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  1. Kevin O’Neill out at USC, Bob Cantu named interim coach

    Jan 14, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT


    USC head coach Kevin O’Neill has been fired by the school, the school announced in a release on Monday morning. Longtime assistant Bon Cantu has been named the interim head coach. “I would like to thank Kevin O’Neill for his four years of service to USC,” said USC athletic director Pat Haden in a statement. “He took over…

  2. Boise State get three suspended players back for New Mexico

    Jan 14, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    Derrick Marks, Gregory Echenique

    Boise State will nearly be back to full strength on Wednesday when they host New Mexico. Last week, when the Broncos traveled to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys, they did it without four players, including their top two reserves and leading scorer Derrick Marks. The Broncos still managed to win that game, however, and…

  3. The NC State court-stormer’s video, not better than ‘Braveheart’? (VIDEO)

    Jan 14, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    North Carolina State University's C.J. Leslie hugs former North Carolina State player David Thompson after North Carolina State upset Duke University in their NCAA basketball game in Raleigh

    By now, you’ve surely seen the video of the kid in a wheelchair storming the floor after NC State beat Duke on Saturday afternoon. If you haven’t, here it is. Nicole Auerbach of USA Today caught up with Will Privette afterwords, and his story is pretty incredible. CJ Leslie — you know, NBA prospect CJ…

  4. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Jan 14, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Chase Tapley

    Chase Tapley, closer: Jamaal Franklin is the most talented player on San Diego State, and I don’t really think that’s up for discussion. He’s lanky and athletic, a terrific rebounder at 6-foot-5 and one of the most exciting — and confounding — scorers in the country. He’s like Russ Smith that rebounds the ball; you…

  5. College Hoops Team of the Week: Ohio State Buckeyes

    Jan 14, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Michigan v Ohio State

    Team of the Week: Ohio State The Buckeyes certainly weren’t concerned with the number of people questioning whether or not they deserved to be mentioned as a contender in the Big Ten, and they did just about all that they could to prove to the country that they deserve to be mentioned alongside Indiana, Michigan and…

  6. College Hoops Player of the Week: Elston Turner, Texas A&M

    Jan 14, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Elston Turner, Willie Cauley-Stein

    Player of the Week: Elston Turner, Texas A&M Is this even really a conversation? On Saturday afternoon, Turner went into Rupp Arena and put on one of the most impressive performances that we’ve seen this season: 40 points. 14-19 shooting. 6-10 threes. Six boards, four assists and not a single turnover. More importantly, he led…

  7. The Morning Mix

    Jan 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    seth curry

    As is the case every Monday, The Morning Mix is here to get you caught up to speed on everything that took place this weekend in the college hoops world. In case you spent your weekend under a rock, there are no more undefeated teams in the country. On the flip side, Grambling and Maryland-Eastern…

  8. Morehead State coach Sean Woods hospitalized on Sunday

    Jan 13, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Morehead State v LIU Brooklyn

    On Sunday afternoon, Morehead State head coach Sean Woods was admitted to the hospital. The report from WKYT: Officials with Morehead State University say the school’s basketball coach and former UK player, Sean Woods, was admitted to the hospital after he said he was feeling dizzy and was taken as a precaution. We’re told it…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Oregon holds off Arizona State in battle of Pac-12 undefeateds

    Jan 13, 2013, 11:46 PM EDT

    Carlos Emory, Carrick Felix

    Game of the Day: Oregon 68, Arizona State 65  When the season began who expected tonight’s meeting between the Ducks and Sun Devils to be a matchup of teams still undefeated in conference play? Not sure if even the most passionate of fans of the two teams would have envisioned such a scenario but that’s…

  10. Should Maryland be concerned about its NCAA tournament resume?

    Jan 13, 2013, 10:53 PM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    With a record of 13-2 and their best win (from an RPI standpoint) coming at the expense of Stony Brook, the Maryland Terrapins entered Sunday night’s game at Miami in need of the win not only to move to 2-1 in the ACC but also bolster their resume. What ensued was a game that was…

  11. Report: Former Michigan State guard Brandan Kearney transferring to Arizona State

    Jan 13, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Loyola Michigan St Basketball

    Former Michigan State guard Brandan Kearney decided to transfer from the Big Ten school last month due primarily to his desire for a larger role on the offensive end of the floor. Apparently he’s found that fit. According to multiple reports the Detroit native will transfer to Arizona State, where he will be eligible to…

  12. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery ducks flying shoe in win over Northwestern (VIDEO)

    Jan 13, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

    Iowa  v Michigan

    Entering Sunday’s game at Northwestern with an 0-3 Big Ten record it was rather evident that the Iowa Hawkeyes needed a victory. And win they did, as Devyn Marble made his return to the lineup after missing the loss to Michigan State with an ankle injury and Aaron White scored 17 points to lead Iowa…

  13. Turnovers prove costly for No. 23 Wichita State in 71-67 loss at Evansville

    Jan 13, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT

    Colt Ryan,  Demetric Williams,

    In six days No. 23 Wichita State hosts No. 13 Creighton in a matchup of the two teams many believe to be the best in the Missouri Valley Conference. Unfortunately for the Shockers, Evansville (11-6, 4-1 MVC) took full advantage of 22 Shocker turnovers in pulling off the 71-67 upset. The loss spoils the possibility…

  14. VIDEO: Delaware now 3-0 in the CAA thanks to Devon Saddler’s buzzer-beater

    Jan 13, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    NIT Season Tip-Off

    Delaware had a rough start to their 2012-2013 campaign. After knocking off Virginia to advance to the quarterfinals of the Preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden, the Blue Hens collapsed. They lost a nail-biter to Kansas State and then got drubbed by Pitt in the consolation game. That led to a stretch where Monte’ Ross’s…

  15. Still no timetable for Butler guard Rotnei Clarke’s return

    Jan 13, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Will Sheehey, Rotnei Clarke

    When Butler senior guard Rotnei Clarke fell into the basket stanchion in the first half of the Bulldogs’ 79-73 win at Dayton on Saturday afternoon the worst was feared for the sharpshooter. With the team unable to give a concrete timetable in regards to when Clarke would be able to return to the floor the…

  16. Who will be new No. 1 in the college basketball polls on Monday?

    Jan 13, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    With four undefeated teams teams losing for the first time this week (Duke, Wyoming, Arizona, Michigan), there will be some shuffling at the top of the polls when they are released Monday. Who will be the new No. 1? We take a look at the top contenders and some longshots below: Louisville? Rick Pitino’s Cardinals,…

  17. Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State give No. 2 Michigan first loss of season in Big Ten thriller

    Jan 13, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    When Trey Burke stepped up and hit a three-pointer on Michigan’s opening possession Sunday against Ohio State, it looked like the Wolverines were on the right track. Score early, score often, and get a win on the road. But things quickly went down hill from there. No. 15 Ohio State ripped off a furious 16-0…

  18. Bryce Cotton, Providence dominate Seton Hall on boards to get road win

    Jan 13, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    Providence won’t get many big opportunities to secure a Big East win on the road this season. They got one Sunday against Seton Hall and they capitalized. Bryce Cotton scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Providence cruised past Seton Hall, 67-55, at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Friars were dominant on…

  19. Kwame Vaughn buzzer beater lifts Cal State Fullerton over UC Riverside [Video]

    Jan 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kwame Vaughn

    Cal State Fullerton senior Kwame Vaughn was just 2-of-11 from the floor Saturday against UC Riverside, but one of those two shots won his team the game. With under 10 seconds remaining, Vaughn took control near mid-court, dribbled down the left side of the lane, stepped back, and hit a fallaway jumper at the buzzer…

  20. Pregame Shootaround 1.13.13: Trey Burke, Aaron Craft highlight major Big Ten showdown

    Jan 13, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    Game of the Day: No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Ohio State (1:30 p.m. ET, CBS) With Duke’s loss yesterday to NC State, Michigan will become the nation’s No. 1 team if it can get out of Columbus with a tough road victory. But, despite being ranked No. 2 in the country, Michigan is the…