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  1. Iowa State loses to Kansas, but don’t disregard their three-point shooting

    Feb 26, 2013, 12:16 AM EDT

    Georges Niang, Jamari Traylor

    You won’t find many nights where the regulation, three-point shooting performance of Iowa State will be outdone. On Monday night in a 108-96 overtime loss at home to no. 6 Kansas, the Cyclones hit a ton of shots from beyond the arc. Six different players who hit a three. Five hit at least two. Georges…

  2. Syracuse’s back court struggles becoming a major concern

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams, Derrick Wilson

    It was just five weeks ago that Syracuse went into Louisville and knocked off the then-No. 1 Cardinals, a game that thrust the Orange into the midst of the national title picture and made us all wonder just who the best team in the Big East was this season. At that point, it was the…

  3. Marquette gets 26 from Gardner in victory over Syracuse

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Davante Gardner

    Marquette’s Davante Gardner must’ve taken something from Otto Porter’s performance on Saturday. Two days after Georgetown’s leading man hung 33 on Syracuse in a win, Gardner put up his own big game with 26 points and eight rebounds in a 74-71 home win over the Orange. Gardner mixed in few mid-range jumpers — he hit…

  4. The Big East’s new TV deal could include a name change

    Feb 25, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    Well, everything else about the conference is about to change, why not the name? That’s a possibility for the Big East Conference, which just got a new — albeit, low paying — television deal from ESPN, according to a story by’s Jeremy Fowler. It was possibly part of the plan in the conference’s failed…

  5. Antonio Barton no longer in boot, could be back for postseason

    Feb 25, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Antonio Barton

    Some good news on the injury front for Memphis, and it comes in time for the stretch run. According to a report from Jon Rothstein, guard Antonio Barton’s broken right foot is out of a walking boot and he could be ready for the Conference USA Tournament, said Tigers’ coach Josh Pastner. Barton, a 6-2…

  6. Pregame Shootaround 2.25.13: Cuse visits Marquette, Kansas upset alert?

    Feb 25, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Louisville

    Game of the Night: No. 12 Syracuse at No. 22 Marquette (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Thanks to a Syracuse loss to Georgetown and Marquette succumbing at Villanova, this game lost a bit of its luster. It’s no longer for first place in the Big East. That said, it is still a crucial game in the…

  7. Lawrence Academy manager Joey Mullaney dunks to start the game (VIDEO)

    Feb 25, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

    Joey Mullaney

    Saturday afternoon, Lawrence Academy (Mass.) dropped its final game of the season to Buckingham Browne and Nichols (Mass.) 65-63 on Senior Day. However, the game’s first basket, greatly outweighed the final score. Earlier in the week, Lawrence head coach Kevin Wiercinski approached senior manager Joey Mullaney, who suffers from a rare neurological disorder called Friedreich’s…

  8. Indiana near-consensus No. 1 in the newest polls

    Feb 25, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Indiana v Michigan State

    For the fourth straight week, Indiana claims the No. 1 rankings in the AP poll, and this time there was little debate about whether or not they earned it. The Hoosiers had 64 of the 65 first-place votes in the latest AP poll. Gonzaga got the other first place vote and sits at No. 2…

  9. Andrew Wiggins named Naismith High School Player of the Year

    Feb 25, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    The most sought-after recruit in the country earned some hardware on Monday, as he was named the Naismith National High School Player of the Year. Wiggins, who averaged 23.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.4 steals and 2.1 blocks per game for Huntington Prep in Huntington, WV, this season, won the award over Jabari Parker and…

  10. West Virginia’s complaining about their Big 12 travel issues. Seriously.

    Feb 25, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

    Bob Huggins

    West Virginia knew what they were getting into when they decided to leave the Big East for the Big 12 prior to this year. The Big 12 is in the Midwest. Their teams are from Texas and Oklahoma and Kansas. That’s a long way for a team from West Virginia to go to play a…

  11. Is Seton Hall-commit Aquille Carr skipping college?

    Feb 25, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT


    Aquille Carr may only be a 19-year old high school senior, but he’s already a legend, both on the internet and in the city of Baltimore. That’s what happens when you’re all of 5-foot-6 and do things like this: The problem, however, is that while Carr’s highlights are ridiculous, watching him play in person is…

  12. Five Thoughts: Why Butler and Missouri aren’t as different as you think

    Feb 25, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    Duquesne v Butler

    How come there aren’t more people questioning Butler?: Butler lost to St. Louis in Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday night. It was the second time that they have lost to the Billikens this season (the first was a blowout that came at Chaifetz Arena) and the second time in the span of nine days that they…

  13. Team of the Week: St. Louis Billikens

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

    Mike McCall Jr.

    Team of the Week: St. Louis Billikens It’s no longer in dispute: St. Louis is the best team in the Atlantic 10. They proved it this week. After blowing out a good VCU team in Chaifetz Arena on Tuesday, St. Louis went into Hinkle Fieldhouse and knocked off Butler on Friday night. It was their…

  14. Player of the Week: Kendall Williams, New Mexico

    Feb 25, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Kendall Williams, Wes Eikmeier

    Player of the Week: Kendall Williams, New Mexico A lot of players put up impressive performances this week, but there really wasn’t much of a discussion as to who the Player of the Week would be. Kendall Williams in a landslide. The junior point guard scored 46 points — shooting 12-16 from the floor and…

  15. The Morning Mix

    Feb 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    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…

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

    Feb 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT


    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.…

  17. 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)…

  18. 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.…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…