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Brandon Ashley scored 12 points and T.J. McConnell had a career-high eight steals to spark No. 6 Arizona’s smothering defense, lifting the Wildcats to a 57-34 victory over Oregon State on Friday night.
Posted on 31 January 2015 @ 6:31 am
An emotional Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said Friday he has reached “the perfect time” to step down after 17 years.
Posted on 31 January 2015 @ 3:14 am
St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan has issued an apology after using a homophobic slur in a tweet earlier this week.
Posted on 31 January 2015 @ 2:27 am
Sen. John McCain says Congress needs to hold hearings to discuss legalizing sports betting.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 10:30 pm
In a stunning announcement, Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the program on Thursday. The Houston native had not previously been disciplined, at least publicly, all season.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 1:36 pm
Duke’s Justise Winslow has a special combination of genes, talent and work ethic
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 7:02 am
Fresh off its big win over Maryland on Thursday, Ohio State landed a commitment from talented guard JaQuan Lyle, sources told ESPN.com.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 5:21 am
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When he wasn’t doing that, Arizona’s gritty point guard was deflecting passes, hounding every dribble and, of course, diving on the floor for loose balls any chance he had. With a leader like that, it’s no wonder the Wildcats turned their rematch with Oregon State into a rout. Sparked by McConnell’s career-high steals, No. 6 Arizona ran its smothering defense to near perfection in a 57-34 win over Oregon State on Friday night. ”You can make the argument that no player we’ve recruited in our seven or eight recruiting classes has had more of an impact on winning games than T.J.,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said.
Posted on 31 January 2015 @ 6:18 am
The first meeting of Atlantic 10 rivals Richmond and VCU happens Saturday, and the Spiders will be heading across town trying to start evening things out a little bit in the series. The 14th-ranked Rams (17-3, 7-0) have won 11 of the last 13 matchups, including all three last season, the latter knocking Richmond out in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. VCU is on a roll, too, having won 12 in a row overall, and can match its longest winning streak in Shaka Smart’s six seasons as coach.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 9:59 pm
Wichita State’s unbeaten romp through the Missouri Valley Conference has brought both notoriety and scrutiny to the league. Northern Iowa now gets a chance to show that the Valley is about more than just the Shockers.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 9:32 pm
Dress him up in a red-and-white striped shirt and a pair of bluejeans, give him some brown loafers and round specs, and it would still be easy to find Willie Cauley-Stein. Lately, though, the national player of the year candidate for top-ranked Kentucky has gone missing. In his last two games, including Thursday night’s blowout of Missouri, the junior forward has taken two shots – making both – and scored a total of four points. Better question is, ”Where’s Willie?” Not even coach John Calipari is sure of the answer to that one.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 9:04 pm
Auburn coach Bruce Pearl doesn’t bother pretending that his return to Tennessee is just another game. Pearl, who led Tennessee to NCAA tournament appearances in each of his six seasons as the Volunteers’ coach, is coming back to Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday to coach against his former team for the first time since his 2011 firing. ”From the minute I walk in that building and get off the bus, there’s going to be a camera in my face,” Pearl said. Although he was fired amid an NCAA investigation that landed Tennessee’s program on a two-year probation, Pearl remains so popular in Knoxville that fans circulated an online petition last season to bring him back as the Vols’ coach.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 8:50 pm
Buddy Hield hasn’t been in a zone like this in years. Oklahoma’s junior guard has been lights out with a league-best 20.6 points per game in Big 12 play. ”It’s just turning on right now for me, and I feel like if I keep on playing more games, my confidence will just keep on increasing.” A highlight of his recent run was a 27-point outburst against Oklahoma State on Jan. 17, when he made all 10 of his shots from the field during an 82-65 win over the Cowboys in Norman. Oklahoma State (14-6, 4-4 Big 12) will get a second chance at him when the Cowboys host the 24th-ranked Sooners (13-7, 4-4) on Saturday.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 8:24 pm
In need of a signature win to bolster a sagging NCAA tournament resume, UCLA looked for leadership from its lone senior starter. Norman Powell didn’t disappoint. Powell scored 23 points and the Bruins defeated No. 11 Utah 69-59 on Thursday night for their first victory over a Top 25 opponent this season. ”He’s a senior and he made a lot of big plays for us,” UCLA coach Steve Alford said.
Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 6:32 am
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LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field with a dislocated elbow, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.
LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field after injuring his right arm, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.
St. Johns coach Steve Lavin has had successful surgery to treat prostate cancer. The 47-year-old Lavin underwent the surgery Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. According to Lavins physicians, the surgery went as planned and there were no complications. Lavin is expected to return to his full-time coaching responsibilities after a recovery period.
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he has more talent this season than he had on the team that won the national championship in April. Calhoun made the comment before a dinner at which the 2010-11 Huskies received their national championship rings. The coach said having a more talented team doesnt mean they are going to win another title, but he thinks they can.
Mike Krzyzewski is bringing Duke to Madison Square Garden twice this upcoming season, according to the schedule announced Thursday. The Blue Devils will face Michigan State, and Kentucky will play Kansas in the second game of the Champions Classic on Nov. 15. Duke will return to take on Washington on Dec.
Colorado coach Jon Embree has suspended five defensive players indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules. The suspended players include defensive backs Josh Moten, Ayodeji Olatoye, Parker Orms and Paul Vigo, along with linebacker Liloa Nobriga. Orms was the only starter among the group, but didnt play last weekend due to a leg injury.
Leaders of the Big 12 Conference cleared the way Thursday to add TCU, a move that would bring in a rising program and potentially shore up a league that seemed ready to fall apart just a few weeks ago. The Big 12s presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to authorize negotiations with the Horned Frogs, who play in Fort Worth, Texas, and boast the defending Rose Bowl champion.