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  1. Nerlens Noel gets dunked on by Willie Cauley-Stein at Kentucky Midnight Madness

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:37 AM EDT


    Kentucky is always the place to be when it comes to Midnight Madness, especially Friday night as Big Blue Nation raised another banner inside Rupp Arena. During the scrimmage, one of John Calipari’s freshmen big men threw down a highlight-worthy dunk. But, it’s not the freshman center you’re probably thinking of, however he was on…

  2. St. John’s JaKarr Sampson making a statement slam at Midnight Madness

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:56 PM EDT


    Friday night, the first of many highlight slams from Midnight Madness surfaced, as St. John’s freshman forward, JaKarr Sampson threw down a 360 dunk at Carnesecca Arena. The video was uploaded to via (VIDEO). As part of the dunk contest, Sampson received some assistance from junior forward Orlando Sanchez. The 6-foot-9 Sanchez, showed off some soccer…

  3. Report: Stabbing inside the Carrier Dome ends Syracuse’s Orange Madness early

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:47 PM EDT

    Carrier Dome

    Syracuse’s Orange Madness ended prematurely Friday night after a stabbing that took place inside the Carrier Dome, according to reports. Around 9:30 p.m. a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the concourse area. Syracuse police are investigating the situation. Police say that everyone else left the building safely. According to reports, the victim is not cooperating…

  4. Wagner’s Josh Thompson jumps over his parents

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:22 PM EDT


    Last year at as a junior, Wagner forward Josh Thompson jumped over his mother, Diane, to win his team’s dunk contest at “Madness Before Midnight.” Fast forward a year and Thompson wanted to get his father in on the fun, as the 6-foot-5 senior leaped over both of his parents. Thompson earned a share of…

  5. Scott Wood’s grandfather falls ill Friday night

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT


    North Carolina State’s “Primetime with the Pack” had a scary moment when the grandfather of senior forward, Scott Wood was taken away on a stretcher, cutting the the red and white scrimmage short. According to school officials, Wood’s grandfather was not feeling well and was brought to a local hospital for evaluation. Officials also stated…

  6. Coach K and Mason Plumlee talk about Lance Thomas

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT

    Lance Thomas

    Friday afternoon, according to the Associated Press, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said that he and his program would cooperate with the NCAA’s inquiry into whether or not former Duke forward Lance Thomas broke rules during his senior season in December 2009. Thomas, a member of the 2010 national championship team, purchased more almost $100,000…

  7. Midnight Madness started at Maryland

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT


    Midnight Madness is exactly that. It’s pandemonium, chaos, and excitement. All in the name of college basketball. The first official day of the college basketball season is more of a party than a practice, with extravagant entrances (Tom Izzo) to celebrity appearances and clips that will light up YouTube. Midnight Madness takes campuses across the country by storm. However, the…

  8. Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe deals with summer DWI

    Oct 12, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT


    On Sept. 10, Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe plead guilty to a DWI he was arrested for back in July. Friday was the Golden Gophers’ media day and the former All-Big Ten forward told reporters that he has already been reprimanded by head coach Tubby Smith. “It’s something that happened earlier in the summer time. Coach…

  9. UCLA still waiting to hear on Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson’s eligibility

    Oct 12, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT


    Tonight marks the official beginning of the college basketball season. However, the UCLA Bruins are still scrambling to find out what they’re team will look like when the first game takes place next month. UCLA had one of the best recruiting classes this season, yet the program’s best two recruits – Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle…

  10. Former Husky Ricky Moore returns to Storrs as director of basketball administration

    Oct 12, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT


    Connecticut formally announced the return of former Husky guard Ricky Moore to the program on Friday, as he was named the director of basketball administration. Moore, who was an assistant on Paul Cormier’s staff at Dartmouth the last two seasons, returns to the school that he helped lead to its first national title in 1999.…

  11. Former Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams given suspended sentence

    Oct 12, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

    Darrell Williams

    Former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams received two suspended one-year sentences for his conviction on charges of rape by instrumentation and sexual battery. Williams, who has insisted that he’s innocent throughout the case, avoids spending any more time behind bars but will have to register as a sex offender. Payne County District Judge Phillip…

  12. Top 25 Countdown: No. 16 Duke Blue Devils

    Oct 12, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here.…

  13. Notre Dame in an unfamiliar position entering the 2012-13 season

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Xavier v Notre Dame

    In each of the last three seasons Big East coaches have predicted that Notre Dame would finish somewhere in the middle of the conference pack. In 2009 Mike Brey’s team was picked to finish eighth place, followed by predictions of seventh (2010-11) and ninth (2011-12). With Big East media day set for Wednesday, Brey’s program…

  14. Midnight Madness tonight!!! College basketball season officially begins

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Michigan St Midnight Madness Basketball

    It’s been exactly 193 days since it’s been college basketball season. You remember when it ended, right? Anthony Davis, John Calipari and the entirety of Big Blue Nation took over New Orleans as Kentucky rolled over Kansas to win their eighth national title. That feels like so long ago, doesn’t it? Well, the wait is…

  15. A disappointing championship season? That’s what Pittsburgh is looking to rebound from.

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT


    When is a championship season a disappointing one? When the title you win is the CBI (no disrespect to the good folks who run that tournament), thoughts of the last season have more to do with missing the NCAA tournament. That’s the situation the Pittsburgh Panthers found themselves in last season, as inexperience and the…

  16. CBT’s Unified College Basketball All-Name Team

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

    God'sgift Achiuwa

    Compiled by Eric Angevine and Troy Machir If pitchers and catchers reporting is a rite of spring, the college hoops All-Name Team is the definitive rite of autumn. For years, Troy and I toiled separately, each producing our own All-Name lists in our own styles; him for Ballin’ is a Habit, me for Storming the…

  17. Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson admits to paying Myck Kabongo’s expenses

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:15 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Texas v Cincinnati

    The big news on Wednesday night was that the NCAA was investigating Texas point guard Myck Kabongo for the possible receipt of impermissible benefits. But while the focus of the NCAA was reported to be the relationship between Kabongo and sports agent Rich Paul, Kabongo’s long-time friend and former teammate Tristan Thompson says that it…

  18. Kansas big man Zach Peters to miss a month

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT


    Zach Peters wasn’t expected to be Thomas Robinson‘s replacement this season. With Jeff Withey (who has made some preseason all-american teams), Perry Ellis, Kevin Young and Landen Lucas on the roster, playing time isn’t exactly guaranteed for Peters, a 6-foot-9 forward from Plano, TX. But Peters does provide depth. And, more importantly, even a season’s…

  19. Steve Fisher: “Right now, it’s not the best team we’ve had”

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v San Diego State

    The last time Steve Fisher coached a team with this much hype he was 20 years younger in Ann Arbor and his starting lineup consisted of the Fab Five. Not even in 2010-2011, when his Aztec team went 34-3 and produced two NBA Draft picks, including Kawhi Leonard, has Fisher had a team that entered…

  20. Andrew Wiggins reclassifying? “Unlikely at this stage”

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT


    As we noted earlier, highly-touted wing James Young — a Michigan native that never even made a visit to Michigan State — joined the Harrison twins in John Calipari’s 2013 recruiting class. This didn’t get as much pub as the Harrisons’ commitment did (hey, Young is only one guy, you know?), but it is a…

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