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  1. With the focus on Fran McCaffery, we’ve overlooked Wisconsin’s dominant second half vs. Iowa

    Jan 6, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

    Adam Woodbury, Nigel Hayes

    No. 4 Wisconsin took down No. 22 Iowa in the first marquee matchup of the Big Ten regular season, erasing an 11-point halftime deficit in the process, and all anyone wants to do is talk about Fran McCaffery’s inability to keep his emotions in check. And to a point, I get it. When a coach…

  2. POSTERIZED: J.P. Tokoto’s highlight dunk not enough in another UNC loss (VIDEO)

    Jan 6, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

    tokoto

    North Carolina added another confounding loss to their already confusing resume on Sunday night, digging themselves a 13 point hole on the road against Wake Forest before putting together a comeback that fell a couple of possessions short. Pushing the loss aside, take a look at the dunk that UNC high-flyer J.P. Tokoto threw down…

  3. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery apologizes for Sunday’s outburst

    Jan 6, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT

    Fran McCaffery

    You’ve seen the video by now. Fran McCaffery got himself tossed out of a game last night, bumping an official after getting a technical foul in a game where his team was winning at Wisconsin. On Monday morning, the Iowa head coach sent out a statement. “I want to apologize for my emotional reaction during…

  4. College Hoops Week in Review: Justin Jackson leads Cincinnati, San Diego State Road Warriors

    Jan 6, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Nebraska v Cincinnati

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Justin Jackson, Cincinnati The Bearcats could not have asked for a better stop to league play in the inaugural season of the American. After knocking off SMU in Cincinnati on New Year’s Day, Mick Cronin’s club went down to Memphis where they laid the wood on the Tigers, whipping then-No. 18…

  5. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Jan 6, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Penn State

    Last week, I had Michigan State sitting at fifth behind four undefeated teams: Arizona, Syracuse, Wisconsin and Ohio State. This week? I have the Spartans second, jumping them past Syracuse, Wisconsin and Ohio State despite the fact that none of those three teams lost this week. Which probably doesn’t make a ton of sense considering…

  6. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Jan 6, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Gene Teague

    Gophers centers push to make each other improve (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) Elliott Eliason and Mo Walker have seen their roles grow under first-year head coach Richard Pitino, and they’ve taken advantage of the opportunity while pushing each other to improve on a daily basis. That will need to continue to be the case as Big Ten…

  7. Late Night Snacks: No. 10 Oregon, No. 16 Kansas fall

    Jan 6, 2014, 1:18 AM EDT

    aztecs

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 San Diego State 61, No. 16 Kansas 57 No. 16 San Diego State picked up a major win for the program, and they ended Kansas’ 68-game non-conference home win streak in the process. The Aztecs’ length proved to be a major issue for Kansas inside, and senior guard Xavier…

  8. UPDATE: Southern Illinois headed to area hotel after heavy snow strands team bus on Interstate 57

    Jan 5, 2014, 11:54 PM EDT

    AP

    While Southern Illinois didn’t join the list of teams who have seen their schedules change this weekend due to the inclement weather hitting the northeast and midwest, the Salukis weren’t as fortunate when it came to their trek back to Carbondale, Ill. following their 66-48 loss at Illinois State. Due to heavy snow the team…

  9. No. 19 North Carolina adds another head-scratching loss to its resume

    Jan 5, 2014, 10:48 PM EDT

    williams

    The 2013-14 season seems to have taken on a consistent pattern for No. 19 North Carolina: get up for, and beat, some of the nation’s best teams while suffering losses that make us wonder who they are and what they’re capable of. The latest piece of evidence to support this was their 73-67 loss at…

  10. Iowa’s Fran McCaffery ejected for bumping official, costs team win at Wisconsin (VIDEO)

    Jan 5, 2014, 9:38 PM EDT

    Fran McCaffery

    Fran McCaffery is notorious for having one of the most vicious tempers in all of college basketball, and he exploded on Sunday night. He is perhaps best known for this chair throwing incident. With No. 22 Iowa leading No. 4 Wisconsin 41-39 in the Kohl Center, McCaffery went off again. He was upset about a no-call…

  11. Defensive struggles to blame for No. 10 Oregon’s loss at Colorado

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:56 PM EDT

    altman

    No. 10 Oregon entered Sunday’s game at No. 20 Colorado as one of the nation’s best offensive teams, averaging more than 89 points per game and shooting better than 50% from the field. With options such as Damyean Dotson, Joseph Young and Mike Moser (just to name three) at Dana Altman’s disposal, the Ducks have…

  12. How concerned should Kansas fans be after Jayhawk loss to San Diego State?

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    San Diego St v Kansas

    So that was ugly. There really isn’t much else to say about the performance that No. 16 Kansas had in their 61-57 loss to No. 21 San Diego State on Sunday night. The Jayhawks shot 29.8% from the floor, a number that didn’t work its way about 25% until late in the second half. They…

  13. Guard play the difference as No. 20 Colorado ends No. 10 Oregon’s win streak

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT

    boyle

    No. 10 Oregon possesses arguably the nation’s deepest backcourt, with two talented transfers (Jason Calliste and Joseph Young) joining forces with returnees Dominic Artis, Johnathan Loyd and wing Damyean Dotson. It’s a group that up until Sunday afternoon had won 13 straight games to start the season, and it’s safe to say that the Ducks…

  14. No. 21 San Diego State snaps No. 16 Kansas’ 68-game home winning streak

    Jan 5, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

    San Diego St v Kansas

    Xavier Thames was the hero for No. 21 San Diego State. He’s the guy that hit a big three with three minutes left to push SDSU’s lead to 55-48 with three minutes left. He’s the guy that hit four straight free throws in the final minute to ice SDSU’s 61-57 win over No. 16 Kansas,…

  15. Fred VanVleet’s career-high 22 points keeps Wichita State unbeaten

    Jan 5, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    Fred VanVleet

    Wichita State entered the day as the No.8-ranked team in the nation, as well as one of the seven teams without a loss on the season. The Shockers remain unbeaten, in the process continuing the program’s best start after a 67-53 win over Northern Iowa in their Missouri Valley Conference home opener. The Shockers entered…

  16. Could a lineup change be in order for Oregon State?

    Jan 5, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

    cooke

    After 14 games Oregon State is averaging 77.1 points per game, a mark that ranks sixth in the Pac-12, and their 49.9% shooting from the field ranks tenth nationally (fourth in the Pac-12). With talented scorers like guard Roberto Nelson and forwards Angus Brandt and Devon Collier, the points came early and often for the…

  17. Michigan wins conference home opener over Northwestern

    Jan 5, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

    Glenn Robinson III

    Michigan picked up its 10th win of the season, and improved to 2-0 in the Big Ten Conference on Sunday afternoon with a 74-51 win over Northwestern at home. The first half was relatively close with the Wolverines heading into the break with a 31-24 led. The Wildcats got 13 of their 24 points from…

  18. POSTERIZED: Devonte Upson catches one-handed alley-oop on Nicholls State (VIDEO)

    Jan 5, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

    Southeastern Louisiana

    Devonte Upson was aptly named. The Southeastern Louisiana junior forward/center gets up. Pretty evident by this vicious one-handed alley-oop he had against Nicholls State on Saturday evening. Upson, the JuCo transfer, ended with a season-high 16 points and added nine rebounds, but the Lions fell to the Colonels 64-61 as Dantrell Thomas connected on two free…

  19. Illinois lands 2015 commitment from four-star guard Aaron Jordan

    Jan 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

    John Groce

    John Groce and his Illinois Fighting Illini got more than just a 75-55 win over Penn State on Saturday afternoon. He also added to his 2015 recruiting class. Plainfield East High (Ill.) junior shooting guard Aaron Jordan told Groce he had made his committed to Illinois on Saturday, according to Marcus Jackson of the News-Gazette. The 6-foot-4…

  20. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Three games between ranked teams

    Jan 5, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 San Diego State vs. No. 16 Kansas, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) The Aztecs have already secured wins over Creighton and Marquette — teams which were both ranked at the time — but entering Lawrence on Sunday, San Diego State faces its toughest test to date. Kansas, headlined by freshman phenom…