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Rob Dauster

  1. Late Night Snacks: Arizona survives, UCLA wins, Petteway goes crazy

    Jan 27, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

    Prairie View v UCLA

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Arizona 65, Utah 56 The Wildcats put together one of the worst games that we’ll see them play this season and they still managed to pull away from Utah down the stretch, winning comfortably. A better-than-you-think Utah team jumped out to a 12-2 lead and never went away, taking…

  2. Minnesota stumbles at Nebraska without Andre Hollins

    Jan 26, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

    Richard Pitino

    Minnesota found out the hard way that the road is a tough place to win in college basketball. The Gophers went 2-2 during a four-game stretch against ranked team, winning both home games and losing the pair on the road. Makes sense. Minnesota is good enough to beat teams better than them at the Barn,…

  3. No. 15 Cincinnati survives at Temple, but did they lose Justin Jackson?

    Jan 26, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT

    Justin Jackson

    Sean Kilpatrick scored 29 points to lead the way for No. 15 Cincinnati in a win over Temple on Sunday afternoon, but moving to 8-0 in AAC play was a much tougher task than the Bearcats expected. Playing without Justin Jackson for much of the game after the senior center injured his ankle, Cincinnati still…

  4. Derrick Colter snaps Duquesne’s four-game skid at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Derrick Colter became the third player today to hit a buzzer-beater to win a game. But what was unique about the shot the Duquesne point guard hit is that on the previous possession, he missed a pair of free throws that would have put the Dukes into the lead. The shot snapped a four-game losing…

  5. Health issues finally catch up to No. 3 Michigan State in loss to No. 21 Michigan

    Jan 25, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

    Michigan v Michigan State

    No. 3 Michigan State has been banged up all season long. Gary Harris has missed time with an ankle injury. Matt Costello and Travis Trice have been sick enough that they had to sit out games. Keith Appling has dealt with nagging injuries that were painful enough to visually affect him during games but not…

  6. No. 20 Pitt a lock to be under-seeded in the NCAA tournament

    Jan 25, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT


    No. 20 Pitt is a really, really good basketball team. They entered Saturday sitting second in the nation in KenPom’s rankings, a fact that was more-or-less supported when they went into College Park and knocked off Maryland, 83-79. Lamar Patterson led the way with 28 points, seven boards, seven assists and three steals while not…

  7. Richmond holds off St. Joseph’s, stays in second in the Atlantic 10

    Jan 25, 2014, 8:17 PM EDT

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    Kendall Anthony scored 19 points and Trey Davis added 14 points and 12 boards as Richmond knocked off St. Joseph’s on Saturday afternoon. Halil Kanicevic had 21 points and a career-high 19 boards, but it wasn’t enough for the Hawks. The Spiders swept their key, three-game homestand to move to 4-1 in Atlantic 10 play,…

  8. William & Mary’s Marcus Thornton beats Drexel at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    William Mary Wichita St Basketball

    Marcus Thornton went for 26 points on Saturday afternoon at Drexel, but the most important shot that the dreadlocked point guard would hit came at the buzzer, as he shook a defender to drill a step-back three and give W&M a 68-66 win. The Tribe, who were down nine points at the half, moved to…

  9. Le’Bryan Nash, No. 11 Oklahoma State overcome awful afternoon for Marcus Smart

    Jan 25, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

    Le'Bryan Nash, Terry Henderson

    If you’re wondering who it was wearing Marcus Smart’s No. 33 jersey in Gallagher-Iba Arena today, you probably aren’t alone. Smart played about as poorly as I’ve ever seen him play. He finished with four points, four assists and three turnovers while shooting 1-for-7 from the floor and fouling out. That wasn’t even the worst…

  10. No. 16 Iowa State protects home court, outlasts No. 22 Kansas State

    Jan 25, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

    Matt Thomas, Naz Long

    No. 16 Iowa State got 20 points, nine boards, three steals and three blocks from Melvin Ejim while Georges Niang chipped in with 18 points of his own as the Cyclones held off feisty No. 22 Kansas State in Hilton Coliseum, 81-75. The win snapped a three game losing streak for Iowa State. The loss…

  11. Why a 30.5% shooting day is No. 18 Duke’s most important performance this season

    Jan 25, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

    Florida State v Duke

    Saturday was not the best game that No. 18 Duke has played this season. It’s hard to put that label on a game when a team shoots as poorly from the field (30.5%) as the Blue Devils did against Florida State. It was, however, the most important game that Duke has put together this season,…

  12. Providence in the mix atop Big East after beating Xavier

    Jan 25, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

    Tyler Harris

    Bryce Cotton finished with 25 points and seven assists and LeDontae Henton added 23 points and 11 boards as Providence won their fifth straight game on Saturday, knocking off Xavier 81-72. The Friars moved to 15-5 overall and 5-2 in league play, putting them in a tie with Xavier for third place, just a game…

  13. Weekend Preview: The Battle for Michigan marred by injury

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 21 Michigan at No. 3 Michigan State, Sat. 7:00 p.m. Michigan State may be playing this game in the Breslin Center, but it’s hard to see a way that the Spartans will be considered a favorite heading into this game. We already know they are going to be without Branden…

  14. Oregon loses fifth straight, to Washington, after 13-0 start

    Jan 24, 2014, 1:44 AM EDT


    Dana Altman tried to make a change. He shuffled his starting lineup, bring Jonathan Loyd off the bench and starting Dominic Artis. He mixed up his defenses, using more 2-3 zone and even using a box-and-one on a couple of possessions. He tried to snap Oregon out of their funk. And it didn’t work. The…

  15. No. 6 Florida beats Alabama, but it wasn’t exactly pretty

    Jan 23, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

    Florida v Auburn

    Michael Frazier II had 18 points and Casey Prather added 14 points and six boards as No. 6 Florida overcame a sluggish performance to knock off Alabama, 68-62. It feels like we’ve said this before. When the Gators played at Arkansas, they needed overtime to knock off the Razorbacks. When they played at Auburn, they…

  16. Film Study: Andrew Wiggins vs. Aaron Gordon and the power of hype

    Jan 23, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

    Toledo v Kansas

    We’ve all heard of blind resumes, right? They pop up around NCAA tournament time and are a pretty effective way of evaluating who has had a better season while eliminating the bias that comes with the name associated with the teams involved. We’re going to take a look at some blind stat-lines today: Player A…

  17. Reports: Kentucky assistant strength coach arrested, charged with assault on wife

    Jan 23, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT


    A member of Kentucky’s basketball staff was arrested Thursday morning, according to multiple reports.  Assistant strength coach Brian Shorter was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment at his home. LEX 18 is reporting that Shorter allegedly shoved his wife into an unheated garage and, 40 minutes later, threw a bucket of water…

  18. Northeastern’s David Walker beats Towson with 35-footer at buzzer (VIDEO)

    Jan 23, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT


    Northeastern was up 40-21 at the half and allowed Towson all the way back into the game. The Tigers tied it in the final seconds, only to watch as Northeastern’s David Walker drilled a 30-footer at the buzzer to win it. The video is a bit choppy — and courtesy of Northeastern’s athletics department —…

  19. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Arizona hosts Colorado, lots of key mid-major games

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Colorado at No. 1 Arizona, 9:00 p.m. It’s a shame that Spencer Dinwiddie went down with an ACL injury, but the ineptitude of everyone in the Pac-12 these days, the Buffaloes could very well still be the second best team in the conference. I’m not sure that’s actually saying much at…

  20. Nik Stauskas apologizes for, clarifies father’s early-entry comments

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

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    If I put together mock drafts, I would, at this point, have Nik Stauskas projected as a lottery pick. He’s 6-foot-6, he’s athletic, he’s a lights-out shooter, he can handle the ball in the pick-and-roll, he can create off the dribble for his teammates, he can break your ankles with a cross over and go…

  21. Kobe Bryant: College basketball ‘really isn’t teaching players anything’

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    USA Men's Basketball Team Scrimmage Against China

    Get ready for another round of bickering about whether or not the one-and-done rule should be in place. “I don’t really look at it from that perspective of what was good for the game of basketball,” Kobe Bryant told reporters when asked about his impact on the NBA as a prep-to-pro player. “I think the…

  22. Andre Hollins has an ankle sprain, but how long is he out?

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

    Andre Hollins

    Minnesota’s leading scorer Andre Hollins missed all but about 30 seconds of last night’s win over No. 9 Wisconsin after rolling his ankle. He spent much of the game sitting in the training room, watching on television. That gave some cause for concern, especially considering he reportedly left the arena in a walking boot and…

  23. Mike Anderson not happy about game-changing flagrant foul

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

    Arkansas Tennessee Basketball

    Mike Anderson very nearly ended one of the more embarrassing streaks for any coach in the country. Since he’s been at Arkansas, Anderson is winless in SEC road games against teams other than Auburn. His overall record in SEC games away from Bud Walton Arena is 2-21, which looks even worse when you consider that…

  24. POSTERIZED: Reco McCarter goes 360 (VIDEO)

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT


    Campbell knocked off Radford, 65-63, to take over sole possession of first place in the Big South North Division. Reco McCarter led the way with 12 points, including this 360 dunk.

  25. If Wisconsin isn’t going to defend, they are going to keep losing games

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Frank Kaminsky, Elliott Elilason

    It wasn’t even two weeks ago that Wisconsin was undefeated, sitting top three in the country and somehow convincing everyone that they were not only a Big Ten title favorite, but an actual national title contender. Fast forward nine days, and the Badgers have lost three straight games, succumbing to Indiana, Michigan and, on Wednesday,…