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Eric Angevine

  1. 2013 Colonial Athletic Association tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    photo courtesy Northeastern Athletics

    Oy, what a mess. For the past decade, the CAA tournament was one of the hottest mid-major tourneys going. Annual battles between VCU, George Mason, Old Dominion and other tough teams from the league presaged Big Dance upsets and even Final Four runs. This year? Not so much. VCU is tearing up the A-10. Old Dominion…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Shabazz on his way to the NBA?

    Mar 3, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT

    Miami v Duke

    Game of the Night No. 3 Duke 79, N0. 5 Miami 76: It’s not often the No. 3 team in the country needs a statement win, but the Blue Devils wanted to bounce back from their loss at Virginia, and Miami had the bad luck to be the next scheduled opponent to come to Cameron…

  3. VIDEO: Harvard loses at Penn, drops out of Ivy lead

    Mar 2, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

    Courtesy: Mike Mahoney, Penn director of athletic communications

    Every game counts in the Ivy League. There’s no post-season tournament to hand out the auto-bid, so the regular-season champ takes all the marbles. Harvard was leading a pretty close race with Princeton for a couple of weeks, after beating the Tigers at home on February 16. This weekend’s road trip did not go well,…

  4. VIDEO: Delaware grabs CAA tourney 2-seed with win over George Mason

    Mar 2, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Mont  Ross

    The Delaware Blue Hens – chosen to be the CAA’s number two team in the preseason – ended up with the number two seed in the CAA’s postseason tourney after beating George Mason 82-77 today. League leader Northeastern lost to Old Dominion to end the season, but Delaware remained one game back, tied with the…

  5. VIDEO: UNLV handles Nevada despite Anthony Bennett’s injury

    Mar 2, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Wyoming v UNLV

    UNLV, one of the most talented teams in the nation, fell behind in the tough Mountain West race because they couldn’t win on the road. This week, the Runnin’ Rebs reversed the trend, taking down Nevada 80-63 in Reno today, after beating Wyoming in their own gym on February 23. The Rebels are on a…

  6. Ryan Kelly’s career day shows why he makes Duke a title contender

    Mar 2, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

    Miami v Duke

    We heard just before the game today that Ryan Kelly would play for Duke against Miami, but we had no idea that meant he’d put up a career-high 36 points in a  79-76 upset of Miami, the ACC’s top team. It’s easy to think that Kelly’s importance to Duke has been exaggerated as he sat,…

  7. Can Zags handle being No. 1? It’s now or never.

    Mar 2, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT

    Portland v Gonzaga

    Following No. 1 Indiana’s loss to Minnesota on Tuesday, and Virginia’s big upset of No. 3 Duke, No. 2 Gonzaga appears poised to seize the school’s first No. 1 ranking ever. The questions began to circulate immediately: Do they belong on top? Can they handle the pressure? The first step in quieting the naysayers happened…

  8. Ryan Kelly will play for Duke vs. Miami today

    Mar 2, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

    Duke v Virginia

    The whispers became rumors became reportable facts: Official: Ryan Kelly is playing for #Duke — Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) March 2, 2013 When the Duke beat reporter for the News Observer tweets it, it’s got to be true. Ryan Kelly will suit up and see floor time for Duke as they take on ACC leader Miami…

  9. Late Afternoon Snacks: Louisville and Marquette win to keep Big East race tight; will Georgetown answer?

    Mar 2, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

    Luke Hancock

    Game of the Day No. 10 Louisville 58, N0. 12 Syracuse 53: It may seem a little late, but Louisville is rounding into the type of team they were supposed to be from day one of the season. Great leadership at the point from Peyton Siva, who had no turnovers today, with Russ Smith picking…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Overtimes R Us in the SEC

    Feb 24, 2013, 1:21 AM EDT

    Tennessee Texas A M Basketball

    Game of the Night Kentucky 90, Missouri 83 (OT): In the bubblicious SEC, this was a big one. The Wildcats won a single OT game on the same day Alabama lost a 3 OT game, putting both teams in a tie for second place in the league race, two game behind No. 5 Florida. Whether…

  11. Well-traveled Julius Mays stars as Kentucky downs Mizzou in OT

    Feb 24, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Julius Mays, Jabari Brown

    One look at the stat sheet will tell you exactly what this Wildcat team can be. Four players in double figures. Willie Cauley-Stein with 12 hard-fought boards and seven blocked shots on defense. Sixteen points, eight rebounds and six assists from the oft-doubted Ryan Harrow. A smoking 50.8 percent from the floor, bolstered by 41.2…

  12. VIDEO: No place like home for streaky Aztecs

    Feb 23, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    UNLV v San Diego State

    On the same day that New Mexico seized a two-game lead in the Mountain West standings, San Diego State also won. That is to say, in a manner of speaking, that they played at home. The last time the Aztecs won a road game, it was January 23rd, and the victim was Nevada. Today, the…

  13. ‘Nova building tournament-worthy resume. Can they win in March?

    Feb 23, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    Derrick Wilson,Darrun Hilliard

    It was senior night in Villanova, but a sophomore led the Wildcats to a Big Dance resume-enhancing win over No. 17 Marquette. Darun Hilliard came up huge for a team teetering on the bubble, pouring in 22 points to help his team defeat the Golden Eagles 60-56. Another sophomore, JayVaughn Pinkston, chipped in 11, as…

  14. Video: Watch Kendall Williams Carpe the Diem at CSU

    Feb 23, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

    Kendall Williams, Jon Octeus

    I just wanted to let you know that New Mexico center Alex Kirk had a 19 point, 10 rebound double-double, and Tony Snell chipped in 10 points to help UNM win 91-82 in Fort Collins. It had to be pointed out, because you’re not going to see much of either of them as we witness…

  15. Porter’s career day quiets Carrier Dome crowd, puts Hoyas in Big East lead

    Feb 23, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    Otto Porter, Jr. only had 31 points in a 57-46 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. His official stat line for the day credits him with 33 points, but Porter picked up two of those on an own-goal by Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams in the middle of the second half. That’s how the day was going…

  16. Late Afternoon Snacks: Miami’s vices exposed; Bracket Busters takes a bow

    Feb 23, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Miami Wake Forest Basketball

    Game of the Day Wake Forest 80, No. 2 Miami 65: That Miami finally lost an ACC game is not surprising – it’s a tough league. That they lost to Wake Forest, a team below .500 overall and in ACC play, is a head-scratcher. According to Kenpom, the Hurricanes have the fifth-best defense in the…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Duke loses; Kansas dances; Oregon lucks out

    Feb 17, 2013, 12:44 AM EDT

    Alex Len, Mason Plumlee, Quinn Cook

    Game of the Night Maryland 83, No. 2 Duke 81: This win meant so much to Mark Turgeon, it apparently got a little dusty up in the postgame press conference. It meant so much to Maryland fans, they attempted to destroy their own campus. Street light down in college park — Darcy Spencer (@darcyspencer)…

  18. Video: Freshman Bennett leads UNLV over San Diego State in wild MWC nightcap

    Feb 17, 2013, 12:10 AM EDT

    San Diego St UNLV Basketball

    This was the kind of game we’ve come to expect from the Mountain West – multiple lead changes, tough players on both sides and a close finish. There are no easy outs in this league. It’s a shame they can’t all go to the Big Dance. San Diego State took a 40-34 lead into the…

  19. Video: Harvard secures its domicile, subjugates archrival Princeton

    Feb 16, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Jonah Travis, Tommy Amaker

    Every game matters in the Ivy. If you’re Harvard and Princeton, vying for the league lead in mid-February, that goes double. The two teams entered this game with the Ivy lead on the line, so Harvard made some serious hay with the win. The Crimson moved to 7-1, leaving the Tigers 1.5 games back at…

  20. K-State keeps pace in tight Big 12 race with win over Baylor

    Feb 16, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    A.J. Walton, Rodney McGruder

    For Big 12 fans, this is one of those days that plays out perfectly. Three teams are wrangling for the league lead, and all three play on the same day, evenly spaced so that nobody has to miss a minute of each crucial televised game. Oklahoma State kicked things off this morning, taking a hard-fought…

  21. Air Force’s Michael Lyons scores 45, but Colorado State gets a big MWC win

    Feb 16, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    Michael Lyons

    Cadets at the Air Force Academy are used to flying high, but this is ridiculous. Michael Lyons, who has been a scoring machine all season long for the Falcons, put on a big-time show for his home crowd, scoring 45 points in a 89-86 shootout loss to Mountain West leader Colorado State today. His line…

  22. Late Afternoon Snacks: Marquette stays atop Big East; Cowboys claim Big 12 lead

    Feb 16, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    Buzz Williams

    Game of the Day No. 18 Marquette 79, N0. 16 Pittsburgh 69: Vander Blue has really been asserting himself in Big East play, and today he helped the Golden Eagles protect the Batcave Bradley Center, a place where Marquette hasn’t lost in 23 straight games. That’s important, because Buzz Williams and company play four of…

  23. Late Night Snacks: Pluck of the Irish

    Feb 10, 2013, 2:27 AM EDT

    Pat Connaughton,Russ Smith

    Game of the Night No. 25 Notre Dame 104, N0. 11 Louisville 101: Of the 205 points scored in this game, 85 came in extra time. Louisville lost four players to fouls, and Notre Dame lost three. The night’s Iron Man award goes to Eric Atkins, who played 60 minutes, scored 14 points and somehow…

  24. Fullerton Titans honor fallen coach in emotional home game

    Feb 10, 2013, 2:00 AM EDT

    A memorial for Monica Quan at Titan Gym (via @AbbeyMastracco) h/t Yahoo's The Dagger.

    Odds are, nobody at Cal State Fullerton was quite ready to get back to playing basketball yet. Women’s basketball assistant coach Monica Quan and her fiance were murdered just six days prior to Saturday’s home game against UC-Riverside, and the feelings in the building were still very raw. The game could likely have been canceled.…

  25. Five OTs and 205 points later, No. 25 Notre Dame defeats No. 11 Louisville

    Feb 10, 2013, 1:03 AM EDT

    Jerian Grant,Wayne Blackshear

    Thelonious Monk wrote a tune called “Ugly Beauty”. You’d have to watch a Louisville-Notre Dame game go to five overtimes to understand the concept. The fact that Notre Dame won this one, 104-101, is absolutely stunning, and therein lies the tale. The very long tale that I’m not going to retell. You had to be…