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  1. NCAA athletes can pursue money from TV contracts, judge says

    Jan 30, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

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    A federal court judge dismissed a NCAA motion on Tuesday that would have prevented football and men’s basketball players from pursuing a cut of the billions of dollars of live television contracts on procedural grounds, according to a report from ESPN.com. Former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon had brought a lawsuit against the NCAA to try…

  2. Marshall Henderson struggled, bigger deal for Ole Miss is injuries

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

    Marshall Henderson, Jon Hood

    All anyone is going to talk about after Ole Miss lost to Kentucky 87-74 on Tuesday night is how poorly Marshall Henderson played. He was 5-19 from the floor and 2-11 from three. He took some deep, contested threes as well as some questionable, off-balance looks from inside the arc. After missing a couple of…

  3. PJ Hairston suffers scary concussion, leaves UNC’s win over BC

    Jan 30, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

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    The news coming out of Conte Forum after UNC’s 82-70 win over Boston College last night has less to do with the outcome of the game itself as it does the terrifying collision between PJ Hairston and Dexter Strickland. Hairston went for a steal along the baseline and missed, and as he tried to chase…

  4. The Morning Mix

    Jan 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Marshall Henderson got his first real taste of the big time last night, and while he finished with 21 points, his Ole Miss squad dropped their first SEC game of the season to a Kentucky team that actually looked pretty good. But I guess that will happen when Nerlens Noel blocks 12 shots. We got…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Virginia, Kentucky get big conference wins Tuesday

    Jan 30, 2013, 1:32 AM EDT

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    Game of the Day: Virginia 58, No. 19 NC State 55 NC State thrives in the transition game and they were not able to shift into gear Tuesday. Credit goes to the Virginia defense and the fact that Wolfpack point guard Lorenzo Brown was forced out of the game after just ten minutes with an…

  6. Kentucky quiets Marshall Henderson, beats No. 16 Ole Miss

    Jan 29, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT

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    We all bought a ticket to the Marshall Henderson Show, but instead, what we got on Tuesday night was a feature on just what Kentucky is capable of being when it all comes together. They went into the Tad Pad and knocked off No. 16 Ole Miss 87-74 thanks to 26 points from Kyle Wiltjer,…

  7. Poor shooting sinks No. 15 Wichita State in loss to Indiana State

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

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    Before it trounced No. 1 Duke, Miami found out about Indiana State in an upset loss to the Sycamores. Tuesday night, it was No. 15 Wichita State that suffered the same fate. The Shockers shot 27 percent from the floor and did not score a field goal in the nearly the final nine minutes of…

  8. No. 11 Ohio State gets 25 from Deshaun Thomas, beats Wisconsin

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

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    You would think that, by now, the scouting report on No. 11 Ohio State would be readily available. They have Deshaun Thomas. He likes to shoot a lot. He’s really the only scoring threat that the Buckeyes have. Do not let him get into a rhythm. On Tuesday night, he did. Thomas finished with 25…

  9. Road struggles continue for No. 19 NC State, Wolfpack fall to Joe Harris and Virginia

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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    In the battle between the tortoise and the hare, this one went to the tortoise. The Virginia Cavaliers, by focusing on a slow half-court offense, outlasted No. 19 NC State late to secure a big 58-55 win at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va. NC State had four straight opportunities in the final three…

  10. New Mexico State’s Tyrone Watson lone suspect in gruesome assault case

    Jan 29, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

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    New Mexico State senior Tyrone Watson is at the center of a police investigation after allegedly beating fellow 19-year-old NMSU student Miguel Rascon, leaving him with facials fractures, a broken nose, and 10 stitches, KDBC in El Paso, Texas, is reporting. According to the report, Rascon is is not currently pressing charges, but has filed…

  11. Wisconsin sophomore Frank Kaminsky back in lineup Tuesday vs. No. 11 Ohio State

    Jan 29, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Wisconsin will have some more depth in the front court when it takes the floor Tuesday against No. 11 Ohio State, as sophomore big man Frank Kaminsky has been cleared to return to the lineup after sitting out with injury, the school announced Tuesday evening. Kaminsky has missed the past three games for Wisconsin after injuring…

  12. Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey reportedly removed from basketball arena after incident with campus police

    Jan 29, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

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    All-American Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey was ejected from last week’s UCLA-Arizona game after a confrontation with campus police, the UA student newspaper the Daily Wildcat first reported. According to the report, Carey and his cousin were asked four times by event staff to leave the designated Arizona student section after the two men were double-seated…

  13. UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad ‘day-to-day’ with illness

    Jan 29, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

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    UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad will not practice Tuesday and is listed as “day-to-day” as he battles a gastrointestinal illness, Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register is reporting and other outlets have confirmed. The news of Muhammad’s condition comes as the Bruins are preparing for a game Wednesday against crosstown rival USC. Muhammad has been…

  14. Pregame Shootaround 1.29.13: Marshall Henderson, Coming To America

    Jan 29, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Game of the Day: Kentucky at No. 16 Ole Miss (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) By now, you’ve seen the GIF. If you haven’t, than you’ve probably seen the picture of him double-fisting Coors Light or somehow convincing one coed that it’s romantic to have his tongue in her face. At the very least, you’ve had to…

  15. Florida grabs No. 1 seed in East in latest bracket

    Jan 29, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

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    Florida grabs a No. 1 seed in the East Region in our latest bracket projection. The other number one seeds are Kansas, Michigan, and Arizona.  It’s shaping up to be quite a race for the top line.  Indiana, Syracuse, and Duke are close behind.  It would take some help, but it’s not impossible for Gonzaga or even…

  16. Was Saturday the breakout game Jarnell Stokes needed?

    Jan 29, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Jarnell Stokes found his way onto every breakout stars list that was released back in October. That’s what happens when you enter college in January of what should be your senior year in high school and proceed to average 9.6 points and 7.4 boards for a team that finished second in the SEC. Stokes hasn’t…

  17. Coach Cal auctioning off shoes for Coaches vs. Cancer

    Jan 29, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    John Calipari is probably the most polarizing figure in college basketball. Kentucky fans love him. Memphis fans loved him and now hate him, like just about every other fanbase in the country. Some media members think he’s a God, others consider him the worst thing to happen to college athletics since television contracts, while still…

  18. Jordan Morgan is somehow not seriously injured

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Look at this picture (well, if you’re squeamish, don’t): What’s your first thought? Because mine was, ‘Have a nice offseason, Jordan. Hopefully, you’ll be back to 100% by the time next season starts.’ There’s no way that an ankle that rolls that far — seriously, his foot is at a 90-degree angle and the side…

  19. Louisville’s win conceals more poor late-game execution

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Louisville

    Louisville was able to snap their three-game losing streak on Monday night, knocking off Pitt 64-61 in the Yum! Center to move to 5-3 in the Big East and stay two games behind Marquette and Syracuse atop the league standings. There’s no question it was a big win for the Cardinals, because Pitt is a…

  20. The SEC/Big East Challenge is no more

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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    The SEC/Big East Challenge is dead. That much Big East commissioner Mike Aresco told reporters in Connecticut yesterday. It was confirmed to AL.com’s Jon Solomon by the SEC’s Craig Pinkerton: “This was the final year of our contract for a basketball invent involving the Big East Conference,” SEC spokesman Craig Pinkerton said via e-mail. “Playing…