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  1. UCLA forward Travis Wear will not play Saturday vs. Arizona State due to concussion

    Jan 25, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

    Travis Wear

    UCLA junior Travis Wear will not suit up for the Bruins Saturday when they take on Arizona State as he overcomes symptoms from a concussion he suffered Thursday in a win over Arizona. Wear had six points in 11 minutes against Arizona, but did not play in the second half. His absence could certainly hurt…

  2. Coveted forward Julius Randle visiting NC State this weekend

    Jan 25, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Texas native Julius Randle remains one of the top unsigned prospects from the Class of 2013 and, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, he will be on an official visit to North Carolina State this weekend. Randle has remained open in his recruitment and lists the Wolfpack, Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Florida, and Oklahoma as his…

  3. Eye injury to sideline Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky for third consecutive game

    Jan 25, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    Wisconsin v Indiana

    Wisconsin will be shorthanded for their game against No. 12 Minnesota, as head coach Bo Ryan announced on Friday that sophomore forward Frank Kaminsky would miss his third consecutive game due to an eye injury. Kaminsky, a 6-11 forward currently averaging 10.1 minutes and 4.6 points per game, hasn’t played since suffering the injury in…

  4. 2014 wing Stanley Johnson releases list of ten schools he’s considering

    Jan 25, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Stanley Johnson, one of the top players in the Class of 2014, made some news on Friday by tweeting out a list of the ten schools still in the running for his services. In no particular order, Johnson is considering UNLV, Oregon, San Diego State, NC State, Kentucky, Arizona, Louisville, USC, Syracuse and UCLA. A…

  5. Pregame Shootaround 1.25.13: Atlantic Sun, MAAC battles headline light slate

    Jan 25, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

    Jim Baron

    Game of the Night: Canisius at Rider (7:00 p.m.) There are just six games on the schedule tonight but the matchup between Canisius and Rider is one of Friday’s best. After a rough start to the season Kevin Baggett’s Broncs are playing their best basketball of the season as they’ve won five straight games and…

  6. ‘Send it in, Jerome’ remains vivid in the minds of many 25 years later

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

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    On January 25, 1988, Pittsburgh forward Jerome Lane threw down one of the college basketball’s most unforgettable dunks. After receiving a pass on the break from point guard Sean Miller, Lane took flight, dunking over Providence guard Carlton Screen and shattering the backboard. Lane walked away from the scene to high-fives from his teammates, cheers…

  7. Kansas to retire Mario Chalmers’ jersey at halftime of February 16 game against Texas

    Jan 25, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

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    The man responsible for getting Kansas to overtime in the 2008 national title game against Memphis will be given the ultimate honor on February 16, as Mario Chalmers will watch his No. 15 jersey get raised to the Allen Fieldhouse rafters at halftime of the Jayhawks’ game against Texas. A three-time Big 12 All-Defensive Team…

  8. Weekend Preview: Who’s 2nd best in the Triangle, Kentucky/UCLA with a chance for a statement

    Jan 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mark Gottfried

    Someone wants to be relevant in the Triangle, right?: North Carolina heads to Raleigh to take on No. 18 NC State on Saturday (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) in a game that features two of the bigger disappointments in the ACC this season. And, frankly, it’s not totally unexpected. We knew that North Carolina was young heading…

  9. 2013 guard Elijah Brown verbally commits to attend Butler

    Jan 25, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

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    Thursday was a day of good news for the Butler program. First there was the announcement that senior guard Rotnei Clarke was cleared for full contact practices, which opens the door for him possibly being able to play on Saturday when the Bulldogs host Temple. And in the evening Brad Stevens’ program received good news…

  10. 10 tidbits to know: Duke’s bad night, UCLA’s improvement and more

    Jan 25, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

    Duke v Miami

    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. Great win for Miami but I’m still chalking it up as an awful night for Duke.  Rick Pitino has always said that one or two nights a year nothing goes right — and I…

  11. Weekend Preview: Does Oklahoma have a shot at beating No. 3 Kansas?

    Jan 25, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Lon Kruger, Buddy Hield

    Who’s Getting Upset?: Oklahoma at No. 3 Kansas (4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) I think that Oklahoma has a chance to knock off Kansas in Phog Allen this weekend. If you remember earlier this season, Iowa State nearly beat Kansas before getting bailed out by a banked-in three from Ben McLemore with 1.0 seconds left on the…

  12. Weekend Preview: No. 13 Michigan State visits No. 7 Indiana on Sunday

    Jan 25, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    Game of the Weekend: No. 13 Michigan State at No. 7 Indiana (Sun. 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS) It hasn’t been pretty for the Spartans, but after almost a month of Big Ten play, Tom Izzo’s team is sitting all alone in first place in the league standings at 6-1. And when you look at what the…

  13. No. 10 Gonzaga shows no signs of Butler ‘hangover’ in 83-63 win over BYU

    Jan 25, 2013, 2:09 AM EDT

    Nate Austin, Kelly Olynyk

    Given the way in which No. 10 Gonzaga lost at Butler on Saturday night, with a turnover leading to Roosevelt Jones’ game-winner as time expired, it would have been easy for many teams to suffer a hangover of sorts. That wasn’t an issue for Mark Few’s Bulldogs however, as the Bulldogs went on a 23-6…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Richmond knocks off No. 19 VCU and UCLA makes a statement

    Jan 25, 2013, 1:38 AM EDT

    Darien Brothers

    Game of the Night  Richmond 86, No. 19 VCU 74 (OT)  With the Rams leading by seven and less than a minute remaining in regulation it looked as if Shaka Smart’s team was going to leave the Robins Center as the Atlantic 10’s lone undefeated (in conference play) team. But Chris Mooney’s team had other…

  15. VIDEO: NBC Sportstalk: Who wants to be No. 1?

    Jan 25, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

    Are there real concerns for Duke after being blown out by Miami? How wide open is the NCAA tournament this year? Vin Parise discusses those questions and more:

  16. Michael Snaer’s game-winning three caps comeback win over Clemson

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:13 AM EDT

    Brad Brownell, Michael Snaer, Rod Hall

    For the third time in the last two seasons, Michael Snaer hit a game-winning triple at the buzzer. Before we go any further, here’s the video: FSU was down by as much as 12 in the second half against Clemson, but they slowly chipped away thanks to 16 points from Kiel Turpin and 10 from…

  17. UCLA upsets No. 6 Arizona; should we be concerned about the Wildcats?

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:04 AM EDT

    Nick Johnson, Jordan Adams

    Shabazz Muhammad went for 23 points and Jordan Adams added 15 as UCLA went into the McKale Center and knocked off No. 6 Arizona 84-73 on Thursday night. It was as impressive of a performance as we’ve seen out of this Bruin program since Ben Howland led them to their third straight Final Four in…

  18. Thrilling Richmond comebacks hands No. 19 VCU first Atlantic 10 loss

    Jan 24, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    VCU Richmond Basketball

    No. 19 VCU had this game won. After struggling to gain control against a fired up and feisty Richmond team for the first 35 minutes of the game, the Rams had all but sealed up a win over their intra-city rival. There were 43 seconds left, and a tip-in from Juvonte Reddic had capped a…

  19. Marshall Henderson sparks come-from-behind win, pushes Ole Miss to 5-0 in SEC

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

    Arkansas Mississippi Basketball

    Ole Miss was ice cold for the first 20 minutes. Heading into halftime, the Rebel Black Bears were down 25-18 to Tennessee and were shooting — get this — 4-24 from the field. That’s a crisp 16.7%. Marshall Henderson? Leading scorer in the SEC Marshall Henderson? CBT’s favorite gunner in the country (#shootmore!) Marshall Henderson?…

  20. No. 2 Michigan pulls away for 68-53 victory as Purdue goes cold in second half

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Purdue v Michigan

    With No. 1 Duke going down in emphatic fashion on Wednesday night the door has once again opened in regards to debating who should sit atop the polls next week. One team in the discussion is No. 2 Michigan, but with Purdue hitting seven three-pointers (on 13 attempts) in the first half and taking a…