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Eugene Omoruyi erupts for career-high 31 points, but Oregon men’s basketball drops season opener to Missouri

In its first game in 271 days, Oregon was led by a player who waited even longer to return to the court.

Eugene Omoruyi, a redshirt senior who sat out last season after transferring from Rutgers, scored a career-high 31 points and had 11 rebounds for the No. 21 Ducks in an 83-75 season-opening loss to Missouri on Wednesday night at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

“Eugene fought his tail off to keep us in the game,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said. “Without his physicality and him playing like he did, we hoo. He was by far the brightest spot competitive-wise, toughness-wise. He made up for a lot of guys. Unbelievable effort. Thought he played hard and played well.”

It was a performance 631 days in the making for Omoruyi, who averaged 13.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in 2018-19 for the Scarlet Knights and last played in a

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Football Regular Season Finale, Basketball Talk and Stats

Locked on Boston College a daily Eagles podcast hosted by AJ Black editor and publisher of BC Bulletin has a new episode available today. Make sure to listen to all our episodes on your favorite podcast directory. 

In today’s episode we are joined by show cohost Eric Hoffses to talk about this weekend’s game against the University of Virginia. We look at the statistics of the Cavaliers, and the roster, and realize the Eagles could be playing “BC lite” this weekend. We talk about the Cavaliers season to date and Hoffses gives his prediction for the game.

On top of that, you can always count on Hoffses to give some expert basketball analysis. He looks at the first three games and talks about his takeaways from the opening of the season. What has he liked? What concerns him? 

Finally, we talk about statistics and our culture’s tendency to use them

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Men’s college basketball BPI projections for 2020-21 season

Gonzaga is good, but the Basketball Power Index thinks Villanova is the best team in college basketball.

On Dec. 3, Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis plays host to the Jimmy V Men’s Classic.

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The top rating in BPI translates to a 12% chance for Villanova to win it all in Indianapolis. Baylor, No. 2 in BPI, is right behind at 11%. Iowa, Virginia, Gonzaga and Texas Tech are the only other teams with a more than 5% chance to win the title.

Why should you care? Teams in the top four in preseason BPI have won the national championship in 10 of the past 12 complete seasons, with both UConn titles being the exceptions. (That this includes seasons that were back-tested in the model’s creation.)

For the unfamiliar, BPI is our

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What to look for when betting on college basketball games, like Kansas vs. Kentucky, early in the season

Hey, welcome to your Tuesday afternoon. Before we get into today’s news and picks, I’d like to publicly thank the man who writes the morning version of this newsletter, Pete Blackburn. Pete led off this morning’s newsletter with the sentence, “welcome to December!”

Reading that sentence this morning was the moment when I realized it was December. Where does the time go? I swear, it feels like it was only yesterday when I could go outside and be amongst other people without the crippling fear that they were all capable of killing me just by saying “hello” a little too closely.

Anyway, hi! It’s December! I hope you’re enjoying your first day of the final month of this disaster of a year. I have been. I’ve been watching Champions League soccer on CBS All Access, and not just because I get it for free as a CBS employee. Tonight, I’ll

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As expected, the college hoops season is off to a rocky start. Here’s what health experts have to say about the upcoming season

We’re a week into the 2020-21 college basketball season, and the 11-time national champion UConn women’s basketball team has been strangely absent from fans’ TV screens. That’s how it’ll stay until at least mid-December.

Five days prior to what would have been the Huskies’ season opener, a member of the program (not a player or coach) tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in a two-week pause of team activities that wiped out the team’s three early nonconference games. The shutdown arose less than a week after the UConn men returned from a shutdown of their own due to a player testing positive.

With COVID-19 cases surging nationwide, UConn is far from the only school that needed to delay the start of its basketball season or pause things a few days in after someone contracted the virus. In the Big East alone, nine of 11 member schools have publicly disclosed temporary shutdowns

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How Mohegan Sun’s Bubbleville set a template for how college basketball’s season, and postseason, can work

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — All Tony Bennett wanted was a candy bar and they wouldn’t let him get it.

Not without a security detail. 

Welcome to a college basketball experience unlike any other. We are now nine days into this unprecedented experiment known as “Bubbleville,” a bold endeavor to try and pull off nearly two weeks worth of nonconference games with the curiosity (dashed with a healthy dose of skepticism) of the college sports industry looking on from afar, across the nation. Bubbleville’s appeal has extended to schools both close (UConn, Boston College, Hartford) and far (San Francisco, USC, BYU). It’s been prosperous enough at this point that a handful of schools have been enticed (Villanova the poster one) to add games on a whim for the sake of scheduling insurance. Only two teams (Stephen F. Austin and Maine) have arrived and had their combined four games canceled.  

Organizers are not

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Souhan: College basketball bosses, stop playing games and delay season

The Gophers women’s basketball team will begin its season Wednesday with seven players who are healthy and available.

The UConn women’s basketball team has canceled three games, delaying the debut of freshman/Minnesota legend Paige Bueckers because of coronavirus outbreaks, and is just now being allowed to resume small-group practices.

The Gophers men’s basketball team is 3-0 while playing sloppily against inferior opponents, the sloppiness a result of a lack of offseason practice during which their new players may have gained some level of cohesion.

This college football season is becoming a joke, short schedules shortened further by the sport’s easily predicted inability to manage its massive rosters and support staffs on campuses during a pandemic.

The NFL decided to play at all costs, and is proceeding as such, turning a sport that once promoted the uniqueness of “Monday Night Football’ into a season featuring “Every Night Football.”

According to the

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stop playing games, delay the season, give us May Madness instead



a person standing in front of a crowd: Lindsay Whalen will have only seven healthy Gophers to play in Wednesday’s season opener.


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Lindsay Whalen will have only seven healthy Gophers to play in Wednesday’s season opener.

The Gophers women’s basketball team will begin its season on Wednesday with seven players who are healthy and available.

The UConn women’s basketball team has canceled three games, delaying the debut of freshman/Minnesota legend Paige Bueckers because of coronavirus outbreaks, and is only now being allowed to resume small-group practices.

The Gophers men’s basketball team is 3-0 while playing sloppily against inferior opponents, the sloppiness a result of a lack of offseason practice during which their new players may have gained some level of cohesion.

This college football season is becoming a joke, short schedules shortened further by the sport’s easily predicted inability to manage its massive rosters and support staffs on campuses during a pandemic.

The NFL decided to play at all costs, and is proceeding

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College football TV schedule for Week 14 of 2020 season

Below is the college football TV and live stream schedule for Week 14 of the 2020 season. All times Central:

Thursday, Dec. 3

Louisiana Tech at North Texas, 5:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network (CBS Sports)

Air Force at Utah State, 8:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network (CBS Sports)

Friday, Dec. 4

Louisiana at Appalachian State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN (ESPN+)

Boise State at UNLV, 8:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network (CBS Sports)

Saturday, Dec. 5

Ohio State at Michigan State, 11 a.m., ABC (ESPN+)

Texas at Kansas State, 11 a.m., Fox (Fox Sports Go)

Texas A&M at Auburn, 11 a.m., ESPN (ESPN+)

Oklahoma State at TCU, 11 a.m., ESPN2 (ESPN+)

Arkansas at Missouri, 11 a.m., SEC Network (ESPN+)

Penn State at Rutgers, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network (Fox Sports Go)

Western Carolina at North Carolina, 11 a.m., ACC Network (ESPN+)

Nebraska at Purdue, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network (Fox Sports Go)

Kansas at

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College football bowl schedule for the 2020 season

Everything in college football has been impacted by COVID-19, so it’s no surprise that bowl season will look very different than we have come to appreciate during the holidays.

Clemson holds on to the top spot in the latest Amway Coaches Poll

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A total of 37 postseason games in the Football Bowl Subdivision are set to take place in December and January. It’s a slimmed-down schedule with five games called off and the Las Vegas Bowl postponing its plans at a later date. 

The action kicks off with the Frisco Bowl on Dec. 19, which is also the day of several conference championship games.

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The College Football Playoff semifinals will be held on Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and the Sugar Bowl in

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