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  1. Late Night Snacks: Jay Wright wins 400th, Doug McDermott passes J.J. Redick on all-time scoring list

    Feb 8, 2014, 12:13 AM EDT

    Jay Wright

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Columbia 53, Princeton 52 Columbia accomplished something tonight that they haven’t done since 1993: beat Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium. For some of the players on Columbia, they weren’t even born the last time this occurred. As another point of reference, Pete Carril was coaching Princeton the last time Columbia won at Jadwin.…

  2. Creighton beats DePaul, McDermott continues to climb in the record books

    Feb 7, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Creighton didn’t play their crispest game of the season. They shot just 46.4% from the field and 28% from three — two fairly decent percentages for most teams — and got hammered on the offensive and defensive glass all night. That Doug McDermott guy, though? He was in his usual form, leading Creighton to a…

  3. Manhattan, George Beamon defeat Canisius in critical MAAC game

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT

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    Just when it looked like Canisius and Iona were about to make the MAAC a two team race at the top of the conference standings, Manhattan delivered a statement win in Buffalo tonight as they beat Canisius, 84-73. The Jaspers entered the game reeling having lost three of their last five games, dropping them to…

  4. Drexel’s Kazembe Abif to miss remainder of season with hand injury

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT

    Kazembe Abif

    Drexel junior forward Kazembe Abif will miss the remainder of the season due to a fracture in his left hand, the school announced on Friday evening. Abif suffered the injury in practice on Thursday. He is slated to undergo surgery next week. It’s been far from an easy season for Abif. Prior to suffered the fracture…

  5. Bracketology: Syracuse leads No. 1 seed contenders

    Feb 7, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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    The bubble is much like a recent weather forecast for the Midwest or East Coast: unpredictable and generally less than welcoming.  So instead of debating the final few teams IN our OUT in today’s bracket, let’s look at the No. 1 seed contenders.  We have just over a month until Selection Sunday. Syracuse, Arizona, Kansas,…

  6. Arkansas to retire jersey No. 42 in honor of Bill Clinton

    Feb 7, 2014, 6:19 PM EDT

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    The 2014 NCAA Tournament marks the 20 year anniversary for Arkansas’ NCAA Championship team in 1994. Later this season, as part of celebrating that championship team under coach Nolan Richardson, Arkansas will retire just the second jersey in program history. Ironically enough, it won’t even be a former player’s jersey. Sidney Moncrief, who is the school’s…

  7. 2014 shooting guard Rashad Vaughn delays college announcement

    Feb 7, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    One of the top prospects in the 2014 class, Findlay Prep shooting guard Rashad Vaughn was expected to announce his college decision Saturday evening. On Friday afternoon it was reported by multiple outlets that Vaughn won’t make his choice until Tuesday. Five schools remain in the running for Vaughn’s services, although more than a few…

  8. Arizona State’s Jordan Bachynski set Pac-12’s career blocks record Thursday night

    Feb 7, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

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    Arizona State’s 86-82 overtime win over Oregon State on Thursday night was an important one for the Sun Devils, with the game being one in which a defeat would be more harmful than a win would be beneficial in regards to their NCAA tournament hopes. Yes Oregon State managed to beat UCLA on Super Bowl…

  9. Assigned Reading: Marquette’s Buzz Williams and his work with children

    Feb 7, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

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    Throughout college basketball there are many great stories about the good deeds being done by coaches and players, with many using their stature to help those who are less fortunate. One such story is that of Marquette head coach Buzz Williams, who is using his status to help children. When hired as the head coach…

  10. Dick Vitale continues quest to renew Indiana/Kentucky series

    Feb 7, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Ever since it was announced that Indiana and Kentucky would be ending its series over differences related to where the games would be played, more than a few college basketball fans have wondered what it would take to get the two storied programs back on the same floor. Kentucky head coach John Calipari prefers that…

  11. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: MAAC showdown, two Big East games on slate

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Manhattan at Canisius, 7:00 p.m. (ESPNU) The preseason favorite to win the MAAC, the Manhattan Jaspers currently find themselves two games behind first-place Canisius in the race to win the regular season title. With that being the case, it’s safe to say that this one is of high importance to Steve…

  12. Will there be a change to the NBA’s age limit?

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    The current “one and done” rule is one that has received a high amount of attention in recent years, especially during this season given the number of high-level freshmen on the scene. That rule is a product of negotiations between the NBA’s owner and its players association, with the 2004 NBA Draft being the last…

  13. Former Butler forward Andrew Smith diagnosed with non-Hodgskin’s lymphoma

    Feb 7, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Andrew Smith, Dwayne Smith

    Last spring Andrew Smith wrapped up a four-year career at Butler, averaging 11.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a senior for a program that made three NCAA tournament appearances during his time at the school. For his career Smith, who played just under five minutes per game as a freshman, averaged 8.6 points…

  14. Tom Izzo uncertain as to when Keith Appling will return to lineup

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Keith Appling

    No. 9 Michigan State was forced to play without starting point guard Keith Appling on Thursday night, with Appling being forced to miss the game due to a right wrist injury he’s been dealing with for quite some time. The Spartans took care of Penn State without Appling, with Kenny Kaminski scoring 19 points, Denzel…

  15. Bubble Banter: Oh, LSU

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Johnny Jones

    There are 38 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.  Oh LSU (RPI: 54, KenPom: 59), why must you be so difficult? For the first time all season, the Tigers…

  16. Weekend Preview: Michigan-Iowa, Gonzaga-Memphis, and Lumberjack Night!

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 10 Michigan at No. 17 Iowa, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Just how good is Iowa? That’s the question that everyone has on their mind at this point in the season. Looking at the numbers, the Hawkeyes look like a top 10 team. Looking at their roster, that theory is more or less…

  17. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Feb 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Trek to 3,000: Doug McDermott’s historic hunt at college hoops legend (CBS Sports) Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott has put together one of the most successful careers in recent college basketball history, and he’s approaching the 3,000-point mark. If McDermott can reach that milestone he’ll be the eighth player in the history of college basketball…

  18. Late Night Snacks: No. 2 Arizona survives, Sean Kilpatrick thrives

    Feb 7, 2014, 1:54 AM EDT

    hollisjefferson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Belmont 99, Murray State 96 Belmont hasn’t been in the OVC very long, but their three games against Murray State have all been good. Thursday’s meeting was the latest chapter in this series, with the Bruins hanging on to beat the Racers with Blake Jenkins and J.J. Mann scoring 25 points…

  19. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson saves No. 2 Arizona against Oregon

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

    Utah v Arizona

    In their first game playing without Brandon Ashley, No. 2 Arizona survived. That’s really the only way to describe their 67-65 win over Oregon on Thursday night at the McKale Center. T.J. McConnell hit a three (finally!) to give Arizona a 62-60 lead in the final two minutes, while Nick Johnson hit a couple of…

  20. Adreian Payne returns as No. 9 Michigan State rolls past Penn State

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:58 PM EDT

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    No. 9 Michigan State has been affected by injuries as much as any team in America this season. Branden Dawson’s out with a broken hand, Adreian Payne’s missed time with a foot injury and Keith Appling has a right wrist issue, and those are just three of the injuries that Tom Izzo’s had to account…