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

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 5, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

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    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,…

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

    Jan 5, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 5, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

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    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…

  6. Michigan wins conference home opener over Northwestern

    Jan 5, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 5, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jan 5, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

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    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…

  10. Former Indiana center Luke Fischer transferring to Marquette

    Jan 5, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

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    Luke Fischer elected to leave Indiana University last week, leaving Tom Crean and the basketball program after appearing in only 13 games. On Sunday, Fischer announced via his personal Twitter account that he will transfer to Crean’s former school, Marquette. I am excited to say I will be transferring to Marquette University to play for…

  11. Devin Ollier banks a game-winning three as Dayton beats Ole Miss in overtime (VIDEO)

    Jan 5, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Dayton earned an impressive road victory on Saturday when Devin Oliver banked a 3-pointer from the top of the key to top Ole Miss 83-80 in overtime. For Oliver, he scored 22 of his career-high 26 points after halftime. Jarvis Summers had a game-high 29 points for Ole Miss while Marshall Henderson added 15. UMass…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Four ranked teams fall on first Saturday of 2014

    Jan 5, 2014, 12:41 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Notre Dame 79, No. 9 Duke 77  In their ACC debut Notre Dame knocked off Duke in South Bend, with guard Eric Atkins playing an important role in the outcome. Atkins finished the game with 19 points and 11 assists, and with Jerian Grant done for the season he’ll need to…

  13. Victory at LSU a big deal for Rhode Island, Atlantic 10

    Jan 4, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT

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    The task of rejuvenating a struggling basketball program can be a difficult one, and that was certainly the case for Dan Hurley when he accepted the Rhode Island coaching job in the spring of 2012. The Rams were coming off of a seven-win season, with roster turnover and poor play being major issues. As expected…

  14. Saint Louis cruises past Yale in non-conference finale (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

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    Saint Louis was expected to take care of business on Saturday evening in their non-conference finale against Yale and the Billikens did just that, winning 75-55 with Rob Loe scoring a game-high 19 points. Austin McBroom added 16 and Jake Barnett 11 for Saint Louis, whose 13 wins through 15 games are the program’s most…

  15. POSTERIZED: Marcus Smart dunks on Kansas State, gets T’d up (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Marcus Smart threw down this huge dunk in transition against Kansas State today, but did it cost his team the game? As you can see in the video, Smart earned himself a technical foul with the dunk, hanging on the rim and slapping the back board. I don’t love that call — it’s really, really…

  16. Oklahoma State’s lack of interior depth a concern in Big 12 play

    Jan 4, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Statistically speaking, the loss of forward Michael Cobbins may not look to be a huge deal for No. 6 Oklahoma State. In 13 games Cobbins was averaging a modest 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game before rupturing his Achilles tendon in a win over Robert Morris on Monday night. Cobbins was the team’s fifth-best…

  17. D.J. Newbill, Kendrick Nunn scuffle, nearly clear benches (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Illinois knocked off Penn State in Champaign on Saturday afternoon, improving to 2-0 in Big Ten play with a 75-55 win over the Nittany Lions. But with a little more than eight minutes left in the game, it was much closer. After a driving bucket from Kendrick Nunn, he collided with D.J. Newbill who responded…

  18. Should Coach K have benched Jabari Parker in loss to Notre Dame?

    Jan 4, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame had just gone on a 20-4 run to turn a 10 point deficit into a six-point lead as No. 7 Duke had suddenly gone ice cold from the floor. Rodney Hood and Quinn Cook had cooled off after their hot starts and as the clock ticked into crunch time in Duke’s first ACC…

  19. Despite losing Joe Harris early, Virginia bounces back with a win at Florida State

    Jan 4, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

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    The last time we saw the Virginia Cavaliers in action Tony Bennett’s squad looked bad, as they were outclassed on both ends Monday night in a blowout loss at Tennessee. With their best win coming at the expense of SMU, the Cavaliers entered ACC play in need of more quality wins. But who are the…

  20. POSTERIZED: Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton dunks on Jabari Parker (VIDEO)

    Jan 4, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    (Via SB Nation) Yep, that would be Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton driving down the middle of the lane and dunking all over all-everything forward Jabari Parker. Notre Dame would go on to beat No. 7 Duke 79-77. Jabari Parker didn’t play the final 3:35 despite the game being close, and some were speculating that…