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  1. How a perfect NCAA tournament bracket will win you a billion dollars

    Jan 21, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Warren Buffett wants to give you a billion dollars. With a ‘B’. And he wants to do it if you manage to fill out a perfect bracket for the NCAA tournament. Seriously. Quicken Loans is sponsoring the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, and Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, the company insuring the grand prize.…

  2. Oklahoma walk-on makes trick shots for charity (VIDEO)

    Jan 21, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT


    First things first: the trick shots here are awesome. Jay Bilas isn’t kidding around, Oklahoma walk-on James Fraschilla is the best there is. Just check out the shot he made at the 1:12 mark. It’s ridiculous. But the best part is that he’s using the attention that the video gets to raise awareness and money…

  3. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 21, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

    Connecticut v Memphis

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: At this point in the season, I probably don’t need to do much more than simply write McDermott’s name here. Everyone else is battling for second-place. It doesn’t matter how you break it down: McDermott is the second-leading scorer in the country; he’s the highest-usage weapon in the nation’s most efficient…

  4. Bracketology: Strong profile pushes Kansas to top line

    Jan 21, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

    Kansas State v Kansas

    Since losing to San Diego State, the Kansas Jayhawks have put together a five-game surge that includes victories over its biggest competitors in the Big 12 conference – Oklahoma, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and Baylor.  Two of those (Oklahoma, Iowa State) were on the road.  Add in victories over Duke and New Mexico…

  5. After upseting Ohio State, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles takes selfie with fan (PHOTOS)

    Jan 21, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

    Ohio State v Nebraska

    Nebraska beat No. 17 Ohio State at home last night. To celebrate, Tim Miles — the Nebraska head coach known for tweeting out halftime adjustments — somehow found himself taking a selfie while hugging a fan: Here’s my view of the Miles-Fan selfie!! A full embrace!! @CoachMiles @CHVALAfied2prty #Huskers — Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) January…

  6. Devon Saddler, Jarvis Threatt lead Delaware to 5-0 CAA start (VIDEO)

    Jan 21, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Devon Saddler and Jarvis Threatt combined for 41 points and 16 assists as Delaware went into Philly and knocked off Drexel, 90-77. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 17-7 lead and extended it to 48-32 at the half as they improved to 5-0 in the CAA, good enough for sole possession of first place.

  7. George Washington loses second-leading scorer Kethan Savage for 6-8 weeks

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT


    George Washington sophomore guard Kethan Savage will miss six-to-eight weeks after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He suffered the injury against St. Bonaventure on Saturday. The school announced the news with a press release Tuesday morning. “It’s disappointing for Kethan to have this happen in the middle of his breakout sophomore season,…

  8. Ethan Wragge, college basketball’s best shooter, shot his first three … in 10th grade?

    Jan 21, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

    Creighton v Villanova

    PHILADELPHIA — Ethan Wragge is the best shooter in college basketball. Yeah, I know, that’s about as subjective a statement as a writer can make, one that can be debated and argued and nitpicked until no one actually cares who the best shooter in the country is anymore. But as of tonight, it’s not a discussion.…

  9. The Secondary Break: Tuesday’s Links

    Jan 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Joel Embiid, Markel Brown

    Up and Down and Unfair: Embiid, Wiggins and Kansas in 2014 (Grantland) Saturday’s matchup between Oklahoma State and Kansas proved to be one of the nation’s best games to this point in the season, with the Jayhawks hanging on for the two-point victory at Allen Fieldhouse. While Andrew Wiggins was quiet for much of the…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Kansas and Ohio State trending in opposite directions

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:55 AM EDT

    Oklahoma State v Kansas

    GAME OF THE DAY: Nebraska 68, No. 17 Ohio State 62 In front of a hostile Nebraska crowd, the Buckeyes dropped their fourth consecutive game on Monday night as Ohio State fell to a Cornhusker team that was winless in the Big Ten. Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway led the Huskers with 18 points each…

  11. No. 8 Kansas wins fourth in a row over ranked opponent after beating No. 24 Baylor

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT


    Kansas continues to roll in Big 12 play as the No. 8 Jayhawks got past No. 24 Baylor with a 78-68 win on Monday night in Lawrence. The win for Kansas marked the fourth consecutive win for the Jayhawks over a ranked opponent, the first time that a team has beaten four straight ranked teams…

  12. Nebraska upsets No. 17 Ohio State in front of rowdy home crowd

    Jan 20, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT


    No. 17 Ohio State lost its fourth consecutive game on Monday night as the Buckeyes fell on the road to Nebraska, 68-62. The Cornhuskers hadn’t beaten Ohio State since 1985, and in front of a packed home crowd, they held off the Buckeyes by limiting turnovers and playing very good defense. Although Nebraska had 17…

  13. Creighton hits 21 threes in a rout of No. 4 Villanova

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:56 PM EDT


    PHILADELPHIA — Creighton can beat anyone in the country. It’s not even debatable at this point, not after the Bluejays went into the Wells Fargo Center and beat No. 4 Villanova 96-68. Let me repeat that in case you missed it: Creighton beat the No. 4 team in the country — a team with wins…

  14. Syracuse loses Dajuan Coleman for the rest of the year

    Jan 20, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim DaJuan Coleman

    The Syracuse Orange suffered a big loss on Monday afternoon as it was reported by the Post-Standard that reserve sophomore center Dajuan Coleman will miss the rest of the season after he’ll need leg surgery to repair an injury. Coleman has missed the last three games for the Orange with the injured leg, which he can’t…

  15. Report: Florida State signee Bowers, two JuCo teammates, arrested for eating pot during traffic stop

    Jan 20, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    Here’s an interesting report coming from Natalie Pierce of Three men’s basketball players from Chipola College, including Florida State signee Cimeon Bowers, were arrested on Thursday for allegedly eating marijuana during a traffic stop in an attempt to conceal it from police. The other two players arrested included Jamaar McKay-Taylor and Torian Graham and…

  16. Charlotte beats North Texas with a buzzer-beating dunk (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

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    It wasn’t quite as awesoe as Michael Qualls tip-dunking home a win for Arkansas against Kentucky, but Charlotte’s Terrence Williams capped a nice comeback for the 49ers with a dunk at the buzzer to beat North Texas. (Jump to the 1:50 mark to get to the good stuff.) It wasn’t the first time that Charlotte…

  17. Monday’s Pregame Shootaround: Creighton, Ohio State among teams needing a win

    Jan 20, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Bryant v Ohio State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Creighton at No. 4 Villanova, 7:00 p.m. The two best teams in the Big East square off tonight. Creighton has arguably the best player in the country in Doug McDermott, but he had a rough night against Providence on Saturday, “struggling” his way to 21 points in a blowout loss to…

  18. What role have injuries played in college basketball this season?

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

    Grant Gibbs, Kameron Rooks, David Kravish

    Dan Hanner, who crunches numbers over at, puts out one of my favorite columns of the year when he breaks down the offensive and defensive efficiencies of teams that suffer serious injuries throughout the season. You can read it here and here. It’s worth your time. Some of the most interesting numbers that Hanner…

  19. Florida-Gulf Coast in vintage #DunkCity form on Saturday (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Florida-Gulf Coast was a sensation last March, dominating seemingly all of the college basketball discussion for a full week as they dunked all over Georgetown and San Diego State en route to a first-ever trip to the Sweet 16 for a No. 15 seed. They were entertaining. They threw lobs all the time. Their head…

  20. Cameron Crazies out-crazied by Otto’s Army? Maybe (PHOTOS)

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

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    The Cameron Crazies may have outdone themselves this year. It’s currently January 20th. Duke hosts North Carolina on March 8th. But according to Duke Blue Planet, the picture that you see above is of Duke students already beginning their camp out to get the best seats for a game against a North Carolina team that,…