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  1. NCAA announces changes to women’s tournament scheduling for 2017

    Feb 13, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    After using the Friday-Sunday format for the women’s Final Four from 1996-2002, the NCAA made the move to a Sunday-Tuesday format in 2003. And after more than a decade of that format, the NCAA has decided to go back to the Friday-Sunday format beginning with the 2017 NCAA tournament. With the combination of this move…

  2. Yale is in an unfamiliar spot in the Ivy League: At the top, looking down

    Feb 13, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    Nick Victor, Brandon Sherrod, Javier Duren, Omar Calhoun

    When you think of the Ivy League, Yale isn’t the first program that comes to mind. These days, it’s Harvard, as the Crimson went out and hired Tommy Amaker, who formerly coached at Michigan Seton Hall, while turning top 25 recruiting classes into league titles and, in 2013, an upset win over No. 3 seed…

  3. Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald suffers season-ending knee injury

    Feb 13, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Freshman forward Davonte Fitzgerald has been one of the bright spots this season for Texas A&M, as he averaged 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in just under 16 minutes of action per contest. And on Wednesday in the Aggies’ win over LSU the Atlanta native got off to a hot start, scoring 11 points and…

  4. Joe Biden, Syracuse fans were excited about the Tyler Ennis game-winner

    Feb 13, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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    You’ve seen the shot, now see the reactions. (h/t to Sean Keeley over at Nunes Magician for compiling these) The ‘Doitdoitdoitdoit’: Tyler Ennis is a BOSS: Doesn’t he have more important things to be doing?: The VP called @tdot_ennis today to congratulate him on his amazing 35ft buzzer beater to keep @syrbasketball unbeaten pic.twitter.com/7XVzYXjDMi —…

  5. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Snow disrupts another night of hoops

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Frank Kaminsky, Elliott Elilason

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Minnesota at No. 21 Wisconsin, 9:00 p.m. Richard Pitino will take his Gophers into Madison tonight to take on No. 21 Wisconsin in a game that Minnesota really needs to help solidify their at-large profile. The Gophers were in a great position after wins over Ohio State and Wisconsin last month,…

  6. Naismith Award Midseason Top 30 List released

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    The Naismith Award has released their Midseason Top 30 list. The Naismith Award is one of college basketball’s Player of the Year awards. At first glance, the list looks pretty solid, as they included Lamar Patterson, Sean Kilpatrick and Xavier Thames, which the Wooden Award did not do. But in reality, who is on the…

  7. VCU knocks off George Washington (VIDEO)

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    VCU got their revenge. The Rams, who lost in Foggy Bottom last month, knocked off the Colonials in Richmond on Wednesday night, 92-75. Treveon Graham led the way with 25 points, 10 boards and five assists. GW made a run in the second half, cutting the lead to just seven points, but VCU maintained control…

  8. Report: St. Francis Brooklyn suspends four due to legal issues

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    With a 15-10 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the Northeast Conference, Glenn Braica’s St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers find themselves in a tie for third place in the NEC with hopes of at the very least hosting one game in the NEC tournament. But those hopes may have taken a hit on Wednesday night…

  9. Temple-Louisville, Rutgers-SMU postponed until Friday

    Feb 13, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

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    The winter storm that pounded the south and cost us Wednesday night’s Duke-UNC battle has claimed more victims. Temple has postponed their home game against No. 13 Louisville on Thursday night. That game will be made up on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. EST. SMU’s visit to Rutgers has also been postponed, as the Northeast…

  10. Memphis’ Dominic Woodson suspended for … cursing?

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

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    I can not remember a case of a player getting suspended for cursing before, but that’s exactly what has happened with Memphis freshman center Dominic Woodson. Woodson was kicked off of the Tiger bench in Wednesday night’s win over Central Florida, and according to Josh Pastner, it was the result of the colorful language the…

  11. Today is the 20th anniversary of John Chaney vs. John Calipari (VIDEO)

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

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    “I’ll kill you!!!” John Chaney had a very successful career as a basketball coach, but unfortunately, it is those three words that he’ll likely be best remembered for. 20 years ago today, Chaney, who was Temple’s head coach at the time, lost it on now-Kentucky, then-UMass head coach John Calipari. His issue? The way that…

  12. Bubble Banter: Baylor is still in the bubble picture, believe it or not

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Baylor  v Texas Tech

    There are 31 days left until Selection Sunday. Every morning from now until the bracket comes out, we’ll help you get caught up on the happenings with impact on the bubble from the night before.  You can see NBCSports.com’s latest bracket here. This is how you know when we’re starting to get close to bubble…

  13. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Temple v SMU

    Bret Stretlow’s on-foot attempt to reach Chapel Hill cut short by postponement of Duke-North Carolina (Fayetteville Observer) With No. 8 Duke scheduled to play North Carolina on Wednesday night, more than a few people abandoned their cars on Highway 54 when it became clear that driving to Chapel Hill would be too much of a…

  14. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Syracuse remains undefeated

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Syracuse 58, No. 25 Pittsburgh 56 Once against a Syracuse game went down to the wire, and once again the Orange made the plays needed to win in the end. Tyler Ennis’ 35-footer as time expired proved to be the difference, with he and C.J. Fair combining to scored…

  15. New Mexico gets upset by Boise State, falls a game behind SDSU

    Feb 13, 2014, 12:47 AM EDT

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    For the second straight night, one of the Mountain West’s ‘other guys’ knocked off one of the big boys, as Boise State erased an 11-point second half deficit to knock off New Mexico, 71-70. Derrick Marks shot just 1-for-9 from the floor, but he had 11 points and eight assists and hit two free throws…

  16. Penn State capitalizes on Indiana’s late-game turnover woes (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Holding an 11-point lead with just over three minutes remaining, Indiana looked to be in good position to avoid a defeat that would move them closer to the Big Ten cellar. Take care of the basketball and the Hoosiers likely hold off Penn State, which entered the game 3-8 in Big Ten play. Unfortunately for…

  17. Tyler Ennis pushes No. 25 Pitt that much closer to being a bubble team

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

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    Pitt is going to have nightmares about Tyler Ennis for a long time. Jim Boehiem’s stud freshman point guard hit a running, 35-footer with two defenders on him as the buzzer sounded to give the Orange a 58-56 win over the Panthers at the Peterson Events Center on Wednesday night. It was just the latest…

  18. Tyler Ennis, C.J. Fair once again display late-game poise for No. 1 Syracuse (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

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    In the history of the Petersen Events Center, No. 25 Pittsburgh had never lost a game against a top five opponent. Nine games, nine wins for the Panthers. And on Wednesday night it looked as if Jamie Dixon’s Panthers would make it 10-0, with their mastery of the offensive glass being a big reason why…

  19. POSTERIZED: Willie Cauley-Stein swooping in for a dunk on Auburn (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Willie Cauley-Stein is one of the most athletic big men in the country, which is why you shouldn’t be surprised that he is capable of doing things like this. Cauley-Stein went through a slump a couple of weeks back, but it’s nice to see that his aggressiveness is there with Florida coming to town on…

  20. POSTERIZED: Will Sheehey dunks on Jordan Dickerson (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

    Michigan v Indiana

    Will Sheehey made a statement early on in Indiana’s game against Penn State, driving baseline and dunking all over Jordan Dickerson.