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  1. Today is the 20th anniversary of John Chaney vs. John Calipari (VIDEO)

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

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    “I’ll kill you!!!” John Chaney had a very successful career as a basketball coach, but unfortunately, it is those three words that he’ll likely be best remembered for. 20 years ago today, Chaney, who was Temple’s head coach at the time, lost it on now-Kentucky, then-UMass head coach John Calipari. His issue? The way that…

  2. Bubble Banter: Baylor is still in the bubble picture, believe it or not

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Baylor  v Texas Tech

    There are 31 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’s latest bracket here. This is how you know when we’re starting to get close to bubble…

  3. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Temple v SMU

    Bret Stretlow’s on-foot attempt to reach Chapel Hill cut short by postponement of Duke-North Carolina (Fayetteville Observer) With No. 8 Duke scheduled to play North Carolina on Wednesday night, more than a few people abandoned their cars on Highway 54 when it became clear that driving to Chapel Hill would be too much of a…

  4. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Syracuse remains undefeated

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Syracuse 58, No. 25 Pittsburgh 56 Once against a Syracuse game went down to the wire, and once again the Orange made the plays needed to win in the end. Tyler Ennis’ 35-footer as time expired proved to be the difference, with he and C.J. Fair combining to scored…

  5. New Mexico gets upset by Boise State, falls a game behind SDSU

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:47 AM EDT

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    For the second straight night, one of the Mountain West’s ‘other guys’ knocked off one of the big boys, as Boise State erased an 11-point second half deficit to knock off New Mexico, 71-70. Derrick Marks shot just 1-for-9 from the floor, but he had 11 points and eight assists and hit two free throws…

  6. Penn State capitalizes on Indiana’s late-game turnover woes (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT


    Holding an 11-point lead with just over three minutes remaining, Indiana looked to be in good position to avoid a defeat that would move them closer to the Big Ten cellar. Take care of the basketball and the Hoosiers likely hold off Penn State, which entered the game 3-8 in Big Ten play. Unfortunately for…

  7. Tyler Ennis pushes No. 25 Pitt that much closer to being a bubble team

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

    Pitt v Syracuse

    Pitt is going to have nightmares about Tyler Ennis for a long time. Jim Boehiem’s stud freshman point guard hit a running, 35-footer with two defenders on him as the buzzer sounded to give the Orange a 58-56 win over the Panthers at the Peterson Events Center on Wednesday night. It was just the latest…

  8. Tyler Ennis, C.J. Fair once again display late-game poise for No. 1 Syracuse (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT


    In the history of the Petersen Events Center, No. 25 Pittsburgh had never lost a game against a top five opponent. Nine games, nine wins for the Panthers. And on Wednesday night it looked as if Jamie Dixon’s Panthers would make it 10-0, with their mastery of the offensive glass being a big reason why…

  9. POSTERIZED: Willie Cauley-Stein swooping in for a dunk on Auburn (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Willie Cauley-Stein is one of the most athletic big men in the country, which is why you shouldn’t be surprised that he is capable of doing things like this. Cauley-Stein went through a slump a couple of weeks back, but it’s nice to see that his aggressiveness is there with Florida coming to town on…

  10. POSTERIZED: Will Sheehey dunks on Jordan Dickerson (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

    Michigan v Indiana

    Will Sheehey made a statement early on in Indiana’s game against Penn State, driving baseline and dunking all over Jordan Dickerson.  

  11. Tulsa senior guard Patrick Swilling Jr. suspended from team

    Feb 12, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT


    Although the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 11-12, Danny Manning’s team is within striking distance in the Conference USA race. With a 6-3 mark in league play Tulsa trails Southern Miss and UTEP by two games, and they’re just a game in the loss column behind Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee. Unfortunately…

  12. Winter storm results in postponement of Duke-North Carolina game, rescheduled for February 20

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT


    Multiple college basketball games in the southern United States have already been postponed tonight due to a winter storm that has hit much of the region, and on Wednesday afternoon No. 8 Duke’s game at North Carolina joined the list. With more snow (and ice) expected and fans already being asked to not drive in…

  13. Report: Four-team, three-city, eight-day barnstorming tour

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Mark Hollis, Mark Dantonio

    Michigan State AD Mark Hollis is the king of coming up with cool ideas for college basketball events, which includes playing basketball on aircraft carriers. While that idea went south pretty quickly, his latest is about as good as it gets. According to Andy Katz of, a four-team barnstorming event is going to take…

  14. American Athletic Conference, Rutgers announce settlement

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

    Eddie Jordan, Robert Barchi

    When Rutgers made the decision in 2012 to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten, two questions that needed answering were when the school would make the move and how much it would cost them. Some programs involved in conference realignment have simply waited after making their decision, choosing to negotiate their exit fee,…

  15. The Chase for 180: Brett Olson and Denver’s turnaround

    Feb 12, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT


    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  16. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Duke-UNC, Pitt-Cuse highlight snowy night

    Feb 12, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

    Duke v Syracuse

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Syracuse at No. 25 Pitt The game that everyone is going to be talking about will take place down on Tobacco Road, but the most important game of the night is going to be played in Pittsburgh, as the Panthers host No. 1 Syracuse in an old school Big…

  17. South Carolina-Vanderbilt, Boston Collge-Georgia Tech postponed due to weather

    Feb 12, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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    The winter storm currently traversing its way up the eastern seaboard has claimed its first high-major victim. South Carolina has cancelled their game against Vanderbilt Wednesday night, postponing it until Thursday due to “wintery weather”. No decision on when the game will tip on Thursday has been reached yet. It’s not the only game that…

  18. You can buy a piece of the net from Syracuse’s win over Duke

    Feb 12, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    You see that little piece of net to the right? That’s somewhere between 3-5″ of the nets that were used at the Carrier Dome during the thrilling, 91-89 overtime victory that Syracuse landed over Duke last month. The Orange will be selling those pieces of net to “help fund our programs and support our student-athletes”,…

  19. North Carolina team treats disabled fan to a memorable day (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige (AP Photo)

    I love stories like this. Marcus Paige, Leslie McDonald and the North Carolina basketball team treated a 12-year old fan named Anthony Hernandez who suffers from Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy to a day he’ll probably never forget. Here’s the background, via One Carolina: Earlier this school year, Anthony drew a picture for his teacher —…

  20. Benches clear in Duke-UNC … manager’s game? (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    You think the Duke-North Carolina rivalry only gets heated when Coach K and Roy Williams are squaring off? As is tradition, the UNC basketball managers hosted Duke’s basketball managers in a game the night before The Game, and Tuesday’s matchup nearly turned into a brawl. According to Duke’s student newspaper, Duke freshman Drew Goldstein is…