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  1. Coach K, Duke expect Ryan Kelly to return

    Feb 22, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

    Ryan Kelly

    Duke has played 15 games with Ryan Kelly and 11 without him. Following an 88-56 win at Virginia Tech on Thursday, the sixth-ranked Blue Devils are now 8-3 with Kelly in street clothes. Even though Kelly has been sidelined with a right foot injury since Jan. 9, and is still seen in a walking boot,…

  2. Julius Randle on Kansas: ‘That was a great visit’

    Feb 22, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT


    One of the nation’s top remaining recruits wrapped up his official visits this past weekend in Lawrence. Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian/Plano, Texas) was inside Allen Fieldhouse for the Jayhawks’ 73-47 win over Texas as former KU stars were in attendance. Being inside one of the best college basketball environments was more than enough for the…

  3. Charlotte dismisses leading scorer DeMario Mayfield from program

    Feb 22, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    DeMario Mayfield, Jeff Short

    Charlotte announced on Friday that junior guard DeMario Mayfield has been dismissed from the program. Mayfield, who began his college career at Georgia, has not played since being suspended indefinitely for a violation of athletic department policy on January 30. In 18 games this season Mayfield averaged 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, scoring…

  4. Pregame Shootaround 2.22.13: Saint Louis visits No. 15 Butler in critical A-10 battle

    Feb 22, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    Troy Daniels, Jordair Jett

    Game of the Night: Saint Louis at No. 15 Butler (7:00 p.m.; ESPNU)  Friday’s schedule may be light, but the battle between the Billikens and Bulldogs more than makes up for it. Jim Crews’ team currently leads the Atlantic 10 and is coming off of an impressive beating of VCU earlier this week. Forward Dwayne…

  5. Former Miami assistants file motion with NCAA to get infractions cases dismissed

    Feb 22, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

    Jake Morton

    With the NCAA finally sending a notice of infractions to the University of Miami earlier this week, the school and those charged in the report have a limited amount of time in which to respond to the allegations. Three former assistant coaches at the school, two of them being former basketball assistants Jake Morton and…

  6. Creighton/Saint Mary’s headlines Ramada Bracketbusters event

    Feb 22, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    Saint Mary's College takes on Brigham Young University in Moraga

    The Ramada Bracketbusters event is one that’s had its fair share of detractors in recent years, and this will be the final season of the event. While the event did help mid-major programs from a scheduling standpoint there was also the feeling that Bracketbusters became a bit too bloated, and the games tended to serve…

  7. William Carey cheerleader sinks improbable half-court shot (VIDEO)

    Feb 22, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT


    William Carey University junior Ashlee Arnau’s half-court shot during halftime of the men’s basketball team’s game against Auburn-Montgomery may be the best that we see all season. But this wasn’t your standard half-court shot. Arnau, who is also a member of the school’s soccer and track teams, pulled off the front-flip throw that’s seen more…

  8. Top 10 tidbits: Indiana, Jim Larranaga and more

    Feb 22, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Indiana v Michigan State

    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports. Look for his Top 10 Tidbits every week. 1. Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Will Sheehey, …etc.  No more needs to be said.  In this wild season of college hoops, it’s taken us until the third…

  9. Can anyone make or break their NCAA tournament bid this weekend?

    Feb 22, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Darrun Hilliard

    Six bubble games to keep an eye on this weekend: No. 17 Marquette at Villanova (6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN): The Wildcats put themselves into really good position to earn an at-large bid when they won at UConn last Saturday. But Villanova’s work is far from down, as an 18 point loss to Columbia weighs down…

  10. Miami, Marquette and Pitt among the teams on Upset Alert this weekend

    Feb 22, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Shane Larkin

    Who’s Getting Upset?: No. 2 Miami at Wake Forest (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) I know this sounds silly, but hear me out. Miami has struggled their last two games. They needed a three-pointer from Kenny Kadji with 17 seconds left to beat Clemson on Sunday. On Tuesday, it was Shane Larkin finding Reggie Johnson by himself…

  11. Games of the Weekend: Join 35,000 in watching Georgetown-Syracuse

    Feb 22, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

    Otto Porter Jr.

    Game of the Weekend: No. 11 Georgetown at No. 8 Syracuse (Sat., 4 p.m. ET, CBS) The best rivalry in the prestigious history of the Big East will come to a close this season, as Syracuse is headed to the ACC while Georgetown will, eventually, become a member of the new Catholic 7 conference, whatever form…

  12. The Morning Mix

    Feb 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    Not too much heavy lifting last night. Cal beat Oregon thanks to a Justin Cobbs buzzer-beater. Delaware beat Drexel in double overtime on a controversial no call, and if you get to the bottom, you’ll be rewarded with a hilarious story about a radio broadcaster who doesn’t take no flack from no referee. Enjoy. Let’s…

  13. BYU’s tournament hopes hinge on three March nights in Las Vegas

    Feb 22, 2013, 2:32 AM EDT

    Saint Mary's College takes on Brigham Young University in Moraga

    With their three Top 100 victories coming at the expense of Tennessee State and Santa Clara (twice), BYU’s visit to Saint Mary’s was an important one in regards to their NCAA tournament hopes. BYU lost the game 64-57, and a look at their overall body of work underlines the fact that a win wasn’t going…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Saint Mary’s, California improve respective resumes

    Feb 22, 2013, 1:38 AM EDT

    Matthew Dellavedova, Randy Bennett

    Game of the Night: Saint Mary’s 64, BYU 57 The Gaels, in the first of two games that will have a significant impact on their NCAA tournament hopes, did enough late to hold off the Cougars in Moraga. Matthew Dellavedova scored 20 points and Beau Levesque added 17 for the Gaels, who host Creighton on…

  15. NCAA tournament berth, Pac-12 regular season crown well within California’s reach (VIDEO)

    Feb 21, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    Justin Cobbs, E.J. Singler

    Just over a month ago California dropped a 69-59 decision at rival Stanford, falling to 2-3 in Pac-12 play and not looking anything like an NCAA tournament team. Mike Montgomery’s Golden Bears have gone 7-2 since that loss, which includes their current streak of six wins in their last seven games, and at this rate…

  16. Delaware’s double overtime win over Drexel features controversial finish (VIDEO)

    Feb 21, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

    Frantz Massenat, Austin Ramljak

    Before the season began Drexel and Delaware were pegged by many as the teams to beat in the Colonial Athletic Association. The season hasn’t played out as expected for either team, with injuries and inconsistency having an impact on both the Dragons and the Blue Hens. The two teams met on Thursday night with Delaware…

  17. Shabazz Napier, Kevin Ollie angling for Big East postseason hardware

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Brandon Triche

    While Jim Larranaga has all but locked up the National Coach of the Year award at this point in the season, there aren’t five coaches in the country that have done a better coaching job than Kevin Ollie has this year. As of today, he’s the Big East’s Coach of the Year, hands down. Let’s…

  18. Balanced effort in win over Big 5 rival La Salle bodes well for Temple

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    Fran Dunphy

    Fran Dunphy’s Temple Owls have been a tough team to figure out for much of the season. Capable of beating almost any team in the country, as evidenced by their win over then-No. 3 Syracuse back in December, the Owls have also lost to Duquesne. With a share of the Big 5 title on the…

  19. Month of February once again problematic for Minnesota

    Feb 21, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

    Minnesota v Ohio State

    The month of February has proven to be a troublesome one for Minnesota over the last three years, as they’ve struggled to the tune of a 4-17 record with one more game (vs. No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday) before the calendar flips to March. With that dubious record, and more importantly their recent struggles, in…

  20. Seton Hall guard Haralds Karlis to play despite groin hernia

    Feb 21, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Durand Johnson, Haralds Karlis

    The last thing Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard needs on his plate is another injury to address, given the recent loss of sophomore forward Brandon Mobley for the remainder of the season and the Pirates’ overall lack of depth. However the Pirates (13-14, 2-12 Big East), who have lost eight straight games, have another…