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  1. No. 3 Louisville shakes off slow start in methodical win over Fairfield

    Nov 23, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

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    After Russ Smith knocked down a shot with 18:42 remaining in the first half to open the scoring in No. 3 Louisville’s game against Fairfield, the Cardinals went more than six minutes without a point. Rick Pitino’s team didn’t look all that sharp, and to be fair Fairfield’s made a habit of turning the majority…

  2. North Carolina gets much-needed win over Richmond

    Nov 23, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    UNLV v North Carolina

    Coming off of a home loss to Belmont last week, North Carolina needed to bounce back on a neutral court against a solid opponent. By taking down Richmond 82-72 on Saturday  in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament in Connecticut. Marcus Paige focused on scoring on Saturday as he led the…

  3. #Posterized: Michigan’s Nik Stauskas puts down a two-handed slam

    Nov 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Michigan v Florida

    Michigan’s Nik Stauskas is known mostly for his sweet shooting from the outside, but the 6-foot-6 wing can also play above the rim and he showcased it in Friday’s overtime win over Florida State. (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) Follow @phillipshoops

  4. Kyle Anderson records triple-double in UCLA win

    Nov 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

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    UCLA sophomore Kyle Anderson is one of the most unique players to watch in the country and the player they nicknamed “Slo Mo”  registered the storied program’s first triple-double since 1995 when Anderson scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 11 assists in the Bruins’ 81-70 win over Morehead State on Friday night. Anderson’s…

  5. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Michigan State faces another neutral-site test

    Nov 23, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

    Michigan State coach Izzo and guard Harris look on in the final minute of their loss to Duke during the Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 1 Michigan State vs. Oklahoma, 9:30 p.m. (TruTV)  The Spartans face another early-season neutral-site game against 4-0 Oklahoma in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The No. 1 team in America is still 5-0 and as long as point guard Keith Appling continues to play…

  6. (Video) Nevada’s Deonte Burton knocks in a game-winning jumper

    Nov 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    Nevada was losing at home to Chattanoga 81-80 on Friday night before senior guard Deonte Burton emerged as the hero by knocking in a three-pointer at the buzzer for the 83-80 Wolf Pack victory Burton had 28 points on 9-of-14 from the floor and 8-for-14 at the free throw line to lead Nevada to 3-2…

  7. Davidson loses De’Mon Brooks to a knee injury

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Davidson v Marquette

    Davidson has plenty to worry about after an 85-54 drubbing at the hands of Clemson during Friday’s Charleston Classic semifinals, but now the Wildcats will be without senior forward De’mon Brooks for the near future as the 6-foot-7 forward went down with a knee injury. According to a story from the AP’s Pete Iacobelli, Brooks…

  8. Indiana’s a work-in-progress, and so is Yogi Ferrell

    Nov 23, 2013, 2:03 AM EST

    2K Sports Classic

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — There is no such thing as a good loss. There are no moral victories in college basketball, not when top 25 rankings and RPI…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Shabazz Napier leads UConn over Indiana at Madison Square Garden

    Nov 23, 2013, 12:51 AM EST

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 18 UConn 59, Indiana 58 Shabazz Napier had what turned out to be the game-winning bucket, but made key plays down the stretch to secure the one-point win over the young Indiana Hoosier team on Friday night in the title game of the 2K Sports Classic inside The World’s Most Famous…

  10. Seton Hall’s Patrik Auda re-injuries right foot in loss to Oklahoma, may miss season

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:19 PM EST

    Patrick Auda

    Oklahoma trailed by seven with a minute to go on Friday night against Seton Hall at the Barclays Center. The Sooners rallied for a wild finish, outscoring the Pirates 9-1 in the final moments to steal an 86-85 win over Seton Hall in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn. Seton Hall adds a second…

  11. It’s been a process, but Shabazz Napier’s grown into his leadership role

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:24 PM EST

    2K Sports Classic

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — It’s Friday night and Madison Square Garden’s packed. Two boisterous fan bases share the stands, ensuring that every basket, every call, gets equal parts cheers…

  12. Kris Dunn sparks second half comeback in Providence’s win over Vanderbilt

    Nov 22, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

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    On Friday night, Michigan wasn’t the only team to overcome a 16-point deficit. Led by its sophomore point guard Kris Dunn — the former McDonald’s All-American — Providence rallied off 17 straight points to erase Vanderbilt’s 16-point lead, en route to the Friars’ 67-60 win over the Commodores in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam…

  13. Washington’s talented, but they need massive defensive improvements

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:46 PM EST

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — At this point in the season, Washington still deserves the benefit of the doubt. They are playing with Desmond Simmons, whose knee injury has…

  14. Nik Stauskas helps erase a 16-point second half deficit, Michigan tops Florida State in overtime

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:26 PM EST

    Mitch McGary

    Michigan trailed by 16 points in the second half as Florida State was looking to close in on its second top-15 win in as many days. But behind the play of Nik Stauskas, who scored 23 of his career-high 26 points from the second half on, the Wolverines rallied to defeat the Seminoles 82-80 in…

  15. UMass beats No. 19 New Mexico, adding to an already solid resume

    Nov 22, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

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    UMass hasn’t reached the NCAA tournament since 1998, but through five games Derek Kellogg’s Minutemen have the appearance of a group that can end that drought. Friday afternoon UMass added another solid victory to its resume, soundly beating No. 19 New Mexico 81-65 in the semifinals of the Charleston Classic. After struggling from the field…

  16. Jok ‘family reunion’ highlights Penn’s game at Iowa

    Nov 22, 2013, 4:02 PM EST

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    When the Penn Quakers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday night there will be two reunions of sorts at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery will be coaching against his alma mater, and the Jok brothers will be on the same court for the first time at the college level. Dau’s a senior…

  17. Missouri sophomore forward Stefan Jankovic to transfer

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:28 PM EST

    Missouri Athletics

    After averaging just under eight minutes per game as a freshman, 6-foot-11 forward Stefan Jankovic played a total of 26 minutes in Missouri’s first two wins of the season over Southeast Louisiana and Southern Illinois. In those games the Canadian averaged 5.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest, but against Hawaii Jankovic played less than…

  18. Georgetown bounces back with 27 point win over Kansas State

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:14 PM EST

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    Georgetown bounced back from Thursday’s embarrassing loss to Northeastern in a big way, as they rolled over Kansas State, 90-63, in the consolation bracket of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera led four scorers in double-figures with 25 points as the Hoyas put together a sterling offensive effort, shooting 61.1% from the floor, 6-for-13 from…

  19. Draft withdrawal snafu places FIU guard Raymond Taylor’s eligibility in jeopardy

    Nov 22, 2013, 2:04 PM EST

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    On Thursday evening it was reported by Andy Katz of ESPN.com that Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was forced to sit out the Panthers’ game against Bethune-Cookman due to the school and NCAA looking into questions regarding his eligibility. The issue: whether or not Taylor, who entered his name into the 2012 NBA Draft, withdrew…

  20. Assigned Reading: Andy Enfield looks to rejuvenate USC basketball

    Nov 22, 2013, 12:52 PM EST

    USC Introduces New Basketball Coach Andy Enfield

    First-year USC head coach Andy Enfield used an entertaining brand of basketball to lead FGCU to an Atlantic Sun tournament crown and a trip to the Sweet 16 last season, resulting in his move to Los Angeles. And he’s got quite the task in front of him, as USC AD Pat Haden hired Enfield with…