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  1. Perimeter defense once again problematic for No. 17 Oregon

    Jan 12, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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    No. 17 Oregon entered Pac-12 play undefeated and had the look of a team capable of big things both within the conference and nationally. With their surplus of quick guards and productive front court players Dana Altman’s squad was threatening triple digits on a consistent basis, and when that happens the defensive end tends to…

  2. Balanced No. 13 San Diego State exorcises Clune Arena demons

    Jan 12, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    No. 13 San Diego State’s trip to Colorado Springs to play Air Force on Sunday afternoon was a tougher game than some may have realized, and not solely because of the fact that the Falcons entered the game 2-1 in Mountain West play. Dave Pilipovich’s Falcons had won the last two meetings between the programs…

  3. La Salle beats Duquesne, remains undefeated in Atlantic 10 play (VIDEO)

    Jan 12, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Just like last season the La Salle Explorers got off to a slow start in non-conference play, and with that being the case the hope amongst the La Salle faithful is that this group will be able to duplicate the turnaround that resulted in a run to the Sweet 16. On Sunday afternoon Dr. John…

  4. Creighton gets 35 from Doug McDermott in a win over Xavier

    Jan 12, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

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    No Grant Gibbs? No problem. Playing their first game without the sixth-year senior guard thanks to a dislocated kneecap he suffered in a win over DePaul didn’t slow Creighton down at all. The Bluejays got a combined 37 points and 14 assists from Devin Brooks, Austin Chatman and Jahenns Manigat as they overcame a 12-0…

  5. Spencer Dinwiddie’s health much bigger concern for No. 15 Colorado than Sunday’s loss

    Jan 12, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Just seven days ago No. 15 Colorado put together an offensive performance worthy of a Pac-12 title contender, scoring 101 points in their win over then-No. 10 Oregon. Guards Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie combined for 50 points and 11 assists, proving to be too much for one of the nation’s better backcourts. With those…

  6. Pittsburgh forward Durand Johnson suffers season-ending torn ACL

    Jan 12, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

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    The Pittsburgh Panthers have adjusted well to their new surroundings, winning their first three conference games as a member of the ACC. But their most recent win, an 80-65 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon, came at a cost as sophomore forward Durand Johnson suffered an injury to his right knee with just over…

  7. The give and take of LaQuinton Ross

    Jan 12, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

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    No. 3 Ohio State is a good basketball team. You don’t make it to January undefeated — you don’t climb all the way up to No. 3 in the country — if you’re a good basketball team. So we’re not arguing that here, even if no. 20 Iowa’s 84-74 win in Columbus was the second…

  8. Iowa lands signature win on the road over Ohio State

    Jan 12, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

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    Iowa had lost three games this season — to Villanova, Iowa State and Wisconsin — with all those games either played on the road or at a neutral site. Those three losses also came by a combined 12 points. Heading into Columbus, the No. 20 Hawkeyes were looking to put together a full, 40-minute game…

  9. Russ Smith, Luke Hancock each score 23 as Louisville survives SMU

    Jan 12, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

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    Through 20 minutes it looked like No. 12 Louisville was going to cruise to a double-digit win over SMU. In the second half the Mustangs, who trailed by as many as 17 in the first half, fought back and cut into the deficit, keeping it at single-digits for the majority of the half. SMU kept…

  10. POSTERIZED: Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu dunks over St. John’s (VIDEO)

    Jan 12, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    What makes a posterized better? Gus Johnson on the call: On Saturday afternoon, No. 8 Villanova picked up a 74-67 road win over St. John’s inside Madison Square Garden behind a defensive effort, holding the Red Storm to 34 percent shooting. Daniel Ochefu added 10 points and seven rebounds while providing the highlight of the…

  11. DeAndre Kane’s status uncertain for Iowa State’s game against Kansas

    Jan 12, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    No. 9 Iowa State, days after picking up a big home win against No. 7 Baylor, fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday afternoon with an 87-82 road loss to Oklahoma. But bigger problems for the Cyclones is senior guard DeAndre Kane, averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game on…

  12. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Ohio State hosts Iowa in Big Ten play

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 20 Iowa vs. No. 3 Ohio State, 1:30 p.m. (CBS) The Hawkeyes travel to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes in a battle between two top 20 teams in an early Big Ten Conference clash. Iowa has lost three games — Villanova, Iowa State and Wisconsin — and in each of…

  13. Chris Fouch scores 31 in Drexel’s double overtime win over Northeastern (VIDEO)

    Jan 12, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    There were plenty of good games to keep you busy on Saturday. One of the best games you may have missed was a mid-major clash between two teams in the Colonial Athletic Association. Northeastern guard Demetrius Pollard (19 points, five assists, four rebounds) hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to force overtime. Then in the extra frame,…

  14. Late Night Snacks: No. 9 Iowa State, two other ranked teams fall

    Jan 12, 2014, 1:03 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 6 Wichita State 72, Missouri State (OT)  Wichita State trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half but Gregg Marshall’s team refused to lie down, with Fred VanVleet scoring 12 of the Shockers’ final 13 points to cap the comeback. Cleanthony Early tallied 22 points and 14…

  15. Rick Ray celebrated Mississippi State’s win over Ole Miss by dancing (VIDEO)

    Jan 12, 2014, 12:12 AM EDT

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    Rick Ray’s tenure at Mississippi State has been trying, as the Bulldogs have dealt with enough injuries and transfers and losses to drive any coach insane. That’s why this season, where the Bulldogs have already surpassed last season’s win total, is so satisfying for Ray, who celebrated a win over in-state rival Ole Miss with…

  16. Penn hangs on to beat rival Princeton in Ivy League opener (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:36 PM EDT

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    To say that Jerome Allen’s Penn Quakers had a rough go of it prior to the start of Ivy League play would be an understatement. The Quakers entered Saturday’s game against Princeton with a 2-10 record, with five of the defeats being decided by margins of six points or less. But there is talent on…

  17. No. 6 Wichita State needs 19-point comeback and overtime to get to 17-0

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:07 PM EDT

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    The odds of No. 6 Wichita State making it to March undefeated just got a little bit better. Don’t get me wrong, I’d still bet everything I own against the Shockers making it through the Valley unscathed. You don’t make it through the Valley unscathed. You just don’t. But if anyone is going to do…

  18. Butler suffers a third overtime defeat in Big East play, drops to 0-4

    Jan 11, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    When the 2013-14 season began it was clear that the Butler Bulldogs would have some major adjustments to make. A program that reached consecutive Final Fours had completed its conference “climb,” landing in the Big East after spending time in the Horizon League and Atlantic 10. With a change in conference, head coach, and the…

  19. Improved rebounding results in UConn’s first conference victory

    Jan 11, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT

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    UConn’s first two games as a member of the American Athletic Conference didn’t go as anticipated, with the Huskies losing games at Houston and SMU last weekend. One problem for the Huskies all season long has been their work on the boards, as they entered Saturday’s game against UCF ranked eighth in the American in…

  20. Mike Tobey takes step forward in Virginia’s beating of N.C. State

    Jan 11, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Less than two weeks ago Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers took their worst beating of the season, losing 87-52 at Tennessee with many wondering if Virginia had what it took to turn things around and be the ACC contender they were expected to be. Since that result: three wins, all by double digits, with their latest…