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  1. Minnesota’s loss at Iowa a troubling result ahead of trip to Columbus

    Feb 17, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

    Minnesota Iowa Basketball

    So much for building on their win Wednesday night over No. 20 Wisconsin. With 12:57 remaining in the first half Minnesota (18-8, 6-7 Big Ten) led Iowa 21-5 after three free throws from Austin Hollins and looked to be well on their way to picking up a decisive road victory. Obviously that didn’t happen, as…

  2. Iowa creeps onto NCAA tournament bubble after win over Minnesota

    Feb 17, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

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    In the nation’s toughest conference, Iowa has lost a handful of disappointing games in the final minutes, games that, had they been wins, would have made for an impressive league record. That includes being within one point in the final six minutes against No. 1 Indiana. It includes a strong first half against No. 4…

  3. No. 23 Wisconsin takes advantage of ice-cold shooting from No. 13 Ohio State in win

    Feb 17, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

    Wisconsin

    There are two key ways to beat Ohio State: 1) Force Deshaun Thomas to be the lone offensive option and dare some other Buckeye to beat you. 2) Keep up the offensive pressure and make shots, which stops Ohio State from turning defense into offense. Happen to do both in the same game and the…

  4. Doug McDermott scores 2,000th career point, joins Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson

    Feb 17, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Creighton forward Doug McDermott has been met with almost nothing but praise since he arrived on campus in 2010. Now, he has joined elite company. McDermott scored his 2,000th career point Saturday in a win over Evansville, becoming just the third player in Missouri Valley history to reach that milestone through three collegiate seasons. The…

  5. Marshall Henderson at post-game press conference: “It’s Saturday night. I’m out.”

    Feb 17, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    Another short chapter in the sensational story of Marshall Henderson was written Saturday night and all it took was one quote. Literally. After Henderson scored 25 points in an 84-74 overtime win over Georgia Saturday night, he had just one line for the media in attendance. The scene was short and it was simple. Nick…

  6. VIDEO: Arizona State picks up huge bubble win at the buzzer

    Feb 17, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Jahii Carson, Jarred DuBois

    Arizona State had fallen off the bubble when they lost at Utah on Saturday, their third loss in the last four games. Their RPI was in the 70’s. It was their second loss of the season to a team with an RPI above 150. The Sun Devils needed to win at Colorado on Saturday, and…

  7. VIDEO: John Calipari tees off on his team after 30-point loss at Tennessee

    Feb 17, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT

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    The game started with John Calipari trying to make a statement, as Jarrod Polson started at the point over Ryan Harrow. But that didn’t make much of a difference for the Wildcats, as Kentucky found themselves down 33-12 just 11 minutes into the first half en route to an embarrassing, 88-58 loss at Tennessee on…

  8. Pregame Shootaround 2.17.13: Big Ten steals show Sunday with Ohio State-Wisconsin

    Feb 17, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    Game of the Day: No. 13 Ohio State vs. No. 20 Wisconsin (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS) The Big Ten has routinely made for the best matchups on Sunday over the past few weeks and does not disappoint this time, either. Deshaun Thomas and the Buckeyes meet a Wisconsin team that has finally and deservedly cracked…

  9. Top 30 junior Shaqquan Aaron commits to Louisville

    Feb 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    St John's v Louisville

    It’s over 2,300 miles from the University of Louisville campus to Seattle, Wash. Despite the distance, it hasn’t stopped Rick Pitino from landing some of the Pacific Northwest’s top talent. Rainier Beach High School small forward Shaqquan Aaron, considered a top-30 player in the Class of 2014 by Rivals.com, committed to Louisville on Saturday. The…

  10. Don’t be concerned about Duke following 83-81 loss at Maryland

    Feb 17, 2013, 1:15 AM EDT

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Should we really be too concerned with the Duke Blue Devils after their 83-81 loss to Maryland on Saturday night? Well, first and foremost, you should never lose a basketball game when your opposition turns the ball over 26 times. So yes, we should be concerned that the No. 2 team…

  11. Late Night Snacks: Duke loses; Kansas dances; Oregon lucks out

    Feb 17, 2013, 12:44 AM EDT

    Alex Len, Mason Plumlee, Quinn Cook

    Game of the Night Maryland 83, No. 2 Duke 81: This win meant so much to Mark Turgeon, it apparently got a little dusty up in the postgame press conference. It meant so much to Maryland fans, they attempted to destroy their own campus. Street light down in college park twitpic.com/c4ejkr — Darcy Spencer (@darcyspencer)…

  12. Video: Freshman Bennett leads UNLV over San Diego State in wild MWC nightcap

    Feb 17, 2013, 12:10 AM EDT

    San Diego St UNLV Basketball

    This was the kind of game we’ve come to expect from the Mountain West – multiple lead changes, tough players on both sides and a close finish. There are no easy outs in this league. It’s a shame they can’t all go to the Big Dance. San Diego State took a 40-34 lead into the…

  13. Hard work pays off for Terrapins in 83-81 victory over No. 2 Blue Devils

    Feb 16, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Losing to Duke on Saturday night was not an option for the Maryland Terrapins. Saturday’s game against the No. 2 Blue Devils was as “must-win” as “must-win” gets. It was simple. In order to have any shot at earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, any shot at all, they…

  14. Video: Harvard secures its domicile, subjugates archrival Princeton

    Feb 16, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Jonah Travis, Tommy Amaker

    Every game matters in the Ivy. If you’re Harvard and Princeton, vying for the league lead in mid-February, that goes double. The two teams entered this game with the Ivy lead on the line, so Harvard made some serious hay with the win. The Crimson moved to 7-1, leaving the Tigers 1.5 games back at…

  15. Temple survives UMass, are tournament hopes still alive?

    Feb 16, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    Khalif Wyatt

    AMHERST, Mass. — Nineteen seasons ago, John Chaney tried to fight then-UMass coach John Calipari in the post game press conference. In 2013, the Temple-UMass rivalry resumed with postseason implications. Following an 83-82 road win over the Minutemen on Saturday, the Temple Owls keep NCAA tournaments hopes alive after doing its best to ruin them…

  16. K-State keeps pace in tight Big 12 race with win over Baylor

    Feb 16, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    A.J. Walton, Rodney McGruder

    For Big 12 fans, this is one of those days that plays out perfectly. Three teams are wrangling for the league lead, and all three play on the same day, evenly spaced so that nobody has to miss a minute of each crucial televised game. Oklahoma State kicked things off this morning, taking a hard-fought…

  17. Maryland earns “must-win” victory over No. 2 Duke, 83-81

    Feb 16, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. – With just six games left in the regular season for the Maryland Terrapins, the opportunities to impress the selection committee were running out. But the Terrapins made the most of their last opportunity against a ranked opponent, defeating No. 2 Duke 83-81 on Saturday night in front of a raucous Comcast…

  18. Missouri loses at Arkansas, but don’t complain about the refs

    Feb 16, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

    Rickey Scott,  Earnest Ross

    Barring a collapse down the stretch, Missouri isn’t going to miss the NCAA tournament. Losing 73-71 at Arkansas doesn’t change that. They’ve beaten Illinois, VCU and Ole Miss and they have just one truly horrible loss — at LSU. Given the rest of the teams that are currently sitting on the bubble, the Tigers are…

  19. Air Force’s Michael Lyons scores 45, but Colorado State gets a big MWC win

    Feb 16, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    Michael Lyons

    Cadets at the Air Force Academy are used to flying high, but this is ridiculous. Michael Lyons, who has been a scoring machine all season long for the Falcons, put on a big-time show for his home crowd, scoring 45 points in a 89-86 shootout loss to Mountain West leader Colorado State today. His line…

  20. Late Afternoon Snacks: Marquette stays atop Big East; Cowboys claim Big 12 lead

    Feb 16, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    Buzz Williams

    Game of the Day No. 18 Marquette 79, N0. 16 Pittsburgh 69: Vander Blue has really been asserting himself in Big East play, and today he helped the Golden Eagles protect the Batcave Bradley Center, a place where Marquette hasn’t lost in 23 straight games. That’s important, because Buzz Williams and company play four of…