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  1. Late Night Snacks: Devonte Brown, Indiana State lead exciting night of conference tournaments

    Mar 9, 2013, 1:27 AM EDT

    Indiana State

    Games of the Day Indiana State 51, Evansville 50 Devonte Brown blocked Ned Cox’s layup attempt as time expired as the Sycamores held on to top the Aces 51-50 in the quarterfinal of the Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinal. Brown’s block was a great counter to a long in bounds pass that landed in the hand of Cox.…

  2. Sultan Muhammad drains a 3-pointer to top Illinois-Chicago (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2013, 1:20 AM EDT

    Sultan Muhammad

    Green Bay junior Sultan Muhammad connected on a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left to give the Phoenix a 64-63 lead and held Green Bay advance to the Horizon League semifinal where they play top-seeded Valparaiso. Muhammad took the feed from sophomore Keifer Sykes and hit a critical 3-pointer. It was 1-of-2 threes Muhammad hit during the…

  3. Bubble Banter: Who hurt their tournament chances?

    Mar 9, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    St. Louis U. v La Salle

    SATURDAY’S FIVE BIGGEST BUBBLE LOSERS La Salle: La Salle had a chance to pick up the kind of win that they could lock up an NCAA tournament bid on Saturday … and they missed. By a lot. The Explorers were crushed by St. Louis, losing 78-54, hanging around with the Billikens for about 25 minutes…

  4. Charles Barkley and Alec Baldwin star in Capital One commercials for March Madness (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    Charles Barkley

    We’re into the first week of March and while the Madness begins, companies are preparing March Madness themed commercials to capitalize on the biggest month in college sports. This week Capital One commercials starring Alec Baldwin and Charles Barkley were posted onto YouTube and below is a list of commercials college basketball fans will see from First Four to…

  5. Syracuse-Georgetown prepare for ‘emotional’ end as Big East members

    Mar 8, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    Syracuse-Georgetown

    At noon tomorrow, Syracuse and Georgetown will share the hardwood one more time as Big East opponents when they take the floor at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Next season, Syracuse joins the ACC while Georgetown will become part of the new Big East Conference. The Orange and Hoyas have been both left their…

  6. Kentucky commit thinks Julius Randle will pick UK, unsure about Andrew Wiggins

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    Derek Willis, a 6-foot-9 Kentucky commit, took part in a Q-&-A with Courier-Journal‘s Steve Jones to share his thoughts on Kentucky, including the top-ranked class John Calipari has, a class that still can improve. Kentucky is still in contention for the No. 1 overall player Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep/Thornhill, Ont., CAN), No. 2 overall player according…

  7. Akron guard Alex Abreu pleads not guilty to drug charges, Zips fall to Kent State

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

    Alex Abreu

    Akron won 19 straight up until Mar. 2. The Zips dropped two of their last three games to close out the regular season. Friday night, Akron fell 68-64 to Kent State, the first game since Akron point guard Alex Abreu was suspended after being arrested on drug charges Thursday. Abreu was arrested on charges of marijuana…

  8. Indiana declined to wear new Adidas basketball uniforms

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Well it was worth a shot? Last week, Adidas released new uniforms that Kansas, Louisville, Baylor, Cincinnati, UCLA and Norte Dame would wear during both conference and NCAA tournaments. Yet one Adidas sponsored team was left out of the mix: Indiana. The Hoosiers declined to have wear the interesting new look. The Cardinals, Bears, and…

  9. Miami Hurricanes need to ‘regroup’ following Georgia Tech loss

    Mar 8, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    Kenny Kadji

    The Miami Hurricanes have now lost three of four with the latest loss coming by way of a buzzer beater from Georgia Tech on Wednesday night at home. The once second-ranked team in the nation has unraveled the past few weeks, and head coach Jim Larranaga believes it could just be the wear and tear…

  10. John Calipari to Kentucky: “This is a one-game season”

    Mar 8, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

    Archie Goodwin

    Kentucky has dropped two straight after Thursday’s 72-62 loss to Georgia, which has only added to the bubble talk that has centered around this team for much of the season. Since Nerlens Noel went down with a torn ACL, the Wildcats are 3-3 and head into Saturday’s afternoon showdown with No. 11 Florida. A win…

  11. Report: Missouri Valley Conference could replace Creighton if departs for Catholic 7/Big East

    Mar 8, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    The Catholic 7 will officially take the Big East, as they separate from the conference.  The new Big East will look to fill out the conference with teams like Butler, Xavier, Dayton, Saint Louis, and Creighton. The Big East will put a dent into the level of play of the Atlantic 10. The Missouri Valley Conference might…

  12. Six possible bid ‘thieves’ to keep an eye on over next nine days

    Mar 8, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    Vincent Council, Niels Giffey

    It happens every year during conference tournament time. A team in either a power or mid-major conference goes on an unexpected run, grabbing an NCAA tournament bid for themselves while taking one away from a bubble team. What teams are capable of pulling off a similar run this season? Here are a few teams to…

  13. Georgetown Stonewalls plan special tifo for Syracuse game

    Mar 8, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    Georgetown Syracuse

    With seats in Section 118 of the Verizon Center, the Georgetown Stonewalls have been a highly active alumni support group for the Georgetown basketball program. The Stonewalls have displayed various tifo (soccer-style banners, for those who aren’t familiar) at Hoya games, whether it’s to pay homage to the seven basketball schools that will assume the…

  14. Summit League Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Wolters Adams

    The Summit League was one of the more exciting conference races to follow throughout the season. South Dakota State entered the new year as the favorite to win the conference in large part due to the fact that a) they won the automatic bid last season and b) they have a kid by the name…

  15. CAA Hoops Weekly previews this weekend’s tourney (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

    George Mason James Madison Basketball

    The Colonial Athletic Association tournament tips off on Saturday afternoon with three quarterfinal games at the Richmond Coliseum. Northeastern received a bye to the semifinals as the top seed, and the semifinals (Sunday) and title game (Monday) can all be seen on NBC Sports Network. Four-seed George Mason takes on five-seed Drexel in the first game of…

  16. 1 seeds still up for grabs in new NCAA tourney projections

    Mar 8, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Kendall Williams

    We should be in for an exciting week.  It’s not often that so many potential at-large spots and seeding questions remain this close to Selection Sunday.  Which means several teams – many from the SEC in particular – will be paying close attention to conference tournament results.  A surprise winner or two could jolt the…

  17. Big East issues statement announcing official separation of ‘Catholic 7′

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Big_East_Conference

    The split that’s been rumored to be on the horizon is now official, as the Big East Conference released a statement on Friday announcing that the two groups reached an agreement. As a result of the move the schools originally dubbed the “Catholic 7″ will become the Big East on July 1, 2013. No financial…

  18. Newspaper ad highlights frustrations of Wake Forest fan base

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

    Jeff Bzdelik

    To say the least the last three seasons have been frustrating for Wake Forest, as the move from Dino Gaudio to Jeff Bzdelik has been anything but successful. Bzdelik’s record in Winston-Salem is 33-58, and this season’s team (12-17 overall, 5-12 ACC) has lost nine of its last 11 games heading into Sunday’s regular season…

  19. 2013 Colonial Athletic Association tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    photo courtesy Northeastern Athletics

    Oy, what a mess. For the past decade, the CAA tournament was one of the hottest mid-major tourneys going. Annual battles between VCU, George Mason, Old Dominion and other tough teams from the league presaged Big Dance upsets and even Final Four runs. This year? Not so much. VCU is tearing up the A-10. Old Dominion…

  20. Pregame Shootaround 3.8.13: Princeton looks to retain control of Ivy League race

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

    Fuquan Edwin, Russ Smith

    For CBT’s daily preview of conference tournament action, CLICK HERE.  Game of the Day: Rutgers at Seton Hall (7:00 p.m., ESPN3) Regardless of what happens at the Prudential Center the Scarlet Knights and Pirates will both play on Tuesday in the first round of the Big East tournament, so there isn’t much on the line…