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  1. Bubble Banter: Who helped and who hurt their tourney chances?

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

    Michale Kyser

    THURSDAY’S BUBBLE WINNERS Virginia: Thanks to an RPI that’s weighed down by six sub-100 losses — and one sub-300 loss to Old Dominion — Virginia still isn’t a lock for the NCAA tournament after they knocked off No. 3 Duke on Thursday night. But Virginia has three very winnable games left — at BC, at…

  2. Bubble update: Tennessee making a push for NCAA consideration

    Feb 28, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Jordan McRae Tennessee

    Riding a six-game conference winning streak, the Tennessee Volunteers find themselves in the thick of the at-large conversation.  Since losing at home to Georgia in early February, the Vols have won three league road games and beaten Kentucky and Florida in Knoxville.  And while one could argue (correctly) that the SEC isn’t particularly strong or deep, Tennessee…

  3. Notre Dame forward Scott Martin to undergo career-ending knee surgery

    Feb 28, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

    Scott Martin

    In late January Notre Dame made the decision to sit sixth-year senior forward Scott Martin in hopes that rest would get Martin’s left knee back to full strength in time for the stretch run. Unfortunately the knee hasn’t responded as either Martin or the school hoped, and during his radio show on Thursday head coach…

  4. Florida clears Will Yeguete to return Saturday against Alabama

    Feb 28, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    Missouri Tigers v Florida Gators

    The Florida Gators have seen their rotation cut down recently due to the knee injury suffered by forward Will Yeguete, who is an important member of the rotation given his activity on the defensive end of the floor. But the program received some good news on Thursday, as head coach Billy Donovan announced that doctors…

  5. NCAA grants St. John’s forward Orlando Sanchez one year of eligibility

    Feb 28, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin, Wally Rutecki

    St. John’s received some good news on Thursday afternoon, as the school announced that the NCAA has granted forward Orlando Sanchez one season of eligibility. Sanchez will not see the court this season however, as he’ll use his one year in 2013-14. TWITTER EXCLUSIVE: @NCAA grants waiver for @Orlandito0933! Orlando Sanchez approved for one season…

  6. Report: ‘Catholic 7′ to split following current academic year, keep Big East name

    Feb 28, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Savannah St Marquette Big East Future Basketball

    In the eyes of many this season is essentially the “last hurrah” for the Big East Conference, as television dollars brought about by the importance of college football and the goal of non-FBS schools to control their own destiny has led to a permanent shredding of the fabric that made the conference what it once…

  7. Pregame Shootaround 2.28.13: Six leagues will determine champ tonight

    Feb 28, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

    North Carolina State v Duke

    Game of the Night: No. 3 Duke at Virginia (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Virginia only has so many opportunities left to try and play their way into the NCAA tournament, and there may never be a better chance than knocking off the No. 3 team in the country. The Cavs are in an awkward spot.…

  8. Minnesota held a players only meeting before the Indiana win

    Feb 28, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

    Minnesota Indiana

    Minnesota pulled off one of the season’s more miraculous turnarounds on Tuesday night, going from a team that had just lost to Iowa and Ohio State by a combined 47 points the week before to a team that managed to knock off the No. 1 team in the country in Indiana. We know how it…

  9. Ben McLemore’s family struggles as Adidas profits off new jerseys he’ll model

    Feb 28, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore, Sheldon McClellan

    Adidas unveiled their new uniforms that six schools — Kansas, UCLA, Baylor, Louisville, Cincinnati and Notre Dame — will be wearing during March on Thursday. And, well … Camo, zubaz, sleeves. It’s not exactly pretty. But it’s gotten a ton of attention. Adidas was trending on twitter when the pictures first make their way onto…

  10. Iowa State PD investigating death threats made at Elijah Johnson

    Feb 28, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Elijah Johnson

    Emotions ran high after Iowa State lost to Kansas in Hilton Coliseum on Monday night. Not only did the Cyclones appear to be on the wrong end of a blown call that may have cost them the game, but with the game already in hand at the end of overtime, Elijah Johnson ran the length…

  11. Spike Lee is a VCU fan?

    Feb 28, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    Director Spike Lee attends the NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston

    VCU has plenty to play for down the stretch of the season. The Rams will be taking on the Atlantic 10’s other new addition on Saturday, as they host Butler at noon in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2011 Final Four, when Brad Stevens took down Shaka Smart’s club en route…

  12. Florida gets their three banged up players back to practice

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

    Erik Murphy, Will Yeguete, Reginald Buckner

    Florida got some great news on Thursday: everyone’s healthy and cleared to practice! Will Yeguete, who missed the last six games with a knee injury he suffered in Florida’s loss at Arkansas, had surgery to remove bits of cartilage floating in his knee. The 6-foot-7 forward is an invaluable piece to Florida’s defense, a versatile glue-guy…

  13. PICTURE: The new Adidas uniforms are here

    Feb 28, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

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    With all the talk and all the hype surrounding the new Adidas jersey that are being launched, I wondered when we would finally get a glimpse of them. Well, the answer is today. Here are the new uniforms that will be worn by six programs sponsored by Adidas beginning with conference tournament play: Louisville, Baylor…

  14. Anthony Bennett’s shoulder has inflamed nerves, not too serious

    Feb 28, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT

    Anthony Bennett

    The good news for Anthony Bennett is that he now has a diagnosis for what has been ailing his left shoulder, and there’s no structural damage in it. The bad news? It seems as if the UNLV medical staff is a bit confused as to what, exactly, is going on with Bennett’s shoulder. According to…

  15. The Morning Mix

    Feb 28, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Otto Porter game winner

    Wednesday night chaos has become a weekly occurrence this season. Penn State shocked the world, getting their first Big-Ten win of the season, beating No.4 Michigan. Georgetown got their first win inside Gampel Pavilion, needing Otto Porter heroics to defeat UConn in double-OT. Texas rallied back from a 22-point deficit to defeat Oklahoma. Arizona lost…

  16. Louisville’s Chane Behanan delivers the most violent dunk of the season (VIDEO)

    Feb 28, 2013, 1:30 AM EDT

    Chane Behanan, Kore White

    Wednesday provided a fun night of hoops. Entertaining even. Some of us will view Wednesday night as just another reason why this has been the most entertaining season in recent memory, and others will view it as another example of why college basketball is in a bad place. This is what I have to say…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Georgetown is rolling, Penn State shocks Michigan

    Feb 28, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT

    Otto Porter

    Game of the Day: No. 7 Georgetown 78, Connecticut 77 (2OT) Otto Porter, as you’ll read below, was everything Georgetown needed and more Wednesday. He was key in each of the Hoyas’ last three possessions, but it was also his supporting cast that came up in a big spot. Without Greg Whittington because of his ineligibility,…

  18. Just how good is New Mexico? Is a No. 1 seed in their future? Potentially.

    Feb 28, 2013, 12:59 AM EDT

    Kendall Williams James Rahon Skylar Spencer

    Another day, another New Mexico win. The No. 14 Lobos had a bit of a scare in the second half, as San Diego State whittled a 15 point lead down to six, but generally speaking, the last 20 minutes of UNM’s 70-60 win over the Aztecs was played with a pretty healthy cushion. And now,…

  19. No. 11 Arizona’s defense is cause for concern again in loss to USC

    Feb 27, 2013, 11:54 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    No. 11 Arizona allowed USC to shoot an astounding 61 percent from the floor in an 89-78 loss at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Wednesday night. The Trojans, who came into the game ranked 212th in the country in field goal percentage at just over 42 percent, had five players in double figures, led by Eric Wise’s…

  20. Bubble Banter: Who hurt their tournament chances?

    Feb 27, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    WEDNESDAY’S BUBBLE LOSERS Arkansas: The Razorbacks are done. Wins over Florida and Missouri put them back into the bubble conversation, but an easy way to drop back out is to lose yet another road game in league play. On Wednesday, the loss came against LSU. Arizona State: The Sun Devils missed out on a great…