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  1. Weekend Preview: Miami-NC State, Ole Miss-Florida highlight slate

    Feb 1, 2013, 9:15 AM EST

    Lorenzo Brown, Scott Wood

    Game of the Week: No. 14 Miami at No. 19 NC State (4:00 p.m. ET, CBS) Clearly, the best game this weekend is between Michigan and Indiana, but seeing as we already devoted 800 words to that matchup, we’re going to go ahead and highlight some other folks here. Miami wants to stake their claim…

  2. Weekend Preview: Who’s 2nd best in the Triangle, Kentucky/UCLA with a chance for a statement

    Jan 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Mark Gottfried

    Someone wants to be relevant in the Triangle, right?: North Carolina heads to Raleigh to take on No. 18 NC State on Saturday (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) in a game that features two of the bigger disappointments in the ACC this season. And, frankly, it’s not totally unexpected. We knew that North Carolina was young heading…

  3. Weekend Preview: No. 13 Michigan State visits No. 7 Indiana on Sunday

    Jan 25, 2013, 8:42 AM EST

    Tom Izzo

    Game of the Weekend: No. 13 Michigan State at No. 7 Indiana (Sun. 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS) It hasn’t been pretty for the Spartans, but after almost a month of Big Ten play, Tom Izzo’s team is sitting all alone in first place in the league standings at 6-1. And when you look at what the…

  4. Weekend Preview: Five Storylines

    Jan 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Marshall Henderson

    Marshall Henderson vs. BJ Young: Easily the most entertaining individual matchup this weekend will be when Marshall Henderson and Ole Miss square off with BY Young’s Arkansas team. If you’ve never seen Henderson play, he’s kind of similar to Jimmer in that he’s got no conscience when it comes to shooting, but that comparison only…

  5. Weekend Preview: Five Storylines

    Jan 11, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Miami v North Carolina

    Who is the third best team in the ACC?: I think that it’s pretty safe to say that Duke is the best team in the conference, followed by NC State. Those two will square off at noon on Saturday. But that’s not what’s important heading into this weekend. We already know what we’re going to…

  6. Weekend Preview: ‘Sterling’ reason to think Illinois gets upset at Wisconsin

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Adriean Payne, Jared Berggren

    Who’s Getting Upset?: Sat. 2:15 p.m.: No. 12 Illinois at Wisconsin (Big Ten Net) This was a fairly easy pick for me to make for three reasons: 1. Wisconsin is so tough to beat in the Kohl Center. I don’t care if this is a down year for the Badgers. I don’t care if they…

  7. Weekend Preview: Two B1G clashes, and Duke’s toughest test of the year

    Jan 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Victor Oladipo

    Game of the Week: Sat. 12:00 p.m.: No. 8 Minnesota at No. 5 Indiana (Big Ten Net) Full disclosure: when I write these Weekend Preview posts, it’s usually some point between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Right now, as I’m typing these words, it is Thursday afternoon, and let me tell you: I am already…

  8. Weekend Preview: Storylines to follow

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Josh pastner

    The drama surrounding the continuation of the Memphis-Tennessee series: If you’ve missed the latest, here’s a quick catchup: Josh Pastner has never wanted to play Tennessee. He doesn’t want to help the Vols recruit in the city of Memphis by allowing them to play there once every other year. The old Memphis athletic director overruled…

  9. Weekend Preview: No. 10 Gonzaga on upset watch?

    Jan 4, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Kevin Foster, Quinn Cook

    Who’s getting upset?: Sat. 8:00 p.m.: No. 10 Gonzaga at Santa Clara (ROOT) Generally speaking, when a ranked team goes on the road in league play, they are just about always going to find a way to get picked to be upset. That’s just the way it works in college hoops. It’s not easy to…

  10. Weekend Preview: Big games in Big 12 and Big Ten, battle atop the MVC

    Jan 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Ohio St Illinois Basketball

    Game of the Weekend: Sat. 2:15 p.m.: No. 8 Ohio State at No. 11 Illinois (Big Ten) You know how we all keep saying that the Big Ten is so tough this season? Well, Illinois is a perfect example of why. The Illini lost their conference opener on Wednesday night, as they went into Mackey…

  11. Conference Catchups: Mason best of shrinking CAA

    Jan 2, 2013, 12:01 PM EST

    George Mason Richmond Basketball

    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 CAA Conference Catchup: Favorite: George Mason The more things change, the more they stay the same in the CAA. As the…

  12. Weekend Preview: Five storylines to follow

    Dec 28, 2012, 3:30 PM EST

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    Kentucky and Louisville, tables turned?: I don’t think there’s really an argument that, right now, Kentucky and Louisville have the fiercest rivalry in the country. Let’s ignore, for a second, that this rivalry has been built across socioeconomic and geographic lines, or that it is a battle for supremacy in the state where college basketball…

  13. Weekend Preview: Kansas-Ohio State, Bragging Rights on Saturday

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Craft picks up a charge on Kansas Jayhawks' Johnson during the first half of their men's NCAA Final Four semi-final college basketball game in New Orleans

    Game of the Weekend: Sat. 4:00 p.m.: No. 9 Kansas at No. 7 Ohio State (CBS) It’s not Thomas Robinson vs. Jared Sullinger this year, but that doesn’t mean that a matchup between the Jayhawks and the Buckeyes is any less intriguing this season. Kansas looks like they are starting to hit their stride, as…

  14. Weekend Preview: Five storylines to follow

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Iowa Virginia Tech Basketball

    Biggest story line this weekend: Is Virginia Tech for real? Beating a young Iowa team at home is really not all that impressive, even if Iowa is supposed to be better this season. Beating an under-manned Oklahoma State team pulls a little bit more weight, but even then, the Cowboys were probably overranked as a…

  15. Pregame Shootaround 11.29.12: A preview of Thursday’s action

    Nov 29, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Mike Brey

    Each day, CollegeBasketballTalk brings you the “Pregame Shootaround,” which will be posted at 2 p.m. ET and lay out a preview for the slate of games that night. We’ll take a look at some key match-ups and important games, as well as make some predictions and point out what you need to watch for. Take…

  16. Day 1 Preview and Schedule: ACC/Big Ten Challenge starts Tuesday

    Nov 27, 2012, 11:18 AM EST

    NC State

    The ACC/Big Ten Challenge starts Tuesday, featuring six of the 12 games between the clashing conferences. Below is a preview of Tuesday’s slate of games. will have a preview of Wednesday’s games tomorrow. Game of the Night: No. 14 North Carolina at No. 1 Indiana, 9:30 p.m. The No. 1 team in the nation,…

  17. Weekend Preview: Nate Wolters, Indiana headline the Best of the Rest

    Nov 9, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Nate Wolters

    Sunday 1:00 p.m.: Marshall at Villanova (ESPN3): After a rough 2011-2012 season, Villanova looks to bounce back this season and make a push for the NCAA tournament. They’ll be tested immediately, as Deandre Kane and the Thundering Herd are the biggest challengers to Memphis for Conference USA supremacy. Friday 9:00 p.m.: Montana at Colorado State:…

  18. Weekend Preview: Syracuse-SDSU highlights a strong weekend slate

    Nov 9, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Steve Fisher, Jim Boeheim

    Game of the Weekend: Sunday, 4:00 p.m. No. 9 Syracuse at No. 20 San Diego State (Fox Sports) Syracuse flies out to sunny Southern California to take on the Aztecs in a game that was postponed from Friday evening due to a rainout. Seriously. With wet weather settling in over San Diego and the Battle…

  19. Georgetown/Florida preview: More basketball, more aircraft carriers

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v Georgetown

    The best part about the few week or so is the teams that realize non-conference games are for great games, not blowouts, so they make sure to put one or two on the schedule. Florida and Georgetown knew that, and they did it. Forget that, the best part about the first opening games is the…

  20. Burning Questions: Picking conference winners

    Nov 8, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Louisville v Cincinnati

    Real, live college basketball games start on Friday, and with all of our glorious preseason content finally finished, this week we will be providing you with water cooler fodder as we roll through a series of Burning Question. You can read them all right here. Picking conference winners

  21. MAAC preview: Manhattan, Loyola take the reigns

    Oct 31, 2012, 10:30 AM EST


    Last season may have been the best year in the history of MAAC hoops, with the normally one-bid conference getting Loyola (Md.) in by way of the conference title and Iona snagging an at-large bid. That was then and this, well, isn’t the 2011-12 season. Gone for the Gaels are Scott Machado, who led the…

  22. Great West preview: All of the talent, with none of the perks

    Oct 30, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Jeremy Robinson, Tim Shelton

    How does a conference that doesn’t get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament have so much talent? The Great West has that question to answer this season. North Dakota joined the Big Sky Conference this season trimming the Great West to six teams. Cal State-Bakersfield has an All-Independents team selection in Stephon Carter and…

  23. SEC preview: Embrace the change

    Oct 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EST


    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. For a…

  24. Big 12 Preview: Death, taxes and Kansas winning the league?

    Oct 25, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    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 Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  25. Big Ten Preview: Wisconsin and Iowa are better than you think

    Oct 24, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Final Four - Ohio State v Kansas

    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 Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…