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  1. Offensive issues spillover to defensive side for Georgetown

    Jan 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Dante Taylor, J.J. Moore, Jabril Trawick

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Disappointing”. “Frustrating”. “Embarrassing”. Those were the words used by members of No. 19 Georgetown to describe their performance after suffering through a 73-45 loss to Pitt at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night. The loss was just as bad as the final score would indicate. Probably worse. It was a siege, a…

  2. Sam Thompson dunks because he can, and because he’s really good at it (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    A.J. Hammons, Sam Thompson

    We all know that Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas run the show in Columbus, OH. But the major concern with the Buckeyes heading in to the season was if they would be able to get increased production from their key contributors like LaQuinton Ross, Lenzelle Smith Jr., Shannon Scott, Amir Williams, Evan Ravenel and Sam…

  3. The Morning Mix

    Jan 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Ohio State v Purdue

    Morning folks. I hope you’re ready for another loaded night of college hoops, because Wednesday is bringing the thunder. Tonight is the first full night of conference play, and there are a handful of sneaky-good match-ups are on the schedule. Lets hit the links. Wednesday’s Top Games: 7:00 p.m. – Nebraska @ No. 2 Michigan…

  4. Pitt humiliates No. 19 Georgetown, responds after disappointing start

    Jan 9, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Tray Woodall, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pitt never went home after their loss to Rutgers in New Jersey on Saturday night, instead opting to head directly to DC, a region five players spent their high school careers. The 67-62 loss, which required a second half rally form 14 points down just to make the score respectable, dropped the…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Kevin Ollie keeps Connecticut moving with first Big East win

    Jan 9, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

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    Game of the Day Brown 75, Niagara 74 (OT) Brown’s Matt Sullivan scored five of his 20 points in the final 1:30 of regulation to help erase a six-point Niagara lead, tie the game at 62, and force overtime. In the extra period, Brown worked from behind to take the lead and seal the game…

  6. Deshaun Thomas, No. 15 Ohio State bounce back after loss to Illinois, beat Purdue

    Jan 9, 2013, 12:04 AM EDT

    deshaun thomas

    Behind 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting from Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State bounced back from a loss over the weekend to beat Purdue on the road, 74-64, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. After a 19-point loss at the hands of No. 11 Illinois on Saturday, the Buckeyes came out Tuesday with more energy, outrebounding…

  7. Wyoming’s Luke Martinez broke finger during bar fight, police say

    Jan 8, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

    Luke Martinez

    Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt announced Dec. 31 that senior Luke Martinez would be out indefinitely after breaking his hand in an off-campus incident. Now, according to a police account reported by the Casper Star Tribune, it has been revealed that Martinez was involved in a bar fight in Laramie that resulted in a broken right…

  8. Ryan Kelly injures foot in Duke’s blowout victory over Clemson

    Jan 8, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

    Ryan Kelly

    Duke forward Ryan Kelly was injured in the first half of the Blue Devils’ 68-40 win over Clemson Tuesday night and will undergo a CAT scan and x-ray tomorrow to see the extent of the injury, Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer is reporting. Kelly injured the same foot last season, a setback…

  9. Alabama lets chance for signature win slip away, Laurence Bowers injured in Missouri victory

    Jan 8, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

    Alabama Missouri

    Alabama had its chance to be the bully Monday night when it dominated Notre Dame on the football field, 42-14, to win the BCS National Championship Game. Tuesday night on the basketball court, it was the Crimson Tide playing the role of Notre Dame football, falling to No. 10 Missouri, 84-68, at Mizzou Arena in…

  10. Conference Catch-ups: Atlantic-10 Battle Royale

    Jan 8, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    VCU AP

    Conference play is right around the corner, so to help you get out of that post-holiday haze, we’ll be catching you up on all the happenings in the country’s top 12 conferences. Here’s our Atlantic-10 Conference Catchup: Favorite: Virginia Commonwealth The Ram’s blend of experience, leadership, 3-point firepower and HAVOC defense is what sets them…

  11. Patsy Sutton, wife of legendary coach Eddie Sutton, has passed away

    Jan 8, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Patsy Sutton

    Patsy Sutton, the wife of legendary coach Eddie Sutton, has passed away at the age of 76, multiple news outlets have confirmed. Sutton had been hospitalized since Dec. 28 after suffering a stroke. “The Sutton family would like to thank everyone for the prayers and thoughts that have surrounded and been given to us the…

  12. Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum undergoes successful surgery on fractured foot, will miss 8-10 weeks

    Jan 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    CJ McCollum

    Lehigh senior guard C.J. McCollum has undergone successful surgery to repair a fractured bone in his left foot and will need between eight and 10 weeks to recover, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. McCollum was injured Saturday on a drive to the basket with 5:37 remaining in the first half against Virginia Commonwealth. He was…

  13. Official RPI rating released

    Jan 8, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    On Monday, the NCAA officially released their first edition on the RPI, which, as it does every year, is sure to stir up quite a bit of debate. Like, for example, Indiana being 16th. That’s 10 spots behind a Colorado team that is currently 0-2 in the Pac-12, 25 spots in front of Ohio State…

  14. Breaking Down: Why UVA’s style won the fight with UNC

    Jan 8, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Evan Nolte, Mike Tobey

    “Styles win the fight.” That’s a saying you hear a lot in sports, particularly boxing, but it’s quite relevant to college basketball as well. What does it mean? You are going to run into times where the way a certain team plays has much more influence on the outcome of a game than the amount…

  15. Pregame Shootaround 1.8.2013: Pitt-Georgetown, OSU visits Purdue

    Jan 8, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgetown

    Game of the Day: 9:00 p.m.: Pitt at No. 19 Georgetown (ESPNU) Both Pitt and Georgetown were thought to be top five teams heading into the season, but a week into January, both teams are still winless in league play. For Georgetown, that’s not a huge problem, as their one game in Big East play…

  16. Cal on Harrow: ‘He’s become that guy that we needed him to be’

    Jan 8, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Kentucky may not have put together the kind of non-conference performance that will lock up a No. 1 seed come Selection Sunday. Quite frankly, the Wildcats are anything but a lock for the NCAA tournament at this point in the season, and given how weak the SEC is this year, Kentucky could be looking at…

  17. Chane Behanan out for a week with a high-ankle sprain

    Jan 8, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Kentucky v Louisville

    Louisville got some bad news on Tuesday as Rick Pitino announced that starting power forward Chane Behanan suffered a high-ankle sprain in practice on Monday. He will not travel to Seton Hall with the team on Wednesday. Freshman Montrezl Harrell will start in Behanan’s place: Pitino said that the injury will likely keep Behanan out…

  18. CJ McCollum is not an example of why staying in school is wrong

    Jan 8, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    CJ McCollum

    Over the weekend, CJ McCollum broke the fifth-metatarsal in his right foot as Lehigh visited VCU, an injury serious enough that it essentially ended any chance of McCollum suiting up for a regular season college basketball game ever again. On Monday, David Steele of the Sporting News filed a column that essentially said McCollum’s injury…

  19. Cincinnati President shaves head after hoops team won 10 straight

    Jan 8, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

    Dr. Santa J. Ono

    Cincinnati president Santa Ono is a man of his word. Back in August, Ono made a bet with the head coaches of his two biggest sports — Butch Jones and Mick Cronin — that, if either of their teams won ten straight games, he would shave his head for charity. Well, on December 15th, the…

  20. Duke headlines first NCAA tournament projection of 2013

    Jan 8, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Rasheed Sulaimon, Mason Plumlee, Quinn Cook, Josh Hairston

    Through the first two months of the college basketball season, no team has accomplished more than Duke.  Thus, the Blue Devils hold the top spot on the s-curve and the No. 1 overall seed in our first bracket projection of 2013.  For what it’s worth, Duke is No. 1 in the RPI, has played the…

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