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  1. No. 20 Iowa’s defensive issues continue in loss at Indiana

    Feb 28, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

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    Fran McCaffery has arguably the deepest team in the Big Ten, with his Iowa Hawkeyes able to go two-deep at essentially any position on the floor. But that depth doesn’t do a team much good when they have a tough time defending, and that was once again the case for the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes in their…

  2. New Mexico State – Utah Valley game ends in brawl as fans rush court (VIDEO)

    Feb 27, 2014, 11:56 PM EDT

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    If there wasn’t already a push to get court-storming out of college basketball, this may tip it over the edge. At the end of a thrilling, overtime win for UVU, which moved them into first place in the WAC, K.C. Ross-Miller threw a ball at Holton Hunsaker, sparking a shoving match that resulted in fists…

  3. Micah Mason, Jerry Jones lead Duquesne to upset win over No. 10 Saint Louis (VIDEO)

    Feb 27, 2014, 11:14 PM EDT

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    Having won 19 straight games No. 10 Saint Louis was well on its way to clinching a second consecutive Atlantic 10 regular season title, as they held a three-game lead on Saint Joseph’s entering Thursday’s home game against Duquesne. With a game at VCU on Saturday afternoon, the concern was that although Jim Crews’ rotation…

  4. Shooting issues plague No. 22 Ohio State in loss at Penn State

    Feb 27, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Since the start of Big Ten play one of the questions concerning No. 22 Ohio State was who would provide the perimeter shooting needed to factor into the Big Ten race. With the lack of a quality scoring threat in the post thanks to Deshaun Thomas’ early departure, those shot-makers became even more important for…

  5. No. 17 Kentucky suffers a setback, losing to Arkansas at home

    Feb 27, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    This one is going to hurt. No. 17 Kentucky lost to Arkansas in overtime for the second time this season, falling 71-67 to the Razorbacks. This time, it didn’t come on a fluky tip-dunk, but it did come at Rupp Arena to a team coach by Mike Anderson. As of the start of February, Anderson…

  6. UCLA suspends Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams for violation of team rules

    Feb 27, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

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    Oregon enters Thursday’s game at UCLA in need of quality wins for its resume, and accomplishing that task may have gotten easier for the Ducks. According to Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register, UCLA head coach Steve Alford has suspended guards Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams for one game due to a violation of…

  7. Will Las Vegas sports books root against No. 2 Wichita State in the NCAA tournament?

    Feb 27, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT

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    There’s no denying the popularity of the NCAA tournament, with fans across the country following every bounce during a three-week period that’s been dubbed “March Madness.” Another aspect of the tournament that receives a high amount of attention is gambling, whether it’s through the office pool that every year seems to be won by someone…

  8. USBWA announces finalists for three major individual awards

    Feb 27, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    On Thursday the United States Basketball Writers Association released its list of finalists for three major individual awards: the Oscar Robertson (national Player of the Year), Wayman Tisdale (national Freshman of the Year) and Henry Iba (national Coach of the Year) awards. The Robertson Award list of finalists consists of 15 players, while the Tisdale…

  9. Injuries to sideline Northwestern’s JerShon Cobb for remainder of season

    Feb 27, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

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    After missing all of last season due to suspension, Northwestern guard JerShon Cobb ranked second on the team in scoring and assists, averaging 12.2 points and 2.3 assists to go along with 4.8 rebounds per game. And in the five games prior to getting injured in a loss at Ohio State on February 19, Cobb…

  10. CBT Roundtable: Most Important Player heading into the NCAA tournament

    Feb 27, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

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    In today’s Roundtable, we will each make a pick as to who is the most important player in the National Title race. Rob Dauster: This pick is easy: Keith Appling. I’ve been saying it all season long. If Michigan State can get healthy, they’re going to enter the NCAA tournament as one of, if not…

  11. Go behind-the-scenes as Kentucky makes a wish come true (VIDEO)

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

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    John Calipari has proven over and over again that he’s willing to use the power of Big Blue Nation and the celebrity status of his players to do quite a bit of charity work. This was the most recent example, as he let Josh Fleming become a part of the team for a day-and-a-half leading…

  12. Branden Dawson expected to play Saturday for Michigan State

    Feb 27, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

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    Michigan State got one step closer to being back to full strength on Thursday. Branden Dawson is almost back to 100%. He got the pins removed from his hand over the weekend and practiced with the team a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday. Izzo told reporters on Thursday that at tonight’s practice, Dawson will take…

  13. Moving home has helped Ryan Harrow improve on, and off, the court

    Feb 27, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter only has two rules, two requirements, for the kids that play on his basketball teams to stay on the court. Assuming they get their grades, don’t cause a ruckus on campus and generally carry themselves as decent human beings on a day-to-day basis off the court, all he asks…

  14. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Arkansas, Oregon with big bubble chances

    Feb 27, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Oregon at UCLA, 11:00 p.m. Prior to these last two games from Arizona, the two most entertaining teams in the Pac-12 have been Oregon and UCLA. The Bruins are loaded with talent, run up and down the floor and are finally starting to win games because they are playing defense. Oregon?…

  15. Assigned Reading: Bloomberg’s Businessweek on North Carolina’s academic scandal

    Feb 27, 2014, 9:57 AM EDT

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    By now, we’ve all heard plenty about the academic scandal currently haunting the North Carolina athletic department. Long story short, for the last couple of years, news has slowly been trickling out about how Tar Heel football and basketball players have been enrolling in fraudulent classes in the African American studies department under a professor…

  16. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Feb 27, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Meet the most-marketed 12-year old basketball player in the world (Tampa Bay Times) When it comes to the discussion of basketball players who have yet to hit their teenage years, there’s no shortage of opinions in the recruiting world. While some lend credence to the ranking of middle school players and see little harm in…

  17. Bubble Banter: Just how close is Pitt to the bubble?

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:34 AM EDT

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    There are 18 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. Pitt (RPI: 45, KenPom: 18) beat Boston College on Wednesday night. Not all…

  18. Late Night Snacks: No. 19 North Carolina, No. 16 Michigan win OT thrillers

    Feb 27, 2014, 1:59 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 19 North Carolina 85, N.C. State 84 (OT) The individual duel between North Carolina’s Marcus Paige and N.C. State’s T.J. Warren was a sight to behold in Raleigh, with both surpassing the 30-point mark. But after a Warren free throw with 7.7 remaining in overtime gave the Wolfpack an 84-83…

  19. Javan Felix leads No. 24 Texas to a win over Baylor

    Feb 27, 2014, 12:12 AM EDT

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    Javan Felix led four scorers in double figures with 21 points as No. 24 Texas survived a second half surge from Baylor, winning 74-69. All 21 of Felix’s points came on three-pointers, as he finished the night 7-for-9 from beyond the arc. Isaiah Taylor added 13 points and seven assists, but the real difference-makers for…

  20. No. 3 Arizona’s finding its collective rhythm offensively

    Feb 27, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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    On February 1 the season changed for No. 3 Arizona. That day may have been capped by a 60-58 loss at Cal, but the biggest loss was that of sophomore Brandon Ashley. Ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a broken foot, Ashley was one of Arizona’s most versatile players on both…