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  1. We have a new Florida State this year, but will they be improved?

    Nov 16, 2012, 10:19 PM EDT

    Michael Snaer

    BROOKLYN – Florida State’s venture into ACC relevancy the last four seasons has centered around their front court. Big bodies; athletic shot-blockers; tough, physical, grind-you-down defense. You should know the names: Solomon Alabi. Chris Singleton. Ryan Reid. Most recently, Bernard James, a 27 year old veteran who was, quite literally, a man amongst boys. For…

  2. Baylor women lose to Stanford, snaps 42-game winning streak

    Nov 16, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT


    Baylor center Brittney Griner saw her last-second shot bounce of the iron as time ran out, losing to No. 4 Stanford 71-69 Friday evening in Honolulu, as part of the Rainbow Wahine Classic. The loss snapped Baylor’s remarkable 42 game-winning streak. The Bears went 40-0 last season, claiming a national championship. Baylor’s streak was the fifth-longest…

  3. Murray State comeback over St. John’s puts Racers in the Charleston Classic final

    Nov 16, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    Isaiah Canaan, Wes Eikmeier

    Murray State will take on Colorado for the Charleston Classic title, following an exciting 72-67 win over St. John’s on Friday night. The Racers trailed 59-52 with 7:31 to play. Isaiah Canaan and Murray State responded with a 12-0 run over the next three minutes. St. John’s went scoreless for just under four minutes during…

  4. Devon Collier trusted coach Craig Robinson, and now he’s making an impact at Oregon State

    Nov 16, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

    Devon Collier

    Devon Collier chose to attend college nearly 3,000 miles away from where he grew up in New York City. He had a chance to stay closer to home, perhaps at Seton Hall, St. John’s, or Providence, but made the decision to head west and play for coach Craig Robinson at Oregon State. “He has a…

  5. Report: Shabazz Muhammad cleared to play at UCLA

    Nov 16, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    According to Los Angeles Times reporter Baxter Holmes, UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad has been cleared to play by the NCAA. Holmes, who broke the news through his Twitter account, had previously reported that UCLA’s hearing with the NCAA regarding Muhammad’s eligibility had ended around noon on Friday. The NCAA released a statement regarding Muhammad’s reinstatement: The NCAA…

  6. Top 10 recruit Aaron Gordon cuts his list to three

    Nov 16, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    Archbishop Mitty (Calif.)  power forward Aaron Gordon, one of the best remaining 2013 recruits, is closer to making his decision. The 6-foot-7 forward is down to just three — Arizona, Kentucky, and Washington, according to ESPN’s Dave Telep Thursday night. Oregon, Kansas and California are no longer in contention. It appears that Gordon will likely take…

  7. Rick Majerus will not return as Saint Louis coach

    Nov 16, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT

    Rick Majerus

    Friday, Saint Louis University announced that head coach Rick Majerus will not return as basketball team’s head coach. Majerus, who took a leave of absence from the Billikens in late August, is still undergoing evaluation and treatment for an ongoing, serious heart condition. The 64-year-old head coach, took Saint Louis to the NCAA tournament last season…

  8. Colorado survives poor foul shooting to hold off No. 16 Baylor, 60-58

    Nov 16, 2012, 3:39 PM EDT

    Xavier JOHNSON, Askia BOOKER

    Teams aren’t supposed to win games in which they shoot 4-of-18 from the foul line but don’t tell that to Colorado, who did just enough to hold off No. 16 Baylor 60-58 in a Charleston Classic semifinal. Askia Booker scored 16 of his team-best 19 points in the first half and both freshman Josh Scott…

  9. Florida reinstates point guard Scottie Wilbekin

    Nov 16, 2012, 3:06 PM EDT

    University of Florida Gators Scottie Wilbekin hauls in a rebound against Norfolk State University Spartans Brandon Wheeless during their NCAA basketball tournament game in Omaha

    Three* games, two wins and one lesson learned apparently. Scottie Wilbekin, written in as the starting point guard at the beginning of the season, was suspended for games against Georgetown, Alabama State and Wisconsin for a violation of team rules. As announced by head coach Billy Donovan earlier today, the Gainesville native has been reinstated…

  10. St. John’s junior wing Marco Bourgault has been cleared to play

    Nov 16, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT


    St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin will have one more player at his disposal today when the Red Storm take on Murray State in the semifinals of the Charleston Classic on Friday, as junior wing Marco Bourgault has been ruled eligible by the NCAA. The news was first reported by The Torch, which is the…

  11. Fordham loses forward Chris Gaston for a month due to knee injury

    Nov 16, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

    Harvard Fordham Basketball

    It was bad enough for Tom Pecora’s Fordham Rams to drop their first three games of the regular season, but things got even worse as senior forward Chris Gaston had to deal with pain and swelling in one of his knees. As a result of the issue Gaston is undergoing an arthroscopic procedure on the…

  12. Could Utah State’s cold shooting night cost them down the road?

    Nov 16, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    Danny Berger, Spencer Butterfield

    While it wasn’t a part of any of the in-season tournaments played on Thursday night, an important contest matching two of the better non-BCS programs in the country took place in Logan, Utah. Saint Mary’s visited Utah State in a game that is likely to become even bigger as the season wears on when we…

  13. TCU loses junior forward Amric Fields to a knee injury

    Nov 16, 2012, 9:53 AM EDT

    Amric Fields, Adrick McKinney

    Just three games into the season, first year TCU head coach Trent Johnson is faced with the prospect of possibly losing a second player for the season due to a knee injury. Just 12 seconds into the Horned Frogs’ game against rival SMU on Thursday night, junior forward Amric Fields went down with a right…

  14. Texas point guard Myck Kabongo will travel to Maui but hasn’t been cleared to play

    Nov 16, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Texas' Kabongo battles for the ball with Cincinnati's Wright during their men's NCAA basketball game in Nashville

    According to a release sent out by the school Texas sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo has been cleared to travel with the team to Maui, where they will play in the Maui Invitational next week. However the Toronto native still has not been cleared to play as a result of an ongoing investigation into how…

  15. The Morning Mix

    Nov 16, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Another full day of hoops is on tap. The preseason tournaments are in full swing, which means plenty of quality non-conference games taking place throughout the day. If you have saved up your “sick days”, today would be a good time to use one.     Friday’s Top Games: 10:30 a.m. – Oklahoma State vs.…

  16. Late Night Snacks: UMass wins at the buzzer again

    Nov 16, 2012, 3:05 AM EDT

    Josh Fortune, Chaz Williams

    Games of the Day 1. UMass 77, Providence 75: For the second time in three days, UMass came away with a solid win at the buzzer. On Tuesday, it was a three from Sampson Carter with one second left to beat Harvard. On Thursday, it was a last second tip-in from Terrell Vinson that locked…

  17. Trevor Releford helps teammates learn by coming off the bench

    Nov 16, 2012, 2:11 AM EDT

    Oregon State Beavers v Alabama Crimson Tide

    NEW YORK – Last season, Alabama had plenty of preseason expectation. There weren’t exactly picked to run through the SEC — that won’t happen for anyone as long as Coach Cal is stockpiling first round picks up in Lexington — but the Crimson Tide were a trendy pick to finish second in the conference in…

  18. Villanova freshman Ryan Arcidiacono comes up big in overtime win over Purdue

    Nov 16, 2012, 12:41 AM EDT

    Ryan Arcidiacono

    Just looking at Villanova freshman Ryan Arcidiacono, he looks like the kid who’s always picked first in your Saturday rec league. He’s young, still with that youthful freshman face that stands out amongst his older teammates, packed with raw talent, a dash of flash, and a confidence beyond his years. As a true freshman, Arcidiacono…

  19. Two OT threes from James Bell sparks a Villanova win over Purdue

    Nov 16, 2012, 12:34 AM EDT

    Villanova Wildcats v Purdue Boilermakers

    NEW YORK – James Bell shot just 5-17 from the floor on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, but he hit arguably the two biggest shots of the night. Bell hit a pair of threes in overtime to spark a 14-4 Villanova run and give the Wildcats an 89-81 win over Purdue in the second…

  20. Drexel falls to 0-2 with a loss to Illinois State in overtime

    Nov 15, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

    James "Bruiser" Flint

    When Drexel lost to VCU in the finals of the CAA tournament last March, it was the first time they were on the wrong end of the box score since January 2nd. Prior to that, Drexel’s last loss was on December 3rd. Crunch a few numbers, and what that gives you is an 18 game…

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