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  1. Former Iowa State guard K.J. Bluford headed to Northern Arizona

    Jan 15, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

    Iowa State Athletic Communications

    Just over two weeks after it was announced that he was leaving the Iowa State program in search of more playing time, junior guard K.J. Bluford has found a new home. Bluford announced via his Twitter account on Wednesday that he’ll be transferring to Northern Arizona, giving the Lumberjacks a player who averaged nearly 18…

  2. Navy suspends leading scorer Tilman Dunbar for remainder of season

    Jan 15, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    After winning just two games in Patriot League play last season the Navy Midshipmen had hopes of improving their standing within the league despite being picked to finish last in the preseason poll. That process became a lot tougher on Tuesday, as the Naval Academy made the decision to suspend leading scorer Tilman Dunbar for…

  3. Just how good is 13-4 VCU this season?

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — VCU is only a year and a half removed from the CAA, but that didn’t change the fact that the Rams were sitting pretty as the Atlantic 10’s top dog entering the season. They were ranked in just about every preseason top 25 you came across, which is, in part, a sign…

  4. The Chase for 180: Tale of two games for Stanford’s Anthony Brown

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  5. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Good games out west tonight

    Jan 15, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: UNLV at New Mexico, 9:00 p.m. This is a huge game for UNLV. Enormous. Bordering on season’s-over-if-they-lose territory. The Rebels are 10-6 on the year right now, with a win over Mississippi State anchoring their resume right now. That ain’t good. And given the fact that the Mountain West is a…

  6. Louisville PG Chris Jones out Thursday vs. Houston

    Jan 15, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

    SMU v Louisville

    Louisville head coach Rick Pitino told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that starting point guard Chris Jones will not be in the lineup on Thursday evening when the Cardinals host Houston. Jones is averaging 11.3 points and 2.9 assists on the season, but combined for just four points and five turnovers in the last two games.…

  7. Report: Waiver expected to be given for teams forced to forfeit games

    Jan 15, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

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    It’s always interesting to track back through some of the unintended consequences of conference realignment, and they’re not always positive. The NCAA has a rule on its books that forbids a Division I program from playing more than four games during a season against teams from outside the Division I ranks. That includes exhibition games…

  8. Report: Louisiana Tech’s Raheem Appleby out 6-8 weeks

    Jan 15, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

    Raheem Appleby, Markel Brown

    Louisiana Tech has spent much of this season gliding under the radar as one of the nation’s best teams that you haven’t seen play, but the Bulldogs suffered a significant blow when leading scorer Raheem Appleby went down with an ankle injury last Thursday. According to the Shreveport Times, the injury was bad enough that…

  9. Louisville fan gets a tattoo covers half his head (PHOTO

    Jan 15, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

    @DrewFranklin

    I don’t know who this gentleman is or why he decided that getting a tattoo that covered up the entire left side of his head would be a good idea, but I think we have officially found the most die-hard college basketball fan in the country. (h/t KSR)

  10. The most surprising team in the country: Kansas State

    Jan 15, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

    Marcus Foster, Jeff Mullahey

    I think there’s a valid argument to be made that Kansas State is the most surprising team in the country, and it’s not because their expectations entering the season were so low that a 13-4 start overall, a 3-1 start in Big 12 play and home wins over Gonzaga, George Washington, Oklahoma State and —…

  11. Undersized Northern Colorado beating up on bigger Big Sky opponents

    Jan 15, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    The 2012-13 season was a tough one for the Northern Colorado Bears as they finished the season with a 13-18 record, the second consecutive year in which the Bears finished below .500. With five players who possessed starting experience returning there was the expectation that the Bears could be a factor in the Big Sky…

  12. POSTERIZED: Glenn Bryant makes Tucker Raymond pay for a poor decision (VIDEO)

    Jan 15, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    You have to feel bad for Tucker Raymond. A 6-foot-5 freshman for Western Michigan, Raymond’s first taste of national limelight as a Bronco is getting lit up by Eastern Michigan’s Glenn Bryant. I’m not sure what’s worst: not recognizing that he probably shouldn’t try to jump with Bryant, or that in the process of getting…

  13. Report: Chane Behanan to visit Colorado State this weekend

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

    Missouri State v Louisville

    Oft-troubled former Louisville big man Chane Behanan will be making a visit to Colorado State this weekend, according to a report from Matt Stephens of the Coloradoan, to attend Saturday’s game against visiting Air Force. Behanan was booted from Louisville on Dec. 30th for repeated violations of team rules. It’s unclear whether Behanan will actually…

  14. On one-and-done players, the Big Ten race and more

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Exemplary, insightful breakdown here from the smartest — and best looking — college basketball blogger on the interwebs. Follow @robdauster

  15. Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison, Arkansas fan have on-court run-in after game

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

    Andrew Harrison

    Kentucky and Arkansas played one of the weirdest games that you’ll see this season on Tuesday night. There were roughly, by my estimation, 8,657 fouls called in an overtime game that lasted nearly three hours. But in the end, the Cats and the Hogs ended in thrilling fashion, as Michael Qualls threw down a game-winning,…

  16. Appalachian State forward running shoe drive in exchange for tickets

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:05 AM EDT

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    An Appalachian State sophomore forward has put together one of the best ticket drives I can remember. Michael Obacha is a native of Nigeria, and throughout the rest of the reason, he will be running a charity drive to get shoes to ship back to his country. “One of the main things I want to…

  17. The Secondary Break: Wednesday’s Links

    Jan 15, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Ryan winning despite missing piece (ESPN) Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan has his team off to the best start in school history, and that’s even with their loss at Indiana on Tuesday night. But this has been a tough season for the coach as it’s his first without his father, who passed away in August.…

  18. Late Night Snacks: No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 13 Kentucky, No. 25 Oklahoma lose on the road

    Jan 15, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

    Boise State v Kentucky

    GAME OF THE DAY: Indiana 75, No. 3 Wisconsin 72 Indiana needed this win in the worst way. Although we are still in the beginning of conference play, Indiana has been sputtering. It’s never too early to begin analyzing resumes, and the Hoosiers’ one to date was lacking. It still leaves much to be desired,…

  19. Michael Qualls tip-slam lifts Arkansas over Kentucky in overtime (VIDEO)

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    James Young tied the score at 85-all with 12 second remaining in overtime. Rashad Madden brought the ball up the right sideline and instead of driving to the bucket, looking to draw the game’s 61st foul of the night, he settled for a bad 3-point shot. Luckily for Arkansas, he heaved the shot with two-plus…

  20. The transfers get attention, but win over VCU solidified Mike Lonergan’s foundation at George Washington

    Jan 14, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

    Maurice Creek, Varun Ram

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — George Washington has been the face of all that is good — and bad — when it comes to transfers in college basketball. They lost two rising seniors as graduate transfers during the offseason, bringing in Indiana castoff Maurice Creek to join former Villanova Wildcat Isaiah Armwood as the face of a…