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  1. Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr won’t attend another game this year after Saturday’s incident (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

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    On Sunday evening the Big 12 Conference announced that Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart would be suspended for the next three games after shoving a fan with 6.2 seconds remaining in the Cowboys’ 65-61 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night. While Smart alleged that the fan, Jeff Orr, directed a racial slur towards him…

  2. Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart suspended three games for shoving fan

    Feb 9, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

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    With 6.2 seconds remaining in Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night, sophomore guard Marcus Smart shoved Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr after being taunted by Orr. Smart, who wound up close to the stands as a result of his challenging a Texas Tech layup attempt, was assessed a technical foul and…

  3. Michigan State’s Keith Appling will likely miss more time due to wrist injury

    Feb 9, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

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    No. 9 Michigan State was without starting point guard Keith Appling for the second consecutive game on Sunday, with the senior sitting out due to a nagging right wrist injury. While Travis Trice played well in Appling’s stead in the 60-58 loss at Wisconsin, the Spartans are clearly at their best when Appling is running…

  4. No. 9 Michigan State nearly overcame Gary Harris’ rough afternoon

    Feb 9, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

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    At this point in the season Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris is one of the players who has to be considered not only for Big Ten Player of the Year honors but a spot on All-America teams as well. Averaging 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game (before Sunday), Harris is one…

  5. Traevon Jackson’s game-winner gives Wisconsin a much-needed win over Michigan State (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Traevon Jackson brought the ball up the floor with eight seconds to play and took Gary Harris off the dribble, draining a mid-range jumper to put Wisconsin up two. With 2.1 seconds remaining Travis Trice (13 points) saw his half-court heave bounce off the rim as the Badgers picked up an important 60-58 win at…

  6. Metta World Peace comments on Marcus Smart-Texas Tech fan shoving incident

    Feb 9, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    By now you’ve seen the video. In the late stages of Oklahoma State’s upset loss to Texas Tech, Marcus Smart shoved Texas Tech “supefan” Jeff Orr. Smart’s altercation with a fan in the stands immediately, and unfairly, was compared to the Pacers-Pistons brawl from 2004. Known as the Malice in the Palace, Ron Artest along…

  7. POSTERIZED: James Michael McAdoo, J.P. Tokoto dunks highlight North Carolina’s win over Notre Dame (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

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    North Carolina got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon against Notre Dame. But J.P. Tokoto woke up the Tar Heels with his one-handed slam in transition. With under 90 seconds to go in the first half, James Michael McAdoo gave the Tar Heels their first lead of the half since 2-0 on the…

  8. Wichita State remains undefeated after road trip to Indiana State, Northern Iowa

    Feb 9, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    At the beginning of the week No. 4 Wichita State’s record stood at 23-0; one of two undefeated teams remaining in Division I, off to its best start in school history, a year removed from reaching the Final Four. The Shockers put its unblemished record on the line, twice, this week on the road on…

  9. Kevin Pangos: ‘We blew a golden opportunity’ following Gonzaga’s loss to Memphis

    Feb 9, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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    Gonzaga was up three at halftime on the road at Memphis. That was stretched to double-digits in the second half. Przemek Karnowski was ready to extend that lead to a baker’s dozen with under 14 to play in regulation, until Memphis guard Joe Jackson — who gives up a foot in height to Karnowski — met…

  10. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Wisconsin hosts Michigan State

    Feb 9, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 9 Michigan State vs. Wisconsin,1 p.m. (CBS) Adreian Payne returned to the Michigan State lineup on Feb. 6, after a seven-game absence, to score 12 points, grabbing three rebounds in 18 minutes of action in a win over Penn State. While Payne is back in the lineup, the status of…

  11. Marcus Smart needs to be punished, but were his actions warranted?

    Feb 9, 2014, 2:44 AM EDT

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    By now, it’s probably old news to you. Late on Saturday night, Marcus Smart, the star of the No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys, went flying into the expensive seats after trying to prevent a dunk and give the Pokes one last chance to for overtime in a game at Texas Tech. A fan said something…

  12. Late Night Snacks: No. 7 Cincinnati, No. 10 Michigan fall on the road

    Feb 9, 2014, 2:23 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Ole Miss 91, Missouri 88  This was one of the more important games of the day when looking ahead to Selection Sunday, with the SEC needing teams other than Florida and Kentucky to step up. Marshall Henderson hit eight three-pointers and scored 29 points to lead the Rebels offensively, with Jarvis…

  13. Marcus Smart shoved a Texas Tech fan (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 1:42 AM EDT

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    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. A fan in the crowd said or did something to Smart that caused him to lose control of his emotions, pushing the fan before…

  14. Joe Jackson’s block sparks second-half rally for No. 24 Memphis (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 12:19 AM EDT

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    No. 24 Memphis was struggling in the first six-plus minutes of the second half in their non-conference battle with No. 23 Gonzaga. Gonzaga led by just three point at the half, but they outscored the Tigers 17-9 to open the second stanza and led 42-31 with 13:41 remaining. Memphis needed a spark, and it was…

  15. Bubble Banter: Missouri’s chances to earn an at-large bid slipping away

    Feb 8, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT

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    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. Who is the third-best team in the SEC right now? You don’t know,…

  16. Bright future evident after SMU’s blowout win over No. 7 Cincinnati

    Feb 8, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Nick Russell finished with 15 points and Nic Moore chipped in with 14 as SMU picked up their biggest win in the Larry Brown era on Saturday night, smacking around No. 7 Cincinnati in Moody Coliseum and eventually winning 76-55. The Mustangs held Cincinnati to 35.4% and 4-for-22 from three, which isn’t exactly a shock…

  17. Texas forward Jonathan Holmes to undergo MRI on right knee Sunday

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

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    No. 15 Texas entered Saturday’s game at Kansas State riding a seven-game win streak, with Rick Barnes’ team not only well on its way to earning an NCAA tournament bid also sitting just a game behind Kansas in the Big 12 standings. But the Longhorns ran into a buzz saw in Manhattan, with Marcus Foster…

  18. POSTERIZED: South Florida’s Victor Rudd gets his Blake Griffin on (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

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    This is what we call getting Mozgov’d. Don’t know what “Mozgov’d” means? It’s when you dunk on someone by throwing the ball through the rim instead of the standard ‘grab the rim and scream’ move. Blake Griffin will go down in history as its inventor.

  19. No. 21 Oklahoma handles Baylor, snapping two-game skid

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

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    In road losses to Iowa State and West Virginia offense proved to be an issue for No. 21 Oklahoma despite the fact that they scored 75 points against the Cyclones and 86 against the Mountaineers. In both games the Sooners, a team with multiple scoring options, shot 40.6% from the field and they struggled from…

  20. Report: Oregon coaches spit on by Arizona State fans

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:23 PM EDT

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    Two members of Oregon’s staff declined to press charges against an Arizona State fan that allegedly spit on the team, according to a report from The Oregonian. Assistant coach Brian Fish and athletic trainer Clay Jamieson were both spit on after the game, according to the report, although Fish told the paper that the fans were…