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  1. The Morning Mix

    Dec 10, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

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    We had ourselves quite the weekend. While there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of high level hoops on this weekend, there was a lot of action. There was a bevy of highlights, and even more lowlights. The Morning Mix is going to get to them all. By the way. Today is the beginning of “Exam Week”, which just…

  2. Pregame Shootaround 12.8.12: Loaded Saturday features 21 ranked teams in action

    Dec 8, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

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    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. Kentucky out of Top 25 for first time under Calipari

    Dec 3, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Yes, Big Blue Nation, it finally happened. A Calipari-coached Kentucky team will play their next game without a ranking next to their name. For the first time since Cal took over prior to the 2009-10 season, the Wildcats aren’t ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. It’s a product of back-to-back losses to Notre…

  4. Underrated Notre Dame hands No. 8 Kentucky a beatdown in South Bend

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

    Jerian Grant

    First and foremost, before we start talking about No. 8 Kentucky’s 64-50 loss to Notre Dame on Thursday night, we need to get one thing out there: Kentucky is not as bad as they were against the Irish. The Wildcats are a young team, a group of freshmen, that have never had to play a…

  5. Memphis forward Tarik Black to miss tonight’s game due to an ‘internal matter’

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Tarik Black

    After a 1-2 weekend at the Battle 4 Atlantis and the establishment of a new media policy that’s been criticized by many writers, the last thing the Memphis Tigers needed was to lose a player ahead of their game on Thursday against UT Martin. Of course that’s exactly what happened as Jason Smith of the…

  6. After rough weekend in Bahamas, Memphis enacts new media restrictions

    Nov 27, 2012, 9:44 AM EDT

    Memphis

    Memphis went into the Battle 4 Atlantis as a Top 25 team and came out with a 1-2 record and a label as one of the season’s early disappointments. What was the school’s reaction? Enact new media policies that restrict access to local outlets and limit player interactions with reporters. As reported by the Commercial Appeal’s…

  7. 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…

  8. Late Night Snacks: Cal Poly upsets No. 11 UCLA, champions crowned in Anaheim and Orlando

    Nov 26, 2012, 1:17 AM EDT

    Cal Poly v UCLA

    Games of the Day 1. Cal Poly 70, No. 11 UCLA 68 A day that began with news of Tyler Lamb deciding to transfer ended with a comeback that boggles the mind. With 12:21 remaining the Bruins led 51-33, and many (myself included) determined that to be the end for the Mustangs given their half-court…

  9. Bryant picks up its first-ever win over an ACC school, 56-54 over Boston College

    Nov 25, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller, Dyami Starks

    While it hasn’t garnered much attention nationally this is a big year for Tim O’Shea’s Bryant basketball program. After four seasons as a provisional Division I member the Bulldogs are finally a full member, which makes them eligible to compete for the Northeast Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. With four starters back from…

  10. We have a new Florida State this year, but will they be improved?

    Nov 16, 2012, 10:19 PM EDT

    Michael Snaer

    BROOKLYN – Florida State’s venture into ACC relevancy the last four seasons has centered around their front court. Big bodies; athletic shot-blockers; tough, physical, grind-you-down defense. You should know the names: Solomon Alabi. Chris Singleton. Ryan Reid. Most recently, Bernard James, a 27 year old veteran who was, quite literally, a man amongst boys. For…

  11. Late Night Snacks: UMass wins at the buzzer again

    Nov 16, 2012, 3:05 AM EDT

    Josh Fortune, Chaz Williams

    Games of the Day 1. UMass 77, Providence 75: For the second time in three days, UMass came away with a solid win at the buzzer. On Tuesday, it was a three from Sampson Carter with one second left to beat Harvard. On Thursday, it was a last second tip-in from Terrell Vinson that locked…

  12. 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…

  13. College Hoops Week in Review: Player of the Week – Ahmad Starks

    Nov 12, 2012, 8:29 AM EDT

    Ahmad Starks

    Player of the Week: Ahmad Starks, Oregon State The Beavers got off to a terrific start in the post-Jared Cunningham era, knocking off Niagara and New Mexico State the season’s opening weekend. There was no bigger star for the Beavers than junior point guard Ahmad Starks. After hitting six threes in the opener, Starks exploded…

  14. Late-Night Snacks: A recap of Sunday’s action

    Nov 12, 2012, 1:05 AM EDT

    Syracuse Orange center Baye Keita celebrates defeating the San Diego State Aztecs following their NCAA season opening basketball game on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway in San Diego

    While Sunday’s college basketball schedule wasn’t loaded with games there was one match-up of ranked teams and eight other contests involving Top 25 squads. So for those who may have spent the day hemming and hawing over their fantasy football team(s), here are some of the important happenings on the first Sunday of the college…

  15. #NBCMustFollow College Hoops Directory

    Nov 9, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Here we are, the start of the 2012-2013 season a mere hours away. In this age of the Internet we live in, trying to keep up with the pulse of your favorite sport is impossible without aggregated lists, formula calculators, and status updates. But, what you’re about to read will change the way you follow…

  16. 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…

  17. Position Rankings: The Top 20 Centers

    Nov 2, 2012, 12:00 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 Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  18. 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…

  19. Cody Zeller: ‘I’m not going to have a Tyler moment’

    Oct 31, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT

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    We all know how good Cody Zeller is and how good he is going to be this season. There’s a reason that he’s the Preseason Player of the Year according to, well, just about everyone. And he’s the biggest reason that Indiana is the preseason No. 1 team in the country according to those same…

  20. 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.…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. Memphis hopes ‘cutthroat rebounding’ improves prowess on boards

    Oct 22, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Memphis v Georgetown

    Anytime you hear the word ‘cutthroat’, chances are the meaning attached isn’t pretty. That applies to Memphis’ new rebounding drill. An article by Jason Smith of the Memphis Commercial Appeal details the Tigers’ new practice ritual for developing a killer instinct for hitting the boards. It’s ‘Cutthroat Rebounding.’ An assistant fires a shot from the…

  25. Conference Preview: ACC topped by Tobacco Road triumvirate

    Oct 22, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Rodney Purvis, Lorenzo Brown

    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…