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  1. Ryans Evans and the jump shot free throw

    Feb 27, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

    Ryan Evans, Jordan Tyrance, Dylan Talley

    Ryan Evans has spent the entire season battling a brutal case of the ‘yips’. Evans, a career 71.1% shooter from the charity stripe that shot 81.1% from the line in Big Ten play last season, is banging home just 41.4% of his free throws this season, and it’s gotten to the point that he is…

  2. Coach K to step away from Team USA

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski

    Mike Krzyzewski got USA basketball back where it needed to be: on top of the world. The Duke head coach lost in the semifinals of his first tournament as the coach of our red, white and blue hoops team — against Greece in the 2006 FIBA World Championships — but that would end up being…

  3. VIDEO: Georgetown is the hottest team in the country

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

    Otto Porter JTIII

    You want to hear an incredible stat? Over the last seven seasons, there have only been four programs that have been ranked in the top ten each year: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas … and Georgetown. The Hoyas achieved that rank this week, after knocking off Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. The Hoyas are peaking at…

  4. The Morning Mix

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Jordan broom

    Indiana and Florida lost on the road last night. Minnesota and Tennessee both picture up resume-boosting wins. Wednesday features a bevy of games with serious tournament implications. It might be Hump Day, but we have a lot to get to and a lot to look forward to. Let’s hit the links. Wednesday’s Top games: 6:30…

  5. Rutgers women’s coach C. Vivian Stringer wins 900th career game

    Feb 27, 2013, 2:05 AM EDT

    C. Vivian Stringer

    C. Vivian Stringer, for 42 years and counting a head basketball coach, reached the exclusive 900-win club Tuesday when her Rutgers team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 68-56 victory over South Florida in Piscataway, N.J. According to the Associated Press, Stringer held back tears as she became just the seventh coach to join…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Minnesota helps solidify its tourney spot by knocking off No. 1

    Feb 27, 2013, 1:34 AM EDT

    Minnesota Indiana

    Game of the Day: Minnesota 77, No. 1 Indiana 73 Indiana has now lost three times this season as a No. 1-ranked team, but the story is more about Minnesota. Coach Tubby Smith brought in a sports psychologist to talk to his team prior to Tuesday’s matchup and it paid off. The Gophers were focused…

  7. No. 8 Florida falls to 0-4 in close games this season

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:54 PM EDT

    Erik Murphy

    Florida went into Tuesday night’s game at Tennessee with just six healthy rotation players, a Will Yeguete is battling a knee injury and Michael Frazier out with a concussion. They left with just five, as Casey Prather took a shot to the head that looked like it left him woozy and opened up a faucet…

  8. Tennessee gets huge boost to NCAA tournament resume with win over No. 8 Florida

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

    Jordan McRae Tennessee

    Of the four remaining games on Tennessee’s regular season schedule coming into Tuesday night, No. 8 Florida presented the best chance to get a NCAA tournament resume-defining win and the Volunteers seized that opportunity. Behind 27 points from junior Jordan McRae, Tennessee beat No. 8 Florida at its own game, holding the Gators to 42 percent…

  9. No. 19 Memphis loses at Xavier, still has no good wins

    Feb 26, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

    Memphis v Xavier

    Memphis entered Tuesday night’s game at Xavier with the nation’s longest winning streak at 18 games, which is the kind of late-season surge that every college basketball analyst wants to see. Peaking at the right time is so important in college basketball. You want to be playing your best basketball of the season as February…

  10. Bus carrying Maine women’s basketball team reportedly involved in ‘serious accident’

    Feb 26, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT

    Maine bus crash

    A charter bus reportedly carrying members of the Maine women’s basketball team was involved in a serious crash along Interstate 95 in Georgetown, Mass., NBC affiliate WHDH in Boston is reporting. From WHDH: Massachusetts State Police said preliminary investigations suggest the charter bus was driving southbound when it crossed the median and crashed into woods adjacent…

  11. All it took was the first 6:05 for Trevor Mbakwe to beat Indiana

    Feb 26, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

    Jordan Hulls, Jordan Hulls, Kevin Ferrell

    Minnesota saved their season on Tuesday night, as the team that everyone had left for dead knocked off No. 1 Indiana at home, 77-73. And the credit for the win should fall squarely on the shoulders of senior big man Trevor Mbakwe. Mbakwe finished with 21 points and 12 boards, six of which came on…

  12. Cody Zeller tentative in No. 1 Indiana’s loss to Minnesota, raises concern for Hoosiers

    Feb 26, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    Minnesota set the tone early against Indiana’s Cody Zeller on the interior in its 77-73 win Tuesday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. First it was Gopher forward Trevor Mbakwe with an emphatic block that rejected Zeller at the rim with 13:55 to play in the first half. Less than six minutes later, uber-athletic…

  13. Big 12 admits error was made near end of Kansas’ win over Iowa State

    Feb 26, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    UPDATED 27 February 2013, 12:31 p.m. ET Kansas escaped from Ames, Iowa, Monday night with a 108-96 overtime victory against Iowa State, but the win was not without controversy. Come Tuesday, the Big 12 admitted that mistakes were made by the officiating crew at the end of regulation, though the conference would not point to…

  14. Oregon’s Dominic Artis could return from injury Thursday vs. Oregon State

    Feb 26, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Dominic Artis

    Oregon has been a different basketball without freshman point guard Dominic Artis the past nine games. Prone to turnovers and dropping into a tie for first in the Pac-12, the Ducks got some good news Tuesday. After his second day of limited practice, Oregon coach Dana Altman opened up the possibility of Artis returning to…

  15. Sad news: Brian Zoubek’s New Jersey cream puff shop set to close

    Feb 26, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    Brian Zoubek

    The story began with a 7-1 man and his dream of making cream puffs, but it will now end sadly with shuttered windows and a “For Rent” sign. Former Duke center Brian Zoubek has announced the closing of his New Jersey-based cream puff shop “Dream Puffz” as he moves on to other entrepreneurial endeavors in…

  16. No call on charge, banked-in three could cost Iowa State a tourney bid

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    Iowa State is one of the most entertaining teams in the country to watch play. They have athletes up and down their lineup, they spread the floor offensively, every player on the floor as the green-light when it comes to firing up a three, and they’d rather run to offense than play much defense. The…

  17. Pregame Shootaround 2.26.13: Three ranked teams on the road

    Feb 26, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    East Carolina Memphis Basketball

    Game of the Night: No. 19 Memphis at Xavier (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) Xavier is in a tough situation here. They desperately need to pick up this win if they are going to have any chance of making the NCAA tournament as an at-large bid, especially after blowing a 17 point second half lead against…

  18. How serious is Anthony Bennett’s shoulder injury?

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    Anthony Bennett

    UNLV has had a bit of a resurgence in the last two weeks. Two Saturdays ago, they knocked off San Diego State at home. They followed that up with a win over Colorado State and then went into Laramie, WY, and blew out the Cowboys last Saturday. All told, they’ve won four of their last…

  19. Report: Ryan Kelly to return before the NCAA tournament

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

    Ryan Kelly

    It appears that ‘if’ is no longer the correct term to use when discussing the return of Ryan Kelly to the Duke lineup this season. At this point, it’s a matter of when. At least that’s what Mike Krzyzewski told USA Today’s Eric Prisbell on Tuesday. “It would not be this week,” Coach K told…

  20. Jim Boeheim to reporters: “Go get your Pulitzer someplace else”

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Jim Boeheim seems super-grumpy these days, even for the nation’s most curmudgeonly head coach. Two weeks ago, Boeheim snapped at ESPN.com’s Andy Katz in a press conference, calling him an “idiot” and “disloyal” and refusing to answer any questions from the most well-recognized college hoops reporter in the country. Last week, he neglected to give…