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  1. Former Fresno State player Paul George sells out team’s home opener

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

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    When Fresno State opens the home portion of its schedule against Cal State Northridge, Rodney Terry’s team should be playing in front of a good-sized crowd. Why? Because tickets to the game are free, thanks to Indiana Pacer Paul George. George, fresh off of signing a five-year extension that guarantees him anywhere from $80 million…

  2. Pregame Shootaround 12.6.12: Nebraska looks to make a statement

    Dec 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    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…

  3. Duke’s comeback win adds to their resume, Plumlee’s POY candidacy

    Nov 29, 2012, 12:36 AM EDT

    Aaron Craft, Mason Plumlee

    You want to talk about impressive wins? No. 2 Duke’s come-from-behind, 72-68 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Wednesday night was impressive for much more than the simple fact that the Blue Devils beat the No. 4 team in the country despite being outplayed for about the first 28 minutes of the game. Three…

  4. The Morning Mix

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Last night was the first night of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Michigan got a big home win against North Carolina State thanks to a huge performance from Trey Burke. In Bloomington, Indiana steamrolled over a flat North Carolina squad. Virginia Tech and Maryland were the lone ACC teams to win on night one. But last…

  5. North Carolina’s loss was much, much worse than simply a blowout

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:51 AM EDT

    North Carolina v Indiana

    This was more than just a loss for No. 14 North Carolina. The 83-59 mollywhopping they took at the hands of No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday night is a legitimate cause for alarm for the folks in Chapel Hill. Why? I thought you’d never ask. Marcus Paige is not a point guard. He’s not Kendall…

  6. Markel Starks, Otto Porter lead Georgetown past No. 11 UCLA

    Nov 19, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Markel Starks, John Thompson III

    BROOKLYN – This game was supposed to be about Shabazz Muhammad and UCLA. With the nation’s most talented freshman finally getting declared eligible by the NCAA this past Friday, Monday night’s game against Georgetown in the semifinals of the Legends Classic was supposed to be his debutante ball. We’ve all seen the mixtapes. We’ve all…

  7. Conference Preview: Long Beach St. still Big West favorite

    Oct 30, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Dan Monson

    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…

  8. Top 25 Countdown: No. 9 Michigan Wolverines

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr.

    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.…

  9. Preseason Big East Player of the Year: the gift and the curse?

    Oct 18, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

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    At Big East media day on Wednesday it was announced that the coaches selected Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva as their preseason Player of the Year. That’s quite the honor for Siva, who is coming off of a season in which he struggled with health early but once at full strength helped lead the…

  10. Georgetown’s versatility best way to counteract youth

    Oct 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Belmont v Georgetown

    Since John Thompson III took over the Georgetown program back in 2004, his most successful teams have had two things in common: a steady, veteran presence in the back court to lead the team and versatile, playmaking big men who can dissect a defense by throwing that backdoor bounce-pass that has become a staple of…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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.…

  13. UNC athletes steered to a Navy Weapons class?

    Oct 3, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Three

    The North Carolina academic scandal took another twist late on Tuesday night as the Raleigh News & Observer published yet another article on the investigation. Instead of focusing on the African and Afro-American Studies department, the N&O dug up some information on a Naval Weapons System class that attracted a high-concentration of athletes. 30 of…

  14. The Morning Mix

    Oct 3, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - On Thursday, the most highly anticipated college announcement of the Fall will take place when Aaron and Andrew Harrison will decide between Kentucky, Maryland and SMU. The recruitment of the Harrison twins has been played out in public for what feels like the past 36 months. But thankfully, the saga will all be over…

  15. UNC’s Chancellor to step down

    Sep 17, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

    Chancellor Holden Thorp, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    The scandal at the University of North Carolina has claimed another victim. On Monday, UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp announced his resignation, effective in June 2013. Frankly, this should come as no surprise, given the magnitude of the scandal currently enveloping the school. The football program has a laundry list of NCAA violations, ranging from academic…

  16. Temple to face Duke at IZOD Center in New Jersey

    Sep 12, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

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    On Jan. 5, 2012, Temple upset then-No. 5 Duke at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. On Dec. 8, 2012, Duke will have another shot at the Owls. The two teams will face off at the IZOD Center in New Jersey as the second half of a doubleheader that also features Loyola and St. Peter’s,…

  17. Findlay Prep (Nev.) head coach Mike Peck hired as coach of NBADL’s Idaho Stampede

    Sep 12, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    Idaho Stampede logo

    Mike Peck, coach of powerhouse Findlay Prep (Nev.), has accepted a position as the head coach with the NBA Developmental League’s Idaho Stampede, the team announced Tuesday. The Stampede organization is the D-League affiliate of the Portland Trailblazers. “This is a great opportunity with a wonderful organization,” Peck said in a statement. “I’m looking forward…

  18. The Morning Mix

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - Steve Walentik of the Columbia Daily Tribune provides the #ReadoftheDay, in which warns us that no one in college basketball is safe from scandal – Speaking of scandal, Harvard he entered the mix. But Gary Parrish believes that the Harvard cheating scandal isn’t necessarily a “basketball problem”. Evan Williams of Busting Brackets takes a similar stance on the issue -…

  19. The latest on the NCAA’s investigation of UCLA

    Sep 4, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

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    The most intriguing story line heading into the 2012-2013 season is the investigation surrounding the loaded recruiting class currently enrolled at UCLA. Many expect the Bruins to make a return to national prominence this season, thanks in large part to the additions of Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson, Tony Parker and Jordan Adams. Muhammad and Anderson…

  20. Duke legend Art Heyman dies at 71

    Aug 27, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Art Heyman could do it all on a basketball court. Score. Rebound. Ignite a rivalry. You name it, the Duke legend did it while taking the Blue Devils into national prominence. Heyman died Monday, per Duke’s official Twitter account. He was 71. The 6-foot-5 Heyman was a star during his three seasons in Durham (freshman…

  21. Hollis Thompson goes from undrafted to an NBA player

    Jul 11, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v Georgetown

    The big news of the day in Washington DC is that former Hoya Hollis Thompson has inked a three-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The terms of the deal are not yet known, and they also are not all that important. What is important is that Thompson, who declared for the draft with a…

  22. Georgetown’s big men thrive on the system’s simplicity

    May 30, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v Georgetown

    Last Friday, I wrote a column over at SI.com about the Georgetown Hoyas and how John Thompson III is continuing the school’s tradition of producing big men, only his bigs are of a much different ilk than those of his father. Big John is known for churning out all-star centers that thrive on their size,…

  23. Live period allows regional schools to evaluate talent, find sleepers

    May 2, 2012, 12:43 PM EDT

    tad-boyle

    The wise move of the NCAA to bring back live evaluation periods to April will hopefully have the effect of under-the-radar players landing offers that they wouldn’t have otherwise snagged in the previously packed July evaluation period. While many recruiting websites focus, and rightly so, on Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League and other big name…

  24. Comparing Kentucky to other champs who replaced everything

    Apr 18, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Now the all five of Kentucky’s underclassmen stars are officially headed to the NBA (along with senior Darius Miller), it’s time to marvel at the production coach John Calipari must now replace. Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague and Miller represented93 percent of the Wildcats’ scoring, 94 percent of their rebounds,…

  25. Norfolk State hero Kyle O’Quinn wins MVP at Portsmouth Invitational

    Apr 15, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT

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    After his team’s enormous upset of second-seeded Missouri in the NCAA tournament, Kyle O’Quinn gave one of the most heartfelt post-game interviews you’ll see. The kid who got just one scholarship offer, from Norfolk State, earned his moment in the spotlight with 26 points and 14 rebounds against Missouri and, if this past week was…