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  1. Bubble Banter: Who hurt their tournament chances?

    Feb 27, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    WEDNESDAY’S BUBBLE LOSERS Arkansas: The Razorbacks are done. Wins over Florida and Missouri put them back into the bubble conversation, but an easy way to drop back out is to lose yet another road game in league play. On Wednesday, the loss came against LSU. Arizona State: The Sun Devils missed out on a great…

  2. Bubble Banter: Who helped their tournament chances?

    Feb 27, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    UAB v Creighton

    WEDNESDAY’S BUBBLE WINNERS Creighton: The Bluejays desperately needed to pick up a win on the road against Bradley, and they did just that, smacking the Braves by a score of 80-62. Doug McDermott, who has struggled of late, went for 32 points and 11 boards. The Bluejays had come in losing six of their last…

  3. Otto Porter delivers again in 2OT win over UConn (VIDEO)

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

    Georgetown Otto Porter

    Georgetown trailed Connecticut by seven points in double overtime, 78-71, with 2:03 to play and had scored only one field goal in the past 5:35 of game time. But with a player like Otto Porter, a seven-point lead with two minutes remaining is not always safe. Porter was at the center of Georgetown’s final three…

  4. Akron takes control of the MAC with thrilling, OT win over Ohio

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT

    Akron Zeke Marshall

    In what may end up going down as the best game that no one saw this season — it did happen to coincide with the thrilling, 79-78 Georgetown win over UConn, which is a clear example of why college basketball is so irrevocably broken — Akron somehow managed to outlast Ohio in overtime, 88-81, to…

  5. No. 4 Michigan upset by Penn State, how worrisome is their defense?

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

    Jermaine Marshall, Mitch McGary

    The good folks down in Lawrence, KS, can probably count themselves Penn State fans after Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions erased a 15 point second half deficit to knock off No. 4 Michigan 84-78 as the Wolverines took over sole possession of first place in the “worst loss of the season” standings. I’m not talking…

  6. Fairleigh Dickinson will reportedly fire coach Greg Vetrone at end of season

    Feb 27, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    Greg Vetrone

    Fairleigh Dickinson will part ways with head coach Greg Vetrone at the conclusion of the season, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein is reporting. Vetrone is in his third season with the team after taking over as the interim coach during the 2009-10 season. He has amassed a record of 15-72 in his three seasons at FDU,…

  7. Will Scott Martin return to the Notre Dame lineup this season?

    Feb 27, 2013, 5:58 PM EDT

    Scott Martin

    While Scott Martin has sat on the bench trying to recover from lingering injuries the past nine games, his Notre Dame teammates have helped the Irish to a 22-6 overall record and 10-5 in conference play. But there remains no timetable for a return for the sixth-year senior, according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. “It…

  8. Maryland guard Seth Allen was almost forced to quit basketball after bike crash

    Feb 27, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Seth Allen

    Maryland freshman Seth Allen scored 16 points in the Terrapins’ 83-81 upset of No. 2 Duke on Feb. 16. Looking back, though, that game very well could have never happened for the Virginia native. Allen, who is averaging 7.6 points and 2.4 assists per game in his first season in College Park, was involved in…

  9. Pregame Shootaround 2.27.13: Georgetown visits UConn, SDSU-UNM face-off

    Feb 27, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    Game of the Night: San Diego State at No. 14 New Mexico (10:15 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network) New Mexico has taken a two game lead over Colorado State in the Mountain West, all but guaranteeing their MWC regular season title. They are coming off of one of the more impressive victories of the season,…

  10. Updates on Montana’s two injured stars

    Feb 27, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    Montana at Portland State basketball

    The most undertold storyline of this season is the injury bug: there are so many team across the country that are sitting back and waiting to see if they will get key players back — and fully healthy — by the time the tournament rolls around. Duke. Florida. Oregon. Notre Dame. Lehigh. It’s an epidemic.…

  11. Dominic Artis will be back Thursday, play limited minutes

    Feb 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

    Dominic Artis

    For the first couple of months of the season, Oregon looked like the best team in the Pac-12 and, potentially, one of the best teams in the country. They were 17-2 on the season and held wins over both UCLA and Arizona in league play while also knocking off UNLV in Vegas. But then starting…

  12. You’re a racing fan? Well, we’ve got a present for you

    Feb 27, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    55th Daytona 500

    We’ve got a new member of the SportsTalk family to introduce to you: MotorSportsTalk! You can read more about it here and you can follow it on twitter here, but the basic gist is this: anything and everything that you will want and need to know racing — F1, Indycar, Nascar, MarioKart* — will be…

  13. Naismith Award releases their top 30 list

    Feb 27, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    The Atlanta Tip-Off Club has released their list of the top 30 candidates for the Naismith Award. Three teams have two players nominated: Indiana (Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo), Kansas (Ben McLemore, Jeff Withey) and Duke (Seth Curry, Mason Plumlee). Here are the top 30: There are no blatant snubs here. Remember, this list is for…

  14. VIDEO: Firsthand view of a court-storm

    Feb 27, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    Minnesota Fans

    Never stormed the floor after a big win for your alma mater? Thanks to one helpful Minnesota fan last night, you can now experience what it feels like: Kudos to the kid that shot this video for holding his phone sideways. You’re a pioneer, good sir. And kudos to this “senior” who stormed the Barn…

  15. Teams sponsored by adidas to get sleeved jerseys for March

    Feb 27, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    url

    According to a report from the Sporting News, adidas will be decking out some of the teams that they sponsor is new, short-sleeved jerseys during the NCAA tournament. Adidas would not specify which schools would be wearing the new jerseys, but they did confirm that some would look like the new jerseys that the apparel…

  16. Ryans Evans and the jump shot free throw

    Feb 27, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

    Ryan Evans, Jordan Tyrance, Dylan Talley

    Ryan Evans has spent the entire season battling a brutal case of the ‘yips’. Evans, a career 71.1% shooter from the charity stripe that shot 81.1% from the line in Big Ten play last season, is banging home just 41.4% of his free throws this season, and it’s gotten to the point that he is…

  17. Coach K to step away from Team USA

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski

    Mike Krzyzewski got USA basketball back where it needed to be: on top of the world. The Duke head coach lost in the semifinals of his first tournament as the coach of our red, white and blue hoops team — against Greece in the 2006 FIBA World Championships — but that would end up being…

  18. VIDEO: Georgetown is the hottest team in the country

    Feb 27, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

    Otto Porter JTIII

    You want to hear an incredible stat? Over the last seven seasons, there have only been four programs that have been ranked in the top ten each year: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas … and Georgetown. The Hoyas achieved that rank this week, after knocking off Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. The Hoyas are peaking at…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Feb 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Jordan broom

    Indiana and Florida lost on the road last night. Minnesota and Tennessee both picture up resume-boosting wins. Wednesday features a bevy of games with serious tournament implications. It might be Hump Day, but we have a lot to get to and a lot to look forward to. Let’s hit the links. Wednesday’s Top games: 6:30…

  20. Rutgers women’s coach C. Vivian Stringer wins 900th career game

    Feb 27, 2013, 2:05 AM EDT

    C. Vivian Stringer

    C. Vivian Stringer, for 42 years and counting a head basketball coach, reached the exclusive 900-win club Tuesday when her Rutgers team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 68-56 victory over South Florida in Piscataway, N.J. According to the Associated Press, Stringer held back tears as she became just the seventh coach to join…