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Boilers Fade in Columbus

How Bad is it? Will Hammons ankle injury hamper him in the final two regular season games? Is he that good? Yes, D’Angelo Russell is one of the best players in America. Still on the bubble? Boilers miss golden opportunity in Columbus to shore up NCAA tourney birth.   aOSU has been a house of horrors for Purdue as long as I can remember. So honestly, I didn’t think winning was...
Via Boiled Sports
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Pitt Basketball’s Tournament Hopes Shrink

Coming into the final stretch of the season Pitt basketball found themselves on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament. It appeared that they were either one of the last teams in or one of the last ones out. It seems that every game left is a must win. This week Pitt faced Boston College at home and Wake Forest on the road. The Panthers defeated Boston College 71-65 and loss to Wake Forest...
Via isportsweb.com
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Wisconsin basketball: Frank Kaminsky shines as Badgers clinch share of Big Ten title

Frank Kaminsky played one of the best games of his four-year career in his final home game, as Wisconsin earned at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title by defeating Michigan State 68-61 on Sunday in Madison. Seniors Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson and Duje Dukan were also honored before the game, but once again it was Kaminsky who stole the show for the fourth-ranked Badgers...
Via isportsweb.com
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Ohio State Basketball rallies in second half, beats Purdue

Ohio State took care of business at home once again tonight, but it wasn’t easy. The Buckeyes were able to erase a 12 point deficit in the second half behind D’Angelo Russell’s 28 points and seven rebounds. Purdue was ranked third in the Big Ten standings coming into tonight’s game and the Buckeyes getting this win can only help their tournament resume. Although they were...
Via isportsweb.com
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Marquette Basketball: The positives of a tough season

It’s been a tough year for the Marquette basketball faithful. The Golden Eagles are set to finish at the bottom of the Big East for the first time since they joined the conference a decade ago, while also finishing well below .500, which hasn’t happened in over 20 years. Many fans just want the season to be over so they can move on and try to forget. Even with all the disappointments...
Via isportsweb.com
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Iowa Basketball: Hawkeyes survive for overtime win at Penn State

It wasn’t pretty, but the Iowa Hawkeyes walked out of the Bryce Jordan Center with a win on Saturday. Penn State gave them all they can handle, but they eventually pulled out a 81-77 victory in overtime to improve to 19-10 on the season and 10-6 in the Big Ten. The story of the game was Aaron White. He finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds after being held to just 4 points in...
Via isportsweb.com
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Michigan State Basketball: Spartans, Dawson, shut down in Madison

Sunday was the Frank Kaminsky show at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The senior exploded for 31 points and eight rebounds in his final home game as the Wisconsin Badgers rolled the Michigan State Spartans 67-60. Kaminsky lived up to his player of the year billing as he was seemingly unstoppable — no matter who defended him. The seven-footer out of Lisle, Illinois shot an...
Via isportsweb.com
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Virginia Basketball: UVA Uses Second Half Run to Beat Va Tech

Much like the last time No. 2 Virginia faced their in-state rival Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers had their hands full with the persistent Hokies. Unlike the first meeting that went down to the final seconds, this contest was a double-digit win for the Cavaliers as they were able to pull away after halftime and win 69-57. With this win Virginia improves to 27-1, 15-1 in the ACC and...
Via isportsweb.com
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Texas Basketball comes up short against #8 Kansas

Texas Basketball travelled to Lawrence, Kansas, desperate for a win. With 11 minutes to go in the second half it looked like Rick Barnes’ team was about to produce the same magic they produced in 2011. However Kansas would not be denied, and stormed back to win 69-64. Another lackluster performance by the Texas Basketball senior Jonathan Holmes who had 2 points Texas threw everything...
Via isportsweb.com
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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Maryland

The Michigan basketball team stayed within striking distance for much of Saturday afternoon’s clash against Maryland, but the Terrapins ultimately pulled away late. In Five Key Plays, we look at the biggest moments in the Wolverines’ 66-56 loss. 1) Three-pointers result in big first-half swing After the game, John Beilein lamented a few Spike Albrecht shots that would’ve...
Via UM Hoops
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Michigan State Basketball: Wisconsin Preview

Michigan State took a step backward in their march towards the postseason against Minnesota. Losing to an all around inferior team at this point in the year, especially on your home court, is cause for some concern. A win in Madison against the conference’s best team and possible one-seed Wisconsin, however, would go a long way in erasing some of the doubt about MSU that may be...
Via isportsweb.com
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Northwestern Basketball: Why they lost

Northwestern Basketball suffered an embarrassing loss at the hands of the Fighting Illini last night. This loss snapped the Wildcats four game winning streak and put Illinois back on track for a tournament appearance after their recent skid. But Northwestern came into Champagne on top of the world looking to keep their impressive streak alive, so why did they lose? Failures on Defense...
Via isportsweb.com
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Gators Celebrate Billy Donovan’s 500th Win With Awesome Video

The Florida Gators celebrated Billy Donovan's 500th win with an awesome video.
Via Gamedayr
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Tom Leach radio call of Willie Cauley-Stein crushing Alandise Harris

This play may never get old, and Kentucky Wildcats fans sure aren’t about to forget about Willie Cauley-Stein’s emphatic rejection on Alandis Harris. Hey #BBN What about this block from @THEwillieCS15 that helped set the tone for @KentuckyMBB today! pic.twitter.com/323lZD6A0S — KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV) March 1, 2015 It’s easily going to be one of the four […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
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BYU Basketball: Dave Rose’s Genius in Spokane

There were a lot of heroes for the BYU Cougars in Spokane Saturday night. Halford continued his hot streak, Kaufusi showed up as the rim protector Cougar fans have been waiting for, freshman Ryan Andrus nailed two free throws with the game in the balance, and, of course, Mr. Everything Kyle Collinsworth once again filled up the stat sheet before fouling out on a bogus WCC-ref-style...
Via TornBySports
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Zak Irvin, Kameron Chatman showcase growth in loss at Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md.— Zak Irvin wanted back in the game. It was the final minutes of the first half during Michigan’s 66-56 loss to Maryland on Saturday afternoon, and the sophomore forward had been benched due to foul trouble. As he watched helplessly, the Terrapins went on a 12-0 run and claimed a lead they’d never relinquish. “I was trying to talk him into letting me back...
Via UM Hoops
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NIU center Pete Rakocevic takes down hoop with dunk (GIF)

Northern Illinois center Pete Rakocevic threw down a slam dunk that took down the hoop and caused a delay in the game during Saturday's win over Central Michigan. Rakocevic's dunk was strong enough to cause the stantion support to come loose. A Central Michigan player was about to make the inbounds pass when he had to move quickly to avoid the backboard coming down on his head...
Via Holdout Sports
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Postgame interviews, notes and milestones from Kentucky’s big win over Arkansas

Following the KEntucky Wildcats’ win over Arkansas, here are the postgame comments from John Calipari, Trey Lyles, Tyler Ulis and Andrew Harrison, via Kentucky.com.
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
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Bruce Pearl Thanks Texas A&M For Moment of Silence Prior to Game For Anthony Mason

Texas A&M hosted Auburn Saturday night at home in College Station and made the home crowd proud in more ways than one. of course the 80-55 win over the Tigers was pretty nice, but the real pride inducing moment came before the game started.Early Saturday morning the father of Auburn guard Antoine Mason, Anthony Mason, passed away. So to honor him and as a show of respect the...
Via FatManWriting
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Draft Profile: Robert Upshaw

Can teams look past the off-court issues and select Robert Upshaw in the first round? TeamWashington YearSophomore PositionCenter Age21 Height7-0 Weight250 Big Board Ranking30 Draft ProjectionLate-first/Early-second round Strengths Elite shot-blocker; was leading the NCAA before his dismissal Double-double threat every night Defensive positioning both on and off ball Shows some...
Via The Lottery Mafia
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WATCH: NIU C brings down basket on dunk

Northern Illinois beat Central Michigan 73-55 tonight and the game’s biggest highlight almost turned disastrous. In the second half, Northern Illinois’ Pete Rakocevic slammed home a dunk forcefully but innocently, or so it seemed. A couple of seconds after Rakocevic’s jam went through the hoop, the entire basket apparatus began to fold up and collapse. It nearly beheaded the...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Be-Deviled! Syracuse Gets Blown Out By Duke at Cameron Indoor

Are these games telling us anything about the Orange? SU will obviously not be in the tourney, but would like to show the world it’s better than its record indicates. But in what was by far the least exciting of the two team’s meetings since become ACC rivals, the Blue Devils blew out the Orange 73-54. The game started sloppy for both teams. At the under-12 TV timeout, Duke...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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