn…

  19. Damyean Dotson’s heroics push No. 10 Oregon past Utah (VIDEO)

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

    altman

    No. 10 Oregon arrived in Salt Lake City with a 12-0 record, and their game against Utah represented a significant challenge for a team that until Thursday night had played just one game on an opponent’s home court (Ole Miss). Utah’s 11-1 record may not have been built up against the greatest of competition, but…

  20. 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…