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  1. No. 9 Michigan State suffers worst loss of the year to Nebraska at home

    Feb 16, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

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    Terran Petteway scored 23 points and hit a pair of ridiculous threes to stave off No. 9 Michigan State’s comeback attempts as Tim Miles’ Cornhuskers picked themselves up a statement win by going into the Breslin Center to knock off the Spartans, 60-51. Nebraska isn’t quite on the bubble yet, and while this win certainly…

  2. No. 23 SMU’s loss at Temple damages a resume that lacks quality road wins

    Feb 16, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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    With home wins over UConn, Memphis and Cincinnati, No. 23 SMU has three quality wins that look good on their NCAA tournament resume. Based largely upon those results, Larry Brown’s Mustangs look to be well-positioned to make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1993. However, results like Sunday’s 71-64 loss at Temple won’t do SMU…

  3. Wisconsin tops Michigan on the road 75-62, fourth straight win

    Feb 16, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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    On Jan. 18, Nik Stauskas scored 23 points Michigan’s 77-70 win over then-No. 3 Wisconsin inside the Kohl Center. That was at the point of the season where both teams were going in opposite directions. The Wolverines had won seven straight, a streak that would reach 10 games. Wisconsin, on the other hand, had dropped…

  4. No. 21 Wisconsin rides Frank Kaminsky’s hot hand to win at No. 15 Michigan

    Feb 16, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Remember when No. 21 Wisconsin lost five out of six games and fell out of the top 25? Remember before that, when everyone thought that they were a legitimate Final Four contender? Expect the latter to become a more prevalent opinion for the Badgers in the coming weeks. Wisconsin went into Ann Arbor on Sunday…

  5. Lamar head coach Pat Knight fired after two-plus seasons

    Feb 16, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

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    After two-plus seasons at Lamar, head coach Pat Knight, son of the Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight, was fired by the university on Sunday morning, according to a report from ESPN’s Andy Katz. The Cardinals are 2-11 in the Southland Conference and lost to Northwestern State, 87-67, on Saturday; the team’s fourth straight defeat.…

  6. Bill Clinton enjoys Arkansas behind the back lob pass (VIDEO)

    Feb 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    With 3:20 remaining in Saturday’s 81-70 home win over LSU, the Arkansas duo of Rashad Madden and Bobby Portis pulled off a highlight that made the 42nd President of the United States stand up and applaud. On the fast break Madden flipped a pass behind his back with Portis banked in the lop pass giving…

  7. Baye Moussa Keita could return for top-ranked Syracuse on Wednesday against Boston College

    Feb 16, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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    In two games this week, No. 1 Syracuse remained unbeaten with two thrilling victories over No. 25 Pittsburgh and N.C. State. Both of those wins came without senior center Baye Moussa Keita. Though the next time the Orange take the floor, the 6-foot-10 Keita could be back in the lineup. Keita has been sidelined the…

  8. Louisville players, coaches agree not to shave until next loss

    Feb 16, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    It worked for the Boston Red Sox this fall. This winter and spring Louisville will look to replicate the success of the beard. The Cardinals are riding a three-game winning streak, and until they lose again, players and coaches will refrain from shaving. “We all said, ‘Let’s have some fun. Let’s grow beards until we…

  9. POSTERIZED: Jabari Parker puts his stamp on the Maryland-Duke rivalry (VIDEO)

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    With Maryland set to join the Big Ten Conference next season. Jabari Parker, in all likelihood, won’t be back in Durham for a sophomore season. So, Saturday afternoon was Parker’s only opportunity to leave his mark on the storied Maryland-Duke rivalry. And he did just that. With 1:20 left, Duke drew up a play for…

  10. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Wisconsin-Michigan, Villanova-Creighton

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 6 Villanova vs. No. 18 Creighton, 5 p.m. (Fox Sports 1) Back on Jan. 20, Creighton went into Philadelphia, and shot lights out from three. The Bluejays went 21-of-35 (60 percent) from beyond the arc including nine triples from Ethan Wragge in a 96-68 win over then-No.4 Villanova. The second…

  11. Late Night Snacks: UConn wins in OT, Syracuse survives again

    Feb 16, 2014, 2:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 24 UConn 86, No. 20 Memphis 81 OT Shabazz Napier had himself a day. UConn’s all-american point guard finished with 34 points, five boards and four assists as the Huskies outlasted Memphis in overtime. IMPORTANT OUTCOMES: 1) No. 3 Florida 69, No. 14 Kentucky 59: Florida’s performance over the last…

  12. No. 14 Kentucky played much better than final score indicates

    Feb 16, 2014, 12:07 AM EDT

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    No. 3 Florida went into Rupp Arena and knocked off No. 14 Kentucky on Friday night, 69-59. Casey Prather finished with 24 points and four steals while Scottie Wilbekin went for 23 points and two assists without a turnover while hitting big shot after big shot in the second half. Simply looking at a box…

  13. Second-half adjustments result in No. 3 Florida’s 17th straight win

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    For much of the first half of Saturday’s game between No. 3 Florida and No. 14 Kentucky the Wildcats held the lead, with Julius Randle scoring ten points and Kentucky shooting 50% from the field. The Wildcats may have led by just three points at the half but it was clear that Billy Donovan would…

  14. Should T.J. Warren have been given an And-1 in loss to Syracuse? (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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    No. 1 Syracuse managed to remain undefeated on Saturday night, and believe it or not, the finish may have been more exciting than the Orange’s win over Pitt on Wednesday night. But the biggest call of the game actually came before the final play. T.J. Warren took a pass over the Syracuse press and went…

  15. No. 1 Syracuse escapes again, moving its record to 25-0 (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

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    Another close game for No. 1 Syracuse, and another escape with an unblemished record. The Orange did it again on Saturday night, with a C.J. Fair layup with 6.7 seconds remaining giving Syracuse a 56-55 win over an N.C. State team that didn’t reach New York until early Saturday due to travel issues. Of Syracuse’s…

  16. No. 8 Duke, Maryland end rivalry in fitting fashion

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Dez Wells was well on his way to being a legend in College Park. Maryland’s star guard had taken over late in the second half as the Terps made their final trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium as a member of the ACC. For all we know, it may be the final installment of the rivalry…

  17. POSTERIZED: UCLA’s Norman Powell seals win over Utah (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:33 PM EDT

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    After winning at USC on Thursday night, Utah entered Saturday’s game at UCLA with some confidence and they played that way in the first half. Despite Jordan Loveridge and Delon Wright combining to score just four points the Utes trailed by just two points at the half, 33-31. With that being the case, Larry Krystkowiak’s…

  18. Michael Sam appears at halftime of Missouri-Tennessee (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

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    Michael Sam made an appearance at halftime of the Missouri-Tennessee game on Saturday as the Tigers celebrated their football team’s Cotton Bowl victory. Sam has dominated headlines over the past week as he announced on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC and a mid-round…

  19. Marquette knocks off Xavier for solid home win

    Feb 15, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

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    Marquette is slowly turning the corner as the Golden Eagles won another game on Saturday, defeating Xavier 81-72 for a home Big East win. The Golden Eagles are only 15-10, (7-5 Big East) but, for the first time this season, they have a three-game winning streak and they’re able to build some momentum going towards…

  20. Bubble Banter: Why the biggest game of the day was between Missouri and Tennessee

    Feb 15, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

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    There are 28 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. Tennessee (RPI: 50, KenPom: 25) and Missouri (RPI: 43, KenPom: 46) are both currently sitting…