The Layup Line — Obama attends his first CBB game of the season

• I really wanted to do a post on this last week, but newspaper work and traveling to MSG tied me down. Still, in case you missed it: college game postponed because the school didn’t hire officials. High comedy. Cue the Benny Hill theme music. {Tennessee Tech Athletics}

President Barack Obama shows daughters Malia and Sasha how to seat-shimmy at the Oregon State-Howard game Saturday. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

• Bryce Jones has been the surprise help for USC this season. He’ll likely be key in getting the Trojans to the NCAAs … next season. {Los Angeles Times}

•  Stanford’s Jeremy Green collapsed after the Cardinal’s win over DePaul at the 76 Classic Sunday. Stanford officials said Green was doing OK shortly thereafter. {AP}

• John Gasser getting an opportunity he never expected to have at Wisconsin. {}

•  Obama watched two terrible teams play basketball a few days ago. The in-laws were the cause of the unwanted visit, naturally. {AP}

• Many colleges don’t want high schools using their logos. And if so: pay up. {New York Times}

• Which team has already equaled its win total from a season ago? There aren’t too many options for you to guess. {}

• You wonder when Michigan’s going to truly be back, truly be a team with a future in Sweet 16s, Elite Eights and Final Fours. A snapshot of the letdown at Atlantic City. {}

•  The Flyers managed just 34 points against Cincinnati over the weekend. Wha? Huh? {Dayton Daily News}

• Rob Dauster’s take on Villanova’s loss: It’s all about Corey Fisher, and he can’t be scoring three points and disappearing in games. {BIAH}

Here’s Brady Morningstar lucking into a 3-pointer that was intended to be an alley-oop.

On the tube today and tonight …

All times Eastern

»Virginia @ No. 15 Minnesota; 7 (ESPN2).

Finally, another piece of treasure from last week that got lost in the shuffle her at CHJ. It’s a pair of lovable UConn fans giving all their support for Kemba Walker, who is one more huge performance away from getting a statue outside of Gampel Pavilion.

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