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  1. Butler guard Rene Castro opts to transfer

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

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    Butler announced on Saturday that freshman guard Rene Castro has opted to leave the program to seek a transfer, according to a release from the school. Castro, a 6-foot-2 native of Massachusetts, played in 12 games for Butler this season and averaged 3.3 points per game. Playing time for the freshman guard dwindled during conference…

  2. North Carolina picks up big home win over No. 25 Pitt

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

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    North Carolina continued its recent strong play in the ACC on Saturday as the Tar Heels picked up a 75-71 win over No. 25 Pitt at the Dean Dome. Despite a second-half surge from Pitt that got the Panthers (20-6, 8-5) within a possession with under 25 seconds remaining, North Carolina (17-7, 7-4) made free…

  3. No. 20 Memphis’ infrequent trips to the foul line prove problematic on Saturday

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

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    No. 20 Memphis did not play particularly well in its first meeting with No. 24 UConn, with DeAndre Daniels scoring 31 points and the Huskies grabbing 52% of its missed shots in their 83-73 win. With that game as a reference point, two of the objectives for Memphis were clear entering the rematch with both…

  4. Offensive struggles prove costly for Clemson against No. 17 Virginia

    Feb 15, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

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    The month of February is all about separation. For the best teams it’s about making a final push for a conference title, with an eye towards improving their seeding for the NCAA tournament as well. And for other teams, separation refers to the need to rack up quality wins in order to simply earn a…

  5. No. 24 UConn holds on for overtime victory over No. 20 Memphis

    Feb 15, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

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    No. 24 UConn picked up a season sweep over Memphis with its solid 86-81 American Athletic Conference win on Saturday at home. The Huskies (20-5, 8-4) needed overtime and some Shabazz Napier heroics to advance past Memphis (19-6, 8-4), but Kevin Ollie’s bunch will be happy with the win over a talented Memphis team. Napier…

  6. Marist scores five points in seven seconds to stun Siena (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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    After a pair of Lavon Long free throws gave Siena a 64-60 lead at Marist with 12 seconds remaining, the Red Foxes’ chances of winning seemed slim. But even with that being the case, Jeff Bower’s team still had a chance. And sure enough they took advantage, scoring five points in seven seconds to pull…

  7. Assigned Reading: Chane Behanan’s fresh start with John Lucas and Colorado State

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

    University of Louisville's Chane Behanan dunks the basketball over the North Carolina A&T's defense during the first half of their second round NCAA basketball game at the Rupp Arena in Lexington

    As the college basketball season rolls along into mid-February, one of the forgotten players of the year is former Louisville forward Chane Behanan. Well, its not as if Behanan is forgotten, but he transferred to Colorado State after being kicked out of Louisville and now he isn’t playing until next season. But Behanan is on…

  8. Pregame Shootaround: Florida at Kentucky headlines big day of action

    Feb 15, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

    Florida v Auburn

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 3 Florida at No. 14 Kentucky (9 p.m., ESPN) CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down both of our day’s top games yesterday: Here’s Kentucky’s chance to prove themselves. Here’s their chance to say that they are more than just a talented group of wimps. Florida is as good of a defensive…

  9. Offensive struggles prove costly for No. 2 Arizona in Tempe

    Feb 15, 2014, 1:51 AM EDT

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    Without arguably their most versatile offensive threat in sophomore forward Brandon Ashley, it was clear at the time of his season-ending injury that No. 2 Arizona had some important adjustments to make. Ashley’s injury robbed the Wildcats of a player capable of scoring both inside and out, and that personnel hit was something Arizona would…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Arizona State, Harvard earn double overtime victories

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:32 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Arizona State 69, No. 2 Arizona 66 (2OT) A Jermaine Marshall layup with 14 seconds remaining in double over time gave Arizona State a lead it would not relinquish, with the Sun Devils adding a quality win to its NCAA tournament resume. Marshall finished the game with 29 points and Jahii Carson…

  11. Arizona State picks up valuable resume-building win over No. 2 Arizona

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:21 AM EDT

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    In the first meeting between No. 2 Arizona and Arizona State, the Sun Devils were without a key piece. Due to a hip injury, senior guard Jermaine Marshall was held out, and his absence contributed to the Wildcats winning by a comfortable margin in Tucson. Friday night the tables were turned to a certain extent,…

  12. Bob Knight a fan of St. Louis, Jim Crews

    Feb 14, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Oregon v Saint Louis

    Bob Knight is a brash and brazen kind of guy — he was as a coach and is as a color commentator. Love him or hate him, that’s just who he is as a person. As a color guy, he is fantastic in this regard. There is no holding back and he tells everything just…

  13. Kansas center Joel Embiid won’t play Saturday against TCU

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

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    In the aftermath of No. 7 Kansas’ loss at Kansas State on Monday night, head coach Bill Self noted that freshman center Joel Embiid is a bit “beat up.” Dealing with nagging knee and back issues, Embiid didn’t play as well as the Jayhawks would have hoped against Kansas State. And with the freshman taking…

  14. Syracuse encourages fans to ‘Get your Tyler Ennis Jersey’

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Tyler Ennis is the hottest name in college basketball at the moment, after hitting a 35-foot buzzer beater against Pittsburgh to keep the Orange undefeated. Syracuse is, no doubt, looking to capitalize and sell some Tyler Ennis jerseys in the process. The only problem is they cannot market and sell the jersey as Tyler Ennis’…

  15. Recommended Reading: College Basketball rivalries in the NBA

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Duke

    The Duke vs. North Carolina basketball rivalry is not just the biggest one in college hoops, but it’s one of the biggest in sports — both college and professional, alike — period. Come basketball season, the students and players at each respective school don’t like each other a whole lot — not so surprisingly, the…

  16. ‘Mental anguish’ cited by Duke fan in request to have expenses for postponed game refunded

    Feb 14, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

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    While the decision to postpone Wednesday’s scheduled contest between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina was applauded by many due to the winter storm that hit the region, there was still criticism in regards to how the situation was handled. Some felt that the decision-makers took too long to come to a decision, even though…

  17. Next two games could potentially change course of Utah’s season

    Feb 14, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Even with the loss of three starters from a team that pulled off a surprising run to the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament, the Utah Utes had the appearance of a team that could make a move in the Pac-12. Forward Jordan Loveridge and guard Brandon Taylor would be sophomores, and a group of newcomers…

  18. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Opportunity knocks for Arizona State

    Feb 14, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 2 Arizona at Arizona State, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN) No. 2 Arizona remains ahead of the pack in the Pac-12 by two games, but there may be some teams who sense an opportunity now that Brandon Ashley’s out for the year. However Arizona’s won its last two games after falling at…

  19. Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford discusses Marcus Smart on ‘Dan Patrick Show’ (VIDEO)

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    On Friday morning Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford appeared on the Dan Patrick Show, discussing the events of last Saturday with guest host Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated. In the interview Ford noted that he was unable to see what occurred in the stands, not learning what happened until the official gave the reason…

  20. 2014 guard Peyton Allen verbally commits to Texas A&M

    Feb 14, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Texas A&M added a player to its 2014 recruiting class on Thursday, as 6-foot-5 shooting guard Peyton Allen verbally committed to the SEC school. Allen, a native of Chatham, Ill., also held offers from schools such as Butler, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. In addition to Allen the Aggies have received commitments from guards Sidy Ndir and…