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  1. 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)…

  2. 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…

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

    Feb 16, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

    alex len

    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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

    Feb 16, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

    maryland

    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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Video: Tyreek Duren ties career high in La Salle’s win over St. Joe’s

    Feb 16, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Tyreek Duren

    La Salle guard Tyreek Duren tied a career high with 29 points on 9-of-12 shooting to lift the Explorers over intracity rival St. Joe’s, 76-64. Duren was one of three scorers in double figures for a team that shot 62 percent from the floor on the afternoon. With the win, La Salle clinches at least…

  12. Oklahoma State in great position to make a run at Big 12 title

    Feb 16, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Steven Pledger, Romero Osby

    At this point, you should expect that every single game that Oklahoma State plays will end up being a thriller, and it was no different on Saturday night as they took on in-state rival Oklahoma in the Bedlam Rivalry. Marcus Smart finished with 28 points, seven boards, four assists, two steals and seemingly every big…

  13. No. 25 Kentucky loses by 30 to Tennessee in first game without Nerlens Noel

    Feb 16, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Kentucky Tennessee

    There was no glossing over the fact that Kentucky was going to have difficulties adjusting to the lack of star freshman Nerlens Noel in the middle of its defense. That being said, Saturday was ugly for the Wildcats, even with expectations being as they were. Kentucky led for a total of 23 seconds against Tennesse…

  14. Marquette finally plays like a potential Big East champ

    Feb 16, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    Vander Blue, Tray Woodall

    If you only look at the final score of No. 18 Marquette’s 79-69 win over No. 16 Pitt on Saturday afternoon, you probably wouldn’t be that impressed with the outcome. The No. 18 team in the country is supposed to be their Big East brethren at home, regardless of whether or not they are ranked…

  15. P.J. Hairston, North Carolina get key win over Virginia to hold ground in ACC race

    Feb 16, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    PJ Hairston

    Saturday, it was all a matter of pace. Despite allowing Virginia to shoot nearly 59 percent from the floor, including 12-of-21 from three-point range, P.J. Hairston and North Carolina’s up-tempo offense were too much for the Cavaliers in a 93-81 victory at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Hairston scored 29 points, which included…

  16. Providence is on their way back to national relevancy

    Feb 16, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Kadeem Batts

    There may not be a team in the country that is as hot as Providence is right now. After beating No. 21 Notre Dame 71-54 on Saturday afternoon, the Friars have now won four straight in the Big East, which includes a 54-50 win over then-No. 17 Cincinnati last Wednesday. In fact, if you look…

  17. Joel James inactive for North Carolina Saturday vs. Virginia due to concussion

    Feb 16, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    Joel James

    North Carolina freshman Joel James has not been cleared to play and will be unavailable for the Tar Heels when they take on Virginia, the school announced Saturday. James missed North Carolina’s game Wednesday against Duke, a 73-68 loss at Cameron Indoor. According to the school, he suffered a blow to the head on Feb.…

  18. Iona alum Richard Guerin elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

    Feb 16, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    Richard Guerin

    Iona’s career leading scorer and six-time NBA All-Star, Richard Guerin, has been selected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Guerin was selected as part of the direct-election process, which is in its third year. This process works to bridge the gap between two distinct eras of basketball, a release from the MAAC explains. Guerin…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 2.16.13: San Diego State-UNLV is nightcap to watch Saturday

    Feb 16, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

    Anthony Marshall

    Game of the Day: No. 16 Pittsburgh vs. No. 18 Marquette (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS) Pittsburgh began its Big East schedule with two straight losses. Since then, though, the Panthers have gone 8-2 and have quality wins over Syracuse and Cincinnati. One team they have yet to beat, though, is Marquette, who won in overtime…

  20. Russ Smith, Louisville Harlem Shake (VIDEO)

    Feb 16, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Russ Smith, D'Angelo Harrison

    Sometimes Louisville coach Rick Pitino and his star guard, Russ Smith don’t see eye-to-eye. Sometimes Pitino, a finalist for this year’s Hall of Fame induction class, wants to commend his No. 12 Louisville team after a win against St. John’s on Thursday at the same time Smith wants to break out and dance. As first…