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  1. Maryland guard Pe’Shon Howard suspended for Saturday’s game against No. 2 Duke

    Feb 15, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    Pe'Shon Howard, Justin Anderson

    Given the lack of high-profile wins on their resume, Maryland’s home game against No. 2 Duke is a critical one for Mark Turgeon’s Terrapins. And if they’re to beat Duke the Terrapins will have to do so without junior guard Pe’Shon Howard, who has been suspended for a violation of team rules. Howard has struggled…

  2. Butler center Andrew Smith game-time decision for Saturday’s game at Fordham

    Feb 15, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Andrew Smith, Dwayne Smith

    Senior center Andrew Smith, who missed No. 11 Butler’s game against Charlotte on Wednesday due to an abdominal injury, has been cleared to return to practice and is a game-time decision for Saturday’s game at Fordham according to a school release. Smith suffered the injury going after a loose ball in the Bulldogs’ 59-56 win…

  3. Pregame Shootaround 2.15.13: Cincinnati looks to bolster NCAA tournament resume

    Feb 15, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Otto Porter Jr., John Thompson III

    Game of the Night: No. 15 Georgetown at Cincinnati (9:00 p.m.; ESPN)  Mick Cronin’s Bearcats are in good shape to return to the NCAA tournament, but a win over the visiting Hoyas would not only add to their resume but also keep Cincinnati in the Big East title race. Georgetown arrives in Cincinnati with an…

  4. Mountain West tournaments to remain in Las Vegas through 2016

    Feb 15, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

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    This spring Las Vegas will host four conference tournaments, and on Friday the conference that has been there the longest announced its decision to remain in Sin City. The Mountain West announced on Friday that the league’s men’s and women’s basketball championships will remain in Las Vegas through 2016, with the Thomas & Mack Center continuing…

  5. St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin to resume duties on Monday

    Feb 15, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

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    After losing 72-58 at No. 12 Louisville on Thursday night, St. John’s doesn’t play another game until Wednesday night when they host South Florida. The Red Storm, who have been without head coach Steve Lavin for the last two games due to the passing of his father, will have their head coach back for that…

  6. Minnesota shows off dance moves following win over Wisconsin (VIDEO)

    Feb 15, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

    Andre Hollins

    Sometimes a team simply needs to cut loose, and that may have been the case for Minnesota following their 58-53 overtime win over No. 20 Wisconsin on Thursday night. Tubby Smith’s team was 2-6 in the eight games prior, and another loss would have widened the gap between the Golden Gophers and the top five…

  7. 10 tidbits to know: Louisville bounces back, bad three-point shooting and more

    Feb 15, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

    St John's v Louisville

    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports. Look for his Top 10 Tidbits every week. 1. Louisville wins at home yet again, this time vs St. John’s 72-58. The Cardinals final 3 home games are Seton Hall, Cincinnati and Notre Dame — so Rick Pitino’s team…

  8. Weekend preview: Who breaks loose in the Atlantic 10?

    Feb 15, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    CBE Hall Of Fame Classic

    Who proves themselves to be elite in the Atlantic 10 this weekend? If there was a conference that had a collective of bigger games this weekend, I’ve yet to see it. Three games, six teams, with conference title hopes play on Saturday. St. Joseph’s (14-9, 5-5) at La Salle (17-6, 7-3), Temple (16-8, 5-5) at UMass…

  9. Weekend preview: Gonzaga can’t figure out San Francisco on the road

    Feb 15, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    WCC Basketball Tournament - Semifinals San Francisco v Saint Mary's

    Who’s getting upset? No. 5 Gonzaga at San Francisco (Sat., 4:30 p.m. EST, ROOT): History is suggesting this one. Look at the past few years, and the Bulldogs have had an incredibly hard time traveling to War Memorial Gym. The last time they went there, they lost 66-65 last season. The time before that? A 96-91…

  10. Weekend preview: Ohio State/Wisconsin highlight, Duke/Maryland is sneaky good

    Feb 15, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Wisconsin v Ohio State

    Game of the weekend: No. 13 Ohio State at No. 20 Wisconsin (Sun., 1:00 p.m. EST, CBS): Another weekend, another huge battle in the Big Ten battle. These things are starting to ease into the place of NFL Sundays real quick. Wisconsin took a loss at Minnesota on Thursday night. That hurts, but a win…

  11. The Morning Mix

    Feb 15, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk, Drew Barham

    Friday’s schedule may consist of just 11 games but there are some solid contests to check out, most notably No. 15 Georgetown visiting Cincinnati. The Hoyas can move into first place in the Big East with a win, while a victory for the Bearcats would strengthen their NCAA tournament credentials. Two schools separated by ten…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Colorado, Minnesota pick up quality home wins over ranked foes

    Feb 15, 2013, 2:48 AM EDT

    Colorado fans

    Game of the Night: Duquesne 84, Temple 83 Jim Ferry’s Dukes entered Thursday on an 11-game losing streak and 0-8 all-time at the Liacouras Center, but they pulled off the upset due to two Derrick Colter free throws with 2.9 seconds remaining. For Duquesne the win is a positive step in the first season of…

  13. Arizona’s recent offensive struggles will prove costly if not fixed soon

    Feb 15, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT

    Solomon Hill, Nick Johnson, Andre Roberson

    After Solomon Hill hit a jumper with 1:28 remaining in the first half to pull No. 9 Arizona to within five of Colorado, the Wildcats went more than four minutes without a point. The Buffaloes took advantage, pushing their lead out to 15, giving Colorado the cushion needed to beat Arizona 71-58. Sean Miller’s team…

  14. Colorado will ultimately go as far as Spencer Dinwiddie takes them

    Feb 15, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT

    Spencer Dinwiddie, Angelo Chol, Mark Lyons, Nick Johnson

    During pregame warmups for tonight’s game between No. 9 Arizona and Colorado someone posted the score “Colorado 3, Arizona 0″ on the scoreboard. That obviously is in reference to the Sabatino Chen three-pointer that was waved off at the end of regulation in Arizona’s 92-83 overtime win in the first meeting between the two teams.…

  15. Weber State makes emphatic statement in win over Montana

    Feb 14, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

    Idaho St Weber St Basketball

    Montana’s 24-game Big Sky regular season win streak came to a crashing halt on Thursday night as they fell at Weber State by the final score of 87-63. And the only aspect of this game that should surprise anyone is the margin of victory. Randy Rahe’s Wildcats controlled proceedings from the start, shooting 58.2% and…

  16. Aesthetics? Not in Minnesota’s win over No. 20 Wisconsin

    Feb 14, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Andre Hollins

    Having lost six of their last eight games, Minnesota was in danger of falling out of the bottom half of the Big Ten standings with a loss to No. 20 Wisconsin. But two Joe Coleman free throws with 17.4 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 49, and from there the Golden Gophers would…

  17. Home loss reveals Temple’s need for more than Khalif Wyatt offensively

    Feb 14, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

    Khalif Wyatt, Roosevelt Jones

    Jim Ferry’s Duquesne Dukes entered Thursday’s game at Temple having lost 11 straight games, so it looked to be a safe bet that the Owls would take care of business at the Liacouras Center. That wasn’t the case, as two Derrick Colter free throws with 2.9 seconds remaining gave Duquesne the 84-83 victory while handing…

  18. Dan Patrick discusses Nerlens Noel’s recovery and early entry rule (VIDEO)

    Feb 14, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

    Patric Young

    On the “Dan Patrick Show” this morning Dan Patrick discussed the knee injury suffered by Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel, touching on both his questions regarding how long the recovery process will take and the NBA’s age limit rule. “What Adrian Peterson did is create false hope,” said Patrick of the NFL MVP, who finished…

  19. Kentucky lands five on McDonald’s All-American Game roster

    Feb 14, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad, Tyler Lewis

    The rosters for the 2013 McDonald’s s All-American Games were released on Thursday afternoon. To be honest, as most of the time, there were very few surprises. Five Kentucky recruits or signees made the team, a record for a single school. The scary part? Or, if you’re a #BBN fan, the fun part, all four…

  20. Texas A&M immortalizes Elston Turner’s 37-point night with Harlem Shake video

    Feb 14, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Mississippi Texas A M Basketball

    Elston Turner has made a few teams’ lives miserable this season, going for 40 at Kentucky in a win at Rupp Arena, and then putting up a Reed Arena record 37 against Ole Miss on Wednesday night. So what do you do when a player from your program goes for 37 against a possible NCAA…