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  1. Georgetown loses Jabril Trawick to a broken jaw

    Jan 11, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    Jabril Trawick, Austin Hamilton

    Georgetown was dealt another blow on Saturday as Gene Wang of the Washington Post reported that junior guard Jabril Trawick has a broken jaw and will out indefinitely for the Hoyas. #Hoyas down another player as Jabril Trawick out indefinitely with broken jaw. — Gene Wang (@gene_wang) January 11, 2014 Trawick's broken jaw doesn't require surgery, but…

  2. Assigned Reading: St. John’s pulls together through adversity

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - St John's v Villanova

    St. John’s and head coach Steve Lavin have dealt with a lot of trying times in the last couple of seasons, including Lavin’s own battle with prostate cancer, the loss of Lavin’s father, Albert, as well as a number of tragic incidents that involved family members and friends of players on St. John’s. In this…

  3. Arizona nabs a commitment from junior five-star guard Tyler Dorsey

    Jan 11, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

    Nick Koza/Rivals

    If you’ve seen the unbeaten Arizona Wildcats this season, then you’ll know that they’re stocked with talented players and an abundance of former McDonald’s All-Americans. Head coach Sean Miller and the Wildcats continued to stockpile elite talent from the West Coast as five-star guard Tyler Dorsey committed to Arizona on Friday night. https://twitter.com/TDORSEY_1/status/421899313908707329 The 6-foot-4…

  4. Pregame Shootaround: The Battle for Kansas headlines a busy Saturday slate

    Jan 11, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Wayne Selden, Jr.

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 25 Kansas State at No. 18 Kansas (2 p.m., ESPN) Saturday’s only matchup between ranked opponents is also a tremendous in-state rivalry between the Wildcats and Jayhawks. Kansas has probably played the most difficult schedule in the country, so they’ll be prepared when another ranked team visits Phog Allen Fieldhouse.…

  5. Billy Baron’s buzzer-beater elevates Canisius over Rider in double overtime (VIDEO)

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:56 PM EDT

    gogriffs.com

    Billy Baron has a knack for the heroics and relishes the big shot. Tonight against Rider, Baron drilled a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Canisius a 94-91 win over Rider in double overtime. The win pushes the Golden Griffins to 4-1 in the MAAC, and in a four-way tie with Manhattan, Iona, and Quinnipiac.…

  6. POSTERIZED: A.J. English dunks all over Fairfield’s Maurice Barrow

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

    icgaels.com

    A.J. English does most of his damage from beyond the arc in Iona’s high-powered offense, but in the final minute against Fairfield, he unleashed this monster one-handed dunk over Maurice Barrow. Iona won the game, 84-75. English finished with a game-high 25 points. Follow @KLDoyle11

  7. Kansas in planning stages of a $17.5 million apartment complex for men’s and women’s basketball players

    Jan 10, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    In college basketball recruiting, programs are always looking for an edge. In Kansas’ case, sometimes it isn’t enough having one of the top coaches in the game, state of the art facilities, and one of the most rabid and loyal fan bases in the country — not to mention, being a perennial top team that…

  8. Tennessee guard Robert Hubbs III to have season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

    Robert Hubbs

    Cuonzo Martin and Tennessee received bad news on Friday when it was announced freshman guard Robert Hubbs III would undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. Hubbs, who missed the last two games due to the ailing shoulder, has been hindered with the injury for the entire season. In fact, his shoulder injury dates back to Hubbs’ senior year…

  9. Stony Brook seeking to get over the hump, earn NCAA Tournament bid

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Steve Pikiell

    If one is to strictly judge a program’s success by berths to the NCAA Tournament, Albany and Vermont have been the top programs in the America East conference for the past 11 seasons as they have been there a combined eight times. Will Brown has had sustained success at Albany, while Vermont’s success has been…

  10. Report: Shoulder injury to sideline Manhattan’s George Beamon 3-4 weeks

    Jan 10, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

    beamon

    After proving to be one of the MAAC’s most prolific scorers as a junior in 2011-12, Manhattan guard George Beamon didn’t get the opportunity to build on that success in 2012-13. Limited to just four games due to a severe ankle injury, Beamon received a medical redshirt and with it the opportunity to go out…

  11. Wisconsin, Kansas sit atop first official NCAA RPI rankings

    Jan 10, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

    ryan

    How much does the RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) matter? How much should it matter? Those are questions debated by college basketball fans every year it seems, with the numbers generated by way of a mathematical formula being one of the tools used to determine who should play in the NCAA tournament. On Friday afternoon the…

  12. Dean Smith’s recruiting letter to Michael Jordan up for auction

    Jan 10, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

    jordan

    Auctions tend to turn up some interesting items for people to buy, ranging from your standard items to those that are extremely valuable. So where would a recruiting letter that former North Carolina head coach Dean Smith sent to a young Michael Jordan fall? According to Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the letter’s up for auction after…

  13. Opportunity knocks for improved St. Bonaventure squad Saturday afternoon

    Jan 10, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    St. Bonaventure Athletics

    After winning 20 games and finishing in a tie for third place in the Atlantic 10 in 2011-12 (and reached the NCAA tournament) Mark Schmidt’s St. Bonaventure Bonnies took a slight step back last season, posting an overall record of 14-15 with a 7-9 mark in conference play. That tends to happen when you bid…

  14. Partially torn MCL in left knee sidelines SMU forward Yanick Moreira

    Jan 10, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

    moreira

    Six days ago Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs won their first game at the new Moody Coliseum, beating UConn 74-65 with Nic Moore accounting for 20 points and six assists to lead the way. Moore, a transfer from Illinois State, is just one of the impact newcomers on the roster, with another being junior college transfer…

  15. Vanderbilt dismisses junior guard Eric McClellan from program

    Jan 10, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

    mcclellan

    On Wednesday it was announced that Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan was suspended for the remainder of the season due to a violation of university athletic policy, with the thinking being that he would be able to do enough to earn reinstatement during the summer. However in a statement released by the school, McClellan was officially…

  16. Heated exchange between Josh Pastner, Louisvile fans follows Memphis victory

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

    pastner

    The series between Louisville and Memphis spans some 88 games, with the Cardinals winning 53 of the meetings, so there is obviously some history between the two programs. And Thursday’s meeting didn’t disappoint from a competitive standpoint, with the No. 24 Memphis going on a game-ending 7-0 run to grab the 73-67 victory. Excited about…

  17. Temple guard Will Cummings latest Owl to suffer an injury

    Jan 10, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

    cummings

    To say that Temple’s first season in the American Athletic Conference has been a tough one would be an understatement. Fran Dunphy’s team began the season with ten players, making it even more important for the Owls to avoid the injury bug. Unfortunately for Temple that hasn’t been the case, with multiple players having already…

  18. Weekend Preview: 14 ranked teams will be hitting the road this weekend

    Jan 10, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

    Toledo v Kansas

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 25 Kansas State at No. 18 Kansas, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Back in October, this didn’t look like it was going to be much of a rivalry game this season. Kansas was a top five team and Kansas State lost three of their first five games, dropping their opener to Northern…

  19. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Drexel Arizona Basketball

    Death threats and denial for woman who showed college athletes struggle to read (CNN) Mary Willingham made news earlier this week due to her discussion regarding the academic struggles of student-athletes at the Division I level, and due to her experience at North Carolina that school was prominently featured in the report. Of course there’s…

  20. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Arizona survives, No. 22 Gonzaga not as fortunate

    Jan 10, 2014, 3:12 AM EDT

    johnson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: DePaul 99, Butler 94 (2OT) This wasn’t one of the games on the “marquee” for Thursday night, but the Blue Demons and Bulldogs combined to play an entertaining contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse. DePaul erased an 11-point deficit in the final 3:46 of regulation to force overtime, only to see Jackson Aldridge…