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  1. Three-point shooting biggest reason for Lehigh’s current struggles

    Feb 24, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    Lehigh Pittsburgh Basketball

    In the ten games following the broken foot suffered by leading scorer and All-America candidate C.J. McCollum, Lehigh lost just once with their many capable shooters picking up the slack offensively. But the Mountain Hawks (18-8, 8-4) have lost three straight games, most recently falling at rival Lafayette 79-71 on Sunday afternoon to drop into…

  2. In you had forgotten, Trey Burke is still in the Player of the Year race

    Feb 24, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    With all the chatter, deserved as it may be, for Indiana’s Victor Oladipo as the National Player of the Year over the past few weeks, we got a reminder Sunday from another player in the running. While Oladipo has gotten the majority of the talk, Michigan guard Trey Burke continues to produce and did so…

  3. St. John’s misses out on chance for quality win in loss to No. 20 Pittsburgh

    Feb 24, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    Villanova notched another quality conference win Saturday when it took down No. 17 Marquette, 60-56, and improved to 18-10 overall and 9-6 in the Big East. That win adds to the two wins against Top 5 teams that they had earlier in the year, Syracuse and Louisville, to make what is shaping up to be…

  4. VIDEO: Maryland honors Lefty Driesell during win over Clemson

    Feb 24, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    Driesell

    Maryland honored former coach Lefty Driesell Saturday during a home win over Clemson. The legendary coach won and ACC tournament title and two regular season conference championships in his time with the Terrapins, as well as winning over 70 percent of his games. “Lefty is a legendary coach and we are happy to recognize him…

  5. Oregon State freshman gets technical for dunking pregame, Beavers lose by 1 to Cal

    Feb 24, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Olaf Schaftenaar

    Olaf Schaftenaar was making the first start of his career Saturday for Oregon State after averaging 4.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game off the bench to begin the year. But before his day against Cal could officially start, he made a mistake. In pregame layup lines, Schaftenaar dunked which, as harmless as it may…

  6. Pregame Shootaround 2.24.13: Big Ten rules the day with Michigan State-Ohio State

    Feb 24, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    adreian payne

    Game of the Day: No.4 Michigan State vs. No. 18 Ohio State (4:00 p.m. ET, CBS) The heavyweight bouts in the Big Ten have been a Sunday treat throughout conference play and it continues today. Ohio State got a key win over Minnesota on Wednesday, but now welcomes a Michigan State team that had won…

  7. Saturday Bubble Busting: Who helped, who hurt tourney chances?

    Feb 24, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT

    Archie Goodwin, Alex Oriakhi, Keion Bell

    Five Biggest Winners: Kentucky: Quite a turnaround from last Saturday, eh? The Wildcats knocked off Missouri in overtime on Gameday, picking up their best win of the season and, thanks to Ole Miss losing to South Carolina, giving them their only top 50 win. Missouri struggles on the road, but those neutral court wins over…

  8. Late Night Snacks: Overtimes R Us in the SEC

    Feb 24, 2013, 1:21 AM EDT

    Tennessee Texas A M Basketball

    Game of the Night Kentucky 90, Missouri 83 (OT): In the bubblicious SEC, this was a big one. The Wildcats won a single OT game on the same day Alabama lost a 3 OT game, putting both teams in a tie for second place in the league race, two game behind No. 5 Florida. Whether…

  9. Well-traveled Julius Mays stars as Kentucky downs Mizzou in OT

    Feb 24, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Julius Mays, Jabari Brown

    One look at the stat sheet will tell you exactly what this Wildcat team can be. Four players in double figures. Willie Cauley-Stein with 12 hard-fought boards and seven blocked shots on defense. Sixteen points, eight rebounds and six assists from the oft-doubted Ryan Harrow. A smoking 50.8 percent from the floor, bolstered by 41.2…

  10. VIDEO: No place like home for streaky Aztecs

    Feb 23, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    UNLV v San Diego State

    On the same day that New Mexico seized a two-game lead in the Mountain West standings, San Diego State also won. That is to say, in a manner of speaking, that they played at home. The last time the Aztecs won a road game, it was January 23rd, and the victim was Nevada. Today, the…

  11. Montana’s Will Cherry reinjures his right foot

    Feb 23, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Montana at Portland State basketball

    The injuries are starting to mount up for Montana this season. On Tuesday, leading scorer Mathias Ward sprained the arch in his foot, which forced him to miss Saturday’s overtime loss at Davidson. Ward, a power forward, was helpless as he watched Davidson power forward Jake Cohen score 28 points, 25 of which came in…

  12. Small ball gets North Carolina their third-straight win

    Feb 23, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    North Carolina State v North Carolina

    When you think of this North Carolina program under Roy Williams, the first thing that is going to come to mind is the point guard. Ray Felton. Ty Lawson. Kendall Marshall. Perhaps the single biggest reason for Roy’s success with the Tar Heels has been his ability to find floor generals that are capable of…

  13. ‘Nova building tournament-worthy resume. Can they win in March?

    Feb 23, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    Derrick Wilson,Darrun Hilliard

    It was senior night in Villanova, but a sophomore led the Wildcats to a Big Dance resume-enhancing win over No. 17 Marquette. Darun Hilliard came up huge for a team teetering on the bubble, pouring in 22 points to help his team defeat the Golden Eagles 60-56. Another sophomore, JayVaughn Pinkston, chipped in 11, as…

  14. Georgetown exacts their Big East revenge by exposing Syracuse

    Feb 23, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    The Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry all stems from one incident back in February of 1980, when the Big East was still in its infancy and Syracuse was planning their move into the Carrier Dome. After the Hoyas notched a come-from-behind victory over then-No. 2 Syracuse, legend has it that John Thompson Jr. grabbed the microphone told the…

  15. Video: Watch Kendall Williams Carpe the Diem at CSU

    Feb 23, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

    Kendall Williams, Jon Octeus

    I just wanted to let you know that New Mexico center Alex Kirk had a 19 point, 10 rebound double-double, and Tony Snell chipped in 10 points to help UNM win 91-82 in Fort Collins. It had to be pointed out, because you’re not going to see much of either of them as we witness…

  16. Kendall Williams’ 46 points lead New Mexico to huge win at Colorado State

    Feb 23, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT

    Kendall Williams

    Colorado State manhandled New Mexico on the glass. Three of the Rams’ best players — Colton Iverson, Wes Eikmeier and Dorian Green — went off, combining to score 68 points, which is more than most teams get against the Lobos on a normal night. As a team, CSU put up 82 points against the nation’s…

  17. Porter’s career day quiets Carrier Dome crowd, puts Hoyas in Big East lead

    Feb 23, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    Otto Porter, Jr. only had 31 points in a 57-46 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. His official stat line for the day credits him with 33 points, but Porter picked up two of those on an own-goal by Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams in the middle of the second half. That’s how the day was going…

  18. Late Afternoon Snacks: Miami’s vices exposed; Bracket Busters takes a bow

    Feb 23, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Miami Wake Forest Basketball

    Game of the Day Wake Forest 80, No. 2 Miami 65: That Miami finally lost an ACC game is not surprising – it’s a tough league. That they lost to Wake Forest, a team below .500 overall and in ACC play, is a head-scratcher. According to Kenpom, the Hurricanes have the fifth-best defense in the…

  19. Big East announces agreement with ESPN to extend media rights deal

    Feb 23, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Big_East_Conference

    The Big East has accepted a matching offer sheet from ESPN, keeping the network as its primary media rights holder through the 2019-20 season, the conference confirmed Saturday. In total, the deal is reportedly worth $130 million over seven years. That matches the deal put forth by the NBC Sports Network last week.  It will…

  20. Will Miami’s loss to Wake Forest be a wake-up call or a sign of trouble?

    Feb 23, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    Madison Jones, Trey McKinney Jones, Reggie Johnson

    You could see this coming from Miami. After starting out ACC play on fire, the Hurricanes needed a three-ball from Kenny Kadji with 17 seconds left to win at Clemson and a layup from Reggie Johnson with five seconds left to hold off Virginia at home. And on Saturday, No. 2 Miami (22-4, 13-1) dug…