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  1. The Morning Mix

    Feb 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    The theme of the weekend was “Overtime”. Ten of the 160 games this weekend went into overtime. Tennessee and Texas A&M went to quadruple overtime. Alabama and LSU went to triple overtime. Milwaukee and IUPUI went into double overtime. Seven other games featured an extra session. In all, we got 80 minutes of free basketball…

  2. College Basketball Oscars: Who would bring home the biggest awards?

    Feb 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Oscars

    Argo took home Best Picture at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, but who is deserving of similar awards in college basketball? CollegeBasketballTalk compiled a list and voted for winners in 12 key categories. Take a look at the list below. Have a differing opinion? Feel free to vote for your own winners in the comments. Best Picture: No.…

  3. 2014 point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright verbally commits to Arizona

    Feb 24, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    California v Arizona

    With Mark Lyons having just one season of eligibility and Duquesne transfer T.J. McConnell having two beginning with the 2013-14 campaign, Arizona needed to land a point guard in the 2014 class. Sean Miller and his staff struck quickly, as they received a verbal commitment from 5-8 point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright on Sunday (subscription required)…

  4. Late Night Snacks: Craft’s career day leads No. 18 Ohio State past No. 4 Michigan State

    Feb 24, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Michigan State v Ohio State

    Game of the Day: Wagner 94, LIU Brooklyn 92 Most people were occupied with the Oscars, and they missed a thriller on Staten Island. A Kenneth Ortiz putback with eight tenths of a second remaining proved to be the difference as Wagner pulled into a tie for fourth place in the NEC with the Blackbirds.…

  5. Stony Brook clinches third America East title in last four years

    Feb 24, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

    Steve Pikiell

    When Stony Brook hired Steve Pikiell to run its basketball program in April 2005 there was a lot of work to be done on Long Island. Struggling in the classroom and on the court, the Seawolves reached the semifinals of the America East tournament just once in their four seasons in the conference pre-Pikiell. It’s…

  6. Michigan State needs a refreshed Keith Appling for stretch run

    Feb 24, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Keith Appling

    On the heels of a 1-of-8 night in No. 4 Michigan State’s loss to No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday night, junior point guard Keith Appling needed to bounce back if the Spartans were to win at No. 18 Ohio State. Unfortunately for Appling and the Spartans that didn’t happen, as he accounted for three points…

  7. Aaron Craft’s offensive explosion keys Ohio State win over MSU

    Feb 24, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

    Aaron Craft, Keith Appling

    No. 18 Ohio State entered this week with plenty of question marks, but after running over Minnesota on Wednesday night, the Buckeyes knocked off No. 4 Michigan State at home on Sunday afternoon, 68-60. And wouldn’t you know it, the Buckeyes look like they’re once again in the hunt for a top four seed in…

  8. UCLA needs David Wear to build on Sunday’s performance at USC

    Feb 24, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Washington v UCLA

    Already lacking front court depth, UCLA being without the services of forward Travis Wear for their game at cross-city rival USC seemed to give the Trojans a shot at sweeping the season series for the second time in the last four seasons. However the Bruins (20-7, 10-4) left little doubt on Sunday afternoon, beating the…

  9. Cincinnati needs Cashmere Wright, Sean Kilpatrick to get going before it’s too late

    Feb 24, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

    Mick Cronin

    At the beginning of February the Cincinnati Bearcats looked to be well on their way to not only reaching the NCAA tournament but possibly grabbing a “protected” seed as well. But since their 65-59 win at Seton Hall on February 2 the Bearcats (19-9, 7-8 Big East) have lost five of six, and the breathing…

  10. Three-point shooting biggest reason for Lehigh’s current struggles

    Feb 24, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

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    In the ten games following the broken foot suffered by leading scorer and All-America candidate C.J. McCollum, Lehigh lost just once with their many capable shooters picking up the slack offensively. But the Mountain Hawks (18-8, 8-4) have lost three straight games, most recently falling at rival Lafayette 79-71 on Sunday afternoon to drop into…

  11. In you had forgotten, Trey Burke is still in the Player of the Year race

    Feb 24, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    With all the chatter, deserved as it may be, for Indiana’s Victor Oladipo as the National Player of the Year over the past few weeks, we got a reminder Sunday from another player in the running. While Oladipo has gotten the majority of the talk, Michigan guard Trey Burke continues to produce and did so…

  12. St. John’s misses out on chance for quality win in loss to No. 20 Pittsburgh

    Feb 24, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    Villanova notched another quality conference win Saturday when it took down No. 17 Marquette, 60-56, and improved to 18-10 overall and 9-6 in the Big East. That win adds to the two wins against Top 5 teams that they had earlier in the year, Syracuse and Louisville, to make what is shaping up to be…

  13. VIDEO: Maryland honors Lefty Driesell during win over Clemson

    Feb 24, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    Driesell

    Maryland honored former coach Lefty Driesell Saturday during a home win over Clemson. The legendary coach won and ACC tournament title and two regular season conference championships in his time with the Terrapins, as well as winning over 70 percent of his games. “Lefty is a legendary coach and we are happy to recognize him…

  14. Oregon State freshman gets technical for dunking pregame, Beavers lose by 1 to Cal

    Feb 24, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Olaf Schaftenaar

    Olaf Schaftenaar was making the first start of his career Saturday for Oregon State after averaging 4.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game off the bench to begin the year. But before his day against Cal could officially start, he made a mistake. In pregame layup lines, Schaftenaar dunked which, as harmless as it may…

  15. Pregame Shootaround 2.24.13: Big Ten rules the day with Michigan State-Ohio State

    Feb 24, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Game of the Day: No.4 Michigan State vs. No. 18 Ohio State (4:00 p.m. ET, CBS) The heavyweight bouts in the Big Ten have been a Sunday treat throughout conference play and it continues today. Ohio State got a key win over Minnesota on Wednesday, but now welcomes a Michigan State team that had won…

  16. Saturday Bubble Busting: Who helped, who hurt tourney chances?

    Feb 24, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT

    Archie Goodwin, Alex Oriakhi, Keion Bell

    Five Biggest Winners: Kentucky: Quite a turnaround from last Saturday, eh? The Wildcats knocked off Missouri in overtime on Gameday, picking up their best win of the season and, thanks to Ole Miss losing to South Carolina, giving them their only top 50 win. Missouri struggles on the road, but those neutral court wins over…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Overtimes R Us in the SEC

    Feb 24, 2013, 1:21 AM EDT

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    Game of the Night Kentucky 90, Missouri 83 (OT): In the bubblicious SEC, this was a big one. The Wildcats won a single OT game on the same day Alabama lost a 3 OT game, putting both teams in a tie for second place in the league race, two game behind No. 5 Florida. Whether…

  18. Well-traveled Julius Mays stars as Kentucky downs Mizzou in OT

    Feb 24, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Julius Mays, Jabari Brown

    One look at the stat sheet will tell you exactly what this Wildcat team can be. Four players in double figures. Willie Cauley-Stein with 12 hard-fought boards and seven blocked shots on defense. Sixteen points, eight rebounds and six assists from the oft-doubted Ryan Harrow. A smoking 50.8 percent from the floor, bolstered by 41.2…

  19. VIDEO: No place like home for streaky Aztecs

    Feb 23, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    UNLV v San Diego State

    On the same day that New Mexico seized a two-game lead in the Mountain West standings, San Diego State also won. That is to say, in a manner of speaking, that they played at home. The last time the Aztecs won a road game, it was January 23rd, and the victim was Nevada. Today, the…

  20. Montana’s Will Cherry reinjures his right foot

    Feb 23, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Montana at Portland State basketball

    The injuries are starting to mount up for Montana this season. On Tuesday, leading scorer Mathias Ward sprained the arch in his foot, which forced him to miss Saturday’s overtime loss at Davidson. Ward, a power forward, was helpless as he watched Davidson power forward Jake Cohen score 28 points, 25 of which came in…