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  1. Blessing in disguise: A redshirt season allowed Jahii Carson, Ben McLemore to thrive

    Jan 31, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    Arizona v Arizona State

    Jahii Carson and Ben McLemore are two very different players. Carson is a cocksure point guard, a playmaker that thrives when the ball is in his hands and has the confidence — both in himself and from head coach Herb Sendek — to take a tough shot or make a risky pass. No one questions…

  2. Ole Miss forward Aaron Jones tears ACL, done for the year

    Jan 31, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Aaron Jones, BJ Young

    Ole Miss announced that sophomore forward Aaron Jones will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his knee in Tuesday’s loss to Kentucky. Jones was chasing down a ballhandler when he feet got tangled up and his knee buckled as he tried to avoid falling. Jones was the first front court…

  3. Investigator questions Mark Emmert, NCAA’s look into enforcement

    Jan 31, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT

    Mark Emmert

    Last week, Mark Emmert, the President of the NCAA, held a teleconference to announce that the NCAA’s investigation into the alleged improper conduct by Miami involving former-booster Nevan Shapiro would be delayed. The Notice of Allegations that were prepped to be sent out would get delayed and all the focus would turn to a bigger…

  4. VIDEO: Marcus Smart’s two buzzer-beaters knock off Iowa State

    Jan 31, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Georges Niang

    Marcus Smart was already thought to be one of, if not the nation’s freshman this season, and he didn’t dissuade anyone from that opinion on Wednesday night. Smart went for 21 points, seven boards, six assists and four steals while shooting 9-15 from the floor to lead Oklahoma State to a 78-76 win over Iowa…

  5. The Morning Mix

    Jan 31, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Picture via The Oklahoman

    Just another busy day in the college hoops neighborhood. Ohio’s game against Eastern Michigan was postponed because of an armed gunman near campus. Plus a toddler ran on the court during Baylor’s home game against Oklahoma. 64 games were played last night. I love that number. Let’s hit the links. Wednesday’s Top games: 7:00 p.m.…

  6. No. 10 Oregon blown out by Stanford, which is finally playing up to par

    Jan 31, 2013, 1:44 AM EDT

    Josh Huestis, E.J. Singler

    You’d think that the No. 10 team in the country losing by 24 points to a team in the middle of the pack in the Pac-12 would be a big deal, but after watching Oregon get thoroughly embarrassed by Stanford 76-52 on Wednesday night on national television, I’m not all that concerned. On the one…

  7. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Michigan rolls, Notre Dame, Oklahoma earn big conference wins

    Jan 31, 2013, 1:16 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    Game of the Day Oklahoma 74, Baylor 71 Brady Heslip’s shot fell off the rim as Oklahoma held on to a 74-71 win. The Sooners were up by as many as 16, but the Bears chipped away at the lead, twice getting it to a single point. Oklahoma is now second in Big 12 standings…

  8. UCLA loses their second in a row, falling to USC in overtime at home

    Jan 31, 2013, 1:04 AM EDT

    Aaron Fuller, James Blasczyk, J.T. Terrell, Jordan Adams

    All the favor that UCLA had managed to build with a win over then-No. 6 Arizona in Tucson is now gone. The Bruins followed up that win with an 18-point drubbing at the hands of Arizona State. But that was on the road against a much-improved team two days after an emotional win over a…

  9. Xavier wins 28th straight in Cincinnati over Dayton

    Jan 31, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

    Dayton Xavier Basketball

    Matt Derenbecker’s top of the key three rimmed in-and-out and as Justin Martin corralled the rebound, he secured the Musketeers 28th straight victory (in the last 33 years) over the Flyers in Cincinnati. Martin sank both free throws to ice the game for a 66-61 win Wednesday night over arch-rival Dayton. The Flyers have not beat Xavier…

  10. Missouri falls on the road to LSU in Laurence Bowers’ return

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    Missouri v LSU

    Frank Haith and Missouri got good news early Wednesday afternoon, when Laurence Bowers, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, was ready return to action after missing the previous five games with a MCL sprain. He was suppose to help Mizzou get back on the right track, after Mizzou gone 3-2 without the 6-foot-7 forward on…

  11. VIDEO: Michael Snaer’s fourth game-winner in the last two years

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Brad Brownell, Michael Snaer, Rod Hall

    For the fourth time in the past two years — and for the second time in the span of a week — Michael Snaer has hit a game-winning three-pointer in ACC play. After cutting Maryland’s lead to 71-70 with a jumper with just 46 seconds left on the clock, Snaer found himself wide-open in the…

  12. Oklahoma survives at Baylor, moves into tie for 2nd in the Big 12

    Jan 30, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Lon Kruger, Buddy Hield

    Oklahoma nearly blew a 16 point lead, but Baylor missed two chances at a game-tying three in the final seconds as the Sooners moved into a tie for second place in the Big 12 with a 74-71 win. Despite getting 21 points and 21 rebounds from Isaiah Austin — who added 12 offensive boards —…

  13. Notre Dame holds off red-hot Villanova at home

    Jan 30, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

    Jerian Grant

    Following back-to-back home wins over Louisville and Syracuse — the first unranked team to beat consecutive top-5 teams since 2001 — Villanova put itself back into NCAA tournament talk. In the first road test, the Wildcats proved to be human after a surreal week, falling to Notre Dame 65-60 Wednesday night. Notre Dame left the…

  14. Charlotte supsends DeMario Mayfield indefinitely

    Jan 30, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    DeMario Mayfield

    In a competitive Atlantic 10 Conference, Charlotte sit in a five-way tie for second place behind No. 9 Butler. The 49ers took a big hit on Wednesday when leading scorer, DeMario Mayfield was suspended indefinitely by the school. According to director of athletics Judy Rose and head coach Alan Major, Mayfield is out indefinitely for a violation…

  15. Marshall Henderson’s jail time partially the result of positive cocaine test

    Jan 30, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    We all knew that Marshall Henderson had a past, and thanks to a report from USA Today, it seems more of it is coming out today. It had been widely reported that Henderson had spent time in jail stemming from a 2010 forgery charge. Henderson used $800 of counterfeit money to buy weed in 2009…

  16. Syracuse and St. John’s will continue series until 2015

    Jan 30, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Syracuse St. Johns

    Despite Syracuse’s move to the ACC next year and St. John’s exploring options with the Catholic 7, the two original Big East members will continue to play one another for the next few seasons. Wednesday, the two schools announced that the Orange and Red Storm will play each other through the 2014-2015 season. The two…

  17. Former Hoosier Devan Dumes surrenders to police following new criminal charges

    Jan 30, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Devan Dumes

    Former Indiana Hoosier Devan Dumes is now facing new criminal charges after allegedly shooting multiple shots at an Indianapolis home back on Jan. 9. Last week, Dumes was facing charges of criminal recklessness and carrying a handgun without a license. Wednesday, the former Indiana guard surrendered to police after new charges emerged. According to RTV6, Dumes…

  18. Julius Randle says N.C. State was his best visit so far

    Jan 30, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT


    Julius Randle completed his third of five official visits this past weekend. The Prestonwood Christian (Tex.) power forward is the top available senior not named Andrew Wiggins, and was at North Carolina State last weekend for the Wolfpack’s win against in-state rival North Carolina. The prized recruit, who has previously visited Florida and Kentucky enjoyed…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 1.30.13: Bubble-heavy docket tonight

    Jan 30, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Will Clyburn, Tyrus McGee, Chris Babb

    Game of the Day: Iowa State at Oklahoma State (8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3) Up until a couple of weeks ago, Oklahoma State was ranked nationally. A sluggish start to Big 12 play has changed that, but it hasn’t changed the roster makeup of the Cowboys. They still have Marcus Smart and LeBryan Nash. They still have…

  20. Ohio’s game vs. Eastern Michigan cancelled due to gunman on campus

    Jan 30, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Ohio Bobcats's Cooper drives past Michigan Wolverine's Morgan during the first half of their men's NCAA basketball game in Nashville

    Ohio’s scheduled game with Eastern Michigan has been cancelled due to the presence of a gunman on the campus. This morning, there was a report of an armed robbery on campus. The campus was closed around noon when the gunman had yet to be apprehended, and around 2:00 p.m. ET, the university’s twitter feed sent…