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  1. Northwestern lands first Big Ten win under Chris Collins over No. 23 Illinois

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:44 PM EST

    Chris Collins

    First and foremost, congratulations need to go out to Chris Collins. The new Northwestern head coach picked up his first Big Ten win and his first win over a ranked team on Sunday evening, as Northwestern knocked off No. 23 Illinois in Evanston, 49-43. It wasn’t pretty — nothing that Northwestern does this season will…

  2. Creighton gets 35 from Doug McDermott in a win over Xavier

    Jan 12, 2014, 6:03 PM EST

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    No Grant Gibbs? No problem. Playing their first game without the sixth-year senior guard thanks to a dislocated kneecap he suffered in a win over DePaul didn’t slow Creighton down at all. The Bluejays got a combined 37 points and 14 assists from Devin Brooks, Austin Chatman and Jahenns Manigat as they overcame a 12-0…

  3. The give and take of LaQuinton Ross

    Jan 12, 2014, 4:14 PM EST

    Bryant v Ohio State

    No. 3 Ohio State is a good basketball team. You don’t make it to January undefeated — you don’t climb all the way up to No. 3 in the country — if you’re a good basketball team. So we’re not arguing that here, even if no. 20 Iowa’s 84-74 win in Columbus was the second…

  4. Rick Ray celebrated Mississippi State’s win over Ole Miss by dancing (VIDEO)

    Jan 12, 2014, 12:12 AM EST

    Rick Ray

    Rick Ray’s tenure at Mississippi State has been trying, as the Bulldogs have dealt with enough injuries and transfers and losses to drive any coach insane. That’s why this season, where the Bulldogs have already surpassed last season’s win total, is so satisfying for Ray, who celebrated a win over in-state rival Ole Miss with…

  5. No. 6 Wichita State needs 19-point comeback and overtime to get to 17-0

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:07 PM EST

    Wichita St Missouri St Basketball

    The odds of No. 6 Wichita State making it to March undefeated just got a little bit better. Don’t get me wrong, I’d still bet everything I own against the Shockers making it through the Valley unscathed. You don’t make it through the Valley unscathed. You just don’t. But if anyone is going to do…

  6. Andrew Wiggins, Wayne Selden spur No. 18 Kansas to win over No. 25 Kansas State

    Jan 11, 2014, 7:02 PM EST

    Kansas State v Kansas

    If you want to get an idea of just how badly No. 18 Kansas beat down in-state rival No. 25 Kansas State, think about it like this: there wasn’t another matchup between two ranked teams anywhere in the country today, this game was on ESPN and it finished before the NFL Playoff games began, yet…

  7. Slumping Markel Brown hits game-winner, No. 11 Oklahoma State survives West Virginia

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:31 PM EST

    Markel Brown, Demarcus Holland

    It’s been 25 days since Markel Brown made a three-pointer. Seriously. The last time that he hit a jump shot from beyond the arc, you still had more than a week to buy your mom that last-minute Christmas present that you hadn’t thought of yet. It was five games ago when Brown hit that three…

  8. No. 5 Michigan State, without Adreian Payne, survives in overtime

    Jan 11, 2014, 5:29 PM EST

    Minnesota v Michigan State

    Health and Michigan State just haven’t belonged in the same sentence this season. The Spartans have been banged up all year long, with the latest injury issue being the sprained foot on top of plantar fasciitis that All-American caliber center Adreian Payne has been dealing with this week. Payne didn’t play as Minnesota came to…

  9. Clemson latest to upset underachieving No. 16 Duke

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:32 PM EST

    Duke v Clemson

    Duke entered this week as the No. 16 team in the country, the first time in more than six full seasons that the Blue Devils found themselves sitting outside of the top ten of the AP poll. That ranking isn’t incorrect, either. Duke is 1-2 in the ACC for the first time since 2007 after…

  10. No. 19 UMass with a thrilling, comeback win over St. Bonaventure (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2014, 3:32 PM EST

    St Bonaventure UMass Basketball

    For the fifth consecutive game, No. 19 UMass found themselves locked in a battle that went down to the final possessions. And while the Minutemen found themselves in the loser’s column when they went down to Florida last month to take on Florida State, Derek Kellogg’s club has now managed to win four straight dog…

  11. No. 9 Iowa State upset by Oklahoma, loses Deandre Kane to an ankle injury?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:13 PM EST

    DeAndre Kane

    And then there were four. Oklahoma picked up their biggest win of the season on Saturday afternoon, knocking off previously undefeated Iowa State 87-82 in Norman. And they did it despite a rough shooting night from leading scorer Cameron Clark, who finished just 4-for-16 from the floor. Buddy Hield, who has morphed into one of…

  12. Saint Louis now 6-0 on the road, 15-2 overall with win at Dayton

    Jan 11, 2014, 1:28 PM EST

    Dwayne Evans

    For all the talk about UMass and VCU this season, might the Atlantic 10 title still run through St. Louis? It certainly looked like it on Saturday afternoon, as the Billikens went into Dayton and smacked around the Flyers, winning 67-59 in a game that where Jim Crews’ club had a double-digit lead for much…

  13. Weekend Preview: 14 ranked teams will be hitting the road this weekend

    Jan 10, 2014, 9:25 AM EST

    Toledo v Kansas

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 25 Kansas State at No. 18 Kansas, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Back in October, this didn’t look like it was going to be much of a rivalry game this season. Kansas was a top five team and Kansas State lost three of their first five games, dropping their opener to Northern…

  14. Jordan Mathews goes for 32 as Cal wins their 12th straight against No. 17 Oregon

    Jan 10, 2014, 2:07 AM EST

    Reed McConnell, Jordan Mathews

    No Jabari Bird? No Ricky Kreklow? No problem for Cal, not when Jordan Mathews is on fire. The 6-foot-3 freshman entered Thursday night’s trip to Eugene averaging 7.4 points on the season. He had only managed 33 points over his last five games. But on Thursday, he scored 20 of his career-high 32 points in…

  15. Xavier’s Semaj Christon is a stud, and why Marquette fans should be very worred

    Jan 10, 2014, 12:24 AM EST

    St Johns Xavier Basketball

    All anyone is going to want to talk about after Xavier’s 86-79 win over Marquette on Thursday night is how the Golden Eagles appear destined for the wrong side of the bubble this year. And it makes sense, as weird as it sounds saying that about a team coached by Buzz Williams. Marquette is now…

  16. No. 1 Arizona survives late UCLA rally despite free throw, turnover issues

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:49 PM EST

    Arizona v UCLA

    Nick Johnson finished with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting and Kaleb Tarczewski added 16 and eight boards as No. 1 Arizona survived a furious UCLA comeback, winning 79-75 in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night. Johnson’s work wasn’t limited to the offensive end of the floor, either. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard spent a lot of time…

  17. CBT Roundtable: Midseason Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Americans

    Jan 9, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

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    This week was the first full week on conference play, which means that today’s roundtable is the perfect chance for us to argue our way through midseason awards. Here are the picks: ROB DAUSTER: Player of the Year: I know that he’s struggled in his last couple of games, and I know that there are…

  18. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Three marquee games, and an Atlantic showdown

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:52 PM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Arizona at UCLA, 9:00 p.m. While Arizona cruises along as the nation’s best team, UCLA has been somewhat ignored in the Pac-12 race. Maybe it’s their lack of a notable win and maybe it’s their issues on the defensive end of the floor, but it seems like the consensus…

  19. POSTERIZED: Which Deonte Burton is the best Deonte Burton? (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:08 PM EST

    Nevada UNLV Basketball

    Last night, Nevada’s Deonte Burton caught one of the most impressive alley-oops that we’ve seen this season, reaching all the way back to throw down a dunk in transition. It’s not the first time we’ve seen Burton do something like this. (Evidence. Evidence. Evidence. The dude can dunk, alright?) It wasn’t the last time we’d…

  20. Kansas State’s leading scorer, 6-foot-2 Marcus Foster, was a center in HS?

    Jan 9, 2014, 1:36 PM EST

    Marcus Foster, Jeff Mullahey

    The college hoops season has been centered around talk of freshmen. Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Tyler Ennis. The list goes on, and while all six of those guys have been, at times, both impressive and aggravating, it goes without saying that they are far from the only noteworthy freshmen…

  21. Report: Cincinnati’s Jermaine Lawrence out with a toe injury

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:37 PM EST

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    Jermaine Lawrence, the prize of Mick Cronin’s 2013 recruiting class, will be out indefinitely with a toe injury. The injury happened in the second half of Monday’s win over Memphis. Lawrence sat out Tuesday night’s win at Houston, and it’s unclear just how much time he will miss. The news was first reported by Jon…

  22. Did Wyoming raise the rims against New Mexico?

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EST

    Wyoming New Mexico Basketball

    It appears there may be some hi-jinx afoot in Laramie? A weird thing happened at halftime of the New Mexico-Wyoming games last night. According to Lobo beat writer Geoff Grammer, someone sitting on the New Mexico bench noticed a Wyoming staffer messing with the basket that the Lobos would be shooting on in the second…

  23. Damontre Harris will re-enroll at Florida, but won’t play this season

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:35 AM EST

    Billy Donovan

    It was just three weeks ago that Billy Donovan announced that center Damontre Harris was no longer a member of the Florida basketball team. The South Carolina transfer had been suspended earlier this season and it wasn’t surprising to see him eventually get the boot from Donovan. What was surprising, however, was when Donovan announced…

  24. Plane crash survivor Austin Hatch hits first shot in three years (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:08 AM EST

    Austin Hatch

    For the first time since 2011, Austin Hatch hit a shot in a basketball game. And while that may not sound all that impressive on the surface, you probably don’t know the entire story. Hatch has survived two plane crashes that killed five of his family members. In 2003, his mother, 11-year old sister and…

  25. No. 4 Wisconsin dominates No. 23 Illinois at home

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:43 AM EST

    Traevon Jackson, Maverick Morgan, Rayvonte Rice

    Ironically enough, the only game between ranked teams on Wednesday night ended being the worst game of the night for the viewer. No. 4 Wisconsin jumped out to a 33-10 lead on No. 23 Illinois in the first 11 minutes, coasting to a 95-70 win in which the Badgers were never once challenged. With the…