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  1. Conference Catchups: Can Ohio State or Wisconsin hold off Michigan State?

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

    New Orleans v Michigan State

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Keith Appling, Michigan State The…

  2. New Year’s Resolutions: Kansas Jayhawks

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  3. Chane Behanan dismissed from Louisville, Kevin Ware likely to redshirt

    Dec 30, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Missouri State v Louisville

    It started with a pair of cryptic tweets on Monday morning. Minutes later can the announcement that Rick Pitino will be addressing the media, and by then we were only waiting for the news to become official. Chane Behanan has been kicked off of the Louisville basketball team. “Unfortunately, [2013] is ending on a bad…

  4. CAPTION CONTEST: Rick Barnes and Tom Izzo, intrigued by the roof?

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

    AP photo

    Last month, Michigan State put a whipping on Rick Barnes and Texas, but the Longhorns’ head coach found something to entertain him and Tom Izzo on the ceiling of the Erwin Center. Who doesn’t love a good Caption Contest? Let’s keep it PG, and the winner will get the honor of being the champion of…

  5. New Year’s Resolutions: Tennessee Volunteers

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Jarnell Stokes, Madison Jones

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  6. College Hoops Week in Review: Eric Atkins, Kentucky come through in big moments

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Andrew Harrison

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eric Atkins, Notre Dame For Notre Dame, the last week as been about as rough as a week can be on a college basketball team. Let’s start with the obvious: leading scorer Jerian Grant, a redshirt senior that had been in the program for four years, left school for the second semester…

  7. College Basketball Talk’s latest top 25

    Dec 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Photo credit: Getty Images

    What do we do with Villanova and Louisville this week? The Wildcats lost on the road to Syracuse, the nation’s No. 2 team, by 16 points in a game that was closer during the second half than the final score would indicate. That’s a game Villanova is supposed to lose. The same can be said…

  8. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Dec 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    bairstow

    Bairstow’s success story is 23 years in the making (Albuquerque Journal) Of the three members of New Mexico’s “big three,” senior forward Cameron Bairstow may be the most overlooked. But to this point in the season he’s been outstanding, averaging 20.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. And Bairstow’s path to becoming one of the…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Trae Golden, Eric Atkins star in much-needed wins

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:11 AM EDT

    atkins

    GAME OF THE DAY: Georgia Tech 58, Charlotte 55 Trae Golden went for 24 points and hit a three with 3.6 seconds left to give the Yellow Jackets the win. But it wasn’t quite that simple for Brian Gregory’s club, as Charlotte erased a 53-45 deficit in the final 1:26. After Golden’s three, Charlotte’s Pierria…

  10. Report: Marquette’s Jamil Wilson day-to-day with sprained left knee

    Dec 29, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    wilson

    Marquette capped the non-conference portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon with a 71-48 win over Samford, with Jajuan Johnson coming off the bench to lead four players in double figures with 14 points. The win nearly came at a major cost for the Golden Eagles however, as senior forward Jamil Wilson was forced to leave…

  11. Central Connecticut State guard Matt Hunter declared academically ineligible

    Dec 29, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    hunter

    Prior to Central Connecticut State’s close win over Albertus Magnus on Sunday afternoon, it was learned that the senior guard has been declared academically ineligible according to Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant. Hunter, who averaged 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a junior, was averaging 9.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 12…

  12. Georgia Tech survives wild finish at Charlotte after buzzer-beater called off (VIDEO)

    Dec 29, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

    Dai-Jon Parker, Eric McClellan, Trae Golden

    Georgia Tech looked like they had a win locked up at Charlotte, leading 53-45 with 1:26 left. The Yellow Jackets would eventually go on to win, but it wasn’t quite how Brian Gregory drew it up. Charlotte reeled off a 10-2 run, tying the game at 55 on a three when Georgia Tech turned the…

  13. Eric Atkins comes up big in Notre Dame’s overtime victory over Canisius

    Dec 29, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

    atkins

    With the announcement that leading scorer Jerian Grant was done for the season for academic reasons, it was clear that Notre Dame needed to figure out how they would account for the 19.0 points and 6.2 assists per game that the senior provided. Given Grant’s impact on both ends of the floor, this is not…

  14. New Year’s Resolutions: Ohio State Buckeyes

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Aaron Craft, Todd Mayo

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  15. Iowa State junior guard K.J. Bluford leaves program

    Dec 29, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    hoiberg

    After averaging 17.8 points as a sophomore at Northeast Nebraska Community College, shooting guard K.J. Bluford had hopes of being a contributor for an Iowa State team that lost four of its top five scorers from a season ago. Unfortunately things didn’t work out that way for Bluford, whose desire for more playing time has…

  16. New Year’s Resolutions: BYU Cougars

    Dec 29, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    rose

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  17. Matt Costello back to practice for Michigan State, questionable for start of Big Ten play

    Dec 29, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

    Matt Costello

    On Saturday, Michigan State reinserted freshman forward Kenny Kaminski into the lineup, missing the previous three games with a suspension, in the Spartans’ 101-48 win over New Orleans. The fifth-ranked Spartans can get more help to the frontline as sophomore forward Matt Costello is back to practicing with the team. The 6-foot-9 Costello has not…

  18. Florida State center Boris Bojanovsky takes in 5,000 calories a day

    Dec 29, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Boris Bojanovsky

    As we near the end of the year, weight is a popular concern, whether it be taking off some pounds added during the holidays, or getting ready to get back into shape to start the New Year. While many are looking to lose weight, Florida State sophomore enter Boris Bojanovsky is looking to get bigger,…

  19. New Year’s Resolutions: Villanova Wildcats

    Dec 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Arcidiacono

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out. WHAT…

  20. POSTERIZED: Sam Dekker’s one-handed alley-oop in Wisconsin’s win (VIDEO)

    Dec 29, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

    Sam Dekker

    Sam Dekker ended with 16 points in 11 rebounds as his double-double led the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers to an 80-43 win over Prairie View A&M at home on Saturday. Eight minutes into the second half, with Wisconsin cruising, Dekker closed out on a shot, forcing a miss. He would be rewarded on the other…