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Rob Dauster

  1. Kobe Bryant: College basketball ‘really isn’t teaching players anything’

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

    USA Men's Basketball Team Scrimmage Against China

    Get ready for another round of bickering about whether or not the one-and-done rule should be in place. “I don’t really look at it from that perspective of what was good for the game of basketball,” Kobe Bryant told reporters when asked about his impact on the NBA as a prep-to-pro player. “I think the…

  2. Andre Hollins has an ankle sprain, but how long is he out?

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:14 PM EST

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    Minnesota’s leading scorer Andre Hollins missed all but about 30 seconds of last night’s win over No. 9 Wisconsin after rolling his ankle. He spent much of the game sitting in the training room, watching on television. That gave some cause for concern, especially considering he reportedly left the arena in a walking boot and…

  3. Mike Anderson not happy about game-changing flagrant foul

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:37 AM EST

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    Mike Anderson very nearly ended one of the more embarrassing streaks for any coach in the country. Since he’s been at Arkansas, Anderson is winless in SEC road games against teams other than Auburn. His overall record in SEC games away from Bud Walton Arena is 2-21, which looks even worse when you consider that…

  4. POSTERIZED: Reco McCarter goes 360 (VIDEO)

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:30 AM EST

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    Campbell knocked off Radford, 65-63, to take over sole possession of first place in the Big South North Division. Reco McCarter led the way with 12 points, including this 360 dunk.

  5. If Wisconsin isn’t going to defend, they are going to keep losing games

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

    Frank Kaminsky, Elliott Elilason

    It wasn’t even two weeks ago that Wisconsin was undefeated, sitting top three in the country and somehow convincing everyone that they were not only a Big Ten title favorite, but an actual national title contender. Fast forward nine days, and the Badgers have lost three straight games, succumbing to Indiana, Michigan and, on Wednesday,…

  6. UNLV’s ‘Rebellion’ unleashes ‘Khem Kong’ (PHOTOS)

    Jan 23, 2014, 9:15 AM EST

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    The Rebellion, UNLV’s student section, unleashed their latest creation: an enormous, terrifying Khem Birch model that they dubbed ‘Khem Kong': UNLV has done stuff like this before. When the ‘Big Head’ craze took off, they went and made ‘Mozilla‘ in honor of Mike Moser. They then made their way to 3-D big heads, and, well,…

  7. Minnesota lands second significant win over No. 9 Wisconsin

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:53 PM EST

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    Let this sink in for a second: Minnesota’s best player, Andre Hollins, played 30 seconds on Wednesday night. That’s not an exaggeration, that’s a stat. On Minnesota’s first possession of the game, he hit a pull-up jumper and landed on a Wisconsin defender’s foot, rolling his left ankle over badly enough that he didn’t emerge…

  8. POSTERIZED: Austin Hollins introduces freshman Nigel Hayes to the Big Ten (VIDEO)

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:57 PM EST

    Austin Hollins, Nigel Hayes

    Do I even need to say anything here? Probably not. I will provide you with this bit on insight: if Wisconsin’s perimeter defense doesn’t get better, this won’t be the last time that their front court gets brutalized like this:

  9. POSTERIZED: Wichita State’s Tekele Cotton wants some attention too (VIDEO)

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

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    Wichita State is top five in the country, and all anyone talks about is how good Fred VanVleet is and how improved Ron Baker is and how talented Cleanthony Early is. Well, Tekele Cotton is the team’s best defender and their heart and soul. He wants some attention, too. He’ll get it after this dunk.…

  10. No. 21 Michigan a legitimate Big Ten title contender after beating No. 10 Iowa

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Iowa v Michigan

    Nik Stauskas had 26 points, five boards and five assists while Jordan Morgan and Glenn Robinson III combined for 26 points and 16 boards as N0. 21 Michigan stayed undefeated in the Big Ten with a 75-67 win over No. 10 Iowa on Wednesday evening. It’s the eighth straight win for the Wolverines. The last…

  11. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Eight top 25 teams hit the road

    Jan 22, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 10 Iowa at No. 21 Michigan, 7:00 p.m. We all think we know that Michigan State is the best team in the Big Ten when they’re healthy. But who’s second? Who will give the Spartans a run for the league title? The trendy pick two weeks ago would have been…

  12. Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt will not coach tonight

    Jan 22, 2014, 2:09 PM EST

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    Wyoming announced on Wednesday that head coach Larry Shyatt has fallen ill and will not take part in tonight’s game against Air Force. He’s in Colorado Springs, but Shyatt made the decision that it would be best for him not to coach tonight. Assistant Allen Edwards, who was in charge of the scout and game-plan…

  13. POSTERIZED: Alex Poythress can’t be bothered with a finger roll (VIDEO)

    Jan 22, 2014, 1:22 PM EST

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    Alex Poythress seems to finally be waking up from the slumber that has left people in basketball circles wondering why this kid with loads of athleticism just can’t seem to put it all together. He finished with 16 points on Tuesday night, sparking Kentucky second half surge that put away Texas A&M. That run included,…

  14. The Wooden Award releases their top 25 list

    Jan 22, 2014, 1:16 PM EST

    Caleb Johnson, Doug McDermott

    The Wooden Award released their Midseason Top 25 list on Wednesday. Most of the names that you would expect to be on there are. But there are some notable headscratchers, at least in my eyes. Andrew Wiggins is on this list. Joel Embiid isn’t. Granted, Wiggins has arguably been better than Embiid if you factor…

  15. Towson’s Pat Skerry, Marshall’s Tom Herrion push for Autism Awareness Day

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

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    Towson head coach Pat Skerry and Marshall head coach Tom Herrion are teaming up to sponsor Autism Awareness Day on Feb. 1st. Feb. 1st is a Saturday, so the two coaches broke down the national television schedules and picked out 41 games and 82 coaches they believe will get the most publicity. They then purchased…

  16. Is Michigan State’s inability to get healthy a concern?

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:12 PM EST

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    If Michigan State can find some way to get themselves to stay healthy for three weeks in March, I’m not sure there is anyone in the country that would be more likely to win an NCAA title. Here’s how I look at it: Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, Keith Appling and Branden Dawson are as talented…

  17. Norwich University signs 10-year old leukemia survivor

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:14 AM EST

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    Jimmy Giroux is 10 years old and has already been through more in life than any of us could imagine. He beat leukemia. It took a lot out of him, however, and the disease and corresponding treatments did a lot of damage to his body, including effecting his growth. Which is why what Norwich University…

  18. Ethan Wragge honored with ‘Lumberjack Night’ (VIDEO)

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:48 AM EST

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    This is terrific. Ethan Wragge is the most unique player in college basketball. He’s Creighton’s “center”, but he rarely, if ever, steps inside the three-point line. He’s scored more than 1,000 points in his career and has attempted 53 two-pointers, a fact made all the more wild when you consider that he never stepped beyond…

  19. Alex Poythress continues his hot streak as No. 14 Kentucky outlasts Texas A&M

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:21 AM EST

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    It wasn’t always pretty and it wasn’t always exciting, but No. 14 Kentucky did the job they were supposed to do against Texas A&M on a snowy Tuesday night, dispatching the Aggies, 68-51. Billy Kennedy entered the night with a game-plan: to play the game at a snail’s pace, trying to keep the score in…

  20. Texas, Jonathan Holmes beats Kansas State at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Jan 21, 2014, 9:08 PM EST

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    Remember when we were all laughing about Texas because Rick Barnes was so totally about to be fired and, like, he didn’t even know, bro? Because Texas was going to be awful, right? So much for that. After starting Big 12 play 0-2 with losses to both of the Oklahoma schools, the Longhorns have now…

  21. Northwestern fans ‘Stand With Purdue’ in support after shooting (PHOTOS)

    Jan 21, 2014, 8:49 PM EST

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    On Tuesday afternoon, a teaching assistant was shot and killed at Purdue. The Boilermakers traveled to Northwestern to take on the Wildcats on Tuesday night, and in a show of support, a group of Northwestern students painted “Stand With Purdue” on their chests.

  22. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Indiana looks for a bounce back win vs. Michigan State

    Jan 21, 2014, 3:09 PM EST

    Tom Crean, Yogi Ferrell

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Indiana at No. 3 Michigan State, 7:00 p.m. Indiana is coming off one of the weirder stretches we’ve seen from any team this season. Last Tuesday, they notched a big win over then-No. 3 Wisconsin at home, earning themselves some credibility as a legitimate Big Ten threat and a team with…

  23. How a perfect NCAA tournament bracket will win you a billion dollars

    Jan 21, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

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    Warren Buffett wants to give you a billion dollars. With a ‘B’. And he wants to do it if you manage to fill out a perfect bracket for the NCAA tournament. Seriously. Quicken Loans is sponsoring the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, and Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, the company insuring the grand prize.…

  24. Oklahoma walk-on makes trick shots for charity (VIDEO)

    Jan 21, 2014, 2:18 PM EST

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    First things first: the trick shots here are awesome. Jay Bilas isn’t kidding around, Oklahoma walk-on James Fraschilla is the best there is. Just check out the shot he made at the 1:12 mark. It’s ridiculous. But the best part is that he’s using the attention that the video gets to raise awareness and money…

  25. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 21, 2014, 1:28 PM EST

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: At this point in the season, I probably don’t need to do much more than simply write McDermott’s name here. Everyone else is battling for second-place. It doesn’t matter how you break it down: McDermott is the second-leading scorer in the country; he’s the highest-usage weapon in the nation’s most efficient…