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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. ‘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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

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

    Feb 23, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

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    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…

  10. 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…

  11. Memphis clinches at least share of C-USA title with win over Southern Miss

    Feb 23, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

    Memphis southern Miss

    Memphis extended its winning streak to 18 games and clinched at least a share of the Conference USA with its victory over Southern Miss, 89-73, Saturday afternoon at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. Since dropping out of the Top 25 and being the team that became fashionable to label “disappointing” after its performance in the…

  12. Last-second layup gives Indiana State win over Iona, but automatic bid could be best shot at NCAAs

    Feb 23, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

    Indiana State

    Indiana State has had to power its way through a tough Missouri Valley Conference this season, but got no break Saturday in a BracketBuster non-conference matchup against Iona. Jake Odum found Dawon Cummings for a layup with four seconds remaining to lift the Sycamores to a 65-64 win at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Ind.…

  13. Akron extends winning streak to 18 with win over North Dakota State

    Feb 23, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

    Akron

    While everyone else is busy talking about No. 2 Miami being undefeated in the ACC, there is a team in the MAC making a similar run. Zeke Marshall’s 14 points paced Akron as the Zips extended their winning streak to a NCAA-leading 18 games with a 68-53 win over North Dakota State on Friday night…

  14. St. John’s Orlando Sanchez hires Shabazz Muhammad’s attorney to fight NCAA

    Feb 23, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Orlando Sanchez

    St. John’s forward Orlando Sanchez played a total of three minutes and thirty-eight seconds with the Dominican National Team in 2010 and, as the NCAA ruled in January, that is apparently enough to cost him his final year of college eligibility. Sanchez, 24, was a highly touted and versatile forward prospect when he signed with…

  15. Pregame Shootaround 2.23.13: Classic Syracuse-Georgetown Big East rivalry ends Saturday

    Feb 23, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

    Georgetown Syracuse

    Game of the Day: No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Georgetown (4:00 p.m. ET, CBS) The story lines are not in short supply Saturday. No. 11 Georgetown and No. 8 Syracuse meet at the Carrier Dome for the final time as Big East members. The two teams are tied atop the conference standings. A record-breaking…

  16. Ashlee Arnau does half-court flip shot in front of the Harlem Globetrotters (VIDEO)

    Feb 23, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    William Carey University junior cheerleader Ashlee Arnau has caught the Internet by storm when she connected on her front-flip half-court shot. Thursday’s win over Auburn-Montgomery became secondary news after Arnau hit the improbable shot. What’s more impressive is that she may have outdone herself 24 hours later. On Friday, Arnau, who is a member of…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Saint Louis top team in Atlantic 10

    Feb 23, 2013, 12:58 AM EDT

    Saint Louis

    Game of the Day Saint Louis 65, No. 15 Butler 61 The Billikens used a 15-4 run in the first few minutes of the second half to take a lead they would never surrender. Butler would cut it close, but missed free throws and turnovers kept the Bulldogs trailing. Saint Louis was led by Mike McCall…

  18. Marcus Paige ready for Lorenzo Brown, N.C. State this time

    Feb 22, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    UNLV v North Carolina

    North Carolina and N.C. State met back in January in Raleigh. Lorenzo Brown went for 20 points and 11 assists to lead the Wolfpack to a 91-83 win over the Tar Heels. Brown’s opposition, Marcus Paige went 2-for-11 for seven points and four assists. Saturday in Chapel Hill, the freshman point guard is ready for…

  19. Rick Pitino regrets leaving Kentucky for Boston Celtics, all based on getting Tim Duncan

    Feb 22, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has had his greatest success as a college coach, despite two different stints in the NBA. He’s the first coach in NCAA history to take three teams to the Final Four. He captured a national title for Kentucky in 1996. After the next year he took another shot at the…

  20. Saint Louis ends statement week with road win against Butler

    Feb 22, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

    Jim Crews

    Saint Louis left Hinkle Fieldhouse, handing Butler its fourth conference loss — two of them are to the Billikens — taking down the fifteenth-ranked Bulldogs 65-61 on Friday night to stay in first place in Atlantic 10 standings. The Billikens, behind hot shooting, started the second half with a 15-4 run, erasing a five-point halftime…