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  1. No. 11 Louisville wins wild game thanks to Russ Smith heroics over No. 7 Cincinnati

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Louisville and Cincinnati have been together playing basketball in other leagues before. In its second matchup in the American Athletic Conference, the top two teams in the league grinded-out an ugly, low-scoring contest as No. 11 Louisville knocked off No. 7 Cincinnati for a huge 58-57 road win. Russ Smith (10 points, five assists, three steals) came…

  2. Late-game execution costs No. 15 Iowa again

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT

    Traevon Jackson, Aaron White

    No. 16 Wisconsin paid a visit to No. 15 Iowa on Saturday afternoon and, as you should come to expect from a marquee Big Ten game, it turned into a thriller, with the Badgers leaving Iowa City with a 79-74 win. In the first half, the Badgers found more holes in Iowa’s man-to-man defense than…

  3. Pregame Shootaround: Syracuse – Duke 2 highlights big day of top-25 battles

    Feb 22, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke, (7:00 p.m., ESPN): CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down this weekend’s top matchups in our weekend preview: This game has lot a bit of luster, hasn’t it? Three weeks ago, the Orange and the Blue Devils played the best game of the season. The…

  4. Late Night Snacks: UMass outruns VCU

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:01 AM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    Game of the night: Massachusetts 80, VCU 75 During the Atlantic 10 media day, I spoke with Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg about his team’s three-point dependence. Since he arrived at UMass, Kellogg’s squads were content to jack a high percentages of threes, consistently posting a three-point attempts percentage in the mid-30s. After asking Kellogg whether…

  5. Might Harvard be shut out of Ivy POY race?

    Feb 22, 2014, 12:28 AM EDT

    Tommy Amaker

    The race for the Ivy League title will likely not be decided until the March’s first weekend, when Yale travels north on I-90 to face Harvard, so while there are still a handful of games to be played, it is interesting to speculate which Ivy players are in the lead for the league’s player the…

  6. Siena throws wrench into MAAC race

    Feb 21, 2014, 10:42 PM EDT

    Steve Masiello

    With just a handful of MAAC regular season games remaining in 2014, it appeared the conference’s top three teams were Iona, Manhattan, and Quinnipiac. However, Siena upset what seemed to be the league’s natural order by defeating the Jaspers, 67-63, dropping Manhattan (13-4 MAAC) to third place and giving Jimmy Patsos his first premier win…

  7. UMass tops VCU in a thriller, avenging losses from previous season

    Feb 21, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT

    Derek Kellogg

    AMHERST, Mass. – Chaz Williams had had enough of Havoc. In two games against the vaunted VCU defense last season, Williams had compiled as many turnovers as assists, both losses for Minutemen. The latter of those two defeats, ousted UMass from the Atlantic 10 semifinals. One day later it became easier for the NCAA tournament…

  8. Free throw edge spurs Columbia

    Feb 21, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

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    Entering tonight’s Columbia-Brown game, it didn’t seem that any other Ivy League team was catching the league leaders, Yale and Harvard. Following tonight’s CU-BU, it is now clear the conference title with fall either of the teams from Cambridge and New Haven, respectively: in a game where it seemed officials felt the need to interject…

  9. Florida Gulf Coast controls defensive glass in win, now tied for ASun lead

    Feb 21, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

    Chase Fieler

    When Florida Gulf Coast made their run through the Atlantic Sun tournament, and then the first three rounds of the NCAAs, last season, ASun observers were heartily surprised. Sure, then coach Andy Enfield’s squad was an offensive treat, but Mercer, that was the team to beat in the conference! While FGCU lost to the Bears…

  10. Chris Obekpa’s ankle health takes fortunate turn

    Feb 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Russ Smith, Chris Obekpa

    St. John’s announced on Monday that Chris Obekpa, the Big East school’s sui generis shot blocker, would miss ten to fourteen days with an ankle injury. The news was seen as having the potential to derail the Red Storm’s NCAA tournament hopes — since the team lost their initial five conference games, SJU has won…

  11. Louisville gets a defensive makeover

    Feb 21, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    Even though Louisville beat Houston by double-digits in early February, coach Rick Pitino was not pleased with his team’s performance. Specifically, he thought the Cardinals were defensively lacking. Through the squad’s first ten AAC games, Louisville had held teams to .93 points per possession, a certainly stingy mark but one that must have seemed poor…

  12. Kadeem Jack, DI’s most underappreciated junior?

    Feb 21, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

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    It hasn’t been a successful first season for Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan. Wins against Canisius and Temple have been off-set by a 4-10 conference record (10-17 overall), and the Scarlet Knights haven’t been able to post consecutive victories since the New Year. However, the team’s struggles shouldn’t detract from the play of Kadeem Jack, the…

  13. Ed O’Bannon lawsuit expected to go to trial following judge’s ruling

    Feb 21, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    With Electronic Arts and the Collegiate Licensing Company settling their respective lawsuits months ago, the NCAA was left as the lone defendant in the lawsuit named for former UCLA basketball standout Ed O’Bannon. Instead of going the settlement route the NCAA was going to fight in hopes of getting the suit dismissed, and based upon…

  14. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: VCU visits UMass and a showdown in the A-Sun

    Feb 21, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: VCU at UMass, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2) Like teams that prefer to play fast? This is the game to watch then, with both the Rams and Minutemen ranked in the top 25 nationally in adjusted tempo. Both have speed and a desire to pressure defensively, with the Minutemen being led by senior…

  15. Johnson C. Smith beats Winston Salem State in completion of suspended game

    Feb 21, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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    In one of the stranger occurrences of the 2013-14 college basketball season, Wednesday’s game between Winston-Salem State and Johnson C. Smith was declared a draw due to a broken light fixture above the court. How’d the fixture break? Johnson C. Smith’s Joshua Linton attempted a full-court heave with the game being tied, and his attempt…

  16. Former Mississippi State guard Jalen Steele headed to Middle Tennessee

    Feb 21, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

    Jalen Steele

    Middle Tennessee has been one of the best teams in Conference USA this season, with Kermit Davis’ program once again winning 20 games and currently holding a share of first place in the league standings. Four seniors have led the way for the Blue Raiders, with forwards Shawn Jones and Neiko Hunter and guard Kerry…

  17. Kansas signee Cliff Alexander subject of new highlight video (VIDEO)

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

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    Kansas signee Cliff Alexander is one of the nation’s most talented interior prospects, with his physical strength and athleticism making the Chicago native an incredibly difficult matchup for most opponents. Ball is Life released a midseason highlight video of Alexander, who attends Curie HS, in action and the timing couldn’t be better. Why? Curie takes…

  18. Former San Francisco PG Cody Doolin lands at UNLV

    Feb 21, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

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    In what has been an inconsistent season for UNLV, there’s been one particularly glaring weakness: a lack of consistency at the point guard position. Junior Deville Smith, sophomore Daquan Cook and freshman Kendall Smith have all played the position, but none have provided the consistent play Dave Rice needs at the position. And with the…

  19. Bracketology: Flyers could be flying at home

    Feb 21, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    miller

    The University of Dayton is home to the First Four participants of March Madness.  Even if the Dayton Flyers are one of those teams. Today’s bracket update includes this very scenario, as the Flyers are the final at-large team in the projected Field of 68.  They are matched against Tennessee in one First Four pairing;…

  20. Lineup change, bench play help BYU grab an important victory

    Feb 21, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

    winder

    BYU entered Thursday night’s game against No. 25 Gonzaga having won five of its last six games, and while the Cougars have multiple players capable of putting points on the board junior guard Tyler Haws has been the star. Averaging more than 23 points per game on the season, Haws averaged 25.8 points per game…