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  1. Pregame Shootaround: March begins with a huge ACC tilt

    Mar 1, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 4 Syracuse at No. 12 Virginia, (4:00 p.m., ESPN): CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down this weekend’s top matchups in our weekend preview: All of a sudden, this looks like the biggest game in the ACC this season. Believe it or not, Virginia currently holds a one game lead over…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Manhattan wins overtime thriller, Providence beats Seton Hall

    Feb 28, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Manhattan 80, Iona 77 OT A competitive game throughout, Manhattan lost its 10-point halftime lead, and went to overtime as Emmy Andujar could not complete his coast-to-coast layup. Andujar would come up big in overtime, giving the Jaspers a five-point lead with 24 seconds to play. Luckily, Manhattan’s missed free throws down the…

  3. Brown takes down Penn, 76-67, inside The Palestra (VIDEO)

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Mike Martin is continuing another strong year with his alma mater, as the Brown Bears lead the entire game, defeating Penn, 76-67, inside The Palestra on Friday night. Steven Spieth scored 19 points and corralled 12 rebounds. Cedric Kuakumensah recorded the second double-double for Brown with 16 points, 10 boards. Brown grabbed 12 more rebounds than…

  4. Manhattan’s Steve Masiello says ‘[MAAC] is not a one-bid league’ after win over Iona

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT

    Steve Masiello

    Emmy Andujar had a career night, scoring 28 points, grabbing six rebounds, dishing out three assists and coming away with three steals in Manhattan’s big MAAC 80-77 overtime win against regular season champion Iona on Friday night. Andujar went coast-to-coast at the end of regulation, but was denied by the rim as the Jaspers and Gaels…

  5. Bryce Cotton keeps Providence on the right path with win over Seton Hall

    Feb 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

    Bryce Cotton

    Providence and Seton Hall got off to a slow start offensively, combining for three points in the first four-plus minutes of Friday night’s game in Newark. In the second half, the Friars leader, Bryce Cotton, caught fire, scoring 17 of his 24 in the second half as PC won its second straight Big East game…

  6. New Mexico State’s KC Ross-Miller, Renaldo Dixon suspended for roles in Thursday’s skirmish at Utah Valley

    Feb 28, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

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    By now the footage of the post-game brawl that marred a competitive game between New Mexico State and Utah Valley has made the rounds, with the incident masking the fact that the Wolverines took a step towards the WAC regular season title with a 66-61 overtime victory. What got things going in the wrong direction…

  7. Assigned Reading: Caris LeVert’s defining moment

    Feb 28, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    Caris LeVert

    Five freshmen joined the Michigan basketball team to start the 2012-2013 season. Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas cracked the starting lineup. Mitch McGary would later join them, as he was the breakout star during the NCAA tournament. Then there was Spike Albrecht, who scored his 17 first half points in an exciting national championship…

  8. Kevin Stallings calls Tennessee fans who want Cuonzo Martin out ‘idiots’

    Feb 28, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

    Kevin Stallings

    Through two-plus seasons in Knoxville, Cuonzo Martin has compiled a 56-39 record with the Volunteers. Tennessee is 17-11 (8-7 SEC) this year, currently sitting sixth in the conference standings. Lately, some have speculated that Martin is on the hot seat. To make matters worse, former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, now an analyst with ESPN, is…

  9. Spencer Dinwiddie’s season is over, but he’s still looking at NBA draft

    Feb 28, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    Spencer Dinwiddie

    On Jan. 12, Spencer Dinwiddie went down with a knee injury in Colorado’s loss to Washington. A day later, he was sidelined for the remainder of the season as the MRI revealed the junior guard had torn his ACL. He won’t suit up again this year, and according to a report from Brian Howell of the Boulder…

  10. Florida’s Kasey Hill cleared to return Saturday against LSU

    Feb 28, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

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    No. 1 Florida will get deeper in the backcourt Saturday when they host LSU, as it was reported that freshman point guard Kasey Hill has been cleared to return to game action. The Gators have played their last three games without Hill, who was forced to sit out due to a groin injury. Head coach…

  11. Settlement talks next step in Ed O’Bannon lawsuit

    Feb 28, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

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    After U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken denied the NCAA’s request to have the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit dismissed last Friday, it seemed as if the case would be headed to trial in June. However on Friday it was reported by Jon Solomon of AL.com that Wilken has demanded that the two parties begin settlement talks. The…

  12. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Friars look to improve NCAA tournament prospects

    Feb 28, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Bryce Cotton

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Iona at Manhattan, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2) The Gaels have already clinched the MAAC regular season title, but that won’t diminish the importance of this matchup of rivals separated by just ten miles. For the Jaspers there’s a lot riding on this weekend, as landing either the second or third seed in…

  13. Dean Smith held back MJ? Roy Williams dispels ‘stupid myth’

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    The question of whether or not Dean Smith held back Michael Jordan during the latter’s three seasons in Chapel Hill is one that came up on multiple occasions throughout Jordan’s career. If you read here, the question was asked way back in 1985 with Smith denying the allegation. “The NBA rules are ideal for Michael,”…

  14. Florida Atlantic head coach Mike Jarvis to resign at season’s end

    Feb 28, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2014 Coaching Carousel, click here. A few hours after it was reported that Florida Atlantic would fire head coach Mike Jarvis Friday morning, the school announced that Jarvis would resign at the end of the season. FAU is 10-19 overall and 5-9 in Conference USA play after losing 72-64 to Tulane on Thursday…

  15. Bracketology: Overtime pays off for Arkansas, Oregon

    Feb 28, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    It was quite a night for a couple of bubble teams. With March knocking on the door, road wins for Arkansas and Oregon pushed the Razorbacks and Ducks into the Field of 68 – they are paired against each other in a First Four matchup in Dayton.  Missouri and Minnesota are the other at-large participants…

  16. Doug McDermott, Russ Smith among Naismith semifinalists

    Feb 28, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

    Russ Smith

    One day after the USBWA announced its fifteen finalists for the Oscar Robertson Award the Atlanta Tipoff Club released its list of ten semifinalists for the Naismith Award. Among the ten players on the list are seniors Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Russ Smith (Louisville), along with highly regarded freshmen such as Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Jabari…

  17. Nebraska to wear throwback uniforms Saturday vs. Northwestern (VIDEO)

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:24 AM EDT

    Tim Miles

    On Saturday afternoon Nebraska will celebrate its past, with numerous former players returning to Lincoln for the Huskers’ game against Northwestern and the Legends Weekend festivities. And the current team will dress the part, wearing throwback uniforms inspired by the 1911-12 team. That team went 14-1 and won the Missouri Valley Conference title, the program’s…

  18. Weekend Preview: Can Virginia win the ACC outright?

    Feb 28, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 4 Syracuse at No. 12 Virginia, Sat. 4:00 p.m. All of a sudden, this looks like the biggest game in the ACC this season. Believe it or not, Virginia currently holds a one game lead over the Orange in the ACC standings, and a win would clinch the ‘Hoos the outright…

  19. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Feb 28, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Cameron Bairstow

    From Ontario to Wichita, Lufile and Wiggins reach senior day together (Wichita Eagle) No. 2 Wichita State will play its final home game of the season on Saturday, and while much of the attention will focus on whether or not they can complete the regular season undefeated it’s also senior day. Two seniors being honored…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Five ranked teams, including No. 10 Saint Louis, fall

    Feb 28, 2014, 3:16 AM EDT

    moser

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Oregon 87, UCLA 83 (2OT) With UCLA playing without the suspended Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams, it seemed as if Oregon was well-positioned to earn a win that they needed to improve their NCAA tournament hopes. Of course the game supplied more drama than many anticipated, with Bryce Alford scoring 31…