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  1. Despite the ugly performance, Oklahoma State is not a fluke

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:06 AM EDT

    Kansas v Oklahoma State

    Oklahoma State is one of the most difficult teams in the country to get a read on. And tonight was a perfect example of why. Marcus Smart shot 2-14 from the floor on Wednesday night. Le’Bryan Nash was 3-10. Phil Forte went 4-12 but shot just 1-8 from beyond the arc. And despite the fact…

  2. Naadir Tharpe is the hero as No. 9 Kansas downs No. 14 Oklahoma State in double OT

    Feb 21, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

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    Kansas’ biggest weapon down the stretch Wednesday night against No. 14 Oklahoma State should have been freshman Ben McLemore, a blossoming star who showed earlier in the season against Iowa State that he can take a big shot in the clutch. But it wasn’t McLemore this time. In fact, McLemore took just three shots in…

  3. Willie Cauley-Stein key as Kentucky outlasts Vanderbilt, was a team dodgeball game to thank?

    Feb 20, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    The torn ACL of star freshman Nerlens Noel made Kentucky a team destined for the NIT in the minds of many. That may still be the case, but Wednesday night in a close 74-70 win over Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena, they found an interior presence late that helped them to a win. Willie Cauley-Stein had…

  4. Deshaun Thomas leads No. 18 Ohio State to much-needed win over Minnesota

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    Ohio State shouldn’t rely so heavily on Deshaun Thomas if it wants to win in March, but Wednesday night against Minnesota, the Gophers’ severe offensive struggles masked the Buckeyes dependence. Thomas scored 19 points, though he was a less-than-efficient 6-of-16 from the floor, in Ohio State’s 71-45 dismantling of Minnesota at Value City Arena in…

  5. Former Texas Longhorn Gary Johnson to make recovery after skull fracture

    Feb 20, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Gary Johnson

    Former Texas standout Gary Johnson is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a skull fracture and being put into a medically induced coma following an injury in a game with his professional team in Israel, the Associated Press is reporting. According to Israel Basketball Association spokesman Hagai Segal, Johnson was awake and communicative…

  6. Kevin Parrom to make second straight start Wednesday vs. Washington

    Feb 20, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Kevin Parrom

    Arizona turned to senior Kevin Parrom in the face of a two-game losing streak, putting him in the starting lineup Sunday in a win over Utah. Coach Sean Miller and the Wildcats will keep with that plan Wednesday when they meet Washington and look to hold their ground in the Pac-12 race, the Tucson Citizen is reporting.…

  7. Former Miami assistant Jake Morton receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA

    Feb 20, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Jake Morton

    Western Kentucky director of basketball operations Jake Morton, formerly an assistant at Miami, has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, the Miami Herald is reporting. According to the report, the notice alleges that Morton and fellow Miami assistant Jorge Fernandez allowed convicted Ponzi-schemer Nevin Shapiro “to promote the institution’s athletics programs and to assist…

  8. Pregame Shootaround 2.20.13: CO St. visits UNLV, a Big 12 showdown

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    Markel Brown, Perry Ellis

    Game of the Night: No. 9 Kansas at No. 14 Oklahoma State (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) The Big 12 has turned into a three-team race for the league title, and with Kansas State beating West Virginia at home last night, the Wildcats have taken a half-game lead (in the win column) over both the Jayhawks…

  9. Florida’s Damontre Harris arrested Wednesday

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Florida big man and South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris was arrested Wednesday for failing to appear at an arraignment on Aug. 16, Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun is reporting. Harris received a citation on July 16 for driving without a valid license, which is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor, the report says. The 6-9 native of Fayetteville, N.C., played…

  10. Is there a chance that the Maryland-Georgetown rivalry could restart?

    Feb 20, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    John Thompson III

    John Thompson III hopped on a podcast with ESPN’s Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg, and got asked plenty of questions about his Georgetown program, which just so happens to be the hottest team in the Big East right now. But the more interesting topics of conversation dealt with much more difficult issues that Otto Porter’s…

  11. Allen Crabbe’s parents comment on the Shove Heard ‘Round The World

    Feb 20, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    Allen Crabbe

    As you might expect, Allen Crabbe’s parents weren’t too thrilled when they saw their son’s head coach, Mike Montgomery, use a two-handed shove in an effort to snap Allen out of a funk early in the second half. While Crabbe eventually snapped out of it, his initial reaction was, simply, to snap. He was grabbed…

  12. N.C. high school player dies after collapsing during game

    Feb 20, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Sad news today coming out of North Carolina as Josh Level, a 17 year old junior at New Gardens Friends School in Greensboro, NC, passed away on Tuesday night. He collapsed on the court during a game against Quality Education Academy and died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. R.I.P Josh Level. Man I’m sooo…

  13. VIDEO: Defensive miscues cost Virginia season-defining win

    Feb 20, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

    Shane Larkin

    Losing on the road to the No. 2 team in the country can hardly be considered a bad loss. For anyone. If No. 1 Indiana went down to Coral Gables tomorrow and lost to No. 2 Miami, you would have a tough time convincing me that would be anything to be concerned about. So when…

  14. VIDEO: BYU player hits game-winner hours after learning of dad’s cancer

    Feb 20, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT

    Utah State BYU

    Tuesday will be a day that Craig Cusick won’t soon forget. On Tuesday evening, BYU’s senior guard was the hero, hitting the game-winning shot as the Cougars knocked off in-state rival Utah State 70-68 in front of a packed Marriott Center. It’s the kind of play every kid dreams of growing up: thousands of people…

  15. Maryland’s at-large chances take a hit with a loss at BC

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    Oh, Maryland. Barely 72 hours after thrusting themselves into the midst of the bubble conversation with a win over then-No. 2 Duke at the Comcast Center on Saturday, the Terps made the trip up to Boston College to take on the Eagles in Conte Forum. And, well, things didn’t quite go as planned. The Terps…

  16. Frank Haith received his Notice of Allegations; no unethical conduct charge

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    BKC-UM-MISSOURI

    You may have missed it because the news broke with five minutes left in Indiana’s win at Michigan State last night, but the NCAA has started handing out the Notice of Allegations to the involved parties stemming from the accusations by made Nevin Shapiro. Miami received their Notice of Allegations, and, ironically enough, the AP…

  17. The Morning Mix

    Feb 20, 2013, 8:35 AM EDT

    Syracuse fans

    Let’s hit the links. Wednesday’s Top games: 7:00 p.m. – Providence @ No. 8 Syracuse 7:00 p.m. – DePaul @ No. 11 Georgetown 7:00 p.m. – Minnesota @ No. 18 Ohio State 7:00 p.m. – James Madison @ Northeastern 7:00 p.m. – Charleston @ Western Carolina 8:00 p.m. – Air Force @ Boise State 8:00…

  18. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Indiana gets a big win, Miami shows its versatility

    Feb 20, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT

    Indiana Michigan State

    Game of the Day: No. 1 Indiana 72. No. 4 Michigan State 68 Indiana made a statement Tuesday night with a win over a quality Michigan State team. The Hoosiers worked to break down the Spartans’ defense and, with another Player of the Year-type performance from Victor Oladipo, held their ground in the Big Ten…

  19. Missouri earns potentially season-changing win over No. 5 Florida

    Feb 20, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT

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    I like stats as much as anyone. I love diving into box scores and breaking down who did what and why is had a certain effect on the outcome of a game and whether or night it’s a sign of a bigger trend. I spend more time on Kenpom.com than I do on any other…

  20. Saint Louis takes first in A-10 with win over No. 24 VCU

    Feb 20, 2013, 12:15 AM EDT

    Jordair Jett

    Virginia Commonwealth and Butler have taken the biggest share of the national spotlight of teams in the Atlantic 10 this season. Newcomers to the league having so much success and finding their way in the national polls will do that. But with first place in the conference (at least for the time being) on the…