1. Fighting Irish: NIT-Bound For a Second Straight Year

    I don't know about most people but I'm tired of hearing about or seeing Notre Dame on anyone's radar for the NCAA tournament...

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  2. Kentucky Wildcats: Will Inexperience Trip Them In March?

    Those that think that Kentucky will soon be #1 are probably right.  It won't be because they are the best team though. It will be because Kansas is far more likely to lose in the Big 12 than the Wildcats are in the SEC...

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  3. A Long Way From Home: Alford, Lobos, Tourney Bound

    It is a long way from the campus of Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana where Steve Alford started his head coaching career...

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  4. February Final Four Set For Tonight

    West Virginia versus Villa Nova. Texas versus Kansas. Monday night madness. This could very easily have been a preseason Final Four projection...

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  5. Gonzaga Wins on The Road and Aims For a High Seed

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs answered some questions yesterday by defeating Memphis on the road and ending a 4-game losing streak against the Tigers. Question One: Can the Zags win on the road against good competition? The response is yes...

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  6. Southern Illinois Salukis: Good Enough To Lose

    It's going from sublime to ridiculous. First, it was a five-point loss to Drake Then, it was two-point losses to Creighton and Bradley, followed by a three-point loss to Indiana State and a one-point setback to Wichita State...

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  7. Some Other Freshmen Who Are "Impact" Players

       We’ve all heard of the John Wall and Derrick Favours and Demarcus Cousins and Avery Bradley, etc., etc. Their accomplishments to date have been key to their teams’ lofty status among the elite in college basketball (okay, maybe not Georgia Tech)...

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  8. Shockers, Salukis Heading In Different Directions

    The Missouri Valley Conference race could be just about over tonight. The Wichita State Shockers travel to Carbondale to face the underachieving Southern Illinois Salukis in what is the most important game for the Shockers this season...

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  9. Salukis Still Breathing After OT Win

    Southern Illinois dodged a potentially crippling loss yesterday, defeating Osiris Eldridge and the Illinois State Redbirds 81-80 in overtime at Carbondale...

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  10. Bracketology: Open Your Eyes, There Are More Than 6 Conferences

    Everybody is starting to talk about the brackets, probably even the committee in charge of the task. Personally, I think it is far too early to start making these judgements. Too much happens game to game to alter our opinions...

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  11. The ACC: The Mysterious Appearance of Parity

    At the beginning of the season, most thought the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels would be the cream of the ACC crop...

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  12. Vanderbilt Commodores: Prime Time Awaits

    On Saturday, January 23rd, the Vanderbilt Commodores should be 15-3 after they host the Auburn Tigers. They should be able to extend their winning streak to nine games and their conference record to 4-0...

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  13. Patrolling The Sidelines: Who's Hot And Who's Not

    Dick Vitale often waxes poetic about the virtues of coaches and while it does take a good coach to manage talent in the upper echelon of college hoops, it takes an excellent coach to get teams to overachieve...

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  14. Gonzaga Trips St. Mary's to Take Charge In The WCC

    Gonzaga Bulldogs once again did what they needed to and came away from Moraga with a 89-82 win over the St. Mary’s Gaels. The win by the Zags snaps St. Mary’s five-game winning streak, while extending their own to five...

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  15. Salukis Nearing Crossroads In The Missouri Valley

    It’s do or die time already for the Southern Illinois Salukis. After a somewhat promising start to the season, the Salukis find themselves in the midst of a three-game skid...

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  16. Wisconsin Upends Purdue: Virtually Unbeatable at Home

    Nothing like playing in Madison in the winter. For the second time this season, the Wisconsin Badgers have knocked off a Top Ten team, this time handing the Purdue Boilermakers their first loss of the season, 73-66...

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  17. Gonzaga Bulldogs, Portland Pilots Lift Off WCC Schedule

    Portland Pirates started off the season with a bang, defeating UCLA and Minnesota before losing to West Virginia in the 76 Classic final. Included was a brief visit into the Top 25...

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  18. Dillard, Salukis Look to Tame The Panthers

    Home from a decent road trip, the Southern Illinois Salukis face division leader Northern Iowa Panthers tonight in Carbondale. The Salukis rallied to beat Bradley, 86-81, on Friday, before falling to Illinois State, 68-61 on Sunday...

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  19. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: No Post-Season For Trojans

    Last night's game between vastly overmatched College of Charleston and the North Carolina Tar Heels showed just about everything that is right in college basketball...

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  20. No. #1 On The Line? Jayhawks Face Toughest Test at Temple

    Kansas Jayhawks' unbeaten record and #1 ranking are on the line today heading into their toughest non-conference match-up to date against the surprising Temple Owls. Maybe we shouldn't be surprised with the Owls...

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  21. Salukis About to Be MVC Road-Tested: Bradley and Illinois State Loom

    After starting slowly in their MVC opener, Southern Illinois broke free of Indiana State with a three-point barrage midway through the second half to earn the win, 70-52...

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  22. Southern Illinois Salukis: Young Team Ready to Contend In The MVC

    The start to the season has been an inauspicious one for the Southern Illinois Salukis. Two road losses, one to a legitimate tourney contender (UNLV) and one to a rebuilding mid-major (St. Louis) were not offset by the weak home schedule wins...

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  23. Duke - Gonzaga Showdown - Are the Zags Tough Enough?

    It’s one of the most exciting match-ups of the season to date. No. 7 Duke hosts No. 15 Gonzaga Saturday in what will be the ‘Zags biggest test to date...

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  24. Rick Pitino - Liberated from Freedom Hall in 2010?

    After losses to UNLV (acceptable, to some degree), Charlotte (uh, no) and Western Carolina (seriously?), the Cards are truly in for a long season...

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  25. ACC / Big 12 Report Card: Passing Grades Or Keeners?

    A look at how the teams have performed to date - not necessarily an in-conference ranking, but just how the teams have achieved individually to date...

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