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  1. Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray apologizes for cursing at Marshall Henderson

    Jan 26, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

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    With 6.3 seconds remaining, Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson exited the floor with the Rebels holding a sizable lead over in-state rival Mississippi State. Henderson headed to the bench jawing it up, whether it was to his teammates or two his opponents I’m not sure. Either way Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray wasn’t pleased…

  2. N.C. State erases 11-point deficit, beats Georgia Tech in overtime (VIDEO)

    Jan 26, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

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    With 15 minutes to play, North Carolina State trailed Georgia Tech 52-41 at home. Less than eight minutes later Desmond Lee put the Wolfpack up by one. Lee came up big again with only seconds remaining, banking in a second-chance opportunity to force overtime. In the extra session, NC State — after T.J. Warren’s last-second…

  3. UMass bounces back with a 90-52 Atlantic 10 win over Fordham (VIDEO)

    Jan 26, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    UMass, the No. 13 team in the nation, saw its late-game magic run out in a loss, on the road, against Richmond on Wednesday night. The Minutemen used come-from-behind wins against St. Joesph’s, St. Bonaventure and George Mason in three of the four games leading up to its matchup with the Spiders. And on Sunday…

  4. Mitch McGary on rehab following back surgery: ‘I really don’t know right now’

    Jan 26, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

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    On Saturday night, Michigan State was without Adreian Payne (for the fifth straight game) and Branden Dawson. The injuries have been an on-going dilemma for the Spartans. But Sparty wasn’t the only team inside the Breslin Center on Saturday dealing with sidelined starters. Michigan has been without sophomore center Mitch McGary, an preseason All-American, since…

  5. POSTERIZED: High Point’s John Brown reverse alley-oop dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 26, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    In 2012-2013, John Brown had his share of highlight-reel dunks. Saturday afternoon may have been his best alley-oop. In the waning minutes of first half against UNC Asheville, Brown used a high screen to slip by the Bulldogs defense and caught a feed from Devante Wallace for a reverse alley-oop. That dunk capped off a 24-7…

  6. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Top-ranked Arizona looking to remain unbeaten

    Jan 26, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Cal vs. UCLA, 8 p.m. (ESPNU) Arizona looks to remain at the top of the Pac-12 standings, with an unblemished record on Sunday night. Cal sits alone in second place, followed by UCLA. The Bears and the Bruins go head-to-head tonight in Pauley Pavilion on Sunday. Cal is fresh off a…

  7. Late Night Snacks: No. 21 Michigan wins ninth straight

    Jan 26, 2014, 2:57 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 Michigan 80, No. 3 Michigan State 75 Michigan won its ninth straight game on Saturday night, using an 8-0 run to take control late in regulation. Nik Stauskas and Derrick Walton Jr. scored 19 points apiece for the Wolverines, who are now the Big Ten’s lone undefeated team. Gary…

  8. Andrew Wiggins goes for 27 in No. 8 Kansas’ win over TCU

    Jan 25, 2014, 11:46 PM EDT

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    Kansas freshman wing Andrew Wiggins has been under the proverbial microscope all season long, with every one of his performances arguably analyzed more than any other freshman in the current “one and done” era. One of the biggest complaints about Wiggins was a lack of assertiveness, with him at times giving the appearance of a…

  9. No. 5 Wichita State rolls to 21st consecutive victory

    Jan 25, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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    In the aftermath of their run to the 2013 Final Four, many wondered what Gregg Marshall’s Wichita State Shockers would do for an encore. While they lost guard Malcolm Armstead from last season’s group many of the other key contributors returned, and to this point in the season those returnees have strung together 21 consecutive…

  10. Derrick Colter snaps Duquesne’s four-game skid at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Derrick Colter became the third player today to hit a buzzer-beater to win a game. But what was unique about the shot the Duquesne point guard hit is that on the previous possession, he missed a pair of free throws that would have put the Dukes into the lead. The shot snapped a four-game losing…

  11. Health issues finally catch up to No. 3 Michigan State in loss to No. 21 Michigan

    Jan 25, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

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    No. 3 Michigan State has been banged up all season long. Gary Harris has missed time with an ankle injury. Matt Costello and Travis Trice have been sick enough that they had to sit out games. Keith Appling has dealt with nagging injuries that were painful enough to visually affect him during games but not…

  12. No. 21 Michigan uses late surge to beat No. 3 Michigan State

    Jan 25, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

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    During the last few days much had been made about the omission of Michigan guard Nik Stauskas from both the Wooden and Robertson award lists. Having raised his scoring average by some seven-plus points per game from last season, Stauskas has been the answer to who will grab the reins for the Wolverines offensively. That…

  13. No. 20 Pitt a lock to be under-seeded in the NCAA tournament

    Jan 25, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

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    No. 20 Pitt is a really, really good basketball team. They entered Saturday sitting second in the nation in KenPom’s rankings, a fact that was more-or-less supported when they went into College Park and knocked off Maryland, 83-79. Lamar Patterson led the way with 28 points, seven boards, seven assists and three steals while not…

  14. Richmond holds off St. Joseph’s, stays in second in the Atlantic 10

    Jan 25, 2014, 8:17 PM EDT

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    Kendall Anthony scored 19 points and Trey Davis added 14 points and 12 boards as Richmond knocked off St. Joseph’s on Saturday afternoon. Halil Kanicevic had 21 points and a career-high 19 boards, but it wasn’t enough for the Hawks. The Spiders swept their key, three-game homestand to move to 4-1 in Atlantic 10 play,…

  15. No. 9 Wisconsin displays improved defense in win over Purdue

    Jan 25, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

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    In three consecutive losses No. 9 Wisconsin allowed opponents to shoot better than 51% from the field, with their inability to keep guards out of the lane a big reason why they struggled defensively against Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota. So entering their game at Purdue, it was clear what Bo Ryan’s team needed to do…

  16. Defensive effort stands out in No. 6 Florida’s beating of Tennessee

    Jan 25, 2014, 6:40 PM EDT

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    With two burly big men in Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes and guard Jordan McRae, Tennessee had the look of a team capable of at the very least challenging No. 6 Florida in Gainesville Saturday afternoon. McRae entered the game averaging more than 19 points per game, with Maymon and Stokes also in double figures…

  17. William & Mary’s Marcus Thornton beats Drexel at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Marcus Thornton went for 26 points on Saturday afternoon at Drexel, but the most important shot that the dreadlocked point guard would hit came at the buzzer, as he shook a defender to drill a step-back three and give W&M a 68-66 win. The Tribe, who were down nine points at the half, moved to…

  18. Oakland clips UIC on Duke Mondy’s three-pointer (VIDEO)

    Jan 25, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

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    Oakland University senior guard Duke Mondy provided the heroics on Saturday afternoon in the Golden Grizzlies’ 76-75 win over UIC, knocking down a three-pointer as time expired. With the win Oakland moves to 3-4 in Horizon League play, and they did so despite a 5-for-17 afternoon from prolific scorer Travis Bader. Five players finished the…

  19. No. 4 Villanova holds off Marquette in overtime after controversial regulation finish

    Jan 25, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    John Dawson, Ryan Arcidiacono

    Entering Saturday’s Big East clash between No. 4 Villanova and Marquette at the Bradley Center, the two conference foes had played their last eight games with a margin of victory within four points in each contest. So, you knew this game was going to be close. But nobody could have predicted the insane regulation finish…

  20. Le’Bryan Nash, No. 11 Oklahoma State overcome awful afternoon for Marcus Smart

    Jan 25, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

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    If you’re wondering who it was wearing Marcus Smart’s No. 33 jersey in Gallagher-Iba Arena today, you probably aren’t alone. Smart played about as poorly as I’ve ever seen him play. He finished with four points, four assists and three turnovers while shooting 1-for-7 from the floor and fouling out. That wasn’t even the worst…