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  1. Missouri remains undefeated with home win over UCLA

    Dec 7, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Missouri basketball may not have been in the limelight for very long on Saturday before the football team faces Auburn for the SEC Championship, but the basketball Tigers took care of business and had an impressive second half in their 80-71 win over No. 18 UCLA. Both Missouri and UCLA were undefeated entering the game…

  2. Report: Aaron Bright to transfer from Stanford after the season

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Stanford Athletics

    Yesterday, news broke that Stanford guard Aaron Bright dislocated his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the season. It’s a big blow for the Cardinals, who are dealing with a lack of perimeter depth as it is and have been forced to use a bigger lineup. But here’s the kicker for Bright: he’s…

  3. Wisconsin guard George Marshall seeking transfer

    Dec 7, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    The Wisconsin Badgers and head coach Bo Ryan announced on Saturday morning that redshirt sophomore guard George Marshall has opted to transfer. The announcement of Marshall’s transfer was released on the Wisconsin athletics website this morning. “George came and talked to me and he informed me that he wanted to pursue his options of playing…

  4. Pregame Shootaround: Big Saturday of games highlighted by UCLA at Missouri

    Dec 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kyle Anderson UCLA

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 18 UCLA at Missouri (12:30 p.m., CBS) A matchup of 8-0 teams headlines Saturday’s improved slate of college basketball games thanks to the end of the college football regular season. The Bruins are 8-0 under new coach Steve Alford and have yet to face an opponent the caliber of Mizzou…

  5. Turnovers, rebounding woes plague No. 3 Kentucky again

    Dec 7, 2013, 4:02 AM EDT

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    Last weekend, when John Calipari brought his team up to the Barclays Center to take on Providence, he made it a point to talk about how much he team has to learn defensively. In fact, in both the press conference he gave prior to the game and his postgame chat with reporters, Coach Cal used…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Baylor beats Kentucky, UC Santa Barbara proves they are legit

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:36 AM EDT

    Baylor Scott Drew

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Baylor 67, Kentucky 62 It didn’t have the atmosphere of a game that was one of the season’s biggest to date since it was played at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, but Baylor announced themselves to the country as a top team. They did it with Kenny Chery, a Junior College transfer in…

  7. Baylor bests Kentucky for second straight season

    Dec 7, 2013, 1:58 AM EDT

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    After graduation claimed do-it-all point guard Pierre Jackson from last year’s Baylor team, many wondered if Kenny Chery– a Junior College transfer from State Fair Community College in Missouri — could fill the void. Scott Drew was going to give Chery the keys to the car, but could he drive it? Chery answered that question in…

  8. UC Santa Barbara, Alan Williams beat California

    Dec 7, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    ucsbgauchos.com

    Credit Mike Montgomery and Cal for heading to southern California to play at UC Santa Barbara. It’s not too often that a program from a BCS conference travels to play at the gym of a mid-major team, but the Golden Bears did that tonight. Montgomery probably regrets it as Cal lost to UCSB, 72-65. While…

  9. Kentucky defeats Baylor 133-130, sets record for most points scored in women’s Division 1 game

    Dec 6, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

    Jennifer O'Neill

    While some were no doubt irked that the Baylor vs. Kentucky game went into four overtimes — thereby causing the men’s game to begin roughly 80 minutes after its scheduled tip — the women’s game was a dandy. The 263 combined points eclipsed the previous record of 252 points. The two teams were neck and…

  10. Tonight was Taylor University’s “Silent Night” game

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:49 PM EDT

    @TheTimDeluxe

    You know by now that every year at Taylor University they have their “Silent Night” game.  On the Friday before final exams, the students gather in  Odle Arena and the crowd remains dead silent until the tenth point is scored. Once Taylor reaches point number ten, pandemonium ensues. Afterwards, the crowd harmoniously sings “Silent Night.” Tonight…

  11. Report: High Point’s Allan Chaney has career end early due to heart complications

    Dec 6, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

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    The trying career of Allan Chaney has come to an end. After beginning at the University of Florida for his freshman year, then transferring to Virginia Tech where he never was cleared to play due to a case of viral mycarditis — an infection that results in inflammation of the heart — he finally ended up at…

  12. Report: Stanford guard Aaron Bright will miss remainder of season with dislocated shoulder

    Dec 6, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Stanford Athletics

    Stanford senior guard Aaron Bright will be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a dislocated right shoulder he injured in practice last week. After averaging better than 30 minutes per game a season ago, Bright had been playing a smaller role on this year’s team coming off the bench and playing 19.3 minutes…

  13. Hagan Arena will be rocking for St. Joseph’s vs. Villanova

    Dec 6, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

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    When St. Joseph’s and Villanova — two of the five schools making up Philadelphia’s “Big Five” — meet on the hardwood, the game is always a ‘can’t miss’ and atmosphere unparalleled. When the game is played at St. Joseph’s Hagan Arena, there may not be another gym in the country that provides the home team…

  14. Kansas moves freshman point guard Frank Mason into starting lineup

    Dec 6, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

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    In two of Kansas’ three games at the Battle 4 Atlantis last weekend, freshman point guard Frank Mason played well. Overall he averaged 9.7 points and 2.0 assists per contest, reaching double figures in games against Wake Forest (13 points) and Villanova (12). With the recent run of play and his work in practice, head…

  15. Pregame Shootaround: No. 3 Kentucky meets No. 20 Baylor in Arlington

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    South Carolina v Baylor

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor, 10:00 p.m. (ESPN) This isn’t a difficult choice, as the meeting between the Wildcats and Bears at the site of this season’s Final Four is the only contest matching ranked teams. And it’s a chance to make a statement nationally for Baylor, with sophomore…

  16. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Figuring out the ACC

    Dec 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Friday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. The inaugural installment focuses on the ACC, the now 15-team conference that some stated was the greatest conference ever assembled before a game had been played. Now that we’ve…

  17. Report: Oregon freshman forward Jordan Bell qualifies, now able to join program

    Dec 6, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    Oregon Ducks coach Altman yells out to his team against Louisville during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    With two games remaining in the suspensions of guard Dominic Artis and forward Ben Carter, Oregon will see its depth improve in short order. And apparently the Ducks will add another player, as freshman forward Jordan Bell has qualified and is now able to join the team. Bell, who played at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly,…

  18. Knee injury ends Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson’s season

    Dec 6, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Vanderbilt was able to hold off Marshall on Thursday night, beating the Thundering Herd 69-67 with Damian Jones and James Siakam leading the way with 15 points apiece. But the victory was a Pyrrhic one, as on Friday morning head coach Kevin Stallings announced that junior center Josh Henderson tore both the ACL and MCL…

  19. Xavier forward Erik Stenger sidelined with stomach ailment

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

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    During their three games in The Bahamas last weekend the Xavier Musketeers were shorthanded in the front court, as senior forward Erik Stenger was unable to participate due to an illness. The issues began shortly before the Musketeers left the States, as Stenger underwent medical testing (including bloodwork) after being “unusually lethargic” during practices. On…

  20. Weekend Preview: Kentucky-Baylor, a trio of in-state rivalry games

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor, Fri. 10:00 p.m. Braving the ice and sleet in Dallas, Kentucky will be squaring off with the Bears at the Jerry Dome in a game that will almost assuredly see more UK fans show up than Baylor fans. The irony is that this is…