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  1. Cousy Award finalists announced

    Feb 17, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

    Tyler Ennis

    On Monday, the Naismith Hall of Fame announced the finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the top point guard in college basketball. The 23 finalists were announced and the list will be cut down to five in March before the award is presented later in the season by Cousy. The list features…

  2. Could Keith Appling miss the rest of the regular season?

    Feb 17, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo, Quinton Sawyer, Keith Appling

    Keith Appling returned to the court after a three game absence on Sunday afternoon, taking part in a 60-51 loss to Nebraska. He managed just 19 minutes, however, and looked nothing like the guy that played like an all-american for the first month of the season. The problem? A wrist injury that has been bugging…

  3. POSTERIZED: Nick Faust bids the Cameron Crazies adieu (VIDEO)

    Feb 17, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Maryland may have cost themselves a real chance at a tournament bid on Saturday when Charles Mitchell’s hook shot rolled off the rim, but that wasn’t the only thing that happened during that game. Nick Faust managed to say farewell to the Cameron Crazies with this impressive putback dunk.

  4. An undefeated Wichita State will be a No. 1 seed

    Feb 17, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    marshall

    With Wichita State inching ever closer to finishing the regular season without a loss on their resume, there is quite a bit of talk around the country about where this team will be seeded should they make it to Selection Sunday with a zero on the right side of their record. It’s simple, really. They…

  5. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: UNC-Florida State, Oklahoma State-Baylor

    Feb 17, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

    James Michael McAdoo

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: North Carolina at Florida State, 7:00 p.m. North Carolina has played their way right past being the laughing stock of college basketball. The Heels have some bad losses on their resume, but they picked up yet another quality win over the weekend, knocking off Pitt at home. On Thursday, they will…

  6. Pac-12 officials admit error not calling technical on Jahii Carson

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    Arizona v Arizona State

    Pac-12 officials have admitted an officiating error at the end of Arizona State’s double-overtime win over then-No. 2 Arizona on Friday night. According to a report from ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, “the officials missed the call” when Jahii Carson hung on the rim after dunking at the end of the second overtime. The dunk came with 0.5…

  7. NBCSports.com Bracketology: A couple of Saints march into First Four

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Miami

    Here’s a polite way of summarizing the current NCAA Tournament bubble picture:  if you don’t like today’s First Four match-ups, wait for the next bracket on Friday.  Today’s update finds a couple of Saints marching into Dayton:  Saint Joseph’s and St. John’s.  They are joined by BYU – fresh off a victory at Saint Mary’s…

  8. ACC admits officiating error in Maryland’s loss to Duke

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Maryland v Duke

    The ACC has acknowledged an officiating error during the second half of No. 8 Duke’s 69-67 win over Maryland on Saturday. An ACC official provided the Washington Post with a statement saying that Duke was incorrectly given possession after back-to-back held balls. The first came with 16:58 left in the game, which correctly gave the…

  9. College Hoops Week in Review: McBuckets and Nebrasketball

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

    Indiana v Nebraska

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Doug McDermott, Creighton How good was McDermott this week? Here are the numbers for you: He averaged 32.5 points and 6.0 boards in wins over Butler and No. 6 Villanova. McDermott had 39 points in that win over the Wildcats, scoring 22 in the first half and passing Larry Bird on the…

  10. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Feb 17, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

    ennis

    When it’s late-February, you play in the ACC and you’re undefeated, you’re the No. 1 team in the country. That’s just the way that it works. But does that mean that Syracuse is the best team in the country? Well, that’s a different story. I hate using the term “luck” when it comes to sports.…

  11. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Feb 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    This is true AAC basketball, at least for now (Connecticut Post) Saturday’s game between No. 20 Memphis and No. 24 UConn was one of the best games of the weekend, with the Huskies winning 86-81. The contest between two of the American’s best teams didn’t disappoint, but the same can’t be said of the teams…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Big Ten race tightens as No. 9 Michigan State, No. 15 Michigan fall

    Feb 16, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    badgers

    GAME OF THE DAY: Canisius 92, Siena 88 (3OT) Billy Baron scored 40 points (ten rebounds and five assists as well) in a winning effort, with this being the 17th time a player has scored 40 points or more in a game this season. But it wasn’t easy, as Rob Poole led scored 33 points…

  13. Kansas center Joel Embiid on track to play Tuesday at Texas Tech

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    After not practicing in the days following Kansas’ loss at Kansas State on Monday night, freshman center Joel Embiid did not play in the Jayhawks’ 95-65 win over TCU on Saturday afternoon. With Embiid being a key figure for Kansas, the time off could prove beneficial down the line as the Jayhawks need their big…

  14. St. John’s continues late charge towards NCAA tournament berth

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

    johnnies

    At 0-5 in the Big East the St. John’s Red Storm looked like a team unsure of its individual roles and how they fit within the team concept, and despite their individual talent Steve Lavin’s team didn’t look like a group capable of turning things around. But a switch was flipped, and the Red Storm…

  15. No. 6 Villanova’s two losses to No. 18 Creighton a result of bad match-ups

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    wright

    Styles make fights. And sometimes they make beatings. That’s about the best way to explain what happened to No. 6 Villanova on Sunday, as their attempts to defend Doug McDermott and No. 18 Creighton once again fell short of the mark. Creighton shot 64.2% from the field and 9-for-15 from beyond the arc in their…

  16. No. 18 Creighton puts on another offensive display against No. 6 Villanova

    Feb 16, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    No. 18 Creighton shot fewer threes in the rematch than they made in the opener, but that didn’t matter. The Bluejays still managed to put up triple-digits on No. 6 Villanova in Omaha, beating the Wildcats 101-80 behind 39 points from National Player of the Year favorite Doug McDermott. That means that in two games…

  17. Ron Baker scores 26 as No. 4 Wichita State moves to 27-0

    Feb 16, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

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    When it comes to the national title chances of No. 4 Wichita State, many detractors rush to point out the fact that they play in a Missouri Valley Conference that isn’t as strong as it’s been in years past. While there may be some truth to that, with No. 18 Creighton’s move to the Big…

  18. POSTERIZED: San Francisco’s Kruize Pinkins finishes through contact (VIDEO)

    Feb 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    pinkins

    While Gonzaga has already clinched at least a share of the West Coast Conference regular season title, the race for second place is a tight one with three teams currently having five league losses. Leading the group is BYU, which moved to 10-5 in WCC play with a win at Saint Mary’s on Saturday evening,…

  19. No. 9 Michigan State suffers worst loss of the year to Nebraska at home

    Feb 16, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

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    Terran Petteway scored 23 points and hit a pair of ridiculous threes to stave off No. 9 Michigan State’s comeback attempts as Tim Miles’ Cornhuskers picked themselves up a statement win by going into the Breslin Center to knock off the Spartans, 60-51. Nebraska isn’t quite on the bubble yet, and while this win certainly…

  20. No. 23 SMU’s loss at Temple damages a resume that lacks quality road wins

    Feb 16, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

    brown

    With home wins over UConn, Memphis and Cincinnati, No. 23 SMU has three quality wins that look good on their NCAA tournament resume. Based largely upon those results, Larry Brown’s Mustangs look to be well-positioned to make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1993. However, results like Sunday’s 71-64 loss at Temple won’t do SMU…