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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

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

    Feb 6, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Feb 6, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

    Damian Jones

    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.

  6. 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’…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. No. 4 Wichita State clears biggest hurdle to undefeated season

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT

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    We have officially reached the point in the year where No. 4 Wichita State running the table with an undefeated regular season now seems like a probability, not just a possibility. The Shockers survived their toughest road test in conference play, going into Terre Haute and knocking off Indiana State, 65-58. The Sycamores got 15…

  13. Film Study: Marcus Smart’s shooting struggles, a failure in leadership?

    Feb 5, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT

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    Over the last two weeks, the No. 1 talking point when it comes to Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart is his penchant for flopping. And it’s justified. Smart has made a habit out of, ahem, over-emphasizing contact and wayward elbows. It’s not new — he did this last season as well — but it came to…

  14. POSTERIZED: Ole Miss defender successful avoids posterization (VIDEO)

    Feb 5, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    This could have been bad. Julius Randle is a big, athletic dude, and when big, athletic dudes get a full head of steam and a clear lane to the basket, they do things like throw down massive dunks. Case in point above. Derrick Millinghaus is aware of this fact as well. Instead of stepping in…

  15. Report: UMass forward Maxie Esho out with a concussion

    Feb 5, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

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    Things are not going well for UMass. The Minutemen have lost three of their last four games, a stretch that was precipitated by weeks worth of basketball where Derek Kellogg’s club failed to put together the kind of impressive wins you would expect from a top 25 team. UMass has another tough game tonight, as…

  16. Has North Carolina finally figured out their issues?

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige (AP Photo)

    North Carolina had a brutal start to ACC play. They lost four of their first five games, and they weren’t good losses, either. At Wake Forest. At home to Miami. Beatdowns at the hands Syracuse and Virginia. This was a team that beat all three of the nation’s preseason top three teams? Well, the Tar…

  17. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Conference powerhouses on the road

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:56 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 4 Wichita State at Indiana State, 8:05 p.m. This is it. This is the toughest game that Wichita State is going to play before Arch Madness begins in a month. If they are going to end up losing at some point during the regular season, this is the game that…

  18. John Calipari: Kentucky is the ‘most overanalyzed team’ in sports history

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Kentucky head coach John Calipari is calculating when it comes to what he says in the media. There’s a reason behind every statement he makes. Attend a couple Coach Cal press conferences, and you’ll begin to notice the talking points always end up being the same. Sometimes he’s trying to motivate his players, sometimes he’s…

  19. Chris Walker returns, Patric Young emerges in No. 3 Florida’s win over Mizzou

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

    Missouri v Florida

    The big news of the day for Florida was that stud freshman Chris Walker would be playing his first game as a collegian on Tuesday night. And he did enough to pique the interest of Florida fans, throwing down a couple of alley-oops while grabbing two boards and blocking two shots in limited minutes off…

  20. Naadir Tharpe leds No. 6 Kansas to a win at Baylor

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    Kansas v Baylor

    Baylor had their chance to knock off No. 8 Kansas on Tuesday night. Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, the two superstars on the Kansas roster, did not score in the first half until Wiggins his a halfcourt shot at the buzzer. They finished a combined 5-for-19 from the floor. Wiggins had 14 points, seven boards,…

  21. Andrew Wiggins with a halfcourt buzzer-beater? (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Andrew Wiggins didn’t score a single point in the first half of the Jayhawks’ trip to Baylor until he hit this shot from beyond half court at the end of the first half. If he continues to show off range like this, it will only help his NBA Draft stock. Right?

  22. How SMU’s Markus Kennedy surprised his mom before her deployment (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Saturday had already been a great day for Markus Kennedy. The 6-foot-9 center had scored 21 points and grabbed 15 boards, both career-highs, while hitting all 10 of his field goals in an 87-72 rout of then-No. 22 Memphis as the Mustangs notched another resume-building win, one that will help people forget about a loss…

  23. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Two SEC showdowns, Kansas hits the road

    Feb 4, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Missouri at No. 3 Florida, 9:00 p.m. This is the time for Missouri. They’ve entered February without much in the way of anything on their NCAA tournament resume, and with just a single game against the top two teams in the SEC, this will be the Tiger’s final chance to land…

  24. Ten things to prepare football fans for college basketball’s stretch run

    Feb 4, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

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    1. Which Andrew Wiggins will show up?: We’ve seen how good he can be when it call comes together. That 29-point performance in the win over Iowa State? The 19 points he scored in the first half against TCU? The 26 points and 11 boards he had against Florida? When Wiggins decides that he wants…

  25. Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear won’t travel to Houston (concussion)

    Feb 4, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Louisville’s front court depth took another hit. Wayne Blackshear suffered a concussion in practice and will not be traveling to Houston with the Cardinals for their game on Wednesday. The news was first reported by Eric Crawford. After playing just five scoreless minutes in the loss to Cincinnati last Thursday, Blackshear had moved into the…