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  1. How bad is the injury Montana’s Mathias Ward is dealing with?

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

    Mathias Ward, Paul Egwuonwu

    Bad news coming out of Montana today as it seems that the Grizzlies leading scorer may miss some time. Matthias Ward, who averages 14.8 points this season, apparently injured his foot in a win against Idaho State. On a Tuesday radio show, head coach Wayne Tinkle said that Ward will be undergoing tests to determine…

  2. Iowa State’s bubble chances improve with first quality road win at Baylor

    Feb 21, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    Iowa State picked up a key win on Wednesday night, as they went into Waco and knocked off Baylor for the second time this season, 87-82. Tyrus McGee — the nation’s most dangerous sixth-man — finished with 22 points off the bench while Melvin Ejim chipped in with 20 points and 12 boards while the…

  3. New Player of the Year straw poll: Trey Burke and Victor Oladipo go 1, 2

    Feb 21, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

    Victor Oladipo

    ESPN.com has released their latest Player of the Year straw poll, and not surprisingly, Trey Burke of Michigan is still leading the way. But all of a sudden, Burke has real competition, and not just for National Player of the Year. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo is making a serious push up the rankings. And deservedly so.…

  4. VIDEO: Donnie Tyndall’s Harlem Shake is worth watching

    Feb 21, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Donnie Tyndall

    The Harlem Shake craze is, like, three weeks old at this point. In internet years, that may as well be a decade. It’s over. It’s done with. The people of Harlem have spoken. It’s time for us to move on and find a new ridiculous dance to make ridiculous videos to. But before we do,…

  5. Vincent Council sets Big East record, Syracuse tells him how bad he is?

    Feb 21, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    Vincent Council

    Vincent Council did something pretty impressive last night. The Providence senior guard set the Big East’s career assists record early in the first half against Syracuse, although it didn’t mean much as the Friars were down 43-16 at the half to the No. 8 team in the country en route to an 84-59 loss. Ironically…

  6. Arizona State wins on James Harden Beard Night

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

    James Harden Beard Night

    Arizona State kept their momentum going in the right direction on Wednesday night. Three days after picking up a big win at Colorado in overtime, Carrick Felix went for 23 points and 11 boards and Jahii Carson chipped in with 21 points and five assists as the Sun Devils knocked off Washington State 69-57. The…

  7. Ole Miss sees their tourney hopes take a hit in a loss at South Carolina

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

    Mississippi South Carolina Basketball

    After starting out the season 17-2 and winning their first six SEC games — including a 15 point win over Missouri — Ole Miss looked like they may actually have the horsepower to make a run at an NCAA tournament birth. But since Marshall Henderson became an internet sensation thanks to a well-executed GIF stemming…

  8. The Morning Mix

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

    Forte

    Wednesday delivered yet another entertaining night of hoops. Kansas and Oklahoma State went into double overtime and featured a candidate for .GIF of the year. Minnesota continues to slide closer and closer to the bubble, and Northeastern and James Madison went down to the wire in a pivotal CAA battle. Let’s hit the links. Thursday’s…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Kansas survives, UNLV gets important win in MWC

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:46 AM EDT

    Bill Self

    Game of the Day: No. 9 Kansas 68, No. 14 Oklahoma State 67 It was not one of the double-overtime games we’ve seen this season, but Naadir Tharpe’s late heroics made for an exciting ending. His runner in the lane put KU ahead by one and Oklahoma State could not convert on its final possession,…

  10. UNLV’s promising win was yet another win at home

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:27 AM EDT

    Anthony Marshall, Dorian Green

    With all due respect to Air Force and Boise State, there are really four teams that have set themselves apart for the pack in the Mountain West race: UNLV, San Diego State, Colorado State and New Mexico. Only one of those four teams has won a road game against the top four in the MWC.…

  11. Despite the ugly performance, Oklahoma State is not a fluke

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:06 AM EDT

    Kansas v Oklahoma State

    Oklahoma State is one of the most difficult teams in the country to get a read on. And tonight was a perfect example of why. Marcus Smart shot 2-14 from the floor on Wednesday night. Le’Bryan Nash was 3-10. Phil Forte went 4-12 but shot just 1-8 from beyond the arc. And despite the fact…

  12. Naadir Tharpe is the hero as No. 9 Kansas downs No. 14 Oklahoma State in double OT

    Feb 21, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

    tharpe

    Kansas’ biggest weapon down the stretch Wednesday night against No. 14 Oklahoma State should have been freshman Ben McLemore, a blossoming star who showed earlier in the season against Iowa State that he can take a big shot in the clutch. But it wasn’t McLemore this time. In fact, McLemore took just three shots in…

  13. Willie Cauley-Stein key as Kentucky outlasts Vanderbilt, was a team dodgeball game to thank?

    Feb 20, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    The torn ACL of star freshman Nerlens Noel made Kentucky a team destined for the NIT in the minds of many. That may still be the case, but Wednesday night in a close 74-70 win over Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena, they found an interior presence late that helped them to a win. Willie Cauley-Stein had…

  14. Deshaun Thomas leads No. 18 Ohio State to much-needed win over Minnesota

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    Ohio State shouldn’t rely so heavily on Deshaun Thomas if it wants to win in March, but Wednesday night against Minnesota, the Gophers’ severe offensive struggles masked the Buckeyes dependence. Thomas scored 19 points, though he was a less-than-efficient 6-of-16 from the floor, in Ohio State’s 71-45 dismantling of Minnesota at Value City Arena in…

  15. Former Texas Longhorn Gary Johnson to make recovery after skull fracture

    Feb 20, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Gary Johnson

    Former Texas standout Gary Johnson is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a skull fracture and being put into a medically induced coma following an injury in a game with his professional team in Israel, the Associated Press is reporting. According to Israel Basketball Association spokesman Hagai Segal, Johnson was awake and communicative…

  16. Kevin Parrom to make second straight start Wednesday vs. Washington

    Feb 20, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Kevin Parrom

    Arizona turned to senior Kevin Parrom in the face of a two-game losing streak, putting him in the starting lineup Sunday in a win over Utah. Coach Sean Miller and the Wildcats will keep with that plan Wednesday when they meet Washington and look to hold their ground in the Pac-12 race, the Tucson Citizen is reporting.…

  17. Former Miami assistant Jake Morton receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA

    Feb 20, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Jake Morton

    Western Kentucky director of basketball operations Jake Morton, formerly an assistant at Miami, has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, the Miami Herald is reporting. According to the report, the notice alleges that Morton and fellow Miami assistant Jorge Fernandez allowed convicted Ponzi-schemer Nevin Shapiro “to promote the institution’s athletics programs and to assist…

  18. Pregame Shootaround 2.20.13: CO St. visits UNLV, a Big 12 showdown

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    Markel Brown, Perry Ellis

    Game of the Night: No. 9 Kansas at No. 14 Oklahoma State (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) The Big 12 has turned into a three-team race for the league title, and with Kansas State beating West Virginia at home last night, the Wildcats have taken a half-game lead (in the win column) over both the Jayhawks…

  19. Florida’s Damontre Harris arrested Wednesday

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    DamontreHarris

    Florida big man and South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris was arrested Wednesday for failing to appear at an arraignment on Aug. 16, Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun is reporting. Harris received a citation on July 16 for driving without a valid license, which is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor, the report says. The 6-9 native of Fayetteville, N.C., played…

  20. Is there a chance that the Maryland-Georgetown rivalry could restart?

    Feb 20, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    John Thompson III

    John Thompson III hopped on a podcast with ESPN’s Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg, and got asked plenty of questions about his Georgetown program, which just so happens to be the hottest team in the Big East right now. But the more interesting topics of conversation dealt with much more difficult issues that Otto Porter’s…