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  1. Trevor Releford sinks game-winner in Alabama’s win over Ole Miss (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Georgia Alabama Basketball

    Trevor Releford scored 21 of his game-high 26 in the second half; the biggest shot coming in the final seconds to give Alabama a 67-64 win over Ole Miss, snapping the Crimson Tide’s four-game losing streak and delivering the Rebels a tough loss in the process. Ole Miss still sit third in the SEC standings…

  2. Wichita State takes down Southern Illinois, improves to 26-0

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

    Tekele Cotton

    Tuesday night wasn’t the best performance from No. 4 Wichita State. But like the previous 25 games it ended with a Shockers victory. Wichita State trailed Southern Illinois by one at halftime, allowed too much dribble penetration on defense, shot 2-for-14 from beyond the arc in the first half and got a bad outing from…

  3. Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson sits out Tuesday due to ‘academic habits’

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:06 PM EDT

    Virginia v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame freshman Demetrius Jackson missed Tuesday night’s game against Clemson, and after the game, head coach Mike Brey said that the reason was academics. And while stories about Everett Golson and Jerian Grant make academics a loaded word for Notre Dame sports, the good news is that this does not appear to be a…

  4. Texas cruises past Oklahoma State playing without suspended Marcus Smart

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

    Javan Felix

    If you were wondering how Oklahoma State would fare without sophomore guard Marcus Smart, who began serving his three-game suspension on Tuesday night in Austin, that was answered quickly when Javan Felix scored eight straight Texas points to stretch the lead to 22 with eight minutes to play in the first half. The Longhorns would…

  5. No. 3 Florida rides Scottie Wilbekin to win over Tennessee

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT

    AP Photo/Phil Sandlin

    Scottie Wilbekin went for 21 points, six assists and four steals without turning the ball over as No. 3 Florida knocked off Tennessee in Knoxville, 67-58. It was a typical Florida win. They stymied Tennessee defensively, forcing the Vols into 15 turnovers and numerous bad shots in the final 20 minutes, while doing just enough…

  6. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens visits former Butler forward Andrew Smith

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    Once a @butleru Bulldog, always a Bulldog. Thanks for flying in, @BCCoachStevens! pic.twitter.com/ttdWGvlDMM — Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) February 11, 2014 In one of the more surprising moves of the summer, Brad Stevens left his post at Butler University to take the Boston Celtics coaching vacancy. Andrew Smith played four years for Stevens, helping the Bulldogs…

  7. Five-star shooting guard Rashad Vaughn commits to UNLV

    Feb 11, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT

    Terrence Payne

    One of the two top remaining available seniors ended his recruitment on Tuesday evening as Findlay Prep (Nev.) shooting guard Rashad Vaughn announced he had committed to UNLV on CBS Sports Network. Vaughn, a native of Golden Valley, Minn., selected the Runnin’ Rebels over four other finalists — Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina…

  8. Missouri basketball players support Michael Sam

    Feb 11, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Michael Sam

    The University of Missouri community has rallied behind senior Michael Sam, which includes support from the men’s basketball team as well. On Sunday, Sam, the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, announced that he was gay, and could potentially be the NFL’s first openly gay player with the 2014 NFL Draft scheduled in three…

  9. NCAA says app Snapchat can be used as a recruiting tool

    Feb 11, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Snapchat

    If this sounds like a headline you’d read on The Onion, you’d probably be correct. However, this is actually true. The NCAA specifically mentioned the popular social media app Snapchat as a permissible form of communication to use for recruiting purposes, effective on Aug. 1. Snapchat was released in the fall of 2011, and allows users…

  10. Oklahoma State’s Travis Ford explains how he reacted to Marcus Smart shoving incident

    Feb 11, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    Travis Ford

    Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford spoke at Sunday evening’s press conference regarding Marcus Smart’s suspension following a shoving incident involving Texas Tech “superfan” Jeff Orr. On Tuesday morning Ford appeared on ESPNU’s Katz’s Korner with host Andy Katz to discuss more specifically the situation which unfolded on Saturday evening with six second remaining in the…

  11. Morgan State player carted off of stretcher after fall

    Feb 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    @MorganStBears

    There was a scary moment in the crosstown rivalry between Morgan State and Coppin State on Monday night. With just under 14 minutes left to go in the first half, Morgan State’s Thair Heath went up for a dunk while Coppin State’s Michael Murray tried to block the shot. The two collided in mid-air and…

  12. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Tennessee

    Feb 11, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

    Ohio State v Michigan State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 15 Michigan at No. 22 Ohio State, 9:00 p.m. This is one of the most intriguing matchups of the week. Michigan had been streaking but got knocked out of their rhythm when Tom Crean decided to use Yogi Ferrell to guard Nik Stauskas. Ohio State had lost five of six…

  13. Report: Wagner’s Jay Harris suspended for the remainder of the year

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

    Wagner Athletics

    Wagner’s path to winning a second straight NEC title just got that much harder. Jay Harris, who was averaging 14.5 points over the last four games, has been suspended for the rest of the season for what is reportedly being termed as a violation of school policy. This was a basketball infraction or a team…

  14. Syracuse spent practice working on their curling (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    Curling is a thing in basketball. When you run off a downscreen and your defender is trailing you, you “curl” around the screen and cut towards the rim. That’s not the kind of curling that Syracuse was practicing this week. I guess everyone gets the Olympic fever. The Orange travel to Pitt on Wednesday.

  15. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: For the first 72 minutes that Doug McDermott played St. John’s this season, he lit the Johnnies up for 64 points, with 39 — and the game-winner — coming in the first matchup in Omaha and 25 coming in the first 32 minutes of the rematch in New York.  But down…

  16. POSTERIZED: Torrey Craig’s alley-oop caps off memorable night (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Jermaine Sanders, Torrey Craig

    Torrey Craig of USC-Upstate had 22 points and 15 boards in a 75-63 win over East Tennessee State, becoming just the seventh player in Atlantic Sun history to score 2,000 points. Not a bad night. Especially when you consider he threw down this nasty alley-oop as well.

  17. Bubble Banter: What does West Virginia need to do to earn their at-large bid?

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Juwan Staten, Monté Morris

    There are 36 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. West Virginia (RPI: 70, KenPom: 47) is shaping up to be one of the…

  18. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    thames

    At San Diego State, the basketball court is a classroom (USA Today) No. 5 San Diego State has surprised many with their excellent play this season, but the hot start has not come as a surprise to the players themselves. The leader is head coach Steve Fisher, who has turned the court into a classroom…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Kansas State topples Kansas in Sunflower Showdown

    Feb 11, 2014, 1:20 AM EDT

    Marcus Foster (Getty Images)

    GAME OF THE DAY: Kansas State 85, No. 7 Kansas 82, OT Another Monday, another Big 12 overtime game. Kansas State held off Kansas on Monday as the Wildcats were just 3-48 against the Jayhawks since 1994 entering the night’s contest. Marcus Foster and the Wilcats held off a furious nine-point comeback from Kansas in…

  20. Joel Embiid’s health, ball-screen defense concerns after Kansas loss at Kansas State

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 12.55.36 AM

    The final three shots and Andrew Wiggins took in regulation in Monday night’s loss to Kansas State are a pretty good representation of what this season has been like for him. In the final minute with a chance to tie the game, Wiggins airballed a three. A couple of possessions later, he beat his man…