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WSU vs. UW final score: Cougs send out seniors with a sweep of Huskies, 79-71

Josh Hawkinson scores a game-high 22 points. For the second time against Washington this season, the WSU Cougars used a strong finish to power past the Huskies down the stretch, securing a season sweep of their cross-state rivals with a 79-71 victory. The Cougs trailed by four, 64-60, after Noah Dickerson hit a layup for the Huskies with 5:35 to play in the game. But WSU went on...
Via CougCenter
1 hour ago

Tyler Cavanaugh sparks George Washington to 3rd straight win

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tyler Cavanaugh scored 22 points and sparked a breakaway run in the second half as George Washington defeated George Mason 83-74 on
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 hours ago

Top 7 National Player of the Year candidates

Even though college basketball doesn’t have an award as prestigious as the Heisman, finding and recognizing the most noteworthy performances across the nation is just as important as it is for football. With more than 350 teams, it can be difficult to separate the good from the truly great.We have identified seven players who have been good enough to not just attract interest and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlights of Michigan State beating Wisconsin

Michigan State’s freshman duo continue to carry the Spartans towards an NCAA Tournament berth. Against No. 16 Wisconsin, Nick Ward exploded for 22 points and nine boards, despite playing just 19 minutes because of foul trouble, and Miles Bridges added 17 to help lead the Spartans past the Badgers, 84-74 on Sunday. Matt McQuaid added a season-high 15 as the Spartans won for the...
Via The Only Colors
4 hours ago

Emmanuel Omogbo 3 puts Colorado State over San Diego St. 56-55

FORT COLLINS — Emmanuel Omogbo hit a 3-pointer with four seconds to play to give Colorado State a 56-55 win over San Diego State on Saturday night. Omogbo — who finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds — sank the winning shot after San Diego State went up 55-53 with 23 seconds left. The win places the Rams (20-9, 12-4) in a tie with Nevada for first place in the Mountain West...

North Carolina on roll heading into meeting with Virginia

When Virginia and North Carolina met just over a week ago, the Cavaliers scored just 41 points in a 24-point loss to the Tar Heels, and fell in the midst of their longest losing streak in seven years. North Carolina, on the other hand, won its second straight and has since won two more in a row to bring its winning streak to four heading into its big Monday showdown with Virginia...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Ray Spalding at best as Louisville quells Syracuse

While some may question his lack of desire, coordination and shooting ability, Ray Spalding has never lacked for support from Rick Pitino lining up as a starting forward. Yeah, that Ray Spalding. This coming off a two-point, four-rebound and two-turnover performance in a losing effort against North Carolina just last Wednesday, evoking familiar complaints from second-guessers in...
Via Louisville Card Game
4 hours ago

Michigan State earns resume building win against Wisconsin

Michigan State made nice bid for the NCAA Tournament this afternoon with a resume building 84-74 win against the 16th ranked Wisconsin Badgers. Nick Ward shared a game high 22 points and nine rebounds while Miles Bridges added 17 points for the Spartans who have now won six of their last eight games to move into a tie for third place in the conference. Matt McQuaid also netted a...
Via The Majors East Lansing
5 hours ago

Kansas looks for bench help as regular season nears an end

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Throughout the season, Kansas has gotten away with little depth. Concerns exist about average minutes played, especially with senior guard Frank Mason and junior guard Devonte' Graham threatening to each become season leaders in minutes for any Jayhawks who ever played under 14th-year coach Bill Self. Sherron Collins holds that mark with his average of 35.1 minutes...
Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

Duke Basketball: Finishing Strong before March Madness

If the 2017 March Madness will be anything like it was during the season, there will be many underdogs advancing and some buzzer beaters, particularly from Oregon standout Dillon Brooks. With only a few games left for college basketball teams before the conference playoffs, those who know they will be in the Big Dance will try to sharpen any issues they might have, while others will...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 7 Louisville Incinerates Syracuse, 88-68

At the Carrier Dome, this year’s iteration of Syracuse men’s basketball can beat anyone. The Orange has proven that time and again, most recently with a miraculous win over one of the nation’s scariest squads. But for as dangerous as Jim Boeheim’s team has been inside the friendly confines of the Loud House, it has been, just as reliably, roadkill away from Central New York...
Via Orange Fizz
7 hours ago

WATCH: MBB: Rick Pitino Syracuse Postgame Press Conference

Head coach Rick Pitino speaks to the media following Louisville's 88-68 victory over Syracuse.
Via Louisville Cardinals Athletics
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lydon & Battle at Louisville Postgame

Syracuse sophomore forward Tyler Lydon and freshman guard Tyus Battle after the Orange's 88-68 loss at Louisville.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coach Boeheim Press Conference | Syracuse vs. Louisville

Head coach Jim Boeheim discusses Syracuse's 88-68 loss to Louisville on Sunday.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ball's father says comment about Lakers was misquoted

LaVar Ball says he was misquoted in light of reported comments stating that his son, UCLA star Lonzo Ball, would only play for the Los Angeles Lakers.The comments caused a stir on Saturday, particularly due to the fact that the Lakers may not get a good enough pick to have a shot at Ball, who is currently projected to be a top two pick. LaVar Ball quickly tried to clarify his comments...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big underdog BYU ruins No. 1 Gonzaga's undefeated season

No NCAA men’s basketball team will go undefeated this season. The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs were the last perfect team left, and they were 29-0 heading into Saturday’s West Coast Conference regular-season finale against the unranked BYU Cougars (20-10) at home. However, BYU had had great success in Spokane recently, winning their last two games there against Gonzaga. That trend...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Auburn student sinks half-court shot granny-style to win free tuition

Saturday’s game between Arkansas and Auburn turned into a life-changing moment for one Auburn student.Junior Ben Bode had the opportunity to participate in a shooting contest at halftime of the game and won it.Bode made a layup, free throw, 3-pointer, and half-court shot in succession. The best part was he hit the half-courter granny style. Watch: Bode receives free tuition for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas State suffers 81-51 loss to Oklahoma as tailspin continues

NORMAN, Okla. -- As usual, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger deflected credit for a major accomplishment. Khadeem Lattin had 17 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to help the Sooners roll past Kansas State 81-51 for Kruger's 600th career win. Kruger became the 33rd coach to win at least 600 Division I games. Instead of soaking in the attention, he focused on his team finally earning a...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Purdue's six-game winning streak ends with 82-70 loss to Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Moe Wagner is becoming a fan favorite at Michigan -- and the type of sharp-shooting big man the Wolverines haven't always had. Wagner scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half, outplaying everyone on Purdue's vaunted front line and leading Michigan to an 82-70 victory over the 14th-ranked Boilermakers on Saturday. The 6-foot-11 Wagner went 10 of 15 from the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton goes shirtless during ESPN broadcast to the dismay of one woman

The world got to see a whole lot of Bill Walton Saturday night, as the ESPN commentator briefly got shirtless during the call of the Kansas-Texas game to pull on another tie-dyed shirt with “Keep Austin Weird” on it. The reaction from the woman behind him was priceless: Let’s zoom in on that reaction a bit more: Later on, we got to see Walton discussing talking to Stevie Ray...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Lonzo Ball is one exceptionally talented young player, and he’s taken to the big stage at UCLA without any ill effects. The freshman guard is almost certainly headed directly for the 2017 NBA Draft after spending one year with the Bruins, but trouble could be brewing on that front.According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, “several NBA executives” see Ball’s father, LaVar,...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers nearly pull off upset, but fall 80-77 to Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi's fighting for an outside chance to make the NCAA Tournament. Missouri is just trying to stay out of the Southeastern Conference basement. But a mismatch on paper proved to be a close game in real life. Deandre Burnett scored 28 points and freshman Breein Tyree added 15 as Ole Miss slipped past Missouri 80-77 on Saturday. The outcome was in doubt until...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MBB: Kentucky 76, Florida 66

The Wildcats avenged their loss at Florida with a big win in Rupp Arena and took over first place in the SEC. Malik Monk led the Wildcats with 33 points and Bam Adebayo had his 5th double-double of the season. - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KYwildcatsTV - Twitter- @KYwildcatsTV https://twitter.com/KYwildcatsTV - Instagram- kywildcatstv http://instagram.com/kywildcatstv
Via Kentucky Wildcats Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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