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WATCH: Michigan State's Matt Costello Throws Down the One-Handed Power Dunk on Purdue

Michigan State had a tough one for its home finale Wednesday night with the Purdue Boilermakers. Both teams went in to the game 19-10 and are fighting to make sure their resumes look good enough to get an invite to the Big Dance (both should make it). A win against a tough conference opponent certainly helps.Purdue held a lead at the half, but behind Travis Trice's career high 27...
Via FatManWriting
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Oklahoma State gets back on track, tops TCU 82-70

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Le'Bryan Nash and Anthony Hickey each scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma State to an 82-70 victory over TCU Wednesday night. Hickey scored 18 of his points in the second half alone, while also adding five assists for Oklahoma State (18-11, 8-9 Big 12). It was an important win for Oklahoma State, which has tumbled out of the Top 25 rankings, and damaged its...
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UCLA beats Southern California 85-74 to lock up No. 4 seed

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bryce Alford scored 23 points, including five 3s, Tony Parker added 22 and UCLA defeated Southern California 85-74 Wednesday night to help the Bruins lock up the No. 4 seed in the Pac-12 tournament next week. Kevon Looney had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Bruins (19-12, 11-7 Pac-12), who ended the regular season on a three-game winning streak. They finished...
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Lynn, Willis lead NJIT past Howard 71-62

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Damon Lynn had 16 points and Winfield Willis had 15 points with the pair combining for six 3-pointers to lead NJIT to a 71-62 win over Howard on Wednesday night. Tim Coleman and Daquan Holiday finished with 11 apiece, and the Highlanders (18-11) assisted on 18 of their 25 made field goals on the night. Tyler Stone had 17 points and nine rebounds, Brandon Ford had...
Via AP on Fox
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Vanderbilt wins 4th straight, downs Mississippi State 66-56

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Freshman Riley LaChance scored 15 points, and the Vanderbilt Commodores beat Mississippi State 66-56 Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory. The Commodores (18-12, 8-9 Southeastern Conference) now are 7-2 since ending January on a seven-game skid, and they did it yet again with great 3-point shooting and another second-half comeback. Senior James...
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Pollard lifts Houston past Tulane 68-63 in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Devonta Pollard scored 17 points and hit all six of his free throws in overtime to lift Houston to a 68-63 comeback win over Tulane on Wednesday night. Pollard, who finished 9 of 10 from the line, scored Houston's first six points in OT to give the Cougars 65-62 lead with 2:24 left. Tulane cut the gap to three with 1:22 to go before Cavon Baker stretched Houston...
Via AP on Fox
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WATCH: Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton Takes Advantage of Louisville Breakdown to Slam One Home

After losing to Syracuse the Fighting Irish really wanted to get back on the right side of the win column Wednesday night, but to do so they had to take down a tough Louisville team. The Cardinals came in to the game having dropped two of their last five. Play their A game and the Fighting Irish would probably go home with a win.As it turns out their A game was not always necessary...
Via FatManWriting
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Nephawe leads New Mexico State over UTPA 69-48

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) Tshilidzi Nephawe scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead New Mexico State to a 69-48 victory over Texas-Pan American on Wednesday night. The victory gave the Western Athletic Conference regular-season champions (20-10, 12-1) a 20-win season for the 26th time, and the fourth in a row and sixth in the last eight seasons under coach Marvin Menzies...
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Michigan State outlasts Purdue 72-66 despite Dawson's injury

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Travis Trice equaled a career high with 27 points and Matt Costello lifted Michigan State at both ends of the court, helping the Spartans to a 72-66 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night. The Spartans (20-10, 11-6 Big Ten) played the whole second half without Branden Dawson, who appeared to take a shot to the head and was limited to nine minutes on his...
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Duquesne holds off Fordham 81-66

BRONX, N.Y. (AP) Derrick Colter was one of four Duquesne players with 16 points as the Dukes beat Fordham 81-66 on Wednesday night. Dominique McKoy, Micah Mason, L.G. Gill and Colter combined to make 22 of Duquesne's 26 field goals. Colter added seven assists and McKoy and Gill grabbed seven boards apiece for the Dukes (11-17, 6-11 Atlantic 10). Bryan Smith had 17 points and Ryan...
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Billikens close out home slate with 64-48 loss to Bonnies

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. -- Andell Cumberbatch scored 17 points and pulled down four rebounds as St. Bonaventure rolled to a 64-48 win over Saint Louis on Wednesday night. Dion Wright added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bonnies (16-12, 9-8 Atlantic 10 Conference). Marcus Posley had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Cumberbatch sank a 3-pointer late in the first half to give...
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Penn State Basketball’s Senior Night Spoiled by No. 23 Ohio State

Freshman D’Angelo Russell scored a game-high 28 points in No. 23 Ohio State’s 77-67 win over the struggling Nittany Lions on their Senior Night. The future NBA lottery pick Russell started slowly in the first half but found the groove in the second half. Russell’s 19 points in the second half led the Buckeyes to victory. His hot five of eight shooting from the 3-point line...
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Sheldon McClellan nets 20, helps Miami top Pittsburgh to keep tourney hopes alive

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sheldon McClellan scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Davon Reed tied a career-high with 19 as Miami kept its slim hopes of an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament alive with a 67-63 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes (19-11, 9-8 ACC) relied on Reed early and McClellan late. McClellan shook off a 1-for-7 start to hit a pair of...
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As Tennessee kept rolling, the LSU defense didn't have an answer, Keith Hornsby says | Video

The Tigers suffered a tough 78-63 loss to the Vols in the final home game of the season.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
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St. Bonaventure rolls to win over Saint Louis 64-48

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Andell Cumberbatch scored 17 points and pulled down four rebounds as St. Bonaventure rolled to a 64-48 win over Saint Louis on Wednesday night. Dion Wright added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bonnies (16-12, 9-8 Atlantic 10 Conference). Marcus Posley had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Cumberbatch sank a 3-pointer late in the first half to...
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Miami edges Pittsburgh 67-63, keeps NCAA hopes alive

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sheldon McClellan scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Davon Reed tied a career-high with 19 as Miami kept its slim hopes of an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament alive with a 67-63 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes (19-11, 9-8 ACC) relied on Reed early and McClellan late. McClellan shook off a 1-for-7 start to hit a pair of big...
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Richmond with 4 in double figures, beats UMass 56-53

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Kendall Anthony scored 14 points to lead four in double figures as Richmond beat Massachusetts 56-53 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory. Richmond led 27-25 at the break, and opened the second half on a 10-2 surge to make it 37-27 and the Spiders led the rest of the way. Terry Allen scored 13 points, T.J. Cline had 12 and ShawnDre' Jones chipped...
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Harrell lacks supporting cast in loss to Notre Dame

Post from: Destiny may still find a way for the University of Louisville to be the number four seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament next week. If so, that would be a significant accomplishment for a team with so many inconsistencies and glaring weaknesses. The shortcomings were so obvious in a 71-59 loss to Notre Dame, a game attended by more than 21,000 fans despite...
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Bembry, Wilson lead St. Joe's to 55-50 win over La Salle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chris Wilson hit five 3-pointers and scored 22, and DeAndre Bembry made two late free throws to lead Saint Joseph's over La Salle 55-50 on Wednesday night. Bembry finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and three steals of the Hawks' 10 steals. Jordan Price scored 17, including four 3-pointers, for the Explorers (15-15, 7-10 Atlantic 10), who had 12...
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Allen scores 27, No. 3 Duke rolls to easy win over Wake Forest

  Freshman Grayson Allen scored a season-best 27 points, and No. 3 Duke routed Wake Forest 94-51 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win. Matt Jones added 17 points for the Blue Devils (27-3, 14-3), who shot 58 percent and forced 19 turnovers in locking up the No. 2 seed in next week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Duke had a double-figure lead before the Demon Deacons...
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Allen scores 27, No. 3 Duke rolls past Wake Forest 94-51

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Grayson Allen scored a season-best 27 points, and No. 3 Duke routed Wake Forest 94-51 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win. Matt Jones added 17 points for the Blue Devils (27-3, 14-3), who shot 58 percent and forced 19 turnovers in locking up the No. 2 seed in next week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Duke had a double-figure lead before...
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Notre Dame 71 – Louisville 59: Irish Offense Too Much For The Cards

Photo: Andy Lyons – GettyRick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals dropped to 11-6 in ACC play on Wednesday night with a 71-59 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After having a tough time containing Notre Dame’s efficient offense in the first half, Louisville responded in a major way in the second half. Notre Dame scored 42-points in the first half, but the Cards held them...
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New Hampshire rallies to beat Hartford 67-63 in overtime

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Jaleen Smith scored 16 points and Matt Miller added 15 as No. 4 seed New Hampshire survived an upset bid and defeated fifth-seeded Hartford 67-63 in overtime in an America East tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night. Jacoby Armstrong scored to put New Hampshire ahead with 1:13 in regulation and Smith sank the first of two free throws for a 54-52 lead with one...
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Top-seeded Albany downs Maine 83-66 in A-East tournament

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Evan Singletary scored 19 points, 14 in the first half, and top-seeded Albany beat No. 8 seed Maine 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the America East tournament on Wednesday. Albany jumped out to a 26-9 lead, with 14 points by Singletary on 3-of-4 shooting from distance, and led 46-25 at the break. The Black Bears led by as many as 26 points in the second half. Sam...
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Video: Gus Johnson Goes Absolutely Crazy Following Huge Slam By Michigan State’s Matt Costello

Welcome to March. Here’s a video featuring Gus Johnson going absolutely crazy.  Late in the second half of Michigan State’s game against Purdue Wednesday evening, Spartans’ junior forward Matt Costello threw down an impressive reverse dunk, while getting fouled.  Johnson proceeded to lose his mind.  March is the best month.
Via College Spun
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