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  1. VIDEO: Illinois head coach John Groce, players discuss win over No. 1 Indiana

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

    Indiana v Illinois

    There’s no overstating the importance of Illinois’ 74-72 win over No. 1 Indiana on Thursday night, as a team that entered the game having lost eight of its last 11 was on the ropes in regards to getting to the NCAA tournament. But while the win over the Hoosiers, clinched by a Tyler Griffey layup…

  2. Allegations fly regarding chant directed towards N.C. State guard Tyler Lewis

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Tyler Lewis, Tyler Thornton

    In the aftermath of their 98-85 loss at No. 4 Duke on Thursday night N.C. State fans and players were none too pleased, which is to be expected when your team loses a game. But for some the anger stemmed from a chant alleged to be directed at N.C. State freshman point guard Tyler Lewis…

  3. Bill Walton isn’t a fan of UCLA head coach Ben Howland

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    Washington UCLA Basketball

    For those who watch college basketball on a regular basis, last night’s contest between Washington and UCLA simply served as more evidence to the fact that color commentator Bill Walton is not a fan of UCLA head coach Ben Howland. During one exchange between Walton and play-by-play announcer Dave Pasch, as noted by Adam Zagoria…

  4. Weekend Preview: Is this the weekend Michigan State takes control of B1G?

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Keith Appling

    Is this the weekend Michigan State takes control of the Big Ten?: It seems like we make the mistake every season: we forget about the Spartans after a couple of losses to good teams in the non-conference portion of the schedule, only to watch as Tom Izzo leads his team on a courageous run through…

  5. Passing the key factor in Duke’s recent run of offensive success

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

    North Carolina State v Duke

    It’s taken some time, but the Duke Blue Devils have become more comfortable playing without senior forward Ryan Kelly. After struggling from the field in their first three games without Kelly, shooting 37.9% from the field (1-2 record with losses at N.C. State and Miami), Duke has shot 52% or better in each of the…

  6. Weekend Preview: If Kansas doesn’t get their act together, they’ll lose again

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Elijah Johnson

    Who’s Getting Upset?: No. 5 Kansas at Oklahoma (4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) I may have written it 15 times this week, and all of you have probably figured it out by now, but Kansas is having some serious issues on the offensive end of the floor. They don’t have a point guard — Elijah Johnson and…

  7. Weekend Preview: Yet another Big Ten battle, two key Big East games, UNLV’s last chance?

    Feb 8, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Thad Matta

    Game of the Weekend: No. 1 Indiana at No. 10 Ohio State (Sun. 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS) Oh hey, look at that. The best game of the weekend is in the Big Ten. Who saw that coming? Last Saturday, the Hoosiers beat Michigan in a thriller at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, but they turned around and…

  8. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Indiana falls and eight overtime games on Thursday

    Feb 8, 2013, 2:37 AM EDT

    Indiana v Illinois

    Game of the Night: Marist 105, Iona 104 (2OT) On a night that featured eight games that went to overtime this thriller in New Rochelle took the cake. A Chavaughn Lewis 65-footer as time expired in the first overtime tied the game, with Marist winning by a point when Lewis blocked a Sean Armand shot…

  9. VIDEO: Old Dominion beats Drexel without Blaine Taylor for their first CAA win

    Feb 8, 2013, 1:47 AM EDT

    George Mason Old Dominion Basketball

    Playing in their first game without Blaine Taylor running the show, Old Dominion who was previously winless in the CAA, went into to Philly and knocked off Drexel in impressive fashion, 78-66. Highlights:

  10. Nate Wolters makes a statement with 53-point outburst

    Feb 8, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    Wolters Adams

    Nate Wolters is not exactly a national secret, but thanks to a couple of early losses in Summit League play and a disappointing performance in the non-conference, Wolters hasn’t exactly exploded onto the national scene. He’s been good, but no better than last year. He’s buried on a team that doesn’t play on national television…

  11. No. 21 Missouri’s road struggles continue in loss at Texas A&M

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

    Phil Pressey, J'Mychal Reese

    No. 21 Missouri returned to the polls on Monday, but because of their continued problems on the road the Tigers stand a good chance of falling out of the Top 25 next week. A Fabyon Harris three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining gave Texas A&M the 70-68 victory in College Station, dropping Missouri to 0-5 in…

  12. #MAACtion: Marist and Iona combine to score 209 points, 55-foot buzzer-beater included

    Feb 7, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT


    Thursday night was a good night to be invested in college basketball. Nate Wolters scored 53 points in a single game, Belmont suffered their first OVC loss of the season, UCLA’s Larry Drew hit a buzzer-beater to defeat Washington AND Illinois’ Tyler Griffey hit a running lay-up at the buzzer to stun the No.1 Indiana…

  13. Belmont’s comeback falls short at Murray State

    Feb 7, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT

    Murray State v Dayton

    It certainly lived up to the hype. Isaiah Canaan had 26 points and six assists. Ian Clark went for 22 points and four assists. The game was tied in the final minute. Unfortunately for Belmont, the ball didn’t bounce their way. Belmont erased a 16 point second half deficit as Ian Clark buried a pair…

  14. Stating the obvious: beating Indiana was season-saving for Illinois

    Feb 7, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT

    Indiana v Illinois

    Illinois was in massive trouble heading into Thursday’s game with No. 1 Indiana. After climbing their way into the top 15 of the national rankings with wins over Butler, Gonzaga and Ohio State, the Illini simply fell off a cliff. They lost eight of 11 games as they seemingly lost the ability to shoot the…

  15. Tyler Griffey’s layup pushes Illinois past No. 1 Indiana (VIDEO)

    Feb 7, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

    Indiana v Illinois

    “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”  (King Henry; Henry IV by William Shakespeare) That’s a fitting statement to use when it comes to the top of the national polls this season, with No. 1 Indiana becoming the most recent team to fall. A Tyler Griffey layup on an out of bounds play as…

  16. Inability to run playing a role in UNLV’s slow start to conference play

    Feb 7, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Khem Birch, Justin Hawkins

    Halfway through the Mountain West race, Dave Rice’s UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (17-6, 4-4) find themselves three games behind first place New Mexico with the Lobos visiting Las Vegas on Saturday night. The question that so many have in regards to a team that was thought to be capable of accomplishing some special things this season:…

  17. UMKC leaving Summit League to join WAC on July 1, 2013

    Feb 7, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT


    After a quiet period we’ve got more movement in college athletics. This news comes as a bit of a surprise to many as UMKC announced on Thursday that it would be leaving the Summit League to join the Western Athletic Conference, effective July 1, 2013. With the move the Kangaroos become the ninth member of…

  18. Mononucleosis sidelines Virginia forward/center Mike Tobey indefinitely

    Feb 7, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

    Mike Tobey, Reggie Bullock

    With Darion Atkins missing four of the last five games due to a stress reaction in his shin, the last thing Virginia needed in advance of tonight’s home game against Clemson was another front court injury. But that’s what Tony Bennett will have to deal with, as the school announced on Thursday afternoon that freshman…

  19. Belmont puts unblemished OVC mark on the line at Murray State

    Feb 7, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

    Belmont v Kansas

    Belmont and Murray State have met just five times in the history of both programs, with the Racers holding a 4-1 lead in the series and a 3-0 record in games played at the CFSB Center. But even with that history it’s Belmont, the “new kid on the block” in the Ohio Valley Conference, that…

  20. VIDEO: Cam Newton invades the Auburn student section

    Feb 7, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

    Alabama Auburn Basketball

    Auburn knocked off Alabama in the hoops version of the Iron Bowl on Wednesday night in a … (how can a put this nicely) … “hard-fought”, 49-37 win. The victory was made extra special as in came in front of Cam Newton, aka the plight of my 2012 Fantasy Football existence: Newton is taking classes…