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  1. Johnathan Loyd’s steady hand propels No. 13 Oregon to a win at Ole Miss

    Dec 8, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT


    When it was announced that starting point guard Dominic Artis was one of two players (forward Ben Carter being the other) suspended nine games for a violation of NCAA rules, there wasn’t a great deal of consternation amongst those who follow the Oregon Ducks. Why? There’s still plenty of talent at Dana Altman’s disposal in…

  2. George Washington’s Mo Creek staves off Maryland comeback at the buzzer (VIDEO)

    Dec 8, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    Maurice Creek

    George Washington did everything they could to give away a 66-52 lead in the final seven minutes against Maryland in the nightcap of the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon. With Dez Wells stuck on the bench after picking up his fifth foul and the Terps on their heels thanks to a…

  3. Improved offensive execution pushes No. 24 San Diego State past Washington

    Dec 8, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT


    Just days after surviving a tough test at city rival San Diego, No. 24 San Diego State played arguably its worst half of the season against Washington on Sunday afternoon. While the Aztecs aren’t a team chock full of prolific shooters, they do have multiple athletes capable of finding quality looks both at the rim…

  4. POSTERIZED: UCLA’s Zach LaVine throws down windmill dunk against Missouri (VIDEO)

    Dec 8, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Zach LaVine

    UCLA ended up losing its first game of the season, at the hands of undefeated Missouri, 80-71, on Saturday afternoon in Columbia. But did you see the dunk freshman guard Zach LaVine had toward the end of the first half? A Missouri player slipped near halfcourt, as the intended pass went flying by him. LaVine…

  5. Nik Stauskas still not 100 percent after second game back from ankle injury

    Dec 8, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Nik Stauskas

    Michigan leading scorer Nik Stauskas rolled his ankle in the second half of the Wolverines’ 63-61 loss to Charlotte in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game on Nov. 24. That ankle kept him out in a blowout win against Coppin State, and thanks to the defensive performances of Tyler Thornton and Matt Jones, Stauskas scored…

  6. Mike McCall’s buzzer-beater lifts Saint Louis over Valparaiso (VIDEO)

    Dec 8, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Mike McCall

    With 3.8 second left, Saint Louis forward Dwayne Evans tossed his inbounds pass to Rob Loe, who drove to the bucket, but his lefty layup was blocked. The Valparaiso defense had its heads turned, allowing Mike McCall Jr. to slip past on the box out, and tipped in the game-winner as the Billikens escaped with…

  7. Report: Proposed renovations to Indiana’s Assembly Hall

    Dec 8, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT


    Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. opened in 1971 and holds five national championship banners as well as serving as a winter home for 17,472 Hoosier fans each season. It’s one of the most iconic venues in all of college basketball, but the university is looking to improve the condition of its longtime arena, according to…

  8. Sunday’s Pregame Shootaround: No. 13 Oregon visits Ole Miss

    Dec 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 13 Oregon vs. Ole Miss, 5 p.m. (ESPNU) Marshall Henderson and the Rebels welcome the No. 13 Ducks into Oxford for an evening showdown between SEC and Pac-12 programs. Ole Miss won a pair of games in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center Classic to end November, but on Thursday suffered…

  9. Illinois State upsets No. 25 Dayton

    Dec 8, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    Jordan Sibert

    Last week, the Dayton Flyers made a surprise run in the Maui Invitational, defeating Gonzaga, outplaying Baylor before the Bears rallied late in the game to advance to the finals, and then concluding their trip in Hawaii with a win over Cal. The Flyers were picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic 10, but the…

  10. Late Night Snacks: Two buzzer-beaters on Saturday? We got video!!!

    Dec 8, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Askia BOOKER

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Colorado 75, No. 6 Kansas 72 Yup, that was awesome. We already wrote two columns off of this game. My take on Kansas is here. Raphielle Johnson wrote on Colorado here. THE OTHER GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 17 Iowa State 91, Northern Iowa 82 OT We should just assume that…

  11. Could No. 14 Villanova be the Big East’s best team? They sure look like it

    Dec 7, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT


    Just one week ago Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats wrapped up a Battle 4 Atlantis crown that few people expected them to win. After taking care of USC the Wildcats beat Kansas and Iowa, resulting in their first ranking in more than two seasons. For a program that relies on so many young players, how Villanova…

  12. No. 2 Arizona poised to grab top spot after holding off UNLV

    Dec 7, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT


    With No. 1 Michigan State suffering a surprising home loss to North Carolina on Wednesday night, there were many Arizona fans who looked towards Saturday’s contest against UNLV with excitement. The renewal of a series that delivered some great moments during the time when Jerry Tarkanian and Lute Olson roamed the sidelines was something folks…

  13. Despite having multiple scoring options Virginia needs more from Joe Harris

    Dec 7, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT


    With guard Keifer Sykes and big man Alec Brown leading the way, Brian Wardle’s Green Bay Phoenix are expected to contend for the Horizon League title this season. That fact meant that Tony Bennett’s return to his alma mater wasn’t going to be an easy one, with his Virginia Cavaliers looking to rebound from their…

  14. Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin cleared to play on Tuesday

    Dec 7, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT


    Turns out that the sprained ankle he suffered in Monday’s loss at No. 12 UConn won’t result in any missed game time for Florida senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin, as he’s returned to practice and will play on Tuesday night against No. 6 Kansas. That’s important news for the Gators, who faced the possibility of…

  15. Kansas lost, but Jayhawk fans should be happy after the Colorado game

    Dec 7, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Dear Kansas fans: Do not start freaking out just yet. I know what happened on Saturday. I saw Colorado’s Askia Booker hit that buzzer-beating, euro-stepping three to beat the No. 6 Jayhawks, 75-72. I saw the bench mob him at half court and Jimmy Dykes ask him questions on ESPN in the postgame that made…

  16. Colorado needs game-winner to serve as a catalyst for Askia Booker (VIDEO)

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT


    After No. 6 Kansas scored the first seven points of the game, it would be difficult to blame any Colorado fans who managed to utter the words, “here we go again.” In last season’s meeting in Lawrence the Buffaloes were blitzed right out of the gates, and the end result was a 90-54 defeat that…

  17. Chaz Williams continues to be a player to watch after UMass’ 105-96 win over BYU

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT


    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –  The game had been over for nearly 20 minutes, though, UMass senior point guard Chaz Williams clearly was not done dishing out the assists. He was the last to be seated at the postgame press conference, as he ventured over towards the table of Poland Spring water bottles, grabbed three extra ones…

  18. Wisconsin has plenty of weapons on offense this season

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Frank Kaminsky

    Wisconsin was able to outlast in-state rival Marquette 70-64 on Saturday at the packed Kohl Center because they have more firepower. Although the No. 8 Badgers (10-0) and Golden Eagles (5-4) differ in the standings by a few games, they can both really defend and limit opportunities for their opponents to get good looks, but…

  19. Missouri remains undefeated with home win over UCLA

    Dec 7, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT


    Missouri basketball may not have been in the limelight for very long on Saturday before the football team faces Auburn for the SEC Championship, but the basketball Tigers took care of business and had an impressive second half in their 80-71 win over No. 18 UCLA. Both Missouri and UCLA were undefeated entering the game…

  20. Report: Aaron Bright to transfer from Stanford after the season

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Stanford Athletics

    Yesterday, news broke that Stanford guard Aaron Bright dislocated his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the season. It’s a big blow for the Cardinals, who are dealing with a lack of perimeter depth as it is and have been forced to use a bigger lineup. But here’s the kicker for Bright: he’s…