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  1. No. 15 Wichita State loses second straight conference game, falls to Northern Iowa

    Feb 2, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Northern Iowa Wichita State

    The Missouri Valley has not been kind to No. 15 Wichita State this week. Four days after falling to a pesky Indiana State team, the Shockers lost on the road to unranked Northern Iowa, 57-52, Saturday at McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Carl Hall was the lone bright spot for Wichita State Saturday, going…

  2. Oklahoma State upsets No. 2 Kansas 85-80

    Feb 2, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

    Phil Forte

    Markel Brown scored 22 of his 28 points in the first half, and Marcus Smart added 25 points, nine boards and five steals, taking the game over in crunch time, as Oklahoma State upset No. 2 Kansas 85-80. The Cowboys had a 14 point lead early in the first half, but the Jayhawks slowly but…

  3. No. 14 Miami outlasts No. 19 NC State with a tip-in at the buzzer

    Feb 2, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Miami v North Carolina State

    Reggie Johnson tipped-in a missed runner from Shane Larkin with 0.8 seconds left to give No. 14 Miami a 78-77 win over No. 19 NC State in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon. Johnson finished with 15 points and eight boards as five Hurricanes played their way into double-figures, led by 18 points from Durand Scott. NC…

  4. VIDEO: St. Louis stays atop A-10 with rout of Dayton

    Feb 2, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    Matt Derenbecker

    Arch Madness officially refers to the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, held annually in St. Louis. But a little bit of the magic seems to have rubbed off on St. Louis, the team, even though they play in the Atlantic 10 and are usually on the East Coast come March. The Billikens followed up their upset…

  5. Air Force moves into 2nd place in MWC by beating No. 22 San Diego State

    Feb 2, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    Michael Lyons

    Michael Lyons finished with 20 points, five boards and four assists and Todd Fletcher chipped in with 13 points and five assists as Air Force held serve on their home floor, knocking off No. 22 San Diego State 70-67. The win was just the third time in 81 tries that Air Force has beaten a…

  6. Late Afternoon Snacks: When two halves just aren’t enough

    Feb 2, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    Virginia Tech North Carolina Basketball

    Game of the Day North Carolina 72, Virginia Tech 60 (OT): Earlier this week, I hinted that perhaps Virginia Tech could win a few more games if Erick Green got more help from his friends. Maybe not. Four Tech players were in double figures, and Green (16 points) contributed his second-lowest point total of the…

  7. No. 5 Duke blasts Florida State in Tallahassee

    Feb 2, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Duke v Florida State

    The Duke Blue Devils moved to 6-2 in the ACC despite a lackluster showing from Marshall Plumlee, downing Florida State 79 to 60 in Tallahassee.The Blue Devils have lost to the Seminoles in each of the past two seasons, so this year’s win was likely a bit of a relief. Both teams were playing without…

  8. Pitt shares the ball in 65-55 upset of No. 6 Syracuse

    Feb 2, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    Adams Grant

    No big-time scorer? No problem for the Pitt Panthers. Tray Woodall became the first and only player to reach double figures for Pitt with just :39 left in a convincing 65-55 home upset of No. 6 Syracuse, and that was OK. Pitt played a team game against the star-laden Orange, getting 31 points from a…

  9. Report: Sun Belt may raid SoCon to add two new members

    Feb 2, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT


    At this point, any realignment scenario being bandied about for any league seems plausible. None of the rumors and conjecture have the paper trail discovered by AppStateNation, however. The blog, dedicated to coverage of the Appalachian State Mountaineers, used an official Freedom of Information Act request to uncover potential realignment plans that involve the Sun…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Ivy League, Horizon take center stage

    Feb 2, 2013, 12:46 AM EDT

    Ray McCallum,Ray McCallum Jr.

    Game of the Day Harvard 67, Yale 64 The Crimson held a double-digit lead going into the second half. The Bulldogs were able to climb back into the game and with under 30 seconds made it a one-possession game. The first half deficit was too much for Yale, as Harvard connected on the final four…

  11. Top-10 recruit Aaron Gordon adds Oregon to his list of four

    Feb 1, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty/San Jose, Calif.) is one of three top-1o recruits who are still on the board. While some players are trimming their list of options for next year, the 6-foot-8 Gordon has actually added to his recruitment. Friday night, according to a tweet from Eric Bossi of, Gordon added Oregon to his…

  12. Jordan Morgan might play against Indiana on Saturday

    Feb 1, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

    Michigan Illinois Basketball

    When Jordan Morgan went down with what looked a serious ankle injury in Sunday’s 74-60 win over Illinois. Although it looked a lot worse than it turned out to be. No break, only a sprain for the Michigan junior. After missing the win against Northwestern, the 6-foot-8 forward could be available for Saturday’s marquee matchup…

  13. Wayne Blackshear will play Sunday against Marquette

    Feb 1, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino, Wayne Blackshear, Peyton Siva

    Louisville snapped a three-game losing skip with a 64-61 win against Pittsburgh on Monday. While the Cardinals are getting back on track since a forgettable week, Pitino’s club got some more good news days before a top-25 matchup. Pitino announced that sophomore forward Wayne Blackshear would be ready to Sunday’s game against No. 25 Marquette,…

  14. Bob Knight on the Fab Five: ‘They never won anything’

    Feb 1, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT


    With a top-3 matchup headlining Saturday’s games, legendary Indiana head coach Bob Knight took a shot at top-ranked Michigan. Well, not this year’s team … he went back 20 years. Michigan’s Fab Five is one of the most famous teams in college basketball history, and until this week, the 1992-1993 edition of the Fab Five…

  15. Report: ACC looking at New York for conference tournaments

    Feb 1, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

    John Swofford

    The ACC is returning to the Greensboro Coliseum this March, the first of three straight years, to hold its conference tournament. After that, the ever-expanding ACC is looking to take its annual tournament elsewhere. Friday afternoon, Brett McMurphy of ESPN reported that the ACC is interested in holding its conference championship tournament in New York’s…

  16. North Carolina guard Leslie McDonald expected to return Saturday against Virginia Tech

    Feb 1, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    names of players in photo

    With North Carolina likely being without the services of P.J. Hairston, who has yet to practice since suffering a concussion during Tuesday’s win at Boston College, when they take on Virginia Tech Saturday the Tar Heels were in need of a personnel boost. And that’s what they’ve received, as the school announced via the basketball…

  17. Southern to rename court in honor of Avery Johnson Saturday afternoon

    Feb 1, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    Avery Johnson

    Southern University will honor one of the program’s greatest players on Saturday, renaming the F.G. Clark Activity Center court in honor of Avery Johnson during a ceremony at halftime of their game against Grambling State. Johnson, most recently head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, played two seasons at the SWAC school and won conference Player…

  18. Pregame Shootaround 2.1.13: The return of Ivy League Friday nights

    Feb 1, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    Game of the Night: Rider at Fairfield (7:00 p.m.) With the bottom four teams in the MAAC standings at season’s end having to play in the first round of the conference tournament, tonight’s home game is very important for the 4-6 Stags. The host a Rider squad that had won five straight league games before…

  19. N.C. State point guard Lorenzo Brown ‘unlikely’ to play Saturday against No. 14 Miami

    Feb 1, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    North Carolina v North Carolina State

    In the first half of No. 19 N.C. State’s 58-55 loss at Virginia Wednesday night, junior point guard Lorenzo Brown went down with a sprained left ankle and did not return. And it looks as if the Wolfpack will be without his services on Saturday when they host No. 14 Miami Saturday afternoon, as head…

  20. Bucknell’s Mike Muscala deserved spot on Oscar Robertson Award watch list

    Feb 1, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Bucknell v Purdue

    Yesterday the United States Basketball Writers Association released its midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Award, and at first glance there didn’t seem to be any issues in regards to a deserving player being omitted. But there was one: Bucknell forward/senior center Mike Muscala. The Roseville, Minnesota native hasn’t disappointed and neither have the…