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  1. Will San Diego State shut Xavier Thames down to get his back healthy?

    Feb 5, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    UNLV v San Diego State

    Xavier Thames strained his lower back more than a month ago, but San Diego State’s floor general has been unable to get healthy. He’s missed three of the last seven games for the Aztecs. SDSU has gone 4-3 in that span. Thames sat out two of the losses, and finished with zero points on 0-5…

  2. Mark Gottfried: Lorenzo Brown is still “a few days away”

    Feb 5, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    North Carolina v North Carolina State

    NC State point guard Lorenzo Brown couldn’t have gotten hurt at a worse possible time. He sprained his ankle in the first half of the Wolfpack’s visit to Charlottesville, a game that Mark Gottfried’s club ended up losing by three points. The injury kept him out of Saturday’s home game with Miami, which NC State…

  3. San Diego’s Christopher Anderson goes coast-to-coast to beat LMU

    Feb 5, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Christopher Anderson, Gary Bell, Jr.

    When San Diego visited Loyola Marymount on Monday, all the attention fell on LMU’s Anthony Ireland and USD’s Johnny Dee. Two talented players, two fantastic names, one court. It was quintessential mid-major hoops. But Dee injured his ankle, and thus when the game went to overtime, the onus fell on his diminutive back court mate…

  4. Four-year old introduces the Syracuse starting lineup

    Feb 5, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    You guys remember this kid? He’s a four-year old Syracuse fan that got some attention a few weeks back because, well, he’s a four-year old Syracuse fan that’s adorable and can rattle off the name of every player on the team like he’s introducing the starting lineup. Well, on Monday night, as the Orange hosted…

  5. Five mid-majors who can throw your bracket into chaos

    Feb 5, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Belmont v Kansas

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. Every March there seems to be…

  6. Businessman pleads guilty in Toledo point-shaving scandal

    Feb 5, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

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    Mitchell “Ed” Karam, a businessman from the Detroit area, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges stemming from a point-shaving scandal at the University of Toledo. Karam admitted that he bribed basketball players to shave points between 2004 and 2006, while also admitting to fixing horse races in Florida and Delaware as well as fraudulent real…

  7. Does the lack of a dominant team help or hurt college basketball?

    Feb 5, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. This year in college basketball is…

  8. Indiana grabs Big Ten lead, No. 1 seed in newest bracket

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Indiana v Purdue

    The Super Bowl is behind us.  Selection Sunday is rapidly approaching.  Which means college basketball takes center stage for the next two months.  By beating Michigan on Saturday, the Indiana Hoosiers took center stage, too.  IU vaulted into first place in the Big Ten, grabbed a No. 1 ranking in the polls, and landed atop the Midwest Region as…

  9. The Morning Mix

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    BracketBusters

    This is the week we put football in the rear-view mirror and focus exclusively on college hoops. Yeah I’m talking to you, Joe Casualfan. The Morning Mix is the place you need to go every morning for the latest news and notes from the CBB world. Let’s hit the links. Tuesday’s Top games: 7:00 p.m.…

  10. Key injuries to know

    Feb 5, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

    Ryan Kelly

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. Injuries can take a season…

  11. Late Night Snacks: Statements made on Monday

    Feb 4, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

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    Another Big Monday has come and gone with the standard Big 12 and Big East games on tap. Some close match-ups and statements came with the territory. It’s Late Night Snacks. Game of the night No. 9 Syracuse 63, No. 25 Notre Dame 47 – The Orange were looking for a win after two-straight losses.…

  12. Kansas great B.H. Born passes away

    Feb 4, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

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    B.H. Born, the Most Outstanding Player of the 1953 Final Four, passed away Sunday. He was 80. The university released a story on Born and his time with the Jayhawks. Born played under legendary Phog Allen from 1951-1954, playing as a reserve on the team’s 1952 National Championship squad behind All-American Clyde Lovellette. He broke…

  13. Five sleepers and five upset specials to keep an eye on

    Feb 4, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel Reginald Buckner

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. It’s never to early to start…

  14. Syracuse breaks offensive funk, pulls away from Notre Dame

    Feb 4, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

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    That definitely wasn’t pretty, Syracuse. At least not early. However, the no. 9 Orange shook off a bad start first — both teams started the game poorly on the offensive end — and got a double-double from C. J. Fair to pull out a 63-47 victory over the no. 25 Fighting Irish at the Carrier…

  15. Wyoming’s Luke Martinez has court date set for arraignment

    Feb 4, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Luke Martinez

    In one of the more disturbing stories of the college basketball season, looks like Wyoming’s Luke Martinez’s court case is about to get started. The story comes from Ben Frederickson of the Casper Star-Tribune. The second-leading scorer for the Cowboys, a fifth-year senior had his arraignment date set for March 6 at 11 a.m. If…

  16. Pat Skerry, Towson host Autism Awareness Night

    Feb 4, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Pat Skerry

    Autism affects one in every 55 children in the United States. Towson coach Pat Skerry, while leading a silently awesome surge in the Colonial Athletic Conference, knows exactly what this feels like. He 3-year-old son, Owen, was diagnosed with Autism nearly two years ago. Skerry’s story can be found here from CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman. A…

  17. Contenders and Pretenders

    Feb 4, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Kenny Boynton

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. Out of any season in recent…

  18. Creighton/St. Mary’s highlights ‘BracketBusters’ line-up

    Feb 4, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT

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    It’s here folks, the creamy, mid-major goodness we all love, the line-up for ESPN’s BracketBusters was released on Monday night, with a few games highlighting an, ahem, otherwise lack-luster slate. First, the schedule: Friday, Feb. 22 7 p.m. North Dakota State at Akron, ESPN2 9 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Long Beach State, ESPNU Saturday,…

  19. Michigan sophomore Trey Burke sits atop CBT’s National Player of the Year rankings

    Feb 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. Honorable Mentions Jamaal Franklin, San Diego…

  20. P.J. Hairston doubtful for Wake Forest game with flu

    Feb 4, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT

    Virginia Tech North Carolina Basketball

    Things aren’t getting any easier for P.J. Hairston. After suffering a concussion last week against Boston College, Hairston is now doubtful for North Carolina’s game against Wake Forest after coming down with the flu.  Hairston is averaging 12.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for the 15-6 Tar Heels this season. He’s already missed one…