1. Michigan State vs. Michigan: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    No. 20 Michigan is alone in first place in the Big Ten after completing a season sweep of No. 13 Michigan State, 79-70 in Ann Arbor. Nik Stauskas broke out of an extended slump by pouring in 25 points, 21 of them in a monster second half...

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  2. Syracuse vs. Duke: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    It took a flurry of late free throws to seal the deal, but No. 5 Duke held on to defeat top-ranked Syracuse in Durham, 66-60. Orange coach Jim Boeheim was ejected for arguing a charging call on star C...

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  3. Kentucky Basketball: Have We Seen the Best of Julius Randle Yet?

    After playing like the second coming of Dan Issel during Kentucky basketball’s nonconference season, freshman Julius Randle started looking mortal in SEC play...

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  4. Kentucky Basketball: How Wildcats Can Get the Most Out of Talented Big Men

    One of Kentucky basketball’s most obvious advantages this season has been its prodigious size, but the Wildcats haven’t always played up to their lofty potential...

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  5. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 16 Edition

    As conference races around the country start to boil down to the top few contenders, so do our college basketball freshman power rankings...

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  6. Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats' Blueprint to Beating Florida in SEC Showdown

    For all the rough patches Kentucky basketball has endured this season, the No. 14 Wildcats are still very much in the SEC title hunt...

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  7. Syracuse, Tyler Ennis Looking Invincible After Thrilling Win over Pittsburgh

    Tyler Ennis made a big statement in his pursuit of national Freshman of the Year honors by saving No. 1 Syracuse’s undefeated record on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The freshman point guard nailed a three-point buzzer-beater to stun No...

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  8. Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Tyler Ennis' buzzer-beating three-pointer saved an undefeated season for the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday night. The nation's top-ranked team stunned No. 25 Pitt at the Petersen Events Center, 58-56...

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  9. Ranking the Best Ball-Handlers in the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    With the NBA perpetually on the lookout for the next Chris Paul or Kyrie Irving, the spotlight on the ball-handling skills of college basketball stars has never been brighter...

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  10. Who Is the Real Wisconsin After Upset Win over Michigan State?

    A week after Groundhog Day, a team of Badgers returned from an underground hibernation session of their own. Unranked Wisconsin, mired in a 2-5 slump, squeaked past Big Ten leader Michigan State in a 60-58 thriller in Madison, Wis...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 8,982 reads 23 comments

  11. Michigan vs. Iowa: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    17th-ranked Iowa put on a show at Carver-Hawkeye Arena today, annihilating No. 10 Michigan by a final score of 85-67. Even that doesn't entirely do justice to a game in which the home team was on cruise control for most of the second half...

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  12. Kentucky Basketball: How Being 'Most Overanalyzed Team' Can Help Young Wildcats

    Even John Calipari is getting fed up with the size of the microscope perpetually focused on his Kentucky basketball program...

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  13. Kentucky Basketball: How Worrisome Are Julius Randle's Recent Struggles?

    Julius Randle is nowhere near losing his status as Kentucky basketball’s MVP, but he’s also nowhere close to being the player he was to start his freshman season...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 3,195 reads 6 comments

  14. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 14 Edition

    Even with teams settled into their February conference-play routines, there are still surprises to be found in our college basketball freshman power rankings...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 41,460 reads 64 comments

  15. Baylor vs. Oklahoma State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    Unranked Baylor may not be unranked for much longer, as the Bears stunned No. 8 Oklahoma State in Stillwater by a 76-70 margin...

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  16. Kentucky Basketball: How Aaron Harrison Has Been Instrumental to Success

    On a team of stars—and Kentucky basketball fits that description on an annual basis—the most important player is often the least noticed...

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  17. Kentucky Basketball: How Wildcats Must Adjust Defensively Before March

    After getting pounded at LSU on Tuesday night, Kentucky basketball needs to take a long look at several problems, chief among them being the defense. Allowing the No. 145 field-goal offense in the country to shoot 50...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 2,496 reads 8 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Dunkers in College Basketball During the 2013-14 Season

    The 2013-14 season in college basketball has provided no shortage of highlights, thanks in large measure to an impressive array of dunkers...

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  19. Kentucky Basketball: Is a More Balanced Offense Good or Bad for the Wildcats?

    After leaning heavily on Julius Randle early in the season, Kentucky basketball is getting a bigger share of its points elsewhere in SEC action...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 5,380 reads 19 comments

  20. Kentucky Basketball: How Andrew Harrison Is Finding His Niche in 'Cats' Offense

    Kentucky basketball is learning this season that putting the team first isn’t a solution to every problem...

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  21. College Basketball Freshman Power Rankings: Week 12 Edition

    The rigors of conference play are taking a major toll on the stars in these college basketball freshman power rankings. Most of the top first-year players are experiencing much tougher sledding against experienced, athletic league opposition...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 6 months ago 29,484 reads 58 comments

  22. Baylor vs. Kansas: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    No. 8 Kansas overcame 16 turnovers by shooting 26-for-29 from the free-throw line during Monday night’s 78-68 victory over No. 24 Baylor at Phog-Allen Fieldhouse. Perry Ellis paced the Jayhawks (14-4, 5-0) with 18 points...

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  23. Michigan State vs. Illinois: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    No. 4 Michigan State lived up to its billing, running away from Illinois late to finish off a 78-62 rout. The game was rarely closer than eight points after the Spartans built up a ...

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  24. Kentucky Basketball: How Jarrod Polson's Expanded Role Will Help the Wildcats

    Like the Siberian tiger, Jarrod Polson is a near-extinct species: a senior on Kentucky’s freshman-driven basketball team...

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  25. Kentucky Basketball: Why the Wildcats Must Improve Shot Selection

    Not every open shot is the right shot. Kentucky’s armada of freshmen has yet to learn that concept, and until they do, the Wildcats will be vulnerable to losses against defenses they should be able to beat...

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