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  1. Valiant in defeat, No. 17 Duke hurt by lack of interior options

    Feb 1, 2014, 9:46 PM EDT

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    The hype for Saturday’s game between No. 17 Duke and No. 2 Syracuse was immense, and in situations such as this one it seems near impossible for the matchup to live up to the pre game chatter. But the Blue Devils and Orange lived up to the hype and then some, playing the most exciting…

  2. No. 2 Syracuse beats No. 17 Duke in the Game of the Year

    Feb 1, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

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    “We’ve had a lot of games in here that have been great, but there’s never been a game as good as this one.” That’s what Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim told Shannon Spake after the No. 2 Orange knocked off No. 17 Duke, which is a strong statement but one that Boeheim could very well…

  3. Georges Niang’s career-high gives No. 16 Iowa State win vs. No. 23 Oklahoma

    Feb 1, 2014, 8:29 PM EDT

    Georges Niang

    Nothing exemplifies the way that Iowa State wants to play than the biggest shot of Saturday’s game. Up 73-70 with just under a minute left on the clock, sophomore forward Georges Niang caught a pass 23-feet away from the rim with 22 seconds left on the shot clock, and instead of pulling the ball out…

  4. Jerrelle Benimon leads Towson past Drexel (VIDEO)

    Feb 1, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT

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    It goes without saying that in order to beat the Towson Tigers the first order of business is to slow down forward Jerrelle Benimon. In Towson’s 80-68 win over Drexel on January 14 the preseason CAA Player of the Year was outstanding, accounting for 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. Clearly Benimon was going…

  5. No. 6 Kansas receives reminder about defense in loss at No. 25 Texas

    Feb 1, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

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    Even with their play through the first seven games of Big 12 play, it’s difficult to think that No. 6 Kansas was going to run through its 18-game conference slate without a blemish. So in that regard, their 81-69 loss at No. 25 Texas doesn’t mean that the sky’s falling or that the Jayhawks are…

  6. No. 25 Texas makes statement in win over No. 6 Kansas

    Feb 1, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT

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    When it comes to discussing the surprising season that No. 25 Texas has enjoyed up to this point, the prevailing story is one of a team that made multiple additions by subtraction with talented players who had little desire to be a part of Rick Barnes’ program hitting the road. Is there truth in that?…

  7. Saint Louis survives George Mason in overtime (VIDEO)

    Feb 1, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    George Mason gave Saint Louis everything they could handle on Saturday afternoon, but the No. 19 Billikens were too much down the stretch. Rob Loe hit a three to tie the game at 68 with 20 seconds left to force overtime and then scored eight of the first ten points in the extra frame as…

  8. As Marcus Smart and Oklahoma State struggle in Big 12 play, is Smart still the leader we think he is?

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Since Oklahoma State lost Michael Cobbins for the season with a torn ACL and began Big 12 play, sophomore guard Marcus Smart has struggled mightily to find his shot on offense. The Cowboys now stand 4-4 in the Big 12 after Saturday’s stunning 76-70 loss at home to Baylor and Smart once again shot poorly…

  9. Georgetown may have saved their season by beating No. 7 Michigan State

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:54 PM EDT

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Gary Harris

    Markel Starks scored 16 points and Mikael Hopkins chipped in with 10 as Georgetown picked up a win they desperately needed, knocking off No. 7 Michigan State, 64-60, at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The Hoyas have been a mess this year. They entered the game having lost five straight games and six of their…

  10. No. 4 Wichita State ramps up defensive effort after slow start

    Feb 1, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

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    For the fourth-ranked Wichita State Shockers, Saturday’s game against Evansville represented a stiffer test than some may have realized. Marty Simmons’ Purple Aces beat the Shockers twice last season, and despite the graduation of Colt Ryan (he scored 29 in the win at Wichita State) Evansville had another capable scoring guard in D.J. Balentine. Balentine…

  11. SMU blows out No. 22 Memphis in the second half

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

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    The road is an interesting place in league play. On Wednesday, SMU suffered the kind of loss that could kill of any NCAA tournament hops when they went to South Florida and got dropped by the American bottom-feeder. The Mustangs returned home on Saturday, taking on No. 22 Memphis in a game that they needed…

  12. Baylor shocks No. 8 Oklahoma State on the road

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

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    There was no reason Baylor should have won at No. 8 Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon. The Bears were losers of five straight games, had gone 1-6 in Big 12 play and were playing without starting point guard Kenny Chery. Heck, Baylor even had problems just getting to Stillwater. The team’s flight was re-directed to…

  13. Dayton snaps four-game losing streak with win over George Washington (VIDEO)

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

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    Archie Miller’s Dayton Flyers, having lost their last four games, needed to knock off George Washington in the worst way on Saturday afternoon. During much of non-conference play the Flyers had the look of a team capable of factoring into the Atlantic 10 race, but things hadn’t worked out that way through their first six…

  14. Northwestern wins at Minnesota, is now fourth in the Big Ten

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Malik Smith, Alex Olah

    It’s February 1st, and after beating Minnesota 55-54 on the road on Saturday, Northwestern is currently sitting at fourth in the Big Ten. Let me repeat that. Northwestern is fourth in the Big Ten. They’re in front of Ohio State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Purdue, Indiana and Illinois. They’ve won four of their last five games, a…

  15. Eric Atkins salvages a win with a nasty pull-up three (VIDEO)

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    North Dakota State v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame and Boston College squared off in a battle between two of the most disappointing teams in the country this season. And it turned into a thriller. Notre Dame forced overtime after Olivier Hanlan fouled Eric Atkins, who hit one-of-two free throws at the end of regulation. The two were squared off again at…

  16. No. 11 Kentucky bounces back, surviving on the road against Missouri

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Marcus Lee

    Julius Randle finished with 18 points, nine boards, three assists and three steals and Kentucky’s three perimeter players — the Harrison twins and James Young — combined for 55 points, seven assists and just three turnovers as No. 11 Kentucky picked up a huge win on Saturday, knocking off Missouri on the road, 84-79. The…

  17. POSTERIZED: Jabari Brown dunks on Julius Randle (VIDEO)

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

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    There may not be a hotter player in the country over the last two weeks than Jabari Brown, who entered Saturday’s showdown with Kentucky averaging 24.4 points over his last five games and hitting 20-for-29 from three during that span. He’s doing it again today, the highlight being this throwdown over Kentucky’s superstar freshman Julius…

  18. No. 24 Ohio State earns huge road win over No. 14 Wisconsin

    Feb 1, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Going into Saturday’s Big Ten clash in Madison, it was hard to tell who needed the win more: No. 24 Ohio State or No. 14 Wisconsin. Both teams entered Big Ten play with undefeated records but have since struggled in league play as the Buckeyes had dropped five out of six games entering Madison while…

  19. Arkansas suspends Michael Qualls, Alandise Harris indefinitely

    Feb 1, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Arkansas has suspended Michael Qualls and Alandise Harris indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. “All of our student-athletes are held to a high standard and everyone is accountable for their actions,” head coach Mike Anderson said. “We are trying to build the ultimate team and everyone has to be on board to make that…

  20. Florida Gulf Coast suspends junior Filip Cvjeticanin for three games

    Feb 1, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Florida Gulf Coast and head coach Joe Dooley announced on Friday that junior Filip Cvjeticanin, the team’s biggest perimeter shooting threat, has been suspended for three games for a violation of team rules, according to a release from the school. Cvjeticanin began serving the suspension during Florida Gulf Coast’s Friday night win over Stetson and will…