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  1. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Memphis-Cincinnati, Iowa-Michigan State

    Mar 6, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 20 Memphis at No. 15 Cincinnati, 7:00 p.m. Earlier this season, Cincinnati made a name for themselves when they went into FedEx Forum and put a whooping down on the Tigers. Might it be time for Josh Pastner’s club to exact their revenge? At this point, the only thing on…

  2. New Hampshire staffer fired over allegations of locker room voyeurism

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

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    New Hampshire has fired a basketball staff member on allegations of voyeurism. Scott Weitzell, the Director of Men’s Basketball Operations, was relieved of his duties amid allegations that he recorded the team in the locker room during their trip to play at Vermont on January 20th. Weitzell allegedly hid the cell phone in the locker…

  3. Phil Martelli is not happy with Jamie Luckie

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

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    Last night, St. Joseph’s lost a game at George Washington that could have cemented a bye in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament and made their Selection Sunday much less stressful. Instead, the Hawks lost, in large part due to the 24 free throws that the Colonials shot in the second half. Phil…

  4. 2014 CAA Tournament Preview: Can Delaware finally go dancing?

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

    Delaware v Ohio State

    The CAA lost some of it’s charm when it got raided by bigger conference. VCU and George Mason were the league’s two Final Four programs whose battles on the court were always — Always!!!! — bested by the rivalry between Mason’s Doc Nix and the Green Machine and VCU’s Peppas. Old Dominion is also spending…

  5. Mike Krzyzewski goes to hospital after getting lightheaded in Duke’s loss

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    No. 4 Duke lost to Wake Forest on Wednesday night, 82-72, but the bigger concern after the game was the fact that head coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t make it to the postgame press conference. According to Duke, Coach K was dealing with lightheadedness and dizziness throughout the game. At one point during a timeout, it…

  6. Bryce Cotton, Providence’s marathon man, looking to lead the Friars on a run to the NCAA tournament

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Providence has found itself in double-overtime four times during Big East play this season. The most recent thriller came on Tuesday night against Marquette with the Friars’ NCAA tournament hopes undoubtedly on the line. In his 50th minute of action — the fourth time he’s logged every minute of a double-overtime game in the past nine…

  7. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Mar 6, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Karvel Anderson finds a home (ESPN) Robert Morris senior guard Karvel Anderson’s path to college was anything but smooth. With his mother being incarcerated, life eventually dealt Anderson the hand of being homeless as a teenager. But he refused to give up, working hard to eventually realize his dream of becoming a Division I basketball…

  8. Late Night Snacks: No. 4 Duke, No. 17 Saint Louis fall

    Mar 6, 2014, 2:52 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Wake Forest 82, No. 4 Duke 72 This was the most surprising result of the night, with the Demon Deacons using multiple defenses in their win over the Blue Devils in Winston-Salem. Tyler Cavanaugh scored 20 points off the bench and Travis McKie added 19 for Wake Forest, which has beaten…

  9. Winston Shepard III, Xavier Thames lead No. 10 San Diego State past UNLV

    Mar 6, 2014, 1:53 AM EDT

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    Senior guard Xavier Thames has led the way all season long for No. 10 San Diego State, as he’s been the best scorer and playmaker for a team one win away from the outright Mountain West regular season title. That was once again the case Wednesday night in Las Vegas, but he had help down…

  10. POSTERIZED: Nevada’s Deonte Burton throws down Dunk of the Year (VIDEO)

    Mar 6, 2014, 1:00 AM EDT

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    There is no way that you can convince that this dunk from Nevada’s Deonte Burton is not the Dunk of the Year in college basketball this season. It’s just filthy. Look at this screen-grab: HE DUNKED THAT!!! This isn’t the first time we’ve dealt with Burton posterizing folks. There’s this, and this, and this. Follow…

  11. Bubble Banter: Colorado, Dayton the day’s biggest winners

    Mar 6, 2014, 12:16 AM EDT

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    There are 11 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. WINNERS Dayton: The Flyers are suddenly in a great position to earn a…

  12. Dayton enhances resume with win at No. 17 Saint Louis

    Mar 5, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

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    After having their six-game win streak end with a blowout loss to Saint Joseph’s, the Dayton Flyers got back on track with an 86-79 win over UMass on Saturday. Wednesday night provided Archie Miller’s team with another opportunity to enhance their resume and the Flyers took advantage, beating No. 17 Saint Louis 72-67 at Chaifetz…

  13. After win at No. 18 SMU, No. 11 Louisville is once again peaking in March

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT

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    Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, hitting all six of his threes in the final 13 minutes as No. 11 Louisville went into Moody Coliseum and knocked off No. 18 SMU, 84-71. The win is impressive in and of itself. The Mustangs are as tough as anyone in the…

  14. Turnovers prove costly for No. 18 SMU in loss to No. 11 Louisville

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    No. 18 SMU entered Wednesday’s game against No. 11 Louisville with an outside shot of winning the American Athletic Conference regular season title, which would have been a monumental achievement for Larry Brown’s program. But the Mustangs dropped an 84-71 decision to the Cardinals, and while Russ Smith’s 26-point night will get most of the…

  15. Wake Forest beats No. 4 Duke as Blue Devils struggle to score again

    Mar 5, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Duke v Wake Forest

    Wake Forest has made a habit of giving top teams in the ACC a tough time in Winston-Salem, and that was no different for No. 4 Duke on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils were down for most of the first half, entered the break trailing 36-33 and couldn’t seem to get any separation from the…

  16. Larry Brown disagrees with Mark Cuban’s stance on NCAA/D-League debate

    Mar 5, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Last week Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban voiced his opinions on college basketball and the D-League, stating that the best young prospects would be better-served to play in the D-League instead of going to college. Cuban opined that players would make greater strides in regards to skill development playing in the NBA’s developmental league instead…

  17. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh makes appearance at Kansas’ pre-game shootaround

    Mar 5, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Throughout the season college basketball programs have no shortage of visitors, from former players coming back to visit to famous personalities who may not have as deep of a connection to the program. And while these moments can be fun, they also can serve as a time to learn. Visitors who have experienced success in…

  18. The Chase for 180: Karvel Anderson leads shorthanded Robert Morris to NEC crown

    Mar 5, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  19. Oto Osenieks will not play at Minnesota after this season

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Oto Osenieks career at Minnesota is over. The school sent out a release on Wednesday afternoon announcing that, due to a series of knee injuries, Osenieks’ will not play for the Gophers next season. He has an issue with the cartilage in his left knee due to surgeries that he’s had on the knee. “Unfortunately,…

  20. Assigned Reading: Dean Smith’s health continues to deteriorate

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Dean Smith is battling dementia. We all know that by now. It’s not a secret. His memory is deteriorating, a fact made all the more demoralizing because it was Smith’s unbelievable memory that was perhaps his most notable trait. What’s striking, however, is just how far it has progressed. ESPN published a story from Tommy…