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  1. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know LIU Brooklyn

    Mar 12, 2013, 8:54 PM EST

    LIU Brooklyn

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: NEC Coach: Jack Perri Record: 20-13, 13-6 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 192 – RPI: 180 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had the Blackbirds as a one of the First Four in Dayton in Monday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Jamal Olasewere (19.0 points,…

  2. Conferences giving out awesome free stuff to players during league tournaments

    Mar 12, 2013, 7:33 PM EST

    Anthony Bennett

    There are thrills of March that happen on the court. The barrage of buzzer beaters we’ve seen in conference tournaments adds to the drama of upsets and underdogs snagging automatic bids to the NCAA tournament. But what we don’t always see is the fun that goes on off the court, when players receive gifts for…

  3. JT III is great, but Buzz Williams should be Big East Coach of the Year

    Mar 12, 2013, 6:17 PM EST

    Buzz Williams

    John Thompson III has done a magnificent job with the Georgetown team he has this season. His Hoyas were picked to finish fifth in the conference to begin the year, overcame the loss of second-leading scorer Greg Whittington mid-season, and still pulled together to finish with a share of the Big East title. For that,…

  4. Bob McKillop, John Beilein, Frank Martin tabbed to coach Team USA in University Games

    Mar 12, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

    Frank Martin

    Davidson’s Bob McKillop has been chosen to serve as the head coach of Team USA in the 2013 World University Games Team, which will take place July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia, USA Basketball announced Tuesday. McKillop will be joined on the staff by assistants John Beilein, currently the head coach at Michigan, and Frank Martin, the head…

  5. 2013 SEC Tournament Preview

    Mar 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Scottie Wilbekin

    It hasn’t always been easy to watch the SEC this season. Florida has been the conference’s best team, but after that we see little differentiation and a whole bunch of bad losses by teams in the middle of the conference. So what does that mean for the SEC tournament in Nashville? It could mean a…

  6. 2013 Big East Tournament Preview

    Mar 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Big East

    UPDATED 11 March 2013, 11:21 p.m. ET We’ve seen signs of the dissolving Big East as we know it, celebrated its triumphs, and eulogized its ending for much of the 2012-13 season. This week in New York City, though, it will come to a conclusion with the last conference tournament for the Big East as…

  7. Video: Northeastern beats George Mason on last-second layup

    Mar 10, 2013, 6:20 PM EST

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    Northeastern trailed 31-7 with 3:36 to play in the first half Sunday in the CAA tournament semifinals in Richmond. Over the next 6:40 of game time, the Huskies ripped off a 26-2 run to tie the game at 33. Jonathan Lee, the team’s second-leading scorer in the regular season, led the way with 14 points,…

  8. Wisconsin escapes Penn State with win on Traevon Jackson’s buzzer beater (VIDEO)

    Mar 10, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Traevon Jackson

    Wisconsin will have to sit and wait while a possible four-way tie takes place atop the Big Ten, but it pulled some dramatics of its own Sunday. Penn State, which has played competitively of late under coach Pat Chambers, already has an upset win over Michigan under its belt. Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson would not let…

  9. Temple in good NCAA tournament position after win over No. 21 VCU

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:53 PM EST

    Khalif Wyatt

    Early on, it looked like VCU’s patented “Havoc” defense would dominate Saturday against Temple. The Rams ripped off an 18-0 run to take a commanding 21-12 lead just 10 minutes into the game. That lead would grow to as many as 16 points, a combination of rushed Temple shots and Owl turnovers, before something clicked.…

  10. Who wants Brad Waldow’s tooth? Not Randy Bennett (VIDEO)

    Mar 10, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

    Brad Waldow

    It’s March. Things get a little rough in college basketball in March. We also know that not everyone is a dentist, or even claims to be. Saturday night, Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett made it clear to his sophomore forward that he had no intentions of entering the field of dentistry, kindly pointing Waldow down…

  11. CAA Hoops Weekly recaps Saturday’s tournament games, previews Sunday (VIDEO)

    Mar 10, 2013, 10:41 AM EST

    George Mason

    The CAA tournament got underway Saturday in Richmond with three semifinal matchups on NBC Sports Regional Networks. Delaware cruised past Hofstra, while James Madison took down William & Mary and George Mason eliminated Drexel. The tournament continues Sunday on the NBC Sports Network with No. 1 Northeastern taking on No. 4 George Mason at 2…

  12. Pregame Shootaround 3.10.13: Two more NCAA tickets to be punched Sunday

    Mar 10, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Victor Oladipo

    Game of the Day: No. 2 Indiana vs. No. 7 Michigan (4:00 p.m. ET, CBS) Indiana has already locked up at least a share of the Big Ten title by (oddly enough) losing to Ohio State this week, so it will be Michigan who is clawing for a piece of the pie Sunday. If Michigan…

  13. Marcus Smart is the Freshman of the Year and he showed why Saturday

    Mar 9, 2013, 5:43 PM EST

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    Ben McLemore has been sensational for Kansas this season. Anthony Bennett has meant just as much if not more to UNLV. But the Freshman of the Year should be Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart and he showed why in the Cowboys’ 76-70 win over No. 9 Kansas State Saturday. His 21 points, six rebounds, and six…

  14. Marquette gets share of Big East title on Vander Blue overtime buzzer beater (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2013, 5:03 PM EST

    Vander Blue

    St. John’s stormed back from 10 points down with 2:46 to play in the second half Saturday to force overtime, but No. 17 Marquette was too much in overtime for the young Red Storm. With just over seven seconds remaining in overtime and coming out of a timeout with possession of the ball, Marquette guard…

  15. VIDEO: No. 16 Saint Louis claims share of A-10 title with win over La Salle

    Mar 9, 2013, 4:39 PM EST

    Saint Louis

    In what has been an emotional season after the passing of former coach Rick Majerus, but Saint Louis capped its regular season Saturday with a 78-54 win over La Salle and claimed at least a share of the Atlantic 10 conference regular season title.  It is the first share of league title for Saint Louis…

  16. Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky get crucial victory over No. 11 Florida

    Mar 9, 2013, 2:32 PM EST

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    In a game that Kentucky badly needed to keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive, Willie Cauley-Stein blocked four shots and grabbed eight rebounds in a 61-57 Wildcat win over No. 11 Florida at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky’s work is not yet done, but it can breathe a sigh of relief for now. This…

  17. C.J. McCollum out for Lehigh in Patriot League semi vs. Lafayette

    Mar 9, 2013, 11:10 AM EST

    CJ McCollum

    Lehigh hadn’t gotten its hopes up about getting guard C.J. McCollum back for the Patriot League tournament and, unfortunately for the Mountain Hawks, so far things are working out as planned. McCollum will not be in the lineup Saturday for Lehigh when it takes on Lafayette in the semifinal round of the Patriot League tournament.…

  18. Pregame Shootaround 3.9.13: High-major & mid-major action make for a big Saturday

    Mar 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Game of the Day: No. 5 Georgetown vs. No. 17 Syracuse (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Otto Porter made his case for National Player of the Year when these two teams last met, scoring 33 points and carrying Georgetown in a big road win over the Orange. Now the Hoyas return home with a chance to claim…

  19. 2013 America East Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Tommy Brenton

    Stony Brook has separated itself from the rest of the pack in the America East, but can they power through the conference tournament and grab the automatic bid? Check out the preview below: (CLICK HERE to browse through all of our conference tournament previews) The Bracket Where: Quarterfinals and Semifinals at SEFCU Arena, University at…

  20. 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament: Previewing Arch Madness

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Doug McDermott

    The Missouri Valley Conference has been perhaps the most competitive and unpredictable league in the country. That speaks to the parity of the conference’s members, but makes only one thing certain in this tournament: there will be chaos. Check out a preview below: (CLICK HERE to browse through all of our conference tournament previews) The Bracket…

  21. Late Night Snacks: Miami takes bad loss, A-10 proves to be entertaining

    Mar 7, 2013, 1:59 AM EST

    Kenny Kadji

    Game of the Day: Georgia Tech 71, No. 6 Miami 69 Sometimes the outcome of a game can be as easy as who boxes out and who doesn’t. On Georgia Tech’s final possession, Miami was the team that did not get a body on every available Yellow Jacket, allowing Marcus Georges-Hunt to get free for a…

  22. Travis Wear re-injures foot in UCLA’s loss to Washington State

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:48 AM EST

    Travis Wear

    UCLA forward Travis Wear was cleared to play Wednesday against Washington State, but played just fifteen minutes in the Bruins’ 73-61 loss, appearing to have re-injured the same foot that has limited his availability in recent weeks. Wear played just 15 minutes before being fouled around the rim and leaving the game with the injury.…

  23. No. 16 Saint Louis fails to clinch share of A-10 title with overtime loss to Xavier

    Mar 6, 2013, 11:48 PM EST

    Saint Louis Xavier

    Despite clawing back from seven points down in the final 4:40 of regulation to force overtime, No. 16 Saint Louis could not keep pace with Xavier in extra period and fell, 77-66, at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday night. The loss snaps and 11-game Saint Louis winning streak and keeps the Billikens from…

  24. Villanova all but punches ticket to NCAA tournament with win over No. 5 Georgetown

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:31 PM EST

    Georgetown Villanova

    As bubble teams around them have fallen in recent weeks and after losing two games itself that it could have done without, Villanova got another victory over a Top 5 team Wednesday that all but punches its ticket to the NCAA tournament. Sophomore JayVaughn Pinkston scored 20 points and Villanova beat No. 5 Georgetown, 67-57, at…

  25. Big East will take no further action after St. John’s-Notre Dame altercation

    Mar 6, 2013, 7:57 PM EST

    Notre Dame St. John's altercation

    The Big East Conference will take no further action against the players involved in Tuesday night’s altercation between St. John’s and Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., the league announced Wednesday. With under two minutes to play in Notre Dame’s 66-40 victory, St. John’s sophomore Sir’Dominic Pointer and Notre Dame freshman Cameron Biedscheid began fighting…