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  1. Wichita State loses third in a row, falls to 9-point underdog Southern Illinois

    Feb 5, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

    Gregg Marshall

    What has happened to Wichita State? A loss to Missouri Valley contender Indiana State is one thing. Falling to Northern Iowa was a game the Shockers likely wish they could have had back. But Tuesday night showed a reason for real concern with Gregg Marshall’s team, as the Shockers fell to Southern Illinois, 64-62, at…

  2. No. 2 Florida gets whooped by Arkansas, 80-69

    Feb 5, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

    Coty Clarke

    This is what I wrote on Monday morning: “Florida is what happens when you take Louisville’s defense and Michigan’s offense and put them onto the same team.” This is what the score was with just over nine minutes left when No. 2 Florida visited Arkansas on Tuesday night: Arkansas 36, Florida 13. The Razorbacks would…

  3. New Orleans chosen as host for Sun Belt Tournament through 2016

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT


    The city of New Orleans, fresh off hosting the 2012 Final Four and the 2013 Super Bowl, has been chosen as the host site for the Sun Belt men’s and women’s championship through 2016, the conference announced Tuesday. “New Orleans is a great destination for our basketball championships and the recent renovations to Lakefront Arena…

  4. Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood adjusting to life at Duke

    Feb 5, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Rodney Hood

    Life isn’t always easy for a college basketball transfer, and we got a peek into that life via the Duke Chronicle, Duke’s student newspaper. In a piece by Andrew Beaton, Hood gives insight into the struggles he has faced since coming from Mississippi State and enrolling at Duke this fall. Per NCAA rules, he is…

  5. Dick Vitale, Brad Nessler, Jay Bilas to be international voices of Final Four

    Feb 5, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Dick Vitale

    For the first time in his long career, Dick Vitale himself will be a broadcast “diaper dandy” at the Final Four. Vitale, along with play-by-play man Brad Nessler and fellow analyst Jay Bilas, will be the voice of ESPN International’s broadcast of the 2013 Final Four, which reaches 150 countries through 35 networks, reaching from…

  6. Montana guard Kevin Henderson suspended after being charged with DUI

    Feb 5, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Kevin Henderson Montana

    Sophomore Kevin Henderson has been suspended from the Montana men’s basketball team after being charged with DUI Sunday, the Associated Press is reporting. According to the report, Henderson was pulled over by campus police Sunday and found to have a blood-alcohol level of greater than 0.02, which is the legal limit for persons under the…

  7. Pregame Shootaround 2.5.13: Michigan’s revenge, and Craft v. Burke Pt. II

    Feb 5, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    Michigan Ohio St Basketball

    Game of the Day: No. 10 Ohio State at No. 3 Michigan (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Trey Burke vs. Aaron Craft. Those two might try to downplay the significance of their matchup, but that is what’s going to determine the outcome of this game. What Ohio State wants to do against Burke is something that John…

  8. Is college basketball actually in shambles?

    Feb 5, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT


    It seems like this season, there has been a lot more talk about what is wrong with college basketball and how we can fix the sport to make it more popular and mainstream. That talk went viral on Monday, thanks to these comments from the Austin American-Statesmen: Count Plonsky and myself among those who earnestly…

  9. Gus Johnson to become the voice of American soccer

    Feb 5, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    Gus Johnson is a legend around these parts. Anyone that follows college basketball knows who he is. We used to do an annual countdown of the top ten Gus Johnson calls in the days leading up to the start of the NCAA tournament. He had two nicknames. Gus Jeezy, and Mr. March Madness. Unfortunately, 2011…

  10. Report: Blaine Taylor has been fired at Old Dominion

    Feb 5, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Blaine Taylor

    According to multiple reports, Old Dominion head coach Blaine Taylor has been dismissed as the Monarch’s head coach. There will be a press conference at 3:00 p.m. to make the firing official. Taylor is in his 12th year at Old Dominion, making the postseason the past eight seasons. He won 20 games in seven of…

  11. Will San Diego State shut Xavier Thames down to get his back healthy?

    Feb 5, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    UNLV v San Diego State

    Xavier Thames strained his lower back more than a month ago, but San Diego State’s floor general has been unable to get healthy. He’s missed three of the last seven games for the Aztecs. SDSU has gone 4-3 in that span. Thames sat out two of the losses, and finished with zero points on 0-5…

  12. Mark Gottfried: Lorenzo Brown is still “a few days away”

    Feb 5, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    North Carolina v North Carolina State

    NC State point guard Lorenzo Brown couldn’t have gotten hurt at a worse possible time. He sprained his ankle in the first half of the Wolfpack’s visit to Charlottesville, a game that Mark Gottfried’s club ended up losing by three points. The injury kept him out of Saturday’s home game with Miami, which NC State…

  13. San Diego’s Christopher Anderson goes coast-to-coast to beat LMU

    Feb 5, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Christopher Anderson, Gary Bell, Jr.

    When San Diego visited Loyola Marymount on Monday, all the attention fell on LMU’s Anthony Ireland and USD’s Johnny Dee. Two talented players, two fantastic names, one court. It was quintessential mid-major hoops. But Dee injured his ankle, and thus when the game went to overtime, the onus fell on his diminutive back court mate…

  14. Four-year old introduces the Syracuse starting lineup

    Feb 5, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT


    You guys remember this kid? He’s a four-year old Syracuse fan that got some attention a few weeks back because, well, he’s a four-year old Syracuse fan that’s adorable and can rattle off the name of every player on the team like he’s introducing the starting lineup. Well, on Monday night, as the Orange hosted…

  15. Five mid-majors who can throw your bracket into chaos

    Feb 5, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Belmont v Kansas

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. Every March there seems to be…

  16. Businessman pleads guilty in Toledo point-shaving scandal

    Feb 5, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT


    Mitchell “Ed” Karam, a businessman from the Detroit area, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges stemming from a point-shaving scandal at the University of Toledo. Karam admitted that he bribed basketball players to shave points between 2004 and 2006, while also admitting to fixing horse races in Florida and Delaware as well as fraudulent real…

  17. Does the lack of a dominant team help or hurt college basketball?

    Feb 5, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. This year in college basketball is…

  18. Indiana grabs Big Ten lead, No. 1 seed in newest bracket

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Indiana v Purdue

    The Super Bowl is behind us.  Selection Sunday is rapidly approaching.  Which means college basketball takes center stage for the next two months.  By beating Michigan on Saturday, the Indiana Hoosiers took center stage, too.  IU vaulted into first place in the Big Ten, grabbed a No. 1 ranking in the polls, and landed atop the Midwest Region as…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    This is the week we put football in the rear-view mirror and focus exclusively on college hoops. Yeah I’m talking to you, Joe Casualfan. The Morning Mix is the place you need to go every morning for the latest news and notes from the CBB world. Let’s hit the links. Tuesday’s Top games: 7:00 p.m.…

  20. Key injuries to know

    Feb 5, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

    Ryan Kelly

    A hearty welcome to those of you just now joining the rest of us in following college basketball now that football season has ended. We’ll be running a series of posts to get all you football fans caught up on the season at-large. To read through them all, click here. Injuries can take a season…