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Rob Dauster

  1. Weekend Preview: The Battle for Michigan marred by injury

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:14 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 21 Michigan at No. 3 Michigan State, Sat. 7:00 p.m. Michigan State may be playing this game in the Breslin Center, but it’s hard to see a way that the Spartans will be considered a favorite heading into this game. We already know they are going to be without Branden…

  2. Oregon loses fifth straight, to Washington, after 13-0 start

    Jan 24, 2014, 1:44 AM EST

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    Dana Altman tried to make a change. He shuffled his starting lineup, bring Jonathan Loyd off the bench and starting Dominic Artis. He mixed up his defenses, using more 2-3 zone and even using a box-and-one on a couple of possessions. He tried to snap Oregon out of their funk. And it didn’t work. The…

  3. No. 6 Florida beats Alabama, but it wasn’t exactly pretty

    Jan 23, 2014, 9:48 PM EST

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    Michael Frazier II had 18 points and Casey Prather added 14 points and six boards as No. 6 Florida overcame a sluggish performance to knock off Alabama, 68-62. It feels like we’ve said this before. When the Gators played at Arkansas, they needed overtime to knock off the Razorbacks. When they played at Auburn, they…

  4. Film Study: Andrew Wiggins vs. Aaron Gordon and the power of hype

    Jan 23, 2014, 6:23 PM EST

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    We’ve all heard of blind resumes, right? They pop up around NCAA tournament time and are a pretty effective way of evaluating who has had a better season while eliminating the bias that comes with the name associated with the teams involved. We’re going to take a look at some blind stat-lines today: Player A…

  5. Reports: Kentucky assistant strength coach arrested, charged with assault on wife

    Jan 23, 2014, 2:35 PM EST

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    A member of Kentucky’s basketball staff was arrested Thursday morning, according to multiple reports.  Assistant strength coach Brian Shorter was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment at his home. LEX 18 is reporting that Shorter allegedly shoved his wife into an unheated garage and, 40 minutes later, threw a bucket of water…

  6. Northeastern’s David Walker beats Towson with 35-footer at buzzer (VIDEO)

    Jan 23, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

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    Northeastern was up 40-21 at the half and allowed Towson all the way back into the game. The Tigers tied it in the final seconds, only to watch as Northeastern’s David Walker drilled a 30-footer at the buzzer to win it. The video is a bit choppy — and courtesy of Northeastern’s athletics department —…

  7. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Arizona hosts Colorado, lots of key mid-major games

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:51 PM EST

    Aaron Gordon

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Colorado at No. 1 Arizona, 9:00 p.m. It’s a shame that Spencer Dinwiddie went down with an ACL injury, but the ineptitude of everyone in the Pac-12 these days, the Buffaloes could very well still be the second best team in the conference. I’m not sure that’s actually saying much at…

  8. Nik Stauskas apologizes for, clarifies father’s early-entry comments

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:16 PM EST

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    If I put together mock drafts, I would, at this point, have Nik Stauskas projected as a lottery pick. He’s 6-foot-6, he’s athletic, he’s a lights-out shooter, he can handle the ball in the pick-and-roll, he can create off the dribble for his teammates, he can break your ankles with a cross over and go…

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

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

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    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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

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

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

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    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,…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

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

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:57 PM EST

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    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:

  17. 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.…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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,…

  22. The Wooden Award releases their top 25 list

    Jan 22, 2014, 1:16 PM EST

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    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…

  23. 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…

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

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:12 PM EST

    Adreian Payne

    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…

  25. 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…