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  1. No. 16 Iowa State has lost four of the last five, but should we be worried?

    Jan 30, 2014, 1:20 AM EDT

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    I’m not sure that No. 16 Iowa State could have played much better than they did on Wednesday night in Lawrence. Georges Niang shook off a horrendous performance in the first game against No. 6 Kansas, finishing with 24 points on 10-for-17 shooting. DeAndre Kane added 22 points and Melvin Ejim finished with 18. The…

  2. Offensive woes, Drew Crawford too much for No. 14 Wisconsin to overcome

    Jan 30, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

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    In ending their three-game losing streak with a win at Purdue on Saturday afternoon No. 14 Wisconsin seemed to have turned things around, and in theory a home game against Northwestern represented the opportunity to go on a run. Unfortunately for Bo Ryan’s Badgers things didn’t work out that way, as they struggled on both…

  3. Stanford misses a golden opportunity to upset No. 1 Arizona

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:57 PM EDT

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    Mark it down: Wednesday night may be the worst performance you see from No. 1 Arizona all season long. The Wildcats were, quite simply, not good. Stanford’s size was bothering Arizona’s big front line in the paint, Aaron Gordon was forcing things on the offensive end of the floor and Stanford was doing just enough…

  4. Andrew Wiggins, Perry Ellis stand out in No. 6 Kansas’ win over Iowa State

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Andrew Wiggins’ performance on Saturday night against TCU was seen as a step forward and rightfully so, despite the fact that the Horned Frogs have yet to win a game in Big 12 play. In scoring his then-career high 27 points Wiggins played with the assertiveness that many have been clamoring for, refusing to simply…

  5. Oregon’s Johnathan Loyd underwent surgery for a broken nose

    Jan 29, 2014, 10:07 PM EDT

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    Oregon head coach Dana Altman revealed some potentially significant news on Wednesday afternoon. Johnathan Loyd, who has been the starting point guard for the Ducks for the majority of the season, broke his nose on Tuesday during a rebounding drill. “He caught an elbow and it was just an accident, so he missed practice yesterday,” Altman…

  6. No. 23 Ohio State’s loss to Penn State puts them in deeper hole

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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    It’s officially time to be worried if you’re an Ohio State fan. On Wednesday night, the No. 23 Buckeyes lost at home in overtime to Penn State, 71-70. It’s their fifth loss in six games, which has dropped them to 3-5 in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions are better than they get credit for…

  7. Staffers keep President Obama from watching Michigan State/Iowa game

    Jan 29, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT

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    Last night’s Michigan State/Iowa game proved to be one of the more entertaining contests played to this point in the season, with the 7th-ranked Spartans needing overtime to beat the 15th-ranked Hawkeyes in Iowa City. And given the fact that both teams entered the game ranked in the Top 15, obviously most college basketball fans…

  8. 37th Annual McDonald’s All American Game rosters announced

    Jan 29, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday the rosters for the 37th annual McDonald’s All American Game were announced, with the game scheduled to be played on April 2 at the United Center in Chicago. Two of the players showcased call the Windy City home, with Cliff Alexander (East) and Jahlil Okafor (West) both being named McDonald’s All Americans. Of…

  9. Rhode Island adds JUCO power forward Earl Watson to roster

    Jan 29, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Rhode Island has added a front court player to its program, as the school announced on Wednesday that Chipola (Florida) College power forward Earl Watson is now a member of the team. Watson, who’s listed at 6-foot-7, 250 pounds, will only practice with the team for the remainder of the current season. That will ensure…

  10. The Chase for 180: Billy Baron’s become even more lethal

    Jan 29, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Who is the best shooter in the country? It’s a tough question to answer, isn’t it? Does being a “shooter” simply mean merely being a high-level marksman from beyond the arc? Can a player who thrives in the mid-range but rarely ventures out into three-point land be eligible? How heavily should we be valuing stats like…

  11. Chris Walker saga a best-case scenario for Florida?

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Florida’s highly-touted but yet-to-be-seen freshman Chris Walker has been cleared by the NCAA, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. “I appreciate all the support from UF, Coach Donovan and my teammates, and I’m looking forward to helping the team any way I can,” Walker said in a statement released by the school.…

  12. NCAA announces Florida freshman Chris Walker eligible to play February 4

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Once he’d reached the point academically to where he could join the Florida basketball program in December, the question for McDonald’s All American forward Chris Walker revolved around when he would be eligible to take the floor in game action. Without an answer from the NCAA, many (player and program, included) were left to wonder just…

  13. South Alabama-Georgia State postponed until Monday

    Jan 29, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

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    And yet another victim of the snowstorm that hit the south on Tuesday. Georgia State’s home game with South Alabama was postponed from Thursday night until Monday night, February 3rd. From a release Wednesday afternoon: “Current weather and road conditions are prohibiting the South Alabama men’s team from traveling to Atlanta. Conditions do not look…

  14. Southern snowstorm affecting broadcast of games in Georgia

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    An untimely snowstorm that hit the southern US on Tuesday is going to cause problems for hoops fans looking to watching games played in Georgia on Wednesday night. ESPN2’s broadcast of North Carolina and Georgia Tech has been cancelled, while the Vanderbilt-Georgia game will only be available to stream on GeorgiaDogs.com. As of now, both…

  15. Louisville’s Jones to play, Cincy’s Jackson game-time decision for Thursday

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Perhaps the most interesting game of the week takes place on Thursday evening as No. 13 Cincinnati will pay a visit to No. 12 Louisville. Cincinnati has been the best team in the AAC to date, sitting pretty with an 8-0 record in league play. Louisville was the favorite heading into the season, however, and…

  16. Air Force will be without leading scorer Tre Coggins this week

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

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    Air Force left home starting point guard and leading scorer Tre Coggins at home as they departed on a road trip that will take them to Boise State and Nevada. The news was first reported by Brett Briggeman of The Gazette. Coggins was suspended by head coach Dave Pilipovich for failing to live up to…

  17. Four Robert Morris players suspended for a year

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

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    On Friday, Robert Morris announced that four players, including freshmen Jeremiah Worthem and Britton Lee, would be suspended indefinitely for violations of university rules. The school wouldn’t specify the nature of the violations, but on Wednesday, they did go into detail regarding the length of the suspensions: one year. “No criminal charges will be filed in…

  18. Delaware suspends two key players for at least a month

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday afternoon, Delaware announced the suspension of Jarvis Threat and Marvin King-Davis for separate, unrelated violations of Athletics Department policies. The suspensions will keep them out through February, if not longer. “This athletics department has very high and very clear expectations of our student-athletes,” Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady said…

  19. Kentucky’s got the talent, but here’s why they will not win a title this year

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Back in December, when Kentucky got dropped by North Carolina on their visit to Chapel Hill, I wrote this column and this sidebar taking stock of Kentucky’s status and potential this season. I think it’s worth revisiting now. If you don’t feel like reading through 1,000 words of two month-old writing, here’s a summary of…

  20. 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…