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  1. VIDEO: Duke, UNC, a buzzer beater, and a court storm

    Feb 13, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT


    Duke and North Carolina have one of the coolest traditions in college hoops. Every year, the night before the first of their two head-to-head matchups, the team managers play. With the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils squaring off tonight at Cameron Indoor Stadium, it meant that Tuesday night featured the managerial battle. And, since…

  2. Nerlens Noel’s knee injury and the unfairness of the ‘one-and-done’ rule

    Feb 13, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    As of this morning, we don’t know the severity of the knee injury that Nerlens Noel, Kentucky’s star center and a likely candidate for the No. 1 pick in this June’s NBA Draft, suffered at Florida last night. What we do know is that knees aren’t supposed to bend sideways to a 90-degree angle, and…

  3. The Morning Mix

    Feb 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    MSU Mich

    GRUESOME INJURY ALERT! Kentucky’s Nerlen Noel, the likely No.1 draft pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, suffered a gruesome knee injury last night. Don’t worry. I made sure everything remains behind a link wall. But to be honest, it’s not THAT gross. It’s not even close to being as bad as leg injury Texas A&M’s…

  4. Late Night Snacks: No. 7 Florida, No. 8 Michigan State both make statements Tuesday

    Feb 13, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT

    Florida cheerleader

    Game of the Day: No. 8 Michigan State 75, No. 4 Michigan 52 In a crowded Big Ten race, Michigan State is starting to prove its worth. Granted, it caught Michigan at the end of a long stretch of tough conference games, but the Spartans were firing on all cylinders Tuesday. The inside game was…

  5. What does it mean for Kentucky if Noel is out for a long time?

    Feb 13, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    That’s all it took. An awkward landing after an ugly possession, a knee that buckled when an freak of an athlete got his left foot jammed on the basket support while running at full-speed, and Kentucky has gone from a potentially dangerous lower seed to a team that seems destined for the NIT. That’s how…

  6. Is it time to reevaluate how we view Michigan?

    Feb 12, 2013, 11:56 PM EDT

    Trey Burke, Keith Appling

    I don’t like to overreact to the outcome of a single game. I don’t like to make blanket statements about a team based on the way that one matchup plays out. Over the course of a 35 game season, there are going to be nights were teams don’t show up. Maybe three starters are in…

  7. No. 8 Michigan State claims sole possession of Big Ten with blowout win over No. 4 Michigan

    Feb 12, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    Derrick Nix

    In a single word, No. 8 Michigan State’s performance against No. 4 Michigan Tuesday night in East Lansing was dominant. Four Spartans scored in double figures, on their way to a 75-52 win at the Breslin Center and the right to claim sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Behind 16 points and…

  8. Florida beat Kentucky, but it wasn’t exactly impressive

    Feb 12, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

    Kentucky Wildcats v Florida Gators

    The story of Tuesday night’s matchup between No. 7 Florida and No. 25 Kentucky is the left knee of Nerlens Noel. He hurt it. It looked bad. He was carried off the floor. That’s all we know right now. But it also overshadowed a more interesting story that was developing: Kentucky played about as poorly…

  9. VIDEO: Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel injures knee vs. Florida

    Feb 12, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    The nation’s leading shot blocker, Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel, left Tuesday’s 69-52 loss to No. 7 Florida with what appeared to be a knee injury and had to be carried to the locker room by teammates and team personnel. With 8:03 to play in the second half and his team trailing by 12 points, 57-45,…

  10. Maryland to honor ex-coach Lefty Driesell this month

    Feb 12, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    Lefty Driesell

    Maryland will honor former coach Lefty Driesell at the Terrapins’ home game against Clemson on Feb. 23 and will unveil a bronze bas-relief to commemorate his time at the school later this year, the school announced Tuesday. “Lefty is a legendary coach and we are happy to recognize him on this special day,” Maryland Athletic…

  11. Joel James out for North Carolina’s game Wednesday vs. Duke

    Feb 12, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Joel James

    North Carolina freshman Joel James will not play Wednesday against No. 2 Duke after suffering a concussion last week in a win over Wake Forest, coach Roy Williams announced Tuesday. The 6-10 native of Florida was struck on the head at an unknown point during the game against Wake Forest, but did not notify team…

  12. Northwestern’s Jared Swopshire out for the year after knee surgery

    Feb 12, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    Jared Swopshire

    Northwestern graduate student and Louisville transfer Jared Swopshire has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, the school announced Tuesday. Swopshire went down with an injury in the second half of Northwestern’s loss to Iowa on Saturday and did not return. “We all feel badly for Jared that…

  13. Member of Penn’s 1979 Final Four team found stabbed to death

    Feb 12, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Former Player Stabbed

    Matthew White, the starting center on Penn’s 1979 Final Four team that lost to Magic Johnson and Michigan State in the National Semifinals, was stabbed to death by his wife on Sunday night. Police found his body around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, according to the AP. White’s wife, Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, 52, told police that she…

  14. Pregame Shootaround 2.12.13: Two massive rivalry games

    Feb 12, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

    Michigan v Indiana

    Game of the Night: No. 4 Michigan at No. 8 Michigan State (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) It’s just another day in the Big Ten, as Michigan and Michigan State square off in an in-state rivalry that just so happens to be between two top ten teams looking win the league’s regular season title. The way…

  15. ‘The McLemore’ is becoming a thing, and that’s good for everyone

    Feb 12, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Kansas State v Kansas

    Until Marshall Henderson’s braggadocio was captured in a moment of internet brilliance, the defining GIF of the college basketball season was Ben McLemore, dancing his way through the Kansas locker room after the Jayhawks knocked off Ohio State in Columbus. Well, on Monday night, McLemore struck again. After scoring 30 points in an 83-62 win…

  16. Virginia, Indiana State have two of the strangest bubble resumes

    Feb 12, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

    Manny Arop Indiana State

    Believe it or not, it’s now mid-February, which means that March Madness is right around the corner. We’ve already given you our newest bracket and bubble watch, but we will also be taking a weekly look at some of this season’s wackiest at-large profiles. All RPI and SOS numbers via Virginia (17-6, 7-3) RPI:…

  17. Georgetown’s ‘Stonewalls’ unveil soccer-style banner supporting Catholic 7

    Feb 12, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT


    Georgetown isn’t exactly known for their raucous home court atmosphere. They play their home games at the Verizon Center, an NBA arena that seats 20,000 and is located almost four miles from campus. Seeing as the Georgetown neighborhood in DC doesn’t have a metro stop, it can be quite a pain to get from campus…

  18. Report: Miami’s Kenny Kadji expected to play Wednesday

    Feb 12, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    James Michael McAdoo, Kenny Kadji

    Miami basketball fans got a bit of a scare last night when Michelle Kaufman, who writes for the Miami Herald, tweeted out the following bit of news: Bad news for No.3 #UM: Kenny Kadji injured his shoulder in practice today. Coach Larranaga said they will know more tomorrow. @miamiherald — Michelle Kaufman (@kaufsports) February 12,…

  19. Did Buzz Williams’ technical cost Marquette?

    Feb 12, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

    Buzz Williams

    There are a couple of standards rules that every journalist has ingrained in their consciousness from the first day they open up their computer and launch a blog on WordPress: – There’s no cheering on press row. – The team name is singular. The nickname is plural: Kansas lost its third straight game because the…