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USC Trojans basketball cruise past Lehigh 88-63

USC basketball moves to 4-0 on the season In the third game at home for the USC Trojans, they played host to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, beating them 88-63. It is the second time the two schools have played, the first time was another USC win back in December of 2010. USC took the lead at the 18:46 mark early in the first half and led the entire way, never struggling with the Hawks...
Via Conquest Chronicles
48 minutes ago

UNC in the NBA: Harrison Barnes hits game-winner for Mavericks

Harrison Barnes drains 30-footer at buzzer, propels Mavericks to victory over Grizzlies There usually aren’t a whole lot of bright spots on a team that’s won just 4 times in its first 19 games. And it’s difficult to find the silver...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 hour ago

The Quick & The Dirty: Marquette 94, LSU 84

The Golden Eagles start strong and finish strong to leave Hawaii with two wins. YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles finished in third place in the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational thanks to a 94-84 victory over LSU on Wednesday night in Hawaii. MU advances to 3-2 with the win after going 2-1 way out west with the loss coming in a relatively competitive game against #6 Wichita State. The...
Via Anonymous Eagle
4 hours ago

Kentucky Basketball: Nick Richards just needed a tune-up between the ears to deliver a monster game

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Were John Calipari to assemble a perfect center, it might look a lot like 5-star Kentucky freshman Nick Richards: 7 feet tall, 245 pounds, 7 percent body fat, a 7-5 wingspan, strong enough to bench press 185 pounds 15 times and nimble enough to leap 36 inches off the ground and sprint three-quarters of a basketball court in 3.37 seconds. Not much needs fixing on...
Via SEC Country
4 hours ago

WATCH: Fort Wayne player tries to draw foul on John Calipari with awful flop attempt

Athletes will do whatever they can to gain a competitive edge in games, especially when one team is a sizable underdog and in need of a few lucky breaks just to keep the score close.That was on display during Wednesday’s game between Fort Wayne and Kentucky, when Mastodons guard Xzavier Taylor attempted to corral a loose ball near the sideline. John Calipari was standing in the area...
Via The Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rams conclude road trip with loss in Las Cruces

Read this story at CSURams.com Colorado State never led in the contest and dropped an 89-76 decision at New Mexico State, Nov. 22. With the loss, the Rams fall to 2-3 on the year, while the Aggies improved to 3-1. The two teams traded opening baskets before the Aggies went on a 7-0 run to take a 9-2 lead less than four minutes into the game. CSU came back and tied the game at 15...
Via Mile High Sports
5 hours ago

Kentucky Basketball stomps Fort Wayne: Highlights and Box Score

The Cats score their fifth win in impressive fashion. Kentucky is now 5-1 after dominating the Fort Wayne Mastodons. This was easily the best performance of the young season by the extremely young Cats, 86-67. Nick Richards had the game of his life, The freshman center was unstoppable, recording 15 boards, two blocks and 25 points on 9-of-10 shooting in 26 minutes of action. ...
Via A Sea of Blue
6 hours ago

Tremont Waters’ 39 points not enough as LSU falls to Marquette 94-84 in Maui finale

By CODY WORSHAM | Tiger Rag Editor Tremont Waters scored 39 points – the most by any LSU player since Ben Simmons scored 43 two seasons ago – but LSU’s defense allowed 57.8 percent shooting from the field in a 94-84 loss to Marquette in Maui. Waters connected on 13-of-22 field goal attempts and 5-of-11 three-pointers, but […]
Via Tiger Rag
6 hours ago

Tremont Waters tremendous effort not enough in LSU loss to Marquette

The future is bright for LSU basketball with freshman point guard Tremont Waters guiding the Tigers, but the present remains a time for growth as the Tigers fell to Marquette 94-84 in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational. Waters put forth an extraordinary effort in the fifth game of his college career, leading all scorers with 39 points on 13 of 22 shooting from the field...
Via SEC Country
6 hours ago

Kentucky Wildcats crush Fort Wayne: 6 takeaways and postgame chatter

Nick Richards is playing like a man possessed. The Kentucky Wildcats are becoming a fun team to watch. While it remains to see how special they can be come March, they continue to showcase a world of potential that’s only beginning to be tapped. But against Fort Wayne, we finally saw that potential dominate for much of a 40-minute contest, as the Cats had their best outing of...
Via A Sea of Blue
7 hours ago

Battle 4 Atlantis: Tennessee vs. Villanova Preview, TV, Streaming

Tennessee will take on the No. 5 ranked Wildcats on Thanksgiving day. Could the Tennessee basketball season have gotten off to a better start? The Volunteers passed their first true test of the season with flying colors, finding a way to win against a really good Purdue squad. We saw flashes of really good play from this team last year at this time, but they couldn’t figure out...
Via Rocky Top Talk
7 hours ago

Cincinnati claims Cayman Islands Classic championship with 78-53 win over Wyoming

Bearcats bring home the hardware after cruising to victory behind solid shooting. Thanksgiving evening got off to a great start as the #12 ranked Cincinnati Bearcats crushed Wyoming 78-53 in the championship game of the Cayman Islands Classic. The Bearcats defeated Buffalo and Richmond to earn a spot in the title game, and then dispatched the Cowboys without any issue to bring home...

Game 6: Michigan vs. VCU Recap

Michigan closed its third game in three days with an 11-0 run to escape the Lahaina Civic Center with a 68-60 win over VCU. The Wolverines gave away an 11-point lead, turned the ball over 9 times in the second half and missed 9 free throws, but they still figured out how to erase a three-point deficit with 2 minutes to play. In short, they made the winning plays that they failed...
Via UM Hoops
8 hours ago

Video & Quotes: John Beilein, Michigan players recap win over VCU

John Beilein, Moritz Wagner, Jon Teske and Duncan Robinson were on the podium on Wednesday afternoon to recap Michigan’s win over VCU. Q. Moritz, if you could talk about that last stretch where you made the three-point play, and you come back with backing out for that three-pointer, that gets yourself from going to a tie to a three-point lead. That had to feel pretty good? MORITZ...
Via UM Hoops
8 hours ago

Tennessee Basketball upsets No. 18 Purdue in overtime

In the opening matchup of the annual Battle 4 Atlantis, Tennessee Basketball was forced to take on their first ranked opponent of the season, Purdue. Purdue, who had a 4-0 record before the game, was viewed as a very tough opponent for the Vols because of their tremendous size advantage, and because of their explosive team offense, which was averaging 102 points per game prior to...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: Making the Grade, Week 2

There have been better weeks of Iowa men’s basketball. Coupled with the last few weeks of football, and Monday and Tuesday were downright miserable for most of you. While the Hawkeyes are showing much the same growing pains as this time last year, there were a few bright spots in the Cayman Islands, and reasons to believe they’ll be able to get it together like they did last year...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
9 hours ago

Michigan State Basketball: Miles Bridges not expected to play vs. DePaul

According to Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, Miles Bridges has about a ’30 percent’ chance to play on Thursday night against DePaul. After suffering an ankle injury on Sunday night against Stony Brook, Michigan State’s sophomore sensation Miles Bridges finds himself in a rough situation. He could play in the Phil Knight Invitational, or […] Michigan State Basketball: Miles...
Via Spartan Avenue
9 hours ago

Michigan uses late run to escape VCU game with victory

The Wolverines went on an 11-0 run down the stretch to avoid a disappointing defeat. Michigan Basketball did not have it easy on Wednesday evening, but it rarely has been in the early part of this season. The Wolverines used an 11-0 run down the stretch to take out VCU by a score of 68-60 to win the fifth-place game in the Maui Invitational. Duncan Robinson led the way for Michigan...
Via Maize n Brew
10 hours ago

WATCH: Ky Bowman Steal & Slam Part of 30-4 BC Run vs. Colgate

Boston College guard Ky Bowman sparked a massive Eagles comeback against Colgate Wednesday afternoon. During a 30-4 BC Run, Bowman read a passing lane, stole it, and skied to the rim for an emphatic slam. Bowman scored 19 points in an 83-79 Boston College win, including this impressive ACC Must See Moment.
Via ACC Digital Network
11 hours ago

This year's first edition of the Xavier Power Rankings features Trevon Bluiett at the top

A lobotomized chimpanzee could have predicted they'd be lining up behind Tre here. I've got three kids, and at any given time I can easily rank them for you. I love the Musketeers even more, but that doesn't keep me from being able to rate the scholarship players from bottom to top. As always, keep in mind that these rankings aren't centered on any objective basis and that they...
Via Banners On The Parkway
13 hours ago

Jordan Bohannon, Tyler Cook boost Iowa to Cayman Islands win

The Iowa men’s basketball team didn’t have the Cayman Islands Classic it wanted. But while the losses to Louisiana and South Dakota State left the Hawkeyes with plenty to work on, they did manage to leave there with one win — a 95-85 triumph against Alabama-Birmingham — in which its two most important players stepped up when needed. Led by career-highs from both Jordan Bohannon...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
13 hours ago

Brian Bowen learned of end of Louisville career on Twitter

Brian Bowen’s decision to play for Louisville has really proven to be a bad one, and he’ll be left with a particularly bad taste in his mouth after Wednesday’s events.Louisville announced Wednesday that Bowen, the top recruit who was at the center of the payment scandal that ultimately took out Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich and coach Rick Pitino, would never play for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trump continues his war of words with LaVar Ball

The war of words between Donald Trump and LaVar Ball is showing no signs of slowing down, and the U.S. president unloaded on Ball in his latest round of early-morning tweets on Wednesday.Trump is said to have played a big role in helping Ball’s son LiAngelo avoid charges for shoplifting in China with two UCLA teammates, but Ball refuses to thank Trump. In his most recent Twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avery Johnson, Collin Sexton and Donta Hall discuss a wild finish to the UT Arlington game

Avery Johnson is joined by Collin Sexton and Donta Hall during the postgame press conference following a 77-76 win over UT Arlington, a likely March Madness contender, Tuesday night. The win leaves Alabama 4-0 on the season.

WATCH: Coach Cronin, Broome, and Evans Recap The 75-48 Win Over Richmond

Head coach Mick Cronin and Bearcats' Cane Broome and Jacob Evans recap the 75-48 win over Richmond to start the season 5-0 and head to the championship game of the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic.

Previewing the Thanksgiving college basketball tournaments

Thanksgiving has a reputation for being a football-filled holiday. Those days are long gone. College hoops has staked a claim on not just Turkey Day, but the entire weekend. The next few days are jam-packed with top-level teams squaring off in a variety of tournaments and events. If the NFL and college football games aren’t for you, the action on the hardwood this weekend will be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MBB: Deng Adel Southern Illinois Postgame Interview

Deng Adel speaks to the media following Louisville's 84-42 victory over Southern Illinois.

WATCH: MBB: Darius Perry Southern Illinois Postgame Interview

Darius Perry speaks to the media following Louisville's 84-42 victory over Southern Illinois.

WATCH: MBB: Jordan Nwora Southern Illinois Postgame Interview

Jordan Nwora speaks to the media following Louisville's 84-42 victory over Southern Illinois.

Prospect Report: DeAndre Ayton Of Arizona

DeAndre Ayton is off to a hot start in what will likely be his only year in college, averaging 25.5 points and 15.9 rebounds per 40 minutes over his first three games. Arizona has played a very poor slate of opponents so far, ranked 313th in strength of schedule[1], but Ayton’s play has been noteworthy nonetheless.The 19-year-old [2] born in the Bahamas is one of those teenage phenoms...
Via RealGM - NBA
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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