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  1. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Feb 4, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    kellogg

    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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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?…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

    Feb 3, 2014, 9:04 PM EDT

    Tennessee Tech

    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…

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

    Feb 3, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

    Purdue University

    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…

  9. 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…

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

    Feb 3, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    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 —…

  11. Arkansas reinstates Alandise Harris and Michael Qualls

    Feb 3, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

    Arkansas Tennessee Basketball

    After previously being suspended indefinitely on Saturday for conduct detrimental of the team, Arkansas has reinstated Alandise Harris and Michael Qualls to the team and the duo will play on Wednesday against Alabama, according to a tweet from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Mike Anderson said Michael Qualls and Alandise Harris have been reinstated and they will…

  12. Solomon Poole dismissed from Georgia Tech team

    Feb 3, 2014, 4:03 PM EDT

    Georgia Tech v Duke

    Solomon Poole has been dismissed from the Georgia Tech basketball team for “conduct and accountability issues”, head coach Brian Gregory announced on Monday. Poole was averaging 6.4 points and 2.0 assists on the season. He hasn’t played since Jan. 7th against Duke, sitting out the last seven games. Poole started five games this season, scoring 24…

  13. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Oklahoma State does battle with Iowa State

    Feb 3, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

    Matt Thomas, Naz Long

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 16 Iowa State at No. 19 Oklahoma State, 9:00 p.m. Iowa State hasn’t beaten anyone on the road since … Fred Hoiberg was still a Timberwolf? That’s an exaggeration, I know, but the Cyclones have a great chance at notching a road win tonight as the Cyclones pay a visit…

  14. Stevie Clark dismissed from the Oklahoma State team

    Feb 3, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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    Stevie Clark has been dismissed from the Oklahoma State basketball team. Clark, a reserve freshman guard, was arrested early Sunday morning when he was spotted by a police officer urinating out of the window of a moving car. “We care about Stevie and wish nothing but the best for him,” head coach Travis Ford said…

  15. With the Super Bowl in the past, here are the ten things you need to know about college basketball

    Feb 3, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Miami

    1. Injuries plaguing two of the nation’s best: Syracuse is the new No. 1 team in the country. They are unanimously ranked at the top of the latest AP poll, and they are currently sitting in first in the NBCSports.com Top 25. There really isn’t a coherent argument to make against the Orange currently being…

  16. Wyoming’s Josh Adams suspended one game for punching Utah State player (VIDEO)

    Feb 3, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Wyoming Nevada Men's Basketball

    Wyoming guard Josh Adams has been suspended for a game by the Mountain West Conference for “striking” an opponent in the Cowboy’s 74-57 win over Utah State on Saturday.  He will not play in Wednesday’s game at New Mexico.  Adams was assessed a flagrant 2 foul for a run in with Spencer Butterfield. The two…

  17. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Feb 3, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

    players names

    I spent the morning arguing with Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com for his decision to include SMU in his Top 25. You can see it here. SMU is sitting right there at No. 25 despite the fact that, just six days ago, the Mustangs lost to South Florida at South Florida. His justification, more or less,…

  18. College Basketball Week in Review: C.J. Fair, Northwestern, highlight great week

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: C.J. Fair, Syracuse C.J. Fair played his best game of the season in the biggest game of the year. The 6-foot-8 senior went for 28 points and five boards as Syracuse knocked off Duke in overtime at the Carrier Dome, a win that gave them a three-game lead in the ACC over…

  19. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    lavin

    St. John’s has work cut out to make NCAA tournament (New York Daily News) Steve Lavin’s St. John’s Red Storm were thought to be the most talented team in the Big East when the season began. But there’s also the need to make good on said promise when games actually begin, and that’s been a…

  20. Arizona’s Brandon Ashley to miss remainder of season with foot injury

    Feb 2, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

    ashley

    In the first half of No. 1 Arizona’s 60-58 loss at Cal late Saturday night, sophomore forward Brandon Ashley went down with a right foot injury. Given how well the San Francisco native has played for the Wildcats this season, to lose Ashley for an extender period of time would be a major blow for…