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  1. Former Tennessee strength coach arrested for breaking into arena office with saw

    Mar 2, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

    Troy Wills

    A former University of Tennessee strength and conditioning coach has been arrested after allegedly breaking into the school’s on-campus arena with a saw around 4 a.m. on Feb. 23, causing over $700 in damages and stealing more than $4,000 in cash. Troy Wills, who was hired in 2003, spent one year on the staff of…

  2. How will NCAA sanctions affect Saint Mary’s? (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    Saint Mary's

    The NCAA came down hard on Saint Mary’s Friday with sanctions stemming from recruiting violations by the school and former assistant and director of basketball operations Keith Moss. Among the sanctions are: – Four years probation from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2017 – A five-game suspension during the 2013-14 season for head coach Randy…

  3. Pregame Shootaround 3.2.13: Duke-Miami rematch is Saturday’s centerpiece

    Mar 2, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Duke Miami

    Game of the Day: No. 3 Duke vs. No. 5 Miami (6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Perhaps this game lost a bit of its luster after Duke lost to Virginia Wednesday night, but we still have a battle Saturday between two Top 5 teams with a history between them this season. After the Blue Devils were trounced…

  4. USC Aiken student Zach Herron hits half court shot, wins car (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    USC Aiken

    On Wednesday, USC Aiken defeated Augusta State 56-50, but much of the entertainment came from halftime. Senior Zach Herron connected on a half court shot, winning a Chevy Cruze during the halftime promotion. Herron, who was picked at random, graduates in May and was planning on taking a mission to Daytona Beach, Fla., according to…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Princeton battles Harvard for Ivy League crown

    Mar 2, 2013, 12:59 AM EDT

    Harvard-Princeton

    Game of the Day Princeton 58, Harvard 53 The Tigers needed to beat the Crimson at home Friday or NCAA tournament hopes would be all but gone. Princeton shrugged off a 15-2 run with under three minutes to go from Harvard. With 1:06 to go Ian Hummer hit two free throws, putting Princeton up 54-53.…

  6. Brandon Johnson, San Diego’s all-time leader scorer, sentenced to jail for six months

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT

    Brandon Johnson, Carlin Hughes

    Brandon Johnson, the all-time leading scorer in University of San Diego history, was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday for his involvement in his game-fixing scheme during his playing career. According to the Union-Tribune, Johnson, who was indicted in April 2011 and is now the fifth defendant in this case to be sentenced, while…

  7. Memphis pick up intensity while starting a new win streak

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Memphis v Xavier

    Memphis had its 18-game win streak snapped Tuesday against Xavier. The Tigers now have to start from scratch. That all begins Saturday at Central Florida. “We’ve got to take this loss and turn it into a positive,” Memphis head coach Josh Pastner told John Martin of the Commercial-Appeal on Wednesday. “We’ve gotta regroup, refocus, and…

  8. Kentucky has had a breakthrough, according to Ryan Harrow

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    When Nerlens Noel went down with a season-ending injury, it left Kentucky with little hope. That was multiplied when the Wildcats dropped their first game without Noel by 30 to Tennessee. Since then, Kentucky has rallied off three straight, prompting point guard Ryan Harrow to proclaim that the Wildcats have turned a corner at the most important…

  9. Bill Self, Kansas upset with Big 12’s statement on blown call in Iowa State game

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    Kansas picked up a big win on Monday in a 108-96 win over Iowa State, thanks in large part to the 39-point performance from Elijah Johnson. Following the win, the Big 12 came out with a statement, stating that officials had blown calls during the end of the game. Although the error in question was…

  10. Georgetown ready to leave the Big East next season

    Mar 1, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

    Otto Porter Jr., John Thompson III

    The No. 7 Georgetown Hoyas have won 10 straight en route to the top spot in the Big East standings. Despite all the conference success this season, John Thompson III and his Hoyas are in favor of cutting conference ties and are ready to make the jump with the Catholic 7 for the 2013-2014 season.…

  11. VIDEO: Is storming the court too dangerous?

    Mar 1, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    Virginia court storm

    Storming the court has been a consistent presence in the middle of a wild college basketball season. Thursday night in Virginia’s win over Duke, the John Paul Jones Arena crowd became the latest group of fans to rush the floor after the Cavaliers’ win over the nation’s third-ranked team. Following the game Coach K spoke…

  12. Coach K, Duke concerned over safety after Virginia court storming

    Mar 1, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Coach K

    Mike Krzyzewski is familiar with storming the court tradition in his career at Duke, especially when being on the wrong end. Since 1997, Duke has lost on the road 50 times — 42 times resulting in fans rushing the floor. Following Thursday’s 73-68 loss to Virginia (and subsequent  court storming), Coach K raised safety issues in the…

  13. Wisconsin forward Ryan Evans questionable for Sunday against Purdue after suffering right knee injury

    Mar 1, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Ryan Evans

    Wisconsin is rolling, winning three-straight, heading into the start of March, fighting for the top spot in the Big Ten trailing Indiana by a game. A big part of that success has been the play of senior forward Ryan Evans, who left practice Thursday with a right knee injury. Evan has now been ruled questionable…

  14. Report: With much to be worked out Big East hasn’t split yet

    Mar 1, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    With the reports that came out on Thursday it seemed as if the splitting of the Big East Conference would be both quick and amicable. The seven schools previously dubbed the “Catholic 7″ would get to leave at the end of the current academic year, and they would get the rights to the name as…

  15. Utah State guard Spencer Butterfield injures hip in loss at Louisiana Tech

    Mar 1, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT

    Kaza Keane, Spencer Butterfield

    Given how hard they’ve been hit by injuries this season, it’s amazing that the Utah State Aggies are 19-8 overall. And in their 84-61 loss at No. 25 Louisiana Tech on Thursday night the Aggies saw another key player go down with an injury. Junior guard Spencer Butterfield injured his right hip in the second…

  16. High Point freshman John Brown suffers season-ending foot injury

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    brown

    Having already clinched the North Division title in the Big South, the High Point Panthers (16-12, 11-4) were poised to enter next week’s conference tournament as one of the favorites to win the league’s automatic bid. But the Panthers’ status as a favorite took a hit on Friday, as it was reported by Jeff Borzello…

  17. Pregame Shootaround 3.1.13: Harvard visits Princeton in key Ivy League battle

    Mar 1, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

    Jonah Travis, Tommy Amaker

    Game of the Night: Harvard at Princeton (7:00 p.m. on ESPNU)  Not much doubt as to which game is the best on Friday’s eight-game slate, and with a win at Jadwin Gym the Crimson would take a two-game lead in the loss column. In their 69-57 win on February 16 Harvard shot 47.9% from the…

  18. Saint Mary’s placed on four years probation for NCAA rules violations

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Randy Bennett

    The NCAA rendered its decision in regards to rules violations committed by the Saint Mary’s basketball program and it wasn’t pretty, as the school was placed on probation for four years (March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2017). The sanctions stem from illegal recruiting practices, with head coach Randy Bennett being cited for both failure…

  19. Missouri Valley showdown headlines biggest bubble games of weekend

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Detroit Wichita St Basketball

    With the calendar flipping to March it’s crunch time for teams whose NCAA tournament prospects aren’t locked in stone. Here are the five games that fans of teams on the bubble need to keep track of this weekend. 1) Wichita State at Creighton (Saturday, 2:00 p.m. on ESPN2)  There will be a lot on the…

  20. What teams have the most to play for now that March is here?

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Trey Burke, John Beilein

    THE TOP SEEDS Michigan: The Wolverines lost on Wednesday in one of the most embarrassing losses that you’ll see this season. They were beaten by previously-winless-in-the-Big-Ten Penn State while giving up 84 points. For a team that had recently loss three of their last four games, that’s bad. But the Wolverines still have a shot…