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  1. N.C. State upends Notre Dame in South Bend

    Jan 8, 2014, 1:07 AM EDT

    Eric Atkins,Tyler Lewis

    Remember all that goodwill that Notre Dame curried when they were able to knock off then-No. 7 Duke in South Bend? Remember how we were all like, ‘Hey, maybe we need to take the Irish seriously without Jerian Grant’? Well, it may still end up being true, but Tuesday night’s performance isn’t promising. The Irish…

  2. Doug McDermott, Grant Gibbs both injured in Creighton’s win over DePaul

    Jan 8, 2014, 12:53 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Creighton defeated DePaul 81-62 on the road on Tuesday night. But it may have come at a cost. Doug McDermott scored a team-high 19 points with five rebounds and four assists.In the first half he injured his left shoulder, though he continued to play. He will have an MRI where the team believes it will…

  3. Breslin Center ‘Yes!’ chant is pretty awesome (VIDEO)

    Jan 8, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

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    This video doesn’t need an explanation as to why it’s awesome. It’s the epitome of what makes college sports great, and I’d be perfectly happy just leaving it at that. I’ll give you an explanation anyway, because it’s interesting enough. The guy leading that ‘Yes!’ chant? It’s Travis Jackson, the center on the football team. He…

  4. Late Night Snacks: Michigan State wins in overtime, DeAndre Kane shines

    Jan 8, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

    Gary Harris

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 5 Michigan State 72, No. 5 Ohio State 68 OT The Spartans led by as many as 17 in the second half, but the Buckeyes ended regulation on a 20-3 run. In overtime Kenny Kaminski and Adreian Payne hit back-to-back Michigan State threes to go up four. With under two…

  5. The comeback was thrilling, but Ohio State’s offense remains concerning

    Jan 8, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

    Ohio State v Michigan State

    Plenty of people had questions about No. 3 Ohio State entering their game with No. 5 Michigan State at the Breslin Center on Tuesday night. Can a team with such issues on the offensive end of the floor really be the third-best team in the country? Does winning at sputtering Marquette, or beating a depleted…

  6. Michigan State blows double-digit lead, prevails in overtime over Ohio State

    Jan 7, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

    Keith Appling

    Michigan State and Ohio State sure know how to make us forget about college football. The two clashed in an epic overtime Big Ten battle, as the No. 5 Michigan State blew a double-digit second half lead, but left the Breslin Center with a 72-68 overtime win over No. 3 Ohio State on Tuesday night…

  7. Baylor plagued by 19 turnovers in an 87-72 loss to Iowa State

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

    Gary Franklin

    Baylor began Tuesday night’s Big 12 showdown with Iowa State on a 9-2 run. Luckily for the Bears four of the players in white were off to a slow start. Unfortunately, the only Cyclone who had it going offensively was DeAndre Kane, and the senior transfer put in an All American caliber performance as No.…

  8. After beating No. 7 Baylor, just how good is No. 9 Iowa State?

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    I listed Deandre Kane No. 3 in my Player of the Year Power Rankings earlier today, which turned out to be really convenient timing as Kane put on a show on Tuesday night. The Iowa State point guard went for 30 points, nine assists, eight boards and five steals while shooting 11-for-18 from the floor…

  9. Assigned Reading: The reading levels for college football and basketball players

    Jan 7, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

    Final FOur

    College sports is a big money business, which along with loads of cash is its share of criticism and concerns. A concern CNN looked into was the reading levels for college football and college basketball players by reaching out to public universities. Thirty-seven institutions were contacted, with 21 responding with data. On Tuesday, CNN corrospondent…

  10. Ex-Providence Friar Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon

    Jan 7, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

    @cantguard1

    Oregon head coach Dana Altman has benefited from transfer students, look no further than Mike Moser (UNLV) Joseph Young (Houston) and Jason Calliste (Detroit) helping the Ducks get off to a 13-1 start. Altman hopes that continues with the addition of former Providence forward Brandon Austin, who decided to head to Eugene on Tuesday night…

  11. Grinnell sets another NCAA record with Patrick Maher recording 37 assists in one game

    Jan 7, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

    Grinnell Athletic Department

    Grinnell College men’s basketball team set another NCAA record on Monday night. And no, it has nothing to do with Jack Taylor. You remember Taylor though? He scored an NCAA record 138 points in a game last season. Then 71 points to open this season. He followed that with 109 points in the next game.…

  12. Former Notre Dame forward Cam Biedscheid transfers to Missouri

    Jan 7, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    Cam Biedscheid was accepted into Missouri on Tuesday afternoon, making the former Notre Dame forward a Tiger. Our Rob Dauster had tweeted that he had heard Biedscheid’s had committed to Mizzou on Tuesday afternoon. Less than an hour later, Evan Daniels of Scout got Biedscheid on the phone, who confirmed the news himself. “It’s just a…

  13. UTEP dismisses McKenzie Moore, Jalen Ragland, Justin Crosgile for gambling

    Jan 7, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

    Tim Floyd

    On Tuesday afternoon UTEP held a press conference regarding the FBI’s investigation involving several members of the university’s basketball program. From that press conference it was announced that leading scorer McKenzie Moore, fellow junior Jalen Ragland and graduate student Justin Crosgile had been dismissed from the team after school administration had determined that the three…

  14. 7-foot-2 Chier Ajou to transfer out of Northwestern

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Northwestern’s biggest player has decided to transfer. Chier Ajou, a 7-foot-2 native of South Sudan and a cousin of Luol Deng, notified the Northwestern staff of his intention to leave.  “Chier informed us that he would like to seek another institution to continue his educational and playing opportunities,” Collins said in a statement. “We wish…

  15. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Two top ten battles highlight a very good slate

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Aaron Craft, Todd Mayo

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 3 Ohio State at No. 5 Michigan State, 9:00 p.m. Well, didn’t we get lucky. In the first day of the year without college football, we get a top five matchup between two football powerhouses. For my money, Michigan State is the best team in the Big Ten right now…

  16. Cold costs Michigan State students chance to lineup for Ohio State game

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

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    I hope you weren’t planning on standing in line to get good seats in the Izzone for tonight’s game between Ohio State and Michigan State. If you were, the Spartans probably just did you a favor. According to Kevin Pauga, Michigan State’s Director of Basketball Operations, it’s currently -6 degrees in East Lansing. The wind…

  17. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  18. Fran McCaffery gets his punishment from the Big Ten for Sunday’s ejection

    Jan 7, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

    Fran McCaffery

    As if losing a game at No. 4 Wisconsin wasn’t enough, the Big Ten handed down their punishment for Fran McCaffery’s ejection on Sunday night. The Iowa head coach will be suspended for one game and receive a public reprimand from the conference. The school received a $10,000 fine as well. If you missed it,…

  19. Report: Suspended Jerome Hairston leaves Towson

    Jan 7, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

    (Towson Media Relations)

    Towson and point guard Jerome Hairston have officially parted ways, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-3 sophomore was a member of the CAA all-rookie team after averaging 9.9 points as a freshman, but he was suspended back in late-November for the dreaded violation of team rules. “We have suspended Jerome for…

  20. Film Study: How San Diego State stopped Kansas in the post

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

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    Kansas put together one of their worst offensive performances in recent memory on Sunday evening in Phog Allen Fieldhouse. They shot a whopping 29.8% from the floor, hitting just 4-of-16 from beyond the arc while needing a late flurry just to make it look that respectable. In recent games, Kansas has become a team that…