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  1. Iowa struggles but ultimately does enough to defeat Omaha

    Nov 10, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Fran McCaffery

    Fran McCaffery’s Iowa Hawkeyes are a team many believe to be capable of at the very least reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006, with guard Devyn Marble and forward Aaron White among the returnees from last season’s 25-win squad. But after blowing out UNC-Wilmington on Friday night the Hawkeyes had their…

  2. UMass opens season with important win while Boston College looks for key non-conference victory

    Nov 10, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Derek Kellogg

    BOSTON – In the middle game of Sunday’s Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader, UMass kicked off its season with a quality non-conference win over Boston College, using a second half surge to propel the Minutemen to an 86-73 victory inside the TD Garden. “We all knew that this game hurt us or help us down the…

  3. No. 1 Kentucky rolls, but the lessons learned Tuesday will be more valuable

    Nov 10, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

    Julius Randle, Jalen Billups

    Amidst much fanfare the Kentucky Wildcats played their first regular season game on Friday night against UNC Asheville, and it took John Calipari’s team just over a half to impose its will in the 89-54 victory. Energy can be an issue for any team, especially one as young as this talented group of Wildcats. Part…

  4. Notre Dame beats Stetson with ease

    Nov 10, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

    Fighting Irish's Brey holds his team back against Eagles during their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Notre Dame had little problem disposing of Stetson on Sunday afternoon winning 80-49. After struggling to put Miami (OH) away for much of their opening game on Friday night, a 74-62 win, the Irish left no doubt against Stetson today getting out to a 51-21 halftime advantage. The starting Notre Dame backcourt was impressive as…

  5. DeAndre Kane, Naz Long impress in Iowa State’s win over UNC Wilmington

    Nov 10, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

    amestrib.com

    In Iowa State’s season-opening 95-62 win against UNC Wilmington, DeAndre Kane nearly had a double-double in the first half (11 points, 9 rebounds) — he probably could have had a triple-double if Iowa State didn’t take their foot off the pedal — en route to a 13 point, 11 rebound effort, and seven assist effort.…

  6. SMU’s Jalen Jones announces he will transfer

    Nov 10, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    smumustangs.com

    Eyebrows were raised during and after SMU’s season-opening win against TCU on Friday evening when Jalen Jones, SMU’s leading scorer and top offensive player from a year ago, did not dress for the game. There were no reports of Jones being hurt or suspended, so questions were naturally raised. Jones’ announcement of his decision to…

  7. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: Triple-header in Boston highlights the day

    Nov 10, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

    Olivier Hanlan

    GAME OF THE DAY: UMass vs. Boston College, 3:00 p.m. (NESN) Boston College is coming off of a disappointing overtime loss at Providence on Friday night. Facing a UMass team that will challenge for a spot in the NCAA tournament, the Eagles won’t have it easy on Sunday, either. The Minutemen are led by star…

  8. Late Night Snacks: First Saturday of the season produces no upsets

    Nov 10, 2013, 2:56 AM EDT

    Steve Masiello

    GAME OF THE DAY: Manhattan 99, La Salle 90 (2OT) The Jaspers and Explorers played an outstanding game at Tom Gola Arena, with Manhattan coming back from four points down with 23 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime. Guard George Beamon scored 24 points in his return to the court, and Mike Alvarado put…

  9. Drew Crawford ‘announces’ his return in Chris Collins’ first win at Northwestern

    Nov 10, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Drew Crawford

    Northwestern has never reached the NCAA tournament. Never. They’ve come close on a few occasions, but the Wildcat faithful have never seen their team’s name show up on television when the brackets are announced. That’s the task that first-year head coach Chris Collins is faced with, to strengthen the program to the point where it…

  10. Second half dominance highlights Brandon Miller’s first regular season win at Butler

    Nov 9, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

    Brandon Miller

    New Butler head coach Brandon Miller got his first taste of regular season play as a head coach on Saturday evening, and the game against Lamar at Hinkle Fieldhouse didn’t get off to the start that he had hoped for. The Bulldogs had some issues defensively, which allowed the Cardinals to hang around and essentially…

  11. Niagara/Seton Hall tilt falls short of NCAA fouls records

    Nov 9, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT

    Kevin Willard

    When the NCAA announced the approved rules changes for college basketball back in June, many wondered what the impact would be. With the amount of contact allowed to be limited, naysayers foresaw a day in which a game would go well beyond the usual two-hour timeframe with a seemingly endless parade to the foul line…

  12. New season means new role for Ohio State’s Sam Thompson

    Nov 9, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    Morgan State v Ohio State

    The biggest question for Ohio State entering the 2013-14 season was how they’d account for the offensive production lost when Deshaun Thomas made the decision to turn pro. In the Buckeyes’ 89-50 win over Morgan State, five players reached double figures with Lenzelle Smith Jr.’s 18 points leading the way and Shannon Scott scoring a…

  13. Tim Frazier posts double-double in first regular season game since last November

    Nov 9, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Tim Frazier

    In the first half of Penn State’s 85-60 loss to Akron in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off last November, Penn State guard Tim Frazier saw his senior season come to an end due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. Without their starting point guard the Nittany Lions struggled for much of the 2012-13 campaign,…

  14. Memphis lands third JUCO recruit in guard Avery Woodson

    Nov 9, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

    memphis

    With four seniors at the guard position entering the 2013-14 campaign, the Memphis Tigers will have some holes to fill with their 2014 recruiting class. Junior college prospects can help in this regard, as they possess more game experience than the standard recruit and therefore could be better equipped to help a program immediately. On…

  15. Jordan Sibert’s last-second three-pointer pushes Dayton past IPFW (VIDEO)

    Nov 9, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Dayton Athletics

    Up three in the final seconds, the age-old question for teams in that situation is whether they decide to give the foul or defend straight up. That’s the question IPFW had to address in the final seconds of their game at Dayton Saturday afternoon, with the Mastodons holding an 80-77 lead after a pair of…

  16. Manhattan outlasts La Salle in double-overtime, 99-90

    Nov 9, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    GoJaspers.com

    Manhattan made a statement on Saturday, winning a thrilling, double-overtime battle at La Salle 99-90. George Beamon led five scorers in double-figures with 24 points and eight boards while Emmy Andujar chipped in with 14 points, 11 boards, three assists and three steals. Tyrone Garland led the way for La Salle with 28 points, which…

  17. Louisville’s struggles on Saturday the result missing key players

    Nov 9, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    AP photo

    If you didn’t watch No. 3 Louisville’s 70-48 win over the College of Charleston on Saturday afternoon, if you simply took at gander at the box score after getting your fill of college football, you would think that the short-handed Cardinals made short work of the Cougars. Hey, they won by 22 points, right? Russ…

  18. Louisville opens the season with win over Charleston

    Nov 9, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    AP photo

    Louisville opened its season with a 70-48 win over Charleston on Saturday afternoon in a home win, but it wasn’t always as easy as the score would appear. The defending champion Cardinals came into the game without suspended forward Chane Behanan or injured wing Luke Hancock and both could return soon but for awhile the…

  19. Miami’s offense struggles in home loss

    Nov 9, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    It was known that Miami would struggle this season after their ACC championship and Sweet 16 run by losing their top six players. The Hurricane defense looked great in their opening game, but Miami’s offense struggled as they lost at home to St. Francis (NY) 66-62 in overtime. The Hurricanes were 0-for-15 from the three-point…

  20. South Carolina guard Tyrone Johnson immediately eligible

    Nov 9, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Frank Martin

    South Carolina gained an instant boost to its backcourt when it was announced today from the University and head coach Frank Martin that junior guard Tyrone Johnson was granted a waiver from the NCAA allowing him to play. Johnson transferred to South Carolina from Villanova and has been practicing with the Gamecocks since January. He’ll…