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  1. Tyler Ennis leads No. 2 Syracuse past No. 22 Pittsburgh

    Jan 18, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

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    Familiar rivals No. 22 Pittsburgh and No. 2 Syracuse met on Saturday afternoon, but under a new banner with first place in the ACC on the line. And given the Panthers’ success against Syracuse under Jamie Dixon, they had a good understanding of what it took to execute properly against Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone defense.…

  2. Utah holds off No. 25 UCLA for big Pac-12 home win

    Jan 18, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Utah led by 10 at halftime and had a 15-point lead on UCLA with 12 minutes left but held on to defeat the Bruins 74-69 on Saturday in a big Pac-12 conference home win for the Utes. Sophomore Kyle Anderson’s brilliant performance helped bring UCLA back within two points at 71-69 with 22 seconds left,…

  3. No. 24 Saint Louis breezes past Fordham [VIDEO]

    Jan 18, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Saint Louis extended its winning streak to 11 games as they easily got by Fordham 70-48 on Saturday in an Atlantic 10 home win. The Billikens held Fordham to 29 percent shooting on the afternoon and Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Saint Louis while Jordair Jett racked up 18 points and…

  4. Wild finish caps Rhode Island’s win over George Mason (VIDEO)

    Jan 18, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

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    In a matchup of teams looking for their first win in Atlantic 10 play, George Mason and Rhode Island engaged in an affair that ended up going to overtime with the Rams winning 71-69. Early on the game has the look of anything but a thriller, with the visiting Patriots jumping out to a 12-point…

  5. Indiana’s offensive issues on display in home loss to Northwestern

    Jan 18, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

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    All that good that Indiana did with their win over No. 3 Wisconsin on Tuesday night? Might as well go on and toss that out the window. The Hoosiers shot 25% from the floor and 4-for-18 from three on Saturday afternoon, scoring eight points in the first 17 minutes of the game as the lost…

  6. No. 25 Oklahoma overcome sluggish start to win at No. 12 Baylor

    Jan 18, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Buddy Hield finished with 19 points and Jordan Woodard added 10 points and eight assists as No. 25 Oklahoma went into Waco and knocked off No. 12 Baylor, 66-64. The Sooners shook off a dreadful first half in which they shot 23% from the floor and just 1-for-13 from three, hitting three consecutive threes to…

  7. Duke cruises past N.C. State for easy ACC home win

    Jan 18, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Duke proved to be superior in every facet of the game as the No. 23 Blue Devils cruised to a 95-60 win over ACC rival North Carolina State on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The energy and intensity of the Blue Devils was much improved after a somewhat sluggish start to the ACC season and…

  8. Former President George H.W. Bush meets Coach K at Duke game (PHOTO)

    Jan 18, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

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    Former president George H.W. Bush made his way to Cameron Indoor Stadium this afternoon to take in No. 23 Duke going up against North Carolina State. Follow @robdauster

  9. Kentucky knocks off Tennessee, but can the Harrisons and Randle share the ball?

    Jan 18, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Kentucky clearly controlled the final 20 minutes of its 74-66 SEC home win against Tennessee on Saturday afternoon, but the No. 13 Wildcats are still searching for some consistency in a couple of different ways. As Saturday’s game showed, the Wildcats can alternate a half between Julius Randle (first half) and the Harrison brothers (second…

  10. For the second time in two weeks, Virginia runs Florida State off the court

    Jan 18, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Joe Harris

    For the second time this season, Virginia jumped out to a big first half lead en route to a not-as-close-as-it-seems win over Florida State. On Saturday afternoon, the Cavaliers took a 45-26 lead into halftime, knocking off the Seminoles 78-66 to move to 4-1 in the ACC. The win came just two weeks after the…

  11. Report: NCAA reviewing eligibility of South Florida’s Egbunu

    Jan 18, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

    Stan Heath

    According to a report from ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman and Brett McMurphy, the NCAA is reviewing the eligibility of South Florida starting freshman center John Egbunu. Egbunu has started 16 of 17 games for South Florida this season and is averaging eight points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Bulls. The freshman is a native…

  12. Pregame Shootaround: Oklahoma State travels to Kansas during tremendous day of hoops

    Jan 18, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 15 Kansas (4 p.m., CBS) CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down both of our day’s top games yesterday: This is going to be a doozy. Let’s start with the obvious: Oklahoma State and Kansas are the two best teams in the Big 12. And while…

  13. Canisius wins at Iona despite blowing 20-point second half lead

    Jan 17, 2014, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Friday night’s MAAC matchup between Canisius and Iona was expected to be an exciting affair with two of the conference’s most exciting guards in Canisius’ Billy Baron and Iona’s Sean Armand taking center stage. The top two scoring teams in MAAC conference games entering Friday, neither team’s had trouble putting points on the board and…

  14. Green Bay grabs early Horizon League separation with win at Wright State

    Jan 17, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT

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    Through 16 games entering Friday night’s important Horizon League tilt at Wright State, Brian Wardle’s Green Bay Phoenix have been one of the league’s best offensive teams. Green Bay entered the game ranked second in the conference in scoring (78.9 ppg) and field goal percentage (48.1%), with guard Keifer Sykes and center Alec Brown being…

  15. POSTERIZED: Wright State’s Jerran Young finishes with authority (VIDEO)

    Jan 17, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

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    With there being just four games on the college basketball schedule Friday night, the eight teams in action may be able to grab a little more attention from diehard fans of the sport. And if those fans watched the Horizon League battle between Green Bay and Wright State they saw some impressive basketball from both…

  16. Could the NCAA’s Division I setup be in line for a change?

    Jan 17, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

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    The current structure of the NCAA is an interesting one, with their being three divisions (I, II and III) with separate championship systems. Obviously at the Division I level schools can give out more scholarships than Division II schools, and Division III schools don’t offer athletic scholarships. But within Division I there’s quite the division…

  17. Saint Louis rides stifling defense to ten-game win streak

    Jan 17, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

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    Ranked 24th nationally, the Saint Louis Billikens have won ten straight games since losing to Wichita State on December 1. How have they done it? Primarily due to a defense that has been absolutely stifling in the half court, while also limiting opponents’ opportunities to get out in the open floor. Limiting teams to 38.7%…

  18. Assigned Reading: Alex Barlow draws inspiration from late cousin

    Jan 17, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Butler junior guard Alex Barlow has gone from being a walk-on who played in only 16 games as a freshmen to earning a spot in the starting lineup for 23 of the Bulldogs’ 36 games in 2012-13. This season Barlow’s started all 17 games for Butler, posting averages of 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3…

  19. American off to fast start in the Patriot League under first-year coach Mike Brennan

    Jan 17, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    After longtime coach Jeff Jones left for Old Dominion and four players graduated from last year’s ten win team, expectations were low for Mike Brennan in his first year at American. The Eagles, who entered this season after having graduated four players, were picked to finish 9th in the ten team Patriot League. Brennan was…

  20. Florida forward Casey Prather cleared to return Saturday

    Jan 17, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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    A discussion of the most improved players in college basketball this season has to include the name of Florida senior forward Casey Prather. After averaging 6.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game as a junior Prather’s raised his production to 17.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, leading the Gators in scoring. But…