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  1. Are we seriously calling for Tubby Smith to be fired already?

    Feb 11, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT

    Tubby Smith

    Rodney Williams missed Sunday night’s game against Illinois, and it may have cost the Gophers a win. Illinois big man Tyler Griffey snapped out of a shooting slump on Thursday against Indiana, and continued his hot shooting by knocking down four threes and scoring 16 points as the Illini overcame a 10 minute stretch to…

  2. Seth and Stephen Curry become highest scoring brother duo

    Feb 11, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    Seth Curry

    Given the fact that Duke needed a 6-0 run in the final two minutes in Sunday night’s 62-61 win during a visit to Conte Forum to take on Boston College, the focus after the game was on whether or not this is a Duke team that should become the No. 1 team in the country.…

  3. Five Thoughts: James Southerland, Louisville’s struggles, Vegas in March?

    Feb 11, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

    James Southerland

    James Southerland’s impact: One of the reasons that the Syracuse offense bogged down while James Southerland was dealing with clearing up his academic issues was that they suddenly lacked perimeter shooting. The Orange don’t have much in the way of an interior presence offensively, which puts an emphasis on penetration for them, especially with a…

  4. Team of the Week: The impact of good Tyler Griffey on Illinois

    Feb 11, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    Indiana v Illinois

    Team of the Week: Illinois Plenty of words have been written about the importance of this past week for Illinois. When you’re in the midst of a losing skid — the Illini had lost eight of their last 11 games — there really is no better way to snap yourself out of it than to…

  5. Player of the Week: Jake Odum guides Indiana State into MVC lead

    Feb 11, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Jake Odum

    Player of the Week: Jake Odum, Indiana State Jake Odum put Indiana State into serious contention for an at-large bid this week. On Wednesday, he put together one of his best games of the season, as he went for 22 points, five assists and four boards as the Sycamores walloped Creighton by 19 points. He…

  6. The Morning Mix

    Feb 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Butler Georgetown

    What a weekend. Five overtimes, half-court buzzer-beaters, more overtime, Miami Heat-approved off-the-backboard dunks, bizarre finishes, and even more overtime. The only thing the weekend lacked was consistency. We’re just inside five weeks away from Selection Sunday, and I can think of roughly 15 teams that could win the National Championship and about 45 teams that…

  7. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Indiana impresses, No. 4 Duke survives

    Feb 10, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

    Indiana v Ohio State

    Game of the Day: UIC 88, Youngstown State 83 (3OT) One day after Louisville and Notre Dame went five overtimes the Flames and Penguins went three extra periods in Youngstown. Gary Talton led the way for UIC with 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and five Flames reached double figures in the win. Kendrick…

  8. Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs ensure Arizona won’t be No. 1

    Feb 10, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    California v Arizona

    One of the fan bases that felt it had an argument for the top spot in the polls come Monday was that of the Arizona Wildcats. Given the chaos ahead of them and a 20-2 record that includes a win over No. 8 Miami (sans Reggie Johnson), why not the Wildcats? California guards Allen Crabbe…

  9. No. 4 Duke survives at BC; headed back to No. 1?

    Feb 10, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

    Mason Plumlee

    Over the course of the last two weeks, No. 4 Duke had done a pretty good job of making everyone forget that they had gotten drubbed by 27 points at Miami and were playing without Ryan Kelly. They smacked Maryland at home. They smacked NC State at home. They whooped up on Florida State at…

  10. Illinois relies on defense, perimeter shooting to beat No. 18 Minnesota

    Feb 10, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT

    Nnanna Egwu, Trevor Mbakwe

    What Illinois managed to do in the aftermath of their win over No. 1 Indiana on Thursday night was going to reveal an awful lot about John Groce’s team and prospects for the remainder of the season. After the Fighting Illini’s 57-53 win at No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday night, it’s safe to say that…

  11. Will Saturday’s missed opportunity prove costly for Arizona State?

    Feb 10, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

    Aaron Bright, Jahii Carson

    Herb Sendek’s Arizona State Sun Devils have been one of college basketball’s biggest surprises, as the addition of Jahii Carson and the improvement of Carrick Felix and Jordan Bachynski has resulted in an 18-6 record (7-4 Pac-12). But come Selection Sunday, will we look back on their 62-59 loss to Stanford on Saturday night as…

  12. Harvard needs to improve defensively with Princeton showdown six days away

    Feb 10, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    frankoski

    With Princeton suffering a surprising home loss to Yale on Saturday, the Harvard Crimson entered today’s rescheduled game against Columbia with a chance to move a game ahead of the Tigers in the loss column atop the Ivy League standings. Kyle Smith’s Lions, who got off to a less than stellar start to league play,…

  13. Return of Syracuse’s James Southerland changes national picture

    Feb 10, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    St John's v Syracuse

    There’s no denying that not only is there not a dominant team in college basketball but also that No. 9 Syracuse was a team capable of getting to Atlanta even without senior forward James Southerland. But his return after missing six games for academic reasons makes the Orange a team capable of winning not only…

  14. Don’t dismiss Virginia’s NCAA tournament hopes just yet

    Feb 10, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

    Joe Harris, Justin Anderson

    One week after suffering a bad loss at Georgia Tech, Virginia could not afford to lose at Maryland if they were to keep alive their hopes of returning to the NCAA tournament. And thanks to their shooting from beyond the arc the Cavaliers picked up the result they needed, shooting 11-of-19 from three in an…

  15. Ohio State will struggle if it can’t support Deshaun Thomas

    Feb 10, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    You can’t fault Deshaun Thomas Sunday. The 6-7 junior scored 26 points, including going 8-of-9 from the free throw line in Ohio State’s 81-68 loss to No. 1 Indiana. The cause for concern, though, is the point distribution. Thomas will get his points, as those who lead a major conference in scoring will, but it…

  16. Lorenzo Brown’s return and a Scott Wood three-pointer stop N.C. State freefall

    Feb 10, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

    North Carolina State v Duke

    Entering Sunday’s game at Clemson having lost five of their last seven games, it’s a safe assumption that ACC preseason favorite N.C. State won’t win the conference’s regular season title. Of greater concern was whether or not the Wolfpack would be able to snap out of their funk, and for much of the afternoon it…

  17. Victor Oladipo’s importance shows as No. 1 Indiana rolls over No. 10 Ohio State

    Feb 10, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    Victor Oladipo

    It was a turnover that ultimately sank No. 1 Indiana on Thursday in a last-second loss to Illinois on the road. Victor Oladipo lost control of the ball on Indiana’s final possession and, despite blocking a breakaway layup to preserve the game for the moment, Tyler Griffey’s layup at the buzzer off an in-bounds pass…

  18. Steve Lavin will not coach St. John’s vs. Syracuse after death of father

    Feb 10, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin will not be with his team when the Red Storm take on Syracuse after the passing of his father, Cap, the school announced Sunday afternoon. Cap Lavin is a member of the University of San Francisco Hall of Fame and played guard for the Dons in the early 1950s.…

  19. James Southerland reportedly likely to play Sunday vs. St. John’s after eligibility issue

    Feb 10, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    James Southerland

    After missing six games due to an eligibility issue, Syracuse senior James Southerland will be available to play Sunday vs. St. John’s, the Post Standard is reporting. The report was widely circulated, but has since been taken down. Roger Rubin of the New York Daily News has also cited sources and reported that Southerland is…

  20. Snowstorm delays Bryant-Sacred Heart game again

    Feb 10, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Snow Connecticut

    Blizzard conditions in the Northeast have dumped as much as three feet of snow in some areas and college basketball is not immune to the damage. The Bryant-Sacred Heart in Smithfield, R.I., an area that saw between 20 and 30 inches of snow over the course of the weekend, has been postponed for the third…