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  1. VIDEO: Five ejections in Cal-Stanford proves rule change needed

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Mike Montgomery, Richard Solomon, Andy Brown

    You may have missed it last night, but near the end of Stanford’s blowout win over Cal in Berkeley, frustration boiled over as a frustrated Allen Crabbe took exception to being knocked to the floor by Stanford’s Dwight Powell. There was a bunch of pushing and shoving as well as quite a bit of posturing,…

  2. Syracuse apologizes for tweet speculating about Jim Boeheim retiring

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    Last night, a local community college student and a blogger for a Syracuse sports site (I won’t be linking to his “report”) reported that Jim Boeheim would be asked to retire at the end of the season by Athletic Director Daryl Gross. Most dismissed this as hogwash because, as Sean Keeley, Orange-blogger extraordinaire, put it,…

  3. 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament: Previewing Arch Madness

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    The Missouri Valley Conference has been perhaps the most competitive and unpredictable league in the country. That speaks to the parity of the conference’s members, but makes only one thing certain in this tournament: there will be chaos. Check out a preview below: (CLICK HERE to browse through all of our conference tournament previews) The Bracket…

  4. VIDEO: Nerlens Noel, the rapper?

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Patric Young

    Nerlens Noel has had some time to kill since getting injured, and apparently, in between rehab sessions and court-side seats at Rupp, the future top five pick has … been rapping? He released a song called “Number 9″ with a local rapper and Kentucky fan named Wes Grams. And honestly, he’s not bad. His flow…

  5. Five underappreciated college hoops rivalries

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Utah State BYU

    On Saturday afternoon, the final installment of Syracuse and Georgetown’s Big East rivalry will come to a fitting close: final day of the regular season played in front of a packed house on ESPN’s Gameday with a conference title on the line. This isn’t the first great rivalry to get crushed during the Expansionocalypse Paper…

  6. Southern Conference tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bob McKillop

    Another year, another Southern Conference title for Bob McKillop’s Davidson Wildcats, who finished the regular season 17-1 in league play. Jake Cohen was the coaches’ pick for SoCon Player of the Year, and he combines with De’Mon Brooks (who won the award last season) to form the conference’s best front court tandem. Elon, led by…

  7. Conference record overblown when it comes to tournament profiles

    Mar 7, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Maurice Sutton, Tony Chennault, JayVaughn Pinkston

    Late in Villanova’s win over No. 5 Georgetown on Wednesday night, Mike Patrick and LaPhonso Ellis got into a fairly lengthy discussion about how this win will affect the Wildcat’s NCAA tournament status. They said that Villanova, despite losing to Seton Hall, getting swept by Providence and dropping an 18 point decision to Columbia at…

  8. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 3 Preview

    Mar 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    cole dickerson

    The NCAA Tournament doesn’t get going until March 19, but for the real college hoops fans, the days leading up to Selection Sunday is when the madness really begins. Over the next two weeks teams will fight for the postseason lives. Bubbles will burst and tickets will be punched, and Cinderellas will be born. This…

  9. Report: Catholic 7 to announce departure from Big East Thursday

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT


    According to Brett McMurphy of, on Thursday, the Catholic 7 will be officially announcing their intention to depart from the Big East this summer. In the report, McMurphy says that the Catholic 7 — Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s, Providence, DePaul and Seton Hall — will be taking the Big East name with them…

  10. 2013 MAAC Tournament Preview

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Lamont Jones

    The MAAC is wild, been that way all season. Ten teams from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will finish the final act to an unpredictable conference schedule at the birthplace of basketball in Springfield, Mass. Five teams are separated by only two games. Niagara enters Thursday with a No. 1 followed by Rider, Loyola (Md.),…

  11. The Morning Mix

    Mar 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    USA Today

    No. 5 Georgetown lost. No. 6 Miami lost. No. 13 Oklahoma State lost. No. 16 Saint Louis lost. No. 23 UCLA lost. Ten ranked teams were in action last night and half of them lost. Oh, and for the second straight night punches were thrown on the hardwood. Yup, just another typical Wednesday night of…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Miami takes bad loss, A-10 proves to be entertaining

    Mar 7, 2013, 1:59 AM EDT

    Kenny Kadji

    Game of the Day: Georgia Tech 71, No. 6 Miami 69 Sometimes the outcome of a game can be as easy as who boxes out and who doesn’t. On Georgia Tech’s final possession, Miami was the team that did not get a body on every available Yellow Jacket, allowing Marcus Georges-Hunt to get free for a…

  13. Bubble Banter: Who hurt their tourney chances?

    Mar 7, 2013, 1:21 AM EDT

    Dez Wells, Reggie Bullock, James Michael McAdoo

    WEDNESDAY’S BUBBLE LOSERS Maryland: I mean, I guess the chance is still there for the Terps, if they can make a run to the ACC title game. And beat Duke along the way. And maybe UNC, too. And pick up a win at Virginia on Saturday. That’s a lot to ask from a team that…

  14. Travis Wear re-injures foot in UCLA’s loss to Washington State

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

    Travis Wear

    UCLA forward Travis Wear was cleared to play Wednesday against Washington State, but played just fifteen minutes in the Bruins’ 73-61 loss, appearing to have re-injured the same foot that has limited his availability in recent weeks. Wear played just 15 minutes before being fouled around the rim and leaving the game with the injury.…

  15. Bubble Banter: Who helped their tournament chances?

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Auburn Tennessee Basketball

    WEDNESDAY’S BUBBLE WINNERS Villanova: The Wildcats beat Georgetown and now own victories over the top four teams in the Big East. While they still haven’t beaten anyone (except UConn) away from home and have losses to Columbia, Seton Hall and two to Providence, given what the rest of the bubble looks like, Jay Wright should…

  16. No. 16 Saint Louis fails to clinch share of A-10 title with overtime loss to Xavier

    Mar 6, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    Saint Louis Xavier

    Despite clawing back from seven points down in the final 4:40 of regulation to force overtime, No. 16 Saint Louis could not keep pace with Xavier in extra period and fell, 77-66, at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday night. The loss snaps and 11-game Saint Louis winning streak and keeps the Billikens from…

  17. VIDEO: Georgia Tech beats Miami at the buzzer

    Mar 6, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

    Georgia Tech v Miami

    That tip from Marcus Georges-Hunt did a lot more than just hand Miami their first home loss in ACC play — 71-69 to Georgia Tech, if you couldn’t tell — and drop them one game closer to sharing their ACC title with Duke. It may have cost the Hurricanes a shot at a No. 1…

  18. Georgetown loses, meaning those four No. 1 seeds are even more wide-open

    Mar 6, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

    John Thompson III

    No. 5 Georgetown entered Wednesday night’s trip to Philly to take on Villanova as the hottest team in the country: 11 straight wins, a streak that saw the Hoyas win at Notre Dame, beat Louisville and Marquette at home, and then go on the road and take care of Cincinnati, Syracuse and UConn in the…

  19. Villanova all but punches ticket to NCAA tournament with win over No. 5 Georgetown

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Georgetown Villanova

    As bubble teams around them have fallen in recent weeks and after losing two games itself that it could have done without, Villanova got another victory over a Top 5 team Wednesday that all but punches its ticket to the NCAA tournament. Sophomore JayVaughn Pinkston scored 20 points and Villanova beat No. 5 Georgetown, 67-57, at…

  20. Iowa State lands huge bubble win over No. 13 Oklahoma State

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Georges Niang

    Iowa State is not yet a lock for the NCAA tournament, not when they have an RPI in the 50s, exactly one road win in the top 200, and a trip to West Virginia before a date with Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. As entertaining as the Cyclones are to…