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  1. Report: Four ineligible teams allowed to compete in SWAC Tournament

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:02 AM EST

    Josh Freelove, Lewis Jackson

    According to a report from Tim Gayle of the USA Today, SWAC officials announced on Friday that all 10 teams in the league would be allowed to participate in the 2014 conference tournament despite four teams being banned from the NCAA Tournament due to poor Academic Progress Rates. The SWAC has seen this sort of…

  2. Pregame Shootaround: March begins with a huge ACC tilt

    Mar 1, 2014, 9:25 AM EST

    syracuse

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 4 Syracuse at No. 12 Virginia, (4:00 p.m., ESPN): CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down this weekend’s top matchups in our weekend preview: All of a sudden, this looks like the biggest game in the ACC this season. Believe it or not, Virginia currently holds a one game lead over…

  3. POSTERIZED: Campbellsville’s Eric Gaines throws down monster slam on defender

    Feb 24, 2014, 9:41 PM EST

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    This edition of Posterized comes to you from the NAIA ranks as Eric Gaines from Campbellsville University in Kentucky just destroys a Lindenwood defender on a a breakaway dunk. The 6-foot-4 Gaines, a junior, spent his first two seasons of college at Kent State before transferring to Campbellsville, where he now throws down vicious dunks…

  4. Pregame Shootaround: Syracuse – Duke 2 highlights big day of top-25 battles

    Feb 22, 2014, 10:05 AM EST

    Duke v Syracuse

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke, (7:00 p.m., ESPN): CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down this weekend’s top matchups in our weekend preview: This game has lot a bit of luster, hasn’t it? Three weeks ago, the Orange and the Blue Devils played the best game of the season. The…

  5. SMU gets a commitment from 2015 guard Sedrick Barefield

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:02 PM EST

    Temple v SMU

    SMU picked up a commitment in the junior class on Monday night as 2015 point guard Sedrick Barefield committed to head coach Larry Brown and the Mustangs during his official visit to the campus. The commitment was confirmed on Twitter by the Compton Magic AAU program, who Barefield runs with in the summer. Barefield and…

  6. Cousy Award finalists announced

    Feb 17, 2014, 6:32 PM EST

    Tyler Ennis

    On Monday, the Naismith Hall of Fame announced the finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the top point guard in college basketball. The 23 finalists were announced and the list will be cut down to five in March before the award is presented later in the season by Cousy. The list features…

  7. NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses desire to raise NBA age limit

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:24 AM EST

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    With the shift in leadership from David Stern to Adam Silver, the NBA has begun a new era with Silver taking over as commissioner. Last week it was discussed that one area in which Silver would like to make changes is the NBA’s age limit, which would be raised from 19 to 20 years old…

  8. North Carolina surging before a tough week ahead

    Feb 8, 2014, 2:12 PM EST

    marcus paige

    North Carolina is quietly surging and playing very good basketball as they’re now 16-7 and 6-4 in the ACC after its 73-62 win at Notre Dame on Saturday. The Tar Heels started out slowly in the ACC at 0-3 but have now won six of seven  games entering a week at home against Duke and…

  9. Pregame Shootaround: Duke and Syracuse headlines the first day of February

    Feb 1, 2014, 9:25 AM EST

    syracuse

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 17 Duke at No. 2 Syracuse, 6:30 p.m., ESPN Could this get any juicier? Let’s ignore, for a second, the fact that the team currently sitting in first place in the ACC will be taking on the team that may be playing the best basketball in the ACC. Let’s also…

  10. Defense keeps improving for No. 17 Duke in win over No. 18 Pitt

    Jan 27, 2014, 9:38 PM EST

    Duke v Clemson

    During Duke’s five-game win streak after a sluggish 1-2 start in the ACC one thing, in particular, has continued to improve for the Blue Devils: Half-court defense. That defense continued to show steady signs of improvement on Monday as No. 17 Duke controlled the second half and slowed down No. 18 Pitt on its way…

  11. Mississippi State coach Rick Ray will not be punished by SEC for incident with Marshall Henderson

    Jan 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    SEC Mississippi St Tennessee Basketball

    Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray will not be punished by the SEC for his role in a verbal altercation with Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson during the game between the two teams on Saturday, the Clarion-Ledger reported on Monday. Ray shouted a profanity towards Henderson with 6.2 seconds left in Ole Miss’ 82-63 win over Mississippi…

  12. NCAA announces eight finalists for 2017-20 Final Fours

    Jan 27, 2014, 4:18 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    On Monday, the NCAA announced eight potential sites for the men’s basketball Final Four during the 2017-2020 seasons. The eight finalists announced by the NCAA are Atlanta, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, North Texas, Phoenix/Glendale, San Antonio and St. Louis. The eight finalists have combined to host 24 Final Fours and are also scheduled to host…

  13. No. 4 Villanova holds off Marquette in overtime after controversial regulation finish

    Jan 25, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

    John Dawson, Ryan Arcidiacono

    Entering Saturday’s Big East clash between No. 4 Villanova and Marquette at the Bradley Center, the two conference foes had played their last eight games with a margin of victory within four points in each contest. So, you knew this game was going to be close. But nobody could have predicted the insane regulation finish…

  14. Texas continues winning ways with road ‘W’ over No. 24 Baylor

    Jan 25, 2014, 4:19 PM EST

    Prince Ibeh, Cory Jefferson

    Texas owns a five-game winning streak and has three consecutive wins when facing top-25 opponents. The Longhorns continued their winning ways on Saturday as they thoroughly outplayed No. 24 Baylor on the way to a 74-60 win over the Bears for a Big 12 road win. In a must-win home game for Baylor after starting…

  15. Interactive graphic shows where college programs find recruits

    Jan 23, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    Obviously recruiting is the lifeblood of any college basketball program, because for all the expertise that a coach and his staff can provide you need talent in order to win on a consistent basis. That leads into the question of where do programs find these players, and which cities/states produce the most talent? Ben Stancil…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Kansas and Ohio State trending in opposite directions

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:55 AM EST

    Oklahoma State v Kansas

    GAME OF THE DAY: Nebraska 68, No. 17 Ohio State 62 In front of a hostile Nebraska crowd, the Buckeyes dropped their fourth consecutive game on Monday night as Ohio State fell to a Cornhusker team that was winless in the Big Ten. Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway led the Huskers with 18 points each…

  17. Utah holds off No. 25 UCLA for big Pac-12 home win

    Jan 18, 2014, 6:29 PM EST

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    Utah led by 10 at halftime and had a 15-point lead on UCLA with 12 minutes left but held on to defeat the Bruins 74-69 on Saturday in a big Pac-12 conference home win for the Utes. Sophomore Kyle Anderson’s brilliant performance helped bring UCLA back within two points at 71-69 with 22 seconds left,…

  18. Kentucky knocks off Tennessee, but can the Harrisons and Randle share the ball?

    Jan 18, 2014, 2:50 PM EST

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    Kentucky clearly controlled the final 20 minutes of its 74-66 SEC home win against Tennessee on Saturday afternoon, but the No. 13 Wildcats are still searching for some consistency in a couple of different ways. As Saturday’s game showed, the Wildcats can alternate a half between Julius Randle (first half) and the Harrison brothers (second…

  19. Pregame Shootaround: Oklahoma State travels to Kansas during tremendous day of hoops

    Jan 18, 2014, 10:10 AM EST

    Marcus Smart

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 15 Kansas (4 p.m., CBS) CBT’s own Rob Dauster broke down both of our day’s top games yesterday: This is going to be a doozy. Let’s start with the obvious: Oklahoma State and Kansas are the two best teams in the Big 12. And while…

  20. No. 15 Kansas holds off No. 8 Iowa State as Wiggins, Embiid and Tharpe lead the charge

    Jan 13, 2014, 11:53 PM EST

    kansas iowa state

    Kansas received big-time efforts from multiple members of its starting lineup in holding off No. 8 Iowa State, 77-70, on Monday in a Big 12 conference clash at Hilton Coliseum as the dynamic freshmen duo of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid showed how special they can be in a number of different ways. It would…

  21. Northwestern head coach Chris Collins celebrates first Big Ten victory with his team [VIDEO]

    Jan 13, 2014, 4:55 PM EST

    Chris Collins

    Northwestern and head coach Chris Collins picked up a big home win on Sunday night as the Wildcats knocked off in-state rival No. 23 Illinois 49-43 as Collins earned his first Big Ten victory and first win over a ranked opponent as a head coach. Then the Wildcats and Collins celebrated. There were shoulder bumps,…

  22. Villanova outlasts St. John’s for a Big East road win

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:27 PM EST

    Villanova v St John's

    It wasn’t pretty, but Villanova held off St. John’s on Saturday for a 74-67 Big East win in Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats only shot 35 percent from the field in the win, but held St. John’s to 34 percent from the field and 2-for-12 from the three-point line as Villanova outlasted the Red Storm…

  23. Florida relies on senior leadership to get past Arkansas in OT

    Jan 11, 2014, 3:59 PM EST

    Florida Gators v Arkansas Razorbacks

    Saturday’s SEC road contest at Arkansas could have easily been a letdown for No. 10 Florida. The Gators were missing leading scorer Casey Prather and multiple other Gators were banged up, including Scottie Wilbekin (ankle), Patric Young (knees) and Michael Frazier II (calf). But that didn’t slow the Gators down as they held off Arkansas…

  24. No. 2 Syracuse’s zone stifles North Carolina’s offense for an easy win

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:05 PM EST

    North Carolina v Syracuse

    On paper, it appeared that unbeaten No. 2 Syracuse would have a huge advantage over North Carolina during Saturday’s ACC contest because of the Orange’s signature 2-3 zone going against a perimeter-scoring-starved Tar Heel team. But could you really count out North Carolina after wins over Michigan State, Louisville and Kentucky earlier this season? But…

  25. Assigned Reading: St. John’s pulls together through adversity

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - St John's v Villanova

    St. John’s and head coach Steve Lavin have dealt with a lot of trying times in the last couple of seasons, including Lavin’s own battle with prostate cancer, the loss of Lavin’s father, Albert, as well as a number of tragic incidents that involved family members and friends of players on St. John’s. In this…