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  1. D’angelo Harrison’s heroics vs. No. 12 Creighton keep St. John’s in bubble picture

    Feb 9, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT

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    D’angelo Harrison finished with 19 points, scoring the last eight for St. John’s as they outlasted Doug McDermott and No. 12 Creighton at the Garden, 70-65, on Sunday night. McDermott finished with 25 points, but he didn’t score in the final 8:41 as the Johnnies sent two or three guys at him even before he…

  2. After punishment handed down, it’s time to move past Marcus Smart’s shove

    Feb 9, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT

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    The axes fell on Sunday evening. Marcus Smart will be suspended for three games for shoving a fan late in Saturday night’s loss at Texas Tech. That fan, Jeff Orr, has voluntarily agreed to not attend any Texas Tech basketball games for the rest of the year. And at this point, it is time to…

  3. Marcus Smart needs to be punished, but were his actions warranted?

    Feb 9, 2014, 2:44 AM EDT

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    By now, it’s probably old news to you. Late on Saturday night, Marcus Smart, the star of the No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys, went flying into the expensive seats after trying to prevent a dunk and give the Pokes one last chance to for overtime in a game at Texas Tech. A fan said something…

  4. Marcus Smart shoved a Texas Tech fan (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 1:42 AM EDT

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    In the waning moments of Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss at Texas Tech, Marcus Smart went flying into the stands after making a block that could have potentially kept the game alive. A fan in the crowd said or did something to Smart that caused him to lose control of his emotions, pushing the fan before…

  5. Bubble Banter: Missouri’s chances to earn an at-large bid slipping away

    Feb 8, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT

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    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 NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. Who is the third-best team in the SEC right now? You don’t know,…

  6. Bright future evident after SMU’s blowout win over No. 7 Cincinnati

    Feb 8, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

    Temple v SMU

    Nick Russell finished with 15 points and Nic Moore chipped in with 14 as SMU picked up their biggest win in the Larry Brown era on Saturday night, smacking around No. 7 Cincinnati in Moody Coliseum and eventually winning 76-55. The Mustangs held Cincinnati to 35.4% and 4-for-22 from three, which isn’t exactly a shock…

  7. POSTERIZED: South Florida’s Victor Rudd gets his Blake Griffin on (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

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    This is what we call getting Mozgov’d. Don’t know what “Mozgov’d” means? It’s when you dunk on someone by throwing the ball through the rim instead of the standard ‘grab the rim and scream’ move. Blake Griffin will go down in history as its inventor.

  8. Report: Oregon coaches spit on by Arizona State fans

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:23 PM EDT

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    Two members of Oregon’s staff declined to press charges against an Arizona State fan that allegedly spit on the team, according to a report from The Oregonian. Assistant coach Brian Fish and athletic trainer Clay Jamieson were both spit on after the game, according to the report, although Fish told the paper that the fans were…

  9. Jordair Jett leads No. 13 Saint Louis to 16th consecutive victory (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    After winning 28 games and the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament titles a season ago, No. 13 Saint Louis had two personnel losses to account for. Gone were two of their three double-digit scorers in Cody Ellis and Kwamain Mitchell, and those certainly aren’t departures to be glossed over. However the Billikens did return four…

  10. Melvin Ejim’s 48 points, 18 boards lead Iowa State to win over TCU

    Feb 8, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT

    TCU v Iowa State

    Melvin Ejim took 24 shots on Saturday afternoon. He made 20 of them. He finished with 48 points and 18 boards in an 84-69 win over TCU. Not a bad night. The 48 points that Ejim scored tied him with BYU’s Tyler Haws and Texas Southern’s Aaric Murray for the most points scored in a…

  11. No. 17 Iowa shuts down No. 10 Michigan’s Nik Stauskas

    Feb 8, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

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    No. 10 Michigan has won games with Derrick Walton struggling. They’ve won when Caris LeVert doesn’t play well or when Zak Irvin is having one of his off-nights. Most importantly, they’ve survived the loss of Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III’s periodic disappearances. What they can’t survive, however, is a no-show performance from Nik Stauskas,…

  12. Kansas State, Marcus Foster dominate No. 15 Texas

    Feb 8, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Texas v Kansas State

    Marcus Foster is from the state of Texas. He wasn’t recruited by the big boys in his home state, however, not after a tough summer before his senior year dropped him out of the top 100 rankings. When it was time for Foster to pick schools, it essentially came down to Kansas State and Creighton,…

  13. What should we make of No. 25 Pitt?

    Feb 8, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT

    Jaye Crockett, Lamar Patterson

    I’ve figured it out. I have the answer. I know who this Pitt team is. They’re the guy who uses a photoshopped picture of himself from 15 years ago on his Match.com profile, over-exaggerating life accomplishments and his salary to make himself appear more attractive to potential dates. The Panthers entered the weekend as the…

  14. Bubble Banter: Oh, LSU

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Johnny Jones

    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.  Oh LSU (RPI: 54, KenPom: 59), why must you be so difficult? For the first time all season, the Tigers…

  15. Weekend Preview: Michigan-Iowa, Gonzaga-Memphis, and Lumberjack Night!

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 10 Michigan at No. 17 Iowa, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Just how good is Iowa? That’s the question that everyone has on their mind at this point in the season. Looking at the numbers, the Hawkeyes look like a top 10 team. Looking at their roster, that theory is more or less…

  16. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson saves No. 2 Arizona against Oregon

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

    Utah v Arizona

    In their first game playing without Brandon Ashley, No. 2 Arizona survived. That’s really the only way to describe their 67-65 win over Oregon on Thursday night at the McKale Center. T.J. McConnell hit a three (finally!) to give Arizona a 62-60 lead in the final two minutes, while Nick Johnson hit a couple of…

  17. POSTERIZED: Murray State’s T.J. Sapp catches a Belmont defender (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

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    Clemson transfer T.J. Sapp has been a welcome midseason addition for Murray State, averaging 14.0 points and helping to spark an 8-1 start in Ohio Valley place. The Racers lost at Belmont on Thursday night, but Sapp have the most memorable play of the night.

  18. Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick is awesome, again, vs. UConn. When will we notice?

    Feb 6, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Sean Kilpatrick, Corey Allen Jr.

    One of my favorite twitter feeds to follow is @NoEscalators. It’s run by a group of UConn fans who (I’m assuming) imbibe an adult beverage or nine during Husky games and let loose with often hilarious — usually quite vulgar — analysis of the game. Once in a while, however, the feed is actually quite…

  19. POSTERIZED: Vanderbilt’s Damian Jones has a serious vertical (VIDEOS)

    Feb 6, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Vanderbilt has been one of the most surprising teams in the SEC this season, battling through a series of personnel issues to climb to 5-4 in conference play with a win over Tennessee. The highlight of the win? Damian Jones, one of the more underrated freshman in the conference, throwing down this powerful alley-oop.

  20. CBT Roundtable: Game’s on the line, who do you want with the ball?

    Feb 6, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

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    At this point in the season, Doug McDermott is the clear favorite for National Player of Year and, in the eyes of most observers, the guy that everyone would want taking a shot with the game on the line. That’s exactly what happened last week, when Greg McDermott drew up the Bill Self’s famous ‘Chop’…

  21. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: UConn visits Cincy

    Feb 6, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 22 UConn at No. 7 Cincinnati, 7:00 p.m. Cincinnati has played like one of the best teams in the country over the last month and change, taking firm control of the AAC race in the process. Their strength is on the defensive end of the floor and their ability to…

  22. POSTERIZED: Cal Poly player dunks on 7-foot-6 Mamadou N’Diaye (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Cal Poly lost to UC-Irvine on Saturday night, but forward Chris Eversley had himself a solid game. 14 points and 10 boards isn’t bad. But what was memorable about that performance was that Eversley, who stands all of 6-foot-7, dunked on Mamadou N’Diaye, the 7-foot-6 center for the Anteaters.

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

    Feb 6, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 6, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

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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…

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

    Feb 6, 2014, 1:26 AM EDT

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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…