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  1. Opportunity knocks for improved St. Bonaventure squad Saturday afternoon

    Jan 10, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    St. Bonaventure Athletics

    After winning 20 games and finishing in a tie for third place in the Atlantic 10 in 2011-12 (and reached the NCAA tournament) Mark Schmidt’s St. Bonaventure Bonnies took a slight step back last season, posting an overall record of 14-15 with a 7-9 mark in conference play. That tends to happen when you bid…

  2. Partially torn MCL in left knee sidelines SMU forward Yanick Moreira

    Jan 10, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Six days ago Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs won their first game at the new Moody Coliseum, beating UConn 74-65 with Nic Moore accounting for 20 points and six assists to lead the way. Moore, a transfer from Illinois State, is just one of the impact newcomers on the roster, with another being junior college transfer…

  3. Vanderbilt dismisses junior guard Eric McClellan from program

    Jan 10, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

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    On Wednesday it was announced that Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan was suspended for the remainder of the season due to a violation of university athletic policy, with the thinking being that he would be able to do enough to earn reinstatement during the summer. However in a statement released by the school, McClellan was officially…

  4. Heated exchange between Josh Pastner, Louisvile fans follows Memphis victory

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

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    The series between Louisville and Memphis spans some 88 games, with the Cardinals winning 53 of the meetings, so there is obviously some history between the two programs. And Thursday’s meeting didn’t disappoint from a competitive standpoint, with the No. 24 Memphis going on a game-ending 7-0 run to grab the 73-67 victory. Excited about…

  5. Temple guard Will Cummings latest Owl to suffer an injury

    Jan 10, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

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    To say that Temple’s first season in the American Athletic Conference has been a tough one would be an understatement. Fran Dunphy’s team began the season with ten players, making it even more important for the Owls to avoid the injury bug. Unfortunately for Temple that hasn’t been the case, with multiple players having already…

  6. Weekend Preview: 14 ranked teams will be hitting the road this weekend

    Jan 10, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

    Toledo v Kansas

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 25 Kansas State at No. 18 Kansas, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Back in October, this didn’t look like it was going to be much of a rivalry game this season. Kansas was a top five team and Kansas State lost three of their first five games, dropping their opener to Northern…

  7. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Drexel Arizona Basketball

    Death threats and denial for woman who showed college athletes struggle to read (CNN) Mary Willingham made news earlier this week due to her discussion regarding the academic struggles of student-athletes at the Division I level, and due to her experience at North Carolina that school was prominently featured in the report. Of course there’s…

  8. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Arizona survives, No. 22 Gonzaga not as fortunate

    Jan 10, 2014, 3:12 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: DePaul 99, Butler 94 (2OT) This wasn’t one of the games on the “marquee” for Thursday night, but the Blue Demons and Bulldogs combined to play an entertaining contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse. DePaul erased an 11-point deficit in the final 3:46 of regulation to force overtime, only to see Jackson Aldridge…

  9. Upset win over No. 22 Gonzaga a significant achievement for Portland

    Jan 10, 2014, 2:08 AM EDT

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    Entering Thursday night’s game against No. 22 Gonzaga, the Portland Pilots were faced with two ugly losing streaks. One of the streaks was the Pilots’ 20-game losing streak in the series, with their last victory coming all the way back on February 19, 2003. The other streak was even more unfathomable, as Gonzaga had won…

  10. Jordan Mathews goes for 32 as Cal wins their 12th straight against No. 17 Oregon

    Jan 10, 2014, 2:07 AM EDT

    Reed McConnell, Jordan Mathews

    No Jabari Bird? No Ricky Kreklow? No problem for Cal, not when Jordan Mathews is on fire. The 6-foot-3 freshman entered Thursday night’s trip to Eugene averaging 7.4 points on the season. He had only managed 33 points over his last five games. But on Thursday, he scored 20 of his career-high 32 points in…

  11. Xavier’s Semaj Christon is a stud, and why Marquette fans should be very worred

    Jan 10, 2014, 12:24 AM EDT

    St Johns Xavier Basketball

    All anyone is going to want to talk about after Xavier’s 86-79 win over Marquette on Thursday night is how the Golden Eagles appear destined for the wrong side of the bubble this year. And it makes sense, as weird as it sounds saying that about a team coached by Buzz Williams. Marquette is now…

  12. No. 1 Arizona survives late UCLA rally despite free throw, turnover issues

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

    Arizona v UCLA

    Nick Johnson finished with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting and Kaleb Tarczewski added 16 and eight boards as No. 1 Arizona survived a furious UCLA comeback, winning 79-75 in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night. Johnson’s work wasn’t limited to the offensive end of the floor, either. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard spent a lot of time…

  13. La Salle survives late George Washington rally (VIDEO)

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

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    In the Atlantic 10 opener for both La Salle outlasted George Washington 76-72 in Philadelphia and their guards led the way. Sam Mills scored a team-best 17 points, with Tyrone Garland (15) and Tyreek Duren (13) also scoring in double figures for the Explorers, who are looking to capture some of the magic that resulted…

  14. Seton Hall lands 7-foot-2 Northwestern transfer Chier Ajou

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

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    With Eugene Teague and Aaron Geramipoor both being seniors, Seton Hall was in the market for one more big man to complete their 2014 recruiting class. Kevin Willard found that piece on Thursday, as it was first reported by PirateCrew.com that 7-foot-2 Northwestern transfer Chier Ajou has decided to join the Big East program. Ajou…

  15. No. 24 Memphis remembers its big men in win over No. 12 Louisville

    Jan 9, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

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    Just five days ago No. 24 Memphis put forth one of its worst halves of basketball this season in their 69-53 loss to Cincinnati, shooting 24.3% from the field and turning the ball over eight times in the second half against the stout Bearcat defense. The Tigers didn’t share the basketball or execute, and with…

  16. Assigned Reading: Arizona’s Aaron Gordon yet to reach full potential

    Jan 9, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    One of the freshmen who has been on the receiving end of a great deal of praise this season is Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, who’s currently averaging 12.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for the nation’s top-ranked team. The Wildcats visit UCLA on Thursday night in one of the day’s best games, with Arizona…

  17. Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather questionable for Saturday’s game at Arkansas

    Jan 9, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Just when it seemed that No. 10 Florida was getting to full strength, point guard Scottie Wilbekin went down in the second half of their win over South Carolina on Wednesday night with a sprained right ankle. Wilbekin, who missed the first five games of the season due to a suspension, accounted for 17 points…

  18. Kansas’ Bill Self looking for team to display missing ‘youthful exuberance’

    Jan 9, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    No. 20 Kansas opened Big 12 play with a 90-83 win at Oklahoma on Wednesday night, with Wayne Selden scoring 24 points and Perry Ellis adding 22 and 11 rebounds to lead the way. The game represented a “new beginning” of sorts for Bill Self’s young team, with their non-conference schedule now complete and the…

  19. CBT Roundtable: Midseason Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Americans

    Jan 9, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    This week was the first full week on conference play, which means that today’s roundtable is the perfect chance for us to argue our way through midseason awards. Here are the picks: ROB DAUSTER: Player of the Year: I know that he’s struggled in his last couple of games, and I know that there are…

  20. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Three marquee games, and an Atlantic showdown

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Arizona at UCLA, 9:00 p.m. While Arizona cruises along as the nation’s best team, UCLA has been somewhat ignored in the Pac-12 race. Maybe it’s their lack of a notable win and maybe it’s their issues on the defensive end of the floor, but it seems like the consensus…