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  1. Central Arkansas’ Corliss Williamson steps down to join Sacramento Kings staff

    Aug 2, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Corliss Williamson, Robert Crawford, Lenell Brown

    The college basketball head coaching carousel hasn’t stopped, apparently. In news that comes as a bit surprising based upon how close schools are to the start of the fall semester, Central Arkansas announced that head coach Corliss Williamson has resigned to join Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone’s staff as an assistant. During his three…

  2. Erick Greene played with flu-like symptoms against WVU

    Dec 10, 2012, 7:15 PM EST

    Erick Green, Markel Brown (22)

    Erick Greene went for a team-high 23 points and 10 assists on Saturday for Virginia Tech in a 68-67 loss at West Virginia. Green was 8-for-19 overall and 5-for-5 from the free throw line. He also did that playing with flu-like symptoms, writes Mark Giannotto of The Washington Post. Greene, a senior, didn’t practice in…

  3. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Dec 3, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Paul Hewitt, Patrick Holloway

    Is the CAA now overrated?: ‘Overrated’ might not be a fair term to use here, as most expected the CAA to take a hit with VCU leaving for the Atlantic 10 this season. ‘Incapable of getting two teams to the tournament’ is probably the better descriptor here. Only three teams in the league having winning…

  4. College Hoops Player of the Week: Erick Green, Virginia Tech

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Iowa Virginia Tech Basketball

    Player of the Week: Erick Green, Virginia Tech Virginia Tech wasn’t supposed to have a chance this season. Not only was head coach Seth Greenberg fired at the end of April after his entire coaching staff had left during the offseason, but without Greenberg at the helm, both Dorian Finney-Smith, a rising sophomore, and Montrezl…

  5. Virginia Tech moves to 7-0 with upset of No. 15 Oklahoma State

    Dec 1, 2012, 7:06 PM EST

    Erick Green, Markel Brown

    We love Oklahoma State here at CBT. We love the team’s grit, the soaring athleticism of LeBryan Nash and the ferocious dunking of Markel Brown. We’re waving the banner of Marcus Smart, who has lived up to his name and his pre-season billing as a fabulous freshman. We haven’t paid much attention to Virginia Tech,…

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

    Dec 1, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

    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…

  7. Bill Self says Kansas was ‘just awful’ in aspects of win over Oregon State

    Dec 1, 2012, 9:49 AM EST

    Ben McLemore

    Despite losing key starters Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson to the pros, coach Bill Self has his Kansas Jayhawks back and looking like a team ready to make a run back to the Final Four. Friday night’s 84-78 win over Oregon State in Kansas City might not have been the most dominating victory of the…

  8. Has Ryan Harrow lost his point guard spot? Looks like it

    Nov 29, 2012, 4:11 PM EST

    Archie Goodwin, John Calipari

    Ryan Harrow will be taking the floor for Kentucky on Thursday night, but that doesn’t mean that Harrow will have his point guard spot back. That’s Archie Goodwin’s job now. “[Goodwin]’s earned the position. He’s our point guard,” Cal told media this week. “Now it doesn’t mean he’s our only point guard, now we have…

  9. BYU fans print ‘Chicago to Provo’ T-shirts in anticipation of Jabari Parker visit

    Nov 24, 2012, 2:24 PM EST

    Jabari Parker

    BYU fans want top recruit Jabari Parker to be a Cougar. Badly. That’s why, when BYU tips off against Cal State Northridge on Saturday night, a game Parker is expected to be in attendance for, 6,300 fans will be sporting T-shirts that read “Chicago to Provo”. The T-shirts are a reference to Parker’s hometown and…

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

    Nov 19, 2012, 11:24 PM EST

    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…

  11. Back from mission, Tyler Haws is the same player but a new man

    Nov 19, 2012, 2:31 PM EST

    BYU Notre Dame Basketball

    BROOKLYN – Back in October, a significant change was announced by Thomas S. Monson, the current President of the LDS Church. Instead of requiring young men to wait until they are 19 years old to be able to go on their two-year missions, the rule change now allows high school graduates to leave after their…

  12. Abdul Gaddy is the key to Washington’s season

    Nov 18, 2012, 1:42 AM EST

    Abdul Gaddy

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Senior point guard Abdul Gaddy had made a career out of being a pretty good point guard for the Washington Huskies. He came of the bench as a freshman, spelling Venoy Overton and Isaiah Thomas. He moved into a starting role as a sophomore, averaging 8.5 points and 3.8 assists before tearing…

  13. Trevor Releford helps teammates learn by coming off the bench

    Nov 16, 2012, 2:11 AM EST

    Oregon State Beavers v Alabama Crimson Tide

    NEW YORK – Last season, Alabama had plenty of preseason expectation. There weren’t exactly picked to run through the SEC — that won’t happen for anyone as long as Coach Cal is stockpiling first round picks up in Lexington — but the Crimson Tide were a trendy pick to finish second in the conference in…

  14. Bill Self: ‘This will all be a pretty good teaching tool for us.’

    Nov 14, 2012, 4:02 PM EST

    350x-14

    ATLANTA – With 5:07 left on the clock against Michigan State on Tuesday, Kansas was firmly control of the opening game of the Champions Classic. Travis Releford and Jeff Withey combined to score six straight points as the Jayhawks opened up a 59-54 lead, and with the momentum fully in their favor, Bill Self’s club…

  15. Kentucky isn’t great, yet, but they will be

    Nov 14, 2012, 2:37 PM EST

    State Farm Champions Classic - Duke v Kentucky

    ATLANTA – This wasn’t how the season was supposed to begin. Coming off of a national title and with a roster made up of yet another ungodly recruiting class, this season was supposed to be proof that John Calipari had built the Kentucky program into a dynasty. They weren’t supposed to struggle against a borderline…

  16. What’s wrong with North Texas? Loss to D-II Alabama-Huntsville raises concerns

    Nov 13, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Tony Mitchell

    North Texas was supposed to be one of the nation’s best mid-major programs coming into the season. With Tony Mitchell ready to play his way into the lottery and some impressive talent surrounding him, the Mean Green were a trendy preseason pick to make a run in the NCAA tournament. But the sleepers apparently haven’t…

  17. Late night snacks: What got you ready for the marathon

    Nov 13, 2012, 12:45 AM EST

    Josh Pastner

    This is the only night where Late Night Snacks serves as the primer for the college basketball day rather than the ending. I see absolutely nothing wrong with this and neither should you. Games of the Night 1.) No. 1 Indiana 87, North Dakota State 61 There weren’t any nail-biters pre-marathon, so we’ll start with…

  18. Youngstown State silences Georgia on the road

    Nov 12, 2012, 9:25 PM EST

    Younstown St Georgia basketball

    In the early going of a long night of college basketball, Youngstown State delivers the first surprise of the night. The Penguins (I still love the mascot) beat Georgia in Athens in the Progressive Legends Classic, 68-56. The loss is the first for the Bulldogs this season. While Youngstown State was billed as a much-improved…

  19. Your guide to the pre-marathon Monday night games

    Nov 12, 2012, 6:58 PM EST

    Bryant v Indiana

    With a matter of minutes left until the first Monday night slate of the college basketball season, here’s a list of game that you might be interested in before midnight hits and the world completely turns its collective attention to the 24-hours of Marathon Madness. A few games will be of interest for certain players,…

  20. A Viewer’s Guide to Marathon Madness

    Nov 12, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Maryland Kentucky Basketball

    First and foremost, Tuesday’s schedule (all times ET): 12:00 AM: West Virginia at No. 19 Gonzaga (ESPN) 2:00 AM: Davidson at New Mexico (ESPN) 4:00 AM: Houston Baptist at Hawaii (ESPN) 6:00 AM: Stony Brook at Rider (ESPN) 8:00 AM: Northern Illinois at Valparaiso (ESPN) 10:00 AM: Harvard at Massachusetts (ESPN) 12:00 PM: Temple at…

  21. College Hoops Week in Review: Team of the Week – UConn Huskies

    Nov 12, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

    Shabazz Napier, Keith Appling

    Team of the Week: UConn Huskies UConn wasn’t supposed to be relevant this season. Not with their postseason hopes taken away. Not with two players entering the NBA Draft and two others transferring out of the program. Not with Jim Calhoun retiring. This was supposed to be the year where UConn scrapped and clawed and…

  22. Late-night snacks: a recap of Friday’s action

    Nov 10, 2012, 3:05 AM EST

    Barclays Center Classic - Kentucky v Maryland

    The first day of the college basketball season offered up a wide array of contests, from your standard “sacrificial lambs” visiting power conference teams to made for TV showdowns in unconventional environments. Here’s a rundown of what happened on Friday for those of you who may have missed anything. And since it isn’t mentioned below…

  23. Some ‘under the radar’ individual battles to keep tabs on tonight

    Nov 9, 2012, 1:45 PM EST

    Tony Mitchell, George Fant

    The season is finally here, and with that are some fun individual match-ups for college basketball fans to watch. One of the best duels will take place in Omaha as Creighton host North Texas. A game featuring Doug McDermott and Tony Mitchell doesn’t qualify for “under the radar” status given how much we know about…

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

    Nov 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    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…

  25. 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…