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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:18 AM EDT

    Malik Smith, Alex Olah

    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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Stellar offense, improved second-half defense leads UCLA past Colorado

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:54 PM EDT

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    Steve Alford’s UCLA Bruins hosted Colorado on Thursday with the winner taking a step forward in the quest to not only determine the Pac-12’s second-best team but also keep pace with an Arizona squad that has some tough road games remaining on its schedule. And thanks to some excellent offensive execution the Bruins were the…

  12. Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt wins game with a four-point play (VIDEO)

    Feb 13, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Things haven’t gone as planned for either Boston College or Georgia Tech this season, with both teams finding themselves in the bottom half of the ACC standings after entering 2013-14 with hopes of surprising people. And that can also be said for their matchup on Thursday, a game that was originally scheduled to be played…

  13. Missouri clips Arkansas in key matchup of SEC bubble teams

    Feb 13, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

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    It’s a question that has been asked many times over the last month, and it’s a question that will continue to be asked until Selection Sunday: who from the SEC, besides Florida and Kentucky, deserve a bid to the NCAA tournament? On Thursday night two teams in need of wins, Arkansas and Missouri, met in…

  14. No. 18 Creighton survives upset bid from Butler

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Doug McDermott did Doug McDermott things on his first visit to Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, scoring 26 points and hitting what turned out to be the game-winning three as No. 18 Creighton beat the Bulldogs, 68-63. The irony, however, is that Butler actually discovered a pretty effective way of slowing down McDermott in the second half.…

  15. NCAA announces changes to women’s tournament scheduling for 2017

    Feb 13, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    After using the Friday-Sunday format for the women’s Final Four from 1996-2002, the NCAA made the move to a Sunday-Tuesday format in 2003. And after more than a decade of that format, the NCAA has decided to go back to the Friday-Sunday format beginning with the 2017 NCAA tournament. With the combination of this move…

  16. Yale is in an unfamiliar spot in the Ivy League: At the top, looking down

    Feb 13, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    Nick Victor, Brandon Sherrod, Javier Duren, Omar Calhoun

    When you think of the Ivy League, Yale isn’t the first program that comes to mind. These days, it’s Harvard, as the Crimson went out and hired Tommy Amaker, who formerly coached at Michigan Seton Hall, while turning top 25 recruiting classes into league titles and, in 2013, an upset win over No. 3 seed…

  17. Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald suffers season-ending knee injury

    Feb 13, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Freshman forward Davonte Fitzgerald has been one of the bright spots this season for Texas A&M, as he averaged 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in just under 16 minutes of action per contest. And on Wednesday in the Aggies’ win over LSU the Atlanta native got off to a hot start, scoring 11 points and…

  18. Joe Biden, Syracuse fans were excited about the Tyler Ennis game-winner

    Feb 13, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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    You’ve seen the shot, now see the reactions. (h/t to Sean Keeley over at Nunes Magician for compiling these) The ‘Doitdoitdoitdoit': Tyler Ennis is a BOSS: Doesn’t he have more important things to be doing?: The VP called @tdot_ennis today to congratulate him on his amazing 35ft buzzer beater to keep @syrbasketball unbeaten pic.twitter.com/7XVzYXjDMi —…

  19. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Snow disrupts another night of hoops

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Frank Kaminsky, Elliott Elilason

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Minnesota at No. 21 Wisconsin, 9:00 p.m. Richard Pitino will take his Gophers into Madison tonight to take on No. 21 Wisconsin in a game that Minnesota really needs to help solidify their at-large profile. The Gophers were in a great position after wins over Ohio State and Wisconsin last month,…

  20. Naismith Award Midseason Top 30 List released

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    The Naismith Award has released their Midseason Top 30 list. The Naismith Award is one of college basketball’s Player of the Year awards. At first glance, the list looks pretty solid, as they included Lamar Patterson, Sean Kilpatrick and Xavier Thames, which the Wooden Award did not do. But in reality, who is on the…