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  1. Precision attack leads Gonzaga over West Virginia

    Nov 13, 2012, 3:12 AM EDT

    Aaric Murray, Sam Dower

    Many times throughout the past few years, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have looked like world-beaters on paper, only to devolve into a collection of nice parts that don’t quite mesh consistently. This season’s Zags, once again favored to win the WCC crown and plunge deep into the postseason, look like something else entirely. Late in a…

  2. Late night snacks: What got you ready for the marathon

    Nov 13, 2012, 12:45 AM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    This is the only night where Late Night Snacks serves as the primer for the college basketball day rather than the ending. I see absolutely nothing wrong with this and neither should you. Games of the Night 1.) No. 1 Indiana 87, North Dakota State 61 There weren’t any nail-biters pre-marathon, so we’ll start with…

  3. Marathon Madness begins!!! Join in on the conversation with us!

    Nov 12, 2012, 11:40 PM EDT

    Elias Harris

    To read through all of the Marathon Madness posts, click here. Marathon Madness is here! Finally! And trust me, we have you prepared for the next 24 hours. You need advice on how to make it through all 24 hours? We got you covered. You want to know which games you can power nap through?…

  4. LIU-Brooklyn falls to 0-2, so what’s going on?

    Nov 12, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Morehead State v LIU Brooklyn

    As if the offseason wasn’t bad enough for LIU-Brooklyn, the regular season hasn’t been any better. The Blackbirds, the overwhelming favorite to repeat as Northeast Conference champions, fell to 0-2 on the season with a 98-94 loss on the road to Lafayette. It comes on the heels of a season-opening 77-74 loss to Morehead State…

  5. Indiana brushes off North Dakota State

    Nov 12, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    North Dakota State v Indiana

    The No. 1 team stays the No. 1 team in the land, at least they did their part to keep it that way. Indiana got 22 points and nine rebounds from national player of the year candidate Cody Zeller and went to  2-0 on the season with an 87-61 victory over North Dakota State in…

  6. Youngstown State silences Georgia on the road

    Nov 12, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

    Younstown St Georgia basketball

    In the early going of a long night of college basketball, Youngstown State delivers the first surprise of the night. The Penguins (I still love the mascot) beat Georgia in Athens in the Progressive Legends Classic, 68-56. The loss is the first for the Bulldogs this season. While Youngstown State was billed as a much-improved…

  7. More transfers: Daniel Alexander leaves Texas A&M

    Nov 12, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    Daniel Alexander, Angel Rodriguez

    Y’all want to talk more transfers? I thought so.’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Texas A&M forward Daniel Alexander is leaving the Aggies’ program, transferring out. This comes on the heels of another transfer today, John Johnson from Pitt. A 6-8 redshirt sophomore, Alexander appeared in 28 games last season, starting four, with averages…

  8. Your guide to the pre-marathon Monday night games

    Nov 12, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT

    Bryant v Indiana

    With a matter of minutes left until the first Monday night slate of the college basketball season, here’s a list of game that you might be interested in before midnight hits and the world completely turns its collective attention to the 24-hours of Marathon Madness. A few games will be of interest for certain players,…

  9. John Johnson to transfer from Pitt

    Nov 12, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - St. John's v Pittsburgh

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A Pittsburgh player leaves the team less than a semester into the season. This time it’s John Johnson, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Johnson, a 6-1 guard from Philadelphia, didn’t play a minute in the Panthers’ 80-48 victory over Mt. St. Mary’s in their season opener on Friday…

  10. Arch Madness will be Arch Madness until at least 2015

    Nov 12, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    The Missouri Valley is the nation’s preeminent mid-major conference regardless of whether or not the league is having a good season or a down year. The league is loaded with programs that have a long history of success, gobs of tradition and hoards of fans that would make some of the smaller programs in the…

  11. Marathon Madness Survival Guide

    Nov 12, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Mason Plumlee, James Vincent

    Staying awake for 24 hours is a daunting task. If you’ve ever attended college, then it’s likely you have at least one experience puling an all-nighter. Whether it’s memorizing all the bones that make up the human skull, a term paper on the Federalist papers, or watching Houston Baptist play Hawaii at 4:00 a.m., the human brain does not operate…

  12. A Viewer’s Guide to Marathon Madness

    Nov 12, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Maryland Kentucky Basketball

    First and foremost, Tuesday’s schedule (all times ET): 12:00 AM: West Virginia at No. 19 Gonzaga (ESPN) 2:00 AM: Davidson at New Mexico (ESPN) 4:00 AM: Houston Baptist at Hawaii (ESPN) 6:00 AM: Stony Brook at Rider (ESPN) 8:00 AM: Northern Illinois at Valparaiso (ESPN) 10:00 AM: Harvard at Massachusetts (ESPN) 12:00 PM: Temple at…

  13. The NCAA tournament returns to Madison Square Garden in 2014

    Nov 12, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT


    Earlier today, Raphielle Johnson brought you the news that the First Four would remain in Dayton for the 2014 and 2015 NCAA tournaments. The NCAA has since sent out the full release for the sites of the 2014 and 2015 NCAA tournaments, the most notable of which is Madison Square Garden. The Garden played host…

  14. Maryland lost, but proves itself as an ACC contender

    Nov 12, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Kentucky v Maryland

    NEW YORK – Maryland lost to Kentucky 72-69 on Friday night in the inaugural Barclays Center Classic in a game that will surely leave a bitter taste in the Terrapin’s mouth. After digging themselves a 15 point hole with a combination of poor shot selection and abysmal defense, Mark Turgeon’s club completely changed the game…

  15. Ryan Harrow may not travel with Kentucky to the Champions Classic

    Nov 12, 2012, 11:42 AM EDT

    Transylvania v Kentucky

    Ryan Harrow is sick. He’s been battling the flu. That’s why he managed just ten minutes on Friday night at the Barclays Center. Kentucky head coach John Calipari went as far as to say that Harrow should not have played on Friday. And if he doesn’t get better quickly, he won’t be playing tomorrow night…

  16. NCAA First Four will remain in Dayton through 2015 NCAA tournament

    Nov 12, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT


    Last month Dayton, Ohio and the University of Dayton embarked on a campaign to keep the First Four in town as opposed to the NCAA shopping the beginning of the NCAA tournament around to the highest bidder. And while the school and city hoped for a long-term commitment from the NCAA, Monday’s news is a…

  17. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Nov 12, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

    Roosevelt Jones, J.J. Moore

    1. Roosevelt Jones, Butler’s playmaker?: The Bulldogs notched a win in their opener on Friday, beating Elon 74-59. Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham were as good as advertised, finishing with a combined 39 points while knocking down eight of their 18 threes. The concern for this group heading into the season, however, was at the…

  18. College Hoops Week in Review: Team of the Week – UConn Huskies

    Nov 12, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Keith Appling

    Team of the Week: UConn Huskies UConn wasn’t supposed to be relevant this season. Not with their postseason hopes taken away. Not with two players entering the NBA Draft and two others transferring out of the program. Not with Jim Calhoun retiring. This was supposed to be the year where UConn scrapped and clawed and…

  19. College Hoops Week in Review: Player of the Week – Ahmad Starks

    Nov 12, 2012, 8:29 AM EDT

    Ahmad Starks

    Player of the Week: Ahmad Starks, Oregon State The Beavers got off to a terrific start in the post-Jared Cunningham era, knocking off Niagara and New Mexico State the season’s opening weekend. There was no bigger star for the Beavers than junior point guard Ahmad Starks. After hitting six threes in the opener, Starks exploded…

  20. Late-Night Snacks: A recap of Sunday’s action

    Nov 12, 2012, 1:05 AM EDT

    Syracuse Orange center Baye Keita celebrates defeating the San Diego State Aztecs following their NCAA season opening basketball game on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway in San Diego

    While Sunday’s college basketball schedule wasn’t loaded with games there was one match-up of ranked teams and eight other contests involving Top 25 squads. So for those who may have spent the day hemming and hawing over their fantasy football team(s), here are some of the important happenings on the first Sunday of the college…

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