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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. No. 2 Louisville takes down No. 13 Missouri in Battle 4 Atlantis [Video]

    Nov 24, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT


    Following a much closer Duke-VCU contest, Louisville took control of this one in the first half and expanded that lead in the second half. Five Louisville players scored in double figures, including Luke Hancock’s game-high 19 points. Video highlights from the NBC Sports Network: Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s.…

  7. No. 5 Duke beats pesky VCU to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis championship game [Video]

    Nov 24, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT


    Behind a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds from center Mason Plumlee, No. 5 Duke defeated coach Shaka Smart’s Virginia Commonwealth team to advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. The game was close at halftime, with Duke leading by just one, but the Blue Devils were able to continue to limit their…

  8. Youth shows in No. 18 UNLV’s loss to Oregon

    Nov 24, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

    Anthony Marshall

    UNLV might have a stellar 2012 recruiting class in Las Vegas this season, but to win the Mountain West, it’s going to need to overcome its biggest stumbling block: youth. That same young talent that fueled high expectations in the preseason was one of the contributing factors in the Rebels’ 83-79 loss to Oregon Friday…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Christian Laettner rematch edition

    Nov 24, 2012, 1:59 AM EDT

    Christian Laettner

    Game of Tomorrow Duke vs. Louisville - Starting off the snack a little differently tonight. Saturday night’s Battle 4 Atlantis championship game will be between No. 5 Duke and No. 2 Louisville. If a top-5 game isn’t enough to make you feel better about all the food you ate, or the self-shame you imposed on yourself during…

  10. Louisville rolls past Missouri, meets Duke in Battle 4 Atlantis final

    Nov 24, 2012, 1:04 AM EDT

    Russ Smith

    The Battle 4 Atlantis final will be between a pair of top-5 teams as Duke will take on Louisville Saturday night. Hours after No. 5 Duke was able to hold off the havoc VCU Rams, Louisville was able to breeze past the No. 13 Missouri Tigers, 84-61. Missouri was plagued with turnovers all night long,…

  11. Michigan State’s Travis Trice to return next week; Gary Harris won’t need surgery

    Nov 24, 2012, 12:29 AM EDT

    Gary Harris

    Things have been looking up for Michigan State following a season-opening loss to UConn in Germany. The Spartans have won four straight and late Friday night, Tom Izzo and his club received some good news regarding a pair of guards. According to Diamond Leung of, sophomore guard Travis Trice will return for Wednesday’s game…

  12. Top-5 recruit Julius Randle schedules more visits

    Nov 23, 2012, 11:53 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    One of the best available recruits in the Class of 2013, Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian/Plano, TX) announced more visits in the upcoming months. According to the Dallas Morning News, Randle, a 6-foot-9 power forward, will visit Kansas and Texas next month, while heading to North Carolina State on Jan. 26. Randle had previously narrowed his…

  13. Chase Tapley hurts knee, could be out against USC

    Nov 23, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

    Chase Tapley

    San Diego State could be without its second-leading scorer, as senior guard Chase Tapley left Friday afternoon’s practice with what head coach Steve Fisher described as “tendon knee strain.” According to a report from Mark Ziegler of the San Diego Tribune, Fisher said that he is unsure if Tapley will play Sunday against USC. The…

  14. Duke holds off VCU to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis final

    Nov 23, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT

    Quinn Cook

    Duke handled the “havoc” VCU pressure and escaped the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis with a 67-58 win. Mason Plumlee had 17 points and 10 assists to led the way for Duke. He also helped break the Rams’ full court pressure defense. VCU missed six consecutive free throws (two of them were the front-end…

  15. Tim Hardaway Jr. makes a statement as Michigan takes NIT Season Tip-Off

    Nov 23, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT


    With 11:35 remaining in the game, Tim Hardaway Jr. took a seat on the bench, next to Mitch McGary, exhausted and out of breath as he wiped the sweat of his face. He put in an all-around effort, a game-high 23 points, while adding seven rebounds, to lead Michigan over Kansas State 71-57 to capture…

  16. NCAA upholds ruling on Indiana’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin

    Nov 23, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    Tom Crean

    Almost three weeks after Indiana freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin were suspended nine games for receiving improper benefits from their AAU coach, the NCAA decided to uphold the ruling Friday afternoon. The NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement ruled that the two IU freshmen must sit out the next four games, to go along with…

  17. Two White Station alums on opposite ends of the spectrum in Minnesota’s win over No. 19 Memphis

    Nov 23, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

    Andre Hollins

    Minnesota guard Andre Hollins and Memphis guard Joe Jackson were teammates at White Station High in Memphis, winning a state title together in 2009. Of the two it was Jackson that many focused their attention on, hailing him as the biggest local star to stay home and play for the Tigers since Penny Hardaway. But…

  18. Chris Czerapowicz helps lead Davidson into the Old Spice Classic final

    Nov 23, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

    Davidson v Louisville

    With J.P. Kuhlman sidelined with an ankle injury and preseason Southern Conference Player of the Year Jake Cohen picking up two fouls in the first seven minutes of the game, Davidson needed someone to step up in their Old Spice Classic semifinal game against West Virginia. Junior guard Chris Czerapowicz did just that for the…

  19. Former Penn State player Gyasi Cline-Heard sentenced to 16 years in federal prison

    Nov 23, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT


    Not a good couple of days for former college basketball players when it comes to the police blotter. First there was former Baylor walk-on Richard Hurd getting sentenced to 18 months for his attempt to extort money from Robert Griffin III. Today it’s former Penn State forward Gyasi Cline-Heard, who was sentenced to 16 years…

  20. Morehead State suspends head coach Sean Woods one game for sideline conduct

    Nov 23, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

    Sean Woods

    After reviewing head coach Sean Woods’ behavior in the second half of Morehead State’s 81-70 loss at No. 8 Kentucky on Wednesday night, the school has made the decision to suspend the first-year head coach for one game. Woods, who was the head coach at Mississippi Valley State for four years before replacing Donnie Tyndall…

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