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Road to basketball glory lousy with giant-killers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:07 GMT

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes met with the media Monday Now that another football season has ended, college sports fans can buckle up and watch the chase to accomplish something really difficult. Winning a national championship in basketball. Congratulations to Nick Saban and Jeremy Pruitt. They brought



South Carolina pulls off weird comeback on Kentucky, muddies the SEC picture

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:43:00 GMT

This story was initially supposed to be about Kentucky getting to 15-3 with a victory at South Carolina thanks in part to the morale-boosting season debut of much-hyped freshman Jarred Vanderbilt. Instead, Kentucky flipped the script from what college basketball gave us the night before. On Monday night



College basketball roundup: North Carolina has Clemson's number

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:15:00 GMT

Graduate transfer Cameron Johnson scored a season-high 21 points to help No. 15 North Carolina hold off No. 20 Clemson 87-79 on Tuesday night, preserving its perfect all-time home record against the Tigers. Joel Berry II scored 14 of his 17 after halftime for the Tar Heels (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference



Trae Young sets career-high in turnovers; Kansas State upsets No. 4 Oklahoma

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:51:00 GMT

Trae Young has been the best player in college basketball this season by a pretty wide margin. The Oklahoma freshman is leading the NCAA in scoring and assists, and doing so all while leading the Sooners to a top-five national ranking and into Big 12 title contention. He has set unthinkable career highs



Alabama has extra motivation against Auburn

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:10:00 GMT

Alabama has extra motivation against Auburn



Auburn at Alabama preview box

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT

NOTES: Auburn enters today's rivalry game as the nation's hottest team with a NCAA-leading 14-game win streak, including a SEC-best 4-0 conference mark with a 2-0 record on the road. The Tigers' last (and only) loss came Nov. 17 against Temple in the Charleston Classic. … Last week, Auburn



Oklahoma's Big 12 title hopes are already dimming in January

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:40:53 GMT

John Gasaway ESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Follow on Twitter Oklahoma entered the week No. 4 in the nation, making the Sooners the highest-ranked basketball team



Silva leads Gamecocks to 76-68 win over No. 18 Wildcats

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:29:20 GMT

Kentucky coach John Calipari thought his freshmen looked like freshmen for the first time all season.



Previewing Arkansas and Kentucky games for Florida Gators basketball: Podcast

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:47 GMT

GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we preview the Florida Gators basketball week as the Gators face Arkansas and Kentucky this week. Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre are joined by Eric Fawcett who recaps the Gators two game stretch against the Mississippi teams before previewing this week'



NCAA Considers Allowing Immediate Eligibility for Transfers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

According to a report by Jon Rothstein, the NCAA will in coming days discuss immediate eligibility for athletes transferring schools. Currently, athletes must sit out a year when they change schools, unless they have graduated and are transferring to a school with a graduate program not offered at their



K-State Men's Basketball Recap: K-State 87, Oklahoma 69

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

As it seems the Kansas State Wildcats are wont to do, a tough-to-swallow loss to the hands of our rivals downriver leads into a multi-game losing strea... Wait, what? K-State (13-5, 3-3) followed up Saturday's loss with a resounding win, taking the #4/#6 Oklahoma Sooners down in convincing fashion



Auburn is having the most awkwardly successful college basketball season ever

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

The longest active winning streak in Division-I doesn't belong to any team ranked in the top 15. It also doesn't belong to a low/mid-major team that has been feasting on inferior competition since Thanksgiving. The Auburn Tigers have won 14 consecutive games, a streak which dates back to a loss



Previewing the 100% NCAA compliant Arizona Wildcats

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

As the head basketball coach at the University of Arizona, I recognize my responsibility is not only to establish a culture of success on the basketball court and in the classroom, but as important, to promote and reinforce a culture of compliance to maintain the only thing about our school that distinguishes



Baylor-Kansas Preview and Prediction

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

After a second half offensive renaissance against Oklahoma State, Baylor (12-6, 2-4) takes on Kansas (15-3, 5-1) at 5:00 on Saturday. The game is at Allen Fieldhouse and airs on ESPN. Baylor has lost the last 10 games against Kansas. They last won on the final day of the regular season in 2013. In that



Men's Basketball Midseason Roundtable

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

How have your preseason predictions changed now that we're a little more than halfway through? Matt: I think it's more changed since Teddy Hawkins got hurt than it has since the preseason. I expected this team to compete for an NCAA tournament bid, but once Hawkins got hurt, those expectations



1/16 Recap: Purdue Boilermakers roll to another win

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

On a light night in the Big Ten conference, the Wisconsin Badgers traveled to West Lafayette to take on the red hot Purdue Boilermakers in the only game of the evening. Purdue continued to keep its foot on the gas against Big Ten opponents, and showed a struggling Wisconsin team why they are the class



Tuesday’s Three Things to Know: Kentucky loses, K-State whips Oklahoma and UNC wins

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:03:00 GMT

Having missed No. 18 Kentucky's first 17 games due to a foot injury, Kentucky freshman Jarred Vanderbilt made his debut Tuesday night against South Carolina.



Parks, Martin, lead Memphis over UConn 73-49

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:46:27 GMT

Mike Parks Jr. had a career-best night for Memphis, while Jeremiah Martin, the Tigers leading scorer, matched him in points and rebounds. The result was an early lead that built to a runaway victory for the Tigers as Memphis defeated UConn 73-49 on Tuesday night. Both Parks and Martin recorded 21 points



Howard leads Syracuse past Pitt 59-45

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:57:01 GMT

Frank Howard saw to it that Syracuse didn't make history Tuesday. The Orange had never lost five games in a row in the 42-year tenure of Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, but coming off a disheartening double-overtime loss at No. 23 Florida State, that prospect loomed - even against a Pittsburgh team



Davis leads Texas A&M past Mississippi 71-69

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:17:02 GMT

Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy offered up a concise invocation when Mississippi's Breein Tyree tossed up a 3-point attempt from the left of the top of the key late Tuesday night in Reed Arena. ''I was praying that it would bounce out,'' Kennedy said. The result was a 71-69 Aggies



College hoops: EMU wins at home; CMU, WMU, UDM fall on road

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:22:57 GMT

Eastern Michigan 63, Akron 49 Elijah Minnie had 22 points, Paul Jackson added 20 and Eastern Michigan finished strong to roll over Akron 63-49 on Tuesday night in Ypsilanti for its second Mid-American Conference win. Minnie was 8 of 15 from the floor, and Jackson made 6 of 12 field-goal attempts with



Ray Spalding scores 23, Louisville beats Notre Dame 82-78 in 2OT

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:01:00 GMT

Louisville's homegrown upper classmen proved too grown for Notre Dame in a double overtime tug-of-war Tuesday night. Junior Ray Spalding scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while senior and fellow Louisville native Quentin Snider matched a career high with 22 points as the Cardinals



No. 24 TCU looks to halt skid vs. Iowa State

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:46:28 GMT

When No. 24 TCU and Iowa State square off Wednesday at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, it will be a game between the bottom two teams in the current Big 12 Conference standings. The Horned Frogs (13-4, 1-4 in Big 12) have lost four of their past five games and three contests in a row. The Horned



Northern Iowa pulls away early in 2nd, beats Drake 68-54

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:46:28 GMT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Bennett Koch scored 19 points and Northern Iowa pulled away early in the second half to beat Drake 68-54 on Tuesday night.



Saddler leads Nicholls to 91-61 win over Texas A&M-CC

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:32:46 GMT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Tevon Saddler scored 23 points as Nicholls dominated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 91-61 for its fourth straight Southland Conference win on Tuesday night.



Zabo, Peterson lead Kent State past Western Michigan 73-71

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:26:27 GMT

KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Kevin Zabo tossed in 23 points, Mitch Peterson made a putback just before the buzzer and Kent State beat Western Michigan 73-71 on Tuesday night.



No. 7 Wichita State looks to extend home win streak vs. SMU

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:12:46 GMT

SMU, the defending American Athletic Conference champion, looked like it was poised to make another run, but has suddenly hit the skids and now face a road test at No. 7 Wichita State on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan. The Mustangs (12-6, 2-3 AAC) are coming off a stunning 66-64 loss



No. 19 Seton Hall turns attention to Creighton

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:09:36 GMT

The stars came out to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Saturday to watch Seton Hall and Georgetown in a Big East battle. The stars that weren't inside the arena all were aligned outside for the No. 19 Pirates to put on a show and defeat the Hoyas in a game that honored Seton Hall's magical



Clemson still can't end its Chapel Hill hex despite sinking 15 straight second-half shots

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:06:40 GMT

The best Tigers team in years lost at North Carolina for the 59th straight time, the longest road losing streak against one opponent in Division I history.



Basketball looks ahead to Oregon game

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:53:37 GMT

A pair of strong victories over the weekend have helped stabilize the USC men's basketball team after it underwent a bumpy start to Pac-12 competition this season. A 20-point scoring effort from senior guard Jordan McLaughlin propelled the Trojans past visiting Colorado on Jan. 10, 70-58. The victory



UNI Takes Down MVC-Leading Drake, 68-54

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:53:00 GMT

BOX SCORE (PDF) | SEASON STATS (PDF) Cedar Falls, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball squad overcame an early 16-point deficit and posted a 68-54 victory over the league-leading Drake Bulldogs on Tuesday in the McLeod Center. UNI (10-9 overall, 2-5 MVC) held Drake to a season-low



UCLA basketball hopes to play through Thomas Welsh

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:52:01 GMT

LOS ANGELES — Thomas Welsh sensed a comeback on the horizon. The emotions seeped out of the usually stoic 7-foot center. He drilled a 3-pointer to pull UCLA to within seven against Colorado last Saturday and clapped his hands vigorously. A turnover one minute later prompted Welsh to slap the court at



No. 3 Boilermakers keep rolling by blowing out Badgers 78-50

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:46:45 GMT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Vincent Edwards scored 21 points and Carsen Edwards added 20, leading No. 3 Purdue to a 78-50 blowout over Wisconsin on Tuesday night. The Boilermakers (18-2, 7-0 Big Ten) have won 14 straight overall, 19 in a row at home and have matched the best 20-game record in school



No. 12 Cincinnati beats UCF 49-38

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:44:49 GMT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gary Clark scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help No. 12 Cincinnati to a 49-38 victory over Central Florida. Jacob Evans added 10 points for the Bearcats (16-2, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who won their ninth straight game. UCF (12-6, 3-3) got seven points apiece



Buffalo beats Northern Illinois 95-67 for sixth straight win

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:39:02 GMT

Nick Perkins matched his season-high with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting and added six rebounds to lead Buffalo past Northern Illinois 95-67 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory. CJ Massinburg scored 16, Jayvon Graves added 12 points and six boards and Jeremy Harris pitched in with 11 points



Maten's shot with 5 seconds left pulls Georgia by LSU 61-60

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:31:11 GMT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Yante Maten's field goal in the lane with five seconds remaining gave Georgia a 61-60 Southeastern Conference victory against LSU on Tuesday night. The Tigers (11-6, 2-3) pulled ahead 60-59 on a basket by Duop Reath with 39 seconds left, and the game-winning field goal followed



Mississippi State rolls to 80-62 victory over Vanderbilt

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:56:58 GMT

Quinndary Weatherspoon had 19 points and Aric Holman added 18 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to an 80-62 win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday at Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs (14-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) also received 10 points from Lamar Peters. Vanderbilt (6-12,



No. 15 North Carolina holds off No. 20 Clemson 87-79

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:00:09 GMT

Cameron Johnson never let himself fret about the outside shot that had seemingly abandoned him in his brief North Carolina career. It's a big reason why the 15th-ranked Tar Heels still have their unblemished all-time home record against Clemson. The Pittsburgh graduate transfer broke loose for



Louisville's Ray Spalding Skies For Alley-Oop Dunk vs. Notre Dame

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:12:08 GMT

Louisville forward Ray Spalding threw down a monster dunk against Notre Dame Tuesday night in South Bend. Spalding caught an alley-oop lob and corked back for a thunderous jam and an ACC Must See Moment.



Cincinnati Bearcats overcome Central Florida in defensive showdown, 49-38

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:14:07 GMT

ORLANDO – It was every bit the brutal, defensive slugfest it was expected to be. In the end, it was beautiful for University of Cincinnati basketball fans. No. 12-ranked UC rallied from some early shooting woes and beat a tough Central Florida team 49-38 here Tuesday night, in a matchup of defensive



Vanderbilt falls to Mississippi State despite freshman's career night

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:02:54 GMT

Vanderbilt basketball's fourth straight loss was worse than the previous three. The Commodores lost 80-62 at Mississippi State Tuesday night, their largest losing margin in an SEC game since falling 72-52 to Missouri on Feb. 11, 2017. Three of their other four SEC losses this season had been by single-digit



No. 11 Xavier ready for skidding St. John's

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:30:17 GMT

Xavier got back on track in a big way on Saturday afternoon with a rout of Creighton. Meanwhile, the struggles continued for St. John's, which has lost six straight. It will be a matchup of two teams headed in opposite directions when the Musketeers (16-3, 4-2 Big East) and Red Storm (10-8, 0-6



Michigan State basketball wants fewer turnovers, more running on the break

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:20:43 GMT

EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo, his assistants and his Michigan State players watched film all weekend, the taste of two losses and a narrow escape last week still fresh and acrid. There were things Izzo felt the ninth-ranked Spartans have continued to do well, like shooting the ball with precision. There are



Surging No. 8 Texas Tech roars into road game vs. Texas

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:20:38 GMT

With junior guard Kerwin Roach II out with an injured left hand and sophomore guard Andrew Jones at home in Irving getting treated for leukemia, the Longhorns will have to rely on their surprisingly productive bench and some freshmen to help them stay afloat in the stacked Big 12 Conference race. Texas



Stanford tries to keep rolling against ASU

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:11:59 GMT

The best Pac-12 team in the nonconference season will meet the hottest team in conference play when No. 16 Arizona State visits Stanford on Wednesday. Arizona State has lost three of its last five games after being the last undefeated team in Division I, while Stanford has won four straight after adding



No. 1 Villanova continues trip at Georgetown

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:59:02 GMT

The top-ranked Villanova Wildcats struggled at times but were able to squeak past depleted St. John's 78-71 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats (16-1, 4-1 in the Big East) have a similar challenge awaiting them against a team they are expected to beat when they travel down I



NKU takeaways from win over Cleveland State

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:53:43 GMT

After conceding first place in the Horizon League to Wright State on Thursday night, Northern Kentucky said its approach ahead of Monday's Cleveland State matchup was one of response.  Ignoring a slow start, the Norse cruised to a 15-point win, beating the Vikings 70-55 at BB&T Arena, and improved



2018 McDonald's All-American Game: Rosters, college choices, date, location

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:08:01 GMT

Oregon may be a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament this season, but in 2018-19 the Ducks will reload with two McDonald's All-Americans and two finalists for the 41st annual all-star game.  Ducks fans can get an early glimpse of Louis King and Bol Bol against prime competition, as they face commits



Gators' center John Egbunu returns to practice for first time in 11 months

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:40:00 GMT

UF center John Egbunu returned to practice Monday amid loud applause and a high degree of optimism. Egbunu remains limited to non-contact drills until doctors determine he has recovered fully from torn ACL in his left knee suffered last Feb. 14 at Auburn. But the sight of Egbunu on the court was enough



Pac-12 Insider: How Arizona basketball feeds Deandre Ayton, All-Pac-12 team this week

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:17:41 GMT

This week in Pac-12 basketball ... At 7-foot-1, Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton gives teammates the biggest target in the Pac-12, maybe even all of college basketball. So who dishes to him the most?  Entering Wednesday's contest at California, both senior guard Parker Jackson- Cartwright and junior