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Eric Angevine

  1. Freshmen emerge in Duke blowout of Delaware

    Dec 1, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    Jamelle Hagins, Rasheed Sulaimon

    So far this season, Duke’s ascendance to a No. 2 ranking has been predicated on the actions of a well-drilled corps of seniors. Mason Plumlee, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly are the core of Coach K’s latest ACC challenger. Sophomore Quinn Cook has ably proven that he can run the point for the 8-0 Blue…

  2. Do inter-league challenges mean anything?

    Nov 29, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT


    I’m not going to play coy and ask why we have these inter-league challenge series. It’s about money and television rights like everything else we have in college sports these days. For me, that ship of disillusionment sailed years ago. But we, as consumers, have bought into the spectacle, providing the impetus for the TV and the…

  3. Video: Missouri beats VCU for third place at Atlantis

    Nov 25, 2012, 2:33 AM EDT


    Laurence Bowers and Phil “Flip” Pressey carried the Missouri Tigers to a third-place finish in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. These video highlights show that VCU did not go quietly into that good night.

  4. Late Night Snacks: Coach K drinks Pitino’s milkshake. Again.

    Nov 25, 2012, 2:22 AM EDT

    Duke Louisville Basketball

    It’s been an exhausting week for the Duke Blue Devils. They’re 6-0 the hard way, following up a win over then-No. 3 Kentucky with a three-games-in-three-days marathon that saw them conquer Minnesota, VCU and No. 2 Louisville on their way to the Battle 4 Atlantis title. When a weary-looking Coach K was asked if he…

  5. No. 5 Duke nips shorthanded No. 2 Cards to claim Atlantis title

    Nov 25, 2012, 12:24 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Duke

    We learned just a few hours before tipoff that Gorgui Dieng would not play in the Battle 4 Atlantis title game. The stalwart shot blocker sat on the bench with a heavy wrap on his left wrist, relic of an awkward fall on Friday night. His absence would be telling. The Blue Devils won 76-71,…

  6. College of Charleston upsets No. 24 Baylor in Waco

    Nov 24, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

    Andrew Lawrence, A.J. Walton

    Chalk up a big one for Doug Wojcik, in his first season at College of Charleston. His Cougars went into Waco and pounced on the Baylor Bears, coming away with a huge 63-59 road win that will resound for both teams come tournament time. Junior forward Willis Hall had his first double-figure game of the…

  7. Isaiah Canaan drops 30; Murray St. beats ODU

    Nov 24, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Old Dominion took the lead several times in the second half of a back-and-forth battle between the Monarchs of the CAA and the Murray State Racers of the Ohio Valley Conference on Saturday night. Various ODU players contributed to mini-runs, with DeShawn Painter, Dmitri Batten, Donte Hill and Nick Wright making clutch plays along the…

  8. Pressey drains Mizzou’s game-winner over VCU

    Nov 24, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

    Laurence Bowers, Phil Pressey

    You wouldn’t think third place in the Battle 4 Atlantis would be such a big deal. But both Mizzou and VCU came indoors out of the sunshine to play a hard-fought contest as the undercard to the Louisville/Duke title game. Both teams traded buckets down the stretch, but it was Phil Pressey’s timely step-through between…

  9. Louisville will be without Gorgui Dieng vs. Duke

    Nov 24, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    No. 2 Louisville had a tough matchup against No. 5 Duke in tonight’s Battle 4 Atlantis title game (NBC Sports Network, 9:00 PM ET) already, but the margin for error just got a lot thinner. Gorgui Dieng, the team’s second-leading rebounder (8.0 rpg) and leading shot blocker (2.0 bpg), will sit out tonight’s game with…

  10. Report: Big East schools may vote to dissolve league

    Nov 22, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    With all of the football schools joining into ever-larger lumps of meat, it always seemed like a time would com when at least one hoops-only league would flat-out disappear. I thought it would be a mid-major, like the CAA or Horizon, but it’s one of the BCS leagues, gutted by realignment, that may go down…

  11. Late Night Snacks: Trophies in paradise

    Nov 19, 2012, 1:30 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Josh Elbaum

    Games of the Day 1. Oklahoma State 76, No. 6 NC State 56 – Marcus Smart announced his presence with authority, leading his unranked Cowboys over a team with Final Four aspirations. Oklahoma State put the clamps on the Wolfpack defensively, and that made all the difference. 2. UConn 89, Quinnipiac 83 (2 OT)  – Quinnipiac leader Tom…

  12. Ewing headlines list of College Hoops Hall inductees

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT

    "A Year In A New York Minute" Photo Exhibition

    You like the current trend of flat tops on college players? Get a whiff of history, my friends. Two of basketball’s greatest historical flat tops were inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City today, as Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing and Clyde Lovellette of Kansas headlined a distinguished class of ten inductees. Joining…

  13. Youth leads Cowboys to big win over No. 6 NC State

    Nov 18, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Oklahoma State claimed the Puerto Rico Tip-Off title with a surprisingly easy 76-56 win over No. 6 NC State, riding the young legs of freshman Marcus Smart and sophomore LeBryan Nash to a huge upset. Smart filled the stat sheet with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and 4 blocks. Nash led the…

  14. USF bounced from own tournament by W. Michigan

    Nov 18, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT


    Don’t you hate it when you invite someone into your home, and they strut around acting like they own the place? That’s probably how the South Florida Bulls felt today, as they were bounced from the USF Invitational by the visiting Western Michigan Broncos. The team from Kalamazoo showed up at the Invitational and treated…

  15. OSU can Cowboy up vs. Wolfpack tonight

    Nov 18, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT


    When most people plan a weekend in Puerto Rico, they plan to visit a couple of colonial forts, catch some rays and maybe, if they’re very nerdy like me, check out the giant radiotelescope at Arecibo. Travis Ford and his Oklahoma State Cowboys may very well do some of that stuff, but they won’t put on the…

  16. Shockers overcome Havoc with toughness in 53-51 win at VCU

    Nov 13, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    VCU v Wichita St.

    RICHMOND — When it comes to sloganeering, VCU simply has it better. For the Rams, it starts before tip-off, with a huge, billowing banner held up by the entire student section, that reads “Havoc Lives Here”. It’s a credo embraced by the entire program. At Wichita State, they favor MTXE, which stands for Mental Toughness…

  17. Naismith Award watch list stretches from A(nderson) to Z(eller)

    Nov 13, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Kyle Anderson, Devonte Brown

    The Naismith Men’s Player of the Year Award early season watch list has been published, and it’s loaded with the usual suspects. The state of Kentucky fared well, with Louisville and Kentucky landing three players apiece on the list. Chane Behanan, Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng were the Cardinals honored. The Wildcats, unsurprisingly, were represented…

  18. Lobos outlast feisty Davidson at The Pit

    Nov 13, 2012, 4:47 AM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - New Mexico v San Diego State

    Environmental factors contributed heavily to New Mexico’s close 86-81 win over Davidson in the graveyard shift game of the Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. Altitude played a big factor, as did a force of nature by the name of Tony Snell. The rangy 6’7″ Lobo guard displayed his full arsenal of skills in bringing his team back…

  19. Precision attack leads Gonzaga over West Virginia

    Nov 13, 2012, 3:12 AM EDT

    Aaric Murray, Sam Dower

    Many times throughout the past few years, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have looked like world-beaters on paper, only to devolve into a collection of nice parts that don’t quite mesh consistently. This season’s Zags, once again favored to win the WCC crown and plunge deep into the postseason, look like something else entirely. Late in a…

  20. Late Night Snacks: What you missed while watching football

    Nov 11, 2012, 12:48 AM EDT

    Laurence Bowers, Kris Davis

    Look, we realize you were watching football all day today. We ain’t even mad. To prove it, we’ll catch you up on everything you missed in the sport where an undefeated season is pretty much a pipe dream. Games of the Night 1. No. 15 Missouri 83, SIU-Edwardsville 69 We’ve had some very frank and…

  21. UCF upends in-state rival South Florida

    Nov 10, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio v  South Florida

    UConn and Central Florida may not be eligible for the postseason, but it appears neither program will lie down and roll over for opponents this year. The Huskies served notice on Friday, downing a ranked Michigan State squad in a marquee matchup at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The Knights and Bulls met in a…

  22. Citadel beats VMI at All-Military Classic

    Nov 10, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT


    Overlooked amongst the aircraft carriers, camouflage unis and overseas air base battles was a humble matchup between two ancient mid-majors with little marquee value. The Army, Navy and Air Force academies play for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy every year, to a moderate amount of fanfare. For Virginia Military Institute and The Citadel, this year’s All-Military Classic…

  23. Flea Shabazz Muhammad!

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT


    John Calipari has Jay-Z, now Ben Howland has Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Well, he doesn’t exactly “have” Flea, but he can stand near Flea while the bassist wears his homemade “Free Shabazz Muhammad” t-shirt. Students in the crowd were reportedly wearing more professional-quality shirts with the same message, but isn’t it just…

  24. Council injured in narrow Providence victory

    Nov 10, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Ladontae Henton

    Providence isn’t exactly expected to set the Big East on fire this season — the Friars were chosen to finish dead last in the league’s preseason poll —  but nobody really thought they were in danger from the Great West. The Friars barely survived against the New Jersey Institute of Technology, however, winning 64-63 on…

  25. Butler seeking $16 million for Hinkle renovations

    Nov 10, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT


    One of basketball’s greatest gyms is getting a facelift. On Friday, Butler University announced a $16 million fundraising goal, part of a renovation planned for historic Hinkle Fieldhouse that is expected to total around $30 million before it’s all said and done. There’s always a little thrill of fear that goes through me when one…