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  1. UNLV provides more questions than answers after another home loss

    Jan 9, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT

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    Picked to finish in a tie for second place in the preseason Mountain West coaches poll, Dave Rice’s UNLV Runnin’ Rebels were clearly expected to contend for a conference title. While there certainly were some adjustments to be made given the number of newcomers inheriting key roles, there’s enough talent to make UNLV a factor…

  2. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Jan 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Maurice Creek, Varun Ram

    Forget freshmen, transfers are the new prized recruits in college basketball (Sports Illustrated) While freshmen have received much of the attention to this point in the season, transfers have proven to be just as influential to some programs. Players such as Arizona’s T.J. McConnell, George Washington’s Maurice Creek and Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane have all…

  3. Late Night Snacks: Georgia knocks off No. 21 Missouri

    Jan 9, 2014, 2:04 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Georgia 70, No. 21 Missouri 64  This was an emotional one for the Bulldogs, as the father of head coach Mark Fox passed away on Friday. Charles Mann scored 18 points and Nemanja Djurisic added 16 off the bench for Georgia, which ended the Tigers’ 26-game home win streak. Jabari Brown…

  4. No. 4 Wisconsin dominates No. 23 Illinois at home

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:43 AM EDT

    Traevon Jackson, Maverick Morgan, Rayvonte Rice

    Ironically enough, the only game between ranked teams on Wednesday night ended being the worst game of the night for the viewer. No. 4 Wisconsin jumped out to a 33-10 lead on No. 23 Illinois in the first 11 minutes, coasting to a 95-70 win in which the Badgers were never once challenged. With the…

  5. North Carolina’s loss not a surprise, but Miami winning is

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:16 AM EDT

    Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto, Rion Brown

    Was it really unexpected, though? Given what we’ve seen North Carolina do this season, was it really surprising that they lost to Miami 63-57 on Wednesday night at home, the fourth straight time the Heels have lost to Miami? Let me spell it out for you: North Carolina has beaten Louisville, Kentucky and Michigan State…

  6. Josh Scott picks up the slack in No. 15 Colorado’s overtime victory

    Jan 8, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

    Colorado's Josh Scott (AP Photo)

    On Sunday afternoon No. 15 Colorado picked up its best win of the season to date, beating then- No. 10 Oregon 100-91 with the guard tandem of Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie combining for 50 points and 11 assists. Those two juniors are expected to lead the way for Tad Boyle’s Buffaloes, and on most…

  7. Georgia upsets No. 21 Missouri four days after head coach’s father dies

    Jan 8, 2014, 11:16 PM EDT

    Mark Fox

    Georgia head coach Mark Fox lost his father on Friday night, a night where he opted to travel with his team to Washington D.C. and coach his team against George Washington. On Wednesday, Fox led his Bulldogs into Columbia, MO, and knocked off No. 21 Missouri 70-64 in overtime despite blowing a lead late in…

  8. POSTERIZED: Duquesne’s Ovie Soko catches ridiculous off-the-glass dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 8, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

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    Ovie Soko is having a bit of a breakout season in his first year at Duquesne, averaging 18.1 points and 8.8 boards. On Wednesday night, he went for 29 points and nine boards in an 87-81 win over Fordham, but that’s not what you’re going to hear about on Thursday morning. This ridiculous, off-the-backboard dunk…

  9. Resume-building opportunity slips past Harvard with Wesley Saunders sidelined

    Jan 8, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

    Tommy Amaker

    Given their overall non-conference schedule and the strength of it, Harvard’s games at Colorado and UConn were contests circled by many as important games for the Crimson. Why? Tommy Amaker’s team has the talent to merit an at-large berth, and a win in either (or both) of those games likely would have given Harvard the…

  10. Wayne Selden’s breakout performance carries No. 18 Kansas over Oklahoma

    Jan 8, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Wayne Selden, Jr.

    Perry Ellis went for 21 points and 11 boards and Naadir Tharpe chipped in with 17 as No. 18 Kansas bounced back from an atrocious offensive performance against San Diego State by scoring 90 for just the third time this season in a 90-83 win at Oklahoma on Wednesday night. As a team, the Jayhawks…

  11. Stephen F. Austin to forfeit February 1 game against Incarnate Word

    Jan 8, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT

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    Oral Roberts isn’t the only Southland Conference team to have to forfeit a game (in ORU’s case, two games) due to the NCAA rule on the number of games a Division I program can play against non-Division I members, as Stephen F. Austin will have to do the same for its February 1 date with…

  12. Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan suspended for remainder of season

    Jan 8, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

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    In his first season of eligibility after sitting out the entire 2012-13 campaign per NCAA transfer rules, Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan was a pivotal figure in Kevin Stallings’ rotation. Through 12 games McClellan averaged a team-high 14.2 points per game to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Commodores, but…

  13. Central Connecticut State guard Kyle Vinales out 5-6 weeks with broken finger

    Jan 8, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Less than two weeks after it was announced that senior Matt Hunter was academically ineligible, Central Connecticut State received some more bad news on the eve of the start of Northeast Conference play. According to Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant, junior guard and leading scorer Kyle Vinales will miss anywhere from five to six…

  14. The Chase for 180: Jarvis Summers making big strides at Ole Miss

    Jan 8, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  15. Grant Gibbs out 4-5 weeks with dislocated kneecap

    Jan 8, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

    Grant Gibbs, Kameron Rooks, David Kravish

    Senior point guard Grant Gibbs will miss up to four weeks with a dislocated right kneecap. Luckily, there is no ligament damage to the knee. There were initial concerns that Gibbs had torn his ACL or MCL. “It wasn’t as bad as they anticipated,” Gibbs told GoCreighton.com. “It’s just a dislocated kneecap, so no ACL,…

  16. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: 11 ranked teams in action tonight

    Jan 8, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

    San Diego St v Kansas

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 18 Kansas at Oklahoma, 7:00 p.m. The Jayhawks are coming off of an ugly loss against a San Diego State team that was big, burly and pounded Kansas in the paint. The Jayhawks will have a decided advantage in the paint against Oklahoma, but will that help? The Sooners can…

  17. Air Force’s 2-0 start in the Mountain West, and why you need to know Tre Coggins

    Jan 8, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

    Air Force v UNLV

    Air Force was not expected to be the worst team in the Mountain West this season. That honor was bestowed upon San Jose State, a team making their debut in the conference while coming off of a 9-20 season as a member of the WAC. But the Falcons were still picked 10th in a league…

  18. Report: Doug McDermott had an MRI on his shoulder, results positive

    Jan 8, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    Creighton got some good news to kick off the day, as the injury that Doug McDermott suffered to his shoulder in Tuesday’s win at DePaul was determined not to be serious. He underwent an MRI on Wednesday. That MRI showed that he sprained a joint in his left shoulder, according to a report from Gary…

  19. After wins over Virginia, at LSU, is Tennesse rounding the corner?

    Jan 8, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Jarnell Stokes, Madison Jones

    It wasn’t three weeks ago that we were all ready to write off Tennessee for good this season. The Vols had just been pasted by a thoroughly average N.C. State at home, a second straight loss that dropped a team expected to compete for a top three finish in the SEC to 6-4 on the…

  20. Why is Oral Roberts forfeiting two games in Southland play?

    Jan 8, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    Shawn Glover

    Oral Roberts caught a bad break in what will end up being their second and last season in the Southland Conference. Due to a weird scheduling rule, the Golden Eagles will have to forfeit league games against Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word. Here’s what happened: According to NCAA Bylaw 20.9.8.1, “An institution may schedule and play…