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  1. Scottie Wilbekin has range (VIDEO)

    Feb 25, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Scottie Wilbekin has been a big shot-maker for Florida this season, but on Tuesday, he showed off a bit of his range at Florida’s practice at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville. The Gators will be playing Vanderbilt tonight. If Wilbekin is hitting shots like that, the Commodores won’t have a chance.

  2. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: No. 1, No. 2 play, plenty of bubble action

    Feb 25, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Malik Smith, Alex Olah

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 20 Iowa at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m. Minnesota’s running out of chances if they want to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Tonight’s matchup with Iowa would be a great opportunity to pick up a marquee and start getting themselves headed in the right direction. THE OTHER GAME OF…

  3. Timing issue cost UNLV vs. Boise State, but not how you think

    Feb 25, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Over the weekend, we had one of the most exciting finishes in college basketball as UNLV was knocked off by Boise State in overtime when Deville Smith’s game-winning jumper was waived off. It came a split-second too late. League officials reviewed the tape and agreed. The ball was still touching Smith’s fingertips when the clock…

  4. Doug McDermott joins the Dan Patrick Show on NBC Sports Network (VIDEO)

    Feb 25, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Doug McDermott joined the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday morning to discuss, among other things, his value as an NBA player and what it means to be passing all the all-time greats on college basketball’s scoring leaderboard. If McBuckets is going to be this season’s college hoops ambassador, I don’t think we could have picked…

  5. Rysheed Jordan questionable for game vs. Xavier after death of relative (UPDATE)

    Feb 25, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

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    (UPDATE: According to St. John’s coach Steve Lavin, Rysheed Jordan will play against Xavier, but will not start.) St. John’s freshman guard Rysheed Jordan has been ruled questionable for Tuesday night’s game against Xavier after the death of a relative. He was back in Philadelphia with his family on Monday, missing practice, but was scheduled…

  6. CBS, Turner announce broadcast teams for the tournament

    Feb 25, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

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    CBS and Turner has announced their March Madness broadcast teams. The Final Four will be called by Jim Nantz, Steve Kerr, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson. It will be the first time that Anthony has called a Final Four and National Title game. Ernie Johnson will host studio coverage during the Final Four and be…

  7. Jim Boeheim, Mark Turgeon exchange verbal jabs after Syracuse win

    Feb 25, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    Maryland lost to No. 4 Syracuse 57-55 on Monday night, a game that put an end to any hope that the Terps had of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. It was their fourth loss is their last six games, all four of which came against top 25 teams in the conference. None…

  8. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 25, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: This is really all you need to know about McDermott: He averaged 27.5 points in wins at Marquette and over Seton Hall at home, and no one even batted an eye. How good do you have to be for 55 points over the course of two games in the Big East…

  9. Brother returns from deployment, surprises sister on Senior Night (VIDEO)

    Feb 25, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Albright University held their senior night on Saturday, and forward Meghan Boyle was one of the honorees. Her brother, William, surprised her before the game. He has been deployed in Afghanistan for the past year.

  10. Bubble Banter: Oklahoma State controls destiny with a tough road ahead

    Feb 25, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    There are 23 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 NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. Oklahoma State (RPI: 49, KenPom: 27) may have left Marcus Smart’s jersey in…

  11. No. 5 Kansas locks up 10th straight Big 12 title, an incredible feat

    Feb 24, 2014, 11:52 PM EDT

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    Naadir Tharpe scored 12 of his 19 points in the final six minutes, adding five assists and just a single turnover while shooting 6-for-7 from the floor as No. 5 Kansas knocked off Oklahoma, 83-75, earning the Jayhawks at least a share of their 10th straight Big Ten title. I’ll get back to that in…

  12. Maryland’s competing now, but issues at the point keep popping up

    Feb 24, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Maryland was in danger of missing the NCAA tournament before Monday night’s visit from No. 4 Syracuse, and while their 57-55 loss doesn’t really damage an already weak profile, what it does is take away yet another opportunity to make themselves look better in the eyes of the committee. The Terps have now lost three…

  13. Wyoming’s Charles Hankerson suspended indefinitely

    Feb 24, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Wyoming has suspended Charles Hankerson indefinitely, head coach Larry Shyatt announced on Monday afternoon. A 6-foot-4 junior guard, Hankerson was averaging 5.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in just over 17 minutes this season. No reason was given for the suspension, and Shyatt said that the team will have no further comment. This is rough timing for…

  14. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Syracuse, Kansas face tough league battles

    Feb 24, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 4 Syracuse at Maryland, 7:00 p.m. The Orange will take their two-game losing streak to College Park to take on a Maryland team that is one marquee win away from being back in the bubble conversation. This will be a test for the Orange. Just 48 hours ago, they were…

  15. POSTERIZED: Stetson’s Willie Green can fly (VIDEO)

    Feb 24, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

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    You probably haven’t seen Stetson play much this season — 7-21 teams in the Atlantic Sun aren’t exactly the biggest TV draw — but that’s doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to see. Willie Green, a 6-foot-6 senior forward, is one of the best dunkers you’ve never seen. If that video isn’t prove enough, take a…

  16. Referee Tony Greene speaks with SI about end of Duke-Syracuse game

    Feb 24, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

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    The ejection seen ’round the world happened on Saturday night, as Jim Boeheim lost his mind over a call, got himself tossed and then became a meme. All in a day’s work, I guess. What was lost in the madness of Boeheim’s overreaction, however, was whether or not the right call was actually made. Seth…

  17. POSTERIZED: Aaron Gordon, high-flyer (VIDEO)

    Feb 24, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

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    We all know Aaron Gordon has ‘jumping off a trampoline’ hops, and on Saturday night he showed them off. Take a look. His head is at the rim: The key for Arizona, however, is that Saturday night featured Gordon scoring 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting while hitting a pair of threes. If he becomes a…

  18. Kentucky’s Julius Randle: ‘ I didn’t come here to be liked. I came here to win a championship’

    Feb 24, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

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    It may sound weird to say this, but Julius Randle was the most important player on the floor for the Wildcats in Saturday’s win over LSU despite the fact that he managed just eight points on 3-for-8 shooting. He guarded Johnny O’Bryant, the LSU big man that torched the Wildcats in their first meeting in…

  19. College Hoops Week in Review: Frank Kaminsky, Michigan earn weekly honors

    Feb 24, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin I made a joke on twitter during Wisconsin’s win over Iowa on Saturday, saying, essentially, that if you’re a 6-foot-10 stiff, you should go to play for Bo Ryan because he’ll make you awesome in three years. I thought it was funny, because Wisconsin always manages to churn…

  20. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Feb 24, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

    Drake v Wichita State

    Arguing over whether or not Wichita State deserves to be the No. 1 team in the country is a conversation that is going to overtake college hoops over the next couple of weeks. Here’s my take: Florida deserves to be the No. 1 team in the country this week, even with their struggles over the…

  21. At what point do Michigan State’s injury woes become a larger concern?

    Feb 23, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

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    We’ve been saying it for so long, it’s almost because second-nature: No. 13 Michigan State is good, but just wait until they get healthy. And the party line won’t be any different after the Spartans lost to in-state rival No. 20 Michigan in Crisler Arena on Sunday afternoon. Tom Izzo’s club jumped out to an…

  22. Brilliant photoshops of Jim Boeheim getting ejected (PHOTOS)

    Feb 23, 2014, 1:56 AM EDT

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    As we all know by now, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim got himself ejected on Saturday afternoon during the Orange’s 66-60 loss to Duke. Some of the photographers at the Duke-Syracuse game caught fantastic pictures of Boeheim’s temper-tantrum which, quite clearly, became the meme that dominated the internet on Saturday night. Here are some of…

  23. Bubble Banter: Kansas State’s profile is not as strong as you might think

    Feb 23, 2014, 1:06 AM EDT

    Marcus Foster, Jeff Mullahey

    There are 23 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.  This post will be updated throughout the night. You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. Barring some kind of insanity…

  24. No. 4 Arizona steamrolls Colorado as Aaron Gordon finds his perimeter touch

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

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    No. 4 Arizona entered Saturday night’s trip to Boulder in a bit of a rut offensively since Brandon Ashley’s injury. What happened on Saturday? They jumped out to a 21-5 lead 10 minutes into the game, and while the Buffaloes were able to cut the lead to four early in the second half, Arizona just…

  25. Antonius Cleveland hits half-court game-winning buzzer-beater (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 11:14 PM EDT

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    Antonius Cleveland of Southeast Missouri State banked in a three from half court to give the Redhawks a win at UT-Martin. Cleveland finished the night with a career-high 19 points.