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  1. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Bubble battles, good games out west

    Feb 19, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 11 Creighton at Marquette, 8:00 p.m. Marquette paid a visit to Omaha in Creighton’s first game as a member of the Big East, and they got smacked about by the Bluejays. The Golden Eagles have gone on to have a fairly-disappointing 2013-2014 campaign, but a recent hot streak has gotten…

  2. Saint Louis moves into the Top Ten on Rick Majerus’ birthday

    Feb 19, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

    Dwayne Evans

    On Monday, the Saint Louis Billikens found themselves in the top ten of the AP poll for the first time since the 1964-65 season. That’s a cool nugget in and of itself, but it probably wouldn’t be worth making an entire post out of. They’ve won 17 games in a row. They have firm control…

  3. Pizza Hut to pay student $10,000 for his half court shot (VIDEO)

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

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    Earlier this week, video of Jack Lavery appearing to win $10,000 in a halftime contest at West Chester university in Pennsylvania went viral. Lavery was denied the money, however, because of a technicality in the rule. He had to hit a layup, a free throws, a three-pointer and a half-court shot in succession to win…

  4. Wyoming star Larry Nance Jr. tears ACL in win

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Wyoming knocked off Fresno State at home on Tuesday night, but the win wasn’t the big story of the night. Star forward Larry Nance Jr. went down with a knee injury. On Wednesday morning, Nance underwent an MRI. According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, that MRI revealed a torn ACL, ending Nance’s season. The injury occurred…

  5. Sports Illustrated’s latest issue features a pair of college hoops covers

    Feb 19, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

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    The internet has had a massive effect on the way that people consume news nowadays. The online side is taking over. Print media is a thing of the past, but that still doesn’t change the significance of being put on the cover of Sports Illustrated. That will always have meaning, and this week, SI released…

  6. St. John’s wins by 25 after trailing Butler at the half

    Feb 19, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

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    Butler pulled off the near-impossible on Tuesday night, getting drubbed by 25 points by St. John’s at Madison Square Garden. A loss at the hands of the Johnnies isn’t all that remarkable in and of itself. What makes the loss noteworthy is the fact that the final score was 77-52 after Butler went into the…

  7. The Secondary Break: Wednesday’s Links

    Feb 19, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Tyler Haws, Damyean Dotson

    Cougars get another shot at a ranked team on Thursday (Deseret News) BYU is one of many teams looking to play their way into the NCAA tournament in these final weeks of the regular season. With that being the case they have to take advantage of the quality opportunities in front of them, with Thursday’s…

  8. Aztecs’ defense, athleticism on display in blowout win

    Feb 19, 2014, 1:33 AM EDT

    Xavier Thames

    At the end of January, San Diego State traveled to Logan to face Utah State, a newcomer to the Mountain West Conference. Stew Morrill’s squad introduced the Aztecs to their style of play, one that had helped USU notch eight consecutive 20-plus win seasons in WAC. The Aggies converted 54 percent of their two-point field…

  9. Bubble Banter: Providence loses a heart breaker to Villanova

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT

    Bryce Cotton

    There are 25 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. If Providence (RPI: 58, KenPom: 56) ends up missing the NCAA tournament this…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Andrew Wiggins, Ryan Arcidiacono hit game-winners

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 9 Villanova 82, Providence 79 2OT Ryan Arcidiacono came off a ball screen, and took advantage of a mismatch, taking Kadeem Batts to the rack for the layup and the foul. That 3-point play turned out to be the deciding factor in an exciting double overtime finish for No. 9…

  11. Bench scoring fails to carry Richmond past GW

    Feb 18, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

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    There is little to no margin for error in the middle of the Atlantic 10 this season. Though Saint Louis still has to face VCU and Massachusetts on the road, the Billikens currently stand comfortably atop the conference, while five other teams have conference records ranging from 8-3 to 7-4. Tonight’s George Washington-Richmond contest was…

  12. Andrew Wiggins game-winning bucket saves Kansas at Texas Tech (VIDEO)

    Feb 18, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT

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    No. 8 Kansas struggled with Texas Tech on Tuesday night, and that shouldn’t be as much of a surprise as the names on those jerseys make it seem. The Red Raiders are tough this year. They beat Baylor in Lubbock, they beat Oklahoma State in Lubbock and they almost knocked off Iowa State in Ames…

  13. Questions continue to fog Kentucky

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    What a vast disparity in the two halves of tonight’s Kentucky-Mississippi contest. The Wildcats led by seventeen at the break, but fell apart defensively in the final twenty minutes, allowing Ole Miss to score 1.21 points per possession as Andy Kennedy’s squad cut UK’s lead to single digits. Overall, Kentucky scored 1.12 PPP, but questions…

  14. Texas fails to take advantage of their size in loss to Iowa State

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

    Javan Felix

    No. 19 Texas may be the most surprising team in the country this season, and the way that they’ve done it is through tough defense and an overpowering front court presence. Isaiah Taylor may be the guy getting the pub of late — scoring 50 points in wins over Baylor and Kansas will do that…

  15. Iowa State’s defense, Big 3 too much for Texas in Big 12 clash

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    A Texas win and a Kansas loss on Tuesday night would have made for a tie atop the Big 12 Conference standings. However, the Longhorns entered Hilton Coliseum, and left with only their second loss in their last 11 games as Iowa State took an important conference matchup with an 85-76 win. Tuesday night was…

  16. VCU’s Terrance Shannon leaves team

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

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    VCU lost some front court depth on Tuesday when the program announced that Terrance Shannon would be leaving the team for personal reasons. “We thank Terrance for his contributions to the program and wish him luck in his future endeavors,” head coach Shaka Smart said in a statement. Shannon came to VCU this summer as…

  17. St. John’s loses Chris Obekpa for 10-14 days with ankle injury

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    On Monday, St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was diagnosed with a sprain and bone bruise in his right ankle after suffering an injury during practice. On Tuesday, St. John’s announced he could be sidelined for up to two weeks. “Chris is a central part of what we do on both ends of the court. Our…

  18. Delon Wright a notable Cousy snub

    Feb 18, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Larry Krystkowiak

    It has become vogue to criticize selections to both the Wooden and Cousy awards; the John R. specifically drew the ire nationally when its midseason list was unveiled and a few names, including Kansas’ Joel Embiid and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, were omitted (though both can still be included amongst the finalists). One player, though, that…

  19. What happened to ‘The Movement’?

    Feb 18, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    Yogi Ferrell

    Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class was supposed to be a special group. The quintet, which included Yogi Ferrell, Ron Patterson, Peter Jurkin, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, and Jeremy Hollowell, had been dubbed ‘The Movement’ by Patterson, and coach Tom Crean’s remarks upon receiving their letters of intent confirmed the group’s significance: “We believe this is a class that…

  20. Iowa-Indiana game postponed after a piece of metal falls from Assembly Hall ceiling (VIDEO)

    Feb 18, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Tuesday night’s Big Ten battle between No. 15 Iowa and Indiana has been postponed the school announced after a piece of metal fell from the Assembly Hall ceiling onto seating in the lower bowl. “Safety is our No.1 priority,” Indiana Director of Athletics Fred Glass said in a statement. Our University engineers have advised us…