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  1. Arizona State freshman Calaen Robinson to sit out 2012-13 season

    Nov 11, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Arizona State freshman Calaen Robinson will sit out the 2012-13 season, Sun Devils’ coach Herb Sendek announced Saturday night. According to the Associated Press, Robinson has not been with the team since the start of practicing while he deals with what is being termed an “off-the-court matter.” Robinson is a 6-1 left-handed guard from Tempe…

  2. 2013 recruit Noah Vonleh commits to Indiana

    Nov 11, 2012, 1:11 AM EDT

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    Cody Zeller and top-ranked Indiana breezed past Bryant 97-54 on Friday night. For Tom Crean, that was one of two wins on the weekend, as IU landed a commitment from 2013 forward Noah Vonleh (New Hampton Prep/Haverhill, MA), who was on campus this weekend on an official visit. The news was broke by ESPN late…

  3. Late Night Snacks: What you missed while watching football

    Nov 11, 2012, 12:48 AM EDT

    Laurence Bowers, Kris Davis

    Look, we realize you were watching football all day today. We ain’t even mad. To prove it, we’ll catch you up on everything you missed in the sport where an undefeated season is pretty much a pipe dream. Games of the Night 1. No. 15 Missouri 83, SIU-Edwardsville 69 We’ve had some very frank and…

  4. UCF upends in-state rival South Florida

    Nov 10, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio v  South Florida

    UConn and Central Florida may not be eligible for the postseason, but it appears neither program will lie down and roll over for opponents this year. The Huskies served notice on Friday, downing a ranked Michigan State squad in a marquee matchup at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The Knights and Bulls met in a…

  5. Citadel beats VMI at All-Military Classic

    Nov 10, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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    Overlooked amongst the aircraft carriers, camouflage unis and overseas air base battles was a humble matchup between two ancient mid-majors with little marquee value. The Army, Navy and Air Force academies play for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy every year, to a moderate amount of fanfare. For Virginia Military Institute and The Citadel, this year’s All-Military Classic…

  6. Flea Shabazz Muhammad!

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

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    John Calipari has Jay-Z, now Ben Howland has Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Well, he doesn’t exactly “have” Flea, but he can stand near Flea while the bassist wears his homemade “Free Shabazz Muhammad” t-shirt. Students in the crowd were reportedly wearing more professional-quality shirts with the same message, but isn’t it just…

  7. Council injured in narrow Providence victory

    Nov 10, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Ladontae Henton

    Providence isn’t exactly expected to set the Big East on fire this season — the Friars were chosen to finish dead last in the league’s preseason poll —  but nobody really thought they were in danger from the Great West. The Friars barely survived against the New Jersey Institute of Technology, however, winning 64-63 on…

  8. Butler seeking $16 million for Hinkle renovations

    Nov 10, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT

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    One of basketball’s greatest gyms is getting a facelift. On Friday, Butler University announced a $16 million fundraising goal, part of a renovation planned for historic Hinkle Fieldhouse that is expected to total around $30 million before it’s all said and done. There’s always a little thrill of fear that goes through me when one…

  9. James Michael McAdoo leads way in North Carolina win over Gardner-Webb

    Nov 10, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

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    James Michael McAdoo has been pointed to as a possible breakout player in 2012-13 and, if Friday night was any indication, the pundits just might be right. McAdoo scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 11 North Carolina over Gardner-Webb, 76-59, on Friday night in Chapel Hill. “We did try to do…

  10. Skylar Diggins and No. 7 Notre Dame beat No. 19 Ohio State [Video]

    Nov 10, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Natalie Achonwa scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds for No. 7 Notre Dame in a 57-51 over No. 19 Ohio State in the 2012 Carrier Classic in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Friday night. Skylar Diggins added 11 points and three assists for the Irish, who are coming off a run to the national championship game…

  11. Memphis guard Geron Johnson suspended three games for taking impermissible benefits

    Nov 10, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

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    Memphis junior guard Geron Johnson has been suspended by the NCAA for three games for receiving impermissible benefits prior to his enrollment at the school, the university said in a release Friday. According to the release, the NCAA’s suspension is “the result of extra benefits received by Johnson from a family friend who assisted the…

  12. God (Shammgod) is Ed Cooley’s Co-Pilot

    Nov 10, 2012, 9:16 AM EDT

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    “Ray, when someone asks if you’re a god, you say YES!” With all due respect to Ghostbusters, some teams don’t just need a god, they need God with a capital “G”. Providence College, picked by most pundits to come in dead last in the Big East, has called in the big guns. God Shammgod, who…

  13. UCLA fans wear “Free Shabazz” shirts Friday night

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

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    UCLA fans are demanding justice, regarding heralded freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad. The 6-foot-6 star recruit was ruled ineligible hours before UCLA home opener against Indiana State. According to the NCAA, Muhammad “accepted travel and lodging during three unofficial visits to two NCAA member schools,” which is a violation of amateurism rules. Muhammad was the headliner…

  14. Late-night snacks: a recap of Friday’s action

    Nov 10, 2012, 3:05 AM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Kentucky v Maryland

    The first day of the college basketball season offered up a wide array of contests, from your standard “sacrificial lambs” visiting power conference teams to made for TV showdowns in unconventional environments. Here’s a rundown of what happened on Friday for those of you who may have missed anything. And since it isn’t mentioned below…

  15. Jordan Adams, Wear twins lead UCLA in a win over Indiana State

    Nov 10, 2012, 2:17 AM EDT

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    When No. 13 UCLA opened the renovated Pauley Pavilion – after 18-months and spending $132 million – the star freshman performance was expected to be from shooting guard Shabazz Muhammad Instead, Muhammad was ruled ineligible before the game. Luckily, freshman guard Jordan Adams came off the bench to drop a game-high 21 points off 7-of-12…

  16. Jarrod Polson, victory formations, and one walk-on’s unforgettable night

    Nov 10, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Kentucky v Maryland

    NEW YORK – Anyone who watches football at any level knows what the ‘Victory Formation’ is. When the game is out of reach and the final minutes and seconds simply need to be bled off the clock, the winning team surrounds the quarterback while sticking one player — a safety valve, if you will —…

  17. No. 3 Kentucky survives Alex Len and Maryland, 72-69

    Nov 10, 2012, 12:09 AM EDT

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    NEW YORK – Kyle Wiltjer finished with 19 points and six boards as No. 3 Kentucky was able to hold off a scrappy Maryland team 72-69 in the inaugural Barclays Center Classic. Maryland was down by 13 at halftime and as much as 15 in the second half, but the Terps used a 21-4 run…

  18. Trevor Lacey buzzer beater lifts Alabama over South Dakota State (VIDEO)

    Nov 9, 2012, 11:51 PM EDT

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    The first buzzer beater of the season belongs to Alabama sophomore guard Trevor Lacey, who’s three-pointer lifted the Crimson Tide to a 70-67 win over Nate Wolters and South Dakota State Friday night at home. The play started with Lacey on the wing, then setting an off the ball screen, trying to free up a…

  19. Condensation strikes again, Navy-Marine Corps Classic between Georgetown and Florida called at halftime

    Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Condensation spoiled the party before it got started in South Carolina between Marquette and Ohio State, and those pesky water droplets struck again in Florida, keeping Florida and Georgetown from playing past halftime in Jacksonville. With Florida leading 27-23 at halftime, players were unable to return to the floor as maintenance crews were hard at…

  20. South Alabama upsets No. 25 Florida State on the road

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    An hour after No. 14 Michigan State was upended by UConn, No. 25 Florida State, the defending ACC champions, suffered an 76-71 upset at home against South Alabama. With 26 seconds left, South Alabama guard Freddie Goldestein was fouled on a three-point attempt by Terrance Shannon with the score tied 69-69. Goldestein calmly sank the…

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