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  1. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Iowa State-Kansas, top two teams on the road

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 16 Iowa State at No. 6 Kansas, 9:00 p.m. Iowa State was one of the nation’s most intriguing teams earlier this season, but since Big 12 play started, they’ve fallen off a bit. DeAndre Kane injured his ankle. There was a three-game losing. There was the home loss to (you…

  2. Atlanta gridlock strands North Carolina at the airport

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

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    Auburn and Alabama weren’t the only teams that had their schedule affected by the storm that “pummeled” the south with two or three inches of snow. North Carolina flew into Atlanta Tuesday night for their Wednesday night game against Georgia Tech, but thanks to the gridlock on Atlanta highways, they couldn’t get a bus from…

  3. Auburn-Alabama game postponed due to “snow”

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

    SNOW Day 2014

    Alabama’s visit to Auburn for the hoops version of the Iron Bowl has been postponed from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening. “After consulting with the Southeastern Conference it has been determined that the men’s basketball game between Auburn University and the University of Alabama has been postponed until Thursday due to wintery weather across the…

  4. The Secondary Break: Wednesday’s Links

    Jan 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT


    Bond of T.J. McConnell, Nick Johnson goes beyond Arizona basketball court (USA Today) Two of the players prominently involved in No. 1 Arizona’s hot start are point guard T.J. McConnell and shooting guard Nick Johnson, and it’s a connection that has been a couple years in the making. Johnson hosted McConnell while the latter was…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Michigan State tops Iowa in overtime, LSU upsets Kentucky

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 7 Michigan State 71, No. 15 Iowa 69 (OT) The shorthanded Spartans pulled off a gutsy performance on Tuesday night, taking an overtime victory over No. 15 Iowa, a team that would looking for a statement win. No Adreian Payne, no Branden Dawson, but several Michigan State role players stepped up…

  6. LSU finally shows up, smacks around No. 11 Kentucky

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:58 PM EDT

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    Where has this LSU team been all season? Seriously. Why have the Tigers shown up and played like this every night out? Why are they losing at Alabama and at Ole Miss? Why did they get drubbed by Tennessee and lose to Rhode Island in the very same building that they mollywhopped No. 11 Kentucky?…

  7. Doug McDermott’s last-second 3-pointer lifts Creighton past St. John’s (VIDEO)

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:09 PM EDT

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    If you leave Doug McDermott this open, with the game on the line, you deserve to lose; plain and simple. And that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday night when Dougie McBuckets drilled an open 3-pointer with 2.0 seconds remaining as No. 20 Creighton survived a late-game comeback from St. John’s with a 63-60 win. St.…

  8. Once again, No. 15 Iowa loses a close game to an elite opponent

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

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    For the fifth time this season, No. 15 Iowa blew a great chance to pick up a season-defining win. They lost to Villanova in overtime in a game they led by nine at the half. They lost at Iowa State is a game they led by double figures late in the first half and lost…

  9. Shorthanded Michigan State steals a 71-69 overtime win over Iowa

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

    Denzel Valentine

    Michigan State, No. 7 team in the nation, was without Braden Dawson and Adreian Payne for the second straight game (sixth straight without Payne). Unlike, Saturday’s loss to in-state rival Michigan, the shorthanded Spartans stole one from No. 15 Iowa with a 71-69 road victory in overtime on Tuesday night. Despite missing its top two rebounders, the…

  10. Missouri wins at Arkansas heading into biggest week of their season

    Jan 28, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT

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    Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown both finished with 24 points and Jordan Clarkson chipped in with 11 points and six assists  as Missouri went into Bud Walton Arena and pulled off one of the most surprising wins of the SEC season, beating Arkansas 75-71. This was a huge win for Missouri as they try to…

  11. Baylor drops home game to West Virginia, falls to 1-6 in Big 12

    Jan 28, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    Rico Gathers

    Baylor entered Tuesday night’s game at home, needing a win. The Bears had been dropped from the rankings, in the midst of a four-game conference losing streak. A matchup with West Virginia seemed like the opportune moment for the Bears to right the ship. Juwan Staten had different ideas, when his reverse layup put the…

  12. Oregon giving out Phil Knight bobbleheads on Saturday vs. USC

    Jan 28, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT

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    If you’re coming to Saturday’s @OregonMBB game vs. USC, this will be yours #GoDucks #UnitedWeBall — Andy McNamara (@McNamaraUO) January 27, 2014 It’s n0 secret, Nike chairman Phil Knight is a University of Oregon graduate, and a generous one at that. Over the years, he has provided the Oregon athletic department with millions of…

  13. Report: Adreian Payne to miss next two Michigan State games

    Jan 28, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Injuries have been an unfortunately stable presence in No. 7 Michigan State’s season. A noticeable injury in recent weeks has been 6-foot-10 senior forward Adreian Payne, who has been sidelined, wearing a boot on his foot, for the past five games. Expect that number to rise to at least seven games, according to a report…

  14. Louisville’s Chris Jones back at practice, could play against Cincinnati on Thursday

    Jan 28, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

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    Louisville has won four straight games after dropping a conference game at home against Memphis on Jan. 9. The last three wins for No. 12 Louisville have come without the services off first-year transfer point guard Chris Jones, who has been dealing with an oblique injury suffered in the Cardinals win over SMU on Jan.…

  15. Bracketology: Michigan continues to climb, and the SEC bubble

    Jan 28, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT


    Fresh off a victory in East Lansing, the Michigan Wolverines continue to climb the seed list (s-curve). Entering action this week, the Wolverines own the top spot in the Big Ten and are building an impressive overall profile. Michigan has not lost since December 14 – a two-point setback to top-ranked Arizona in Ann Arbor.…

  16. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Big Ten battle, Kentucky in the Bayou

    Jan 28, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 7 Michigan State at No. 15 Iowa, 7:00 p.m. Two weeks ago, Iowa was the trendy pick to win the Big Ten. Then the Hawkeyes lost to Michigan and ceded that title to the Wolverines. In fact, while Iowa may be one of the most talented teams in the country,…

  17. The NCAA responds to Northwestern’s attempts to unionize

    Jan 28, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

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    Earlier on Tuesday, reports surfaced about the attempts being made by Northwestern football players to unionize. It only took the NCAA a couple of hours to respond, as Donald Remy, the Chief Legal Officer, released the following statement: “This union-backed attempt to turn student-athletes into employees undermines the purpose of college: an education. Student-athletes are…

  18. Good at Rock-Paper-Scissors? You could get free tickets to a Navy game

    Jan 28, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT


    Navy is putting together one of the more creative promotions I can remember. Any fans that show up to Wednesday’s battle between Navy and Boston University will have a chance to win free tickets to the game if they can beat Navy’s mascot, Bill the Goat, in Rock-Paper-Scissors. Already have a ticket? Well, if you…

  19. Report: Illinois State’s John Jones out for six weeks with a broken foot

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Illinois State’s front line got even smaller on Tuesday. John Jones will be out for six weeks after breaking a bone in his foot, according to Jim Benson, who covers Illinois State for the Pantagraph. Dan Muller said John Jones has broken foot and had surgery. Out at least 6 weeks. #isuhoops — Jim Benson…

  20. Xavier suspends reserve forward Jalen Reynolds indefinitely

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

    Marquette v Xavier

    On Tuesday afternoon, Xavier head coach Chris Mack announced that Jalen Reynolds has been suspended indefinitely from the basketball team. “All of our players have responsibilities greater than basketball,” Mack said, according to Shannon Russell of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Any time those responsibilities are not given the appropriate attention, the first thing eliminated to allow…