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  1. Should we be concerned about Michigan State?

    Mar 4, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Michigan

    At what point do we start getting concerned about Michigan State? After losing 58-56 to No. 4 Michigan on Sunday afternoon, No. 9 Michigan State has now lost three straight games. On paper, those losses don’t look all that bad. Indiana beat them in East Lansing last Tuesday, they lost at Ohio State last Sunday…

  2. VIDEO: St. Mary’s gets injured senior a bucket in his last game

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Tim Williams was one of the guys that we unfortunately hear about far too often — after starting 26 games as a sophomore, Williams saw knee injuries derail his career. Three times over the course of the last two years, Williams had the bad luck of watching his knees fail him. First, it was a…

  3. Five Thoughts: USC’s a sleeper, Arizona’s issues, Russ-ficiency?

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Rick Pitino, Russ Smith

    Is Russ-diculous now Russ-ficient?: Louisville’s three-game losing streak earlier this season also happened to coincide with a turning point for rick Pitino and his dynamic off-guard Russ Smith. Smith was benched for the third game of that losing streak, as Pitino was efforting to get Smith to reign-in his shoot-first, think-later mindset. After two games…

  4. Team of the Week: Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Mar 4, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Jordan Hulls, Jordan Hulls, Kevin Ferrell

    Team of the Week: Minnesota It’s crazy to think about, but Minnesota’s season may have been saved by six minutes of basketball from Trevor Mbakwe. He came out and set the tone against Indiana on Tuesday, knocking the Hoosiers — and, more importantly, Cody Zeller — back on their heels as Minnesota, for the first…

  5. Player of the Week: Doug McDermott, Creighton

    Mar 4, 2013, 8:59 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Player of the Week: Doug McDermott, Creighton If you didn’t know any better, you would probably think that the 32 points and 11 boards that Doug McDermott had at Bradley on Wednesday would be his best performance of the week. The All-American had been struggling a bit in recent weeks, and as a result the…

  6. The Morning Mix

    Mar 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Jay Bilas photobomb

    What a weekend. What a season. Savor these moments folks, because we may never see another college basketball season quite like this one. The regular season comes to an end this week, and if this season has been any indication, Championship Week is going to be bonkers. But that’s seven days away. We got a…

  7. Late Night Snacks: No. 4 Michigan rebounds, Virginia falls at Boston College

    Mar 3, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

    John Beilein

    Game of the Day: No. 4 Michigan 58, No. 4 Michigan State 57  Trey Burke added another performance to his national (and Big Ten) Player of the Year resume on Sunday afternoon, accounting for 21 points, eight assists and five steals in Michigan’s win over their in-state rival. Up ten with 4:36 remaining (52-42) Michigan…

  8. Trey Burke leads No. 4 Michigan past No. 9 Michigan State

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

    Michigan State v Michigan

    No. 4 Michigan ranks among the best shooting teams in America, and when they’re on from the perimeter the Wolverines are a very tough team to beat. So how did John Beilein’s team beat No. 9 Michigan State 58-57 despite shooting 0-of-12 from beyond the arc? Trey Burke. The sophomore point guard was the difference…

  9. Virginia adds another line to baffling resume with loss at Boston College

    Mar 3, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Duke v Virginia

    After beating No. 3 Duke on Thursday night the Virginia Cavaliers looked to be on the verge of locking up an NCAA tournament bid. That changed on Sunday afternoon. A Joe Rahon three-pointer with 8.2 seconds remaining gave Boston College a 53-52 victory in Chestnut Hill, and for a team that has lost at home…

  10. North Carolina continues improved play in win over Florida State

    Mar 3, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

    North Carolina State v North Carolina

    With their lack of front court depth (and firepower) North Carolina made a change a few weeks ago, going with four perimeter players surrounding sophomore James Michael McAdoo. And the move paid off, as the Tar Heels (21-8, 11-5 ACC) have now won five straight games after beating Florida State 79-58 on Sunday afternoon. North…

  11. New Rochelle (N.Y.) wins title on incredible buzzer beater (VIDEO)

    Mar 3, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    New Rochelle

    In one of the most improbable and stunning buzzer beaters you will ever see, New Rochelle (N.Y) defeated Mount Vernon (N.Y.), 61-60, on a three-quarter court heave at the horn to win the New York Section 1 AA Basketball title. (CLICK HERE: To see video of another buzzer-beater in the NEPSAC title game) Down by…

  12. Villanova lets resume-building opportunity slip from its grasp

    Mar 3, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    Ryan Arcidiacono

    For the second time in six days the Villanova Wildcats failed to seal the deal on the road, and that leaves Jay Wright’s team with a lot of work to do in their quest to return to the NCAA tournament. A Talib Zanna offensive rebound eventually led to a James Robinson three pointer with 32…

  13. No. 17 Wisconsin takes hit in Big Ten title race with loss to Purdue

    Mar 3, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Wisconsin Purdue

    Long before TCU beat Kansas, we knew that this college basketball season was not going to follow much of a logical path. Penn State’s win over Michigan only confirmed that. Sunday at the Kohl Center in Madison it might not have been an upset of the magnitude of the two aforementioned games, but Purdue ousted…

  14. Ben Howland: Shabazz Muhammad headed to the NBA draft after season

    Mar 3, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    Following his team’s 74-69 win over No. 11 Arizona Sunday at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA coach Ben Howland went ahead and confirmed what everyone had suspected in regards to the future of star freshman Shabazz Muhammad. “That was his last game in Pauley Pavilion, no doubt about it. I know that. He knows that. We all…

  15. Towson sets NCAA record, goes from 1-31 to 2nd place in CAA

    Mar 3, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    Pat Skerry

    Last season, Towson was the worst team in college basketball. The struggling Tigers finished 1-31 on the season, including a 22-game losing streak to start the year. What a difference a year can make. With its 67-64 home win over Hofstra Saturday, Towson finishes the season at 18-13, an NCAA record-setting 17.5-game turnaround from the…

  16. Grambling State finishes regular season winless at 0-27

    Mar 3, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    Grambling State

    With a 12-point loss to Alcorn State Saturday, Grambling State finished the regular season with a winless 0-27 record, including 0-18 in the SWAC. This comes two seasons after playing in the conference tournament’s title game, now a program that has gone through four coaches in five years and is sitting at the bottom of…

  17. Pregame Shootaround 3.3.13: Michigan-Michigan State highlights Sunday’s slate

    Mar 3, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Gary Harris

    Game of the Day: No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 9 Michigan State (4:00 p.m. ET, CBS) The last time these two teams met, Michigan was at the tail end of a brutal four-game stretch in the Big Ten. The Wolverines had faced Indiana, Ohio State, and Wisconsin in succession and were subsequently blown out by Michigan…

  18. Late Night Snacks: Shabazz on his way to the NBA?

    Mar 3, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT

    Miami v Duke

    Game of the Night No. 3 Duke 79, N0. 5 Miami 76: It’s not often the No. 3 team in the country needs a statement win, but the Blue Devils wanted to bounce back from their loss at Virginia, and Miami had the bad luck to be the next scheduled opponent to come to Cameron…

  19. UCLA moves into first-place tie in the Pac-12, upends Arizona

    Mar 2, 2013, 11:51 PM EDT

    Arizona v UCLA

    After everything that UCLA has been through this season — the transfers, the head-scratching upsets, the talk of Ben Howland’s job security, the NCAA investigations — the Bruins now sit just two games away from a share of the Pac-12′s regular season title. Thanks to a 74-69 win over No. 11 Arizona that wasn’t as…

  20. Bubble Banter: Who hurt their tournament chances?

    Mar 2, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson, Trivante Bloodman, Jalen Steele

    SATURDAY’S BUBBLE LOSERS Ole Miss: The Rebels learned the hard way that the easiest way to play yourself off the bubble is to lose at South Carolina and, two weeks later, drop a game at Mississippi State. A pair of sub-200 losses in February isn’t going to impress the NCAA committee. They have one top…