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  1. No. 17 Gonzaga takes care of business and wins its second Old Spice Classic title

    Nov 25, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT

    Davidson Gonzaga Basketball

    There were two firsts in the history of the Old Spice Classic in Sunday’s title game between No. 17 Gonzaga and Davidson. It was the first final that matched schools from non-BCS AQ leagues, and the Bulldogs became the first program to win the event twice. Elias Harris posted his second double-double of the season…

  2. It’s going to take Saint Mary’s time to adjust to life without Rob Jones

    Nov 25, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT

    Stephen Holt, Chris Bolden, Mfon Udofia

    With point guard and reigning WCC Player of the Year Matthew Dellavedova back on campus, the general consensus was that Randy Bennett’s Saint Mary’s Gaels would once again be a factor in the WCC race (Gonzaga being the favorite). But if their 1-2 weekend at the DirecTV Classic in Anaheim, capped by a 65-56 loss…

  3. BYU fans putting on the ‘full-court press’ to land Jabari Parker (VIDEO)

    Nov 25, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT

    Cal St Northridge BYU Basketball

    BYU fans certainly don’t lack for creativity when it comes to getting Jabari Parker, one of the top prospects in the 2013 class, to understand just how much they want to see him in a Cougar uniform. There were the “Chicago to Provo” T-shirts that some 6,300 fans were expected to wear to BYU’s game…

  4. Oklahoma grabs third place at the Old Spice Classic, winning the first of three meetings with West Virginia

    Nov 25, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

    Lon Kruger

    Conference realignment has led to the disappearance (for the time being) of some of college basketball’s best rivalries. But it pulled off a new “trick” at the Old Spice Classic. West Virginia and Oklahoma both committed to the event before the Mountaineers left the Big East to join the Big 12, and as a result…

  5. Bryant picks up its first-ever win over an ACC school, 56-54 over Boston College

    Nov 25, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller, Dyami Starks

    While it hasn’t garnered much attention nationally this is a big year for Tim O’Shea’s Bryant basketball program. After four seasons as a provisional Division I member the Bulldogs are finally a full member, which makes them eligible to compete for the Northeast Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. With four starters back from…

  6. Kentucky point guard Ryan Harrow returned to practice on Sunday

    Nov 25, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

    Transylvania v Kentucky

    The question “what’s up with Ryan Harrow” was one that many who follow college basketball asked after the NC State transfer took time away from the Kentucky problem to deal with two separate issues. First there was his illness, and just when some thought that he was ready to make his return to the lineup…

  7. Junior guard Tyler Lamb will transfer from UCLA

    Nov 25, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

    Tyler Lamb

    UCLA junior guard Tyler Lamb will transfer from the program and continue his collegiate career at another institution, the school announced Sunday afternoon. “We are very sad to see Tyler leave our program,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “He is a great kid, and we have really enjoyed having him play for UCLA. We fully…

  8. Extent of Gorgui Dieng’s wrist injury unknown, will have tests done

    Nov 25, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT

    Gorgui Dieng

    Louisville was without junior center Gorgui Dieng in its 76-71 loss to Duke Saturday in the Battle 4 Atlantis and the Cardinals could be without the 6-11 junior for an extended period of time. According to Jeff Goodman of, the extent of Dieng’s injury is unknown and he will undergo tests when the team…

  9. Charlotte beats Northeastern to win Great Alaska Shootout title

    Nov 25, 2012, 11:23 AM EDT

    alan Major

    How late did you stay up last night? Was it late enough to catch a 12:30 a.m. ET tip-off? If you didn’t, we don’t blame you, but you missed Charlotte’s 67-59 victory over Northeastern to win the Great Alaska Shootout title in Anchorage. “Just an honor. For this tournament being 35 years old,” Charlotte coach…

  10. Video: Mike Krzyzewski proud of Duke’s performance in Battle 4 Atlantis

    Nov 25, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks with the NBC Sports Network after his Blue Devils defeated Louisville to win the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  11. Video: Missouri beats VCU for third place at Atlantis

    Nov 25, 2012, 2:33 AM EDT


    Laurence Bowers and Phil “Flip” Pressey carried the Missouri Tigers to a third-place finish in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. These video highlights show that VCU did not go quietly into that good night.

  12. Late Night Snacks: Coach K drinks Pitino’s milkshake. Again.

    Nov 25, 2012, 2:22 AM EDT

    Duke Louisville Basketball

    It’s been an exhausting week for the Duke Blue Devils. They’re 6-0 the hard way, following up a win over then-No. 3 Kentucky with a three-games-in-three-days marathon that saw them conquer Minnesota, VCU and No. 2 Louisville on their way to the Battle 4 Atlantis title. When a weary-looking Coach K was asked if he…

  13. No. 5 Duke nips shorthanded No. 2 Cards to claim Atlantis title

    Nov 25, 2012, 12:24 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Duke

    We learned just a few hours before tipoff that Gorgui Dieng would not play in the Battle 4 Atlantis title game. The stalwart shot blocker sat on the bench with a heavy wrap on his left wrist, relic of an awkward fall on Friday night. His absence would be telling. The Blue Devils won 76-71,…

  14. College of Charleston upsets No. 24 Baylor in Waco

    Nov 24, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

    Andrew Lawrence, A.J. Walton

    Chalk up a big one for Doug Wojcik, in his first season at College of Charleston. His Cougars went into Waco and pounced on the Baylor Bears, coming away with a huge 63-59 road win that will resound for both teams come tournament time. Junior forward Willis Hall had his first double-figure game of the…

  15. Isaiah Canaan drops 30; Murray St. beats ODU

    Nov 24, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Old Dominion took the lead several times in the second half of a back-and-forth battle between the Monarchs of the CAA and the Murray State Racers of the Ohio Valley Conference on Saturday night. Various ODU players contributed to mini-runs, with DeShawn Painter, Dmitri Batten, Donte Hill and Nick Wright making clutch plays along the…

  16. Pressey drains Mizzou’s game-winner over VCU

    Nov 24, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

    Laurence Bowers, Phil Pressey

    You wouldn’t think third place in the Battle 4 Atlantis would be such a big deal. But both Mizzou and VCU came indoors out of the sunshine to play a hard-fought contest as the undercard to the Louisville/Duke title game. Both teams traded buckets down the stretch, but it was Phil Pressey’s timely step-through between…

  17. Louisville will be without Gorgui Dieng vs. Duke

    Nov 24, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    No. 2 Louisville had a tough matchup against No. 5 Duke in tonight’s Battle 4 Atlantis title game (NBC Sports Network, 9:00 PM ET) already, but the margin for error just got a lot thinner. Gorgui Dieng, the team’s second-leading rebounder (8.0 rpg) and leading shot blocker (2.0 bpg), will sit out tonight’s game with…

  18. Injury bug bites UConn’s R.J. Evans, Leon Tolksdorf

    Nov 24, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

    RJ Evans

    Kevin Ollie has the Connecticut Huskies playing well in his first season as the head coach in Storrs, but he’ll have to overcome some injuries to his players that could hurt his bench’s depth, moving forward. Senior guard R.J. Evans will miss “significant time,” according to the school, after suffering a sternoclavicular sprain. The sprain…

  19. BYU fans print ‘Chicago to Provo’ T-shirts in anticipation of Jabari Parker visit

    Nov 24, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    BYU fans want top recruit Jabari Parker to be a Cougar. Badly. That’s why, when BYU tips off against Cal State Northridge on Saturday night, a game Parker is expected to be in attendance for, 6,300 fans will be sporting T-shirts that read “Chicago to Provo”. The T-shirts are a reference to Parker’s hometown and…

  20. Missouri’s Michael Dixon speaks out about suspension on Twitter, then deletes it

    Nov 24, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT

    Michael Dixon

    Missouri guard Michael Dixon watched from the sidelines in street clothes as his Tigers lost to Louisville in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis Friday night. Dixon continues to sit out after being suspended by coach Frank Haith for a violation of team rules. His suspension is close to reaching the one-month mark, with…

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