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  1. Late Night Snacks: Oregon hands No. 4 Arizona its first loss

    Jan 11, 2013, 2:18 AM EDT

    APTOPIX Arizona Oregon Basketball

    Games of the Night  1. No. 9 Gonzaga 83, Saint Mary’s 78 The Bulldogs led by as many as 18 points and looked poised to run away with a big win in the first of two meetings between the WCC rivals. But thanks in large part to Stephen Holt the Gaels fought their way back…

  2. Oregon shows qualities of a Pac-12 contender in win over No. 4 Arizona

    Jan 10, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    E.J. Singler, Nick Johnson

    After a pair of close calls at home last week for No. 4 Arizona many wondered when the Wildcats’ luck (and 14-game win streak to start the season) would run out. Enter the Oregon Ducks, who thanks to a balanced offensive effort led by senior E.J. Singler (14 points, seven assists and seven rebounds) handed…

  3. Iowa’s resume a concern following 62-59 loss to No. 22 Michigan State

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT

    Eric May, Adreian Payne

    Entering tonight’s home game against No. 22 Michigan State with an 0-2 Big Ten record, the Iowa Hawkeyes were in need of a win to remain in contact with the top half of the conference standings. But without the services of guard Devyn Marble, who missed the game due to an ankle injury, the Hawkeyes…

  4. Miami wins at UNC without Reggie Johnson; Canes for real?

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

    Miami v North Carolina

    On Wednesday night, Minnesota staked their claim to being one of the Big Ten’s best teams by going into Champaign and knocking off Illinois. On Thursday night, it was Miami’s turn to make a statement, as they rolled through the Dean Dome and picked up their third straight win, knocking off the Heels 68-59. There…

  5. Albany shuts down guard Tanner Gibson due to foot injury, unsure of his future

    Jan 10, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT


    After losing Logan Aronhalt (transferred to Maryland) and the high-scoring Gerardo Suero (21.6 ppg) from last season’s 19-win team, the Albany Great Danes had room in their perimeter rotation for the seldom-used Tanner Gibson to earn some playing time. But that wasn’t in the cards for Gibson this season, as a stress fracture in his…

  6. Grinnell’s Jack Taylor suffers broken right wrist, likely done for season

    Jan 10, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Jack Taylor1

    Earlier this season Grinnell sophomore guard Jack Taylor made national headlines with a 138-point performance that bordered on the absurd. Even without that outburst Taylor would be averaging a more-than-adequate 28.7 points per contest, and for the season he’s averaging 36.3 ppg for the 9-3 Pioneers. But Taylor’s season came to a screeching halt on…

  7. Naismith Hall of Fame announces 20 watch list finalists for Bob Cousy Award

    Jan 10, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Duke University's Quinn Cook reacts after hitting a three-point shot against Clemson Univeristy during the second half of their NCAA basketball game in Durham

    A list that began with 80 players has been trimmed down to 20, as the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday its finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given to the nation’s best point guard. Of the 20 finalists two are freshmen, Arizona State’s Jahii Carson and Oklahoma State’s Marcus…

  8. NC State walk-on guard Staats Battle charged with driving while impaired

    Jan 10, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT


    In the early hours of New Year’s Day, NC State walk-on guard Staats Battle was arrested on a charge of driving while impaired, as reported by WRAL television in Raleigh. Battle, who did not dress for games against Boston College and Georgia Tech, has played in just seven games this season and played a total…

  9. Breaking Down: Iowa State’s upset bid, a clinic on neutralizing shotblockers

    Jan 10, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Kansas

    All that anyone is talking about here on Thursday — other than, of course, this ridiculous dunk that Jamaal Franklin managed to pull off — is Ben McLemore. Deservedly so. The freshman had 33 points on 10-12 shooting in an overtime win over Iowa State. He also just so happened to bank-in the game-tying three…

  10. College basketball’s 7th-leading scorer to get knee surgery

    Jan 10, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    Darren White, Titus Rubles

    Campbell suffered a big blow on Thursday as it was announced that Darren White will have surgery on Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. White was averaging 21.8 points, good for seventh in the country, and 7.2 boards this season of the Camels, who were picked to win the Big South’s North…

  11. The Player of the Year strawpoll says: Plumlee, Burke, McDermott

    Jan 10, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Mason Plumlee, Elliott Eliason, Andre Hollins

    One of my favorite things that ESPN rolls out during college basketball season is their Player of the Year straw poll, which is conducted by Michigan beat-writer Mike Rothstein. Essentially, what he does is reach out to the hordes of media members he knows and gets them to submit their top three, in order. The…

  12. Pregame Shootaround 1.10.2013: Gonzaga and St. Mary’s square off

    Jan 10, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk

    Game of the Day: 11:00 p.m.: St. Mary’s at No. 10 Gonzaga (ESPN2) The WCC will consistently be one of the nation’s best mid-major conferences, and it’s not just because Mark Few has turned Gonzaga into a national power. While the addition of BYU made this perennially a three-bid league, it’s the growth of the…

  13. Jim Boeheim on the ACC: “I’m sure there’s a couple of Denny’s down there”

    Jan 10, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    No. 7 Syracuse visited Providence last night, beating the Friars 72-66 in a game that saw 23 points and 11 boards from CJ Fair, a homecoming of sorts for Michael Carter-Williams and the kind of en fuego shooting start from Bryce Cotton that would make Dan Patrick envious. But that wasn’t the story of this…

  14. Towson, Jerrelle Benimon off to hot start in CAA play

    Jan 10, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Jerrelle Benimon, Nate Lubick

    If you are a Georgetown fan, please, stop reading this now. Just turn off your laptop and put away your iPhone. Trust me on this. Because after watching your Hoyas struggle to score 50 points for what seems like the 10th consecutive game in a 73-45 loss at home to Pitt, you probably don’t want…

  15. 10 tidbits to know: Cuse FT struggles, Bama’s youth movement

    Jan 10, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Vin Parise is a former assistant college coach and the college basketball insider for NBC Sports. Look for his Top 10 Tidbits every week. 1. As impressive as the Syracuse Orange are, free throw shooting is a major flaw with Jim Boeheim’s team.  At 64% they are one of the worst from the charity stripe…

  16. Cleanthony Early: 39 in comeback win. Gregg Marshall: Coach of the Year?

    Jan 10, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

    Southern Illinois Wichita St Basketball

    You see that picture to the right? The one right next to this text? It’s Cleanthony Early, and that’s a picture of him not giving a good gull dern about Wichita State’s injury issues. The Shockers are missing three starters — that includes their best perimeter shooter, Ron Baker, and Carl Hall, who, at the…

  17. Eastern Kentucky blows out Murray State on road, moves to 3-0 in OVC

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT


    Heading into the season, we knew that the Ohio Valley was going to be one of the tougher conferences in the country. You may have missed it in all the other realignment news, but Belmont, one of the nation’s strongest mid-major programs, jumped from the Atlantic Sun to the OVC. That league already included Tennessee…

  18. Four Boise State players, including top scorer Derrick Marks, suspended

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

    Derrick Marks, Gregory Echenique

    Last night, we wrote about Boise State’s impressive road win at previously-undefeated Wyoming. Jeff Elorriaga his a buzzer-beating three to cap a thrilling final three minutes for the Broncos. But what made the performance all the more impressive is that Boise State was able to do it while playing without four members of their rotation,…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Jan 10, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brandon Paul, Trevor Mbakwe

    Last night was fun, wasn’t it? What’s that? You didn’t watch college hoops all night like I did? You totally missed out. But fear not, because The Morning Mix is here to get you caught up to speed on all the happenings. But I’m warning you, last night was crazy. Or as the kids say…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Wednesday proves why conference play is unmatched

    Jan 10, 2013, 1:59 AM EDT


    Games of the Night No. 6 Kansas 97, Iowa State 89 (OT) Kansas trailed by six points with close to four minutes remaining, but freshman Ben McLemore hit a clutch bank three-pointer with one second remaining to tie the game at 79-79. The Jayhawks controlled overtime and got the victory. McLemore finished with 33 points…