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  1. Balanced effort in win over Big 5 rival La Salle bodes well for Temple

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    Fran Dunphy

    Fran Dunphy’s Temple Owls have been a tough team to figure out for much of the season. Capable of beating almost any team in the country, as evidenced by their win over then-No. 3 Syracuse back in December, the Owls have also lost to Duquesne. With a share of the Big 5 title on the…

  2. Month of February once again problematic for Minnesota

    Feb 21, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

    Minnesota v Ohio State

    The month of February has proven to be a troublesome one for Minnesota over the last three years, as they’ve struggled to the tune of a 4-17 record with one more game (vs. No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday) before the calendar flips to March. With that dubious record, and more importantly their recent struggles, in…

  3. Seton Hall guard Haralds Karlis to play despite groin hernia

    Feb 21, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Durand Johnson, Haralds Karlis

    The last thing Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard needs on his plate is another injury to address, given the recent loss of sophomore forward Brandon Mobley for the remainder of the season and the Pirates’ overall lack of depth. However the Pirates (13-14, 2-12 Big East), who have lost eight straight games, have another…

  4. CBT Podcast: NCAA Tournament contenders gear up for the stretch run

    Feb 21, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Ben McLemore, Sheldon McClellan

    Episode 10 of the CBT Podcast is finally here. Computer issues delayed the publish date, and technical difficulties forced a second recording. But just like a team battling the injury bug, we weathered the storm and prevailed. Join host Troy Machir and College Basketball Talk Head Writer Rob Dauster as they discuss the latest and…

  5. Michigan State guard Gary Harris still dealing with shoulder issue

    Feb 21, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT

    Indiana v Michigan State

    Michigan State guard Gary Harris has been one of the Big Ten’s best newcomers this season, most recently scoring 19 points in the Spartans’ 72-68 loss to No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday. And according to head coach Tom Izzo, Harris’ left shoulder popped out of its socket early in the second half. The shoulder went…

  6. Pregame Shootaround 2.21.13: Slow night, but big chance for Cal, Cincy

    Feb 21, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Allen Crabbe

    Game of the Night: Cal at No. 23 Oregon (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) The Ducks will once again be without Dominic Artis tonight, which puts Cal into a wonderful position — the Bears, who have won five of their last six games to put themselves firmly into the bubble conversation, can grab their second marquee…

  7. Report: Dominic Artis out again tonight

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    Dominic Artis

    Bad news for Oregon. It looks like they’ll be hosting Cal tonight without starting point guard Dominic Artis: Oregon point guard Dominic Artis has missed the past seven games with a foot injury and isn’t expected to play tonight against Cal. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) February 21, 2013 While this is bad news for Oregon…

  8. How bad is the injury Montana’s Mathias Ward is dealing with?

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

    Mathias Ward, Paul Egwuonwu

    Bad news coming out of Montana today as it seems that the Grizzlies leading scorer may miss some time. Matthias Ward, who averages 14.8 points this season, apparently injured his foot in a win against Idaho State. On a Tuesday radio show, head coach Wayne Tinkle said that Ward will be undergoing tests to determine…

  9. Iowa State’s bubble chances improve with first quality road win at Baylor

    Feb 21, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    Iowa State picked up a key win on Wednesday night, as they went into Waco and knocked off Baylor for the second time this season, 87-82. Tyrus McGee — the nation’s most dangerous sixth-man — finished with 22 points off the bench while Melvin Ejim chipped in with 20 points and 12 boards while the…

  10. New Player of the Year straw poll: Trey Burke and Victor Oladipo go 1, 2

    Feb 21, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

    Victor Oladipo has released their latest Player of the Year straw poll, and not surprisingly, Trey Burke of Michigan is still leading the way. But all of a sudden, Burke has real competition, and not just for National Player of the Year. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo is making a serious push up the rankings. And deservedly so.…

  11. VIDEO: Donnie Tyndall’s Harlem Shake is worth watching

    Feb 21, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    Donnie Tyndall

    The Harlem Shake craze is, like, three weeks old at this point. In internet years, that may as well be a decade. It’s over. It’s done with. The people of Harlem have spoken. It’s time for us to move on and find a new ridiculous dance to make ridiculous videos to. But before we do,…

  12. Vincent Council sets Big East record, Syracuse tells him how bad he is?

    Feb 21, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    Vincent Council

    Vincent Council did something pretty impressive last night. The Providence senior guard set the Big East’s career assists record early in the first half against Syracuse, although it didn’t mean much as the Friars were down 43-16 at the half to the No. 8 team in the country en route to an 84-59 loss. Ironically…

  13. Arizona State wins on James Harden Beard Night

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

    James Harden Beard Night

    Arizona State kept their momentum going in the right direction on Wednesday night. Three days after picking up a big win at Colorado in overtime, Carrick Felix went for 23 points and 11 boards and Jahii Carson chipped in with 21 points and five assists as the Sun Devils knocked off Washington State 69-57. The…

  14. Ole Miss sees their tourney hopes take a hit in a loss at South Carolina

    Feb 21, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

    Mississippi South Carolina Basketball

    After starting out the season 17-2 and winning their first six SEC games — including a 15 point win over Missouri — Ole Miss looked like they may actually have the horsepower to make a run at an NCAA tournament birth. But since Marshall Henderson became an internet sensation thanks to a well-executed GIF stemming…

  15. The Morning Mix

    Feb 21, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT


    Wednesday delivered yet another entertaining night of hoops. Kansas and Oklahoma State went into double overtime and featured a candidate for .GIF of the year. Minnesota continues to slide closer and closer to the bubble, and Northeastern and James Madison went down to the wire in a pivotal CAA battle. Let’s hit the links. Thursday’s…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Kansas survives, UNLV gets important win in MWC

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:46 AM EDT

    Bill Self

    Game of the Day: No. 9 Kansas 68, No. 14 Oklahoma State 67 It was not one of the double-overtime games we’ve seen this season, but Naadir Tharpe’s late heroics made for an exciting ending. His runner in the lane put KU ahead by one and Oklahoma State could not convert on its final possession,…

  17. UNLV’s promising win was yet another win at home

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:27 AM EDT

    Anthony Marshall, Dorian Green

    With all due respect to Air Force and Boise State, there are really four teams that have set themselves apart for the pack in the Mountain West race: UNLV, San Diego State, Colorado State and New Mexico. Only one of those four teams has won a road game against the top four in the MWC.…

  18. Despite the ugly performance, Oklahoma State is not a fluke

    Feb 21, 2013, 1:06 AM EDT

    Kansas v Oklahoma State

    Oklahoma State is one of the most difficult teams in the country to get a read on. And tonight was a perfect example of why. Marcus Smart shot 2-14 from the floor on Wednesday night. Le’Bryan Nash was 3-10. Phil Forte went 4-12 but shot just 1-8 from beyond the arc. And despite the fact…

  19. Naadir Tharpe is the hero as No. 9 Kansas downs No. 14 Oklahoma State in double OT

    Feb 21, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT


    Kansas’ biggest weapon down the stretch Wednesday night against No. 14 Oklahoma State should have been freshman Ben McLemore, a blossoming star who showed earlier in the season against Iowa State that he can take a big shot in the clutch. But it wasn’t McLemore this time. In fact, McLemore took just three shots in…

  20. Willie Cauley-Stein key as Kentucky outlasts Vanderbilt, was a team dodgeball game to thank?

    Feb 20, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    The torn ACL of star freshman Nerlens Noel made Kentucky a team destined for the NIT in the minds of many. That may still be the case, but Wednesday night in a close 74-70 win over Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena, they found an interior presence late that helped them to a win. Willie Cauley-Stein had…