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  1. No. 14 NC State makes needed plays late to beat Clemson, 66-62

    Jan 20, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

    Richard Howell

    Just three days after having one of those games that many ACC fans have become accustomed to No. 14 NC State having, the Wolfpack nearly lost their second consecutive game. But that didn’t happen thanks to a big three-point play from Richard Howell and 21 points off the bench from freshman T.J. Warren. Back-to-back turnovers in…

  2. United States roster for Nike Hoop Summit announced

    Jan 20, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT


    The Nike Hoop Summit isn’t simply another “all-star” game along the lines of the McDonald’s All America Game or the Jordan Brand Classic. As opposed to those events, which match teams based on geography, the Hoop Summit matches the best players from the United States against some of the top young players from around the…

  3. Florida’s ‘Rowdy Reptiles’ flash mob in first half of win over Missouri (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

    Missouri Tigers v Florida Gators

    There wasn’t much suspense in No. 10 Florida’s 83-52 win over No. 17 Missouri on Saturday afternoon, as Erik Murphy led four players in double figures with 15 points and the Gators served notice that they’re the team to beat in the SEC. But there was some action in the student section, as the Rowdy…

  4. Struggles on both ends doom Washington in home loss to Utah

    Jan 20, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Jason Washburn, Abdul Gaddy

    In opening Pac-12 play 4-0 the Washington Huskies defended far better than they did during the non-conference portion of their schedule. In conference games entering their home tilt against Utah the Huskies ranked second in the conference in field goal percentage defense, limiting teams to 37.4% shooting from the field. For a program that’s had…

  5. While you were asleep records fell in Honolulu as UC Davis beat Hawaii 93-82

    Jan 20, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT


    Saturday more than lived up to the hype for college basketball, as the day featured a number of close finishes and a buzzer-beater at Hinkle Fieldhouse that left many searching for the proper words to describe what they witnessed. But whether you continued to discuss No. 13 Butler’s dramatic win over No. 8 Gonzaga or…

  6. No. 2 Indiana survives Northwestern, but bench play is still a concern

    Jan 20, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

    Will Sheehey

    When talk begins about how the Big Ten is the nation’s toughest conference, Northwestern doesn’t typically come up. Sunday afternoon, though, the Wildcats were very much so in the conversation, giving Indiana a road test before ultimately falling to the Hoosiers, 67-59, in Evanston, Ill. Indiana had little trouble with the Wildcats in the first…

  7. Quick Hits: Missouri, Ohio State, and more from Saturday’s action

    Jan 20, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT


    There was a lot of college basketball action on Saturday. Let’s take a look at some overlooked observations from the deep slate: Missouri misses Michael Dixon…badly Of the ten players who got minutes in Missouri’s big loss to Florida, nine of them did not see the floor in a Tigers uniform last season. That means…

  8. Michael Carter-Williams giveth and taketh away

    Jan 20, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Louisville

    Plenty of praise will be heaped on Syracuse’s non-traditional point guard Michael Carter-Williams after the way he played down the stretch against Louisville on Saturday afternoon. In just his fourth true road game as a collegian (we’ll go ahead and discount his freshman season that consisted of garbage time), the 6-foot-6 MCW scored 11 of…

  9. Columbia opens Ivy League play with win over Cornell

    Jan 20, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT


    Four players scored in double figures, led by 18 points from center Mark Cisco, as Columbia beat Cornell to open its Ivy League schedule. Check out highlights from the NBC Sports Network below: Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  10. VIDEO: George Mason outlasts Hofstra in CAA matchup

    Jan 20, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Paul Hewitt

    Sherrod Wright scored 21 points and Jonathan Arledge added eight points and seven rebounds as George Mason held off Hofstra to improve to 11-7 overall and 4-2 in the CAA. Check out highlights below from the NBC Sports Network: Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  11. Butler guard Rotnei Clarke reportedly aiming for return from injury Jan. 26 vs. Temple

    Jan 20, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Rotnei Clarke

    Butler guard Rotnei Clarke, who injured his neck when he crashed into the base support of the backboard Jan. 12 against Dayton, is looking to return to the Bulldog lineup Jan. 26 against Temple, Jeff Goodman of is reporting. Clarke is Butler’s leading scorer, averaging 16.3 points per game. Without Clarke in the lineup,…

  12. Pregame Shootaround 1.20.13: Indiana, NC State only Top 25 teams in action Sunday

    Jan 20, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Victor Oladipo

    Game of the Day: No. 2 Indiana vs. Northwestern (1:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network) Indiana suffered a tough conference loss to Wisconsin, when the Badgers came into Assembly Hall and held the Hoosiers to 37 percent shooting. Cody Zeller excelled with 23 points, but the rest of the team struggled to find its rhythm…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Butler tackles Gonzaga in nip-tuck Bulldog Battle

    Jan 19, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Butler

    We had an internal argument conversation about whether we should pick one game of the night each night, or leave room for the notion that more than one game might be equal to the honor. My position was that – as with evil rings of power and immortal swordsmen – there can be only one.…

  14. Iowa beats Wisconsin, honoring Chris Street’s 20th anniversary

    Jan 19, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Jerry Storm

    The story coming out of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday evening had nothing to do with the basketball game being played on the floor and everything to do with honoring No. 40. Twenty years ago Saturday, Chris Street was killed when a snow-plow struck the car that he was driving. If you don’t know the story,…

  15. Ram tough: Colorado State downs UNLV 66-61 (VIDEO)

    Jan 19, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

    Adams St Colorado St Basketball

    If you told me I could only cover one conference for the remainder of the season, I’d pick the Mountain West, and I’ll tell you why. Top-to-bottom, right now, it’s the most competitive league in the nation. Any team can beat any other on any given day, and it’s not because the league is weak,…

  16. No. 11 Ohio State loses at No. 18 Michigan State when Scott’s shot falls short

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

    Ohio State v Purdue

    Live by the three, die by the three. Preseason All-American DeShaun Thomas played all 40 minutes of a 59-56 Ohio State loss, and thank goodness for his team that he did. Thomas was the only Buckeye in double figures, scoring 28 points on 50% shooting from the floor. Despite his 6’7″, 225-lb. frame, Thomas shot…

  17. FSU’s Shannon injures neck vs. UVA, taken off court on backboard

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

    Florida St Shannon Hurt Virginia Basketball

    Scary news out of Charlottesville tonight. UVA won 56-36, but fans, coaches and players were far more concerned with an injury that occurred with 3:59 left to play. Terrence Shannon, a junior forward for Florida State, was taken off the court on a backboard after colliding with Virginia’s Evan Nolte. Shannon injured his neck on…

  18. Mark Lyons wins point guard showdown in Arizona victory over Arizona State

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    Mark Lyons

    Mark Lyons scored 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting to lead No. 7 Arizona past Arizona State, 71-54, at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday. Arizona-Arizona State was hyped for much of the week, due in large part to the backcourt matchup of Lyons and point guard Jahii Carson for Arizona State. It had…

  19. No. 21 Oregon moves into first in the Pac-12 with win at No. 24 UCLA

    Jan 19, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

    Tony Woods, Travis Wear

    It’s time for us to start taking Oregon seriously. That much is obvious now that the Ducks have handed both Arizona and UCLA their only losses in the Pac-12 this season. On Saturday, Dana Altman’s team went into Pauley Pavilion and knocked off the Bruins 76-67 behind 18 points from Tony Woods and 12 points…