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  1. Kansas center Joel Embiid on track to play Tuesday at Texas Tech

    Feb 16, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

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    After not practicing in the days following Kansas’ loss at Kansas State on Monday night, freshman center Joel Embiid did not play in the Jayhawks’ 95-65 win over TCU on Saturday afternoon. With Embiid being a key figure for Kansas, the time off could prove beneficial down the line as the Jayhawks need their big…

  2. St. John’s continues late charge towards NCAA tournament berth

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

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    At 0-5 in the Big East the St. John’s Red Storm looked like a team unsure of its individual roles and how they fit within the team concept, and despite their individual talent Steve Lavin’s team didn’t look like a group capable of turning things around. But a switch was flipped, and the Red Storm…

  3. No. 6 Villanova’s two losses to No. 18 Creighton a result of bad match-ups

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Styles make fights. And sometimes they make beatings. That’s about the best way to explain what happened to No. 6 Villanova on Sunday, as their attempts to defend Doug McDermott and No. 18 Creighton once again fell short of the mark. Creighton shot 64.2% from the field and 9-for-15 from beyond the arc in their…

  4. No. 18 Creighton puts on another offensive display against No. 6 Villanova

    Feb 16, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

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    No. 18 Creighton shot fewer threes in the rematch than they made in the opener, but that didn’t matter. The Bluejays still managed to put up triple-digits on No. 6 Villanova in Omaha, beating the Wildcats 101-80 behind 39 points from National Player of the Year favorite Doug McDermott. That means that in two games…

  5. Ron Baker scores 26 as No. 4 Wichita State moves to 27-0

    Feb 16, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

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    When it comes to the national title chances of No. 4 Wichita State, many detractors rush to point out the fact that they play in a Missouri Valley Conference that isn’t as strong as it’s been in years past. While there may be some truth to that, with No. 18 Creighton’s move to the Big…

  6. POSTERIZED: San Francisco’s Kruize Pinkins finishes through contact (VIDEO)

    Feb 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    While Gonzaga has already clinched at least a share of the West Coast Conference regular season title, the race for second place is a tight one with three teams currently having five league losses. Leading the group is BYU, which moved to 10-5 in WCC play with a win at Saint Mary’s on Saturday evening,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…