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  1. The top 10 dunks of the college basketball season

    Feb 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Oladipo dunk

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. In case you’ve missed it, major…

  2. Shabazz Napier, UConn’s closer

    Feb 4, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Toarlyn Fitzpatrick

    UConn is currently on a three-game winning streak, which has improved their record to 5-3 in the Big East and has kept them within striking distance of first place in the conference. The Huskies are just a game back of Marquette and Syracuse, which is quite an impressive achievement for a team that has to…

  3. Pregame Shootaround 2.4.13: Syracuse looks to snap losing streak

    Feb 4, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Brandon Triche, C.J. Fair, Michael Carter-Williams

    Game of the Day: No. 25 Notre Dame at No. 9 Syracuse (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Syracuse will once against be without James Southerland and DaJuan Coleman, which has cost the Orange of late. They’ve now lost their last two games, both of which came on the road against unranked opponents. And while Syracuse will be…

  4. Indiana moves into the top spot in both polls

    Feb 4, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

    Michigan Indiana Basketball

    The new top 25 polls have been released, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that Indiana has moved back into the top spot. The Hoosiers received 58 of the 65 first place votes in the AP Poll, while geting 25 of the 31 votes in the Coaches Poll. Every other first place…

  5. GIF: Did Glenn Robinson III punch Jordy Hulls? No.

    Feb 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    C8C28H3

    It was a random play that was barely even noticed by those watching the game, but thanks to a mention from ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich, the interwebs blew up on Monday morning with speculation that Glenn Robinson III had punched Jordy Hulls in the face on Saturday night. “Just saw Robinson’s punch of Jordan…

  6. Cal St.-Fullerton women’s assistant coach murdered

    Feb 4, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

    WBSK_Quan__Monica_hs

    Devastating news coming out of Irvine, Calif., today as it is being reported that an assistant coach on the Cal State-Fullerton’s women’s team was murdered on Sunday night. From Steve Chen of the Big West Conference: Dang… Sad day.Confirmed that #CSF WBB assistant Monica Quan murdered over the weekend with her fiance. — Steve Chen…

  7. Bill Self lays into Kansas: “We don’t have a point guard”

    Feb 4, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Elijah Johnson

    Bill Self was not happy about the way that his Kansas team lost to Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks erased a 14 point deficit in the first half and took the lead for a stretch in the second half, but the Cowboys were able to close in the final four minutes thanks to…

  8. Five Thoughts: Florida nation’s best team, UVA and ‘Nova’s weird profiles

    Feb 4, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

    Kenny Boynton

    Florida may not be the new No. 1, but they’re the best team in the country: The Gators probably aren’t going to be. Indiana was ranked one spot higher than Florida and they are coming off of a week where they knocked off No. 1 Michigan and beat a conference rival on the road by…

  9. College Hoops Team of the Week: St. Louis Billikens

    Feb 4, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    Butler Saint Louis Basketball

    Team of the Week: St. Louis The Billikens were the team that many picked to win the Atlantic 10 this season, but they didn’t exactly start their season out on the right foot. After losing three of their first six games, Jim Crews’ club watched a nine-game winning streak evaporate when they lost at Temple and…

  10. College Hoops Player of the Week: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

    Feb 4, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Player of the Week: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State There wasn’t even any consideration that went into this decision. Smart was the easy choice after averaging 23.0 points, 7.5 boards, 5.0 assists and 4.5 steals as the Cowboys knocked off Iowa State at home and then went into Lawrence and beat the Jayhawks. And it was…

  11. The Morning Mix

    Feb 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Billy Donovan head

    Anybody else watch The PuppyBowl last night? It was great. No power outages, no bad commercials, no holding penalties, no Ray Lewis bible verses. Just puppies. And kittens. And baby pigs. Like I said, it was great. But I’m sure you had fun too. Let’s hit the links. Monday’s Top games: 7:00 p.m. – Notre…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Teams do harm to NCAA tournament resumes on Super Bowl Sunday

    Feb 3, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    Austin Hollins, Kendal Shell

    Game of the Day: No. 23 Minnesota 62, Iowa 59  The Golden Gophers found a way to win at home, as Austin Hollins’ three-pointer with 11.6 seconds remaining gave Minnesota a 60-59 lead. Two things that stand out from this one: Iowa allowing a needed resume-building win slip from their grasp and the lack of…

  13. Surprising Kansas State relies on defense to outlast Oklahoma

    Feb 3, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    Shane Southwell, Angel Rodriguez, Rodney McGruder

    When Kansas State hired Bruce Weber to replace Frank Martin last spring, some panned the move with the idea that the man who failed to get the Fighting Illini back to a level similar to that of his 2004-05 team would struggle to build a consistent winner in Manhattan. There were questions about what Weber…

  14. No Dominic Artis makes Oregon worst ball-handling nationally?

    Feb 3, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Tony Woods, Arsalan Kazemi, Waverly Austin

    Oregon has had better trips to the Bay Area, I’m assuming. Two days after getting thoroughly beatdown by Stanford, the Ducks lost a nail-biter to Cal on Saturday. It was their second straight loss, one that dropped them back into a tie for first place with Arizona at 7-2 in league play and will likely…

  15. Keith Dambrot’s Akron Zips nation’s hottest team with 13 straight wins

    Feb 3, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

    Keith Dambrot

    While a lot of attention has been paid to which team will ascend to the top of the national polls on a weekly basis, the hottest team in the country has flown under the radar. That team would be the Akron Zips, who are 8-0 in Mid-American Conference play (17-4 overall) and have won 13…

  16. Pitt needed a marquee win on Saturday and got it

    Feb 3, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Syracuse-Pittsburgh 2/2/2013

    Pitt needed to make a statement. The Panthers have the look and the feel of one of the best teams in the Big East. They have the size to pound the offensive glass, they don’t turn the ball over, their wings can really pass the ball and they have one of the most underrated back…

  17. No. 12 Louisville shakes off slow start, whips No. 25 Marquette

    Feb 3, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    Marquette v Louisville

    No. 12 Louisville opened Sunday’s game against No. 25 Marquette missing its first seven field goals, trailing the Golden Eagles 9-1 with 15:17 remaining in the first half. Following a Montrezl Harrell dunk to make the score 9-3 the Cardinals would snap out of their funk, ending the first half on a 37-15 run on…

  18. Inspiring story behind Tyler Lewis’ breakout game for NC State

    Feb 3, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    Tyler Lewis

    NC State was without point guard Lorenzo Brown due to injury Saturday vs. No. 14 Miami. In his absence, the Wolfpack looked to freshman Tyler Lewis, who had played just 38 minutes through the first eight games of ACC play. He would be asked to nearly equal that total Saturday, playing 36 stellar minutes and…

  19. Five-star forward Jermaine Lawrence commits to Cincinnati

    Feb 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Mick Cronin

    Jermaine Lawrence, a 6-9, 190-pound native of Queens, N.Y., has committed to coach Mick Cronin and the Cincinnati Bearcats, he announced via a series of pictures on his Tumblr page Sunday. Lawrence chose Cincinnati over St. John’s and UNLV. He becomes the fifth commit in Cincinnati’s 2013 class, joining Kevin Johnson, Troy Caupain, DeShaun Morman,…

  20. Ricky Ledo to the NBA Draft? Sidiki Johnson off the team? Providence hits rough patch

    Feb 3, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    Sidiki Johnson

    Ed Cooley is building a solid foundation for future success at Providence. He had one of the top recruiting classes in the country last year. His program is moves to a more stable, basketball-only conference soon. But he is running into two major bumps in the road that could set the progress back significantly, depending…