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The Morning Mix

Tuesday night was a busy one for CBB enthusiasts. The Morning Mix is here to make sure you are adequately educated on all the happenings from the college basketball world.

Let’s hit the links.

Monday’s Top Games:
7:00 p.m. - No. 6 Florida @ Florida State
7:00 p.m. - Ohio @ Memphis
7:00 p.m. - Tennessee @ Virginia
7:30 p.m. - West Virginia vs. Marshall
8:00 p.m. - Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ No. 19 Michigan State
8:00 p.m. - North Texas @ Saint Louis
8:00 p.m. - Charlotte @ Davidson
8:05 p.m. - Saint Mary’s @ Drake
8:30 p.m. - Boise State @ Utah
9:00 p.m. - South Florida @ No. 23 Oklahoma State
9:00 p.m. - Penn State vs. La Salle (NBC Sports Network)
9:00 p.m. - Temple @ Villanova
9:00 p.m. - Dayton @ Alabama
10:30 p.m. - Colorado State @ Coloado
10:00 p.m. - USC @ No. 18 New Mexico
11:00 p.m. - No. 10 Gonzaga @ Washington State

Picture of the Day:
UCLA students had no interest in attending the Bruin’s make-up exhibition game against Cal State San Marcos (From @SamStrong)

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Read of the Day:
Rumors regarding the personal life of Villanova head coach Jay Wright took over twitter yesterday. dispells all thoughts and notions that Jay Wright will step down as head coach of the Wildcats (

Hoops Housekeeping
- Highly-touted big-man Karl Towns annouced his intetions to reclasify to 2014 and will attend Kentucky. The St. Joseph’s High School star player for John Calipari on the Dominican national team this summer.(New jersey Hoops Haven)

- Utah State guard Danny Berger collapsed during practice yesterday. He was revived on the court but taken to the hospital in critical condition (Salt Lake Tribune)

- Speaking of Utah State, their game against BYU scheduled for later today has been postponed (Deseret News)

- Tulsa Athletic Director Ross Parmley has been fired becuase of his involvement in a federal gambling probe (The Oklahoman)

Observations & Insight:
- Arizona’s Mark Lyons has been struggling recently, and it hit rock bottom last night, as he went 0-7 from the field. Luckily, the Wildcats persevered enough to defeat Southern Mississippi 63-65 (Arizona Daily Star)

- San Francisco moved to 5-1 after defeating St. John’s last night 81-65. The Dons saw seven players leave the program over the off-season. (Rumble in the Garden)

- Minnesota got a strong with over South Dakota State last night and it looks like Tubby Smith has a sqaud that can compete late into March (ESPN)

- Georgetown had serious roster turnove in the off-season thanks to graduation and NBA early entry. But despite an inexperienced starting lineup, the Hoyas have staying power (ESPN)

- San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher is not pleased with the number of technical fouls his team has already recieved (San Diego Union Tribune)

- A week ago, people had concerns about North Carolina State. But after a strong showing in the second half against UConn lsat night, the Wolfpack seem to be headed in the right direction (Sports Illustrated)

- Deandre Daniels was a highly touted recruit out of high school and has shown flashes now that he has a chance to log serious minutes for UConn. But head coach Kevin Ollie still thinks Daniels needs to step up (

- Northwestern got a huge road victory over a Baylor team that just broke Kentucky’s 55-game home winning streak (The Dagger)

- A bunch of good uniform updates here from ESPN’s Uni Watch (ESPN)

Dunk of the Day:
Anthony Bennett may only be a freshman, but he knows how to finish a game

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