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  1. Offensive struggles prove costly for No. 2 Arizona in Tempe

    Feb 15, 2014, 1:51 AM EDT

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    Without arguably their most versatile offensive threat in sophomore forward Brandon Ashley, it was clear at the time of his season-ending injury that No. 2 Arizona had some important adjustments to make. Ashley’s injury robbed the Wildcats of a player capable of scoring both inside and out, and that personnel hit was something Arizona would…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Arizona State, Harvard earn double overtime victories

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:32 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Arizona State 69, No. 2 Arizona 66 (2OT) A Jermaine Marshall layup with 14 seconds remaining in double over time gave Arizona State a lead it would not relinquish, with the Sun Devils adding a quality win to its NCAA tournament resume. Marshall finished the game with 29 points and Jahii Carson…

  3. Arizona State picks up valuable resume-building win over No. 2 Arizona

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:21 AM EDT

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    In the first meeting between No. 2 Arizona and Arizona State, the Sun Devils were without a key piece. Due to a hip injury, senior guard Jermaine Marshall was held out, and his absence contributed to the Wildcats winning by a comfortable margin in Tucson. Friday night the tables were turned to a certain extent,…

  4. Bob Knight a fan of St. Louis, Jim Crews

    Feb 14, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Bob Knight is a brash and brazen kind of guy — he was as a coach and is as a color commentator. Love him or hate him, that’s just who he is as a person. As a color guy, he is fantastic in this regard. There is no holding back and he tells everything just…

  5. Kansas center Joel Embiid won’t play Saturday against TCU

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

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    In the aftermath of No. 7 Kansas’ loss at Kansas State on Monday night, head coach Bill Self noted that freshman center Joel Embiid is a bit “beat up.” Dealing with nagging knee and back issues, Embiid didn’t play as well as the Jayhawks would have hoped against Kansas State. And with the freshman taking…

  6. Syracuse encourages fans to ‘Get your Tyler Ennis Jersey’

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Tyler Ennis is the hottest name in college basketball at the moment, after hitting a 35-foot buzzer beater against Pittsburgh to keep the Orange undefeated. Syracuse is, no doubt, looking to capitalize and sell some Tyler Ennis jerseys in the process. The only problem is they cannot market and sell the jersey as Tyler Ennis’…

  7. Recommended Reading: College Basketball rivalries in the NBA

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    The Duke vs. North Carolina basketball rivalry is not just the biggest one in college hoops, but it’s one of the biggest in sports — both college and professional, alike — period. Come basketball season, the students and players at each respective school don’t like each other a whole lot — not so surprisingly, the…

  8. ‘Mental anguish’ cited by Duke fan in request to have expenses for postponed game refunded

    Feb 14, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

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    While the decision to postpone Wednesday’s scheduled contest between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina was applauded by many due to the winter storm that hit the region, there was still criticism in regards to how the situation was handled. Some felt that the decision-makers took too long to come to a decision, even though…

  9. Next two games could potentially change course of Utah’s season

    Feb 14, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Even with the loss of three starters from a team that pulled off a surprising run to the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament, the Utah Utes had the appearance of a team that could make a move in the Pac-12. Forward Jordan Loveridge and guard Brandon Taylor would be sophomores, and a group of newcomers…

  10. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Opportunity knocks for Arizona State

    Feb 14, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 2 Arizona at Arizona State, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN) No. 2 Arizona remains ahead of the pack in the Pac-12 by two games, but there may be some teams who sense an opportunity now that Brandon Ashley’s out for the year. However Arizona’s won its last two games after falling at…

  11. Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford discusses Marcus Smart on ‘Dan Patrick Show’ (VIDEO)

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    On Friday morning Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford appeared on the Dan Patrick Show, discussing the events of last Saturday with guest host Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated. In the interview Ford noted that he was unable to see what occurred in the stands, not learning what happened until the official gave the reason…

  12. 2014 guard Peyton Allen verbally commits to Texas A&M

    Feb 14, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Texas A&M added a player to its 2014 recruiting class on Thursday, as 6-foot-5 shooting guard Peyton Allen verbally committed to the SEC school. Allen, a native of Chatham, Ill., also held offers from schools such as Butler, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. In addition to Allen the Aggies have received commitments from guards Sidy Ndir and…

  13. NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses desire to raise NBA age limit

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT

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    With the shift in leadership from David Stern to Adam Silver, the NBA has begun a new era with Silver taking over as commissioner. Last week it was discussed that one area in which Silver would like to make changes is the NBA’s age limit, which would be raised from 19 to 20 years old…

  14. Indiana’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea arrested early Friday morning, suspended indefinitely

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

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    According to multiple media reports, Indiana sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was arrested early Friday morning on charges of operating (a vehicle) while intoxicated and operating with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or greater. According to the Indianapolis Star, both charges are misdemeanors in Indiana. An officer noticed that his car had its left turn signal…

  15. Weekend Preview: Four games featuring two ranked teams this weekend

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 14 Kentucky at No. 3 Florida, Sat. 9:00 p.m. Here’s Kentucky’s chance to prove themselves. Here’s their chance to say that they are more than just a talented group of wimps. Florida is as good of a defensive team as you are going to find in the country, largely because they…

  16. Bracketology: Valentines for Wichita State and West Virginia

    Feb 14, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

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    In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the February 14 bracket projection offers special gifts to Wichita State and West Virginia. After chasing the top line for a month or so, Wichita State holds the final No. 1 seed (Midwest) in today’s bracket.  And West Virginia has the distinction of being today’s final team IN the…

  17. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Feb 14, 2014, 8:02 AM EDT

    Gary Harris

    Twenty years later, memories of Calipari-Chaney feud live on (Massachusetts Daily Collegian) Thursday marked the 20-year anniversary of the unforgettable verbal altercation between then-Temple head coach John Chaney and then-UMass head coach John Calipari following a one-point UMass victory. And the heat of that moment revealed how fierce the rivalry between the two schools was…

  18. Bubble Banter: Can Minnesota avoid playing their way out of the tourney?

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:18 AM EDT

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    There are 30 days left until Selection Sunday. Every morning from now until the bracket comes out, we’ll help you get caught up on the happenings with impact on the bubble from the night before.  You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. Minnesota (RPI: 39, KenPom: 39) lost to No. 21 Wisconsin on Thursday night.…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Bubble teams take center stage

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:17 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Missouri 86, Arkansas 85  Jabari Brown’s shot with 10.2 seconds remaining was the difference as the Tigers denied the Razorbacks a much-needed SEC road victory. Arkansas still has just one conference road win to its credit this season, and that came at Vanderbilt last week. As for the Tigers, Jordan Clarkson…

  20. Bruiser Flint loses it on controversial call in loss to Charleston (VIDEO)

    Feb 14, 2014, 12:15 AM EDT

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    Drexel was down 47-46 with just 3.8 seconds left on Thursday night when Chris Fouch did his best to get his Tyus Edney on. He went the length of the court, got all the way to the rim and … well, you make the call. Did his shot get blocked? Was that a goaltend? Was…