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  1. POSTERIZED: Nick Faust bids the Cameron Crazies adieu (VIDEO)

    Feb 17, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Maryland may have cost themselves a real chance at a tournament bid on Saturday when Charles Mitchell’s hook shot rolled off the rim, but that wasn’t the only thing that happened during that game. Nick Faust managed to say farewell to the Cameron Crazies with this impressive putback dunk.

  2. An undefeated Wichita State will be a No. 1 seed

    Feb 17, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

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    With Wichita State inching ever closer to finishing the regular season without a loss on their resume, there is quite a bit of talk around the country about where this team will be seeded should they make it to Selection Sunday with a zero on the right side of their record. It’s simple, really. They…

  3. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: UNC-Florida State, Oklahoma State-Baylor

    Feb 17, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

    James Michael McAdoo

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: North Carolina at Florida State, 7:00 p.m. North Carolina has played their way right past being the laughing stock of college basketball. The Heels have some bad losses on their resume, but they picked up yet another quality win over the weekend, knocking off Pitt at home. On Thursday, they will…

  4. Pac-12 officials admit error not calling technical on Jahii Carson

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Pac-12 officials have admitted an officiating error at the end of Arizona State’s double-overtime win over then-No. 2 Arizona on Friday night. According to a report from ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, “the officials missed the call” when Jahii Carson hung on the rim after dunking at the end of the second overtime. The dunk came with 0.5…

  5. ACC admits officiating error in Maryland’s loss to Duke

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The ACC has acknowledged an officiating error during the second half of No. 8 Duke’s 69-67 win over Maryland on Saturday. An ACC official provided the Washington Post with a statement saying that Duke was incorrectly given possession after back-to-back held balls. The first came with 16:58 left in the game, which correctly gave the…

  6. College Hoops Week in Review: McBuckets and Nebrasketball

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Doug McDermott, Creighton How good was McDermott this week? Here are the numbers for you: He averaged 32.5 points and 6.0 boards in wins over Butler and No. 6 Villanova. McDermott had 39 points in that win over the Wildcats, scoring 22 in the first half and passing Larry Bird on the…

  7. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Feb 17, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

    ennis

    When it’s late-February, you play in the ACC and you’re undefeated, you’re the No. 1 team in the country. That’s just the way that it works. But does that mean that Syracuse is the best team in the country? Well, that’s a different story. I hate using the term “luck” when it comes to sports.…

  8. No. 18 Creighton puts on another offensive display against No. 6 Villanova

    Feb 16, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

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    No. 18 Creighton shot fewer threes in the rematch than they made in the opener, but that didn’t matter. The Bluejays still managed to put up triple-digits on No. 6 Villanova in Omaha, beating the Wildcats 101-80 behind 39 points from National Player of the Year favorite Doug McDermott. That means that in two games…

  9. No. 9 Michigan State suffers worst loss of the year to Nebraska at home

    Feb 16, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

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    Terran Petteway scored 23 points and hit a pair of ridiculous threes to stave off No. 9 Michigan State’s comeback attempts as Tim Miles’ Cornhuskers picked themselves up a statement win by going into the Breslin Center to knock off the Spartans, 60-51. Nebraska isn’t quite on the bubble yet, and while this win certainly…

  10. No. 21 Wisconsin rides Frank Kaminsky’s hot hand to win at No. 15 Michigan

    Feb 16, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Remember when No. 21 Wisconsin lost five out of six games and fell out of the top 25? Remember before that, when everyone thought that they were a legitimate Final Four contender? Expect the latter to become a more prevalent opinion for the Badgers in the coming weeks. Wisconsin went into Ann Arbor on Sunday…

  11. Late Night Snacks: UConn wins in OT, Syracuse survives again

    Feb 16, 2014, 2:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 24 UConn 86, No. 20 Memphis 81 OT Shabazz Napier had himself a day. UConn’s all-american point guard finished with 34 points, five boards and four assists as the Huskies outlasted Memphis in overtime. IMPORTANT OUTCOMES: 1) No. 3 Florida 69, No. 14 Kentucky 59: Florida’s performance over the last…

  12. No. 14 Kentucky played much better than final score indicates

    Feb 16, 2014, 12:07 AM EDT

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    No. 3 Florida went into Rupp Arena and knocked off No. 14 Kentucky on Friday night, 69-59. Casey Prather finished with 24 points and four steals while Scottie Wilbekin went for 23 points and two assists without a turnover while hitting big shot after big shot in the second half. Simply looking at a box…

  13. Should T.J. Warren have been given an And-1 in loss to Syracuse? (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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    No. 1 Syracuse managed to remain undefeated on Saturday night, and believe it or not, the finish may have been more exciting than the Orange’s win over Pitt on Wednesday night. But the biggest call of the game actually came before the final play. T.J. Warren took a pass over the Syracuse press and went…

  14. No. 1 Syracuse escapes again, moving its record to 25-0 (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

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    Another close game for No. 1 Syracuse, and another escape with an unblemished record. The Orange did it again on Saturday night, with a C.J. Fair layup with 6.7 seconds remaining giving Syracuse a 56-55 win over an N.C. State team that didn’t reach New York until early Saturday due to travel issues. Of Syracuse’s…

  15. No. 8 Duke, Maryland end rivalry in fitting fashion

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Dez Wells was well on his way to being a legend in College Park. Maryland’s star guard had taken over late in the second half as the Terps made their final trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium as a member of the ACC. For all we know, it may be the final installment of the rivalry…

  16. Michael Sam appears at halftime of Missouri-Tennessee (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

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    Michael Sam made an appearance at halftime of the Missouri-Tennessee game on Saturday as the Tigers celebrated their football team’s Cotton Bowl victory. Sam has dominated headlines over the past week as he announced on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC and a mid-round…

  17. Bubble Banter: Why the biggest game of the day was between Missouri and Tennessee

    Feb 15, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

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    There are 28 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. Tennessee (RPI: 50, KenPom: 25) and Missouri (RPI: 43, KenPom: 46) are both currently sitting…

  18. Weekend Preview: Four games featuring two ranked teams this weekend

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 14 Kentucky at No. 3 Florida, Sat. 9:00 p.m. Here’s Kentucky’s chance to prove themselves. Here’s their chance to say that they are more than just a talented group of wimps. Florida is as good of a defensive team as you are going to find in the country, largely because they…

  19. Bubble Banter: Can Minnesota avoid playing their way out of the tourney?

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:18 AM EDT

    Malik Smith, Alex Olah

    There are 30 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. Minnesota (RPI: 39, KenPom: 39) lost to No. 21 Wisconsin on Thursday night.…

  20. Bruiser Flint loses it on controversial call in loss to Charleston (VIDEO)

    Feb 14, 2014, 12:15 AM EDT

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    Drexel was down 47-46 with just 3.8 seconds left on Thursday night when Chris Fouch did his best to get his Tyus Edney on. He went the length of the court, got all the way to the rim and … well, you make the call. Did his shot get blocked? Was that a goaltend? Was…

  21. No. 18 Creighton survives upset bid from Butler

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Doug McDermott did Doug McDermott things on his first visit to Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, scoring 26 points and hitting what turned out to be the game-winning three as No. 18 Creighton beat the Bulldogs, 68-63. The irony, however, is that Butler actually discovered a pretty effective way of slowing down McDermott in the second half.…

  22. Yale is in an unfamiliar spot in the Ivy League: At the top, looking down

    Feb 13, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    Nick Victor, Brandon Sherrod, Javier Duren, Omar Calhoun

    When you think of the Ivy League, Yale isn’t the first program that comes to mind. These days, it’s Harvard, as the Crimson went out and hired Tommy Amaker, who formerly coached at Michigan Seton Hall, while turning top 25 recruiting classes into league titles and, in 2013, an upset win over No. 3 seed…

  23. Joe Biden, Syracuse fans were excited about the Tyler Ennis game-winner

    Feb 13, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    ennis

    You’ve seen the shot, now see the reactions. (h/t to Sean Keeley over at Nunes Magician for compiling these) The ‘Doitdoitdoitdoit': Tyler Ennis is a BOSS: Doesn’t he have more important things to be doing?: The VP called @tdot_ennis today to congratulate him on his amazing 35ft buzzer beater to keep @syrbasketball unbeaten pic.twitter.com/7XVzYXjDMi —…

  24. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Snow disrupts another night of hoops

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Frank Kaminsky, Elliott Elilason

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Minnesota at No. 21 Wisconsin, 9:00 p.m. Richard Pitino will take his Gophers into Madison tonight to take on No. 21 Wisconsin in a game that Minnesota really needs to help solidify their at-large profile. The Gophers were in a great position after wins over Ohio State and Wisconsin last month,…

  25. Naismith Award Midseason Top 30 List released

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    The Naismith Award has released their Midseason Top 30 list. The Naismith Award is one of college basketball’s Player of the Year awards. At first glance, the list looks pretty solid, as they included Lamar Patterson, Sean Kilpatrick and Xavier Thames, which the Wooden Award did not do. But in reality, who is on the…