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  1. Report: Catholic 7 to announce departure from Big East Thursday

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT


    According to Brett McMurphy of, on Thursday, the Catholic 7 will be officially announcing their intention to depart from the Big East this summer. In the report, McMurphy says that the Catholic 7 — Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s, Providence, DePaul and Seton Hall — will be taking the Big East name with them…

  2. 2013 MAAC Tournament Preview

    Mar 7, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Lamont Jones

    The MAAC is wild, been that way all season. Ten teams from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will finish the final act to an unpredictable conference schedule at the birthplace of basketball in Springfield, Mass. Five teams are separated by only two games. Niagara enters Thursday with a No. 1 followed by Rider, Loyola (Md.),…

  3. The Morning Mix

    Mar 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    USA Today

    No. 5 Georgetown lost. No. 6 Miami lost. No. 13 Oklahoma State lost. No. 16 Saint Louis lost. No. 23 UCLA lost. Ten ranked teams were in action last night and half of them lost. Oh, and for the second straight night punches were thrown on the hardwood. Yup, just another typical Wednesday night of…

  4. Late Night Snacks: Miami takes bad loss, A-10 proves to be entertaining

    Mar 7, 2013, 1:59 AM EDT

    Kenny Kadji

    Game of the Day: Georgia Tech 71, No. 6 Miami 69 Sometimes the outcome of a game can be as easy as who boxes out and who doesn’t. On Georgia Tech’s final possession, Miami was the team that did not get a body on every available Yellow Jacket, allowing Marcus Georges-Hunt to get free for a…

  5. Bubble Banter: Who hurt their tourney chances?

    Mar 7, 2013, 1:21 AM EDT

    Dez Wells, Reggie Bullock, James Michael McAdoo

    WEDNESDAY’S BUBBLE LOSERS Maryland: I mean, I guess the chance is still there for the Terps, if they can make a run to the ACC title game. And beat Duke along the way. And maybe UNC, too. And pick up a win at Virginia on Saturday. That’s a lot to ask from a team that…

  6. Travis Wear re-injures foot in UCLA’s loss to Washington State

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

    Travis Wear

    UCLA forward Travis Wear was cleared to play Wednesday against Washington State, but played just fifteen minutes in the Bruins’ 73-61 loss, appearing to have re-injured the same foot that has limited his availability in recent weeks. Wear played just 15 minutes before being fouled around the rim and leaving the game with the injury.…

  7. Bubble Banter: Who helped their tournament chances?

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Auburn Tennessee Basketball

    WEDNESDAY’S BUBBLE WINNERS Villanova: The Wildcats beat Georgetown and now own victories over the top four teams in the Big East. While they still haven’t beaten anyone (except UConn) away from home and have losses to Columbia, Seton Hall and two to Providence, given what the rest of the bubble looks like, Jay Wright should…

  8. No. 16 Saint Louis fails to clinch share of A-10 title with overtime loss to Xavier

    Mar 6, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    Saint Louis Xavier

    Despite clawing back from seven points down in the final 4:40 of regulation to force overtime, No. 16 Saint Louis could not keep pace with Xavier in extra period and fell, 77-66, at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wednesday night. The loss snaps and 11-game Saint Louis winning streak and keeps the Billikens from…

  9. VIDEO: Georgia Tech beats Miami at the buzzer

    Mar 6, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

    Georgia Tech v Miami

    That tip from Marcus Georges-Hunt did a lot more than just hand Miami their first home loss in ACC play — 71-69 to Georgia Tech, if you couldn’t tell — and drop them one game closer to sharing their ACC title with Duke. It may have cost the Hurricanes a shot at a No. 1…

  10. Georgetown loses, meaning those four No. 1 seeds are even more wide-open

    Mar 6, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

    John Thompson III

    No. 5 Georgetown entered Wednesday night’s trip to Philly to take on Villanova as the hottest team in the country: 11 straight wins, a streak that saw the Hoyas win at Notre Dame, beat Louisville and Marquette at home, and then go on the road and take care of Cincinnati, Syracuse and UConn in the…

  11. Villanova all but punches ticket to NCAA tournament with win over No. 5 Georgetown

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Georgetown Villanova

    As bubble teams around them have fallen in recent weeks and after losing two games itself that it could have done without, Villanova got another victory over a Top 5 team Wednesday that all but punches its ticket to the NCAA tournament. Sophomore JayVaughn Pinkston scored 20 points and Villanova beat No. 5 Georgetown, 67-57, at…

  12. Iowa State lands huge bubble win over No. 13 Oklahoma State

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Georges Niang

    Iowa State is not yet a lock for the NCAA tournament, not when they have an RPI in the 50s, exactly one road win in the top 200, and a trip to West Virginia before a date with Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. As entertaining as the Cyclones are to…

  13. Big East will take no further action after St. John’s-Notre Dame altercation

    Mar 6, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

    Notre Dame St. John's altercation

    The Big East Conference will take no further action against the players involved in Tuesday night’s altercation between St. John’s and Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., the league announced Wednesday. With under two minutes to play in Notre Dame’s 66-40 victory, St. John’s sophomore Sir’Dominic Pointer and Notre Dame freshman Cameron Biedscheid began fighting…

  14. Maryland to sport “White Ops” uniforms Wednesday vs. UNC

    Mar 6, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    Maryland uniforms white

    Under Armour continually supplies Maryland with newly designed alternate uniforms and Wednesday, the Terrapins will unveil new “White Ops” jerseys for their matchup with North Carolina at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md. We’ve seen the Maryland football team sport this white jersey arrangement but this basketball arrangement is pretty sharp, too. We see the…

  15. Suspended Wyoming senior Luke Martinez pleads not guilty to felony assault

    Mar 6, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

    Luke Martinez mugshot

    Suspended Wyoming senior Luke Martinez will not take part in his team’s Senior Day festivities Wednesday after pleading not guilty to a felony count of aggravated assault and battery in a Wyoming district court earlier in the day. The charge stems from Martinez’s alleged involvement a New Year’s Eve bar fight in Laramie, Wyo. Martinez, who…

  16. CBT Podcast: Debating the B1G Championship and National PoY award

    Mar 6, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Michigan v Indiana

    Episode 11 of the CBT Podcast is finally here. Recent computer problems have been taken care of and the CBT Podcast is back and ready to prepare you for the final week of regular season. I’m joined by Nicole Auerbach of USA Today, who is also braving the latest meteorological whiff, “Winter Storm Saturn” to…

  17. 2013 Patriot League Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Mike Muscala

    When C.J. McCollum went down with a broken foot in a January non-conference game against VCU, it appeared one of the major storylines in mid-major basketball had gone down with it. But that’s not the way it turned out. Bucknell won the regular season championship outright, but Lehigh continued to play strong basketball, with Lafayette…

  18. Pregame Shootaround 3.6.13: Six ranked teams head on the road

    Mar 6, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    Otto Porter Jr., John Thompson III

    Game of the Night: No. 5 Georgetown at Villanova (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) The biggest game of the night pits two old school Big East programs and future Catholic 7 programs that could determine quite a bit come NCAA tournament time. Here’s what’s on the line: – For Villanova, they have a chance to lock…

  19. Ohio State goes on winning streak while Deshaun Thomas slumps?

    Mar 6, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    There haven’t been many teams in the country that are quite are difficult to get a grasp on as No. 14 Ohio State. Early on, it seemed pretty simple, frankly. With Aaron Craft being forced into being the second-option for Thad Matta’s club on the offensive end of the floor, Ohio State looked like they…

  20. OVC Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    The OVC heads to Nashville as the Belmont Bruins look to defend their city and win the conference tournament championship in just their first season as conference members. But in order to do so they will have to stave off several talented and feisty teams looking to make a name for themselves at the Bruins…