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  1. Bracketology: Wichita State pushing toward No. 1 seed

    Feb 10, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

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    Alongside Syracuse, Wichita State is one of two unbeaten teams in NCAA Division I men’s basketball.  The Shockers’ resume speaks for itself – a Top 10 RPI, Top 50 non-conference strength of schedule, and an 11-0 record away from home.  Given WSU’s remaining Missouri Valley Conference schedule, it’s likely the Shockers will enter the MVC…

  2. Toledo’s leading scorer suspended for DUI

    Feb 10, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

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    Toledo has suspended Justin Drummond for Wednesday night’s game against Ohio after getting charged with DUI on Saturday night. “Although I remain 100 percent supportive of Justin, our players are held to high standards and when they do not live up to those they face consequences,” head coach Ted Kowalcyzk said in a statement released…

  3. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Feb 10, 2014, 10:23 AM EDT

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    Thanks to road wins over the two toughest teams in the Missouri Valley this week, we’ve reached the point in the season where it seems more likely that Wichita State will head into the postseason with a perfect record. What that means is that over the course of the next five weeks, the biggest topic…

  4. Discussing the Marcus Smart suspension (VIDEO)

    Feb 10, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

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    Marcus Smart was handed down a three-game suspension on Sunday evening, so I hopped on with CSN Houston to discuss whether or not the decision was warranted and where Oklahoma State — and Marcus Smart himself — can go from here. Follow @robdauster

  5. The Secondary Break: Monday’s Links

    Feb 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    If Marcus Smart is to learn, doesn’t somebody have to teach? (The Sporting News) In the aftermath of Marcus Smart’s three-game suspension, one question that has been asked is how the sophomore will go about applying the lessons learned from his actions on Saturday night. In this particular column, the question asked is who will…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Traevon Jackson propels Wisconsin past No. 9 Michigan State

    Feb 9, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Wisconsin 60, No. 9 Michigan State 58 Wisconsin entered Sunday’s game in need of a second consecutive victory in order to keep the momentum gained from their win at Illinois on Tuesday night. They did that thanks to Traevon Jackson, whose jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining proved to be the difference…

  7. No. 2 Arizona snaps out of offensive slump in win over Oregon State

    Feb 9, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

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    The offensive issues for No. 2 Arizona began before sophomore forward Brandon Ashley was lost for the season with a broken right foot. In the 60-58 loss at Cal in which Ashley suffered his injury the Wildcats shot just 32.3% from the field, but that was the third of a four-game stretch in which Arizona…

  8. D’angelo Harrison’s heroics vs. No. 12 Creighton keep St. John’s in bubble picture

    Feb 9, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT

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    D’angelo Harrison finished with 19 points, scoring the last eight for St. John’s as they outlasted Doug McDermott and No. 12 Creighton at the Garden, 70-65, on Sunday night. McDermott finished with 25 points, but he didn’t score in the final 8:41 as the Johnnies sent two or three guys at him even before he…

  9. No. 1 Syracuse clamps down on Clemson to remain undefeated

    Feb 9, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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    With five of their last eight regular season games away from the friendly confines of the Carrier Dome, No. 1 Syracuse will have some challenges to face in their quest to win the ACC regular season title in their debut season in the conference. Thus far Jim Boeheim’s team has risen to every challenge, with…

  10. After punishment handed down, it’s time to move past Marcus Smart’s shove

    Feb 9, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT

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    The axes fell on Sunday evening. Marcus Smart will be suspended for three games for shoving a fan late in Saturday night’s loss at Texas Tech. That fan, Jeff Orr, has voluntarily agreed to not attend any Texas Tech basketball games for the rest of the year. And at this point, it is time to…

  11. Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr won’t attend another game this year after Saturday’s incident (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

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    On Sunday evening the Big 12 Conference announced that Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart would be suspended for the next three games after shoving a fan with 6.2 seconds remaining in the Cowboys’ 65-61 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night. While Smart alleged that the fan, Jeff Orr, directed a racial slur towards him…

  12. Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart suspended three games for shoving fan

    Feb 9, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

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    With 6.2 seconds remaining in Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday night, sophomore guard Marcus Smart shoved Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr after being taunted by Orr. Smart, who wound up close to the stands as a result of his challenging a Texas Tech layup attempt, was assessed a technical foul and…

  13. Michigan State’s Keith Appling will likely miss more time due to wrist injury

    Feb 9, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

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    No. 9 Michigan State was without starting point guard Keith Appling for the second consecutive game on Sunday, with the senior sitting out due to a nagging right wrist injury. While Travis Trice played well in Appling’s stead in the 60-58 loss at Wisconsin, the Spartans are clearly at their best when Appling is running…

  14. No. 9 Michigan State nearly overcame Gary Harris’ rough afternoon

    Feb 9, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

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    At this point in the season Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris is one of the players who has to be considered not only for Big Ten Player of the Year honors but a spot on All-America teams as well. Averaging 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game (before Sunday), Harris is one…

  15. Traevon Jackson’s game-winner gives Wisconsin a much-needed win over Michigan State (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Traevon Jackson brought the ball up the floor with eight seconds to play and took Gary Harris off the dribble, draining a mid-range jumper to put Wisconsin up two. With 2.1 seconds remaining Travis Trice (13 points) saw his half-court heave bounce off the rim as the Badgers picked up an important 60-58 win at…

  16. Metta World Peace comments on Marcus Smart-Texas Tech fan shoving incident

    Feb 9, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    By now you’ve seen the video. In the late stages of Oklahoma State’s upset loss to Texas Tech, Marcus Smart shoved Texas Tech “supefan” Jeff Orr. Smart’s altercation with a fan in the stands immediately, and unfairly, was compared to the Pacers-Pistons brawl from 2004. Known as the Malice in the Palace, Ron Artest along…

  17. POSTERIZED: James Michael McAdoo, J.P. Tokoto dunks highlight North Carolina’s win over Notre Dame (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

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    North Carolina got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon against Notre Dame. But J.P. Tokoto woke up the Tar Heels with his one-handed slam in transition. With under 90 seconds to go in the first half, James Michael McAdoo gave the Tar Heels their first lead of the half since 2-0 on the…

  18. Wichita State remains undefeated after road trip to Indiana State, Northern Iowa

    Feb 9, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    At the beginning of the week No. 4 Wichita State’s record stood at 23-0; one of two undefeated teams remaining in Division I, off to its best start in school history, a year removed from reaching the Final Four. The Shockers put its unblemished record on the line, twice, this week on the road on…

  19. Kevin Pangos: ‘We blew a golden opportunity’ following Gonzaga’s loss to Memphis

    Feb 9, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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    Gonzaga was up three at halftime on the road at Memphis. That was stretched to double-digits in the second half. Przemek Karnowski was ready to extend that lead to a baker’s dozen with under 14 to play in regulation, until Memphis guard Joe Jackson — who gives up a foot in height to Karnowski — met…

  20. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Wisconsin hosts Michigan State

    Feb 9, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 9 Michigan State vs. Wisconsin,1 p.m. (CBS) Adreian Payne returned to the Michigan State lineup on Feb. 6, after a seven-game absence, to score 12 points, grabbing three rebounds in 18 minutes of action in a win over Penn State. While Payne is back in the lineup, the status of…