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  1. No. 5 Michigan holds on to win at No. 9 Minnesota, 83-75

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Trey Burke, Julian Welch

    The matchup of two teams looking to rebound from losses last weekend nearly turned into a laugher, as No. 5 Michigan led by as many as 19 points during the second half. But No. 9 Minnesota fought back as they did at Indiana last Saturday, cutting the deficit to as low as seven. In the…

  2. No. 10 Florida holds Elston Turner to four points, beats Texas A&M

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

    Mike Rosario, Kourtney Roberson

    So much for all that Texas A&M talk. Four days after going into Lexington and earning a win against Kentucky, Texas A&M was set to host a beat up Florida team with a chance to really make a statement to the folks that put together bubble projections. So what did the Aggies do? Lost by…

  3. Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee looking to leave Sun Belt early?

    Jan 17, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT


    Conference realignment has been one of the more confusing topics in collegiate athletics in recent years, as the staggered dates in regards to school movement has led to fans not always knowing which school belongs to which league. Two schools slated to make a move in the near future, Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee, are…

  4. Report: James Southerland eligibility issue centers around term paper

    Jan 17, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

    James Southerland

    For the second straight season No. 6 Syracuse has seen a key contributor be ruled ineligible for competition, with senior forward James Southerland currently sitting out. Last year starting center Fab Melo was declared ineligible just before the NCAA tournament, and his absence was a big reason why the Orange failed to reach the Final…

  5. Loyola (MD) point guard R.J. Williams makes season debut tonight

    Jan 17, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament -  Loyola v Ohio State

    With a record of 4-2 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play, the defending tournament champion Loyola (MD) Greyhounds find themselves two games behind first-place Niagara (5-0) in the loss column entering their game tonight against Marist (7:30 p.m.). One thing that’s been missing for Jimmy Patsos’ team thus far has been a “true” point guard,…

  6. Pregame Shootaround 1.17.13: Minnesota-Michigan highlight a good night

    Jan 17, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Trevor Mbakwe, Elliott Eliason

    Game of the Day: No. 5 Michigan at No. 9 Minnesota (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) It seems like every night, our Game of the Night is going to be coming out of the Big Ten or the Mountain West, and Thursday is no different as the Wolverines look to bounce back from a disappointing loss…

  7. 10 tidbits to know: Great coaching in the state of Maryland

    Jan 17, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    Pat Skerry

    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports. Look for his Top 10 Tidbits every week. 1. Mark Turgeon has done an excellent job with this Maryland team. 14-3 overall, 2-2 start in ACC play and now a Top 25 win under his belt this year.  The…

  8. Frank Haith’s lawyer speaks about potential NCAA infractions

    Jan 17, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT


    Perhaps the most interesting story line surrounding Frank Haith’s emergence as one of the nation’s better coaches during his two seasons at Missouri has nothing to do with the Tigers and everything to do with Haith’s tenure at Miami, where he spent seven solid years being thoroughly average. If you’ve forgotten, Haith was tangled in…

  9. VCU and George Mason ‘close’ to four-year series

    Jan 17, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Darius Theus, Sherrod Wright

    VCU and George Mason spent many years banging heads for CAA supremacy before conference realignment stepped in and decided to take an immersion blender to everything we thought we knew about college hoops. In simpler terms, so many of those intra-conference rivalries we have come to know and love have been blown up like they’re…

  10. Wisconsin-Green Bay forward suspended three games

    Jan 17, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    Greg Mays

    Wisconsin-Green Bay head coach Brian Wardle has suspended sophomore forward Greg Mays for three games for the dreaded violation of team rules. “Each member of this program is held accountable to the standards set for all of us, and Greg made a decision which does not live up to those standards,” said Wardle in a…

  11. Butler gets back to their roots in a win over Richmond

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Greg Robbins, Andrew Smith

    Playing their first full game without Rotnei Clarke in the lineup, Butler shot 37.5% from the floor and just 5-19 from long range. Kellen Dunham, Brad Steven’s star freshman that many expected to pick up more of the scoring load, was just 2-10 from beyond the arc against Richmond. With those numbers in mind, would…

  12. Teen shot and killed after Jabari Parker’s high school game

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT


    One of the best high school games of the year in Chicago was marred by tragedy on Wednesday night. Simeon Career Academy knocked off Morgan Park 53-51 at Chicago State’s gym, but in the postgame handshake lines, a scuffle broke out. There was some pushing and shoving, and according to reporters at the game, some…

  13. NC State didn’t have a letdown game, they had an ‘NC State’ game

    Jan 17, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

    Alex Len, Nick Faust, C.J. Leslie, Richard Howell

    COLLEGE PARK, Md – Forgive me if I’m the only one that believes this, but I’m not ready to buy into the narrative that No. 14 NC State’s loss to Maryland on Wednesday can simply be explained away by the Wolfpack struggling to overcome their win over No. 1 Duke. Because if CJ Leslie hadn’t made…

  14. The Morning Mix

    Jan 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    SARAH WEISER/Daily Herald

    Matthew Dellavedova. He may have one of the ugliest strokes in the game, but BOY is it effective. BYU fans across the country are all waking up on the wrong side of the bed today. I know I say this almost every day, but MAN, do we have a lot of interesting news and notes…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Mountain West battles highlighted Wednesday’s CBB action

    Jan 17, 2013, 2:05 AM EDT


    Games of the Day:  St. Mary’s 70, BYU 69 The college basketball gods made us wait until the conclusion of the night to get the evening’s best ending. After Tyler Haws hit a fall-away floater in the lane to put BYU ahead by two with five seconds to go, Saint Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova threw…

  16. Matthew Dellavedova hits half-court buzzer-beater to lift Saint Mary’s over BYU (VIDEO)

    Jan 17, 2013, 1:16 AM EDT

    Matthew Dellavedova

    With his team down two points, 69-67, Saint Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova heaved a shot from half-court that went down as the buzzer sounded to give the Gaels a stunning 70-69 victory Wednesday night at Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. Dellavedova finished with 18 points on the night, but none bigger than the three that put…

  17. Anthony Marshall leads UNLV over No. 15 San Diego State on the road

    Jan 17, 2013, 12:28 AM EDT

    Anthony Marshall UNLV

    UNLV notched one of its biggest win of the season on the road Wednesday night, using 20 points, nine rebounds, and five assists from guard Anthony Marshall to secure an 82-75 victory over San Diego State at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif. Coach Dave Rice decision to use a smaller lineup down the stretch…

  18. No. 19 New Mexico outlasts Boise State in tough overtime test

    Jan 16, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    New Mexico

    Tony Snell scored 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting to lead No. 19 New Mexico to a gritty road win over Boise State, 79-74, Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. Leon Rice’s Broncos led by as many as six points with 8:32 remaining in the second half, but the game stayed within four…

  19. Olivier Hanlan misses free throw in final second, Miami escapes with win at Boston College

    Jan 16, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Durand Scott

    Durand Scott fouled Boston College freshman Olivier Hanlan behind the three-point line with 0.5 seconds remaining and the Eagles trailing by three, 60-57, giving him an opportunity to tie and send the game to overtime. Hanlan hit the first two but missed his final shot, allowing Miami to escape with a 60-59 victory in Chestnut…

  20. For Maryland, being lucky is better than being good if it’s only for one night

    Jan 16, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

    Alex Len Maryland

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Alex Len finished with 10 points and six boards, tipping in an errant Pe’Shon Howard shot with just 0.9 seconds left on the clock as the Terps knocked off No. 14 NC State at the Comcast Center, 51-50. Maryland had twice taken a ten point lead — the second of which…

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