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  1. Duke headlines first NCAA tournament projection of 2013

    Jan 8, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Rasheed Sulaimon, Mason Plumlee, Quinn Cook, Josh Hairston

    Through the first two months of the college basketball season, no team has accomplished more than Duke.  Thus, the Blue Devils hold the top spot on the s-curve and the No. 1 overall seed in our first bracket projection of 2013.  For what it’s worth, Duke is No. 1 in the RPI, has played the…

  2. The Morning Mix

    Jan 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dr. Santa J. Ono

    College hoops took a back seat last night. Alabama destroyed Notre Dame en route to their third BCS National Championship in four years, The hapless Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on a Bradley Beal game-winner and Carmelo Anthony waited outside the Celtics’s team bus in order to start a ruckus with Kevin Garnett.…

  3. Late Night Snacks: Well, at least Notre Dame won on the hardwood

    Jan 8, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    Mike Brey

    On a night that college football ruled the world, we had a few great college basketball match-ups worthy of your attention. It’s Late Night Snacks. Game of the night No. 17 Notre Dame 66, No. 21 Cincinnati 60 Well, at least the Golden Domers have something to smile about, right? Thank Mike Brey and the…

  4. Indiana cruises past Penn State on the road

    Jan 7, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Indiana Penn St Basketball

    Indiana went on the road and came away with a 74-51 victory over Penn State. Four of five starters finished in double-figures for the no. 5 Hoosiers, led by Christian Watford’s 16 points and eight rebounds. Cody Zeller capped the game with 15 points and five rebounds in the win. Ross Travis led the Nittany…

  5. Kelvin Amayo leaves Marshall

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Tom Herrion

    Just when Tom Herrion thinks this season can’t get any worse. Well, it does.Guard Kelvin Amayo tweeted that he is leaving the team after just three official games. Adam Zagoria is reporting Amayo is leaving Marshall apparently over a tiff involving a scholarship. Amayo enrolled at Marshall last January, but didn’t play in a game…

  6. NOTRE DAME WINS… Cincinnati

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Cincinnati

    I know. I couldn’t resist. In the only match-up between Top 25 teams on the night, the no.17 Fighting Irish got the good vibes started for their football counterparts in Miami with a 66-60 victory over the no.21 Bearcats. Notre Dame took the lead at the 2:50 mark of the first half and never gave…

  7. Maurice Creek could return soon for Indiana, what could he bring?

    Jan 7, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Maurice Creek

    Tonight, Don Fischer, play-by-play man for Indiana basketball, said on the Indiana/Penn State pregame show that redshirt junior Maurice Creek is only a week away from returning from a right foot injury for the Hoosiers. Creek’s career in Bloomington has been one collective injury. He’s had every season ended with an injury, with this one…

  8. Florida’s Erik Murphy has a fractured rib

    Jan 7, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT

    Southeastern Louisiana v Florida

    Erik Murphy will have a tough way to go as the Gators enter Southeastern Conference play. is reporting the 6-10 senior has a fractured rib, but he hasn’t been ruled out of any games. However, he is doubtful for the game against Georgia on Wednesday. Murphy, who is second on the team at 12.1…

  9. One-on-one with Marcus Paige: how little things hurt the Heels

    Jan 7, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    UNLV v North Carolina

    Football is a game of inches. The hashmarks and yard markers make that pretty obvious. The case can also be made for basketball as a game of inches, though the distinction is more subtle. The Virginia Cavaliers toughed out a 61-52 home win last night — their first ever over the Tar Heels in John…

  10. Conference Catchups: A three-bid SEC this season?

    Jan 7, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Bucknell v Missouri

    Conference play is right around the corner, so to help you get out of that post-holiday haze, we’ll be catching you up on all the happenings in the country’s top 12 conferences. Here’s our ACC Conference Catchup: Favorite: Missouri The Tigers have their issues, but given how weak the SEC is as a whole, there…

  11. Pupil beats teacher as Danny Manning knocks off Larry Brown

    Jan 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Pat Swilling Jr. (2)

    SMU and Tulsa kicked off conference play in an ugly game with a wild finish. The final was 48-47, but the Mustangs used a 25-6 run to turn a 17 point deficit into a 42-40 lead with just over five minutes left in the game. But Tulsa’s Pat Swilling Jr. buried a three with 3.8…

  12. Trey Burke: National Player of the Year? More likely than you think

    Jan 7, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    Iowa  v Michigan

    With all due respect to Mason Plumlee and Doug McDermott, if the season ended today, I think that I would pick Michigan point guard Trey Burke as the National Player of the Year. The numbers alone speak for themselves. Burke averages 18.2 points and 7.5 assists while turning the ball over just 1.9 times per…

  13. Conference Catch-ups: Could the MWC send four dancing?

    Jan 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Dwayne Polee, Steve Fisher

    Conference play is upon us, so to help you get out of that post-holiday haze, we’ll be catching you up on all the happenings in the country’s top 12 conferences. Here’s our Mountain West Conference Catch-up: Favorite: San Diego State We’ve gotten used to this notion but not with the Aztecs up there by themselves.…

  14. Pregame Shootaround 1.7.2013: Notre Dame plays … Cincinnati?

    Jan 7, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    Eric Atkins

    Game of the Day: 6:30 p.m.: No. 21 Notre Dame at No. 14 Cincinnati (ESPN2) We know how good Louisville is and we think we know how good Syracuse is, but what we don’t quite have a firm handle on yet is where Notre Dame and Cincinnati fall in the Big East’s pecking order. We…

  15. Eastern Washington loses their leading scorer Justin Crosgile

    Jan 7, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT


    A tough season for Eastern Washington got even tougher on Friday, as their leading scorer Justin Crogile left the team. Originally reported as a dismissal, it turns out that Crogile a redshirt junior that had transferred to EWU from St. Joseph’s, was simply looking to get closer to home and his three-year old son. Crosgile…

  16. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Jan 7, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    Solomon Hill, Chase Tapley

    What do we make of this Arizona team?: The Wildcats are 14-0 this season. They jumped out to a 2-0 start in league play with wins over Colorado and Utah this weekend. They have beaten Florida, San Diego State and Miami in non-conference play. They are currently ranked No. 3 in the country. And they…

  17. VIDEO: Grinnell gets POSTERIZED!!!

    Jan 7, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT


    By now, everyone should have heard of Grinnell College. It’s the small school in Iowa that routinely puts up ridiculous scoring numbers — including the 138 points that Jack Taylor had in a game earlier this year — thanks to a system that emphasizes quick threes, a ridiculously fast pace and the kind of pressure…

  18. College Hoops Team of the Week: St. Louis Billikens

    Jan 7, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Kwamain Mitchell

    Team of the Week: St. Louis Billikens The Billikens have not exactly had a smooth ride this season. At the start of practices, their star point guard Kwamain Mitchell broke his foot, which almost certainly made things more difficult for new head coach Jim Crews. Then, in early December, the man that had put this…

  19. College Hoops Player of the Week: Rodney McGruder, Kansas State

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Rodney McGruder

    Player of the Week: Rodney McGruder, Kansas State McGruder came into this season with the expectation of being one of the most dominant players in the Big 12, but it took a while for the Kansas State senior to really find his groove in Bruce Weber’s new system. In the Wildcat’s first Big 12 game…

  20. The Morning Mix

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    CJ McCollum

    OK folks, before we begin the first Morning Mix of the week, we have a special public service announcement: CANNONBALL! If you have any questions you want to submit to the CBT Mailbag, you can submit them to @CBTonNBC all this week. But we have a lot to get to on the news front. So…