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  1. UNLV’s Roscoe Smith to miss Wednesday’s game due to concussion suffered Saturday

    Mar 2, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT

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    Saturday afternoon UNLV put forth one of its best performances of the season, shooting 61.8% from the field and 12-for-18 from beyond the arc in their 93-67 win at Air Force. Unfortunately for head coach Dave Rice that result came at a cost, as the school announced on Sunday evening that junior forward Roscoe Smith…

  2. No. 3 Arizona looks like a national title contender again

    Mar 2, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Aaron Gordon led five players in double-figures with 19 points and 15 boards as No. 3 Arizona won their fourth straight game, knocking off Stanford 79-66. It was the third straight game that the Wildcats have pounded a tournament caliber Pac-12 team, which more or less asserts that whatever had been ailing this team has…

  3. Late Night Snacks: Indiana mounting a late charge towards the bubble?

    Mar 2, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Clemson 77, Maryland 73 (2OT) With both teams looking to keep alive incredibly slim hopes of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, the Terrapins and Tigers needed ten extra minutes to determine a winner. Clemson would pull out the win in the end, with a Demarcus Harrison three with…

  4. Improved offensive execution keeps No. 25 New Mexico tied atop Mountain West

    Mar 2, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Fifteen days ago No. 25 New Mexico blew out Nevada in Albuquerque, shooting 55.2% from the field and assisting on 27 of their 32 made field goals in the 90-72 victory. And considering just how well Craig Neal’s team played for much of that game, it can be argued that the final margin was a…

  5. Knee injury to sideline Creighton’s Isaiah Zierden indefinitely

    Mar 2, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

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    Not only did No. 9 lose control of the Big East title race with their 75-69 defeat at Xavier on Saturday, the Bluejays also lost a member of their rotation to an injury. Redshirt freshman guard Isaiah Zierden went down in the first half of that game with a knee injury, and on Sunday evening…

  6. Indiana’s bubble dream still has a sliver of hope after win over Ohio State

    Mar 2, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Will Sheehey followed up a 30-point performance in the win over Iowa with 19 points, six boards and four steals and Yogi Ferrell finished with 20 points as Indiana knocked off their second straight ranked team, beating No. 22 Ohio State 72-64. It sets up an interesting situation for the Hoosiers. Hypothetically speaking, let’s say…

  7. Maurice Creek leads George Washington to 21st victory (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Having dropped three of the last four games, George Washington was in a position where they needed a win over George Mason to get back on track. Without a “bad” loss on its resume Mike Lonergan’s team is well-positioned to earn the program’s first NCAA tournament berth since 2007, and the Colonials took another step…

  8. Darrun Hilliard, Josh Hart stand out in No. 8 Villanova’s win over Marquette

    Mar 2, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

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    No. 8 Villanova has lost just three times this season: at No. 4 Syracuse in December and twice to No. 9 Creighton during Big East play. Not a particularly flashy team, the Wildcats are tough, unselfish and they’ve got plenty of skill as well. Those attributes were on display Sunday afternoon as Villanova beat Marquette…

  9. Iowa survives Purdue, 83-76, snaps three-game losing streak

    Mar 2, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    There’s much to like about Iowa this March. The Hawkeyes are deep and talented and possess one of the most efficient offenses in the entire country. Though, they struggle defensively and have let several marquee wins slip right through hands this season. The cause for concern has been a three-game losing streak — Wisconsin, Minnesota and…

  10. Wisconsin holds off Penn State, 71-66, for seventh straight win

    Mar 2, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

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    For another year, Wisconsin will finish Big Ten play as one of the top four teams in the conference standings. That became a certainty on Sunday afternoon when No. 14 Wisconsin held off a late comeback from Penn State, defeating the Nittany Lions on the road with a 71-66 final, giving the Badgers their seventh consecutive…

  11. LIU Brooklyn’s Jason Brickman becomes fourth player to record 1,000 career assists

    Mar 2, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    With 8:33 remaining in the first half, LIU Brooklyn senior point guard Jason Brickman recorded his third assist of the night as Gerrell Martin sunk a 3-pointer. For Brickman, that would be his 1,000th career assist, becoming only the fourth player in college basketball history to reach that milestone in the final game with the…

  12. Assigned Reading: Memories of Dean Smith should continue to last

    Mar 2, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Dean Smith, the legendary North Carolina basketball coach, who amassed 879 wins, won two national titles and reached the Final Four 11 times, celebrated his 83rd birthday on Feb. 28. Though for years now the Hall of Fame coach has endured an ongoing struggle with dementia. John Feinstein of the Washington Post published a story on Saturday,…

  13. Winthrop honors the victims of Sandy Hook tragedy (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    On December 18, 2012, four days after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. which left 26 people dead, Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey, the father of two daughters, used his post game press conference after losing to No. 4 Ohio State as a platform to call for change. “I know…

  14. POSTERIZED: Dunk City at it again with Bernard Thompson’s tip slam (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Bernard Thompson celebrates the Eagles win over the Georgetown Hoyas in their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    On the first day of the month, Florida Gulf Coast looked liked it was in mid-March form early in the second half of its game against Northern Kentucky. Dajuan Graf missed a mid-range jumper. A ball screen to get Graf the open look caused some rotations in NKU’s defense, leaving Bernard Thompson alone at the…

  15. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Six ranked teams in action

    Mar 2, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Stanford vs. No. 3 Arizona, 8 p.m. (ESPNU) Following two overtime games — one loss, one win — Arizona has won back-to-back games by an average of 27.5 points. The Wildcats offense is rolling, and coupled with its team defense, that spells trouble for in-coming Stanford on Sunday evening. The Cardinal…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Shockers move to 31-0 and eight ranked teams fall to unranked foes

    Mar 2, 2014, 2:07 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Southeast Missouri 118, Murray State 115 (2OT) This OVC contest was wild, with the Redhawks holding on for the three-point win despite giving Murray State one last shot at the tie with less than a second remaining in the second extra session. How’d it happen? SEMO’s Nino Johnson was hit with…

  17. Turnovers, Joel Embiid’s back major concerns for No. 5 Kansas

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:38 AM EDT

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    On Saturday night, No. 5 Kansas went into Stillwater and lost to Oklahoma State 72-65, and while it saved the Cowboys’ season, it more or less meant nothing to Kansas. Nothing at all. The Jayhawks clinched the outright Big 12 title on Saturday evening with Kansas State knocked off No. 15 Iowa State. If they…

  18. Saint Joseph’s beats St. Bonaventure for sixth straight win (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:25 AM EDT

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    After falling 65-49 at Saint Louis on February 5 the Saint Joseph’s Hawks had a 5-3 record in Atlantic 10 play and the look of a team that while solid would not be a contender for the conference title. Since that defeat the Hawks have won six straight games, with the most recent result being…

  19. Oklahoma State’s win over No. 5 Kansas a tale of two Marcus Smarts

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:57 PM EDT

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    The story of Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart in relation to the 2013-14 campaign is well-known by now. From the All-American guard surprising all of college basketball by returning for his sophomore year to his regrettable actions in Lubbock, Texas, the point guard has been one of the biggest stories of the season. But where…

  20. Bubble Banter: Saturday’s winners and losers

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

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    There are 15 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. (This post will be updated throughout the day) WINNERS Oklahoma State: The Pokes…