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  1. Mike Krzyzewski goes to hospital after getting lightheaded in Duke’s loss

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:50 AM EST

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    No. 4 Duke lost to Wake Forest on Wednesday night, 82-72, but the bigger concern after the game was the fact that head coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t make it to the postgame press conference. According to Duke, Coach K was dealing with lightheadedness and dizziness throughout the game. At one point during a timeout, it…

  2. POSTERIZED: Nevada’s Deonte Burton throws down Dunk of the Year (VIDEO)

    Mar 6, 2014, 1:00 AM EST

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    There is no way that you can convince that this dunk from Nevada’s Deonte Burton is not the Dunk of the Year in college basketball this season. It’s just filthy. Look at this screen-grab: HE DUNKED THAT!!! This isn’t the first time we’ve dealt with Burton posterizing folks. There’s this, and this, and this. Follow…

  3. Bubble Banter: Colorado, Dayton the day’s biggest winners

    Mar 6, 2014, 12:16 AM EST

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    There are 11 days left until Selection Sunday. Every morning from now until the bracket comes out, we’ll help you get caught up on the happenings with impact on the bubble from the night before.  You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. WINNERS Dayton: The Flyers are suddenly in a great position to earn a…

  4. After win at No. 18 SMU, No. 11 Louisville is once again peaking in March

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

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    Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, hitting all six of his threes in the final 13 minutes as No. 11 Louisville went into Moody Coliseum and knocked off No. 18 SMU, 84-71. The win is impressive in and of itself. The Mustangs are as tough as anyone in the…

  5. Wake Forest beats No. 4 Duke as Blue Devils struggle to score again

    Mar 5, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

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    Wake Forest has made a habit of giving top teams in the ACC a tough time in Winston-Salem, and that was no different for No. 4 Duke on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils were down for most of the first half, entered the break trailing 36-33 and couldn’t seem to get any separation from the…

  6. Oto Osenieks will not play at Minnesota after this season

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:21 PM EST

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    Oto Osenieks career at Minnesota is over. The school sent out a release on Wednesday afternoon announcing that, due to a series of knee injuries, Osenieks’ will not play for the Gophers next season. He has an issue with the cartilage in his left knee due to surgeries that he’s had on the knee. “Unfortunately,…

  7. Assigned Reading: Dean Smith’s health continues to deteriorate

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:04 PM EST

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    Dean Smith is battling dementia. We all know that by now. It’s not a secret. His memory is deteriorating, a fact made all the more demoralizing because it was Smith’s unbelievable memory that was perhaps his most notable trait. What’s striking, however, is just how far it has progressed. ESPN published a story from Tommy…

  8. 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament Preview: It’s all Wichita

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

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    Just our luck, right? The year that Wichita State just so happens to be coming off of a trip to the Final Four, the season where they just so happen to play like a National Title contender for the first four months of the season also happens to be the year that Creighton leaves the…

  9. Report: Russ Pennell hired at Central Arkansas

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:55 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2014 Coaching Carousel, click here. Central Arkansas has hired Russ Pennell as their new head coach, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Pennell was the interim head coach with the WNBA’s Pheonix Mercury over the summer. He spent four years as the head coach at Grand Canyon prior…

  10. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Louisville-SMU square off in an AAC battle

    Mar 5, 2014, 11:43 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 11 Louisville at No. 18 SMU, 7:00 p.m. Two Hall of Fame head coaches square off on Wednesday night at SMU in a key AAC battle between two top 20 teams. (Imagine the look you’d give me if I said that sentence two years ago.) The Cardinals look like a…

  11. Charles Mitchell’s status with Maryland unclear after heated sideline exchange

    Mar 5, 2014, 11:06 AM EST

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    Maryland forward Charles Mitchell was removed from the bench and sent to the locker room before the first half of Tuesday night’s game against Virginia Tech. Mitchell could be seen on the bench exchanging words with assistant coach Scott Spinelli, yanking his jersey off in the tunnel as he walked back into the locker room.…

  12. Matt Stainbrook’s knee injury just a strained MCL

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:27 AM EST

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    Xavier got some excellent news on Tuesday when it was announced that starting center Matt Stainbrook only strained his MCL. Stainbrook landed awkwardly in Monday’s loss to Seton Hall, immediately grabbing his left knee and screaming in pain. It looked like the injury could be quite serious, but according to Xavier, he’s out for Saturday’s…

  13. March Madness has arrived (VIDEOS)

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:07 AM EST

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    The Madness has officially arrived! Can you feel it in the air? I know Marquette can. They lost one of the wilder games you’ll ever see, dropping a double-overtime game to Providence that featured clutch shots, dumb fouls and a 75-foot buzzer-beater that didn’t actually beat any buzzers. That wasn’t the wackiest finish of the…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Baylor, Oregon and Providence land huge wins

    Mar 5, 2014, 2:44 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Providence 81, Marquette 80 2OT Providence managed to survive a visit from Marquette in thrilling fashion, a double-overtime that featured big shots, costly turnovers, fouled three-point shooters and quite possibly the most exciting shot that never counted: Bryce Cotton played all 50 minutes, finishing with 25 points, nine assists and seven…

  15. Bubble Banter: Welcome to the tournament, Baylor

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:29 AM EST

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    There are 12 days left until Selection Sunday. Every morning from now until the bracket comes out, we’ll help you get caught up on the happenings with impact on the bubble from the night before.  You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. WINNERS Georgetown: The Hoyas landed a huge win over No. 13 Creighton on…

  16. Georgetown takes big step towards NCAA tournament with win over No. 13 Creighton

    Mar 4, 2014, 9:05 PM EST

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hoyas got the win they so desperately needed. Georgetown entered Tuesday night’s tilt with No. 13 Creighton snuggled up with the wrong side of the bubble’s cutline, but thanks to a hot-shooting first half and some clutch plays from D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Markel Starks in the final minutes, John Thompson III’s…

  17. 2014 NEC Tournament Preview: Can Robert Morris regain control of the league?

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:13 PM EST

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    It’s been five years since anyone in the NEC other than LIU-Brooklyn or Robert Morris has won the league’s automatic bid. While the Blackbirds have one of the nation’s best point guards in Jason Brickman, they suffered through a down year plagued by injuries and likely won’t extend their reign over the league to a…

  18. 2014 Big South Tournament Preview: Home court advantage in March is fun!

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:33 PM EST

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    There may not be a more wide-open conference tournament this season than the Big South. High Point won the North Division with the best record in conference play at 12-4, but they also needed to win 10 of their last 11 games to do so and are playing without one of their star forwards in…

  19. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Mar 4, 2014, 12:58 PM EST

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Remember when people were worried whether or not McDermott would be able to succeed outside the Missouri Valley? Well, he’s averaging 26.0 points and 7.2 boards while shooting 52.0% from the field, 44.1% from three and 88.7% from the line on a top ten team that still has a chance to…

  20. Bruce Springsteen, Jason Aldean to perform at the Final Four

    Mar 4, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

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    Every year, the NCAA brings in some big name musical acts to perform free concerts at the Final Four. On Tuesday, the NCAA and Turner Live Events sent out a release announcing that Bruce Springsteen and the E-street Band will be headlining. Springsteen will be playing on Sunday night at Reunion Park in Dallas, but…

  21. Dan Patrick: ‘I think John Calipari is not long for Kentucky’ (VIDEO)

    Mar 4, 2014, 11:47 AM EST

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    Dan Patrick had an interesting take on John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats this morning on the DP Show. He doesn’t think that Coach Cal will last that much longer at Kentucky. The frustration of dealing with a brand new team each and every season, and the stress that struggling puts on him, is more…

  22. Duke to headline 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:43 AM EST

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    Duke will headline the field for the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, which will be held at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Stanford, Temple and UNLV will be the other host teams to play in the semifinals and finals of the event. The Blue Devils, who will be playing their first game at the newest…

  23. Report: Tom Izzo considering playing Keith Appling less

    Mar 4, 2014, 9:31 AM EST

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    After a season full of injuries and illnesses, Michigan State finally has everyone on their roster available to play. That didn’t stop the Spartans from losing to Illinois on Saturday, their third loss in the last four games and sixth loss in the last 10 games. The problem now is Keith Appling, who has played…

  24. Bubble Banter: Is Pitt still an NCAA tournament team?

    Mar 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

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    There are 12 days left until Selection Sunday. Every morning from now until the bracket comes out, we’ll help you get caught up on the happenings with impact on the bubble from the night before.  You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. Just for kicks, I’m going to give you a profile of a bubble…

  25. 2014 Conference Tournament Schedule for every league

    Mar 3, 2014, 6:02 PM EST

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    (Browse through all of our conference tournament previews) It’s March, which means that it is time for more brackets and tournaments than you can possibly handle. Here, I give to you a schedule for every conference tournament in the country. Have fun planning your appointment viewing! AAC TOURNAMENT: March 12-15, FedEx Forum, Memphis March 12: First round…