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  1. New Mexico State’s Tyrone Watson lone suspect in gruesome assault case

    Jan 29, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Tyrone Watson NMSU

    New Mexico State senior Tyrone Watson is at the center of a police investigation after allegedly beating fellow 19-year-old NMSU student Miguel Rascon, leaving him with facials fractures, a broken nose, and 10 stitches, KDBC in El Paso, Texas, is reporting. According to the report, Rascon is is not currently pressing charges, but has filed…

  2. Wisconsin sophomore Frank Kaminsky back in lineup Tuesday vs. No. 11 Ohio State

    Jan 29, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    Frank Kaminsky

    Wisconsin will have some more depth in the front court when it takes the floor Tuesday against No. 11 Ohio State, as sophomore big man Frank Kaminsky has been cleared to return to the lineup after sitting out with injury, the school announced Tuesday evening. Kaminsky has missed the past three games for Wisconsin after injuring…

  3. Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey reportedly removed from basketball arena after incident with campus police

    Jan 29, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    Ka'Deem Carey

    All-American Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey was ejected from last week’s UCLA-Arizona game after a confrontation with campus police, the UA student newspaper the Daily Wildcat first reported. According to the report, Carey and his cousin were asked four times by event staff to leave the designated Arizona student section after the two men were double-seated…

  4. UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad ‘day-to-day’ with illness

    Jan 29, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad will not practice Tuesday and is listed as “day-to-day” as he battles a gastrointestinal illness, Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register is reporting and other outlets have confirmed. The news of Muhammad’s condition comes as the Bruins are preparing for a game Wednesday against crosstown rival USC. Muhammad has been…

  5. Pregame Shootaround 1.29.13: Marshall Henderson, Coming To America

    Jan 29, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    Game of the Day: Kentucky at No. 16 Ole Miss (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) By now, you’ve seen the GIF. If you haven’t, than you’ve probably seen the picture of him double-fisting Coors Light or somehow convincing one coed that it’s romantic to have his tongue in her face. At the very least, you’ve had to…

  6. Florida grabs No. 1 seed in East in latest bracket

    Jan 29, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

    Kenny Boynton, Ernest Ross

    Florida grabs a No. 1 seed in the East Region in our latest bracket projection. The other number one seeds are Kansas, Michigan, and Arizona.  It’s shaping up to be quite a race for the top line.  Indiana, Syracuse, and Duke are close behind.  It would take some help, but it’s not impossible for Gonzaga or even…

  7. Was Saturday the breakout game Jarnell Stokes needed?

    Jan 29, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    Jarnell Stokes, Murphy Holloway

    Jarnell Stokes found his way onto every breakout stars list that was released back in October. That’s what happens when you enter college in January of what should be your senior year in high school and proceed to average 9.6 points and 7.4 boards for a team that finished second in the SEC. Stokes hasn’t…

  8. Coach Cal auctioning off shoes for Coaches vs. Cancer

    Jan 29, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    John Calipari is probably the most polarizing figure in college basketball. Kentucky fans love him. Memphis fans loved him and now hate him, like just about every other fanbase in the country. Some media members think he’s a God, others consider him the worst thing to happen to college athletics since television contracts, while still…

  9. Jordan Morgan is somehow not seriously injured

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Michigan Illinois Basketball

    Look at this picture (well, if you’re squeamish, don’t): What’s your first thought? Because mine was, ‘Have a nice offseason, Jordan. Hopefully, you’ll be back to 100% by the time next season starts.’ There’s no way that an ankle that rolls that far — seriously, his foot is at a 90-degree angle and the side…

  10. Louisville’s win conceals more poor late-game execution

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Louisville

    Louisville was able to snap their three-game losing streak on Monday night, knocking off Pitt 64-61 in the Yum! Center to move to 5-3 in the Big East and stay two games behind Marquette and Syracuse atop the league standings. There’s no question it was a big win for the Cardinals, because Pitt is a…

  11. The SEC/Big East Challenge is no more

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    The SEC/Big East Challenge is dead. That much Big East commissioner Mike Aresco told reporters in Connecticut yesterday. It was confirmed to AL.com’s Jon Solomon by the SEC’s Craig Pinkerton: “This was the final year of our contract for a basketball invent involving the Big East Conference,” SEC spokesman Craig Pinkerton said via e-mail. “Playing…

  12. Erick Green doesn’t need your lousy scoring title

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Erick Green

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Minutes after a disappointing 74-58 loss to arch-rival Virginia, Erick Green walked around the perimeter of the court at Cassell Coliseum, offering daps to loyal fans who leaned over the railing, eager to touch the Hokies’ hot hand. “Keep your head up, Erick!” shouted one young fan. It seemed like a strange…

  13. The Morning Mix

    Jan 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Marquette bat

    Marquette got rid of their bat problem. Louisville got back on track. Kansas won again. Grambling State lost again. That’s the hand we were dealt last night. Let’s hit the links. Tuesday’s Top games: 7:00 p.m. – Wisconsin @ No. 11 Ohio State 7:00 p.m. – No. 19 North Carolina State Virginia 7:00 p.m. –…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Louisville snaps the losing streak, Grambling stays winless

    Jan 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Louisville

    A decent slate of games on Monday night. Three Top 25 teams, a full slate of SWAC and MEAC games and the premiere teams in the Big 12 and Big East pull out wins. Enjoy to briefing, it’s Late Night Snacks. Game of the night No. 13 Louisville 64, Pittsburgh 61 - The Cardinals hadn’t won…

  15. No. 2 Jayhawks dress for success, hold off upset-minded Mountaineers

    Jan 28, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Kansas v West Virginia

    MORGANTOWN, W.V. — New look, same old Jayhawks. Kansas unveiled their new Adidas-designed “invisible” uniforms in their first visit to WVU Coliseum, but the result was the same we’ve seen again and again. Kansas won, 61 to 56. The only difference was the new look, and the new surroundings. It was their first trip to…

  16. Notre Dame women beat Tennessee, UConn on the road in same season

    Jan 28, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

    Skylar Diggins, Kamiko Williams

    Notre Dame went into Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday night and beat Tennessee 77-67. The win itself was a good one. The no. 2-ranked Lady Irish beat the Lady Vols on the road in a win that will improve their chances at a no. 1 seed come March. But more than that, the victory completed a…

  17. Pitino: Kevin Ware “isn’t coming back anytime soon”

    Jan 28, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Martino Brock, Kevin Ware

    A bit of news out of the postgame press conference after the Louisville/Pittsburgh game. It was announced before the game that, along with swingman Wayne Blackshear who was out with a shoulder injury, sophomore guard Kevin Ware would not play in Monday night’s game. Well, there’s not much clarification to the situation, at least not…

  18. Louisville making slow progress back to its closing ways in win over Pitt

    Jan 28, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Louisville

    Louisville just needed a win, any type of win, to get out of their current funk of a three-game losing streak. The one they got, a 64-61 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday night at the KFC Yum! Center, was an ugly one. And frankly, it was one that the Panthers really lost, more than the…

  19. DaJuan Coleman out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

    Jan 28, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

    Villanova v Syracuse

    Syracuse’s front court just took a major hit with the announcement that DaJuan Coleman will miss the next 4-6 weeks after left knee surgery. Coleman has been the Orange’s secondary threat down low. The 6-9, 288-pound freshman is averaging 5.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game this season. Though he’s struggled as of late, scoring…

  20. There’s no rush for a 12th Big East team, because it doesn’t improve much

    Jan 28, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    Today, Big East Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco told reporters that the conference is looking to add a 12th team after the recent losses of Boise State and San Diego State. “We probably at some point will add a 12th team,” Aresco said. “We are going to have 11 when Navy comes in ’15. We’ll have…

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