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  1. Can Ole Miss follow up a big college football signing day with a win on the basketball court?

    Feb 6, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

    Robert Nkemdiche

    Ole Miss fans are likely feeling good about their school today, considering the football program had a successful signing day that included nabbing a signature from the nation’s No. 1 prospect, Robert Nkemdiche (pictured at right). The Rebels signed 28 players, including two five-star prospects in Nkemdiche and offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. It looks like, at…

  2. Pregame Shootaround 2.6.13: Another B1G battle, Arizona at risk, UNM vs. AFA

    Feb 6, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Travis Trice, Denzel Valentine

    Game of the Day: No. 18 Minnesota at No. 12 Michigan State (7:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network) Ho-hum, just another battle of top 20 teams taking place in the Big Ten. The Spartans will be out for revenge in this one. Back at the start of league play, Tom Izzo’s team went into the Barn…

  3. Travis Releford likes being KU’s ‘Glue Guy’

    Feb 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Travis Releford

    Travis Releford’s jersey will never hang in the rafters at Allen Fieldhouse. Mario Chalmers is the latest to join the likes of  B.H. Born, Wilt Chamberlain, Danny Manning and Paul Pierce in that rarified air, and he might not even be there had he not canned the miracle shot that preserved the Jayhawks’ 2008 national…

  4. Dickie V to call Indiana-Michigan State with Magic Johnson

    Feb 6, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

    Dick Vitale

    Just a day after news comes out that Dick Vitale will be broadcasting his first Final Four for ESPN International, more good news comes down the pipeline for ESPN’s excitable color analyst: he’ll be working a game with none other than Magic Johnson. On February 19th at 7:00 p.m., Vitale and Mike Tirico will be…

  5. Kansas Senator wants a law requires KU and KSU to play Wichita State

    Feb 6, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

    Kansas Primary

    I would vote for Kansas Senator Michael O’Donnell if I lived in Kansas. Why? Because he wants to pass a law that requires Kansas and Kansas State to play Wichita State at least once a year in college hoops. Seriously. A Wichita resident, O’Donnell initially proposed the bill to include only Kansas and Wichita State,…

  6. Is the NCAA using a loophole in their investigation into their Miami investigation?

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

    Mark Emmert

    An interesting story was published by USA Today on Tuesday. According to a source, the NCAA’s office of general counsel and its vice president of enforcement, Julie Roe Lach, approved the expenditure of up to $25,000 for services from the attorney of former Miami booster Nevan Shapiro. If true, this is the opposite of what NCAA…

  7. Ryan Boatright can’t watch ESPN because of the ‘Journey to the Tourney’ ad

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    Ryan Boatright, LaDontae Henton

    Considering what UConn went through during the offseason, the performance they’ve had this season has been remarkable. After losing Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond to the NBA, Alex Oriakhi and Roscoe Smith to transfers, head coach Jim Calhoun to retirement, and their right to play in the postseason to the APR, the Huskies have jumped…

  8. Mason Plumlee talks Ryan Kelly return; and Josh Hairston out Thursday?

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

    Ryan Kelly

    The most discussed foot in the country belongs to Ryan Kelly. The Blue Devil’s senior forward emerged as arguably their most valuable player throughout the first two months of the season, providing offensive balance that helped space the floor for Mason Plumlee while developing into arguably Duke’s best defender. Crazy, right? But nearly a month…

  9. Akeem Springs, Northern Illinois part ways

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT


    Northern Illinois head coach announced on Tuesday that freshman Akeem Springs has left the program. “Akeem Springs has left the Northern Illinois basketball team for personal and family reasons,” said Montgomery. “We wish Akeem all the best in the future.” Springs was averaging 7.7 points and 2.9 boards this season. The Huskies are just 5-15 this season…

  10. The Morning Mix

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Trey Burke, Aaron Craft

    Remember that dominant Florida team everybody was drooling over on Monday? Yeah, they lost last night, to Arkansas, by 11. It was ugly. You know what wasn’t ugly? The Michigan-Ohio State game. It was beautiful. But enough of my thoughts. Let’s hit the links. Wednesday’s Top games: 7:00 p.m. – St. Bonaventure’s @ No. 14…

  11. EKU’s Marcus Lewis is at it again, finishes behind-the-back pass with windmill dunk

    Feb 6, 2013, 3:30 AM EDT

    xsmall_Marcus Lewis (2012-13 Web)

    I bet you didn’t think we would be hearing from Marcus Lewis this soon. I certainly didn’t. In fact, most of you have probably forgotten who Marcus Lewis is. Click here for a video-friendly reminder. Yeah, he’s that guy. You know, the guy who threw down the No. 2 dunk of the year. The guy…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Tuesday night shows college basketball means business

    Feb 6, 2013, 1:30 AM EDT

    Ohio State Michigan

    Game of the Day: No. 3 Michigan 76, No. 10 Ohio State 74 (OT) It was billed as “Trey Burke vs. Aaron Craft Pt. II” and it didn’t disappoint. We saw a battle of two of the nation’s best point guards, but the most important player for Michigan in its overtime win was junior Tim…

  13. If Ohio State-Michigan taught us anything, it’s that college hoops is still great

    Feb 6, 2013, 12:47 AM EDT

    Ohio State  v Michigan

    There are plenty of topics to focus a post on coming out of that thrilling, 76-74 overtime victory that No. 3 Michigan earned over No. 10 Ohio State on Tuesday night. Tim Hardaway Jr., who has spent his career at Michigan trying to prove himself a consistent perimeter shooter, draining five of his six threes…

  14. VIDEO: Michael Snaer hits another buzzer-beater

    Feb 5, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT

    Michael Snaer

    For the third time in the last two weeks — and the fifth time in the past two seasons — Florida State star Michael Snaer hit a buzzer-beating game-winner in ACC play. This season, he beat Clemson with a three off the glass and he beat Maryland with a three from the corner. This one was…

  15. Tim Hardaway, Jr., No. 3 Michigan outlast No. 10 Ohio State in overtime thriller

    Feb 5, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

    Tim Hardaway, Jr.

    Michigan junior Tim Hardaway, Jr. has spent much of the 2012-13 season proving that he has become more than just a three-point shooter in his third year in with the Wolverines. But on Tuesday night, he leaned on that three-point shot again and led No. 3 Michigan to a grueling 76-74 overtime win against No.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…