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  1. Kobe Bryant: College basketball ‘really isn’t teaching players anything’

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Get ready for another round of bickering about whether or not the one-and-done rule should be in place. “I don’t really look at it from that perspective of what was good for the game of basketball,” Kobe Bryant told reporters when asked about his impact on the NBA as a prep-to-pro player. “I think the…

  2. Andre Hollins has an ankle sprain, but how long is he out?

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Minnesota’s leading scorer Andre Hollins missed all but about 30 seconds of last night’s win over No. 9 Wisconsin after rolling his ankle. He spent much of the game sitting in the training room, watching on television. That gave some cause for concern, especially considering he reportedly left the arena in a walking boot and…

  3. Mike Anderson not happy about game-changing flagrant foul

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Mike Anderson very nearly ended one of the more embarrassing streaks for any coach in the country. Since he’s been at Arkansas, Anderson is winless in SEC road games against teams other than Auburn. His overall record in SEC games away from Bud Walton Arena is 2-21, which looks even worse when you consider that…

  4. POSTERIZED: Reco McCarter goes 360 (VIDEO)

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Campbell knocked off Radford, 65-63, to take over sole possession of first place in the Big South North Division. Reco McCarter led the way with 12 points, including this 360 dunk.

  5. If Wisconsin isn’t going to defend, they are going to keep losing games

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t even two weeks ago that Wisconsin was undefeated, sitting top three in the country and somehow convincing everyone that they were not only a Big Ten title favorite, but an actual national title contender. Fast forward nine days, and the Badgers have lost three straight games, succumbing to Indiana, Michigan and, on Wednesday,…

  6. UNLV’s ‘Rebellion’ unleashes ‘Khem Kong’ (PHOTOS)

    Jan 23, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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    The Rebellion, UNLV’s student section, unleashed their latest creation: an enormous, terrifying Khem Birch model that they dubbed ‘Khem Kong’: UNLV has done stuff like this before. When the ‘Big Head’ craze took off, they went and made ‘Mozilla‘ in honor of Mike Moser. They then made their way to 3-D big heads, and, well,…

  7. The Secondary Break: Thursday’s Links

    Jan 23, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    An interview with “Sad Scott”: the face of the Georgetown basketball season (Casual Hoya) Late in Georgetown’s overtime loss to Marquette earlier this week, a sad Georgetown student grabbed some attention based on his reaction to what was happening. Here he discusses his feelings on the Hoyas’ season to date. Video: Shawn Kemp Jr. on…

  8. Late Night Snacks: Three ranked teams fall away from home

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:52 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Nevada 96, Fresno State 86 (2OT) Nevada continued its surprising start to Mountain West play but the Wolf Pack needed extra time to do so, moving to 5-1 in league play with a 96-86 double overtime win at Fresno State. Point guard Deonte Burton accounted for 31 points, five rebounds, five…

  9. Minnesota lands second significant win over No. 9 Wisconsin

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

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    Let this sink in for a second: Minnesota’s best player, Andre Hollins, played 30 seconds on Wednesday night. That’s not an exaggeration, that’s a stat. On Minnesota’s first possession of the game, he hit a pull-up jumper and landed on a Wisconsin defender’s foot, rolling his left ankle over badly enough that he didn’t emerge…

  10. Turnovers prove costly for No. 10 Iowa in Ann Arbor

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    While No. 10 Iowa had just two players, guard Roy Devyn Marble and forward Aaron White, averaging double figures entering Wednesday night’s game at No. 21 Michigan they don’t lack for scoring options. The Hawkeyes have five other players averaging between 7.1 and 9.9 points per game, with any of those players capable of joining…

  11. POSTERIZED: Austin Hollins introduces freshman Nigel Hayes to the Big Ten (VIDEO)

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT

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    Do I even need to say anything here? Probably not. I will provide you with this bit on insight: if Wisconsin’s perimeter defense doesn’t get better, this won’t be the last time that their front court gets brutalized like this:

  12. Rebounding numbers stand out in No. 18 Duke’s win over Miami

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    After dropping a 72-59 decision at Clemson 11 days ago, No. 18 Duke was 1-2 in ACC play and looked like a team in search of some answers. Jabari Parker wasn’t playing at the same level he displayed during much of non-conference play, and as a team the Blue Devils still had to get better…

  13. POSTERIZED: Wichita State’s Tekele Cotton wants some attention too (VIDEO)

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Wichita State is top five in the country, and all anyone talks about is how good Fred VanVleet is and how improved Ron Baker is and how talented Cleanthony Early is. Well, Tekele Cotton is the team’s best defender and their heart and soul. He wants some attention, too. He’ll get it after this dunk.…

  14. No. 21 Michigan a legitimate Big Ten title contender after beating No. 10 Iowa

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Nik Stauskas had 26 points, five boards and five assists while Jordan Morgan and Glenn Robinson III combined for 26 points and 16 boards as N0. 21 Michigan stayed undefeated in the Big Ten with a 75-67 win over No. 10 Iowa on Wednesday evening. It’s the eighth straight win for the Wolverines. The last…

  15. Kendall Anthony, perimeter defense result in Richmond beating No. 12 UMass

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

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    No. 12 UMass had seemingly made a habit of digging themselves a hole in the first half, only to find a way to climb out of it in the second half. In each of their three Atlantic 10 victories ahead of Wednesday’s game at Richmond the Minutemen trailed in the second half, with Chaz Williams…

  16. Could Bubu Palo’s status be determined by Iowa Supreme Court?

    Jan 22, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

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    Just six days ago Iowa State guard Bubu Palo received the news he’d been hoping for, with a Webster County judge ruling that he was to be reinstated to the team immediately. Palo, whose appeal of the school’s decision to dismiss him from the program was denied by the Iowa Board of Regents, rejoined the…

  17. Illinois’ John Groce expresses regret over outburst Saturday vs. Michigan State

    Jan 22, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

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    After starting Big Ten play with wins over Indiana and Penn State, Illinois has hit a rough patch in the form of a four-game losing streak. The most recent of those defeats came on Saturday night, with the Fighting Illini dropping a 78-62 decision to No. 3 Michigan State in Champaign. On what was a…

  18. The Chase for 180: Phil Forte III’s shooting key factor for Oklahoma State

    Jan 22, 2014, 4:00 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…

  19. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Eight top 25 teams hit the road

    Jan 22, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 10 Iowa at No. 21 Michigan, 7:00 p.m. We all think we know that Michigan State is the best team in the Big Ten when they’re healthy. But who’s second? Who will give the Spartans a run for the league title? The trendy pick two weeks ago would have been…

  20. Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt will not coach tonight

    Jan 22, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

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    Wyoming announced on Wednesday that head coach Larry Shyatt has fallen ill and will not take part in tonight’s game against Air Force. He’s in Colorado Springs, but Shyatt made the decision that it would be best for him not to coach tonight. Assistant Allen Edwards, who was in charge of the scout and game-plan…