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  1. Michigan State’s Travis Trice to return next week; Gary Harris won’t need surgery

    Nov 24, 2012, 12:29 AM EDT

    Gary Harris

    Things have been looking up for Michigan State following a season-opening loss to UConn in Germany. The Spartans have won four straight and late Friday night, Tom Izzo and his club received some good news regarding a pair of guards. According to Diamond Leung of, sophomore guard Travis Trice will return for Wednesday’s game…

  2. Top-5 recruit Julius Randle schedules more visits

    Nov 23, 2012, 11:53 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    One of the best available recruits in the Class of 2013, Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian/Plano, TX) announced more visits in the upcoming months. According to the Dallas Morning News, Randle, a 6-foot-9 power forward, will visit Kansas and Texas next month, while heading to North Carolina State on Jan. 26. Randle had previously narrowed his…

  3. Chase Tapley hurts knee, could be out against USC

    Nov 23, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

    Chase Tapley

    San Diego State could be without its second-leading scorer, as senior guard Chase Tapley left Friday afternoon’s practice with what head coach Steve Fisher described as “tendon knee strain.” According to a report from Mark Ziegler of the San Diego Tribune, Fisher said that he is unsure if Tapley will play Sunday against USC. The…

  4. Duke holds off VCU to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis final

    Nov 23, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT

    Quinn Cook

    Duke handled the “havoc” VCU pressure and escaped the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis with a 67-58 win. Mason Plumlee had 17 points and 10 assists to led the way for Duke. He also helped break the Rams’ full court pressure defense. VCU missed six consecutive free throws (two of them were the front-end…

  5. Tim Hardaway Jr. makes a statement as Michigan takes NIT Season Tip-Off

    Nov 23, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT


    With 11:35 remaining in the game, Tim Hardaway Jr. took a seat on the bench, next to Mitch McGary, exhausted and out of breath as he wiped the sweat of his face. He put in an all-around effort, a game-high 23 points, while adding seven rebounds, to lead Michigan over Kansas State 71-57 to capture…

  6. NCAA upholds ruling on Indiana’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin

    Nov 23, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    Tom Crean

    Almost three weeks after Indiana freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin were suspended nine games for receiving improper benefits from their AAU coach, the NCAA decided to uphold the ruling Friday afternoon. The NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement ruled that the two IU freshmen must sit out the next four games, to go along with…

  7. Two White Station alums on opposite ends of the spectrum in Minnesota’s win over No. 19 Memphis

    Nov 23, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

    Andre Hollins

    Minnesota guard Andre Hollins and Memphis guard Joe Jackson were teammates at White Station High in Memphis, winning a state title together in 2009. Of the two it was Jackson that many focused their attention on, hailing him as the biggest local star to stay home and play for the Tigers since Penny Hardaway. But…

  8. Chris Czerapowicz helps lead Davidson into the Old Spice Classic final

    Nov 23, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

    Davidson v Louisville

    With J.P. Kuhlman sidelined with an ankle injury and preseason Southern Conference Player of the Year Jake Cohen picking up two fouls in the first seven minutes of the game, Davidson needed someone to step up in their Old Spice Classic semifinal game against West Virginia. Junior guard Chris Czerapowicz did just that for the…

  9. Former Penn State player Gyasi Cline-Heard sentenced to 16 years in federal prison

    Nov 23, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT


    Not a good couple of days for former college basketball players when it comes to the police blotter. First there was former Baylor walk-on Richard Hurd getting sentenced to 18 months for his attempt to extort money from Robert Griffin III. Today it’s former Penn State forward Gyasi Cline-Heard, who was sentenced to 16 years…

  10. Morehead State suspends head coach Sean Woods one game for sideline conduct

    Nov 23, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

    Sean Woods

    After reviewing head coach Sean Woods’ behavior in the second half of Morehead State’s 81-70 loss at No. 8 Kentucky on Wednesday night, the school has made the decision to suspend the first-year head coach for one game. Woods, who was the head coach at Mississippi Valley State for four years before replacing Donnie Tyndall…

  11. The dreaded injury bug has placed Drexel in a precarious position

    Nov 23, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT

    James Flint

    Entering the 2012-13 season many felt that the Drexel Dragons, who missed the NCAA tournament despite winning 27 regular season games and the CAA regular season title, would be the team most likely to win the conference thanks in large part to the return of guards Frantz Massenat, Chris Fouch and Damion Lee. Four games…

  12. VIDEO: Russ Smith stars for the Cardinals

    Nov 23, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT


    Russ Smith was the impact player of the game for Louisville as he scored 16 points and chipped in five assists and four steals:

  13. VIDEO: Rob Brandeburg, VCU’s difference-maker

    Nov 23, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

    Rob Brandenburg,Victor Oladipo

    Rob Brandenberg is the impact player of the game for VCU as he went 5-for-5 from downtown against No. 19 Memphis:

  14. Former Baylor walk-on Richard Hurd sentenced to 18 months in Robert Griffin III extortion case

    Nov 23, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Richard Khamir Hurd

    One day before Robert Griffin III took the field on Thanksgiving Day, the case of a former Baylor basketball player found guilty of attempting to extort the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was resolved. Richard Hurd, who was a walk-on at Baylor from 2005 to 2008, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Tryptophan galore

    Nov 23, 2012, 1:19 AM EDT

    Chris Mack

    Given the holiday and the fact that there were just 14 games on Thursday, Late Night Snacks is getting a one night overhaul. Today’s game recaps: No. 2 Louisville 51, Northern Iowa 46 No. 5 Duke 89, Minnesota 71 No. 13 Missouri 78, Stanford 70 VCU 78, No. 19 Memphis 65 Leftover Turkey: Xavier If…

  16. VIDEO: No. 2 Louisville outlasts Northern Iowa

    Nov 23, 2012, 12:38 AM EDT

    Russ SMith, Anthony James

    No. 2 Louisville knocked off Northern Iowa 51-46 in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday night in a game that was just as ugly as we expected. The two teams combined to shoot 32.4% from the floor, 26.8% from three and turn the ball over 41 times. (Although, somewhat surprisingly, there…

  17. VIDEO: Bad news for Memphis: Joe Jackson is struggling

    Nov 22, 2012, 10:54 PM EDT

    Joe Jackson

    There are really two keys to the game when it comes to beating VCU: protecting the ball and defending the three point line. If you can avoid turning the ball over against VCU’s pressure and you allow them to get into a rhythm from beyond the arc, they are going to be a very tough…

  18. Rashawn King, leukemia survivor, is cleared to play

    Nov 22, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT

    player_RASHAWN KING

    Rashawn King is one of the nation’s best stories. As a 17 year old high schooler, King felt himself getting sick at a football camp. He was taken to the hospital, where doctors essentially told him that his white blood cell count was so high — that his previously undiagnosed leukemia was so bad —…

  19. Duke beats Minnesota, becomes the nation’s No. 1 team?

    Nov 22, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

    Mason Plumlee, Elliott Eliason, Andre Hollins

    The knock on Duke coming into the season was that Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry were quality pieces, but that they weren’t be good enough to be the feature players on a team that would legitimately be able to contend for a national title. The two seniors are making that line of thinking seem foolish…

  20. Laurence Bowers’ double-double helps push No. 13 Missouri past Stanford, 78-70

    Nov 22, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

    Frank Haith

    The return of Laurence Bowers to the basketball court was highly anticipated among Missouri fans, especially when considering the fact that they Tigers had just one true interior player on last season’s Big 12 tournament champion squad. That group fell to Norfolk State in the NCAA tournament, and it’s difficult to think that Bowers wouldn’t…

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