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  1. No. 5 Michigan State, without Adreian Payne, survives in overtime

    Jan 11, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

    Minnesota v Michigan State

    Health and Michigan State just haven’t belonged in the same sentence this season. The Spartans have been banged up all year long, with the latest injury issue being the sprained foot on top of plantar fasciitis that All-American caliber center Adreian Payne has been dealing with this week. Payne didn’t play as Minnesota came to…

  2. Clemson latest to upset underachieving No. 16 Duke

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

    Duke v Clemson

    Duke entered this week as the No. 16 team in the country, the first time in more than six full seasons that the Blue Devils found themselves sitting outside of the top ten of the AP poll. That ranking isn’t incorrect, either. Duke is 1-2 in the ACC for the first time since 2007 after…

  3. No. 19 UMass with a thrilling, comeback win over St. Bonaventure (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    St Bonaventure UMass Basketball

    For the fifth consecutive game, No. 19 UMass found themselves locked in a battle that went down to the final possessions. And while the Minutemen found themselves in the loser’s column when they went down to Florida last month to take on Florida State, Derek Kellogg’s club has now managed to win four straight dog…

  4. No. 9 Iowa State upset by Oklahoma, loses Deandre Kane to an ankle injury?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    And then there were four. Oklahoma picked up their biggest win of the season on Saturday afternoon, knocking off previously undefeated Iowa State 87-82 in Norman. And they did it despite a rough shooting night from leading scorer Cameron Clark, who finished just 4-for-16 from the floor. Buddy Hield, who has morphed into one of…

  5. Saint Louis now 6-0 on the road, 15-2 overall with win at Dayton

    Jan 11, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

    Dwayne Evans

    For all the talk about UMass and VCU this season, might the Atlantic 10 title still run through St. Louis? It certainly looked like it on Saturday afternoon, as the Billikens went into Dayton and smacked around the Flyers, winning 67-59 in a game that where Jim Crews’ club had a double-digit lead for much…

  6. Weekend Preview: 14 ranked teams will be hitting the road this weekend

    Jan 10, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

    Toledo v Kansas

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 25 Kansas State at No. 18 Kansas, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Back in October, this didn’t look like it was going to be much of a rivalry game this season. Kansas was a top five team and Kansas State lost three of their first five games, dropping their opener to Northern…

  7. Jordan Mathews goes for 32 as Cal wins their 12th straight against No. 17 Oregon

    Jan 10, 2014, 2:07 AM EDT

    Reed McConnell, Jordan Mathews

    No Jabari Bird? No Ricky Kreklow? No problem for Cal, not when Jordan Mathews is on fire. The 6-foot-3 freshman entered Thursday night’s trip to Eugene averaging 7.4 points on the season. He had only managed 33 points over his last five games. But on Thursday, he scored 20 of his career-high 32 points in…

  8. Xavier’s Semaj Christon is a stud, and why Marquette fans should be very worred

    Jan 10, 2014, 12:24 AM EDT

    St Johns Xavier Basketball

    All anyone is going to want to talk about after Xavier’s 86-79 win over Marquette on Thursday night is how the Golden Eagles appear destined for the wrong side of the bubble this year. And it makes sense, as weird as it sounds saying that about a team coached by Buzz Williams. Marquette is now…

  9. No. 1 Arizona survives late UCLA rally despite free throw, turnover issues

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

    Arizona v UCLA

    Nick Johnson finished with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting and Kaleb Tarczewski added 16 and eight boards as No. 1 Arizona survived a furious UCLA comeback, winning 79-75 in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night. Johnson’s work wasn’t limited to the offensive end of the floor, either. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard spent a lot of time…

  10. CBT Roundtable: Midseason Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Americans

    Jan 9, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    hoiberg

    This week was the first full week on conference play, which means that today’s roundtable is the perfect chance for us to argue our way through midseason awards. Here are the picks: ROB DAUSTER: Player of the Year: I know that he’s struggled in his last couple of games, and I know that there are…

  11. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Three marquee games, and an Atlantic showdown

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

    arizona washington

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Arizona at UCLA, 9:00 p.m. While Arizona cruises along as the nation’s best team, UCLA has been somewhat ignored in the Pac-12 race. Maybe it’s their lack of a notable win and maybe it’s their issues on the defensive end of the floor, but it seems like the consensus…

  12. POSTERIZED: Which Deonte Burton is the best Deonte Burton? (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

    Nevada UNLV Basketball

    Last night, Nevada’s Deonte Burton caught one of the most impressive alley-oops that we’ve seen this season, reaching all the way back to throw down a dunk in transition. It’s not the first time we’ve seen Burton do something like this. (Evidence. Evidence. Evidence. The dude can dunk, alright?) It wasn’t the last time we’d…

  13. Kansas State’s leading scorer, 6-foot-2 Marcus Foster, was a center in HS?

    Jan 9, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

    Marcus Foster, Jeff Mullahey

    The college hoops season has been centered around talk of freshmen. Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Tyler Ennis. The list goes on, and while all six of those guys have been, at times, both impressive and aggravating, it goes without saying that they are far from the only noteworthy freshmen…

  14. Report: Cincinnati’s Jermaine Lawrence out with a toe injury

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Jermaine Lawrence, the prize of Mick Cronin’s 2013 recruiting class, will be out indefinitely with a toe injury. The injury happened in the second half of Monday’s win over Memphis. Lawrence sat out Tuesday night’s win at Houston, and it’s unclear just how much time he will miss. The news was first reported by Jon…

  15. Did Wyoming raise the rims against New Mexico?

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

    Wyoming New Mexico Basketball

    It appears there may be some hi-jinx afoot in Laramie? A weird thing happened at halftime of the New Mexico-Wyoming games last night. According to Lobo beat writer Geoff Grammer, someone sitting on the New Mexico bench noticed a Wyoming staffer messing with the basket that the Lobos would be shooting on in the second…

  16. Damontre Harris will re-enroll at Florida, but won’t play this season

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    It was just three weeks ago that Billy Donovan announced that center Damontre Harris was no longer a member of the Florida basketball team. The South Carolina transfer had been suspended earlier this season and it wasn’t surprising to see him eventually get the boot from Donovan. What was surprising, however, was when Donovan announced…

  17. Plane crash survivor Austin Hatch hits first shot in three years (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT

    Austin Hatch

    For the first time since 2011, Austin Hatch hit a shot in a basketball game. And while that may not sound all that impressive on the surface, you probably don’t know the entire story. Hatch has survived two plane crashes that killed five of his family members. In 2003, his mother, 11-year old sister and…

  18. No. 4 Wisconsin dominates No. 23 Illinois at home

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:43 AM EDT

    Traevon Jackson, Maverick Morgan, Rayvonte Rice

    Ironically enough, the only game between ranked teams on Wednesday night ended being the worst game of the night for the viewer. No. 4 Wisconsin jumped out to a 33-10 lead on No. 23 Illinois in the first 11 minutes, coasting to a 95-70 win in which the Badgers were never once challenged. With the…

  19. North Carolina’s loss not a surprise, but Miami winning is

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:16 AM EDT

    Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto, Rion Brown

    Was it really unexpected, though? Given what we’ve seen North Carolina do this season, was it really surprising that they lost to Miami 63-57 on Wednesday night at home, the fourth straight time the Heels have lost to Miami? Let me spell it out for you: North Carolina has beaten Louisville, Kentucky and Michigan State…

  20. Georgia upsets No. 21 Missouri four days after head coach’s father dies

    Jan 8, 2014, 11:16 PM EDT

    Mark Fox

    Georgia head coach Mark Fox lost his father on Friday night, a night where he opted to travel with his team to Washington D.C. and coach his team against George Washington. On Wednesday, Fox led his Bulldogs into Columbia, MO, and knocked off No. 21 Missouri 70-64 in overtime despite blowing a lead late in…

  21. POSTERIZED: Duquesne’s Ovie Soko catches ridiculous off-the-glass dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 8, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 10.51.40 PM

    Ovie Soko is having a bit of a breakout season in his first year at Duquesne, averaging 18.1 points and 8.8 boards. On Wednesday night, he went for 29 points and nine boards in an 87-81 win over Fordham, but that’s not what you’re going to hear about on Thursday morning. This ridiculous, off-the-backboard dunk…

  22. Wayne Selden’s breakout performance carries No. 18 Kansas over Oklahoma

    Jan 8, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Wayne Selden, Jr.

    Perry Ellis went for 21 points and 11 boards and Naadir Tharpe chipped in with 17 as No. 18 Kansas bounced back from an atrocious offensive performance against San Diego State by scoring 90 for just the third time this season in a 90-83 win at Oklahoma on Wednesday night. As a team, the Jayhawks…

  23. Grant Gibbs out 4-5 weeks with dislocated kneecap

    Jan 8, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

    Grant Gibbs, Kameron Rooks, David Kravish

    Senior point guard Grant Gibbs will miss up to four weeks with a dislocated right kneecap. Luckily, there is no ligament damage to the knee. There were initial concerns that Gibbs had torn his ACL or MCL. “It wasn’t as bad as they anticipated,” Gibbs told GoCreighton.com. “It’s just a dislocated kneecap, so no ACL,…

  24. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: 11 ranked teams in action tonight

    Jan 8, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

    San Diego St v Kansas

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 18 Kansas at Oklahoma, 7:00 p.m. The Jayhawks are coming off of an ugly loss against a San Diego State team that was big, burly and pounded Kansas in the paint. The Jayhawks will have a decided advantage in the paint against Oklahoma, but will that help? The Sooners can…

  25. Air Force’s 2-0 start in the Mountain West, and why you need to know Tre Coggins

    Jan 8, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

    Air Force v UNLV

    Air Force was not expected to be the worst team in the Mountain West this season. That honor was bestowed upon San Jose State, a team making their debut in the conference while coming off of a 9-20 season as a member of the WAC. But the Falcons were still picked 10th in a league…