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  1. Trey Burke leads Player of the Year straw poll, where’s Kelly Olynyk?

    Feb 7, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    Nate Austin, Kelly Olynyk has released their latest installment of the Player of the Year straw poll, and once again, the top three consists of Trey Burke, Doug McDermott and Mason Plumlee. Only this time, it’s Burke that has worked his way into the top spot. The Michigan point guard received 30 of the 57 first place votes.…

  2. Manhunt underway for suspected killer of Cal St. Fullerton coach

    Feb 7, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT


    There is now a suspect in Sunday night’s murder of Monica Quan, an assistant on the Cal State-Fullerton women’s basketball team, and her fiance. There is currently a manhunt underway for Christopher Jordan Dorner, a 33-year old ex-cop who is believed to have shot three other police officers, one fatally, early Thursday morning. Dorner wrote in…

  3. Keith Appling’s shoulder injury apparently isn’t serious

    Feb 7, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Keith Appling, Quinton Sawyer

    Michigan State might be the most beat up team in the country. Back up point guard Travis Trice didn’t play last night because of concussion-like symptoms stemming from a second blow to the head this season. Gary Harris did play, but only because he back spasms couldn’t cause permanent brain damage with another blow to…

  4. Just how bad was the loss No. 5 Kansas suffered at TCU?

    Feb 7, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

    Garlon Green, Travis Releford, Elijah Johnson, Jeff Withey

    Just days after saying his team has no point guard, Bill Self sat back and watched as Kansas was thoroughly embarrassed in what was the biggest upset, in terms of RPI difference, in at least 20 years. The Horned Frogs were 270 spots below Kansas in Kenpom’s rankings. Kansas has two points with a little…

  5. The Morning Mix

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    Last night we witnessed the single most shocking upset of the entire season. TCU got their first Big-XII conference win in program history, knocking off No. 5 Kansas. This upset leap-frogs Cal-Poly/UCLA and is a top contender for “Upset of the Year” along with Old Dominion’s victory over Virginia early in the year. Let’s hit…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Chase Tapley caps night with last-second shot to beat Boise State (VIDEO)

    Feb 7, 2013, 1:31 AM EDT

    Chase Tapley

    Tapley beats Boise Game of the Day: Wisconsin 74, Iowa 70 (2OT) Four Badgers scored in double figures, as Iowa dropped another close game to a quality Big Ten opponent. Wisconsin trailed by three, 58-55, with 0:21 to go, but a clutch three-pointer from Traevon Jackson tied the game and sent it into overtime. In the…

  7. No. 5 Kansas loses to TCU, has their fatal flaw exposed

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT

    Connell Crossland, Ben McLemore

    I think it’s officially time for us to start worrying about Kansas. Losing at home to Oklahoma State is one thing. Getting drubbed by TCU is a totally different story. Because on Wednesday night, the Jayhawks went into Fort Worth and got drubbed, 62-55, by a Horned Frog team whose best performance in Big 12…

  8. Toledo’s Nathan Boothe downs Miami (OH) with buzzer-beating three (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT


    Toledo freshman Nathan Boothe had 13 points Wednesday night, but none were bigger than the three that gave his team the 65-64 victory over Miami (OH). The Rockets trailed by two with 1.4 seconds remaining and had an in-bounds from under their own basket. Boothe caught a defender stepping in the wrong direction and flashed…

  9. Solomon Hill, Mark Lyons help No. 7 Arizona outlast Stanford

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:24 PM EDT

    Mark Lyons Solomon Hill

    For a team that has so much youth in its regular rotation, it was Arizona’s two seniors who powered the Wildcats to a win over an upstart Stanford team Wednesday night. Mark Lyons scored a season-high 25 points and Solomon Hill had 23, the two accounting for nearly 66 percent of Arizona’s overall offensive output…

  10. No. 22 Oklahoma State wins another thriller, this time in OT vs. Baylor

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

    Cory Jefferson, Marcus Smart

    Marcus Smart and Markel Brown finished a combined 8-38 from the floor and 1-11 from three, but Oklahoma State still managed to find a way to be up 14 on Baylor with about six minutes left. That’s when Pierre Jackson finally woke up. The diminutive point guard scored 20 of his 24 points after the…

  11. Indiana State blows out No. 16 Creighton, tied for 2nd in Missouri Valley

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Manny Arop Indiana State

    Welcome to the wild Missouri Valley. One day after a Southern Illinois team that had previously been 1-10 in conference play beat Wichita State, Indiana State dominated No. 16 Creighton, on its way to a 76-57 victory Wednesday night at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Ind. Player of the Year candidate Doug McDermott, the center of…

  12. No. 17 Cincy learns hard way Providence isn’t a pushover

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    LaDontae Henton, Titus Rubles

    Providence is slowly but surely becoming a real pain for some teams in the Big East. First, the Friars went and swept Villanova. Then, they brought the bats out at the Bradley Center. And on Wednesday night, Ed Cooley’s club made a statement by knocking off No. 17 Cincinnati, 54-50. Kadeem Batts led the way…

  13. Keith Appling injures shoulder as No. 8 Michigan State beats No. 18 Minnesota

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

    Keith Appling

    With the Michigan State backcourt already thinned out by injury, the Spartans needed freshman Gary Harris in the lineup Wednesday against No. 18 Minnesota. Though at times visibly in pain from back spasms, Harris fought to score 15 key points, including a big layup plus the foul with 1:35 remaining to lift No. 8 Michigan…

  14. South Carolina State head coach resigns

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT


    South Carolina State head coach Tim Carter has resigned, effectively immediately. Associate head coach Murray Garvin (pictured) will take over in an interim role. “We thank Coach Carter for his service as head men’s basketball coach at SC State and wish him well in his future endeavors,” AD Charlene Johnson said in a statement released…

  15. Michigan State’s Travis Trice reportedly out vs. Minnesota with concussion symptoms

    Feb 6, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Travis Trice

    Michigan State sophomore Travis Trice will miss Wednesday’s game against Minnesota as he works through concussion-like symptoms, Spartans coach Tom Izzo announced this evening and as reported by Diamond Leung of Trice, a 6-0, 170-pound native of Huber Heights, Ohio, dealt with concussion-like symptoms earlier in the season that caused him to miss five…

  16. ICYMI: Wichita State loses to Southern Illinois on goaltending call in final seconds (VIDEO)

    Feb 6, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    Jalen Pendleton

    Wichita State lost its third game in a row Tuesday night, falling to Southern Illinois, 64-62, after a Jalen Pendleton floater was blocked and called a goaltend. Was it, though? Video has surfaced, embedded below, of the sequence, which sees Pendleton driving down the lane and putting up a layup before it was blocked by Ehimen…

  17. Can Ole Miss follow up a big college football signing day with a win on the basketball court?

    Feb 6, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

    Robert Nkemdiche

    Ole Miss fans are likely feeling good about their school today, considering the football program had a successful signing day that included nabbing a signature from the nation’s No. 1 prospect, Robert Nkemdiche (pictured at right). The Rebels signed 28 players, including two five-star prospects in Nkemdiche and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. It looks like, at…

  18. Pregame Shootaround 2.6.13: Another B1G battle, Arizona at risk, UNM vs. AFA

    Feb 6, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Travis Trice, Denzel Valentine

    Game of the Day: No. 18 Minnesota at No. 12 Michigan State (7:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network) Ho-hum, just another battle of top 20 teams taking place in the Big Ten. The Spartans will be out for revenge in this one. Back at the start of league play, Tom Izzo’s team went into the Barn…

  19. Travis Releford likes being KU’s ‘Glue Guy’

    Feb 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Travis Releford

    Travis Releford’s jersey will never hang in the rafters at Allen Fieldhouse. Mario Chalmers is the latest to join the likes of  B.H. Born, Wilt Chamberlain, Danny Manning and Paul Pierce in that rarified air, and he might not even be there had he not canned the miracle shot that preserved the Jayhawks’ 2008 national…

  20. Dickie V to call Indiana-Michigan State with Magic Johnson

    Feb 6, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

    Dick Vitale

    Just a day after news comes out that Dick Vitale will be broadcasting his first Final Four for ESPN International, more good news comes down the pipeline for ESPN’s excitable color analyst: he’ll be working a game with none other than Magic Johnson. On February 19th at 7:00 p.m., Vitale and Mike Tirico will be…