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  1. Harvard avoids another late-game collapse in win over Cornell

    Feb 8, 2013, 11:56 PM EDT

    Tommy Amaker

    Harvard led Cornell by 21 in the second half twice. The Crimson went on to beat the Big Red 67-65 to remain perfect and atop the Ivy League standings. With 4:21 to go, Harvard freshman guard Siyani Chambers hit Christian Webster for a 3-pointer to give the Crimson a 15-point lead, which was the last bucket…

  2. Marcus Smart shoves a fan (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    In the waning moments of Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss at Texas Tech, Marcus Smart went flying into the stands after making a block that could have potentially kept the game alive. An elderly fan in the crowd said or did something to Smart that caused him to lose control of his emotions, pushing the fan…

  3. Julius Randle at Texas this weekend on official visit

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT

    juliusrandle

    The Texas Longhorns haven’t had many reasons to be excited this season. Texas is under .500 at 10-12 and it gets even worse in conference, where the Longhorns sit in eighth place with a 2-7 record Despite a season of disappointment, Rick Barnes and his club have reasons to look up in the next few…

  4. Did Cody Zeller have his ‘Tyler moment’ against Illinois?

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

    Indiana v Illinois

    For the fifth time in as many weeks the No. 1 team in the nation lost. Thursday night in Champaign, Ill., Tyler Griffey’s wide open layup as time expired lifted Illinois to a much needed 74-72 win over top-ranked Indiana. On the game-winning play, the Hoosiers’ focus was on D.J. Richardson, who was coming off…

  5. James Southerland’s appeal hearing ends with no decision yet

    Feb 8, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

    Villanova v Syracuse

    Friday afternoon, Syracuse forward James Southerland had an appeal hearing in an attempt to regain his eligibility. According to Mike Waters of the Post-Standard, after a hearing that lasted two hours, no decision had been made on Southerland’s future. The 6-foot-8 forward was ruled ineligible on Jan. 12 for academic reasons. It was then later discovered this…

  6. Will Kansas’ team meeting get the Jayhawks back on track?

    Feb 8, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Connell Crossland, Ben McLemore

    A day after an embarrassing and surprising loss to TCU, the Kansas Jayhawks held a team meeting, giving everyone a chance to speak and go over film from previous wins. According to Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star, freshman guard Ben McLemore said he wanted to take more a leadership role during the meeting. “I just…

  7. Andrew Wiggins drops 57 in a response to Sports Illustrated article

    Feb 8, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Andrew Wiggins, the top high school basketball player in the nation, exploded for 57 points in Huntington Prep’s 111-59 win over the Marietta College JV team on Thursday night. The offensive outburst was sparked by a Sports Illustrated article posted about him earlier in the day. The article, written by Pete Thamel, examined the highs and lows…

  8. Top-10 biggest upsets of the college basketball season

    Feb 8, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    TCU

    The 2012-2013 college basketball season has been scrutinized by many for its lack of great teams and NBA superstar-potential. And while us college basketball aficionados are quick to point out that this season has been one of the most exciting in recent memory, it has come with some baggage. For every remarkable finish, like Illinois’…

  9. ‘A Quick 5′ with George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan

    Feb 8, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

    Mike Lonergan

    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports.  He caught up today with George Washington’s Mike Lonergan.  The Colonials host #14 Butler tomorrow. VP: Coach, your young team has five Atlantic-10 wins so far.  What’s the reason things have been going right at GW and how challenging…

  10. Pregame Shootaround 2.8.13: Harvard, Princeton look to remain undefeated in Ivy League

    Feb 8, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Wesley Saunders

    Game of the Night: Harvard at Cornell (7:00 p.m.)  This has the potential to be a big night in the Ivy League, with Harvard (4-0) and Princeton (3-0) two games up on their closest conference foe in the loss column. If both win their games and Yale beats Penn in Philadelphia the Crimson and Tigers…

  11. VIDEO: Illinois head coach John Groce, players discuss win over No. 1 Indiana

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

    Indiana v Illinois

    There’s no overstating the importance of Illinois’ 74-72 win over No. 1 Indiana on Thursday night, as a team that entered the game having lost eight of its last 11 was on the ropes in regards to getting to the NCAA tournament. But while the win over the Hoosiers, clinched by a Tyler Griffey layup…

  12. Allegations fly regarding chant directed towards N.C. State guard Tyler Lewis

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Tyler Lewis, Tyler Thornton

    In the aftermath of their 98-85 loss at No. 4 Duke on Thursday night N.C. State fans and players were none too pleased, which is to be expected when your team loses a game. But for some the anger stemmed from a chant alleged to be directed at N.C. State freshman point guard Tyler Lewis…

  13. Bill Walton isn’t a fan of UCLA head coach Ben Howland

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    Washington UCLA Basketball

    For those who watch college basketball on a regular basis, last night’s contest between Washington and UCLA simply served as more evidence to the fact that color commentator Bill Walton is not a fan of UCLA head coach Ben Howland. During one exchange between Walton and play-by-play announcer Dave Pasch, as noted by Adam Zagoria…

  14. Weekend Preview: Is this the weekend Michigan State takes control of B1G?

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Keith Appling

    Is this the weekend Michigan State takes control of the Big Ten?: It seems like we make the mistake every season: we forget about the Spartans after a couple of losses to good teams in the non-conference portion of the schedule, only to watch as Tom Izzo leads his team on a courageous run through…

  15. Passing the key factor in Duke’s recent run of offensive success

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

    North Carolina State v Duke

    It’s taken some time, but the Duke Blue Devils have become more comfortable playing without senior forward Ryan Kelly. After struggling from the field in their first three games without Kelly, shooting 37.9% from the field (1-2 record with losses at N.C. State and Miami), Duke has shot 52% or better in each of the…

  16. Weekend Preview: If Kansas doesn’t get their act together, they’ll lose again

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Elijah Johnson

    Who’s Getting Upset?: No. 5 Kansas at Oklahoma (4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) I may have written it 15 times this week, and all of you have probably figured it out by now, but Kansas is having some serious issues on the offensive end of the floor. They don’t have a point guard — Elijah Johnson and…

  17. Weekend Preview: Yet another Big Ten battle, two key Big East games, UNLV’s last chance?

    Feb 8, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Thad Matta

    Game of the Weekend: No. 1 Indiana at No. 10 Ohio State (Sun. 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS) Oh hey, look at that. The best game of the weekend is in the Big Ten. Who saw that coming? Last Saturday, the Hoosiers beat Michigan in a thriller at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, but they turned around and…

  18. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Indiana falls and eight overtime games on Thursday

    Feb 8, 2013, 2:37 AM EDT

    Indiana v Illinois

    Game of the Night: Marist 105, Iona 104 (2OT) On a night that featured eight games that went to overtime this thriller in New Rochelle took the cake. A Chavaughn Lewis 65-footer as time expired in the first overtime tied the game, with Marist winning by a point when Lewis blocked a Sean Armand shot…

  19. VIDEO: Old Dominion beats Drexel without Blaine Taylor for their first CAA win

    Feb 8, 2013, 1:47 AM EDT

    George Mason Old Dominion Basketball

    Playing in their first game without Blaine Taylor running the show, Old Dominion who was previously winless in the CAA, went into to Philly and knocked off Drexel in impressive fashion, 78-66. Highlights:

  20. Nate Wolters makes a statement with 53-point outburst

    Feb 8, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    Wolters Adams

    Nate Wolters is not exactly a national secret, but thanks to a couple of early losses in Summit League play and a disappointing performance in the non-conference, Wolters hasn’t exactly exploded onto the national scene. He’s been good, but no better than last year. He’s buried on a team that doesn’t play on national television…

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