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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

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

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

    UMBC v Towson

    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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

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

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:21 AM EST

    Texas A&M v Kentucky

    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…

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

    Jan 21, 2014, 9:08 PM EST

    Jonathan Holmes

    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…

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

    Jan 21, 2014, 8:49 PM EST

    @HenryBushnell

    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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 21, 2014, 1:28 PM EST

    Connecticut v Memphis

    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…

  17. After upseting Ohio State, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles takes selfie with fan (PHOTOS)

    Jan 21, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

    Ohio State v Nebraska

    Nebraska beat No. 17 Ohio State at home last night. To celebrate, Tim Miles — the Nebraska head coach known for tweeting out halftime adjustments — somehow found himself taking a selfie while hugging a fan: Here’s my view of the Miles-Fan selfie!! A full embrace!! @CoachMiles @CHVALAfied2prty #Huskers pic.twitter.com/Ffhr9O6ZP9 — Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) January…

  18. Devon Saddler, Jarvis Threatt lead Delaware to 5-0 CAA start (VIDEO)

    Jan 21, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

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    Devon Saddler and Jarvis Threatt combined for 41 points and 16 assists as Delaware went into Philly and knocked off Drexel, 90-77. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 17-7 lead and extended it to 48-32 at the half as they improved to 5-0 in the CAA, good enough for sole possession of first place.

  19. George Washington loses second-leading scorer Kethan Savage for 6-8 weeks

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:17 AM EST

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    George Washington sophomore guard Kethan Savage will miss six-to-eight weeks after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He suffered the injury against St. Bonaventure on Saturday. The school announced the news with a press release Tuesday morning. “It’s disappointing for Kethan to have this happen in the middle of his breakout sophomore season,…

  20. Ethan Wragge, college basketball’s best shooter, shot his first three … in 10th grade?

    Jan 21, 2014, 9:51 AM EST

    Creighton v Villanova

    PHILADELPHIA — Ethan Wragge is the best shooter in college basketball. Yeah, I know, that’s about as subjective a statement as a writer can make, one that can be debated and argued and nitpicked until no one actually cares who the best shooter in the country is anymore. But as of tonight, it’s not a discussion.…

  21. Creighton hits 21 threes in a rout of No. 4 Villanova

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:56 PM EST

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    PHILADELPHIA — Creighton can beat anyone in the country. It’s not even debatable at this point, not after the Bluejays went into the Wells Fargo Center and beat No. 4 Villanova 96-68. Let me repeat that in case you missed it: Creighton beat the No. 4 team in the country — a team with wins…

  22. Charlotte beats North Texas with a buzzer-beating dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 2:09 PM EST

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    It wasn’t quite as awesoe as Michael Qualls tip-dunking home a win for Arkansas against Kentucky, but Charlotte’s Terrence Williams capped a nice comeback for the 49ers with a dunk at the buzzer to beat North Texas. (Jump to the 1:50 mark to get to the good stuff.) It wasn’t the first time that Charlotte…

  23. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Creighton, Ohio State among teams needing a win

    Jan 20, 2014, 1:02 PM EST

    Bryant v Ohio State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Creighton at No. 4 Villanova, 7:00 p.m. The two best teams in the Big East square off tonight. Creighton has arguably the best player in the country in Doug McDermott, but he had a rough night against Providence on Saturday, “struggling” his way to 21 points in a blowout loss to…

  24. What role have injuries played in college basketball this season?

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:27 PM EST

    Grant Gibbs, Kameron Rooks, David Kravish

    Dan Hanner, who crunches numbers over at RealGM.com, puts out one of my favorite columns of the year when he breaks down the offensive and defensive efficiencies of teams that suffer serious injuries throughout the season. You can read it here and here. It’s worth your time. Some of the most interesting numbers that Hanner…

  25. Florida-Gulf Coast in vintage #DunkCity form on Saturday (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

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    Florida-Gulf Coast was a sensation last March, dominating seemingly all of the college basketball discussion for a full week as they dunked all over Georgetown and San Diego State en route to a first-ever trip to the Sweet 16 for a No. 15 seed. They were entertaining. They threw lobs all the time. Their head…