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Rob Dauster

  1. College Hoops Week in Review: Frank Kaminsky, Michigan earn weekly honors

    Feb 24, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin I made a joke on twitter during Wisconsin’s win over Iowa on Saturday, saying, essentially, that if you’re a 6-foot-10 stiff, you should go to play for Bo Ryan because he’ll make you awesome in three years. I thought it was funny, because Wisconsin always manages to churn…

  2. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Feb 24, 2014, 9:12 AM EST

    Drake v Wichita State

    Arguing over whether or not Wichita State deserves to be the No. 1 team in the country is a conversation that is going to overtake college hoops over the next couple of weeks. Here’s my take: Florida deserves to be the No. 1 team in the country this week, even with their struggles over the…

  3. At what point do Michigan State’s injury woes become a larger concern?

    Feb 23, 2014, 5:14 PM EST

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    We’ve been saying it for so long, it’s almost because second-nature: No. 13 Michigan State is good, but just wait until they get healthy. And the party line won’t be any different after the Spartans lost to in-state rival No. 20 Michigan in Crisler Arena on Sunday afternoon. Tom Izzo’s club jumped out to an…

  4. Brilliant photoshops of Jim Boeheim getting ejected (PHOTOS)

    Feb 23, 2014, 1:56 AM EST

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    As we all know by now, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim got himself ejected on Saturday afternoon during the Orange’s 66-60 loss to Duke. Some of the photographers at the Duke-Syracuse game caught fantastic pictures of Boeheim’s temper-tantrum which, quite clearly, became the meme that dominated the internet on Saturday night. Here are some of…

  5. Bubble Banter: Kansas State’s profile is not as strong as you might think

    Feb 23, 2014, 1:06 AM EST

    Marcus Foster, Jeff Mullahey

    There are 23 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.  This post will be updated throughout the night. You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. Barring some kind of insanity…

  6. No. 4 Arizona steamrolls Colorado as Aaron Gordon finds his perimeter touch

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:37 AM EST

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    No. 4 Arizona entered Saturday night’s trip to Boulder in a bit of a rut offensively since Brandon Ashley’s injury. What happened on Saturday? They jumped out to a 21-5 lead 10 minutes into the game, and while the Buffaloes were able to cut the lead to four early in the second half, Arizona just…

  7. Antonius Cleveland hits half-court game-winning buzzer-beater (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 11:14 PM EST

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    Antonius Cleveland of Southeast Missouri State banked in a three from half court to give the Redhawks a win at UT-Martin. Cleveland finished the night with a career-high 19 points.

  8. No. 3 Wichita State the first 29-0 team since 2005

    Feb 22, 2014, 11:01 PM EST

    Drake v Wichita State

    We have our first 29-0 team since Deron Williams was still a collegian. On Saturday, No. 3 Wichita State got 21 points from Tekele Cotton and 15 points from Darius Carter off the bench as they steamrolled Drake, 83-54. The Shockers cut down the nets after the win, because with just two games left in…

  9. Controversial Duke-Syracuse calls side-by-side (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

    Syracuse v Duke

    The Duke-Syracuse ACC rivalry is off to a pretty good start, isn’t it? On Saturday, the No. 1 Orange went into Cameron and lost a 66-60 thriller that was marred by a questionable call at the end of the game. Jim Boeheim lost his mind when C.J. Fair was called for a charge, getting himself…

  10. POSTERIZED: Tarik Black dunks on Texas, bench loses their mind (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:42 PM EST

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    Tarik Black going all Blake Griffin on some poor Texas defender in a 30 point blowout is embarrassing enough. But that’s not what’s going to go viral here. The reaction on the Kansas bench is. Wayne Selden going all leapfrog over the chairs might be my favorite #benchmob reaction of all-time. Follow @robdauster

  11. Jim Boeheim goes nuts, gets ejected in loss to Duke (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:08 PM EST

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    Jim Boeheim got his first introduction to ACC refs on Saturday night during No. 1 Syracuse’s 66-60 loss to No. 5 Duke. The Syracuse head coach got ejected for the first time in the regular season after he lost it on referee Tony Greene for a charge that was called on C.J. Fair with 10.4…

  12. Quinnipiac goes the length of the court in 1.7 seconds for a win (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 8:48 PM EST

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    Qunnipiac is still within striking distance of first place in the MAAC, but a loss at Niagara would have negated that. So what did the Bobcats do? Oh, nothing. Just went the length of the court in 1.7 seconds to knock off the Purple Eagles on Saturday. It’s not exactly Christian Laettner vs. Kentucky, but…

  13. Once again, No. 2 Florida overcomes slow start defensively

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:13 PM EST

    Marshall Henderson, DeVon Walker

    After No. 1 Syracuse lost to Boston College on Wednesday, it has more or less been assumed that No. 2 Florida will hop up into that No. 1 spot when the new rankings come out on Monday morning. The Gators have spent much of the past two months playing some of the best basketball in…

  14. Strong profile aside, is No. 16 Wisconsin a national title contender?

    Feb 22, 2014, 3:34 PM EST

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    Three weeks ago, on Saturday, February 1st, we were all ready to write off No. 16 Wisconsin. The Badgers had lost to Ohio State in the Kohl Center, their fifth loss in six games and their third-straight defeat at home, something that simply never happens. They were overrated. Their record was boosted by the fact…

  15. Late-game execution costs No. 15 Iowa again

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:23 PM EST

    Traevon Jackson, Aaron White

    No. 16 Wisconsin paid a visit to No. 15 Iowa on Saturday afternoon and, as you should come to expect from a marquee Big Ten game, it turned into a thriller, with the Badgers leaving Iowa City with a 79-74 win. In the first half, the Badgers found more holes in Iowa’s man-to-man defense than…

  16. Weekend Preview: Saturday will be the best college hoops day of the year

    Feb 21, 2014, 9:20 AM EST

    Duke v Syracuse

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke, Sat. 7:00 p.m This game has lot a bit of luster, hasn’t it? Three weeks ago, the Orange and the Blue Devils played the best game of the season. The rematch was supposed to be between a streaking Duke team and an undefeated Syracuse…

  17. Bubble Banter: Just how close is Gonzaga to missing the tournament?

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:50 AM EST

    BYU's Tyler Haws (AP Photo)

    There are 23 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. BYU (RPI: 42, KenPom: 55) knocked off Gonzaga (RPI: 24, KenPom: 27) on Thursday night,…

  18. No. 5 Duke’s inability to adjust to a zone a concern moving forward

    Feb 21, 2014, 12:50 AM EST

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    In the grand scheme of things, No. 5 Duke’s 74-66 loss at North Carolina on Thursday night isn’t going to mean all that much. The Tar Heels are one of the hottest teams in the country, they’ve proven they can beat anyone this season — just ask Kentucky, Michigan State and Louisville — and they…

  19. Chicago HS game ends on a 3/4 court game-winner (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2014, 10:49 PM EST

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    This is how my guy in Chicago described this game: “Non-conference game between two non-descript teams.” But who cares! Not me, not when Xavier Edwards is out here hitting game-winning 75-footers. That’ll get you on Sportscenter.

  20. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Duke-UNC will finally happen

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:22 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 5 Duke at North Carolina, 9:00 p.m. Tonight’s the night it finally happens. Eight days after the game was initially postponed due to a snowstorm, the Blue Devils will make the eight mile trek down Tobacco Road to take on the Tar Heels. North Carolina has been playing much better…

  21. CBT Roundtable: Last minute college hoops deals for the NBA’s trade deadline

    Feb 20, 2014, 1:34 PM EST

    Maryland v Duke

    Today is the NBA’s trade deadline, and it got me to thinking: What if trades were allowed in college basketball? Why kind of roster adjustments could be made that would benefit contenders? And no, Duke cannot send cash considerations to Whitney Young to get Jahlil Okafor for the stretch run. We take a look at…

  22. John Calipari responds to Rick Pitino’s social media comments

    Feb 20, 2014, 12:57 PM EST

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    Frenemies John Calipari and Rick Pitino are at it again. Earlier this week, some comments that Pitino made about the use of social media went viral. The irony of it? Twitter is the reason that his comments made it to every blog and every website, with social media being the catalyst for words being taken…

  23. Stephen F. Austin parodies Jimmy Fallon’s #hashtag skit (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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    Trey Pinkney and Thomas Walkup, two members of a Stephen F. Austin team that hasn’t lost a game since November 23rd, parodied Jimmy Fallon’s #hashtag skit. They didn’t do a bad job, either. #GetToPractice

  24. Broken light fixture causes Division II game to end in a tie

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:43 AM EST

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    A Division II basketball game ended in a tie on Wednesday night. Javan Wells of Winston-Salem State, a Division II school in North Carolina, put back a missed three to tie the game with 0.3 seconds left on the clock. On the ensuing in-bounds, Joshua Linton of Johnson C. Smith fired a full-court shot that drilled…

  25. Duke, UNC rivalry has NBA alumni fired up (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2014, 10:57 AM EST

    DeMar DeRozan; Jimmy Butler

    Duke and North Carolina will renew their rivalry tonight, and as you can plainly tell, tensions are already ratcheted up on Tobacco Road. But it’s not just the fans in Chapel Hill and Durham that are getting antsy to finally see these two square off. Their NBA alumni seem to be ready for the battle…