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  1. Jeff Elorriaga out with concussion for Boise State Saturday vs. Air Force

    Jan 19, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

    Jeff Elorriaga

    Boise State guard Jeff Elorriaga will not play Saturday against Air Force after suffering a concussion in his team’s Jan. 16 loss to New Mexico, the Idaho Statesman is reporting. Elorriaga did not make the trip to Colorado Springs with the team for Saturday’s game. On the season, he is averaging 11.9 points and 3.5 rebounds…

  2. Reggie Bullock’s hot first half lifts North Carolina to big win over Maryland

    Jan 19, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

    Reggie Bullock

    If you were looking for the Maryland team that beat No. 14 NC State Wednesday, it did not show up in Chapel Hill for much of its matchup with North Carolina on Saturday. Maryland turned the ball over 22 times and trailed by as many as 23 points on its way to a 62-52 loss…

  3. Shabazz Napier will play Saturday vs. Pittsburgh after shoulder injury

    Jan 19, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier will play Saturday against Pittsburgh, five days after injuring his shoulder versus Louisville, the school announced via Twitter. Napier was listed as a “gametime decision” after being injured on a drive to the basket early in Monday’s loss to the Cardinals and made the trip to Pittsburgh with the team, as…

  4. Pregame Shootaround 1.19.13: Louisville-Syracuse highlights loaded Saturday slate

    Jan 19, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    Game of the Day: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 6 Syracuse (4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) It all begins at the point guard spot for these two teams. Peyton Siva and Michael Carter-Williams both change the complexions of their team’s respective offense when they are on the floor. Siva is the backcourt complement to the emerging…

  5. Tennessee to raise banner in Pat Summitt’s honor before game on January 28

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:49 PM EDT

    Pat Summitt

    The University of Tennessee has decided that it will honor head coach emeritus Pat Summitt, raising a banner at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 28 when the Lady Vols host Notre Dame. Summitt, who won eight national titles and never missed the NCAA tournament in her 31 years as head coach in Knoxville, was diagnosed with…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Lamont Jones, Sean Armand lead Iona past Fairfield

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Tim Cluess, Kevin Cluess, T.J. Cluess

    Game of the Night  Iona 84, Fairfield 75 In a game the Stags needed to maintain contact with the upper portion of the MAAC standings early foul trouble and 15 first-half points from Sean Armand got them in trouble. Despite the efforts of guard Derek Needham (26 points) Fairfield fell short in New Rochelle, with…

  7. Georgia State declares Denny Burguillos and Cameron Solomon academically ineligible

    Jan 18, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Georgia St BYU Basketball

    In their final season in the Colonial Athletic Association the Georgia State Panthers have gone through an up and down season, as they enter this weekend with a 7-11 record (2-3 CAA). Unfortunately for head coach Ron Hunter his bench will be a bit thinner for the remainder of the season, as the school announced…

  8. Maryland attorney general files two motions against Atlantic Coast Conference

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Maryland Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    The moment that the University of Maryland announced its intentions to leave the ACC for the Big Ten in November, those who have anything to do with collegiate athletics had to believe that this would not be a pretty situation. While there has been plenty of movement in recent years the feelings tend to be…

  9. Point guard Xavier Thames questionable for San Diego State’s game at Wyoming

    Jan 18, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    UNLV v San Diego State

    San Diego State junior point guard Xavier Thames has seen his averages drop a little when compared to last season’s numbers, but there’s been a very good reason for that. Thames injured his back in practice three weeks ago and reaggravated the injury a couple days later in the Aztecs’ 72-57 win over Cal State…

  10. Pregame Shootaround 1.18.13: Only three games tonight, big weekend in college hoops

    Jan 18, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

    Pitino Boeheim

    Game of the Day: Stony Brook at Vermont (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU) Stony Brook goes on the road to face Vermont in what should be an interesting game. Stony Brook, the team that lost to UConn and Seton Hall by a combined 10 points, is 4-0 in the American East and will try to stay…

  11. Shaquille O’Neal says players should have to stay three years

    Jan 18, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Shaquille O'Neal

    As part of a 30-minute question-and-answer session, as part of the NCAA convention on Wednesday, Shaquille O’Neal talked with the president of the NCAA, Mark Emmert about a variety of topics. Which included the one-and-done rule. O’Neal spent three years at LSU, before being drafted first overall by the Orlando Magic, going onto win three titles…

  12. Willie Cauley-Stein undergoes “minor knee procedure,” unlikely for Auburn

    Jan 18, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley Stein

    It hasn’t been the ideal season thus far for the defending national champions. It may have gotten a little tougher on Thursday when multiple reports surfaced that Kentucky freshman forward Willie Cauley-Stein aggrevated an existing left knee injury and will likely miss games. Kentucky Sports Radio reported that Stein had a “minor knee procedure” and…

  13. Seton Hall lands 2013 guard Jerron Wilbut

    Jan 18, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

    Kevin Willard

    Seton Hall landed its second guard for the Class of 2013, as Jerron Wilbut, a 6-foot-3 guard in his post graduate year at St. John’s Northwest Military (Wis.) pledged to the Pirates Thursday night. Wilbut announced his decision on his Twitter account around 10:30 p.m. “They’ve been recruiting me for a long time and from…

  14. Tom Izzo didn’t like the scuffle, but did it help Adreian Payne?

    Jan 18, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Adreian Payne

    Wednesday afternoon, news broke that two Michigan State players got into a physical altercation at the Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State campus. Neither Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne started that night due to their actions, but Payne did play a big role in Michigan State’s 81-72 win over Penn State. Payne watched from…

  15. Weekend Preview: Five Storylines

    Jan 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    Marshall Henderson vs. BJ Young: Easily the most entertaining individual matchup this weekend will be when Marshall Henderson and Ole Miss square off with BY Young’s Arkansas team. If you’ve never seen Henderson play, he’s kind of similar to Jimmer in that he’s got no conscience when it comes to shooting, but that comparison only…

  16. Ben McLemore is expected to play on Saturday

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Chattanooga v Kansas

    A sprained right ankle won’t keep Kansas’ leading scorer, Ben McLemore out of Saturday’s game against Texas. In a 61-44 win against Baylor on Monday night, McLemore landed awkwardly, resulting in the freshman guard rolling his ankle. According to the Kansas City Star, McLemore returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out practice on Tuesday…

  17. College Basketball’s Dream Team: The Mid-Season Version

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Over the summer, Raphielle Johnson and I put together a college basketball dream team. But that was before the season started and before we got a chance to see just how good some of the freshmen are and just how much certain players improved — or didn’t improve — during the offseason. With that in…

  18. Laurence Bowers out against Florida

    Jan 18, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Missouri, Phil Pressey, Laurence Bowers

    The MCL sprain, Missouri senior forward, Laurence Bowers suffered on Jan. 8 in a win against Alabama will sideline him for the Tigers game Saturday against No. 10 Florida. According to the Maneater, Missouri head coach Frank Haith said in a Wednesday press conference that he did not expect Bowers to suit up for Saturday.…

  19. Weekend Preview: Arizona better be ready to play against their in-state rival

    Jan 18, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Jahii Carson

    Who’s Getting Upset?: No. 7 Arizona at Arizona State (Sat. 2:30 p.m. FSN) I know. My first instinct would be to laugh too, but at this point you should know that the Sun Devils have a squad out in Tempe this year. Jahii Carson, the nation’s most-underappreciated point guard, is the real deal. He’s as…

  20. Idaho State’s Chris Hansen hits 88-foot shot (VIDEO)

    Jan 18, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

    Chris Hansen

    Idaho State hasn’t had much reason to celebrate this season, however Wednesday night provided a much needed lift to the struggling Bengals. Trailing by 11, seconds before halftime, Idaho State’s Ayibakuro Preh corralled the rebound, giving it off to sophomore guard Chris Hansen, not expecting him to do anything with it. Hansen launched an 88-footer at the…