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  1. Bizarre officiating allows Khalif Wyatt, Temple to escape with road win over Dayton

    Feb 9, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

    Temple Dayton

    Up to the final seven seconds of Temple’s 72-71 win over Dayton Saturday afternoon, all was well. Those last seven seconds, though, were something else entirely. Khalif Wyatt hit a three-pointer with 0:07 to play, officially erasing a 10-point second-half deficit and putting Temple ahead by one, 72-71. That set Dayton up with one final…

  2. Could Coach K return to Team USA again for 2016 Olympics?

    Feb 9, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    Despite his insistence that the 2012 Olympics in London would be his last with Team USA, it appears that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski could be in for another run in the 2016 Games. Team USA chairman Jerry Colangelo has yet to name a replacement and has pushed the deadline for finding a new coach past the…

  3. San Jose State leading scorer James Kinney suspended for season

    Feb 9, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    James Kinney

    San Jose State senior guard James Kinney has already been forced to sit eight straight games, but now has been suspended for the remainder of the 2012-13 season, the San Jose Mercury News is reporting. Kinney, who had been averaging 20.6 points per game before his suspension, would be one of the nation’s Top 15…

  4. Pregame Shootaround 2.9.13: Peyton Siva, Russ Smith meet tough Notre Dame backcourt in South Bend

    Feb 9, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    Russ Smith Peyton Siva

    Game of the Day: No. 11 Louisville vs. No. 25 Notre Dame (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Louisville has won three straight games after losing three in a row as part of a bad stretch in late January. In hand with that turnaround has been Peyton Siva reemerging after struggling during the Cardinals’ losing streak. Since…

  5. Trevor Wages shatters backboard in Division II game (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Trevor Wages

    Friday night, while the snowstorm halted any sort of activity in the northeast, Trevor Wages, a junior center for the Colorado School of Mines delayed a Division II game after shattering a backboard. In the first half of the Mines’ game against Metro State, the 6-foot-9 junior center threw down a dunk, breaking the backboard,…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Harvard, Princeton stay perfect in the Ivy League

    Feb 9, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    Siyani Chambers, Olivier Hanlan

    Game of the Day Harvard 67, Cornell 65 The Crimson almost let a 21-point lead get away from them. Harvard didn’t score for the final four minutes, as Cornell went on a 13-0 run.  Errick Peck’s 3-pointer was off the mark as Harvard stayed perfect in the Ivy League. An important victory as Harvard keeps a…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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’…

  15. ‘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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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