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  1. Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander power Connecticut to road win over No. 17 Notre Dame

    Jan 12, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    The Connecticut backcourt duo of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright combined for 34 points and nine assists as the unranked Huskies upset No. 17 Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Ind., 65-58. Boatright and Napier have been the engine of the Connecticut offense all season and, despite a tough matchup with Eric Atkins and Jerian…

  2. NC State beats Duke, storms floor, knocks over kid in wheelchair?

    Jan 12, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT


    NC State picked up a big win over No. 1 Duke today, handing the short-handed Blue Devils their first loss of the season and, in the process, picking up a win that could end up paying massive dividends in March. You don’t think a win over a top five team will look good on a…

  3. No. 5 Indiana barely hangs on against No. 8 Minnesota

    Jan 12, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

    Victor Oladipo

    It’s tough for a team to feel good about themselves after losing a game on the road in which they were down 23 points at halftime, but that’s exactly how the Gophers should feel after their 88-81 loss at Indiana on Saturday afternoon. Because, let’s face it, when the Hoosiers get rolling at home, there…

  4. Rotnei Clarke taken off on stretcher during first half of Butler-Dayton after neck injury

    Jan 12, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT

    Rotnei Clarke

    Star Butler guard Rotnei Clarke was taken off on a stretcher with 8:13 to play in the first half of the Bulldogs’ matchup with Dayton Saturday afternoon. Clarke was fouled hard by Dayton forward Matt Derenbecker on a drive to the basket, causing him to lose his balance in mid-air. He fell awkwardly and his head…

  5. C.J. Leslie, No. 20 NC State hand No. 1 Duke first loss of season

    Jan 12, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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    At home against a No. 1 team that was without one of its biggest assets, this was No. 20 NC State’s best opportunity to make a statement, and it did. The interior combination of Richard Howell and C.J. Leslie took control in the second half to hand No. 1 Duke its first loss of the…

  6. Syracuse’s James Southerland out indefinitely with academic issue, will not play Saturday vs. Villanova

    Jan 12, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Syracuse forward James Southerland is out indefinitely due to eligibility issues, the school announced Saturday. The school cited privacy laws in not disclosing the specific reason, but according to the Syracuse Post-Standard, academics could be at the root of the problem. He will reportedly not suit up for Syracuse’s game Saturday against Villanova. His status for…

  7. Georgetown will be without Greg Whittington due to suspension

    Jan 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Greg Whittington

    Georgetown forward Greg Whittington will not suit up for the Hoyas Saturday against St. John’s after violating team rules, Liz Clarke of the Washington Post is reporting. Through 13 games, Whittington has been averaging 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. His absence will not help the already struggling Georgetown offense, which mustered just 45 points in a…

  8. Pregame Shootaround 1.12.13: Duke on upset alert against NC State without Ryan Kelly

    Jan 12, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

    Quinn Cook

    Games of the Day: No. 8 Minnesota vs. No. 5 Indiana (12:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network) With wins over Michigan State and Illinois, Minnesota has officially shown that it has staying power in the nation’s most powerful conference. The Gophers are in the nation’s Top 50 in scoring and the Top 25 in rebounding and…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Doug McDermott goes for season-high, Creighton cruises

    Jan 12, 2013, 12:47 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Game(s) of the Day No. 13 Creighton 74, Missouri State 52: The Creighton junior continues to make a strong case for National Player of the Year. Dough McDermott went for a season-high 39 points, adding 10 rebounds. The Bluejays led by 10 at half, 37-27 due to Missouri State’s slow down offense. Behind the offensive production…

  10. Teammate on Jamaal Franklin’s dunk: ‘I’ve actually seen him do it better’

    Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT

    Jamaal Franklin

    By now, the college basketball world has seen Jamaal Franklin all but claim ‘Dunk of the Year’ crown nine days into the New Year, when he threw an alley oop to himself off the backboard. The San Diego State junior threw the ball to himself on a 3-on-3 break in the second half of the…

  11. Tyus Jones, 2014 point guard, on Kentucky visit this weekend

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

    Tyus Jones

    At this point, John Calipari is just rubbing it all of our faces. Kentucky isn’t even finished with it’s 2013 recruiting class, with the nation’s top player Andrew Wiggins, as well top 10 forward Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon still considering Lexington as a possible destination. But now Big Blue Nation is working on the…

  12. Report: UConn Athletic Director denies Catholic 7 rumors

    Jan 11, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    The defection of the Catholic 7 and Louisville’s recent acceptance to the ACC, have left teams like UConn and Cincinnati left in a Big East Conference that looks more and more like Conference USA. Both Cincinnati and UConn are looking for new homes and Friday, following a meeting among Big East administrators in Dallas, rumors began…

  13. C.J. McCollum may not return to Lehigh this season

    Jan 11, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Lehigh Mountain Hawks guard McCollum reacts after making a basket against the Duke Blue Devils during a college basketball game in Greensboro

    Lehigh had high hopes entering this season. The Mountain Hawks defeated Duke in the NCAA tournament and returned for the 2012-2013 campaign with preseason All-American C.J. McCollum back for his senior season. However, last week, in a loss to VCU, the nation’s leading scorer broke his foot, sidelining him for 8-10 weeks. He could be…

  14. Bellarmine student hits half court shot, wins cruise (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT


    Last Thursday, during halftime of the Division II game between Quincy University and Bellarmine University, a halftime promotion resulted in a Bellarmine student winning a cruise. Casey Saulman won a trip to the Caribbean after successfully completing the layup, free throw, 3-point, half court shot promotion. “I just looked over to the sideline and people…

  15. Kevin Stallings unhappy with reviewable plays after Kentucky loss

    Jan 11, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

    Kevin Stallings

    Thursday night saw another instance of what appears to be a blown call late in a close game. This happened with under 20 seconds in a one-possession game between Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Kentucky freshman, Nerlens Noel collected a loose ball and floated a shot in the middle of the lane. With Noel’s hand still on…

  16. Former UCLA guard Tyler Lamb will transfer to Long Beach State

    Jan 11, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

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    During the fall semester, Ben Howland and his UCLA program saw two players transfer. In a span of 10 days, each of those players have found new homes. Last Wednesday, junior center Josh Smith announced he will join Georgetown for his final season of eligibility. Friday evening, junior guard Tyler Lamb made his decision and…

  17. Trey Burke is ready to return home to face Ohio State this time

    Jan 11, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    With conference play in full effect, the weekend’s schedule is slated with several top-25 matchups, one of those being No. 15 Ohio State hosting No. 2 Michigan. The game will be a homecoming for Michigan’s sophomore guard and player of the year contender, Trey Burke, who is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Burke hopes to…

  18. Nebraska forward Brandon Ubel out with fractured elbow, guard Mike Peltz done for season

    Jan 11, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Nebraska v Michigan

    As if Nebraska’s 62-47 loss at No. 2 Michigan on Wednesday night weren’t bad enough, head coach Tim Miles revealed today that the Cornhuskers also suffered a key personnel loss. Miles announced that senior forward Brandon Ubel will miss Sunday’s game at No. 22 Michigan State with a fractured elbow that was suffered in the…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 1.11.13: Can Missouri State continue its improbable turnaround?

    Jan 11, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

    Paul Lusk

    Game of the Day: No. 13 Creighton at Missouri State (8:00 p.m.; ESPN3)  After going 2-10 in non-conference play Paul Lusk’s team has proven to be a headache for their Missouri Valley foes, as the Bears are off to a 3-1 start. But tonight brings on an incredibly difficult task: slowing down Doug McDermott and…

  20. Saint Joseph’s to be without forward Halil Kanacevic due to death in family

    Jan 11, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

    Halil Kanacevic

    As Saint Joseph’s looks to avoid an 0-2 start in Atlantic 10 play this weekend, the Hawks will have to do so without a key contributor. It was announced by the school that forward Halil Kanacevic will miss the “next few games” due to the passing of his maternal uncle. Kanacevic will travel with his…