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  1. Butler seeking $16 million for Hinkle renovations

    Nov 10, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Nov 10, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

    James Michael McAdoo

    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…

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

    Nov 10, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

    Skylar Diggins Notre Dame

    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…

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

    Nov 10, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

    Geron Johnson

    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…

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

    Nov 10, 2012, 9:16 AM EDT


    “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…

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

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT


    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…

  7. 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…

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

    Nov 10, 2012, 2:17 AM EDT


    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…

  9. 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 —…

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

    Nov 10, 2012, 12:09 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Nov 9, 2012, 11:51 PM EDT

    Trevor Lacey

    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…

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

    Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

    Georgetown Florida

    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…

  13. 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…

  14. Shabazz Muhammad ruled ineligible for amateurism rules violation, UCLA plans to appeal

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:54 PM EDT


    UCLA freshman wing Shabazz Muhammad has been ruled ineligible for a violation of amateur rules, the school announced Friday evening. The school gave no specific timeframe, but plans to appeal the ruling. “The NCAA has finally determined that a violation of the NCAA amateurism rules has occurred involving UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad and his…

  15. New coach Kevin Ollie, UConn shock No. 14 Michigan State in Germany

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    If there were any questions about Kevin Ollie as the UConn head coach, they are quickly getting answered. Ollie led the Huskies to a 66-62 victory Friday night over No. 14 Michigan State in Germany as part of the Armed Forces Classic. In the process, the first-year head coach has set the theme for UConn.…

  16. Ohio State-Marquette Carrier Classic game canceled due to weather conditions

    Nov 9, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT

    Buzz Williams Carrier Classic

    After a delay of close to an hour, the 2012 Carrier Classic between Marquette and No. 4 Ohio State was canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions. With the game-time temperature hovering just above 50 degrees in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., condensation gathered on the court built aboard the USS Yorktown. Concerns about player safety ultimately led…

  17. Star freshman Isaiah Austin injured in Baylor’s big win over Lehigh

    Nov 9, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

    Isaiah Austin

    Baylor got a convincing win over Lehigh Friday night in Waco, but they may have suffered a big early season loss, as well. The Bears held a 10-point lead at halftime and pulled away in the second half for a 99-77 victory, but star freshman center Isaiah Austin went down in the second half with…

  18. Andrew Wiggins will likely commit during the spring period

    Nov 9, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    The early signing period begins next Wednesday and runs until Nov. 21. It appears that the nation’s top recruit, Huntington Prep (W.Va.) small forward Andrew Wiggins, will not make any earth-shattering announcements before Thanksgiving. His coach, Rob Fulford, told Adam Zagoria of that the 6-foot-7 Wiggins will likely sign in the late period, which…

  19. Watch as crew assembles floor for 2012 Carrier Classic between Marquette and Ohio State [Video]

    Nov 9, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    2012 Carrier Classic

    No. 4 Ohio State tips off against Marquette at 7 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network in the 2012 Carrier Classic. Docked off the coast of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., the game takes place onboard the USS Yorktown, where 8,000 active-duty servicemembers will be in attendance. This year’s Carrier Classic is a double-header, with the Ohio…

  20. Eastern Michigan, Houston, IUPUI wins kick off 2012-13 season

    Nov 9, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Rob Murphy

    Everyone is set for Friday night’s big match-ups to begin the 2012-13 season, but three games took place Friday afternoon to officially begin the year. Check out the three games below: Eastern Michigan 66, Rochester 52 The Eagles thought they had lost their head coach to an NBA job this offseason, but Rob Murphy returns…

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