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  1. Breaking Down: Iowa State’s upset bid, a clinic on neutralizing shotblockers

    Jan 10, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Kansas

    All that anyone is talking about here on Thursday — other than, of course, this ridiculous dunk that Jamaal Franklin managed to pull off — is Ben McLemore. Deservedly so. The freshman had 33 points on 10-12 shooting in an overtime win over Iowa State. He also just so happened to bank-in the game-tying three…

  2. Breaking Down: Why UVA’s style won the fight with UNC

    Jan 8, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Evan Nolte, Mike Tobey

    “Styles win the fight.” That’s a saying you hear a lot in sports, particularly boxing, but it’s quite relevant to college basketball as well. What does it mean? You are going to run into times where the way a certain team plays has much more influence on the outcome of a game than the amount…