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St. John’s gets big contributions from this unsung hero

It’s tough to turn your eyes away from Shamorie Ponds when St. John’s is attacking. You don’t know what he’s going to do next. You don’t know if the Big East’s best scorer is going to do something that Queens never has seen before. It’s tough not to focus on Tariq Owens when he’s patrolling...
Via New York Post
21 minutes ago

Oregon Hosts No. 14 Arizona on Senior Day

Six seniors on the Oregon Ducks (18-10, 8-7) will receive recognition on the final home game of the season against the Arizona Wildcats (22-6, 12-3) Saturday night. Simple play is the strength for the Ducks. To get contributions from all sides of the basket can come in handy. As in the case on Thursday against Arizona State, the Ducks did just enough to ensure victory. Elijah Brown...
Via Addicted to Quack
3 hours ago

An End to Miller Time: Arizona Basketball Coach Miller Allegedly Paid 100K for Deandre Ayton 

“U of pAy, U of pAy” This morning a friend said to me that Arizona got a break in that the new FBI college recruiting scandal as it took the Alonzo Trier PED story off the front page. This evening things got infinitely worse for Arizona as the lead story on ESPN right now is: FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins...
Via Bruins Nation
4 hours ago

REPORT: Sean Miller Offered Massive Payment to Ensure DeAndre Ayton Came to Arizona

The post REPORT: Sean Miller Offered Massive Payment to Ensure DeAndre Ayton Came to Arizona appeared first on KCM Sports.
Via KCM Sports
5 hours ago

Ohio State ends the regular season with a 80-78 double overtime win against Indiana

The Buckeyes are now guaranteed a top-two seed in next week’s B1G Tournament, thanks to a last-second shot in 2OT by Jackson. To wrap up the regular season, the No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes (24-7, 15-3) spoiled the Indiana Hoosiers’ (16-14, 9-9) Senior Night with a 80-78 victory on Friday Night at Assembly Hall. With the victory, the Buckeyes are guaranteed one of the top two seeds...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
5 hours ago

If only Indiana’s entire season was as good as these two dunks were

Ohio State is in Bloomington tonight with a chance to tie for the Big Ten regular season title. Indiana has not had a great year, but it’s senior night for the Hoosiers and they’ve been much better of late, winning 4 out of 5 now that their crazy schedule has finally eased up. The Buckeyes had a double-digit lead in the first half, but Indiana narrowed things up by halftime, and...
Via The Comeback
6 hours ago

CSU Rams interim coach Jase Herl’s small-town Kansas roots laid foundation for coaching rise

Jase Herl pondered his future on the 450-mile drive down Interstate 70 eastbound — Grand Junction to Goodland, Kansas — on course for a figurative and literal life crossroads. In 2011, Herl left behind his life as an all-conference Division II basketball player at Mesa State for what he figured, maybe, he was born to do. Ask any of the roughly 5,000 residents in Goodland, about 20...

Calipari previews Missouri, comments on NCAA scandal

Coach Cal goes over the strategy UK needs to come up with a much-needed win at home. The Kentucky Wildcats are preparing to face off against the Missouri Tigers at home in Rupp Arena. The game will broadcast on ESPN @ 8:15 PM EST. The Wildcats have won their last two games after going on a four-game losing streak. One loss came at the hands of the Tigers who have been a man down...
Via A Sea of Blue
7 hours ago

Has Jarrett Culver Hit The Freshman Wall?

After a stellar beginning to his college basketball career, Texas Tech true freshman forward Jarrett Culver has struggled in his last four games making some wonder if he’s hit the freshman wall. The Big 12 regular season is an absolute...
Via Wreck'Em Red
7 hours ago

Texas withholding G Eric Davis Jr. from competition after payment allegations

The news from Friday morning came at an inopportune time for the program and resulted in immediate action. Hours after news broke that Texas Longhorns junior guard Eric Davis Jr. allegedly received $1,500 in payments from disgraced agency ASM Sports through associate Christian Dawkins, athletic director Chris Del Conte announced that the school is withholding Davis from competition...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
8 hours ago

Alabama’s Collin Sexton still expected to play despite FBI report

Alabama star freshman guard Collin Sexton is still expected to play for the team against Arkansas on Saturday despite being mentioned in the latest FBI report on the ongoing NCAA scandals.Speaking with the media on Friday, Crimson Tide head basketball coach Avery Johnson said he expects Sexton to play in the team’s next game.“Yes,” Johnson said, via AL.com. “At this time, we anticipate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke vs. Syracuse Game Notes

Who: No. 5 Duke (23-5) vs. Syracuse (18-10) When: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. ET Where: Durham, NC / Cameron Indoor Stadium TV: ESPN DUKE BLUE DEVILS Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski (Army ‘69) Career Record: 1,094-335 (43rd season) Record at Duke: 1,021-276 (38th season) SYRACUSE ORANGE Head Coach: Jim Boeheim (Syracuse ‘66) Career Record: …
Via Duke Report
11 hours ago

Tom Izzo, Michigan State Mentioned In FBI’s NCAA Corruption Probe

Duke, Michigan State and Kentucky were mentioned as programs that could be hit by an FBI investigation, Yahoo is reporting: According to the article, Michigan State looks to have committed an NCAA violation with Tom Izzo’s recruitment of Miles Bridges, who was set to commit to Kentucky before picking the Spartans:
Via Diehardsport
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Okogie: Georgia Tech's Fire Starter

Georgia Tech sophomore guard Josh Okogie is following up his spectacular freshman season, with another big-time campaign in Atlanta. He is the Yellow Jackets' leading scorer and 2nd on the team in rebounds and minutes played. Okogie is arguably Georgia Tech's hardest worker as described by his teammates and head coach Josh Pastner. Check out Pastner, senior center Ben Lammers and...
Via ACC Digital Network
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger posts hilarious reaction to huge NCAA news

A report from Yahoo Sports revealed major details on the investigation into elicit payments for college basketball players, but Jared Sullinger is confident former Ohio State coach Thad Matta didn’t cause any trouble.Why? Because Sullinger couldn’t even get a free bottle of Gatorade. — Jared M.X. Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) February 23, 2018 No Ohio State players were listed in the...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top prospect Michael Porter Jr. cleared for basketball activities

Missouri power forward Michael Porter Jr. has received full medical clearance to participate in basketball activities, a source tells Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports.Porter, projected to be a top-10 pick in the 2018 draft, underwent back surgery in November that was expected to sideline him for the entire college season. While he has been cleared for full contract, it’s uncertain...
Via Hoops Rumors
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

FBI docs show widespread payments to top college, HS players

The FBI’s extensive probe into college basketball corruption has resulted in at least three criminal investigations and could have a devastating impact across the sport in the coming months and years.Hundreds of federal documents that were reviewed by Yahoo Sports showed just how common it is for money and impermissible benefits to be funneled to high school and collegiate athletes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke, Nova among those named in NCAA probe

Friday morning, the FBI probe into the world of college basketball would get specific. And while Duke would top the list of notable names, the report is far more damaging for other programs. That doesn’t mean Duke will go unpunished, of course. But it’s still far from good for the university.Aside from Duke, other notable programs include: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina...
Via The Sports Post
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coach Turner Postgame | UCI vs. UCSB

Hear from head coach Russell Turner following the 'Eaters upset over the conference leaders, the UCSB Gauchos. Follow the 'Eaters! ucirvinesports.com @UCIAthletics

WATCH: Max Hazzard Postgame | UCI vs. UCSB

Hear how Max Hazzard's extra gym time helped fuel his 16-point game in 'Eaters 69-49 win over UCSB. Follow the 'Eaters! ucirvinesports.com @UCIAthletics

Steve Alford: Defense is keeping UCLA from taking next step

Consistent defense continues to be an issue for UCLA, and Bruins head coach Steve Alford knows it.UCLA lost at Utah 84-78 on Thursday night. The Bruins allowed the Utes to shoot 52.7 percent from the field for the game. There was a period in the final six minutes of the first half where Utah made five straight threes to build a lead (they went into halftime up 47-40).After the game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Coach Cronin, Clark and Broome recap Bearcats' 77-52 Win Over UConn

Head coach Mick Cronin and Bearcats' Gary Clark and Cane Broome recap the 77-52 win over UConn at home Thursday night to break their 2 game losing streak.

WATCH: Joel Berry & Theo Pinson Leave Lasting Legacy at UNC

This March, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson will make their final run at North Carolina. No matter if their journey ends with more rings and titles, one thing is certain: This senior duo will leave a lasting legacy at Carolina.
Via ACC Digital Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Porter Jr. cleared for basketball activities

Two minutes into his freshman season, Michael Porter Jr. suffered a back injury that required surgery and threatened to keep him out all year. On Thursday, the dynamic forward got some tremendous news, however, which is that he’s been fully cleared for all basketball activities. This is obviously a huge boost for Missouri, which is currently 18-10 and in shape for a NCAA Tournament...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Basketball vs. Indiana: Preview and prediction

As the end of February approaches, the Big Ten regular season is coming to a close. Ohio State has just one game remaining on the schedule before the conference tournament: a road matchup this Friday against Indiana. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on Fox Sports One. Preview Ohio State defied all expectations this season, sitting comfortably in second place in the Big Ten with...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Turnovers cause Indiana Basketball to lose key game

Indiana Basketball was once again plagued by turnovers, an area where the Hoosiers have struggled all season, which resulted in yet another loss on Tuesday night in Lincoln. The team matched a season-high 19 turnovers, allowing Nebraska to convert those mistakes into 26 points. These careless mistakes are what cost Indiana the game, snapping their four-game win streak with a score...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Mason sinks St. Joseph's with buzzer-beater

This season’s matchups between George Mason and St. Joseph’s have been as thrilling as it gets.Last month, Otis Livingston drained a buzzer-beater from Steph Curry-range to sink the Hawks, and Wednesday’s contest was just as entertaining.This time, Livingston lost the ball late in the game, and it looked like the Hawks were going to emerge victorious. It, however, bounced to Ian...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: McKinley Wright IV breaks Colorado men's basketball record for assists as a freshman

McKinley Wright IV breaks the Colorado school record for most assists in a freshman season with 144 during the Buffs' game against USC on Wednesday. Chauncey Billups previously held the record.
Via Colorado Buffaloes Athletics
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNLV Men's Basketball Postgame Press Conference vs. Fresno State

Head coach Marvin Menzies, junior forward Shakur Juiston and freshman forward Brandon McCoy.
Via UNLV Rebels Athletics
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Louisville vs. Duke Basketball Highlights (2017-18)

Louisville vs. Duke: Grayson Allen scored 28 points, Wendell Carter Jr. added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, and the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils cruised past Louisville, 82-56. Duke held Louisville to 36% shooting from the field in the Blue Devils' 4th game with Marvin Bagley III. Ray Spalding led the Cardinals with 17 points.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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