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  1. South Alabama-Georgia State postponed until Monday

    Jan 29, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

    Ron Hunter

    And yet another victim of the snowstorm that hit the south on Tuesday. Georgia State’s home game with South Alabama was postponed from Thursday night until Monday night, February 3rd. From a release Wednesday afternoon: “Current weather and road conditions are prohibiting the South Alabama men’s team from traveling to Atlanta. Conditions do not look…

  2. Southern snowstorm affecting broadcast of games in Georgia

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Dai-Jon Parker, Eric McClellan, Trae Golden

    An untimely snowstorm that hit the southern US on Tuesday is going to cause problems for hoops fans looking to watching games played in Georgia on Wednesday night. ESPN2’s broadcast of North Carolina and Georgia Tech has been cancelled, while the Vanderbilt-Georgia game will only be available to stream on GeorgiaDogs.com. As of now, both…

  3. Louisville’s Jones to play, Cincy’s Jackson game-time decision for Thursday

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Justin Jackson

    Perhaps the most interesting game of the week takes place on Thursday evening as No. 13 Cincinnati will pay a visit to No. 12 Louisville. Cincinnati has been the best team in the AAC to date, sitting pretty with an 8-0 record in league play. Louisville was the favorite heading into the season, however, and…

  4. Air Force will be without leading scorer Tre Coggins this week

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

    Air Force v UNLV

    Air Force left home starting point guard and leading scorer Tre Coggins at home as they departed on a road trip that will take them to Boise State and Nevada. The news was first reported by Brett Briggeman of The Gazette. Coggins was suspended by head coach Dave Pilipovich for failing to live up to…

  5. Four Robert Morris players suspended for a year

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Robert Morris

    On Friday, Robert Morris announced that four players, including freshmen Jeremiah Worthem and Britton Lee, would be suspended indefinitely for violations of university rules. The school wouldn’t specify the nature of the violations, but on Wednesday, they did go into detail regarding the length of the suspensions: one year. “No criminal charges will be filed in…

  6. Delaware suspends two key players for at least a month

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday afternoon, Delaware announced the suspension of Jarvis Threat and Marvin King-Davis for separate, unrelated violations of Athletics Department policies. The suspensions will keep them out through February, if not longer. “This athletics department has very high and very clear expectations of our student-athletes,” Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady said…

  7. Kentucky’s got the talent, but here’s why they will not win a title this year

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Back in December, when Kentucky got dropped by North Carolina on their visit to Chapel Hill, I wrote this column and this sidebar taking stock of Kentucky’s status and potential this season. I think it’s worth revisiting now. If you don’t feel like reading through 1,000 words of two month-old writing, here’s a summary of…

  8. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Iowa State-Kansas, top two teams on the road

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 16 Iowa State at No. 6 Kansas, 9:00 p.m. Iowa State was one of the nation’s most intriguing teams earlier this season, but since Big 12 play started, they’ve fallen off a bit. DeAndre Kane injured his ankle. There was a three-game losing. There was the home loss to (you…

  9. Atlanta gridlock strands North Carolina at the airport

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

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    Auburn and Alabama weren’t the only teams that had their schedule affected by the storm that “pummeled” the south with two or three inches of snow. North Carolina flew into Atlanta Tuesday night for their Wednesday night game against Georgia Tech, but thanks to the gridlock on Atlanta highways, they couldn’t get a bus from…

  10. Auburn-Alabama game postponed due to “snow”

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

    SNOW Day 2014

    Alabama’s visit to Auburn for the hoops version of the Iron Bowl has been postponed from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening. “After consulting with the Southeastern Conference it has been determined that the men’s basketball game between Auburn University and the University of Alabama has been postponed until Thursday due to wintery weather across the…

  11. The Secondary Break: Wednesday’s Links

    Jan 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Bond of T.J. McConnell, Nick Johnson goes beyond Arizona basketball court (USA Today) Two of the players prominently involved in No. 1 Arizona’s hot start are point guard T.J. McConnell and shooting guard Nick Johnson, and it’s a connection that has been a couple years in the making. Johnson hosted McConnell while the latter was…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Michigan State tops Iowa in overtime, LSU upsets Kentucky

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

    Michigan State

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 7 Michigan State 71, No. 15 Iowa 69 (OT) The shorthanded Spartans pulled off a gutsy performance on Tuesday night, taking an overtime victory over No. 15 Iowa, a team that would looking for a statement win. No Adreian Payne, no Branden Dawson, but several Michigan State role players stepped up…

  13. LSU finally shows up, smacks around No. 11 Kentucky

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:58 PM EDT

    Kentucky v LSU

    Where has this LSU team been all season? Seriously. Why have the Tigers shown up and played like this every night out? Why are they losing at Alabama and at Ole Miss? Why did they get drubbed by Tennessee and lose to Rhode Island in the very same building that they mollywhopped No. 11 Kentucky?…

  14. Doug McDermott’s last-second 3-pointer lifts Creighton past St. John’s (VIDEO)

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:09 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    If you leave Doug McDermott this open, with the game on the line, you deserve to lose; plain and simple. And that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday night when Dougie McBuckets drilled an open 3-pointer with 2.0 seconds remaining as No. 20 Creighton survived a late-game comeback from St. John’s with a 63-60 win. St.…

  15. Once again, No. 15 Iowa loses a close game to an elite opponent

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

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    For the fifth time this season, No. 15 Iowa blew a great chance to pick up a season-defining win. They lost to Villanova in overtime in a game they led by nine at the half. They lost at Iowa State is a game they led by double figures late in the first half and lost…

  16. Shorthanded Michigan State steals a 71-69 overtime win over Iowa

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

    Denzel Valentine

    Michigan State, No. 7 team in the nation, was without Braden Dawson and Adreian Payne for the second straight game (sixth straight without Payne). Unlike, Saturday’s loss to in-state rival Michigan, the shorthanded Spartans stole one from No. 15 Iowa with a 71-69 road victory in overtime on Tuesday night. Despite missing its top two rebounders, the…

  17. Missouri wins at Arkansas heading into biggest week of their season

    Jan 28, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT

    Jabari Brown

    Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown both finished with 24 points and Jordan Clarkson chipped in with 11 points and six assists  as Missouri went into Bud Walton Arena and pulled off one of the most surprising wins of the SEC season, beating Arkansas 75-71. This was a huge win for Missouri as they try to…

  18. Baylor drops home game to West Virginia, falls to 1-6 in Big 12

    Jan 28, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    Rico Gathers

    Baylor entered Tuesday night’s game at home, needing a win. The Bears had been dropped from the rankings, in the midst of a four-game conference losing streak. A matchup with West Virginia seemed like the opportune moment for the Bears to right the ship. Juwan Staten had different ideas, when his reverse layup put the…

  19. Oregon giving out Phil Knight bobbleheads on Saturday vs. USC

    Jan 28, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT

    Phil Knight

    If you’re coming to Saturday’s @OregonMBB game vs. USC, this will be yours #GoDucks #UnitedWeBall pic.twitter.com/ovCSMOU1sS — Andy McNamara (@McNamaraUO) January 27, 2014 It’s n0 secret, Nike chairman Phil Knight is a University of Oregon graduate, and a generous one at that. Over the years, he has provided the Oregon athletic department with millions of…

  20. Report: Adreian Payne to miss next two Michigan State games

    Jan 28, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

    Adreian Payne

    Injuries have been an unfortunately stable presence in No. 7 Michigan State’s season. A noticeable injury in recent weeks has been 6-foot-10 senior forward Adreian Payne, who has been sidelined, wearing a boot on his foot, for the past five games. Expect that number to rise to at least seven games, according to a report…