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  1. Eric Atkins salvages a win with a nasty pull-up three (VIDEO)

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    North Dakota State v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame and Boston College squared off in a battle between two of the most disappointing teams in the country this season. And it turned into a thriller. Notre Dame forced overtime after Olivier Hanlan fouled Eric Atkins, who hit one-of-two free throws at the end of regulation. The two were squared off again at…

  2. No. 11 Kentucky bounces back, surviving on the road against Missouri

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Marcus Lee

    Julius Randle finished with 18 points, nine boards, three assists and three steals and Kentucky’s three perimeter players — the Harrison twins and James Young — combined for 55 points, seven assists and just three turnovers as No. 11 Kentucky picked up a huge win on Saturday, knocking off Missouri on the road, 84-79. The…

  3. POSTERIZED: Jabari Brown dunks on Julius Randle (VIDEO)

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

    Jabari Brown

    There may not be a hotter player in the country over the last two weeks than Jabari Brown, who entered Saturday’s showdown with Kentucky averaging 24.4 points over his last five games and hitting 20-for-29 from three during that span. He’s doing it again today, the highlight being this throwdown over Kentucky’s superstar freshman Julius…

  4. No. 24 Ohio State earns huge road win over No. 14 Wisconsin

    Feb 1, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    ohio state

    Going into Saturday’s Big Ten clash in Madison, it was hard to tell who needed the win more: No. 24 Ohio State or No. 14 Wisconsin. Both teams entered Big Ten play with undefeated records but have since struggled in league play as the Buckeyes had dropped five out of six games entering Madison while…

  5. Arkansas suspends Michael Qualls, Alandise Harris indefinitely

    Feb 1, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

    Arkansas Tennessee Basketball

    Arkansas has suspended Michael Qualls and Alandise Harris indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. “All of our student-athletes are held to a high standard and everyone is accountable for their actions,” head coach Mike Anderson said. “We are trying to build the ultimate team and everyone has to be on board to make that…

  6. Florida Gulf Coast suspends junior Filip Cvjeticanin for three games

    Feb 1, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

    Joe Dooley

    Florida Gulf Coast and head coach Joe Dooley announced on Friday that junior Filip Cvjeticanin, the team’s biggest perimeter shooting threat, has been suspended for three games for a violation of team rules, according to a release from the school. Cvjeticanin began serving the suspension during Florida Gulf Coast’s Friday night win over Stetson and will…

  7. Ball State guard Chase Brogna withdraws from school for medical reasons

    Feb 1, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

    Ball State University Photo Services

    Ball State sophomore guard Chase Brogna, who has been out since December with a concussion, has withdrawn from school this semester due to medical reasons, according to a release from the Ball State athletic department. Brogna, a 5-foot-11 guard from Houston, intends to return to the team next season, according to the release. “We fully…

  8. Pregame Shootaround: Duke and Syracuse headlines the first day of February

    Feb 1, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

    syracuse

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 17 Duke at No. 2 Syracuse, 6:30 p.m., ESPN Could this get any juicier? Let’s ignore, for a second, the fact that the team currently sitting in first place in the ACC will be taking on the team that may be playing the best basketball in the ACC. Let’s also…

  9. POSTERIZED: Austin Peay’s Damarius Smith takes off against Murray State

    Jan 31, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

    Damarius Smith

    Murray State beat Austin Peay in a wild game, 96-88, to improve to 8-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference. What most people will remember from the game, however, is Austin Peay’s Demarius Smith taking off in flight going down the lane. With Austin Peay trailing 76-74 late in the second half, Smith threw down this…

  10. “Unebelievable is Believable Here” — A documentary of VCU’s run in the 2011 NCAA Tournament

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    They almost didn’t make it. After losing to Old Dominion in the CAA tournament and sitting at 23-11, it looked like Virginia Commonwealth would be on the outside looking in of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Many of the college basketball pundits didn’t give them a shot of attaining an at-large bid. The Rams, who were…

  11. The top five college basketball local fan bases

    Jan 31, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    ukathletics.com

    How much do the folks in the state of Kentucky like their college basketball? A whole lot. According to Nielsen, more than 50% of the population in the Bluegrass State has “watched, attended or listened” to both the Kentucky and Louisville basketball programs in the past 12 months. Kentucky checking in at 67% is downright…

  12. POSTERIZED: Marist’s Chavaughn Lewis goes over Monmouth’s Collin Stewart

    Jan 31, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    goredfoxes.com

    Last night, Chavaughn Lewis — one of the top players in the MAAC — went baseline off of an out-of-bounds play last night against Monmouth, and threw down this thunderous one-handed dunk over Collin Stewart. What makes the already impressive dunk more entertaining is how the ball popped right up into Lewis’ arm afterwards, and…

  13. Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington not enrolling at Rutgers

    Jan 31, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

    Greg Whittington

    Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington, who was dismissed from the Hoya program earlier this season in November, will not be enrolling at Rutgers as planned, according to Brendan Prunty of The Star Ledger. Whittington wouldn’t have been eligible to play for the Scarlet Knights this season but, assuming he successfully enrolled at the university for the spring…

  14. UTPA head coach Dan Hipsher suspended one game for violating WAC sportsmanship policy

    Jan 31, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    UTPA Athletics

    UTPA head coach Dan Hipsher wasn’t around to watch his Broncs fall 67-53 to Utah Valley on Thursday night, as he was ejected from the game in the first half. And as a result of his actions, the WAC has suspended him for UTPA’s game against Bakersfield for violating the league’s sportsmanship policy. “Conference sportsmanship…

  15. No. 11 Kentucky needs leaders to emerge at Missouri

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

    calipari

    After winning three straight games, No. 11 Kentucky didn’t put its best foot forward, so to speak, in their 87-82 loss at LSU on Tuesday night. Defensively the effort wasn’t where it needed to be, with LSU shooting nearly 51% from the field and Johnny O’Bryant III torching the Wildcat big men for 29 points…

  16. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Bitter rivals meet in New Rochelle

    Jan 31, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

    jaspers

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Manhattan at Iona, 9:00 p.m. (ESPNU) Whether or not Canisius has company atop the MAAC standings after Friday’s action will depend upon the result of this contest between schools separated by just over ten miles. Both teams can score, with Manhattan scoring just over 78 points per game and Iona averaging…

  17. Report: Minnesota’s Andre Hollins unlikely to play Saturday

    Jan 31, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

    hollins

    Minnesota junior guard Andre Hollins played less than a minute in the Golden Gophers’ win over Wisconsin on January 22, as he sprained his ankle after attempting a jump shot in the early stages of the game. As a result of the injury Hollins missed Minnesota’s loss to Nebraska last Sunday, and according to Jon…

  18. Georgia Tech’s Jason Morris out indefinitely with broken right foot

    Jan 31, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

    morris

    After playing just four minutes in Georgia Tech’s 78-65 loss to North Carolina on Wednesday night, 6-foot-5 senior wing Jason Morris left the game with a right foot injury. On Friday the school announced that Morris broke the fifth metatarsal in that foot, and as a result he’ll be sidelined indefinitely with a return this…

  19. Coaches to observe Autism Awareness Day on Saturday

    Jan 31, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

    skerry

    Saturday represents an important day in college basketball, and not solely because of some of the big games on the schedule. February 1 is also Autism Awareness Day in college basketball, with many coaches across the country donning lapel pins in support of the cause. The pins are in the shape of a puzzle piece,…

  20. Report: Wichita State lost money during its Final Four run last spring

    Jan 31, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

    marshall

    The prospect of an athletic department losing money during postseason play isn’t all that shocking, as it’s something we’ve become used to seeing in major college football. But this isn’t seen to be the case in college basketball, with their being four postseason events (as opposed to 35 bowl games) and the NCAA tournament raking…