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  1. Bubble Banter: Baylor is still in the bubble picture, believe it or not

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Baylor  v Texas Tech

    There are 31 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.  You can see’s latest bracket here. This is how you know when we’re starting to get close to bubble…

  2. New Mexico gets upset by Boise State, falls a game behind SDSU

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:47 AM EDT

    Boise St New Mexico Basketball

    For the second straight night, one of the Mountain West’s ‘other guys’ knocked off one of the big boys, as Boise State erased an 11-point second half deficit to knock off New Mexico, 71-70. Derrick Marks shot just 1-for-9 from the floor, but he had 11 points and eight assists and hit two free throws…

  3. Tyler Ennis pushes No. 25 Pitt that much closer to being a bubble team

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

    Pitt v Syracuse

    Pitt is going to have nightmares about Tyler Ennis for a long time. Jim Boehiem’s stud freshman point guard hit a running, 35-footer with two defenders on him as the buzzer sounded to give the Orange a 58-56 win over the Panthers at the Peterson Events Center on Wednesday night. It was just the latest…

  4. POSTERIZED: Willie Cauley-Stein swooping in for a dunk on Auburn (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley Stein

    Willie Cauley-Stein is one of the most athletic big men in the country, which is why you shouldn’t be surprised that he is capable of doing things like this. Cauley-Stein went through a slump a couple of weeks back, but it’s nice to see that his aggressiveness is there with Florida coming to town on…

  5. POSTERIZED: Will Sheehey dunks on Jordan Dickerson (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

    Michigan v Indiana

    Will Sheehey made a statement early on in Indiana’s game against Penn State, driving baseline and dunking all over Jordan Dickerson.  

  6. Report: Four-team, three-city, eight-day barnstorming tour

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Mark Hollis, Mark Dantonio

    Michigan State AD Mark Hollis is the king of coming up with cool ideas for college basketball events, which includes playing basketball on aircraft carriers. While that idea went south pretty quickly, his latest is about as good as it gets. According to Andy Katz of, a four-team barnstorming event is going to take…

  7. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Duke-UNC, Pitt-Cuse highlight snowy night

    Feb 12, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Syracuse at No. 25 Pitt The game that everyone is going to be talking about will take place down on Tobacco Road, but the most important game of the night is going to be played in Pittsburgh, as the Panthers host No. 1 Syracuse in an old school Big…

  8. South Carolina-Vanderbilt, Boston Collge-Georgia Tech postponed due to weather

    Feb 12, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    The winter storm currently traversing its way up the eastern seaboard has claimed its first high-major victim. South Carolina has cancelled their game against Vanderbilt Wednesday night, postponing it until Thursday due to “wintery weather”. No decision on when the game will tip on Thursday has been reached yet. It’s not the only game that…

  9. You can buy a piece of the net from Syracuse’s win over Duke

    Feb 12, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    You see that little piece of net to the right? That’s somewhere between 3-5″ of the nets that were used at the Carrier Dome during the thrilling, 91-89 overtime victory that Syracuse landed over Duke last month. The Orange will be selling those pieces of net to “help fund our programs and support our student-athletes”,…

  10. North Carolina team treats disabled fan to a memorable day (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige (AP Photo)

    I love stories like this. Marcus Paige, Leslie McDonald and the North Carolina basketball team treated a 12-year old fan named Anthony Hernandez who suffers from Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy to a day he’ll probably never forget. Here’s the background, via One Carolina: Earlier this school year, Anthony drew a picture for his teacher —…

  11. Benches clear in Duke-UNC … manager’s game? (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    You think the Duke-North Carolina rivalry only gets heated when Coach K and Roy Williams are squaring off? As is tradition, the UNC basketball managers hosted Duke’s basketball managers in a game the night before The Game, and Tuesday’s matchup nearly turned into a brawl. According to Duke’s student newspaper, Duke freshman Drew Goldstein is…

  12. Bubble Banter: Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Ole Miss all lose key games

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    There are 32 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.  You can see’s latest bracket here. Oklahoma State (RPI: 36, KenPom: 29) is going to be an interesting bubble case…

  13. Wyoming exposes No. 5 San Diego State’s fatal flaws

    Feb 12, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

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    Wyoming allowed 21 offensive rebounds to No. 5 San Diego State on Tuesday night, but the Aztecs couldn’t do enough damage with their second chances as the Pokes snapped the Aztecs’ 20-game winning streak, 68-62. It was the first loss for SDSU since the second game of the season, when Steve Fisher’s club fell to…

  14. Derrick Walton sparks No. 15 Michigan’s come-from-behind win over No. 22 Ohio State

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

    Michigan v Ohio State

    For the first time since 2003, No. 15 Michigan went into Columbus and left with a win on the hardwood, knocking off No. 22 Ohio State, 70-60. The box score may say that he shot just 3-for-10 from the floor, but rest assured when I tell you that it was freshman point guard Derrick Walton…

  15. Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson sits out Tuesday due to ‘academic habits’

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:06 PM EDT

    Virginia v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame freshman Demetrius Jackson missed Tuesday night’s game against Clemson, and after the game, head coach Mike Brey said that the reason was academics. And while stories about Everett Golson and Jerian Grant make academics a loaded word for Notre Dame sports, the good news is that this does not appear to be a…

  16. No. 3 Florida rides Scottie Wilbekin to win over Tennessee

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT

    AP Photo/Phil Sandlin

    Scottie Wilbekin went for 21 points, six assists and four steals without turning the ball over as No. 3 Florida knocked off Tennessee in Knoxville, 67-58. It was a typical Florida win. They stymied Tennessee defensively, forcing the Vols into 15 turnovers and numerous bad shots in the final 20 minutes, while doing just enough…

  17. Morgan State player carted off of stretcher after fall

    Feb 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT


    There was a scary moment in the crosstown rivalry between Morgan State and Coppin State on Monday night. With just under 14 minutes left to go in the first half, Morgan State’s Thair Heath went up for a dunk while Coppin State’s Michael Murray tried to block the shot. The two collided in mid-air and…

  18. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Tennessee

    Feb 11, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

    Ohio State v Michigan State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 15 Michigan at No. 22 Ohio State, 9:00 p.m. This is one of the most intriguing matchups of the week. Michigan had been streaking but got knocked out of their rhythm when Tom Crean decided to use Yogi Ferrell to guard Nik Stauskas. Ohio State had lost five of six…

  19. Report: Wagner’s Jay Harris suspended for the remainder of the year

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

    Wagner Athletics

    Wagner’s path to winning a second straight NEC title just got that much harder. Jay Harris, who was averaging 14.5 points over the last four games, has been suspended for the rest of the season for what is reportedly being termed as a violation of school policy. This was a basketball infraction or a team…

  20. Syracuse spent practice working on their curling (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    Curling is a thing in basketball. When you run off a downscreen and your defender is trailing you, you “curl” around the screen and cut towards the rim. That’s not the kind of curling that Syracuse was practicing this week. I guess everyone gets the Olympic fever. The Orange travel to Pitt on Wednesday.

  21. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: For the first 72 minutes that Doug McDermott played St. John’s this season, he lit the Johnnies up for 64 points, with 39 — and the game-winner — coming in the first matchup in Omaha and 25 coming in the first 32 minutes of the rematch in New York.  But down…

  22. POSTERIZED: Torrey Craig’s alley-oop caps off memorable night (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Jermaine Sanders, Torrey Craig

    Torrey Craig of USC-Upstate had 22 points and 15 boards in a 75-63 win over East Tennessee State, becoming just the seventh player in Atlantic Sun history to score 2,000 points. Not a bad night. Especially when you consider he threw down this nasty alley-oop as well.

  23. Bubble Banter: What does West Virginia need to do to earn their at-large bid?

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Juwan Staten, Monté Morris

    There are 36 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.  You can see’s latest bracket here. West Virginia (RPI: 70, KenPom: 47) is shaping up to be one of the…

  24. Joel Embiid’s health, ball-screen defense concerns after Kansas loss at Kansas State

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

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    The final three shots and Andrew Wiggins took in regulation in Monday night’s loss to Kansas State are a pretty good representation of what this season has been like for him. In the final minute with a chance to tie the game, Wiggins airballed a three. A couple of possessions later, he beat his man…

  25. West Virginia’s Eron Harris tossed for dumb flagrant 2 (VIDEO)

    Feb 10, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

    Eron Harris

    An ugly sequence capped off West Virginia’s blowout win over No. 11 Iowa State. Going for a loose ball, Dustin Hogue of Iowa State kicks Kevin Noreen in the stomach. The ball ends up in the hands of Monte Morris, who is essentially punched in the face by Eron Harris as he goes up for…