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  1. Improved second half play, rebounding factor into No. 10 UConn’s win at Washington

    Dec 22, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT


    On Wednesday night No. 10 UConn played its worst half of the season, shooting 5-for-31 from the field and scoring just 13 points in the second half against Stanford. The Cardinal went zone and the move resulted in the Huskies being far too stationary offensively. Stanford took full advantage of UConn’s issues, erasing a ten-point…

  2. Is it time to give up on Boston College?

    Dec 22, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Steve Donahue

    Boston College lost this afternoon to Auburn, 77-67. Auburn isn’t a very good basketball team, and it is safe to say that Boston College isn’t a good team, either. Many seemed to hold out hope that the Eagles would figure it out as the non-conference schedule moved along, but they haven’t. Not even close. The…

  3. Another former Missouri player is transferring to Hawaii

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT


    Former Missouri forward Stefan Jankovic will be transferring to Hawaii, according to a report from Brian McInnis of the Honoplulu Star-Advertiser. Jankovic transferred out of Missouri last month.bvHe averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 boards as a freshman and 3.3 points in three games as a sophomore. “In talking to my family today, I decided I…

  4. Sophomore forward Josh Scott continues to make strides for No. 20 Colorado

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT


    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — When it was announced that Andre Roberson would forgo his senior season and enter the 2013 NBA Draft, it was known immediately that No. 20 Colorado’s returning front court contributors would need to raise their production. Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott were both quality players as freshmen, and in redshirt freshman…

  5. Memphis has the fastbreak of the season vs. Southeast Missouri State (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Shaq Goodwin

    A fastbreak of this variety was bound to happen at some point this season with Memphis’ back court. Against Southeast Missouri State, they did this: Harlem Globetrotters or Memphis Tigers? It all happened so quickly, but here’s the breakdown of the play: Geron Johnson steals the ball, Michael Dixon Jr. corrals the ball and lofts an…

  6. Barry Hinson’s rant results in (adorable) SIU t-shirts (PHOTO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT


    Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson became the most famous coach in the country for a day after going on a memorable rant during his postgame press conference. Among the notable quotes from Hinson’s three-minute long venting session was that he called his players Mama’s Boys. It’s since been memorialized in a t-shirt, as modeled adorably…

  7. Jordan Dickerson cleared to play for Penn State

    Dec 22, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Over the summer, form SMU center Jordan Dickerson transferred to Penn State. It looked like Dickerson wouldn’t be eligible to play during the 2013-14 season when he initially transferred due to NCAA transfer rules. However, Penn State submitted a Legislative Relief Waiver to the NCAA requesting it waive the year in residence requirement, and the NCAA…

  8. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Connecticut goes on the road for first time vs. Washington

    Dec 22, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 10 Connecticut at Washington (3:30 p.m., ESPNU) — all times eastern The Huskies are coming off their first loss of the season as they lost to Stanford at home this past Wednesday, 53-51. Now, in their first true road game of the season, Connecticut will face another Pac-12 team in Washington.…

  9. J-Mychal Reese dismissed from Texas A&M team

    Dec 22, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    The beginning of the 2013-14 season has been a rocky one, to say the least, for J-Mychal Reese. Reese, whose father, John Reese, is an assistant coach with Texas A&M, was kicked off of the team after the Aggies’ loss to Oklahoma on Saturday night due to violating athletic department rules and regulations. According to a, neither…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Two undefeated teams go down and No. 3 Ohio State survives

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:40 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 3 Ohio State 64, Notre Dame 61 Notre Dame had their marquee victory all locked up. Losses at home to Indiana State and North Dakota State were nullified. The Irish were back in the conversation as one of the best teams in the ACC. With less than a minute left,…

  11. Markel Brown, rebounding keys for No. 7 Oklahoma State moving forward

    Dec 22, 2013, 3:17 AM EDT


    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — When Marcus Smart, Markel Brown and Le’Bryan Nash all announced that they would be returning to Stillwater for another season, Oklahoma State fans immediately began to think championship thoughts. Oklahoma State hasn’t won the Big 12 regular season title since 2004, and their last Big 12 tournament title came in 2005,…

  12. BYU misses out on a chance for marquee road win at No. 13 Oregon

    Dec 22, 2013, 1:58 AM EDT

    Joseph Young, Nate Austin

    No. 13 Oregon scored the first bucket against BYU on Saturday night, taking a 2-0 at Matthew Knight Arena. Their next lead? 96-94 in overtime. In between that time, the Cougars more or less controlled the game, riding Tyler Haws’ hot-hand to a lead that grew to double-digits in the second half. It looked like…

  13. Another missed opportunity makes Big East play even more important for Marquette

    Dec 22, 2013, 1:37 AM EDT


    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — While the matchup between Marquette and New Mexico didn’t receive the same billing as No. 7 Oklahoma State/No. 20 Colorado, viewed as the undercard for the main event by many. But there was no debating the importance of the meeting if taking the long-term view. Both teams entered the game in…

  14. St. Bonaventure’s Charlon Kloof goes coast-to-coast to beat Niagara (VIDEO)

    Dec 22, 2013, 12:35 AM EDT


    St. Bonaventure point guard Charlon Kloof did his best Tyus Edney impression, going coast-to-coast after a Niagara shot-clock violation to give the Bonnies a 74-72 road win. Kloof finished with 18 points while playing all 40 minutes. (h/t Sporting News) Follow @robdauster

  15. Michigan beats Stanford but Mitch McGary sits out

    Dec 21, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    Arizona Michigan Basketball

    Michigan got 19 points from Nik Stauskas and 17 from Glenn Robinson III as the Wolverines knocked off Stanford 68-65 at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. It was a win that Michigan needed, as they whiffed on four chances to lock down a marquee victory already this season. That’s not to say that Stanford is…

  16. Cullen Neal snaps out of his slump as New Mexico beats Marquette

    Dec 21, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT


    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — On a night that saw leading scorers Alex Kirk and Kendall Williams held in check, New Mexico received valuable contributions from a freshman guard and a senior forward. And thanks to those two players the preseason favorite to win the Mountain West picked up a needed non-conference victory for its resume.…

  17. Notre Dame chokes away eight-point lead in 58 seconds vs. No. 3 Ohio State

    Dec 21, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Iowa

    There is no questioning No. 3 Ohio State’s ability on the defensive end of the floor. Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott may be the two best on-ball defenders in the country, and Sam Thompson isn’t too far behind them. The Buckeyes have played a fairly weak schedule, but it’s not a mistake or a statistical…

  18. VCU goes on 31-0 run, overwhelms Virginia Tech (VIDEO)

    Dec 21, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT

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    VCU got back on track on Saturday afternoon with an 82-52 win over in-state rival Virginia Tech. This was never a game. VCU used a 31-0 run to open up a 37-8 lead and threw it into cruise controls. Shaka Smart’s squad forced 27 turnovers, but the big news was the play of Melvin Johnson.…

  19. No. 23 Missouri’s soft schedule makes Saturday’s loss to Illinois painful

    Dec 21, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

    Tracy Abrams, Jabari Brown

    Tracy Abrams answered a Jabari Brown three by drawing a foul and hitting two free throws with 4.6 seconds left as Illinois claimed Braggin’ Rights over No. 23 Missouri with a 65-64 win in St. Louis on Saturday evening. Abrams finished with 22 points and Rayvonte Rice chipped in with 14 for the Illini, who…

  20. J.P. Tokoto bounces back in No. 14 North Carolina’s overtime victory

    Dec 21, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT


    North Carolina sophomore wing J.P. Tokoto has shown signs of improvement this season, raising both his scoring (9.6 ppg entering Saturday) and rebounding (4.8 rpg) averages from a season ago. Part of that has come with an increased number of opportunities, as Reggie Bullock’s now a Los Angeles Clipper and P.J. Hairston’s no longer a…