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  1. Late Night Snacks: Shockers move to 31-0 and eight ranked teams fall to unranked foes

    Mar 2, 2014, 2:07 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Southeast Missouri 118, Murray State 115 (2OT) This OVC contest was wild, with the Redhawks holding on for the three-point win despite giving Murray State one last shot at the tie with less than a second remaining in the second extra session. How’d it happen? SEMO’s Nino Johnson was hit with…

  2. Turnovers, Joel Embiid’s back major concerns for No. 5 Kansas

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:38 AM EDT

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    On Saturday night, No. 5 Kansas went into Stillwater and lost to Oklahoma State 72-65, and while it saved the Cowboys’ season, it more or less meant nothing to Kansas. Nothing at all. The Jayhawks clinched the outright Big 12 title on Saturday evening with Kansas State knocked off No. 15 Iowa State. If they…

  3. Saint Joseph’s beats St. Bonaventure for sixth straight win (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:25 AM EDT

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    After falling 65-49 at Saint Louis on February 5 the Saint Joseph’s Hawks had a 5-3 record in Atlantic 10 play and the look of a team that while solid would not be a contender for the conference title. Since that defeat the Hawks have won six straight games, with the most recent result being…

  4. Oklahoma State’s win over No. 5 Kansas a tale of two Marcus Smarts

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:57 PM EDT

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    The story of Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart in relation to the 2013-14 campaign is well-known by now. From the All-American guard surprising all of college basketball by returning for his sophomore year to his regrettable actions in Lubbock, Texas, the point guard has been one of the biggest stories of the season. But where…

  5. Bubble Banter: Saturday’s winners and losers

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

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    There are 15 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. (This post will be updated throughout the day) WINNERS Oklahoma State: The Pokes…

  6. Bench production pushes Kansas State past No. 15 Iowa State

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

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    No. 15 Iowa State has three of the Big 12’s best players in guard DeAndre Kane and forwards Melvin Ejim and Georges Niang. That trio combines to average 52.0 points and 19.7 rebounds per game, and when they’re clicking the Cyclones are a difficult team to beat. But Fred Hoiberg’s team isn’t particularly deep and…

  7. Kentucky hits rock bottom, loses at South Carolina

    Mar 1, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Arkansas shot 41.4% from the floor, committed 20 turnovers and gave up 26 offensive rebounds in Thursday night’s win over No. 17 Kentucky on Thursday night, and would you believe that it took less than 48 hours for the Wildcats to notch a loss worse than that? On Saturday afternoon, Kentucky’s season hit what every…

  8. VCU hands No. 10 Saint Louis second consecutive defeat

    Mar 1, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

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    After beating George Washington one week ago to move to 12-0 in Atlantic 10 play, No. 10 Saint Louis looked to be well-positioned to win a second consecutive regular season conference title. However the gap between the Billikens and the rest of the conference has tightened considerably since then, with Jim Crews’ team now dealing…

  9. Xavier upsets No. 9 Creighton, earns a key resume win

    Mar 1, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Semaj Christon scored 21 points and Justin Martin chipped in with 19 points and 16 boards as Xavier landed their biggest win of the season, knocking off No. 9 Creighton, 75-69, in the Cintas Center. It’s hard to overstate just how important this win is to the Musketeers. They entered the night with an RPI…

  10. Troy Huff’s buzzer-beater caps Senior Day at North Dakota (VIDEO)

    Mar 1, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

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    North Dakota senior guard Troy Huff was one of seven players honored by the program before Saturday’s game against Eastern Washington, and he’ll leave the Big Sky school as one of the best players in program history. Huff entered the game having scored 1,883 points in his North Dakota career, ranking fourth in school history…

  11. Turnovers prove critical in Oklahoma’s win over No. 24 Texas

    Mar 1, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Entering Saturday’s game at Oklahoma, No. 24 Texas ranked dead last in the Big 12 in turnover margin and eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio. Those have been areas of concern for Rick Barnes’ team, which has exceeded the preseason expectations set by many who believed the head coach was on the proverbial hot seat. And against…

  12. With Jerami Grant reeling, is No. 4 Syracuse deep enough to win a title?

    Mar 1, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

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    The second half of Syracuse’s loss at Virginia on Saturday made it clear that the Orange need more from their reserves if they have any chance at winning at competing for a NCAA title. The Orange were tied 40-all to Virginia with 13:55 left after a Trevor Cooney three, but Virginia’s depth and balance led…

  13. Finally at full strength, Michigan State sleepwalks through loss to Illinois

    Mar 1, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

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    For the first time since January 4th, Michigan State played a basketball game with everyone on their roster available as Branden Dawson made his triumphant return from a broken hand on Saturday afternoon. It’s the moment that we’ve been waiting for since Gary Harris sat out his first game with a bum ankle way back…

  14. No. 12 Virginia claims first ACC regular season title since 1981

    Mar 1, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

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    In their final non-conference game before the start of ACC play No. 12 Virginia turned in its worst performance of the season, losing 87-52 at Tennessee in a game that was never in doubt. On that evening Tony Bennett’s squad looked more like a team that would have to fight its way into the NCAA…

  15. No. 1 Florida rolls past LSU for 21st straight victory

    Mar 1, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

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    Florida continues to roll through the SEC as the No. 1 Gators earned their 21st consecutive victory with Saturday’s 79-61 home SEC win over LSU. The Gators had tremendous balance on offense in the win as five Florida players had seven-to-10 field goal attempts to help Florida shoot 57 percent (31-for-54) from the field and…

  16. Louisville needs their role players to step up

    Mar 1, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Montrezl Harrell played arguably his best game in a Louisville jersey on Saturday, taking over for long stretches of the second half and finishing with 25 points, 12 boards and three steals while shooting 11-for-17 from the floor. Russ Smith was just as dominant in the first half, scoring 14 of his 19 points and…

  17. POSTERIZED: North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto skies over a defender (VIDEO)

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Clearly, Virginia Tech junior guard Will Johnston hasn’t bookmarked College Basketball Talk because he would have seen the kind of destruction that North Carolina sophomore wing J.P. Tokoto does at the rim. The 6-foot-5 Tokoto put down another big slam on Saturday as the Tar Heels won a close one on the road at Virginia…

  18. Undefeated regular season says all we need to know about No. 2 Wichita State

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT

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    31-0. They did it. With a 68-45 win over Missouri State, No. 2 Wichita State became the first team since St. Joseph’s in 2004 to finish the regular season undefeated. I hope you all can appreciate that fact. Because regardless of what happens, the argument about just how good this Wichita State team is will…

  19. No. 21 Memphis rallies to earn big home win over No. 7 Louisville

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

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    The No. 21 Memphis Tigers earned a huge home win on Saturday as they rallied late in the game to beat No. 7 Louisville 72-66 on Saturday for an American Athletic Conference home win. The Tigers went on a crucial 15-1 run and scored at least a point on eight consecutive possessions to close out…

  20. No. 11 Cincinnati’s loss to UConn shows it needs more offensive variety

    Mar 1, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

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    The No. 11 Cincinnati Bearcats are one of the toughest teams in the country. Nobody will dispute that Mick Cronin’s team can rebound and defend with the best of them. But does Cincinnati have enough scoring and variety on offense to be a major factor in March? After Saturday’s 51-45 road loss to UConn, Cincinnati…