Wendell Moore Jr., Mark Williams and Duke’s supporting cast stuff Gonzaga, prove who’s still boss

The Athletic

Wendell Moore Jr. was not having it. None of it. With under 12 minutes remaining between Duke and Gonzaga, a few botched Blue Devil possessions swung what had been a five-point lead three minutes earlier into a three-point deficit. The unraveling, not coincidently, coincided with Duke mega-star Paolo Banchero hobbling off the court, his quads spasming and cramping. As the Blue Devils surrendered a lead he helped build with 20 first-half points, Banchero sat in the locker room yelling at a television. An IV was hooked to him, replenishing his fluids. The whole evening felt like it might be slipping away.

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UConn’s Isaiah Whaley passes out on bench at end of game

Larry Brown Sports

The UConn Huskies had a scary moment Wednesday when one of its players appeared to pass out on the bench at the end of their marathon double overtime win.

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Dick Vitale Sobs In Emotional Return To Broadcast Booth During Cancer Battle

TMZ

Great sight for hoops fans last night — legendary college broadcaster Dick Vitale made his return to the broadcast booth amid an ongoing cancer battle … and the scene was emotional.

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Johnny Juzang chasing childhood dream with hometown UCLA

The Score

Johnny Juzang was commonly referred to as "J-Silk" by those around him in the early stages of his basketball development.

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The Citadel coach Duggar Baucom collapses on court early in game vs. Duke, taken to hospital for evaluation

CBS Sports

The Citadel coach Duggar Baucom collapsed on the court Monday night shortly after his team's game vs. No. 5 Duke in Durham, North Carolina, got underway. He was reportedly taken to Duke University Hospital for further evaluation.

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Duke’s Paolo Banchero speaks publicly for first time since DWI-related charge

The Athletic

Duke forward Paolo Banchero spoke publicly for the first time since being cited for aiding and abetting DWI following the 107-81 win over The Citadel on Tuesday. The freshman is the Blue Devils' leading scorer and projected No. 1 overall pick in next year's NBA Draft.

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The Michigan-Arizona subplot you didn’t know you needed: ‘They thumbed their noses at us’

The Athletic

Earlier this week, sometime around mid-afternoon on Thursday, Phil Martelli was in a passing conversation about Michigan’s upcoming tournament in Las Vegas. Martelli, a third-year assistant, was prepping for the Wolverines’ opening game against UNLV on Friday might.

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George Mason drops scholarship offer after signee Cameron Walker arrested on murder, robbery charges

CBS Sports

A high school basketball prospect who had recently signed to play for George Mason won't be allowed on the team after he was arrested Wednesday night on murder charges, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cameron Walker, 17, a star player for Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, and teammate Jonathan Murray, 18, are accused of killing 24-year old Connor Mediate on Oct. 14 during a drug deal.

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Sixers’ Ben Simmons potentially causing new scandal for St. Joseph’s

Clutch Points

Ben Simmons has been the center of controversy for the past several months. Now the Philadelphia 76ers star’s influence might be stretching beyond the confines of the NBA.

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Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun stepping down from Division III Saint Joseph

CBS Sports

Hall of Fame men's basketball coach and three-time NCAA champion Jim Calhoun is stepping away from his post at coach at NCAA Division III Saint Joseph, he told the Hartford Courant. Calhoun, 79, will transition out of his role effective immediately, this coming after leading his Blue Jays to a 3-0 record to open the 2021-22 season.

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Dick Vitale has very encouraging update in cancer battle

Larry Brown Sports

ESPN announced that Vitale has received clearance from his doctors to call games again, and will begin doing so on Nov. 23. Vitale will be on the call for the matchup between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 UCLA, which is part of the Good Sam Empire Classic.

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2022 College Basketball Recruit Cameron Walker Charged With Robbery & Murder

Total Pro Sports

Two high school student-athletes have been arrested in connection to the murder of a man that happened last month.

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Mike Woodson Has the Indiana Hoosiers Headed in the Right Direction

The Big Lead

For one night, Indiana basketball felt like Indiana basketball again.

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Four-star WR Andre Greene Jr. commits to North Carolina

CBS Sports

North Carolina added a major addition to its 2022 recruiting class as four-star wide receiver Andre Greene Jr. committed to the Tar Heels live on CBS Sports HQ. Greene, a product of St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Virginia, committed to North Carolina over Clemson and Georgia. 

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For Seton Hall, this win over Michigan is worth more than 32 years of wait

The Athletic

The ghosts don’t hide in the shadows at Seton Hall. Bryce Aiken used to walk by ’em, maybe make eye contact with. They’d look back at him. John Morton. Andrew Gaze. Daryll Walker. That 1989 team photo is unavoidable. “A big one, plastered right on the wall,” he says. “You can’t walk through our locker room without seeing that every single day.”

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Ranking college basketball’s top freshman debuts

CBS Sports

College basketball is back in full swing, and its freshmen class after one week of action appears to be fabulous. The top players are thus far delivering big-time production, and many of the top teams are weaponizing them to make a difference early on.

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Mike Krzyzewski’s grandson Michael Savarino, Duke star Paolo Banchero arrested in DWI case

New York Post

Two Duke players — Mike Krzyzewski’s grandson Michael Savarino and star freshman Paolo Banchero — were arrested on Sunday morning, the News & Observer reported. Savarino was charged with a DWI and Banchero with aiding and abetting DWI in Orange County in North Carolina.

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Prosecutors move to dismiss charges against former Notre Dame assistant basketball coach Ryan Ayers

USA Today

Prosecutors on Monday moved to dismiss all remaining criminal charges against former Notre Dame assistant men’s basketball coach Ryan Ayers days before the case was set to go to trial. 

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Gonzaga’s Drew Timme just might be best player on best team

CBS Sports

Nearly seven hours before No. 1 Gonzaga handed a no-doubt-about-it 86-74 defeat to No. 5 Texas, the best player in college basketball sauntered into a dead-quiet McCarthey Athletic Center in his go-to pair of walkaround black slippers. 

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UCLA and Villanova put on a late, great show, but the Bruins struck the final note

The Athletic

The night started with 10-year-old Madison Baez belting out a stirring rendition of the national anthem. It ended with Randy Newman crooning “I Love L.A.” In between, No. 2 UCLA and No. 4 Villanova hit all the right notes. Pauley Pavilion was jumping from the jump, and by the time UCLA wrapped up a heart-stopping 86-77 overtime win, Bruins fans were ready to party like it’s 1995. (And 1964, ’65, ’67, ’68, ’69 …)

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Seattle U Basketball Coach Jim Hayford Resigns After Alleged N-Word Use

TMZ

Jim Hayford — Seattle University's men's basketball coach — has resigned from his position … after he allegedly used the n-word on multiple occasions.

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4-star SF Kimani Hamilton commits to Miss. State

CBS Sports

Mississippi State landed a coveted small forward from the Class of 2022 on Wednesday when four-star small forward Kimani Hamiltonannounced his commitment to the Bulldogs live on CBS Sports HQ. Hamilton chose Mississippi State over Alabama to give the program its third commitment of the class, which bumps from 83rd nationally to 46th. 

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UCLA’s Jaylen Clark becomes 1st college athlete to launch own cryptocurrency

The Score

UCLA guard Jaylen Clark launched his own form of cryptocurrency Thursday, becoming the first college athlete to do so.

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Chris Webber breaks silence on infamous timeout game at Michigan ahead of Hall of Fame induction

ESPN

In his 30 years in the spotlight, Chris Webber has rarely allowed anyone outside his circle to know exactly who the real Chris Webber is.

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Alabama guard Nimari Burnett to miss 2021-22 season after knee surgery Yardbarker

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