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  1. Ram tough: Colorado State downs UNLV 66-61 (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

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    If you told me I could only cover one conference for the remainder of the season, I’d pick the Mountain West, and I’ll tell you why. Top-to-bottom, right now, it’s the most competitive league in the nation. Any team can beat any other on any given day, and it’s not because the league is weak,…

  2. No. 11 Ohio State loses at No. 18 Michigan State when Scott’s shot falls short

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Live by the three, die by the three. Preseason All-American DeShaun Thomas played all 40 minutes of a 59-56 Ohio State loss, and thank goodness for his team that he did. Thomas was the only Buckeye in double figures, scoring 28 points on 50% shooting from the floor. Despite his 6’7″, 225-lb. frame, Thomas shot…

  3. FSU’s Shannon injures neck vs. UVA, taken off court on backboard

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Scary news out of Charlottesville tonight. UVA won 56-36, but fans, coaches and players were far more concerned with an injury that occurred with 3:59 left to play. Terrence Shannon, a junior forward for Florida State, was taken off the court on a backboard after colliding with Virginia’s Evan Nolte. Shannon injured his neck on…

  4. Mark Lyons wins point guard showdown in Arizona victory over Arizona State

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    Mark Lyons

    Mark Lyons scored 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting to lead No. 7 Arizona past Arizona State, 71-54, at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday. Arizona-Arizona State was hyped for much of the week, due in large part to the backcourt matchup of Lyons and point guard Jahii Carson for Arizona State. It had…

  5. No. 21 Oregon moves into first in the Pac-12 with win at No. 24 UCLA

    Jan 19, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

    Tony Woods, Travis Wear

    It’s time for us to start taking Oregon seriously. That much is obvious now that the Ducks have handed both Arizona and UCLA their only losses in the Pac-12 this season. On Saturday, Dana Altman’s team went into Pauley Pavilion and knocked off the Bruins 76-67 behind 18 points from Tony Woods and 12 points…

  6. Billy Donovan gets 400th win and celebratory Gatorade bath (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

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    Despite not having Laurence Bowers in the lineup, the game between Missouri and Florida was billed as one of the marquee match-ups on a loaded Saturday of college hoops. Unfortunately, the Florida Gators had other plans, and turned the game into a rout, beating the Tigers 83-52. Billy Donovan has never been one to draw…

  7. Missed buzzer-beater gives Wichita State big win over No. 12 Creighton

    Jan 19, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Creighton Wichita St Basketball

    A couple of our favorite water-cooler debates were fired back up by the end of this classic 67-64 Wichita State win. Should a coach call for the foul when his team is up three with under :10 left on the clock? Are referees blind and/or willfully destroying college basketball? With Carl Hall at the line,…

  8. Michael Carter-Williams leads No. 6 Syracuse to win over No. 1 Louisville

    Jan 19, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams,  Gorgui Dieng

    Michael Carter-Williams responded to missing a game-tying free throw quite nicely, as he got a steal off of an errant Peyton Siva pass and went the other way, dunking on Gorgui Dieng to put the Orange up 69-68 with 25 seconds left. Wayne Blackshear would get his shot blocked at the rim on the next…

  9. Late Afternoon Snacks: Kansas struggles to beat Texas; Bulldog on Bulldog crime

    Jan 19, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore, Sheldon McClellan

    Game of the Day No. 4 Kansas 64, Texas 59: Texas is struggling this season, but the Longhorns are still one of the nation’s most efficient defensive teams. That was enough for them to scare the dickens out of Kansas for roughly 36 minutes. As Daniel Martin wrote earlier today, the tide turned on a…

  10. Walt Lemon buzzer-beater propels Bradley past Missouri State (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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    On a day featuring a loaded slate of college basketball action, the first highlight of the day comes from a game you probably didn’t know was going on. Bradley guard Walt Lemon Jr. drove the entire length of the floor with 4.3 seconds remaining and hit a running 3-pointer off the glass to give the…

  11. Lights go out in Oxford, but Ole Miss holds on for win over Arkansas

    Jan 19, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

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    Ole Miss junior guard Marshall Henderson can, at times, be said to “shoot the lights out”. But Saturday afternoon in Ole Miss’ 76-64 win over Arkansas, the lights went out with no help from Henderson. With 5:37 remaining in the first half, Tad Smith Coliseum went dark for close to 25 minutes as arena officials worked…

  12. Ben McLemore, No. 4 Kansas escape with win in Big 12 road test vs. Texas

    Jan 19, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    In one swift transition sequence, the momentum shifted in Austin, Texas. Down by as many as 11 points Saturday, a Jeff Withey block with 4:34 remaining in the second half led to a thunderous dunk off of an alley-oop by freshman Ben McLemore to put Kansas ahead by one point, 54-53, on its way to…

  13. No. 10 Florida beats No. 17 Missouri, proves they are true contender

    Jan 19, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Kenny Boynton, Ernest Ross

    Did we all forget about No. 10 Florida? That’s apparently what happens when you give away a game at Arizona — the No. 7 team in the country — and lose a nailbiter in a de-facto road game against Kansas State — the No. 16 team in the country — in Kansas City. And it’s…

  14. Jeff Elorriaga out with concussion for Boise State Saturday vs. Air Force

    Jan 19, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

    Jeff Elorriaga

    Boise State guard Jeff Elorriaga will not play Saturday against Air Force after suffering a concussion in his team’s Jan. 16 loss to New Mexico, the Idaho Statesman is reporting. Elorriaga did not make the trip to Colorado Springs with the team for Saturday’s game. On the season, he is averaging 11.9 points and 3.5 rebounds…

  15. Reggie Bullock’s hot first half lifts North Carolina to big win over Maryland

    Jan 19, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

    Reggie Bullock

    If you were looking for the Maryland team that beat No. 14 NC State Wednesday, it did not show up in Chapel Hill for much of its matchup with North Carolina on Saturday. Maryland turned the ball over 22 times and trailed by as many as 23 points on its way to a 62-52 loss…

  16. Shabazz Napier will play Saturday vs. Pittsburgh after shoulder injury

    Jan 19, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier will play Saturday against Pittsburgh, five days after injuring his shoulder versus Louisville, the school announced via Twitter. Napier was listed as a “gametime decision” after being injured on a drive to the basket early in Monday’s loss to the Cardinals and made the trip to Pittsburgh with the team, as…

  17. Pregame Shootaround 1.19.13: Louisville-Syracuse highlights loaded Saturday slate

    Jan 19, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

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    Game of the Day: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 6 Syracuse (4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) It all begins at the point guard spot for these two teams. Peyton Siva and Michael Carter-Williams both change the complexions of their team’s respective offense when they are on the floor. Siva is the backcourt complement to the emerging…

  18. Tennessee to raise banner in Pat Summitt’s honor before game on January 28

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:49 PM EDT

    Pat Summitt

    The University of Tennessee has decided that it will honor head coach emeritus Pat Summitt, raising a banner at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 28 when the Lady Vols host Notre Dame. Summitt, who won eight national titles and never missed the NCAA tournament in her 31 years as head coach in Knoxville, was diagnosed with…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Lamont Jones, Sean Armand lead Iona past Fairfield

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Tim Cluess, Kevin Cluess, T.J. Cluess

    Game of the Night  Iona 84, Fairfield 75 In a game the Stags needed to maintain contact with the upper portion of the MAAC standings early foul trouble and 15 first-half points from Sean Armand got them in trouble. Despite the efforts of guard Derek Needham (26 points) Fairfield fell short in New Rochelle, with…

  20. Georgia State declares Denny Burguillos and Cameron Solomon academically ineligible

    Jan 18, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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    In their final season in the Colonial Athletic Association the Georgia State Panthers have gone through an up and down season, as they enter this weekend with a 7-11 record (2-3 CAA). Unfortunately for head coach Ron Hunter his bench will be a bit thinner for the remainder of the season, as the school announced…

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