Wakeup Call: Could Florida and Georgetown finish cancelled aircraft carrier game?

Butler, playing in its first Maui Invitational, will play for the title Wednesday against Illinois. (US Presswire)

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Damn You Auto Correct with a Thanksgiving theme may make you cry with laughter. || Here's a must-read: "The Man Who Charged Himself With Murder." || Joe Biden's aging timeline is worth a scroll ... then another scroll. || Frank Ocean is turning into a hip-hop superstar, a most unique one. || You have to read this letter by Kurt Vonnegut in 1967.

Layup Line

¶ The local, hometown story on Jack Taylor going for 138. Had to link this. You should read it.

¶ Here's the per-possession breakdown of Taylor's game and the teams in general.

¶ Wait, could Florida and Georgetown finish out that halted game from the ship?

¶ How did Shabazz Muhammad's debut compare to recent college hoop stars? Great idea for a post.

¶ And if you thought investigations relating to Shabazz Muhammad were over, think again.

¶ Rick Pitino said he was "blindsided" by the realignment news. Hmm. OK?

¶ The silver lining in all of this realignment is the amount of really clear, terrific column-writing that's being done over it. Here's Michael Weinreb with a heavy dose of perspective.

¶ And it's no surprise to see Wetzel make full contact with the bat.

¶ As usual, one of the smartest reads you can get on this subject -- and I know it's all getting to be a bit much, but read this one -- is John Infante's point of view.

¶ And this is what I promise I will make the last link on realigment for this week. Eamonn Brennan, you are right on. Most of us can side with this, I think.

¶ U.S. Senator says UNC academic fraud should warrant a criminal investigation.

¶ Naturally: The Indianapolis Star tracked what Bob Knight said about IU when he called their game the other night.

¶ Andre Roberson, you a bad, bad man.

Really good story on a small-league guy who hit one of the biggest shots of the weekend.

¶ Texas has bigger issues than its point guard not being granted playing time by the NCAA right now.

Moving Pictures and Music

»» This video is a trip and something else. Watch it all, try to figure out what's happening, then go and read the secret.

This one's for you, Jack Taylor. After filling up a stat sheet unlike anyone has ever filled up one before -- I have to believe no one has scored 138 points in any level of American basketball ever -- here's a song for you. You are a baller.

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Matt Norlander is a national award-winning writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his seventh season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics and... Full Bio

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