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  1. USA Basketball names Billy Donovan Under-18 head coach, Sean Miller and Ed Cooley assistants

    Feb 4, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Florida head coach Billy Donovan is getting his roster together with the addition of Chris Walker on Tuesday night, hoping to make another run in the NCAA tournament. Following the season, Donovan will once again coach USA Basketball. On Tuesday afternoon, Donovan was named the head coach of the Under-18 team. Donovan led the USA…

  2. Arizona sophomore Brandon Ashley likely to have surgery on foot

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Harvard v Arizona

    Arizona lost its unblemished record and No. 1 ranking on Saturday night. The Wildcats also lost starting forward Brandon Ashley to a foot injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-8 Ashley will likely undergo surgery, within the next couple of weeks, to fix his injured right foot, according to…

  3. How SMU’s Markus Kennedy surprised his mom before her deployment (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Saturday had already been a great day for Markus Kennedy. The 6-foot-9 center had scored 21 points and grabbed 15 boards, both career-highs, while hitting all 10 of his field goals in an 87-72 rout of then-No. 22 Memphis as the Mustangs notched another resume-building win, one that will help people forget about a loss…

  4. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Two SEC showdowns, Kansas hits the road

    Feb 4, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Missouri at No. 3 Florida, 9:00 p.m. This is the time for Missouri. They’ve entered February without much in the way of anything on their NCAA tournament resume, and with just a single game against the top two teams in the SEC, this will be the Tiger’s final chance to land…

  5. Ten things to prepare football fans for college basketball’s stretch run

    Feb 4, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    1. Which Andrew Wiggins will show up?: We’ve seen how good he can be when it call comes together. That 29-point performance in the win over Iowa State? The 19 points he scored in the first half against TCU? The 26 points and 11 boards he had against Florida? When Wiggins decides that he wants…

  6. Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear won’t travel to Houston (concussion)

    Feb 4, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Louisville’s front court depth took another hit. Wayne Blackshear suffered a concussion in practice and will not be traveling to Houston with the Cardinals for their game on Wednesday. The news was first reported by Eric Crawford. After playing just five scoreless minutes in the loss to Cincinnati last Thursday, Blackshear had moved into the…

  7. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 4, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    St. Johns v Creighton

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Last week, I wrote that McDermott was the runaway favorite to for National Player of the Year. I think everyone pretty much agreed with me at the time. He’s played one game since then, against St. John’s, scoring 39 of Creighton’s 63 points and burying the game-winning three at the buzzer.…

  8. Report: George Washington to be without Creek, McDonald Wednesday

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    Georgia v George Washington

    The health of George Washington’s back court is becoming a major concern for head coach Mike Lonergan. Kethan Savage will be out for an extended period of time after breaking his foot last month. We’ve known that. The problem, however, is that he isn’t the only starter that’s currently out of the lineup. Joe McDonald,…

  9. Three more players filing lawsuits against Mike Rice, Rutgers?

    Feb 4, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

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    The number of former players that appear to be taking legal action against Rutgers and former head coach Mike Rice has grown to four. In December, Derrick Randall, who has since transferred to Pitt, filed a lawsuit against Rice, a former assistant coach and the former Athletics Director, among others, over the mental, emotional and…

  10. Dylan Gerrity hits another 70-footer (VIDEO)

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

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    On Saturday night, Dylan Gerrity of Sacramento State hit the wildest shot of the season to knock off Big Sky leader Weber State. After the Wildcats had tied the game with just 0.7 second left on the clock, Gerrity took the in-bounds and flung a shot some 70-plus feet at the other basket … and…

  11. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Feb 4, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Questions remain as UMass hits home stretch (Daily Hampshire Gazette) During much of the non-conference portion of the season, Derek Kellogg’s UMass Minutemen were a pleasant surprise that put together one of the better resumes in college basketball. Unfortunately for UMass the rigorous Atlantic 10 schedule has resulted in three losses, and as they approach…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Iowa State outlasts Oklahoma State in 3OT; Cooney shines for Cuse

    Feb 4, 2014, 1:50 AM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 16 Iowa State 98, No. 19 Oklahoma State 97, 3 OT Like there was any doubt? The Big 12 continues to produce some of the best games of the season and this triple-overtime thriller in Stillwater on Monday night was no different. In the end, No. 16 Iowa State outlasted…

  13. No. 19 Oklahoma State needs to move the ball to break its slump

    Feb 4, 2014, 12:46 AM EDT

    Oklahoma State v Kansas

    Although No. 19 Oklahoma State had some recent concerning losses entering Monday night’s Big 12 home game against No. 16 Iowa State, the Cowboys still had plenty of games against top-25 teams left on the schedule to right the ship. But after Monday’s 98-97 triple overtime loss to Iowa State, should Oklahoma State be concerned?…

  14. No. 16 Iowa State outlasts No. 19 Oklahoma State in a 3OT thriller

    Feb 4, 2014, 12:29 AM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    It took a little bit longer than they expected, but No. 16 Iowa State got the win they needed. The Cyclones outlasted No. 19 Oklahoma State in a way-too-empty Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday night, winning 98-97 in a triple-overtime thriller that did well to remind the nation that it is, in fact, basketball season. DeAndre…

  15. James Bell scores 27 to lead No. 6 Villanova past Xavier

    Feb 3, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    Xavier v Villanova

    At this point, we know what we’re getting out of Villanova. They are as tough as any team in the country, they are tough to run offense against because they are effective in different defensive looks, their ability to spread the floor with perimeter-oriented guards makes them difficult to defend and on the nights their…

  16. Trevor Cooney’s career night leads No. 1 Syracuse past Notre Dame

    Feb 3, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

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    After an emotional win over Duke on Saturday, you couldn’t really blame No. 1 Syracuse if they came out a bit flat during its Monday ACC clash with Notre Dame at the Carrier Dome. Despite C.J. Fair (six points) playing his worst game of the season — and the Orange’s offense struggling to find consistency…

  17. POSTERIZED: Tennessee Tech’s Javon McKay crushes a Belmont defender

    Feb 3, 2014, 9:04 PM EDT

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    Why’d you do it Craig Bradshaw? Why did you try to jump with Tennessee Tech junior swingman Javon McKay? Bradshaw, a sophomore guard from Belmont, found himself on the receiving end of a brutal posterization on Saturday when the 6-foot-5 McKay stole the ball and ran the floor for a thunderous dunk. The dunk could…

  18. Former Purdue captain challenges President Obama to shooting contest in local political Super Bowl ad (VIDEO)

    Feb 3, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Former Purdue basketball captain Curt Clawson is challenging President Obama to a shooting contest in a new commercial that ran locally during the Super Bowl. Clawson, a member of Purdue’s basketball team under Gene Keady from 1981-84 and a captain on Purdue’s 1984 Big Ten Championship team, is a Republican candidate for the Florida House…

  19. Bracketology: Florida moves to top line

    Feb 3, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

    Florida v Auburn

    With the Super Bowl behind us, it’s time to start focusing on March Madness.  Given the action we’ve witness the past couple of weeks, the upcoming NCAA Tournament should be full of surprises. If you need any other evidence, check out the teams listed around the bubble in today’s bracket.  They’re moving around faster than…

  20. Is this the week Wichita State loses for the first time?

    Feb 3, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    College basketball saw 16 of the AP’s top 25 lose last week, but last year’s surprise Final Four entrant, Wichita State, was not among that group of teams. The No. 4 Shockers, at 23-0 (10-o Missouri Valley Conference), are one of two undefeated teams left in college basketball — along with No. 1 Syracuse —…