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  1. Bubble Banter: Boise State’s losses will hurt on Selection Sunday

    Feb 6, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

    Thomas Bropleh

    There are 38 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.  We seem to say it every season, but that doesn’t mean it won’t become a talking point over the course…

  2. Four overtimes, three buzzer-beaters nets VMI a win (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2014, 9:39 AM EST

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    The wildest game on the night on Wednesday night took place well off the beaten path. Gardner-Webb and VMI battled for 60 minutes, a four overtime game that featured three buzzer-beaters from the Keydets before they finally pulled away from GWU. “Bless my guys,” head coach Dugger Baucom said after the game. “I just kept…

  3. Late Night Snacks: No. 4 Wichita State, No. 5 San Diego State grab road wins

    Feb 6, 2014, 1:26 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 5 San Diego State 67, Boise State 65 Boise State was in complete control at home, on the verge of snagging the kind of win that could launch them back into the bubble conversation, when Xavier Thames and SDSU took control. He scored 15 of his 23 points in the…

  4. No. 4 Wichita State clears biggest hurdle to undefeated season

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:51 PM EST

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    We have officially reached the point in the year where No. 4 Wichita State running the table with an undefeated regular season now seems like a probability, not just a possibility. The Shockers survived their toughest road test in conference play, going into Terre Haute and knocking off Indiana State, 65-58. The Sycamores got 15…

  5. Film Study: Marcus Smart’s shooting struggles, a failure in leadership?

    Feb 5, 2014, 6:41 PM EST

    Marcus Smart

    Over the last two weeks, the No. 1 talking point when it comes to Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart is his penchant for flopping. And it’s justified. Smart has made a habit out of, ahem, over-emphasizing contact and wayward elbows. It’s not new — he did this last season as well — but it came to…

  6. POSTERIZED: Ole Miss defender successful avoids posterization (VIDEO)

    Feb 5, 2014, 2:50 PM EST

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    This could have been bad. Julius Randle is a big, athletic dude, and when big, athletic dudes get a full head of steam and a clear lane to the basket, they do things like throw down massive dunks. Case in point above. Derrick Millinghaus is aware of this fact as well. Instead of stepping in…

  7. Report: UMass forward Maxie Esho out with a concussion

    Feb 5, 2014, 1:56 PM EST

    Maxie Esho

    Things are not going well for UMass. The Minutemen have lost three of their last four games, a stretch that was precipitated by weeks worth of basketball where Derek Kellogg’s club failed to put together the kind of impressive wins you would expect from a top 25 team. UMass has another tough game tonight, as…

  8. Has North Carolina finally figured out their issues?

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:55 PM EST

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    North Carolina had a brutal start to ACC play. They lost four of their first five games, and they weren’t good losses, either. At Wake Forest. At home to Miami. Beatdowns at the hands Syracuse and Virginia. This was a team that beat all three of the nation’s preseason top three teams? Well, the Tar…

  9. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Conference powerhouses on the road

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:56 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 4 Wichita State at Indiana State, 8:05 p.m. This is it. This is the toughest game that Wichita State is going to play before Arch Madness begins in a month. If they are going to end up losing at some point during the regular season, this is the game that…

  10. John Calipari: Kentucky is the ‘most overanalyzed team’ in sports history

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:20 AM EST

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    Kentucky head coach John Calipari is calculating when it comes to what he says in the media. There’s a reason behind every statement he makes. Attend a couple Coach Cal press conferences, and you’ll begin to notice the talking points always end up being the same. Sometimes he’s trying to motivate his players, sometimes he’s…

  11. Chris Walker returns, Patric Young emerges in No. 3 Florida’s win over Mizzou

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:50 PM EST

    Missouri v Florida

    The big news of the day for Florida was that stud freshman Chris Walker would be playing his first game as a collegian on Tuesday night. And he did enough to pique the interest of Florida fans, throwing down a couple of alley-oops while grabbing two boards and blocking two shots in limited minutes off…

  12. Naadir Tharpe leds No. 6 Kansas to a win at Baylor

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:39 PM EST

    Kansas v Baylor

    Baylor had their chance to knock off No. 8 Kansas on Tuesday night. Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, the two superstars on the Kansas roster, did not score in the first half until Wiggins his a halfcourt shot at the buzzer. They finished a combined 5-for-19 from the floor. Wiggins had 14 points, seven boards,…

  13. Andrew Wiggins with a halfcourt buzzer-beater? (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2014, 8:18 PM EST

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    Andrew Wiggins didn’t score a single point in the first half of the Jayhawks’ trip to Baylor until he hit this shot from beyond half court at the end of the first half. If he continues to show off range like this, it will only help his NBA Draft stock. Right?

  14. How SMU’s Markus Kennedy surprised his mom before her deployment (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:11 PM EST

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    Saturday had already been a great day for Markus Kennedy. The 6-foot-9 center had scored 21 points and grabbed 15 boards, both career-highs, while hitting all 10 of his field goals in an 87-72 rout of then-No. 22 Memphis as the Mustangs notched another resume-building win, one that will help people forget about a loss…

  15. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Two SEC showdowns, Kansas hits the road

    Feb 4, 2014, 3:13 PM EST

    Marshall Henderson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Missouri at No. 3 Florida, 9:00 p.m. This is the time for Missouri. They’ve entered February without much in the way of anything on their NCAA tournament resume, and with just a single game against the top two teams in the SEC, this will be the Tiger’s final chance to land…

  16. Ten things to prepare football fans for college basketball’s stretch run

    Feb 4, 2014, 2:52 PM EST

    Duke v Syracuse

    1. Which Andrew Wiggins will show up?: We’ve seen how good he can be when it call comes together. That 29-point performance in the win over Iowa State? The 19 points he scored in the first half against TCU? The 26 points and 11 boards he had against Florida? When Wiggins decides that he wants…

  17. Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear won’t travel to Houston (concussion)

    Feb 4, 2014, 1:07 PM EST

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    Louisville’s front court depth took another hit. Wayne Blackshear suffered a concussion in practice and will not be traveling to Houston with the Cardinals for their game on Wednesday. The news was first reported by Eric Crawford. After playing just five scoreless minutes in the loss to Cincinnati last Thursday, Blackshear had moved into the…

  18. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 4, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

    St. Johns v Creighton

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Last week, I wrote that McDermott was the runaway favorite to for National Player of the Year. I think everyone pretty much agreed with me at the time. He’s played one game since then, against St. John’s, scoring 39 of Creighton’s 63 points and burying the game-winning three at the buzzer.…

  19. Report: George Washington to be without Creek, McDonald Wednesday

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:02 AM EST

    Georgia v George Washington

    The health of George Washington’s back court is becoming a major concern for head coach Mike Lonergan. Kethan Savage will be out for an extended period of time after breaking his foot last month. We’ve known that. The problem, however, is that he isn’t the only starter that’s currently out of the lineup. Joe McDonald,…

  20. Three more players filing lawsuits against Mike Rice, Rutgers?

    Feb 4, 2014, 10:06 AM EST

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    The number of former players that appear to be taking legal action against Rutgers and former head coach Mike Rice has grown to four. In December, Derrick Randall, who has since transferred to Pitt, filed a lawsuit against Rice, a former assistant coach and the former Athletics Director, among others, over the mental, emotional and…

  21. Dylan Gerrity hits another 70-footer (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:28 AM EST

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    On Saturday night, Dylan Gerrity of Sacramento State hit the wildest shot of the season to knock off Big Sky leader Weber State. After the Wildcats had tied the game with just 0.7 second left on the clock, Gerrity took the in-bounds and flung a shot some 70-plus feet at the other basket … and…

  22. No. 16 Iowa State outlasts No. 19 Oklahoma State in a 3OT thriller

    Feb 4, 2014, 12:29 AM EST

    DeAndre Kane

    It took a little bit longer than they expected, but No. 16 Iowa State got the win they needed. The Cyclones outlasted No. 19 Oklahoma State in a way-too-empty Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday night, winning 98-97 in a triple-overtime thriller that did well to remind the nation that it is, in fact, basketball season. DeAndre…

  23. James Bell scores 27 to lead No. 6 Villanova past Xavier

    Feb 3, 2014, 9:39 PM EST

    Xavier v Villanova

    At this point, we know what we’re getting out of Villanova. They are as tough as any team in the country, they are tough to run offense against because they are effective in different defensive looks, their ability to spread the floor with perimeter-oriented guards makes them difficult to defend and on the nights their…

  24. Solomon Poole dismissed from Georgia Tech team

    Feb 3, 2014, 4:03 PM EST

    Georgia Tech v Duke

    Solomon Poole has been dismissed from the Georgia Tech basketball team for “conduct and accountability issues”, head coach Brian Gregory announced on Monday. Poole was averaging 6.4 points and 2.0 assists on the season. He hasn’t played since Jan. 7th against Duke, sitting out the last seven games. Poole started five games this season, scoring 24…

  25. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Oklahoma State does battle with Iowa State

    Feb 3, 2014, 2:51 PM EST

    Matt Thomas, Naz Long

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 16 Iowa State at No. 19 Oklahoma State, 9:00 p.m. Iowa State hasn’t beaten anyone on the road since … Fred Hoiberg was still a Timberwolf? That’s an exaggeration, I know, but the Cyclones have a great chance at notching a road win tonight as the Cyclones pay a visit…