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  1. Markel Starks on Josh Smith: ‘You never really know what you’re going to get from [him]’

    Nov 30, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Oregon v Georgetown

    Joshua Smith has been an enigma since the moment he stepped on a collegiate court. From a talent perspective, there are few that are on Smith’s level. His size, his hands, his footwork, his touch around the rim. He’s got lottery pick talent. His problem has always been effort and desire. Does he want to…

  2. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Louisville has first test of the season against North Carolina

    Nov 24, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino, Russ Smith

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 3 Louisville vs. No. 24 North Carolina, 1:00 p.m. (ESPN)  North Carolina isn’t the team that many projected in the preseason thanks to the absence of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, but the Tar Heels still have enough firepower to challenge Louisville in the championship game of the Hall of Fame…

  3. Georgetown’s horrendous second half dooms them against Northeastern

    Nov 21, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Scott Eatherton, Mikael Hopkins

    Northeastern’s starting front line of Scott Eatherton and Reggie Spencer combined for 30 points and 19 boards as the Huskies knocked off Georgetown 63-56 in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off down in San Juan on Thursday. It really was an ugly performance from Georgetown, particularly in the second half. Northeastern threw a…

  4. No. 19 Oregon holds off Georgetown and Josh Smith, 82-75

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT

    Oregon v Georgetown

    Oregon got 55 points from their three notable transfers as the No. 19 Ducks shook off the suspensions of Dominic Artis and Ben Carter to hold off Georgetown out in South Korea, 82-75. Dana Altman’s club got 24 points from Joseph Young and 16 points from Jason Calliste, who combined to hit just 7-for-17 from…

  5. Nate Lubick on guarding Josh Smith in practice: ‘Ugh. It’s miserable.’

    Nov 5, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    josh smith georgetown

    Nate Lubick is a senior at Georgetown. He’s spent three years grinding it out in the Big East, battling in the paint against the likes of Louisville and Syracuse and UConn on a nightly basis. He’s as veteran as a veteran can get, which is why you can trust his opinion on what it’s like trying…

  6. 20 Impact Transfers in College Hoops for 2013-2014

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Rodney Hood, Raphiael Putney, Sean Carter

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  7. The X-Factors of the 2013-2014 College Basketball Season

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    Keith Appling

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  8. 2013-2014 Season Preview: College Hoops Breakout Players

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  9. Could Josh Smith be immediately eligible for Georgetown?

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgia

    Georgetown is facing some questions about its frontcourt as they enter the 2013-14 season. Greg Whittingham is out with a torn ACL and Otto Porter is in a Washington Wizards uniform now, so the Hoyas will rely heavily on junior Mikael Hopkins and senior Nate Lubick to play the bulk of the interior minutes early…

  10. Former UCLA guard Tyler Lamb will transfer to Long Beach State

    Jan 11, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona - Quarterfinals

    During the fall semester, Ben Howland and his UCLA program saw two players transfer. In a span of 10 days, each of those players have found new homes. Last Wednesday, junior center Josh Smith announced he will join Georgetown for his final season of eligibility. Friday evening, junior guard Tyler Lamb made his decision and…

  11. Report: Josh Smith will transfer to Georgetown

    Jan 2, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona - Quarterfinals

    After two and a half seasons at UCLA, junior center, Josh Smith has decided to transfer to Georgetown. This report came just before noon on Wednesday, as Senior Basketball writer, Jeff Goodman reports. Goodman reported that Smith picked the Hoyas over Kansas. Smith had visited Georgetown three weeks ago. Smith decided to leave the…

  12. UCLA out-numbered at Wooden Classic

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Cal State Northridge v UCLA

    It’s no secret that UCLA is facing some tough times. After last seasons’ debacle and this season beginning with Shabazz Muhammad’s eligibility dispute, a loss at home to Cal Poly and Tyler Lamb, THEN Josh Smith leaving the program, it’s safe to say that even with a top-rated recruiting class, the Bruins have essentially picked…

  13. CBT Monthly Awards: Duke is Team of the Month, UCLA disappoints

    Dec 1, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    mason plumlee

    With November in the books, we have a pretty good sample size to make snap judgments about what we’ve seen. The College Basketball Talk staff got together to share their thoughts on the first month of the college hoops season. Enjoy.   Team of the Month: David Harten: Duke – You can’t argue with a…

  14. Departed center Joshua Smith graced the cover of UCLA’s game program last night

    Nov 29, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgia

    With the departure of junior center Joshua Smith, UCLA is down to eight scholarship players. But the news of Smith deciding to leave the program came too late for the people in charge of selecting a cover photo for the game program for Wednesday’s game against Cal State Northridge. Smith graced the cover of the…

  15. The Morning Mix

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    There were a ton of great games last night. Thanks to a big night from the ACC, the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge ended in a 6-6 draw. Up next is the Big East/SEC Challenge which begins tonight. But let’s not rush to the couch just yet, we have a lot to cover before 7:00 p.m.…

  16. Second half collapse highlights concerns regarding No. 11 UCLA

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:01 AM EDT

    Ben Howland

    It was over. The game was over. After a pair of Shabazz Muhammad free throws with just over 12 minutes remaining UCLA held a 51-33 lead on Cal Poly. And given the deliberate style of play that the Mustangs prefer, there surely was no way that the Bruins could lose. But they did. Joe Callero’s…

  17. Unfair to rush to any judgement on UCLA after Shabazz’s first game

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:18 AM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgetown

    BROOKLYN – All things considered, Shabazz Muhammad didn’t play too badly in his first game as a collegian. He finished with 15 points on 5-10 shooting in 25 minutes of action, although a couple of those buckets came in the final minute with the outcome, a 78-70 loss to Georgetown in the semifinals of the…

  18. How much will Shabazz Muhammad affect UCLA this year?

    Nov 16, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    Indiana State v UCLA

    I had UCLA ranked 25th in the preseason. That was well below where everyone else had them. My thinking? The pieces didn’t fit for the Bruins. Their point guard play was reliant up a 6-foot-9 freshman, Kyle Anderson, nicknamed ‘slo-mo’ and a guy that flamed out at North Carolina, Larry Drew II, in about as…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Nov 14, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    I hope you all enjoyed the Tip-Off Marathon. Today is a “Rest & Recovery” day. But here’s what’s going on in today’s Morning Mix: Wednesday’s Top Games: 7:00 p.m. – St. Bonaventure’s @ Cornell (NBC Sports Network) 7:00 p.m. – No.22 Wisconsin @ No.10 Florida 8:00 p.m. – Santa Clara @ Saint Louis 8:00 p.m.…

  20. Late night snacks: Crashing after the marathon

    Nov 14, 2012, 2:09 AM EDT

    State Farm Champions Classic - Duke v Kentucky

    It took 24 hours and countless games, but the unofficial beginning to the college basketball season came and went with an overwhelming bang. Let’s recap, shall we? Games of the Night 1.) Duke 75, Kentucky 68 – The classic matchup didn’t disappoint. Seth Curry dominated. Alex Poythress was a monster. John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski…

  21. Jordan Adams, Wear twins lead UCLA in a win over Indiana State

    Nov 10, 2012, 2:17 AM EDT


    When No. 13 UCLA opened the renovated Pauley Pavilion – after 18-months and spending $132 million – the star freshman performance was expected to be from shooting guard Shabazz Muhammad Instead, Muhammad was ruled ineligible before the game. Luckily, freshman guard Jordan Adams came off the bench to drop a game-high 21 points off 7-of-12…

  22. Weekend Preview: The most important story lines as CBB kicks off

    Nov 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    So about this new Kentucky team… There are a myriad of intriguing and important story lines surrounding the headline game of the Barclays Center Classic between No. 3 Kentucky and Maryland. It’s the first college basketball game to be played in Jay-Z’s new arena. (I don’t care if it’s not ‘technically’ Jay-Z’s arena.) It’s the…

  23. Introducing #NBCtheLeague

    Nov 8, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT


    If you’re like the most of us, your fantasy football team eliminated itself from the playoffs three weeks ago. So with just a few hours left until the start of college hoops season, the writers here at College Basketball Talk decided to test their fantasy wits and put bragging rights on the line the fir…

  24. Burning Questions: What top 25 team misses the NCAA tournament?

    Nov 5, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Ben Howland

    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. Next up: What team in the AP Top 25 is…

  25. 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…