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  1. Bubble Banter: Providence loses a heart breaker to Villanova

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT

    Bryce Cotton

    There are 25 days left until Selection Sunday. Every morning from now until the bracket comes out, we’ll help you get caught up on the happenings with impact on the bubble from the night before.  You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. If Providence (RPI: 58, KenPom: 56) ends up missing the NCAA tournament this…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Andrew Wiggins, Ryan Arcidiacono hit game-winners

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 9 Villanova 82, Providence 79 2OT Ryan Arcidiacono came off a ball screen, and took advantage of a mismatch, taking Kadeem Batts to the rack for the layup and the foul. That 3-point play turned out to be the deciding factor in an exciting double overtime finish for No. 9…

  3. Bench scoring fails to carry Richmond past GW

    Feb 18, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

    Maurice Creek, Varun Ram

    There is little to no margin for error in the middle of the Atlantic 10 this season. Though Saint Louis still has to face VCU and Massachusetts on the road, the Billikens currently stand comfortably atop the conference, while five other teams have conference records ranging from 8-3 to 7-4. Tonight’s George Washington-Richmond contest was…

  4. Andrew Wiggins game-winning bucket saves Kansas at Texas Tech (VIDEO)

    Feb 18, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    No. 8 Kansas struggled with Texas Tech on Tuesday night, and that shouldn’t be as much of a surprise as the names on those jerseys make it seem. The Red Raiders are tough this year. They beat Baylor in Lubbock, they beat Oklahoma State in Lubbock and they almost knocked off Iowa State in Ames…

  5. Questions continue to fog Kentucky

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    What a vast disparity in the two halves of tonight’s Kentucky-Mississippi contest. The Wildcats led by seventeen at the break, but fell apart defensively in the final twenty minutes, allowing Ole Miss to score 1.21 points per possession as Andy Kennedy’s squad cut UK’s lead to single digits. Overall, Kentucky scored 1.12 PPP, but questions…

  6. Texas fails to take advantage of their size in loss to Iowa State

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

    Javan Felix

    No. 19 Texas may be the most surprising team in the country this season, and the way that they’ve done it is through tough defense and an overpowering front court presence. Isaiah Taylor may be the guy getting the pub of late — scoring 50 points in wins over Baylor and Kansas will do that…

  7. Iowa State’s defense, Big 3 too much for Texas in Big 12 clash

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    A Texas win and a Kansas loss on Tuesday night would have made for a tie atop the Big 12 Conference standings. However, the Longhorns entered Hilton Coliseum, and left with only their second loss in their last 11 games as Iowa State took an important conference matchup with an 85-76 win. Tuesday night was…

  8. VCU’s Terrance Shannon leaves team

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

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    VCU lost some front court depth on Tuesday when the program announced that Terrance Shannon would be leaving the team for personal reasons. “We thank Terrance for his contributions to the program and wish him luck in his future endeavors,” head coach Shaka Smart said in a statement. Shannon came to VCU this summer as…

  9. St. John’s loses Chris Obekpa for 10-14 days with ankle injury

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    On Monday, St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was diagnosed with a sprain and bone bruise in his right ankle after suffering an injury during practice. On Tuesday, St. John’s announced he could be sidelined for up to two weeks. “Chris is a central part of what we do on both ends of the court. Our…

  10. Delon Wright a notable Cousy snub

    Feb 18, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Larry Krystkowiak

    It has become vogue to criticize selections to both the Wooden and Cousy awards; the John R. specifically drew the ire nationally when its midseason list was unveiled and a few names, including Kansas’ Joel Embiid and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, were omitted (though both can still be included amongst the finalists). One player, though, that…

  11. What happened to ‘The Movement’?

    Feb 18, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    Yogi Ferrell

    Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class was supposed to be a special group. The quintet, which included Yogi Ferrell, Ron Patterson, Peter Jurkin, Hanner Mosquera-Perea, and Jeremy Hollowell, had been dubbed ‘The Movement’ by Patterson, and coach Tom Crean’s remarks upon receiving their letters of intent confirmed the group’s significance: “We believe this is a class that…

  12. Iowa-Indiana game postponed after a piece of metal falls from Assembly Hall ceiling (VIDEO)

    Feb 18, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Indiana

    Tuesday night’s Big Ten battle between No. 15 Iowa and Indiana has been postponed the school announced after a piece of metal fell from the Assembly Hall ceiling onto seating in the lower bowl. “Safety is our No.1 priority,” Indiana Director of Athletics Fred Glass said in a statement. Our University engineers have advised us…

  13. Wally Ellenson leaves Minnesota basketball program to focus on track and field

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Wally Ellenson

    After appearing in nine games this season, Minnesota sophomore guard Wally Ellenson has elected to leave the basketball program, the school announced on Tuesday afternoon. Ellenson made this decision in an effort to fully commit to the Golden Gophers’ track and field team. “We respect Wally’s decision, and wish him, Coach Steve Plasencia and the…

  14. New Syracuse jerseys are sick (PHOTO)

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Last month, Nike unveiled brand new jerseys that would be given to seven different programs this season, and on Wednesday, Syracuse will be donning their’s. They’re sick: According to Nike, the script on the jersey was first used at Syracuse in 1984, when Pearl Washington was on the team. On Wednesday, when the Orange play…

  15. Arizona to use a deeper rotation in the coming weeks

    Feb 18, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

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    Before Brandon Ashley got hurt, when Arizona was still undefeated and the No. 1 team in the country, the Wildcats were not a deep team. They played a seven-man rotation. Jordin Mayes saw some minutes here and there, but for the most part, it was the starters, Gabe York and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson that played for…

  16. It’s too early to write off Marcus Smart and Oklahoma State

    Feb 18, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

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    Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com wrote a column today on Marcus Smart, the gist of which I agree with. Doyel’s point? “Bad guy does something bad, victim responds in a way we don’t like … we blame the victim. … All [Marcus Smart] did was shove a guy who yelled something horrible right into his face. It…

  17. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Seven ranked teams hit the road

    Feb 18, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

    Prince Ibeh, Cory Jefferson

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 19 Texas at No. 17 Iowa State, 7:00 p.m. Another day, another awesome Big 12 matchup. Tonight, Texas will be making the trip up to Ames to take on Iowa State. The matchup here that will decide the game is Cameron Ridley. He’s far to big for anyone on Iowa…

  18. When read in context, Rick Pitino is right about social media

    Feb 18, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    That’s the quote that made the rounds on twitter last night, thanks in large part to this tweet from Fox Sports Live’s official account. The actual quote can be heard at the 8:25 mark of the video below, dug up by Stephen Douglas of The Big Lead. It comes after Pitino had answered a couple of…

  19. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: What else can be said about McDermott’s season — and his career — at this point? He had 26 points on 11-for-19 shooting in a win at Butler in which he just so happened to hit the game-winning three with 47.8 seconds left. He followed that up by scoring 39 points…

  20. Bubble Banter: Oklahoma State headed to an interesting Selection Sunday

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    There are 26 days left until Selection Sunday. Every morning from now until the bracket comes out, we’ll help you get caught up on the happenings with impact on the bubble from the night before.  You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. After last night’s overtime loss at Baylor, Oklahoma State (RPI: 46, KenPom: 41)…