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  1. Georgetown’s tifo for Syracuse: ‘Our Hatred Is Eternal’

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT


    Georgetown’s Stonewalls unveiled their tifo for the final installment of their rivalry with Syracuse, and it was just as awesome as advertised:

  2. C.J. McCollum out for Lehigh in Patriot League semi vs. Lafayette

    Mar 9, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    CJ McCollum

    Lehigh hadn’t gotten its hopes up about getting guard C.J. McCollum back for the Patriot League tournament and, unfortunately for the Mountain Hawks, so far things are working out as planned. McCollum will not be in the lineup Saturday for Lehigh when it takes on Lafayette in the semifinal round of the Patriot League tournament.…

  3. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 5 Preview

    Mar 9, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Belmont Murray State

    The NCAA Tournament doesn’t get going until March 19, but for the real college hoops fans, the days leading up to Selection Sunday is when the madness really begins. Over the next two weeks teams will fight for the postseason lives. Bubbles will burst and tickets will be punched, and Cinderellas will be born. This…

  4. Pregame Shootaround 3.9.13: High-major & mid-major action make for a big Saturday

    Mar 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Game of the Day: No. 5 Georgetown vs. No. 17 Syracuse (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Otto Porter made his case for National Player of the Year when these two teams last met, scoring 33 points and carrying Georgetown in a big road win over the Orange. Now the Hoyas return home with a chance to claim…

  5. Holland College does Reggie Miller impression in Canadian semifinal, commentators go crazy (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Canadian College Basketball

    The Holland College basketball season almost ended before the Hurricanes pulled a page out of the 1995 Reggie Miller playbook. Holland College trailed by five until Alvin Parker banked a 3-pointer. Steve Hardy came away with the botched in bounds play and hit a three that put the Hurricanes up by a point. Mount Saint Vincent University…

  6. Devonte Brown’s game-winning block lifts Indiana State over Evansville (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2013, 7:40 AM EDT

    Manny Arop, Devonte Brown

    Devonte Brown scored all 11 of his points in the final five minutes of the first half, but it was his block of a Ned Cox layup with no time left on the clock that sealed up a win over Evansville and sent Indiana State into a semifinal matchup with Creighton in the MVC tournament…

  7. Tyus Jones narrows list down to seven schools

    Mar 9, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

    Tyus Jones

    Tyus Jones (Apple Valley High/Apple Valley, Minn.) is not only one of the top guards, but he’s one of the top players in the Class of 2014. The 6-foot-1 point guard that has captivated the state of Minnesota has provided the seven schools remaining in his recruitment in an interview with CBS Minnesota on Friday…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

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

    Mar 8, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT


    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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Indiana declined to wear new Adidas basketball uniforms

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT


    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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…