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  1. Illinois State upsets No. 25 Dayton

    Dec 8, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    Jordan Sibert

    Last week, the Dayton Flyers made a surprise run in the Maui Invitational, defeating Gonzaga, outplaying Baylor before the Bears rallied late in the game to advance to the finals, and then concluding their trip in Hawaii with a win over Cal. The Flyers were picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic 10, but the…

  2. Late Night Snacks: Two buzzer-beaters on Saturday? We got video!!!

    Dec 8, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Askia BOOKER

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Colorado 75, No. 6 Kansas 72 Yup, that was awesome. We already wrote two columns off of this game. My take on Kansas is here. Raphielle Johnson wrote on Colorado here. THE OTHER GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 17 Iowa State 91, Northern Iowa 82 OT We should just assume that…

  3. Could No. 14 Villanova be the Big East’s best team? They sure look like it

    Dec 7, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT


    Just one week ago Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats wrapped up a Battle 4 Atlantis crown that few people expected them to win. After taking care of USC the Wildcats beat Kansas and Iowa, resulting in their first ranking in more than two seasons. For a program that relies on so many young players, how Villanova…

  4. No. 2 Arizona poised to grab top spot after holding off UNLV

    Dec 7, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT


    With No. 1 Michigan State suffering a surprising home loss to North Carolina on Wednesday night, there were many Arizona fans who looked towards Saturday’s contest against UNLV with excitement. The renewal of a series that delivered some great moments during the time when Jerry Tarkanian and Lute Olson roamed the sidelines was something folks…

  5. Despite having multiple scoring options Virginia needs more from Joe Harris

    Dec 7, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT


    With guard Keifer Sykes and big man Alec Brown leading the way, Brian Wardle’s Green Bay Phoenix are expected to contend for the Horizon League title this season. That fact meant that Tony Bennett’s return to his alma mater wasn’t going to be an easy one, with his Virginia Cavaliers looking to rebound from their…

  6. Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin cleared to play on Tuesday

    Dec 7, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT


    Turns out that the sprained ankle he suffered in Monday’s loss at No. 12 UConn won’t result in any missed game time for Florida senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin, as he’s returned to practice and will play on Tuesday night against No. 6 Kansas. That’s important news for the Gators, who faced the possibility of…

  7. Kansas lost, but Jayhawk fans should be happy after the Colorado game

    Dec 7, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Dear Kansas fans: Do not start freaking out just yet. I know what happened on Saturday. I saw Colorado’s Askia Booker hit that buzzer-beating, euro-stepping three to beat the No. 6 Jayhawks, 75-72. I saw the bench mob him at half court and Jimmy Dykes ask him questions on ESPN in the postgame that made…

  8. Colorado needs game-winner to serve as a catalyst for Askia Booker (VIDEO)

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT


    After No. 6 Kansas scored the first seven points of the game, it would be difficult to blame any Colorado fans who managed to utter the words, “here we go again.” In last season’s meeting in Lawrence the Buffaloes were blitzed right out of the gates, and the end result was a 90-54 defeat that…

  9. Chaz Williams continues to be a player to watch after UMass’ 105-96 win over BYU

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT


    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –  The game had been over for nearly 20 minutes, though, UMass senior point guard Chaz Williams clearly was not done dishing out the assists. He was the last to be seated at the postgame press conference, as he ventured over towards the table of Poland Spring water bottles, grabbed three extra ones…

  10. Wisconsin has plenty of weapons on offense this season

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Frank Kaminsky

    Wisconsin was able to outlast in-state rival Marquette 70-64 on Saturday at the packed Kohl Center because they have more firepower. Although the No. 8 Badgers (10-0) and Golden Eagles (5-4) differ in the standings by a few games, they can both really defend and limit opportunities for their opponents to get good looks, but…

  11. Missouri remains undefeated with home win over UCLA

    Dec 7, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT


    Missouri basketball may not have been in the limelight for very long on Saturday before the football team faces Auburn for the SEC Championship, but the basketball Tigers took care of business and had an impressive second half in their 80-71 win over No. 18 UCLA. Both Missouri and UCLA were undefeated entering the game…

  12. Report: Aaron Bright to transfer from Stanford after the season

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Stanford Athletics

    Yesterday, news broke that Stanford guard Aaron Bright dislocated his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the season. It’s a big blow for the Cardinals, who are dealing with a lack of perimeter depth as it is and have been forced to use a bigger lineup. But here’s the kicker for Bright: he’s…

  13. Wisconsin guard George Marshall seeking transfer

    Dec 7, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT


    The Wisconsin Badgers and head coach Bo Ryan announced on Saturday morning that redshirt sophomore guard George Marshall has opted to transfer. The announcement of Marshall’s transfer was released on the Wisconsin athletics website this morning. “George came and talked to me and he informed me that he wanted to pursue his options of playing…

  14. Pregame Shootaround: Big Saturday of games highlighted by UCLA at Missouri

    Dec 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kyle Anderson UCLA

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 18 UCLA at Missouri (12:30 p.m., CBS) A matchup of 8-0 teams headlines Saturday’s improved slate of college basketball games thanks to the end of the college football regular season. The Bruins are 8-0 under new coach Steve Alford and have yet to face an opponent the caliber of Mizzou…

  15. Turnovers, rebounding woes plague No. 3 Kentucky again

    Dec 7, 2013, 4:02 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    Last weekend, when John Calipari brought his team up to the Barclays Center to take on Providence, he made it a point to talk about how much he team has to learn defensively. In fact, in both the press conference he gave prior to the game and his postgame chat with reporters, Coach Cal used…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Baylor beats Kentucky, UC Santa Barbara proves they are legit

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:36 AM EDT

    Baylor Scott Drew

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Baylor 67, Kentucky 62 It didn’t have the atmosphere of a game that was one of the season’s biggest to date since it was played at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, but Baylor announced themselves to the country as a top team. They did it with Kenny Chery, a Junior College transfer in…

  17. Baylor bests Kentucky for second straight season

    Dec 7, 2013, 1:58 AM EDT

    After graduation claimed do-it-all point guard Pierre Jackson from last year’s Baylor team, many wondered if Kenny Chery– a Junior College transfer from State Fair Community College in Missouri — could fill the void. Scott Drew was going to give Chery the keys to the car, but could he drive it? Chery answered that question in…

  18. UC Santa Barbara, Alan Williams beat California

    Dec 7, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    Credit Mike Montgomery and Cal for heading to southern California to play at UC Santa Barbara. It’s not too often that a program from a BCS conference travels to play at the gym of a mid-major team, but the Golden Bears did that tonight. Montgomery probably regrets it as Cal lost to UCSB, 72-65. While…

  19. Kentucky defeats Baylor 133-130, sets record for most points scored in women’s Division 1 game

    Dec 6, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

    Jennifer O'Neill

    While some were no doubt irked that the Baylor vs. Kentucky game went into four overtimes — thereby causing the men’s game to begin roughly 80 minutes after its scheduled tip — the women’s game was a dandy. The 263 combined points eclipsed the previous record of 252 points. The two teams were neck and…

  20. Tonight was Taylor University’s “Silent Night” game

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:49 PM EDT


    You know by now that every year at Taylor University they have their “Silent Night” game.  On the Friday before final exams, the students gather in  Odle Arena and the crowd remains dead silent until the tenth point is scored. Once Taylor reaches point number ten, pandemonium ensues. Afterwards, the crowd harmoniously sings “Silent Night.” Tonight…