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  1. Five-star shooting guard Rashad Vaughn commits to UNLV

    Feb 11, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT

    Terrence Payne

    One of the two top remaining available seniors ended his recruitment on Tuesday evening as Findlay Prep (Nev.) shooting guard Rashad Vaughn announced he had committed to UNLV on CBS Sports Network. Vaughn, a native of Golden Valley, Minn., selected the Runnin’ Rebels over four other finalists — Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina…

  2. Missouri basketball players support Michael Sam

    Feb 11, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Michael Sam

    The University of Missouri community has rallied behind senior Michael Sam, which includes support from the men’s basketball team as well. On Sunday, Sam, the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, announced that he was gay, and could potentially be the NFL’s first openly gay player with the 2014 NFL Draft scheduled in three…

  3. NCAA says app Snapchat can be used as a recruiting tool

    Feb 11, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    If this sounds like a headline you’d read on The Onion, you’d probably be correct. However, this is actually true. The NCAA specifically mentioned the popular social media app Snapchat as a permissible form of communication to use for recruiting purposes, effective on Aug. 1. Snapchat was released in the fall of 2011, and allows users…

  4. Oklahoma State’s Travis Ford explains how he reacted to Marcus Smart shoving incident

    Feb 11, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    Travis Ford

    Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford spoke at Sunday evening’s press conference regarding Marcus Smart’s suspension following a shoving incident involving Texas Tech “superfan” Jeff Orr. On Tuesday morning Ford appeared on ESPNU’s Katz’s Korner with host Andy Katz to discuss more specifically the situation which unfolded on Saturday evening with six second remaining in the…

  5. Morgan State player carted off of stretcher after fall

    Feb 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    @MorganStBears

    There was a scary moment in the crosstown rivalry between Morgan State and Coppin State on Monday night. With just under 14 minutes left to go in the first half, Morgan State’s Thair Heath went up for a dunk while Coppin State’s Michael Murray tried to block the shot. The two collided in mid-air and…

  6. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Tennessee

    Feb 11, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

    Ohio State v Michigan State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 15 Michigan at No. 22 Ohio State, 9:00 p.m. This is one of the most intriguing matchups of the week. Michigan had been streaking but got knocked out of their rhythm when Tom Crean decided to use Yogi Ferrell to guard Nik Stauskas. Ohio State had lost five of six…

  7. Report: Wagner’s Jay Harris suspended for the remainder of the year

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

    Wagner Athletics

    Wagner’s path to winning a second straight NEC title just got that much harder. Jay Harris, who was averaging 14.5 points over the last four games, has been suspended for the rest of the season for what is reportedly being termed as a violation of school policy. This was a basketball infraction or a team…

  8. Syracuse spent practice working on their curling (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    Curling is a thing in basketball. When you run off a downscreen and your defender is trailing you, you “curl” around the screen and cut towards the rim. That’s not the kind of curling that Syracuse was practicing this week. I guess everyone gets the Olympic fever. The Orange travel to Pitt on Wednesday.

  9. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: For the first 72 minutes that Doug McDermott played St. John’s this season, he lit the Johnnies up for 64 points, with 39 — and the game-winner — coming in the first matchup in Omaha and 25 coming in the first 32 minutes of the rematch in New York.  But down…

  10. POSTERIZED: Torrey Craig’s alley-oop caps off memorable night (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Jermaine Sanders, Torrey Craig

    Torrey Craig of USC-Upstate had 22 points and 15 boards in a 75-63 win over East Tennessee State, becoming just the seventh player in Atlantic Sun history to score 2,000 points. Not a bad night. Especially when you consider he threw down this nasty alley-oop as well.

  11. Bubble Banter: What does West Virginia need to do to earn their at-large bid?

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Juwan Staten, Monté Morris

    There are 36 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. West Virginia (RPI: 70, KenPom: 47) is shaping up to be one of the…

  12. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    thames

    At San Diego State, the basketball court is a classroom (USA Today) No. 5 San Diego State has surprised many with their excellent play this season, but the hot start has not come as a surprise to the players themselves. The leader is head coach Steve Fisher, who has turned the court into a classroom…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Kansas State topples Kansas in Sunflower Showdown

    Feb 11, 2014, 1:20 AM EDT

    Marcus Foster (Getty Images)

    GAME OF THE DAY: Kansas State 85, No. 7 Kansas 82, OT Another Monday, another Big 12 overtime game. Kansas State held off Kansas on Monday as the Wildcats were just 3-48 against the Jayhawks since 1994 entering the night’s contest. Marcus Foster and the Wilcats held off a furious nine-point comeback from Kansas in…

  14. Joel Embiid’s health, ball-screen defense concerns after Kansas loss at Kansas State

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:56 AM EDT

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    The final three shots and Andrew Wiggins took in regulation in Monday night’s loss to Kansas State are a pretty good representation of what this season has been like for him. In the final minute with a chance to tie the game, Wiggins airballed a three. A couple of possessions later, he beat his man…

  15. Kansas State earns big home win over No. 7 Kansas

    Feb 11, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

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    Kansas State blew a nine-point lead with under two minutes remaining and it didn’t look like the Wildcats had the momentum entering overtime facing in-state rival Kansas. The No. 7 Jayhawks had a ridiculous rally and Kansas State seemed to be battling injuries for the entire night and it appeared that Kansas was the favorite…

  16. Grambling State earns first DI victory in over 700 days

    Feb 10, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

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    Grambling State ended numerous losing streaks on Monday night as the Tigers knocked off Alcorn State 95-80 to earn a SWAC home win. Grambling State hadn’t won a game against a Division I opponent since March 4, 2012 when they knocked off Alabama A&M for a 75-72 overtime win. The win for Grambling State snapped…

  17. West Virginia’s Eron Harris tossed for dumb flagrant 2 (VIDEO)

    Feb 10, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

    Eron Harris

    An ugly sequence capped off West Virginia’s blowout win over No. 11 Iowa State. Going for a loose ball, Dustin Hogue of Iowa State kicks Kevin Noreen in the stomach. The ball ends up in the hands of Monte Morris, who is essentially punched in the face by Eron Harris as he goes up for…

  18. West Virginia makes a statement in blowout win over No. 11 Iowa State

    Feb 10, 2014, 10:11 PM EDT

    West Virginia v Baylor

    West Virginia continued their surge as one of the most surprising teams in the Big 12 on Monday night as they mollywhopped No. 11 Iowa State, 102-77. Remi Dibo led the way for the Mountaineers, scoring 20 points and hitting six of West Virginia’s 13 threes, but it was Terry Henderson who got hot in…

  19. Georgetown knocks off Providence to continue recent surge

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    Georgetown looked dead in the water as of two weeks ago. The Hoyas had lost five straight games in Big East play and it didn’t seem like head coach John Thompson III and Georgetown had a lot of hope going into February. But after a win at Madison Square Garden over a top-10 program in…

  20. Trailer for Washington Post’s Duke and Maryland documentary looks great (VIDEO)

    Feb 10, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

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    It’s sad to see the Duke and Maryland ACC basketball rivalry coming to an end this season, but on a brighter note, The Washington Post is producing a really cool documentary on the two seasons that Duke and Maryland won back-to-back national titles in 2001 and 2002, at the height of the rivalry. The Post will…