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  1. Late Night Snacks: UNC holds off Notre Dame; T.J. Warren goes for 41 points in win

    Mar 4, 2014, 12:40 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: North Carolina 63, Notre Dame 61 This game looked like it wouldn’t be very close at halftime, as North Carolina led 41-27, but Notre Dame made it a game thanks to a 22-5 second-half run and a more aggressive approach on the defensive end. The Tar Heels rallied in the game’s…

  2. Bubble Banter: Is Pitt still an NCAA tournament team?

    Mar 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    There are 12 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. Just for kicks, I’m going to give you a profile of a bubble…

  3. Oklahoma State continues to improve with win over Kansas State

    Mar 3, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

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    In mid-February, Oklahoma State looked like they were in deep trouble, as the Cowboys had lost seven consecutive games and were reeling after Marcus Smart’s suspension. But since Smart’s return, Oklahoma State — and Smart himself — have looked like its a completely new season and the recent inspired play of the Cowboys continued on…

  4. No. 14 North Carolina overcomes sluggish second half to hold off Notre Dame

    Mar 3, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    North Carolina looked like it would cruise to victory over Notre Dame on Monday at home in an ACC contest, but the Fighting Irish had other ideas as the second half began. Despite leading 41-27 at halftime, No. 14 North Carolina needed a game-saving block from point guard Marcus Paige with under four seconds left…

  5. Aaron Holiday, younger brother of Jrue Holiday, commits to UCLA

    Mar 3, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    UCLA picked up a huge commitment in the junior class on Sunday when guard Aaron Holiday, the younger brother of former Bruin and NBA star Jrue Holiday, committed to head coach Steve Alford during an unofficial visit. The news of the commitment was first reported on Monday by Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times. …

  6. Florida State picks up a commitment from JUCO wing

    Mar 3, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

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    Florida State picked up a commitment from the junior college ranks on Monday afternoon as the Seminoles took a commitment from 6-foot-5 wing Kedar Edwards, according to Cavan Walsh of Chicago Hoops. State Fair wing Kedar Edwards has committed to Leonard Hamilton and Florida State – Has 3 years of eligibility — Cavan Walsh (@cavwalsh)…

  7. Louisville adds Egyptian center to 2014 recruiting class

    Mar 3, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

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    The Louisville Cardinals added to its already large 2014 recruiting class on Monday afternoon as Egyptian 7-foot-2 center Anas Osama Mahmoud gave a commitment to head coach Rick Pitino. Mahmoud is currently attending West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Florida and is averaging 17 points, 12 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game. The news of…

  8. 2014 Conference Tournament Schedule for every league

    Mar 3, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

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    (Browse through all of our conference tournament previews) It’s March, which means that it is time for more brackets and tournaments than you can possibly handle. Here, I give to you a schedule for every conference tournament in the country. Have fun planning your appointment viewing! AAC TOURNAMENT: March 12-15, FedEx Forum, Memphis March 12: First round…

  9. Horizon League Conference Tournament preview: Can Green Bay finish off its great season?

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    After last season’s thrilling Horizon League title game that saw Valparaiso close out Wright State with an 18-4 run to end the game, this year’s conference tournament should also be exciting as plenty of talented teams and plenty of talented players will take the floor. Green Bay, Cleveland State and Wright State will be the…

  10. John Calipari finally speaks on Kentucky’s recent issues

    Mar 3, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Controversy has once again found Kentucky head coach John Calipari, as the young Wildcats lost on the road at South Carolina on Saturday and Calipari was ejected in the second half. The loss was deemed “rock bottom” by a few national writers and on Monday, the head coach decided to place the blame on himself…

  11. Kansas freshman Joel Embiid to miss the next two games with back injury

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    Kansas star freshman Joel Embiid is done for the season!!! The regular season, that is. Kansas head coach Bill Self announced on Monday that one of his two star freshmen will miss the final two games of the regular season with a back injury that was aggravated in the second half of Saturday’s loss at…

  12. Expert opinions vary on the topic of college coaches sideline behavior

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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    By now, you’ve seen the video. As Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin argued a call in his team’s loss at UConn on Saturday, veteran official Ted Valentine — TV Teddy — reacted by getting into Cronin’s face along the sideline. That set Cronin off, as the diminutive coach began shoving players and staff members out…

  13. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: March Madness kicks off with the Patriot League tourney

    Mar 3, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Kansas State at Oklahoma State, 9:00 p.m. The Wildcats pay a visit to Oklahoma State tonight. The Pokes have come back strong after losing seven straight games, with Saturday’s win over Kansas pushing them onto the right side of the bubble. A loss at home to a Kansas State team that…

  14. Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament preview: Will #DunkCity be back again?

    Mar 3, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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    After last season’s surprising Sweet 16 run from Florida Gulf Coast, the Eagles — and the rest of the Atlantic Sun — will be one to watch as we get closer to the NCAA Tournament. While Dunk City returns key pieces in Bernard Thompson, Brett Comer and Chase Fieler, Mercer and USC Upstate are talented…

  15. Caris LeVert would be at Illinois if John Groce had picked up the phone

    Mar 3, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Caris LeVert has been tearing up the Big Ten this season, averaging 13.4 points as one of the nation’s most improved sophomores. He’s been terrific, carrying the Wolverines at times when Nik Stauskas has struggled. Beilein has called him his most indispensable player. The craziest part about it is that LeVert wasn’t even supposed to…

  16. Jabari Parker, Duke teammates visit Krzyzewski-ville … with snacks? (PHOTO)

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    The Duke basketball team paid a visit to the Duke students camping out in Krzyzewski-ville this weekend. North Carolina will be paying a visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the kids want those good seats. The team played some pick-up hoops with the students, and even…

  17. Tennessee-Martin fires head coach Jason James

    Mar 3, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2014 Coaching Carousel, click here. Tennessee-Martin has fired head coach Jason James. James, who has been in the position for five season after taking over for Brad Campbell in 2009, just finished an 8-23 season. The Seahawks went 3-13 in OVC play and missed out on the league tournament. “I would…

  18. POSTERIZED: Alex Caruso breaks ankles, dunks on Marshall Henderson (VIDEO)

    Mar 3, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Texas A&M’s Alex Caruso finished with seven points, nine assists and seven boards, but he sparked Texas A&M’s second half run with this filthy behind-the-back move before dunking all over an Ole Miss defender. That defender? Marshall Henderson.

  19. 2014 Patriot League Tournament Preview: Can Boston U. win first season in Patriot?

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

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    The 2014 Patriot League Tournament kicks off Monday night with a pair of preliminary contests. Back in October, newcomer Boston University was viewed as the favorite, and thanks to its strong finish BU enters the field as the top seed. Despite holding home-court advantage, it will be far from easy for the Terriers. American University…

  20. College Hoops Week in Review: Marcus Smart, Arizona back to being awesome

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Marcus Smart is back. After playing about as poorly as he possibly could for 30 minutes on Saturday night, Marcus Smart turned in as dominating of a performance as you will see to close out Oklahoma State’s season-changing win over No. 5 Kansas. Smart scored 12 of…