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  1. North Carolina team treats disabled fan to a memorable day (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige (AP Photo)

    I love stories like this. Marcus Paige, Leslie McDonald and the North Carolina basketball team treated a 12-year old fan named Anthony Hernandez who suffers from Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy to a day he’ll probably never forget. Here’s the background, via One Carolina: Earlier this school year, Anthony drew a picture for his teacher —…

  2. Benches clear in Duke-UNC … manager’s game? (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    You think the Duke-North Carolina rivalry only gets heated when Coach K and Roy Williams are squaring off? As is tradition, the UNC basketball managers hosted Duke’s basketball managers in a game the night before The Game, and Tuesday’s matchup nearly turned into a brawl. According to Duke’s student newspaper, Duke freshman Drew Goldstein is…

  3. Bubble Banter: Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Ole Miss all lose key games

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:04 AM EDT

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    There are 32 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. Oklahoma State (RPI: 36, KenPom: 29) is going to be an interesting bubble case…

  4. The Secondary Break: Wednesday’s Links

    Feb 12, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Moton stresses defense to MEAC-leading North Carolina Central (Durham Herald-Sun) While No. 8 Duke is well on its way to a high seed in the NCAA tournament, they aren’t the only team in Durham that could wind up in the 68-team field next month. The other? That would be Levelle Moton’s North Carolina Central Eagles,…

  5. Wyoming exposes No. 5 San Diego State’s fatal flaws

    Feb 12, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

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    Wyoming allowed 21 offensive rebounds to No. 5 San Diego State on Tuesday night, but the Aztecs couldn’t do enough damage with their second chances as the Pokes snapped the Aztecs’ 20-game winning streak, 68-62. It was the first loss for SDSU since the second game of the season, when Steve Fisher’s club fell to…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Michigan, Florida win on road; Wichita State now 26-0

    Feb 12, 2014, 12:57 AM EDT

    Nik Stauskas

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 15 Michigan 70, No. 22 Ohio State 60 Ohio State was riding a three-game winning streak. Michigan had lost its last two road games. The Buckeyes got off to a hot start, but Michigan was able to get back into the game by halftime due to an Ohio State shooting…

  7. Offense the problem in Ohio State’s home loss to rival Michigan

    Feb 12, 2014, 12:26 AM EDT

    Amir Williams

    After losing five of six games, Ohio State got back on track with three straight wins, two of which came on the road against Wisconsin and Iowa. Back at home against rival Michigan, the Buckeyes let a halftime lead get away, and couldn’t respond to a Wolverine run as their rival earned a 70-60 road…

  8. Derrick Walton sparks No. 15 Michigan’s come-from-behind win over No. 22 Ohio State

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

    Michigan v Ohio State

    For the first time since 2003, No. 15 Michigan went into Columbus and left with a win on the hardwood, knocking off No. 22 Ohio State, 70-60. The box score may say that he shot just 3-for-10 from the floor, but rest assured when I tell you that it was freshman point guard Derrick Walton…

  9. Trevor Releford sinks game-winner in Alabama’s win over Ole Miss (VIDEO)

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT

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    Trevor Releford scored 21 of his game-high 26 in the second half; the biggest shot coming in the final seconds to give Alabama a 67-64 win over Ole Miss, snapping the Crimson Tide’s four-game losing streak and delivering the Rebels a tough loss in the process. Ole Miss still sit third in the SEC standings…

  10. Wichita State takes down Southern Illinois, improves to 26-0

    Feb 11, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

    Tekele Cotton

    Tuesday night wasn’t the best performance from No. 4 Wichita State. But like the previous 25 games it ended with a Shockers victory. Wichita State trailed Southern Illinois by one at halftime, allowed too much dribble penetration on defense, shot 2-for-14 from beyond the arc in the first half and got a bad outing from…

  11. Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson sits out Tuesday due to ‘academic habits’

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:06 PM EDT

    Virginia v Notre Dame

    Notre Dame freshman Demetrius Jackson missed Tuesday night’s game against Clemson, and after the game, head coach Mike Brey said that the reason was academics. And while stories about Everett Golson and Jerian Grant make academics a loaded word for Notre Dame sports, the good news is that this does not appear to be a…

  12. Texas cruises past Oklahoma State playing without suspended Marcus Smart

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

    Javan Felix

    If you were wondering how Oklahoma State would fare without sophomore guard Marcus Smart, who began serving his three-game suspension on Tuesday night in Austin, that was answered quickly when Javan Felix scored eight straight Texas points to stretch the lead to 22 with eight minutes to play in the first half. The Longhorns would…

  13. No. 3 Florida rides Scottie Wilbekin to win over Tennessee

    Feb 11, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT

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    Scottie Wilbekin went for 21 points, six assists and four steals without turning the ball over as No. 3 Florida knocked off Tennessee in Knoxville, 67-58. It was a typical Florida win. They stymied Tennessee defensively, forcing the Vols into 15 turnovers and numerous bad shots in the final 20 minutes, while doing just enough…

  14. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens visits former Butler forward Andrew Smith

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    Once a @butleru Bulldog, always a Bulldog. Thanks for flying in, @BCCoachStevens! pic.twitter.com/ttdWGvlDMM — Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) February 11, 2014 In one of the more surprising moves of the summer, Brad Stevens left his post at Butler University to take the Boston Celtics coaching vacancy. Andrew Smith played four years for Stevens, helping the Bulldogs…

  15. Five-star shooting guard Rashad Vaughn commits to UNLV

    Feb 11, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT

    Terrence Payne

    One of the two top remaining available seniors ended his recruitment on Tuesday evening as Findlay Prep (Nev.) shooting guard Rashad Vaughn announced he had committed to UNLV on CBS Sports Network. Vaughn, a native of Golden Valley, Minn., selected the Runnin’ Rebels over four other finalists — Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina…

  16. Missouri basketball players support Michael Sam

    Feb 11, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Michael Sam

    The University of Missouri community has rallied behind senior Michael Sam, which includes support from the men’s basketball team as well. On Sunday, Sam, the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, announced that he was gay, and could potentially be the NFL’s first openly gay player with the 2014 NFL Draft scheduled in three…

  17. NCAA says app Snapchat can be used as a recruiting tool

    Feb 11, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    If this sounds like a headline you’d read on The Onion, you’d probably be correct. However, this is actually true. The NCAA specifically mentioned the popular social media app Snapchat as a permissible form of communication to use for recruiting purposes, effective on Aug. 1. Snapchat was released in the fall of 2011, and allows users…

  18. Oklahoma State’s Travis Ford explains how he reacted to Marcus Smart shoving incident

    Feb 11, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    Travis Ford

    Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford spoke at Sunday evening’s press conference regarding Marcus Smart’s suspension following a shoving incident involving Texas Tech “superfan” Jeff Orr. On Tuesday morning Ford appeared on ESPNU’s Katz’s Korner with host Andy Katz to discuss more specifically the situation which unfolded on Saturday evening with six second remaining in the…

  19. Morgan State player carted off of stretcher after fall

    Feb 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    There was a scary moment in the crosstown rivalry between Morgan State and Coppin State on Monday night. With just under 14 minutes left to go in the first half, Morgan State’s Thair Heath went up for a dunk while Coppin State’s Michael Murray tried to block the shot. The two collided in mid-air and…

  20. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Tennessee

    Feb 11, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

    Ohio State v Michigan State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 15 Michigan at No. 22 Ohio State, 9:00 p.m. This is one of the most intriguing matchups of the week. Michigan had been streaking but got knocked out of their rhythm when Tom Crean decided to use Yogi Ferrell to guard Nik Stauskas. Ohio State had lost five of six…