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  1. Syracuse-Georgetown prepare for ‘emotional’ end as Big East members

    Mar 8, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    Syracuse-Georgetown

    At noon tomorrow, Syracuse and Georgetown will share the hardwood one more time as Big East opponents when they take the floor at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Next season, Syracuse joins the ACC while Georgetown will become part of the new Big East Conference. The Orange and Hoyas have been both left their…

  2. Kentucky commit thinks Julius Randle will pick UK, unsure about Andrew Wiggins

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    Derek Willis, a 6-foot-9 Kentucky commit, took part in a Q-&-A with Courier-Journal‘s Steve Jones to share his thoughts on Kentucky, including the top-ranked class John Calipari has, a class that still can improve. Kentucky is still in contention for the No. 1 overall player Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep/Thornhill, Ont., CAN), No. 2 overall player according…

  3. Akron guard Alex Abreu pleads not guilty to drug charges, Zips fall to Kent State

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

    Alex Abreu

    Akron won 19 straight up until Mar. 2. The Zips dropped two of their last three games to close out the regular season. Friday night, Akron fell 68-64 to Kent State, the first game since Akron point guard Alex Abreu was suspended after being arrested on drug charges Thursday. Abreu was arrested on charges of marijuana…

  4. Indiana declined to wear new Adidas basketball uniforms

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Well it was worth a shot? Last week, Adidas released new uniforms that Kansas, Louisville, Baylor, Cincinnati, UCLA and Norte Dame would wear during both conference and NCAA tournaments. Yet one Adidas sponsored team was left out of the mix: Indiana. The Hoosiers declined to have wear the interesting new look. The Cardinals, Bears, and…

  5. Miami Hurricanes need to ‘regroup’ following Georgia Tech loss

    Mar 8, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    Kenny Kadji

    The Miami Hurricanes have now lost three of four with the latest loss coming by way of a buzzer beater from Georgia Tech on Wednesday night at home. The once second-ranked team in the nation has unraveled the past few weeks, and head coach Jim Larranaga believes it could just be the wear and tear…

  6. John Calipari to Kentucky: “This is a one-game season”

    Mar 8, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

    Archie Goodwin

    Kentucky has dropped two straight after Thursday’s 72-62 loss to Georgia, which has only added to the bubble talk that has centered around this team for much of the season. Since Nerlens Noel went down with a torn ACL, the Wildcats are 3-3 and head into Saturday’s afternoon showdown with No. 11 Florida. A win…

  7. Report: Missouri Valley Conference could replace Creighton if departs for Catholic 7/Big East

    Mar 8, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    The Catholic 7 will officially take the Big East, as they separate from the conference.  The new Big East will look to fill out the conference with teams like Butler, Xavier, Dayton, Saint Louis, and Creighton. The Big East will put a dent into the level of play of the Atlantic 10. The Missouri Valley Conference might…

  8. Six possible bid ‘thieves’ to keep an eye on over next nine days

    Mar 8, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    Vincent Council, Niels Giffey

    It happens every year during conference tournament time. A team in either a power or mid-major conference goes on an unexpected run, grabbing an NCAA tournament bid for themselves while taking one away from a bubble team. What teams are capable of pulling off a similar run this season? Here are a few teams to…

  9. Georgetown Stonewalls plan special tifo for Syracuse game

    Mar 8, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    Georgetown Syracuse

    With seats in Section 118 of the Verizon Center, the Georgetown Stonewalls have been a highly active alumni support group for the Georgetown basketball program. The Stonewalls have displayed various tifo (soccer-style banners, for those who aren’t familiar) at Hoya games, whether it’s to pay homage to the seven basketball schools that will assume the…

  10. Summit League Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Wolters Adams

    The Summit League was one of the more exciting conference races to follow throughout the season. South Dakota State entered the new year as the favorite to win the conference in large part due to the fact that a) they won the automatic bid last season and b) they have a kid by the name…

  11. CAA Hoops Weekly previews this weekend’s tourney (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

    George Mason James Madison Basketball

    The Colonial Athletic Association tournament tips off on Saturday afternoon with three quarterfinal games at the Richmond Coliseum. Northeastern received a bye to the semifinals as the top seed, and the semifinals (Sunday) and title game (Monday) can all be seen on NBC Sports Network. Four-seed George Mason takes on five-seed Drexel in the first game of…

  12. 1 seeds still up for grabs in new NCAA tourney projections

    Mar 8, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Kendall Williams

    We should be in for an exciting week.  It’s not often that so many potential at-large spots and seeding questions remain this close to Selection Sunday.  Which means several teams – many from the SEC in particular – will be paying close attention to conference tournament results.  A surprise winner or two could jolt the…

  13. Big East issues statement announcing official separation of ‘Catholic 7′

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    The split that’s been rumored to be on the horizon is now official, as the Big East Conference released a statement on Friday announcing that the two groups reached an agreement. As a result of the move the schools originally dubbed the “Catholic 7″ will become the Big East on July 1, 2013. No financial…

  14. Newspaper ad highlights frustrations of Wake Forest fan base

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

    Jeff Bzdelik

    To say the least the last three seasons have been frustrating for Wake Forest, as the move from Dino Gaudio to Jeff Bzdelik has been anything but successful. Bzdelik’s record in Winston-Salem is 33-58, and this season’s team (12-17 overall, 5-12 ACC) has lost nine of its last 11 games heading into Sunday’s regular season…

  15. 2013 Colonial Athletic Association tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    photo courtesy Northeastern Athletics

    Oy, what a mess. For the past decade, the CAA tournament was one of the hottest mid-major tourneys going. Annual battles between VCU, George Mason, Old Dominion and other tough teams from the league presaged Big Dance upsets and even Final Four runs. This year? Not so much. VCU is tearing up the A-10. Old Dominion…

  16. Pregame Shootaround 3.8.13: Princeton looks to retain control of Ivy League race

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

    Fuquan Edwin, Russ Smith

    For CBT’s daily preview of conference tournament action, CLICK HERE.  Game of the Day: Rutgers at Seton Hall (7:00 p.m., ESPN3) Regardless of what happens at the Prudential Center the Scarlet Knights and Pirates will both play on Tuesday in the first round of the Big East tournament, so there isn’t much on the line…

  17. Florida-Kentucky highlights a heavy slate of bubble games

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

    Archie Goodwin, Alex Oriakhi, Keion Bell

    No. 11 Florida at Kentucky (Sat. 12:00 p.m. ET, CBS): This is how weak the bubble is this season: We said that Kentucky couldn’t afford a loss at Arkansas and still go dancing. After they lost, we said they really couldn’t afford a loss at Georgia and still go dancing. And now here we are,…

  18. 2013 America East Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Tommy Brenton

    Stony Brook has separated itself from the rest of the pack in the America East, but can they power through the conference tournament and grab the automatic bid? Check out the preview below: (CLICK HERE to browse through all of our conference tournament previews) The Bracket Where: Quarterfinals and Semifinals at SEFCU Arena, University at…

  19. Kentucky head coach John Calipari blames himself for team’s struggles

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    During John Calipari’s time in Lexington it became the norm to watch Kentucky find a way to be highly successful despite essentially having a completely different roster every season. But that hasn’t happened in 2012-13, and with the Wildcats (20-10, 11-6 SEC) losing 72-62 at Georgia on Thursday night there’s a chance that the reigning…

  20. How will Sunday’s games affect the top five seeds in the Big Ten tourney?

    Mar 8, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    tom crean

    The final day of the regular season is going to be thrilling for Big Ten fans. There are four Big Ten games that are going to be played that day, involving all five teams with a shot at getting one of the top four seeds in the Big Ten tournament. Here are the games: No.…