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  1. 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.

  2. No. 3 Wichita State the first 29-0 team since 2005

    Feb 22, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    Drake v Wichita State

    We have our first 29-0 team since Deron Williams was still a collegian. On Saturday, No. 3 Wichita State got 21 points from Tekele Cotton and 15 points from Darius Carter off the bench as they steamrolled Drake, 83-54. The Shockers cut down the nets after the win, because with just two games left in…

  3. Controversial Duke-Syracuse calls side-by-side (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    The Duke-Syracuse ACC rivalry is off to a pretty good start, isn’t it? On Saturday, the No. 1 Orange went into Cameron and lost a 66-60 thriller that was marred by a questionable call at the end of the game. Jim Boeheim lost his mind when C.J. Fair was called for a charge, getting himself…

  4. POSTERIZED: Tarik Black dunks on Texas, bench loses their mind (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Tarik Black going all Blake Griffin on some poor Texas defender in a 30 point blowout is embarrassing enough. But that’s not what’s going to go viral here. The reaction on the Kansas bench is. Wayne Selden going all leapfrog over the chairs might be my favorite #benchmob reaction of all-time. Follow @robdauster

  5. Jim Boeheim goes nuts, gets ejected in loss to Duke (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

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    Jim Boeheim got his first introduction to ACC refs on Saturday night during No. 1 Syracuse’s 66-60 loss to No. 5 Duke. The Syracuse head coach got ejected for the first time in the regular season after he lost it on referee Tony Greene for a charge that was called on C.J. Fair with 10.4…

  6. Quinnipiac goes the length of the court in 1.7 seconds for a win (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Qunnipiac is still within striking distance of first place in the MAAC, but a loss at Niagara would have negated that. So what did the Bobcats do? Oh, nothing. Just went the length of the court in 1.7 seconds to knock off the Purple Eagles on Saturday. It’s not exactly Christian Laettner vs. Kentucky, but…

  7. Once again, No. 2 Florida overcomes slow start defensively

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson, DeVon Walker

    After No. 1 Syracuse lost to Boston College on Wednesday, it has more or less been assumed that No. 2 Florida will hop up into that No. 1 spot when the new rankings come out on Monday morning. The Gators have spent much of the past two months playing some of the best basketball in…

  8. Strong profile aside, is No. 16 Wisconsin a national title contender?

    Feb 22, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Three weeks ago, on Saturday, February 1st, we were all ready to write off No. 16 Wisconsin. The Badgers had lost to Ohio State in the Kohl Center, their fifth loss in six games and their third-straight defeat at home, something that simply never happens. They were overrated. Their record was boosted by the fact…

  9. Late-game execution costs No. 15 Iowa again

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT

    Traevon Jackson, Aaron White

    No. 16 Wisconsin paid a visit to No. 15 Iowa on Saturday afternoon and, as you should come to expect from a marquee Big Ten game, it turned into a thriller, with the Badgers leaving Iowa City with a 79-74 win. In the first half, the Badgers found more holes in Iowa’s man-to-man defense than…

  10. Weekend Preview: Saturday will be the best college hoops day of the year

    Feb 21, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke, Sat. 7:00 p.m This game has lot a bit of luster, hasn’t it? Three weeks ago, the Orange and the Blue Devils played the best game of the season. The rematch was supposed to be between a streaking Duke team and an undefeated Syracuse…

  11. Bubble Banter: Just how close is Gonzaga to missing the tournament?

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:50 AM EDT

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    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. BYU (RPI: 42, KenPom: 55) knocked off Gonzaga (RPI: 24, KenPom: 27) on Thursday night,…

  12. No. 5 Duke’s inability to adjust to a zone a concern moving forward

    Feb 21, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT

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    In the grand scheme of things, No. 5 Duke’s 74-66 loss at North Carolina on Thursday night isn’t going to mean all that much. The Tar Heels are one of the hottest teams in the country, they’ve proven they can beat anyone this season — just ask Kentucky, Michigan State and Louisville — and they…

  13. Chicago HS game ends on a 3/4 court game-winner (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2014, 10:49 PM EDT

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    This is how my guy in Chicago described this game: “Non-conference game between two non-descript teams.” But who cares! Not me, not when Xavier Edwards is out here hitting game-winning 75-footers. That’ll get you on Sportscenter.

  14. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Duke-UNC will finally happen

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 5 Duke at North Carolina, 9:00 p.m. Tonight’s the night it finally happens. Eight days after the game was initially postponed due to a snowstorm, the Blue Devils will make the eight mile trek down Tobacco Road to take on the Tar Heels. North Carolina has been playing much better…

  15. CBT Roundtable: Last minute college hoops deals for the NBA’s trade deadline

    Feb 20, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT

    Maryland v Duke

    Today is the NBA’s trade deadline, and it got me to thinking: What if trades were allowed in college basketball? Why kind of roster adjustments could be made that would benefit contenders? And no, Duke cannot send cash considerations to Whitney Young to get Jahlil Okafor for the stretch run. We take a look at…

  16. John Calipari responds to Rick Pitino’s social media comments

    Feb 20, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Frenemies John Calipari and Rick Pitino are at it again. Earlier this week, some comments that Pitino made about the use of social media went viral. The irony of it? Twitter is the reason that his comments made it to every blog and every website, with social media being the catalyst for words being taken…

  17. Stephen F. Austin parodies Jimmy Fallon’s #hashtag skit (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Trey Pinkney and Thomas Walkup, two members of a Stephen F. Austin team that hasn’t lost a game since November 23rd, parodied Jimmy Fallon’s #hashtag skit. They didn’t do a bad job, either. #GetToPractice

  18. Broken light fixture causes Division II game to end in a tie

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

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    A Division II basketball game ended in a tie on Wednesday night. Javan Wells of Winston-Salem State, a Division II school in North Carolina, put back a missed three to tie the game with 0.3 seconds left on the clock. On the ensuing in-bounds, Joshua Linton of Johnson C. Smith fired a full-court shot that drilled…

  19. Duke, UNC rivalry has NBA alumni fired up (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT

    DeMar DeRozan; Jimmy Butler

    Duke and North Carolina will renew their rivalry tonight, and as you can plainly tell, tensions are already ratcheted up on Tobacco Road. But it’s not just the fans in Chapel Hill and Durham that are getting antsy to finally see these two square off. Their NBA alumni seem to be ready for the battle…

  20. Bubble Banter: Minnesota’s loss to Illinois sets them back

    Feb 20, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

    Andre Hollins, CJ Carter

    There are 24 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: 43, KenPom: 50) really hurt themselves on Wednesday night, as they…

  21. Nikola Cerina, LaQuinton Ross ejected after scuffle (VIDEO)

    Feb 20, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

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    Northwestern center Nikola Cerina and Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross were both ejected from last night’s 76-60 win for the No. 24 Buckeyes. Cerina and Amir Williams got tangled up and, after a lengthy review, the referees determined that he threw a punch. Ross didn’t, however, and was instead ejected for a pair of dead-ball…

  22. No. 23 UCLA the best team in the Pac-12 because of their … defense?

    Feb 20, 2014, 1:55 AM EDT

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    Don’t look now, but the best team in the Pac-12 no longer resides in the state of Arizona. Yeah, I said it. No. 23 UCLA is the best team in the conference as of this moment, and their 86-66 win at Cal on Wednesday night only reinforced that notion. That could change, mind you, especially…

  23. Recent struggles for top teams should help you appreciate No. 3 Wichita State

    Feb 19, 2014, 11:09 PM EDT

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    As we headed towards tip-off for the early games on Wednesday night, I couldn’t help but be … underwhelmed. Five top 25 teams were tipping off at 7:00 p.m. ET and, on paper, all five should have won without breaking a sweat. No. 7 Cincinnati did just that, running away from Central Florida in the…

  24. No. 2 Florida survives thanks to Auburn’s disastrous 20 seconds (VIDEO)

    Feb 19, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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    It’s a good thing that No. 2 Florida decided to throw up their stinker on Wednesday night. The Gators survived Auburn in Gainesville — and I stress survived, but I’ll get to that in a second — 71-66, and if they played the way they did against Auburn last Saturday against Kentucky, they would have…

  25. Duke fans graffiti UNC campus (PHOTOS)

    Feb 19, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

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    In anticipation of the renewal of the Duke-North Carolina rivalry on Thursday night, Duke fans (I’m assuming they were Duke fans) made their way onto the Chapel Hill campus and spray-painted a number of different buildings. Also this was on the stairs in front of the campus Y. #dukegraffiti pic.twitter.com/wUVYr7fhKm — Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) February…