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  1. Difference between Kentucky, ’12 title team: role players?

    Dec 15, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

    Boise State v Kentucky

    I wrote a column last night on No. 11 Kentucky and their 82-77 loss to No. 18 North Carolina. But I wasn’t in Chapel Hill. Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com was. He wrote a column too, and it included this passage, which I found particularly interesting: It was interesting to watch in person because the TV…

  2. Jeff Withey gets triple-double in Kansas victory

    Nov 26, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT

    San Jose State v Kansas

    Holy Jeff Withey. Kansas senior big man went insane for the No. 10-ranked Jayhawks tonight, recording the second triple-double in school history with 16 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks in a 70-57 victory over San Jose State. What has to stand out is the 12 blocks, which is the elusive “big man…

  3. Naismith Award watch list stretches from A(nderson) to Z(eller)

    Nov 13, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Kyle Anderson, Devonte Brown

    The Naismith Men’s Player of the Year Award early season watch list has been published, and it’s loaded with the usual suspects. The state of Kentucky fared well, with Louisville and Kentucky landing three players apiece on the list. Chane Behanan, Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng were the Cardinals honored. The Wildcats, unsurprisingly, were represented…

  4. The NCAA whiffed when suspending Peter Jurkin and Hanner Perea

    Nov 7, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Tom Crean

    In case you haven’t heard about it yet — I mean, you should have, because there wasn’t anything else important going on in the news last night, was there? — Indiana has had two of their incoming freshmen suspended by the NCAA for the first nine games of the season. Peter Jurkin and Hanner Mosquera-Perea…

  5. Position Rankings: The Top 20 Centers

    Nov 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Indiana  v Kentucky

    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 Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  6. The Morning MIx

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    A bunch of teams held preseason tune-up exhibition games last night. Not too many stories to come out of the games, so will skip over the recaps and reports. Actually there is one story. The Toilet Paper game took place last night. But that’s about it. (Somewhere Matt Norlander is getting all giddy about writing…

  7. Top 25 Countdown: No. 3 Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 31, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    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.…

  8. Brittney Griner unanimous selection for AP preseason All-American

    Oct 30, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

    Brittney Griner

    Brittney Griner headlined the Associated Press women’s preseason All-American team, announced Tuesday afternoon, following a junior season that ended with a national championship. The second unanimous selection for Griner only adds to her accolades in her impressive career. The Baylor center becomes only the third player in the history of women’s basketball, along with UConn’s…

  9. SEC preview: Embrace the change

    Oct 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  10. 2012-2013 Preview: Top 15 Frontcourts

    Oct 26, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    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 Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  11. Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel reportedly cleared by NCAA to practice and play in games

    Oct 17, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has been cleared by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats to start the 2012-13 season, John Calipari first told ESPN and other outlets have now confirmed. Noel, considered by many to be the top recruit from the high school class of 2012, had been the subject…

  12. 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…

  13. Top 25 Countdown: No. 17 Arizona Wildcats

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    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.…

  14. Top 25 Countdown: No. 20 North Carolina Tar Heels

    Oct 8, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT

    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 Top 25, click here.…

  15. Kentucky’s got an anthem as they look for their 9th national title (VIDEO)

    Oct 7, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Dominican coach, John Calipari, gives in

    While there likely are a few Kentucky fans still basking in the glory of the school’s eighth national title, with practice beginning on Friday the focus for many turns to what John Calipari’s team can do for an encore. Stars such as Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Doron Lamb (just to name three) are now…

  16. John Calipari says Nerlens Noel and Anthony Davis are ‘totally different’

    Oct 7, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT

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    No. 1 overall pick, Team USA member, and former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis might, on the surface, appear to have some similarities to incoming UK freshman Nerlens Noel, but don’t tell that John Calipari. “He shouldn’t be compared,” Calipari told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “They’re totally different. They’re not even the same. Nerlens is going to…

  17. Please don’t count John Calipari and Kentucky out of the race for the Harrison twins

    Oct 3, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    Yesterday, NBCSports.com took a look at the recruitment of the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, and the possible connections that could land them at Maryland when they announce their decision Thursday evening. But what about the other horse in the race for their commitment? If we have learned anything, it’s not to bet against John…

  18. The impact freshman of the 2012-13 season

    Oct 3, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Alex Poythress, Cameron Ridley, Marcus Smart

    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 Lists we’ve published, click…

  19. Former UCLA guard and assistant Gerald Madkins takes job in Los Angeles Clippers’ front office

    Sep 26, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

    Gerald Madkins

    Former UCLA assistant and Bruins guard Gerald Madkins has accepted a position in the front office of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to become the Director of Basketball Operations, the team announced Monday. Madkins played for the Bruins from 1987-92, averaging 7.6 points and 3.3 assists per game over the course of his career. During…

  20. Will new academic standards impact college hoops’ on-court product?

    Sep 24, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The sweeping academic changes that will be put into effect for the Class of 2016 have been written about quite a bit during this offseason. If you haven’t heard about them, they are as follows: the minimum GPA for the 16 required core courses was bumped up to a 2.3 from a 2.0, while 10…

  21. Kentucky to install part of 2012 Final Four floor into new Rupp Arena locker room

    Sep 19, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

    Kentucky Basketball logo

    Kentucky enjoyed its national championship so much, it figured it might as well bring some memorabilia home. John Calipari and the Wildcats will install close to 3,000 square feet of the 2012 national championship floor from the SuperDome in New Orleans into a renovated locker room at Rupp Arena. “I’m not sure I’ve heard of…

  22. Video: Drake admits association with UK inspired him to graduate HS

    Sep 17, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Drake’s been closely involved with the Kentucky basketball team since John Calipari took over, and it shouldn’t be any wonder why. Drake, who is a protege of Lil’ Wayne and currently one of the most famous and popular rappers, not only received a championship ring from the school, but he returned to the campus this…

  23. Gathering some of the many reactions to Jim Calhoun’s retirement on the internet

    Sep 13, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    File photograph of University of Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun standing with his team as practice for the NCAA men's Final Four basketball championship

    One of the most interesting aspects of a sports figure’s retirement are the reactions of fans and media alike. With Jim Calhoun ending a coaching career that’s spanned four decades, there’s no shortage of opinions in regards to a run that resulted in 873 victories and three national titles. But what makes the reactions to…

  24. John Calipari ‘comfortable’ with Nerlens Noel’s NCAA situation

    Sep 8, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Priority No. 1 for Kentucky was securing Nerlens Noel’s commitment. Done. Priority No. 2 was getting him academically cleared. Also done. Priority No. 3 is what Kentucky is working through now, trying to make sure Noel’s amateur status is intact and that he’ll be able to play this season for the Wildcats. As the NCAA…

  25. Adolph Rupp’s birthday is Sept. 2, Former UK coach would have been 111 years old

    Sep 2, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

    Adolph Rupp

    Sept. 2 marks what would have been the 111th birthday of legendary former Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp, the man for whom Rupp Arena is named. Rupp, who passed away in 1977 at the age of 76, won 876 games in his 41-year career, winning 20 SEC championships, four national championships, and an NIT title. In…

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