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  1. No. 23 Pitt keeps Big East race interesting with takedown of No. 17 Cincy

    Feb 9, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

    Tray Woodall, Sean Kilpatrick

    Ah, Big East, how we will miss ye. The No. 23 Pitt Panthers reminded us again how great a league game can be, battling back and forth with No. 17 Cincinnati for 33 minutes before grabbing hold of the game with both hands down the stretch. The Panthers are making a statement in a stacked…

  2. No. 13 K-State beats Cyclones, seizes control of Big 12 race

    Feb 9, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

    Shane Southwell, Angel Rodriguez, Rodney McGruder

    It’s been a great hoops season in the state of Kansas, with all three of the state’s DI teams battling for league titles and national rankings. But as of right now, there can be no debate. The best team in the Sunflower State is the Kansas State Wildcats. K-State dumped a tough, rangy Iowa State…

  3. Kansas is turning back the clock, and not in a good way

    Feb 9, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    Typically, any discussion of the history of Kansas basketball is laced with superlatives. Recent events, however, have brought back all kinds of bad memories for the blue-blood program that usually lives in rarified air. Wednesday’s loss to TCU was quite possibly the worst upset in KU’s history, but it was also notable as the first…

  4. Late Afternoon Snacks: Badgers ready to Brust brackets in March?

    Feb 9, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Michigan Wisconsin Basketball

    Game of the Day Wisconsin 65, No. 3 Michigan 62 (OT): By now you know that Ben Brust pulled a Rotnei to send the Badgers to overtime. That was the made-for-TV moment in this game, but the extra period was classic win-ugly Badger basketball. Holding the No. 3 team in the country to just a…

  5. Travis Releford likes being KU’s ‘Glue Guy’

    Feb 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Travis Releford

    Travis Releford’s jersey will never hang in the rafters at Allen Fieldhouse. Mario Chalmers is the latest to join the likes of  B.H. Born, Wilt Chamberlain, Danny Manning and Paul Pierce in that rarified air, and he might not even be there had he not canned the miracle shot that preserved the Jayhawks’ 2008 national…

  6. VIDEO: St. Louis stays atop A-10 with rout of Dayton

    Feb 2, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    Matt Derenbecker

    Arch Madness officially refers to the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, held annually in St. Louis. But a little bit of the magic seems to have rubbed off on St. Louis, the team, even though they play in the Atlantic 10 and are usually on the East Coast come March. The Billikens followed up their upset…

  7. Late Afternoon Snacks: When two halves just aren’t enough

    Feb 2, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    Virginia Tech North Carolina Basketball

    Game of the Day North Carolina 72, Virginia Tech 60 (OT): Earlier this week, I hinted that perhaps Virginia Tech could win a few more games if Erick Green got more help from his friends. Maybe not. Four Tech players were in double figures, and Green (16 points) contributed his second-lowest point total of the…

  8. No. 5 Duke blasts Florida State in Tallahassee

    Feb 2, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Duke v Florida State

    The Duke Blue Devils moved to 6-2 in the ACC despite a lackluster showing from Marshall Plumlee, downing Florida State 79 to 60 in Tallahassee.The Blue Devils have lost to the Seminoles in each of the past two seasons, so this year’s win was likely a bit of a relief. Both teams were playing without…

  9. Pitt shares the ball in 65-55 upset of No. 6 Syracuse

    Feb 2, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    Adams Grant

    No big-time scorer? No problem for the Pitt Panthers. Tray Woodall became the first and only player to reach double figures for Pitt with just :39 left in a convincing 65-55 home upset of No. 6 Syracuse, and that was OK. Pitt played a team game against the star-laden Orange, getting 31 points from a…

  10. Report: Sun Belt may raid SoCon to add two new members

    Feb 2, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    courtesy AppStateNation.com

    At this point, any realignment scenario being bandied about for any league seems plausible. None of the rumors and conjecture have the paper trail discovered by AppStateNation, however. The blog, dedicated to coverage of the Appalachian State Mountaineers, used an official Freedom of Information Act request to uncover potential realignment plans that involve the Sun…

  11. Erick Green doesn’t need your lousy scoring title

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Erick Green

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Minutes after a disappointing 74-58 loss to arch-rival Virginia, Erick Green walked around the perimeter of the court at Cassell Coliseum, offering daps to loyal fans who leaned over the railing, eager to touch the Hokies’ hot hand. “Keep your head up, Erick!” shouted one young fan. It seemed like a strange…

  12. No. 2 Jayhawks dress for success, hold off upset-minded Mountaineers

    Jan 28, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Kansas v West Virginia

    MORGANTOWN, W.V. — New look, same old Jayhawks. Kansas unveiled their new Adidas-designed “invisible” uniforms in their first visit to WVU Coliseum, but the result was the same we’ve seen again and again. Kansas won, 61 to 56. The only difference was the new look, and the new surroundings. It was their first trip to…

  13. Late Night Snacks: La Salle rolls up the A-10 welcome mat

    Jan 26, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Tyreek Duren, Rob Brandenderg

    Game of the Night La Salle 69, No. 19 VCU 61: Want to make someone feel unwelcome in the A-10? Let them play La Salle. The Explorers knocked off No. 9 Butler in Philly a few days ago, and then traveled to Richmond and laid the hurt on No. 19 VCU as well. John Giannini…

  14. Lorenzo Brown shows UNC what they’re missing in 91-83 win

    Jan 26, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT

    North Carolina v North Carolina State

    UNC’s Marcus Paige is no Lorenzo Brown. He’s also no Kendall Marshall, the NBA draft pick who made passing an art form during his time in Chapel Hill. Then again, neither is he Larry Drew II, Marshall’s predecessor, who mis-handled the UNC offense and sulked away to join UCLA when he was benched. Paige is…

  15. Rotnei Clarke scores 24 to help beat Temple in first game back from neck injury

    Jan 26, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

    Rotnei Clarke

    We all cringed when Rotnei Clarke went down against Dayton in just his second A-10 game since transferring to Butler from Arkansas. The electrifying shooter essentially speared the basket support and was lucky to come away with a minor neck injury. Butler did pretty well while Clarke rested his vertebrae, beating Richmond and then edging…

  16. VIDEO: Harvard needs OT to sweep Ivy foe Dartmouth

    Jan 26, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

    Siyani Chambers, Olivier Hanlan

    The Ivy League is so different from the rest of DI basketball. There’s the relatively low status of athletes on an Ivy campus, the Friday/Saturday double headers and the refusal to stage a post-season tournament. Then there are artifacts like today’s game between Harvard and Dartmouth. Right now, the Crimson are 2-0 atop the league…

  17. UCLA gets Bachynski’d in 78-60 road loss at Arizona State

    Jan 26, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Tony Parker, Jordan Bachynski

    UCLA has been on one heck of a roller-coaster ride this season. Fans were preparing to run Ben Howland out of town on a rail after a November home loss to Cal Poly, and another round of midseason player defections. Then came a ten-game win streak and solid play from freshmen Kyle Anderson and Shabazz…

  18. Clyburn leads Cyclones past No. 11 Kansas State

    Jan 26, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Will Clyburn, Tyrus McGee, Chris Babb

    I don’t know if Bruce Weber has any ruby slippers (and if so, I’m not judging) but if he does, it’s time to click them together and chant “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” That’s how Dorothy got back to Kansas, and that’s where Weber would no doubt like to be…

  19. Late Afternoon Snacks: Stormy seas in the Big East

    Jan 26, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    JayVaughn Pinkston

    Game of the Day Villanova 75, No. 3 Syracuse 71 (OT): This is why I don’t think Villanova students should have stormed the floor when they beat Louisville earlier this week, and why they shouldn’t have today, either. It implies they didn’t think their team was good enough to compete against top teams in the…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Butler tackles Gonzaga in nip-tuck Bulldog Battle

    Jan 19, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Butler

    We had an internal argument conversation about whether we should pick one game of the night each night, or leave room for the notion that more than one game might be equal to the honor. My position was that – as with evil rings of power and immortal swordsmen – there can be only one.…

  21. Ram tough: Colorado State downs UNLV 66-61 (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

    Adams St Colorado St Basketball

    If you told me I could only cover one conference for the remainder of the season, I’d pick the Mountain West, and I’ll tell you why. Top-to-bottom, right now, it’s the most competitive league in the nation. Any team can beat any other on any given day, and it’s not because the league is weak,…

  22. No. 11 Ohio State loses at No. 18 Michigan State when Scott’s shot falls short

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

    Ohio State v Purdue

    Live by the three, die by the three. Preseason All-American DeShaun Thomas played all 40 minutes of a 59-56 Ohio State loss, and thank goodness for his team that he did. Thomas was the only Buckeye in double figures, scoring 28 points on 50% shooting from the floor. Despite his 6’7″, 225-lb. frame, Thomas shot…

  23. FSU’s Shannon injures neck vs. UVA, taken off court on backboard

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

    Florida St Shannon Hurt Virginia Basketball

    Scary news out of Charlottesville tonight. UVA won 56-36, but fans, coaches and players were far more concerned with an injury that occurred with 3:59 left to play. Terrence Shannon, a junior forward for Florida State, was taken off the court on a backboard after colliding with Virginia’s Evan Nolte. Shannon injured his neck on…

  24. Missed buzzer-beater gives Wichita State big win over No. 12 Creighton

    Jan 19, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Creighton Wichita St Basketball

    A couple of our favorite water-cooler debates were fired back up by the end of this classic 67-64 Wichita State win. Should a coach call for the foul when his team is up three with under :10 left on the clock? Are referees blind and/or willfully destroying college basketball? With Carl Hall at the line,…