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  1. Butler suffers a third overtime defeat in Big East play, drops to 0-4

    Jan 11, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    miller

    When the 2013-14 season began it was clear that the Butler Bulldogs would have some major adjustments to make. A program that reached consecutive Final Fours had completed its conference “climb,” landing in the Big East after spending time in the Horizon League and Atlantic 10. With a change in conference, head coach, and the…

  2. Improved rebounding results in UConn’s first conference victory

    Jan 11, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT

    brimah

    UConn’s first two games as a member of the American Athletic Conference didn’t go as anticipated, with the Huskies losing games at Houston and SMU last weekend. One problem for the Huskies all season long has been their work on the boards, as they entered Saturday’s game against UCF ranked eighth in the American in…

  3. Mike Tobey takes step forward in Virginia’s beating of N.C. State

    Jan 11, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    tobey

    Less than two weeks ago Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers took their worst beating of the season, losing 87-52 at Tennessee with many wondering if Virginia had what it took to turn things around and be the ACC contender they were expected to be. Since that result: three wins, all by double digits, with their latest…

  4. POSTERIZED: Wagner’s Latif Rivers, Dwaun Anderson combine for spectacular alley-oop (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT

    Wagner Athletics

    Wagner avenged a loss in the semifinals of last season’s NEC tournament with an 84-70 win over LIU Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, with a 14-2 second half run giving the Seahawks a 17-point lead with 6:53 remaining. One of the big plays during that run was an alley-oop, with guard Latif Rivers throwing a pass…

  5. Andrew Wiggins, Wayne Selden spur No. 18 Kansas to win over No. 25 Kansas State

    Jan 11, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT

    Kansas State v Kansas

    If you want to get an idea of just how badly No. 18 Kansas beat down in-state rival No. 25 Kansas State, think about it like this: there wasn’t another matchup between two ranked teams anywhere in the country today, this game was on ESPN and it finished before the NFL Playoff games began, yet…

  6. Slumping Markel Brown hits game-winner, No. 11 Oklahoma State survives West Virginia

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

    Markel Brown, Demarcus Holland

    It’s been 25 days since Markel Brown made a three-pointer. Seriously. The last time that he hit a jump shot from beyond the arc, you still had more than a week to buy your mom that last-minute Christmas present that you hadn’t thought of yet. It was five games ago when Brown hit that three…

  7. Interior play pushes No. 14 Kentucky past Vanderbilt

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

    calipari

    Given how young No. 14 Kentucky is, with just one upperclassman (Jarrod Polson) part of the playing rotation, there were bound to be growing pains during non-conference play. And there are still some lessons to be learned by this group as the move deeper into SEC play with an eye towards the NCAA tournament. Saturday’s…

  8. George Washington’s win over Rhode Island essentially decided by halftime (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    lonergan

    One week ago Dan Hurley’s Rhode Island Rams picked up one of the biggest victories of his short tenure in Kingston, knocking off LSU in Baton Rouge. This Saturday the Rams were in search of another road victory, this one coming at George Washington against a surprising Colonials squad that also entered the game with…

  9. No. 24 Memphis overpowers depleted Temple for road AAC win

    Jan 11, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Memphis capped a strong week in the American Athletic Conference with its 79-69 win over Temple on Saturday to give the Tigers their second road win in AAC play this week. The No. 24 Tigers (12-3, 3-1) were in a bad place last Saturday, when Cincinnati thoroughly outplayed Memphis in the FedEx Forum, but Memphis…

  10. No. 5 Michigan State, without Adreian Payne, survives in overtime

    Jan 11, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

    Minnesota v Michigan State

    Health and Michigan State just haven’t belonged in the same sentence this season. The Spartans have been banged up all year long, with the latest injury issue being the sprained foot on top of plantar fasciitis that All-American caliber center Adreian Payne has been dealing with this week. Payne didn’t play as Minnesota came to…

  11. Clemson latest to upset underachieving No. 16 Duke

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

    Duke v Clemson

    Duke entered this week as the No. 16 team in the country, the first time in more than six full seasons that the Blue Devils found themselves sitting outside of the top ten of the AP poll. That ranking isn’t incorrect, either. Duke is 1-2 in the ACC for the first time since 2007 after…

  12. Villanova outlasts St. John’s for a Big East road win

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

    Villanova v St John's

    It wasn’t pretty, but Villanova held off St. John’s on Saturday for a 74-67 Big East win in Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats only shot 35 percent from the field in the win, but held St. John’s to 34 percent from the field and 2-for-12 from the three-point line as Villanova outlasted the Red Storm…

  13. Florida relies on senior leadership to get past Arkansas in OT

    Jan 11, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Florida Gators v Arkansas Razorbacks

    Saturday’s SEC road contest at Arkansas could have easily been a letdown for No. 10 Florida. The Gators were missing leading scorer Casey Prather and multiple other Gators were banged up, including Scottie Wilbekin (ankle), Patric Young (knees) and Michael Frazier II (calf). But that didn’t slow the Gators down as they held off Arkansas…

  14. No. 19 UMass with a thrilling, comeback win over St. Bonaventure (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    St Bonaventure UMass Basketball

    For the fifth consecutive game, No. 19 UMass found themselves locked in a battle that went down to the final possessions. And while the Minutemen found themselves in the loser’s column when they went down to Florida last month to take on Florida State, Derek Kellogg’s club has now managed to win four straight dog…

  15. No. 9 Iowa State upset by Oklahoma, loses Deandre Kane to an ankle injury?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    And then there were four. Oklahoma picked up their biggest win of the season on Saturday afternoon, knocking off previously undefeated Iowa State 87-82 in Norman. And they did it despite a rough shooting night from leading scorer Cameron Clark, who finished just 4-for-16 from the floor. Buddy Hield, who has morphed into one of…

  16. No. 2 Syracuse’s zone stifles North Carolina’s offense for an easy win

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Syracuse

    On paper, it appeared that unbeaten No. 2 Syracuse would have a huge advantage over North Carolina during Saturday’s ACC contest because of the Orange’s signature 2-3 zone going against a perimeter-scoring-starved Tar Heel team. But could you really count out North Carolina after wins over Michigan State, Louisville and Kentucky earlier this season? But…

  17. Saint Louis now 6-0 on the road, 15-2 overall with win at Dayton

    Jan 11, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

    Dwayne Evans

    For all the talk about UMass and VCU this season, might the Atlantic 10 title still run through St. Louis? It certainly looked like it on Saturday afternoon, as the Billikens went into Dayton and smacked around the Flyers, winning 67-59 in a game that where Jim Crews’ club had a double-digit lead for much…

  18. Georgetown loses Jabril Trawick to a broken jaw

    Jan 11, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    Jabril Trawick, Austin Hamilton

    Georgetown was dealt another blow on Saturday as Gene Wang of the Washington Post reported that junior guard Jabril Trawick has a broken jaw and will out indefinitely for the Hoyas. #Hoyas down another player as Jabril Trawick out indefinitely with broken jaw. — Gene Wang (@gene_wang) January 11, 2014 Trawick's broken jaw doesn't require surgery, but…

  19. Assigned Reading: St. John’s pulls together through adversity

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - St John's v Villanova

    St. John’s and head coach Steve Lavin have dealt with a lot of trying times in the last couple of seasons, including Lavin’s own battle with prostate cancer, the loss of Lavin’s father, Albert, as well as a number of tragic incidents that involved family members and friends of players on St. John’s. In this…

  20. Arizona nabs a commitment from junior five-star guard Tyler Dorsey

    Jan 11, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

    Nick Koza/Rivals

    If you’ve seen the unbeaten Arizona Wildcats this season, then you’ll know that they’re stocked with talented players and an abundance of former McDonald’s All-Americans. Head coach Sean Miller and the Wildcats continued to stockpile elite talent from the West Coast as five-star guard Tyler Dorsey committed to Arizona on Friday night. https://twitter.com/TDORSEY_1/status/421899313908707329 The 6-foot-4…