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  1. POSTERIZED: Marcus Smart dunks on Kansas State, gets T’d up (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2014, 9:01 PM EST

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    Marcus Smart threw down this huge dunk in transition against Kansas State today, but did it cost his team the game? As you can see in the video, Smart earned himself a technical foul with the dunk, hanging on the rim and slapping the back board. I don’t love that call — it’s really, really…

  2. D.J. Newbill, Kendrick Nunn scuffle, nearly clear benches (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2014, 8:30 PM EST

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    Illinois knocked off Penn State in Champaign on Saturday afternoon, improving to 2-0 in Big Ten play with a 75-55 win over the Nittany Lions. But with a little more than eight minutes left in the game, it was much closer. After a driving bucket from Kendrick Nunn, he collided with D.J. Newbill who responded…

  3. Should Coach K have benched Jabari Parker in loss to Notre Dame?

    Jan 4, 2014, 8:08 PM EST

    Duke v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame had just gone on a 20-4 run to turn a 10 point deficit into a six-point lead as No. 7 Duke had suddenly gone ice cold from the floor. Rodney Hood and Quinn Cook had cooled off after their hot starts and as the clock ticked into crunch time in Duke’s first ACC…

  4. POSTERIZED: Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton dunks on Jabari Parker (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

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    (Via SB Nation) Yep, that would be Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton driving down the middle of the lane and dunking all over all-everything forward Jabari Parker. Notre Dame would go on to beat No. 7 Duke 79-77. Jabari Parker didn’t play the final 3:35 despite the game being close, and some were speculating that…

  5. Eric Atkins, Notre Dame beat No. 7 Duke, turn around their season?

    Jan 4, 2014, 6:23 PM EST

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    For the first time in 19 games against former assistant coaches, Mike Krzyzewski has been beaten. And while it isn’t necessarily a surprise that it was Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey that did it, it is a surprise that it happened this season. The Fighting Irish were dealt a bad hand last month when…

  6. No. 1 Arizona overcomes an off-night to beat Washington at home

    Jan 4, 2014, 5:26 PM EST

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    Nick Johnson went for 24 points and four assists and Aaron Gordon chipped in with 18 points and 11 boards as No. 1 Arizona survived an upset-bid from visiting Washington, beating the Huskies 71-62. C.J. Wilcox led the way for the Huskies with 20 points, but where Washington did most of their damage was in…

  7. C.J. Fair, Tyler Ennis help No. 2 Syracuse overcome Trevor Cooney’s off-night

    Jan 4, 2014, 5:09 PM EST

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    No. 2 Syracuse kicked off their tenure in the ACC on Saturday afternoon, taking on Miami (FL) in the Carrier Dome. It was anything but pretty. Miami did everything they could to make the game as slow and as ugly as possible. They never sent more than two guys to the offensive glass in an…

  8. SMU makes a statement, beats No. 17 UConn 74-65

    Jan 4, 2014, 4:40 PM EST

    SMU UConn

    To get an idea of where we are in college basketball in 2014, think about this: No. 17 UConn playing at SMU is a league game, one where the Huskies taking a 74-65 loss to the Mustangs probably isn’t an upset. Let that sink in for a minute. UConn has won three national titles and…

  9. Cincinnati enjoyed their win over No. 18 Memphis (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2014, 4:15 PM EST

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    Cincinnati picked a huge, blowout road win over No. 18 Memphis to kick off American play on Saturday afternoon, notching a 69-53 win. The guys on the team were, quite obviously, excited with the win, as Sean Kilpatrick’s post on Instagram indicates.  

  10. Pitt dominates N.C. State on the road in their ACC opener

    Jan 4, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

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    Lamar Patterson scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and added eight boards, six assists and two steals as Pitt went into Raleigh and knocked off N.C. State 74-62. It was an impressive way for the Panthers to kick off their ACC tenure, but the score doesn’t tell you the full extent…

  11. Weekend Preview: Sunday’s big, and not just on gridiron

    Jan 3, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 21 San Diego State at No. 16 Kansas, Sun. 4:30 p.m. This is a huge game not only for San Diego State, but for the Mountain West as well. The Aztecs have been one of the more surprising teams in the country this season, but they don’t exactly have a…

  12. Angel Nunez, Gonzaga’s difference-maker?

    Jan 3, 2014, 12:49 AM EST

    Saint Mary's v Gonzaga

    Przemek Karnowski finished with 15 points, nine boards and seven blocks to lead four players in double figures as No. 24 Gonzaga knocked off St. Mary’s 73-51 on Thursday night in the Kennel. Yes, the Zags won by 22 points. Yes, they did it without Gary Bell Jr. in the lineup and with Sam Dower…

  13. George Mason outlasts Penn 80-77 (VIDEO)

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:51 PM EST

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    Bryon Allen finished with 24 points and Patrick Holloway chipped in with 18 as George Mason outlasted a furious Penn comeback to beat the Quakers 80-77. GMU has built a 70-59 lead late in the second half, but Penn went on an 11-3 run to cut that lead to 80-77 on the final possession. Penn…

  14. Damyean Dotson’s heroics push No. 10 Oregon past Utah (VIDEO)

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

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    No. 10 Oregon arrived in Salt Lake City with a 12-0 record, and their game against Utah represented a significant challenge for a team that until Thursday night had played just one game on an opponent’s home court (Ole Miss). Utah’s 11-1 record may not have been built up against the greatest of competition, but…

  15. Nik Stauskas and Michigan beat Minnesota, but Glenn Robinson III injured

    Jan 2, 2014, 9:37 PM EST

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    Minnesota had chance after chance after chance, but it just wasn’t their night. Michigan was playing without Mitch McGary. Glenn Robinson III sat out the final 17 minutes after injuring his lower left leg. But the Gophers missed to many layups and open threes to capitalize, losing to Michigan 63-60 on a night where their…

  16. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Big Ten, Pac-12 teams with something to prove

    Jan 2, 2014, 3:42 PM EST

    Andre Hollins, CJ Carter

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Michigan at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m. How good is Minnesota? The Golden Gophers have just two losses on the season as we head into league play, but we’ve seen this script before. We know what Minnesota does in non-conference play, and we’ve seen what happens when the Gophers get to league play.…

  17. Could we be seeing a change in how transfer waivers are enforced?

    Jan 2, 2014, 2:39 PM EST

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    One of the most controversial topics in college basketball these days is the “free agency” of the transfer market. Depending on who you ask, this is one of the biggest issues plaguing the game. Players leave school before they even have a chance to unpack. Immediate eligibility waivers — whether they are do to hardships…

  18. Georgia Tech’s Robert Carter out indefinitely after tearing his meniscus

    Jan 2, 2014, 2:08 PM EST

    Robert Carter Jr., Joseph Bertrand

    Georgia Tech’s rough start to the season got worse on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets announced that they have lost starting center Robert Carter indefinitely to a torn meniscus. He injured the knee on Sunday against Charlotte and an MRI on Tuesday revealed the tear. He will have surgery next Tuesday to repair the damage. “He’s…

  19. Report: Details of Stevie Clark’s arrest released

    Jan 2, 2014, 1:04 PM EST

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    Oklahoma State freshman point guard Stevie Clark was arrested on Wednesday morning during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. He wasn’t charged, but we now know the details of the arrest, which were in a police report obtained by Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World. Clark was in a car driven by Marcus Caddell, a…

  20. Chane Behanan transfer to American blocked; wants help from John Lucas

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

    Missouri State v Louisville

    (UPDATE: It turns out that the ACC’s transfer rules — not allowing a player to transfer to another program in the conference — do not yet apply to Louisville, so Chane Behanan will be allowed to transfer to a school in the league if he so chooses.) ———————— It will be interesting to see what…

  21. Oregon State’s Eric Moreland reinstated for Thursday’s game vs. Colorado

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

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    Oregon State got some good news heading into Thursday’s Pac-12 opener. Power forward Eric Moreland will be allowed to return from his suspension two games earlier than expected, having fulfilled the requirements for immediately eligibility. Head coach Craig Robinson made the announcement in a press release on New Year’s Day. Moreland was suspended for 14…

  22. After getting drubbed by Houston, is UConn a flawed basketball team?

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

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    It would be easy to look at UConn’s loss to Houston at Hofheinz Pavilion on Tuesday and write it off as the Huskies having a bad night. It was a late tip on New Year’s Eve way out in Houston in an arena that may not have held enough people to fill my old 600-seat…

  23. Late Night Snacks: San Diego State holds off Colorado State on the road

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:36 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 21 San Diego State 71, Colorado State 61 Xavier Thames continued his terrific play, going for 23 points, and Winston Shepard added 17 points as the Aztecs went into the always-difficult Moby Arena and knocked off a rebuilding Colorado State team, 71-61. It was a big win for a San…

  24. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Like slate on New Year’s Day

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:59 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 San Diego State at Colorado State, 9:00 p.m. The Aztecs have been one of the more surprising teams this season, having played their way into a top 25 ranking despite heading into the season expected to be little more than a team in a rebuilding year. Colorado State is…

  25. Creighton fans force turnover with ‘Sweet Caroline’ chorus? (VIDEO)

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:34 PM EST

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    Creighton won their Big East opener in convincing fashion last night, pasting Marquette in front of 18,525 fans in Omaha. That was the third-largest crown in Creighton history, something you would expect from a school making the jump from the Missouri Valley to the Big East. Those fans at the CenturyLink Center were rowdy as…