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  1. Georgetown’s strong shooting leads to comeback win against Virginia Commonwealth

    Nov 24, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    painttouches.com

    Georgetown used a blistering hot shooting performance from all three departments — two-point field goals, three-point field goals, and free throws — to defeat Virginia Commonwealth in the consolation game of the San Juan Shootout, 84-80. Despite turning the ball over 26 times against VCU’s havoc defense, the Hoyas made the most of their opportunities…

  2. Florida reinstates point guard Scottie Wilbekin

    Nov 24, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Florida Gators Wilbekin chases the ball after a turnover as Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Comer tries to recover during the second half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    On Sunday, Billy Donovan announced that senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin was reinstated and will rejoin the team for Monday’s home game against Jacksonville. In mid-June, Wilbekin was suspended for a “violation of team rules.” What makes this so concerning is that it’s the second time he’s been suspended; last season Wilbekin missed the first three…

  3. North Carolina’s big men, point guard impress in win over No. 3 Louisville

    Nov 24, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. UNCASVILLE, CT — North Carolina was done. This wasn’t a top 25 team. This was a group that would have to fight and scrap just to…

  4. Purdue beats Siena, but Jimmy Patsos has Saints ahead of schedule

    Nov 24, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    timesunion.com

    Today against Purdue, Siena earned another moral victory — if there is such a thing. Purdue doesn’t figure to challenge in the Big Ten, but the Boilermakers are now off to a 5-0 start and looking like a potential NCAA Tournament team if they are able to earn some good victories in the Big Ten.…

  5. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Louisville has first test of the season against North Carolina

    Nov 24, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino, Russ Smith

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 3 Louisville vs. No. 24 North Carolina, 1:00 p.m. (ESPN)  North Carolina isn’t the team that many projected in the preseason thanks to the absence of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, but the Tar Heels still have enough firepower to challenge Louisville in the championship game of the Hall of Fame…

  6. Denzel Valentine is the piece that brings Michigan State together

    Nov 24, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Denzel Valentine

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — All of No. 1 Michigan State’s stars were on display this weekend in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center this weekend.…

  7. Tom Izzo: I’m not ‘bitching about officiating … I’m bitching about the rules.’

    Nov 24, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — Michigan State, the No. 1 team in the country, knocked off Oklahoma in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the…

  8. Late Night Snacks: Saint Louis honors a special fan (VIDEO)

    Nov 24, 2013, 1:58 AM EDT

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    In early June the Saint Louis basketball family lost its biggest fan, as 9-year old Joshua Brown passed away after a battle with glioblastoma multiforme, a rare form of brain tumor. SLU connected with Joshua through the Friends of Jaclyn program, which connects children suffering from brain tumors with college sports teams. Prior to the…

  9. Oral Roberts loses sophomore guard Obi Egemano to torn ACL

    Nov 23, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

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    In the first half of Oral Roberts’ 72-55 loss at Saint Louis on Thursday night sophomore guard Obi Egemano went down with a knee injury, leaving the program to hold out hope that the results of the MRI would be favorable. However head coach Scott Sutton didn’t sound too optimistic after the loss at SLU,…

  10. Seton Hall is … actually not bad?

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — Seton Hall’s basketball program is not exactly the powerhouse that it was during the P.J. Carlisiemo years. We laugh and we joke and…

  11. Could college basketball benefit from having a commissioner?

    Nov 23, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    With the recent changes in college basketball, from conference realignment to the enforcement of rules in order to improve freedom of movement, there’s been an increasing need for a uniform voice to lead the sport. NCAA president Mark Emmert has every sport to consider, and head of officiating John Adams only deals with the officiating…

  12. St. John’s freshman guard Rysheed Jordan suspended indefinitely

    Nov 23, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    With the number of contributors back from last season’s team and the addition of freshman guard Rysheed Jordan, more than a few people believe that Steve Lavin’s St. John’s squad has the pieces needed to return to the NCAA tournament after missing out last season. But the Red Storm beat Monmouth on Friday night without…

  13. No. 3 Louisville shakes off slow start in methodical win over Fairfield

    Nov 23, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

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    After Russ Smith knocked down a shot with 18:42 remaining in the first half to open the scoring in No. 3 Louisville’s game against Fairfield, the Cardinals went more than six minutes without a point. Rick Pitino’s team didn’t look all that sharp, and to be fair Fairfield’s made a habit of turning the majority…

  14. North Carolina gets much-needed win over Richmond

    Nov 23, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    UNLV v North Carolina

    Coming off of a home loss to Belmont last week, North Carolina needed to bounce back on a neutral court against a solid opponent. By taking down Richmond 82-72 on Saturday  in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament in Connecticut. Marcus Paige focused on scoring on Saturday as he led the…

  15. #Posterized: Michigan’s Nik Stauskas puts down a two-handed slam

    Nov 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    Michigan’s Nik Stauskas is known mostly for his sweet shooting from the outside, but the 6-foot-6 wing can also play above the rim and he showcased it in Friday’s overtime win over Florida State. (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) Follow @phillipshoops

  16. Kyle Anderson records triple-double in UCLA win

    Nov 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    UCLA sophomore Kyle Anderson is one of the most unique players to watch in the country and the player they nicknamed “Slo Mo”  registered the storied program’s first triple-double since 1995 when Anderson scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 11 assists in the Bruins’ 81-70 win over Morehead State on Friday night. Anderson’s…

  17. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Michigan State faces another neutral-site test

    Nov 23, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Michigan State coach Izzo and guard Harris look on in the final minute of their loss to Duke during the Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 1 Michigan State vs. Oklahoma, 9:30 p.m. (TruTV)  The Spartans face another early-season neutral-site game against 4-0 Oklahoma in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The No. 1 team in America is still 5-0 and as long as point guard Keith Appling continues to play…

  18. (Video) Nevada’s Deonte Burton knocks in a game-winning jumper

    Nov 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Nevada was losing at home to Chattanoga 81-80 on Friday night before senior guard Deonte Burton emerged as the hero by knocking in a three-pointer at the buzzer for the 83-80 Wolf Pack victory Burton had 28 points on 9-of-14 from the floor and 8-for-14 at the free throw line to lead Nevada to 3-2…

  19. Davidson loses De’Mon Brooks to a knee injury

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Davidson has plenty to worry about after an 85-54 drubbing at the hands of Clemson during Friday’s Charleston Classic semifinals, but now the Wildcats will be without senior forward De’mon Brooks for the near future as the 6-foot-7 forward went down with a knee injury. According to a story from the AP’s Pete Iacobelli, Brooks…

  20. Indiana’s a work-in-progress, and so is Yogi Ferrell

    Nov 23, 2013, 2:03 AM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — There is no such thing as a good loss. There are no moral victories in college basketball, not when top 25 rankings and RPI…