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  1. Doug McDermott’s heroics help Creighton (3-0) stop St. Joe’s (VIDEO)

    Nov 17, 2013, 3:13 AM EDT

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    Creighton picked up a win on Saturday night, knocking off St. Joseph’s 83-79 despite making the trip across the country to take on the Eagles. Ethan Wragge led the way with 21 points, hitting 7-for-11 from the floor, while Doug McDermott chipped in with 20 points, including a key jumper with 4.9 seconds remaining. Deanre…

  2. Frank Kaminsky the difference as No. 20 Wisconsin holds off Green Bay

    Nov 16, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

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    At the end of the 2012-13 season the Wisconsin Badgers said farewell to Jared Berggren, Mike Bruesewitz and Ryan Evans, meaning that Bo Ryan needed some players to step in in the front court this season. One of those possibilities is 6-foot-11 junior Frank Kaminsky, who posted averages of 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per…

  3. Marshall Henderson scores 19 in regular season debut as Ole Miss hangs on

    Nov 16, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT

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    After an eventful offseason that included failed drug tests and an indefinite suspension from the program, Ole Miss senior guard Marshall Henderson made his 2013-14 debut in the Rebels’ game at Coastal Carolina. With the reigning SEC tournament champions having lost both Reginald Buckner and Murphy Holloway from last season’s team, the return of Henderson…

  4. Dorian Finney-Smith finishes with 17 points, nine boards in debut for No. 11 Florida

    Nov 16, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    It took a while, but once No. 11 Florida’s pressure started taking effect, Colgate’s upset bid disappeared, as they lost 86-56 after being tied at the half. The Gators got another monster performance from Casey Prather, who has been phenomenal early on this season, as he went for 27 points, five boards and five assts.…

  5. Mercer outlasts Seton Hall in double overtime, 77-74

    Nov 16, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT

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    It took them two overtimes to get it, but the Mercer Bears picked up a win against a major conference opponents on Saturday afternoon. Led by 24 points and five assists from Langston Hall, Mercer knocked off Seton Hall in double-overtime, 77-74. This came on the heels of a three-point loss Mercer suffered at Texas…

  6. Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson lead No. 10 Ohio State to a win over No. 17 Marquette

    Nov 16, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

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    In a season that’s been defined by an excess of fouls that stems from an effort to increase the amount of scoring that we see on a nightly basis in college hoops, it was somewhat refreshing to see a good old-fashioned defensive slug-fest on Saturday afternoon. No. 10 Ohio State held No. 17 Marquette to…

  7. Marquette offense looks shaky in home loss to Ohio State

    Nov 16, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

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    When No. 19 Marquette went into halftime of its sold-out home game against No. 10 Ohio State, Golden Eagle fans must have been thinking the Marquette offense would get better after a 19-19 halftime score that was the lowest cumulative total in college basketball this season. They were wrong. Marquette only mustered 16 points in…

  8. POSTERIZED: Markel Brown crushes a 360 alley-oop

    Nov 16, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Oklahoma State picked up an easy 97-63 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff last night and Markel Brown had a few ridiculous alley-oops, including a 360 that you can catch near the one-minute mark of the highlights. The senior had 22 in the game. Here’s another view of the dunk: (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s…

  9. Shaquille Boga’s 45-foot buzzer-beater lifts UT-Pan American over Tennessee Tech (VIDEO)

    Nov 16, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    That right there is Shaq Boga hitting banking in a three from about 45 feet to give UT-Pan American a win over Tennessee Tech on Friday night. But that’s not the best part about the shot. For the best part, you need to see the other angle. Pay close attention at the :05 second mark:…

  10. Grinnell’s Jack Taylor opens season with 71-point performance in win

    Nov 16, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Grinnell likes to get up and down and get buckets at a level second-to-none in any level of college basketball. They push the tempo and constantly put up absurd point totals at the Division III level and it was highlighted last season by sophomore Jack Taylor’s NCAA record 138-point performance in a Grinnell win over…

  11. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Ohio State-Marquette highlights the day

    Nov 16, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 10 Ohio State at No. 17 Marquette, 1:00 p.m. (FS1) One of the more interesting matchups of the non-conference season. Even with Jameel McKay’s decision to leave the program, Marquette is absolutely loaded up front. Davante Gardner, Chris Otule, Jamil Wilson, Steve Taylor. But Buzz Williams’ club is young in…

  12. The Australian influence in college basketball is growing stronger

    Nov 16, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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    One of the wonderful things about basketball is that it truly is an international game, but we see that being more common in the NBA. Basketball is played all over the world, but few groups of international ballplayers take advantage of our system of college basketball like Australians. According to this interesting read from the…

  13. #POSTERIZED: Old Dominion’s Richard Ross

    Nov 16, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Old Dominion won five games in all of 2012-2013, but on Friday night, the Monarchs picked up their second win of the young season, knocking off the Racers from Murray State. Aaron Bacote led the way, scoring 21 points and handing out eight assists, which means the sophomore point guard is now averaging 23.0 points…

  14. Late Night Snacks: No. 2 Michigan State, No. 12 North Carolina struggle

    Nov 16, 2013, 1:34 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Nevada 92, San Francisco 90  The battle between the Wolf Pack and Dons didn’t lack for entertainment, with the two starting point guards leading the way. Nevada’s Deonte Burton finished with 31 points and six rebounds, while San Francisco’s Cody Doolin tallied 33 points and four assists in a losing effort.…

  15. Without P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, North Carolina unimpressive in win over Holy Cross

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

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    North Carolina had no problem disposing of Oakland in their season-opening game against Oakland, beating the Golden Grizzlies 84-61 without the services of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. Against Holy Cross, however, that was hardly the case as North Carolina had to fight their way to a 62-54 victory. The Crusaders, who finished 12-18 a…

  16. Andre Dawkins’ shooting tonight could be an important development for No. 4 Duke

    Nov 15, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Much has been made about the circumstances surround Duke senior guard Andre Dawkins’ return to the program after sitting out last season and rightfully so. Taking the time off to address personal issues, there were some who opened wondered if the Chesapeake, Va. native had played his last game in a Duke uniform. But he…

  17. Kevin Ware returns in Louisville’s romp over Cornell

    Nov 15, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

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    The game was never in question. Louisville jumped out to a 22-2 advantage in the early stages of the first half to put Cornell away early, ultimately winning 99-54. The story of the night, however, was Kevin Ware’s return to the floor. Ware played 13 minutes and scored just five points, but to see him…

  18. Florida reinstates Dorian Finney-Smith from suspension

    Nov 15, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    In late October, it was reported that redshirt sophomore Dorian Finney-Smith — who sat out last season after transferring from Virginia Tech after his freshman year in 2011-12 — would be suspended for Florida’s exhibition against Florida Southern and first two games of the season against North Florida and Wisconsin for an undisclosed violation of team rules.…

  19. President Barack Obama to attend Maryland vs. Oregon State on Sunday

    Nov 15, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Barack Obama has made it known that basketball is his sport of choice. There are countless pictures and videos of him playing the game, and every March he fills out his own NCAA Tournament bracket with ESPN’s Andy Katz from the Oval Office. With Oregon State in town playing Maryland in College Park on Sunday…

  20. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Five ranked teams in action

    Nov 15, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Georgia Tech at Georgia (7:00 p.m.; ESPN3)  On a night that lacks national buzz, the annual rivalry game between the Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs is an important one for both programs. Georgia Tech, with their returnees including guard Marcus Georges-Hunt and center Daniel Miller, has the look of a team capable…